The veiled truth – how to choose the perfect wedding veil

Choosing the right veil for your wedding can be tricky. The days of only having to choose between a handful of veil-lengths, based on the venue you choose, are long gone.

Now, brides are choosing their wedding veil based on their personality and dress style. Short dresses just scream for short veils or blushers. Long, traditional-style dresses look great with just about any style. Details such as pops of color, gorgeous mantilla lace details and embellishments are all sweet additions.

David’s Bridal has a great resource on veils – if you’re not sure of the right kind for your dress-style, or just want to learn a little before you decide, they offer a pretty solid description of styles and a riduculous selection of styles.

And, OMG, I had NO idea that they have combs and hairflowers – to wear alone or accent your veil (or, as many brides do, swap with the veil after heading down the aisle).

My favorite piece? A sweet Russian netting birdcage veil with a feather-flower embellishment (H7546). So lovely!

image from davidsbridal.com

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Wedding Details – The Cardbox

I wanted something a little different for our cardbox.

I stalked eBay, Craigslist and online stores for the perfect birdcage. It had to be large and difficult to simply pick up or open (I’ve heard too many horror stories about staff, guests or crashers stealing wedding cards, or the entire cardbox!).

We finally scored a sweet birdcage, originally from Pier 1, for under $20. I went to work removing a few bars, and R used some sort of saw or other machinery to cut through a metal bar (so we could make a slot).

R took the cage out to the yard and went through 3 cans of spraypaint to turn it from a dingy brown to a luscious ivory color.

I finished it off with a layer of Paper-Source scrollwork paper in the bottom.

As a finishing touch, we added the sweet sign “Cards and Kind Wishes” and hung it by ribbons.

It served a function while also looking pretty gorgeous on the gift table.

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I’m Like a Bird… Or at Least “I Like a Bird Cage”

I have spent FAR too much time stalking Save-On-Crafts and other craft sites, looking for my birdcage cardholder/cardbox/whatever.

Then, feeling bored the other day, I swung over to Craigslist and searched for “birdcage.”

I found a fantastic metal and wood birdcage from Pier 1 — it was about 15 miles from my home and a whopping $10.

Of course I got it! Here’s the “before” pic. And, watch for my “improved & wedding-ready” version of this cage (hint: the spruce up “ingredients” all came from Paper-Source). I love it!
birdcage