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Wedding Aisle Runner Ideas You Should Consider

Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wedding Aisle Runner Ideas You Should Consider

Out of all of the aspects of the design of your wedding that you’ve put countless hours of thought and preparation to, not a single one is more overlooked than the runner placed on the aisle for you to walk down on. However, the runner itself, seen by all your guests and in most pictures of you standing at the altar, acts as a focal point, either subtly enhancing your overall design or (if done incorrectly or haphazardly) creating a jarring disturbance in your look. So if you’re looking for a few aisle runner ideas to give the finishing touch to your wedding’s décor, then here’s what you need to know. Go All-Natural If you’re having an outdoor wedding – or even if your theme is just a little more natural or rustic – a natural-looking aisle runner is your best bet. Rather than being made out of fabrics (though dyed burlap is a nice choice for a natural theme if you do decide on a fabric runner), you can lay down a carpet of flower petals for a lovely, aromatic runner. If you don’t want to deal with a bunch of stray petals, flower chains running the length of the aisle are a no-fuss, natural way to mark the aisle without providing too many places to trip. Go Grand If you’re more of a show-stopping bride with a grand, glamorous theme in mind, the runner can be the elaborate, decorative icing on the cake. A glitzy, metallic trim in either gold (for warmer wedding colors like red, orange, and yellow) or silver (for cooler wedding colors like green, blue, and purple) on the edges of a silk or satin runner is a great look if you like a bit of bling, while a runner made out of French lace is better for an old Hollywood or stately and royal sort of vibe. Go Classic If your wedding embraces a more classic look than a natural theme or grand affair, you can’t go wrong with an entirely classic option: a simple, hemmed piece of white cotton cloth. Cotton-like alternatives like polypropylene are also quite popular, as they keep the traditional look while being significantly more heavy duty – a good thing if you have a large wedding processional, if your bridesmaids are wearing heels, or if you’re having an outdoor wedding. Remember, the only hard and fast rules about an aisle runner – if indeed you choose to have one at all – are that it should be slightly longer than the aisle itself, and that it should be secured down to the floor. So feel free to choose any aisle runner look you want; in the end, the most important part of the day is your...

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Budget Wedding Planning: Spend Less And Have A Happier Marriage

Posted by on September 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Budget Wedding Planning: Spend Less And Have A Happier Marriage

If you are planning a wedding but you don’t have a big budget and you are stressed to the max, you could actually increase your chances of having a better marriage by spending less. Instead of going all out on your big day and spending thousands of dollars for a few hours of fun, you can have a beautiful and low key affair. Having the wedding in a hall or outdoor area where it’s free, like a backyard or cheap local club hall is a great way to save a ton of money because you can bring in your own food. Here are a few other easy ways to get cost estimates and save. Call Equipment Rental Places You can get tables and chairs, and even a tent, from an equipment rental place, and you’ll have all of the seating and food tables you need for the big day. This is much cheaper than picking a large hall to host your event where you have to pay per head. You can even cover these tables yourself with tablecloths from a discount store, and tossing them at the end of the night will make for easy clean up. Poll Your Family for Food There should be a lot of family and friends that understand you want to conserve money on food for the wedding. They also may be willing to chip in. If you can get people to make things like pasta salad, regular salad, mashed or other potatoes, and even meat, it could be a great way to save a lot of money. You can keep the food costs to a bare minimum, and it allows you to customize your meal plan exactly like you want. Don’t Overdo the Decorations You don’t need to have tables full of fresh flowers and decorations all over the place. Instead, simple centerpieces and minimal décor can be very elegant. You can use lanterns that you buy at discount stores, and you should shop for previously used decorations on classified sites and local garage sale sites. You can also ask a friend who is crafty to help you make the things you want. The more money you save on your big day, the more money the two of you will have to start your marriage together. Wasting a lot of money or going into debt may cause a lot of financial strains on your marriage, and that isn’t how you want to spend your time while you are in the honeymoon...

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