Who knew that something so simple like picture frames could make such a lasting impact on your wedding day decor, especially if it’s shabby chic themed! Break a welcome message down into individual words and arrange them in a display on trees, fill them flowers for a ceremony backdrop, tack your escort cards in them for guests to find their seats, add family photos in them to honor loved ones not present, or place them around centerpieces to create a masterpiece. Our Decor Editor’s best advice: remember they DO have a purpose!
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Puerto Rico – Bacardi rum, tostones, flan
What did you include in your welcome bags or baskets? Share in the comments below! And stay tuned tomorrow for the final edition of our state-by-state guide.
Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography
Tis the season for rising temperatures! While you may think it’s ideal weather to have a summer wedding in, the heat can often make family and friends uncomfortable. To help keep them cool (and refreshed), here are 6 ways to ensure they won’t have a meltdown:
1. Chilled Beverages
Before the ceremony, have a water stand with beverage tappers filled with your choice of limes, lemons, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
2. Iced Treats
During cocktail hour, pass out popsicles or freeze pops.
3. Oversized Umbrellas
Instead of having guests hold an umbrella to stay in the shade, place oversized umbrellas over the ceremony space. That way no one’s view is blocked.
4. Double-Duty Programs
Turn your ceremony programs into personal fans.
5. Dancing Shoes
Let guests kick off their shoes and have happy feet on the dance floor with flip flops.
Provide sunglasses to those guests who forgot theirs. You don’t want them squinting as you walk down the aisle!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Just for Fun, Wedding Guests, Wedding Planning
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