Outdoor Wedding Blog

Outdoor Wedding Blog: Ideas, news, tips and resources for brides and grooms planning outdoor weddings, from Kim Knox Beckius, author of "The Everything Outdoor Wedding Book." Visit Kim's Outdoor Wedding Web Site: outdoorweddingguide.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Planning a Woodsy Wedding? Print Your Wedding Invitations on Wood

If you really want to embrace the theme of a wedding in the great outdoors, then you should know about the newest product from Cards of Wood--wedding invitations printed on wood veneer! In fact, they offer invitations, envelopes, reply cards, postcards, programs, menu cards and place cards made from real wood. Choose Maple, Cherry, Curly Maple or Eastern Red Cedar. Your guests will know they're in for a unique wedding from the moment your invitation arrives in the mail.

Monday, April 25, 2005

A Rose Petal Lesson

Here's an interesting article from "The Sun Herald" in South Mississippi with an important lesson for couples planning an outdoor wedding. The author, Kandi Anderson, confesses that she often supplied a date two weeks earlier than her daughter's actual wedding date when she ordered various "props" from online wedding vendors. This strategy, intended to ensure that needed items were delivered on time, backfired on her when it came to the 10,000 rose petals that were to have lined the aisle. If you're planning to use rose petals to decorate your outdoor wedding setting, keep in mind that fresh petals are fragile and perishable, and they won't keep for two weeks. If you simply must plan ahead, you might want to consider silk rose petals instead.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Create Your Own Outdoor Wedding Arch

Michael's, The Arts and Crafts Store, is featuring wedding crafts on its Web site and in stores this week. One do-it-yourself project of particular interest to couples planning outdoor weddings is the Pre-Lit Wedding Arch. You'll find many more wedding craft ideas that can help you personalize your outdoor wedding at the Michael's Web site.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Camilla's Wedding Hat

I have a feeling that feathered hats will be all the rage with outdoor brides this year following the attention the fashion press has given to Philip Treacy's dramatic creation for Camilla Parker Bowles to wear for her marriage to England's Prince Charles. You can browse Philip Treacy's collection of occasion hats for spring/summer 2005 online and learn where to buy Philip Treacy creations in the U.S.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Tented Wedding Wonderlands

In this article for Special Events Magazine, writer Natasha Garber takes a look at how "the right wedding tent can turn a rustic, too-small or otherwise tricky locale into an outstanding event." If you're planning to rent a tent to protect your outdoor wedding celebration, take a look at the photos that accompany the article. They show how tents can be lavishly decorated to look anything but tent-y.