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Friday, May 25, 2012

Rhinestone Buckles Add Inexpensive "Bling"

Your event will be the talk of the town when you embellish your wedding decor with exquisite "High Society" rhinestone buckles!

Sometimes also referred to as rhinestone buckle ribbon slides or sliders, rhinestone wedding buckles are the perfect way to enhance any chair sash, reception table, bridal bouquet or centerpiece. Simply slip your desired ribbon or sash through the rhinestone buckle and tie to you bridal bouquet, or even as a special "bling" touch to your glass centerpiece vases.

They come is several different colors, styles and sizes from 10mm to 50mm and larger. Do remember that bigger is not always better, as the bigger the buckle, the heavier it will be.
Select a size the complements, but does not overwhelm or hang awkwardly. With planning and an eye for detail, you can take your event to the next level with only a few strategically placed pieces and not break the bank.

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I Do Wedding Shoe Appliques

Say "I Do" with your shoes!

These gorgeous "I Do" shoe stickers are so cute!
They affix easily to the bottom of your bridal shoes and are so pretty!  I Do shoe stickers are great fun for your wedding day and will be a hit with your groom!

Show them off in your Getting Ready photos during the wedding, and let them peek out from your hem if you will be kneeling at an altar during the ceremony.

 Get them in blue and incorporate the "Something Blue" wedding tradition into your wedding in an unexpected way. Add this set of "I Do" stickers to your shoe soles and present your wedding guests something they have never seen before.
A simple, inexpensive detail that's fun!

Inexpensive Summer Wedding Flowers

If you are getting married this summer, it’s time to make the final selections for your flowers (if you haven’t already) and to place your order, if you are DIY’ing your own centerpieces and arrangements.

There are so many beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors and affordable prices, that will compliment your wedding this season.  To help you in your planning, here are some of my favorites…

Dahlia - this flower expresses sentiments of elegance, and symbolizes commitment and a bond that lasts forever. 

 Calla Lily – the white color, specifically, signifies the purity of the bride and groom’s heart.

 Spray Roses - this mini rose carries the same meaning as a larger standard rose, however, the meanings vary by color.  Pink represents happiness, elegance, romance, admiration, sweetness and thank you!

 Orchid - this “paradise” flower symbolizes love, beauty and strength.

 Sunflower - this “flower of summer” represents loyalty and longevity.

Hydrangea - the official 4th anniversary flower symbolizes enduring grace and beauty.

 To keep cost down, stick with flowers that are in-season and try to use the same type of flower(s) in all of your arrangements.  This will allow you or your florist to order in bulk.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Protecting the Bridal Dress on the Big Day

You've been planning for the big day since your soon-to-be husband popped the question. You've booked your venue, you've picked out your bridal dress, you've selected a menu and you've gone over budgets and timelines. It's important to remember that a lot of time and care went into planning the wedding, so you want to follow a simple prescription to take care of the bridal dress, especially before the ceremony and reception. These tips apply to your bridesmaids and anyone else who is going to be coming in contact with you while you are wearing the dress before it's time to walk down the aisle.

Protect the bridal dress on the big day by:

  • Eliminate any stain causing foods or drinks from areas where the bride and bridesmaids are getting ready and dressed for the wedding. A few drips of coffee can discolor a gown.
  • Discuss with your florist whether or not your flowers can stain your bridal dress. There are many things your florist may be able to do, including the arrangement and setting of your bouquet; if the flowers have an area that is likely to stain the bridal dress.
  • Be sure that there is an ironing board and spray bottle with some water close by to help with any small wrinkles.
  • Transport the wedding dresses in garment bags, especially if you are carrying it on the day of the wedding to another location.
  • Use stain-free deodorant and antiperspirant before getting dressed.
  • Donning the dress is the last part of your preparations; your make up and hair should be completely done before you put the bridal dress on.
  • Be sure to walk with the skirt lifted as necessary to keep the bottom of the dress from scraping the ground prior to the ceremony
  • Beware all stain dangers when climbing into and out of a car and be sure the seats are clean and dry with no oil or other cleaners that you might have to sit in
  • Avoid areas where birds may have defecated during an outdoor wedding
  • Don't lean on anything or sit on anything, if you can avoid it, until after the ceremony.

Wedding Decorations on a Budget

We all know that weddings are expensive! If you're a bride on a budget, you might be interested in learning where to find inexpensive wedding decorations.

Did you know your local dollar store yields an amazing assortment of items that can be used to decorate your ceremony and reception area? Go ahead and take a look around, you might be pleasantly surprised at what you'll find. Behold some of the items found in the aisles of the dollar store:

• Candles
• Fabric
• Silk Flowers
• Baskets
• Plastic pearls and other jewels
• Table Cloths
• Potpourri
• Vases
• Picture frames
• Ribbon

The trick to using items from the dollar store is to class the items up with beautiful ribbons & embellishments. So only you will know where they came from, and only you will know how much money you saved!

Sending Those Wedding Invitations

Timing is everything and nowhere is that truer than when you are planning a wedding. Wedding invitations are critical to wedding planning not just for the bride and groom but also for the wedding guests. The wedding invitation itself serves a dual purpose. It's first purpose is to announce the wedding plans of the couple sending it out. The second purpose is to provide the guests with a wedding planning tool of their own.

Wedding invitations provide the date, time and location of the wedding. It will also alert the guest to the type of apparel that may expected from the formal to the informal. A wedding invitation to a beach wedding will indicate a different type of clothing than one might wear to a formal Catholic wedding ceremony in a grand old cathedral. Because the wedding invitation provides so much information and the couple needs the RSVPs returned from the guests to confirm how many are coming – you might say the wedding invitation is the lynch pin that makes the wedding possible.

With that in mind, you should send out the wedding invitations at least 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. At least 3 weeks prior to the wedding contact the guests you have not received RSVPs from. Most vendors will require a final count approximately 2 weeks (and some sooner) prior to the wedding, so this gives you and your guests the perfect window to coordinate their schedules with your plans.