Wedding Budget – Stick To It

So you just got engaged and you can’t stop staring at your ring, your getting tons of texts and emails from family and friend congratulating you and you may have already found the perfect dress online.  So after you plan a trip to try on that dress with your besties you should sit down and work out your budget.  Not the funnest part of planning but it is the most important.  I strongly recommend you do this with your fiance.  You should be on the same page as far as the money goes.  You should always be on this same page so this is a great place to start (if you haven’t already).  Once you’ve worked out a budget, keep it handy and update it often.  It is so satisfying when you pencil in the actual amount spent on your favors and find that it was less than what you budgeted!  Here are some links to some printer friendly budgets.

Real Simple  |  Easy Budget  |  Wedding Favours Budget  |

 The Bride and Groom  |  My Wedding Budget

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and don’t forget to enter this months G IV E A W A Y!  winner will be announced tomorrow!


Shop Update – Cut the Cake Designs

I have been busy creating new items for the Holiday Season.  I am most excited about the iphone cases I recently designed.  Have you gotten the new iphone yet?  I have to wait until January.  So in the meantime I am creating cases to dress up my new phone.

 Here are a couple I’ve designed so far…

A new Baby Gift – Baby Memory Book Box

All images from Cut the Cake Designs

Stay tuned for an update on more new Holiday Project.  Currently working on Holiday Postcards.

Trend Alert | Bangs

So are you a fan?  Do have bangs?  Can you pull it off?  I cannot!  I think that is why I am not crazy about bangs.  I kind of like “sweeping bangs” but not a fan of the new bangs trend.  You know… the long, choppy, your hair looks crazy, my friend had those in 3rd grade bangs.

the good….

nicole, reece, liv

the bad…

rose, zooey

I am not even going to post any “ugly”, I had a hard enough time typing “bad”.  Rose Byrne & Zooey Deschanel are 2 of my favs and I think they are stunning.  But really hate the bangs.

So what do you think?  Am I so wrong?

Fall Wedding | Soft Details

This is my idea of the perfect fall wedding:

shoes, escort cards, decor, favor  

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Wedding Games

We thought about bringing a ping pong table to our wedding.  There was a patio that would have been the perfect place for games.  But with all of the other details that one slipped through the cracks.  Will you be playing games at your wedding?  How do you feel about the idea?

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wedding games sign, wedding scrabble, wedding mad libs

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Giveaway – Recipe Box

Hope you are having a lovely day.  This week I am giving away the Owl on a Branch Recipe Box.  This little recipe box makes the perfect gift.  I have made many for friends and family.  The set includes a bamboo box, 6 Owl on a Branch Dividers and 100 recipe cards.


any of the following = 1 entry {be sure to leave a comment for each entry}

1. visit my  S H O P  and leave a comment tell us your fav item.  Don’t forget to leave your email address.

2.  follow on Twitter

3.  Share this giveaway on twitter by tweeting, ”I just entered to win a super cute Recipe Box from @cutthecakeetsy ~ Enter for a chance to win!! #giveaway”

4.  like on Facebook

5.  Share the giveaway with your friends on facebook by updating your status  “I just entered to win a super cute Recipe Box from Cut the Cake Designs  ~ Enter for a chance to win!! #giveaway   “

BONUS  = 5 entry – Purchase any item from my S H O P.

EXTENDING THE Giveaway until Monday, October 31st!  Winner will be announced on November 1st.  {US only}  Good Luck.

Hanging Dresses

Can’t get enough of photos of hanging dresses.   Especially if the lighting is just right.  Just wanted to share these lovely photos with you.  Giveaway details tomorrow!

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