20 Steal-Worthy Wedding Details

The key to a standout wedding? It's the little things that count.
by Anja Winikka
  1. Customized Candy Bars

    photo by Megan Sorel Photography

    Instead of displaying candy on a table, create a customized candy stand. No matter where you place it (outside in a garden or inside a ballroom), guests get the feeling they're in a mom-and-pop candy shop. So cool!

  2. Decked-Out Escort Cards

    photo by Becky Young Photography

    An amazing escort card display really makes a statement. One of our top picks: this sewing-inspired display complete with spools and cards decorated with vintage buttons and pins.

  3. Untraditional Altars

    photo by Elizabeth Lloyd Photographer

    We could not get over the surfboard altar this couple had for their beach wedding. A couple of simple flower arrangements in mismatched vases perfectly finish the casual look.

  4. Veggie Centerpieces

    photo by Erin Johnson Photography

    Vegetables add a farmers market, rustic-style look to any pretty little centerpiece. Think floral centerpieces with radishes or even eggplants.

  5. Wedding Hangover Kits

    photo by Brian Phillips Photography

    Thinking ahead, this couple gave guests hangover kits as favors. We wish we'd been invited to that wedding.

  6. Ceremony Chair Treatments

    photo by Artstar by Lauren Stone

    Simply placing a single gerbera daisy on the back of each white ceremony chair makes this space look like a blooming garden.

  7. Over-the-Top Groom's Cakes

    photo by Graceology Photography

    Groom's cakes make us smile every day, and we love how detailed the baker got with this replica of a Mini Nilla Wafers box, right down to the cookies tumbling out the side.

  8. Creative Table Numbers

    photo by Studio 222 Photography

    With buttons, sewed numbers, and pieces of tree wood, this table number successfully mixes rustic and homespun.

  9. Mini Desserts

    photo by Sam Hughes Photography

    Desserts guests can enjoy while mingling are all the rage, and they're getting more and more interesting. Take these doughnut shooters, for example. Fried dough on a stick? Yes, please.

  10. Untraditional Ceremony Aisles

    photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

    Flowers aren't the only thing you can use to decorate the aisle. Think outside the box and go with limes or another colorful fruit that ties into your theme.

  11. Envelope Liners

    photo by Flory Photography

    This crafty bride lined plain-old envelopes with patterned paper and then stuffed handkerchiefs inside for guests to dry their tears at the ceremony. For anyone not as DIY-inclined, prettily lined envelopes are super easy to find.

  12. Glam Lamp Shade Centerpieces

    photo by Roey Yohai Documentary

    Lamp shades are showing up on reception tables these days, and it's pretty interesting to see how different couples dress them up. We love this glam one, decked out in beads.

  13. Cigar Stations

    photo by Matthew Tennison Photography

    Going along with the trendy whiskey and mixology bars at receptions, cigar stations are gaining popularity. We love how this couple added some fresh (and upside-down) flowers to brighten up the area.

  14. Chalkboard Ceremony Programs

    photo by Elizabeth Walker Photography

    Save a little paper and put all your wedding information on a big chalkboard for a fun, nontraditional twist on the classic.

  15. Patterned Aisle Runners

    photo by Stephanie Williams Photography

    As long as you keep the other decor simple, a patterned aisle runner is a fabulous idea. Most people are expecting a solid, simple color, so this adds an instant wow factor.

  16. Skyline Illustrations

    photo by Laffler Photography

    Skyline illustrations can personalize any wedding. This couple took their skyline theme further than just putting it on the invitations -- they had a custom skyline decal attached to the wall at their venue. It was eight feet tall!

  17. Pinatas

    photo by Jenna Walker Photography

    What could be more fun than a pinata to finish off the night?

  18. Decked-Out Getaway Cars

    photo by Jesse Leake Photography

    We fell in love with this convertible decked out in DIY decor, perfect for a first romantic drive as a married duo.

  19. Deconstructed Tents

    photo by Stephanie Williams Photography

    Birdcages hung from the exposed tent's frame -- so cool!

  20. Fabric-Inspired Decor

    photo by Leigh Miller Photography

    This bride found a few fabrics she loved and then used them all over the reception, from the table linens to the custom-made wine bottle stickers.

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