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How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Garter Color

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Are you trying to decide on the color for your wedding garter? Maybe you want to go classic and choose a cream or ivory. But, if you really want to add a pop of color and infuse a bit of your personality under your dress - here's some inspiration to help you choose your perfect wedding garter color.

PS: These featured wedding garters are from Julianne of The Garter Girl

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Garter Color

When it comes to choosing the perfect color for your wedding garter - consider your personality and what the color says about you. This color may or may not be a color in your wedding. Since the garter is worn under the wedding dress, you can have lots of fun with it and infuse your own favorite color and style into the garter color of your choice.

Red is for those that are action oriented, outgoing and impulsive. Red stands for strength, health, passion and energy.

Orange is for those that live for being around others and you’re a bit adventurous - loving the outdoors and being full of life. Orange stands for strength, artistic, curious and restless.

Yellow is for those that have strong sense of humor with a vivid imagination. You often enjoy learning and sharing that knowledge with others. Yellow stands for happiness, energy, adventure and warmth.

Green is for those that can feel the need to belong, love and be loved. You’re loyal and down to earth. Green stands for balance, hope, renewal and peace.

Blue is for those that are compassionate, caring and faithful and you often have a need for inner peace and truth. Blue stands for soft, soothing, duty and conservatism.

Purple is for those that have high ambitions and pay attention to the smallest of details. Purple stands for royalty, romance, creativity and harmony.

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Pink is for those that often take care of others before worrying about themselves. Others find you warm and approachable. Pink stands for kind, maternal, gentle and delicate.

Brown is for those that prefer a simple lifestyle and you’re hardworking and frugal. Brown stands for safety, comfort, steadiness and kindness.

Black is for those that are natural born leaders yet are careful with sharing details of their life. Black stands for power, mystery, control and being collected.

Grey is for those that prefer to not be the center of attention - rather they prefer to be independent. You like to be in control of your emotions and this results in being indecisive and lacking confidence at times. Grey stands for coolness, conservative, composure, sophisticated.

White is for those that desire simplicity and order - can often be called a perfectionist. You view the world in a positive and optimistic way. White stands for purity, innocence, freshness and youth.

The above color descriptions were created in part by an article shared by affiliate partner Beau-coup.

So, what color wedding garter will you choose?

15 Wedding Toasting Glasses to Say Cheers in Style

When it comes to saying Cheers at your wedding, there’s so many amazing designs of personalized toasting glasses available. There’s styles just for the bride and groom or you can personalize an entire set of toasting flutes for the bridesmaids. You can even ask your girlfriends to be your bridesmaid with a toasting glass.

Today I have gathered a great collection of handmade wedding toasting glasses for you to choose your favorite{s} from - each one customized for you from etsy artists. Which one{s} will you be toasting with at your engagement party or wedding reception?

PS: If you spend $50 or more on your first-ever purchase at etsy, you will receive $10 towards your next purchase. But, hurry as this offer ends December 12th, 2016.

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1. These Bridesmaid Proposal Champagne Flutes can be personalized with your choice of names, titles and date - from Flowertown Weddings

2. Stemless Wine Glasses for Bridesmaids : A perfect choice for your wine enthusiast bridesmaids, mothers, grandmothers, or even as wedding favors.

3. Personalized Wine Glass : Surprise your bridesmaids with a truly unique hand painted wine glass. Flower bouquets, names and dates, titles or other personalized sayings. Can be added at no additional cost.

4. Etched Bridesmaid Wine Glass : Laser etched glassware starting at $10

5. Personalized Beer Mugs for the Wedding Party

6. Personalized Eat Drink and Be Married Wine Glass : Beautiful stemless wine glasses that you can customize to your liking. Makes an elegant addition to your wedding day.

7. Bride and Groom Wedding Glasses : These customized Bride and Groom Wedding glasses would be adorable at the couple's table for the reception.

8. Hand-painted Lace Wedding Flutes : These wedding flutes are hand painted with acrylic paint and decorated with white lace, black bow with rhinestones

9. Personalized Bridesmaid Wine Glasses : Laser etched wine glasses with a pretty feather motif

10. Rose Gold Dipped Stemless Champagne Flutes : Pretty glass flutes with a rose gold dipped bottom

11. Hand-Painted Wedding Toasting Flutes : Made to resemble the bride and groom

12. Rustic Chic Champagne Flutes : Toasting glasses with handmade flowers and bead accents.

13. Mr and Mrs Toasting Glasses : These glasses are the perfect wedding gift for the bride and groom.

14. Customized Champagne Flutes : These personalized champagne glasses are a perfect choice for mimosas at a bridal shower or for a wedding toast.

15. Bride and Groom Toasting Glasses with Wedding Date : Choose from curvy pilsners, classic pints, stylish round whiskey or wine glasses that are personalized for your wedding day.

Dreamy Bridal Portrait Poses for Wedding Day Inspiration

If you’re looking for wedding day inspiration for bridal portraits and poses - you are going to love the lookbook photos from Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture. These photos are filled with dreamy poses, beautiful hairstyles and luxurious handmade hair accessories. There’s even gorgeous bridal sashes with lots of bling and stunning bridal veils. Beautifully photography provided by La Candella Weddings with wedding gown by Cocoe Voci.

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Are you ready to be inspired for your bridal portrait session?

Handmade Accessories: Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture
Photography: La Candella Weddings
Hair: La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans
Makeup: Brazil Raine Makeup Artist
Gown: Cocoe Voci
Model: Claire Coulling

14 Ways Real Brides Plan to Sparkle on their Wedding Day

Today is a fun day as I'm sharing with you 14 ways Real Brides will be adding sparkle to their special day. My recent giveaway had brides sharing how they plan to add a little sparkle to their wedding so I thought I'd share them with you. Are you ready to see all the great sparkling ideas? {ps: this post contains affiliate links to wedding shops I'm proud to partner with}

The Ultimate List of How Real Brides are Adding Sparkle to their Wedding Day

1. Brooch Bouquet {via Rachel}
2. Sequin Table Runner {via Ashley}
3. Silver + White Glittered Decorations {via Vanessa}
4. Bio-degradable Glitter Toss at Church Exit {via Jaclyn}
5. Fairy Lights + Pearls for a Gatsby Wedding {via Gemma}
6. Gold Sequined Tablecloth - for the cake {via Heather}
7. Gold Sequin Backdrop - for photo booth {via Heather}
8. Gold Charger Plates {via Heather}
9. Rose Gold Wedding Accents {via Michelle}
10. Sequined Wedding Dress {via Jenn}
11. Gold Foil Wedding Invitations {via Barbara}
12. Sparkling Silver Wedding Shoes {via Shannon}
13. Glittered Table Numbers {via Shannon}
14. Sparkling Wedding Jewelry {via Brittany}

Hot Bridal Party Gift Idea : Personalized Wedding Hair Ties

If you're looking for a fun bridal party gift idea or something unique for the bachelorette party - you're going to love the handmade lace and elastic hair ties from 6D Hair Ties. These hair ties {which double as wristbands} are fully customizable and you can even upload your own logo, text, or design to make them the perfectly customized gift for your bridesmaids.

Click Here to Use Coupon Code weddingsites at checkout.
You'll receive 25% off your entire order.

Along with the fun styles in their hair tie collection, there’s also a wedding line that includes:

1. Custom “Will you be my …” {bridesmaid, maid of honor or flower girl}
2. Feyoncé Hair Tie
3. Bridal Squad hair tie
4. Custom Mrs. Bridal Packet
5. Custom Bachelorette Party Pack
6. Personalized Bachelorette Party Hair Ties
7. Personalized Hashtag Hair Tie

And, don’t forget . . . If you use coupon code weddingsites at checkout - you will receive 25% off your entire order. What will your custom hair tie say?

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