Saturday, June 21, 2008

Inspiration: Color Palette Week

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Maybe you've known your wedding colors since you were six years old...or maybe you haven't - and just realized that there's no way you can begin to order a cake, tuxes, dresses, flowers, and decorations until you have a color scheme. For those searching for a bit of inspiration, here are 5 unconventional places to find your wedding color palette. We'll focus on a different one each day this week!

1. Your favorite piece of jewelry. What color(s) is your fave bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings? Are they modern? Classic? Funky? Whatever the style, they're your favorite for a reason. Figure out why, and use it as a starting point!

2. Your favorite cocktail! What is is about that classic vermouth martini with an olive that keeps you coming back for more? Why is that electric pink cosmo so much fun to sip? Well, the obvious answer is flavor - but the not-so-obvious reason is presentation. The sophisticated lines of the glasses and colorful garnish pairings are half the fun of it!

3. Local museums. Is there a better place to find creative use of color than local art museums and galleries? An artist's life work is to balance light and color in a way that speaks to the human soul. Why not let a pro do the work for you?

4. Choose something else first. Perhaps you can't quite settle on colors for your bridal theme because they're just not that important to you. It's OK! Why not browse through wedding invitations or create your bouquet first and let that determine your color scheme?

5. Wedding movies. Nobody does a wedding like Hollywood! Round up your bridesmaids and have a movie marathon - and take note not only of the colors used, but also romantic locations, outrageous decorations, and fabulous ceremony/reception music!

Once you've got a few ideas, visit Big Huge Lab's Color Palette Generator. Just upload an image to their site & they'll create a beautiful palette of complimentary colors!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Free Online Wedding Mapper

This is pretty cool. The people over at Wedding Mapper offer a great free mapping service. Just choose the city where your marriage will take place, and add all the icons your guests will need! Simultaneously map the ceremony and reception locations, rehearsal dinner location, airport, hotel - anything! You can even recommend your favorite local restaurants and attractions!

Additionally, you can save the map and embed it on your wedding website - or create a printable map to be included in your wedding invitations.

This map of a wedding in Wichita, KS shows the locations for the Smith/Johnson Wedding. The ceremony site (Grace Presbyterian Church), reception site (Scottish Rite), and other imprtant spots are all listed. Wedding Mapper allows you to add any location you desire - and create your own labels, description, and notes!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Money $aver$: 40% Off Michael's Coupon & 75% Off Neiman Marcus Monogrammed Sheets!

For you crafty brides, there is a 40% off Michael's coupon here. It's good through June 28th on any regularly priced item. They often have sales rotating through their different departments, so to save the most money, try to use it on a larger item that doesn't usually go on sale.

Neiman Marcus is offering 75% off their Egyptian Cotton Sheet Collection - use the code SHOPNM for free shipping at checkout! They will even monogram your sheets for FREE! The Lace Trim sheets are $20 and available here. The Marcus Dot sheets (shown in various colors) are $24 and available here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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To celebrate the launch of our site, Cyber Bride has partnered with My Wedding Favors for a 10% discount off orders $150 or more!
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Cyber Bride Launches New Blog in June 2008!

We know that today's busy brides don't have the time to hop from store to store as they plan their big day - so we're here to help! Check back for fresh, innovative ideas on attire, jewelry, decor, food, & stationery as well as money and time-saving tips, and product reviews! We will also run special features on eco-friendly weddings and bridal gown preparation work-outs!

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