Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Update a Shirt with a Little Ruffle Twist

If you are looking for a cute shirt but don't have much money to buy something new, go look in your closet. This is such a great change with a few simple steps, you may have a new shirt in no time and all it will cost you is a little time!

Maybe you need a shirt to wear on your honeymoon trip or to wear to a bridal shower. Whatever the occasion, here is a great way to get a new look without paying mall prices!

Disney's Ruffled Stuff blog gives you step by step instructions! She is sooo talented!
Who would of thought you could turn sleeves into ruffles! Very creative! The shirt she started with was cute but the ruffles make it adorable! See what possible fashion is hiding in your closet! It's always rewarding to be able to use what you have and "refashion" it into something better!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Announcing The Wedding!

So you've taken all the engagement photos. Your wedding invitations are done, this one by the way was beautifully done by Jennifer Lanier . Now when do you start addressing them and sending them out?

Ideally you should send them out 6 weeks before the wedding. This gives your guests adequate time to make travel arrangements and arrange their schedules so they can attend. Request that they RSVP three weeks before the wedding date. That will help know how many people will be attending your wedding event.

Helpful hint, keep in mind when you design your wedding invitations that you they reflect a little of your personality. Enlist the help of family and friends when addressing the envelopes. Put your addresses on 3x5 cards and keep them in a small card file box. You will need these for thank you notes and for sending out Christmas cards!

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Candles and Lanterns Table Scape

Candles never go out of style no matter what time of year. Elizabeth Anne Designs offers lots of beautiful ideas for tablescapes such as these candle and lantern decorated wedding tables. (The pink candlescape was designed by Alexan Events and photographer was Jared Wilson.)

With the advent of fall, more and more wedding decor will include beautiful lanterns. They come in whispy white or wrought iron black. (Lantern photos by Marie Labbancz and featured on Evantine Events.) If your wedding group will be meeting outside, you can light real candles for a soft romantic look to your wedding tables.

Those who have their wedding event indoors can have the look of real candles without the mess. There are many options for putting battery operated candles inside the lantern. Whatever you choose for your tablescape, either will provide the ambience you are trying to achieve if displayed thoughtfully.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Caring for Your Wedding Dress

Once you purchase your wedding dress, how do you take care of it? Especially if you want to keep it and pass it on to other family members or just to have as a keepsake. Here are a few simple tips for taking care of your special dress.

*Have it dry cleaned by a company that specializes in wedding dresses. Ask others and check around before you choose a dry cleaner to get the best result.

*Put acid free tissue paper inside the dress.

*Put the dress in an acid free corrugated box. To be extra safe, you could put your gown in a acid free bag and then package it in the box. That would give it added protection from light and dust.

*Don't store your dress in an area of your home where it is damp or the temperature changes. It is best if you can keep it where the temperature will stay stable not too hot and not too cold such as under your bed.

*Every so often, take the dress out and check it for any problems that might be developing.

*Check with the company you buy the dress from and ask them what special directions they might have for caring for your dress.

Good luck!