There are seating plans, a must do at every wedding, and then there are inspired displays of creativity that just so happen to also guide guests to where they need to go. And it’s the latter that bring to an … Continue reading
Wanna know the secret behind a magazine worthy wedding set up? What it takes to make your wedding breathtakingly swoon worthy? What will have your guests talking about your wedding for days and days? It’s all about going the extra mile to take your decorative details to unexpected levels of pretty. A table overhang that perfectly frames a table or setup in a wonderfully whimsical way is a guaranteed way to achieve that magazine wow factor every single time. I may be biased though since I’ve got just a bit of a personal obsession with them. So here are a few examples to plead my case. You be the judge!
Tips to Creating Your Own Overhang:
- First and foremost, make sure your venue will allow an overhang. If so, check to see that they have rigging in place to facilitate one, i.e. exposed beams or pipes.
- Whenever possible, work with a professional to create your custom overhang. The logistics behind pulling one together are complicated. A professional can also bring in rigging if your venue doesn’t have any.
- If having an outdoor wedding tap into what Mother Nature has to offer and use low hanging branches on large trees.
- For best visual results hang your overhang components at different heights and depths to give dimension to your arrangement.
- Remember that what goes up must come down. If managing an overhang on your own, before committing to it, keep in mind that you’ll have to go back to the venue for tear down the next day.
If you’re up for attempting to create your own decorative table overhang, come back and visit with us this Wednesday when we show you how.
A wedding favor is one of those staples that plays a part in all weddings. Whether it’s a little bonbon in a pretty box or a single stem in a dainty little vase, a favor is a must. It shows your guests just how important they are to you and how much you appreciate their presence on one of the most important days of your life. It’s a heartfelt sentiment that deserves special attention, and there’s nothing sweeter than a well thought through, personalized to the couple and theme, guest giveaway. But we know it can be hard to come up with something unique, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite favor concepts to get you inspired. Given we’re at the start of the busiest part of the wedding season, we’re featuring ideas perfect for any summertime wedding.
This mini glass bottle is one of the sweetest containers around and a clean slate that can be filled with whatever little lovely fits your wedding theme. Give it a summery feel with a single stem of one of your wedding flowers or fill with planting seeds for your guests to grow their own little garden.
Perfectly Practical Pair
Nothing goes together like salt and pepper. Paired and presented together in finely crafted white porcelain owls makes for a charming and practical gift. For all those long summer day bbq gatherings.
Cheers to a Good Wine Stopper
Summer + Wedding = Wine. That’s an actual equation! For all you wine lovers, a wine stopper is a clear favor choice and this one is the prettiest option around with its delicate butterfly design. Take the gift and your favor display to the next level by pairing the stopper with your favorite bottle of wine.
What could be more personal, or summer inspired, than a homemade batch of your favorite preserve? Homemade preserves presented in mini jars, personalized with pretty little stickers, that’s what!
For a truly unexpected gift, give away a little touch of your day of decor that your guests can enjoy in their own homes or on their backyard patios.
For a no fuss touch of summer garden beauty that can be placed anywhere in a home, giveaway a potted flower in this contemporary design high top pot.
Summertime offers the ideal backdrop for a gorgeous outdoor rustic, country or woodland themed wedding. Infuse the theme into your favor by going with a nature inspired container. Darling on its own but even better when personalized with the simple addition of a small token of something special, this little bird nest is favor perfection.
For the Foodie
Nothing says summer like a fresh crisp salad. Share your love of summer inspired fresh treats in a creative way with this bamboo salad server set.
No better time to go exploring than in the summer months. Express your passion for travel and inspire your guests to do some of their own with this brushed brass compass.
Incorporate an iconic summertime motif into your wedding day in the loveliest of ways through these delicate butterfly ceramic dishes.
For 100′s of additional favor ideas shop the entire favor collection on weddingstar.com.
I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m probably more of an organic embracing, free range loving, environmentally friendly kind of girl than most. So it’ll come as no surprise when I say I’m loving all the eco chic favors featured in today’s Product Spotlight. But you really don’t need to be as extreme an “enviro-junkie” as I am to want to pick up any one of these nature inspired favor options. From perfectly detailed wooden finishes to natural materials, you really just need to appreciate the pretty things in life to appreciate these sweet guest gift options.
Looking for More Favor Options?
If these favors aren’t quite what you’re looking for, then be sure to check out and shop hundreds of favor options on weddingstar.com.
Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a beautiful treat to share with all of you – a special real wedding feature! When I opened my emails this week I was touched by the incredible photos and story that lie behind this breath-taking wedding. Not only did I have the pleasure of chatting with Emily + Brett’s close friend and photographer, Dayna Mae, but I had the rare opportunity to get the bride’s perspective on her special day as well (make sure to scroll down and see it for yourself – but be ready to feel a tug on your heartstrings!). It was so wonderful that I knew it would be the perfect end to the week, and give all of our brides and grooms-to-be some fabulous inspiration for your own upcoming weddings. Be ready to be enthralled with Emily’s gorgeous wedding style, be captivated by their heartfelt “I Do’s” and most of all, feel the love. Enjoy!