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After Wedding Ideas
Wedding Shadow Box
I found a really cute idea to save your mementos.....a shadow box.
You can use various things like your dried bouquet, pictures, garter and various keepsakes.....
Step 1 - Select the Shadow Box
First, you will need to think about what you want to put in your wedding keepsake shadow box. There are many special things from your wedding day which can be included in your shadow box. These could include a selection of photos, some dried flowers from the wedding bouquet, the party favors or perhaps the wedding invitation.
Now you know what is gong to go inside the shadow box you should choose a shadow box which is big enough. There are lots of stores which stock shadow boxes including home hardware stores and craft stores.
Step 2 - Decoration
Take the back off the shadow box and then decide which covering you want to use to make it look more attractive. There are many different coverings which you can use including crumpled paper, material, or patterned paper. You can fix this onto the backing of the frame using spray adhesive or double sided tape.
Step 3 - Arrangements
You should then think about how you want to arrange the various items in your shadow box. Just play around here until you get the right look. This is actually very easy and you can have some fun doing this. Experiment until you get a shadow box that you are happy with. Then use double sided tape or pins to fix the items inside the shadow box. Of course if you're not happy with anything then you can move it.
Step 4 - Decoration
Once you have finished arranging the items you should then work on the decoration. Use paper flowers, stickers, sequins and glitter to make the shadow box look much more attractive. There is no right or wrong answer here, you can decorate the items however you want and use whatever you like.
Step 5 - Assembly
When you have gotten everything to look the way you like you can then re-assemble the shadow box. Put the backing back into the shadow box and then fix it inside the frame.
Step 6 - Hanging the Shadow Box
All that's left to do is hang the shadow box on the wall or place it on the desk. Not all shadow boxes come with hanging hardware and so you may need to purchase hanging hardware from your home hardware store. Handing a shadow box is simply a matter of knocking in a nail and hanging the shadow frame on it.
We did it!!!! I'm a Mrs. now!!!
These are pics a good friend of mine took @ the wedding. She photographs weddings in the chicago area ( NGB Studios International on facebook) & did such a great job! She had them edited less than 24hours later....she is so awesome!!!!
We such a great time! I was on the dance floor almost the whole night!It is true that the time goes by fast....I want to do it all over again....lol
We leave for Cabo on Sunday & I'm glad I have some down time to catch up on everything........before the honeymoon!!!
Thank you note generator!!!
It may save some time!!!!
I was searching online for wedding thank you note wording/etiquette & I found this generator!!!
You type in a few words & it creates the thank you note for you.
It will save you some time & if you have 100 notes to write....it will save you some grief!!!!!! lol
hope this helps!!!
The Container Store has CANDY SCOOPS!!!
I just ordered my candy buffet scoops online at the Container store.....they were $1.49 each for 2.6 oz size.
I found a promo code online WR0410 for 20% off & got 6 scoops for $7.14! They have in store pickup.... so I saved on the shipping!!!!
I'm so excited! w/ 11 days to go I did not want to pay a fortune for palstic scoops!!!!!
I was going to order mine from oriental , but the shipping was too much!
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Rehearsal Dinner Invites
I decided to send out invites for the rehearsal dinner? Does anyone have any good poems for the invites?
I found a couple online, but I'm not in love w/ them!!!!
Here's what I found:
Practice makes perfect
It's true what they say.
Please come for a run through
Before their big day.
The rehearsal will begin
At 6pm on the dot,
Where Erica and Cory
Will soon tie the knot.
Once we have practiced
We hope you will stay,
We will gather for dinner
Before we part ways!
Friday May 20th 2007 6pm
Place of dinner
Phil popped the question and Jodilyn said Yes.
All the planning is over from the hall to the dress.
Only one thing remains for this day to be great
Practice makes Perfect February 25th is the date.
Well practice the ceremony, and iron out the kinks
Then its off to the Siesta Key for some dinner and drinks!
Please join the
Bride and Groom-To-Be
at 5 oclock in the afternoon
Siesta Key Pavilion
Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Ken Johnson
Before we say
celebrate with us, that is!
Please join us for our
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Friday, October 19th
Circa 1886 Restaurant
149 Wentworth Street
Wendy & Walter
1st time.....love it!!!
So, me & my mom went ot Hobby Lobby today to look for these tins. Well, when I walked in I saw a sign....bridal sale 50% off!!!!
I found a bridal hanky- $3.50
black & white swirl labels - $1 each
mints in a tin $1 each
& then they had glass containers for 50% off too!!!!
Who needs a coupon, when they have sales like this!!!
I also got 2 glass containers for my candy buffet....$2.50 each!!!
I should have been coming to Hobby Lobby all along!!!!
So, ladies if you need any bridal trinkets or glass containers, make sur you got o Hobby this week!!!
here is a link to their templates - www.hobbylobby.com/wedding
This coupon is for 25% off entire purchase until 3/20th
If link doesnt work...just respond w/ email & I'll fwd it to you.
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Seating Chart Help!!!!
I found a free seating chart online, but I'm not sure how big it should be & how should I go about printing it!
I'm DIY challenged!!! Has anyone done a seating chart? How big did/should I make it?
I found a seller on etsy that will do a digital chart for $15? ugh....
I saw a really cute pic w/ paper lanterns as ceremony decoration & I fell in love! I think I must be crazy to add new thing sw/ only 15 days until the wedding!
But, I'm going for it.....I think...lol
paper lantern store sells 8"in lanterns for $1.03 & I'll only need 10....b/c I'm putting them on every other aisle.
First, I'm going to check paprty city....wonder if they have them....
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Kids at the wedding
We are having 6 kids and 4 teenagers at our wedding. We stated adults only, but we realized some people would bring their kids....so it wasn't a big deal.
I found some really cute activites for the kids on oriental trading for like $3 bucks & I have coloring books, activity books, crayons and an easte egg magnet craft kit ....self adhesive ;-) . I also saw a website that said to include fruit snacks, crackers & a juice box. So w/ all of that the kids are good!
What in the world do I do w/ the teenagers.....that is such an awkward age, not sure what would be "cool" enough for them to do!
any ideas would be great!!!
www.myjennryan.com - had a really cute template for a kids wedding activity book.