// Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #9 Garlands//

Today’s Guest Blog is by Gail Oliver, author of 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas

Brides are always looking for easy DIY décor, and garlands are one of the easiest. Also called buntings, garlands have become hot again, but they are being hung in different ways – not simply strung across the ceiling but hung vertically, along the front of the head table, used as backdrops or wrapped around pillars.

Some Materials for DIY Garlands:

  • Photos – engagement photos, pics of the wedding party
  • Vintage fabric
  • Laser cut paper
  • Tassels
  • Beads or jewels
  • Pompoms
  • Paper letters
  • Maps
  • Fabric flowers
Enjoy some of these great ideas for garlands:

Elegant Paper Cut Garlands from Martha Stewart Weddings

White Lace Bunting from Not on the High Street

Paper Roses Garland from Lille Syster on Etsy

Variety of DIY Garlands from a Beautiful Mess

 “Just Married” Wooden Letter Garland from Not on the High Street

Paper Garland from MaraMay on Etsy

Burlap and Lace Garland from Ri&Pi on Etsy

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// Hot Wedding Trend for 2013: #5 Laser Cuts//

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, OLIVERINK 

Laser Cuts, which is essentially the cutout of a design, can be seen in everything from fashion to paper goods, and it will be a big trend for weddings in 2013.

Why will laser cuts be popular? Because laser cutting gives the look of lace, which is great for those planning a vintage wedding theme. It also makes more a more stunning design, for an invitation for example, because another material or color can be seen through the cutout design.

Butterfly Laser Cut Wedding Invitation from Etsy

Laser Cut Save the Dates from Etsy

Laser Cut Cupcake Wrappers from Accent the Party

Laser Cut Favor Boxes from Etsy

Laser Cut Place Cards from Not on the High Street

Laser Cut Table Confetti from BHLDN

Laser Cut Wedding Gown from Claire Pettibone

Laser Cut Bridesmaid Dress

Laser Cut Tea Light Holders from Not on the High Street

Laser Cut Butterflies from Not on the High Street

Laser Cut Buntings from Not on the High Street

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COME BACK NEXT WEDNESDAY TO SEE HOT WEDDING TREND #6! 

I designed and styled this beautiful wedding reception on 11-11-11. The Bride & Groom’s colors were Persimmon (Orange), Chocolate, & White with hints of Gold & Copper. I turned this plain park reception hall into a beautiful affair with elegantly styled details & decor. (This is a perfect example of a budget-styled wedding that can be beautifully decorated with DIY projects.)

I invite you to view more of these wedding photos on 3D-Memoirs Facebook page.

What do you think? What is your guess of the couple’s budget for the reception?  

These handy chalkboards (set of 6) can be used for a variety of events and can come in handy for a variety of uses (ie. place cards, table numbers, event labeling, etc). These are priced reasonably at $18 for the set!
~ETSY THURSDAY~

These handy chalkboards (set of 6) can be used for a variety of events and can come in handy for a variety of uses (ie. place cards, table numbers, event labeling, etc). These are priced reasonably at $18 for the set!

~ETSY THURSDAY~

This is such an easy DIY project with beautiful results. I remember making something like this when I was a child. The beautiful thing about this is you can use any color yarn to create. For instructions on how to make this beautiful wedding accent, please go to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/3D-MemoirsDeCuir-Details-Designs/373232099365 .

This is such an easy DIY project with beautiful results. I remember making something like this when I was a child. The beautiful thing about this is you can use any color yarn to create. For instructions on how to make this beautiful wedding accent, please go to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/3D-MemoirsDeCuir-Details-Designs/373232099365 .

// The beginning of Etsy Thursdays..check out these wedding finds!//

While its fun to DIY, sometimes it just makes more sense to buy it from someone that is already DIT (doing-it-themself). This post will include some wedding decor etsy finds that I fancied and wanted to share. These are projects where due to time constraints and reasonable purchase price may be easier to buy instead of DIY. All of the items below in my opinion are reasonably priced and creatively beautiful! Check them out and going forward every Thursday I will share my etsy finds with you~let’s call it Etsy Thursdays. Let me know what you think and if there are certain items or category of items that you would like me to research and share, please send me a note!

Great decor item:

Birch Wood Shavings Crafted Flowers - Natural - Lot of 20 by AccentsandPetals on ETsy

($5 for 20 flowers http://www.etsy.com/listing/63704008/birch-wood-shavings-crafted-flowers?ref=cat2_gallery_3)

Nice guestbook option or personal memento of the occasion:

Wedding Poster- Guest Book Alternative

($36 http://www.etsy.com/listing/68279181/wedding-poster-guest-book-alternative?ref=cat2_gallery_32 )

Cute idea for placecard/favor:

Handstamped Place Card Stones

($1.50 each http://www.etsy.com/listing/64309331/handstamped-place-card-stones?ref=cat2_gallery_14)

Rustic and creative holders:

12 Natural Birch Wood Place Card / Name / Table Holders

($15 for 12 pieces http://www.etsy.com/listing/60427952/12-natural-birch-wood-place-card-name?ref=cat2_gallery_16)

Cute idea for favor tags or to hang on a wishing tree for the guests to complete:

Wish Tree Wedding Tags - Pretty Floral Bird - Coffee Stained

($11 for 25 http://www.etsy.com/listing/68309797/wish-tree-wedding-tags-pretty-floral?ref=cat2_gallery_4)

Table numbers:

Table Number Wine label or Cardstock 1-10 Choose your Color

($20 for #1-10 http://www.etsy.com/listing/49079245/table-number-wine-label-or-cardstock-1?ref=cat2_gallery_34)

Very creative idea for guestbook:

Guest Book - Bird on a Branch Note Cards with prompted messages and Sign- Set of 200

($50 http://www.etsy.com/listing/62164970/guest-book-bird-on-a-branch-note-cards?ref=cat2_gallery_39)

Very elegant table numbers:

1 DIY Vellum Table Number - NO MINIMUM

($2.75 ea http://www.etsy.com/listing/68305773/1-diy-vellum-table-number-no-minimum?ref=cat2_gallery_40)

This would definitely come in handy:

Wedding Signs Custom wedding directional sign and arrows, 6 X 18 in. for personalized sign and Damask Pattern 6 X 16 1/2 in. For Wedding, Ceremony, Reception,Party, Parking, Laughing or Cocktail Hour sign

($79.95 for all 4 signs: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68311680/wedding-signs-custom-wedding-directional?ref=cat2_gallery_17)

I think this would make a great wedding gift:

Painted Custom Family Name Wood Sign NO VINYL - Item Number ETS-22

($32 http://www.etsy.com/listing/61269457/painted-custom-family-name-wood-sign-no?ref=cat2_gallery_14 )

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