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July Giveaway!

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by

Jennifer creates customized keepsake wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and more for your wedding or event!

Here are a few of her beautiful creations for many wedding themes…traditional, bling, and alternative!

(Please contact Jennifer well in advance for bouquet orders, as her schedule tends to fill up 6 months or more in advance,

though she may occasionally be able to fit in rush orders.)

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And that’s not all…she creates jeweled accessories…sashes and ribbon headbands including Swarovski crystals and CZ stones!

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Jennifer is offering a $25 gift certificate to a lucky bride!

The giveaway is open worldwide. Gift certificates do not expire, are not transferable, and cannot be combined.

This giveaway will run until midnight, July 31st, but don’t wait!

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Entries will be accepted for:

Commenting, including your favorite item from ClayBouquetShop‘s shop.

Commenting that you hearted ClayBouquetShop‘s Etsy shop (and your Etsy name for verification.)

Commenting that you friended ClayBouquetShop on Facebook (and your FB page for verification.)

Commenting that you follow ClayBouquetShop on Pinterest (and your Pinterest link for verification.)

Follow ClayBouquetShop on Twitter.

Follow @WedEclectic  on Twitter.

Friend WedEclectic on Facebook.

Tweeted this giveaway (please copy your tweet here).

Posted this giveaway on your Facebook page (please copy your post here).

Posted this giveaway on your blog (please include the link here).

Posted this giveaway on a wedding/social network (please include the link here).

The winner will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on August 1st via email with the good news!

 

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Congratulations to Damla, the winner of this giveaway!

 

The next giveaway will be posted in a few days!

June Giveaway!

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by

Laura creates gorgeous wedding invitations, save the dates, place cards, table numbers, and more for your wedding or event!

Here is a collection of a few of her beautiful invitations for many wedding themes…classic, seasonal, floral, and destination!

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And that’s not all…she creates coordinating placecards, wedding progams, save the dates and table numbers!

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And the perfect Thank you cards!

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Laura is offering 10 table numbers to a lucky bride…a value of $30!  And shipping within the US is included!

The color can be switched out to cardstock she has currently available in stock. Delivery is 2 weeks from time of claiming prize.

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This giveaway will run until midnight, June30th, but don’t wait!

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Entries will be accepted for:

Commenting, including your favorite item from IDoBliss‘s shop.

Commenting that you hearted IDoBliss‘s Etsy shop (and your Etsy name for verification.)

Commenting that you friended IDoBliss on Facebook (and your FB page for verification.)

Commenting that you follow IDoBliss on Pinterest (and your Pinterest link for verification.)

Follow IDoBliss on Twitter

Follow @WedEclectic  on Twitter.

Friend WedEclectic on Facebook.

Tweeted this giveaway (please copy your tweet here).

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Posted this giveaway on your blog (please include the link here).

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The winner will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on July 1st via email with the good news!

January Giveaway

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by

Darren and Lori offer live succulents and cactus for your table decor, favors, even bouquets and boutonnieres!

An array of their varations of succulents…in many colors!

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And a few photos of them being used in weddings…some inspiration!

 

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Darren and Lora are offering a 25 Gift Certificate from their shop to one lucky winner!

(Due to the regulation of shipping live plants, they can only be shipped within the US.)

 

This giveaway will run until midnight, January 31st, but don’t wait!

Entries will be accepted for:

Commenting, including your favorite item from The Succulent Source‘s shop.

Commenting that you hearted The Succulent Source‘s Etsy shop (and your Etsy name for verification).

Commenting that you friended The Succulent Source on Facebook (and your FB page for verification).

Follow @WedEclectic  on Twitter.

Friend WedEclectic on Facebook.

Tweeted this giveaway (please copy your tweet here).

Posted this giveaway on your Facebook page (please copy your post here).

Posted this giveaway on your blog (please include the link here).

Posted this giveaway on a wedding/social network (please include the link here).

The winner will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on February 1st via email with the good news!

December Treasury Challenge

It’s time to vote! Looking for a few fantastic holiday items? Check out these gorgeous collections. Each one featuring November’s challenge winner:  Forest Candle Studio.

Please vote for your favorite collection here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SNC62DZ.

Voting ends at midnight on December 31st EST, and the winner will be posted on 1-01-2013.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)

Naughty or Nice by Delaney Photo Jewelry

Naughty or Nice by Bag Secrets

Make your list  check it twice  it s your wedding...will you be naughty or nice  by Forest Candle Studio

Naughty Or Nice  by Delaney Photo Jewelry

Your votes are greatly appreciated.

Check back in on the 1st to see if your favorite collection is the winner.

Toast in Style!

By ForestCandleStudio

The wedding couple may share a drink from their very own “loving cup” during their ceremony. Then during their reception, glasses are raised in toasts wishing health and happiness to the newlyweds, praises all around, and thank you’s to the guests. Many wedding couples want their own ceremonial cups and toasting glasses to be meaningful to them, to commemorate their special day. Whether you drink wine, champagne, beer, sparkling juice, tea or coffee, here are some wonderful drinking vessels (all found on Etsy) to help you find a style that suits you just right!

Loving Cup aka Quaich (Scottish tradition): Handmade by Page Pottery

Hand-carved Vintage Wedding Cup (European): available from Bedouin

Vintage German Bridal Cup: available from Saltsman Soap

Custom Porcelain Cups, Hand-carved Design, Personalized: Handmade by The Celadon Studio

Handcrafted Wedding Goblets: handmade by BB Woodturnings

Beer Glasses Personalized Engraved: Handmade by Glass Girl Jen

Hand-painted Personalized Wedding Cups: Handmade by WanderSketch

Hand-painted & Embellished Champagne Flutes: Handmade by Pure Beauty Art

Champagne Flutes Custom Engraved & Personalized: Handmade by Brad Goodell

Vintage Glass Lover’s Cups: available from Parkledge

Happy Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest
ForestCandleStudio

April Desktop Calendar

Thank you to Adaleta, from Polkadile, for our April calendar. : )

 

Tips for a Less Expensive Wedding – #3 Set (and STICK to!) a Realistic Budget

by ArtisanMaskers

I know, I know.  Tip number THREE, is setting a budget?  Most people want to jump right in and start here.  But, trust me, this vital step will be so much easier if you’ve already taken the time to prioritize your wedding preferences and talk over money with the involved parties!

Let’s start by taking a look over your list of who is paying for what and figure out what you and your fiancé have to cover.  Now draw up a quick list of those things and be realistic about what you think you can spend on each item, keeping in mind the priorities you’ve set!  If you really can’t face setting it all down on paper from scratch, here are two budget planners I found through a quick online search:

Here is one which is a little “detail” lacking, but a good start.  I do like that they’ve given you a column for “anticipated” cash flow, as well as “actual” cash flow.  If you use those columns as you go along, you can make slight adjustments here and there, and will hopefully know if you have enough extra to cover any unexpected expenses.

Here’s another drafted budget.  This one looks good, but I would highly recommend changing those percentages to better reflect what you decided your priorities would be!  You may also want to break down those large categories into smaller, more manageable shopping lists.

I am almost certain there isn’t a bride-to-be out there who hasn’t heard the advice of setting and sticking to a realistic budget.  And yet, isn’t it strange how many attempt to ignore that advice?  Ignoring your budget not only encourages you to stop hunting for better deals, but it often causes greater financial stress among families, including the one you’re about to start!  Having the budget written down and keeping it with the things you are using to plan the wedding will help you visualize the process and help you stick to it!

As I mentioned in my second post, my parents gave me cash to cover our reception costs.  This worked out as a great budgeting tool for me, because I could quickly see just how much we spent, and how much we had left, as we went along.  I also pulled certain amounts aside for specific, more expensive, things on our shopping list (like my dress and the rings) ahead of time, so that I knew I’d have that money when I needed it.

Sign Me Up

Wedding signs don’t need to be typical.  I love the idea of using the couples personality to make a wedding unique.  Here are some sign ideas that can be customized to a couple.

Retro Inspirational Quote Giclee Art Print - Vintage Typography Decor - Customize - Chocolate Answer UK

Rustic "LOVE" white sign made with wood and junk from here and there.

Wooden The Key is Love Sign unique

Custom Bridal Wedding Gift, iron, steel words, good luck, name sign, marriage, anniversary, horseshoes, MADE TO ORDER

save the date, magnet, hollywood clapper sign, unique, set of 12

WEDDING SIGN - Personalized Handpainted Keepsake - Custom Made Wood Wedding Sign

Listing for a UNIQUE 36" x 10" Sign - Custom Engraved Pine or Red Oak Signs - Any Shape, Style, Stain, Font, or Images

Wedding Pets

By EdenGallery

Pets are part of our family.  It’s only natural to think of including them in your ceremony.  If you have made the decision to have your fluffy family member there on your special day then I’m sure that your pet will happily agree to fill the role.  First, learn whether or not your ceremony location is a pet friendly one.  Then, you can decide on their responsibility.  Pet friendly roles can include Ring bearer, flower pet, or bride announcer.  I’m sure there are others that you can imagine as well.  Keep in mind that you’ll need a leash and a caring friend or family member to make sure you fuzzy (or scaly!) loved one stays their calmest and gets where they need to go!  I’ve found a few items to help spice up their apparel and help them look their best on this extraordinary occasion!

Happy Blooms Flower Dog Collar by Pecan Puppies

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Rustic Chic Weddings Old Barn Wood Hand Painted Here Comes The Bride Sign For Dog Pet Photo Prop by bragginbags

Dog Bow Tie and Neck Tie Double Shirt Collar Set Blue Checkered and White Reversible by furkidscloset

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March Giveaway!

This month’s WedEclectic giveaway is hosted by:

delightworthyn ART/wares

She creates upcycled art – fabulous hats, fascinators, hat pins, neckties, boutonnieres, jewelry, wristlets…the list goes on and on! They would be perfect accessories for your unique wedding, or for wearing a different one everyday.

Take a look at some of her designs…. : )

For your wedding…

upcycled silk and pearls,something old

Gorgeous hats!

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To embellish your hats or hair…

 

She has graciously offered an Orange Blossom Fascinator, a $30 value.

This giveaway will run until midnight, March 31st, but don’t wait!

Your initial entries will be accepted for:

A comment including your favorite item from delightworthyn ART/wares shop

Extra entries for comments indicating that you: (Please include your email, handle, etc for verification & contacting you when you win!)

Heart  delightworthyn ART/wares  shop

Friend/Like  delightworthyn ART/wares on  Facebook

Follow @WedEclectic  on Twitter… Friend WedEclectic on Facebook

Tweeted this giveaway (please copy your tweet here)

Posted this giveaway on your Facebook page (please copy your post here)

Posted this giveaway on your blog (please include the link here)

Posted this giveaway on a wedding/social network (please include the link here)

The giveaway is open worldwide.

The winner will be chosen randomly, verified, and contacted on April 1st via email with the good news!