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Fall Wedding Pumpkin Carvings for Table Décor

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What’s better for fall than carved pumpkins? You can incorporate these into your wedding décor and it doesn’t take a whole lot of talent to do, because you can create stencils! Simply find a pattern you love, print it out and then tape it to the pumpkin. Then, poke holes along the lines of the pattern so you know where to carve. Check out these beautifully carved pumpkins that were used for wedding décor!

The Couples’ Name

This beautiful pumpkin features the name of the couple in an elegant script. It’s perfect for a side table or even the entrance to the venue.

Wedding Couple's Name in Pumpkin

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A Couple Silhouette

This gorgeous pumpkin has been elegantly carved to show the silhouette of a couple embracing. As you can see, it goes perfectly with the wedding décor and bridesmaids dresses.

Fall Wedding With Carved Pumpkins

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Beautiful Patterns

This couple used white princess pumpkins and simply carved beautiful patterns into them. They look exquisite with the glow of the candle shining through them!

White Pumpkin Wedding Decor

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These pumpkins feature the couples’ initials in a beautiful script font. They are grouped together to create a fun and very “fall” table top décor.

Initials Carved into Pumpkins

Topiaries, Patterns and a Married Couple

The following picture includes a variety of fun wedding-worthy pumpkin carvings. Our favorite is the married couple at the bottom!

Carved Pumpkin Wedding Decor

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As you can see, there are tons of great ideas for carving pumpkins and using them for your wedding décor. Use these pictures for inspiration!

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Shopping for That Dream Wedding Dress

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Most little girls dream of the perfect wedding, and obviously the perfect wedding needs a perfect dress. However, what often is not discussed is the amount of time, money and maybe even tears that come along with hunting for the garment that fits your preference and body type. This is why it is important to plan far ahead to ensure that you have the dress that dreams are made of. What are some things you should remember about wedding dress shopping?

1) It is best to start early. While you may think that you can plan a wedding in just a month or two, if you want to find the perfect dress, you want to start looking six months or even longer out from the wedding date. First of all, it may take some time to find just that right dress, and secondly, it may have to be ordered and/or altered, which takes time. Most dresses take at least four months to make and it can take another month or two to get it altered to fit your body perfectly. Starting early can take some of the stress out of the process.  Borrowed and Blue Event’s blog created a planning checklist that takes into account how long your engagement is and gives a timeframe of when certain things should be accomplished before your wedding date.

Want a tip on how to save money? Start the hunt way in advance so you can take your time and, more importantly, strike when the iron is hot. Whether it is with trunk shows or simply a really great sale, it doesn’t hurt to try on dresses so you have a comprehensive idea of what kind of gown you want, and then to bide your time. Popular wedding dress retailers like David’s Bridal routinely have sales and, if you’re willing to wear a dress that has been before, regularly hop onto sites like Once Wed to find a consistently changing collection of like-new garments to browse.

Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress with Illusion Neckline

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2) Consider your location. You are going to dress much differently if you are having a beach wedding than you would if you were having a candlelit church wedding. By choosing your location, you will be able to narrow down your choices somewhat. The formalness of your location and your wedding sets a tone for your dress choice as well.

Strapless Organza High Low Ruffle Skirt Gown

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3) Budget. While it would be nice if everyone could choose a wedding dress without thinking about the cost, it is not realistic. By setting a budget before you walk into the bridal store, you can keep from looking at dresses that are not in your price range. This can go a long way to ensuring that you can find some sort of balance between money and style. To budget enough for your wedding dress, you must also look at how much you will be spending on everything else. has created a wedding budget work sheet, making it easier to manage where your money is being spent.

Cap Sleeve Lace Over Satin Gown with Illusion Back

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4) Research, research, research. Doing some investigating prior to having your feet hit the pavement will help you save time by not wasting it on dresses you know you won’t like or stores that don’t carry your size. You should look in magazines and on the Internet before you even step into a bridal boutique. This helps you to determine some direction in your search and it can allow you to see if any designers consistently catch your eye. While you may not go with a dress that you find in your research, it makes you more of an informed buyer when you do your research.

Chiffon Over Satin Gown with Side Draped Skirt

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5) Bring your “must haves”. If you must wear a particular veil or piece of jewelry, you want to bring it along with you. While most bridal boutiques will supply a strapless bra, bustier, or shoes, but the “trying on” experience still won’t be quite as accurate as if you are wearing the gown with your undergarments or jewelry.

Cap Sleeve All Over Lace Dress with Ribbon

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6) Keep your entourage to a minimum. While it may sound like a good idea to bring your entire wedding party with you, you want to limit it to just a few people. The more opinions that you have, the more difficult it will be for you to make a decision. Bring the most important people to you and leave the rest at home.

All Over Beaded Lace Trumpet Gown

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Choosing a wedding dress is a very important decision. It sets the mood for you and it can set the tone for the entire wedding. So don’t make any rushed decisions, have an open mind and, above all else, don’t forget to make an appointment!

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5 Beautiful Wedding Song Possibilities

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Are you looking for unique and pretty wedding songs? You don’t have to go with all the traditional songs, especially when you’re choosing songs for the first dance or other special moments during the reception. Here are 5 beautiful wedding song possibilities you should definitely check out.

Ray LaMontagne – Let It Be Me

This song is absolutely phenomenal and perfect for a wedding. Ray’s voice is raspy with a hint of honey and his lyrics are soulful and beautiful. If you’re not too sure about this song but you love his voice, you might also want to check out “Shelter.”

Train – Marry Me

You can’t go wrong with this one. In fact, it’s just about perfect. This Train song features the signature velvet-like voice and inspirational lyrics that the band is known for.

City and Colour – The Girl

Another absolutely amazing crooner, City and Colour’s songs are always heartfelt and invoke emotion. The Girl is a sweet song in which the man confesses his love for the girl – forever and always. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you definitely should!

Norah Jones – Come Away With Me

Norah’s soft and sweet voice belting out these beautiful lyrics makes this song an outstanding first dance song for the brand new husband and wife. It’s mellow and soft but very full of emotion and meaningful.

Bob Dylan – Make You Feel My Love

Finally, this is an old song but absolutely perfect for a wedding. The words and meaning are still relevant today and maybe even more so than when the song was first written. In any case, it’s worth giving it a listen.

Check out these songs and use one of them for your wedding or allow them to inspire you to come up with a song that is even more suited for you and your future spouse.

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