Simple DIY Wedding Tips

Although you will be excited about planning your upcoming wedding, try and keep things in perspective so that the costs don’t get out of hand. You can have a beautiful and inexpensive wedding if you carefully plan a budget and stick to it. The advice in this article will help you to keep within your wedding budget, while still having an unforgettable day.

Purchasing your wedding gown on the internet can be a budget saver, cutting down your costs by hundreds of dollars. Make sure to order early so you have time for alterations if any need to be made. It is also important to realize that alterations can cost quite a bit of money. Make sure the costs are included in your budget.

It is obvious that that most important aspect to think about in a marriage is the one whom you will marry. Never rush into this decision that will change your life. Give this person’s habits a great deal of consideration.

If you’re one of the many people who don’t want to spend upward of a thousand dollars on a fat-and-sugar-laden wedding cake, check with local bakeries for lighter, individual-sized wedding pastry suggestions. Many bakeries offer beautiful cupcakes with a variety of healthy fillings.

Brides who want a look of luxury can embellish their wedding bouquets with something that sparkles, like rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, or even a tiny bit of diamonds. For example, incorporate vintage brooches, Swarovski crystals or costume jewelry into the design. For a consistent look, all of the stones should coordinate in terms of cut, color, and size.

It might be a friend or a family member. All that’s needed is someone who can happily carry your gear during the ceremony and photo sessions. They can also be of assistance in rounding everyone up for the group photographs, and this will make sure no one is left out.

Find out if the lights at your reception venue are the type that can be dimmed. You may not think this detail is important; however, consider the effect of low lights on parts of your reception. For example, you may want to dim the lights for your first dance or other important dances and brighten them when you want everyone to participate in dancing. Be sure to ask the if the venue has this feature before you commit to it.

A beautiful wedding on a budget is possible if you plan carefully and have realistic expectations. It is possible to have your dream wedding and keep your wallet full by choosing to follow the advice from this article.

TLC’s Four Weddings Winning Bride: Season Premiere

Good morning weekenders! It is nice to have TLC’s “Four Weddings” back on our weekends, isn’t it? I think so. It totally makes me want to jump out of bed and talk about the winner from the season premiere. Yep, I am pretty excited. The winning bride from Thursday’s episode is Chantall! Congrats to this bride and all her gorgeous planning. Her Southern vintage wedding scored her a total of 90 points out of 120 points. Here is the breakdown.

Venue: 23 points
Dress:  22 points
Experience: 23 points
Food: 22 points


The other three brides really liked the venue the best, as she scored the highest in this category. The venue was at an old Plantation. The ceremony took place under the oldest tree on the property. The venue really sets the scene for the wedding, and this venue totally complimented Chantall’s vintage elegant theme. All the gorgeous details of the old world charm was evident in this venue. The perfect place for this bride and her groom. Nice choice Chantall! I really loved this venue as well. The barn where the reception took place was so rustic and all the beautiful flowers and vintage touches came together so well. A lovely space for such an elegant affair. I live for vintage, so when I saw this venue and all the decor, I was in complete love.

Congrats to Chantall for winning an all expenses paid honeymoon. After all the planning of her romantic and elegant vintage wedding, together with her husband, she is ready to pack her bags, and journey to a place of relaxation and luxury. Sounds like a great time. Enjoy Chantall, you deserve it!

Here is a look back at Chantall’s Vintage Elegant wedding:

Designer Bridal Gowns Featured at the Sareh Nouri Trunk Show

Good morning lovelies! I hope you have your morning coffee in hand, because I have some serious gorgeousness coming your way. I been kind of obsessing over a stunning bridal collection for the last few months, and when the day finally arrived to see these beautiful gowns in person, I was super excited.  I was so excited, that the morning of, I was like a little child getting ready for their first trip to Disneyland! Yep, THAT is how excited I was. This weekend, the fabulous and super talented designer, Sareh Nouri stopped by at the Mon Amie Bridal Salon and showed off her amazing and jaw-dropping gorgeous bridal gowns. Remember the Sareh Nouri post we did? And the trunk show we kept telling you all about? Well it happened this weekend.  I had the honor of being one of other admirers, to watch these romantic and beautiful gowns walk down the fashion show runway. As each gown passed my eyes,   I was in total awe…the movement, the style, and lovely details simply took my breath away.



The cherry on top? Meeting the lovely designer, Sareh Nouri and all her fabulousness! Oh, it was a great day indeed.


Let the show begin! This was such a lovely treat to be this close to these stunning gowns!











The fashion show was amazing and loved every second of it. SWOON!



This gown is perfect for that vintage bride who adores lace. Simply timeless! What a lovely gown with the most beautiful details.


My favorite gown? As hard as it is to choose, it has to be this romantic and whimsical gown. A total show stopper, and just breathtaking.  I am in love. IMG_4661

The Sareh Nouri Collection can be found at Mon Amie Bridal Salon. A romantic and lovely collection of bridal gowns.

All photos are from Bridal Hot List