Archives for October 2008

DIY wedding invitation tip: Use rubber stamps!

Oh, how i wish I'd made my own wedding invitations, if only for the joy of all those lovely stamps!! And then of course there are the accessories and embellishments, such as embossing powders, glitter, stickers, beads, ribbons, beads, foil, paper flowers, punches... oh my! Whether it's wedding or bridal shower invitations, place cards, wedding favors, or thank you cards, consider using rubber stamps on your home-made creation. There is an incredible array of options ranging from classic to … [Read more...]

Bridal Shower Activity: Notes to the Bride

Bridal showers. You really gotta plan ahead, otherwise you end up sitting around watching the bride opening an endless array of gifts like spatulas and tea towels. So if you're looking for a fun yet meaningful activity, try these cute "Notes for the Bride-To-Be" from Atlanta-based Inkspot Workshop. As reported by WeddedBits, guests write words of wisdom, ranging from "Never go to bed angry" to "Ask before deleting his favorite show from your TiVo," on the cards and present them to the … [Read more...]

Picture-taking tips for a picture-perfect wedding

Being in front of camera can make you feel a bit stiff. How should you hold your arms and at what angle should you face the photographer? Here are some expert tips from for a wedding-day photo finish. Face: "Know your face," says Michael Waring, who photographed this story. "Look at celeb photos for reference. They all know their angles and whether they look best smiling with or without their teeth showing." There’s nothing wrong with taking a few shots in the weeks before your … [Read more...]

Bridal up-do’s for everyone: Find your Favorite!

Long or short, straight, curly, or wavy, there's an up-do for everyone. Nothing makes you feel "dressed up" like putting up your hair, and there are so many gorgeous ways to do it! has an amazing gallery of hairstyles to choose from, with over 100 up-do's. Do check them out and find a few favorites that you can try yourself! Here are some of my favorites... you can click on any image to take you to the style source. Sleek and Sculpted The ultimate in sophistication is beautiful, … [Read more...]

Autumn Wedding Part II: Gowns and Accessories

Autumn's colors and glowing and vibrant, and the fall bride should be glowing and vibrant too! Winter will be here soon enough, so forget the snowy white, virginal look for now, and mix in some glorious fall color! Passionate reds, flaming yellow, mossy greens and earthy browns, sparkling with glints of gold and copper. Gold: If you want subtle color in the place of white or ivory, consider a gold toned gown... or simply add a golden sash to warm up a traditional white dress. Add antique gold … [Read more...]

Autumn Weddings Part I: Color schemes and decorating inspiration

The days are getting chilly, but the glory of fall color is all around us... If you are going to an autumn bride, what a gorgeous color palate you have to work with! Fiery reds, rusty gold, pumpkin orange, coppers and browns will create an atmosphere of warmth and romance for your special day! Invitations: The first whiff of fall comes to your guests in the mail. Decorate Save-the-Date cards and invitations with vines, leaves, scroll work, and flourishes for ultimate autumn elegance. … [Read more...]

Wedding Registries, Charities, and Goats

People often have mixed feelings about wedding registries. On the one hand, no one wants to risk buying you a gift you hate or already own, and a registry saves your guests hassle on that account. But it's a bit awkward asking for gifts. And I clearly remember being overwhelmed by all the choices, as I stood there with the registry gun at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, trying to figure out what to include on my list.  Sheets. Towels. Flatware. Useful but incredibly boring. My mother ended up doing a … [Read more...]

Video: Groomsman makes a splash at the alter… literally!

Check out this video and make a mental note if you'll be wed near water... Worst Best Man Ever @ Yahoo! Video … [Read more...]

Packing and Traveling with the Dress (and Tux!)

Packing a suitcase so you're clothes won't wrinkle is always somewhat challenging, but it's that much worse when you're trying to pack a wedding gown or a tux! MyWeddingFavors brings us some tips from Elite Weddings magazine, for brides who want to travel with their gown and accessories instead of having a professional ship them. 1)  If you’re flying, it’s best to carry your wedding garments on the plane as opposed to packing them in luggage.   Store the gown in a first class closet.  If you … [Read more...]

Outdoor Weddings: Standing for the Ceremony

I saw this breathtaking photo from Style Me Pretty and absolutely love the setting for this wedding. It looks just like a perfect summer afternoon. Nothing fancy or extraordinary, just grassy fields, sunshine, and peace. Of course, when you're holding the ceremony in middle of nowhere, it does present a seating problem. According to the bride, Carol: "We did have the guests stand, after much debating about moving chairs around. In the end we had a semi-circle for those that needed to sit … [Read more...]