Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Save the Date!

Tis the season for gifts and giving, and a mailbox full of holiday cards. Tucked in with your stacks of season's greetings are the very creative, 'Save the Date' cards. Another one of your friends/family is going to jump the broom in June. And then the emails tagged urgent begin... 

Do you know a good make up artist? I still want to look like me...
Who did Lisa use for her flowers last year? 
Are you offended when there is no Vegetarian option? (No)
I can't sit them that close to each other.... would you mind sitting there?
.... and on and on and on.  

So.... I've decided to pull together some links ... and blog!

Are you a bride who wants to put a twist on tradition? You must see...

 Well Wed Magazine caters to the Vermont, New York, Hamptons, and Martha's Vineyard Bride.  My favorite is Well Wed New York, .... it just fits my taste.  I love their Bouquet Inspiration Galleries. ....useful for the flowers on your desk too!

Aisle Dash's 'What you should expect to pay for' cleared up an awkward conversation between a very irritated Bride and a overly budget conscious Bridesmaid. 

.... but, the ultimate guide to all things wedding is the fun and practical book, 'The Bride's Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Biggest Day of Your Life' by Carrie Denny! Carrie is a noted wedding expert and the Fashion Editor at Philadelphia Magazine.... and editor of Philadelphia Magazine's twice yearly bridal publication.  This manual is described as 'covering every topic you need to know to march down the aisle with confidence, from setting the date and choosing The Dress to creating your guest list'.  A perfect gift for any bride-to-be.


Special for the Style Shepherd

This week's Style Shepherd giveaway is ... drumroll.. The Bride's Instruction Manual, by Carrie Denny! Very simple rules this week... You must be a follower of The Style Shepherd, and leave a link (comment as many times as you like) to your 'go to' link for wedding planning or a link you would suggest to a wonderful bride-to-be.  The link must be left by Wednesday, December 15th, 11:59PM EST. The winner will be drawn using and announced on Wednesday, December 16th.  Good luck!


  1. Jennifer! Your blog is beautiful! Congratulations!

  2. Hi! This would be great for our 11.12.11 wedding! I am a follower of Style Shepherd and I tweeted this giveaway!
    My go-to resource is!

    amyjlustig at gmail dot com

  3. My go-to resourse for wedding planning is twitter. I follow many wedding bloggers, etc. I click on links that others post, then I save that website under my favorites. Great way to find DIY ideas, also.

  4. Loving the Save the Date blog with great links & info for the bride :)

  5. Loving the Save the Date blog. I would also recommend 100 Layer cake ~ so into DIY projects ~ especially vintage invites!

  6. I have an engaged friend I'd love to be able to give this book to! My favorite place to browse wedding-related stuff is etsy! I bought several things there for my wedding: invitations, bridesmaid gifts, hairpins, favors... :)

  7. My best friend is getting married next year and I suggested to her, not only does it have great competitions to win things for your wedding, they also have seating planners, a budget calculator and you can write your guest list using their tools.

    Kate1485 at

  8. I have a billion places I turn to for wedding inspiration, but one that keeps me grounded is It's nice to remember why you're getting married amongst all of the beautiful decorations and ideas!

  9. I use They have lots of useful tips/links.
    I also love brokeassbride

  10. Thanks for the giveaway.I would suggest

  11. Ive only recently started planning my far my go to resource is It has suggestions for vendors, but I really like to just look at all of the pictures to get an idea of what I want, and browse the forums to see what other brides are saying

  12. I would suggest

  13. I love theknot as my resource very helpful with almost everything GREAT site

    She has great inspiration and the girls hilarious to boot!