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!


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Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.
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4 responses to {Thursday Tips} Don’t Skimp On The Details!

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  1. WeddingXpert

    Agreed, it IS all in the details. My favorite thing to do is stroll the blogosphere for ideas, and then make them into my own. Happy birthday!

  2. Christie O. {Hindsight Bride}

    Happy Birthday fellow Leo! Great advice. You may feel overwhelmed by all the details, or you may feel excited. Bottom line is you really can find inspiration everywhere!

  3. Emily

    It’s so true! We can never stress enough how important the details are. It’s what sets one wedding apart from the rest. They convey the personality of the couple and completes the entire feel of the wedding. Happy Birthday love! Hope it’s been a good one.

  4. Shirley Kelly

    I couldn’t agree with you more. It is important for a bride to personalize her wedding by infusing doses of her and her soon to be husbands’ personality into every aspect of her wedding decor. Some believe that it’s all about location, location, location. However, I believe that although location is important, details can make any location special.

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