Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Louis Vuitton Inpired Party

If you know someone that loves Louis Vuitton, this would be the perfect theme for her. This theme would be good for a birthday, bridal shower, or baby shower. Of course the color scheme is chocolate brown and gold. Here are my ideas for this theme and items that I sell. Enjoy!
Louis Vuitton Invitation

Louis Vuitton Menu Card

6 ft. Banners

Favor Stickers

Friday, May 27, 2011

Princess Bride's Attire For Less Than $300

This ensemble is for the traditional bride who wants to feel like a princess on her special day. The dress is a ball gown with sequins detail, and I paired it with beautiful rhinestone accessories and shoes fit for a princess. And of course, it's affordable. Enjoy!

Princess Bride's Attire

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sassy Bride's Attire For Less Than $250

This ensemble is for the sassy nontraditional bride. The dress is off white and fitted with sequins, and I paired it with some beautiful earrings and rhinestone satin pumps. The bouquet is different from a traditional bouquet and adds some color to the ensemble. And of course, it's all affordable. Enjoy!

Sassy Bride's Attire

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bohemian/Gypsy Bride's Attire For Less Than $200

This bridal ensemble is for the bride that is a little outside the box. It's very nontraditional, but very beautiful.  The dress is a flowy chiffon with gold accents around the waist and on the straps. I paired it with a gold head wrap that would take the place of a veil, beautiful gold jewelry, and gold jeweled sandals that compliment the dress perfectly. And of course it's all affordable. Enjoy!

Bohemian/Gypsy Bride's Attire

Monday, May 23, 2011

Romantic Bride's Attire For Less Than $300

This is the perfect attire for the whimsical bride. The dress is very romantic and flowy, so I paired it with some elegant earrings and gorgeous shoes. The bouquet adds some color and goes with the romantic feel of the ensemble. And of course it's affordable. Enjoy!

Romantic Bride's Attire

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Something Blue Themed Bridal Shower

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,  has been one of the oldest wedding traditions that I know of. So why not have your something blue be your bridal shower? Here are some of the ideas I have came across for the something blue themed bridal shower. Enjoy!

Blue Invitations

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Black and White Party

I recently started thinking of ideas for my husband's 30th birthday next year. This is one of the ideas I came up with. An adult grown and sexy black and white party to celebrate his milestone birthday. Below are my ideas for this theme. Enjoy!


I like that the invitation looks like a ticket. I will request that everyone wear black and white.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Affordable Wedding Dresses

Amazon.com has a great selection of affordable wedding dresses. Below are some of the best they have to offer, and they all are less than $300. Enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Budget Friendly Wedding Planning Tips

The average cost of a wedding is $19,581, and with today's economy, who can afford to spend that much? Having a lower budget doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful wedding, it just means you have to be more mindful of how you spend your money. The following are tips on how to have a beautiful wedding without going into debt.

 1. Set A Budget
 Make sure to set a budget and stick to it. Always make sure your budget includes a little more money than you actually need to allow for emergencies. There are a lot of online sites that offer free budget calculators when you sign up for the site. Some of the sites are weddingwire.com, weddingchannel.com, and theknot.com. They may also have other tools you may need, such as seating charts, rsvp worksheets, and free wedding websites. Take advantage of all the free tools you can.

2. Buy Online
I know the thought of buying your dress online sounds crazy, but it can save you a lot of money. I bought my wedding dress online and I had a great experience.  My dress cost almost $300 less than if I had bought it in a shop. Davidsbridal.com and amazon.com also have nice wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and flower girl dresses. You can also find cheaper favors, wedding accessories, and wedding decorations online.

3. Prioritize Your Money
Make sure you spend the most money on what matters to you the most. If the cake matters the most, spend more on the cake, but less some where else. If it's your dress, spend more on it, but maybe less on the flowers. 

 4. Take Your Time
 The longer you give yourself to plan your wedding, the better. It's easier to spend $6000 on your wedding over 2 years than it is over 6 months. And you can buy things while they are on sell in the off season wedding months, September to March.

5. Go To Bridal Shows
Bridal shows have vendors there that are willing to give you deals. Make sure to bring money, because some vendors offer deals at the show that you have to take advantage of while you're there. I bought a coupon at a bridal show for $10, and it ended up saving my groomsmen 50% off their tuxes. Make sure to search online for upcoming bridal shows in your area.

6. Check For Group Rental Discounts
Some tux shops offer deals the more tuxes you rent. Some give the groom's tux free with a certain amount of rentals. Check your local Mens Wearhouse to see if they have any deals going on.

7. Use Silk Flowers
I know some people can't stand the thought of having fake flowers for their wedding, but with today's technology, silk flowers have come a long way. There is a new type of silk flower called "Real Touch", that looks, feels, and even smells like the real thing, but still cost considerably less.  For the price you might pay for just the bride's bouquet, you can get your whole bridal parties flowers.

8. Have a Friday Wedding
Some venues offer considerable discounts on Friday Weddings, up to 50% off. The reason being, it's more inconvenient because Friday is a weekday, and people may have to work, but if you give your guest enough notice, they should be able to take the day off.

 9. Make Your Own Centerpieces
 Making your centerpieces can be very easy. If you use silk flowers, you can make them in advance, and they will be ready to go. Silk also give you the advantage of playing around with the look of the centerpiece until you find the right look. Also, you can just do candles in your centerpiece and no flowers at all. Stores like dollartree.com and save-on-crafts.com make it affordable and easy to make your own centerpieces.

10. Have Your Friends And Family Cater
If your reception is in a place that lets you bring in your own caterer, why not have friends and family cater your wedding. You can delegate certain dishes to certain people and it will cut down the cost of your wedding considerably. And if they do the food for you as a gift, that is one less thing you have to pay for.

I hope these tips will help you plan a more budget friendly wedding, happy planning!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vintage Inspired Silk Flower Centerpieces

With vintage style weddings becoming more and more popular, so are vintage style centerpieces. Vintage bottles are hard to find and can be expensive, so I found some affordable silk centerpieces with vintage style bottles. They would look nice alone, or clustered together in the center of the table. And because they are silk, they are very affordable. They come in sets of 6 or 8, and are less than $9 each. Enjoy!
Vintage Style Silk Flower Centerpieces

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ladybug Party

This is the perfect theme for your little lady bug. I love this theme, and if I had a daughter, I would have to make this one of her birthday themes. Enjoy!

Lady Bug Invitations

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