The time has come for your lifelong commitment to your spouse. You will exchange vows and rings, promising to make them a symbol of your life together, of your infinite love and faithfulness. You certainly want to find unique wedding bands, as special as the love that unites you and your partner. Men wedding bands are traditionally made of yellow gold and sometimes white gold. However, there are more options today and men can choose something equally fashionable and stylish as any woman can.
Choose the design you like best for your wedding ring and then add some color to it. Plain bands are very common, but a stripe of color or a gemstone changes the way in which they are perceived. You can add a birthstone, a diamond, sapphire or ruby to your wedding ring. A splash of color makes a simple design special, so choose to have colored stripes disposed all the way round the band.
Not only gemstones and colors make a wedding band unique, but there are also different patterns that make for an incomparable ring. For example, textures like stripes or braids can be applied on white and yellow gold, titanium or platinum. You can find unique wedding bands for men in stores or you can visit a jeweler to create a wedding ring especially for you, with your preferred materials and patterns.
Tattoo rings were something unusual some years ago, but nowadays many celebrities have made this fashion popular. Couples who decide to take the important step of tattooing their wedding rings believe that this is a proof of love, as their unique wedding bands are much harder to be discharged. Any design and color can be chosen and some decide to have a special quote or their partner’s name written on their finger.
Puzzle rings are something special indeed. They can be taken apart and put back together same as a puzzle can be decomposed and then rearranged. There are several types of puzzle rings, from less complicated ones, made of just two pieces, to intricate designs composed of many pieces. Traditional materials like titanium, gold and silver can be used to create these wedding bands, but gemstones can also be set within the ring. The decision belongs to you, since you wedding band should reflect your personality and style.
A wedding guest book should be creative, as it will be a keepsake that will reflect that important day. Unfortunately, many couples don’t pay any attention to this memento and at the end of the day they remain with plain white pages filled with signatures. Make the guest book an item that will always remind of the wedding by personalizing it with photos and coordinating it with the wedding’s style. Think of this book as one that would look good on a coffee table and would have many memories to convey, rather than one that would find its place in a box and would never arouse the attention.
The first idea would be to make a photo book, one in which guests can write a few words under the pictures. A guest book should transmit some feelings, should bring back memories and should be something that helps you never forget the important details of your wedding. Gather photos with you and your spouse and leave some blank pages in the book, in case some guests want to write more. Order the pictures chronologically, displaying first those from your childhood, then some made during the period when you were dating and end with photos from your engagement. The final pages should be left blank, as you probably want to include many pictures from the wedding as well. Print the photos in black and white and choose ink in a color from your wedding’s color theme. You can include also pictures taken during the months before the wedding, when you were involved in many planning activities and also pictures with the reception’s place as it was before decoration and a wedding invitation.
Scrapbooks fall in the category of unique wedding guest book ideas. Add a card to each invitation, asking guests to bring at the wedding a photo with them and the bride and groom. Photos from holidays and social outings are perfect and can be added to the scrapbook when the guests arrive, together with some meaningful words that reflect the relationship between them and the new couple.
Another idea would be to place a card on each guest’s plate. Ask the guests to write their thoughts, advice or congratulations on it and to sign the card. Children can draw pictures and so you will have some visual art included in the guest book as well. Assemble the cards at home, adding some pictures from the wedding reception in the last pages of this memento.
Some details will be forgotten; images from the wedding reception will become fainter and fainter, but these unique guest books will make you recollect all the important characteristics of your wedding.
Mermaid wedding dresses pop out in the rich collection of gowns, especially if they are colored in interesting hues. The body shape is flattered in a trumpet wedding dress, but this design isn't recommended to brides who don’t feel confident with their slender figure. This type of gown emphasizes the bride’s grace and draws attention to her body shape. These dresses have a very elegant and formal air which makes them perfect for the magnificent atmosphere from the ceremony.
Certain wedding dresses can enhance the bride’s appearance more than others. This is due to the effect produced by the combination of a fitting design and color. Not only the body shape is important when deciding on choosing a certain wedding dress, but also your skin tone, as some colors may make you seem pale or may make you look much older than your really are. The color can be perfect for your wedding’s style, season or theme, can match the decorations in an exquisite way, can draw the attention on the bridal bouquet, but in the end all these have no significance if your appearance is not enhanced. The most important is to find something that flatters you, to know exactly what colors make you look beautiful and then to connect them with your wedding’s details.
So, the first step you need to take when buying a colored mermaid wedding dress is to determine your skin tone and how your skin tone will be at your wedding. Some brides want to go indoor tanning, whereas other prefer to preserve their natural skin tone. Remember that your dress must match the exact tone that you are going to have at your wedding. The next step will be that of determining the colors that go best with your skin tone. A light skin tone is complemented by cream, off-white and ivory and other light tans. A colored dress will look stunning on the right person whether it is entirely colored in that hue or has only some details in a color different than white.
Every color can be adapted to a wedding if it is used in a light shade and all the other accessories like jewelry and bouquet are very delicate and simple. Find the colors that are included in your wedding’s color palette and then analyze the swatches of material available at bridal stores. See which color from your wedding’s color scheme makes you look best and try to choose a lighter shade for your unique colored mermaid wedding dress. After that, you can start selecting decorative items that match the color and obtain in this way something united.
Wedding centerpiece ideas come from many sources: internet, florists, friends and other weddings. There are numerous mixtures that can be made, the elements can be combined in thousands of ways, but the most important principle that every couple should follow when designing centerpieces is to make them reflect them as a couple.
Various containers can be used to arrange your centerpieces and this depends on the items that will be used in constructing them. Bowls, vases, planters and plates are the most popular and inside them you can place flowers, feathers or candles. However, alternatives to these simple containers exist in the form of glass cloches, infinity bowls and mirrors, but centerpieces can even sit directly on the table. You don’t have to be traditional when creating wedding centerpieces and you can personalize your wedding in a manner that doesn’t imply any risks. Some couples decide to amaze their guests and to make the wedding memorable by choosing unusual music or dances for example, but you can choose to have unique wedding centerpieces and still make a great impression.
Most reception places are decorated using flowers and it has become a sort of custom to make floral centerpieces. This is why many modern brides reject the idea of having flower centerpieces from the beginning and struggle to find something more creative. Although seen at most weddings, centerpieces with flowers are not necessarily boring and plain, but it depends on the personal touch you decide or not to apply to them. If they contain a special and personal meaning, for example are made of your favorite flowers or of the flowers that compose your wedding bouquet there is nothing wrong in using them as centerpieces. To make them look unique, try to choose decorative elements that emphasize their beauty. For example, place many colorful blossoms inside a glass cloche or in an apothecary jar if you want a unique wedding centerpiece that impresses everyone with its unusual and exquisite look.
Make a unique wedding centerpiece using a cupcake stand with many mini flower pots arranged on each pedestal and fill these with candies or flowers. Colorful origami cranes in a large variety of sizes and shapes make other interesting centerpiece which will look wonderful for a casual wedding. Place origami cranes in tall vases or in large bowls and if you are willing to create a joyous atmosphere use flower pots as containers. As long as they look wonderful and decorate the tables in accordance with your style and personality, there is no way you’re doing something wrong by displaying unusual wedding centerpieces.
August might be the hottest month, but it’s still a very popular choice for weddings. So, if want your wedding to be special and different from others, decorations are the key. Unique and personal touches can be conveyed through wedding invitations, centerpieces or place cards.
Any type of candle can be incorporated in your wedding décor, but you should consider some details if you want them to remind of the hot summer season. Play with summer scents such as cottage breeze, island and beach to invoke a clean feeling and choose colors that coordinate with the wedding’s color palette or with summer specific colors such as red, orange, yellow and sandy tan. Summer season allows you to take your inspiration from nature and to experiment with hues that seem to have nothing in common. Deep, rich shades characterize a late-summer wedding and can be incorporated in weddings through seat covers, centerpieces, hair decorations and flower arrangements.
Wildflowers characterize august because they are in bloom in this month. Fresh wildflowers add a burst of color to the location and convey a rustic and country feel, perfect for an outdoor wedding. Ask a close friend to gather some especially for your wedding or plant them in your yard, making sure that they will bloom when the wedding will take place. If you are making candle decorations, consider embellishing them with wreaths of wildflowers or with dried wildflowers by gluing them on the candles or on the candle holders. Simple, suitable wedding favors can also contain dried wildflowers, if you make small packages and place some inside.
August marks the end of summer and announces fall, an apple-growing season. The idea can be used to make interesting decorations, such as place cards. The process is very simple and consists of tying the card to a fresh and bright apple. Colorful and eye-catching displays will fill the tables and will complement floral decorations.
Summer always makes us think of beach vacations, of warm and bright sands, covered with seashells. Stress the beach’s appeal in august with bowls filled with sand and with seashells inside. Place also some colorful rocks and candles to create an interesting centerpiece, perfect for unique august weddings.
Serve the guests with seasonal flavors by offering them iced tea, lemonade and flavored water and make sure to end the meal with summer desserts such as snow cones, milkshakes and ice cream.
Floral wedding invitations are perfect to announce a wedding that will take place in spring or summer, so make your invites as creative and appealing as these two seasons. This type of invitations can be adapted to fit any wedding theme, style or color palette.
Any type of flowers can be used to embellish you wedding invitations, but make sure to choose them in matching colors and shapes. However, if you want to play with shapes and use some that apparently have nothing in common don’t make your design look like an unwise gathering of objects, but opt instead for using shades of the same color or complementary colors. The same idea goes for colors too. Colors that are not related will look nice in combinations only if the flower’s shapes resemble.
Few motifs are more romantic and exuberant than those of flowers, especially if the wedding takes place in a season characterized by love and warmth. Use the same type of flowers that will compose your wedding’s bouquet and the floral arrangements. Make this motif appear as a background on which all the information concerning the wedding will be displayed or use a discreet design to embellish the margins or a corner of the invitation. The same floral design should appear on the envelope and on the reception, response or accommodation cards, in case these will be sent with the invitation.
Many times the bridal couple wants to add something special to the invitation, something that guests wouldn’t expect to receive. As everything should follow the wedding’s theme and style, this rule should be complied when it comes to unique floral wedding invitations also. Pressed flowers make the invite look natural and add a personal touch to it. They can be glued directly on the card or can be scattered inside the envelope. For a memorable touch, attach the invitation to a seasonal bouquet or to a beautifully ornamented package of flower seeds.
Spring and summer are two seasons that offer an impressive color palette so you can choose from a large set of colors and you can combine them in something impressive. Rose pink, carmine and pastel blue make an unexpected and pleasing combination to which dreamy shades of lavender can be applied. To highlight the beauty of the colors so generously offered by spring and summer, layer differently colored papers. These seasons are all about colors and flowers are those that carry them so beautifully.
From childhood, women dream to look like a princess on their wedding day. Unique wedding gowns were designed especially for them and allow even the most sophisticated women to feel like royalty on the special day.
In order to be able to choose something that fits you and is also very fashionable, you have to check websites and magazines for current trends or ask for designers’ advice. You should make appointments with bridal salons and try on several gowns until you find the type that makes you look wonderful. White and ivory dresses are traditionally chosen by brides, but pink, champagne and baby blue are colors that make dresses look precious and stylish. If you like a dress design in white, ask if the gown can be created using pink, peach or baby blue colored materials. If this is not possible, then change its appearance by adding a color spot to hemline, waistband or bust line. Unique wedding dresses can have simple designs if their color is special.
If the long and heavy dress that covers your entire body isn’t your style and you fill uncomfortable wearing it, there is no need to sacrifice your personal style to fit into some traditional standards. Be a bride with strong personality and get a short wedding dress. A strapless neckline looks nice, but most brides choose this type of dress. Opt instead for the boat or bateau neckline that will emphasize your beautiful neck and will provide you with an air of distinction and elegancy. Sleeves are other elements that mustn’t be neglected, as they can completely change the style of your dress. Long or three-quarter sleeves draw attention to your upper body, cover square shoulders and conceal larger arms. Short sleeves are appropriate for small shoulders, as they accent their delicacy and beauty.
Various decorations can be added to a wedding dress. Lace, crystals, pearls are the most popular embellishments that help brides create their dreamed wedding dresses. Choose some styles that you like and combine elements from different gowns if you want to create something absolutely special. When it comes to fabrics, you have several to choose from: taffeta is hard and shimmering, chiffon is lightweight, whereas satin is thick.
Now that your wedding dress looks wonderful, you have to embellish it with some accessories too. Wedding gowns are easily complemented with a tiara and long chandelier earrings or rhinestone necklaces. Avoid wearing chandelier earrings and rhinestone necklaces together, as they will make your look seem too loaded. Let your hair down and place hairpins or small rose blossoms in it. A chignon or French twist will add to your sophisticated look, creating the unparalleled appearance you long for.
A crafted wedding invitation is something that will remind the guests of your special wedding day and something that will become a keepsake of the event. Pick a design that reflects the event’s tone or simply embellish the card with elements that add style and refinement. with handmade wedding invitations you can go that extra mile to bring something personal and profound to an otherwise beautiful, but lacking meaning invite.
Many times, weddings are formal and cold events that slightly bring a smile on guests’ faces. But yours doesn’t have to fall into this category. You can announce your guests that your wedding reception is a fun event that they would love to attend to. A wedding invitation is a great way to introduce your wedding theme. Consider a flower cut-out for a tea wedding reception or flip-flop cut-outs for a summer-themed wedding. Use a calligraphy pen to write the desired message on your wedding invitation. Pop-up wedding invitations are other great options that allow you to create a funny invitation, which defines your wedding reception completely. Make sure to use luxury paper and pressed patterns as these add to the invite’s appearance.
Make unique wedding invitations if you want your wedding to stand out. Place the invitations in colored boxes filled with items that are related to your wedding’s theme. To set the scene for a summer wedding, enclose the invitation in a box with dried flowers and with colorful candies. If the wedding takes place in winter, bury the invitation in snow-like polystyrene balls for a winter wonderland day to remember. If you don’t want to offer an untraditional wedding invitation, but you still want yours to look unique, consider embroidered or crocheted wedding invitations. Sew through the card and make floral patterns if you want your wedding to have a vintage air. For a modern one, create lines or abstract designs that surround the text.
Wedding invitations look wonderful with some embellishments applied on the card’s surface. Fake crystals, bows and luxury ribbons add a touch of class, without increasing the costs too much.
Opt for a pouch that opens up to reveal the invitation and other pockets in which you can place photos of the bride and groom or of the location and city guids or maps to the event. This type of invitation succeeds in exciting your guests about what they can expect and although it is somehow traditional, the idea behind its creation will amaze every person who receives it.
Sometimes you need to feel that an extremely important thing belongs entirely to you. And what can be more pleasing to possess than your own wedding day? It should be marked with uniqueness and importance and should represent your and your spouse’s personalities. The key is to think of the things that make you happy and of the wedding that you consider as being perfect rather than thinking over and over again of methods to please your invitees.
If you’re not a religious couple, there is no need to have a religious ceremony, as everything you do on your wedding day should be done out of conviction and not just to follow some rules. Maybe if the wedding is officiated by a close friend or a family member you will feel confident and the ceremony will be meaningful for you. If this is the case, ask that person to get registered online and to become a wedding officiant.
White is the color that traditionally represents weddings, but if you feel that it doesn’t represent you, simply replace it with something that pleases your tastes. Feel free to wear a dress colored in any hue you prefer, but try to choose a pale shade to avoid it being too bold. Two piece ensembles and knit dresses fade away every trace of traditionalism from a bridal dress, without looking awkward.
It is true that most weddings are celebrated in a reception hall, but yours doesn’t have to be that foreseeable. If you think that your own backyard will allow you to put into practice the most interesting plans, then choose this location. A buffet, a tea reception and even a barbecue can utterly change your reception’s atmosphere without making it look strange. A theme for the food is something original and attractive. Choose French food and decorate the place with photos and statuettes of the Eiffel Tower or opt for a Mexican theme and serve tacos and fajitas.
Entertain your guests with jugglers, a professional barman or dancers. Choose music that represents your and your spouse’s tastes and not something that is traditionally played at weddings.
These ideas for unique non traditional wedding receptions can be easily and inexpensively included in your wedding arrangements and will immediately change its style and the way in which it is perceived.
There exist three main types of wedding bouquets: posy, teardrop and sheath. In a posy bouquet the flowers are arranged in a circular shape; the teardrop bouquet is wide at the top and gradually becomes smaller towards the bottom and the last type contains flowers that are gathered together and laid across the arm.
Most brides choose to have wedding bouquets made of natural flowers and eliminate from start the idea of using silk flowers. In the past these looked unnatural, but today they look indistinguishable from natural flowers. Many times they are also cheaper, but their list of advantages goes a little further. They can be manipulated easier, thus being perfect options for those brides who want to design their own bouquets, are resistant to heat, looking wonderful in spite of the passing hours and aren’t seasonable. Maybe this is their major advantage, as you can use any type of flower, indifferently of the season or of the flowers that are specific to the place.
White and simple wedding gowns offer you the possibility of choosing flowers with striking colors and with different textures, a thing practically impossible if the dress has a very complicated design or if it isn’t white. Imagine a bride walking to the aisle in a light pink dress and holding a cascading blue bouquet. This is a little bit too much. But the image can be improved by changing the bouquet’s shape and making it a simple posy bouquet or by choosing a white dress. Simple white dresses permit you to have cascading bouquets in yellow, red, blue and any other color that attracts all the attention. If you are having a black and white wedding, unique wedding bouquets can be created with white roses and begonias gathered together and wrapped in black tulle, lace or ribbons. For a more dramatic effect, place three black tulips in the middle of the arrangement. But who says you must have a complicated and heavy bouquet that will overshadow your wonderful wedding gown? A single calla lily or a sunflower portray a new style and are more than sufficient for a graceful appearance. Crystal wedding bouquets are alternatives to the traditional ones, those made of flowers. They have stunning designs, reflect light in a delightful way and accentuate the gown’s beauty and delicacy.
From the moment it is carried down the aisle to that when it is tossed into the hands of a lucky young lady, the wedding bouquet becomes the ultimate accessory!