Susan

Experienced as an event coordinator and wedding planner for an historic building venue, I had the joy of helping many brides design just the perfect wedding. Most were unusual, many were offbeat, and some were downright funky, but all were unique. I used that experience to help 2 of my daughters plan their dream weddings, and am now helping the third which may turn out to be the most offbeat of all. Join us on this journey of discovering your perfect wedding, no matter how unique, unusual, funky or offbeat you want it to be.

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Purple Wedding Collections

Purple Wedding Collections

Written by on November 22, 2014 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Themes with 2 Comments

Planning a wedding always involves picking the color scheme and theme. Then it’s time to look for the collections you like. Like these purple wedding collections. Everything from save-the-date cards to thank you notes can be part of your collection. These 3 featured collections are unique in the wedding world, casual, yet beautiful. Designed by […]

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Wedding Beverage or Wine Labels

Wedding Beverage or Wine Labels

Unique and unusual wedding ideas for decor can include these wedding beverage or wine labels customized for the bride and groom. Fun and beautiful designs just for weddings as favors for the guests or unique decorations. Photo Beverage or Wine Labels for the Wedding Couple These unusual labels are set up just perfect to add […]

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Best Wedding Planner Organizers

Best Wedding Planner Organizers

Written by on April 7, 2014 in Organizers, Wedding Planning with 1 Comment

The details that surround a wedding are numerous. Keeping them under control with one of these best wedding planner organizers is essential for any bride. A single place to hold and control all the details of a wedding makes the planning so much easier and more efficient. Best Wedding Planner Organizers From one who has […]

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Wedding Reception Tea Party: Start with a Theme

Wedding Reception Tea Party: Start with a Theme

If a wedding reception tea party makes sense for you, the way to get started is to pick a theme. Everything you do will then fall around your theme, from the decorations to the food choices. Your theme can be as fun and interesting as your own personality and that of your groom. Magical Theme […]

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Starting With Unique Wedding Themes

Starting With Unique Wedding Themes

Written by on December 26, 2013 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Themes with 1 Comment

A unique wedding starts with the theme. From there, the rest of the wedding planning can fall into place. Beginning with unique wedding themes means your other decisions are easier. Working with Unique Wedding Themes When you work with unique wedding themes, your color schemes are easier to pick. Your decorations are easier to choose, […]

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The Engagement Ring for a Unique Bride

The Engagement Ring for a Unique Bride

Written by on December 25, 2013 in Bridal Jewelry, The Bride, Unique Bride, Wedding Jewelry with 3 Comments

The engagement of my daughter was an exciting and happy time in my world. But, my daughter is one of those future brides who can be classified as offbeat. So her engagement ring was definitely different. This is a woman who will dress for the evening in a retro dress from the 1950’s, add a […]

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Rehearsal Dinner Invitations: Barbeques

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations: Barbeques

Written by on December 14, 2013 in Rehearsal Dinner, Uncategorized, Wedding Planning with 1 Comment

If you enjoy having a unique rehearsal dinner, consider a barbeque. Whether you serve the food yourself, have it catered or hold it at a separate venue, a barbeque is a casual and fun theme. These rehearsal dinner invitations are all about the BBQ, both country and western. Western Theme Rehearsal Dinner Invitations The theme […]

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Blue and Silver for a Unique Winter Wedding

Blue and Silver for a Unique Winter Wedding

Written by on October 24, 2013 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Themes with 2 Comments

Planning a winter wedding can still mean a unique wedding, even with the traditional colors of blue and silver. Snowflakes aren’t necessary. There are other beautiful options with the color scheme of winter that will make your wedding completely your own. Swirls and Lace for Winter Weddings Keeping with a traditional winter color scheme for […]

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DIY Create Your Own Unique Wedding Planner Organizer

DIY Create Your Own Unique Wedding Planner Organizer

Written by on October 11, 2013 in DIY Wedding Ideas, Organizers, Wedding Planning with 2 Comments

Every bride wants her own wedding to be unique, so why not include your wedding planner or organizer? Create your own planner easily with these tips and ideas. Keep everything together in your own unique and personalized binder. DIY Unique Custom Binders Start with the binder that you will keep all of your checklists, samples, […]

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Funny and Unique Wedding Postage Stamps

Funny and Unique Wedding Postage Stamps

Written by on September 25, 2013 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Stationery with 1 Comment

To make your wedding even more unique, use your own postage stamps on save-the-date cards, invitations and thank you notes. These unique postage stamps include some funny ones just for those who love to add a little humor to their wedding. Funny Sayings Wedding Stamps Often times, a funny saying is the best way to […]

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Unique Candy Tins for Custom Wedding Favors

Unique Candy Tins for Custom Wedding Favors

Written by on August 29, 2013 in Favors and Gifts, Wedding Favors with 1 Comment

Fun, unusual and unique, these custom candy or mint tins make great wedding favors. Choose a design and personalize it or create something completely unique with your own images or designs. That’s what you can do with these fun Jelly Belly candy or mint tins. Talented Designers Can Get You Started Many of us are […]

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Unique and Personal Bridesmaid Gifts – Personalized Earrings

Unique and Personal Bridesmaid Gifts – Personalized Earrings

Written by on July 17, 2013 in Favors and Gifts, Wedding Party Gifts with 0 Comments

Dear Unique Wedding Ideas: I am looking for something very special for my bridesmaid. Each has been a huge help to me in planning my dream wedding. What I really picture for them is a personalized gift. Something that no one else will have. Do you have any suggestions for me? ~~Lydia Dear Lydia, Sounds […]

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Vintage Earrings for a Unique Bride’s Special Day

Vintage Earrings for a Unique Bride’s Special Day

Vintage is a style loved by many unique brides. If you have your wedding rings in a vintage style, try adding some stunning vintage earrings as well. Earrings that can compliment or accent your rings is a beautiful way to carry your unique theme for your special day. Jewelry Accents For That Special Day Whether […]

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Unique Wedding Party Coasters

Unique Wedding Party Coasters

Written by on January 12, 2013 in Favors and Gifts, Wedding Favors with 2 Comments

When you want to do something more unusual at your wedding reception than just place cards for the wedding party, try coasters designed just for the members of the wedding party. Coasters make useful favors for your wedding party as well as great place cards, too. What a perfect way to say this place is […]

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Go Really Unique with a Mad Hatter Tea Party Reception

Go Really Unique with a Mad Hatter Tea Party Reception

Written by on October 22, 2012 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception, Wedding Themes with 0 Comments

A Mad Hatter tea party wedding reception is a great way to go truly funky for your reception. And, yep, that’s what my daughter is talking about. She’s even thinking about making it a costume party. She wants to ask everyone to where a costume that comes from the Alice in Wonderland world. Granted, Great […]

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Unique Winter Wedding Themes

Unique Winter Wedding Themes

Written by on September 29, 2012 in Wedding Decor, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception, Wedding Themes with 0 Comments

I need your help. My daughter recently got engaged and she wants to do something different for a winter wedding. Can you offer her any suggestions with out taking us all out in the snow and cold? Thanks, Agnes. Agnes, first congratulations on your daughter’s engagement. As the mother of an engaged daughter, too, I […]

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Wedding Reception Tea Party: Save the Date Cards

One of the first things you do when planning your wedding and reception is to set the date. Even before you have chosen your theme, you have a good idea of who your guests will be. This is the time to send out save-the-date cards. If you know your theme, your save-the-date cards can be […]

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Wedding Reception Tea Party

Wedding Reception Tea Party

My daughter is thinking about an afternoon wedding, where the reception wouldn’t be for dinner. One of the options she likes is to have a tea party for the reception. Reception tea parties work to solve many different issues that face brides and grooms these days. An afternoon reception is just one of them. What […]

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Have Your Ceremony and Reception in One Room and Still Make a Grand Bridal Entrance

Have Your Ceremony and Reception in One Room and Still Make a Grand Bridal Entrance

Written by on July 31, 2012 in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception with 1 Comment

You can have your cake and eat it, too.  A grand bridal entrance is doable when you have a large single room to hold both your ceremony and reception. It’s a matter of the arrangement. I was lucky enough to manage a very large single room venue. It was a historic opera house. The ability […]

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Unique Gifts for the Groomsmen: Bullet Cufflinks

Unique Gifts for the Groomsmen: Bullet Cufflinks

Written by on July 21, 2012 in Groomsmen Gifts, The Groom, Wedding Planning with 0 Comments

Help! We have planned out a huge Old West themed wedding, but we are stumped on what to get the groomsmen and all the men in the wedding party. What could be an appropriate gift for an Old West Wedding? — Stevie and Jack First off congrats are in order for you, and an Old […]

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Unique Brides | How to Choose Your Unique Wedding Gown

Unique Brides | How to Choose Your Unique Wedding Gown

Written by on July 11, 2012 in The Bride, Unique Bride, Wedding Attire with 0 Comments

Unique brides can rejoice. The limitations on color or style of wedding gown are gone.  Any color or color combination will work great for your wedding gown. Long or short, it doesn’t matter. You get to wear what you want to wear. But how do you choose? The options are almost unlimited. First, answer a […]

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Vintage Wedding Rings for a Unique Bride

Vintage Wedding Rings for a Unique Bride

Written by on July 3, 2012 in Bridal Jewelry, The Bride, Unique Bride, Wedding Jewelry with 1 Comment

Unique brides enjoying doing non-traditional things. And that goes for wedding rings as well. My own daughter is a unique bride-to-be. Her groom found the perfect engagement ring for her. One from the Edwardian period in our history, the early 1900’s. Of course, I had to find her the perfect wedding ring. I doubt my […]

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Unique Hawaiian Wedding Theme

Unique Hawaiian Wedding Theme

Hawaiian or beach weddings may be enjoying a bit of popularity now, but you can make this theme uniquely your own. It’s about those special touches you add that create your dream wedding. For your unique wedding, think about all the things you love about Hawaii, beaches and the fun of the surf. Maybe for […]

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Old West Theme for a Unique Wedding

Old West Theme for a Unique Wedding

If you are into the Old West and the fun romance of that era, an Old West themed wedding maybe just the ticket for you. In my wedding planning experience, I had the pleasure of helping a bride with her Old West wedding. Here are some of the fun ways we put this theme together. […]

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Unique Weddings Need Unique Bubbles

Unique Weddings Need Unique Bubbles

Written by on June 19, 2012 in Favors and Gifts, Wedding Favors with 1 Comment

When you want to do something fun for your unique or unusual wedding, unique bubbles are it. The little bottles make great wedding favors. Can’t you just picture everyone having a blast blowing bubbles all over the reception? Everybody will be reminded of those childhood summer days when their parents gave them a bottle of […]

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Unique Brides Deserve Unique Dresses

Unique Brides Deserve Unique Dresses

Written by on June 19, 2012 in The Bride, Unique Bride, Wedding Attire with 4 Comments

When it’s time to look for your wedding dress, as an unique bride, you may very well want to go for something other than the traditional white. While my first daughter was married in white, it was not the usual bridal gown at all. My second daughter went for a stunning look in silver. With […]

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