There are so many things to take care of when planning a wedding—the cake, the guest list, the dress—that it’s easy to forget smaller things like centerpieces and seating cards. Whether you’re inherently crafty or on a budget, these do-it-yourself decorations are easy and inexpensive, and will serve as mementos for years to come. Flip through the slideshow to find handmade wedding invitations, personalized candleholders, and more.
It’s not enough to just have the bride, the groom, and the officiant at your ceremony anymore—you also need the proper decor. Many ceremonies now feature elaborate arches under which couples exchange their vows. Whether your nuptials are in a romantic garden, by the beach, or in a beautiful ballroom, we scoured Pinterest for ideas that will inspire. Click through the slideshow to see all the designs.
When it comes to wedding decor, white is no longer reserved solely for the bride’s dress. Inspired by the clean, chic look of white on white, we compiled the dreamiest arrangements of blooms, sweet treats, and decor in shades of alabaster, ivory, and cream for the latest issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Scroll down to see photos from this gorgeous spread, shot on location at Georgetown’s Capella Hotel in the presidential suite and on the rooftop terrace—and pick up a copy of the issue on newsstands now.