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At almost every wedding, you’ll find a cocktail bar – it seems to be an essential part of the wedding reception. While this wedding amenity is certainly popular, it’s not the only type of bar that you can have. Here are a few other fun ideas that you and your guests are sure to love:

S’more bar If you’re looking for another sweet treat to accompany your tiered confection, consider s’mores (perfect for a rustic wedding theme). After all, who doesn’t enjoy...


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:

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...

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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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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...


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:

Set the tone The first glimpse that your guests get of your nuptials comes from your wedding invitations. These bold and bright Lives Shared invites...


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. Wedding 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...


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:

Set the tone with wedding invitations Give all of your guests a...