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Trend Alert: Gorgeous Wedding Manicures PDF Print
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:27

Every bride wants to look her best on her big day. From the perfect dress, to the most flattering hairstyle, every detail is well thought out and planned to a T. It's no wonder, then, why choosing the perfect wedding manicure can be such a tough decision! Between a traditional french manicure or funky decals that are sure to make a bold statement, the possibilities are endless - and a little overwhelming.

 

Below, we help narrow down the best and trendiest wedding nail designs to help make your decision a tad easier. Enjoy!
 
Untraditional French Manicures
 
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A french manicure is always a classic choice for brides on their big day. Elegant and understated, these french manicures are traditional with a modern edge.
 
"Something Blue"
 
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If you're looking for a trendy way to incorporate your "something blue" into your bridal ensemble, look no further than these gorgeous blue-hued manicures! Go subtle with an elegant blue-tipped style or try something bolder, like these bright blue manis!
 
Black Accents
 
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Planning a modern wedding? These black-accented manicures are the perfect choice for a daring, modern bride. The look is still elegant, but with a twist that's super trendy and awesomely gorgeous. 
 
Diamonds, Glitter and Pearls
 
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These amazing, extravagant manis are gorgeous! Not only will they add some sparkle to your bridal look, but they'll compliment your ring perfectly! 
 
Fun Designs
 
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Add a little whimsy to your manicure by opting for pretty designs like these. Hearts are always an appropriate choice and a bride and groom-inspired paint job is super fun and fitting!
 
What kind of manicure are you planning for your wedding day?
 
Sincerely,
Christina Colavecchia
 
 
DIY Cloth Table Napkins PDF Print
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

Weddings and DIY projects pretty much go hand-in-hand nowadays. Not only is crafting your own wedding decor a super easy way to ease the strain on your budget, but it's also a great way to add personal touches into your big day. Weddings filled with intimate, one-of-a-kind details are always the most beautiful and unforgettable.

 

These awesome DIY cloth napkins are a perfect way to save money on expensive linen rentals, while still adding a unique and intimate touch to your reception tables. See below for our step-by-step tutorial. 
 
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What you'll need:

· Kraft paper

· Spray dye

· White cloth napkins

· Craft Punch (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Punch, Vine Trim)

 

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Start by using your craft puncher to punch stencils out of kraft paper. The puncher can be kind of tricky to get a hang of right away. Make sure to put pressure on the top of the puncher so it cuts completely through. 

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Once your stencil is cut, iron your napkins to get rid of any creases and wrinkles (I, obviously, am an afwul ironer!). Lay the stencil on top of the napkin so it is as flat as possible. Next, start spraying! Try to spray the dye from directly above (instead of on an angle) so the force doesn't shift the stencil from its original spot.
 
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Make sure to dry the napkins completely before handling them too much (the dye can be a little messy). And there you have it! The end product is a one-of-a-kind napkin that is both elegant and rustic. Try different patterns and designs so each guest has a different napkin at their place setting! 
 
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Are you planning to add any DIY touches to your big day?
 
Sincerely,
Christina
 
12 Ways to Use Balloons in Your Wedding Decor PDF Print
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 19:41

What's a party without balloons? Ok, we're not talking about the traditional "birthday party" balloons that feature blow-up tin foil caricatures or brightly coloured helium balloons tied off with even brighter ribbon (although for a whimsical affair, we think that could look pretty fab!). Instead, we love the look of using balloons in elegant, subtle ways: think decorating reception tables or adding some fun colour to a ceremony space.

 

Balloons are easily one of the most affordable and versatile wedding decorations available. Hang balloons from the ceiling of a rustic barn for elegant looking lanterns or use balloon letters to decorate a beautiful dessert table. Feeling adventurous? Have your photographer snap pics of you and your groom in a hot air balloon! Try tying pretty white balloons to the back bumper of your getaway car for that traditional "just married" look or have your flower girl walk down the aisle carrying a bouquet of balloons in lieu of petals. 
 
Check out how these trendy brides incorporated balloons into their weddings!
 
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                                                                         YAY: One Fab Day | First Look Photos: Wedding Party | Gold Dipped Balloons: Pottery Barn
 
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Sincerely,
Christina Colavecchia
 
How-To: Monogram Your Wedding PDF Print
Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:47
Monograms are the newest trend in the wedding world and one that we here at Precious Invitations hope is here to stay. The monogramming possibilities are endless: from napkins to seating cards, table runners to ceremony programs, there's no limit to the number of wedding-related items a monogram can be stamped, embroidered or embossed onto. 
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                                                                                                                  Initials: Etsy | Surname, "Love": Expressionery
 
Choosing a monogram can be a daunting process. Start by trying to figure out what you want your monogram to say. Do you want to incorporate your initials? Your new last name? A short poem or phrase? Next, start thinking about any accents that are personal and unique to you and your groom. Rustic laurels, elegant flowers or whimsical hearts are perfect examples. You can purchase monogram templates on Etsy to get you started, and many websites, including, Expressionery, help design your monogram for you.
 
Next, it's time to figure out exactly what to monogram! Like we said above, the possibilities are truly endless. Try stamping your monogram onto cocktail napkins or having your initials embroidered into your veil. Below, some monogramming examples to get you inspired!
 
Embroidered Monogram:
 
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Monogrammed Sweets:
 
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Cocktail Hour:
 
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                                                                                                 Cake Topper: Etsy | Centrepiece: Wedding Chicks | Reception Game: Style Me Pretty

Groomsmen and Bridesmaid Gifts:

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Are you going to monogram your wedding?

Sincerely,

Christina Colavecchia

 
DIY Wedding Cake Toppers PDF Print
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 18:56

Wedding cakes are definitely not designed like they used to be. Gone are the days of traditional bride and groom figurines displayed atop lavish five-tiered wedding cakes. Today, cake toppers (and cakes, too!) are much more fun, personal and unique! Creating your own one-of-a-kind topper is a super easy DIY project that will make even the plainest, simplest wedding cake instantly gorgeous.

 
Below, we decided on a topper that is both fun and whimsical. Do you plan on creating your own wedding cake topper?
 
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What you'll need:
 
· Kraft paper in a variety of colours

· Lollipop sticks

· Scissors

· Glue gun

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Start by folding your kraft paper in half and cutting out different shapes. You will need two of each design to make one topper. I chose flowers and circles as my shapes, but be creative and choose something that reflects your pesonality and bridal style! Next, glue your cutout to the lollipop stick using a hot glue gun.

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Glue the other half of your cutout to the lollipop stick (try to line the edges up as much as possible). And voila! Fun, whimsical and oh-so-easy cake toppers that'll give your cake some instant personality!

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Try them on cupcakes, too!

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Sincerely,

Christina Colavecchia

 

 

 

 
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