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Pimp your ushers

In groomsmen, ushers on September 4, 2009 at 11:40 am

The usher uniform can be terribly dull. Unless of course you do this…

Add braces (or suspenders, if you’re American).

Pimp your ushers with braces and monochromatic ties.

Pimp your ushers with braces and monochromatic ties.

Mix up smart and casual

Black suits. Black converse. Its a beautiful thing.

Black suits. Black converse. It's a beautiful thing.

Add a colourful twist. A bright handkerchief or maybe striped socks.

Striped socks to liven up formal suits. Now add jazzhands.

Striped socks to liven up formal suits. Now add jazzhands.

Go totally casual. But matching. So it’s like everyone’s just rolled out of bed and happened to fling on exactly the same thing.

These ushers are rocking the casual look.

These ushers are rocking the casual look.

Add random props. Like Stormtroopers masks. Why? Just because.

Star Wars Ushers. Obviously.

Star Wars Ushers. Obviously.

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Rainbow: the cunning new wedding theme for the cash-strapped

In Bridesmaids, flowergirls & pageboys, Themes on April 13, 2009 at 10:32 pm
Bring on the rainbow wedding

Bring on the rainbow wedding - Courtsey of http://inthedetailsblog.com/

Here comes the bride. All in ivory, with ivory shoes, ivory veil and a bouquet in a co-ordinating colour, followed by bridesmaids in the coordinating colour and ivory bouquet. And here comes The Wedding Industrial Complex, ripping you off left right and centre, with plaintive cries of “and surely you’ll be wanting ivory napkins with that?” and “I assume you’ll be wanting the table runners in the co-ordinating colour?”

Say no to The Wedding Industrial Complex. Reject their colour scheme. Give their colour-coordinated price tags the karate chops they deserve.

Instead, choose the only colour scheme they could not in one million years approve of… The Anti Colour Scheme: rainbow. The only rule is, no colour must be the same.

Here’s how to bring rainbows your wedding:

Who could be down on rainbow bridesmaids? Not I.

Who could be down on rainbow bridesmaids? Not I.

1. Rainbow bridesmaids – if Sex in the City‘s finest can have non-matching bridesmaids, so can you. Plus, your bridesmaids can choose to wear colours that suit them. They could even wear dresses they already have.

Buttonholes and socks in all sorts of merry colours

Buttonholes and socks in all sorts of merry colours

2. Ushers each with a differently coloured socks.

3. Different types and colours of flowers at every table. The beauty of this is that you could pick up a dozen different bouquets from your local supermarket, whatever they have in stock, and suddenly it all seems planned.

No one can feel sad at a rainbow wedding.

No one can feel sad at a rainbow wedding.

4. A multi-coloured bouquet. Gerberas, ranunculus or carnations work perfectly here.

5. Rainbow wedding cake. (see earlier post on the joys of the rainbow cake).

Why stick to one colour when you can have five?

Why stick to one colour when you can have five?

6. A non-white dress. Shocking, to some, but more wearable and you’ll probably get something far cheaper that’s far better designed.

6. Any colour stationery. Here’s a secret. No one will remember if your invites match with the rest of your wedding. They just won’t. Is it something you’ve ever double-checked when you’ve arrived at a wedding? No, you were probably too busy worrying about laddering your tights or being late to give it a second thought. Just go with whatever.

The lollipop favour no other wedding could have

The lollipop favour no other wedding could have