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Do It Yourself Weddings Guide, Issue #023 -- Special Request to This Summer's Brides
June 19, 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: More Extra Invitations Crafts
  • Special Request: Are You Getting Married This Summer?

What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings

Here are some new articles:

Hip DIY Bridesmaid Gift Idea - Stencils
Make stenciled shirts, pillows, tote bags and more for your bridesmaids. Even better, have them join you in the fun! This stencil craft using freezer paper is so addictive and easy you'll find yourself creating gifts for everyone!

Top Tips From a Wedding Coordinator
Guest author, Alison Dix, shares her top tips as a seasoned wedding coordinator. Take this advice from a real expert and take it to heart! It isn't often you get free advice from a wedding pro!

Pictures of Wedding Hair Styles
Our wedding hairstyles resources page has been updated! It links to several sites where you can view some hairstyles to get ideas. A great way to kill several hours when you should be working.

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: MORE extra invitations ideas...

In response to last month's newsletter where I asked if anyone had other crafty ideas for what to do with extra invites, Candace B. offered up this great idea:

"I haven't done this yet, but maybe you could decorate a wedding scrapbook with them. The ouside cover of it, like a collage."

Cool idea! Turn any plain scrapbook cover into a collage of your invites! Decoupage anyone? In fact, you could also decoupage a wooden keepsake box with a cut up collage of invites and inside store some wedding keepsakes. Put in your jewelry, a champagne glass, invite, garter, dried flowers, whatever you're planning to save.

Decoupage is where you simply glue on the collage to the ouside of your box (or book cover) and then paint a seal over it to protect it. This method would also be a stunning way to decorate a wooden frame with an invite collage that would of course frame a wedding photo!

On a wooden box or wooden frame, several coats of clear varnish would protect it forever. These Decoupage Preparation Instructions from the Decoupage-Online site are pretty detailed in explaining what you'll need.

Special Request: Getting Married This Summer?

Now that we are in the middle of June (can you believe it?) I know that many of you readers are getting married soon...or perhaps you just did! If you are having your wedding this summer please write us and tell us about what you "did yourself" and how it went!

The best way to learn is to learn from others! I know you might have the tendency to be "done" with wedding planning stuff after your day is over and you want a break from thinking about weddings! But...pretty please...drop us a line and tell us about your day! Us "do it yourselfers" have to stick together so we can beat the Wedding Industry Cookie Cutter Wedding Machine!

So send us your "after wedding" review and tell us all about it! Future brides will thank you!

Have a Reader Tip or a Wedding Question? Contact Us!

Have a handy tip to share that you've learned? How about sharing what your own "do it yourself" wedding plans are! Even better, if your wedding has passed share some photos with us! Please contact us to submit your tips, ideas, plans or questions.

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We have well over 100 articles on wedding crafts, do it yourself instructions and advice. Plus, more are added each week!

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