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Bridget Clegg

From: Cleveland, OH Favorite Celebrity Wedding: Jackie O & JFK Veil or No Veil: Hair chains! One Thing I Would Never Leave Home Without: Headphones Piece I look forward to every week: DIY Weddings Follow on Twitter: @bridgetclegg

7 Staircase Cakes That Are Beautifully Edgy

Aligned staircase wedding cakes: Lulu Cake Boutique / TheKnot.com
Here's a wedding cake trend to consider: Give your cake some serious edge by shifting all of the cake tiers to one side so that it makes a staircase design. The idea works with round or square tiers in pretty much any style you want -- fondant cut-outs, sugar flowers and hand-painted details are all fair... read more

4 Steps To DIY Vintage Book Table Numbers

DIY book table numbers for your wedding: Philip Ficks / TheKnot.comPhilip Ficks
Create a DIY centerpiece-table number combo in just a few snips! You'll cut into and stamp the pages of one of the books in each stack, but the rest can be borrowed from your collection and grouped by color or theme. Style your table with small bud vases and votives and your tablescape is... read more

11 Ways To Turn Wine Corks Into Wedding Decor

Wine corks are like buttons, old books and vintage photos -- they're collectible (read: inexpensive), perfect for crafts, and make for fun wedding details too! Use them for the little extras like escort card stands and boutonniere flair or for larger scale wedding signs and keepsake guest book. Whether you're at the vineyard... read more

10 Ways To Use Hanging Glass Globes At Your Wedding

As far as wedding accents go, the glass globe votive is impressively versatile! If you're going for a rustic woodland style, decorate your outdoor ceremony space by hanging globes filled with twinkling votives and plants fit for a terrarium. If it's the glam look you're after add dimension to a ceremony arch by hanging a... read more

Make A Secret Storage Book For Your Ring Pillow

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A book box is a place for special treasures, so it's totally appropriate to use one as a practical prop for your ring bearer! Choose a book with a cool cover or one that has an important meaning to you and your fiance. Then grab your paper punch and go to town... read more

Make Your Own Custom Envelopes In 3 Steps

DIY envelope liners: Yunhee Kim / TheKnot.comYunhee Kim
The unexpected pop of pattern on the inside of an envelope is a fun surprise for the recipient and an easy DIY wedding project for you. After you find the wrapping paper you want to use for the liner (shop a papier or craft supply store like Paper-Source), you'll need coordinating envelopes and... read more

10 Steps to a Fun After-Party (That Won’t Break the Bank)

Keep the party going after the flower girl has passed out and the band has packed up. Nail down a few key plans for a smooth transition from the reception to late night. First, look at your guest list to determine what kind of after-party you should have: Is your bridal party full of up-all-night... read more

11 Fat Tuesday-Inspired Catering Ideas

Fat Tuesday-inspired catering ideas for your wedding / TheKnot.com
Fat Tuesday is all about the fried foods, Creole-inspired cooking and frozen drinks. It may be the culmination of  Mardi Gras, but the festive menu easily translates to a wedding with savory pancake and shrimp appetizers, fried dough desserts like beignets and donuts, and classic Southern foodie favors like Moon Pies and grits. Steal the read more

Download and Print These 10 Pretty Wedding Projects

DIY Wedding Printables: TK / TheKnot.com
There's a ton of amazing DIY wedding design that you can accomplish with just a printer and paper. The extra details like bride and groom chair signs or custom favor bags can be printed easily at home for the price of the paper and ink. We've brought together the printable wedding templates we're... read more

14 Ideas for a Hollywood Wedding (or Oscar Party!)

Oscar-inspired wedding ideas: What Shanni Saw / TheKnot.comRebecca Crumley
Turn your wedding into a night of Hollywood romance with thematic nods to classic cinema. Honor your first date with movie-ticket-stub escort cards and glorify your weekend Netflix binges with a late-night popcorn bar. For your wedding (or your upcoming Oscar party!), incorporate the nostalgic mood of black-and-white films, the art-deco vibe of 1940s theaters and the... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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