Wedding Paper Divas

If you are looking for an affordable route to create beautiful, personalized invitations, then you have to check out the huge assortment of paper goodies from Wedding Paper Divas. From the pretty hues used on their stylish save the date cards to the lovely new themes on our bridal shower invitations, engagement party invitations and save the date magnets, you can find all the freshest new styles at Wedding Paper Divas.

When it comes to wedding planning, the key is timing! Here are a few tips from our friends at Wedding Paper Divas to have an easy-breezy and stress-free planning.

You should order your save the date and create your wedding website  at least eight months before your wedding date. Good news… it’s absolutely free at Wedding Paper Divas! Check it out.

Send your save the date at least six months before the wedding, especially if your guests need to travel to the location. Then, order your wedding invitations with response cards, enclosure cards and thank you cards

Order thank you cards for your shower four months in advanced. Get your guest list organized and envelopes ready to be addressed. Trust me, this takes longer than you think!

Mail your invitations (and prepare for the oohs and ahhs); then order your programs, menus and  place cards at least two months before the big day.

You should order your favors or DIY them at least four weeks before the wedding.Don’t forget to post the wedding on your site and update it regularly throughout!

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09.26.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

A Fall Wedding at Blue Lake Ranch


It’s just starting to feel like fall here in Atlanta, so I can’t think of a better way to kick off the week than with this beautiful, fall wedding all the way from Blue Lake Ranch in Durango, Colorado. Just by looking at the photos, you can tell this couple is so sweet and have such a tender love. As the photographer said, “Chase and Amy’s ceremony was so genuine, and their love for each other is so apparent that we even teared up a little at their ceremony! Nothing in the world photographs so beautifully than a truly happy face.” And how about the bride’s breathtaking lace back dress? The delicate lace is so intricate and personal and filled with the most beautiful details. Be sure to visit our real weddings gallery for more images from this delicate lace outdoor wedding.
Photography: Brumley and Wells // Dress: Ulla-Maija // Hair: TRIM // Coordination and Styling: Celebrations // Flowers: April’s Garden // Venue: Blue Lake Ranch // Catering & Cake: The Yellow Carrot // Invitations: Dandy Lions

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09.24.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog

Macy’s Scan For A Grand

Recently Engaged?? If so, then boy do we have a treat for you! For ONE DAY only, Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registryinvites all soon-to-be-newlyweds to Scan for a Grand on Thursday, October 4, for a chance to win hundreds of $100, $500 or $1,000 Macy’s Gift Card prizes instantly when they create their dream registry!
Entry is super simple. All engaged couples must RSVP online and then head to their local participating Macy’s on Thursday, October 4 to register and start scanning. The event starts at 5 p.m. in your local time zone and ends at store close. Any newly engaged couple is eligible to participate. Get a jump start and start your register online today! 
When scanning items, brides can either use a traditional scanner provided by their local Macy’s, or can download the Macy’s app on their smartphone and start scanning items for their registry (FYI: Registry is a section within the Macy’s app, so brides will download the Macy’s app and see Gift Registry as a tab on the home page screen). Be sure to also scan the QR code located on the poster at every participating store for winner alerts.
To sweeten the deal and give you a sneak peak at some of the lovely products you can register for, Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry  is offering a giveaway to one lucky Once Wed reader! The giveaway includes one large and one small Denby Jet Rectangular Baker Dinnerware piece. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below with a link to your favorite Macy’s Wedding Registry item for a chance to win both pieces. Good luck and happy shopping for all of your wedding needs!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Puerto Rico 18 years or older.  Ends 10/4/12.  For Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions visit  To enter without scanning a QR code visit an in-store Macy’s kiosk.  Void where prohibited.

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09.24.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Purple Wedding Ideas

Typically purple wedding bouquets come off as cool (as in, cool colors) but this one gets warmed up with red-violet poke weed and antiqued oak hydrangea and sunset coral garden roses. Representing the purple-lavender family we see large garden roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, stock, butterfly bush, and vitex.

Photography by Rylee Hitchner // Styling by Joy Thigpen // Wholesale Flowers from, like them on their Facebook here

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09.19.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog