pink and gold place card garland

What do all of those gorgeous featured weddings that you’ve been stalking on Pinterest, on blogs like Style Me Pretty and Ruffled, and in magazines have in common? Details! Wedding day details are not just little nuggets from your Pinterest board, they’re an opportunity for you to add in pieces of you and your fiance’s relationship into your wedding day.

Chances are, many of your guests have been to a wedding before, and your wedding probably won’t be their last. The way to make your day special to you and your fiance, and also stand out in your guests’ minds is to use details wisely to tell a story throughout your wedding. Did your fiance propose next to a lemon tree? Use lemons in your centerpieces or even better, as place cards! Do you love to travel? Use a map as the background for your escort card display, or use some of your favorite places to name your guest tables.

The key to all of this, though, isn’t to stay up all night the day before your wedding tying perfect bows at the end of your wedding programs (because I’ve totally never done that before.. clearly..) it’s crafting a well thought out plan for your day that uses smartly placed details spread throughout the event. Architects have a famous saying “less is more”. That holds true for all kinds of designs. You don’t have to have a detail screaming out of every single corner, because that will only leave your guests overwhelmed and all that hard work will be lost in the noise. Duality is your friend – pair a simple, classic plate with a place card with a pop of color. If you found gorgeous textured table linens, keep your table numbers in neutral golds, whites, silvers and blacks.

Ask your wedding calligrapher to help you plan out special wedding day details. From sprigs of rosemary with calligraphy place cards to custom monograms on cocktail napkins, your wedding calligrapher can create a little magic in every corner!

XoXo,

LAUREN

featured photo by Emily Marie Photography