Saturday, November 10, 2012

Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway

Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway!

I know I wouldn't mind winning some paypal or amazon cash for my wedding this season!  I signed up to offer this to my other budget brides would I know could definitely use a little extra funds for their wedding supplies!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Art For A Home: Bridal Toss Bouquet Giveaway

 Art For a Home is giving away a Bridal Toss Bouquet!  What bride wants to through her actual bouquet?!!! I know I don't!  Best part about this is someone will have an awesome keepsake from your wedding that will last until their wedding!  Did you remember to order a toss bouquet? Win one here!

Day of Wedding Bride Kit

So, since I will have to ship and have people store things for me, I'm trying to figure out now what to put into a day of wedding kit for myself so I can make sure it's up in Seattle before I leave.  Problem is, what do I put in it?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mia Mariu Review

Makeup on your wedding day is very important!  The last thing you want is to be wearing your normal makeup that smears and fades.  I wanted to use some of that new type of liner I've heard about giving a slight smoky look.  I believe it's called shadow liner?  I want to have a classic look on my wedding day.  One that my kids will be able to look at and not think, wow check out that crazy color of shadow on your eyes, or antannea shaped hairstyle.  So, I needed to find and learn to use shadow liner.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Suzy Q's Vintage Shop Cake Plate Review and Giveaway!

 There are so many details to planning a wedding. The cake is a huge endeavor from flavor, to look, to size, to cake stands, the details just never end and can really effect the look of your wedding.  I plan on doing a smaller round cake and then individual cupcakes.  So, I needed a stand that looks vintage, classic, elegant, and is size appropriate.  I found one at Suzy Q's Vintage Shop!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bridesmaid Dress Decision!

So, I'm in love with Ace Fashions and will be getting my bridesmaid dresses from here!  Problem is, I've narrowed it down to 2 and just can't decide!  Can you help me decide, they are both so cute I wish I could have a few more weddings to order them all, the pocket book to do that would be nice as well. So, once again I ask your awesome opinion of which dress to get! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Laetitia Jewelry Review

Every bride wants her wedding party to be looking good and fitting in with the elegant decor she has created for her wedding.  I too want my wedding party to look good as well as myself.  I wanted eclectic pieces that could be worn after the wedding as well so I checked out Laetitia Jewelry for pieces that work for my needs and my budget.

Friday, September 21, 2012

I've narrowed my dress choices down! I need your help!

I've decided to order my dress from a designer/shop called Ace Fashion. I love their elegant lines and the details that give each dress it's own personality. The hard part is trying to decided! I have narrowed it down to my 3 favorite dresses and just need some help deciding which to order! So tell me, which is my wedding dress?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bridal Bath Review

Sometimes the mom and the bride in me have the same needs!  Sometimes we just need/want a nice long soothing bath!  That means a nice smelling bath gel to help ease the stress of planning two weddings once with a short timeline and one with a long timeline, either way it'd double the stress.  How fun would it be if there was a Bride bath gel?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Which Dress fits!?

Last week I went to a dress shop in Gilbert, AZ and tried on different styles.  I'm trying to see which shape looks best on my body so I know better what to get when I look online at dresses to buy.  The attendant Felicia was very helpful in offering opinions and such regarding my shape and what did or didn't look good which is nice when you have no idea what you are doing.  So, now I need your minds and thoughts to decide. Which type of dress looks best on me?  Comment with your choice! Remember these aren't the dresses I'll get just the one's representing different styles.  Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Love is a SuperPower CD Review

My mission for kid friendly wedding music continued, one CD wasn't enough!  I lucked out again when I ran across a CD by Ben Rudnick and Friends.  They created a CD called Love is a Superpower!  Can you get a better wedding, kid's music CD title than that?  Check out this CD!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hart Woodcrafts Review and Giveaway!

Have you decided what to get the FOB, or Father of the Bride, on your wedding day?  I had a tough time with this one as well!  Chances are they have enough money to get themselves whatever they want and I didn't want to go the old traditional route of golf club head covers or something.  Still, I wanted it to be special.  I looked and looked until I found an amazing idea.  Why not get a hand crafted professional pen?!  This way as they sign the checks to pay for the wedding it can be done in style!  Plus, if they work in an office it will make a great pen for contract signatures!  I looked around until I found Dan Hart of Hart Woodcrafts to have my pen made and he kindly offered to do a giveaway of a pen to one lucky bride!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

All about the Cake

A huge part of the wedding is the perfect cake.  Finding something that fits the wedding and the taste of the bride and groom is not as easy as it would seem.  I have decided I want something a little different.  I want a small cake for the cutting and then to have cupcakes for everyone!  I need help though, your help!  Check out my idea's and share some of your own!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Family Values CD Review

I've been looking for ways to make the wedding kid friendly and have had a few very great idea's in comments from you my readers.  One idea I had was to include some kid friendly music about weddings, love, and families.  So, off I went to find some CD's to fit my needs!  I didn't look far before I found the first to put on my list to have the DJ or us mix in the play rotation!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Decor Ideas...Any Idea's?


I have so many decorating idea's and it looks like my timeline for the West Coast wedding is being cut into a matter of months due to issues with family schedules!  I need help quick!  If anyone knows how to create any of these looks on my own I would love the tips!  I'm trying to do this as quick as possible and as wallet friendly as possible.  Thanks to everyone who is helping out!  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rose Bud Lips Bridal Handmade Garter Review

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, ugh!  So, many superstitions how do I cover them all?  I think I found a way to cover 3 out of these 4 in one little package!  Instead of getting a boring garter, I found Rose Bud Lips Store of handmade items!  Her handmade garters looked amazing so, I ordered one for my wedding!  This way I have the Blue covered with the light blue hand made flower.  The old covered with the antique materials used to make the garter.  The new is covered by the fact that the garter is new to me!  Perfect!  Plus, it looks adorable!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Custom Wedding Story-Board Giveaway

Every bride deserves something special to remember her wedding day by.  I know that I would love to have a Custom Story Board for my wedding, but alas instead I am giving one away!  So, one of you lucky readers gets a chance to win   either this or another Custom Wedding Storyboard made by Your Picture Story!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Do you really use all the stuff you get from your registry?

I thought I would have some fun and start a registry for the weddings.  I figured it would be fun to pretend that I was re-doing everything, plus one less thing on the list.  I didn't know where to start so I started looking up list guides.  Now, I know less of where to start and can't help but wonder, "Do you really use all the things you get off your registry?  What should I not even bother putting on and what is your one, I didn't know I couldn't live without item?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sometimes I think I had it right the first time...

Planning a wedding on a budget is horrible.  There is a list a million miles long of things to make yourself, plus a list of to-do's, plus a list of haven't thought of's, add to it the opinion and schedules of others and it makes one wonder, why?  I wish I had answers to all these questions, schedules that matched, and some of those elves that sneak into cobblers homes at night to do all the work.  Maybe, we had it right when we just went to the court house and said I do, because this planning business is a pain!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Infinity Best Friend Necklace Giveaway! Perfect Maid of Honor Gift!

I am trying to have two beautiful weddings on a budget without missing out on the normal wedding expectations.  I wish that I could enter this giveaway as it would  be the perfect gift for a Maid of Honor or Mother of the Bride!  Heck, it would just be a great gift to myself or for someones birthday.  Sadly, I can't because I'm hosting the giveaway on behalf of Tyra Hand Made Jewelry!  She has kindly offered to giveaway one of her best selling Infinity Best Friend Necklaces!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I need some kid friendly wedding tips!


It is no secret, the hubby and I have 2 kids of our own.  Chances are our family and friends will be bringing their kids with them so how do I have my elegant wedding and make it kid friendly?  I need idea's that I can either make myself or that are cheap so I don't blow my budget!  Any idea's you have are welcome please comment below!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How do I make this?

I found something I really like for the decor of both weddings and am trying to figure our how to make this out of faux plant products so I can use it in both the East Coast and West Coast weddings!  I need you crafty peoples help with this one!  Who knows or has any thoughts on the products to use and methods to recreate the letters in this photograph?  I appreciate all the help! Thanks so much for following and offering assistance in my wedding journey!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ring Bearer Suit

So, I will be needing 2 ring bearer looks as my son is growing constantly.  I would love it if anyone has any idea's on where to get outfits cheap for these little guys as most rental places make you buy them for his size.  I'm looking for a classic look that I can use for both weddings, but would love any idea's you have for a Ring Bearer Look.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flower Girl Dilemma

So, planning 2 weddings holds a ton of issues.  I have to get a dress that I not only fit into once, but twice, at least a year apart.  Add to it that everyone needs to fit into their stuff twice and you have a monster issue on your hands.  Especially, when your 2 year old flower girl daughter is growing like a weed.  Not only that but right now she insists on wearing heels, so do I get a slight heeled shoe now and then get another one later in a different style or get two of the same in different sizes?  How about this, can a flower girl dress be let out or will I need two of those?  If anyone has any solutions or tips definitely let me know and I feel like I run into more issues than solutions with every turn of planning a wedding.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I need Guest Gift Idea's

I'm looking for some interesting, cool, and either reasonable priced or something I can make myself.  I want an intimate touch to this wedding.  So, what did you do for your wedding?  Some idea's I've had is photo frames as name holders, candy bags, and music CD's of our wedding songs.  What do you think of those idea's and what idea's do you have for me?  I really need help from this one!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Color Scheme's the First Bite!

OK, so I needed a place to start and decided to start with colors.  I'm taking my first bite of wedding planning pie by looking at colors.  So, for the West Coast I wanted Blue, Green, and Purple.  But finding the right hue's was annoying hey were either too pastel or just too, umm, bright?  So I found these and minus the pinkish color they are the closest.  What do you guys think for the West Coast Wedding?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

2 Weddings in about 2 Years

So, I got the go ahead from the hubby and then we figured out what we can afford.  I have 2 weddings to plan. One on the West Coast with hopes to be located in the Greater Seattle/Tacoma area hopefully in March/April of next year and the other on the East Coast in May or June a year after the first one.  I have a lot on my plate, a venue, dress, and everything else to find/make/or barter for and only $3000 to spend on the Seattle Wedding!  As many of you know, from my main blog Mommy Moments with Abby, I run a daycare, plus the blog, plus am raising 2 kids and 3 dogs leaving little time for travel which adds to my dilemma planning a wedding in two states while living in a third!  Yikes, is this really worth it?  Am I crazy?  I'm hoping that you my readers can help me with suggestions, donations, sponsors, or anything else a busy mom trying to create a wedding could need.  So, my first question?  Where do I start?  All I know is the budget stated above and the basic area it will be with also stated above.  Help!  Comment below with where to start and how to do it all fast!  Thanks so much to everyone who follows this crazy adventure and helps out along the way!

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