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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!



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~


Inspiration From: Martha Stewart Wedding



Inspiration From: Martha Stewart Weddings; Brides; Project Wedding


BridesmaidDress-AlfredAngelo  BridesmaidDresses-ProjectWedding



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

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Mmmmm.  Okay, you have a lot of options here.  Big?  Small?  Stacked?  Spread out?  Fancy?  Simple?  Round? Square? You can get lots of ideas just by going to your bakery.  Some people are going with a “Sweet Bar” or even Cupcakes.Check out some of the pictures below for some inspiration.


Photos By:

Sweet Traders, Sir Harrison Photography, Ben Godkin, Mark Hessell, Michael Carr Photography, Graceful Cake Creations, Jere Visalli, Branching Out Cakes

Click through all the pictures to see the Cupcakes and the “Sweet Bar”.



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Posted July 26, 2009 by Michelle in Reception

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