15 Creative Vow Keepsakes

Ultimately the vows are the most important part to most couples on their big day, here are some creative and beautiful ways to keep those vows stored forever.

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1. Combine your vows in this beautiful print.

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2. Have your vows recorded and make beautiful keepsake art.

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Available HERE

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22 Signs You Must Have At Your Wedding

If you have even glanced at a Wedding Pinterest board (check out ours here), you have come across perfectly placed signs that show off some of the couple’s personality and let you know if you are allowed to start drinking. We have gathered some of our favorite wedding signs:

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1. Love and french fries…need we say more?

Photo Credit: Colleen Kerns via StyleMePretty

Photo Credit: Colleen Kerns via StyleMePretty

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WedPics App Featured Wedding Couple: Courtney & Jake

Congrats to Courtney & Jake, recent newlyweds who have been kind enough to share their wedding journey with our blog!  Hear from them on planning their wedding, drawing inspiration and their one piece of advice to future newlyweds!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

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1) Was WedPics a part of your special day?

We signed up for Wedpics after going to the big southern bridal show in Raleigh.  I used it for my bachelorette party, my bridal shower, rehearsal, the wedding and our honeymoon. I think all the guests really liked it!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Wedding Planner Julie Morrissey

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2) If you could choose just one, what was your favorite moment from the wedding weekend?

This is a hard one because there are so many. We walked to the capital from our venue to take pictures and a city of Raleigh firetruck drove by and sounded the horns for us so that was pretty cool!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

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3) What kind of personal touches did you add to your wedding?

I did a lot of DIY things for my wedding and it was a real labor of love. My theme was kind of a woodsy fall wedding. I did all the paper goods for the wedding including the invitations printed on wood. My maid of honor and I made a photobooth wall for cocktail hour and we had a poloroid camera down there so people could take a real picture home with them. I also did a thumbprint tree guestbook, and created my own seating chart that I put in a homemade birch bark frame. All the flowers were done by my mom who is a florist, and my wedding planner Julie Morrissey and her husband (a landscaper) got me tree stumps to use on my aisle and for the tables. I think I glittered about 50 pickle jars and votive holders for candles and spray painted a ton of frames and decor gold to match my theme. My husband and I made jam for our favors, even picking our own strawberries for it. One of the coolest things we had was a midnight snack from Cookout delivered to our venue. Everyone loved it!

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

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4) If you could give one piece advice for future couples planning their wedding, what would that be?

If I could give one piece of advice it’s that it’s okay to ask for help. I thought since I was such a DIY bride it wouldn’t be okay to ask for help from bridesmaids or family and that it was my day so I had to do it all. Once I figured out that it was okay to let some jobs go and ask for help it made me a lot more relaxed and it was fun to work on projects with other people. My wedding coordinator was also key in making sure I wasn’t doing everything on my wedding. After the day started I couldn’t even imagine how stressful it would have been to do all of it alone.

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Photo by Rebecca Fougerousse of Red Fern Photography

Congrats Courtney & Jake !  If you were recently married and would like to be featured on our blog, email us at blog@wedpics.com!

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Thrifty, DIY Wedding Decorating Ideas We Love

Looking for unique ways to decorate your wedding that won’t break the bank?  Well we’ve got you covered with some creative ideas that will surely impress your guests!

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Mason Jars

There are so many great ways to use mason jars for your wedding décor.  Leave them as is, paint them, put labels on them, fill them, or decorate them with ribbons, lace, or bows.  Use them as candleholders, vases, drinking glasses, hanging lights, or the perfect vessel for your wedding favors.  The possibilities are practically endless!

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Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns come in a multitude of colors and various shapes and sizes.  They are a great way to create visual interest, especially if your venue doesn’t have hanging lights.  Or, if your wedding is outside, these look beautiful hanging from tree branches or lines of string.  Whether illuminated or not, they still look lovely and are easy to match up with your wedding theme.

Photo via Lover.ly

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Creative Signs

Signs don’t have to just be informative.  They can really make a design statement too!  Use them to send a whimsical or sentimental message to your guests.

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Branch Out!

You can create stylish centerpieces with something that might be lying in your backyard—branches!  Hunt or shop for ones you love and accessorize them to your heart’s content.  Spray paint them, add flowers, birds, or ribbons, or hang decorations from them.  Branches look lovely arranged in vases or laying on a platter.

Photo via Lover.ly

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DIY Paper Flowers

We found that one of the cutest and easiest DIY projects is rolled paper flowers.  There are great instructions on how to make these all over the Web (like this short YouTube clip).  Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be cranking out bouquets, wreaths, topiaries and eye-catching garlands in no time.  Make it a “Girls Night” and put your bridesmaids to work (with wine of course)!

If you don’t want to make them, you can also order them on Etsy!

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