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I was planning my wedding, I had no idea where to begin. I would see beautiful weddings in magazines and on blogs and I was just at a loss. Where do you FIND this stuff?! My wedding was a “Vintage Peacock Theme”! So a lot of my wedding decor came from thrift stores. However, my sister’s wedding wasn’t going to be vintage at all. It was a bit rustic but Emy didn’t want burlap and lace. She wanted a more classic farm wedding that wasn’t super DIY and I totally understood what she was envisioning.

Thankfully, I have grown in my knowledge of wedding resources since my wedding planning days! So I thought it may be helpful to share all of the sources from Joe and Emily’s big day!  My BIGGEST piece of advice for decorating and styling a wedding is to focus on the HIGH IMPACT details. Don’t spend a fortune and a bazillion hours on tiny little favors that half of your guests won’t even see! Some of the best investments for Joe and Emily’s big day were their custom table runners under the tent and their rentals from Paisley and Jade!! Both of these items made a high impact on the look of their big day! See below:

The alter doors and sideboard table were rented from Paisley and Jade! TOTALLY worth the investment!! These were definitely high impact decor pieces!
Chalkboard signs are the BEST! We bought these from Homegoods! And this adorable Mr. & Mrs. Cake Topper? It’s from BETTER OFF WED on Etsy!
Custom Mr. & Mrs. forks for cake cutting are from Milk and Honey Luxuries on Etsy! Custom napkin rings are from LorelieVella on Etsy! Plates and chargers are from World Market! The rest of the sweetheart table items belong to friends and family!  Table Runners! We ordered a bulk order of these and it was one of the best ways to decorate a LARGE tent! I highly recommend using Simply Table Runners on Etsy! Fairly priced, custom made and super speedy delivery!! Oh! And there are so many beautiful fabric options! And the ribbon chair streamers? I made those with ribbon from Paper Mart.com!  These hobnail vases were purchased HERE!
Bridesmaids details! Necklace from HERE, Shoes from Target and shoe clips from Etsy!
Wooden chalkboard boxes from HERE! Hanger from HERE! Shoes are Jcrew but I bought them on Ebay! haha That saved a TON! And the necklace is from Target!  Straws can be found HERE and polka dot pillows are from HERE! Cookie chalkboard signs!  This is hanging over their bed now! It’s beautiful!! Ordered from HERE!  We made the reserved signs and ordered the wooden planters from a mutual friend of Amanda‘s!

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— Katelyn

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