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Wedding Reception Tea Party: Start with a Theme

Wedding Reception Tea Party: Start with a Theme

If a wedding reception tea party makes sense for you, the way to get started is to pick a theme. Everything you do will then fall around your theme, from the decorations to the food choices. Your theme can be as fun and interesting as your own personality and that of your groom. Magical Theme […]

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Starting With Unique Wedding Themes

Starting With Unique Wedding Themes

Written by on December 26, 2013 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Themes with 1 Comment

A unique wedding starts with the theme. From there, the rest of the wedding planning can fall into place. Beginning with unique wedding themes means your other decisions are easier. Working with Unique Wedding Themes When you work with unique wedding themes, your color schemes are easier to pick. Your decorations are easier to choose, […]

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The Engagement Ring for a Unique Bride

The Engagement Ring for a Unique Bride

Written by on December 25, 2013 in Bridal Jewelry, The Bride, Unique Bride, Wedding Jewelry with 3 Comments

The engagement of my daughter was an exciting and happy time in my world. But, my daughter is one of those future brides who can be classified as offbeat. So her engagement ring was definitely different. This is a woman who will dress for the evening in a retro dress from the 1950’s, add a […]

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Unusual Guest Book Alternative — Calendars

Unusual Guest Book Alternative — Calendars

Written by on December 25, 2013 in DIY Wedding Ideas, Wedding Guest Books, Wedding Planning with 0 Comments

Traditional guest books are hoo-hum, definitely not something the unique bride would be drawn to. Over the years I have seen some interesting and fun guest book alternatives but this is my favorite — a calendar. How the Calendar Guest Book Works Basically, you choose a calendar style that will work best for you — […]

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Unique Weddings can also be DIY Weddings

Unique Weddings can also be DIY Weddings

Written by on December 24, 2013 in DIY Wedding Ideas with 1 Comment

Here at Unique Wedding Ideas, we like DIY. In fact, lots of unique, funky and unusual weddings are full of DIY elements. Those elements reflect personalities, hobbies and likes. They can bring a wedding to life for the guests. We are also committed to helping you come up with the most unique and offbeat wedding […]

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Add Some Light to Your Reception with El Wire

Add Some Light to Your Reception with El Wire

I have been a big user and proponent of adding LED lights at wedding receptions and events as a way to make things glow and add ambient lighting to the event. I just recently ran across this newer product — El Wire — and wanted to share it with our unique brides. What Advantages does […]

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Make Your Menu Unique

Make Your Menu Unique

Food is always a big part of a wedding. Everything from appetizers through a full meal, to cake and dessert, to sending guest home with a late night snack. Obviously, you don’t need to incorporate all the different meals and snacks. Just pick one or two that work with your celebration. For a morning wedding, […]

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Unique Wedding Party Coasters

Unique Wedding Party Coasters

Written by on January 12, 2013 in Favors and Gifts, Wedding Favors with 2 Comments

When you want to do something more unusual at your wedding reception than just place cards for the wedding party, try coasters designed just for the members of the wedding party. Coasters make useful favors for your wedding party as well as great place cards, too. What a perfect way to say this place is […]

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Unique Picture Display for Reception or Rehearsal Dinner

Unique Picture Display for Reception or Rehearsal Dinner

Written by on November 21, 2012 in Wedding Decor, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception with 0 Comments

Umbra Fotofalls Metal Floor-Standing Photo/Memo Holder I ran across a pretty cool product recently I just had to share. At many of the wedding receptions and/or rehearsal dinners I have decorated over the years, I always loved when they had an area for photos. Family, friends, the happy couple, childhood photos and more are always […]

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Rehearsal Dinners that are Unique too!

Rehearsal Dinners that are Unique too!

Written by on November 9, 2012 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Themes with 0 Comments

Unique Vintage Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by UniqueInvites Unique weddings take a lot of work. Sometimes, you become so focused on the wedding and reception, other things slip through the cracks like rehearsal dinners. Rehearsal dinners traditionally are a gathering of the wedding party with their significant others, immediate family and close friends and can even […]

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Go Really Unique with a Mad Hatter Tea Party Reception

Go Really Unique with a Mad Hatter Tea Party Reception

Written by on October 22, 2012 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception, Wedding Themes with 0 Comments

A Mad Hatter tea party wedding reception is a great way to go truly funky for your reception. And, yep, that’s what my daughter is talking about. She’s even thinking about making it a costume party. She wants to ask everyone to where a costume that comes from the Alice in Wonderland world. Granted, Great […]

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Coming Up with Unique Wedding Themes

Coming Up with Unique Wedding Themes

Written by on October 17, 2012 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Themes with 0 Comments

Every bride wants her wedding and reception to be memorable — not only for her and her spouse but for the guests as well. It is becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. If you can think of a theme, it has mostly likely been done already. So, how can you make […]

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Color Trends for Spring 2013 – Pantone

Color Trends for Spring 2013 – Pantone

Written by on October 3, 2012 in Wedding Planning with 0 Comments

I realize (and applaud) that unique brides don’t chose colors based on a trend report. However, fashion designers and the whole of the wedding industry do pay attention to these forecasts. That translates into Unique brides being handicapped in their color choices if they purchase from bridal salons and others in the industry. One way […]

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Unique Winter Wedding Themes

Unique Winter Wedding Themes

Written by on September 29, 2012 in Wedding Decor, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception, Wedding Themes with 0 Comments

I need your help. My daughter recently got engaged and she wants to do something different for a winter wedding. Can you offer her any suggestions with out taking us all out in the snow and cold? Thanks, Agnes. Agnes, first congratulations on your daughter’s engagement. As the mother of an engaged daughter, too, I […]

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Ceremony & Reception in the Same Room

Ceremony & Reception in the Same Room

Written by on September 25, 2012 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception with 0 Comments

We need to have the ceremony and reception in the same room. The venue has a foyer, ante room but it’s not big enough to hold all the guests for a cocktail hour to have the room changed over. We will have a dance floor in the middle and were trying to figure out the […]

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Wedding Reception Tea Party: Save the Date Cards

One of the first things you do when planning your wedding and reception is to set the date. Even before you have chosen your theme, you have a good idea of who your guests will be. This is the time to send out save-the-date cards. If you know your theme, your save-the-date cards can be […]

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Unique Wedding Ideas for Bridal Bouquets

Unique Wedding Ideas for Bridal Bouquets

Written by on September 4, 2012 in DIY Wedding Ideas, The Bride, Unique Bride with 0 Comments

Another area you can potentially have a unique look is with your bridal bouquet. You don’t have to use the standard hand tied flowers or traditionally cascading bouquet — unique brides think outside the box. Some want DIY wedding bouquet ideas and others just want a design they can take to the florist or decorator […]

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What is a Unique Bride?

What is a Unique Bride?

Written by on August 28, 2012 in The Bride, Unique Bride with 0 Comments

What is a Unique Bride? Aren’t all brides unique? Yes, to some degree all brides are unique. After all, you are individuals. But, some brides picture duplicating all or some of the major elements from a wedding they’ve seen or attended. Or, they want the traditional floral arrangements, popular colors and conventional white dress. Nothing […]

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Wedding Reception Tea Party

Wedding Reception Tea Party

My daughter is thinking about an afternoon wedding, where the reception wouldn’t be for dinner. One of the options she likes is to have a tea party for the reception. Reception tea parties work to solve many different issues that face brides and grooms these days. An afternoon reception is just one of them. What […]

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Western Wedding | Chuckwagon for Appetizers or Dessert

Western Wedding | Chuckwagon for Appetizers or Dessert

I was in charge of the decor for a western themed event. And, as usual, I wanted something unique, bold and memorable for the guests. I had a brainstorming session with my mom and we came up with a plan for a chuckwagon appetizer buffet during the cocktail hour. One thing led to another and […]

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Wedding Decorations for Rectangular Tables | Part 2

Wedding Decorations for Rectangular Tables | Part 2

In the first article, Wedding Decorations for Rectangular Tables | Part One, we learned how to set a rectangle table. Since the shape is different from the standard round, you actually have less room for decor. This means coming up with non-standard place settings to allow room for decor. In this article, we are going […]

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Wedding Decorations for Rectangular Tables | Part 1

Wedding Decorations for Rectangular Tables | Part 1

Sometimes we choose to use a table shape that is different than the normal round tables that are found at most wedding receptions in the U.S. That’s part of what makes us unique. But, if you are unfamiliar with this size and shape of table, it maybe challenging to come up with a decor plan […]

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Dessert Only Wedding Receptions

Dessert Only Wedding Receptions

Written by on August 1, 2012 in Wedding Food, Wedding Reception with 0 Comments

Another unique wedding idea is that more brides are opting for a dessert only wedding receptions. This is for a variety of reasons and definitely has pros and cons. You have to weigh what’s most important to you and decide if this is a good idea. Pros for a Dessert Only Wedding Reception Saving money […]

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Have Your Ceremony and Reception in One Room and Still Make a Grand Bridal Entrance

Have Your Ceremony and Reception in One Room and Still Make a Grand Bridal Entrance

Written by on July 31, 2012 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception with 1 Comment

You can have your cake and eat it, too.  A grand bridal entrance is doable when you have a large single room to hold both your ceremony and reception. It’s a matter of the arrangement. I was lucky enough to manage a very large single room venue. It was a historic opera house. The ability […]

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Steampunk Weddings — What is a Steampunk Wedding?

Steampunk Weddings — What is a Steampunk Wedding?

Steampunk Vintage Brass Pendant A Steampunk wedding is the perfect marriage of science and history — vintage and futuristic. It’s the Victorian era on steroids. It’s truly back to the future in idea and finds it’s roots as far back as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wild Wild West , […]

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Unique Gifts for the Groomsmen: Bullet Cufflinks

Unique Gifts for the Groomsmen: Bullet Cufflinks

Written by on July 21, 2012 in Groomsmen Gifts, The Groom, Wedding Planning with 0 Comments

Help! We have planned out a huge Old West themed wedding, but we are stumped on what to get the groomsmen and all the men in the wedding party. What could be an appropriate gift for an Old West Wedding? — Stevie and Jack First off congrats are in order for you, and an Old […]

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Dessert Tables for your Unique Wedding

Dessert Tables for your Unique Wedding

Written by on July 21, 2012 in Wedding Food, Wedding Reception with 0 Comments

Dessert tables are all the rage at weddings and other events. Why not? Dessert is usually one of the favorite things that guests look forward too. (A dessert reception is also growing in popularity.) How can you make it unique? By taking inspiration from others and creating your own version. No, it’s not a new […]

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Wedding Invitation Wording | Unique Brides want Unique Wording Ideas

Wedding Invitation Wording | Unique Brides want Unique Wording Ideas

Written by on July 19, 2012 in Wedding Stationery with 0 Comments

He proposed, she accepted — you decided together — she proposed, he accepted — however it happened, you now find yourself planning a wedding. Not just any wedding but a unique wedding. Knowing that the Invitation/Save the Date sets the tone for your wedding, traditional wedding invitation wording is just not going to cut it […]

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Practical and Unique Wedding Favors

Practical and Unique Wedding Favors

Written by on July 11, 2012 in Favors and Gifts, Wedding Favors with 1 Comment

One aspect of a wedding that I always got tons of questions about from brides was favors. Do we need them? Are they affordable? Do guests really take them home? Let’s delve a little deeper into the “to favor or not to favor” question. Do we need favors? The answer to that is the standard […]

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Unique Brides | How to Choose Your Unique Wedding Gown

Unique Brides | How to Choose Your Unique Wedding Gown

Written by on July 11, 2012 in The Bride, Unique Bride, Wedding Attire with 0 Comments

Unique brides can rejoice. The limitations on color or style of wedding gown are gone.  Any color or color combination will work great for your wedding gown. Long or short, it doesn’t matter. You get to wear what you want to wear. But how do you choose? The options are almost unlimited. First, answer a […]

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