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Wedding Wednesday – Dress Preservation Q&A

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today we’re asking the questions and we need answers from you! We want to know, what did you do with your wedding dress after the big day was over?! How and where did you get it cleaned? Did it work?! How much did it cost to clean and preserve it? Has anyone […]

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Jen - August 29, 2012 - 4:14 pm

The bottom of my dress got absolutely filthy (the white silk satin was basically black), so my mom took it to the dry cleaner for me. I think it was really expensive to get it cleaned, and she had them preserve it/put it in a box because it was only a little more.
A couple years later, a woman I worked with told me this story about someone she knew who had paid to have her dress “preserved,” but when she took it out of the box later she found it had never even been cleaned. We freaked out and took mine out of the box, but luckily it had been cleaned and they did a pretty good job.
I’m not sure what I am going to do with it now, though! It is just sitting at my parents’ house.

Marcella Treybig - August 3, 2012 - 7:09 pm

I actually spilled red wine on my dress during my wedding (tail end, didn’t really matter) but I made sure not to mess with so I didn’t set the stain and when I took it to the cleaners a week later it was just like new! they can get anything out. BUT cleaning a wedding dress is NOT cheap, I think close to $200 bucks just for the cleaning, no preserving.

The Art of the Thank You Note

Every gift deserves a thank you note, especially wedding gifts! We are knee deep in the process and have some great tips to share. Curious about when to send? Who should write? There are a few simple etiquette guidelines to follow, see below! Timing Wedding thank-you gifts should be sent within 6-8 weeks of your […]

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Wedding Wednesday – What to do with the dress?

There is so much excitement and preparation for weddings that it is difficult to think about what might happen AFTER the planning is done. Well, if you’re wondering what to do with your wedding dress, aside from wearing it around the house all day (did anyone else see that episode of FRIENDS last night?), there […]

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College Sweethearts

This past weekend one of my dearest friends and bridesmaids married her college sweetheart. We all met in the same dorm at JMU (James Madison University) many moons ago! Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous with a backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. We incorporated their JMU love story by having their table names be places that […]

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[…] Kristin’s friend and bridesmaid Jillian did all the paper goods (invites, programs, straw flags, table numbers, description cards, and so much more) her wedding! check out her website to see more of her work and read a little about the happy couple & their love for bulldogs on her blog […]

Suzanne - July 23, 2012 - 12:50 pm

The details in this wedding were incredible!! And the Duke Dog made the day that much more special!! Love your work!!!

Melissa - July 17, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Awesome! It’s all about the details. Can’t wait to see more photos from the wedding. Congrats Kristin!

Lauren Crews - July 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

The details for this wedding were perfect! Fabulous job once again!!

Elizabeth Miller - July 17, 2012 - 2:45 pm

i LOVE that one of the table names was Highlawn! Such a great story and surprise you planned Jillian!

The Monogram Shop

We are over-the-moon excited to announce the arrival of our Monogram Shop!!!!!! We of course started off with some fab items for Jillian & Matt’s wedding this June and they were a hit! The shop will launch after Labor Day with fantastic wedding & gift items, including: Bridesmaid button-down shirts Handkerchiefs Beach towels Tote bags […]

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