October 1

Destination Bachelorette Party Etiquette: Today’s Diva Dish

Here’s an email from a bride-to-be who has found herself in a party planning pickle…

Dear Divas,

My maid of honor really wants to throw me an out-of-town bachelorette party, but I’m a little concerned that not everyone can afford it. From airfare to hotel accommodations, food and entertainment, I know it’s going to get pricey. What’s the best way to navigate the situation?


The Bachelorette

Dear Bachelorette,

This is one of those tricky wedding situations when honesty is the best policy. Be upfront with the guests about exactly how much they are expected to chip in, and then let them know that you won’t be upset if they can’t attend.

Talk with your bridesmaids about how much they are comfortable spending as well—often the bridesmaids will take care of food and entertainment costs as long as the guests pay for their own airfare and accommodations.

If it sounds like a lot of people are struggling with the cost, you might want to consider making your trip a weekend getaway with just a few friends and changing the bachelorette venue to somewhere nearby. After all, your bachelorette party doesn’t need to be a big vacation—it’s simply supposed to be a celebration with your friends!

Good luck!

The Divas

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June 27

Eye Candy: Steamline Luggage

If you’re dreaming of jetting to your faraway honeymoon destination, add this gorgeous eye candy to your wish list! Steamline Luggage has six artful collections of luggage born in grand tradition—all worth swooning over. Here are a few of my favorites that will ensure your bag is never mistaken for again.

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Ambassador Series

Aviator Series


June 11

Honeymoon-Inspired Destination Favors

The wonderful thing about deciding upon a wedding theme is that you then have a general direction to help you select everything from flowers to fashion and favors. And when your wedding theme matches your honeymoon destination, everything you pick out will make you more and more excited not only for your wedding but for your big trip, too!

To finish up our week of honeymoon-inspired localista weddings, we’ve collected a few of our favorite travel and destination-themed favors below. I absolutely love the suitcase tins! Imagine all the fun you could have personalizing them…

Travel-Themed Favors

Tropical Destination Favors

Unique Destination Favors


June 10

Honeymoon-Inspired Wedding Fashion

This week we’re giving you fresh ideas for a faux destination wedding inspired by your honeymoon location. From food and drinks to decor and wedding stationery, we think a honeymoon-inspired wedding blends together the drama and luxury of an exotic locale with the comfort and affordability of a local celebration.

To continue this trend, we’ve selected a few of our favorite wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses to match a haute couture honeymoon destination. Which look would match your wedding best?


Look like a Grecian goddess when you walk down the aisle. This one-shouldered gown is perfect for a day spend daydreaming about island hopping in the Mediterranean.

Buenos Aires

Ruffles, refined elegance and a pop of vibrant color combine to make this gorgeous look from The Dessy Group the ideal way to infuse your big day with the style of your South American destination.


Paris is a city full of love and luxury, so make sure to have a bit of fun with fashion on your big day. I love this wedding dress from J.Crew. Doesn’t she look like a high fashion version of the Eiffel Tower?

Tropical Escapes

Dress your bridesmaids in bright hues with colorful bouquets to bring a little island style to your celebration. This fun ruffled dress would be the perfect complement to hot pink blooms.

Out of Africa

Don’t be afraid to use prints and patterns in your bridesmaids dresses, especially if you are jetting off on a safari for your honeymoon. This look has the right blend of neutrals and bold hues.


The vibrant pink and subtle gold hues on this dress seem perfectly suited for a wedding that foreshadows a few exciting adventures in India.


Give your wedding a bit of an Alice in Wonderland theme with crisp green hedges, Alice-blue bridesmaids dresses and playful checkered patterns.


June 8

Local Destination Decor

Just because you’re not jet setting across the ocean to say your vows doesn’t mean your local celebration can’t have the charm and wonder of a destination wedding. Planning a honeymoon-inspired wedding can give your local celebration that dreamy allure that destination weddings are made of. With a little creativity in your menu selections and some thoughtful decor, your guests will easily get lost in the charm of a faraway place.

Here are a few colorful, cultural and oh-so-accessible local destination decor ideas…

What’s your favorite? If you’ve planned a honeymoon-inspired wedding, we’d love to see your photos! Send to blog@weddingpaperdivas and we’ll feature your savvy style on the blog!