Tips: Choosing the Right Season for Your Wedding

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Spring, summer, fall or winter? — deciding on which season to have your wedding might have you a bit frazzled. They each have pros and cons, and if you don’t have a specific date in mind then you’re left with a whopping 365 options to have to choose from.

So to shed some light on this fairly important decision, I’ve put together a quick rundown of the four seasons to help you along.

Quick tip: One of the easiest ways to figure out the right season for you is by first deciding on the colors or flowers you’d like to have at your wedding. Every season has its ideal color palette, mainly determined by the outside surroundings and flowers in season at the time.

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Crystal and David: Garden Romance

There is something so special, so romantic about an intimate wedding ceremony outside in a secluded garden setting. The lush green backdrop for this couple’s wedding is so naturally enchanting, and it really captured the love and beauty of their special day.

Crystal and David Nastrom were married on September 5, 2009 in Bethany, Ontario. Continue reading

Give ’em a Groom’s Cake

They’re sporty, quirky, fun…and delicious! Grooms’ cakes are a welcome addition to any wedding reception.

A groom’s cake is a way for a bride to include her groom in the wedding, and even show him a little thanks for his love, support and patience throughout all the wedding planning hassles.

Grooms’ cakes have been around since the 1800s in England when grooms and brides had their own cake in addition to the wedding cake. The two cakes were sliced and served to the bridal party at the end of the wedding.

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Alexandra and Joe: Playful and Pink

Bright, cheerful, trendy and…pink! Check out how this couple turned traditional into fabulous in this stunning wedding photo collection submitted by the talented Photography by Verdi.

Alexandra Nee and Joe Donaldson were married on September 12, 2009 in Riverhead, New York.

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Tips: Inviting Children to Your Wedding

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Some people say “Yay” to inviting children to weddings and some say “Nay,” it’s absolutely a matter of opinion. There is no steadfast rule to tell you whether or not to do it, but no matter what you choose there are ways to make it the right choice for you.

So I suppose if there was a rule it would be this: it’s your wedding, it’s your choice. Continue reading

Theme: Eco-Friendly

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Reduce, reuse, recycle — sounds simple, right? And most days it is, but just think about the amount of throw-away waste all of the big-bash wedding celebrations must accumulate over time.

Brides today are more environmentally conscious than ever before, and many have opted to go with eco-friendly alternatives to nearly all aspects of their weddings. From wedding decorations to guest favors, there are a ton of ways to reduce your wedding waste — you just have to find them.

Here are a few tips I’ve found to help you make it happen. Continue reading

Theme: Sports, with Style!

Hey brides: can’t you just picture this little rugby man cake topper sitting atop your classic, white fondant wedding cake? Hmm…probably not. But you know who can? Your groom!

As the bride, you’ve probably sanctioned the wedding your domain. The colors, the cake, the centerpieces, the flowers, the favors — your groom is likely halfway out the door before you can even utter the words: “Let’s talk about the wedding.”

But have you even really considered him in all the planning? Or better yet, have you ever considered a wedding all about him? From fun yet classy cake toppers to sports-inspired guest favors, there are so many options to help you make your wedding day fit for a man, with style!

No matter what his sport of choice may be, Weddingstar has everything you need to make his dream wedding a reality! Continue reading

Designer Spotlight: Cheers!

Hello readers, my name is Jonathan, one of the newer additions to the creative department here at Weddingstar. My focus is in web and graphic design, and I’m pleased to be July’s designer spotlight.

Hip, Hip, Hurrah! by P.S. Krøyer, 1888

Hip, Hip, Hurrah! by P.S. Krøyer, 1888

Among other things, there are two things I have a soft spot for: puppies and history.

I’m sure most of you reading this can easily identify with having a weakness for puppies, after all, everyone loves puppies, but you’re probably thinking “History? Really? Who likes history?”. Well, I do. Hold on! Don’t leave! Allow me to at least explain. I understand exactly how you feel. History can be bland, boring, and entirely uninteresting to put it mildly. But it doesn’t have to be! Honest! Continue reading

Introducing Our New Stationery

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new stationary collection

We are so excited to introduce our two new amazing stationery collections: Homespun Charm and Rustic Country.

These two collections are so very different and so charming in their own right. The Homespun Charm Stationery Collection will bring all the fun of a festive county fair to your wedding, and the Rustic Country Stationery Collection is sure to get your guests in the mood to party, hoedown-style!

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Tips: Planning the Best Bachelorette Party

As a self-proclaimed ‘always a bridesmaid, never a bride’ type, I have definitely planned my share of bachelorette parties. And yes, they can be a lot of work to pull off.

I thought I’d share with you some tips I learned along the way on how to plan the best party — as tame or as risqué as you want!

Typically, the big event is the maid of honor’s duty to plan. So whether you’re planning a night on the town with the bride-to-be’s best dressed-up, bunny-eared gal pals or more of an intimate gathering at home with her closest friends and family, her bachelorette party should be a night to remember.

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