Peacock Wedding Inspired Part 2: The Look

Your “theme” doesn’t have to stop at the centerpieces.  The theme of your wedding is most often a reflection on you and your personality.  Whether it’s your favorite color, your favorite activity, era, etc.

If you’re wanting a peacock inspired wedding I would bet your not afraid to stand out a little and let your personality shine.  And color does not scare you one bit!  You can still wear your classic white dress while adding pops of color to really show off what you’re all about that day.  Think about your jewelry, shoes, and hair accessories.

peacock wedding ideas

Phase Eight wedding ball gown
£450 – johnlewis.com

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76143749/peacock-blue-chandelier-earrings

Take a look at this Etsy store for some beautiful peacock inspired jewelry for great prices.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76143749/peacock-blue-chandelier-earrings

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80220997/royal-blue-peacock-hair-clip-bridal-head?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=peacock+feather+wedding+hair&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 you add a beautiful hair clip.  You can check out Etsy for a lovely one made for you.  Or if your a crafty gal you can try and make one yourself (for less than half the price!).  Here’s a quick Youtube video to make your own.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvl_D1CIdCY

You can also pump up the volume on your make-up.  Remember (from my other posts) that your make-up should have a little more umph than your everyday look, to counter your photographer’s flash.

   

 Incorporate as much color that you feel comfortable with. Whether you use all of these ideas or one.  Just remember to make it your own and have fun!
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Peacock Inspiration Part 1: Strut Your Stuff!

When I started to do some research on FBF ideas on Peacock inspired weddings I was overwhelmed!  There’s SO many fabulous things you can do with this!  So, I’m breaking it into several parts over the next week.  Starting with Strut Your Stuff!

You can incorporate this into your personal look for the day in several ways.  Accessories are a must have!  You can go subtle or really strut your style.  Here’s a few shoe ideas for you:

Everyone know’s how I LOVE shoes!  And I LOVE seeing that lovely pop of color a bride has on her wedding day.  Here’s some fabulous shoes with a lovely peacock flare.  You can find these shoes at

http://www.advantagebridal.com/arbie-goodfellow-couture-peacock-wedding-shoes.html 

You may look at the $144 price tag and they start to loose that frugal aspect of a FBF item.  Don’t despair! You can take two approaches.  1)  Have you saved enough else ware to justify this purchase? If the answer is yes, then go for it!  I’m sure you will be able to wear these at future events as well and it will be worth it in the long run to have something special and unique  that you love the day of the wedding. 2) If you answered “no, I just can’t spend that”.  That’s OK, don’t worry you can find several ways to still achieve your look at a more comfortable price.  You can either look for something similar or you can DIY it!

Here’s another awesome peacock inspired shoe at a much more FBF price tag of only $55!

Head on over to Modcloth and check them out!

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/proudly-posh-heel?utm_medium=CJaffiliate&utm_campaign=CJ&utm_source=CJ

You can also find a plain shoe in purple, turquoise, royal blue, or emerald green for a great price at your favorite local spot and enhance it with a peacock shoe clip!  This can be an inexpensive DIY project or if you’re not up to the task you can shop Etsy for a pair of fabulous shoe clips!  Here’s one site to get your shopping going http://www.etsy.com/listing/71507924/peacock-shoe-clips-best-seller-stunning.

These clips are only $35!  Couple them with a fab shoe that you found for a great price and you end up with a FBF look that can compete with the first pair of shoes we saw for still half the price!

Now, maybe you love the peacock COLORS, but you’re not a big FEATHER girl.  I can totally get that!  The colors are great and you go with just those lovely deep jewel tones!  You can don a pair of lushes purple, green, blue or turquoise shoes and still make a bold show of your style.

  

Getting close t…

Getting close to the finish line with the peacock inspired ideas!  There’s so much you can do with it, my mind has been going crazy!!!!  But, here’s a little something to wet your appetite.  Hope to have everything ready for show and tell next Monday.

 

Hand me a drink….or 2!

Oh the age old question… Should we have an open bar?  This can either be a tricky question or a no brainer!  There’s a lot to consider with an open bar at your wedding.  Make sure you consider everything before you decide!  The top three things to think about:

1) What rules does your venue have on open bars?  Many require that you pay for all of their own supplies (including mixers and sodas).  Some will require that you have a police officer on site (that you will be paying for yourself).  Some may not even allow alcahol (that may make up your mind for you or may make you think you need a new location!).

2) Are you paying or a family member?  If there is family involved in the payment you may want to take how they feel about it into consideration.

3) And of course, the cost.  If your venue is in charge of the bar ask them about different bar packages.  There are plenty of ways to save some money and still have a bar.  You can forgo the “top shelf” products.  You can limit the time of service.  If the venue allows it you could supply your own liquor and mixes.

You could also nix the liquor and just go with beer and wine.  This is always a much cheaper option.  Many venues will allow you to bring in your own wine (they may have a corkage fee, so make sure to ask).  Trader Joe’s is a GREAT place to score some tasty wine on a budget. They have their own brand for $2.50 a bottle, and it’s delicious!

There is one other cost saver (however, I do not care for it myself) and that is the cash bar.  I have attended weddings with a cash bar and did not care for it as the guest.  I didn’t like this for a couple of reasons:  1)because I didn’t know it was a cash bar and I didn’t bring a lot of cash! therefore I couldn’t afford more than one drink 2) the cash policy also applied to  nonalcoholic drinks as well (such as sodas and juices).  If you do decide to have a cash bar I defiantly suggest letting your guests know in advance.  This way they will be pre-pared.

 

So pour you and your fiancé a drink and discuss the options!  I’m sure you will come to a tasty decision.  

What to Wear Wednesdays

 

Hello Ladies!

Starting something new here.  What to wear Wednesdays.  The new trend for 2012 is COLOR and florals.  What do you think?  Would you forgo the traditional white dress?

 

This stunning dress may be an easier departure from the classic white look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about a fabulous black dress though?!  Would this classic look be to far from the norm on your Big Day?