Recession-Chic: Throwing a Fabulous, Yet Frugal Wedding for Next to Nothing

Sometimes, less is truly more. In these hard times, saving a few bucks is a necessity. What's a bride-to-be to do when money is already stretched thin? Recession-chic weddings, the trend of 2010, can be just as classic - but for a whole lot less! Elegance comes in many forms with or without money in hand. Here are a few tips to help you throw a fabulous, yet frugal wedding -- on a budget that's next to nil! The Trend of 2010: Learning How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget Frugal wedding tip #1: Repurpose a used or vintage gown. Sure, some dresses are outdated design and cut-wise. If you're a modern girl, you want the clean look without fuss; if you're more on the traditional side, you want that classic look to fit a little better. Solution? Re-purpose a consigned or vintage dress, which … [Read more...]

Dress Up Your Rehearsal Dinner!

Don’t let the name fool you- it’s not JUST a rehearsal! Everything leading up to the big day is exciting but the rehearsal dinner is fantastic. A night to relax, recuperate and get ready for the main event. This is a night for families and friends to get to know each other in a less hectic setting. A time to release stress, have fun and make everyone feel comfortable! And today, there are so many wonderful sites that offer a bride-to-be wonderful tools to dress up this event and make it memorable! Wedding Paper Divas has literally EVERYTHING you can ask for to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner. Beautiful invitations. They offer wonderful options to fit both a formal and informal event. My favorite is the chalkboard theme – casual and sophisticated. But they also offer more … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Favors for Homemade Nuptial Celebrations

Wedding season is upon us - and homemade wedding favors say love in a special way. I made the wedding favors for my wedding and it was lovely to think of my favorite people, friends and family, enjoying what I had made for them on "my special day". Here are some of our favorite ideas of you are going to be DIYing your wedding also! (Hint - invite your bridesmaids over for a day of DIY fun and celebration. Many hands make light work.) 1. Cinnamon Sugar Shaker Jars ("Because you're so sweet!") // Fabric Paper Glue How clever are these? Totally adorable and clever idea that would be really fun at a small and intimate wedding. 2. Personalized Matchboxes // Elegance and Enchantment Check out the free printable template for personalizing your own matchbox covers. The perfect … [Read more...]