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If you’re having an outdoor backyard wedding this summer, lawn games are must-haves! Set up the lawn games beforehand and add inviting sings like “May the odds be ever in your favor” or “Let the games begin,” so that it will encourage guests to play. They’re a great way to entertain them during cocktail hour (while you’re having pictures taken with your NEW husband) or even during the reception (as long as you don’t mind them missing from the dance floor). Choose between these fun favorites:
Photo: Claudia McDade Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Just for Fun, Wedding Guests, Wedding Ideas
Tags: Amanda Lloyd Photography, badminton, chess, claudia mcdade photography, cornhole, croquet, Elevate Photography, hula hoop, Jonas Peterson, lawn games, wedding lawn games
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.
Photos (from left to right): Emily Blake Photography and She-N-He Photography and Design
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Just for Fun, Wedding Guests, Wedding Planning
Tags: beverages, Cappy Hotchkiss Photography, Cooper Carras Photography, Cramer Photo, dancing shoes, Emily Blake Photography, Katherine O'Brien Photography, Matt Edge Photography, popsicles, programs, She-N-He Photography and Design, sunglasses, umbrellas
Photo: Morgan Trinker Photography
Brides look forward to their last night out as a single lady before their big day. That’s why the maid of honor and bridesmaids do the honor of hosting. Not only should they decide on a date that is not the night before the wedding, (unless they want to remake the Hangover), but also pick a theme that suits the bride’s style. A typical bash drags the bride from bar to bar and makes her blush at the sight of any man. However, there are endless ways to celebrate, reminisce and of course, laugh. Start planning with some of these low-key ideas if you need help!
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, we thought we’d share a few Irish wedding traditions. Green is always associated with the luckiest day of the year, but it used to be considered unlucky for a wedding as it might entice malicious fairies and leprechauns. However, it was lucky for a bride if her groom went through with the ceremony. Who knew that Irish men were known for getting cold feet? Guests would have to lock the church doors just in case. With modern modifications, you can incorporate the luck of the Irish with these three ideas:
Be superstitious like the Irish and spread three-leafed good luck charms at each place setting.
Photo: Larissa Cleveland Photography
Even though having a flower girl or ring bearer is optional, including one of your favorite little ones is always a nice way to make them feel a part of your special day. Traditionally, their main job was to make it down the aisle, scatter floral petals or carry the rings on a pillow, but nowadays, brides are thinking beyond the petals and the pillows and letting them make their own grand entrance. Depending on your theme, here are seven alternative items your flower girl or ring bearer could carry (or walk) down the aisle with:
1. Bird’s Nest
Perfect for any garden wedding, have you flower girl carry the rings in an artificial bird’s nest.
Photo: Live View Studios
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Just for Fun, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Planning
Tags: alternative flower girl bouquets, alternative ring bearer pillows, Amy + Stuart Photography, Artisan Events, flower girls, Hello Studios, KT Merry Photography, live view studios, ring bearers, Smitten Photography, Yvette Roman Photography