Keeping brides and their families sane during an insane time
A place for help, advice, and ideas
Friday, July 30, 2010
Another Guest Book Idea
Last week, S shared an excellent post on new and innovative ideas around guest books. Using a wine bottle, or two, as a guest book is another modern way for guests to share with you their best wishes. Blythe, our guest blogger and dear friend last week, also used this great idea.
By simply peeling the labels and providing guests with a metallic marker, guests can leisurely sign the bottles with their thoughts for you and your new husband throughout the night. These bottles can then be displayed in your new homes and opened on special occasions. You can place multiple bottles out and label them with when they will be opened such as first anniversary, first night in your new home, first child, etc. When sharing the wine as husband and wife, you will be reminded of your special day and all those around you that shared in it. For a former bride who is currently experiencing quite a bit of nostalgia as her first anniversary approaches, I can't help but adore this idea and all the love it has to offer!
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About Sane Bride
Meeting the perfect man? Check! Fall in love? Check! Perfect Ring & Proposal ? Check! Champagne Toast and celebrations? Check!Budget. Guest list, ideal venue….eeek! Checking has just gotten a little more difficult. That’s where we come in! Sure, you are likely to be on cloud 9 for the majority of the time until the big day, but unfortunately reality comes and goes throughout the whole process and brides begin to learn that pretty quickly. That reality doesn’t have to be so anxiety provoking. We are here to make it more fun. Our love for all things weddings really grew out of our own experiences planning. Two friends who came together while planning weddings at the same time; that includes research, breakdowns, tears, brainstorming, decision making and laughs.
We are hoping that we become part of your daily morning routine. Look here for inspirations, tips, and ideas. . We will cover everything from color palettes to design ideas to budgeting, negotiating prices, choosing a dress, picking bridesmaids, narrowing your guest list, finding the best vendors in your area, venue shopping, dealing with in-laws, registry basics, etiquette and just staying SANE. The process is something you will remember forever, we are here to help let it be fun. Feel free to email us topics that you want to discuss, questions that you might have or your own wedding inspirations that we can share. We are always looking for ideas for our readers.
About Francesca: I spent 14 months planning one of the best days of my life and was married in August 2009 to my high school sweetheart (Insert eye roll here). Through that time, I learned much of which we hope to share with you on this blog. I have a love for fashion, family, friends, music,dancing, and of course my husband; All of which were incorporated in the planning of our big day. My 9-5 involves me being a therapist, allowing me to fully understand the emotions that run parallel to this process. Currently enjoying the wonders of being a newlywed and Home & interior design blogs are my new obsession as we are settling into our first house, yet never can fully break away from the wonders of weddings.
About Sherin: I got hitched in late October 2009. It took about a year of planning while in school full time (headache central). I'm a New Yorker that married a true Texan cowboy and tried my best to integrate both of our styles and family traditions into one BIG event. Our wedding was hands down the most amazing day of our lives and I hope that I can share some tips I learned along the way and perhaps give you just a bit of advice on how to stay sane. I'm in love with small details, perfect colors, flowers, traditions, and of course my husband. Currently, I am in school full time getting my doctorate in psychology and my husband is a pediatric resident. We live a pretty hectic life (we wouldn't have it any other way) in NY with our adorable puppy. We couldn't have asked for more.