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It’s Time To Party…

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…How Hosting A Partylite Party Can Get You Free Centerpieces & Decor For Your Wedding!

I’m notPartylite consultant.  Nor am I trying to sell you anything.  I’m simply a huge fan of Partylite because of the fact that thanks to them, the majority of my wedding decor was free!  Want to know a secret?  Some of my bridesmaids’ gifts were free too.  Sshhh…nobody has to know, right? 


So how did I do it?  By doing something I love to do anyway…I threw a party!  What if you did the same thing?  It’s the perfect excuse to get your girlfriends together to have a little fun, maybe drink some wine and do what we all love…shop!  All from the comfort of your own home.

Plan to have the party during the evening, so the candles that your consultant brings can really show off their glow.  Perhaps you could start the it around 7pm, after everyone has already had dinner.  That way, you can keep it affordable with yummy wine, cheese, coffee or desserts.


Put on some music, drink some wine and relax!  Play some games to include candles as prizes, talk about your favorite candle scents as you smell new ones, giggle over stories about how your fiance might think you have enough candles to have a seance…you know, just have fun!

There is never any pressure on your guests to buy, but your consultant will be there with catalogs in case they do want to buy something nice for their homes.  I mean really – who doesn’t love candles, right?


Based on the total sales from your party, you can easily earn yourself free or half-priced products of your choice, for your wedding!  So how does one host a really great show to get their free candles?  It’s not difficult, my dearies…to see how, visit my guest blog post over at the Wishpot Wedding Blog by clicking HERE.


So…when are you having your party?  To learn how to host a show, visit the Partylite website.  Chicago brides, contact my favorite Partylite consultant in the area, Janet Garreau, by clicking HERE.

After you get your free product and the wedding is over, take the pieces home to decorate your newlywed pad or give them away to guests.  Cheers!


DIY Flower Pop Up Cards…

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…One Very Crafty Way To Ask Your Girls To Stand Up!

Last week, on the Wedding blog, I guest blogged about these fun little DIY treasures.  Brides, if you’re looking for a creative way to ask, “Will you be my bridesmaid?”, why not make each of them a flower pop up cardhandmade with love by you?

  Hibiscus :


You could create cards using paper in your wedding colors in patterns of your wedding flowers!  Or, get personal and view other patterns that might remind you of each of your friends.  You’ll have plenty of options to choose from…

Tiger Lily :


If you’re feeling really crafty and have the extra time and patience, you could also totally use these as thank you cards.  What a sweet way to show your guests how special they are and that you truly do appreciate everything!  According to the site, they’re very easy to make

Visit Easy Cut Pop Up to view more from their wide selection, get your free pattern download or purchase any of their extremely affordable patterns!  Happy crafting!

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Starbucks: Free Coffee For Voters, Ben & Jerry’s: Free Ice Cream!

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…On Tuesday, November 4th – Vote – Get Free Coffee & Free Ice Cream!

Starbucks has a new ad out, have you seen it?  If you vote, stop into any Starbucks, tell them you voted and they’ll give you a free cup of coffee.  Can’t beat it…so be sure to VOTE, people!

Read & learn more at

Also, my new blogging friend and talented event planner Sarah, owner of The Wedding Hub, has informed me that Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free ice cream on Election Day.  I’m in!

Read more by going to   Thanks for the sweet info, Sarah!  Now get out and VOTE, everyone!

Written by Jaime

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Get Your Free Crate & Barrel Gift On Sunday, 9/21!

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…At The Crate & Barrel Wedding Party Event In Your Area!

Not only am I a HUGE fan of Crate & Barrel, but I’m also a big fan of free gifts – who isn’t?!  Head on over to a participating Crate & Barrel this Sunday, 9/21 to get yours:

Use your free gift for entertaining at home or even for your upcoming wedding.

Learn more and click HERE to find a store near you, so that you can attend this fabulous event!

Written by Jaime

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