D.I.Y. Wine Bottle Wedding Centerpieces

Upcycled wine bottles make beautiful table centerpieces, and, if you're anything like me, you'll be able to gather quite a few before your wedding.

I found my favorite D.I.Y. wine bottle project on Bellalimento.com. All you'll need are a few wine bottles, some chalkboard paint, and a few inexpensive daisies for an awesome vintage look. I also love the idea of roses in these.

To show guests the table number you can group bottles together, corking one and placing a small card on top. And if you're using chalkboard paint, you can easily write the table number and guests directly onto the bottle.

Dance the Night Away w/these Eight Tips for Wearing Heels

Want to wear a set of pumps to your wedding but you don't want to suffer? Take these eight tips to heart, consider wearing a pair under 4", and you'll be fine.

Six Eco-Friendly Favors to Delight Guests & The Planet

Impress your guests and save the trees by giving your guests a tree to plant. Eco-friendly favors are 'usually' a less expensive option and a gift everyone can feel good about. Here are six great wedding favor ideas to make your friends & the planet happy.

1.) A Tree to Plant - For a refined look add in a cardboard box/insert before wrapping or simply wrap your tree seedlings in burlap bags placing them on the tables/in a wicker basket. To create perfect gift tags search for a craft punch, i.e. "oak leaf craft punch."

2.) Food for the Birds - Even if your guests live in an urban area, they'll appreciate having a bit of bird seed around to lay on the windowsill. Another great option is to cut cardboard into a heart shape, apply peanut butter or corn syrup, coat with birdseed, and hang for guests to grab.

Gel Nails vs. Acrylics for the Wedding Day

As a long time user of acrylic nails I can tell you firsthand they are not comfortable. They feel stiff and it *really* hurts if you catch them on anything.

Due to this reason alone, to the fact that it's important to be comfortable on your wedding day, I suggest having a gel manicure done up to three days before. Gel nails are more flexible, comfortable, less prone to break, and the 'soak off' options are less likely to damage your natural nails. While it's a little more expensive at the salon, I think it's more than worth it.

Whimsical Summer Fun with Parasols

Add whimsy while keeping you & your party safe from the sun with parasols. They're available in almost every color & style, allowing you to add a little pop of color or vintage glamour to your wedding.

While the cost can vary greatly you'll have a lot of options to choose from.

Pamelas Parasols, offering high-end couture items including an eco-friendly line, includes many parasols that retail above $200. Bright and beautiful paper parasols you can get almost anywhere, including Amazon.com, for under $10 on average. And beautiful painted parasols from ARTinteresect on Etsy will run around $80.

Photo Credit: Bride with Parasol via Natelie Moser Photography