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It's All in the Details: 40 Inspiring Ideas

Chic escort cards, gorgeous blooms, whimsical cake toppers — it’s the little things that come together to create a unique and memorable celebration.

By: Emma Arendoski

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  • Flowers

    Flowers

    Is there anything that signals romance quite like flowers? From boutonniere to bouquet, ceremony to centerpiece, your flowers carry the message of the beauty of the day.

    Here, a wildly romantic bouquet in white and antique pink.

  • Flowers

    Flowers

    A ribbon-wrapped bouquet.

  • Flowers

    Flowers

    An elegant lineup of single florals.

  • Flowers

    Flowers

    Lush hydrangeas in raffia-trimmed glass vessels.

  • Flowers

    Flowers

    A wire birdcage adds structure and height.

  • Flowers

    Flowers

    A pinwheel as alterna-centerpiece adds a fun touch.

  • Flowers

    Flowers

    A clever twist on the traditional boutonniere.

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    The graphic motifs and color palettes you choose for your save-the-date cards and invitation suites set the stage for your wedding to come.

    Here, a shipshape nautical theme.

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    A music theme features concert tickets and 45s.

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    A faux passport plays up a destination celebration.

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    Modern classic: a navy and white palette.

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    A map and postcards speak to a weekend wedding.

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    Calligraphy fonts up the romance quotient.

  • Escort & Table Cards

    Escort & Table Cards

    If you’ve created seating assignments, you’ll need an escort-card display and table cards. Wedding programs, though optional, also serve as keepsakes.

    Here, colorful escort “badges.”

  • Escort & Table Cards

    Escort & Table Cards

    Beachy escort cards trimmed with ribbons and shells.

  • Escort & Table Cards

    Escort & Table Cards

    Escort tags secured to twine with mini-clothespins.

  • Escort & Table Cards

    Escort & Table Cards

    Favorite books can display table cards.

  • Escort & Table Cards

    Escort & Table Cards

    Escort card and favor in one fragrant package.

  • Escort & Table Cards

    Escort & Table Cards

    A vintage crate holds ceremony programs.

  • Card Box & Guest Book

    Card Box & Guest Book

    Be creative! Your card box can be an antique crate or a vintage hatbox or suitcase. And there are loads of unique ways to capture guests’ sentiments.

    Here, invite your guests to leave a message in a bottle.

  • Card Box & Guest Book

    Card Box & Guest Book

    Doable DIY: A photo album guest book.

  • Card Boxes & Guest Books

    Card Boxes & Guest Books

    A gilded cage for cards.

  • Card Box & Guest Book

    Card Box & Guest Book

    A vintage suitcase strung with bunting.

  • Card Box & Guest Book

    Card Box & Guest Book

    A weathered mailbox serves as a card box.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    The sweet finale, there’s nothing that packs more flavor and visual appeal into one glorious confection. Let them eat — and enjoy — cake!

    Here, a petal-covered cake with an ombré effect.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Fabulous sugar blossoms.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    A frilly “ribbon” cake.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    A sailboat tops a triple-tiered cake.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Cupcakes are a beloved treat.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    A top trend: the naked cake.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Go graphic: A monogrammed, chevron-patterned cake.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    A summery cake dressed in bright, sunny blooms.

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Whimsical toppers.

  • Favors

    Favors

    When choosing your parting gifts, keep in mind that the best favors are personal, serving as a sweet token of appreciation for your guests.

    Here, a candy bar for a sugary send-off.

  • Favors

    Favors

    Honey favor-escort-card combo.

  • Favors

    Favors

    Compass favors also serve as escort cards.

  • Favors

    Favors

    A monogrammed cookie makes a sweet favor.

  • Favors

    Favors

    Handmade soap.

  • Favors

    Favors

    Muslin bags can be filled with sachet or loose tea.

  • Favors

    Favors

    A burlap bag filled with beans from a local coffee shop.

It's All in the Details: 40 Inspiring Ideas

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Adapted from The Inspired Wedding—Seven Handcrafted Themes for Your Big Day 

Text © Emma Arendoski (Sellers Publishing, Inc., sellerspublishing.com).