These days, photo booths at weddings are almost as necessary as a cake and the rings. Guests love being able to snap funny photos that they can share with the bride and groom and even take home for themselves to remember the big day.


Make your own backdrop
The background in your photo booth can say a lot about your wedding theme. For instance, flowers would be perfect for an outdoor rustic affair. Instead of a boring gray backdrop, consider any of these fun and simple ideas that can apply to a bunch of different wedding styles:

Chalkboard: Guests will love drawing on it and scribbling messages to the happy couple.

Balloon wall: Select balloons that match your wedding’s color palette for a whimsical background.

Colorful ribbons: Let variously colored ribbons dangle from a string to produce a fun and laid-back setting for your photo booth.

Paper garland: Use cardstock or construction paper to make your own geometric-themed garland. Cut the paper into fun shapes like squares, diamonds, triangles and circles.

Sequined paper: Can’t get enough sparkle and shine at your wedding? Use shimmering paper cut-outs to fill the background with a metallic sheen.

Add props
What’s a photo booth without some props? Your props can also adhere to your wedding theme. For example, if you’re having Disney-inspired nuptials, you can offer your guests silhouettes of Disney princesses like Belle, Ariel, Cinderella and Snow White. If your big day is focused around a modern aesthetic, you can opt for more general props, like a fun mustache, lips, glasses, hats or wigs.

Create a scrapbook
Ask your guests to print two copies of the photos that they take. This way, your loved ones can take their pictures home with them, but they can put the additional set of photos in a scrapbook for you and your spouse to check out later. Have your guests write a note or sign their names next to the pictures.

What will you be including in your wedding photo booth? Share your thoughts with us!


Do you consider yourself a bold bride? If so, you might want to think about using neon hues for your wedding color palette. These bright and vivacious shades can help bring your big day to life. If you’re worried about the colors being too loud or overwhelming, don’t be. I have a few on-trend ideas for incorporating neon:

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It’s the smallest details that can make your big day special, like the lettering on your wedding invitations or the embellishments that help your gown sparkle. Napkins may not sparkle, but they’re just as important when it comes to your wedding reception. In fact, napkins can help carry out your color palette and even speak to the theme of your nuptials. Here’s all you need to know about reception napkins, from what size to choose to what material you should use:



Getting married in the Southwest? Then an Aztec wedding theme might be exactly what you’re looking for. Nuptials with a bit of Southwestern flair tend to be filled with vibrant colors, intricately designed patterns and geometric touches. The versatility of the theme allows you to create a wedding that is chock-full of personality and boldness. I personally can’t get enough of this wedding theme. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:

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In today’s digital world, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are a part of almost everyone’s daily lives. These social media platforms have even found their way into the wedding industry. Even if you’re not able to attend a wedding, you can still read about it and see pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Here are some tips for using social media on your wedding day:

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So now that you have the ring and most of your planning is (hopefully) complete, it’s time to relax and have some fun with your girls! Maybe you have been tossing around some bachelorette party ideas with your friends but just can’t decide how to spend your day.

The last thing we want is for you to stress out about what to do for your bachelorette party. So we took the liberty of coming up with some amazing ideas for you!



Fill your nuptials with brilliant pops of color and a touch of whimsy with a watercolor wedding theme. Each soft shade blends together to produce a truly elegant and vibrant big day. Combine soft pinks, deep purples and golden yellows for the perfect spring or summer wedding palette, or use rusty oranges and bright reds for autumn nuptials. The theme can even be used for winter weddings by blending cool blues and soft grays. No matter what shades you choose, your watercolor wedding is...


Aside from you and your new spouse, your wedding cake will be one of the main attractions at your reception. The sweet treat should reflect your personality, along with the theme of your wedding. But if you’re not quite sure how you want your confection designed, consider any of these fabulous wedding cake trends:

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Some of the best gifts are the ones that you’ve made yourself. Instead of splurging on wedding favors, consider going the DIY route. Don’t worry - even if you’re not a crafty person, I’m confident you can pull any of these off:

Baked goods Do you love to bake? If so, put those skills to the test to create sweet wedding favors for your guests. Choose a favorite dessert of yours, like cookies, macarons, cupcakes or cake pops, and make them special for...