Doily Details for Your Big Day

You may remember arts and crafts projects as kids with the inexpensive doily.  But did you ever think about incorporating them into your wedding day decor?  These sweet and nostalgic paper products make great place cards, menus, garland, even inspiration for your cake or wedding dress!  Wrap your wedding invitation in a custom die cut doily or say thanks below someone’s plate as a custom charger on the table.  There are so many sweet and oh-so personal ideas for the doily – just take a look at a few of our faves!

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{Photos: Menu Left: Susan Stripling via GWS, Note Right: Buzz Feed, Garland: Etsy, Centerpieces: Buzz Feed, Table Number: Oh My Wedding Planners, Place Card: My Wedding Reception Ideas, Cake: Brides, Invitation: Laura Murray via Oh So Beautiful Paper}

Unveiled Bridal Event Coming to Los Angeles

If you’re getting married in Southern California then we’ve got an event for you!  The Unveiled Bridal Event is coming back to Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 7th at the W Hollywood.  A carefully curated bridal show featuring the best of the best Los Angeles bridal has to offer, we promise, this is one party you won’t want to miss!  And we’ll be there!  Be sure to stop by and say hi throughout the day and sign up to enter to win auction items that will only be available at Unveiled!  Taste cakes, enjoy a runway show by famed designer, Amsale and meet lots of great event professionals while getting ideas for your big day!  To attend, you can purchase tickets at Unveiled Bridal Event.  The details are:

Sunday, Sept. 7th

11am to 3pm

W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA

We hope to see you there!

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Black, Gold + Pink Wedding Ideas

It’s no secret we are obsessed with pink here at The Bridal Bar but how do you mix up a color palette with oodles of pink!?  Well, today we’ve found some fun photos using black and gold to do the trick!  If you want a more formal look (and even a tad more masculine) for your pretty in pink palette, consider pairing these three for one powerful combination!  Black tie anyone!?

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{Photos: Bar: We Work, Bouquet: Katie McGihon via The Sweetest Occasion, Left Table: Typhanie Peterson, Right Table + Ballons Table: Jamie Lauren via Wedding Chicks, Paper Goods: Pop Sugar, Dessert Bar: ABN}

Custom Cake Toppers, Table Numbers + Wedding Signs

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Usually we think we’ve seen it all over here at The Bridal Bar when it comes to weddings, but every once and a while a product catches our eye and gets us giddy!  Today we’re sharing one of those such finds – custom cake toppers, table numbers and wedding signs for your big day reception details!  The artists over at Better Off Wed Cake Toppers and Decor have created a pretty swanky way to show guests what table to sit at but beyond that, they’ve got fun and new ways to top your cakes – custom or simply creative sayings!  How fun are these?!?  Choose between phrases like “best day ever” or “the best is yet to come” to something made just for the two of you (like your names).  Mark your dessert bar with their “sweet treats” sign and toss those unattractive stock table numbers your venue may have and replace them for gold and silver prettiness in cursive!  The options really are endless…

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All Photos from Better Off Wed Cake Toppers & Decor

Wedding Garland Ideas + Where to Get It

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{Photo: Etsy}

It may not be the holiday season but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great place for garland (besides in our hearts of course)!  Wedding garland makes a great backdrop for a ceremony site (indoors especially but outside too if you’ve taken into account the wind factor).  From feathers to white leaves or stars to light up the night, cut your garland in a shape of a heart if you so choose!  Etsy has oodles of great resources to purchase garland for your big day, so be sure to click through the photo credits to find out where!

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{Photos: Feathers: Elle Golden via Ruffled, Gold Discs: Etsy, Colored Balls: Pinterest, Hearts: Etsy, Half Circles: Etsy, Stars: Etsy}

Manservants at Your Bachelorette Party

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Every so often we come across a new company that makes us smile and this new service, not for weddings specifically, but ideal for bachelorette parties is pretty genius.  Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz?  Gone are the days of strippers for your last fling before the ring and here to stay are Manservants!  Yep, you read that right, MANSERVANTS.  These PG (well, maybe PG-13) rated hunks are for hire for your girls weekend, bachelorette party or even pre-wedding getting ready time when you need an extra (hot) hand.

Manservants will serve you whatever it is your heart desires (champagne, clean folded laundry, and anything else you can dream up – that’s legal of course).  They will look and dress the part that you envision and they’ll wait on you and your girls with open arms, all while constantly complimenting you of course.  What could be better?!?  Well, if they were available nationwide that would be better.  Right now you lucky ladies in San Francisco can use the service with just the click of a button, but have no fear for the rest of us, they’re coming to a city near you soon too.  What will they think of next?

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Save The Dates

Everyone is always looking for the perfect way to tell their loved ones when they are tying the knot but look no further, we found the perfect ways to do just that! Make your guests calendars with the date already circled or marked off so that they can clearly see when your big day is. If your guests having gotten to see the moment that he got down on his knees, incorporate it into your save the date or maybe send out a card that literally ties a knot as it is opened! The beauty of these save the dates are that you can add our own personal touch to them all while telling your friends about your wedding!

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{Photos: Calendar with Stickers: Studio 11 via Something Turquoise, Calendar: Etsy, Long Story: Wedding Paper Divas, Proposal: Etsy, Shadow: My Yellow Umbrella via Inspiring Pretty, Dog: You’re That Girl Designs via Maven Bride, Tie the Knot: Etsy}

White Summer Wedding

Who says that white weddings are only meant for the winter? We here at The Bridal Bar think that white weddings are perfect in the summertime (as long as it is before Labor Day)! White decor adds a hint of sophistication to any soiree and can make for some beautiful wedding photos, just look at the pics we found! So whether you are going all out before Labor Day hits and you can no longer wear white or you just want to have a simple and beautiful wedding, white is the way to go!

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{Photos: Bouquet: Braedon Flynn Photography via The Knot, Groom: Elizabeth Messina via SMP, Bridesmaids: Joseph Willis via The Lane, Table Decor: James Christianson Photography via The Knot, Dessert: Kara’s Party Ideas}

Orange Wedding Inspiration

We love a nice, bright wedding in the middle of the summer and nothing says bright better than orange! The color just exudes happiness and who wouldn’t want to have that on their big day?! (Just look at that brides face!) You can dress up your color palette by adding multiple bright hues to the decor or go with something a little more neutral and let orange be the pop of color that you are looking for. Orange is the color of joy making it a perfect match for your wedding day palette! So, if you are being wed in the summer, say “I do” to orange!

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{Photos: Bouquet: Maria Repko via Flickr, Shoes: Jasmine Star Photography via SMP, Bridesmaids: Kate Robsinson Photography via SMP,   Branch Centerpiece: 2 Me Studios via Ciao! Newport Beach, Ceremony: STAK Wedding Photography via Maharani Weddings}

Fun Photo Booth Ideas For Your Wedding

Everyone wants to be able to document their big day and what better (or more fun) way to do just that than with a photo booth?! Invite your guests to choose from a multitude of props and be silly in front of the camera! Trust me, these pics are so worth it (especially is a certain someone has had a few to many drinks). You can go with the classic booth and set up a tent for the pictures or hang a makeshift polaroid for your friends to pose with. You can even make the booth a bit more personal by adding your wedding date to the background or having props that show off your personality. Having a photo booth is a sure-fire way to get those million dollar pictures of the big day!

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{Photos: Sign: Etsy, Wood: Imago Vita Photography via SMP, Polaroid: Love Ala via SMP, Tent: The Rasers via Wedding Chicks, Board: Matthew Morgan Photography via 100 Layer Cake}

Wedding Planning for Grooms – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we talk to author and co-founder of The Man Registry, Chris Easter, who gives us the 411 on wedding planning for guys!  We chat about everything from how to give a great toast to how to surprise her on your big day and get more involved in the planning process.  A groom’s guide to tying the knot!

And for our cocktail, we served up a Rye Manhattan.  Here’s what you need to make it:

2 oz of rye whiskey

1/2 oz of vermouth

2-3 bitters

cherry for garnish

Simply stir and serve with a cherry on top!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Teal Wedding Inspiration

Looking for the perfect color to incorporate at your wedding? Look no further! Teal adds the perfect pop of color to a summer celebration and let’s not forget what a fun color it is! Imagine walking down the aisle with a beautiful bouquet full of teal and coral flowers! Plus, it is the perfect way to add your “something blue” to your wardrobe! (Just look at those shoes!) Your white dress will really stand out next to a sea of teal bridesmaids dresses.

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{Photos: Invitation: Etsy, Bouquet: Amalie Orrange via Wedding Chicks, Shoes: dna photographers via SMP, Chairs: Brea McDonald Photography via Belle the Magazine, Dresses: Rob Ingram Weddings via The Lovely Find}