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Easy-to-Pack Decorations for a Dreamy Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are a fantastic choice for couples who do not fancy traditional, cookie-cutter weddings.  Weddings in far-flung, exotic locales are exciting and allow you to start your marriage in the most romantic way imaginable.

Nevertheless, planning a destination wedding presents a unique set of challenges, and one of them is decorating your venue as you please. You may have to settle for what is available at the venue, and this may not exactly match your vision.

Now, the good news is that you can always enhance your wedding décor with accessories from home, that are light-weight, compact and easy-to-carry.

Here are some suggestions from the team at Best for Bride in Canada to help you choose wedding decorations that travel well.

1.Personalized buntings

Buntings are simple, but effective decorations that dress up even the simplest of spaces and add instant cheer. The options are endless; you can have strings of pom-poms for a Boho effect, shimmering polished golden flags for a glam look or rustic burlap flags strung together for a rustic, countryside theme. You can also create massive impact with reams of bunting that occupy very little luggage space and are weightless.

For more inspiration on using buntings at your wedding, visit this post on Bridal Musings.

2.Whimsical paper lanterns

Add delightful pops of color to your venue with assorted paper lanterns in various shades and shapes that match your wedding theme. Not only do these lanterns fold flat, they are light-weight and easy to install. Suspend them from the ceiling using twine and enhance the effect with flickering lights for a pleasant glow. Use them in large numbers to instantly elevate the ambiance and wow your guests. Here are some fantastic décor ideas with paper lanterns on My wedding.  

3.Flickering Fairy lights

Soft, twinkling fairy lights will illuminate and add festive cheer to your wedding venue. These versatile decorations come in all colors and you can use them in many ways to create a magical effect. Add them to your centerpieces, wrap them around trees and bushes at an outdoor venue or hang them like a canopy from the ceiling and create stunning starry overhead decor. There are more fantastic ideas in this post on Frugal2Fab that incorporate these budget-friendly decorations in many different ways.

4.Lightweight table runners

You will have to go with the bulky table linens like tablecloths available at your venue. Nevertheless, you can still create stunning tablescapes that suit your taste, with fantastic table runners. Since they do not take up much space, you can easily carry these accessories with you to your destination. Shop around to find the best choices that tie the different elements of your reception décor together. Make sure they are well-pressed and packed flat, so they neatly fit under the centerpieces on your tables. For more help with choosing your table linens, check out this post on My wedding.com.

5. Unconventional guest book choices

Guest books are a valuable keepsake that reminds couples of all the special people who were at their wedding. However, they are big and bulky. So, let us avoid traditional guest books and instead explore some unconventional alternatives. Creative guest book alternatives will serve the purpose of a memento, even while being stylish décor items for your home. We found some fantastic ideas here, on the Destination Wedding Details website. Although they are all amazing, we think that the shadow box and photo jigsaw puzzle are brilliant and practical choices for a destination wedding.

6.Artificial flowers

There are many advantages to choosing artificial flowers for your destination wedding. They look just as good as the real thing and you can have them customized to match your wedding theme perfectly. With artificial flowers, not only will you be able to keep your costs down, but they will turn out exactly how you want them. You also need not worry about keeping them fresh or handling with care, since they are sturdy and well-structured. Use them anywhere; in your bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, centerpieces or in the rest of the wedding décor.So, opt for artificial flowers and strike this element off your list, and use the time to focus on yourself for a bit. Here are some self-care tips to help you.

7.Tapestries

Add color and personality to blank walls at your venue with easy-to-transport tapestries that pack a punch. You can even have them custom-created with details like your names and wedding date or designed to match your wedding theme. Find the right locations to hang them, so they will not go unnoticed. Set them up as the backdrop for a dessert table or at photo booths and instantly elevate the overall ambiance. A big advantage of using tapestries in your wedding décor is that you can even use them to quickly mask unsightly wall paint and unimpressive natural décor at your venue.

8.Ribbon decorations

Ribbons are versatile décor accessories that come in all sizes, colors, prints and textures. You can use them in a variety of ways to create interesting effects at your wedding venue. Simply tie them behind chairs to add a special effect, use them as decorative accents in your wedding cake or in elaborate designs in the ceremony backdrop. Find more inspiration to use this décor essential here, on the Knot website.

Author Bio: Best for Bride is a Canadian bridal dress chain, that caters to every need of the modern bride. They have an impressive collection of modern designer wedding gowns, bridesmaids dress collections, mother-of-the-bride dresses and dresses for the rest of the wedding party. Best for Bride also offers a range of bridal services and has an impressive collection of bridal accessories, to satisfy the taste and budget of all types of brides. For more information about this bridal destination, visit their website.

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Planning a Mountain Wedding

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A mountain wedding is something that can be extremely beautiful and memorable. However, it can be somewhat difficult to plan. Below, you will find some tips that will help you to create the most memorable and beautiful mountain wedding possible.

Planner

One of the best things that you can do when planning a mountain wedding is to hire a planner to help you with your wedding setup. The most important thing that a wedding should be is fun. However, there is a lot of stress that goes into planning a wedding and this can easily take out the fun of the big day. However, a wedding planner can help to eliminate many of these stresses and help to make your wedding more fun and enjoyable.

Budget

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You should also make sure you have a strong budget in mind when you begin planning your mountain wedding. There are many things that must be taken care of for this type of wedding and you should plan carefully so that you know that you will have all the funds that you need to take care of everything. This can also help you to make sure that all of your guests are taken care of for this unique wedding design.

Set Priorities

You should also make sure that you have certain priorities in place so that you are able to have the most important things taken care of for your wedding. By knowing what is most important, you will be able to make sure that they are incorporated into your wedding even if other items are removed from the budget.

Venue

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When choosing a venue for your mountain wedding, you should take many things into consideration. For example, you will need to select a venue that will fit with both your budget and the view that you love the most. There are many different venue options available for couples planning a mountain wedding and you will be able to find the perfect one to fit your needs.

Vendors

Another great idea to choose when selecting your vendors is local vendors. This will help you to encorporate as much of the mountain atmosphere into your wedding as possible. This is also a great way to make sure that your wedding is cohesive and beautiful at the same time.

Conclusion

Having a mountain wedding is one of the most beautiful options that you can choose. However, there is quite a bit of planning involved and it is best to use a wedding planner to help you create the mountain wedding of your dreams. By following these tips, you will know that your mountain wedding has been prepared properly and will be as beautiful in real life as it was when you planned it in your mind.

Don’t forget to stop by Best for Bride to learn more about the items that they have for your mountain wedding. With the many options that are available, you will find everything that you need for a beautiful mountain wedding here.

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3 Amazing Places for Your Destination Wedding

There are a lot of things you have to do before you are fully ready for your wedding. The dress, the wedding party, the music, the cake, but the thing you need to know first is the location. Often times, these places need to be booked so far in advance that the engagement ring is barely settled on your finger before you’re making that call. Some people prefer a more traditional venue, or a local place such as a courthouse or courtyard nearby. If you’re like me, though, you don’t want to get married in the same places you see every day on your way to work. You want your wedding to be special, memorable, and perfect. Let us help you out by showing you three of the most amazing and beautiful (not to mention exotic) places for your destination wedding.

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1. Kauai

If you’re looking for the perfect destination that is still in the States, Hawaii is the best place to go. It’s secluded, beautiful, and Kauai is less populated than the other islands, so you’re more likely to have a fun, intimate experience. Also, the resorts there are fantastic and have some incredible bundles for weddings.

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2. Italy

Nothing says ‘romance’ in quite the same way Italy does. From old, stone streets to beautiful vineyards, you are bound to find exactly the sort of location you want for your wedding. It has the old world charm. It has countless activities and other places to visit. It can even double as your honeymoon location.

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3. Bermuda

A lot of places have beaches. A lot of places have incredible venues. But not every place has beaches as beautiful nor venues as flawless as Bermuda. The resorts alone are reason for going, and you can easily find quaint little pubs in the small towns there that have delicious food and amazing company. Want to make your wedding even more romantic? Visit the pink-sand beaches. They are absolutely breath-taking.

There are so many places in the world that need to be visited, and so many of them are absolutely perfect for a wedding. Finding the perfect match for your needs won’t be too hard at all, and in no time, you’ll be on that plane heading for your destination wedding!