Saturday, July 20, 2013

Inspiration of the Week: "Louise" Weathered Shutters

We were inspired this week by the "Louise" Weathered Shutters. 
Authentic, naturally aged shutters from the 1940's they look really amazing when used as backdrops and make a rustic statement when used as table runners.

Need some more inspiration. View below for some sensational shutter looks that will add charm and character to your wedding or event!

Add a vintage feel to your wedding by using the shutters to display photos. For extra-charm, print your photos using black and white and sepia.

Define an intimate sitting area with shutters. 

Have guests at your wedding leave a special message for the bride and groom. Utilize luggage tags or old pages from a book that can hang from the panels of the shutters. 

Start your event off right by using old shutters as a stand for seating cards.

And for a more modern twist, use the shutters as a backdrop illuminated with colored lights.

For information on renting the "Louise" Weathered Shutters visit

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rent More Than Just Your Decor!

TMII-{Todays MR Innovative Idea}

We all know how expensive it can be to look fabulous! Well, it doesn't have to be anymore with websites like RENT THE RUNWAY. It is exactly what it says it is, a website where you can rent designer dresses, jewelry, handbags, etc...What a brilliant idea! Every bride always says they want their bridesmaids to love their dress so they will want to wear it again, OR they want to keep the price down since her bridesmaids will probably only wear their dress once...Why not have them rent amazing designer dresses from RTR for $100...Who wouldn't love to wear a beautiful Badgley Mischka gown for $100? Already maxed your wedding attire budget with your dream wedding dress & forgot to think about your ceremony jewelry or a rehearsal dinner dress? Why not rent those items for a fraction of what you would normally spend & get designer pieces that you never thought you could afford! RTR has everything from vintage Chanel jewelry, Oscar De La Renta, Badgley Mischka, Monique Ihuillier, Kate Spade, Vera Wang, & the list goes on and on. It may sound a little uncomfortable for control freaks like myself, but after reading RTR's "How It Works" page & RTR's FAQs Page, I am completely in love with the concept! Not only do you get a free "back-up size", but they also offer an additional "second style" for only $25, just in case you get the piece and hate it on! If you keep your designer rental on the hush-hush, no one will ever know!!!

Wedding Bells Necklace
Amazing necklace for the bride by BEN-AMUN
Retails for $470
RENT for $65
If you join RTR this piece rents for $40
Sapphire Diana Drop Earrings
Stunning sapphire earrings by CINER
Retail for $175
RENT for $25

Against Playground Rules Dress
Amazing exit dress or rehearsal dinner dress by OPENING CEREMONY
Retails for $550
RENT for $75
If you join RTR your 4-day rental is only $50

Fluorescent Chiffon Gown
The perfect bridesmaids dress by BADGLEY MISCHKA
Retails for $850
RENT for $125
If you join RTR your 4-day rental is only $100

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Inexpensive Wedding Favors

TMII {Todays MR Innovative Idea}

Love the idea of giving your guests seeds as wedding favors. Any seeds will work, but get personal with them. If your favorite drink is a mint julep & your partner's known for loving BLTs, then you could use mint and/or tomato creative! It's a gift that will keep on giving & will be a great reminder of how much fun they had at your wedding! Seeds are super cheap, add a little package makeover by using some cute envelopes or unique paper from your local craft store, create a personalized message & you have just made a very affordable & unique favor your guests will never forget! This favor would pair perfectly with any vintage or rustic inspired event! Happy Planning!   

Monday, July 1, 2013

Innovative Wedding Programs

TMII {Todays MR Innovative Idea}

Be creative and go green with your wedding programs by using a fun chalkboard or message board instead. This is a great way for your wedding party to really stand out, while shaving costs!! Check out all of our unique signage options under Accessories-Signage. Our "AMANDA" Ornate Chalkboard would look amazing as a dressy version or our "RANDY" or "WEATHERS" chalkboards if you are going for a more rustic look!

"AMANDA" Ornate Message Board

"RANDY" Rustic Shutter Board