Outfitted: Rehearsal Dinner

Your rehearsal dinner is often the first time you’ll see your out-of-town guests or meet new extended family as the bride-to-be, and you want to make sure you feel great in whatever you wear. Your attire should match the style of the dinner, the location, and the time of year. If your in-laws are planning the event, make sure you call your future mother-in-law to find out the details. I have compiled some great summer dresses for both dressy and casual occasions. You want your rehearsal dinner outfit to show you off in a different way than your wedding gown, so look for an outfit that has a different neckline or overall silhouette. If your wedding dress has a sweetheart neckline, look for something with straps or even sleeves. Your rehearsal dinner is a time to mingle with your friends and family. Whatever you choose to wear, make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
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Perfect Paper

I hope you all had a great weekend. Rich and I were busy visiting our parents, eating sushi, taste testing moscatos for our wedding, and checking out the CWS scene. We needed a two-hour nap on Sunday to catch up before another crazy week started. I wanted to share some great wedding stationary with you. Wedding stationary not only includes invitations and save-the-dates, but also consists of event guides for guests, maps, programs, menus, escort cards, placecards, table numbers, favor tags, welcome basket tags, cocktail napkins, rehearsal dinner invitations, and thank you notes. Whew! Often times your guests will receive their first impression of your wedding from your invitations, and if you choose to give out wedding favors, those packaged gifts will provide the last impression of your wedding. Therefore, you’ll want these important pieces of stationary to reflect the style and tone of your wedding. As with each element in your wedding, the stationary you choose should match or at least complement one another through their typeface, color and design.
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Happy Weekend!

I’m obsessed with rhubarb. I made rhubarb compote last weekend and ate the whole batch within three days. I really need a garden, so I can grow it. Did you know you have to wait two to three years to harvest rhubarb? I don’t think I’m that patient…. Another week has come to a close! I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and getting a much-needed haircut. Here
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Take the Cake!


The title of this post might be an inside joke, but I think most of my readers will agree that setting up an appointment to taste cake is the bee’s knees of planning a wedding. I knew picking the perfect cake was going to be high priority for Alexis when I noticed most of her pins on pinterest.com include things like this, this, and this. Alexis has a bigger sweet tooth than me. And unlike my strict obsession with ice cream, her treat cravings include anything from sour candy ropes to prepackaged cake from Hyvee. I accompanied Alexis and her fiance Luke to Cuppiecakes in Shelton, NE on Saturday. Alexis picked out six flavors to taste: vanilla almond with vanilla buttercream, brown sugar with a caramel drizzle, lemon, cinnamon roll with vanilla-cinnamon buttercream, classic chocolate, and red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Luke didn’t realize they would each have six cupcakes to try, so he boasted that he was going to finish his share of the cupcakes. He admitted defeat by cupcake number three… We were really please with Cuppiecakes’ flavors and prices. They will definitely make the guests at Alexis and Luke’s wedding very happy. Here are some other flavors Cuppiecakes offers that I’d love to try:
  • Blueberry Crisp
  • Coconut
  • Zuccini Spice
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Banana with Honey Cinnamon Frosting
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
  • Black Forest
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • German Chocolate
  • S’mores
  • Cream Cheese Brownie
  • They even have “booziecakes” like: Margarita, Champagne and Irish Car Bomb
Are you drooling yet?
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