Wedding Planning Essentials: Shop the {Wedding} Look

If the simple fact that it’s Friday isn’t a good enough reason to celebrate, today’s post provides some extra incentive to pour yourself a glass of bubbly and toast to good news. Today marks the official launch of the brand new Weddingstar E-Catalog, essentially a virtual shopping playground for any bride planning her wedding. I know, exciting right?!

e-catalog cover image

Built entirely around the “shop the look” concept, the new e-catalog is an extension of the Weddingstar print magazine, tenfold. Because there was just no way of making room for it all in print! Featuring inspirational imagery from exclusive creative shoots, editorials filled with planning tips and all 3000 + products in the Weddingstar lineup, the e-catalog provides a fun and easy shopping experience. Browse pretty pictures, get inspired and click to buy if something catches your eye. Covering everything from wedding stationary to ceremony and reception accessories and décor, down to guest favors and gifts, this is definitely a must visit ‘one stop wedding shop’!

But enough talk. Given Weddingstar is all about inspiration, here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect to see in the inclusive 724 pages.

vintage themed wedding shoot wedding stationery wedding ceremony products - aisle runners reception products - guest book alternatives porcelain cake toppers wanderlust themed wedding shoot wedding reception - toasting flutes wedding reception products -  decorative vintage drawers wedding favor container - mini burlap bag wedding favors - wine stoppers bridesmaid's gifts woodland themed wedding shoot

Love It? Want More?

If you like what you’ve seen so far, you’ll love the rest! Click here for more tips, products and inspiration.

xoxo.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Our Little {Wedding} Gift to You

white wedding favor box wrapped with a red ribbon

It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re celebrating our love for all our followers, readers, customers and industry friends. We’re doing it by sharing some exciting news! As many of you may have noticed, we’ve been undergoing some major changes at Weddingstar over the last several months. We’ve completely redesigned the look of our newsstand publication, added some incredible new decorative wedding accessories to our lineup and most recently changed the look of our blog. It’s all in line with our mission to improve the wedding planning experience and we’re not done just yet!

That Little Gift We Promised.

To ensure we’re doing all that we can for our brides and loyal followers, we’ve decided to completely revamp the content on our blog. From here on in we will be providing our readers with all the wedding planning essentials every bride needs to know, including insider tips on how to “make it yours”.

From wedding theme inspirations…

woodland wedding theme inspiration board

to color & theme story boards…

color inspiration board for a white wedding

{photo credits, from left to bottom right:rachel ashwell shabby chic via pinterest, lifeimages photography, blog.esther.com.au via pinterest, oscar de la renta via harpersbazaar.com.au}

to some amazing DIY posts (new post every Wednesday!)… 

DIY wedding guest place setting showing a wedding favor on the plate

We’re certain you’ll love all the details we have in store for you! With that, we leave you with tons of Happy Valentine’s Day wishes. Enjoy your personal celebrations and we’ll see you back here on Monday with the first official post from our brand new series.

xoxo.

Kasia

Hot Picks: All About the Girls

Today I picked out the best and brightest new trends for you and your ‘maids to grab inspiration from to help plan for your wedding! From patterned bridesmaid outfit’s to unique shower ideas, this post is packed with everything you need to create an amazing wedding experience! Enjoy.

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Groomsmen Gift Ideas

groomsmen gifts, wedding gifts

As part 2 of this two-part blog post all about gifts for your attendants (view part 1: Bridesmaid Gift Ideas HERE), we’re talking about gift ideas for the gents.

It’s no secret that men are difficult to shop for, so here are a few gift ideas that may help your groom decide what to get for his best man and groomsmen. Continue reading

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

bridesmaid gifts

It’s customary to give your attendants — maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids and groomsmen — a little something to thank them for their help making your big day truly special. So, I’ve put together a collection of unique and inexpensive gift ideas in this two-part blog post.

Today, we’re talking about your best gal pals. From Tshirt transfers to key chains and sparkly pink flasks, your lovely ladies will adore these bridesmaid gifts from the heart. Continue reading

Designer Spotlight: Anniversary Gift Guide

Hello, Andrea here again. I can’t believe it has been a year since my last blog post. If you remember last time I posted I gave a little insight into Destination Weddings after I attended my brother’s wedding in the Dominican Republic.

With all of the engaged couples preparing to say “I Do” this year, there are also numerous married couples celebrating wedding anniversaries, marking another happy year they have spent together. This second blog post marks a one year anniversary since my first post, so I thought it might be helpful to share with those couples celebrating an anniversary a rundown of traditional wedding anniversary gifts. Continue reading

Wedding Gift Registry: Etiquette and What to Ask For

Gifts or money? Or gift cards? Or donations to charity? Or maybe nothing at all? — It’s always so difficult to know how to tackle your gift registry and to know what items to include and what to keep out.

Back in the day it was easy. Newly married couples typically bought a house and moved in together shortly after the wedding so gifts for the home were a definite necessity. However nowadays, many couples either already live together or have lived on their own long enough to accumulate most of the stuff they need for their house. So the need for a shiny new toaster, coffee maker or pots and pans has unfortunately gone out the window.

So what do you do?

Well, to shed a little light on this topic, I’ve put together a series of wedding registries I hope will appeal to most of you. Continue reading

A Sneak Peek at What’s New for 2012!

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Designer Spotlight: Tips for the DIY Bride

Tips for the DIY or budgeting bride

If you don’t have a planner and don’t want to spend a down payment on your wedding day but still want to make it memorable, don’t fret! It’s the unique details and personal touches that you put into the day that will make it unforgettable.

Wedding Attire

Maybe you’ve got your heart set on a designer gown but you already know that you simply can’t afford the big designer price tag. Take a picture of the details that you love about this gown and gather your bridesmaids for a day of serious dress shopping. You might be surprised at what you can find in your price range without compromising your dream wedding gown. Sometimes it’s finding the perfect accessories that will create the look you want, for less.

Wedding Veil Mood Board

Fantasy Bloom Wedding Hair Accessory Love Plates Set Embroidered Border Wedding Veil

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Introducing: The Media Guy

As a visual guy I like to argue that it’s pictures that tell a story, initially grab us, and put things into context. My name is Luke and I’m Weddingstar’s Web Media Content Luke The Media Guy Creator or put simply, ‘the media guy’. With an SLR or camcorder in my hand my goal is to help present the originality that this company both creates and inspires.

Things have really just started to take off in the last year. We now have WeddingstarTV where you can view the videos that I create on everything from specific product demos to behind-the-scenes previews. There’s a lot more on the way too! This blog, for me, is going to mean a chance to debut new videos as they go live and share some of the stories and details behind the subjects featured.

So, why don’t we get started?

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