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Honoring Loved Ones Who Have Passed Away on Your Wedding Day

It is a comfort to honor loved ones who have passed away so their memory is with you on your wedding day. There are a number of ways this is done traditionally, with photo charms on your bouquet or a table with photographs or candles. But I have been to so many weddings where this table is overlooked and there is no mention of the significance of missing loved ones to the couple. Personally, I would feel bad if a memory table looked like an after thought. For this reason, I’ve come up with a few ideas to make your loved one’s memory more memorable on your wedding day. Using an Heirloom or "Something Borrowed" on Your Wedding Day Why limit your loved one’s memory to a piece of jewelry? For example, did you inherit your Grandma’s china or a dessert tray, or a serving pitcher? Instead of keeping these items in a box, take them out and use them as a special feature on your wedding day. Did your Aunt Betty collect cats? Perfect! Incorporate knick-nacks into the table ce

Affordable Wedding Gift Idea: DIY Gift Baskets

Invited to a wedding but dreading the gift shopping? While online wedding gift registries can make gift shopping more convenient, it can come with an expensive price tag. Of course you can always buy something small (like a spatula?) but the couple will know exactly how much you spent. So what should you do? Try a thoughtful gift basket filled with things they love. If done right, your gift basket will look like a huge expensive present and the thoughtfulness and time you spent putting it together will make it a truly memorable gift. Not sure what to include in your DIY gift basket? Check out some of our suggestions below! Love this breakfast/cooking-themed gift basket from the helpful article " 50 DIY Gift Basket Ideas to Inspire All Kinds of Gifts ." Check it out for more great ideas on gift basket themes and gift items! Choose a theme When putting together a gift basket, it’s a good idea to choose a theme. For example, if the couple is very outdoor-sy put to

Small Backyard Wedding on a Budget

Having a backyard wedding isn’t always the cheapest way to go. Even if you keep your guest list on the small side(up to 30 guests), expenses can quickly add up. That said, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you pull off a small stylish backyard wedding on a budget. Warning: a lot of DIY work is required but hey, you’ll get to handle all the details yourself –or at least hand them over to some very devoted friends & family! Don’t get discouraged! Venue costs can be a large part of your wedding budget, so think of the money you’ll save by skipping this all together! Well, sort of. . . wedding venues are designed to host events and they’ve got celebrations down to a tee. They’ve got the experience and expertise of countless events under their belt and a list of professionals they like and trust to get the job done right. Planning and executing your own backyard wedding will require a lot of time and effort, organization, and planning on your part but it can be done. You’ve j