Budget-Slashing Wedding Planning Tips

Martha Stewart Weddings presents 65 Ways to Trim Your Budget... and who's budget couldn't use a little trimming, right? Here are some of their best wedding planning tips. If you have any other great budget-slashing ideas, please add them in the comment section! Save on Alcohol Instead of providing a full bar, serve a signature drink, such as punch or a favorite cocktail, instead of providing a full bar.  Another option is to limit alcoholic beverages to wine and beer, choices that will … [Read more...]

Gorgeous DIY Wedding Templates & Clip Art

If you are a crafty-sort who enjoys creating beautiful things that reflect your personal style, you've got to check out Martha Stewart's collection of templates and clip art. You can download all sorts of gorgeous things, such as tag & label templates, place card templates,  favor packaging templates, deocration templates, programs, menus, and stationary templates! Here are some of my favorite ideas... Just Married Signs This is perfect for your reception decor or getaway car … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart’s 10 Best Dressed Flower Bouqets

My last post on Parisian floral arrangements had such lovely wrapped bouquets that I had to do some more research on dressing your flower stems.  As Martha herself points out, the stems of the bouquet can be just as beautiful as the blooms themselves. "Much as you choose the right shoe for a dress or the right tie for a suit, give careful consideration to the stems." The first step is to think about the flowers you'll carry. A large rose bouquet, for instance, which will need help keeping its … [Read more...]