Every once in a while we like to post up and coming wedding trends…some of which are more outrageous than others. Take a peek at the newest yet, as seen on the Today Show last week. I don’t know about you, but I would rather spend $3000 on decor rather than on some random person tweeting and instagraming my day! What do you think?
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Here at Bridal Bliss, we like to mix things up and try new things so no two weddings are the same. One fun idea that we had the opportunity to pair up with Simpatica Catering and try in a recent issue of Portland Bride & Groom Magazine was a new take on the traditional wedding cake. For those that prefer cheese after dinner rather than sweets, this one is for you. The bride and groom can even ceremoniously cut the “cake!”
Is one of your wedding colors pink, red, blush or fuchsia? If so, you are in luck! Valentine’s day is right around the corner and stores stock themselves full of goodies, crafts and décor in these colors. To save some money we recommend heading out on February 15th and seeing if you can scoop up some sweet deals. Below are some items to keep an eye out for…
Tissue paper- great for crafts, welcome bags or favors
Craft Paper- notes, table numbers, custom signs or any other DIY project
Candles- many candles in your colors will be on sale
Large Letters: look for over sized letters that say “Love” or “XOXO”
Valentine letters or games: these are perfect at a kids table
Fabric- stock up if you plan to make linens, table runners, or decorative pillows
Candy- need we say more…
We have seen bridemaid dress rentals available online for quite some time now, but it has taken a little longer for me to buy into it for groomsmen…until now! I recently stumbled up www.theblacktux.com and they did it right. The site offers a wide selection of high quality, contemporary rentals for groomsmen without the high prices. Once the groom has selected the style and matching pieces, the rest is super easy! We always like to recommend buying local, but for those who are a little more price conscious, this is a great alternative.
photo by Lauren B Photography
Groomsmen can get measured one of three ways. One, just tell them your size. Two, get measured by a tailor and they will even pay for the cost. Or three, measure at home with the help of a friend. After submitting your measurements your order will arrive 1 week prior to the wedding. You can wear the tux as much as you want within that week. After the wedding- simply stick it back in the box with the prepaid label and drop it in the mail. Worried about the tux not fitting correctly (that was my first question)? Click here for details…they have that covered too.
photo by Riso Studio
Say good-bye to the one to two day tux rentals that leave everyone in a frenzy post weddings. This place is too good not to check out.
The processional order can be a bit confusing depending on how many people are involved and complicated family relationships. There are so many things to consider such as, how the groomsmen will enter and who will escort VIP’s down the aisle. When working with your coordinator, she will offer a variety of options to ensure your processional is seamless.
photo by Eric Cable Photography
To give you a good idea of the traditional order – here is one way to line up your processional.
Guests of Honor
Parents of the Groom
Mother of the Bride
Groom & Officiant
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
Bride & Father of the Bride
Recently, one of our clients decided that she wanted her adorable Grandma and Grandpa to serve as the flower girl and ring boy. The two were down for the job and it ended up being the sweetest thing ever!
photo by Jenny Wohrle Photography
I cannot tell you how often we have wedding guests confused by their invitation RSVP. Some forget to write their names…some don’t include how many guests are attending…and some assume that their entire family is invited! Worst of all is those that don’t even send their RSVP in!! I think this RSVP I saw on www.thatsonefiercemommy.com covers it all!
Sparklers make for adorable wedding pictures. Whether you plan to use sparklers for pictures or as a send off, it is important to get the right type. Some brands of sparklers can give off too much smoke or only last for a couple of seconds which can make capturing the pictures very difficult. We have searched high and low for the best sparklers and have found them at Sparklers R Us. We recommend ordering the 20 inch gold sparkler wedding package for a send off and most pictures. If you wish to capture a certain design in your pictures or a long word, we may suggest going with the 36 inch sparkler. Depending on the size of your wedding you can order in increments of 50. http://www.sparklersrus.com/
photos by Jos Photographers
Every year, Pantone surveys the globe and crowns its Color of the Year, the hue predicted to make a big splash in palettes during the months ahead. For 2014, everything is coming up “Radiant Orchid,” a vibrant shade somewhere between fuchsia and violet.
Last year we were seeing green, and in 2011 the hot color was tangerine. I have to say…I couldn’t be more excited about this year’s choice. The gorgeous hue is easily one of my favorite colors and can be found all over my home and my wardrobe! This color is vivid and bold, yet still inviting and warm. When it comes to weddings, Radiant Orchid is a perfect fit. According to Pantone, this color is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health”… absolutely perfect for a wedding color palette! Take a peek below at some of our past weddings that were bursting with this stunning color!
The bar is a very popular place at weddings. So, why not spice up a standard bar menu with some of these creative sayings?
Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table
Get Yo’ Drink On
Find Your Jar & Head to the Bar
Love is Intoxicating
Cheers to the Good Life
The Ol’ Watering Hole
Blame it on the Alcohol
Sip and Repeat
All You Need is Love… and a few drinks