It’s All in the Details: Wooden Wedding Signs!

One of my favorite new decor elements that brides all over are incorporating in to their weddings are wooden wedding signs!

I have always said that weddings that make the biggest impact don’t overlook the details.  Wooden wedding signs, although a small detail, are a great way to bring character and personality in to your wedding. I think they are the perfect compliment to a rustic, vintage or garden wedding.  The best part is that they are an easy DIY project that anyone can do!

There are so many ways to use wooden weddings signs in your wedding and I have listed some of my favorite ways you can use them at your wedding!

One way brides are using wooden signs is for directional signs.  If your wedding venue is spread out and you want to help guests know where things are located (i.e. ceremony, reception, etc.) you can make wooden signs that not only look great but are helpful as well. I love the idea of making something functional, like a directional sign, that could be quite boring in to something that enhances the wedding theme.

Another functional way to use wooden signs is for the menu!

You can also use a wooden sign during your ceremony.  How cute is this sign for the ringbearer (or your pooch) that says “Here Comes the Bride”?

Another way to incorporate a wooden sign is to use them on the back of your chairs during the reception!

If you want to add a pop of color in your decor, you can always paint the wooden sign a bright color.

And some of the best ways to make your wooden signs stand out is to come up with a cute, humorous saying to paint on it, like the sign below.

If you are using a wooden sign in a unique way, we would love to hear about it!

Happy Planning!

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Wedding Inspiration: Origami Paper Cranes

Brides all over are using origami paper cranes as decoration for their wedding!  Why origami cranes?  In the Asian culture cranes are a symbol of happiness, longevity and peace.  It is said that 1000 paper cranes will give you a thousand years of happiness and prosperity together!!  How cool is that?

Origami cranes not only have an awesome meaning but they are also beautiful decoration.  Hanging strings of origami cranes make a stunning backdrop for any ceremony.

How beautiful are these cranes hanging from this 100 year old tree?

They also serve as a great backdrop for photographs!

I love the idea of using an origami crane as the escort cards!

Or they can double as a favor for the guests to take home with them!

If you are crafty gal these origami cranes are a great DIY project.  If you aren’t so crafty, like me, websites such as Esty are my saving grace and will have a great variety of papers and colors to choose from!

What do you think of incorporating this Asian tradition in to your wedding?

We would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

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Creative Ways to Decorate Your Ceremony Altar

Your dream may be to get married outside in a beautiful field or maybe in a spacious garden but it takes something a little extra to dress up your ceremony area if you are getting married outside.  If you don’t have a structure or “altar” where you want to stand for the ceremony you will probably need something to stand beside or under to frame you and your groom during the ceremony.  There are some creative things you can do to make your ceremony altar stand out and I wanted to share some of my favorite and simple ways to transform your ceremony space.

Chandeliers are a great way to dress up a ceremony area.  Especially, if you are getting married where there are beautiful large trees you can hang them from.  Even one large chandelier can totally transform your ceremony area in to an elegant altar to be married beneath.

One of my favorite ideas is to use things in a home to dress up the outside ceremony.  I love the antique doors below that guests can walk through before the ceremony begins!

A DIY idea is to use paper flowers and to build a colorful altar.  You can even use strips of fabric that can be draped and hung to surround the bride and groom.

Stringing lights and lanterns make a beautiful statement especially when they extend over the guests.  Check out the streamers below…who knew they could look so chic and elegant?

And how elegant is using pomander balls hung from long strands of ribbon from a tree. Along with the lights it is purely stunning!

Whatever your style and personality I hope these ideas helped spark your creativity on how to decorate your own ceremony!

Happy Planning!

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