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Do It Yourself Weddings Guide, Issue #027 -- Destination Weddings, Do or Don't?
February 19, 2008

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
  • Kauai Destination Wedding Review
  • Save Money By Choosing a Destination Wedding
  • Spring Flowers In Season Photos
  • Casual But Elegant Wedding by Guest Author, Patricia McKenzie
  • Reader Tip: Glass Etching

What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings

Welcome & congrats to all the new DIY planners who got engaged over Valentine's Day. Here are some new articles:

Kauai Destination Wedding Review
Some photos and details from a recent Kauau destination wedding I attended. It was lovely and if I did my wedding all over again...this is where I'd pick! Honest!

Save Money By Choosing a Destination Wedding
Speaking of destination weddings, did you know you can actually save money by having your wedding elsewhere? Check out this article if you have any interest in a destination wedding. A breezy romantic beach perhaps? Includes a list of legal marriage spots in the Caribbean and all kinds of other tips.

Photos of In Season Spring Flowers
This section isn't new, but it has been updated! Check out in season photos for spring...and fall too! Use in season flowers to save money on your centerpieces.

Elegant but Casual Wedding
This article is by guest author, Patricia McKenzie. She has loads of adorable ideas for decor and generating a "feel" for a certain wedding, whether it be a beach wedding or a winter wedding.

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: Glass Etching

Jen K. wrote in with this great reader tip:

I just discovered how easy it is to do glass etching and we are going to etch champagne glasses for each of our wedding party members. We plan to etch simple shapes, like stars and swirls on them, but not text, more of a design. Thought you might like the idea! Love your site!

Thanks Jen, for writing in and sharing your tip! For those of you who haven't tried glass etching, it is really quite simple! Really! You purchase a glass etching solution (a bottle of some nasty liquid cream, it is hydroflouric acid to be exact) tape off what you don't want etched like a stencil (see the Freezer Paper Stenciling page for how to cut stencils) only use tape for your stencil, not freezer paper. You can also find kits that include the etching cream and vinyl masking sheets to create the stencils on. Very fun, but be careful with that etching cream...if it can burn through glass imagine what it can do to your skin. Please wear gloves and use proper ventilation!

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