Friday Five: Ways to Incorporate Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding

I hope all of you are have a great Friday. Today I want to focus on including those important people that have passed on before your wedding. They are those people that you want to include at your wedding someway but don’t know quite how. Luckily there are plenty of different ideas for how you can honor them at your wedding. Below are just a few that I felt were touching but won’t overshadow your big day with a cloud of gloom.

#1 Leave a Seat for Them at the Ceremony


Providing a seat for you lost loved one will show that they have a special place in your heart and at your wedding.

#2 Carry (or Wear) a Photo Charm

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Attaching photo charms to your bridal bouquet or to the back of your shoes is a great way to carry your loved ones with you on your special day.

#3 Wear a Piece of Their Jewelry








Wearing a piece of jewelry that your loved one always wore or wore on their wedding day is a way to discrete way to keep them close to you on your wedding day.

#4 Add a Note in the Program

Adding a simple note in your wedding program or mentioning their names in the program will be a nice simple way to honor those who have passed.

#5 Add a Piece of Their Clothing to Your Wedding Dress

You can have a piece of their old shirt, scarf, or favorite dress cut into a heart and sewn onto your wedding dress so they will be with you on your wedding day.

And that is your Friday Five. Honoring a lost loved one is a nice way to incorporate them into one of the most important days of your life.

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Friday Five: Fun Boutonniere Ideas

Happy Friday Everyone! I wanted to take this Friday to focus on one of the groom’s and groomsmen’s few accessories: the boutonniere. While the boutonniere is often times an afterthought, it doesn’t have to be. Instead, you can make it a statement piece that your guests will remember! While normally, the boutonnieres are made from the same or miniature flowers that match the bride’s and bridesmaid’s flowers, they don’t always have to. This Friday we are going to explore some alternatives to the traditional boutonniere.

#1 Golf Tees Boutonniere

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If your guy in a big golf lover (or if you are getting married on a golf course) why not incorporate it into your big day in a small but noticeable why? Plus you can use golf tees that match your wedding colors!

#2 Starfish or Seashell Boutonniere

If you have a beach wedding, I love the idea of using a starfish or seashell as a boutonniere to go with the beach wedding theme!

#3 Pinwheel Boutonniere

If you are having a more whimsical wedding, than pinwheel boutonnieres are definitely the way to go!

#4 Shotgun Shell Boutonniere

If your groom is more into the masculine things in life and loves to hunt or shoot skeet, he will love having a boutonniere made from a shotgun shell!

#5 A Simple Heart Boutonniere

A heart as a boutonniere, simple and swoon worthy!

And that is your Friday Five! I hope you enjoyed exploring the different types of unique boutonnieres!

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Friday Five: Out of the Box Wedding Card Holders

Hi everybody! I hope you are having a fantastic Friday! This week we are going explore some great ideas about what can be used to hold your wedding cards at your wedding. It is great to have a place where guests can put their wedding cards so they don’t get lost in a sea of presents, or even worse disappear off the gift table to never be found again. So without further ado, here are some wonderful wedding card box ideas!

#1 A Bird Cage

Birdcages are elegant, beautiful, and available in a variety of colors. You can also decorate it however you want.

#2 A Mailbox

You get cards from a mailbox anyway, so why not use it to hold your wedding cards?

#3 A Beautiful Hat Box or Boxes

Hat boxes with slits cut in the top can make beautifully easy card holders! Plus if you stack them, they can look like a wedding cake!

#4 A Treasure Chest

What’s better to put your treasure in than a treasure box! I love the idea of have a white one instead of the usual brown and putting a sweet saying on it or the couple’s initials!

#5 A Hollowed Out Tree Stump

There are very few card boxes more unique that a tree stump! And it can be a DIY project!

And that is your Friday Five? What kind of card box do you plan to use at your wedding?


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Friday Five: Wedding Day Advice

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you had a great week. Today, we are going to provide you with some top notch wedding advice to adhere to on your wedding day!

So your big day has finally arrived! Your venue is booked, your menu is picked, and your dress is perfect! Now what you ask? Now, you need to focus on having an amazing time! So here are five wonderful pieces of advice to help make sure that you enjoy your big day!

#1 Don’t sweat the small stuff. Yes, something might go wrong, the ring bearer might trip or the flower girl may forget to throw petals. Don’t worry about it! Don’t obsess over it! There is no point fussing over something you can’t change! Instead, you should smile, laugh and keep enjoying your special day.

#2 Spend a lot time with your new spouse at your reception. Yes, it is polite to greet all of your guests but instead of going with the divide and conquer tactic, greet everyone together, go to the tables together, and HOLD HANDS! Stick together as much as possible so you can enjoy everything together!

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#3 Don’t check your cell phone! You should not expecting any calls that are more important than your wedding. If you are concerned about the caterer or officiant calling for some reason, give your phone to someone you trust like your maid of honor or mother. They will check it for you and let you know if something dire comes up.

#4 Don’t worry about trying to please everyone else. This is your big day! Make sure that YOU and your new spouse get to enjoy it. Don’t get caught up in drama that might be happening and worry if everyone is enjoying the food. What matters most is that you get to enjoy your day!

#5 “At your reception, stop talking and visiting with people for 10 seconds, 10 different times throughout the night and just take it all in.  Look around. Remember the people you see. Remember what your decorations looked like. Watch your husband. See him smile across the room. Just be. Just remember.”- Samantha

And that is your Friday Five! I hope you take this advice to heart and make the best of your wedding day!

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Friday Five: Trash the Dress Ideas

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you are having a spectacular day! This Friday Five is a fun after the wedding idea that has turned into a very popular trend! Trashing the dress is a fun way to get to wear (and then possibly destroy) your dress one last time after the wedding. You can also get the groom to grab his tux and y’all can take some adorable newlywed pictures. If you don’t want to completely destroy your dress, there are some “trash the dress” options that only require a thorough cleaning before you pack your wedding dress away. So without further ado, here is your Friday Five: Trash the Dress edition!

#1 Beach Fun

Going to the beach is always fun, but it can be even more fun on your wedding dress. Plus it can make for some beautiful pictures!

#2 Playing with Paint


Putting paint all over your wedding dress probably takes it past the point of no return, however, it does make for photos that will be priceless!

#3 Snow Day!

Making snow angels and having a snowball fight would be lots of fun in your wedding dress!

#4 Going Mudding

A lot of Southern girls enjoy going mudding! So why not play in the mud in your very best dress?!?

#5 Go for a Swim









Taking a swim is always fun and underwater pictures in your wedding dress will be absolutely stunning!

And that is your Friday Five!  Do you dare to trash your wedding dress?

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Friday Five: Innovative Save the Dates

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you are having a great day! As we all know, one of the first things you send out to announce your wedding is your Save the Dates. They let your guest know what day they need to keep open so they can go to the all important event: your wedding. So here are five super cute and inventive ways to tell your friends and family to save the date!


#1 Using a Picture to Announce the Date in a Creative Way

If you or your guy has a special sport that you both enjoy, why not use some jerseys to announce the date. I think that this is a great way to take an adorable picture and use the picture to announce the date. Not a sports fan? You and your fiancé can jump onto the chalkboard trend and hold chalkboards (or posters) up that announce your date. Or you can find cute numbers at your local craft store to hold up. The possibilities are endless!

#2 Save the Date Scratch Offs

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Almost everyone loves to do scratch offs and your guests are no exception. They will love the fun that your save the dates provide and will be sure to tell you what a great idea they were!

#3 Chalk Photo Save the Dates

Chalk and chalkboards have been a very big trend lately. I love the idea of taking a photograph of the happy couple laying on top of a chalk drawing. Not to mention, it’s completely adorable!

#4 Confetti Explosion!

Confetti explosion- such a great way to get you guests excited for your wedding. And they are so FUN!!! Not to mention that you can make them yourself. Just click on one of the pictures about to be led to DIY instructions!

#5 A Save the Date Puzzle

I love creative save the date ideas, so of course I love this puzzle idea. What a cute thing to send to your guests. What’s the best save the date idea you’ve seen? Share it with me, I love hearing about new ideas. Xoxo, Sarah

Puzzles can be so much fun to do! Your guests will enjoy putting together this puzzle to learn when you wedding is going to be!

And that is your Friday Five! Do you have any other creative save the date ideas?


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Friday Five: Wedding Flowers for Spring

Spring has sprung! Trees are budding, the weather is beautiful and flowers are blooming! Not to mention its Friday, which means its time for another Friday Five! One of the great things about having a wedding in the Spring is all of the fun flower choices. So here are five beautiful, in season flowers to make your big day even more beautiful!

#1 Anemones











Anemones are gorgeous and available in a wide variety of colors. However, they are more expensive flowers. If you love anemones but it doesn’t fit into your budget to have a large bouquet of them, try adding a few anemones to a bouquet of less expensive flowers. You will get the look of anemones with a price that fits comfortably in your budget.

#2 Sweet Peas


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Sweet Peas also come in a variety of colors. They look lovely in a bouquet by themselves or mixed in with other spring flowers.

#3 Peonies

Peonies are another type of flower that bloom in the Spring. They are beautiful but can also be pricey. Mixing them into a bouquet with lots of greenery and other flowers can help you achieve the look for less.

#4 Irises

For a less expensive yet distinctive look, irises are a great choice. Pictured are purple and white irises but they are also available in other colors. They look great mixed into a bouquet with other flowers and can play a lead or supporting role in the bouquet.

#5 Tulips


Tulips are a classic Spring wedding flower! They are a less pricey yet beautiful option for wedding flowers.


And that is your Friday Five, now please go outside and enjoy this beautiful Spring day!


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