Vintage Globe Wedding Card Holder

How to make a vintage globe wedding card holderFor my first wedding DIY project, I made wedding card holders out of vintage globes. This was originally posted in my previous blog before the wedding and transferred it here so I could close my old blog. I am not sure how I came up with this idea. I just knew I didn’t want a regular card box and these globes fit our old romance wedding theme and is a nod to our love to travel. There was also nothing like this on pinterest or anywhere online, so I winged it! Read more

Wedding Paper Flower

IMG_0956I forgot about some of the DIY wedding stuff I posted to my old wordpress site before we got married! I just finished transferring all of the posts to this site and I’m going to delete my old site. 🙁

For our wedding, I wanted to create a paper flower wall as a backdrop to our sweetheart table. I searched the internet for different flowers that I thought were easy but beautiful. This was one of the first flowers that I made. I’ll post up instructions for the other paper flowers we used in the flower wall soon!

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DIY: Book Table Numbers

how to do it yourself book table numbersI wanted to incorporate books into our wedding last year because I love books and reading. I went to the library almost every week when I was younger and actually read over 4,000 children’s books the summer before fourth grade (I was in the local news for this! Hehe!). I haven’t been to the library in several years because I now listen to free audiobooks and read ebooks through our state library’s Overdrive app.

After browsing pinterest for a couple of weeks, I decided to use books as table numbers.   Read more

How We Saved Over $3K On Our Wedding Flowers

How we saved over three thousand dollars on wedding flowersFor our wedding last October, we were supposed to working with this wedding florist who came highly recommended. However, not only did it take several months for her to return with a quote, she exceeded our $1,000 budget and gave us a quote of ~$4,600! The most expensive item in the quote was my bridal bouquet which cost $225! We were shocked and angry. It was two months before our wedding and we now had to work with her to adjust our budget, find someone else, or do it ourselves. After a few days, we cancelled our contract with her, checked out other vendors, and eventually decided to do our own flowers (for the most part). Our total cost: ~$700.00.

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