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Guest Blog by Wendie Aston: “Green” Centerpieces (with a Purpose)

by admin on July 16, 2013 in Budget, Flowers, Purpose, Reception Traditions with 2 Comments

One of the most expressive elements of a wedding reception is the table centerpiece. Often centerpieces are comprised of flowers that paint a 3D picture of the personality of the bride and groom. The common use of organic elements in centerpieces make them a natural fit for adding a touch of “green” to your wedding, which could mean having re-useable centerpieces, natural elements, or multi-purposed arrangements that save money and leave less impact on the environment.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Photo Booth Save the Date

by admin on July 11, 2013 in Budget, Invitations with 1 Comment

Sending Save the Dates was a no-brainer for Chris and me because our wedding was in Southern California, but my college friends were from around Connecticut, his high school friends were from Northern California, his family was from South Carolina and Georgia, and his family friends (who were like his family since his parents were missionaries abroad) were from across the world. If we wanted all our guests to come, we had to give them ample time to look for travel deals and save up money.

We did not want to spend a lot on our Save the Date since there would be an invitation to follow, but we also didn’t want to waste the time, effort, and money on sending something not worth receiving. According to us, that would have been something sloppy, something tacky, or even something that was quality but was outside of our personalities.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Creating a Budget

by admin on June 27, 2013 in Budget with No Comments

The simplest concept for solvent money management is to spend less than you earn. So to make an effective wedding budget, you will need to know how much money you have to spend.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Dress?

by admin on May 16, 2013 in Attire, Budget with 3 Comments

How much to spend on your wedding dress is a question that every bride will have to face and, unfortunately, there is no formulaic answer.

You certainly don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a wedding gown. Trunk shows, off-the-rack gowns, and select dress stores carry unsuspecting lower-priced wedding gowns.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Have Your Cake and They Can Too

by admin on May 7, 2013 in Budget, Reception Traditions with No Comments

A creative alternative to sheet cakes, however, is to use individual cakes, pies, cupcake tiers, or pastry displays at the tables. Arranged with some accenting flowers or candles, these table cakes would serve as the centerpiece as well, saving you from having to buy expensive floral arrangements for each table.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Turning Conventionality into Creativity

by admin on April 25, 2013 in Budget, Logistics, Programs with No Comments

If you want to go for true functionality, you can print your program on the label of a water bottle so your guests don’t get thirsty. It saves the hassle of another item to keep up with while also turning a standard water brand label into something personal.

Or if you are putting blankets on your guests’ chairs as their favors, tie a thick ribbon around it and print your program basics on a card tied to the ribbon.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Paying with Ointment or with Copper?

by admin on April 16, 2013 in Budget, Faith with No Comments

Here we see the lavish and the meager, both of which were pleasing to Jesus, even if other people didn’t understand why. In truth, the ointment and the copper coins were both lavish offerings in the sense that they were of great worth to the giver; the ointment was perceived as lavish and the copper coins were not simply because of their monetary value. Jesus, however, knew the cost to the giver, and He knew their attitudes of giving.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

New Bride Book!

The Purposed Bride is a perfect companion to your favorite practical wedding-planning guide. From managing your wedding-season relationships and planning the event’s particulars to preparing a life with your fiancé, The Purposed Bride offers a Scriptural principle, Bible-based instruction, a practical activity, and a relevant prayer for each wedding topic. With the help of The Purposed Bride, your wedding will be well on its way to being an intentional, fruitful experience of worship designed in God’s image and in your unique personality.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

So, When Is the Wedding?

by admin on April 4, 2013 in Budget, Logistics, Venue with No Comments

When you find the one you want to spend forever with, sometimes the major life transitions, the season, the honeymoon, the location, and all other determining factors don’t seem significant enough to delay you from being husband and wife.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Invitations IV: Weighing the Cost

by admin on March 7, 2013 in Budget, Invitations with No Comments

invitations are oversized or have too many heavy inserts, the postage is more expensive. Be sure to take an invitation to the post office to weight it for the exact postage before stamping and sending out 200 invitations.

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