Your color scheme for the wedding has the power to set the vibe – so choose wisely.
Focusing on the color theme early on is important to ensure that everything else obtained for the wedding is well coordinated and suited to the wedding as a whole.
Start with your favorite shade then compliment it with a secondary color. Google the combinations and get many ideas. Then work with those to personalize your wedding and make it your own.
Planning and choosing your Wedding Favors
The tradition of distributing wedding favors is a very old one. It is believed that the first wedding favor, common amongst European aristocrats, was known as a bonbonnieres. (a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain or stone) The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections, which symbolize wealth and royalty. (In this era, sugar was an expensive commodity and was treasured only among the wealthy. It was believed that sugar contained medical benefits). As the price of sugar decreased throughout centuries, the tradition of providing gifts to guests reached the general populace and was embraced by couples of modest means.
As sugar became more affordable, bonbonnieres were replaced with almonds. For centuries, almonds were commonly distributed to wedding guests to signify well wishes on the bridegroom’s new life. In the thirteenth century, almonds coated with sugar, known as confetti, were introduced. Confetti soon transformed to candied almonds, which later evolved into the wedding favor for modern day weddings.
Traditionally, five almonds are presented in a confection box or wrapped in elegant fabric to represent fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness.
Today’s thank you gifts to guests are commonly known as wedding favors and are shared in cultures worldwide. Gifts may also be personalized with the couple’s names, initials or wedding date.
When I was setting up a wedding the photographer was also there checking his light and the venue. He was elated and began to tell me that by my using the lights on the tables it will make his “Photos Pop”.
Lighting, Up lights, Garland lights, Tulle with mini lights = Wedding Magic. I have to agree that creating magic is helped with the right lighting. Not too much, just the right amount. Here is a little proof:
1970’s – By chance, at a Disco or Workplace. You would sit by the phone and hope for a call.
1980’s – Still not by any better means than the 70’s.. but there were singles clubs… Club Med?
1990’s – Well now perhaps you had a Brick Size Cell phone… still waited by the phone.
Thank Goodness for the 2000’s and the Internet… Today most singles meet by an online source. With instant messaging and photo sharing on your phone and connection 24/7 to the internet singles are meeting each other much easier than ever.
Are there Wedding Bells ringing… 2014’s pantone color of the year is Radiant Orchid (in other words Pinky, Purple) Regardless Wedding favorites are still your favorite color mixed and matched, Haute Couture, Vintage, to Bling and Contemporary…. Here are some inspirational ideas:
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Every year I love to create something new. I change out the color of the lights on the tree and I select different decorations to go with a mood for each year. And never set the table the same. Here are some inspiring ideas…