Sunday, November 28, 2010

Great Ideas for Your Wedding!

I am always thrilled when I find something fun and new to do at a wedding, especially when it is a detail that brings even more meaning to an already wonderful occasion. Here are a couple of idea I ran across that are fabulous and have so much potential to work with so many weddings.

Jenny at Simcoe Street had a great idea for her wedding too!
Check out what she created for her wedding guest book table.
"What we did was get wedding photos of as many of our guests as we could - our aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles, grandparents, parents and friends. Sometimes this meant calling the kids of our parents' friends and asking them to secretly scan and email us the pic. For a lot of them, our Moms had copies of pictures that we made copies of and used. Everyone was completely surprised by this, and it was fun to show weddings of all styles and decades and highlight the amazing tradition of weddings."
This idea is fun and what a great way to celebrate marriage!
First, from Restoring Tracey, inspired ideas from a DIY Wedding.
I am particularly fond of the ladder used as a display...FAB idea!
Thanks ladies for the amazing ideas and inspiration!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This is Going to Cost You! The Budget

Over the last several years, "big" weddings have become hugely popular for brides and big business for wedding vendors. During this time, a slew of "urban legends for wedding planning" have sprung up. Many brides get caught up in these myths as they seem simple enough and, on the surface, sometimes even logical. Don't be fooled. Dispelling the unfortunately too common fallacies of wedding planning will help you avoid disappointment and disaster. No one ever said planning a wedding was easy.
 MYTH: I know exactly what it takes to pull off a wedding, and I will not go over budget.

TRUTH: There is a good chance you probably will. Many brides "forget" to include some necessary expenses and/or incur additional costs at the last minute. Some brides also "fall in love" with certain items and must have them whether or not they were originally budgeted for. Work with a trusted professional wedding planner to detail out a budget for you based on your needs. Professional planners deal with budgets all of the time and know what costs are involved in a wedding.

As a final precaution, take 5-10% off of your budget total and hold it back for those unexpected expenses - if you need it, it will not push you over the edge, and if you don't you will have some extra cash for the honeymoon (or bank account!).
Happy Planning!

Monday, November 8, 2010

DIY...Tattooed Fruit and Pumpkins

I always am trying to think of new ideas for
weddings, home decor,!
When I was asked to do a giveaway
for Silhouette products at 504 Main

I was thrilled and when I received their Tattoo Paper!
My mind went crazy with ideas.
I wanted to try something new!
{at least I have not seen this before}
Tattooed Fruit and Pumpkins!
You can create your own designs and really do something special and unique!

Amazing Centerpieces

Table number, place cards, or just a special detail!

How excited am I!!!!
NO MACHINE NECESSARY to use these cool products!
Here's what you need:

You just need the Silhouette Tattoo Paper and some fruit or a pumpkin.
Now,I discovers that the bumpier the object {like all those ridges on a pumpkin} the trickier it is to get it to stick...but it is just a learning curve...after a try or two...I got it!
The pumpkins were more challenging than the pears because the pears were smoother.
My images are from The Graphics Fairy.

Here's what to do:
Just decide on a design, print it out using your computer and printer, apply the adhesive, cut out - with your scissors, apply to the surface!
DONE and quick!
And these are the easiest to apply tattoos I have ever tried!
    I did a tablescape that I will be showing off on Thursday at 504 Main!

    I was supplied with a product bundle from Silhouette to review and try out for this giveaway. Read my disclosure HERE.
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