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Sew Happy Together…

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…Pure Happiness In Vintage French White!

Dreaming of a soft white wedding?

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It doesn’t get any softer than this…products by French Etsy seller Lapomme!  Imagine using handmade cloth flowers instead of real ones, a swan to sign instead of a guestbook or cloth apples as decor describing what love is!

To read more about these lovelies, visit my recent guest blog post over at the Wishpot Wedding Blog by clicking HERE

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 22:29:08 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:29 pm

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? 

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

Send A Chuckle To The Bride…

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…Hilarious Cards To Love For Any Fitting Occasion!

So, you’re the funny friend, huh?  The “tell-it-like-it-is” friend?  Well I’ve got the perfect cards for you to give for that special occasion coming up…whether it be a wedding, shower, anniversary, birthday or some other exciting celebration!

Cards by Naughty Betty, Inc.:

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Above are just a few of my favorites from their collection.  Head over to my guest blog this week on the Wishpot Wedding Blog to see the card that I think would be most fitting for any fabulous bridesmaid with a great sense of humor!  Oh, you’ll love it.

DIY Flower Pop Up Cards…

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

Last week, on the Wishpot.com 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 :

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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 :

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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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thUTCp28UTC02bUTCFri, 27 Feb 2009 21:18:17 +0000 11, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Wedding Guest Conversation Starters…

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…Just Don’t Put Your Ex Next To Your Therapist!

Last week, on the Wishpot Wedding Blog, I featured these hilarious buttons which come in several different colors and styles!  I think these would come in handy at any wedding, shower or bachelorette party.  Either as favors or just as something fun to put next to place settings to get guests talking…

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My favorite idea for these would be to offer up “Driver” buttons to designated drivers so the bartender knows to serve them virgin cocktails and the party animals can get home safely.  The options are endless though, so have a little fun with it!  To see more ideas I have for these buttons, read my guest blog at Wishpot Weddings by clicking HERE.  Love them?  Visit www.makemmingle.com to get yours.  Happy mingling!

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ndUTCp28UTC02bUTCMon, 02 Feb 2009 13:28:55 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Wishpot Registry Love…

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…What Are You Wishing For?

When my sisters and I were little and we’d go shopping with my mom, the rule was, “If you ask for it, you don’t get it”.  We could “oooh” and “aaah” over things to drop hints that we really wanted something, but we could never ask for it.  Made perfect sense, it kept us from becoming spoiled and throwing temper tantrums throughout every aisle of the store! 

As we entered our teenage years, the rule pretty much remained the same.  To prevent us from whining about what all our friends had that we didn’t, she’d simply say, “Yeah, well how’s it feel to want?”.  It shut us up quickly.  I mean, what could we say to that?  Nothing!  Nope, not unless we wanted to be stuck at home grounded on a Friday night.

While we didn’t particularly like my mom’s answers very much when we were younger, we look back now, laugh and finally “get it”.  She was strict, yes, but she kept us grounded by making us understand we couldn’t always have what we wanted, whenever we wanted it.  However, it didn’t mean we couldn’t wish for it!  This brings me to the reason why I love Wishpot so much.

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(Photo credits ~ L: Dandelion – set of 3 photocards, Veer)  

Over the years, I’ve learned to appreciate the joy of window shopping.  Well, Wishpot is the perfect way to window shop!  Wish for things.  Wish for lots of things.  Whatever you want, darlings!  Wishpot makes it fun.  Maybe you won’t get your wishes right away or ever…but you can still keep track of all those things you’d love to someday have. 

You can add most any of your favorite items from any of your favorite online stores to any of your Wishpot lists!  Use Wishpot to register for your wedding!  Make birthday and holiday lists, lists of things you’d like to someday buy for people, lists of things you recommend to friends and family, the list goes on…literally!  It’s basically like the “grown up” way of dropping hints through the store.  No temper tantrums, kiddos…just plain shopping fun! 

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Share your personal wish lists with friends and family.  This way, they never have to struggle with what to get you should they want to buy you something for your wedding, shower, birthday, holiday…or just because!  Encourage them to make their own lists as well…that way you’ll always know what to get them, too!  No more returns.  No more hassles.  No more wasting gas money driving from store to store.  It makes everything so much easier…and so much more fun! 

Wishpot also allows you to sign up for price drop alerts…which is seriously awesome.  Why spend extra money when you don’t have to?  If you’ve got your eye on a gorgeous pair of shoes but they’re a little out of your price range, just add them to your list and wait for Wishpot to tell you when it goes on sale.  Bam!  Fabulousness.  Or, perhaps you were blessed to receive amazing gifts for your wedding off of your Wishpot registry but there are still a few things you’d love to have.  Just wait for Wishpot to let you know when your wedding registry items go on sale.  You won’t have to worry about Wishpot deleting your registry like other stores do.

Need ideas or trying to find something?  You can browse other users’ or experts’ lists.  Stuck on trying to come up with the perfect outfit or gift?  You can always contact the Wishpot experts and ask them for help.  It’s almost like having your own personal shopper, in a way!  Get more tips, advice, ideas and inspiration by browsing the Wishpot blogs on  FashionWeddingBabyGifts, Indie, Gadgets and Deals, which are updated weekly.

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Get started on your Wishpot Registry by clicking on button above.  Careful, it’s addicting!

Written by Jaime

stUTCp28UTC02bUTCSun, 01 Feb 2009 12:19:43 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Become A Blushing Bride…

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…With Gorgeous Bridal Birdcage Veils, Blushers & Hair Accessories!

Ever hear of the fabulous GaGaVida?  Abby, the owner and creative mind behind GaGaVida, has recently opened her new shop, Blush Weddings by GaGaVida, catering to the bride.  Offering gorgeous vintage-inspired, modern-edge hair accessories, I have a feeling you will absolutely fall in love with her collection!  Here are just a few of my very favorites…

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I also adore this Vintage Black Birdcage Russian Veiling.  I see bridesmaid written all over it!

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Love the style but wish you could have your own unique piece created?  No worries, it’s GaGaVida’s specialty!  To learn more about GaGaVida, her hand-made products and also see her other fabulous shops, visit my guest blog post on the Wishpot Wedding Blog

Be sure to take a look at my Wishpot Lists for even more ideas, including hot bridal fashion, decor, registry items and more.  Why not also start your own Wishpot Registry or lists?  Have a little fun.

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thUTCp31UTC01bUTCMon, 26 Jan 2009 19:29:07 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:29 pm