Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Meringue

Meringue icing is one of the best things in the world.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Subway

Subway maps of your favorite city can make great artwork for your dining tables as well.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dummy

An old dressmaker's dummy can make a great prop for your space, especially if you ask guests to pin notes to the material.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Book

If you don't need a lot of new things, ask each of your guests to give you and your groom one book that has been meaningful to them, along with a note explaining why. These books will become such cherished possessions, far more meaningful than a new blender.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Map

Cut up a large map and use the pieces as artwork to place on each dining table.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sports

Showcase vintage sports equipment in your cocktail reception if you and your groom are athletic, like old oars (photo from The Lettered Cottage), old footballs, etc.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lace

Lace and brooches make great napkin rings.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pop

Wood and white with pops of yellow.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stones

If you are having a beach wedding, ask each of your guests to find a stone or shell from the beach that you can display in your new home.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Honeymoon

At your cocktail hour and reception, show old photos or postcards of your honeymoon destination.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas can be the simplest and most beautiful flower if you let them stand on their own merit.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fudge

Fudge tied with ribbon for a holiday favor.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mantel

You can quite often find old mantels in antique stores. Set up a reception space that is almost like a home, with a mantel showcasing photos on top, couches for lounging, a kitchen area for eating, and a desk for writing in the guest book.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Simple

Simple simple simple.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chairs

See if you can find painted chairs for your tables--they will really make the room pop!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Green

Fresh color scheme: Apple green and white.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Antique Stores

See if your favorite antique stores can set up a wedding registry for your guests to give you gift certificates at your wedding.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Candles

I love the shape of these candles. They would look great along a narrow wooden table.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Clocks

Old watch pieces make great holiday ornaments and favors for your guests during a December wedding, along with a poem about time and love.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shutters

Old shutters can make a great bulletin board to present photos of you and your groom.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Purple

Purple flowers in white vases.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bride and Groom

I simply love this photo.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Messages

Vintage bottles filled with keepsakes and with messages attached make great favors.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mason

Blue mason jars with cream roses.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stripes

Black and white stripes. And branches instead of flowers.