I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a dual Bachelors degree in 2008. I then started working in the nonprofit sector doing event planning. After planning my own wedding in 2010 I discovered a passion for weddings and have been a freelance planner ever since. I am also the owner and operator of Kristi's Confections, a specialty cake and confections company. I live in South Florida with my husband and 1-year-old daughter.
4 Traditional DIY Favor Ideas
When planning your wedding you look into every detail, making it specific to you, not just another party. One great way to do this is with your favors. This is the best way to thank your guests for coming and celebrating your big day. There are some favors that tons of brides and grooms use. You can find these on any wedding supply site. These ideas are so boring and most likely do not reflect who you and your soon-to-be spouse are. Why not make something special for your guests? This way they will… read more
Make Your Own Wedding Recovery Kits
You just had the best day and night of your life – you got married! The wedding was perfect, not one flaw in sight. Everyone had an amazing time but they are feeling a little tired and run down the morning after. One amazing way to combat this, so that your guests will be presentable the next morning, is a Wedding Recovery Kit. These handy little kits can be used in lieu of a welcome basket. In them you include things that you know make you feel better after a night of drinking, dancing and merriment…. read more
Paper Flower Bouquets
One of the most important aspects of your wedding is going to be the décor. It is the theme and heart of your wedding. If you ask most people what object they associate with weddings they say one word, flowers. One of the biggest problems brides are facing today is the growing cost of fresh flowers for their big day. Not only are they expensive, they don’t last and are not very environmentally friendly. This is especially true if they are not in season. One great answer to this dilemma is paper… read more
Sweet Ending – DIY Desserts
In the tradition of weddings, the cake is a very essential part. Brides and grooms scour websites and magazines in search of the perfect design for the cake that will complete their big day. But what if you never find just the right design and decided a cake is not for you? What if you are just looking for something to accompany the cake that you do decide on?
Big trends at today’s weddings are dessert bars. Whether you decide to add a plethora of petit fours or chose something sentimental like… read more
Green Guest Book Alternative: Build a Tree
The question of guest book or no guest book has a lot of brides down. Of course you would love for your guests to fill out a book so you know not only who was there but how many thank you cards you are going to have to write. The problem is that the guest book has gone the way of the chicken dance in a lot of modern weddings. It is not something most brides are excited about or something that they want to spend money on. With that being said why not spice up this tradition with a new spin?
Green… read more
Think Green: Clever Ideas for Using Birdseed
More and more brides are thinking about how to be more ecologically minded when it comes to their big day. One great way to do that and give something back to the environment is in using the materials around you. Think about what you can give back to the earth after your big day is done. One great material to use, which is often overlooked, is birdseed. It is not only beautiful but also diverse.
Birdseed is an inexpensive material. If you want to be very DIY you can also make… read more