Monthly Archives: August 2019

Wedding Planning and “In-Between” Friends

By | 2019-08-12T01:08:38-04:00 August 30th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

The “In-Between” Friends And Weddings Choosing your bridal party is a really tricky process. Chances are you have friends from all different times of your life, and you feel close them all in different ways. Not to mention, siblings, cousins, family, etc. Are you afraid of hurting someone’s feelings? Nervous not asking them would change your relationship? Ultimately, your bridal party is up to you, and no one else should influence that. But of course we all have those “in-betweeners”. Not quite bridal party friends, but people you still want to include on your big day.  Now, as mentioned in another blog post, there are ways to include people in the planning process leading up to your wedding day. But this is more about the actual wedding. You don’t want to insult your friend by asking them to make you pom-poms to decorate, but not actually including them besides that. [...]

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Fun Twists on the Something Blue Tradition

By | 2019-07-08T19:05:47-04:00 August 27th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Everyone loves a wedding tradition, and fewer are more beloved and followed than the old “something old, something new” rhyme. If you would love to incorporate this lovely old tradition into your wedding ceremony, but are looking for a way to put your own unique flair and twist on it, then this article is for you! Today we are going to talk about fun twists on the “something blue” part of the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe” rhyme! Get a blue tattoo If you like tattoos, then you might consider getting a blue tattoo. Colored ink tattoos are beautiful, and could be a fun and unique way to have a little “something blue” on you as you walk down the aisle. You could also consider convincing your spouse-to-be to get a matching or complimentary tattoo with you for a truly memorable [...]

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Five Wedding Podcast Suggestions

By | 2019-08-12T01:03:56-04:00 August 23rd, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Five Wedding Podcast Suggestions Podcasts are all the rage these days! They’re available at your fingertips, and allow you to be productive during times when you are doing mundane but necessary tasks. Doing wedding research can be so time consuming, but it makes it a little easier when you can catch an episode while driving to or from work, working out at the gym, or taking your dog for a walk. The only ever-consistent problem you might run into? Information overload! So we are about to dive into some of our top podcast recommendations for the busy bride and groom.  Bridechilla Podcast Bridechilla Podcast is hosted by comedian Aleisha McCormack, so it’s a combination of informative and hilarious! Truly, you’ll find it both entertaining and enlightening, which is all we could ever ask for. Killing two birds with one stone! Aleisha features stories from other recently married or engaged couples [...]

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How to Create the Perfect Hashtag for Your Wedding

By | 2019-07-08T19:18:31-04:00 August 20th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, even Facebook is inundated with hashtags these days. Not only do they help you group posts and find relevant information that may pertain to an interest, but when used in certain ways, you can keep a digital photo album of sorts. Which, when it comes to your wedding, can be tremendously helpful and much cheaper than having disposable cameras that need to have film developed to see the captured moments. That leads us to the question of how to create the perfect hashtag for your wedding. Combinations, relevancy, memorable, little room for mistakes, etc. should all be considerations when developing that moniker. Here are some tips to landing that sweet spot of hashtag greatness: Keep it Simple As with many aspects of life, keeping your hashtag simple means people are less likely to mistype it or forget it when they’re snapping photos during the ceremony or [...]

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How to Involve Family In Your Wedding

By | 2019-08-12T01:02:05-04:00 August 16th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Ways to Involve Family In Your Wedding These days, traditional wedding involvement roles have taken a back seat. The old traditions of how a family would be included in on the festivities are dwindling as couples become more independent in life, and therefore in their planning process.  But where does this leave your relatives? It does NOT have to leave them in the dark on the participation front. There are so many different and meaningful ways to be sure they feel included. The plus side to this? It can also help to alleviate some of the stress that planning will cause you. Let’s get creative with it: The Proposal The involvement does NOT have to begin with the actual wedding! If there’s talk of marriage, there will obviously be a proposal somewhere along the line. Just imagine how thrilled mom, dad, sis, bro would be to assist with the biggest [...]

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How to Entertain Your Guests in Ways that They Won’t Expect

By | 2019-07-08T19:18:37-04:00 August 13th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Have you been looking for ways to entertain your wedding guests in ways that they will never expect? Well, search no further! We have found some of the most creative and fun wedding entertainment ideas and compiled them here for your convenience. So, here is a list of how to entertain your guests in ways that they won’t expect, but will absolutely love. Fireworks Cap off your nuptials with a fantastic and awe-inspiring firework display to light up the night! This can be as extravagant or low key as you want. You can hire professionals to put on a huge firework display, including custom fireworks to capture and celebrate your love like a heart firework or your initials entwined. Or, you can do it low-key (read: cheaply) by buying up some fireworks during July 4th weekend or over the New Years eve holidays and stashing them until wedding time. Then, [...]

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7 Ideas to Up the Fun at Your Wedding Reception

By | 2019-07-24T02:52:45-04:00 August 9th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning, Vintage Wedding Venue|

Weddings are about a lot of things. It is a sacred ceremony where you and your beloved are bound to one another for life before your family and friends. It is a beautiful time of celebration of your love. And weddings are also…a lot of FUN! Undoubtedly fun is one of the things that you most certainly want to incorporate into your wedding reception. In light of that, here are 7 ideas to up the fun at your wedding reception. Send out a song request card A great way to get people involved in the dance party at your reception and help them get into a fun groove is to send out a song request card with the invitations. Have your guests write down one or two songs that they would love to dance to at the reception and then use the returned cards to make a playlist for your [...]

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Making the Most of Your Wedding Venue with a Limited Budget

By | 2019-07-08T19:18:42-04:00 August 6th, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

We all want to wow our guests with a gorgeously decorated wedding venue, but sometimes a limited budget gets in the way of our big, big, ideas. But don’t despair! You can still make the most of your wedding venue with a limited budget by using these five tips. Emphasize the strong points. Does your venue have a stunning grand staircase (our favorite: made of natural slate!)? Frame it in flowers or wind a garland around the banister. Station grand candelabras at the base of the stairs lit with candles and wound round with roses. Is the building of your venue kind of small and closed, but there is a grand garden or lawn area? Frame that area as the center point for the wedding and reception. Lights and flowers go a very long way in helping to beautify a space, no matter how plain. Downplay the weak points. If [...]

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Best Wedding Registry Item Ideas

By | 2019-07-24T02:52:33-04:00 August 2nd, 2019|Vintage Wedding Planning|

Some people absolutely LOVE shopping. Some love shopping for themselves, and some for other people. Others would rather avoid stores altogether. For a wedding, though, creating a registry with gifts you would like to receive as a couple is more like a rite of passage. When debating what items to place on your wedding registry, consider this suggested list of best wedding registry items for 2019. Kitchen/Home Appliances Even if you’re combining dishes and silverware that you may already have, something like a crock pot, air fryer, or instant pot would be a great registry item. Maybe you’ve had your eye on a wok, cast iron pan, casserole dish, or a French press. This would be the perfect time to slip that in. On the other hand, perhaps you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner. Go ahead, add it on the list. Plants/Planters An up-and-coming trend on the [...]

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