Tag Archives: ceremony

September 26

DIY: Ceremony Streamers

The ceremony sendoff is one of the best photo opportunities of the day, and this simple little DIY project will help make yours picture perfect. An alternative to traditional rice or bubbles, streamers will create a cool effect for post-”I do” pics. Here’s how to make them…

Gather These Supplies

  • Ribbon
  • Wood dowels
  • Eyelet hooks
  • Plyer
  • Spray paint

Step 1: Paint 

Start your project by spraying all of the wood dowels with the paint color of your choice (we went with a matte gold). Make sure to cover all of the surface. These will take some time to dry, so we recommend doing this step first and letting them sit overnight to set.

Step 2: Screw

This is the most labor-intensive step, but also the most important. Using your hands, screw the eyelet hook into the end of the dowel. Once you’ve got it sturdy enough, use the plyer to tighten. Make it snug!

Step 3: Tie

Once your hooks are secured in the wood, the last step is to add your ribbon. We double knotted it at the metal to make sure nothing came loose, and gave it a good wave to test it out.

 

 Now they’re ready for guests to wave at you on your way out!

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November 15

Ceremony Streamers: Eye Candy

Looking for a cute way to incorporate your wedding colors into your ceremony? We came across this darling DIY idea over at Ruffled and can’t seem to get enough. Just because all eyes are on you doesn’t mean you can’t fill the room with eye candy, too.

Cute, right? Are you doing anything colorful at your ceremony? Leave us a comment below.

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July 13

Our Top 5 Wedding Programs: Wedding Stationery Wednesday

We love seeing how different couples incorporate their themes and colors into their ceremonies… and often, this is done with well-designed wedding programs. To give you a glimpse of what other brides and grooms are choosing for their programs, we thought we’d share our top five selling designs! Leave a comment below and let us know which one is your favorite.

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March 8

Colorful Outdoor Ceremony Details: Eye Candy

We know it’s only the beginning of March, but who isn’t eager for warmer temps and longer days? Spring is just around the corner, which means we’ll soon see a wealth of bright, vibrant decor details as weddings move outdoors. Here are a few of our favorite ways couples have played up color at their outdoor ceremonies.

Paper

Fabric

Parasols

Streamers

See an idea you love? Leave us a comment below!

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February 28

Transitioning from Ceremony to Reception

Today’s Diva Dish came from a reader who is having her ceremony and reception at the same venue:

Dear Divas,

During our ceremony, guests will be seated in a herringbone design facing the celebrants. After the bride and groom leave, they will return for pictures. We envisioned everyone having drinks and snacks while they watch the pictures, then we will all move on to dinner and dancing.

Can you offer ideas to make these transitions work?

Thanks,

Carla

Thanks for writing in, Carla! Here’s what we suggest:

  • Create a wedding program. That way, guests will know the schedule of events the moment they sit down to the ceremony.
  • Coordinate with the DJ, bartenders and waitstaff. After the ceremony is over, have the DJ start playing some mellow music and ask the waitstaff to begin clearing away chairs to encourage mingling. Make sure the bartenders and waitstaff know when to cut off drinks and appetizers, and have the DJ make the announcement that everyone should take their seats prior to the bridal party’s entrance for dinner.
  • Turn trusted friends into coordinators. If you have a relative, childhood friend or colleague in attendance who isn’t in the bridal party, ask him or her to help serve as a coordinator to make sure the transitions run smoothly, ushering people in or out and giving direction.
  • Take photos in private. Trust us, you won’t want an audience while you’re shooting your wedding photos. Not only will it get monotonous for the guests, but your photos won’t turn out the same as they would if it were just the two of you. Take time to shoot a few photos before the ceremony, or find an alternate location for your post-wedding photo shoot instead.

What other advice would you offer Carla? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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