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Prayer Flags

Highlight your ceremony spot in a personal way by borrowing an idea from the Tibetans. For centuries, they’ve hung prayer flags, inscribed with symbols and messages, outside of their homes and places of worship to bring good luck. Gail Brill, of Gail Brill Design, makes custom doupioni silk and antique linen wedding banners, with beautiful illustrations, monograms and words like "love" and "warmth" hand-painted on them. Hang several along the path to your ceremony, or use one as a backdrop where you exchange your vows—the perfect way to designate your ceremony spot in a big open space. Gail’s Blessing Banners start at $15, blank, or $30, painted, and are available at The Wedding Library, 212-327-0100, theweddinglibrary.com.

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