i t seems guest books have ditched the book part of the equation, favoring thematic, couple-centric writing units instead. Though, guest-signer-thingy hardly does justice to the creative oddities that are engraved wooden benches and felt-marked quilts. Therefore, in the name of simplicity, we will maintain the malapropos moniker when roll calling the top ten most novel guest books (that aren’t books).
t he perennial headpiece is a blessed thing. Beloved by those more artful in their accessorizing, headpieces remind us that flappers, princesses and girls who wear garlands are not so anachronistic. Maybe shop at a local joint with a custom bent, because it’s true-blue of you to nod to your city’s cool artists. Then again, with a world of dramatic headwear just waiting to crown you ‘bride
y ou’ve heard the rumors: DWs are real steals, easy on the nerves and clubby affairs for bosom-buddies only. If you’re going to deliberate over anything, it’ll be the where and not the how inciting great debate. Provence or Tahiti? Napa Valley or Fiji? A tough call and an even tougher job, no doubt. With no further ado – and no implied hierarchy – here are the top ten destination wedding destinations, ever, of all
a Girls-Only Bridal Shower may sound redundant, but it’s meant to evoke the kind of treehouse mentality where girlfriends are held above all else. No one would ask you to throw a teddybear tea party, but it’s hard not to smile for valentine cupcakes and sequined dresses. Think of it as your Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice party where strawberry milkshakes trump cosmos.
f eathers en bloom sparked a generation of flowerless bouquets, including wires, weeds, pinwheels, balloons and paper carnations. Of course, actual flowers have stepped up their game as to not be eclipsed. Sometimes they work in tandem with the artificial accoutrements; sometimes they are just so beautiful. A top ten list barely grazes the great field of posy-bilities, but it’s a start.
y ou don’t need a riot of color to get cheeky on your wedding day. A subtle tint or pop of paint is enough to make any grrl weep. Designers are beginning to favour off-off-white hues like pink and grey, though color is still somewhat scarce in the realm of gowns. Best to shop for dresses eith
t raditional wedding cakes are not for everyone, despite being spun from vanilla clouds and birthday frosting. While spicier cakes are on the market, you may choose to nix the thing altogether and favour something on the humbler side of sweet. Because cupcake tiers have become the knee-jerk alternative, it’s absent on this list but should probably remain on yours.
l adies love to accessorize. The delirium of frills is all in the excess, with bandeaus and boleros and teal nail polish granting that more is more, and no less. With that in mind, take a good long ogle at our most wanted bridal druthers.