How to create your wedding timeline (and three timeline examples)

Wedding day timelines and templates

White Willow Paper via Etsy

From the moment you wake up until the last drip of champagne is sipped, your wedding day is guaranteed to be filled with activities, events and of course, excitement!

Since nerves are bound to set in at some point and you can’t be everywhere at once (nor should you be – you’re the bride!), it’s important to have a timeline outlined and in-place to help ensure that the day runs smoothly. Be sure to share the timeline with your bridal party, all your vendors and any other parties that you deem necessary, such as your parents. Having multiple parties aware of the timeline will help keep you calm and everybody and all events on schedule.

Read More

get started with Wedding Party

Win $200 to make your groom and groomsmen dapper with Gold Coast Goods!

Gold Coast Goods — dapper custom groomswear for your own wedding! Love this!

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Phil K and Rebekah S. Thank you for all who participated. Remember — Wedding Party readers get a special discount code toward Gold Coast Goods for a limited time! Use “weddingparty” at check out for 20% off anything from the Gold Coast Goods website, or 15% off a custom order.

Let’s cut to the chase — if you thought it was hard finding your bridesmaid dresses, just wait until you try to find the perfect style for your groomsmen. There are a lot of options out there to make your groom and groomsmen dapper (aren’t we brides just spoiled for choice?), and once you nail down a style you’ll need to accessorize to complete the look. Whether you’re choosing ties or bowties, tuxes or suits, we’ve got a little something up our sleeves this Friday to make that entire process a little easier for you!

We’ve teamed up with Gold Coast Goods to give TWO lucky brides $200 toward perfect groom and groomsmen accessories. If Gold Coast Goods sounds familiar, that’s because it is — we featured a gorgeous boho-chic elopement featuring styling by their talented founder, Samantha Baker, earlier this week! If that feature didn’t leave you smitten by those handsome grooms and their stylin’ getups, just wait until you see more dapper pieces from Gold Coast Goods! Trust us, they’ll look perfect on your groomsmen.

Gold Coast Goods — dapper custom groomswear for your own wedding! Love this!

Gold Coast Goods was started by Samantha and her mother, Jan, in 2013, after they collaborated to make ties for her own wedding! In addition to the neckwear collection you can find on their website, they also work with brides to make custom ties and bowties (and even pocket squares!) for weddings. It’s an incredibly personal process, with Samantha and her mother working directly with the couple to find the perfect combination of fabric, color and styling to complete their wedding vision.

If you thought that sounded awesome, just wait until you get to the best part: once the ties are all sewn up, Gold Coast Goods will finish them individually with a monogrammed tie loop that can display a couple’s initials, the wedding date, or the initials or nickname of a groomsman.  They’re the perfect way to tie a wedding party together (pun intended!) and provide a meaningful gift for groomsmen.

Okay, ready to see more fabulous style by Gold Coast Goods and learn how you can WIN some amazing custom neckwear for yourself? Keep reading, friends!

Read More

5 unique wedding centerpiece combinations that make a statement

DIY can and flower wedding centerpiece idea

Olivia Jacob Photography

When you start diving into planning the visual details of your wedding day, you’ll quickly find that there are so many great ideas out there, it’s hard to narrow down! If you’re looking for a unique wedding centerpiece idea to complete your wedding reception look, your first step is: don’t panic! Yes, you are spoiled for choice, but the myriad of options out there means that there’s a perfect combination of elements out there to create your unique wedding centerpiece.

Your first steps? Look at your overall wedding feel and theme. Where are you holding your reception, and how does that impact the overall feel of your reception? What adjectives so far have you used to describe your wedding theme (and if you haven’t chosen one, make sure to read our post about choosing a wedding theme here!)

Once you find a few key words that describe what your wedding reception should feel like, it’s time to find ideas that fit into that mold. We’ve helped to narrow down your search a bit by finding our favorite rustic, modern, whimsical, glam and sophisticated wedding centerpiece ideas and combinations here. From rustic farmer’s market flowers and mason jars to glam mercury glass centerpieces, this is the right place to start your journey. Read on for more ideas!

Read More

A glam desert wedding by onelove photography

Stunning pink and orange wedding bouquet

Spring has sprung, and with the changing of the seasons we’re looking forward to brighter colors, sunnier days and lots of memories to be made in 2015! To celebrate, we’re sharing a glam desert wedding with you lovely brides by onelove photography. You might have been wowed by their rustic green and white wedding or glam winter wedding we featured earlier this year — but this wedding will truly knock your socks off!

Kendrick and Aaron were married at the Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California. Crafted by the talented Jesi Haack, their big day was filled with tasteful greenery, sequins and bright pops of pink. And if that isn’t enough prettiness already, wait until you see the bride’s gorgeous beaded wedding dress! Read on for more stunning images of this special day…

Read More

get started wtih Wedding Party