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Why Every Wedding Needs DETAILS!

Details details. If you haven’t noticed, it’s what I’m ALL about. It’s what I am 150% passionate about. I could talk your ear off about wedding details. DUH, the name of this site IS Every Last DETAIL. But not every bride has the innate ability to know what details she needs or how they should be done. Heck, I didn’t know for my OWN wedding- I just knew I wanted them! So let’s do a little “Wedding Detail 101″, shall we?

So what are wedding details?

Basically I consider wedding details anything that adds personality to a wedding. Anything that reflects you and your fiance, anything that makes a wedding look pretty, anything unique. The possibilities really are endless. There are some details that are pretty integral parts of a wedding, and then there are some that just kind of optional. But for the most part, in my world, you can’t have a wedding without these details…

– Invitations

– Bouquets

– Boutonnieres

– Centerpieces/Tablescape of some sort

– Cake

– Linens (including napkins)

And then you can eek out a wedding without these details, and some weddings don’t even need them, but I HIGHLY suggest having the following…

– Table numbers/names

– Escort cards or seating chart/method of some sort

– Menus

– Favors

– Drink accents (coasters, stirrers, special glass with names on them)

– Mr & Mrs chair decor

– Fun extra pieces of decor (banners, bunting, chandeliers, etc etc)

– Guestbook thingamagig…something for guests to leave their mark somehow and let you know they were there

– Signs

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How do you decide on wedding details?

Coming up with and deciding on wedding details is NOT an easy task. For some people it just comes easy. For some they cannot for the life of them thing of what to do. It helps if you know your wedding style and keep that in mind. It also helps to remember to keep your personalities in mind. You want your wedding to reflect you, and it’s going to do that with the details.

Don’t forget to look at the whole picture when coming up with your details. All too often there are details that juuuuust don’t quite go with a wedding. Like signature drinks inside mason jars for a glitz and glam elegant wedding. Eh, not so much. Signature drink mason jars for a casual outdoor wedding… DING DING DING! Get my drift? Keep in mind where your wedding is, what all of the other details are, and of course the STYLE of your wedding.

Okay, so now we’ve gotten all of the wedding detail “basics” out of the way! Now I can move on to the individual details for future posts! If you have any questions about all this, feel free to ask in the comments!

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Fall wedding flowers – Seasonal Flower Guide and Ideas

Fall wedding flowers are stunning and very romantic. Most fall flowers are very colorful and create instant strong impressions. If you are one of the lucky bride who is getting married in fall, this guide will help you choose the perfect fall flowers for your wedding and still stay within budget.
The colors of your flowers (in bouquets and other decorations) should match the colors of your themed weddings. Fall wedding colors are typically rich red, purple, brown, light yellow and orange. Thus fall flowers tend to be very warm and vibrant.

Fall wedding flowers in season

It is the best to buy local seasonal flowers for your wedding. It is not only cheaper but the flowers are also more readily available and easy to find. If you have a fall themed wedding, using flowers in season also accentuate more the fall feeling.

Sunflower

Sunflower is a popular wedding flower for summer and fall weddings. Their prime time is from July to October, when they look the best and also the cheapest. Sunflowers are vibrant and full of life and represents energy and happiness. They also come in different sizes, the small sized sunflowers could be used in a bouquet, while bigger ones could be incorporated in other wedding decorations.

sunflower autumn bouquets
Chrysanthemum (mums)

Chrysanthemums (often called mums) are available all year round, but fall / autumn is actually their main season. Chrysanthemums are very versatile wedding flowers as they have many different sizes and colors, which is suitable for many wedding themes. Their colors range from pink, white, green to yellow, orange, etc. Chrysanthemums are also top budget wedding flowers as they are often cheap, sturdy and you can even buy them from supermarkets or groceries stores without compromising their quality.

autumn wedding flowers mums

Marigold

Marigold comes in different colors but most commonly in vibrant orange and yellow. Marigold is also known for its strong scent, thus be careful not to use a lot of this flower in your table centerpieces.

 marigold fall wedding flowers

Dahlias

Dahlias is another popular fall wedding flower. For brides who like some dark color touches in their bouquet or centerpieces, dahlias can be for you. Their colors range from white to dark purple.

dahlia autumn wedding flowers

Zinnia

Zinnia is a not so popular fall wedding flower. They are big round blooms that are cheerfully colorful, their usual colors are pink, red and orange. As they are not used very popularly, having zinnias in your wedding will create an unusual but unique look and feel.

zinnia autumn wedding flowers

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are not actually in full blown in fall but they are still available. I love hydrangeas, especially in the vivid pink and the purplish blue. They create a dramatic look that instantly draws attention. They are also easy to work with and last for a long time. Maybe that’s why hydrangea is one of the most popular wedding flowers.

hydrangea autumn wedding flowers

Fall / autumn fruits

Fall is the season when fruits are ripe and hanging invitingly on the trees, the season when apples redden all the yards and gardens. With this inspiration, fruits are usually incorporated in fall wedding flowers design. You can use different types of berries and crab apples are lovely to add to your decorations and bouquets. They can be secured in place with a pin and mixed with flowers and greeneries.

fall wedding flowers berries

Fall leaves could make awesome ornaments to your decorations. You can mix them here and there in your bouquet or leave them on the table.

fall leaf decorations

If for some reason you cannot find seasonal fall flowers in your area, you can always use flowers that are available all year round, for example: roses, orchids, lilies and gerberas. These flowers come in many different colors, thus you can easily find the colors that are suitable for your fall wedding. These all-year flowers, especially for orchids and gerberas, also last a very long time. I used orchids in my wedding also and they lasted for nearly 2 weeks!

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Wedding Flowers: DIY or Not DIY?

The wedding world is DIY crazy.  Do-It-Yourself wedding projects are a fabulous way to get the most out of your money and put personal touches on your special day.

DIY  wedding décor from the ceremony to the reception, wedding flower arrangements and bouquets, favors, menus and even your wedding cake or dessert option.  There are tons of ideas and inspiration for anything wedding DIY.

Great news, right?  But what if the idea of DIY petrifies you?  There is just so much to consider you don’t know where to start.  My advice is to find a good tutorial that will take you step by step through a DIY project. Pictures and instructions can show you if the project is on your level or above your head.

DIYbride.com’s recent blog post Bridal Bouquet DIY Tutorial gives great step by step with pictures on how to assemble a wedding flower bridal bouquet using wholesale wedding flowers.  “Making your own wedding flower bouquet does not have to be a difficult and scary project!  In fact, it should be exciting because you can save lots of money on bulk wedding flowers.”

Their arrangement consists of two colors of four rose stems, purple statice sprays, billy button sprays and greenery.  Step by step, the tutorial shows you how to lay out your wedding flowers and then the best tips to arrange them.  The tutorial ends with detailed instructions on how to pin ribbon to your floral tape to secure it in place and tie the whole look together.

DIY wedding projects are a great way to save and make your day more personalized, but don’t get stuck in over your head.  By using online resources you can search tutorials for DIY wedding projects and see if it’s something you can handle.  Once you’ve found your inspiration and researched your DIY wedding project, recruit your friends or family to help pitch in creating flower and décor arrangements for your special day.

If you’re still not convinced DIY is for you but your still looking to take in ways to save on your wedding flower budget consider pre-made silk wedding flower bouquets.  They will give you savings on your budget without the worries of putting together your own bouquet.  You can dress up pre-made bouquets with your own ribbon and bouquet accessories.  Combine two pre-made bouquets to create a larger bridal bouquet and use the smaller bouquets for bride’s maids.

To DIY or not DIY might be the question, but don’t forget you can always find ways to save on your wedding budget!

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Autumn Wedding Colors for 2012

I love the beginning of autumn! Most leaves are still green here, but it’s getting chillier and the nights are getting colder; one can smell the autumn coming. It’s such a beautiful time of the year. So, in that spirit, initially this post was to be an autumn themed color board. But then I got side-tracked browsing many amazing autumn weddings and inspiration shoots on the net and simply couldn’t decide on just one theme or color scheme. So, now I’m sharing my favorites with you instead.

I’m loving the warm autumn mood in this inspiration shoot by Love Bird Style and Souder Photography on Style Me Pretty.

One of my favorite color schemes is dark wood, moss and blackberries for autumn.  It’s a bit on the rustic side but we show hints of color to pull everything together.   You can use branches, pinecones, and ornaments (which can double as favors) as accents in your décor.

If you are a girl that loves bling then a winter wedding might be perfect for you!  Crystals and gems highlighted against a white or ivory backdrop is stunning.

Another untraditional color scheme for a winter wedding is teal, brown and silver.  Using all white flowers give a modern winter feeling.

Of course you can’t go wrong with using burgundy or red but that doesn’t mean your décor has to scream Christmas.  Small touches of red go long way and some brides are adding black for a modern, yet romantic feel. You can even add an aqua blue color to spice it up!

Just a tip… if you are planning a 2013 winter wedding wait until January to stock up on all of the leftover Christmas decorations.  It is inexpensive and if you are crafty you have plenty of time to create some wonderful centerpieces to give you a perfect Winter Wedding!

Sources: www.blog.heylook.fi, www.blog.bohoweddingsandevents.com, and www.frostyweddings.blogspot.com

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Wedding Flowers in Season – Find Wedding Flower Availabilities and Colors

I found this fabulous article from About.com that I thought would be fantastic enough to re-publish here.  I see brides all the time having trouble picking colors and dates, but still have no idea what types of flowers they want to use for there wedding.  Hope this helps….

Picking wedding flowers in season can save you a bunch of money. Sure, growers are now able to fly almost anything in from the other side of the world, but you’ll pay a premium for that. Here is a US guide to what flowers are generally in season to help you get started. Talk specifically to your florist or grower about what is available.

This chart can also help you decide when to get married. If you want huge amounts of different pink flowers, fall might not be the best time for you to get married. On the other hand, if adore zinnias and dahlias, perhaps you should have a fall wedding.

Be sure to scroll down and see wedding flowers that are available year-round.

Spring Wedding Flowers in Season

Anemone * Blue, red, pink, white * Jan-May and Aug-Dec.
Bells of Ireland * Green * January-October
Boronia * Pink * April-May
Casa Blanca Lily * White * January-October
Daffodil * Yellow * January-Early May
Delphinium * White, Blue * April- October
Hyacinth * Purple, Pink or White
Lilacs * Violet or White
Narcissus * White
Peony * Pink or White * Late Spring – Early Summer
Ranunculus * white, pink, red, orange and yellow * February-May
Star Gazer Lily * Pink and White * January-October
Sweetpea * white, pink, red/coral, and lavender/purple * December-May
Tulip * Many colors, including white, pink, yellow, red, and purple * December-April
Waxflower * pinky purple and white

Summer Wedding Flowers in Season

Alstromeria * orange, pink, yellow and cream, other colors
Bells of Ireland * Green * January-October
Chrysanthemum * White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, other colors
English Lavender * Purple
Forget-me-not * Blue
Freesia * White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Purple
Gerbera Daisy * Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red, White
Hydrangea * White, Blue, Purple, Pink
Iris * Purple, Blue, White
Larkspur * White, Purple, Blue, Pink
Liatris * Pinkish Purple
Lily, asiatic * White, Pink, Yellow, Orange
Lily, oriental * White, Pink
Lisianthus * Purple, White, Pink
Matsumoto Asters * Pink, Purple
Monte Casino Asters * White, Purple
Queen Anne’s Lace * White
Snapdragons * Pink, Yellow, Orange, White, Other Colors
Solidaster * Yellow
Statice * Purple
Stephanotis * White
Stock * White, Other Colors
Sunflower * Yellow
Tuberose * White
Yarrow * White, Pink, Yellow
Zinnia * Red, Orange, Pink

Fall Wedding Flowers

Aster * White, Pink
Chrysanthemum * White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, other colors
Dahlia * Many Colors
Marigold * Yellow, Orange, Red
Statice * Purple
Zinnia * Red, orange, pink *
Dried Leaves

Winter Wedding Flowers

Amaryllis * Red, White
Anemone * Blue, red, pink, white * Jan-May and Aug-Dec.
Bells of Ireland * Green * January-October
Camellias * White, Pink
Casa Blanca Lily * White * January-October
Cosmos * Pink, White, Brown, Other Colors
Daffodil * Yellow * January-Early May
Forget-me-nots * Blue
Holly * Green with Red Berries
Jasmine * White
Narcissus * White, Yellow
Poinsettia * Red, White
Ranunculus * white, pink, red, orange and yellow * February-May
Star Gazer Lily * Pink and White * January-October
Star of Bethlehem * White
Sweetpea * white, pink, red/coral, and lavender/purple * December-May
Tulip * Many colors, including white, pink, yellow, red, and purple * December-April
Waxflower * Pink, White

Wedding Flowers Available Year-Round

Baby’s Breath * White
Bachelor’s Button * White, Pink, Red or Blue
Calla Lily * White is widely available, other colors, available as well, particularly in mini size
Carnations * Many Colors
Delphinium * Blue, White, Purple
Eucalyptus * Blue, Silver
Gardenia * White
Gladiolus * Many Colors
Heather * Pink
Lily of the Valley * White and Pink
Orchid * Pink, White, Purple, Other Colors
Protea * Pink
Rose * Many Colors ***February at a premium
Scabiosa * Purple, White

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