Sept. 23, 2010, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Bride-To-Be: How to Handle Your Last Minute Wedding Details

TAGS: BRIDE TO BE, FINAL DETAILS, BUDGET, DECOR, FAVORS, RSVP'S


Leading up to the wedding, it became very difficult for me to have time for anything other than wedding planning. No matter how long you’ve been planning and how prepared you think you are there are always last minute issues to deal with.


  1. RSVPS


    Pear Tree Greetings RSVP Cards


    Image Courtesy of Pear Tree Greetings



    One of our major headaches near the end of the process was dealing with people who did not send in their RSVP’s. We had to do a LOT of follow up to see if people were attending or not and I’m sure we’ll still end up with a few less people than we are planning for.


    Dealing with RSVP's was really difficult for me as I was taking it personally that people did not bother to reply. After talking to other recently married couples, I realized that this is completely normal (though still unacceptable).

Jan. 18, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Wedding Centrepieces, Place Cards and Favours

TAGS: EXPERT TIPS, HP, WEDDING TRENDS 2012, CENTREPIECES, PLACECARDS, FAVOURS, FAVORS


Reflect your personal style…..Finishing Touches from Your Home Printer


It’s your special day and the big wedding décor trend for 2012 continues to be all about personality!


Whether it’s your wedding invitations, flowers, or music, it’s important to make sure your individual style and personality shines through. There’s no need to make your wedding look and feel like it’s the result of cookie cutter arrangements.


HP Wedding Placecards
Personalized Placecards for your Wedding


When it comes to designing and creating personalized wedding materials, you don’t have to be a graphics professional. In fact, the latest printing technology makes it easy and economical to reflect your personal style with a range of DIY wedding projects that can be created with your home computer and printer!


Here are some tips on how to put your own unique stamp centrepieces and favours for your wedding, without breaking the bank!

Jan. 26, 2012, 1:30 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Bride-to-Be: Flavor Favors

TAGS: BRIDE TO BE, FLAVOR, FAVORS, WEDDING, BUDGET, TIPS, ADVICE


RC and I are very much into food and cooking, and some of our favorite memories together involve amazing meals.


As such, I recently became very inspired when I came across this post for homemade marshmallows on one of my daily Interweb stops (seriouseats.com). How cute would little stacks of fluffy, multicolor marshmallows be as wedding favors?


Tasty favors are also a great way to go DIY and save some money – make them yourself and incorporate your favorite flavors for a warm, personalized “thank you" to your guests.


Bitten by the edible favor bug, I’ve been digging around for ideas.


Here are some of my best finds:


  1. Fleur de Sel Caramels




    I am a fiend for salty-sweet flavor combinations, and these individually-wrapped bites of heaven would be a great welcome to any celebration.



  2. Keep reading for more flavor favor suggestions from Alana....

April 11, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Green Wedding Favor Tips and Ideas

TAGS: FAVORS, FAVOURS, GREEN, ECO-FRIENDLY

April is Earth month and with Earth Day fast approaching we want to highlight some of our top green wedding tips when it comes to green wedding favors, eco-friendly wedding flowers and green honeymoons.


Eco-Friendly Birdseed Wedding Favors
Eco-Friendly Birdseed Wedding Favors from Austin Wedding Blog


First up? Green wedding favors.


If you’re looking for some inspiration to find wedding favors that reflect you as a couple, are eco-friendly and are both function and useful for your guests, check out these tips and ideas:

Oct. 24, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Real Green Wedding: Going Local, Organic to reduce your carbon footprint

TAGS: GREEN WEDDING, GREEN BRIDE GUIDE, GREEN TIPS, FAVORS, CAKES, ECO-FRIENDLY, UPDOS

Lisa Aldridge and Brad Timmerman were married on September 24, 2011 at the
Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Black Earth, Wisconsin.


Our friends at The Green Bride Guide are sharing a few ways this couple managed to reduce their carbon footprint and reuse materials!


Green Wedding Updos


Plus, if you love the bride’s style, don’t forget to check out our top pre-owned choices below to get the look for less!