Our Favorite Wedding Trends Making an Appearance in 2018

With the first day of spring behind us, wedding season is officially upon us! And as always, we’ve been sifting through the latest new trends to bring you our favorite ideas and tips for your big day!  Honeymoon Funds Okay, let’s face it. These days, most couples live together long before they say “I Do!” (sorry Grandma). So, the need for a brand-new blender or set of wine glasses may be a bit unnecessary since you probably already have these in [...]

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Five Ways to Use Giant Balloons in Your Wedding Decorations

Balloons! The word can bring up all sorts of memories of days gone by … birthday parties, proms and other festive events! In this blog post the wedding balloon ideas I’ll be sharing are not those that you might remember from childhood birthday parties and high school proms. Instead, I’ll be sharing ways to use giant balloons, which can add a lot of visual appeal to your wedding décor. I will admit that balloons can at first seem like a [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 7

In our 7th week of our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, I’ll be sharing ways to save by wearing a pre-owned wedding dress, incorporating burlap in to your wedding décor and having favors that can also be used as place card holders. Tip 19. Select a Pre-Owned Wedding Dress. Your wedding dress is surely a most important wedding purchase. And while you want it to be your “dream gown”, you could end up with a [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 5

In 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 5, I will share three more money-saving ideas: One location for both the ceremony and reception, pom-poms for inexpensive pizzazz, and choosing a day other than Saturday for your wedding. Tip 13. One Location for Both the Ceremony and Reception. Having both the ceremony and reception in one location can be accomplished in several ways. One way is to choose a venue where you can have your wedding outdoors [...]

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Your Outdoor Wedding Reception – What’s Your Style?

Planning your wedding reception can be a daunting task. After all, most engaged couples have not had the experience of planning such a large and important party before. To help with your planning process, I will cover some of the hallmarks of three popular types of outdoor receptions in this post.  At first glance all three may seem to be very similar to each other but there are definite differences in décor and style that really do help create a [...]

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Easy DIY Wedding Reception Centerpieces

If you are planning your wedding you are probably seeing the total cost add up … and up! One way to stretch your wedding dollars is to use DIY wedding reception centerpieces. In this post we’ll focus on the ways you can incorporate glass bottles in to your DIY centerpiece. There are lots of other DIY possibilities as well, which we will cover in future blog posts. In the meantime, check out our DIY Centerpiece Pinterest board which has over [...]

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Taylor and Andrew’s Rustic Wedding

Two team members at Exclusively Weddings had weddings in 2012. Andrea, who is head of the merchandising team, got married in December and her wedding is featured in a blog post here: Andrea and Chris’ Winter Wedding. Taylor is on the merchandising team at Exclusively Weddings and her June wedding is featured below: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – On a sunny morning in June, Taylor married her true love, Andrew, lakeside at a [...]

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