Theme Thursday – Thinking about 2013 Weddings!

I don’t have a specific theme for today, but rather some general info for getting started with your wedding and reception plans for 2013!  Some of these topics we will discuss in more detail in the coming weeks (like the colors listed below), but for now, here’s a “quick start” to 2013 wedding planning!

Wedding Colors:

According to a couple of wedding trends websites I’ve visited recently, some of the most popular wedding colors for 2013 will be aqua, tangerine, lilac, mustard, antique blue, deep red, latte, lavender, charcoal, and sage.  What do you think?

Wedding Themes:

Traditional church weddings still exist of course, but more and more it seems that couples are choosing “theme” weddings.  Destinations like Hawaii and Mexico seem to be HUGELY popular… outdoor, folksy weddings… vintage and shabby chic (also usually outdoors)…. Las Vegas (of course).  Check out this video from Martha Stewart – she and her Darcy Miller share some lovely trends and ideas. (you’ll have to bear through a 30 second advertisement first).  She also is offering a destination wedding sweepstakes!

Wedding DIY:

Here at Diva Entertains we talk A LOT about DIY (or do-it-yourself).  All of our posts are chock-full of DIY ideas for parties and entertainment.  Over the last few months, the best place to go to find wedding DIY is Pinterest.  We have set up Pinterest boards with links to recipes, DIY ideas, themes, and just plain fun stuff.  If you aren’t on Pinterest, you should be!  You can follow Diva Entertains by clicking HERE…. and click on over to see the latest “pins” under “wedding, diy”:

Wedding Favors:

We love wedding favors – designing them, making them, selling them, sharing them.  It is a wonderful feeling to be a part of a bride’s special day, and we have some AMAZING favors in our Diva Entertains shop.  We try not to be blatant with “selling” our own goods here on the DE blog, but if you are looking for niche favors, theme favors, specific color favors – well, we have them!

Click on over and see what you can find!

Tuesday Trends – Ruffles are everywhere!

I’m not sure what the exact scientific criteria is for a “trend”, but I figure if I’m seeing something a LOT as I travel around the internet, then it’s possibly the start of a trend.

If I start to see that same something ALSO in stores and out in “real life”, then it’s most certainly a trend. (Right?)

So, on Tuesdays I plan to write about Trends.  And Tips.  And Tutorials.  Maybe even a few Tricks.  (You probably noticed the repetition of the letter T in those titles.  It’s me trying to be clever).

Today’s Tuesday topic will be Tuesday Trends – Ruffles!

I am seeing ruffles everywhere lately.  How about you?  I’ve seen ruffles on purses and ruffles on wedding dresses and ruffles in home decor.


Ruffles on scarves and ruffles on pillows.

Lots… and lots… and lots of ruffles!

Yesterday, I found a great tutorial (there is one of those “t” words again!) on how to make your own ruffle chair garland.  If you are planning a party, you might just want to check this out.  These chair garlands would be perfect at a lovely tea or a birthday party for Aunt Jane… and even a wedding reception.

You can click HERE for the Ruffle Garland tutorial.


Are YOU seeing ruffles everywhere?  Do you have any cute, sweet, lovely or just plain FUN ruffles that you need to share?  Feel free to leave a comment, with a link!  And keep checking in with the Diva Entertains Blog as she shares other fall style trends.