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In this Inspiration Board: 

Martha Stewart Weddings

Sylvia Weinstock Cakes

Amy Atlas Events

The Bride Shop – At Zazzle





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Wedding Postage   Leave a comment

There sure are some cute, adorable Wedding Stamps out now!  Zazzle has some great stamps!  Engagement, Wedding, R.S.V.P, Thank You’s, etc!  You can browse by color too.  You can even create your own!  You can even insert your picture into the design and they have many different denominations.  At Snapfish you can create photo stamps also.

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Perfect Postage is another great site.  You can choose from their templates or make your own.  They have Monogram Stamps, Save The Date Stamps and Magnets, too!  You can get matching sets, too, such as the same design for Save The Date stamps, Wedding Invitation stamps, RSVP stamps and Thank you stamps.




Artistic Postage is another site that has a great selection. They also have coordinating postage, postage by Season and postage by themes (But they come from Zazzle!).

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Even the USPS has a couple of different designs that you might like (but they come from Zazzle).

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more cost-cutting tips   Leave a comment

More DIY….


1.  Use DIY Bouquets and Boutonnières.

2.  Did you know that anyone can become an Officiant?  They can do so online.  Ask a favorite family member to do the honors.

3.  Have your guests RSVP online at your free Website, or via phone (to save on the postage).

4.  Have a reception luncheon or brunch.  Purchase the food from a local catering place.

5.  Do have a Wedding Cake, but make it a smaller one.  Order a sheet cake to complement the servings.  Also, use a Buttercream icing instead of Fondant.  Or have a “fake cake”.  Yes, you can do that.  What’s the harm?  People will still have their cake.

6. Have your hair and make-up done by a Beauty School student.

7.  Believe it or not, we have a Goodwill store by us and there are plenty of Wedding Dresses and a fraction of the cost!

8.  Use favors as seating or place cards.

9.  Buy the alcohol yourself.  Hire someone to tend the beverages. Or have just beer and wine instead of liquor.

10.  Have a dessert buffet with Cookies, Cupcakes, etc.

11.  Beg, Borrow, Steal (okay…..just kidding).

12.  Use a one-stop Venue.  This is a very thrifty choice!

13.  Make your own invitations.  You wouldn’t believe how simple it can be!  Also, many stores now carry “Make Your Own” Invitation lines, such as Martha Stewart.  Also, do an RSVP postcard, it will save on the postage.

14.  Hire a “new” vendor, such as a Photographer or Videographer who is just starting out.  Check with local colleges.


Hope some of these tips can help you as you plan the day of your life!


theme ideas   Leave a comment

Theme Ideas

Themed Weddings can be very beautiful, but also overdone and very expensive.  Here are some
ideas for Themed Weddings and Receptions. Most of these suggestions can apply to the
Wedding Ceremony itself, as well as the Reception.  If you have any questions or suggestions
to add to this list, please let me know at .

Costume Wedding

Black and White Wedding

Snowball Wedding




Home Wedding

Garden Wedding

Hearts and Flowers

Cupid and Doves

Winter Wonderland

Color Theme

Vintage Era Theme

Holiday Theme

Cultural or Ethic Theme

Rose Garden

Summer in the Park


Fifties Theme

Balloon Theme

Ships Cruise





Posted April 30, 2010 by Michelle in Reception, Tidbits

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color-red   Leave a comment

This is easy, right?  Roses are red.  But what about if you want to add other colors?????  Well, here’s some ideas as well as some visuals to give you some inspiration….







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By wedding web-sites, I mean web sites that you can post your info on and that have tools to use….I’m sure that I’ll forget some.  Please let me know if you have a site to add!



 Wedding Wire’s Free Site!














Project Wedding’s Free Site!









 Wedding Channel’s Free Site!









The Knot’s Free Wedding Site….











eWedding’s Free Web Site!









Here’s OneWed’s site!











mywedding’s Free Web Site!







Let me know if you have more to add….I’m sure that I missed some….


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color-purple   Leave a comment

Okay.  I love purple.  My first wedding was purple.  However, I’m sorry to say that the Bridesmaid dresses that I chose did NOT complement the Bridesmaids.  Sorry guys.  I’ve gotten much more Wedding Savvy. 


So.  Let’s look at some stuff!  Cakes~


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Posted August 10, 2009 by Michelle in DIY, invitations, Purple, Reception, Tidbits

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