Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wedding Invitations: Shabby Chic Wedding Invitations

Recently, many celebrity brides have started a major trend with “shabby chic” themed weddings. With this soft, feminine, and completely romantic theme, couples are able to create a mood that is warm, welcoming, and surprisingly fresh. The shabby chic wedding truly proves that what’s old is new again. Before you head out to shop for
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Stationery: Wedding Invitation Styles – Folio Pockets

An increasingly popular wedding invitation shape, folio pocket wedding invitations let your guests feel as though they are opening an exciting gift as they discover your invitation wording inside. Vertical Folio Pocket Wedding Invitations Available in a huge selection of paper colors and ink colors to let you customize till your heart’s content, the vertical
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Stir it Up: Spiked Hot Cocoa

Gather supplies: 3 c Milk 1/2 c Chocolate Chips 1 c Cream 1/2 c Rum 1/2 c Sugar 1/2 c Butterscotch Liqueur Mix it up: Melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan (or microwave). In another small pan, heat the milk, cream, and sugar to almost boiling, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Combine the melted
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DIY Love: Hot Cocoa Favors

Baby, it’s cold outside and if you’re having a winter wedding, there’s nothing sweeter than homemade favors to warm your guests!  This hot cocoa kit, complete with marshmallows, is as pretty as it is scrumptious.  Oh, Hello Friend featured this DIY favor how-to a little while back, but with the use of a mason jar
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Wedding Trends: Celebratory Cigar Stations

Guys.  Celebrations.  Cigars.  As a chic, I can’t say I get it: smoking a cigar to celebrate.  It’s not my thing (though I oddly do love the smell of a fine cigar).  I’ll guess it’s similar to toasting champagne, but the dude version.  It doesn’t take understanding, however, to know that the exchange is certainly
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Planning: A Practical Guide To Sending Out Wedding Announcements

For whatever reason, you might not be sending out as many wedding invitations as you have friends and family members. Whether you’re holding a pricy destination wedding or a tiny ceremony, the fact that not everyone can be with you on the big day doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still share your happiness with them. The
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Wedding Etiquette: Delivering a Wedding Gift

Q: Recently a good friend told me that it is now considered improper to actually take your wedding gift to the wedding. She says that modern etiquette dictates that gifts should be delivered to the couple before or after the wedding, but not given at the actual event. Is this true?  — Katie from NC
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Wedding Colors: Birds of a Feather

If you want to incorporate the beauty of Mother Nature into your wedding invitations, but are not drawn to traditional tones of green and brown, get inspired by our colorful feathered friends! Whether you are inspired by the fantastic colors in their wings, or want to take a more literal approach, let your creative flair
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Traditions: Weddings, a History – Part 2

Wedding Types A same-sex wedding is a ceremony in which two people of the same sex are married. This event may be legally documented as a marriage or another legally recognized partnership such as a civil union. Where such partnerships are not legally recognized, the wedding may be a religious or symbolic ceremony designed to provide an
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Planning: Wedding Invitations Inspired by Your Engagement Ring

Think your only wedding invitation option is the regular old rectangle? You couldn’t be more wrong! Dare to break away from the square! Allow your wedding invitations to sing with circles, ovals, and other shapes to echo that new ring! Are you a classic lady with a timeless princess cut sparkler? Prefer the shimmery opulence
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