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Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Ideas for your hens night!

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Hen night.  Hen do.  Last night out.  Whatever you call it, one thing is for sure – a bachelorette party is a rite of passage for any bride!  But if strippers and Chippendales aren’t your thing, or if you’re looking to go out of the box, here are some great ideas for unique bachelorette parties that will be sure to send your girl off with some great memories.

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Creative and Imaginative Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

centrepiece ideas!


When you start tossing around decorating ideas for your big day, you will come to find that centerpieces are a must for your reception. Even if you are not into over-the-top décor, centerpieces are almost required for added ambiance on your tables. The most common, and often stunning, centerpiece is the classic floral arrangement. Today, however, I would like to offer up some alternative ideas that I have seen in the past in case flowers aren’t your thing or you are looking for a unique and creative replacement for your tabletop!

  • Edible Centerpieces – This one is my new favorite trend. It offers not only an inviting and original look for the table, but also an hors d’oeuvres option for your guests. This could be something like an antipasto platter, which if done correctly by a great caterer, can be both artistic and a great pre-dinner snack. Another option is fresh…

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DIY Wedding Stationary

ideas how to DIY your own wedding stationery

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Great post from Gemma Allen Studio on how Gemma designed her own beautiful and unique wedding stationary. The post includes some fantastic tips if you are considering making your own wedding stationary.

I’m not sure how it’s happened, but I’ve been married for nearly two months now! The time seems to have flown by recently, and I can’t believe that sunny day was so long ago as it seems like it was just last weekend. I didn’t want to put too many wedding details online until after […]

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Friday Find: Bridal Shower Edition

Time to plan the bridal shower!

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by Lauren J Sharkey

Now that you’ve begun the bridal shower planning, it’s time to have a little fun!  We’ve got everything you need to make this day special and memorable for all involved:

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Wedding Readings

I love these readings!

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Readings are a beautiful addition to your wedding ceremony, they can personalise your wedding and celebrate the feelings you feel for each other. You may wish to have your officiant, maid of honour, parent, or best man give a reading or you may even want to give a reading yourself. Here are some beautiful readings that you can encompass into your day.


The Bridge Across Forever By Richard Bach

A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own…

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How To: Write Your Speech

very informative..

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Okay, we lied – planning the bridal shower isn’t the most stressful part about being maid of honor…it’s writing the toast! Rest assured we’ve got you covered to make sure there are no awkward silences while you’re giving your speech.

1. Keep Calm

Whether you’re not so much with the words or you have stage fright, don’t sweat it.  Everything is going to be fine.  Really, we promise!

de29b9f0515d86b425ff0a498bd503132. Give yourself some time


Don’t leave this to the last minute…seriously, don’t do it.  You don’t want to be in the bathroom on the day-of scribbling on a piece of toilet paper.  This is going to take time, effort, and concentration.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to tackle this project.  Also, “winging it” isn’t an option.

3. Humor is not a requirement


If you’re not naturally funny, it’s fine.  Don’t feel like you have to insert jokes and humor…

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Interactive Wedding Budget Tool

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Deciding on your wedding budget can be difficult and I have previously posted tips and advice on this; Start Planning Early then Sit Back and Relax, What you Should Know About… Wedding Planning, and What you Should Know About… Wedding Budgets. This post is looking at a fantastic wedding budget tool that is available for free on the Wedding Paper Divas website.

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This interactive wedding budget tool lets you map out the budgets for your big day even allows you to extract your personalised budget to an excel spreadsheet. The tool can suggest how much to budget against each category based upon how much you want to spend on your wedding. The budgets do appear in $s but you can easily ignore or change these in the excel version.

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Alternative Wedding Cakes – Drip Cakes

the latest in wedding cakes

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Wedding cakes are no longer the traditional dense fruit cake covered with thick marzipan and white icing, there are so many options and Pinterest is definitely helping couples broaden their imagination with over 500 million cakes currently Pinned. This year there has been one new trend that as been extremely popular, the drip cake.

The drip cake is made by drizzling a ganache or glaze over the top of an already iced cake so that it dribbles over the edge of the cake creating a gorgeous drip pattern. The cake can be naked, semi-naked, fondant iced or buttercream iced. The ganache or glaze can be in a bold or opposing colour, metallic colour, delicate neutral colour or even chocolate or caramel. The glaze is normally very glossy creating a great juxtaposition against the matte cake icing.

This post looks at main three categories of drip cake; metallic, pastel and brightly coloured, and…

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Friday Find: Day-Of Essentials

be prepared!

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by Lauren J Sharkey

Like a boy scout, a good Maid of Honor is always prepared for anything on the big day!  And while we have a list of things you might need, unfortunately, we don’t have a list of all the things that may go wrong lol.

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How To: Plan a Bridal Shower

Have fun!

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by Lauren Sharkey

The most important, time-consuming, and stress inducing thing you’ll have to do as Maid of Honor will be planning the bridal shower and bachelorette party.  Don’t panic – we’ve got you covered!

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