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Do It Yourself Weddings Guide, Issue #021 -- Wedding Wine Labels & DIY Manicure Reader Tips
April 18, 2007

The Do It Yourself Weddings Guide Newsletter is written by Amber Dusick, editor of the Do It Yourself Weddings site. This issue brings you even more ideas, instructions and tips on doing everything there is to do with weddings...yourself.

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Contents of this issue of Do It Yourself Weddings Guide

  • What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings - New Articles
  • Reader Tip: Wedding Wine Labels
  • Reader Tip: DIY French Manicure
  • Reader Question: Will a dancefloor ruin the grass?

What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings

Here are some new articles:

Easy Fruit Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
Yummy smelling and easy to make fruit centerpieces! Dress up boring old clear vases with cut up or whole fruit and get more "wow" with your tables!

Do-It-Yourself: Funny Wedding Speeches
Are you nervous about giving a "thank-you" speech at your wedding? Is your maid of honor or even the groom worried about it? Here are some tips to pulling it off by guest author, Mark Pommett.

New Homepage & Site Look!!!
This month we changed the entire look of our site! New colors and new photos. Looks fresher and is my favorite color now...purple. Stop on by and tell us what you think!

Check Our Newest Articles Page for More New Articles! Our newest articles page lists all the new articles as soon as they are uploaded! Never miss a new article by simply checking this page.

Reader Tip: Wine Bottle Labels

This thrifty & creative tip was sent in by Megan Brousseau:

"Here is a good idea for your readers: For our $5 bottles of Trader Joes, we are printing our own Labels with our picture and a special message. You just do it at home with your PC and printer. It is super cheap, easy, and hides the $5 label."

That is a great tip, thanks Megan! Custom labels will really dress up your tables too, as you can print them in colors that coordinate with your flowers or tablecloths. You can purchase full sheets (8.5 by 11) sheets of printable sticker paper and then simply cut out the labels and slap them on over the existing label. The sticker paper is thick enough to hide the labels underneath.

Reader Tip: DIY French Manicured Nails

This excellent tip was sent in by Teresa:

"I appreciate your recommendations on wedding nails. I have relatively nice looking natural nails now after working on them for almost two years after an incredibly damaging set of artificial nails. As soon as I got engaged I went and had acrylics put on to show off the nail. Long story short, I left with bleeding nail beds! I have followed a very consistent nail care routine now and I think I may be able to wear my natural nails for my wedding day in June.

I wanted to share with you that for a French Manicure white painted white tips, I have fallen in love with Sally Hansen's French Manicure Pen. It is so easy and it looks really nautrual under the soft pink polish that comes in the kit. This can be found at Walgreens and other drugstores. I thought I'd share my faster, easier way to the painted french manicure. Your site is lovely. Thank you for taking the time to share your information and your passion!"

Thanks for the nail are right, the pen is much easier and faster than the DIY French Manicure Nail Pencil Instructions using the pencil that needs to be wet down. Thanks!

Reader Question: Will a dance floor ruin the grass?

This question was asked by Megan--who gave us the wine label tip!:

"What do you think about putting a rental dance floor on the grass at our rented cottage? Is it too risky? Will it ruin the grass? "

Our dance floor was only on the grass from about 6pm to 1am so just for 7 hours. It didn't ruin the grass, but the grass was pressed down a bit, around the edges. According to a friend of mine who runs a party rental company in LA, dancing on the grass is more likely to ruin it than the dance floor is...just make sure to pick up the dance floor as soon as the wedding is over & don't leave it on the grass overnight. The dance floors that she rents are sort of raised underneath and only the edges sit on the ground so the grass isn't totally crushed. Ask the rental company about putting it on grass...they'll know from experience!

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