We Love...

At the cross roads where social media and the wedding industry meet, Wednesdays have affectionately become known as #WW or "Wedding Wednesday".  Since we obviously love weddings, and who doesn't love Wednesday, we're hopping on the bandwagon with a new wedding inspiration blog series simply called "We Love...".  Every Wednesday you'll be able to visit the Brilliant Bridal Blog for new wedding inspiration and ideas from around the blogosphere.  Another thing we love?  Saving you money.  Our picks will always keep style and budget in mind. To kick things off we're featuring one of our favorite fun wedding trends - chalkboards!  As you'll see, you can add a chalkboard to almost anything to create a piece that perfectly balances both form and function.


One of the easiest ways to get the most out of your wedding budget is to use items that serve multiple purposes.  These fun Mason jars are actually pulling triple duty.  Use them as your escort "cards", a cute drinking glass and a wedding favor for your guests.

{Source: Emmaline Bride}


Pick up a collection of inexpensive frames from local thrift stores to create these chalkboard table numbers.

{Source: Charlottesville Weddings}


And while you're shopping for your table number frames, pick up a large frame to dress up and use for your dinner menu.  You will save money and be eco-friendly by not printing all of those paper menus.

{Source: Martha Stewart Weddings}