Continuing Of Another Mix Up Week!

Hello again everyone!

This post is going to be focusing on the b word that no one wants to hear in weddings, the…….……….………………… BUDGET!

Below is a breakdown of a $10,000 budget. Now this is really hard to stick to, but it is possible to stay at this budget. To do so, think about what you really need. You don’t need everything, you don’t need to have so much that you are overwhelmed.

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There are some very cute and cheap wedding venues that will not cost you $1,250. Do your research and talks to people that have had weddings. Find out what those people liked and didn’t like about. Was it worth the money that they spent? If they could do it again, would they have still chose the same venue?

Try to incorporate a place with food that includes dessert, then you only have to have a small cake. I am doing the generic desserts for the guests, but for the bridal party and the immediate family, there will be cake.

You can plan this wedding yourself! You don’t need a coordinator! Use your bridal party and believe in yourself.

As far as your dress, you are a princess and this is your day. Get what you want but don’t be afford of simple, some of the simplest dresses are the prettiest.

Spend money in the music because it will entertain your guests and they will have so much fun. It will make you so happy to see that all your hard work is making others smile.

Have someone good photography are wedding because you want to be able to have excellent photos to look back on when you are older and want to show your kids.

The rest is up to you, you are the one that is deciding what YOUR day is going to be like. These are just some of my thoughts.

Thanks for reading!

Have a great next few weeks!

Another Mix Up Week!

Hello everyone!

I wanted to give you another mix up week this week because it is my spring break next week and I will not be posting. These two posts this week will give you something to do while you wait for my next posts.

Now that you have asked special people to be part of your special day, you need to start planning! Now this planning maybe decided on how fast you are planning to get married. However, this plan that I am going to show you is twelve months long. You can change this to spread it out more or to consolidate it all.

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The start:

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These items are so important even though they are so far away from your big day. These are fun things that you can take time on and really have fun with it.

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These next steps are starting to get more important but you can still have fun with it! Just watch out when you get to the register because you want specific things but some of those things are too expensive for people to buy. Make sure that you are flexible and have more “cheaper”, less expensive items with some of those big ticket items.

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Now there is a big gap to do this list, this is because it is very personal to you. You need to get what you want on your big day! I know for me, during this next week I will be glowing in the sun with how many decorations and wedding planning that I will be doing over spring break!

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Now this is where it starts to get really exciting! You are so close to your wedding! Start distressing and having fun with the people that are part of your special day.

I hope you start to organize plans soon too. I know I will be doing some of this other spring break. You will see those results as I come back from break. Can’t wait to share the thoughts and things I did with you!

Hope you enjoyed my blog this week!

Feel free to leave comments. Thanks for reading!

Mix Up Week Continued!

In this post I will be talking about fun accessory called t-shirts. I will be talking about how you can make these for you and your brides mates for your big day and even use these t-shirts later.

I know I am super excited to be able to wear “bride to be” and “wifey” t-shirts and to buy some for my brides mates. However, I have been looking for some to buy and it is just so expensive! This is money that I just don’t have with paying for the wedding. These are some of the t-shirts that I was interested in.

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Below is a way that I found to make your own t-shirts and a big way to save money. I am going to be trying to make these over my spring break in two weeks. I will share with you the results but for now I am going to tell you what you will need and how to make these in your own home.

Things you need:

  • V-neck t-shirt
  • Printer
  • Exacto Knife
  • Fabric Paint (choose a color)
  • A dabber paint brush
  • Piece of card board

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Now that you have these supplies, you can start to make these do it yourself t-shirts. Print out a word like “Mrs.”, “Bride to be”, “Wifey” or “Maid of honor” is some examples.

  1. Make the font size as big as you want it on your t-shirt.
  2. Once you print this, take the exacto knife and cut of the letters, keeping the negative space untouched like it shows above.
  3. Put the cardboard inside of the shirt so you don’t have the paint bleed through to the other side.
  4. Now put the paper onto of the t-shirt where you want to have the letters appear.
  5. Take the dabber brush with your selected paint on it and dab in the cut out space for the letters.
  6. Let it dry for at least 24-48 hors.

Now you have saved money but have cute t-shirts for you and wedding party!

Thanks for mixing it up with me this week. Please comment on your thoughts with this little change in my blog!

Mix Up Week!

This week I am going to still talk about wedding related topics but this time is going to be about all the fun accessories. I will be talking about how you can make for your big day and even use these accessories later.

Once you get engaged, you want to ask people to be in your bridal party to help your plan and celebrate your big day! You need to pick the people that you want to have these rolls. Once you have done that now it is time to make some “will you be my brides mate?” gifts. You could buy them online but these can get very expensive. To make your own could save your do it yourself bride budget.

Below is a set that you could by online that someone else has made. To be these are very inspiring to make your own gifts but too expensive and not personal enough to give to someone that is so important.

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Now you can make a way more personalized and meaningful gift box by yourself. Below is an example of this.

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This was a wooden box that was painted the wedding color. Now at first the person you are asking will probably not know that it is. Make this box as personal as you can, in the example they have the top inside part of the box set up as a collage of pictures that are of the bride to be and of the future bridal party member. This could also be a spot for a personalized note. The rest of the items can be what they like, this don’t have to be big-ticketed items either. A collection of $10-$15 things will easily do it.

Thanks for staying tuned for this next up week!

Keep connected for a diy t-shirt post later this week.

Garden Invitations

Welcome back everyone.

Today I will be talking about the garden invitations that go with our garden wedding theme this week.

I am excited to say that there is more consistence throughout the garden theme with this invitations.

I will be looking at this first invitation because it popped out at be when I was doing my research on this topic. The image below is the one that popped out at me. Almost all of the garden invitations have flowers and the colors of peachy, natural and green. However, this one popped out to me because it showed a different kind of paper. This is proving that the little details, like paper really do count.

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Here is an image below to show you what I am saying? Which invitations pops out at you? (Leave your answer and reasonings in the comment section, please.)

Invitations for Gardan theme

Now with this same image above, I am going to point out some aspects in the other innovations that I find appealing.  For the top left invitation I really enjoyed the design piece of adding a gold shimming color throughout it. For the next invitation on the top right hand corner, I like how the design of the flowers is acting as a boarder to the text but it isn’t over powering. The next invitation is the right hand corner second row, this one is keeping consistence through the three different invitations and the envelopes as well. The last two I like how they are incorporating ribbon into there designs. This gives the invitation something to connect with and it is now more interactive for the guests who are receiving them.

Thanks for reading this weeks garden themed invitations.

Can’t want to hear your comments on this invitation theme.

Stay tuned next week for a old time theme.

Garden Theme Wedding

Hello Again everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying my posts so far! This week I am posting early, but you still can enjoy these posts over the weekend.

For this weeks theme I wanted to focus on a trend that is happening now. This trend is natural and organic items in peoples lives to help them live better and help them be more health. Surprisingly, this theme can be transferred over to the wedding trending themes.

This theme is natural looking just by the colors that could be used. For example in the image below they have chose two different shades of nude and then a green natural tree looking color. This is really good for an outdoors wedding because it looks like it is in it’s natural habitat. This isn’t a bold theme like some of the previous themes were, this is a more toned down piece from the tropical wedding theme. In this theme I feel that they did a great job with keeping everything consitant. The flowers are in every piece of this wedding, from the bride mates, to the flowers, isle that is being walked down, center pieces, cake, and all the little details throughout the wedding space.

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The next garden wedding theme board that I am going to talk about is pictured below. This has the same accept of the flowers with just a small difference in the colors that were used in this piece. For their walking down the isle however, they had a cloth with I think is a lot more practical then flowers on the grass ground. This is because with a dress and flowers on the ground the people walking would move the flowers around and drag the flowers with them which wouldn’t make it look designed anymore.

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Thank you for reading this weeks wedding theme! Stay tuned for the invitations of the garden theme which are coming soon.

I can’t wait to hear back from you and what you guys think about this theme.

Have a great week everyone.

Rose Gold Invitations!

Hello again everyone!

If you are a different bride or just looking to make your wedding not like the norm then pay attention today!

Today I will be talking about rose gold invitations and what is so different about them compared to the generic template of an invitation.

When people use rose gold in their wedding they are thinking sparkly and clique. This is something that is different and something that is also unique. This invitation below gives the impression of something simple since there is no glitter but inside a shiny look on this invitation. The decorations and the type have these characteristics, which helps tie everything together and make it look cohesive throughout. This is so simple but says something about the bride and her style.

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This next invitation that is below is a save the date. Although this invitation is like the one above, there are some different characteristics in this one. The text in this has more style then the one above, which I love because that is just the touch this invitation needed to be more different then all the others.

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This next invitation has more details to it, having the ribbon and the envelopes for this really help tie everything together. It also makes it easier for the guests to keep everything in one spot without losing everything. This also just adds a personal touch that a lot of invitations do not have. The last thing I like about this invitation is that the bow is already done and the guests can take it off without ruining it and not being able to get it off.

Invitation #3

I hope you enjoyed this blog post about rose gold invitations!

Please post any questions or comments you have.

Have a great rest of your weekend and stay tuned for next weeks theme and invitations to go along with it!


Rose Gold Wedding Theme!

Welcome to my third week of blogging about weddings! I hope you have enjoyed everything so far.

This week the theme of wedding is based on a trending color right now, rose gold!

I have two different pallets that have the rose gold in them and then some different side touches to make it unique to the bride.

The first image below is a more traditional bride with rose gold incorporated into her wedding. It isn’t the main focus necessarily but I feel that it adds a touch of personality to this wedding. The rose gold color really works well with this color pallet, it isn’t too overpowering and in this case it acts as a little sparkle of color. Since the color rose gold is so close to the other colors I think that that sparkle really helps bring out that rose tone to it. This bride didn’t go over board with the color either though so that helps for the eye to not just see glitter and sparkles everywhere.

Rose gold pallete number 2

The next image that is below is a pallet that isn’t so natural l then the first image. Yes, the browns are natural looking but there is the rose gold again with a hint of sparkle and in this pallet there is a dominant bold color, which is that deep red color. That bold color red really helps everything to balance throughout the wedding. Everything isn’t sparkle but everything also isn’t color everywhere. The fact that there is a bolder deep red color in this pallet is the reason that having a fill sparkly table cover isn’t a big deal.

Rose gold pallete

I hope this change up of taking about a colored themed wedding helps open up your eyes a bit to what the possibilities are for your wedding.

Let me know if you enjoyed this post and what your thoughts on this post are.

Have a great rest of your week and stay tuned this weekend for invitations that relate to rose gold!

Tropical Invitations!

Hello again everyone, hope you liked my posting about the theme tropically weddings!

It is now time to look into invitations for this tropical style wedding. I will look at these invitations from a designer perspective and a future bride perspective.

Below is the first invitation that is on this blog that I will give my perspective on. This invitations color is definitely leading towards the more safe side but still shows the personality and character that you want guests to see before the actual wedding. This one has a lot more color then last week’s rustic country invitations. However, on this tropical invitation it maybe a little hard for people to read that light colored text. A different harder paper could help with this; otherwise a little bit darker text color on this paper would make it easier for guests to read. I do like the consistence of flowers in these invitations and to differentiate between the two, they put a board around one and not the other. This is nice to keep to guests organized with what invitation goes with that other information’s for the same wedding.

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This next invitation that is pictured below is for the same theme of wedding, tropical but that invitation is very different then most invitations. First thing I noticed was that this invitation wasn’t on paper, which can be risky because you don’t know if the writing is going to stay on the leaf or smudge all over so it isn’t even readable when it arrives to your guests doorstep. Since it didn’t smudge the next thing I noticed was that it was handwritten out which means for every single guest, the hand wrote these invitations. This gives it real personality, this whole invitation is screaming personality, which I love and believe that is the best thing you can do to get your invitations to be kept by your guests.

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Thanks for reading up on this week’s themed invitation!

For you have any requests or you would like to comment on what I have wrote so far, please do so!

Have a great rest of your weekend and stay tuned for next week’s theme and invitation.

Tropical Wedding Theme

Hello again everyone!

I hope you had a great week, now it’s time to take a little vacation with our next theme!

This week’s theme is tropical. The reason that I picked this theme was because it is an up and coming trend for 2017 and I just wanted to give all of the non-traditional brides something to read about.

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I would first like to talk about the colors that surround this theme, in the picture below. These colors seem to be a little darker magenta, a dark green and a darker tan. Even though there are lots of colors to choose from to make your wedding, your wedding, I believe that these colors are a reason for the popular trend. These colors complement each other but still keep that attention on the bride and aren’t super bold bright colors.

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Tropical is a very unique theme because of the decorations that can go with it. Just in this sample of the theme, the few pictures that have decorations include an old time big umbrella, a head piece for the bride, the flowers as a center piece and accent piece all around the reception set up. These items with the same colors really help with consistence and the eye flow of your guests. It is something that the guest will look at but not to the point was they spend no time paying attention to the bride or the groom.

This theme is something that people really haven’t seen before and this just shows that even if you don’t have enough money to spend on a wedding. A few colored flowers and some matching palm leaves will give you something inexpensive but unforgettable.

I want to challenge all the brides reading this to try to be the different bride. You don’t always have to follow the wedding rules! If you want people to be talking about your wedding years from now then do a theme like this.

Thank you for reading about this week’s theme! Stay tuned because later this week I will post about tropical wedding invitations.