Anything but Traditional: Unusual Weddings

In the past, I’ve written blogs about couples that have married in unique, non-traditional locations.  There were couples who were married in a helicopter above the Vegas strip, underwater weddings, couples who exchanged vows strapped to the outside of biplanes, and even couples who dressed as their favorite sci-fi characters and married at Comic-Con, but I came across a blog that had a few places I felt could be mentioned as well.

Just in time for Halloween when all things weird and wacky are wonderful, The Huffington Post ran a blog entitled, “Weirdest Wedding Locales:  5 Unusual Places Couples Have Wed”, and some of the places people are tying the knot may surprise you.  A 99 Cents Store, Taco Bell, and a doughnut shop were among the 5 unusual places.   Check out the other locations and tell us about any other unusual wedding locations you may have heard about.

Have a Magical Wedding at Disney World

Walt Disney World celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend so I wanted to send a birthday shout out to one of my all time favorite and most fun places to vacation.  Some may think of Disney World as a resort only for families but Disney World is a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons as well.

Disney World’s theme and water parks, resort hotels and various nighttime activities are what make it a top ranking honeymoon destination but you can also get married there.  They offer several types of packages including one where you get married in the Magic Kingdom and ride in Cinderalla’s Coach.  I can’t think of a more magical wedding than that!

Planning a Disney wedding?  We want to hear about it.

Hot Trend: Fan Programs

These DIY wedding fan programs will help keep your guests cool throughout both the ceremony and reception.  Perfect for the do-it-yourself bride, these printable program fans are fun and easy. With only a few simple steps, you can print these program fans yourself on your home printer and select the style and colors that compliment your wedding theme.   Use the pre-defined templates or create your own fan design to match your wedding theme or colors. 

Have Your Fantasy Wedding at Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con takes place July 21 – 24th and for some fans of anime, science fiction, fantasy, superheroes, video games, and, yes, comic books, it’s the perfect place to exchange “I dos.” 

Where else but Comic-Con can you have a Star Wars, Star Trek or superhero themed wedding.  Since Comic-Con attendees often go dressed as their favorite characters, you can have even more fun with the theme by having a bridal party of masked caped crusaders or storm troopers.  Now that’s making a wedding unique!

Know someone married at Comic-Con? Tell us about it.

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Covering Every Last Detail

Your wedding ceremony will be one of the most important parts of your wedding day. It is the moment where you exchange I Do’s and become Mr.  & Mrs. Your wedding reception is still important because it is where you celebrate with family and friends. Naturally you will want to create a setting that exudes your personal style and creates an ideal atmosphere for both the ceremony and reception. Here are some of our favorite décor pieces that add style and a personal touch to any occasion.

Featured: Timeless Photo Booth Backdrop, Embracing Hearts Dance Floor Decal, Here Comes the Bride Custom Wedding Banner

Some couples opt for simple and intimate while others want bold and bright. No matter what your style there are many details you can customize to make your day all your own. 

 Featured: Winter Wedding Aisle Runner, Winter Wedding Table Runner, Winter Wedding Table Decoration

The Wedding Outlet offers a wide variety of favors, gifts and accessories that will compliment any style wedding. Browse through Ceremony Décor and Reception Décor to find all the right pieces for every last detail of your wedding day! 

Take Note: Fun detail for your wedding!

To take your table arrangements up a notch, consider using personalized wedding note cards as a way to add custom details. For planning individual place settings, highlighting a menu, or complimenting your favors, personalized wedding note cards are ideal. We offer numerous styles and designs to ensure that it’s not just your message that’s unique, but the impression you make also! Below are some great ways to use personalized note cards.

Favors & Gift Bags
Use as a gift tag or card on your favors to thank guests for their love and support on your wedding day.

If you would like guests to help themselves to a basket of goodies you have for them consider placing a note card next to the basket or attach to each of the goodies being passed out. Baskets could be used for flip flops, parasols or umbrellas, pashminas, water bottles, tissues…etc.

Menu, Bar & Candy Buffet
Consider a note card to let guests know of a signature cocktail being offered at the bar, the apps that will be passed, or what sweets are being offered at the candy buffet.

Well Wishes
With a wish box, each guest writes their special wish for the couple on a wedding note card the all the wishes are then placed in a special well wisher box, holder or vase.

Notes to your Bridal Party
On the day of your wedding give each of the members of your bridal party a note card with a special note thanking them for being part of your day. Write a note to your parents and your spouse too.

Shower Games
Ask guests questions about the bride and groom and have the submit their answers on note cards for a chance to win prizes.

Bringing Your Wedding to Ireland

According to recent bridal surveys, green weddings are popular, but with St. Patrick’s Day today, I’d like to suggest another type of “green” wedding, a wedding in Ireland.  Many couples bring Irish style to their wedding with bagpipers, a green color scheme or Irish dancers, but what if you brought your wedding to Ireland instead?

I think Ireland’s castles, mild climate, green cliffs and mountains make spectacular, almost fairy tale like settings, for a wedding. Getting married in Ireland does take some extra planning though.  You must notify the proper officials at least three months in advance and there are some residency requirements.  There are also restrictions as to where weddings can actually take place.  Do your homework and be diligent with your paperwork to avoid any disasters, or better yet, hire an Irish wedding planner to help with all the details.

A wedding in Ireland would be wonderful and I look forward to hearing from brides who are planning to get or have been married in Ireland.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

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How wood you use in your wedding?

I love the idea of using natural products throughout your wedding decor; it is very cozy and rustic. So immediately I fell in love with these accessories from BragginBags. Here is a bit about what they do… “specializing in everything fabulous & unique for your upcoming wedding! We offer an array of eclectic collections including woodland, rustic, western, elegance, personalized, DIY, barn CHIC, beach cottage, vintage bride, and more.” Below are some of my favorites I wanted to share but there are so many others so be sure to browse all of BraggingBags accessories.

Image Credits: Wedding Card Holder, Wedding Cake Plate, Wooden Cake Plate, Table Number EaselsBouquet Tag.

Vendor Spotlight: Cranwell Resort & Spa

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club is your complete wedding destination — offering an award-winning property perfect for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, and brunch — with a spa and golf course on the grounds! A complimentary Bridal Suite is a part of every Cranwell wedding.

Whether it’s a grand festive event or intimate celebration, your wedding will create wonderful lasting memories for you and your guests. High on a hilltop with surrounding views of the Berkshires, your wedding at this historic site will be everything you envision it to be. From the Rose Terrace with a 60-mile panoramic view to the grand Sloane’s Ballroom in our 19th Century Gilded Age Mansion, the setting is ideal. For a smaller affair, the richly decorated Music Room offers elegance and warmth.

Learn more about Cranwell here!

Tackling a Super Bowl Wedding

For football fans, having a football themed wedding is a great way to add a personal touch to your day.  Ultimate fans that are lucky enough to have their home town teams make it to the Super Bowl might take this idea one step further with a Super Bowl Sunday wedding. There’s not much time to plan, but couples have pulled it off in the past.

A few ideas for a Super Bowl XLV wedding might include decorating in the colors of the competing teams, green and gold for the Green Bay Packers or black and gold for the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving popular foods from WI like chesses or pierogis from PA, asking your guests to wear football jerseys, ordering a football shaped or football field cake, or sending invitations that look like a game ticket.  An idea this couple had for the flowers – a bouquet of flowers in a football.  Love that!

Did you have a Super Bowl Sunday wedding?  Let us know about your all your details!

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