Friday, May 28, 2010


Flowers can be frozen into ice cubes or threaded onto straws or stirrers to add flair to your favorite cocktails. To dress up the bar, have your favorite blooms frozen into ice bowls or sculptures. Thanks to for the tip!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Invitation Suites Defined

We often talk about "invitation suites." Many brides, though, are new to the world of stationery, so we thought it might be beneficial to explain what exactly makes an invitation "suite."

The first piece is of course the invitation itself, which includes of course the date, location and time of the wedding ceremony amongst other things.

The invitation suite also includes the outer envelope, RSVP card and RSVP envelope. If you are offering menu options to your guests be sure to include this selection on the RSVP card and of course the RSVP date!

These four pieces, invitation, outer envelope, RSVP card and RSVP envelope, make up the basic invitation suite. Today it is also common to include additional pieces such as a map and directions card and accommodations card for all of your travelling guests. You can also swap in an RSVP postcard to save paper and postage ~ going green is always in style!

Once you decide how many pieces you will have in your invitation "suite," you will then need to decide how many "sets" you need to order. When you create your invitation list, be sure that you count how many sets you will need to mail, not how many people that is ~ remember, a couple only receives one invitation. And always add more than you think you need for those last minute additions!

Thanks to Lucky Orchid Weddings for the great info...and beautiful work! Happy Planning!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Your Dream Dress

If you are having trouble deciding among wedding dresses, take wedding dress designer Monique Lhuiller’s advice: “Consider which dress is the most true to your personality and personal style. Which one makes you feel yourself and really happy? Step away from the dresses and see which one you dream about.” From Planning!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reception Decor Cost

A venue’s affordability depends in part on how much decorating it requires. A grand historic estate, for example, may need only minimal florals for decor—so in the end, this venue might cost less than a bare reception hall. Happy Planning!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Taming Your Guest List

Ah, the guest list. According to your recently married friends, it's breeding ground for teary showdowns with your fiancĂ© and shouting matches with Mom. (Thank goodness Dad is neutral.) Why is this must-do task plagued with such drama and tension? Because, in most cases, your budget doesn't match your wish list, which means you can't invite everyone. Or one of your parents insists you include relatives you never see or don't like. Or maybe you want to have a small wedding (50 people, tops) and your fiancĂ© has dreams of reconnecting with his bunk mates from summer camp. Just take things one step at a time—we'll tell you how—and put together a list that everyone can happily live with. No argument there. Click hereto read more and happy planning!

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Twist on a Classic Favor

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