The 10 Time-Saving Crafting Tools for DIY Brides

10 Tools Every DIY Bride must own!

Well hello there! It’s Jen from Something Turquoise, back again and thrilled to be talking about one of my favorite topics – crafting tools!!! People often warn brides of the “expense” of crafting items for your wedding and some of those warnings are true. If you are looking to make a special project for your wedding day and you need a special tool, it’s an added expense (especially if you might never use that tool again). Which is why I say NEVER invest in a tool you think you won’t use again! Most often you can borrow it from a friend, modify the project so that you don’t need it, or buy the tool used off Ebay or Craig’s List.

When buying tools always make sure to always check online retailers like Amazon to see if you can find it cheaper. If shopping in the store, bring a coupon with you! The 10 tools I’m talking about here are all awesome tools that you will use for the rest of your life so there’s no worry there. But, spoken as a true crafter at heart… you can never have too many cool tools, too much glitter or too much paper – it’s all just so much fun! I’ve added the cost, the possibility that you’ll use it again and buying options for each. What’s awesome is this entire list can be purchased for about $100 on Amazon, and if you have Prime you could have it within 48 hours!

Pro tip: this list would also make a killer bridal shower gift for your favorite crafty bride!

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FREE printable bridesmaid postcards, now on Wedding Party!

Popping the question to your bridesmaids should be fun, not expensive! Loving these free printable bridesmaid postcards from Wedding Party.

It’s National Proposal Day, and we’re celebrating in a big way on Wedding Party! Not only are we sharing some tear-jerking, jaw-dropping real proposal stories on the blog, we’re also giving out some amazing, DIY printable freebies for our readers. Why? Because the engagement isn’t the only big proposal that needs to be done! As a bride, you’re going to need to pop the question to you bridesmaids and build an amazing bridal party. There are all sorts of ways to do this, from bottles of champagne to bridesmaid boxes and girl dates. But really, sometimes a simple, thoughtful touch is best.

That’s why we’ve put together these super-fun, FREE printable bridesmaid postcards. With these eight different postcards, it’s easy (and affordable!) to send your favorite ladies a love note and ask them to be your ‘maids. Simply just download, print and drop it in the mail… then eagerly await the phone call from your surprised and happy new bridesmaid! Plus, with eight different options there’s really something for everyone in here. Want to see some of our favorites?

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Romantic and heartwarming real proposal stories for Proposal Day


What is it about proposal stories? No matter how many we hear, we just can’t seem to get enough of them. Maybe it’s the once-in-a-blue-moon proposals, the kind that make us not just cry, but literally sob with happiness, every time. We probably have these stories to thank for our engagement fascination.

And let us preface, if there are any soon-to-propose guys out there reading this, we apologize in advance. Because these real proposal stories likely might top anything else you had in mind! We’re a sucker for a good love story, and these, in fact, are great love stories.

What did they all have in common? Incredible attention to detail, months of planning, and the best part–they really, really, know the way to their ladies’ hearts. (Girls, feel free to forward this one to your boyfriends–wink wink!)

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A rustic country wedding by D. Lillian Photography

Gorgeous photo of a rustic shabby chic wedding ceremony

There’s so many beautiful things about spring and summer weddings, but I have to say one of my favorite things is the sunshine and color that livens up a couple’s special day. Karly and Jake had one of the sunniest and prettiest wedding day’s we’ve featured yet, with pops of pink and TONS of rustic details. Karly was a true vision in her delicate lace Provonais gown with a mantilla veil, and her mismatched bridesmaids’ dress style was totally on point as well! But the real scene-stealers are the adorably boho flower girls… just wait until you see them in their baby’s breath crowns and cowboy boots!

From the first getting ready shots to Karly and Jake’s romantic first dance, everything about this special day was just right. Read on to see more of their rustic country wedding, captured beautifully by D. Lillian Photography!

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