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Here is a very easy craft and a fun way to display your wedding cards.  Afterall, your wedding cards will be full of important advice that you’ll want to remember your first year of marriage.  They say the first year is the hardest.  I don’t know, because I’ve only been married a year.  :o)  Hang this on an interior door or wall.

You could also use this to display table number cards, photos, or favors (if the favors are a piece of paper), or Christmas cards.

Step 1. buy mini clothes pins, 14" hoop, and ribbon for bow.

Optional step. Cut ribbon to size of pin and glue on to top of pin.

glueing pins onto hoop on a plastic surface

Step 2. Use wood glue to attach pins 1" apart on hoop. Have 1/3 facing in and 2/3 facing out.

 

Step 3. Allow glue to dry. Then use 3 feet of ribbon to tie a bow at top of hoop.

 

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If you’re looking to save money, friends and family will be glad to help.  However, you don’t want to stress and you don’t want your loved ones stressed out at the wedding either.  Think about it this way, anything that needs to be done the day of the wedding should not be done by you or your wedding party.  You and they need to be getting ready.  Also, somethings are just to important and need a professional.  Here’s my advice.
 
To hire:
Florist – unless you use silk, then you can make ahead of time
Photographer
Caterer
DJ – not only for the music but as the director of the reception
Pastor or Officiant
Tailor -if needed
 
To find volunteers:
Cake cutting – or ask the caterer to throw this in for free
Videographer – who really watches their wedding video anyway? J/K
Decorating reception hall
Driving bride and groom from church to reception
Tying ties and pinning corsages/bouts – if you hire a florist, he/she may do this for you
Take presents to car
Usher/Hostess pass out programs, greet guests, pass messages from officiant to bride, pass out bubbles
 
DIY:
Six months in advance you can
Reserve ceremony site, dressing room and reception hall
Plan and reserve honeymoon
Send Save-The-Date cards
Shop for trausseur
Prepare invitations
Register on-line
 
Two months before
Create reception centerpieces (not fresh flowers though)
Send Invitations
Put together OOT bags
Buy wedding party gifts
Make favors
 
Two weeks before
Seating
Make-up trial run so you can buy new colors to match your present skin tone
Pack for honeymoon
 
6 days before
Mini facial
Pedicure
Manicure (do clear)
 
That day
Hair
Clear coat nails
Eat
Make-up
Get dressed
Get your flowers
Pics with loved ones
 
After
Thank yous
Photo albums
Adjust to married life

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