1. We've all seen pocketfold wedding invites (one of the Belles even used them for her very own wedding), but the minibook from minted is new to us. It's presented as a darling holiday card, but we think it's a great way to share all of your wedding info AND your engagement shots with your guests. The designs run the gamut from whimsical to formal and the books are a cute keepsake!
2. DC Brides - the B-list is coming to town! The B-list is a group of wedding bloggers created by Vané Broussard of Brooklyn Bride and Anne Chertoff of From “I Will” to “I Do”. The April 16th event is targeted as a networking opportunity for vendors, but at $25 it's a great way to meet some of your favorite bloggers and maybe get some tips/inspiration for your big day!
3. We're all for a good bargain, cutting down on waste, and helping out a bride or two along the way. So naturally we love what they're doing over at Recycled Bride. The site is set up like an eBay for the wedding-minded, with easy to navigate listings of previously used, but no longer needed items for sale. (One bride's charteuse pashmina is another bride's treasure!) Definitely worth taking a look if you're shopping around for items, or looking to part ways with others.
4. We think these handmade "family" signs from Etsy seller Bosheree08, found by way of the Addicted 2 Decorating blog are pieces that could make the transition from a gift table or bar at your reception to a mantle in your home. They would make for a thoughtful gift for a newly engaged friend, too.
5. If just choosing a glass of wine at dinner throws you in a tizzy, you might need some guidance when selecting wines for your wedding meal. Wine classes, like those offered at Zola Wine & Kitchen in DC and The Wine School in Philly provide opportunities to learn more about reds and whites in a fun, laid back atmosphere. Those offering classes often run specials and promotional events, so be sure to check out their calendars frequently