DIY wedding favors - heart cookies on a ribbon

Creative Wedding Ideas From Real Brides – Part 26

Here is my idea for DIY wedding favors Use a heart shaped cookie cutter, with a pretty ribbon attach small love poem and the couple’s wedding date. Small thought, nice gesture! Cute and sweet!  ~Lanese Belschner, Concord, NC For my wedding I kept thinking about what to do about people giving us gifts. I didn’t […]

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DIY Wedding Ideas - Tree Stump Centerpiece

Creative Wedding Ideas from Brides – Part 25

  Centerpiece ideas for an outdoor/country / rustic  wedding:   Find someone who sells firewood and purchase a stump/piece of wood with thick bark, enough for one on each table & about three for the head table. Cut a hole in the middle that goes about 3/4 of the way down, place a plastic cup inside […]

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Ring Bearer Book instead of Pillow

Creative Wedding Ideas from brides – Part 24

I have a nephew whom I care about like he is my own son. He is 10 years old and would be embarrassed to be a ring bearer and carry a cute fluffy pillow. But, I wanted to give him a role in the wedding. I created the role of  “Keeper of the Vows”. My […]

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String of Lights With Silk Flowers DIY

Creative Ideas from Brides – Part 23

I actually got the basic idea from Martha Stewart, but altered it to my tastes. Take a string of Christmas lights (any color, but clear lights show up best). Then take silk flowers in your wedding colors (make sure they are the kind that can easily be taken apart and reassembled again – whites, ivories, […]

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DIY centerpieces using cans and bottles for holding flowers

Creative Ideas from Brides – Part 22

I have been extremely blessed with DIY creativity and frugality through out the planning of my wedding – which turned out beautiful! on a very realistic budget.  Just to share a few ideas: For the invitations, I used the paper that some may use for wedding bulletins (programs). It was quite beautiful with blush roses […]

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DIY Hollowed Out Pumpkin With Flowers Centerpiece

Creative & DIY Wedding Ideas from Real Brides – Part 21

Suggestions for fall weddings: For centerpieces – Small carved out pumpkins with flower arrangements placed inside. Instead of throwing regular birdseed, let your guests throw pumpkin seeds instead! Birds will still be able to enjoy the pumpkin seeds on the ground once the wedding is over! ~ Beth Richardson  [Photo: justmommies.com] A Real Tear Jerker… […]

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Creative Wedding Ideas From Brides – Tropical Wedding Ideas

Tropical Wedding Ideas I’d be delighted to share my ideas for a tropical themed wedding. It would be nice to know many others are benefiting from my ideas. I know it would have made it easier for me had I found this type of  web site last year!! We got married in Jamaica, and then […]

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Candy Apples Wedding Favors

Creative Wedding Ideas for Brides – Part 19

Candy Apples by TorieJane I got a local tourist attraction to make candy apples for wedding favors. They cost just $2.50 each and we bought silver organza ribbon to tie on them. Our wedding is a Valentines Day wedding and the red will look great on the tables! Besides who doesn’t love a candy apple?  […]

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Birthday Cake Used as a Wedding Cake

Creative Ideas from Budget Brides – Part 16

. My fiance and I are on a super-tight budget. We decided to get our cake from our local grocery store to save money. When we arrived, they just happened to have a very elegant birthday cake (with white icing!) on display. We ended up ordering three of them and decided to make our own […]

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DIY Wedding Reception Food Platters

Brides Wedding Ideas – Save Money on Reception Food

Tip from a Real Bride: If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on reception food, change the time of your wedding. Have a late morning wedding so that the reception will be in the early afternoon. Then just have platters of lunch meat, cheeses, crackers, etc. Things will be much more laid […]

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Fun wedding reception idea - the conga line!

Fun and Sentimental Ideas from Real Weddings

Photo from Fort Myers DJ Here’s a fun wedding reception idea. When it is time for the dancing, the bride and groom head a conga line in which they go around the room and “pick up” all of their guests. This is a great way to get everyone onto the dance floor and loosen them […]

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Table for Remembering Loved Ones at Wedding Reception

Creative Wedding Ideas from Brides – Part 10

Remembering loved ones who have passed at the wedding:  Both of my grandparents, my fiancee’s grandparents, and his father have all passed away. To “include” them in our ceremony, I will carry in my bouquet a flower of their favorite color. While “our song” is being sang, we will place each flower in a vase […]

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