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The Wonder Of Lilies For Wedding Bouquets: OuterInner Guide

Why Choose Lilies For Your Wedding Bouquet?

lilies for wedding bouquets

Lilies as part of your wedding bouquet are an elegant and timeless choice and are characterized by their large flowers. They also have a very pretty, intoxicating scent that's common in perfume! It's no surprise then that lilies are a very popular wedding flower. It doesn't stop just at their looks and scent though, as lilies are said to have magical properties and are a  symbol of purity, class, and beauty, much in the same as the wedding gown is as well. But what kinds of lilies can you choose for your wedding? Let's take a look:

Oriental Lilies

If it's scent and looks that you love then oriental lilies are a great choice! Highly scented with large, frequently colorful petals, each flower will be around 6" to 8" when open which is quite large! Oriental Lilies are probably the classic lily flower that everybody thinks of, and they're a perfect wedding flower! One of my favorites, the 'stargazer,' is an oriental lily, so this is what I'd choose! What do you think?

oriental lilies

Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic lilies have all of the looks, but much less scent. They're totally beautiful, and just a little smaller than the orientals, at around 5" to 7" when open, but they'd be especially perfect for those of us with allergies as they're much lower in scent. They also last longer than other breeds too, so are better value!

asiatic lilies

Trumpet Lilies

A very unique and beautiful breed of oriental lily. Expect many of the same characteristics, but with an eye-catching trumpet shaped flower that is at an angle to the stem. Definitely the choice for a bride who wants something a little different and exciting.

trumpet lilies

Gloriosa Lilies

Far from many brides' idea of a traditional lily, the gloriosa has frilly petals which are uniquely slender and curve inwards. They look a little like flames, and many have a two-tone color that makes them look even more so. Many of your guests may not know this lily, but they will definitely be asking you about it should you choose this charismatic and special breed for your wedding!

gloriosa liliesBrides who want the dazzling look of lilies, but who are looking for a simple white wedding bouquet will love Easter lilies. They're pure, white, and heavily linked with religion, and so ideal for a Church or religious wedding.

easter lilies

Which of these styles do you like? Would you have them on their own in your wedding bouquet, or would you mix them with other flowers?

Looking for other flower ideas for your spring wedding? Read this blog.

 

OuterInner Easter 2014 Dress Sale!

Have A Happy Easter With A 15% Discount On ANY Dress

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Off work this Easter? Why not have a browse of our occasions dresses and treat yourself?

There's never a 'bad' time to get a new dress, no matter whether you're attending prom, your friend's wedding, or a birthday party. Maybe you'd just like a fresh look for 2014, in which case casual fashion dresses will be your thing.

One things for sure, if you could save extra money you would, right?

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10 Amazingly Cheap Wedding Favors For Thrifty Brides

"Do Wedding Favors Need To Be Expensive?"

10 inexpensive wedding favors

If you're like many of today's brides then you'll be looking for ways to save money on your wedding, and finding cheap wedding favors is a great way to cut costs! You'll also love the inexpensive wedding gowns, and bridesmaid dresses from OuterInner too! For now though let's look at 10 really inexpensive wedding favors that would still put big smiles on your guests' faces!

"I Want To Save Money, But I Don't Wan't To Be Seen As Cheap!"

You're quite right. No bride wants her guests to walk away from a lovely day thinking that more could have been spent on wedding favors, so it's important to know which kinds of gifts are inexpensive, yet still very popular. Here's where we come in...

1. Candy Wedding Favors

Candies come in so many varieties, and when put into a small jar or bag are a colorful and sweet way to remember a nice wedding! Candies aren't expensive to begin with, but bought in bulk from a wholesaler they'd be even cheaper and perhaps you could mix and match some different flavors?

candy wedding favors

2. Picture Frames

Many couples have taken to giving their guests a picture frame containing a personalised picture of themselves. It's a lovely memento, and could be used to say 'thank you' by inserting that kind of picture. Picture frames can of course be obtained cheaply from most homeware stores.

picture frame wedding favors

3. Candles

Candles are an attractive, and if scented, pleasant-smelling gift that most guests would like in their home. You could choose special wedding styles, or buy them in bulk at a low price from somewhere like Ikea.

candles wedding favors

4. Home-made Jams

There are few wedding favors cheaper than home-made, and since you've put your own time and effort into making this lovely jam your guests will appreciate it all the more! Ideal for rustic weddings, or seasonal weddings when using fruit that's in season.

jam wedding favors

5. Make A Charitable Donation

If you have a charity that's particularly close to your heart then you could use your wedding favor budget to make a donation on behalf of yourselves and your guests. Each guest could then be given a donation certificate instead of a gift, or you could team this up with another small favor, such as candies.

charity donation wedding favors

6. Mini Spa Set Wedding Favors

Putting together a small gift basket of bath and spa products doesn't have to be expensive if you use miniature, hotel-sized, products. You'll also be able to choose from a selection and put together quite a personalized basket. If this is too 'spendy' for all of your guests, you could consider giving them only to your bridesmaids.

bath set wedding favors

7. Personalized Bookmarks

Another ultra budget option, if you're good on the computer you can design and print off your own personalized bookmarks celebrating your lovely day! I suggest adding a picture of yourselves, your wedding date, and perhaps a favorite poem or sonnet into a landscape column in your word document, printing it off as many times as needed at somewhere like Kinko's onto 8x11 card, and using this as your bookmark!

bookmark wedding favors

8. Tiny Plants

A lot of couples like to give their guests a small and cute plant, like a succulent, and this can also be used to stand up their place card on the table at the reception. As they take care of the plant at home it will remind them of your lovely wedding!

plants wedding favors

9. Home-made Cookies Or Cakes

If you fancy yourself as quite the baker, why not put your skills to work and make a big batch of yummy cookies or brownies? They're delicious, cheap, and fun. Once again, your guests will appreciate that they have been made by your own hands!

cookies wedding favors

10. Gift Bags

The great thing about many of these wedding favors is that they are cute, small, and inexpensive, so you could actually combine 2 or 3 into a 'goodie bag' and give these out. I like the idea of using burlap sacks, especially for spring, summer, or rustic weddings!

burlap gift bag wedding favors

 Which of these wedding favors would you like to give out at your wedding? Or did you have something else? Let us know in the comments please!

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7 Spring Wedding Food Ideas Brides Will Love!

7 Delish Spring Wedding Food Ideas

7 spring wedding food ideas

Everyone loves good food at a wedding, and since we're into spring (in the Northern hemisphere anyway) let's take a look at 7 of the most popular spring wedding food ideas for 2014 here...

1. Meatballs: The Crowd Pleaser!

Spring wedding food ideas | meatballs

They may not sound too fancy, but meatballs have become really popular for weddings these days! You wouldn't think so, but they’re actually perfect wedding food. They are small, but are really tasty and look so appealing! Serve them during your main meal, or as an entree during the cocktail hour. Go for traditional tastes like marinara, or try something different like thai spices, or luxury beefs!

2. Vegetarian, Or Vegan Choices

Spring wedding food ideas | vegetarian options

Whether a lifestyle choice, or just for better health, Vegetarian and vegan food options are really important to today's brides. Vegetarian foods are traditionally light and tasty, and vegan sushi is especially popular!

3. Cheese & Fruit Boards

Spring wedding food ideas | cheese and fruit boards

Nothing fits the season of spring better than fresh fruit and creamy cheese. Your guests will be delighted with the multitude of tastes and colors that a packed cheese and fruit board provides!

4. Catering Trucks: All The Fun Of The Fair!

Spring wedding food ideas | catering trucks

Catering trucks are popping up everywhere, and everyone loves, whether they be serving pizza, or Thai food! Why not surprise your guests with a yummy catering truck, as it's such a fun treat? Every bride wants to make their wedding especially memorable, and a catering truck will do just that!

5. DIY dessert Stations: Pick & Mix!

Spring wedding food ideas | dessert stations

Traditional weddings may just have the wedding cake as a dessert course, but most people love the chance to 'help themselves' to as much or little tasty dessert as possible. That's why a mixture of bite-size desserts along with your cake will go down really well among them! Particularly popular are dessert bars where guests can 'make' their own dessert, such as waffle or ice cream bars with different toppings to choose from!

6. Lettuce Wraps

Spring wedding food ideas | lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps are delicious, easy to make, and light enough to be a great spring wedding appetizer. Asian style wraps are your best bet: Try hoisin chicken, noodles and water chestnuts, or shrimp with mango, sweet chilli, lime juice, and parsley.

7. Red Velvet Anything...

Spring wedding food ideas | red velvet cakes

Red velvet wedding cakes, cupcakes, and pies are THE must have cake or dessert for spring weddings in 2014! The combination of frosting, and bright red interior is mouthwateringly tempting for any guest, and is also a feast for the eyes! Which of these spring wedding food ideas do you like? Want to see even more cool wedding food trends? Follow our pinterest board "Wedding Food Ideas" here. Read another blog on some different cool wedding food trends! Click here.

PS...Short Wedding Dresses, Perfect For Spring Brides, Are Now ON SALE With 25% OFF! See Them Here!

short wedding dresses sale march 2014

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses: OuterInner Wedding Favorites

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

purple bridesmaid dresses and weddings

One wedding color that remains popular year on year is purple, but just what is it about this color that keeps brides coming back, for instance choosing purple bridesmaid dresses, and selecting it above other colors? Let's look at some inspiration right here...

Why Purple?

Whenever you're choosing a wedding color scheme the bridesmaids are usually the focal point. Why? Because they're going to be in most of the key pictures from the start of the day, to the finish. That means that the color of their bridesmaid dresses will likely be your 'main' color, and in this case we're looking at the very popular purple!

purple bridesmaid dresses and wedding inspiration

Purple is evocative of class, elegance, royalty, and luxury. All things that many brides love to have their weddings associated with. It's also great in any season, which is why we see purple bridesmaid dresses cropping up in weddings all year round!

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Above you can see some purple bridesmaid dresses that look amazing in a rustic, summery setting, but purple is so versatile that it's also great when the weather is altogether a lot colder...

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(Photo by Joe Elario photography)

There are lots of other amazing ways to incorporate purple into your wedding besides just in the bridesmaid dresses, here are a few ideas...

purple wedding ideas

So really the questions shouldn't be, "Why purple?" Rather, it should be, "Why not!?"

Where Do I Find Purple Bridesmaid Dresses?

You can find many hundreds of purple bridesmaid dresses right here at OuterInner.com! But do bear in mind that other styles not shown in purple can also be made in purple for you too! Click the image below to go straight to our purple bridesmaid dresses in store now!

purple bridesmaid dresses at outerinner

Do you love purple, or would you choose a different color for your wedding? Let us know in the comments! ;)

OuterInner's Top 10 Favorite Red Carpet Dresses At Oscars 2014

OuterInner's Top 10 Favorite Red Carpet Dresses At Oscars 2014

Here at OuterInner we're HUGE fans of the Oscars because every year we see our favorite stars wearing fabulous red carpet dresses from super designers, and it gives us a chance to see some of the trends that are going to be big throughout the rest of 2014! As you know with any dresses, how they look is the most important thing, so without further ado, let's get into the 10 dress styles that we loved and let the pictures do the talking!

1. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Elie SaabAngelina is the queen of the red carpet, and she didn't disappoint in this stunning Elie Saab red carpet dress! It's also a little more demure than she is often known for, which is a nice change.

2. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett Armani Prive

 Cate was one of the big winners of the night, winning 'best actress,' and her nude Armani gown is both flattering and stylish!

3. Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o Prada

Lupita's beautiful Prada gown has a plunging V neck and the color complements her so well!

4. Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko Alice EliaBond girl Olga shows that red dresses can still stand out on the red carpet, and its neckline is unique and interesting.

5. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock red carpet dresses

Sandra dazzled us in 'Gravity,' and this elegant blue gown has an elegant timeless look.

6. Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts CKNaomi Watts was wearing a high neck-lined gown that is rather Grecian in silhouette and suits her slim frame. Light colors and nudes are quite popular this year.

7. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway GucciAnne looks brilliant, just so modern and elegant, in her black and metallic gown.

8. Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson VersaceLoving the plunging neckline, open back, and stylish cowl of this Versace dress!

9. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence DiorNo red carpet dresses count down seems complete without Jennifer Lawrence these days, and she really catches the eye in this bright, peplum Dior gown!

10. Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel ChanelJessica is another who chose to wear a calm colored gown, and her Chanel dress is embellished with a pretty silver pattern.

Which of these red carpet dresses do you like?

Everyone knows that these red carpet dresses are given to celebrities and are worth thousands of dollars each, but what if you want a similar style for your next formal event, but don't want to spend that much money?

Good news! OuterInner.com have a huge range of hand-made red carpet dresses just like these, and also in many other colors of your choice too! Take a look! :)

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Have you ever wanted to get immediate answers about dresses from OuterInner? Did you need to find out which colors we offer? Are you wondering when your new dress would arrive if you place an order? Do you have a special request regarding a dress, but aren't sure if we can help? Good news! You can now chat live with our customer support team directly from our website! On every page you can see our live chat button, and you're welcome to chat with us in English whenever you like! In the past you'd need to email us, or call us on skype (which you can still do), but things have changed! If you see this button you can chat immediately:

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10 Gorgeous Spring Wedding Flowers: OuterInner Bride's Guide

OuterInner Spring Wedding Flowers Guide: Choosing Flowers For Spring Weddings

spring wedding flowers guide

Congratulations to all of the spring brides of 2014, OuterInner are here to guide you through some of the popular options for spring wedding flowers that spring brides will love!

spring wedding flowers

We're going to look at the 10 spring wedding flowers you can choose for your wedding this season, and in fact spring brides are quite lucky as in spring you probably have the largest choice of the most beautiful flowers available for your wedding! Brides can always save money by choosing flowers that are 'in season' and so spring gives you the largest number to choose from and at the lowest cost as they're quite available. 'Out of season' flowers will always cost more as they're often imported or grown specially, so not only will spring flowers be cheaper, but they'll also be fresher too! Every place has different spring wedding flowers, but here we're going to focus on some of the most common in places like North America and Europe.

spring wedding flowers

Which of these spring wedding flowers do you like?

Spring Wedding Flowers Tips

1. Don't forget to create a consistent look by having your chosen spring wedding flowers appear throughout your wedding. For instance, you may choose to have them in your bridal bouquets, table centerpieces, and the groom's buttonhole. See some great centerpiece ideas in this blog. 2. You don't need to choose just one type of flower for your wedding! In fact mixing 2 or more of the flowers in this blog will lead to some terrific looking wedding bouquets! For instance, you could use ranunculus or wax flower as a 'base,' adding more colorful tulips, peonies, or perhaps roses as their pretty complement! Learn more about wedding bouquets here. 3. Remember to echo your spring wedding flower colors in your bridesmaid dresses, as these are the two colorful elements that all guests and family will remember! 4. See hundreds of beautiful wedding bouquets and flowers in our pinterest board here: "Gorgeous wedding bouquets"

Get Dress & Fashion Inspiration From The OuterInner Pinterest Boards!

Need Inspiration? Join Us At The OuterInner Pinterest Boards!

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All occasions dresses and wedding gown fans should follow us at the OuterInner Pinterest boards! 84 boards spanning everything from bridesmaid dresses, to fitness, home, through to lingerie can be found. We also have more than 17,000 fans who love to find new inspiration from our daily-updated pinterest boards; will you be the next to join the fun?

 "What's Pinterest?"

Pinterest is a picture sharing site that has taken the world by storm in just a couple of years or so! But what makes it so good? The ability for you to search for an collect all of the things you love into your own boards.

For example, imagine you're a bride who's looking for inspiration about weddings, or which wedding dresses she should choose...

Simply do a search for 'wedding,' or 'wedding dresses' and then re-pin the dresses you love to your board to check later or to show your friends for their opinions.

wedding on pinterest

Most images will contain a link too, so if you find a dress (or item) that you love, simply click it and go through to the store selling it...easy, right?

Believe me, it's so much fun, as you can find almost anything there, and you may find yourself pinning into the wee small hours if you're not careful! ;)

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"Why Should I Follow The OuterInner Pinterest Boards?"

Not only can you see our latest occasions dresses in their own boards, but we also post all of our new special offers, as well as thousands of other pins on hair, home, weddings, quotes, and many, many more cool subjects!

Ready to have fun? Click the big red button below and be ready to be amazed! ;)

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