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Paper Heart Company Custom Print Giveaway!!

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Looking for a custom made invitation, but can’t afford to have them professionally designed and printed?

How about you just get them professionally DESIGNED and you take them and print them yourselves?

Paper Heart Company can do that custom design for you!

Custom…as in you get to choose your colors, the size, the design, the information, matching thank you cards, etc!  The whole kit and caboodle!  With many of their designs starting at only $15.

To help with your wedding needs, you can have your Save the Dates, Bridal Shower Invites, Invitations, and Thank yous all done by them and if you would like…have them all coordinate.

It doesn’t stop at that though.  You can continue to use them for Baby Announcements, Baptisms, Moving, Parties, and Holidays!  Paper Heart Company has you covered!

So, as y’all know, we are having an “I DO” BBQ Rehearsal Dinner.  We are sending out invites because we will have about 50 people there and we are extending it to some family who are not participating in the rehearsal itself.  Well, look at these!!!

Adorable, Right?!  I AGREE!  This invitation is the one that we will send out for our rehearsal dinner!  I thought it was just perfect for the “Country, Rustic, Chic, Picnic, BBQ, Casual Event” we are going for!  So cute!  I just can’t get over how this captures a modern, yet vintage look!  This is just how awesome their invitations are!

They don’t stop there though!

They really have designs for every style.

If you like more traditional…

Or if you want a cutesy Save the Date!

Paper Heart Company has a ton of designs to choose from, but if you have an idea/theme in mind that you want to see come to life, they can do that too!   Tomai and Caitlin also do custom design work, prices starting at just $25. For more information or pricing contact Tomai & Caitlin via conversation on etsy or via email at

The great part of Paper Heart Company is that they are a design company.  Therefore, they charge you for design and don’t overcharge you for prints.  And…since they send the design file to you in a pdf and jpg form, you can use it towards a photo print at your local photo print place or even make magnets with the file!

So, do you want to win a $15 Gift Certificate to Paper Heart Company?

Here you go!

To Enter: 

(Leave a comment for every action you complete above.  Make sure to leave your e-mail in each comment so that if you are the winner I can contact you.)

Giveaway ends on 7/28/12 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be chosen using and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Make sure to enter into the other giveaway going on!


Bachelorette Party Dress

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B. Darlin One-Shoulder Sequin Dress

There it is!

My Bacheloretty Party Dress!

I am a pretty conservative dresser (don’t like anything too short or revealing), but I think I did a good job with this one!  It’s just short enough to get the approval of my Bridesmaids, but still covers me completely.

All of the girls attending the bachelorette party will be wearing black dresses so I was told to wear something that will stand out from the crowd.  I found it!

Paper and Button Bouquet $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!

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Are you looking for something different for your bouquet?

Check out Shiney Monkey Buttons!!

Look at how unique these are!

We are doing traditional floral bouquets for the ceremony, but are SO excited to be able to use a Paper Flower Tulip bouquet at our reception!

We wanted something different for the reception.  So, when we do the bouquet toss we will be tossing a very similar bouquet to this one!  I love the idea that the lucky girl who catches this bouquet will get to keep it for years and years to come!  A reminder of our wedding night and a beautiful paper flower display for them to enjoy!

I say “very similar” because Shiney Monkey Buttons can create custom bouquets.  I really liked the look of this one, but when I told them that my colors are burnt orange, chocolate brown, and ivory…she said that they could make a ivory one with burnt orange tips!  It’s adorable!!  It gets better though!  It also has a chocolate brown ribbon around the base of the flowers.  This just shows how much they will work with you to ensure that you have an end product that you will thrilled to have as part of your big day!!

How do they know that making sure you are happy is such an important part of their business?  Well, it’s a family business!!  Danielle, the lead designer at Shiney Monkey Buttons, is married to Jason who is a photographer through Bold Imagery!  Yep!  They are a couple who knows the business!

Now…get excited!  Shiney Monkey Buttons is generous enough to offer one of y’all (awesome readers) a $30 gift certificate to their Etsy Shop!!

It gets better!  Shiney Monkey Buttons has also offered a 10% discount toward their shop using the code: TEXAS10

To Enter for a chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate to Shiney Monkey Buttons:

Make sure to leave a comment below for every entry that you complete into the giveaway.  Please include your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are the winner!  Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents.  Winner will be chosen on June 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST {1 week before the wedding!!}.  The  winner will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond.

 *I received a 6 flower bouquet in exchange for the review.

One Month To Go!!

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I can’t believe it!!  The wedding is a month away!

I am so excited!  The nerves haven’t started setting in just quite yet.  I also feel like things are starting to come together.

As y’all know throughout the planning process, quite a few things have gone wrong.  From our church being double booked to family issues…it’s been intense.  Don’t get me wrong, the family issues are still there and our mass is still 3 hours before we thought it would be, but for some reason I feel like it is all going to work out.

I just can’t wait for it!  In one month I will go from a Ms. to a Mrs.!!!

Lots happening in this month!  I will try to keep y’all updated as much as possible!!


Post Office LOVES Weddings!

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The Post Office makes so much money off of weddings!!!

When picking out invitations, I purposely picked an invitation that could be sent with a standard stamp. Part of the reason why I did this is because when I first started wedding planning I read an article by that was about 10 Hidden Wedding Costs.  In the article it said that you can send up to $2 an invitation just to ship the invitations!!  That’s just crazy to me!

So, I thought that I had a pretty good “shipping” budget with my standard stamps for the wedding invitations.  Don’t forget that before you ever sent out the invitations…you sent out Save the Dates (more stamps)…then you have to send out Bridal Shower invites (more stamps)…then you send out Thank You cards for the Bridal Shower (more stamps)…then you send out Bachelorette Party invitations (more stamps)…then you have RSVP cards (more stamps)…then you send out the Thank You cards for the wedding!  All in all you are stuck paying over $100 for standard stamps!!

So, when they say that the “Hidden Cost” are stamps, don’t forget to budget ALL of the other stamps required outside of just the inviation!

My conclusion…the U.S. Postal Service LOOOOVES Weddings!!!