Add a sweet note to your nuptials with a decadent dessert bar. Not only do these food stations make for pretty photos, they also add an interactive element for your guests. Nix the traditional cake altogether and set up one of these build-your-own stands as the main attraction, or bring in a late-night snack station with treats for your guests to take home. From doughnut towers to popcorn buckets, we’ve scoured Pinterest to find ten seriously sweet ideas that will satisfy every couple’s cravings.
Now that you’ve said yes to your guy, it’s time to pop the big question to your girlfriends. “Will you be my bridesmaid?” gets a lot more fun when you resist the temptation to send a mass e-mail and instead come up with a special way to ask those closest to you to be a part of your important day. Scroll down for some pin-worthy inspiration.
Thank your favorite bridesmaids with floral kimonos they can wear while getting ready for your big day—and keep for themselves long after the bouquet is tossed. The pretty patterns also make for a nice photo op. Pick a set of matching robes for all of your bridesmaids, or order a different color for each. Pinterest is loaded with pictures of bridesmaids rocking chic kimonos; scroll down for some of our favorite looks.
Whether you’re planning a rustic-chic, homespun affair, or a nautically oriented celebration, bunting is a festive way to turn any space into a great place to party. These colorful, relatively simple strung-up flags have become so prevalent, you can use them to decorate pretty much anything, from an old oak tree to the rafters of a barn; brides are even fashioning miniature versions into personalized wedding-day accessories. And every couple’s names somehow just look cuter when presented in bunting; there’s an “Aww” moment in seeing “Jane & John” hanging from the backs of chairs or blowing in the breeze over a table full of favors and place cards.
We pulled together the prettiest—and did we mention easy-to-DIY—bunting inspiration Pinterest has to offer.
Use it as signage.
Use it with your cake.
Try it from ceiling rafters for a bit of color against wooden beams.
Or create a sweet(er) ceremony.
When it comes to fall nuptials, we’ve seen it all in terms of floral arrangements: burgundy roses flanked by orange oak leaves, and rust-colored zinnias nestled among purple eucalyptus. While jewel tones reminiscent of the season’s changing colors are inspiring, why not look to the autumn’s harvest for a fresh take on a seasonal tablescape?
Apples, pumpkins, cabbage flowers, and artichokes come in all shades and ranges of colors, and can be surprisingly chic decor for a nuptial feast, even those with more formal overtones. We’ve culled the best of what Pinterest has to offer in the way of centerpieces featuring fruits and veggies, from persimmons to cabbage.