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The Wedding Accessories Brides Forget to Budget

The Wedding Accessories Brides Forget to Budget

There are so many little details and wedding accessories that go into creating your dream wedding. Wedding Collectibles is a shop dedicated to those little details and one thing we've learned being in the wedding industry is that it's these wedding accessories that brides forget to think about when planning their wedding budget. To give you a snapshot of how quickly these perfect touch accessories can add up, we went shopping. Where? Wedding Collectibles of course! One of the highest trending wedding styles this past year has been the simple barn wedding. So, we're shopping for the wedding accessories that will help create that look. This means clean, not overly adorned, and somewhat rustic.

Our Wedding Accessories Haul

In building the simple barn wedding look using accessories for every aspect of your wedding, we ended up adding 21 items to our Wedding Collectibles shopping cart.  Items for wedding favors and thank you notes we added enough for a guest list of 300, which is typical for the average to large wedding.

Our Absolute Favorite Simple Barn Wedding Accessories

One: Leg Pop Kissing Couple Wedding Cake Topper

Simple Barn Wedding Accessories A simple cake topper great for spring and summer weddings.

Two: Here Comes The Bride Flower Girl SignSimple Barn Wedding Accessories

This would be perfect for a flower girl that's a little too young to handle not dumping flower petals in one clump!

Three: Can't Wait to Grow Old With You Wedding Handkerchief

Wedding Accessories A wedding tradition that you should be able to keep personal! There's something romantic of this handwritten style love note hankie.

Four: Rustic Wooden Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow

Wedding Accessories We really liked this alternative look to a classic tradition.

Five: Scattered Flower Veil

Wedding Accessories This simple bridal veil really is perfect for a romantic barn wedding.

Six: Mini Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells If you're planning on doing wedding favors, there's something about using these wedding bells for a simple barn wedding that just rings true.

Our Full Wedding Accessory Shopping List:

  1. Leg Pop Kissing Couple Wedding Cake Topper
  2. Here Comes the Bride Flower Girl Sign
  3. Can't Wait to Grow Old With You Wedding Handkerchief 
  4. Rustic Wooden Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow
  5. Scattered Flower Veil
  6. Mini Wedding Bells
  7. Personalized From the Bride to Her Father Handkerchief
  8. Vintage Style White Purse
  9. Mrs. Cosmetic Bag
  10. Rustic Wooden Heart Table Decor Confetti 
  11. White and Silver Thank You Cards
  12. Floral Applique Wedding Garter
  13. Personalized Burlap Runner
  14. 17 Inch Wedding Sparklers
  15. Rosebud Wedding Guest Book & Pen Set
  16. Faux Birch Log Card Holders
  17. Custom Wedding Table Sign
  18. Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Chair Signs
  19. Contemporary Champagne Flutes
  20. Silver Oval Cuff Links
  21. Foundations Wedding Cake Knife and Server Set

Total Cost for this Wedding Accessories Haul

Wedding Accessories Costs   This might not be your exact wedding accessory shopping list, but you can see how quickly these types of wedding accessories can add up! The takeaway? Don't forget to budget for your wedding accessory musts!
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Wedding Survival Kit and Plan for Wedding Emergencies

Green Wedding Shoes Blog With so many pieces and players involved in a wedding, there are bound to be a few mishaps. Never fear! There's a wedding survival kit and plan to prepare for the "oops", "oh no", and "I forgot" wedding emergencies. Here's what you do:

First: Mental Preparation

The first thing you need isn't the wedding survival kit. You will want that, but first you have to  accept that in all likelihood something will go wrong. It could be something small; like a groomsmen might wear the wrong colored socks. Or it could be something big; like the caterer mistook your order and instead of bringing enough food for 500 people, they bring enough for 50. Either way, if you accept it now, even if it is stressful, it won't completely ruin your day. Though, a catering mishap like that would be completely understandable to freak out over!

Next: Make a list

Your Bridal Party is your first Wedding Survival Kit Delegate! I know some brides don't want to let go of the control, but it's in your best interest if you do. Take an evening with your groom and make a list of all the things you are most worried about. What do you think is going to go wrong? Then pick a person for each worry and put them in charge of making sure that it won't happen. Your bridal party members are perfect for this! However, if your big worry is that the best man will forget to pick up grammy from the airport, maybe assign someone else to remind him or to just take over that task for him!

Then: Make a contingency plan for the major details

This is along the same lines as number two, but with a focus on the BIG things and not so much on the little details. For example, if the catering mishap described at the beginning of the blog did happen, what would be your back up plan? Take a look at the biggest part of the wedding - your venue, caterer, photographer, entire floral delivery - and decide on back ups if they should somehow fall through.

Finally: Bring a Wedding Survival Kit

Now this is one that you can just buy, pack in your bag, and then just know you are covered! Get a "Personalized Vintage Clutch" survival kit here with emergency items, such as bobby pins and a sewing kit. Then, if anything should happen to your hair, your dress, your mother's dress - you know you got it covered! There are even some for the groom!

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How to Develop a Wedding Theme or Style

How to Develop a Wedding Theme or Style

It may seem kind of self serving to say, but wedding accessories are very important when it comes to fully developing your wedding theme or style. If all of your accessories are a mish-mash of what you borrowed from other people, your wedding may begin to look a little mish-mashed. Of course, if you are looking to create a more eclectic style, then by all means, go for it; it is a great way to save money. Otherwise, you are going to want your wedding accessories to be hand picked, just for you and your wedding dream.  When developing your wedding theme and style, there are four areas of your wedding that your accessories are essential: The bride, the ceremony, the table centerpieces, and the cake. Whether you are on a budget or not, these or the four sections of your wedding that you want to pay extra attention to.
  1. The Bride  1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding Let's face it. When people go to a wedding the first thing they want to look at is the bride. Not to objectify her, but she is the center-stone to the whole event. The bride and her dress. Your choice of wedding dress will heavily influence the tone of the wedding. For example, if you choose to wear a ballroom gown, but are having a bohemian theme, the two styles will clash. Then, you have to decide on how to do your hair and what bridal accessories to wear. These accessories will make or break your wedding look.
  2. The Ceremony  1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding There are of course a lot of different aspects of the wedding ceremony that are going to affect your wedding theme or style. The location is of course key, but it is often what you do with that location that is going to really establish you in your ceremony. And really, there are a lot more wedding accessories that go into the wedding ceremony than many people realize, many of which depend on what traditions you are upholding. For example, you may need to decide on a unity candle, SAND JAR, flower baskets, or a  ring pillow.
  3. Reception Centerpieces  1920s Inspired Knoxville Wedding In terms of reception decor, the centerpieces are going to be HUGE in establishing your theme or style. Taking the 1920's Inspired wedding that is featured on the Ruffled blog as an example, this bride's centerpiece is very simple, but the long stemmed vases and the mod styled center mat evoke that 1920's feel more than if she had just a regular rounded vase and a plain white table clothe. The center mat is probably what gives the 1920's vibe the most and is even reminiscent of the great american novel based in the 20's, The Great Gatsby. So, as you prioritize your reception decoration budget, be sure to pay attention to your centerpieces with what flowers, vases, candles, table numbers, place settings, and any other unique ornaments you wish to use.
  4. The Cake Vintage Romance Sonoma Wedding The cake stands as one of the focal points of pretty much any reception and you are adhering to the tradition of cutting the cake, then you know it will end up at center stage, making the cake's design and accessories very important. Cake accessories that you will be choosing from will mainly be cake toppers, but may also include flowers. Wedding cake toppers are a great opportunity to establish your wedding theme, and as the cute bunny toppers in the photo above demonstrate, do not need to be completely traditional. Really, there are cake toppers made to work with almost any wedding theme and style.The wedding cake topper you choose is often reflective of your couple personality too and is one of the few wedding decorations that not only symbolize your love, but can also last beyond the wedding as a keepsake.
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Finding the Perfect Wedding Jewelry

 Finding the Perfect Wedding Jewelry

Wedding Look If you look at the dress in the photo above, it's flowing style works great for the boho, whimsy look that the bride went with. But if she had worn her hair up or neatly curled with a small gem clip, and instead wore a a pearl necklace, the dress would still look gorgeous and a new look would be created. A wedding dress can be seen as a bit of a blank slate. Lace and beads does not require a traditional bridal look (though it also doesn't hurt it). It is instead the wedding jewelry and headpieces (along with her hair) that creates this boho style. There will always be exceptions like how a large poofy ballroom style dress doesn't exactly scream whimsy, but what your wedding look really comes down to is your chosen wedding jewelry and accessories.

Some things to consider when picking out your wedding jewelry:

1)What is your Look? Are you going for complete elegance, light whimsy, or summer causal? Wedding Jewelry It is a given that as you create your wedding look you will need to make sure each of the pieces work together, but there may be those moments when you find a drop dead gorgeous set of earrings that you feel you just must have, but the large white diamond look just doesn't mesh with the more naturalistic or Boho look of your beaded headband. This is a more exaggerated example, but the point should be clear: beautiful doesn't mean it is perfect for your chosen look. 2) What is your budget? Bold Wedding Jewlery As you piece together your look, you will want to decide how much money you are willing to pay for what. Basically, you need to prioritize. There are going to be those have to items that you will not want to compromise on, and then there are going to be those items that you want to be a have to, but are not really necessary. That is the trouble with shopping for wedding jewelry; everything is just so pretty. If you are having trouble deciding between getting the perfect bridal necklace and bracelet, flip a coin. I am being serious. There is this quote, "When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air you suddenly know what you are hoping for", and with that, you can separate those musts and the not-so-much-musts. If you are creating a more dramatic look, you will want to prioritize your budget on items that establish that look quickly. Look at the bride pictured above. Which jewelry accessories immediately establish her look? That is probably the best way to prioritize your budget. The biggest bang for your buck! 3) Something old, new, borrowed, blue

Something Blue Wedding Jewelry Wedding jewelry is a great place to add some sentiment. A lot of brides like to include the old, new, borrowed, and blue wedding traditions and jewelry is an easy avenue of upholding that tradition because it can fit into any of the four categories. So as you select your earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, take a moment to see if you can create the wedding look you want while using items that work within this tradition.

Share with us your wedding look! What are you doing to create your perfect style?

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Building your DIY Bouquet: Tips and Tricks

I recently shared with you my fabric flower DIY adventure. While those flowers are great for centerpieces and combs, most brides will be looking to use those masterful patterns to build a bridal bouquet. So how would a new DIY bride even start? How early should brides start building the bouquet of their dreams? What should brides even start on first? Building your own bouquet can be scary at first, especially if this will be your first experience with Do-It-Yourself, but here are a few tips to make it a little less frustrating:
Know the Shape you Want
Before you start building a bouquet out of your selected medium, know what you want your end result to look like. If you can’t find a suitable image online that features just the right bouquet in just the right shape, find a bouquet made of real flowers in the right silhouette instead. Do you want the bunch of flowers that hangs down on a silk ribbon? A classic mid-80s cascading bouquet with hundreds of blooms? Bunches of wild-looking fabric flowers? Find the shape first – that will decide the sorts of materials you use to build it.
I recommend printing out an image of the shape you want and keeping it near your work station as you craft. Most of us don’t have a stock pile of supplies just sitting around, so when you have a shape in mind, you can prevent the over-buying of supplies you won’t use. Build an Army of Starter Blooms
Don’t go for the perfect bouquet of expensive materials on your first shot. Make an cornucopia of blooms in your chosen medium that fit the bouquet shape you’re looking for, and experiment with different styles and designs. Make a number of “practice flowers” in less expensive material before you go for broke and build the real thing. This is also a good time to practice assembling boutonnières and corsages if you want to make them out of the same material.
If you’re asking your bridesmaids to assemble their own bouquets out of your chosen medium, think about the time commitment you’re asking them to sacrifice. If you’re really set on each bridesmaid carrying a design of her own creation, try to make the individual blooms yourself and host a “bouquet building” party to cut down on the work for your girls. If you’re staying up every night to build your bouquet, can you really expect your ‘maids to do the same? Begin Building Early in your Engagement
The earlier you start the process of crafting your own bouquet (out of seashells, buttons, fabric, paper, or pretty much anything else), the less stressed out you’ll be right before the big day. Don’t make more work for yourself by putting it off until you’re up every night the week before your wedding gluing doilies together. Having a consistent DIY project to return to every night will allow you to de-stress after a long day and commit your brain to something other than the stresses of the world.
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Which accessory captures the spirit of wedding day romance and serves as perfect keepsake?

You can get some wonderful wedding garters of your choice with fascinating features. Depending on your tastes, you may opt for a simple albeit attractive or a jazzier yet elegant picks. Among our special recommendations is a magnificent Monogram elite garter that manages to capture the spirit of wedding day romance. It’s deftly embroidered with your very own marital monogram. Fashioned in super smooth satin and perfectly polished with a superb Swarovski crystal accent as well as sweet bow details, this garter is a precious piece. It’s available in white and ivory shades. You can get the garter (in white) embroidered at no additional cost with your monogram in light purple, sage, white, ivory, medium pink, red, aqua, chocolate or black thread. Beaded Elegance keepsake wedding garter is another lovely choice thanks to is crystal beadwork laced over sizzling chiffon. It helps make a contemporary wedding day statement on this beautiful bridal garter. Made with satin & organza, it carries a little pink rose bouquet in fine porcelain. Another wedding garter in cowboy western style looks adorable. It features a tiny rope bow aptly accented with a nice handmade porcelain Daisy. An elegant French lace garter, it has a pearl flower accent plus blue banding (specially for something blue!). To sum up, a gorgeous garter is a beautiful bridal accessory that not only meets a special wedding day tradition, but also adds a great finishing touch to with its classic appearance. It also makes for an ideal wedding keepsake!
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What does it take to make your wedding garter really special?

A competent online platform allows you to choose and shop an excellent selection of wonderful wedding ceremony as well as reception accessories. Extra effort is involved in fulfilling the vision of dream wedding by providing the finest of wedding accessories. Different permutations and combinations are explored to make your wedding garters special. If you are looking to give the perfect finishing touch to your exclusive wedding outfit, why not go for a beautiful Bridal Beauty Calla Lily garter? It looks and feels fabulous with its sheer embroidered dazzling design and exquisitely handcrafted porcelain Calla Lily. It is accented with a deft white ribbon. Another piece in which black & white designs employs the bold contrast of captivating color for a dramatic effect. This bridal garter also looks elegant. There is Calla Lily Bouquet wedding garter that features a lovely little calla lily bouquet in fine porcelain. It s craftily made with satin and organza! On the other hand, a Rhinestone Embroidered Elegance garter wedding garter, also made with satin and organza, carries a silver/gold rhinestone buckle. The elegant shell Hawaiian Beach wedding garter includes a white shell nicely accented with faux pearls and rhinestones as well as organza bow. To add to the sentimental value of the occasion is a ravishingly Romantic Vintage Western garter set. It has the lovely look of soft suede. The beautiful vintage garter is well accented with blush pink fabric and cute little studs in with the elegant embroidery detail. For extra luck with a set of glittering gold and captivating crystal horseshoes are tied up with gold rope.
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Are you looking for bridal jewelry with a traditional feel and contemporary touch?

If you are looking for some beautiful bridal jewelry, we have plenty on offer. One of our top picks in this category is a captivating collection of Graduated 3 Piece Pearl Jewelry. Nothing exudes classy elegance like this eclectic jewelry. This is a time tested earrings & necklace set that looks perfect. If you are wondering what makes the Graduated 3 Piece Pearl Jewelry Collection so exciting, the credit must go to fantastic fashion icons of the 50's and 60. Its graduated look grows from 4mm to 8mm pearls. In fact, this jewelry set with a nostalgic feel to it is ideal for all occasions, events and celebrations. Simply go ahead and dress it up on one of the most joyous occasions in your life. You need not put it aside after using it on the wedding day. You may opt to dress it down at the office. There is absolutely no hassle in wearing them all together or individually. It has its own touch of class thanks to a polished look. Either way, we are absolutely certain that you will be extremely satisfied with this pearl jewelry collection for its traditional appeal with a contemporary touch. This combination makes it a unique accessory. The set comes with pierced earrings as well as a graduated necklace. It also includes a matching bracelet with superb sterling silver clasp.
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Some of the finest and the most exclusive bridal jewelry pieces picked specially for you

Wedding memorabilia is something special that you can relish looking at and also proudly present to your relatives and friends as a lasting memory. We recommend to you some of the finest and the most exclusive bridal jewelry pieces that will add glitter and glamour to the occasion.   One of our special picks for you is this impressive jewelry set that has remained one of the most popular items in its category for years. This is because the jewelry set is simply stunning and immediately draws your attention. The jewelry set is set apart by its traditional elegance truly personified through its deft design. It has classic white glass pearls that are elegantly embellished with a superb ravishing rhinestone chevron in a fabulous sterling silver-plated setting. The whole combination is absolutely stunning! The jewelry set comprises pierced earrings as well as a matching necklace to add to its luster. Also, why not go for the 3 piece bridal pearl captivating jewelry collection. This lovely collection will help complete your wedding day look with class. This is indeed a timeless combination of stunning appeal and soft style. It is ideal for those joining the wedding party—from the flower girl to the maid of honor and bridesmaids and even beautiful bride herself. The fabulous necklace, pearl earrings, and bracelet set are fashioned from wonderful white glass pearls and superb sterling silver settings. Each pearl that measures 8 mm is available in white only. The set comprises pierced adjustable necklace, stretch bracelet and earrings. The combination is simply superb!
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Wonderful wedding handkerchiefs with lovely poetry hankies

The secret of getting unique wedding day items is to take into your attitude, your personality as well as overall ambience and theme planned for the occasion. To make this possible, you should be able to select a wedding collectible resource that has on offer a diverse and dynamic range of wedding accessories. If you manage to impart a subtle personal touch to your wedding day celebration, it will be a truly unforgettable occasion. There are many items that are an integral part of any wedding day celebration – lavish or simple. One among them is wonderful wedding handkerchiefs – lovely poetry hankies. These hankies will also make heartfelt keepsake gifts for guests, relatives, parents and friends. The handsome hankies are a handy memento for the bridal party, and of course, the bride and groom.  The beautiful boxed hankies carry lovely poetry. The lines can be selected to convey your feelings with different verses to select from. They are embroidered elegantly with words such as ‘Bride’, ‘Mother’, ‘Grandma’, ‘Sister’, ‘Daughter’, or even a ravishing rose design. On the other hand, men's handkerchiefs may be plain. If you want, you can have them embroidered. The poems express genuine sentiments of love and gratitude. And you sure will like to give it to every special person in your life. Here is your platform to secure a wide array of truly magnificent wedding items.
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Wedding Cake Toppers...Redefined!

Want to see a sneak peak on the latest trends in cake toppers. Here you will be able to take a look at funny cake toppers, contemporary cake toppers, and traditional wedding cake toppers. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYPWiHrHC1o&feature=channel_page
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Wedding jewelry

You must be planning on what dress and jewelry to wear on your wedding since you were a teenager. Now is the time to turn your dream into reality. It is logical to first buy your dress and then match your jewelry with it. If you have got yourself a sleeveless dress, then it can carry a particular shape of a neckpiece. In a dress with a halter cut, you can simply wear a single strand of necklace. If required, you can even skip the necklace and focus on pretty pair of earrings. The style of the dress will help you decide on what jewelry you should choose to compliment it. You must coordinate your jewelry with your dress if you do not want to feel awkward. If you have a simple dress, you can opt for heavy jewelry. If your dress has lot of sequins and pearls and beadwork, then you can relax a bit on the jewelry front. You must ensure that your jewelry is coordinated even if you decide to do a mix and match thing.
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