Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Custom invitations!!

Hey everyone!!

I know the posts are a little sporadiac but life is pretty crazy and I have never been very good at multi-tasking!!

I wanted to share a "little jewel" I found. From Etsy - of course:)

I can't believe I was able to get custom invitations and also be able to stay with in my budget - insane I tell ya!

Amy from the etsy shop "capturedmomentsbyamy" not only made my drawing come to life - but she made it dance.

This is the front of the invite- All I did was outline a couple of peacocks kissing and she made it happen. Trust me when I say it was only an outline!

What I love is that she also utilizes the back of the invite - so you are getting more bang for your buck

This is the rsvp postcard. a postcard is a budget brides best friend when it comes to RSVP's. It eliminates buying an envelope and the stamps are cheaper. win-win

How cool is the grayscale on the back of the invite??!!

It may be a little cheesy - but wouldn't it make you feel better getting an rsvp card that says

"no- and it is breaking my heart" then
"regretfully declines".

Well -it does me!

Guess how much this invitation suite was??

c'mon guess!


Sigh....so happy!!!!

Do you love your invites??


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Your girls picking their own Bridesmaid Dresses!

I'm baaaccckkk!!!

Sorry for being MIA for a couple weeks, but I'm back to stay.

WOW - planning a wedding in 4 months has definately been some work!

Not bad but busy:)

Lets get on today's post - Bridesmaid dresses!

Did you know that way, way back the bridesmaids wore the same color as the bride in hopes to confuse evil spirits that might want to harm the bride. That's what the veil was for too!
Interesting, huh?!
More and more designers creating white bridesmaid dresses.

I think that cohesive, clean look is downright gorgeous like this....

pictures:April Foster Events
However, I love color too much to go that route!

I knew right away that I wanted my bridesmaids to have a say in what they were wearing and I knew that I did not want them all the same.

I didn't know if I would just give them a color family to stay in and they can pick what they want.

pick a specific color and fabric and then they pick the style

pictures from the knot
pics from the perfect pallete

OR dresses with simliliar details...

picture from the knot

I decided to pick out 10 different style dresses made with same fabric and was the same color.

I am having 6 bridesmaids stand up with me.

I was trying to make sure there would be something for everyone.

I have one bridesmaid that is in her 50's ( soon to be sister-in-law)

I have one that will have had a baby 8 weeks before the wedding and

2 bridesmaids that are currently trying to get pregnant....
so, yes, varying styles were important!

It was very easy! I selected a designer and then picked from the collection,

These dresses are from the After Six collection. These pics are from dessy.com

All these dresses come in the teal color just 2 of the dresses didn't have pics of it in that color. Also any of the dresses that have black, the black is going to be the teal color too.

What are you doing for bridesmaids dresses??