Part 6 {What to Know Wedding Wednesday} Will You Be My Bridesmaid? 6 Ways to Ask Your Girls to Be A Part of Your Day!

Part 6 {What to Know Wedding Wednesday} Will You Be My Bridesmaid? 6 Ways to Ask Your Girls to Be A Part of Your Day!

These days asking your girls to be your bridesmaids is almost as elaborate as when your fiancé proposed to you..ok so maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration..but still...let's face it, most brides are on a budget! That's why, I was so excited when Caroline, from FTD Fresh asked if she could share some budget friendly ways to propose to your girls! She even included some fun printables to make it even more budget friendly! Who says budget means ugly...not here! Check them out!

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Part 5 {What to Know Wedding Wednesday} How to Find Your Perfect Dress-Skirt Style

Part 5 {What to Know Wedding Wednesday} How to Find Your Perfect Dress-Skirt Style

In honor of New York’s Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion week, I want to talk about how to choose the best wedding dress for YOU! If you have paid any attention to fashion week, or even opened up a bridal magazine at any time, you would have most likely be flooded with so many options! Where do you even start! My best advise; just start! Make an appointment and start trying on dresses. Do this even before you are ready to commit! Try on every style until you find the one that you feel and look the best in!

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A Little Gentleman Baby Shower

A Little Gentleman Baby Shower

Being a military wife has its ups and downs, however, when my friend Kitty told me she was expecting, after years of trying, I knew we had to celebrate in the most grand way possible! She had already had multiple themed baby showers out of town, thrown my family members...whale themed, navy themed..boy boy boy....while allof this was so nice for her, sometimes ladies just want to celebrate like ladies.....so I put a twist on this baby shower and decided to celebrate the newest little gentleman!

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Part 4 {What to Know Wednesday} Cotton and Linen and Kraft O MY! What you need to Know about Choosing the Perfect Invitations

Part 4 {What to Know Wednesday} Cotton and Linen and Kraft O MY!  What you need to Know about Choosing the Perfect Invitations

So you picked your venue, you have your dress, you photographer, your wedding day manager (you HAVE booked her right?) if WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Yes! You do need on! Not hiring a wedding day manager (aka Day-of coordinator) is like not buying car insurance. You don’t need it, until you do, and then it’s too late! Ok, side rants over….where were we. AH yes! You have hired all of your vendors and secured everything you need. Now, you need to secure your guest count! You email an invitation designer and ask for a quote for 150 invitations. Her response is so overwhelming, with 500 choices. You don’t even know how to respond. Have no fear! Crystal is here! I am going to break this down WITH estimated pricing as well! There is nothing more time wasting for the bride or the designer, for a bride to have a $150 budget and want gold foil letterpress on 220# Crane Lettra.  Not possible. The paper alone costs more than $150. So let’s break this down. 

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Part 3 {What to Know Wednesday} How to Create and Altar When There is None

Part 3 {What to Know Wednesday} How to Create and Altar When There is None

I have to be honest, I am a bit biased about the newest trend in altars....rugs! Yes, you heard me right! Grab that rug that have been gathering dust, and put in down right in front of that breathtaking mountain view, or that gorgeous willow tree and you will have created the perfect altar! Now, that being said, I understand that this style is not for everyone. There are SO many ways to create an altar where it seems that there is not place for one. Here are my top 10 favorite least expected altars!

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New Marlboro, MA - Gedney Farms

New Marlboro, MA - Gedney Farms

This bride used a similar invitation design as a previous bride. The great thing about Grace and Lace Design is, that we will work within your budget! If you do not have the budget to have your own custom design, you can use an already designed invitation at a reduced rate!

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Part 2 {What To Know Wedding Wednesday} Top 10 Things to Know Before You Plan Your Wedding!

Part 2 {What To Know Wedding Wednesday} Top 10 Things to Know Before You Plan Your Wedding!

After several years of wedding planning, and being a bride myself, here are the top 10 things every bide and groom should know before they jump into planning their big day!

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