Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Wedding tips!

Today is September 1st, and my mind automatically shifts to all things FALL, Football, leaves, cider, pumpkins, and so on. Fall is my favorite season BY FAR, and it has become the 'it' season for weddings over the past few years. Wanna save $$$ for you big fall soiree? Here are some tips!!

>Pillage the farmer's market for pounds of materials to deck the halls for next to nothing. Look for corn stalks (perfect for entryways and arches), wheat bundles, dried Chinese lantern branches, mini-gourds and full sized pumpkins. And don't forget hay bales, barrels of woody fruit, like apples and pears, pots full of mums, and nuts in the shell or loose acorns.

>Groups of simple votive candles in mason jars look perfect grouped together in arrangements, too. Loop wire around the rims and fashion a handle, and you can dangle these rustic lanterns from tree branches and rafters.

>Plenty of brides prefer casual blooms for their autumn weddings, like brightly-colored Gerber daisies or sunflowers. You'll spend more on flame or burgundy-colored mini calla lilies with black magic roses and hypericun berries, and even surprising glam touches, like rooster-feather collars.

>Pile heaps of royal-looking pears, grapes or apples on footed bowls (try sugaring the fruit; it's an easy DIY project), and combine with long, trailing satin ribbons in cinnamon, gold or scarlet. Tuck in a few roses, for romance.

>Autumn-scented pillar candles can be a good choice too, as long as you don't overwhelm the food or use too many scents.

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