We know that a lot goes into planning your wedding, but plenty of to-dos are actually pretty fun. One such task? Treating your groomsmen and bridesmaids to thank-you gifts. After all, they’ve most likely been a major help along the way. In turn, it’s a nice time to show them how much you appreciate their love, friendship and support.
Not sure where to start? Keep reading for gift ideas they’ll enjoy long after your wedding has passed. We’ve hunted down gifts to suit ever budget, age, and style.
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Oh Best Day Ever Blog here is all about the wedding details—cakes, flowers, monogrammed invites, and more. But we have to admit this understated fact: Lighting is the single most important décor element at your wedding. And while, at first, that thought sounds more functional than fun, hear us out: The bulbs and candles you select (whether they’re simple votives or over-the-top chandeliers) are what will ultimately light your perfect venue, make your photos just right, and keep the party going—even after the sun sets. So, yeah, lighting is important, and it’s an essential element of both your budget and wedding-day décor.
Unlike covering your wedding venue with towering floral arrangements, creative lighting can be surprisingly affordable. From uplighting to lanterns, image projections to illuminated backdrops, here are some of our favorite ideas. It is positively brimming with some of the prettiest ideas for lighting your wedding reception. After all the excitement of becoming Mr & Mrs, as you let your hair down and the sun sets on your celebrations, the right lighting will create warmth for your guests, the most romantic of atmospheres, as well as some fabulous photo opportunities; and of course ensure the party continues until dawn! Check out these fabulous wedding reception lighting ideas and get inspired.
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It’s no secret that your smallest wedding guests often do unpredictable (not to mention adorable!) things, so you’ll want to have your photographer poised and ready to capture their sweet ceremony and reception antics. While the idea of someone stealing the show on your big day might make some brides balk, we’re sure you’ll be happy to share the spotlight at least for a moment with your spunky flower girl or shy ring bearer.
Getting kids to dress up and stay on their best behavior is no easy task. Yet when the stars align and it all comes together, it’s totally worth the effort. Here are some photos that will make you start thinking about how sweet it would be to have little ones at your wedding. Check out these adorable wedding photo ideas of kids at weddings and get inspired.
Newly-wed Couple with Kids Photo Ideas
Bride and Kids Wedding Photography
Groom and Kids Wedding Photo Ideas
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A massive wedding cake is not necessary at receptions, especially at this crazy time. Consider downsizing the cake if you’re nervous about the idea of ordering and serving big cake when you’re having an intimate wedding. Sometimes, simplicity speaks loudest. Instead, focus on the cake display. Consider serving the cake in something unexpected, like a vintage bar cart, or max out the decors on the cake table, surrounding a simple white cake with vases of buds or flickering candles. Pretty piping, fresh florals, cute cake toppers, sugar flowers, and unique adornments can all be added to transform a petite one-to-three tier confection into a stylish design worthy of a spectacular wedding celebration. Check out these stunning small wedding cakes and get inspired.
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In the year 2021, we’ll see a continuation of smaller, more intimate weddings, like weddings under 150. “We are finding couples are looking for more intimate celebrations for 2021 and 22, approximately 40-50 less guests to accommodate this trend. Couples are allocating dollars to the guest experience. This style of wedding includes more branded elements and customized areas than a traditional wedding. The ceremony has more decorative seating set in the round or crescent style setting. The dinner reception has elevated, stadium-like levels on the perimeter of the space for a 3-tiered seating experience so everyone Is looking over at the entertainment, to the dance floor, and most importantly the bride and groom as the event’s focal point. Couples will embrace the gala bash experience and the heightened energy this wedding style brings.” – AJ Williams, President + Creative Director of AJ Events
Shrinking the event down to a cozy, intimate size guarantees you’ll love where your money goes and have tons of memories with every single guest. But there’s more to it than a 90 percent decrease in your guest list. There are planning changes to make, details to consider, and a proportionally larger budget to work with. Today we’re sharing some great ideas for intimate wedding reception ideas. Get a cup of coffee and let’s check them out.
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It’s no secret that the bar is the most popular spot at any reception. After your guests down their celebratory flute of champagne, chances are they’re going to make a beeline for the bar, wherever it is. This is the place where your guests will congregate, taste your carefully-selected signature cocktail, and visit again and again throughout the night. And since this place is obvi going to be popular, why not make it an area to remember? Check out these creative wedding bar design ideas and get inspired.
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Blush has long been a favorite color of brides but blush isn’t the only shade of pink we love. In fact, we’ve seen weddings infused with practically every shade of pink—and today we’re sharing blush pink with sage green, which is one of the most popular wedding color combination ideas now.
From romantic roses to whimsical astilbe and classic peonies, there’s a pink wedding flower (or a mix of them all!) out there for every style bride. We also love how the shade plays well with greens. Not to mention popular pink flowers, such as garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, and lilies, can be used in a number of locations and seasons. Check out these amazing blush pink and green wedding bouquets and get inspired.
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If you are a fashion-forward bride who wants to stand on your wedding day, skip usual wedding shoes and prefer boots. I mean not only for various adventurous elopements in the woods or mountains but any other locations where boots aren’t a must but a trendy statement. Here are the edgiest ideas to go for.
White Wedding Boots
White wedding boots are all the rage right now, more and more brides choose them to complete their wedding looks. Boho and 70s fashion is everywhere right now, and those white boots are exactly from those times. Thanks to the timeless color, they can easily finish off many bridal looks and styles and that 70s feel is very trendy right now.
Cowgirl Wedding Boots
We absolutely love these gorgeous boots. They let you to put a little a country into a wedding day. Rustic country wedding theme with it casual and fun ideas is more popular then traditional white wedding.
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Fashion trends is a circle and so does wedding trends. Rustic themed weddings are getting popular again this year. Ballrooms aren’t for every bride, you know. In fact, more and more nearly-weds are opting for naturally beautiful nuptials just as effortless as their love. What’s more, rustic themed weddings are just fabulous for fall/winter weddings. They are the perfect canvas for autumnal accents such as candied acorns, dark frosting hues, seasonal flowers, and fall fruit. The best thing about rustic wedding cakes is that they are so imperfectly, perfect. Nothing is truly symmetrical, nothing perfectly placed, everything simply seems as if it’s been handmade just for your wedding. Check out these gorgeous rustic wedding cakes and get inspired.
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Boho wedding dresses blur the line between traditional, and defined by embodying the free spirit of the Hippies from the 1960’s and 1970’s. The primary ingredient to all bohemian wedding dresses is comfort. Expect to see a lot of flowing layered fabrics, ethnic inspired-textures, and floral crowns in these jaw-dropping boho weddings gowns. Boho themed weddings are continuously popular in the year 2020 and many brides are searching for the perfect dress. Here’re some gorgeous boho wedding dresses for your reference.
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