Non-Traditional Wedding Registries

We know a lot of you have thought about it: ditching your towel and china-laden registries for something you really want. The fact is, more and more couples are going for it! is reporting that more couples than ever are setting up registries to pay for a great honeymoon or fancy furniture. The idea is that people are getting married so much later than they used to that many couples already own the necessities listed on traditional registries. What do you think about this trend? Tacky or not? Let us know in the comments section.

Splashes of Color

Remember when wedding accessories were WHITE? Just white? Well, you could have gotten bold with a dash of rhinestones or a streak of silver. But mostly guestbooks, flower girl baskets, and ring pillows were pretty much... white. Now things are changing, with brides carrying their color schemes all the way through their accessories.

Here's a look at a few colorful accessories:

When the color is black...

Butterflies Abound

Butterflies. Of all the wedding themes we've seen over the years, this one is one of the most enduring. It's popular with a certain number of brides year in and year out. In fact, this week the UK is buzzing about the upcoming marriage of soccer star Wayne Rooney and his sweetheart Coleen McLoughlin who are having a butterfly-themed wedding at a former Italian monastery.
If the butterfly theme sends your heart aflutter, there are lots of resources to help you pull it off.

Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

Oriental Trading Company, for example, has lots of decorations that would fall under the butterfly theme. Just go to the main page and enter "butterfly" in the search.
Here are lots of other accessories to help you get the look:
Butterfly Kisses Guest Book

CZ Butterfly Pendant
Carey's CZ Butterfly Pendant

Butterfly Ring

Butterfly Pendant

Silver Butterfly Studs

Butterfly Anklet

Pave Butterfly Necklace
Mimi's Pave CZ Butterfly Necklace

Butterflies in your hair...
Shaniqua's Enamel Butterfly Hair ClipNeveah's Butterfly Hairpin - SmallLibby’s Crystal Butterfly Pins- Silver/White

And a butterfly ring inspired by Mariah Carey:

Blue Monday

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue.

We're convinced that "something blue" is the last line of this old saying because the right blue accessory is often the hardest to find. But your "something blue" can also be one of the most exciting parts of your ensemble. You can actually use that element to make a bold style statement. Here are a few of the possibilities:

Jewelry is the easiest way to get your "blue" on.
Rose Blue Crystal Flower Earrings

Hope Rhinestone Necklace and Earring Set

Carina Colored Pearl and Earring Set

Carina Pearl Bracelet

Consider other accessories, too.

Rose Blue Bridal Shoes

Katrina Purse in Blue Ice

Wear blue in your hair.

Rebecca Pearl and Crystal Tiara

Persephone Crystal and Rhinestone Tiara

Don't forget the garter!

For your guests... affordable touches of blue.

Have you already chosen your something blue? Are you a newlywed who wore something blue? Share your ideas by clicking on Comments.

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