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KissMyTulle
Helping make your wedding day chic and affordable!
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If you're a member of Tulle Nation then you TOTALLY love a good deal - so I've found some totally fabulous deals perfect for your budget! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. A wedding in Maryland might be inspired by the colors of a Chesapeake Bay sunset. Find inspiration in a palette of dusty pink and navy (familiar colors to bayside Marylanders as they are the colors of the early summer sunsets). Pair a sheer pink wedding invitation, lots of subtle nautical touches, feminine centerpieces, mismatched bridesmaid dresses, custom beer koozies, and striped straws - you've got yourself such a beautiful wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for a Maryland wedding: Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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The DIY wedding is a popular opinion for couples on a budget. After all, the concept that it's cheaper to source materials yourself and do the labor often does save you money. But, as a DIY bride myself, I can tell you that all those little projects can end up being overwhelming and time consuming. So you may need to consider delegating some of the projects to family or friends. But how? Here's so tips and advice for delegating your wedding's DIY projects from some great wedding bloggers and my own experience. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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Sometimes, you want a chic wedding with tone-on-tone wedding flowers... and other times, you want to go full on color! For those interested in filling their wedding with all the colors, may I present to you, a rainbow of affordable wedding flowers! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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If you're a member of Tulle Nation then you TOTALLY love a good deal - so I've found some totally fabulous deals perfect for your budget! Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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One of the hardest parts about planning the honeymoon can be figuring out what the hell you're going to pack! Often, you've never been to the location that you'll be 'mooning at and it can be tempting to over plan and over pack. Don't do it! Save your money and save your sanity by pre-planning your wardrobe and packing a few versatile pieces (thus, saving precious space for shopping!). Here's my tips and suggestions on packing for 7 days in London: Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. A wedding in Maine might incorporate the gorgeous coastal waters that make you want to camp out on the beach, set out a crab pot, and snuggle up around a fire. Find inspiration in a palette of weathered reds, blues, and yellows. Pair a kraft wedding invitation, lots of Billy Ball bouquets, herb favors, red lanterns, chambray bridesmaid dresses, and striped straws - you've got yourself such a cozy wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for a Maine wedding: Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Today, I'm offering 5 suggestions on how to save money on the wedding reception centerpieces! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Planning a wedding and wondering what the Mother-of-the-Bride (or Mother-of-the-Groom) will be wearing? Trying to keep it chic - yet budget-friendly? It can be such a great look so I used my deal-finding skills to track down some fantastic Mother-of-the-Bride options at an affordable price: Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Recently someone asked me for advice on finding the "right" type of shoe for her bridesmaids to wear with a specific style of dress. My answer is that there ARE NO RULES and she should let them wear whatever makes them happy and let's them dance all night. However, I do acknowledge that there are a few styles of footwear and dresses that seem to pair up well with each other. So, here are a few of my suggestions for fabulous pairings for bridesmaid dresses and shoes. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. A wedding in Louisiana might incorporate everything great about Mardi Gras - but with a touch of class. Find inspiration in a palette of green, gold, and purple glitzy glam. Pair a gold foil wedding invitation, lots of Mardi Gras beads, mask favors, purple bouquets, centerpieces made up of gold vases, and striped straws - you've got yourself such a glam wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for a Louisiana wedding: Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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I want to preface this entire post by saying that I 100% love and adore my daughter and am so, so glad to be her mother. However... I'm so completely exhausted by parenting that all I really want for Mother's Day is... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Kiss My Bump
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There are all kinds of great lists on packing for your honeymoon (here's ones for Paris, Tahoe, and New York City, London, and Ireland) but, strangely enough, there just aren't that many around to help you pack for specific activities during it. For example, if you're planning a full day (or several!) of sightseeing around a city during your honeymoon - what would you take? Well, don't worry because I'm here to help you figure that out. Here are my suggestions for what to pack in your honeymoon sightseeing bag: Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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We've all seen them - those horribly ugly bouquets in the supermarket floral section. They're always there - usually with the same three types of flowers and some greenery stuffed in there. And sure, we'd all LOVE to splash out and hit up a local florist for not-in-season peonies or orchids for the wedding bouquets but sometimes, the only option you have are those ubiquitous supermarket bouquets. Well, fear not budget brides and grooms, I'm here to show you how to make an ugly supermarket arrangement into a lovely wedding bouquet! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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I have been a fan of Marvel for a long time. I enjoy the comics and the complex and flawed characters and have really enjoyed all of the movies. The Hulk has been my favorite since I was a kid (I love green and also have an explosive anger inside me) so, when I found a cute Hulk T-shirt in the boy's section at Target the other day, I immediately looked for a version in the girls department. And found NOTHING. Not one "Avengers" ANYTHING in the entire girl's department. So, I went back to the boy's department and grabbed an XS Hulk tee, then went home and busted out my semi-DIY skills to make it into a little dress for my very own little Hulk. In case you've got a little girl who also loves superheroes, here's how to turn an "Avengers" boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress: Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Kiss My Bump
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We here at KMT love a good elopement. Affordable, intimate, and with a complete focus on the most important part of a wedding - the vows. But that doesn't mean that your elopement can't be pretty or you can't have a photographer. Many people are saving on everything with their elopement and using it all to splurge on a FAB photographer to capture the day. If this is your plan, I've come up with a list of must take city hall elopement photos to share with your photographer: Image Courtesy of: Katie Jane Photography -Entering city hall -Detail shots of ringless hands (pre-ceremony) -In line and waiting for appointment number -Detail shots of dress, bouquet, suit, etc. -Detail shot of marriage application/license -City hall architecture -Meeting the judge or Justice of the Peace -The vows (holding hands, exchanging rings, a shot of the officiant, etc.) -First kiss -Signing the marriage license -Deatil shot of ringed hands -Any reaction shots of the happy couple post-ceremony (from lookers-on) -Leaving city hall (taxi, walking, etc.) Any of you planning to have a photographer at your elopement? Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. Kentucky is known for it's most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby! So, grab your mint julep and fancy hat and think preppy mixed with a little bit of country. Pair a striped wedding invitation, lots of dahlias, mint julep favors, mini flag escort cards, and striped straws - you've got yourself such a stellar wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for an Kentucky wedding: Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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If you're attending a spring wedding (or engagement party), it can be difficult to find an outfit to wear that's also affordable. Also tricky? Finding attire that still looks chic while keeping you warm when the weather turns chilly. Well fear not, Tulle Nation, I've found a couple of really great spring wedding guest styles for your $50, $100, and $150 budgets! Check 'em out: Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Love the look of tassel garlands for your wedding but stumped as to were to find them? Well, I've got one word for you - etsy. They've got SO many amazing options that I, out of the goodness of my heart (wink), have narrowed down my nine favorite for your consideration! Check them out! Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Bridesmaid dresses can be pricey. And asking a friend to commit to being your bridesmaid and then slapping them with a HUGE dress bill (+ accessories + travel + parties and on and on) is SUPER rude. So how can you help your bridesmaids save a few bucks on their total wedding costs? Opt for a bridesmaid skirt instead of the more traditional dress. Here's how to do it: Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Looking for some non-traditional places to shop for your wedding decor (and save a bundle)? Well, look no further than warehouse store, Costco! Yes, you did read that right - the big box club store is a mecca of inexpensive flowers and food (both DIY and non-DIY) options for your wedding ceremony and reception. Read on suggestions on great wedding flowers and food from Costco and what to pick up on your next visit to the store. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. Kansas is known for the movie that made it most famous! Find inspiration in a palette of juicy red, golds, and emerald green. Pair a simple floral wedding invitation, lots of poppies, lollipop favors, ruby red shoes, centerpieces made up of emerald vases, and striped straws - you've got yourself such a fun wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for a Kansas wedding: Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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I think that everyone can agree on one thing - BHLDN makes some pretty, pretty wedding dresses. Period. But, like so many times for the budget wedding planing bride, the cost of these dresses can be um, spit-take inducing. But look, y'all KNOW that I found some in a more reasonable price range. Here's some BHLDN wedding dresses for under $500! Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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The first dance is reception tradition that a lot of couples really, really love and want to do. And that's great! The first dance is an opportunity for the two of you to share a public "private" moment in the midst of your wedding reception plus it's a goldmine of photographic moments. But! What if you're doing a first dance at your second wedding? The song choices get a bit trickier but have no fear, I'm sharing 10 first dance songs for a second wedding! Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.** Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs' Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig. She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was quoting her hundreds of dollars for each book! She found this curious – and frustrating. So she asked herself, are there other people like me who want to affordably create their own high-quality book from their photos? The answer, of course, was yes, and it changed her life – and book publishing – forever. In 2006, Eileen launched Blurb, a simple book-designing platform and a publishing process that could quickly produce beautifully made books at game-changing price. Everyone from award-winning photographers, to couples wanting to commemorate the birth of their child started using Blurb – and they continue to do so today. Even after almost a decade, people are still blown away by Blurb’s user-friendliness, quality, and affordability. People trust Blurb to create every kind of book imaginable, including: Cookbooks Photo books Yearbooks Ebooks Magazines and more! Blurb doesn’t just help people make books and magazines, they also help market them by providing publishers with their own dedicated sales page. Blurb’s dedicated sales pages allows authors to: Make their book or magazine available to the public or by invitation-only Write a compelling book description Customize a preview of their book Share their book with others on social media Blurb also created their publishing platform to work seamlessly with Amazon and Apple... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle