I’ve been so wrapped up in my own wedding that I forget others are in this process too! So I recently started reading the boards on Wedding book, which is a Facebook application if you are not familiar. Brides write in to ask for opinions, to update about their own weddings, or just to vent about a situation they are facing. I found a few that I thought were interesting and I responded to. I thought I would copy/paste some here because I felt really creative 🙂
This post was a call for help from a bridesmaid whose friend decided to move her wedding up from 2011 to the following month. The bride is on a tight budget, but did have the food, tent (it is an outdoor wedding), alcohol, gown and tux covered by her parents. She needed everything else. Her colors are lime green and black, favorite flowers are orchids, and wanted a 50s twist on the decor. My response was as follows…
“Since her colors are lime green and black, a cute centerpiece idea is green apples. Having things other than flowers for centerpieces is slowly becoming more and more popular. You would just get a silver or black cake stand or bowl and fill them up to make a pyramid shape. http://www.thingsfestive.com/creative%2 … 0ideas.jpg (top right hand corner is kind of what I am thinking of!)
Vistaprint.com is awesome and so is eFavormart. So I second (or third) that! Also, look at orientaltrading.com. Some stuff is cheap looking, but there is a ton on there that would be cute and it is SUPER cheap.
Also, if you are getting the signable picture frame, she can consider skipping the guest book itself. Just have the DJ or someone else if there isn’t a DJ announce it to make sure everyone knows where it is so they can sign it.
Also, check out Michael’s, JoAnn Fabrics, or Pat Catan’s (the last one is only in Pittsburgh and Ohio). They have unity candles and everything. You can find a ton of stuff there. One thing that I am doing is getting plain glass votives, spraying them with spray glue and adding red glitter to the outsides. When the light from the candles comes through it will give a really awesome glow. I found some at Pat Catan’s for $.25 a piece. She could use lime green glitter. Who doesn’t feel like a princess when glitter and bling are involved??
For the veil, are you talking about a birdcage veil? The ones that cover just the face? If you have anyone who is crafty, you can absolutely make one. You would just get a plain, thin headband and find the netting for it. You can go to a store to look at them and how they are made. It would be pretty simple to make.
Another thing I am doing for mine is getting those round paper lanterns for inside the tent. You can find a bunch of them at orientaltrading.com and hang those from the middle. My FH (future husband) thought it would look cheesy, and I agree, until you see it does sound cheesy. I think it looks really funky though.”
The other bride I responded to was a huge baseball fan and so was her fiance. She wanted subtle hints of baseball themed decorations mixed in with her vintage styled wedding. Brides were responding with ideas such as having pilsner glasses filled with cracker jacks as a favor, cupcakes with a baseball design as the wedding cake, signing a bat in lieu of a guest book, etc. Now, my ideas were limited on this one because there were so many other great ideas, but I still thought they were cute!
“I love the idea of using actual baseballs as a centerpiece (a previous response from another future bride). You could also do wheat grass as a centerpiece in a vintage-style pot or flat. Or incorporate the two together. I am not sure how crafty you are, but you could also make a home plate shaped photo frame for people to sign as a guest book. Depending on your budget (maybe if you haven’t done engagement photos already), you could get dressed up in some vintage baseball costumes and take photos of the two of you.”
If you are a bride and looking for new and cute ideas for your wedding, I highly suggest adding this application to your Facebook. The ideas just keep coming! There are so many creative women posting on there. You can also post and get responses on your own issues or questions. It is difficult to be creative all the time. Sometimes you just need to have someone else do the thinking for you!!