Archive for August, 2012
Absolutely! While many wedding traditions have been thrown out, one still holds strong. The long standing tradition of sending off the Newlyweds in a barrage of shaving cream, balloons, shredded paper, and aluminum cans is still alive and well. The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is host to hundreds of weddings each year, and we see all sorts of car decorating antics. This car was found in our lot recently. It is such a creative and paint-friendly idea that we had to share. Post-it notes certainly open the door to a new level of Newlywed car decor; clean, cute, and customizable. We would recommend any future Newlyweds show this picture to their wedding parties. Tell them to forget the syrup, and bring on the Post-its.
From the fabulous Colin Cowie Weddings, comes a wonderful article about making an elegant wedding on any budget. The below 5 tips are what Colin Cowie suggests:
Make a list of everything you want at your wedding. Then, figure out what’s most important to you and toss out the rest.
It may be tough to whittle down the list, but do you really need to invite your childhood babysitter?
If you have artistic talent (or an artistic friend), design and print them yourself.
Experiment with combining an unexpected computer font with distinctive textured or colored paper you’ve found in a stationery store or art supply shop.
You could even think beyond the traditional invitation and experiment with vintage post cards or mimic a fine art piece (à la American Gothic).
A great alternative could be waiting at your favorite department store or vintage clothing shop.
To create a more personal look that will truly feel like you, add special touches like a chiffon or velvet wrap, a veil, jewelry or gloves.
They tend to be pricey and play old standards your guests will have heard at 20 other weddings.
Consider a smaller, more unusual group based on your musical tastes (like a swing band or R&B group). You could also ask a music-loving friend to act as your DJ instead of giving a traditional present, or make your own playlists using all your favorite songs.