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Follow These Instagram Accounts For Fabulous Wedding Inspirations

With over 300 million users, Instagram is a fantastic source of inspiration, ideas, links to possible vendors and research for your big day. I compiled a list of the five best Instagram accounts to follow for every detail of your wedding, that will make you double tap all day long.

 

For the dress:

@Kleinefelds is ideal for providing ideas for the wedding dress of your dreams. We all know the New York City based store from the hit TLC show, Say Yes to the Dress, but its Instagram account is full of inspiration. Every photo features exquisite bridal gowns, unique bridesmaid dress ideas (like my favorite unique black and white dresses below) and small but dazzling accessories (such as these stunning bridal heals below). Kleinfelds has a wide selection of modern, trendy dresses as well as the timeless classics, take your pick and “Like” your favorites!

 
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For the rings:

@shanecompany is your go-to daily source of all that sparkles. It provides pictures of gorgeous rings you can buy directly from them, or to help discover your ideal cut and style. From blingy engagement rings to romantic his and hers wedding bands, they post it all. Hint no more, just tag your s/o in the comments section of your favorite sparkler and get the ring you’ve always wanted. Wedding rings are a symbol of your eternal love, so make it a good one! Shop their rings at http://www.shaneco.com.

 
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For photography ideas:

@weddingsparrow is the “original fine art wedding blog.” Not sure what kind of bridal portraits or wedding day photos you want to have? Check out their pictures to help cultivate your photography vision. Their whimsical eye is great to add to your daily Instagram feed and to show your selected photographer what you’re looking for. Every photo is beautiful with unique shots to show off your dress, your bridal party and even your wedding day glam. Check out a few of my favorite Wedding Sparrow posts below.

 
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For luxury invites and paper products:

@rosandruby_com is the account for Rose & Ruby Paper Co., a luxury wedding paper and design studio. Ran by former fashion designer, Rose Murphy, Rose & Ruby makes gorgeous paper products from invites to place cards and even thank you notes. Her work is the perfect mix of luxury and girly and makes for some lovely instagram photos and serious inspiration for your own invites and creative table number cards. Below are a few handpicked photos of my favorite posts of her recent work. You can order from Rose at http://www.roseandruby.com.

 
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For all the details, small and big:

@smpweddings, the instagram account for the popular site, Style Me Pretty, is the ultimate source for everything from photo ideas to makeup and hair inspiration. They feature real brides with unique designs and stunning looks. They also created #ShowUsYourShoes, so you can peep at what fabulous footwear other brides are wearing. Their account brings everything together so you can find all the standout details in one charming place. Find countless pages of wedding planning ideas on their website at http://www.stylemepretty.com.

 
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Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are great research tools to add to your typical Pinterest searching. Whether you are planning a wedding this year or not quite yet, follow these fabulous instagram accounts for beautiful and unique wedding insight. Also make sure to follow us @helloproductions to see pictures from our recent events and to be inspired by the possibilities for your next event!

xo, Taylor

 
 
 
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Hello Taylor Smith!

Fall Intern 2015

Taylor is a Pittsburgh native who recently graduated from High Point University, in High Point, North Carolina, with a B.A. in Strategic Communications and a minor in Event Management.

She discovered her love for event planning while she was the philanthropy chair for her sorority. Her favorite part about event management is watching everyone’s hard work come together to create a magical event. She is, of course, a sucker for a good love story and enjoys traveling, reading and practicing yoga.
We are so excited for Taylor to join the Hello team!

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What To Do With All Those Wedding, Shower, Anniversary, Etc. Cards

If you have had a celebration-worthy event recently, such as a wedding, baby shower, bridal shower or anniversary, there is a good chance you have a lot of cards hanging around. There is also a good chance that you haven’t been able to bring yourself to throw them away, but you’re not sure how to save them. Here are some ideas to save and display your wedding, baby shower or anniversary card collection.

Card Collage

The Domesticated Diva Blog has come up with an adorable collage using a 2” circle craft punch. With the right matting and frame, this collage would be perfect for a powder room or guest room.

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Decorate With Cards

Leave it to Martha to come up with an ornament made out of Christmas cards.

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Holly Goes Lightly takes it one step further using wedding cards by showing you the step by step directions of how to make them here.

 

Say Thank You With Cards

 
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If you want to re-purpose your wedding, shower, Christmas, etc. cards, you can make cute thank you notes. Cut off the front of each card and turn it into a flat, thank you postcard. To give it an decorative “edge”, use zig zag craft scissors. If you want to get a little more creative, you can mount them on cardstock cards and add embellishments.

 
 
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Save Them in a Book

If you don’t want to repurpose the cards but want to save them, you can punch holes in them and make a card book or simple put them in a binder with plastic page protector sleeves. Label the binder for the event so you can easily find it when you want to look through it.

 
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Ask for Card Alternatives

If you haven’t planned your event yet, consider asking for an alternative to cards. For example, the planners of Hello Productions event coordinator Lindsey Bradley’s baby shower asked guests to write their message in a book for the new baby instead of a card, giving Lindsey and her daughter messages that would last (and a great collection of books!). If you are planning a bridal shower, why not ask guests to forgo the card and instead write a special message on the back of a recipe card – with a favorite recipe of course! The bride will be able to read the messages over and over whenever she makes these special dishes.

 

Have any ideas on how to save cards or card alternative ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!

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