Tuesday, October 28, 2008

An Autumn Wedding

photos courtesy of: Brides.com; Matthew Mead, Country Living Magazine; Toast and Tables

If you are trying to carve out amazing style on your big day but not break the bank here are some simple ideas.
Pumpkins and gourds in every color add color or simplicity. They can be used for a more traditional look or for something more fun and different - use your creativity! The various sizes make for easy use in just about every area of your wedding. Place cards can be the small white pumpkins. Simply write on them with a permanent marker. They look great all lined up on the place card table - plus they won't blow away if your wedding is outside.

Another great way to save is to purchase rather than rent items for your table top decor. There are so many items from votives to napkin rings and great autumnal dishes, glassware, cake plates etc.... These items are all sold between mid September and Thanksgiving. I've seen amazing things at Target Stores, Walmart, TJMaxx, Kohls, Marshall's, and Home Goods. It is so worth checking it out, particularly if your wedding is a year from now. If you are planning a Fall wedding for 2009 you will even be able to get most of these items after Thanksgiving for a great price.

So - you say you don't want to store the items when the day is over - no problem, donate it!

Happy Planning!

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