Vintage is in.
One of the best ways to create beautiful, unique décor for your wedding day is incorporating pieces that have been passed down through generations. Family heirlooms make gorgeous centerpieces and displays for your reception area. Imagine tables covered in old silver pitchers with flowers cascading down; beautiful plates and platters with old vases; a collection of doilies in the center of every table and depression-era tumblers or glasses.
If you don't have access to any family heirlooms, you can find some great vintage pieces at local antique shops. One of our brides used vintage tea cups from her family and made candles with them—an easy find at antique shops. They made a lovely accent, and they smelled great!
Setting the budget makes a lot of brides cringe. Brides don't want to start their planning with limitations, but limits are good and we run into them in every aspect of life. Budgeting doesn't have to be a burden--it can build relationships with the people you will be spending a lot of time (the rest of your life) with.
Renee Burroughs is an award winning floral designer based out of Anderson, SC. Her blog covers floral tips as well as overall wedding ideas.