Blue Collar Bride's Blog (10)

Fascinators From Designs By Monica Marie + A Giveaway!

Unless you're a hula girl or professional pin-up, it's s not every you get to wear flowers in your hair.

I love the idea of substituting a longer veil with flowers and/or a little  tulle, fascinator or birdcage-style. It's feminine and suits a wider range of personal styles than some traditional options. Perhaps you're feeling inspired to fasten flowers to your person after reading our …


Added by Blue Collar Bride on April 27, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Language Arts: Invitation wording for tricky situations

The following post is an excerpt from "Language Arts: Invitation wording for tricky situations." You can find the full article (and lots of other good stuff) here.

You are getting married. The date is set, the venue booked and the invitations selected. They'll be in the mail in no time--how long could…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on April 12, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Seed Bomb Favor Giveaway! Ends 4/23

On the fence about favors? You can't go wrong with flowers!

Our latest giveaway is for a set of seed bomb favors from Etsy shop Cedar Wood Rustics. Shop owners Kayla and Gary Sloan make budget-friendly special occasion items, featuring natural materials and a rustic aesthetic. Here's a sampling of what you'll find in their shop:…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on April 8, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

New Giveaway! Ends 3/28

This giveaway is for a gorgeous organza and tulle flower sash from Etsy shop OnePerfectDay. It can be worn many ways–at the waist, as a headband or hair accessory, or around the wrist as a corsage. Great for a wedding or any special occasion! Stop by and check out more goodies from OnePerfectDay and enter to win by posting a comment here:…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on March 13, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Giveaway! Ends 3/8

Everybody loves a photo booth, even the camera-shy who manage to evade your photographer all night long. Have some great props available and people will have a blast with your booth.

This giveaway comes to us from BeBop Props, a shop specializing in unique handmade props mad of heavy-duty cardstock and cut to precision.

Props are a great way to add great smiles, memories & fun to your wedding photos or…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on February 23, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

A Valentine for Small Budget Brides

I enjoy weddings big and small, but I'm definitely not a typical wedding junkie. I'd never picked up bridal magazines until I agreed to have one of these things myself, and they pretty much confirmed the idea that "traditional" bride-dom was not for me. As a bride-to-be I've become more curious about how my the people who share my genes (and aversions) have celebrated marriage. My grandparents' unfussy wartime wedding (photo …


Added by Blue Collar Bride on February 21, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Sweet Giveaway for Your Candy Buffet!

Candy buffets are popular for a reason! They’re pretty to look at and can be tailored to suit the colors and style of your wedding. This giveaway comes to us from Senseless Sophistication, an Etsy shop specializing in handmade labels, signs, favors, and more for your wedding. Check out owner Emily Hatch’s post on planning your wedding with your guests in mind!…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on February 3, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

Barn Weddings

Barns have long been places people not only worked together, but where they shared food, music, and good times. They're a fitting venue for a celebration among family and friends, easily accommodating a crowd. Like vineyards a few years back, barns are gaining popularity as an alternative wedding venue, which is good news for farms seeking supplementary sources of income.

There are now many websites and businesses that can help you locate barns rented specifically for special events…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on January 18, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

The Encore Wedding: Why it's more fun the second time around

To day every wedding is regarded as an occasion for celebration on the scale of your choosing, regardless of the number of times you've walked down the aisle. Rules suggesting that a wedding be quiet or small because it's not your first are for the most part considered remnants of a bygone era. While you can feel free to ignore antiquated negative connotations, you might actually be able to use the old notion that a second wedding should be downplayed to your advantage. Without the…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on January 16, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Winter Wedding Ideas

Many weddings happen during the spring and summer. There are lots of reasons to plan then. The weather is good, outdoor venues can be fully utilized, the season is a time of new life, which is a symbolism lots of couples are attracted to.

However, for the couple looking for something a little different, consider having your wedding in the winter. It doesn’t…


Added by Blue Collar Bride on January 12, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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