Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Hankie Invites

By Marla
For something different to do for invites, wrapping them up with a handkerchief is a vintage way to make a bold statement. This is a great DIY project to include your bridal party in. You can mix and match different colors and texture of the hankies, for a more rustic chic look. Not only is this a great keepsake for guests, but also would be awesome to see all the different styles in the hands of everyone at the ceremony! Be inspired.
Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Dear Mr.President

By Marla
This is something a little patriotic you could do since we are so close to election time, sending your wedding invitation to the President of the United States! The actuality of the President and his family attending your wedding may not be realistic (haha), but you may receive a congratulatory letter from the President and the First Lady! Why not have an official congratulations from the President? Be Inspired.
Photo Credit: Carolina Charm

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Footwork Friday

By Marla
Here are a few DIY secrets to adding a special touch to your wedding shoes and standing out from the crowd.  Whether you are using ribbon to make a bow, jewels, scarf bows, feathers or a shoe clip, a little goes a long way. My favorite out of these fashion secrets is the Dipped Dyed Bridal Flats. Doing these DIY crafts is a fun way to spend time with your bridal party! Be inspired.

Photo Credit: Emmaline Bride

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Going Green

By Marla
Having a green wedding? Eco-friendly wedding confetti is a great alternative to use, rather than rice or bubbles for the bride and groom after the ceremony. It is biodegradable and also water soluble, so no need to clean it up afterwards. The confetti also has a glossy, sheer appearance so when thrown in the air it looks like glistening snow! This is great for a fall or colder weather weddings! Be inspired.
Photo Credit: Save on Crafts

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Silhouette Wedding Cake Toppers

By Marla
If you don't want to do the traditional wedding cake toppers, this is a very chic alternative! Customize your own romantic topper! These toppers are a very vintage, yet modern look to add to your special day!There are several different styles of Silhouettes to choose from as well as colors. All you have to do is send in your photos and a one-of-a-kind cake topper will be sent to you, adding such a unique element to the cake. This is a great keepsake of your special day, and it's something that could be passed on from generation, to generation!
Photo Credit: Oh! Weddings

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | The Out-Of-Towners

By Marla
Welcome all out-of-town guests with small bundled gifts that give them a little taste of what the your city is all about! Fill each guests goodie bag with different elements that represent the town. Such as maps, different treats that are made in the city, a list of your city's favorite restaurants, small sports memorabilia... etc. The guests can use these welcome bags to explore the sights of the town, have little keepsakes, but more importantly having them enjoy part of your city's culture. This is a great DIY project that can be fun and inexpensive!
Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Baby It's Cold Outside

By Marla
A hot chocolate bar is a great way to keep your wedding guests warm and cozy on a chilly fall evening. There are numerous different flavors of cocoa to choose from, and endless toppings to display as well such as caramel, peppermint, ginger, marshmallows... the list goes on. For the cups, you could even get them customized with the bride and groom names and the wedding date to add a special touch. This could be a great DIY project that guest will be sure to enjoy!
Photo Credit: Indianapoluxe.