I’m pretty ashamed at how many times I had to look up the word “hors d’oeuvres” to make sure I spelled it correctly. It still looks a bit alien to me. Maybe I’m not fancy enough … or French enough … or rich enough. Either way, in this installment of Tired, Trendy & Timeless we take a look at some of our favorite (and not so favorite) passed hors d’oeuvres, because no one likes hangry (hungry+angry) wedding guests. And don’t forget to scroll down for a Friday roundup of our favorite wedding finds on the web this week!
Tired: Cucumber sandwiches – been there, ate that
Trendy: Mini fish tacos & Patron ‘ritas, Pancake bites
Timeless: California sliders
Now for some awesome wedding links we found this week:
Have a wonderful weekend!
Besides the fact that the chances of your wedding guests staying the whole night is much greater when a cake follows dinner — you just HAVE to have a cake. You just HAVE to! It’s not FAIR if you don’t! MOM!!!! She forgot the cake! Ahem, I seem to have regressed here. The point is, people expect cake. And, seeing how EVERYONE likes cake, I suggest you have it. Check out our favorite (and not so favorite) wedding cakes in this installment of Tired, Trendy & Timeless.
Tired: White cake with ivy garland
Trendy: Ombre ball cake, Mint cake with white blooms
Timeless: Embroidered lace and appliqued cake
Flowers are the perfect compliment to your big day. While they can be a huge cost associated with weddings, even a budget bride can indulge in a few well-placed flowers. In my opinion the best place to splurge is on your bridal bouquet. Check out our favorite (and not so favorite) bridal bouquets in this installment of Tired, Trendy & Timeless.
Tired: Gerber daisies
Trendy: Blue and violet peacock arrangement, Rustic fall foliage arrangement
Timeless: White peonies with sage
I love the idea of a grand departure — actually, I’m kind of obsessed with it … probably because I didn’t have one. We, (in our NON-infinite wisdom) decided to stick around until the bitter end, and even attended a messy and drunken “after party” at a nearby hotel (it took me about .5 seconds to change out of my wedding dress right into sweat pants).
If I’d have known I would be THAT exhausted, I would have made a grand departure an absolute priority. Check out these Tired, Trendy & Timeless departures to help you plan the send-off of the century.
Tired: Bubble send-off
Trendy: Fun, whimsical balloon send-off, photo by Andrea Watkins & Gold metallic streamers,
photo by Kelly Moore
Timeless: Sparkler send-off
A few awesome wedding DIY links for your weekend:
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Happy Friday! I’m participating in a 60-mile relay race with my husband tomorrow (and by participating, I mean volunteering to help direct parking while running comfortably at zero MPH).
Have a wonderful weekend!
It’s no secret that I love functional, practical favors. Why waste your money on personalized or monogrammed favors that your guests will just add to the donate pile within a year? Play it safe by showing your gratitude with an edible treat that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Now, I know I might get some flak for listing Jordan almonds as “tired,” but come on, ladies! I have nothing against this sweet treat — other than the fact that I have received these favors a billion times myself, and the rest of your wedding guests probably have too. Why not use this “favorable” opportunity to express your unique personality as a couple? Check out our edible favor assessment in this installment of Tired, Trendy & Timeless.
Tired: Jordan almonds
Trendy: ‘S’more Love’ favors, via Bridesmaids and Weddings & Honey Jar favors
Timeless: Truffle box, photo by Gina Meola Photography
Remember in the 90s when every wedding dress had puffy sleeves and bridesmaids looked like they were wrapped in yards of tacky wallpaper? Our newest series, Tired, Trendy & Timeless, will help you look back at your wedding photos without getting Saved By the Bell flashbacks. In this series, we will show you the “then and now” of wedding fashion, food and decor. Let’s dive right in.
Mirrored centerpieces are a fabulous way to add more dimension and light to your wedding tablescape. But if you pair them with dated accents, you’ve got nothing but a big shiny mess. Here’s some inspiration to keep your mirrored centerpieces fresh.
Trendy: DIY mirror planter box centerpiece, Tall mirrored vase
Timeless: Pink ranunculus centerpiece