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Do It Yourself Weddings Guide, Issue #022 -- What to Do With Extra Invitations
May 24, 2007

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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: Extra Invitations Crafts
  • Reader Question: Potluck invitation wording?

What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings

Here are some new articles:

Tips on Choosing a Videographer
If you decide to go the professional route for your video, here are some tips on what to look for and what to ask. Guest author, Mark Pommett, is a professional videographer and shares his knowledge!

Handmade Favors: Matchbook Alternative Favors
Guest author and invitation crafty girl, Delilah Hatch (of Do It Yourself Invitations--no relation to my site) wrote this article for us on creating matchbook alternative favors! Really cute and easy favors!

Diamonds: Internet Buying vs Retail
A fabulous article contributed by Andy Moquin (of Andrew's Jewelers) all about the ins and outs of buying diamonds on the internet versus retail. Some really great tips that I really wish I knew a long time ago...could have probably saved some money! A must read if you still have jewelry to buy!

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: What to Do With Extra Invitations

This crafty tip was sent in by Miranda Stolz:

"After my wedding I had extra invitations that were never sent out. I framed one in a double frame with the invite on one side and a photo from our wedding on the other. It looks great!"

Thanks for the tip, Miranda! This gets me thinking though...what ELSE can we do with extra invitations? Scrapbook them, frame them...anything else? If anyone has some ideas, please contact me!

Reader Question: Potluck Invite Wording

A reader recently asked about wording for potluck weddings...and I remembered that someone else several months ago emailed the same question! are some wording ideas for a potluck reception:

First, it is important to have it somewhere in your invites that it is a potluck, afterall, you need to get people to bring a dish! This could easily be on a seperate card within the invitation packet.

A friend of mine used this wording and I think it is lovely:

On her main invite:

"Celebrate with us! A potluck reception, drinks and dancing will immediately follow the ceremony"

Then on a seperate card:

"Potluck Reception--a vegetiarian and meat main dish will be provided. If you would like, please bring a family favorite to pass. We would cherish the receipe too!"

On the RSVP cards a space was provided that said "I will bring _________ to the potluck reception."

You can also instead have someone in charge of coordinating who brings what if you are afraid you'll get 30 salads! You may also want to mention if anything is provided, such as a main dish, drinks or cake!

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