BRIDES Southern California: How to Plan a Wedding in Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is a hot wedding destination—because what's not to love about loads of sunshine, mid-century architecture, scenic desert landscapes, and lots of time by the pool? If you're hosting your wedding there in the coming year, then check out some of these creative ways to celebrate your nuptials in Palm Springs.

Illustrated Map (above): Help guests get a lay of the land with a custom Palm Springs map, complete with icons highlighting your favorite spots in town.

Wedding Cake: Wow guests with a Palm Springs-inspired wedding cake decorated with hand-cut sugar cookies of palm trees, cactii, convertibles, architectural sights, and flamingoes.

Welcome Bags: Tuck welcome-bag goodies like bottles of water, snacks, and maps into a stylish Palm Springs-themed tote guests will definitely use again post-wedding.

Escort Cards: Love the city's mid-century modern style? Pay homage with themed escort cards, like these amazing miniature Eames chairs paired with cards directing guests to their seat.

Palm Springs wedding ideas

Photo: Corbin Gurkin

Table Numbers: The Jonathan Adler-designed Parker Palm Springs hotel is one of our favorite local wedding venues; this couple designed their table-number signs to resemble the concrete blocks surrounding the hotel's iconic bright-orange front doors.

Succulent Favors: Let guests take a bit of the desert landscape home with them by passing out tiny potted-succulent favors.

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