Monday, March 29, 2010

A Tip From One Bride To Another

Listen up ladies!! If you're still in the early planning stages and haven't mailed out your invitations, this post is for YOU! I have lots of things I want to share with you but I feel this is something I really NEED to share with you.

Once upon a time, I came across some invaluable information from one of the many wedding blogs I was following early on in my planning. I can't remember where I saw it but let me assure you, you're going to want to do this too!

When it comes time to assemble your invitations. Please, please to save yourself lots of headaches take the time to create an excel spreadsheet with all your guests information. Then create a column and assign each invitation a number. Then place the corresponding number for that guest on the back of their rsvp card. It's time consuming and you have to be careful not to mix up the rsvp cards with the incorrect invitation (envelope really since that's what has the guests name on it).

Chances are, they won't even notice the number but this comes in VERY handy when you start getting rsvp cards and no one filled out the name line!!! This has already saved me twice so far and I'm sure more no name rsvp cards will come!

I hope I explained this ok, if you have questions let me know!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Winner Announcement!

I created an Excel spreadsheet as shown below with all of the entries in the order they came in.
Then I used to get the winner....
And so the winner is Britteny of Sand Dollars & Sunflowers!! Congratulations and I hope you love the post cards! You MUST leave me a comment with your email address so I can pass it on to UPrinting!! They will then contact you with instructions on how to claim your prize!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another Giveaway!

Hello lovely ladies! I have another exciting giveaway to bring you!

Are you looking for some custom designed Recipe Cards, Thank You Cards, Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, Wedding Invitations, Map/Direction Cards or something else? Look no further! Today, I give you the chance to win 100 4 x 6 Postcards from Postcard Printing! They make everything so easy and do such a great job so be sure to check out their other products via print online!

Prize: 100 4" x 6" Postcards - 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Full Color Both Sides; 3 Business Days Turnaround, FREE UPS Ground Shipping. (Limited to US Residents only)

How to enter:
Leave me a comment telling me how you would use the Postcards. Be sure you leave me your name and e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

Extra Entry Possibilities (please post a new comment for each possible entry):
Blog about my giveaway and be sure to include a link to my blog in your post. (Leave me the link to your post about the giveaway.)
2.) Become a follower of my blog or let me know that you're already a follower.

*There are a total of 3 possible entries per contestant.
*Giveaway starts on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 and ends on Tuesday, March 24th, 2010.
*Winner will be chosen using
*Winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 25th, 2010.
*Winner will be contacted by with details on how to claim your prize.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Invitations are done!!

WOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! So glad to have these puppies done!

This is what our guests will be greeted with when they open the outer envelope...
(Source: yours truly) Our "wax" (glue gun sealing wax, so much easier than the old method!)

And this is what they will find once they open the inner envelope...
(Source: yours truly)
And all the pieces...
Invitation, RSVP card & envelope and direction/accommodation card (Source: yours truly)

Close up of our invitation and RSVP card....
The small writing at the top of the invitation says "Two friends united in love, one love united in Christ."
(Source: yours truly)

I couldn't possibly be happier with how they turned out! These Brides kits from Michael's were a lifesaver. It was DIY but not from scratch. And I'm so glad I decided to change the ribbon color to purple! So what do you think?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Emergency Kits

Ever since I first saw emergency kits, I've loved the concept of them! So I decided to create one for each of my girls and for myself. I got almost all of the contents for the kits at either Dollar General, Family Dollar or Dollar Tree. Don't ever forget about your dollar stores ladies, they are so helpful for things like this!!

I found these cute and oh so handy collapsible storage boxes at one of the dollars stores. And then made the labels for the lids myself.
(Source: yours truly)

And here is a picture of the contents of the bridesmaids kits....
(Source: yours truly)

And now for the detailed lists:
Bridesmaids Emergency Kit Contents:
-Safety Pins
-Lip Balm
-Hand Lotion
-Breath Mints
-Hair Spray
-Eye Drops
-Nail File
-Hand Mirror
-Pain Reliever
-Bobby Pins
-Small Brush
-Small Comb
-Sanitary Napkin
-Hand Sanitizer
-Sun Screen

Brides Emergency Kit Contents:
-Clear Band-Aids
-Safety Pine
-Lip Balm
-Hand Lotion
-Needle & Thread Kit
-Clear Nail Polish
-Pony Tail Holders (various sizes)
-Bobby Pins
-Hair Spray
-Nail File
-Hand Mirror (small)
-Baby Powder
-Cotton Swabs
-Double Stick Tape
-Cotton Squares
-Nail Glue
-Pain Reliever
-Tooth Brush
-Tooth Paste
-Dental Floss

Still Need for Brides Kit:
-Note pad
-Earring Backs

Hope you ladies find these lists helpful! Are you planning on putting together emergency kits for you and your girls?

Monday, March 1, 2010


Two months to go until the wedding!!!!! And let me tell you, I can't believe it! I will try and continue to get some posts up for you all but be patient with me. I have LOTS done already but I swear every time I cross something off the to-do list, there are four more things to add to it! ughhh On top of all the wedding planning, Charles and I are getting ready to begin the task of painting every room in the house. It needs it soo badly and will make the place look so much better when we're done. Hopefully we can get it all finished before it's time for me to move all my things into his house!

And today, all of the invitations went out in the mail! I'm so glad they are done and now going out to all our guests! Here are all 168 invitations ready to just before I mailed them! :D

(Source: yours truly)