Create a perfect wax seal on invitations

Wedding Invitations set the tone for your entire event.

Many couples like the old world look of the wax seal on their wedding invitations, especially for weddings in New Orleans, where the history is such a prominent detail in the wedding theme.  Your invitation sets your tone for your entire event, so if you want to make a big statement, a wax seal is a great detail to add.  Unfortunately there are some negatives to using them.  The first is that they aren’t a quick process.  Each one takes about 15 seconds to do. The second is that they cost more to mail.  Because the post office can’t send an envelope with a wax seal through the mail sorter machine, they have to hand-sort them. That additional effort could cost you up to a dollar or more per envelope, so keep that in mind when you’re making the choice to use or not to use a wax seal.  If you decide the look is worth the time and expense, here is a short video on how to make the seal look like it was done by a pro!

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Top 10 Things DIY Brides and Grooms Forget

DIY Wedding Couple

We all forget things. Its perfectly understandable that with all that’s going on in your head while you’re packing for your wedding weekend, the DIY wedding couple will forget some things…even some really important things.  Here is a list of what I’ve found to be the most often forgotten items from 10+ years of wedding planning.  And then a little lagniappe list just for giggles…

  1. Marriage license
  2. Passports (for honeymoon travel)
  3. Birth Certificates (to get the marriage license)
  4. Tips (Don’t know who to tip? Check out my To Tip or Not To Tip post!)
  5. Sign in Book (or sign in item) and the pen or markers to go with it (I guess this could be considered two things, but that would make this a list of 11 items and my OCD side won’t allow that!)
  6. Cake knife set
  7. Box or container for cards
  8. Garter
  9. Toss Bouquet
  10. Rings

And a list of not-so-common but real-life moments when items you think you’d never forget were forgotten:

  • Bride or bridesmaid shoes
  • bride’s makeup
  • groom’s pants
  • bridesmaid’s skirt
  • drum sticks (this was the drummer in the band that the bride hired, not the bride, but still…)

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