Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wedding planning checklist

Hey there!

Planning a wedding can be stressful and  at times overwhelming. That's why it is so important to be organized! One way to stay on top of things is by using a wedding planning checklist.

Here's a printable wedding checklist pdf I created specifically for budget-savvy brides, on Etsy:

This 13-page guide includes a month-by-month wedding timeline, tons of money-saving tips for the frugal bride, budget planning tips, invitation wording templates, wedding reception timeline, flower guide by season, and more. All of these proven strategies can save you thousands.

Get the best wedding to do list here!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Wedding checklist COMING SOON!

Getting rid of acne before your wedding day

There is so much to be excited about when it comes to planning your wedding, especially when it comes to selecting your dream wedding gown, the perfect hair style, and gorgeous makeup. Unfortunately, with the stress of planning a wedding, acne can become a problem, and that's the last thing a bride should have to worry about. So don't wait until the last minute; start getting your skin ready for your wedding ASAP.

Fortunately, with a background in beauty and personal experience and research, this is a subject I'm an expert in! So I've launch a blog dedicated solely to helping you get rid of acne. I hope you'll take a look!

See ya there!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Jewelry & accessories for your bridesmaids

Yes, I know, it's your big day, so maybe you haven't really thought that much about what jewelry your bridesmaids will be wearing. But you should be thinking about it! Why? Because jewelry doubles as both a perfect bridesmaid gift, and a decorative detail that showcases your wedding's personality and style. 

For example, sharp angles and geometric designs look modern and chic. These golden triangle art deco dangle earrings would totally dress up a simple navy bridesmaid dress. Or below, a geometric envelope clutch is the perfect sharp purse to accent the dress with flare, without looking over-the-top.

You can purchase the earrings online here.
The dress above is Alfred Sung (which is who I used for my bridesmaid dresses! There are so many awesome short or long styles to choose from).

Cork and leather geometric bag can be found here. Gray bridesmaid dress by Alfred sung.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall wedding colors

When it comes to choosing wedding color themes, the season plays a big role! With the weather turning cool and the leaves getting ready to change, it's the perfect time to consider some fall wedding colors for your autumn wedding! Take a hike, do a corn maze, or go apple picking to get inspired for the season, or ... just check out these ideas here! My tip: The best way to save money is to use things that are beautiful but free. Buy vases cheap in bulk online or even at dollar stores, then fill them with either little pumpkins, gords, pinecones, even twigs -- anything autumn-like. Just add a few candlesticks or tea candles and you'll have a romantic and elegant centerpiece that was so cheap and easy to make.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Drink station ideas

If your guests are self-serving their beverages, just add a few pretty blooms, a chalkboard and some paper straws, and you're on your way to a shabby chic drink station. It's all about the personal rustic touches! Save money by picking wildflowers (FREE!), make your own chalkboard with an old mirror and chalkboard paint, and ask a family member to prepare his/her famous punch!

Beach-themed wedding ideas

If you're planning a coastal-themed wedding -- whether inside a luxurious ballroom, on the sandy shores of your favorite beach, or in your Aunt Betty's backyard -- small details are what this theme's all about. Too over-the-top, and you may be crossing into birthday party territory. Here are a few ideas:

dress up the bouquet with starfish and a sand dollar

party favor idea: saltwater taffy in little buckets

seaglass on the table around the lantern

centerpiece: a white lantern with a candle, sand, a starfish and some shells inside

a treasure box over fishing net for dropping cards in