Kid’s Table Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

Sometimes your most important guests are your littlest – the kids!  If you’ve got lots of little ones running around your reception, consider giving them something extra special at the kids table.  Activities, a one-of-a-kind environment, and even a menu fitting of their tiny palettes is a perfect way to keep kids contained during dinner (with a little supervision, of course).  We found a few fabulous kids tables for you to take inspiration from for your own tiny tots on your big day!  The look can mimic your adult tables in color and palette or consider pops of color all their own in one special section!

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Justin & Keary via Ruffled, Right: Laura Murray Photography via HWTM, Second Row Left: Amy Atlas, Right: Buzz Feed, Third Row Left: Bell Invito, Right: Better Homes & Gardens, Bottom Row Left: Front Room Photography, Right: It’s a Brides Life}

8 Unique Wedding Menu Ideas

Telling your guests what’s for dinner seems like a dull function or necessity on the big day, but why not make it fun, fabulous, and part of your decor too?!  Wedding menus don’t just come in the form of a piece of paper tucked into a folded napkin anymore – now wine bottles, banners, even mirrors can share the menu with those in attendance!  Take a look at a few of our favorite unique menu ideas for your wedding reception, from fabric sacks to suspended wooden boards!

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{Photos: Banner: MSW, Sack: Seattle Bride Mag, Fabric: Rylee Hitchner via SMP, Wine: Hitch & Sparrow via Wedding Party App, Paper Bag: Mademoiselle Fiona, Wooden Sign: Brides, Wooden Signs: Brightwood Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic, Paper Belly Band: Etsy}

Wedding Cake 101 – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we talk to celebrity cake designer, Suzi Finer from Hansen Cakes who breaks down shopping for your wedding cake, how much cakes cost, what to know, what to ask for, and what to plan for on your big day!  It’s wedding cake 101 on the show this week!

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!

Unique Ways to Display Your Wedding Cake

Gone are the days when a wedding cake simply sat atop a white linen on a round table in the corner of a ballroom.  Now not only the cake, but the cake table is a point of decor for your wedding reception!  From a wine barrel used as a table at a vineyard wedding to suspending your cake from the ceiling, you can really have fun with how you display your dessert!  Take a look at these ideas including a wagon and even a piece of furniture you might just take from your own home!

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{Photos: Top Left: Exquisitrie via Grey Likes Weddings, Right: Ryan Welch via Ruffled, Second Row Left: Stacy Able via Wedding Chicks, Right: Christian Oth Studio via SMP, Third Row Left: Bumby Photography via Bridal Musings, Right: Joshua Aaron via The Knot, Bottom Left: via Wedding Chicks, Right: Reverie Magazine}

Navy Blue Weddings

As the sun sets on summer and we inch closer to fall we are starting to think about those rich fall colors, those swanky parties when the weather and the leaves turn.  And of course, what colors go well with the changing of the season!  We often think of navy blue for winter, but it works in fall too!  Paired with a crisp white palette or even oranges, pinks or yellows are pretty too!  Navy heels, a sharp navy suit, even ribbons around your bouquet – there are a million ways to weave this color into your big day!

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{Photos: Couple: Matthew Morgan Photography via GWS, Bridesmaid: Erin McGinn via SMP, Shoes: Jose Villa via SMP, Matches: Etsy, Cake: Pinterest, Table Setting: Jeremiah and Rachel via Wedding Chicks}

Mercury Glass + Pink Weddings

Pretty in pink!  We love pink!  And we also adore mercury glass – an inexpensive way to make your reception sparkle and set the mood with a little candlelight.  Well, well you pair pink with mercury glass you get something even more special!  From a blush hue to a bold pop of color – take a look at these lovelies in pink with a dash of mercury glass!

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{Photos: Top Left: via SMP, Right: Alles Brocante, Middle Left: Fitzroy, Right: Michael L’Heureux via SMP, Bottom Left: BHLDN, Right: Southern Weddings}

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