As a wedding photographer, I love the idea of wedding banners. They add a great "prop" that couples can use that can be fun, and add something "extra" later on when they want to send thank you notes, announce their new name, or shout from the rooftops that they are MARRIED!
Some of my favorites form Etsy are below-- click on the photo to go to the listing!
Think you could try your hand at making your own? Try these tutorials:
Name sign by Whitney, from Offbeat Bride (Also includes a "thank you" template! Perfect for weddings!)
I hope that gave you some ideas for some fun photo ideas for your wedding using banners!
I'm currently sitting here struggling with a major "invitation" question... To have RSVP cards (that guests send back) or not? There are so many options out there now-a-days... cards, postcards, calls, online RSVPs, etc.
Originally the plan was to do online RSVPs on the wedding website (that I'm self-hosting and that I designed, so I'm pretty flexible with that) but now that the day gets closer to sending things out, I'm questioning whether or not this is the right idea.
I know, without a doubt, that there will be people who won't send back the cards, who won't go online to RSVP, and will need to be called, but what is the better option?
The money that goes into RSVP cards is expensive-- the cards, the envelopes, the postage, the extra postage on the invitation envelope if it gets to heavy... online seems like a better option in the "money" sense. But is it too high tech? Is it not traditional enough?
I'd love your thoughts on this issue. What did you do/are you doing for your wedding? Positives? Negatives? Just thoughts in general? I'd love to hear from you!
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Just like many other brides, I'm determined to look awesome in my wedding dress, and on our honeymoon as well. I'd love to do it in a healthy way, and as something I can maintain when I'm no longer a bride, but instead, a WIFE!
Here are a few links and articles that I've found helpful for my weight-loss program. I hope you find them helpful too!
What has worked/is working for you? Are you going on a "Wedding Diet?"
Personally, I'm obsessed with the Disney/Pixar movie "Up." It's a beautiful love story, and, of course, beautifully made. And of course, being a love story, it has inspired many weddings themes!
Here are a few of my favorites from this engagement shoot:
And then they followed that with this Up inspired wedding:
Here's another set of great ideas for UP weddings from here:
Want to make your wedding "Up" inspired, but not quite sure how? Here are a few ideas from Etsy: (click on the photo to go to the listing!)
(from Oh Hello Friend)
Want more ideas? Check out this moodboard here.
One of the things that I'm the most excited about using in my wedding is mason jars! I love the "shabby chic" feel, and I especially love the total vintage feel of the blue mason jars! Since one of my "official" wedding colors is a light blue, it only seemed fitting to use blue mason jars. My grandmothers (and Ben, my fiance's grandmothers!) went on a "blue mason jar search" and found a bunch for us to use. I think they enjoyed the hunt!
Of course, if you wanted to use mason jars but wanted to stick with the clear ones, I think that would look just as cool--I even think we will have quite a few clear mason jars (of varying sizes!) around our reception.
Here are quite a few pictures of how others have used mason jars. I hope they serve as inspiration to you!
Want to see more? Check out my mason jar pinboard here.
Welcome to Adventurous Bride!
I'm hoping this will be your "one stop shop" for learning about things to make you, an adventurous bride, more at ease and excited for your adventure-- your wedding and future marriage!
Who am I? I am Alexandra. I am a designer. I am a bride-to-be. I am marrying my best friend, Ben in August, and I'm SO excited.
I am here to share some of my favorite wedding ideas, thoughts, advice, guest posts... you name it, I want to share it with you. There are so many wedding blogs out there, but I am so tickled that you have stopped by to visit this one. Look around, click around, and enjoy. I am so happy to have you here!