Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wedding Templates & Lists

I am a list person.
I have now become a CRAZY list bride. Just ask my Maid of Honor...
I've been so paranoid trying to create different checklists so that I don't forget ANYTHING on the wedding day.

I've found these pre-made wedding checklists that I would LOVE to share with you!!
With all of my vendors booked, the details of the big day are the last to be taken care of.

One thing that has been a life saver during this wedding planning process, is the monthly checklist from The Knot.
You can seriously find these checklists in every bridal magazine.
However, The Knot has the most extensive list. AND you're easily able to ADD things to the checklist, or REMOVE tasks you may not need!
For example, I am not using a D.J. at my wedding. Fiance and I have chosen to use an iPod to play our music (This saves money and isn't incredibly annoying!). I was able to add the task of "create my iPod playlist" to the checklist, and remove "book a D.J."

This is another great website with tons of Pre-made wedding templates
I may not use these templates exactly, but I am definitely taking aspects from these to create my own!
For example, I love the bridal party checklists BUT they have it pre-made for a bridal party of 10 people....I have a 12 person bridal party. So I will just make my own checklist, but add all of the info from their's.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

DIY!

Want to create these adorable yarn balls for your wedding??

Here's some instructions to help get you through this project!

Have fun!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Offbeat bride

Weddings are becoming more and more personalized.

It's extremely common nowadays to want a very unique wedding.

Maybe you don't want the cookie-cutter wedding?

Offbeat Bride is a website for girls who want something different. Something edgy.

Even if you're the classic type, this website has adorable ideas to make your wedding stand out!
Check out their fun DIY section...and these uber cute pop out signs!


If you're not engaged...spend some time looking at Offbeat Mama or Offbeat Home!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wedding day jewelry

Searching for a beautiful necklace or bracelet for your special day?

Maybe you'd like to get your bridesmaids something fabulous to wear as well?
...
I spent some time today admiring the gorgeous jewelry at Swarovski.




The staff was extremely helpful and they let me try on anything that I wanted!
Which I did!

I know that bling isn't for everyone, but it's definitely my taste! Give it a chance!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Scratch off Save-the-dates!

This idea is adorable!!

Etsy shop Unlesssomeonelikeyou creates customized scratch off save-the-dates!



I would totally do this for my wedding except we're getting our invites/save-the-dates free...Fiance's dad has a print shop = )

But someone should take advantage of this!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Question:

As a bridesmaid....

would you rather the bride gave you a special gift, such as a necklace/bracelet?
Or
would you rather the bride paid for you to get your nails/hair/makeup done the day of the wedding?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Registries



If you are engaged...where are you planning to register?

If you are married...where did you register and were you happy with it?

Suggestions would be helpful = )

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cute Website Alert!

Hostess with the Mostess is an extremely adorable blog with ideas for all types of events!

If decorating and hosting fun parties, such as baby showers, bridal showers, ect. than check out Hostess with the Mostess.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vote for my cake!

Help me choose my wedding cake!

I will be using this cake topper from my parents wedding 26 years ago.



And here are the cake designs that I've narrowed down (Colors aren't decided)
....Vote for your favorite!!

1.)


2.)


3)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Picture Prop!

I found a broken dirty mirror at my Grandmother's house, and decided to spruce it up!
After cleaning it up, and removing the backing/mirror......here it is!

Maybe a possible photo prop?


I have also seen couples hang beautiful frames in front of the cake....but I can't seem to find a picture of that = /

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just a little hint...

The best way to keep the cost of the wedding down.....is to keep the guest list small!
The smaller your guest list is means fewer chairs, fewer tables, fewer centerpieces, and fewer plates of food.....Do you see what I'm saying?
By all means don't leave off your loved ones, but just think twice before inviting your parents bingo buddies...or your college roommate that you haven't spoken to in years.
That is your helpful little tidbit of the day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hair styles

I have been looking at loads of pictures trying to find a hair do that I like....

So far, I've narrowed it down to three choices...and I will let you vote for your favorite!

1)


2)

3)


Let me know which one is your favorite!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

If you haven't seen this, watch it. If you've already seen it, watch it again. It never gets old.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Attention newlyweds(or not-so new):


I'm really curious to find out how newly married couples are displaying their wedding photos and memories.
I hate the thought of paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for beautiful pictures that are just going to tucked away in an album!
Some people have told me that they think it is tacky to display wedding photos throughout your house. I couldn't believe it! It's your home and it should be decorated to please your husband and you! No one else!

So tell me...
Do you have a wedding shrine?
Have you arranged your photographs in a clever way?
Is there giant blown up photo of you and your hubby hanging above your fireplace?
Have you gone the subtle route and only framed one or two small pictures?
What have you done with all of the pretty cards you received?
Did you save and display your save-the-dates or invitations?
Did you preserve your wedding bouquet?
Are your photos designated to one room or scattered throughout your home?

Please share with me what you have done in your own home!...or what you plan to do!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

House of Brides

For the past month or so I've been on the hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dress for my girls to wear.
I had one in mind, and when we went to the Wedding Accessory Superstore to try it on...it looked AMAZING...but WAY out of our budget! I just feel really guilty asking my bridesmaids to pay an arm and a leg for a dress they may only wear once.

From that point on I've tried so hard to get that gorgeous dress out of my head. We tried on other dresses, but nothing really came close.
I then decided that instead of trying to forget about the dress, I would call around to other bridal shops to see if MAYBE someone else had it cheaper.
I was extremely disappointed to find out that the other salons were actually MORE expensive. Well that was the end of that.

Later that evening I went to dinner at my parents home. My mom came to me and said she had great news. It turns out that she found the dress online for HALF of what the salons were selling it for!
The website is called House of Brides, and it's the largest online bridal store.

Check it out, and let me know what you think. = )

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Paper flower bouquets....

Cute or cheesy?

I feel like these paper flower bouquets would save a bit of money, and you can keep them forever!
Tell me your thoughts!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'm back.....and Engaged = )

Over Christmas break the love of my life proposed to me in New York City! Our first night in the city we decided to take a romantic carriage ride around Central Park. With hot chocolate warming us up, we happily took in the beautiful city lights. After our ride, my love asked me to take a walk down by the ice skating rink where he then asked me to marry him.
I'm so excited to share my life with his, and finally plan our gorgeous wedding for March 9th, 2012!

Since the engagement, I have become even more wedding obsessed than I was before...so far I have my dress, a possible venue, and a possible photographer.
I have decided to keep my wedding plans top secret, but when it's all over I will gladly share everything!

But let me leave you with this little bit of inspiration from Ruffled....

Chandeliers?...Yes, please!