DIY Envelopes

To easily add some va-va-voom to the invites (or even save the dates), consider making colored envelope liners. Sparkly gold would be awesome sauce.

Return Address Stamp

Between all the save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, and thank yous, it seems a no brainer to get a return address label stamp. Bonus: we can keep it as a souvenir afterwards to remember the day.

To stay with the arrow theme from the “Ask Bridesmaids” boxes and potentially the Save the Dates. From PaperLuxStationary on Etsy. $27.95

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For something a little more elegant…? Is that the word I’m looking for? From yellowfishpaperie on Etsy. $27

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Invitation Designs

Searching for the perfect combination of simply rustic (I love the ivory and kraft brown invites) with a splash of fancy pizzazz (sparkly or lace). I’ve got ideas all over the board…


RebeccaGreenDesign Etsy shop sells these invitation sets.

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RebeccaGreenDesign on


Love the 3-card layout of this one and the large cursive font at the top of each card. via 4 Invitation Wedding via 4 Invitation Wedding


I really like the simple design, font combination, final packaged product (the jute tie and mini tag), and numbered organization tip of these invitations featured on

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Bride’s Bouquet

A result of my cake-making prowess, I originally had the idea to make all the bouquets out of sugar flowers. Then I realized how ridiculous that sounded because nobody would want to carry around a 15 pound bouquet of sugar all day.

My natural next thought was edible paper (for some apparent reason these bouquets really needed to be edible?). I vetoed that idea as well.

I’m thinking I’ll stick with the traditional non-edible flowers for the bouquets, but edible (or not – I can learn to not want everything edible) paper flowers for all other floral needs like table centerpieces and isle runners…but I could be talked out of that as well.

I’ve been told that Costco is the place to go for wedding flowers…

Cake! Cake! Cake!

At this very moment in time, I have decided to make my own wedding cake. It may cause my bakers anxiety to surface, but I think thats a price I want to pay to avoid the paying the price of any other cake. I’ve chosen inspiration for a simpler cake and perhaps leave it to the details like the flowers and the toppers.

I am in love with the best. day. ever. topper, obvs. Even though the wedding is almost two years away, I would buy it tomorrow if I weren’t so afraid of loosing it.

Cake by Cake-ology, Photo by Kat Willson via Style Me Pretty
Louise Hill via Flickr
Louise Hill via Flickr



I don’t wear makeup on a normal day and I want to try and avoid looking like a stranger as I walk down the aisle. I’ll be going for that subtle natural beauty look. Are fake lashes practically a requirement in order not to look like a weirdo in all those photos? Let’s go a bit easy on that lipstick though…


Boho Hair

Aleisha from the Save the Date Wedding Podcast made it brutally evident to those of us who inherited thin, sleek hair that we only set ourselves up for failure when we hope to have a boho-type, stylishly messy braid of any kind. Regardless, I choose to live in ignorant bliss and hope for that exact hairstyle on my day.

If I can’t have my boho braid, I’ll go for the default beach-y waves, which my hair can’t hold either.

Since I’m debating ditching the veil, it would only seem appropriate to have a flower piece in there too…



My gut tells me that I want a white or ivory strapless, sweetheart neckline dress with a low back and lace details. Alternatively to the low back I would love lacy or embellished details on the back. The more lace the better. My gut wants a simple, romantic silhouette with a fitted top.

I say this is what my gut wants because more than anything, I want a dress that flatters my body type. Seeing as how my body is a wedding dress virgin, I could try on the most beautiful sweetheart strapless lace gown but end up looking like a sack of lumpy flour. I would have no idea of knowing.

Until I try on my very first wedding dress, I’ll continue with the illusion that I’ll look as good as these brides in this dress type.

Photography credit: Peaches and Mint via Magnolia Rouge

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