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With the average wedding costing a whopping $33, 391 in the US, it is clear that couples are willing to invest in their dream day, with guest experience taking priority. But with careful planning, anyone can have an amazing wedding regardless of budget. In fact, the ambiance of your entire wedding is created by three important, yet often overlooked items: your... More


Whether your wedding ceremony is an indoor or an outdoor affair, an aisle runner adds a touch of elegance to the occasion. For outdoor weddings that don't have permanent seating like church pews, an aisle runner provides an extra advantage - it delineates the path to be walked by the bridal party. If your church or wedding venue doesn't... More


Are you planning a special event that requires tablecloths? Renting table linens is a cost-effective option, but what size tablecloths will you need? Bright Settings has a handy PDF with three Wedding Reception Setup Checklists. It's an invaluable tool for event planning (even if the event you're planning is not a wedding.) Just print out the checklists and fill... More


Are you decorating the hall for your wedding reception yourself? Maybe you're managing the setup of the banquet hall with the help of professionals. Either way, there are quite a few factors to consider. These wedding reception setup checklists will help anyone get organized and keep track of everything. Just think of all the tables involved at a wedding reception. There... More


There are many ways of decorating wedding chairs that won't break the bank. You can rent chair covers and embellish them with chair ties that match the wedding colors. Or you can wrap chairs with vintage lace, grandma's scarves or fabric that matches the bridesmaids' dresses. Then have your florist add a little flair by attaching flowers to the... More

Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016

Rose Quartz and Serenity. For the first time ever, two colors have been named Pantone colors of the year for 2016. Both colors look great on their own; and when they're paired together, they look stunning. They're not your grandma's old-fashioned pastel pinks and blues. They're luscious, creamy hues that combine warm rose tones and tranquil blues. And now that... More

Floating Candles Feature

I love everything about decorating with floating candles. First of all, the flicker of the fire as it reflects on the water can be spellbinding. Secondly, they can be coordinated with just about any motif because there are so many different items that can be put into the glass vases. And finally, they're quick, affordable, and very easy to make. The... More

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Planning a wedding? Here are ten beautiful wedding chair wraps - one of which might be just perfect for your special day. Chair decor is often forgotten when wedding plans are being made, but chair embellishments can quickly enhance a wedding table. Here are some sensational, yet inexpensive, wedding chair ideas. First, Style Me Pretty shows how to make this beautiful chair wrap in... More


What should we pair with Marsala . . . that rich, naturally-robust, hearty, full-bodied, red-brown earthy shade that is Pantone's color of the year? In last week's blog Marsala Tablecloths we explored several different fabrics and colors of tablecloths available at Bright Settings that fall into the category of Marsala. This week, we'll check out some coordinating colors... More

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Fall Wedding Trends


While summer may be the peak of wedding season, autumn weddings follow closely behind. The changing leaves and cooler temperatures inspire some gorgeous ideas and today we're sharing the most popular current fall wedding trends as well as some autumn wedding ideas that promise to grow in popularity in the future. Rustic Rustic weddings have... More

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