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Enjoying Your Own Party

A few years ago, I went to the best party that I have ever been to. It was my friend's wedding reception, and I can't even begin to tell you how much thought and planning she put into the event. She had activities for everyone, and the atmosphere was amazing. Ever since that day, I have been trying to make the parties that I plan just as fun and interesting. Although my parties might not be up to snuff quite yet, I have learned a few tricks that might help you, too. Check out this website for more information on creating memorable events.


Rustic Decor For Your Big Day: 4 Ideas You Can DIY

Rustic is being seen everywhere and weddings are no exception. It's both laid-back and absolutely beautiful, while still being somewhat traditional. Once you have your rustic wedding venue set, you have the tough part down, now all you need is some decorative touches to make your wedding unique and all your own. Creating your own one-of-a-kind decorations for your big day is fairly simple to do. Read on for four ideas to use for your day.

1. Mason Jar Centerpieces

Mason jars can be found in a number of shapes and sizes, and you can decorate them any way you choose to match with the theme of your wedding. Take a plain mason jar and either keep or remove the lid. Wrap the center of the jar with twine or wrap it in lace and add a thin piece of burlap made into a bow. Then add the flowers of your choice. You can also paint the jars white and use sandpaper to remove some of the paint for a more rustic look. 

2. Burlap Chair Bows

Dress up the chairs at your venue using burlap ribbon. Wrap the chair with the ribbon and tie a beautiful bow along the backside of it. If you have a lot of chairs to decorate, look into burlap fabric and cut it yourself instead, which may be a cheaper alternative. 

3. Straw Bales, Wood Barrels, And Metal Buckets

Use straw bales for decorative accents or as places to sit around your venue. You can use smaller bales as table decorations or to hold food platters. If you're using the straw bales for sitting, you may want to use pieces of cloth to prevent anyone's beautiful attire from getting snagged on the bales. Wood barrels are also a great way to add rustic decor to your wedding.

You can use them as cocktail tables or to hold a sign at the entrance of your venue. You can also use it as a table for your guest book. Metal buckets can be used just about anywhere around your venue. Use it to hold flowers or to hold pens at the guest book table. You can use small buckets for wedding favors or as place setting holders.

4. Wood Tree Slices

Slices of wood can be used as decor all over your wedding venue from bases to serving trays to centerpiece accent pieces. You can also create a tiered stand using wood slices to hold items such as photos of the couple at the guest book table or to hold desserts at the dessert bar. 

Rustic weddings are very big right now and can be absolutely gorgeous. Make your day all your own using the ideas above and talk to your venue about what items they have available to rent or to use. For more information, contact a company like Butler's  Courtyard.