Friday, February 26, 2010

Wedding Welcome Kits

When planning a wedding, the small details that you include are the details that are often remembered the most. A Wedding Welcome Kit, can be one of those small details that your guests will remember. offers you an opportunity to give your guests a special welcome. Wedding welcome kits can be used for out of town guests or for destination weddings. Have each kits placed in their room to help set the mood for your wedding weekend. As they aptly put it, these kits will welcome "those that honor you".

Each welcome kit can include:

*Welcome Box (White, Pink, Light Blue, Oatmeal or Gold) with a personalized label
*Treat Box: 3x3x3 white treat box with a personalized label
*Personalized Water Bottle Label
*Welcome Card (one sided printing included)
*Single ribbon for the Welcome Box and single ribbon for the Treat box

Items are available A la Carte in quantities of 10.

Treat boxes with personalized labels and single ribbon: perfect for favors or add a second treat box to your welcome kit

Water bottle labels: typically, there are at least 2 guests per hotel room

Double sided printing for Welcome Card: use reverse side for Rehearsal Dinner info, etc.

Extra treat labels: use them on favors

Double ribbon: choose a second ribbon to incorporate all of your wedding colors

Schedule of Events card: create an itinerary for your out of town guests come in 9 designs. You may change the font, ribbon color and the ink color (no extra charge for additional ink colors). Keep in mind that colors may vary slightly from what you see in your proofs to what prints on the actual labels.

Welcome Kit orders include a complimentary proof of all labels and welcome card that will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The first 2 proofs will be done at no charge, additional proofs are $5.00.

All labels arrive adhered to both the Welcome Box and the Treat Box. Ribbon(s) arrive pre-cut so you can close your boxes once they are filled. To save on shipping costs, the boxes are not assembled, but are easy to put together.

Once your proof is approved, your order will ship within 3-4 days. If you need the order rushed, please first to see if they can accommodate you.

You can order directly from Wedding Welcome If you prefer to see the product in person, you can search the store locator for a dealer near you.

USPS shipping rates are based on destination and weight which makes. Initially, you will be charged for the order. Once they have the exact shipping rate, you will be charged again for the shipping fee. This is to prevent overcharging for shipping.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bargain Shopping for the Budget Bride

Planning a wedding during tough econimic times adds to the normal stress of planning. Undoubtedly, there will be a need to curtail certain activities (shopping), eat out less, cut down on your morning latte. I have a friend whose fiance put her on a strict "no new shoes" diet, which was for a shoe lover very hard to bear. She tightened up bit her lip and had a beautiful wedding. If there is a shopper out there who is finding it hard to make these cut backs, maybe the solution is finding the right place to shop.

I found a site that might be a bride on a budget's new favorite shopping site, You could find items up to 83% off, can't go wrong with deals like that. You will have to check often as deals like these cannot last long. You can find various designer brand closeouts, items my be limited to one sometimes more or a particular size. Things are added daily.

I signed up yesterday it's quick and easy, I even got a $5.00 credit towards my next purchase.

Check out these shoes from Forever 21 great deal at $7.10
Available in sizes 6 - 10

Even your budgeting can be inspiring!!!!!!!!

Nautical Theme Wedding

A Nautical theme Wedding might be a good way to combine your love for each other and your love of the sea. A nautical theme is a little different than just a beach theme. Nautical means of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships, so while you might cross over into beach inspired items, you will want to stick with ships, anchors, sails, and such in your wedding decor.

Also, the term nautical brings an image of the crisp colors of a Naval officers uniform, navy and white. Colors can also include red, inspired by seaside cabanas and nautical fashions.

Center lanterns

Top Left
Mew Paper Arts

Favor charm

Ring Pillow

glass favors

Naval Cake topper

beach bottle Invitation

Be Inspired by the sea!!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Resources for Marriage

Planning a wedding is wonderful and exciting; finding the right venue, the right dress, great favors top your priority list when you are planning. There is something that is even more important than planning your wedding, it is preparing for marriage. While focusing on so many areas of your wedding planning process, take time to make sure you and your fiance are starting your marriage on a great foundation. There are several resources available to help you set a great foundations. Here are a few.

Money Before Marriage: A Financial Workbook for Engaged Couples
Larry Burkett summarizes his key insights into wise money management that come from more than twenty years of intense Bible study and experience in counseling thousands of financially troubled couples.

Complete Financial Guide for Young Couples: A Lifetime Approach to Spending, Saving and Investing
• Establish a workable budget
• Discover what kind of insurance you need and how much
• Teach your children about finances
• Diagnose economic danger signs in your marriage
• Explore different types of investments and decide which are best for you and much, much more.

Getting Ready for Marriage Workbook : How to Really Get to Know the Person You're Going to Marry
Through interactive exercises, couples discover the roots of their beliefs, sight potential problem areas, and learn how to successfully work through problems. Couples are then encouraged to make their own covenants in specific areas such as financial matters, resolving conflict, religious orientation, and family planning & children - essential in building a strong marriage partnership.

A Handbook for Engaged Couples: A Communication Tool for Those About to Be Married
You're engaged! And now you are knee-deep in planning the details of the wedding. But are you also getting ready for what comes after the wedding?Alice and Robert Fryling bring over twenty-five years of marriage experience to this workbook designed to guide you through open and honest communication about the things that will really matter in your marriage: money, time, communication, sex
family, work, faith

Be Inspired to have a great marriage!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

DIY Weddings:Planning your Honeymoon

Planning Your Honeymoon

As with any part of your wedding setting a budget is important and should be the first thing that you do. Knowing the money that you want to spend will will determine your direction as you research your honeymoon locations. It will determine the location, type, accomodations and length of stay.

It is important that both of you agree on the type of honeymoon that you want. Do you want to relax on a beach? Do you want to do a lot of outdoor activities? Do you want to take in the sites? These are decisions that you should make together. Not only will it make it easier to choose a destination, but you will enjoy your honeymoon together. You could look at destinations that offer the best of both worlds and you will both get the best of your honeymoon experience. Choosing an All-Inclusive package can help you save money in the long run as well as help you adequately save to pay for your trip.

When planning remember the time of year. Traveling off season can save you thousands of dollars. Do some research on your destination of choice, find out their low and high seasons. Consider booking your season a few weeks before or after high seasons. Consider staying close to home rather than a trip to Europe; you can probably save Europe for an anniversary. Planning ahead is always a great money saving tip, however if you are an impromptu type couple, sometimes you can save on last minute travel arrangements. Check out

I went in to and scheduled a trip for March 2010 and found a great deal for $672.00 per person in Montego Bay, Jamaica for four days. This was at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort All Inclusive; this hotel offers 5 star, beachfront accommodations with beautiful views.

Consider registering for a honeymoon registry. Check out sites like,, and many more sites.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Indian Theme Event: A Snapshot

As a planner I get involved with kinds of events. While weddings are my favorite I enjoy planning so much it does not really matter. I go around taking mental pictures of things, concepts, colors, ideas that I could use at my next event. I often joke that I have an extra pocket in my brain where I file all of these things. Well somehow my planning gene was passed down to my oldest daughter (no scientific proof) and she has been planning her Indian Sweet Sixteen for a year now. She still has three years to go, however as with any client when they begin to express their wishes and visions for their event, I begin to take those snapshots in my head. Snapshots of colors, saris, invitations and well so much more.

I came across a post highlighting Kemba Celebrations, an Etsy shop. Kemba Celebrations creates layered handmade wedding invitations and stationery inspired by world prints and themes. The wife and husband team are inspired by areas such as Asia, India, Africa and Europe.

I really was impressed with their intepretation of Indian architecture on paper (snapshot). When I showed the site to my daughter (client) she was overjoyed and decided that this would make it into her planning file.

Here are a few of my favorite:

Persian Tile Pattern

Indian Paisley

Lotus Floral Print

Visit Kemba Celebrations and be Inspired by the exotic far east.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

DIY Wedding Preparation : How to Make a Wedding Card Box

Inspired will be inspiring brides with budget friendly DIY projects that will enhance your wedding and be easy on your pockets. Here is a video to help you make a wedding card box. Wedding card boxes are a nice addition to your wedding decor but can become pricey. Hope this video gives you the inspiration you need to make your own.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Winner of January's Inspired Giveaway

I want to thank all of you who entered our January giveaway. Thank you all for your comments and for stopping by our sponsor's page. I would like to thank our sponsor, Andrea of Amarie, an Etsy shop.

And the winner is.......Justina. Congratulations Justina hope you enjoy your mini clutch.

Don't forget to be on a look out for February's Inspired giveaway.


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