{DIY} Free Printable Drink Tickets from Evermine!

Looking for a savvy way to save money on your alcohol budget at your wedding? Why not some cute drink tickets, like these from Evermine! Best of all these little tickets are FREE! Concept is that each guest gets 2 tickets, which means those drinks are on you. After tickets all used up, drinks are on them. 

Head on over to their site to download the free printable here, and be sure to check out the cocktails they featured, too! Perfect for summertime wedding refreshing.


{Advice} How Guests Can Help the Bride on Her Big Day

We have a question for those that are going to be a guest at an upcoming wedding: Have you considered, or even questioned, how you could help the bride-to-be, before, during and/or after the wedding? Same goes for the brides: Have guests asked you what you could use help with, and do you know what to say to them? Some might be thinking, "Isn't that what the bridesmaids are there for?".  In fact, the bridesmaids are almost just as busy as the bride-to-be with their various duties, from wedding prep, to photos, speeches, helping wardrobe maintenance, and so on.

We have some savvy advice concerning this topic that was sent over to us from Ariane Fisher, Co-Founder of WeddingMix.  We have found her advice truly valuable for you lovely readers. I wish I had these tips before my own wedding! When my friend came in from Oregon, she asked what she could help with, I could've given her a task, I didn't want to "bother" her.  Knowing what I know now, these suggestions would have helped make things go more smoothly before, during, and after the big day, as little or big a task. Take a read and let us know if any of these tips speak to you. Enjoy!

{Bridal Beauty} Messy Five Strand Braid Tutorial

We love this messy 5-strand braid look! It's super relaxed, and well, messy! It looks complicated, but is relatively simple. This might not be the look for a bride, yet, it could work for a barefoot beach wedding, but why not do this on the honeymoon?! Check out the photo tutorial below from Latest-Hairstyles.com, with step by step instructions, and let us know if you'll be sporting the messy chic look anytime soon! 

Have you ever seen the 5-strand braid and wanted to learn how to do it? "It’s really just a simple weaving of the hair back and forth in an over under pattern," reveals braid guru Melissa Cook of Latest-Hairstyles.com. Just follow her simple steps below and you’ll quickly be on your way to learning the cute and intricate 5-strand braid.

1. Begin by separating the hair into five strands.

Request For: Wedding DIYs, Hair/Makeup Tutes & Signature Cocktails

Are you a Wedding Crafter by profession, a hair/makeup artist, and/or a mixologist? If so please read the following: We are currently seeking Wedding DIY Project Tutorials, Hair & Makeup Tutorials, & Signature Cocktail Recipes! If you have any that match the above, complete with step by step instructions, step by step photo tutorial, materials/ingredient list, and recipes, please feel free to send to info@savvydeetsbridal.

When you email please send high resolution photos, your step by step process, and any credit links to photography and/or your company.

Thanks, and we can't wait to feature your goods!

{DIY} Free Shabby Chic Chalkboard Save-The-Date Printable

It's time to send you newly engaged love birds a Save The Date Free Printable Download! This sweet design simply lets your loved ones know you are on your way to the aisle and you've picked the date. 

The printable file is a JPG, and will come without the text at the bottom, as seen below, so that you may add your own text. The font used in "Save the Date", the names and date is Cantoni, found here. We love this font, and use it often!

Peacock Masks: Most Extravagant Version of Peacock Wedding Theme

Ooh, have we a fun and gorgeous piece to share with you today, from Charles Goodwin and JustPoshMasks.com! Anyone planning a peacock themed wedding? How about adding beautiful, extravagant masks to the mix? Here are some great ideas for you to peruse and enjoy!

Gone are the days where white weddings were the only option. With more and more couples opting for themes involving colour – from a subtle hint of a pale pink to full on rainbow delights – now is the perfect chance to do something that little bit more exciting.

{Bridal Beauty} The Double Wrap Topsy Tail Tutorial

Brides and Bridesmaids, if you're looking for a sleek, pony tail look for your upcoming wedding events, we were sent over this easy to follow tutorial from Latest-Hairstyles.com contributor Jennie Kay. If my hair was long enough, I'd definitely try this look for the two upcoming weddings I'm in later this year.

Check out the tute and let us know what you think of The Double Wrap Topsy Tail!

{DIY} 4 Budget-Friendly DIY Projects For Your Wedding

Hi crafty DIY brides, how are your projects coming along, or have you even begun to dive into the DIY wedding land? Well, if you need some guidance and ideas, we have 4 project areas that are perfect for DIY opportunities. Take a look at what's being covered, and let us know what you'll be DIY-ing in the coming weeks to your wedding!

Of course you don’t want to compromise anything about your special day, but a budget friendly wedding doesn’t mean sacrificing style. A few details made into DIY projects will not only save you cash, they will also add a unique flair to the celebration. CNN Money says the average couple spends $30,000 on a wedding, so most would probably welcome the opportunity to save a little money. These projects are easy and will make your ceremony distinctive and memorable.

{Advice} Areas of Your Wedding that You can Save More Money On

Are looking for ways to cut costs at your wedding? Well we have some very savvy advice to share with you that was sent over to us, offering suggestions on where best to save, from the venue, to wedding favors, and other areas. We hope you find this useful! Let us know which of these tips you would consider in cutting costs at your upcoming wedding. 

If there is one thing that couples learn when they begin planning their wedding, is that having a wedding is expensive. Many couples today pay for their own wedding with little help from family and friends, so saving money is a necessity. You want to have the wedding of your dreams, but you also have to work within your budget. This is a difficult task for most that can be very frustrating and stressful for couples.
However, there are many creative ways that you can save money on your wedding today. A helpful way to look at it is by taking once piece of your wedding at a time into account and seeing what you can adjust in order to save money. Here are some of the areas of your wedding where you can easily save money and create a day perfect for you and your future spouse.

{Advice} Tips for Planning your Destination Wedding, from Marriott

Hi brides & grooms! Are you considering a destination wedding, or are in fact planning one? We have this helpful info graphic that was sent over to us by Marriott, and we think this would be very helpful to those of you whom might tie the knot at a locale other than where you live. Take a gander and let us know if this is helpful. For more on this topic, be sure to check out YouGoWeGo.com, powered by Marriott.

Special thanks to Marriott for sending this great info our way!