Friday, April 30, 2010

How to choose your wedding colors

To have visual unity in your wedding, you need specific colors. The colors you choose can create a look that evokes elegance and make your wedding appear more expensive than it actually is.

As you may well know, lots of brides have a difficult time choosing their colors, but it is possible, and it can be easy.

Many individuals use their favorite colors for their wedding theme or determine it by considering a favorite flower. Ideally, you should select one main color and one to two accents.

How do you choose?
First, find out if there are any predetermined aspects. For example, does the ceremony or reception location have strong colors? Do you absolutely have to have a certain flower? Have you already decided on the bridesmaids dresses?

If any of the above are true, then you're halfway there. If not, you can start thinking about the season your wedding will take place: Spring and summer ceremonies generally have bright colors or pastels; many winter weddings have deep purples, gray-greens, burgundies and silvers; and fall ceremonies usually have harvest tones like oranges, yellows and reds.

Here's what you should stay away from:
  • Too much black. Yes, black is sophisticated, but have too much, and your wedding might end up looking like a funeral. If you love black, and it's an absolute must-have, balance it with a bright color or lots of crisp white.
  • Losing your personality. Don't choose colors just because your grandmother or future mother-in-law loves them. Instead, consider what you usually wear and the shades used to decorate your place; these are probably colors you're more comfortable with.
  • Choosing too many wedding colors. Two is ideal; three will work; any more than that, and your wedding will probably look like it's all over the place. Your wedding colors are supposed to tie everything together. The best way to do this? Have everything in one of two shades.
Other things to consider:
  • Go monochromatic and have various shades of one color. For instance, if green is your color, maybe your bridesmaids could wear different shades of that, and you could have various shades at your reception as well.
  • Have related tones (ones adjacent to each other on the color wheel). You could try green and yellow or red, purple and blue.
  • Try complementary shades (colors located opposite each other on the color wheel). These are combos like forest green and burgundy or lavendar and pale yellow).
  • If you have a favorite color you really love, emphasize it with neutrals. For example, if purple is your fave color, you could have your bridesmaids wear cream dresses with purple sashes and your groomsmen wear off-white tuxedos and purple botonnieres.
When you have an idea of the shades you want, check this out to see how everything will look together.
Have you chosen your wedding colors? If so, what are they? If not, what colors are you leaning towards?

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How to create your wedding inspiration board

When it comes to planning the wedding of your dreams, every detail is important. Initially, you may not be exactly sure what you want; creating a wedding inspiration board can help you come up with and organize your ideas.
A wedding inspiration board is a collage of photographs that signifies the tone of your wedding. It will help you choose colors, themes, decor and other wedding details, and it will serve as the inspiration for your wedding.

Additionally, you can show the board to your vendors to give them a better idea of what you want for your wedding. It will also help you stay focused and keep you from purchasing things that don't fit your vision.
So, how do you make one?
Choose images that speak to you and that portray the type of wedding you want. You can find photos in magazines, websites, catalogs and online. If you're creating a physical board, print any photos you find online and cut out the ones you see in magazines and other publications. You can also use small objects or fabric swatches for your board. Place the items on a poster or bulletin board, and you're all done!

Creating an inspiration board on your computer is easier than creating a physical one. Do an online search, and you'll find thousands of images that fit your wedding vision. You can also scan magazine images and other photos you have. To make your board on the computer, you can use a photo and image editing software or a free software program like MosaicMaker.

For an example of how to create your wedding inspiration board, check out our source: How to create a wedding inspiration board.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Creative ways to announce your engagement

So, you just got engaged? Congratulations!
Now that you've taken that big step, you might be wondering how to let everyone know. Here are five creative and fun ways to share your big news with all your loved ones:

Show them with pictures. Take a favorite photo of you two or schedule an engagement photo session and turn the shots into postcards on an online photo service like Pre-print your engagement announcement, then all you have to do is mail them to spread your wonderful news!

Send a video ecard. You're probably feeling goofy-happy about your engagement, so why not share that feeling with everyone in a funny way? On, you can make a personalized engagement announcement that will get big laughs. Pick a theme (ballroom, beach or barnyard) with music to match, and upload your favorite photos of each other. Your smiling heads will be connected to kooky dancing bodies as you star in a musical production guaranteed to get a laugh. And the best part? It gets to everyone's inbox with a simple click of a button. (See how to make it here).

Check out the other three tips: 5 Creative Ways to Announce Your Engagement

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Monday, April 19, 2010


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