If you have seen the phrase ‘OOT bags’ floating around in the wedding world, it stands for ‘out of town’ – and refers to bags or baskets that are arranged for guests who are traveling to the wedding location.
Out of Town Bags or Welcome Bags are a personal gesture to help your guests feel more comfortable and appreciated. There are many different varieties of welcome bags as there are no real limitations on how they can be put together.
To give you an idea of some possibilities and get you started, I have put together a list of common items that are included in many welcome bags. Continue reading
Hello and welcome! I am Pamela, a Graphic Designer for Weddingstar, and am pleased to share some thoughts with you as you prepare for your special wedding day.
Being involved in Weddingstar’s creative field, people often ask “What makes a unique and memorable wedding?”. Of course, there are endless opportunities to make a statement such as the amazing dress, the food, stationery, theme styling and so on. Personally, when I experience a genuine sense of love a bride and groom share throughout the atmosphere of the day, mixed with the addition of a few surprising details or activities, the wedding becomes intimately memorable.
Monday we talked about the disadvantages of a destination wedding and Wednesday it was all about the advantages. Today we offer you tips and tricks!
Hopefully you will find something here that you hadn’t thought of before! Continue reading
Monday we talked about the disadvantages of a destination wedding. I’m not the kind of person to dwell on the bad for very long, so to turn it all around, let’s have a little chat about all the good things today!
The first thing most people think of when discussing destination weddings is sun, sand and palm trees. While that is one popular option, it isn’t everything a destination wedding encompasses. A destination wedding is simply a wedding that is held in a place other than where the Bride and Groom reside. It could even be a wedding held in their hometown. Continue reading
Depending on the size of the wedding and how elaborate you want it to be, there are a number of ways a destination wedding can be more difficult than your average wedding. Now before I name the reasons, don’t worry, if you have your heart set on a destination wedding there are a great deal of advantages as well! I just want to make sure you know the cons before I get into all the wonderful things a destination wedding can represent.
Destination weddings require more leaps of faith than the average wedding. As such, if you are thinking about a destination wedding you must be prepared for the possibility that things may not go completely according to plan. Continue reading
The decision might be an easy one for you, but at some point you’ll have to decide what kind of napkins you want to use, and how you would like to display them. It depends completely on your taste and budget, but to help you decide I’ve put together a few various types that you could potentially use.
Keep in mind that napkins aren’t just for place settings, they are also often included in dessert tables, candy buffets, coffee bars and even the cake display.
Here you can see the classic folded napkin, which is usually either slightly decorated, as this one is, or placed in a champagne glass.
Welcome to our very first real wedding feature!
Thanks to Two Bright Lights we are now able to provide you with stunning real weddings for inspiration and of course, eye candy.
I chose this wedding as our first feature because it is the perfect example of how you can take a fun theme and transform it into an elegant, memorable wedding. Just because a wedding focuses on something playful and meaningful to the couple, doesn’t mean that it has to be cheesy!
Wedding bubbles may not be new, but that doesn’t make them a thing of the past. Still a popular alternative to confetti, bubbles often find their way into happy photographs of the Bride and Groom leaving their ceremony venue.
Perhaps wedding confetti is something that you have considered but keep in mind there are many places that confetti cannot be used. Many venues don’t want to deal with the clean-up that confetti requires. If the wedding is outdoors and you are considering using birdseed, think again for a moment! The birds may not mind the treat, however when grains start sprouting in the grass or cracks in the sidewalk, you might find not everyone is so thrilled. Additionally, and this is a big one, birdseed is also a hazard due to how slippery it can be (especially for those wearing dress shoes without a lot of grip on the bottom!).
Hello there! My name is Tara and I am a graphic designer and product developer here at Weddingstar. I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of the blog and over time share some of my ideas and inspiration. I'll start with a few words about
myself, I am a closet
romantic, the type to either talk to much or not at all, I have an appreciation for all things old and adore a great love story.
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.
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.