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Hand-written Envelopes are Best!

“Your invitation sets the tone for your wedding — and that starts with the envelope. Now, we’re not saying you need to hire a calligrapher, but it adds such a personal touch to hand write the addresses. Perhaps ask a friend or relative with nice handwriting to help out.”-  By: Kristen O’Gorman Klein of Bridalguide.com Your… Continue reading Hand-written Envelopes are Best!

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Save $ by Hiring a Pro !

Weddings can cost a small fortune! However, if you work with wedding professionals they can direct you to the best values, which will ultimately save you money. Wedding planners will suggest the easiest way to reduce costs (by up to 20 percent) is to avoid the peak seasons and Saturday evenings. Today’s brides are serious… Continue reading Save $ by Hiring a Pro !

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How to Really Save Money on Wedding Invitations

Most professional wedding planners suggest the easiest way to reduce costs (by up to 20 percent) is to avoid the peak seasons and Saturday evenings. In addition, an estimated $6000+ can be saved by booking a DJ rather than a band. Today’s brides are serious about minimizing costs, and the trend seems to suggest “doing… Continue reading How to Really Save Money on Wedding Invitations

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Luxury Wedding on a Budget!

(from Luscious Verde) We are always trying to help brides achieve their dream of a beautiful wedding while respecting their budget. In accomplishing this goal, we have found some major areas to get the most impact out of your spending: 1. First impressions are lasting impressions! Your invitations really do set the tone and are… Continue reading Luxury Wedding on a Budget!

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Diary of a Kathryn’s Bride ~ Broach Bouquet !

Our diary series continues… Like so many brides, Valerie is on a budget. To keep costs under control, her best friend assisted with creating a unique broach bouquet to carry down the aisle! She found vintage broaches and family heirlooms to fill her bouquet. “We tried to capture a very dazzling, vintage, romantic feel,” shares… Continue reading Diary of a Kathryn’s Bride ~ Broach Bouquet !

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Calligraphy & Envelopes

In today’s hectic world of e-mail, computer labels, and junk mail, it is the paper invitation which is a wonderful reminder of the intimacy of a wedding. Spend time selecting stationery that sends a message to your guests that their attendance is important to you; it will be their first impression of your special day.… Continue reading Calligraphy & Envelopes

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Are Thank You Notes Really Necessary?

Graciousness is always admired and people like to be appreciated! My daughters have reluctantly spent their time writing thank you notes. Most often, their handwritten notes were the result of a threat I made (no computer, no cell phone). Over the years, I’ve reminded them that if someone took the time to select a gift… Continue reading Are Thank You Notes Really Necessary?