July 31

2015 Top Wedding Songs For Every Couple

With so many things to get done before the big day, making the perfect playlist to accompany your celebration can become a huge source of stress. Though choosing music for your ceremony and reception can sometimes gets pushed to the back-burner, it is an incredibly important part of your day. The playlist you assemble goes a long way for setting the mood of your wedding and says even more about you as a couple. Plus, who wants to walk down the aisle to a song that is “good enough” or dance with Dad to a track that is “alright I guess” anyways? Your wedding is full of meaningful events so it is only natural to want to couple every unforgettable moment with an equally significant song. But instead of spending hours scouring the internet or sifting through your entire music library, relax and check out our one-stop shop for wedding song perfection here.

wedding-songs-to-dance-to Photo Source: Elena Zhukova

Our new Wedding Songs page is an expansive music library that will surely take your playlist from basic to bravo. This new feature lets you search for songs by wedding event, genre and decade making your quest for the ultimate playlist easier than ever. Whether you’re looking for a modern country song to toss the bouquet to or some classic 70s funk to get your reception going, you can find whatever you’re looking for with just three clicks. Our music library is full of the most popular wedding songs making sure that every event of your wedded way turns out exactly how you planned it to be. So go and find the songs that will bring tears to their eyes, smiles to their faces and a happy crowd to the dance floor. Let us help you put together a playlist that complements your unique love story—from procession to reception.

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July 31

Destination Wedding Planning Tips

Destination Wedding Planning Tips

Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our blog sharing some helpful destination wedding planning tips. Amber is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.

Amber is in Mexico at the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit talking destination weddings with industry experts including, Marcy Blum, David Beahm and Aimee Monihan. From what to research to guest lists and budget factors, these tips will help you plan the perfect destination wedding for you.

Aimee Monihan, the found of Tropical Occasions says that the first step in planning your destination wedding is research. Every country has different legal requirements for weddings and did you know that ome have a grace period that you have to be in the country for a couple days before you can actually legally get married? A few countries have different types of people who can legally marry you, and some do a lot of civil ceremonies. It’s very important that you find out what each countrie’s legalities are and then follow suit.

David Beahm, the founder of David Beahm Experiences says that the ideal size for a destination wedding is what you feel comfortable with, and really depends on how much time you want to spend with all your guests. Personally for him, he likes around 100 people.

Marcy Blum, the president of Marcy Blum Associates says that the interesting thing about destination weddings is that the clients often come to her thinking it’s going to be the budget option when actually it’s just the converse. She says that while food and beverage and other certain things may be a little less expensive in the destination wedding, by the time you add up all your other expenses it’s much more expensive than in a hotel ballroom close to home.

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July 29

Through August 4th – Save 25% off Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas Promo CodesLove is in bloom and today we are kicking off our 25% off sale at Wedding Paper Divas. It’s a great time to purchase your wedding stationery with Wedding Paper Divas promo code SUMMERSALE25 at checkout, today through August 4th.

Make an impression with our premium wedding stationery collection including foil-stamped, letterpress, laser cut, and thermography wedding invitations.

Our real hand-stamped foil-design invitation adds that extra glam for the stylish bride. Our letterpress invitations make sure every detail is imprinted with love. Our laser-cut invitations feature intricately cut design elements, and our thermography invitations makes an impressive statement  and create a three-dimensional effect.

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Featured Wedding Invitations: Faint Petals in seafoam green and printed on our Pearl White Shimmer paper.

Happy wedding stationery shopping, and let us know in the comments what you chose!

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July 28

Chic Black and White Wedding Colors

Weddings are made up of many things, the cake, the décor, the invitations, the flowers, the dress, the guests and the list goes on. But there is one decision that influences each of the very important decisions listed, the wedding colors of course. Today we are taking a classic spin on things with this inspiration for a chic black and white city themed wedding, and let us be the first to tell you that yes there is black and white present in the cake, the décor, the invitations, the flowers, and the dress. How chic is this black and white celebration that is sure to have all raising their glass to the happy couple and their beautiful ceremony! We are absolutely loving the black and white and we hope you are too.

chic black and white wedding colors with a city theme Photo Source: Suit and Tie | Bridesmaids | Rooftop Reception | Bouquet | Cake

Featured Black and White Wedding Invitation: Chicago Cityscape. See our full collection of wedding invitations here.

  • Suit and Tie: The classic black and white suit is perfect for this crisp city themed wedding. Talk about going with the wedding colors perfectly, the men of the wedding party will be looking on point and oh so handsome the day of the “I do’s!”
  • Bridesmaids: Add black to the bridesmaids dresses and really seal the deal for a black and white color scheme. These ladies will be front and center at the ceremony and perfectly contrast with the brides beautiful white dress of course.
  • Rooftop Reception: What a perfect overlook for this classic color scheme. The roof top reception says it all on its own. This is simply modern and breathtaking!
  • Bouquet: What would a black and white wedding be without a matching bouquet, the perfect place to highlight your wedding colors!
  • Cake: This sleek dessert really makes a statement and is simply beautiful and chic. Incorporate your wedding colors into your cake and the delicious treat will start to look more like wedding décor rather then a delicious slice of yum.

Whether your wedding is right around the corner or years away, get inspired to start planning your big day. It’s never too early. Cheers!

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July 28

Shady Elms Farm Wedding Venue

This week’s real wedding features Sarah and Ben’s spectacular countryside wedding, at Shady Elms Farm. Everything about this wedding is elegant and romantic. This venue is almost too cute for words! It has its own rustic farm, quaint pond, grassy knoll, and vibrant flower garden. What more could you ask for?

If you need some last minute inspiration for your Summer wedding, or are still planning the details for something Fall-inspired, this is a great wedding to explore. We love the way the red and orange flowers perfectly mix with the array of hot pink and creamy white petals within Sarah’s wedding bouquet. Even her wine-colored lipstick is a perfect match. It’s all about the details!

Whatever you do, make sure to incorporate personal touches of the two of you. Try to include your favorite foods, fun photos, and unique decorations. Listen to your heart, and everything will fall into place.

Photo credit: Elizabeth Craig Photography

rustic farm wedding on shady elms farm in PA

creamy white and pink wedding dress with bridesmaids dresses near lavender flowers

 

rustic wedding reception decorations

bride and groom hugging with flower bouquet on a farm

bride with her bridesmaids all dress in white and carrying fall florals

smiling groom dressed in a grey tux on a country farm

pink and purple flower wedding invitations for spring, summer, and fall wedding themes

fall wedding bouquete at a country reception

 

white rustic cake at a farm wedding in the hills

 

rustic wooden wedding decorations in a country farm setting

country chic wedding imagery of a bride and groom exhancing I Dos at ceremony

bride and groom laughing during a country farm wedding ceremony

 

bride and groom during first dance

bride and groom kissing by a lake in the mountains

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July 24

3 Great Ways to Appreciate Your Wedding Party

wedding etiquette thank you cards

Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our wedding blog with advice on great ways to show your wedding party that you appreciate them!  Amber Harrison is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She knows that none of us would be able to imagine our big days without our best friends so, she has rounded up three great ideas for giving the wedding party the praise they deserve! She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day (And today she is also helping each couple celebrate their unique wedding party!)

Bridesmaid and Wedding Party Gift Ideas

Your wedding party plays both an emotional and tactical role in your wedding when it comes to the planning and to the celebrating! Let’s face it, you couldn’t do it without them and you wouldn’t want to. Think about the endless scheduling that goes into this role, from the bridal shower, to the bachelor party, the rehearsal dinner and the list goes on! These party members are working hard. They didn’t just agree to have the title of “best man” or “maid of honor” they agreed to a big role! Besides planning, these special people go beyond their roles and listen to the almost newlyweds complain about their horrible mother-in-laws to be!  I mean, they’re practically holding the show together!  Your wedding party members truly deserve a little credit for all of this and you can make them feel special with even the simplest gestures. Give them some love and show your wedding party just how much you appreciate them.

Here’s how:

  1. Plan a special outing: Treat your wedding party to a day that has nothing to do with planning. You could do a spa day, a concert, anything, really. You’ll both enjoy the break and it’s a great way to spend quality time together.
  2. Give a meaningful gift: It could be a book of favorite photos, some playful cuff links or a piece of jewelry engraved with something special. And don’t underestimate the power of a really heartfelt note.
  3. Give them a shout out: If you’re planning a speech, show your wedding party some love, tell a funny story from the planning process or publicly thank someone who really saved the day.

I promise, your wedding party will appreciate the appreciation and it will make you feel just as good!

I want to hear from you! Post a comment to me below with your questions and I may answer them (anonymously, of course!) in an upcoming episode.

Don’t forget to follow along and show me all *your* favorite wedding inspiration. #SmallTalkBigDay

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