September 2014

Save the Date…Magnet, Postcard, Formal Card or Email?

etsy.com The “Save the Date” card is now de rigor for the wedding ensemble.  And when you think about it, it makes sense.  As busy as everyone’s lives are, the more advance notice a bride can give her guests, the better.  Which reminds me…I need to get KK and Tyler’s sent out… So add one more decision to the bucket of “To Do’s.”  You have to decide on which type

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Do You Know How to Cut a Wedding Cake? Do You Need To?

Do you know how to cut a wedding cake?  Do you need to know?  Probably not…but one NEVER knows…It is quite an art.  Even if you never have to cut your own wedding cake, or that of another bride’s, it’s interesting.  The top layer of a wedding cake is never counted in the “number of pieces” that a cake will serve.  At least in American, the top layer of the

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Must Your Bridesmaids Shoes Match?

I have four daughters.  When daughter number two became engaged, she of course asked her three sisters to be bridesmaids.  Lots of drama in the house with a bride and three bridesmaids in residence.  You may think the bridesmaids’ dress was the main topic of conversation…well, you’d be wrong.  It was the shoes!  There were four very different ideas, well FIVE if you count mine…  So I ask you, “Must

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What Your Wedding Veil Says About You

What your wedding veil says about you…  Provided you choose to wear a veil and a “blusher” (a blusher is the netting that goes over your face)…You need to consider what your coiffeur will look like once your veil is removed.  Will you remove your headpiece?  The headpiece is the part of the veil that the netting is attached to.  If you’re a royal bride, you’ll wear a tiara.  If you’re

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Do It Yourself Centerpieces – Shower to Wedding

Let’s face it…weddings are expensive, and they always seem to cost more than we expect, OR budget… One way to save is by making ‘Do it Yourself Centerpieces.’ In the top photo, the mother of the groom made these delightful centerpieces for the Rehearsal Dinner.  She started with mason jars, then created a mercury glass mirror effect to give the jars an antique look and feel. If you’d like to

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Your Wedding Pictures… ‘Yes There IS An App For That!’

Ahhh, your wedding pictures…YES!   There IS an app for that!   Wedding pictures are a source of great joy, nostalgia, and stress.  We live in a new age of technology – duh! – and some of your best pictures, or more natural ones at least, may just be caught by a guest with a smart phone. Older generation…remember the days when your guests probably brought along a camera to

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Pamper Those Out-Of-Town Wedding Guests!

Pamper those out -of -town wedding guests! If you are having wedding guests who are traveling and you can not accommodate them in your home, reserve a block of hotel rooms in your area NOW.  You can usually get a discounted rate, and if you meet the room number goal they set for you, you just may get a free room for your wedding night, or a room for the

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More Wedding Dress Bustle Ideas

Even more wedding dress bustles???  Yes, there are at least three more types, in addition to the three I posted in my blog post, “Wedding Dress Bustles…A Must If You Wear A Train”  Just click on the title to the left if you’d like to read it. The Pick-Up Bustle is for slender, fitted gowns.  The train is much shorter.   There is usually one hook at the back of the gown

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Wedding Dress Bustles, A Must If You Wear A Train

  What is a wedding dress bustle, and do you need one?  A bustle is a way of drawing up your train so you can walk freely around your reception without being a hazard to yourself and others.  There are six main types.  Not only must you consider the aesthetics of the bustle, but the size of your train, your dress style and the weight of your dress fabric.  My

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Wedding Gown Trains – Even MORE Choices…

  If you opt for a wedding gown train, you have many choices.  In yesterday’s post, “Wedding Gown Trains, So Many Options!” (click on the title if you’d like to read the post, you may even want to check out: “Wedding Dress Trains – to Have or Have Not.” – and even earlier blog post)  I talked about the the Sweep, Court, Panel and Watteau Trains.   Today, I’ll tell you

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