by: Lauren

Erika Lee! I tried to pick my favorite detail out of all the entries, but I just couldn’t decide, so instead I did a random (computer executed) drawing! Erika, keep an eye out for an email from me so I can send you the goodies!

 

Thank you all for your comments! And thank you for the birthday wishes too!

 



by: Lauren

Wow, I can’t believe that it’s already Thursday! Today is my birthday, and so I’m posting on something close to my heart (well everything wedding is close to my heart so…). I love details. The name of this blog- details. My new Etsy shop– details. My career as a wedding planner- details. Something that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately is SKIMPING on the details. I don’t necessarily mean skimping dollars-wise, but skimping thought and effort-wise.

I’ve said it several times, and I think it’s become my motto- the details are what MAKE a wedding. What are details? Escort cards/items, table numbers, flowers, menus, favors, special decor- they’re really anything in your wedding that reflects your personality. You want your guests to notice the details- it will make them feel like they’re not at a run-of-the-mill wedding. Arrange escort cards on a board instead of on a table, or use items (sometimes that double as favors) instead of cards. You want guests to take their favors home and actually enjoy them, instead of leaving them on the tables to be thrown away. Don’t be the person to buy personalized candles or miniature picture frames for your favors. Some of the favors that you find online are expensive, and even though you’re spending the money, it’s still skimping because chances are it doesn’t reflect you and your fiance or your wedding.

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Photo by Stephanie Williams Photography (See more from this wedding HERE)

 How do you come up with the ideas for details? Look at other weddings, see what they used. Look around your home and in your life. Think of the things that are special to you and your fiance. Think of the colors you’re using for your wedding and if you’re carrying some sort of style throughout it. If you need help brainstorming, I can help! Plus, details don’t cost that much money because they’re usually some form of DIY. So you’re putting your personality and skill (as well as blood, sweat, and tears) into creating special details for your wedding that will tie it all together and complete it!

I want you all to have great details at your wedding so you can send it to me and I can feature it on {ELD}! And wedding vendors- help your clients come up with great details, because great details means a great wedding!  So I’m begging you- just don’t skimp on the details!

 



by: Lauren

Today’s pink and mocha Florida wedding sent to me by Sara Kauss Photography has some gorgeously simple flowers and great paper products! I’m not usually a fan of brown, but the lighter tone of mocha adds a bit of sophistication to the classic pink and brown color palette.

 

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The simple centerpieces with an accent of ribbon around the vase and the table number attached is a great idea! Perfect if you’re wanting to do some DIY centerpieces or just keep things simple. Thanks for sharing this wedding with us Sara!

 

Vendors:

Venue: Lake Nona Golf and Country Club

Dress: Rivini

Planner: Busy Brides Wedding Services

Flowers: Lee Forrest Design

Cake: Cut the Cake

Entertainment: Liquid Entertainment

Hair and Makeup: Makeover Station

Invitations: Invitations by Design

Photobooth: Snap It’! Photo Booths

 



by: Lauren

In case you missed the announcement of my new Every Last Detail Etsy Shop last week….IT’S LIVE!

 

I’ve been wanting to start a shop for DIY wedding details for quite some time, and with the feature of the pink & gray photo shoot, I decided to go for it! I had created a few different table numbers and details for the photo shoot, so I’m starting with those items, and of course will be adding more along the way.

 

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I started the shop because in my time working in the wedding industry and blogging, I’ve seen lots of run-of-the-mill details in weddings that just don’t reflect the style and tone of the wedding. Needless to say, they’re often thrown together at the last minute, because despite brides’ wants and visions for awesome handmade DIY items at their weddings, sometimes there just isn’t enough time for it- and I can attest to that as a bride too!

 

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I want every bride to be able to have DIY details to make her wedding unique, even if she doesn’t have the time or capabilities to *actually* do it herself. Details are probably the most important part of a wedding, and some don’t even realize it until it’s too late. So now, everyone can have special, unique, DIY details at their wedding! Favors, table numbers, escort cards/items, decor items- the possibilities are endless!

 

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The best part about the shop is that I can also work with brides to help them design their special details. If it’s not shown in the shop, that doesn’t mean it’s not a possibility! Every wedding is different, and every wedding should have different details! With a special listing, I will send a bride a questionnaire about her wedding, herself, her fiance, and their personalities, and come up with a custom detail completely unique to the bride and groom and their wedding!

 

So brides, check it out! If you don’t see something that will fit perfectly with your wedding, let’s get started designing your details! And vendors, let your brides know! Details will make your weddings THAT much better! :)

 

{Don’t forget to enter this week’s special Birthday Goodies giveaway by telling me what your favorite wedding detail is!}