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Wedding Favor Centerpieces
Get ready to save some money by using your desserts as your reception table centerpieces. Our double-duty dessert centerpieces are creative, attractive and unforgettable!

Wedding Favor Centerpieces

1. This tiered dessert stand is a great way to add some height and interest to your table. The solid white stand features a simple design, allowing your cupcakes to be the center of attention! Decorate with a few DIY accents like colorful ribbon and stick-on rhinestones to coordinate with your wedding look.

2. Hang your wedding favor treats from this white favor tree featuring scroll-style branches. It’s a unique focal point for your wedding tables and an easy way to display edible (or nonedible) favors.

3. This acrylic cake stand is perfect for cupcakes, small individual cakes, pie or cheesecake. Mix it up at your reception and have different flavors at each table. Guests can move around looking for their favorite flavor while also meeting your friends and family. Add these inexpensive cupcake picks to cupcakes or mini desserts.

4. Country canning jars filled with corn or sunflower seeds make cute, rustic centerpieces great for holding cake pops or lollipops. Set a small Styrofoam block at the bottom of the jars for holding the desserts. Cover the Styrofoam with your choice of fill. Add a ribbon, antique key or button to your jar. Jars are available blank or personalized.

Did you see our dessert post from earlier this week? Check it out!

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Summer Centerpieces featuring Country Canning Jar Mugs
Looking for inexpensive but fun summer centerpieces? We have fallen in love with the canning jar craze! These handy little jars add a touch of country class and relaxed fun to your wedding.

Buy them in bulk for decorating and fill with small tea lights/votives, fresh flowers or treats. Add some ribbon, lace or personalized seals to coordinate the look, color and feel of your wedding. Then place them at each table throughout your reception.

 Summer Centerpieces featuring Country Canning Jar Mugs

Country canning jars also make great favors. Fill them with your signature drink, fresh fruit or a brownie mix. Get Personalized Country Canning Jar Mugs if you want yours or your wedding party’s to be special keepsakes.  

Here’s another cute, inexpensive and versatile item you can create cheap wedding decorations and centerpieces out of: Decorate Your Wedding with Paper Lanterns.

Aisle Inspiration
Dressing up your aisle can be easy and you can make it as simple or elaborate as your budget allows. Here are a few photos to inspire some wedding decoration ideas for your aisle.

 Aisle Inspiration

Light the way with mason jars wrapped with wire and hung from a metal hook. You can use Christmas light hooks or garden hooks.

Petals are a great way to dress up your aisle. Generously sprinkle petals along the path or create a row of petals on each side. You could use real petals if the ceremony is outside and silk petals if the ceremony is inside.

Clean and elegant, aisle runners are like rolling out the red carpet for your wedding party! Choose something trendy like the simple, lacy design of our Lacy Patterned Aisle Runner or go for something sleek and sophisticated with the Monogram Aisle Runner from our favorite partner site, Invitations by Dawn.

Hang pomanders (round flower arrangements) on pews or chairs. Hang them every two rows to save money. You can reuse these adorable floral arrangements at the reception, too.

Ribbon adds beautiful color to chairs. Use ribbon as “rope” to create a beautiful swag look along each side of the aisle. Create chair sashes — not just an indoor decoration! Use them outside to decorate the aisle chairs and add color to the overall scene.

Quick Tip: Check with the ceremony site to see if there are any restrictions on decorating.

TALK TO US: Let us know how you’re decorating your aisle, or ideas you’d like to bounce off of us. We’d love to hear about your wedding decoration ideas.

Wedding Decorations with Paper Lanterns
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to dress up your wedding, paper lanterns are an excellent idea. A step above balloons but still budget friendly, paper lanterns are a trend that I love to see at wedding receptions and along ceremony aisles.

Wedding Decorations with Paper Lanterns

Pick one color to make a dramatic impact or mix up the colors and add trailing ribbons for a splash of color. Try hanging them at different heights for a stunning visual and use them as a backdrop for your wedding photos or the reception’s photo booth. The lanterns can even be used as centerpieces filled with flowers popping out of the top or with battery-operated tea lights for a beautiful evening glow.

Dress up your ceremony aisle by tying paper lanterns to chairs with satin ribbon in colors that coordinate with your wedding. Paper lanterns can also be used to create a path at outdoor wedding locations or along the driveway.

Bonus! Use them after the wedding. These lanterns make great decorations for showers, birthday parties, anniversaries and other celebrations. Want to see more affordable decorations? Read “Top 5 Cheap Wedding Reception Decorations from Ann’s.”
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that first kiss as husband and wife, what’s the sweetest part of your wedding?
The wedding cake! Have a cake cutting ceremony you’ll never forget with these
great tips.

Cake cutting


• Right before dessert at a
sit-down reception. Closer to the end of a luncheon or cocktail reception.


• Let the kitchen staff
know when you plan to cut the cake so they can remove it right after for
cutting and serving.


•Money-Saver: Choose a
small but beautiful wedding cake for display at your reception. Keep
less-expensive sheet cakes in the kitchen for serving to guests.



• The cake is usually
placed on its own table. Arrange the venue so your cake table is clearly seen.


• Dress the table up with a
nice tablecloth and some decorations (candles, flower petals, confetti, etc.).


• Choose a beautiful knife
and server set
to display next to the cake and to use during the cake cutting


Heart Handle Wedding Serving Set
Linked Hearts Wedding Serving Set



• The bride begins by
picking up the cake knife with her right hand and the groom puts his hand over


• The couple should start
cutting at the base of a tiered cake. Remember to let the caterer know if you
want to save the top tier.


• The couple cuts a small
wedge of cake together. Using the coordinating cake server, the couple will
place the piece of cake on a plate with two forks.


• The groom feeds the bride
the first bite, and she feeds him the second. Afterward, they may share a kiss
and sometimes the couple will cut slices for their parents.



• The cake cutting ceremony
symbolizes the couple’s commitment to share with and support one another.


• Plus, it’s just fun!


weddings have become very popular among today’s brides, and for good reason!
Autumn lends an abundance of rich tones and natural motifs to work with and,
lucky for you, Ann’s also has some great discount wedding invitations,
accessories, favors and decorations to work with!

The Wedding Invitation

Ann’s offers some beautiful
fall wedding invitations. Check out these favorites: Fall Leaves, Falling in
, Call Me Frenchy, Clearly Refined (in chocolate).

Falling in Love wedding invitations

Clearly Refined Chocolate wedding invitations


The Ceremony

The unity sand vase set is
an excellent option for your fall wedding, especially if it’s outdoors. Find
sand colors to match your wedding colors at your nearest craft store. Or, take
a look at our ecru unity candles and tapers.

Designate reserved seating
with elegant, ecru pew bows and list out your ceremony details for guests in
our mosaic leaf wedding programs.  Our helpful Customer Service team will assist you with the details of getting your wedding programs printed.

Mosaic Leaf Wedding Program

Fill handmade paper pew
with leaves or flower seeds for guests to throw as you leave the church
or ceremony venue.

Handmade Paper Pew Cones

The Reception

Guest books and pens are the perfect complement to your fall wedding reception. Add some fall
flair to the guest book table with the ecru plume pen.

Ann’s has a huge variety of
items you can personalize with an autumn motif. Check out a few of our leaf
motifs, such as 1663C and 3053C. Have them printed on votive wraps, matchbooks,
, favor boxes, favor bags and place cards.

Choose the perfect color of
napkin to include at your reception for a stylish finishing touch and have them
printed with an autumn design as well.