There’s nothing more romantic than a night sky filled with sparkling stars, which is why a star theme is absolutely perfect for your nuptials! Make your big day shimmer and shine with any of these unique star-related wedding ideas:

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Wedding invitations
Show your love of stars with this Stars Aligned Silver Foil Invitation. The stationery is filled with deep blues and purples to resemble the night sky, and sparkling stars dance across the top and bottom of the invite. Constellations spell out “Forever in Love,” setting the tone for a charming and dreamy event. I’m just as in love with the back of this invitation as I am with the front. The names of you and your future spouse are surrounded with bright stars to produce a background that is simple and stunning.

A star-studded backdrop
Decorate the backdrop of your altar to provide the perfect romantic setting to say, “I do.” Cut stars out of shimmering gold paper and hang them on yarn or string for a simple, but stunning background. You can use the same backdrop for your photo booth! Guests will love taking pictures among the stars.

Make your aisle sparkle
Add some shine to your wedding aisle by taping stars to the floor. Use glitter paper to cut out stars of various sizes and colors to give your walk down the aisle a dramatic touch.

Create a ceiling of stars
Even if you’re getting married indoors, you can still create a ceiling of stars at your ceremony or reception. Wrap white stringed lights inside layers of delicate tulle and hang the material from the ceiling. The lights combined with the tulle produces a soft, warm glow, much like the night sky.

Adorn your sweet treats
Whether you’re serving individual cupcakes or a tiered confection, you can use stars to decorate the tops of the treats. Place shimmering gold paper stars on the top of a wooden sticks and stick them on top of your cake, cupcakes or cookies for a perfectly themed finishing touch.

Accessorize your bridal hairstyle
Look for headbands or barrettes covered in stars for a simple way to dress up your ‘do.

Help your bridesmaids sparkle
Your bridesmaids may not be able to wear stars, but they can shine like one! Look for metallic or glittery dresses in either gold or silver to match your starry theme.

What other ways can you incorporate stars into your big day? Share your thoughts with us!

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Destination weddings are a great options for couples of all budgets and backgrounds, but just what goes in to planning one of these long-distance events? We caught up with Claire Baxter, a destination wedding planner at The Wedding Company with years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry around Ireland and Scotland.

If anyone can tell us what really goes into planning a destination wedding, it’s Claire. Read on to hear her advice for couples, destination or otherwise.

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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:

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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!

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