Color Scheme Inspirations: Orange

Looking for idea color combinations for your orange color scheme. Check out these fresh looks!

Dark Orange & Fuchsia

Yellow Bridesmaid Dress #2

 

Yellow, Crimson & Orange

Orange Bridesmaid Dress #3

 

Dark Orange & Yellow

Orange Bridesmaid Dress #2

 

 

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Color Scheme Inspirations: Yellow

Looking for idea color combinations for your yellow color scheme. Check out these fresh looks

Yellow & Black

Yellow Bridesmaid Dress #3

Yellow Bridesmaid Dress #3 by missmyrvold featuring high heel pumps

 

Cornsilk & Orchid

 

 

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Color Scheme Inspirations: Red

Looking for idea color combinations for your red color scheme. Check out these fresh looks

Red & White

Red Bridesmaid Dress #3

 

Red, Crimson & Black

Red Bridesmaid Dress #2

 

Red & Dark Orange

Red Bridesmaid Dress #1

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5 Tips to Cut Your Guest List

Ah the dreaded guest list. Creating the guest list is by far one of the most stressful things you will do when planning your wedding. There are lots of feelings involved in deciding who will be there to witness one of life’s major milestones.  Once you get to this point follow these 5 tips.

1. Budget & Venue

When looking at your guest list first determine what is important to you and the groom. If your budget is non negotiable decide if you would prefer to have a more casual wedding in order to accommodate more guests. Think about  how many people your venue will hold.  If the church holds less than the reception site think about inviting a smaller amount to the wedding and a larger amount to the reception.  Once you factor in these variables you can decide how many people you can reasonably have on your list.

2. Bride/Groom Ratio

Decide if the guest list will be split 50/50 or 60/40 depending on large families or mutual friends. This will help you decide how many each family can invite and give you a solid number for your future mother-in-law or your own parents in order to keep the list reasonable. Don’t forget to factor in your numbers as well to save room for your important guests, it is after all your wedding!

3. Cut by Category

Put each guest in a categorize such as A, B or C . Those in category A are absolutely invited. Those in category B will more than likely be invited, category C are a maybe and so forth. You can be more granular if you want it’s all about helping you pin point who should and shouldn’t be on the list. Once you have your list created start by count out the A’s to make sure your wedding budget and venue can handle the amount of people who without a doubt need to be invited,  continue on down until you have to start make touch decisions. Some people who may not make the cut? Maybe you decide to cut out co-workers or young kids.  The choice is completely up to you and your family, your wedding venue and what your wedding can afford.

4.  Focus on the Present

Don’t feel obligated to invite people from the past that you no longer stay in touch with. Just because you were invited to their wedding 5 years ago does not mean your relationship is the same as it was 5 years ago. Focus on those who are part of your present life and know you as a couple. If your wedding budget and list permits start adding those people who played an important role in your past that you would like their not just feel obligated to invite.

5. Stick to Your List

Once you have some boundaries created make sure to stick to them. If non-couples guests can’t bring a date, or young children are not allowed, try not to make exceptions in order to keep from offending loved ones.  It makes it easier also when someone asks you can let them know the guidelines you and your fiance have created. It makes it easier when everyone sticks to the guidelines that everyone has agreed to.

This should be a first step to cutting down your guest list. Of course there will always be some tough decisions but just try to focus on what the day is really about. It’s about celebrating your love for one another with those you care the most about and support you the most.

Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

I’m sure you have all heard the old English saying “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed and Something blue”. The original saying actually finishes with and ” sixpence is her shoe”.  This English tradition has carried on through the centuries but do you actually know how these good luck tokens come to be such a monumental tradition for the modern-day bride. Each item in the poem represents a good-luck token for the bride.  Below is the representation of each token along with ideas for incorporating your own Somethings.

Something Old

Meaning: Symbolizes the brides connection to her family and her past life as a single women.

Ideas for your something old:

  • Use a classic car for your wedding day transportation
  • Wear an heirloom piece of jewelry
  • Use your parents cake topper as your wedding cake topper
  • Wear a vintage hair piece or veil that has been handed down
  • Display old wedding photographs at the card table

Something New

Meaning: Represents the new life the bride will soon begin.

Ideas for your something new:

  • Your wedding dress can always be your something new
  • Buy a new piece of jewelry
  • Have a custom perfume designed
  • Buy a new shade of lipstick for the big day

Something Borrowed

Meaning: Used to remind the bride of her loving family and friends that will be their if she ever needs help.

Ideas for your something borrowed:

  • Borrow the veil from a friend’s wedding
  • Wear borrowed jewelery from a happily married friend or relative
  • Borrow a special prayer-book for the ceremony
  • Use the same knife to cut your cake as your parents did at their wedding
  • Borrow the wedding song from your parent’s wedding
  • Use the ring bearer or flower girl basket from a friend’s wedding

Something Blue

Meaning: Symbolizing faithfulness and loyalty.

Ideas for your something blue:

  • Wear a blue garter
  • Dive a blue car for your wedding day transportation
  • Wear blue lingerie
  • Carry a blue purse
  • Wear a blue piece of jewelry

A sixpence in your shoe

Meaning: A sixpence is placed in the brides shoe to attract wealth to her new marriage

Whether this tradition is something you will incorporate into your wedding or not it is still  fun to incorporate old traditions from your heritage or your families history. Consider talking to your parents about their wedding traditions and using those in your own wedding to add a special touch of family and history.

Bridal Shower Attire

Not sure what to wear to your bridal shower? Let me help with a few suggestions.

For a casual shower.

Bridal Shower Outfit #3

For a garden party shower.


Bridal Shower Outfit #1

For a formal hotel shower.


Bridal Shower Outfit #2

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