Anna-Marie, here, with your weekly links. A great wedding vendor can be worth every penny, particularly if you think DIY should be a four-letter word (I’m great in the kitchen, but hand me a glue gun and I’m a little lost). That said, this week we’re looking at a few things traditionally left to pros, but that a few brides are enjoying trying with the help of family and friends:
If you’d love to give your partners in peau de soie a handmade accessory, these snap-on bracelets are cute, classic, and can be made in any color you like.
More on DIY flowers in a future post, but if the idea seems overwhelming, this is a great place to start. The blush peonies and pink ranunculus are just gorgeous together, but you can also use any flowers in your favorite colors.
Doing your own wedding make-up is best for the bride who’s already comfy with cosmetics, or can enlist a friend who is. A great perk: you can pick the lipstick and blush, and know what’s in them (if you’re allergic) and that they’re not tested on animals. The Leaping Bunny is a shopping guide for cruelty-free products, with a section devoted to cosmetics. Look for brands you know and love (Hard Candy, The Body Shop), or find a new favorite.
For an at-home wedding, this bride had a blast finding dishware at yard sales and thrift shops instead of renting them. Here’s her recap from start to finish.
A wedding planner can be a great asset to the process of pulling together the big day. But if one’s not in the cards (or budget), here are a few tips from an event professional.
When Anna isn’t searching the blogs, she’s writing romance stories, cooking for her wife, or freelancing as a cake decorator and floral designer.