Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lone Star Wedding

Well, my final days as an unmarried woman are coming to an end and all I gotta say is...it's about time! I've been planning this wedding for 14 months now and am ready to watch it all come into play. Not that the wedding is the best part, the best part is being married to your best friend, but still, I've been planning this party for a while, and I'm ready to enjoy it!

I know many of you follow me on Twitter. Since my wedding is the same day as the Royal Wedding (I picked it WAY before they did!), I'm asking all my followers to use hashtag #LoneStarWedding in reference to anything relating to me, my wedding, or even the royal wedding (or nothing related to anything like that, but use it just for fun and to confuse your followers!) I think it would be a lot of fun to read all the hashtags after the big day!

If I get enough of them, I'll make a blog post out of them and recap the big day!

So, what do you say? Want to join me in making the #LoneStarWedding more awesome than the #RoyalWedding?

PS - The wedding is Friday in case, by some miracle, you have no idea when the Royal Wedding is (I applaud you!).


Friday, April 15, 2011

DIY Wishing Cards

I am trying to add as many little personal aspects to my wedding as possible. None are very significant or big, but each little thing gives our wedding that extra personal touch. One of the personal touches I'm adding, are wishing cards!

Instead of having a guest book, we are asking our guests to make a wish for us. There will be a small chalkboard with cursive writing that says "Silly, sweet, or sincere; make a wish for the newlyweds here!" Each guest will then write whatever their wish is for us (silly, sweet, or sincere) and put it in a vintage looking pale!

I made the wishing cards with double sided 12" scrap-booking paper and perforated business cards. I bought the Happily Lost package by Lily Bee Design on Amazon. The business cards I bought at Office Depot.

Using a paper cutting board, I cut the scrap-booking paper into 2.25" x 3.75" pieces (a total of .25" taller and wider than the business cards). I then used an adhesive to mount the business cards on the scrap-booking paper, leaving approximately .012" on each side of the card, thus leaving the other side exposed on the sides of the card. For adhesive I used scrap-booking (acid free!) tabs.
Front/back of the paper

Back side of the cards

Close up

Close up

Front/back of the cards

2 weeks from today!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

27 days!

I can't believe it's been 3 months since I last posted here! Wow...time sure does fly when you're planning a wedding! ;)

I just wanted to take a moment to update everyone here...I'm getting married THIS MONTH! Yes, after nearly 5 1/2 years of dating 13 months of engagement, I can actually say that THIS is the month we're getting married!