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How to Write Clear and Elegant “Plus One” Wording for Your Invitations #invitations #plusone #invitationwording #etiquette #DIY

How to Write Clear and Elegant “Plus One” Wording for Your Invitations

Let’s talk for a minute about the bane of wedding invites: plus ones. If you’ve ever drafted a guest list, you most likely know that plus ones can be a big problem. In a perfect world, sure, we’d love to have everyone bring someone along. But the unfortunate fact is, often there’s just not enough room in the budget for the extra space, food, drinks, and favors that plus ones take up. As a result, decisions have to be made about who can bring a guest and who will have to fly solo. Learn how to write clear and elegant plus one wording here: Who Traditionally Gets a Plus One? This will purely come down to your own decision-making, but typically any guest who is married should be able to bring their spouse; guests who are engaged should be able to bring their betrothed, and guests who have been living with a partner for a long time should be able to bring that person. Besides these generalities, who gets a plus one will be entirely …

How to make marbled place cards #DIY #tablescape #partytips

How to Make Paper Marbled Place Cards

When you’re planning an event, whether it’s a holiday party or a casual get together, the details make all the difference. Adding unique, personalized touches throughout the space will catch the attention of your guests and make them feel special for being invited. Follow these seven simple steps and you’ll have unique marbled place cards that will be the talk of the town for weeks to come. Marbled Place Card Materials: Baking sheet Shaving cream (must be foam not gel) Watercolors and acrylic paint Cardstock Paint brush Dropper Scraper (paint scraper, ruler or any flat edge) Step 1: Fill the baking sheet with shaving cream. Step 2: Smooth out the surface of the shaving cream. Step 3: Add in two to three colors with a dropper. Step 4: Swirl the colors in a figure 8 pattern. Step 5: Lightly press the cardstock into the shaving cream. Step 6: Remove and scrape off the extra shaving cream. Step 7: Let dry and cut into rectangles to create place cards. These place cards are also great for weddings, …

10 Steps to Start Planning a Wedding

10 Steps to Start Planning a Wedding

If you’re newly engaged, congratulations are in order! Now, you have to start thinking about planning the wedding ahead, so it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. And while planning your big day can feel stressful at times, if you start doing it right now you’ll have more time to take things smoothly. The trick is to organize the wedding planning tasks and go step by step. Here are 10 steps to start planning a wedding: 1. Plan your budget This is an important first step when it comes to wedding planning. If you have a set budget to organize the big day, your dreams will be more realistic. Think about all the costs involved and calculate roughly how much you will spend on each detail, so you can estimate the overall price to pay. According to The Knot, in 2017 the average cost of a wedding was $33,391, excluding the honeymoon. A quick tip: if you can’t have a wedding without your dream dress, no matter what the cost is, then compromise on smaller details like …

In an Emergency Money Gift

“In An Emergency” Graduation Gift

These “In an Emergency Break the Glass” money frames are a fun, easy graduation gift for graduates. And because you can place any amount of cash in these, they fit virtually any budget. DIY Graduation Gift This is a fun and creative gift idea for graduates.  I give this gift to graduating seniors every year. It’s also a great gift for weddings, house warming gift, retirement gift or birthday.  You’re sure to see a big grin. It’s funny and, best of all, CASH! To create this gift, simply download a PDF, print out the page, attach one or two pieces of money and put it in a frame.  There are three different styles and colors for you to choose from. Download Yellow Printable Download Pink Printable Download Blue Printable Shopping complete!!!  Your grad is sure to get a kick out of this gift. P.S.  If you are giving this present to graduating seniors, buy cheap $1.00 document frames. From my experience they usually love the money and trash the frame. No sense in spending a lot on …

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Photographer

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Wedding Photographer

All dating couples look forward to walking down the aisle. The culmination of the journey of love presents pleasant moments the couples will live to remember. It’s the wedding photographer’s duty to ensure every moment is brilliantly captured and well documented in form of good photos. But here are some mistakes to avoid when choosing a wedding photographer. It goes without saying, you need to get a good wedding a photographer. Finding one in this day and age when everybody is a photographer is not that easy. Nonetheless, as you go about searching, these are the pitfalls you need to keep away from: Pitfall #1: Taking photography lightly. Some couples don’t give much thought to their wedding photography. Sadly so. They go about planning all other aspects of the wedding to perfection, photography coming as a by the way. What they do not realize is how important wedding photos are. While many other elements of a wedding rarely go past the D-day, your wedding photos and videos do. They precisely capture the moments, pleasantries and emotions …

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Ten Commandments to Follow when Planning Your Wedding

Planning your wedding? Recently engaged? Congratulations! We have put together the ten most important commandments to follow when planning your wedding. I have to admit that regardless of all the advice (both good and bad!) that I received leading up to the big day, one thing is true: Once you set that date, time really does fly. There’s so much to do! Find the right wedding invitations, set up a cake tasting, drop those pesky ten pounds, look for the perfect dress (as well as beautiful accessories!). It’s so easy to get lost in all the planning and forget what the day is truly supposed to be about. At the end of the day, it’s just a party – and all parties eventually come to an end. The marriage itself is the important thing to focus on. But it’s okay – here are ten things to keep in mind when things start to go crazy. 10. Start Early There’s no harm in a little early planning. My fiance and I had been together for five years before …

Cash Bar Vs. Open Bar: Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Etiquette: Cash Bar vs. Open Bar

Engagement season is in full swing, and wedding planning seems to start immediately after! After brides & grooms finish celebrating their engagements, one of the first steps in the wedding-planning process is to set a budget for the wedding. One of the larger expenses, believe it or not, is typically providing alcohol at the wedding! For this reason, the old cash bar vs. open bar debate has always been a hot one. While couples can save thousands of dollars with a cash bar, couples often worry that their guests will be disappointed when they learn they’ll have to pay for drinks themselves. A cash bar is where wedding guests are required to to pay for their own “spirits.” Couples often use cash bars to reduce the cost of the reception, but still typically provide a glass of champagne for toasts at no charge. An open bar is where the bride & groom pay for all costs associated with the bar at their wedding. This includes the bartender and typically a full-service bar. With an open bar, …

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

Your big day is over, so now it’s time to relax, right? Well, sort of. Thank you cards are the beauty and the beast of weddings – without them, you wouldn’t have anything to be thankful for, but it may also take hours on hours to finish writing them! We’ve put together a tried and true method for how to word thank you notes for all types of wedding guests and gifts. Just use these as a “template” and personalize the wording for each guest! Here are some things to keep in mind: Invest in a pen you like! Don’t try to knock out all of the thank you’s in one day. Devote 30 minutes to it each night Divide up the writing with your spouse (some split it down the middle, others split it by the side of the family) and you’ll be done with thank you notes in no time If you receive a gift before the wedding, common courtesy is to return the thank you no more than 2 weeks later. For …

Confetti Invitation

New Invitation Series: Confetti & Celebration

  Inspired by thecheerful image of confetti spilled on a crisp white table linen, these new dainty, and exciting designs have a feminine air about them. Cupcakes, champagne, and stylish masks adorn these heart-warming invitations framed with pink decorations, happy fireworks, and festive confetti. Find the collection and more at Sendo Invitations!