Wedding DIY Help From WhereBridesGo.com

There are a lot of DIY brides out there that want to make everything for their own wedding. This is a great way to add a personal touch to the entire event, but it can also be a lot more time consuming than you would expect. It is possible to take on DIY wedding projects if you have one of two things (or preferably both): lots of time before the wedding, or plenty of help!


WhereBridesGo.com is a great place to start looking for that help. We have a wonderful variety of DIY wedding items that allow you to do most of it yourself, but the beginning of the project is already taken care of. That little bit of extra assistance can save you lots of time and quite a bit of stress while you are putting your personal touch on the wedding. 

Invitations
Wedding invitations from WhereBridesGo.com come with all of the pieces that you need to assemble an incredible invite, ready for you to add your own wording and design. We offer a wonderful variety colors and styles for you to choose from. Simple invitations that only need your wording added, some that come with beautiful embellishments for you to add after printing, and even a gorgeous Photo Overlay Invitation Kit that comes with everything that you need to print out wedding invitations using a photo of the two of you as a background.    



Programs
Wedding programs are an excellent way to let all of your guests know who's who in your ceremony, plus give them a head's up about the order of activities for the day. For outdoor ceremonies, it's fun to put your program on a fan that guests can use to cool off on a hot day. 

These fan programs can be made in a lovely variety of shapes to get the job done. All of the kits from WhereBridesGo.com arrive with everything you need to put together a unique wedding program. In addition to all of the necessary pieces, including adhesive glue dots, you will also get a CD with pre-designed blank templates to choose from.   



Favors
You can find favors on our online wedding accessory store to add your own personal touch to. There are favor holders that can be personalized and filled with items that match your wedding colors. One of our favorite favors is the DIY Wine Stopper. Simply unscrew the top of this silver-plated wine bottle stopper to add your own beads or charms. Even if you buy pre-made favors from WhereBridesGo.com, many of them can have a personal message or inscription added.  



Need more inspiration? 
There are lots of projects that you can take on to prepare for your big day, but using our DIY wedding kits lets you be crafty, but with a bit less work involved on your part. If you want even more ideas for your wedding, check out our WhereBridesGo.com boards on Pinterest. There are tons of great ideas there. Good luck with your projects, and if you need help, take a look through our website to find all kinds of wonderful items for an amazing wedding. 



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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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What Brides Love Before, During, & After The Wedding Day

Our online wedding store has nearly everything that you need to pull off an amazing wedding, plus every celebration that goes along with that special day. Our tagline - Where Brides Go... for What Brides Love! - is true. It's not just the items that you are needing for the ceremony and reception, but many things for before and after the big day too. 

Before the Wedding Day
After the proposal, there are quite a few events and celebrations to take care of before the actual wedding day. Many of these will be handled by friends and family of the bride and groom, but they will be able to find the perfect items that the couple will love at WhereBridesGo.com. Below are just a few of the many things that can be found there.  


  • Engagement Parties
    • Table decorations, toasting glasses, specialty picture frames, and more are available on our website. You may even be able to use some of the party items again at the wedding reception.
  • Bridal Showers
    • Bridal shower invitations can be ordered from WhereBridesGo.com, as well as many entertaining party games. Guest books, table decorations, and even bridal shower gift record books are available too.  
  • Bachelorette Parties
    • A little bit naughty and a lot nice, our bachelorette party supplies are perfect for the bride's last night out as a single lady. Bachelorette sashes, decorations, wine glass charms, party glasses, koozies, tiaras, favors, hangover kits, and so much more are waiting to be discovered. 
  • Wedding Invitations
    • This particular item will need to be ordered, addressed, and in the mail 4-6 weeks before the wedding day, so it can be considered a "before the wedding day" item. You will find a wonderful variety of colors and styles on our website of DIY invitations that are ready to have your information filled in and printed out.


During the Wedding Day
The majority of our wedding supply store online is filled with lots of lovely things for your ceremony and reception. There is absolutely no way for us to list them all in this blog, but a quick click over to WhereBridesGo.com will show you everything below plus a whole lot more! Whether you are shopping by color, theme, or type of item, you will find wonderful things within our store's pages. 

  • Flower Girl Baskets & Ring Bearer Pillows
  • Aisle Runners
  • Unity Ceremony Sets
  • Programs
  • Unique Guest Books
  • Cake Toppers & Serving Sets
  • Table Decorations (confetti, candle holders, place cards, and more)
  • Glassware
  • Wedding Card Holders
  • Personalized Napkins
  • Favors
  • Wedding Party Gifts & Jewelry


After the Wedding Day 
The fun's not over once the reception ends! You've still got the honeymoon to look forward to, plus a long, happy life together. We've got some things to make those time even more enjoyable. 

  • Honeymoon
    • WhereBridesGo.com even has a few fun items for you to take along on your honeymoon to let everyone know that your are newlyweds. Find everything from passport covers and luggage tags for the airport to beach tote bags and adorable bridal flip-flops for a honeymoon in the sand. 
  • Daily Living
    • The "Gifts" tab on our website not only features excellent gifts to give your parents and the wedding party, but also incredible things for the bride and groom to use in their everyday life. There are lots of beautiful items for the kitchen, blankets, picture frames, home decor, and lots more. Our online gift store is even a great place to visit when you need to find the perfect, personalized present for someone.  


What Do You Love? 
No matter what type of wedding you want to host, our online wedding store is very likely to have tons of things that not only the bride loves, but the groom as well! Take some time to browse the many useful and beautiful items for sale on WhereBridesGo.com, and you may be able to get most of the shopping done for your wedding all in one place. 



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...for What Brides Love!


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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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Wedding Trends To Expect In 2017

A new year always brings about speculation over new and exciting trends to come. The wedding industry is included in this, and if you are planning a wedding in 2017, knowing about popular trends can inspire you to create the ceremony and reception of your dreams. Not every trend is for everyone, but they are a great place to start, and you can let your own imagination and personal style modify these trends to fit your vision. WhereBridesGo.com found 5 wedding trends for 2017 that we really like, and you just might too.  


Greenery
Not only are we talking about less florals and more garlands for decoration, but "Greenery" is also the name of Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017. They describe it as a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that is symbolic of new beginnings. That sounds perfect for decorating your own new beginning as husband and wife! Pantone also describes the color as "nature's neutral," which fits in perfectly with the color trends discussed later in this blog.

Brides are expected to use more garlands filled with greenery in place of large floral arrangements too, and also to search out organic flowers from local growers rather than ordering pricey blooms from far away. This could lead to some beautiful, natural decor for a woodland-themed or rustic wedding. 




Creative Paper & Props
For couples that choose to use fewer flowers for their decor, they will be increasing the amount of other items needed to decorate the room. Some say that creative paper items, like confetti or origami cranes, possibly even hand-made paper flowers, will be used a lot this year. WhereBridesGo.com has a lovely selection of table confetti in a variety of colors and styles. You will also find non-traditional "confetti," like our Hand Painted Butterfly Confetti which can be spread around the table for filler, or even used in centerpiece arrangements and place settings. These would look amazing among a garland full of greenery. 

Paper invitations are going to be more than a plain sheet of paper with some fancy writing. Expect to see many with intricate cutouts and textured details. Mixed patterns and layered items, like ribbons and bows, will be a popular look too.




Neutrals With Pops Of Color
Expect to see fewer all-white weddings as couples use more neutrals, such as shades of grey, cream and Pantone's natural neutral, Greenery, with bright pops of color. Metallics will still be popular, but in more muted tones like rose gold or brushed silver. Expect to see less of the bright and shiny golds and silvers in the majority of weddings this year.

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Vertical Decor
Reception tables and ceremony aisles aren't the only places to decorate. Using the space above your guests is a great way to extend the look and feel of your wedding style. Tall centerpieces bring the beauty above eye level. You can also hang lanterns, tulle, or greenery from the ceiling and completely envelop the room in decor. Lighting on the floor projected up the walls is also a wonderful way to achieve this.  

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Virtual Planning   


Every year, people find more and more ways to take care of daily tasks online, like shopping and paying bills. The same can be said for wedding planning. Taking care of details virtually saves you from days full of rushing around town going from store to store searching for what you need. Our online wedding accessory store is a perfect example. You will find gorgeous items for your ceremony and reception, bridal shower and bachelorette party items, gifts for the entire bridal party, and even extras to take with you on the honeymoon. Lots of details taken care of, all in one place!

Wedding websites are becoming a must rather than an extra. It is the easiest way to get information to all of your guests at once, especially if there are any last minute changes to convey. You can also share your engagement story, photos, introduce your wedding party, list registries, provide directions and hotel information, collect RSVPs, and so much more. There are lots of places to set up your own wedding website for free. Simply fill in your information and upload pictures, and the templates put it all into place for you. 


As we mentioned earlier, not every bride will agree with the current trends, but they are a great source of inspiration. Our online wedding accessory store offers many wonderful items that fit beautifully alongside the expected 2017 trends, but we also have a large variety of items to fit trends of the past, and even possible future trends. When you shop at WhereBridesGo.com, take a little time to browse through everything. You never know which piece will be the one to spark an entire wedding vision for you. Stick with what you love, and that will be the best "trend" for your wedding!   




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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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All That Glitters... How To Throw A Sparkly Wedding Reception

New Year's Eve parties are happening this weekend, most of them full of shiny golds and silvers, glitter and sequins, confetti and all things sparkly. It's a time to get excited about looking forward to all the possibilities of a brand new year. 

Your wedding reception is similar in that it's a time to celebrate your new marriage and looking forward to all of the possibilities of your brand new life together as husband and wife. If you're the type of person that loves all things glitzy, then WhereBridesGo.com has the perfect wedding accessories online to make your reception the brightest and best party of the year! 


Wedding reception decorations in metallic colors and shiny glitter can give your party a very exciting and festive feel. It seems to put people in a celebratory type of mood. There are lots of places to tastefully add these accents that will make your wedding reception absolutely incredible.

The table decorations are a great opportunity to use this sparkly theme. Candle holders, drink coasters, table numbers, and even the place card holders look amazing and really stand out. These can be combined with a pop of your favorite color added in here and there, or as a solid background like for the tablecloth. Going with all white or all black can look incredible too. Add in a few sprinkles of confetti and you've get an impressive table.  

  

Don't forget to make the head table extra special. The decorations for where you and your wedding party will sit should match the rest of the room, but with a little bit of something extra. Use glittery glasses for toasting, maybe some large metallic chargers under the plates, and don't miss out on decorating the chairs too. 

You can bring your shiny theme to the cake table as well. The wedding cake topper is always an excellent place to get creative, and you can even bring some sparkle to the utensils you will be using to cut and serve dessert. 

The favors are a perfect way to send your wedding guests home with a bit of sparkle to keep and remember this amazing celebration by. Just like the card states on our Golden Elegance Bottle Opener Favor, each guest can "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go..." If you decide to use a shiny mini picture frame for place cards, those also double as wonderful favors. 

You may want to do something a little more special for your wedding party. Many of our groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts have the additional option of personalizing each gift at no extra cost. You can add their name or a heartfelt message to let them know how thankful you are that they shared in your very special day.    


This is just one possibility among many that you will find at WhereBridesGo.com for all or your wedding needs. You will discover a wide variety of styles, colors, themes, and more when you browse through our online wedding accessory store. In addition to everything that you'll need to decorate your reception, we also carry ceremony items and gifts for everyone in your wedding party, including the bride and groom. WhereBridesGo.com should be your first stop for wedding planning, because after all, it is "Where brides go... for what brides love!" 



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Fun Bridal Shower Games That Everyone Will Love

Did you realize that December happens to be Bingo Month? While most of our thoughts tend to be on the holidays in December, finding out that particularly interesting fact made us start thinking about Bridal Shower Bingo, which led to thoughts of other fun bridal shower games to play. Today we've listed a few different activities to try for this type of party, many of which you can purchase the pieces for at WhereBridesGo.com.  


Bridal Shower Bingo
While the general concept remains the same, there are a lot of different versions of bingo cards for bridal showers. One version of "Bridal Bingo" that we carry in our online wedding accessory store has squares that are already filled with phrases you might hear at the shower. Our "Bride To Be Bingo" lets your guests fill in the squares (or circles, in this case) with items they believe the bride will open. 

Another way to get a fun bingo game from us is in our "Bridal Shower Game Packet" combination set. It not only has the bingo cards, but also Two Truths & A Lie, Wedding Preparations Word Jumble, and Meet the Real Bride & Groom. All you need for your guests are a few pencils and some great prizes. 


Wedding Rehearsal "Bow-quet"
One entertaining tradition at a bridal shower is to collect the bows and ribbons from every gift and make a bouquet for the bride to carry down the aisle at her wedding rehearsal. With the popularity of gift bags that don't normally use bows, you may want to remind the guests to throw some ribbon on the package. Another alternative is to form a few paper flowers from tissue paper found inside the gift bag instead. 

WhereBridesGo.com's "Bridal Shower Bouquet of Fun" is another wonderful combination set that not only has a sweet heart-shaped bow holder to make playing this game easy, but it also includes cards for recording all of the gifts plus 2 more games: Breaking the Ice, and What Will She Say.


Put A Ring On it!
Everyone will be wanting to get a good look at that gorgeous engagement ring on the bride-to-be's finger. This game allows each of the guests to wear a ring of their own. The trick is that you will pick a word or phrase that no one is allowed to say, such as "wedding," "bride," "groom," etc... If someone does utter the off-limit words, the person that catches them doing it must surrender their ring. The guest wearing the most rings at the end of the shower is the winner. 

Bridal Shower Game Dice
This game from WhereBridesGo.com is a great way for guests to break the ice and get to know each other. A small group could all play together, and a larger shower could have a set of game dice at each table for smaller groups to play with. Simply roll the dice, answer the questions, and get to know each other. This usually ends up causing quite a few laughs, and occasionally a few embarrassing stories even surface. 

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress




You'll need an active and creative group of guests for this game. The title pretty much sums up the activity. Everyone will divide into teams, one player on each team is the model, and everyone else is given a roll of toilet paper. Working together, teams must fashion the most beautiful bridal gown before time runs out, or before the dress falls apart! The real bride gets to be the judge for this one.

Guess Who - Bride or Groom?
This cute game is all about the engaged couple. A list of questions are provided, and shower guests must take a guess at who is the answer to each one - the bride or the groom? In our version, you circle a mustache if you guess groom, and a lovely set of lips if you guess bride. It's an excellent way to get to know the couple better. 
The main reason for showering a bride with gifts is to celebrate the fact that she is about to marry the person she loves. Playing bridal shower games adds extra excitement and fun for everyone in attendance. You can find most of the games above at WhereBridesGo.com, as well as the best bridal shower decorations and accessories for the rest of your party planning. 


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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant

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How To Throw An Amazing Engagement Party

The time of year between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day is know as "Engagement Season." Lots of men choose to "pop the question" during the holidays because that's when a lot of friends and family are already gathered together to share in the special moment, and the romance surrounding Valentine's Day is simply irresistible to a romantic soul.


An engagement party is an excellent way to celebrate with all of your family and friends before the task of wedding planning starts. WhereBridesGo.com has some suggestions for throwing an incredible celebration. 

Decide Who Will Host
Traditionally, the bride's parents always hosted engagement parties. Today, not many people choose to stick to tradition, so it's perfectly acceptable for anyone that wants to host the party to do so. Other relatives or close friends may want to throw a celebration to officially announce your engagement. Lots of couples even decide to throw their own engagement event. If the bride and groom, as well as each of their families, are from different towns, more than one party may be needed.  

Compile a Guest List
You will need to decide whether this is a party for only family and your closest friends, or if you want to open it up to a larger group of people. One thing to keep in mind is that you should only invite guests that will also be invited to the wedding.  

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Pick a Time & Place
If this party will be the big announcement to everyone, then you will want to have it as soon after the proposal as possible. Even if everyone already knows, it's best to throw it fairly soon after getting engaged. That way you can begin focusing all of your attention on wedding planning after the party. As for the venue, that will depend on how formal your party will be and the amount of people you want to invite. Also consider whether you prefer to serve a full dinner or simply hor d'oeuvres. 

Decide the Party Style
An engagement party can be a small get-together, a gigantic formal event, or anything in between. If you are having the party in a fancy restaurant, the decorations will need to be a bit more formal. On the other hand, if you choose to have the celebration in a more casual venue or even at home, your party style can be anything you like. Have some fun with it, and make sure that no matter who throws the party, the feel of the event reflects the newly engaged couple.  

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Take Lots of Photos
You will want to remember every moment of this special celebration before the big day. Hiring a professional photographer will guarantee that you get lots of great photos from the engagement party. If you don't want to go that far, encourage your guests to share their pictures with you. This is a great opportunity to get some wonderful pictures to use on your wedding website. 

Get Ready To Toast
This is most definitely the type of party that requires a toast or two. The host will be expected to say a few words about the people they are honoring. The future bride and groom should say something too. If you can work the proposal story into the toast, that will save you from having to tell it over and over to each person individually. 

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When you are ready to start shopping for engagement party decorations, toasting glasses, invitations, and more, you will find everything that you need at WhereBridesGo.com. While you are there, go ahead and take a peek at the incredible items we have for your upcoming wedding too. After all, WhereBridesGo.com is "Where brides go... for what brides love!" 



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Great Ways To Keep Children At Your Wedding Entertained

If you are planning a wedding that children are invited to, you will want to make special arrangements to keep the little ones entertained so that the adults can enjoy the celebration. There are lots of simple things that can be done to accomplish this, and many of them are even fun for the grown-ups too. WhereBridesGo.com has pulled together a list of ideas for you in today's blog.


Personalized Place Settings
If the kids will be sitting with their parents at the reception, you can add a touch of whimsy to their place settings to make them feel extra special. Make their place mat out of a material that can be drawn on, and provide colored pencils or crayons in a cute container that matches your wedding colors. You can find adorable activity books in our online wedding accessory store, and they even include the crayons and a sheet of stickers. 


Kids aren't always patient when it comes to waiting for the food to be served, so it might be a good idea to have a simple snack waiting for them at the table. WhereBridesGo.com has lots of adorable containers that are perfect for that. You could even have a fun cup, complete with a lid and straw to reduce drink spills, that doubles as something useful and a favor for them to take home. 

A "Kids Only" Table
If the children are old enough and wouldn't mind sitting away from their parents, you can designate an entire table just for them. It can mimic the regular reception tables, but with a few fun additions like stuffed animals or a bouquet of lollipops instead of flowers as a part of the centerpiece.     


Make Room For Fun
Set aside a specific area for the kids to have some fun without any adults getting in their way. A side table can be filled with bubbles, board games, and toys for entertainment. It can be near the dance floor so parents can still keep an eye on them, and if the kids hear a song they can't resist, they are only a skip away from hitting the dance floor with mom and dad. Just make sure that the activity table is not too close to any loud speakers. 

If the weather is nice and you have access to an outdoor area, set up a few lawn games. This is a popular activity for grown-ups too, so vary the difficulty levels so that everyone can have a good time. The kids would also love it if you set up a play tent for them to "make-believe" in.   


Hire Entertainment
If you want the parents and grandparents to be able to take their minds off of worrying about the little ones, hire a babysitter to keep an eye on the entire bunch. You can put them in charge of an activity area, or make arrangements for a room near the reception for the sitter to entertain all the kids in. 

Take it a step further, and hire someone to watch the kids that also has a special skill, like music, magic, or even a funny clown act. If you really want to blow their minds, rent a giant bounce house for the kids to play in. We almost guarantee, though, that a few of the adults will make their way into that too!


Children don't always have the patience or attention span that adults do, but when you plan activities and treats especially for the kids, the parents might actually be ready to head home before the young ones are! You will find things to please kids at your reception at WhereBridesGo.com. There are also lots of adorable flower girl & ring bearer gifts for the children taking part in your wedding too. If the kids are happy, the grown-ups are happy, so everyone at your wedding reception can have an incredible time. 



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