10 Rocking DIY Wedding Projects!

by Jenny Bryde 19. April 2014 08:54

Open your windows, take a deep breath of spring air, and crack your knuckles because it's time to get your DIY on!  Of all the things you'd like to do for your wedding, getting that custom look can come at a pretty penny unless you're willing to roll up your sleeves and tackle some dirty work yourself.  These 10 DIY projects are for any skill level and would totally amp up your wedding decor!  Which of these looks good to you?


DIY Bouquet found here.

DIY Button Numbers on Books found here.

DIY Rose Medallion Chair Decor found here.

DIY Sharpie Decorated Mugs and Vases found here.  

DIY Floating Heart (or other shape) Background found here.  

DIY Floral Crown found here.

DIY Paper Towel Garland found here.

DIY Popsicles found here.

DIY Fabric Ribbon Backdrop found here.

DIY Stamped Napkins found here.


My personal favorite is the ribbon backdrop.  I am in fact mounting one to go behind the headboard in my daughter's room!  Which of these DIY wedding projects appeals to you?

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2014 Bride and Groom Garage Sale - Cancelled :(

by Jenny Bryde 19. April 2014 08:39

After a low turn out for seller registration this time, we are cancelling this year's Bride and Groom Garage Sale which was scheduled for next Saturday at the Golden Leaf Center.  Normally at this point, we have between 50 and 60 sellers preregistered for their tables, and at this time, a week ahead of the sale, we only have 8 tables.  We believe in this event which is near and dear to our hearts, and we only want to host a sale that is beneficial for both sellers and shoppers.  We think this was just an off season due to a number of factors, but we love this event and certainly plan on continuing to host this in the future! 

Can everyone do us a favor and spread the word? Sellers who had registered have been contacted, but we need to get the word out to those who wanted to shop the sale that the event has been cancelled. Please share this information with anyone you know who was planning to attend.

We have not set a date yet, but this event will be held again next year. Registration for the 2015 April Sale will start this fall, so stay tuned!

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2014 Bride and Groom Garage Sale - Less than 2 Weeks Away!

by Jenny Bryde 14. April 2014 01:21

If you're engaged and have never attended one of our sales before, please mark your calendars for our Bride and Groom Garage Sale!  This one of a kind event is a massive collection of wedding supplies from couples recently married who are looking to sell their goods to you at amazing prices!  Take avantage of someone elses handy work and snatch up some custom centerpieces, collection of china, chair covers, jewelry, dresses, fabric, and so much more!  

If you've gotten married recently and have a mountain of supplies left over that are taking up valuable real estate in your closet or basement (or at your parents' house), then gather your goods together for this sale!  Come be a seller at our sale and make a ton of money back from things that you don't need anymore.  Who needs 30 centerpieces, right?  We've had sellers make hundreds and even thousands of dollars from selling their gently used and new wedding items.  


For shoppers - The sale is from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 26th at the Golden Leaf Convention Center in Davenport (next to Millertime Billiards).  Bring cash and some shopping bags.  Admission is $5 per person, and kids are free.

For sellers - Register in advance here: http://tiny.cc/bggssignup.  Read our Terms of Service here:  http://tiny.cc/bggstos.  The cost of your table is $25 and can be paid after you register as a seller.  Seller set up is from 7am to 9am on Saturday, April 26th.  Registration will continue we reach our maximum of 60 tables, so register now to secure your spot!

Please contact Jenny with any questions - jenny@qcweddings.com 

We are so much looking forward to this event, and we can't wait to see what's for sale this year!

Here are some pics from last year's sale!

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2014 Spring Wedding Color Trends

by Jenny Bryde 7. April 2014 01:31

According to the calendar, it's spring.  According to my "real feel" AKA my goosebumps, I'm not so sure.  Let's get this warmer weather season kick started with some fresh spring colors!  Check out these hot new color combos recommended by CK Paper Designs!  From this list, you could mix and match to your spring heart's content!  What do you think?  


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Top Ten Wedding Cake Flavors?

by Jenny Bryde 7. April 2014 01:23

Recently I was speaking with a bride about her dilemma on which flavor of cake to choose.  At the tasting, she and her fiance loved all the flavors!  What a problem!!  Many couples opt to choose multiple flavors.  Maybe a tiered cake with alternating flavors each layer, or multiple sheet cakes or cup cakes with various flavors.  Check out New York Magazine's top ten reported wedding cake flavors!  Yum!

10. Chocolate-almond cake, chocolate ganache, and mocha buttercream

9. Banana cake and chocolate buttercream

8. Coconut cake and lime buttercream

7. Hazelnut-almond cake, chocolate ganache, and raspberries

6. White cake, lemon buttercream, and raspberries

5. Chocolate devil’s food cake, chocolate ganache, and praline buttercream

4. Lemon cake, lemon curd, and vanilla buttercream

3. Yellow butter cake and chocolate buttercream and/or chocolate ganache

2. Chocolate devil’s food cake, vanilla buttercream, and raspberries

1. Chocolate devil’s food cake and vanilla buttercream


YUM!!!!  I can't decide.  What's your favorite???


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Hi!  Welcome to the QCWeddings.com blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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