DIY PROJECTS

DIY Glass Etched Gifts

Last fall I attended a craft fair where one of the vendors was selling custom etched pint glasses and growlers, just a few weeks later one of my friends announced their engagement and I knew that a diy glass etched gift would be perfect for her and her new fiancé! I’ve also seen

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Wedding Decor

Pre-Wedding Test Run

Having done events for work I wanted to do everything I could to make things easy for the people helping set-up. As soon as all the decorations and supplies for the wedding arrived at our house we staged a pre-wedding test run and took photos at we could share with our decor

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Stationery + Paper Goods

I Heart Vintage Postage

My love affair with vintage stamps started when my grandmother shared a box of cards, addressed-stamped-mailed, all dating from when she was a little girl in the 30’s. She had told me that opening the box would transport whomever opened it into a fair away time full of stories and love. I’m

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Wedding and Engagement Rings

Debunking Conflict Diamonds

The discussion of conflict diamonds, and the increase in jewelers advertising the availability of ‘conflict-free’ synthetic diamonds or ‘conflict-free’ Canadian diamonds has become a hot button issue since the release of the 2006 movie Blood Diamond. The movie contains many factual pieces of information  about the history and conflict surrounding the diamond

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Ceremony

Alternative Ceremony Readings

Drew and I decided that we wanted to include a few special people in our ceremony by asking them to share a reading with our guests. One of the reading selections was easy, Oh the Places You’ll Go from Dr. Seuss. Drew’s family read this story every school year and it was included

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DIY Wedding Decor

DIY Marquee Letters

With just a couple weeks left till our wedding I’m final starting to find a bit of time to work on some of the more wish list DIY projects, like DIY Marquee Letters. I love the look of this ‘modern-vintage’ trend and wanted to find a way to have something similar as

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Savvy Shopping

Groupon Your Wedding

Love them or hate them daily deal sites are full of the perfect discounts for your wedding day and are a lot easier to use then clipping coupons. Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com – Creative CommonsI love using Groupon, LivingSocial and TravelZoo for deals… and while it once led me to what looked like a really bad

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Budget Savvy ResourcesVendors

Venue Tracking Spreadsheet

No matter what budgeting tool you are looking at the overwhelming standard affirms that the largest portion of your wedding budget is bound to be spend on your reception. Most sites recommend spending between 45 – 65 percent of your budget on this portion of your big day. The venue also determines

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Budget Savvy Resources

Building a Wedding Website

Whenever I’m invited to a wedding one of the first things I look for is the couples wedding website. Something that might not initially seem important wedding websites are extremely helpful for out of town guests. I really appreciate whenever a wedding I have been invited to has taken the time to

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Wedding Inspiration

Branding Your Wedding

Putting together a look and feel for a wedding is not very far from putting together the look and feel for a brand, except for a wedding there are only two people to deal with which in theory would make branding infinitely simpler. I’m sure the designer who worked with me would

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DIY PROJECTS

Pop the Question to Your Bridesmaid

Inviting your best friends to stand beside you on your wedding day is a daunting task, particularly with all of the fun and potentially expensive ideas floating around on Pinterest. I wanted to find a fun way to invite all four of my bridesmaids that would be unique without breaking the bank.

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