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Steal these ideas for your super-hip wedding. #whydidntithinkofthat
By Archana Ran

1. A costume change.
Nicole Miller’s Cut the Cake collection offers elegant short white dresses so you can show off a second look for the reception and cut a rug with ease.

2. Iron Chef like challenges for rehearsal dinners.
San Diego catering company Wild Thyme offers a Mystery Basket Cook-Off Challenge that pits teams against each other. Both teams use the same mystery ingredients to prepare dishes for everyone to enjoy.


3. Live Event Artists
Hire a painter like Tom Fagan to capture your big day on canvas as its happening.

4. Gluten-Free Food
Got gluten-intolerant and allergic guests? Gluten-free eats include corn taco shells, oysters, and even macarons.

5. Sprinkled Cakes
Hey There, Cupcake! covered the confection pictured below in gold sugar crystals. “It is currently quite trendy to cover cakes in sprinkles. colored sugar, and edible sequins,” explains owner Stevi Auble. “And gold is definitely a hot color.”


6. Monogram NecklacesWear his and your initials close to your heart. We love the cute ampersand charm on the personalized necklace by San Diego designer, Mimi & Lu.


7. The “Parent Dance”
“A lot of brides are combining the father-daughter and mother-son dances into one single ‘parent dance,'” says Bliss Events coordinator Rachel Welland. “That way, the guests can get on the dance floor sooner.”

8. Living Centerpieces
Go eco-friendly with centerpieces that guests can plant post-party, like this kumquat tree arrangement by Lexi Foster of Leaf It To Lexi.


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