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3R’s for Your Wedding: Reuse

by admin on December 15, 2011 in Attire, Budget, Flowers, Gifts and Favors, Logistics, Rehearsal Dinner, Venue, Vows with 3 Comments

Reusing items in different contexts is one of the most clever and simple ways to demonstrate artistry, not to mention resourcefulness.  Just this past weekend, I complimented my sister on her necklace, and she told me it was actually a headband.  Who knew?  Looked like a necklace to me.  Good for her for finding a…continued here

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3R’s for Your Wedding: Reduce

To be a good steward of the resources you are given, you will inevitably evaluate your priorities of time, money, resource, and service.  It may mean more to you to lavish each guest with a personalized favor that is wrapped in plastic gift bags than it does to keep down the use of non-natural products…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Dr. Bronner Soap Favors

by admin on November 21, 2011 in Bridal Party, Gifts and Favors, Health with No Comments

The morning of your wedding will be a one-of-a kind pampering experience.  Whether you go to the salon or do your own hair and make-up, you will have an opportunity to nurture and highlight your natural beauty for the occasion of your wedding and the sake of your beloved fiancé. Many brides begin this nurturing…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Hand-crafted Candles

by admin on November 4, 2011 in Budget, Gifts and Favors with No Comments

It pays to have an artistic family member or friend who wants to help with your wedding planning.  For this particular wedding, the mother of the bride sculpted candle holders for each of the guests.  They were all similarly cut, which allowed for a streamlined bulk creation, but the overall design was distinct.  They were beautiful! If…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Hymns to __ to

by admin on November 2, 2011 in Budget, Faith, Gifts and Favors, Music with No Comments

In the same manner, this CD might come in handy for you too. As a bride, you go through so many ups and downs of scheduling, budgeting, communicating, researching, compromising, processing, and reflecting that you might desperately need to soak up God’s presence in a time of refreshment for your spirit.

“Hymns to Research to.” “Hymns to Budget to.” “Hymns to Drive to Find a Dress to.” “Hymns to Be Cordial to My Future-In-Laws to.”

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Project 7 Mint Favors

by admin on October 3, 2011 in Gifts and Favors, Purpose, Slavery-free with 1 Comment

Try ordering mints from Project 7. They are sugar-free and come in peppermint, cinnamon, or fresh mint. Without any extra step, you are checking off your wedding to-do list and you are giving to significant needs in our world. You can pick mints that will pay for the planting of ten fruit trees, that will feed hungry Americans 7 meals, or that will provide medicine for a person with malaria.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Fair Trade Bridal Tea Party

by admin on September 23, 2011 in Bridal Party, Gifts and Favors, Slavery-free with No Comments

Are you curious about how you can turn an event where you receive so much into one where you give back?  Consider planning a Fair Trade tea party for your bridal shower. Your same event plans can be altered slightly by using products that are slavery-free and that help promote legitimate employment in impoverished nations.…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Simple Photo Book Gifts

by admin on September 9, 2011 in Bridal Party, Budget, Gifts and Favors with No Comments

I received a photo book as a bridesmaid’s gift that was only 5 pages in length. The book itself was very inexpensive because it was small and slim, but it was cute as can be and was chock full of sentiment. For each of her seven bridesmaids, the bride put together a collage/photo album of her relationship with the bridesmaid.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Blessed Stones

by admin on August 15, 2011 in Bridal Party, Gifts and Favors with No Comments

Now when I wear the necklace, I think of my friend and of her wedding. I think of being at the Jordan River. I think of the Holy Spirit Who descended like a dove onto the Son with whom the Father was well-pleased. I think of that same Spirit living in me. By my friend’s thoughtful gift and by the merciful Lord that it points me to, I am reminded that I am deeply loved.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Wedding Jars

by admin on August 1, 2011 in Budget, Flowers, Gifts and Favors, Reception Traditions with No Comments

A great way to save some money on decorations is to use what you already have.  If you eat jam or pickles or mayonnaise, or if you have siblings who eat baby food, you can accrue a large number of glass jars over the course of your engagement.  The mismatched, recycled nature of the jars adds…continued here

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