Happy Mother’s Day! This entire weekend is devoted to showing mom how much we love her. And while you are spending time with your family this weekend, you are likely going to be talking about that big day you are planning.
No matter where you happen to be in the planning process, our roundup this week includes all kinds of interesting and exciting ideas and inspiration that will make for perfect Mother’s Day conversation with the fam.
Let’s jump right in and check out the ten articles we think you need to see this week.
1. How to Plan a Wedding in 30 Days
Most people take about a year to plan their wedding, but not everyone. Some people are wired a little bit different and want to pull it off in a hurry.
If the idea of getting straight to “I do!” as soon as possible is appealing to you, this article from our friends at WeddingWire will get you thinking.
We have had the privilege of hosting a few of these quickly planned weddings over the years, so we know from experience that it can be done. If that’s something you want to talk about, let us know right away, and we’ll see what we can do.
2. Remember the 90s?
One of the more unique trends that appears to be gaining some steam this spring is finding ways to work in tributes to some of our favorite things from the 1990s.
Whether we are talking about jean jackets, scrunchies, yo-yos, or Ring Pops, having a bit of history in your wedding is all the rage right now. This fun article from Wedding Chicks highlights some of the best 90s trends that can work some fun into your big day.
3. Bridal Shower Planning Tips
We spend plenty of time talking about weddings to use as inspirations, and the same approach can work for showers as well.
This elegant all-white bridal shower featured on 100 Layer Cake was truly stunning in every sense of the word. From the gorgeous food display to the chic white dress, everything about this shower flowed together seamlessly.
4. Yellow and Blue Wedding Inspiration
“The blue echoes clear skies and the yellow the warmth of the sun. Instantly reminding you of sunny days enjoying time outside with loved ones. The Pergola at Hamstead Heath made the perfect location for these two brides to portray their love for one another, and show off their ethereal gowns full of delicate tulle and applique details.”
Yellow and blue isn’t a trendy color scheme at the moment, but that could change in a hurry when people see how good it looks in this fantastic photo shoot featured on Rock My Wedding.
5. Wedding Accommodations for Your Guests
“If you’re hosting a lot of out-of-towners at your nuptials, you’ll need to think about the wedding accommodations for your guests who are traveling into town. It’s your responsibility to research wedding guest accommodations to recommend to your loved ones, and if possible, book a room block to make the process even easier for your crew (and potentially get group discounts to make everyone very happy!).”
Having a block of rooms reserved for your out-of-town guests is always a nice feature, and one of our best selling points is that we are surrounded by seven different hotels that are all within walking distance. Make sure you are taking that into consideration when planning your wedding.
6. Game of Thrones Wedding Bands
Offbeat Bride had a hysterical article this week that took some time to think about what types of wedding bands some of their favorite Game of Thrones characters might prefer.
So if you find yourself wondering what type of band you might find on Jon Snow or any of the Starks or Lannisters, this is your chance to find out.
7. Don’t Forget the Garter
“No matter how many hours you have spent lusting over the endless and detailed ‘to do’ lists on Pinterest, a must-have accessory that can be sometimes forgotten about completely, is the garter.”
Want That Wedding put together a nice feature on choosing the perfect garter this week, and they are absolutely correct in pointing out that it is one of those things that tends to be a last minute thought. Take their advice and put some effort into making yours special.
8. Blush, Rustic, and Vintage
If words like blush, rustic, and vintage get your wedding planning juices flowing, then you will definitely want to check out this photo shoot that was featured on Every Last Detail back in April.
Pay particular attention to that adorable window seating chart. We have seen those here, and they always look amazing.
9. DIY Wedding Backdrops
Green Wedding Shoes published this collection of DIY wedding backdrops that are mostly geared towards ceremonies, but you could just as easily use any of them behind your head table at the reception.
Of course, you could also use our brand new backdrop and save yourself all the aggravation. 🙂
10. Kids or No Kids?
“Your nieces, nephews, and littlest cousins are probably just as excited as anyone else that you’re getting married—but they also have early bedtimes, short fuses, and the potential to drag your friends and family away from the festivities. How do you choose to invite kids to your wedding versus having an adults-only celebration? Both ways are completely fine and some weddings, just by virtue of the potential guest list, end up one way or the other on accident. If you are somewhere in-between and unsure which way to go, here are some things to consider.”
We have plenty of weddings on both sides of this debate, and they are undoubtedly different experiences. This article from WeddingBee has some helpful advice on deciding which way to go for your special day.