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Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team


‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 3/2/13’ by ravengrrl


Pastel Peach Lace Bridal Bol…

$35

Wedding Unity Candle Set, Un…

$190

Rose Candle Unity Set, Eco L…

$180

Silver Sequined Bow Wedding …

$59

Dusky pink and ivory handmad…

$11.95

Amber color SWAROVSKI crysta…

$29

Purple SWAROVSKI crystal & p…

$29

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding…

$17

Large Men’s Vest Waistco…

$32

Button-on Suspenders Vintage…

$24.99

Tall Men’s Blazer 40XL V…

$42

Tall Men’s Blazer 40XL V…

$48

Peacock bird SWAROVSKI cryst…

$39

Wedding bouquet photo charm …

$9.99

Wedding bouquet frame charm….

$8.99

ivory bridal wrap in merino …

$220

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Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Today I have a plethora of goodness from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. So, without further ado, four fantastic treasuries full of wedding bits and bobs to make your day uniquely you.

‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #1’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bouquet and memorial…

$8.99

Wedding bouquet charm. Cranb…

$8.99

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$115.00

silk lace chuppah (made-to-o…

$780.00

Fingerless Bridal Gloves: Wh…

$27.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$38.00

Brown Handmade Tulle Lace Co…

$37.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$52.00

Lace Pocket – Simple Wedding…

$4.99

With Love Wedding Invitation…

$4.99

Gates – Romantic Wedding Inv…

$9.99

Lace – Bridal Shower Invitat…

$3.99

Wedding Hair Flower Headband…

$52.00

Thank You Wedding Favor Tags…

$24.00

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding…

$25.00

Personalized Wedding Ornamen…

$150.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #2’ by ravengrrl


Boutonniere, Turquoise Satin…

$12.00

Weddings, Bridal/Bridesmaid …

$31.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$41.00

Brown Handmade Tulle Lace Co…

$37.00

Wood Wedding Placecard Holde…

$95.00

Sugar Starfish Seashell Bobb…

$19.00

Ivory Flowery Headpiece / H…

$60.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$85.00

Lace Bib Statement Necklace …

$40.00

Wedding Jewelry, Brilliant S…

$40.00

Wedding Hair accessory made …

$32.50

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Princess Marie Antoinette Iv…

$75.00

Marie Antoinette Ivory and P…

$75.00

White Net Tulle Stole Shawl …

$75.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #3’ by ravengrrl


Wedding bouquet frame charm….

$8.99

ORANGE, Large Organza Flower…

$13.50

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$30.00

Petite bouquet, Flower Girl …

$32.00

Wedding seating chart. Const…

$45.00

Flower Girl Kissing Ball, Po…

$28.00

Ring Bearing Pillow: Unusual…

$38.00

Black Handmade Cotton Lace C…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$43.00

Purple Vanda Bouquet, Bridal…

$65.00

Monogram Mesh – Modern Weddi…

$7.99

Frame – Elegant Wedding Invi…

$6.99

Lace – Elegant Wedding Invit…

$4.99

Large Elegant Ivory Feather …

$29.50

COCO Glitter and Lace Weddin…

$675.00

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‘Saturday’s Latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 2/16/13 #4’ by ravengrrl


Unity Candle Set, Wedding Ce…

$200.00

Rose Candle Unity Set, Pilla…

$170.00

Mint Origami Crane Rose Brid…

$120.00

Wedding Ring Pillow – Satin …

$39.00

Succulent Bridal Bouquet, Ru…

$150.00

Wedding Invitation Penthouse…

$3.50

PDF crochet pattern – heart …

$4.90

3 tier Cake Stand Honey Bun…

$95.00

Extra Large Gumpaste Flower…

$100.00

Bridal jewelry set, Bridal b…

$84.00

Seed Paper Invitations custo…

$250.00

Wedding Decorations/Receptio…

$100.00

Wedding Reception Candy Bar/…

$10.00

DIY printable wedding altern…

$20.00

Wedding Card Box and Banner …

$229.00

White Medieval Wedding Dress…

$615.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Weekly roundup with great Etsy finds

What a delight to find that I am on Bride Tide’s Top 100 Wedding Blogs list again! Thanks so much to all of you for nominations and support!

This week’s posts ran the gamut from centerpieces to Japanese inspiration. Here are a few treasuries to go with this week’s posts and get you started on bits and bobs for your own special day!

‘Wedding Centerpieces’ by ravengrrl


Bling Candelabra, Bling Chan…

$55.00

Wedding centerpiece. Repurp…

$35.00

Wedding Centerpiece, Wedding…

$39.00

Wedding Centerpiece Upcycled…

$135.00

Burlap Wedding centerpiece f…

$34.50

Rustic Wedding Centerpiece C…

$120.00

Glass Hanging Terrarium Jumb…

$37.00

Creme-white driftwood candle…

$39.00

Colorful Fabric Wrapped Vase…

$30.00

Log Candle, Fireplace Log, Y…

$40.00

FERN GREEN Vintage Decorativ…

$32.75

Stackable Teacups & Teapot C…

$40.00

Silk Floral Wedding Centerpi…

$65.00

Treasury Item- Mason Jar Lac…

$18.50

Forever candle luminary for …

$42.00

Large Moss Purse and Angel V…

$12.95

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‘Statement Ties’ by ravengrrl

Men’s ties that command attention.


Blue Tie. Men Tie. Hand Pain…

$35.00

SALE Men’s Tie Klimt, ex…

$72.00

Kryptonite Supermans Rock on…

$30.00

Mens skull striped necktie, …

$40.00

Tie – Dapper Fox Necktie – M…

$28.00

Absinthe bow tie, self-tie. …

$40.00

The Beau- NEW men’s prep…

$36.00

Neckties – Seaside Necktie …

$22.95

Carmen Men’s Tie (MADE T…

$90.00

Mens Necktie Cream World Map…

$19.95

Custom, Hand Painted, Men…

$65.00

Red Crystal Embellished Tie …

$35.00

Doctor Who – Tardis – Freest…

$25.00

Custom Hand Tailored Retro S…

$35.00

Against The Grain Necktie – …

$24.00

Pomp & Ceremony, Men’s B…

$55.00

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‘Japanese Inspired Wedding Details’ by ravengrrl


Koi Invitation, Koi wedding …

$1.99

Asian Wedding Invitation wit…

$4.75

Japanese Obi Sash Pale Gold …

$65.00

Wedding Dress with vintage w…

$720.00

3 White Cherry Blossom Hair …

$27.00

White Innocence Japanese Kan…

$24.99

Custom made wedding rings – …

$200000.00

Vintage Japanese Painting Cu…

$38.00

4 wedding ties. Groomsmen ne…

$108.00

Original Square Sushi Candle…

$2.75

Japanese Chopsticks Wedding …

$76.00

SAKURA Wedding Card Box Mone…

$85.00

Kimono bunting flags, Japane…

$20.00

Bride and Groom WEDDING CAKE…

$138.00

10 Lotus Lanterns, origami w…

$110.00

Pre Fixe Peace Crane Ornamen…

$5.00

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Tip or Trend Tuesday: Handy dandy masculine wear tips and trends

Today I thought I’d help out my masculine readers with some great infographics from AK FEDEAU and The Art of Manliness to assist you with your wedding day ensemble. Whether you are looking to wear a 3-piece or two-button suit, or a formal tuxedo, get to know your menswear before you go shopping. This will make for a quick and easy shopping experience for you and your attendants. Don’t know how to tie a bow tie or a traditional necktie? Check out the visuals below and nail it on your wedding day. Finally, the basics on polishing your shoes. Make those bad boys shine to complete your wedding day look.

The rumor around menswear is that double-breasted jackets are back, courtesy of movies like The Great Gatsby and shows like Downton Abbey. The other trend I want to share with you comes from the pages of a great many wedding blogs and photographers…super fun socks for the groom and attendants. So, here’s some great guides and how-tos for you along with some wedding day ensemble inspiration.

All about menswear from AK FEDEAU THE BLOG:

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How to tie a bow tie from The Art of Manliness

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How to tie a Four-in-Hand Necktie, from The Art of Manliness

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The art of shining shoes, from The Art of Manliness

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Menswear Trends- Double Breasted- Wedding

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Friday’s Favorites: Etsy Finds: Geektastic Nuptials and Boho Beachiness

Welcome to another week of Friday’s Favorites, where I round up the week’s posts with great Etsy Finds. This week for Monday’s Finding we had geeky wedding details and Etsy has plenty of wedding geekery. Then, we had a boho beach inspiration on Wedding Wednesday and I found some gorgeous beachy bits and bobs, including a gorgeous bridal gown. I hope you like this week’s finds and enjoy your weekend!

‘Geektastic Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

Doctor Who (my fave), Star Wars, Zombies, and Robots


Doctor Who – Tardis Boutonni…

$24.00

Doctor Who Inspired TARDIS W…

$9.00

police box tardis style doct…

$48.50

Doctor Who inspired TARDIS t…

$25.00

Star Wars Ring – Sterling Si…

$325.00

Star Wars Wedding Cake Toppe…

$32.00

I love you I know cufflinks

$40.00

Padme Amidala Picnic Dress C…

$880.00

Size Medium ivory Moss and T…

$395.00

Zombie Wedding cake topper s…

$50.00

Chocolate Zombie Brains

$6.00

Zombie Brain Garter

$22.50

Silver and Gold Robots in Lo…

$75.00

Bridal Bouquet Steampunk Wed…

$275.00

Gray and Silver ‘Tinman&…

$19.95

Hand Drawn Ink Guest book Ar…

$55.00

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‘Boho Beach Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Beach Wedding Dress. Cottage…

$418.00

Victorian Bridal Headband, P…

$135.00

Beach Wedding Necklace and e…

$290.00

White Mother of Pearl Barefo…

$35.00

Pastel Sea Urchin, Coral, Pe…

$118.00

Sea Urchin Cufflinks – Pink

$44.00

4 silk neckties, groomsmen m…

$144.00

KELVANN — Nautical Shell, S…

$14.00

taupe whisper pink & cream c…

$160.00

Seahorse Wedding Cake Topper…

$50.00

Whimsical Bohemian Beach Wed…

$125.00

Beach Wedding Invitations In…

$13.50

Beach Wedding Candle- Soy W…

$18.00

Mason Jar Lanterns Beach The…

$50.00

Beach Wedding Decoration – S…

$85.00

SHOES OPTIONAL with your nam…

$49.95

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Friday’s Favorites: Maids, Gents, and French Country Style

Happy Weekend! This week’s favorites include three great Etsy Treasuries: Bridesmaids dresses, Groomsmen accessories, and a collection of beautiful French Country wedding bits and bobs in pink and green. If you are looking for more, take a peek at this past week’s posts that Friday’s Favorites are based on. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

‘Sure to Love ‘Maids Dresses’ by ravengrrl

Bridesmaids dresses your maids are sure to love.


Custom make Vintage A Line W…

$177.00

Bridesmaid Dress With 3/4 Sl…

$145.00

Enchantment Dress, Navy Lace…

$239.00

Beach Wedding Bride Bridesma…

$159.00

50’s rockabilly dresses,…

$159.00

Custom Bridesmaids Dresses

$150.00

mix bridesmaid dresses / R…

$99.99

Brown and Blue Floral Cotto…

$130.00

One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dres…

$137.00

Beach Sweetheart Sleeveless …

$123.00

Black bridesmaid dress with …

$190.00

A-line One Shoulder Mini Taf…

$99.00

EXELLE Mocha Lavender Floral…

$230.00

Infinity and convertible wra…

$145.00

Vintage inspired bridesmaid …

$95.00

Soft Chiffon Strapless Bride…

$79.00

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‘Handsome Gents: Groomsmen’ by ravengrrl

Groomsmen accessories


Latte Pure Linen Men Suit

$240.00

Groom Men’s Wedding Neck…

$74.00

Wedding Mens Necktie John Fo…

$51.00

Classic Blue Beige Stripes M…

$54.00

Custom Vest, Printed with Yo…

$90.00

Custom Cravats and Ascots

$38.00

Original Crochet Bow Ties

$12.00

6 damask wedding neckties. G…

$162.00

Smart Kid – Men’s Adjust…

$30.00

6 silkscreened wedding neckt…

$135.50

Fall Necktie Set, Wedding Ne…

$60.00

Freestyle Bowtie for Men Lim…

$28.99

New Ascot Tie Cravat. Elegan…

$30.00

Skull & Crossbones black bow…

$18.00

Custom Set of Vintage Grooms…

$225.00

Black Dragonfly Silk Brocade…

$38.00

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‘French Country Wedding in Pink and Green’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Invitation Set of 10…

$52.00

Custom Vintage FRENCH GARDEN…

$61.95

Green Metal Basket-Metal Wir…

$14.95

Vintage pink blush bow comb …

$20.00

Wedding Ring pillow exquisit…

$103.00

Wedding Thank You Tags, Pink…

$0.75

Wedding Favor Cones, French …

$2.15

Pink Shabby Chic Birdcage. W…

$49.99

Bridal hair piece – LEONA d…

$39.00

LOVE BANNER hand made french…

$20.00

French Macarons – Custom by…

$18.00

Mint Green French Easel / Co…

$20.00

Marie Antoinette Style pumps…

$60.00

Summer necklace made of drea…

$30.50

Ready to Ship – Wedding Cake…

$88.00

Je t’aime I love you – R…

$27.00

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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Happy Maids and Gents = Happy Bride

Today, I have some advice on how to keep your bridesmaids and guymaids happy and you’re relationships with them in peak condition throughout your wedding planning process. First things first, remember that these are the women and men that you love and cherish the most. So much so, that you have asked them to stand next to you on what is the most important day of your life. Keep that in mind as you progress through the months leading up to your wedding. You don’t want to lose your besties by turning in to an unhinged Bridezilla.

Trust me, nothing positive will resort from Bridezilla antics.      Source:  http://marryingananti-bride.blogspot.com/2012/09/sooo-what-is-anti-bride.html

Trust me, nothing positive will resort from Bridezilla antics. Source: http://marryingananti-bride.blogspot.com/2012/09/sooo-what-is-anti-bride.html

Second, keep the finances of each of your attendants in mind when choosing your bridesmaid’s and guymaid’s attire. If you have one person who could realistically afford a $400 dress/suit and another who can only afford to spend $200 or less, don’t make the one with the smaller budget feel insecure, misunderstood, and feeling like he or she has to get a part time job just to pay for being in your wedding. What to do? Either choose a more affordable dress or pay the difference. Remember rule number one: these are the most important people to you, treat them with love and respect.

Next, consider the body type of ALL of your bridal party when choosing what they will wear. I went through this hell with my sister many years ago. The dress she chose was great for the other bridesmaids who were smaller busted, but me (even at 15) was busting out all over. Even though my mom hunted down matching lace for the top, I was still showing a bit too much for my age. Groomsmen were hitting on me and once we got to the reception venue where an Air Force event was taking place, let’s just say I couldn’t go anywhere unescorted. It was totally embarrassing and I would hate for anyone else (15 or not) to have to deal with a similar situation. If you have petite or plus size maids, pic a style that will flatter everyone. No one should have to crash diet or wear sky high heels just to work an outfit. This too goes back to rule number one.

Fourth, when planning events such as the bridal shower and bachelorette parties, keep the budgets and beliefs of your maids and gents in mind. That trip to Vegas could conflict with religious beliefs or be unattainable due to finances. Trust me, you can have a great bachelorette party keeping it local and affordable and by everyone present keeping their clothes on. If you and your maids can do the weekend in Vegas, then by all means drop some dollars in the slot for me!

Finally, be respectful of your maids’ and gents’ time. Give yourself a good old fashioned reality check when it comes to your expectations of your crew. Expecting them to attend each and every wedding related event from dress shopping, making favors, to parties is incredibly selfish and unrealistic. They have lives too and you have to keep in mind that they have to work, take care of their kids, pay bills, etc. and that your only expectation should be for them to attend the rehearsal the day before the wedding, purchase their outfits, and stand next to you at the wedding. That’s all that should be asked and expected of them. Don’t be like this real bride who sent this letter (that has since gone viral) to her bridal party:

“To my lovely Bridesmaid: [Names removed to protect the brideslaves]

As you all know I picked 10 wonderful ladies to stand by my side, share and make happen my special day to Jake. Each of you individually have a reason and a special place in my heart of why I picked you to be a bridesmaid. We have set our date for Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado. That seems far away but it really isn’t, the earlier the planning the better. You may have already knew that my wonderful sister L— will be the Maid of Honor, she’s in charge under me. Also my lovely mom will be a big help as well. L— has a big role in throwing me a bridal shower and bachelorette party, of course all of you guys do but at the end of the day shes the go to person and makes it happen+Doe.

You all have a big roll in this wedding, so before we continue I’m going to be setting some ground rules and its very important you read and think about everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmaid. If you guys email anything I would also like you to put L— in the CC. Not all the bridesmaid need to be CC’d unless its coming from me or L—, if it something everyone needs to see then well do it. We set the date to August 31, 2013 if that’s a problem we need to know NOW. Also by the end of the week we will be setting dates for the engagement party, bridal show and bachelorette party.

Our wedding party is really the most important people at the wedding besides my self and Jake so we want every single one of our bridesmaid and grooms at our parties, I have 10 not 8 where two couldn’t make it so if you already know you cant make one of the parties then we have to find someone else, not to be harsh in the slightest it would sadden me and of course you’ll still be invited to our wedding, engagement ect. But it’s different if your not in the wedding party and couldn’t make it. We’ll give everyone well advance dates for the parties and it will always fall on a weekend. The wedding as I stated will be in Vail the engagement party will either be in NY or CT and the bachelorette party will be in Vegas, cliche yeaa but I’ve never been.

A few girls live out of town so if there is going to be a problem with coming to either one then I need to know now because after this week I don’t want to be surprised. I would like everyone to send me any dates they are going away or planning to go away after February so if your going away in January I don’t care. I want any dates from February to the day of our wedding in August, that way we know not to plan something when your away. But after this week the dates are set in stone. Also if money is tight and you cant afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or wont be able to afford a dress etc then L— and Myself don’t have time to deal with that, I’m sorry. This includes flights as well, everyone knows the states where the parties are going to be held so if you wont be able to afford a flight then that means you cant make a party which ultimately means I cant have you as a bridesmaid. Obviously we’ll get the best deals and were not gonna books flights for $1000 and shit that’s why were doing this in advance, that goes for bridesmaids dresses as well everything will be affordable but if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding.

If your out of state though don’t think you have to fly in for all fittings, that we will work with you, find stores in your town, get measurements..you don’t have to worry about that. Also if you accept this honor another thing is that you need to be available, I’m not going to harass you with wedding stuff every hour of everyday but if its something important and it takes you a week even 2-3 days to get back to me seeeee ya! I don’t have time to wait around for responses, everyone has their phone on them, it shouldn’t take you more than a day to get back to me, even if your out of the country, check your email!

Furthermore, Ever since I could remember I have dreamed about this day all my life. I want to share it with the people that are most important to me. You only get one time to plan your dream wedding and I couldn’t pick a more amazing group of girls to make that dream come true! So please, what’s stated above think about it all and by Wednesday I need to know if everyone is 100% in, and what I have asked about sending me dates if your gonna be away between Feb-Aug ill need that on Wednesday. If you don’t think you’ll be able to attend one party but can make the rest of them I’m sorry but I’ll have to take you out as a bridesmaid and put you as a guest. If you want to get back to me before Wednesday, that’s fine. Really think about everything I’ve said. This is really going to be the most epic wedding ever so I hope you girls can share this special day with us!

Love,”

Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/10/this-bridezillas-letter-to-her-potential-bridesmaids-is-sad-terrifying/#ixzz2I1Xnn8rF

Really? That is one big mess of crazy and I would hope that her bridesmaids stood up to her.

So, with that said, how about some affordable bridesmaids dresses for under $150?! For your guymaids, rental suits and tuxes are typically under $150, but here are some great accessories under $50 so your guys can spice up those cookie cutter rentals. Don’t forget to come back on Friday for bridesmaid’s dresses and guymaid’s accessories from Etsy.

Bridesmaid Dresses under $150

Pink dress
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Formal evening dress
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orchid dress
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Men's Ties "Guymaids" under $50