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Do It Yourself Weddings Guide, Issue #012 -- Non-Cheesy Southwestern Wedding Theme Favors
June 28, 2006

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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: Breaking In Your Wedding Shoes
  • Question From My Email Bag: Non-Cheesy Southwestern Theme Favor Ideas

What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings

Excellent new centerpiece ideas article complete with a bunch of photos to inspire you!

Wedding Candle Centerpiece Ideas
Ideas for many candle centerpiece arrangements. Easy to do yourself and a way to create a romantic ambiance at your reception. Includes a bunch of great photo examples from actual weddings!

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: Breaking In Wedding Shoes

The following great reader tip was sent in by Kandace Welsh:

"I planned on doing a lot of dancing at my reception and was worried that my feet would hurt in the heels I picked out and I really didn't want ankles full of blisters for my honeymoon. A month before the wedding I started wearing my shoes for an hour at a time around the house doing light housework like dusting or doing the dishes. At first, just an hour in my shoes would hurt my feet but after a couple weeks I could wear them for several hours. My feet didn't hurt at all on my wedding night and no blisters either."

Thanks for the tip, Kandace! Follow her wise advice if you aren't accustomed to wearing heels or the type of shoes you've selected for your wedding. Certainly if you plan to do a lot of walking on your honeymoon you'll want to avoid pesky ankle blisters!

Question From My Email Bag: Non-Cheesy Southwestern Themed Favors

A reader named Dawn wrote in to ask:

"I am planning a Southwestern theme wedding in Texas but I don't want it to be cheesy. No cowbow stuff! We're having tex-mex food and the colors are earthtones. I want classy but still southwestern and I'm at a loss for favor ideas. All the southwestern themed stuff is cheesy, like cowboy boot magnets. Yuck! Any non-cheesy ideas?"

Sounds like you are running into the problem of searching by your theme name! If you look at "southwestern favors" you are bound to get all the cheesy stuff! However, there are a ton of favors that would work with your theme but aren't as obvious!

I love, love these tiny cactus plant favors in little terracotta pots. These are from the Home Depot and were 2 for a dollar! Add a sticker to the pot, a ribbon with a tag or create a tag on a toothpick to turn these into cute favors!

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