Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 by Cindy Williams
Posted Under: Weddings

Table numbers are a helpful way to organize the seating at your wedding! Most catering venues will supply table numbers, but they are typically plain. If you want to try a fun project for your wedding, customize your table numbers to add décor to your reception!

 

Using picture frames for your table numbers is an easy way to add some flair. Frames come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that you can specialize to your taste.

 

Creative Wedding Numbers

 

If you want to serve wine at your wedding, use a wine bottle with a number attached to the side of the bottle. You could also use champagne or any other liquor of your choosing. However, make sure to use a soda or sparkling cider bottle for the kid’s tables!

 

Creative Wedding Table Numbers

 

For something more sentimental, photographs of the bride and groom can be used. Each picture can be used to represent a significant moment for the couple. Table number one could have a picture from their first date, or their first vacation. Anything that’s meaningful to the couple will be heartwarming for the wedding guests.

 

Creative Wedding Table Numbers 3

 

You could also use candles with the table numbers etched or painted on the side! Thick, tall candles work best for this idea. For a country style wedding, you could use painted mason jars, carved wooden blocks, or chalkboards. There are a lot of cute, fun ways to do table numbers! Making your own table numbers could also be a fun project for the bride and groom or the bridal party.

 

Creative Wedding Table Numbers 4

 

 

Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 by Cindy Williams
Posted Under: Weddings

There are so many ways to remember your special day! Pictures videos, and wedding programs! For those who don’t know what a wedding program is, a wedding program is a nice gesture and courteous way of letting guests know what to expect. Here are the basics to make your wedding program a souvenir for your guests and personal keepsake for the bride and groom.


Although it’s not necessary, you can put a fun cover on your program! Whether it is plain or detailed, it should include the date, the couple’s names, the place, and possibly a picture of the couple. If the wedding is themed, the cover is the perfect place to incorporate the theme.

 

Wedding Program Cover

 

The wedding program should map out the order of events. These details can include:

 

 

  • Processional music
  • The officiator’s greeting
  • Special readings
  • Prayers
  • Exchanging of vows
  • Ring ceremony
  • Communion, lighting of the unity candle, or special song
  • Pronouncement of marriage
  • Recessional music

 

Wedding Program - Order of Events

 

The last page, bottom, or back of the program should include the wedding party. For those guests who are not familiar with most of the wedding party, it is a nice way to introduce them. This list should include:

 

  • Officiate
  • Parents of the bride
  • Parents of the groom
  • Maid of honor
  • Best man
  • Bridesmaids
  • Groomsmen

 

Wedding Program Back

 

For a really special treat, try customizing the program! If you’re having a summer wedding, put your programs on Popsicle sticks and turn them into fans! Other options include writing the processions on a big chalkboard, or even an aisle runner!

 

Wedding Program Custom
 

 

Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 by Cindy Williams
Posted Under: Weddings

Attention all brides!  This day is just as important for mom as it is for you!  Finding a dress for mom can be a fun way to bond with her and spend some time together before the big day!

 

 

To find a dress for mom, you can start out by looking through bridal magazines and websites! A dress for the mother of the bride or groom does not have to be matronly or old-fashioned! Though some mothers may want to dress modestly, a short, fun dress might be perfect for others! Like the bride, mom wants to look her best and feel comfortable at the same time.
 
 
Throw all of the typical ideas out the window! The mothers of both the bride and groom do not have to match or wear the same color dress and style. It is perfectly ok for the mothers of the bride and groom to wear different dresses! Try having one mother wear the wedding color and have the other wear a complimentary shade, like purple and silver! It will look great in pictures!
 
 
Mom should never overshadow the bride.  If your gown is simple, than moms shouldn’t be overly ornate.  You will never go wrong with something elegant and classic.  Make sure to communicate with one another about the dresses for both mom and the bride! While both of your opinions are important, you have final say over your dress and so does she.
 
 
The most important thing is for both you and your mom to feel happy and comfortable while you enjoy your special day! Pick a dress she loves and have a great time on the dance floor!
 
Wedding Dresses for Moms
 
 

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