Cactus Ice Cream Party- Indoor Plant Sale

Who loves Cactuses, Indoor Plants & Ice cream?

Next Saturday 11th November we are combining all of your favourite things in the one darn place to make an eclectic mix of amazingness.

We will have Mexican & Desert tunes, lots of your favourite plants and a Vintage Ice Cream Van out the front with all your old time favourite Ice Creams from Ice Cream Man Vans! (Even Dairy-free Ice cream)

If you wear a Sombrero, you will get $5 off your purchase!

We will still have all of your Indoor plant favourites but this time we are throwing in the mix a bunch of really cool Cactuses and succulents.

The sale is located in our Bohemian style warehouse in Abbotsford (not normally open to public).

As we get close to Cactus Day we will be sharing with you what plants we get our hot little hands on! Previously we have had over 40 different species including Fiddle Leafs, Monstera, Giant Birds of Paradise, Pilea’s, Mothers in Law Tongue, Rubber Figs, lots of ferns, Hanging plants, Bangalow palms and lots more. You won’t be dissapointed!

We also want to do a mega congo line if people arrive early!

In the meantime please follow us on Facebook for style and inspo updates! – The Jungle Collective

On the Day:
– Enjoy hundreds of Indoor plants to choose from.
– Receive style inspiration on how to incorporate your plants into your home.
– Chat to our on-site horticulturist who will have a dedicated desk and be available to answer your questions.
– Designer Pots
– Enjoy the Mexican tunes and vibes.
– EFTPOS available on the day.
– There is parking available including a parking lot and street parking.

Please help share the word of The Jungle Collective and invite any friends that you think might be interested in coming along.

Please note we will have a limited number of boxes and you may want to bring your own to be on the safe side.

Please RSVP via FB here- Facebook

INDOOR PLANT WAREHOUSE SALE- THE JUNGLE COLLECTIVE

At Classic Wedding Invitations we like to do a lot of different things and this is one of them! We are excited to be bringing you The Jungle Collective. An Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale on Saturday 14th October that will be run in our very own studio. Here is all the information and please make sure to RSVP on Facebook if you wish to attend.

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Join the Jungle and get some great Indoor plant treasures for your home this Spring!

We are holding a once-off Jungle party shopping experience for you to pick up all of your favourite Indoor plants. The sale is located in our bohemian style warehouse in Abbotsford (not normally open to public).

As we get close to Jungle Day (approx 1 week before) we will be sharing with you what plants we get our hot little hands on! In the meantime please follow us on Facebook for style and inspo updates!

On the Day:
– Enjoy hundreds of Indoor plants to choose from.
– Receive style inspiration on how to incorporate your plants into your home.
– Chat to our on-site horticulturist who will have a dedicated desk and be available to answer your questions.
– Enjoy the Jungle tunes and vibes.
– EFTPOS available on the day.
– Tips and advice on display about how to care for each plant when you take them home.
– There is parking available including a parking lot and street parking.
– We are working on bringing a food truck for you to pick up some snacks after visiting the jungle! Stay tuned…

Please help share the word of The Jungle Collective and invite any friends that you think might be interested in coming along.

Come in jungle inspired attire (must be a jungle print) and you will recieve $5 off your purchase! One discount per person, per day.

** Please arrive early to avoid missing out! **

 

DIY Wedding Bouquet: How to Make Real Look Faux Floral Bouquet

DIY Wedding Bouquet

DIY Wedding Bouquet has been pretty popular on the Internet. Saving money is not the only reason why people DIY. Although saving money does play a factor, our recent survey of DIYers shows that only 39% of DIYers are DIYing specifically to save money. People are being driven to do DIY projects because they feel like they can handle the task and just because the enjoy the work.

A recent Google study revealed that 47% of home improvement projects were done because people take pleasure in doing DIY projects.

We wanted to share this amazing video from Momma From Scratch Youtube channel.

We hoped you enjoyed and liked this DIY video. Do you have a wedding DIY for your wedding? Or planning to do on your wedding?

For DIY invitations, you may enquire within.

How to Choose your Bridesmaids and your Entire Wedding Party

Tips on Choosing your Bridesmaids

There is really no standards on how many bridesmaids or your entire bridal party could be. Bridal parties can range anywhere from a single maid or matron of honor to more than a dozen attendants. While some wedding experts agree that a good rule of thumb is to have one groomsman and one bridesmaid for every 50 guests, it’s definitely not a strict rule to comply with. Loosely, all it means is that a large wedding party fits in better at a large, formal wedding. So if you’re planning a small, intimate gathering, you should opt for a smaller bridal party.

Think twice before you ask. Once you’ve asked someone to be in your wedding party, you can’t go back. So while it may be tempting to ask all of your favorite friends to be in your wedding party the minute you get engaged, don’t. Take your time. Give yourself at least a month, if you can, to mull over the options. What’s important is that you include those people to whom you feel closest. Also consider where you’ll be standing at the altar, and how many people can fit on either side of you. Aesthetically, the same number of attendants on both sides looks best, but there is no rule that says they have to match.

Here are some tips and things to consider in choosing your wedding party:

    1. Start by writing your wish list of attendants. Next, add your fiancé’s picks.
    2. Include your siblings. Even if you’re not particularly close to his sister or her brother, siblings are going to be around well past your 10-year anniversary, and chances are, you’ll become closer over the years. Traditionally, it’s ladies on one side and guys on the other, but feel free to break that rule and have them stand on either side of the aisle.
    3. Think about their responsibilities. The maid/matron of honour is generally the bride’s right-hand woman before and on the day of the wedding. Her main duties include planning the bridal shower and helping the bride select her gown and address invitations. The bridesmaids assist the maid/matron of honor and bride. All typically pay for their own dresses and travel expenses
    4. Choose responsible honor attendants. More is not always the merrier.
    5. A bridesmaid doesn’t have to be a woman – Despite the prevalence of feminine pronouns in this guide, if your best friend is a guy, there’s no reason why he can’t be in your wedding. Today, many couples are including members of the opposite sex to stand by them. In these cases, a man on the bride’s side is simply called an attendant or bridesman, while a woman on the groom’s side can be called a groomswoman.

We hope these tips helps. Congratulations to your wedding!

For your wedding invitation needs, enquire within.

Tips on Planning your Engagement Party – The Ultimate Bride’s Guide

Tips on Planning your Engagement Party

The engagement party officially starts the wedding preliminaries and wedding count down. It’s the best way to gather your family and friends to let them know you will tie the knot.

Here are some steps on planning your engagement party:

  1. Decide together on who will host. Traditionally, it is the bride’s parents who usually host the party. However, in modern times, the couple can also host or the groom’s parents. Make sure to come to terms of who’s who.
  2. Prepare your budget. Like your wedding, you need to prepare a budget for your engagement party. You don’t need to have an extravagant party because you are just letting everyone know that you are getting married. Save most of your money for your wedding.
  3. Pick a date. Choose a date and let your guest know a month or 2 months before the party. It’s best to choose dates on the weekend.
  4. Pick a Venue. Depending on how many people you want to invite, you can make an engagement party work almost anywhere—it’s really up to the hosts.
  5. Create your Guestlists. This will be your mock guestlist for your wedding. Once they are invited on your engagement party. They are automatically invited to your wedding.
  6. Send invitations. Feel free to keep the invitations simple.
  7. Plan the Menu. There’s no need to plan a five-course meal with a four-hour open bar. Anything from passed appetizers or tasting menu stations to a family-style buffet or casual cookout will work.
  8. Decide What to Wear. Your wardrobe will depend on the setting of the party. The key is to not overdo it. Keep it simple but also stand out.

So, there you go. Congratulations on your Engagement!

For engagement party invites, enquire within.

Elegant Wedding Stationery for a Prestigious Wedding

Elegant Wedding Stationery Samples

What it means to be elegant? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Elegance means the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple; neatness. It is the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; style. We want to share some of our elegant wedding stationery samples that might interest you.

Elegance always meets with precision. These wedding invitation samples are all laser cut. You may also create your own design as we have in house laser cutters. You can provide us your own concept and we will create it for you.

For more elegant wedding invitation designs, enquire within.

Garden Wedding Invitations That Might Work for You

Garden Wedding Invitations Samples

Your wedding invitation should always match with the theme of your wedding. Garden wedding Invitations gives your guest the feel of nature. It is not only limited with flowers though, we have some sample of our wedding invitations that might work for your wedding theme.

Garden weddings have a lot in common with beach weddings.  They both emphasize a beautiful outdoors setting.  They are both versatile enough to be opulent or thrifty.  They both take advantage of good weather, sun, and a particular playfulness.

Why exchange vows in a garden? In many ways, these nuptials are the very definition of a fairy-tale wedding—a mix of earthly delights, sunny smiles, and heady romance.

For more Garden Wedding Invitation designs, enquire within.

Save the Date Cards Samples – Ideal Before Sending Invitations

Save The Date Cards – Required or Not?

Save the Date cards are now considered to be standard for any wedding. Even smaller wedding parties should use the cards as a way not only to formally announce the wedding, but also to allow guests the chance of being able to attend. Work schedules alone have become more demanding for many people and getting time off to attend a wedding can be difficult. Add to that the expense of travel and the need for families and out of town guests to plan for, budget and shop around for travel options. All of it adds up to a lot of hassle, not to mention the expense.

Here are some samples!

save the date cards colour palette

save the date cards laser cut

save the date cards peacock

save the date cards

save the date cards las vegas

save the date cards summer-splendourw-1448

save the date cards vintage

save the date cards vintage

Using a Save the Date card gives your family and friends plenty of time to make their arrangements and is considered good manners. The added bonus to using these cards is that you’re able to blend style, sophistication and old world etiquette into modern life.

You can custom design your save the date cards. For more details, enquire within.

Love Quotes you can use for your Wedding Invitation!

Below are 10 examples of short love quotes to be used on invitations and wedding stationary!

  1. “Soulmates- two halves of the same soul joining together in life’s journey.” – Author unknown.

  1. “Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – Author unknown.

  1. “Two souls with but a single thought. Two hearts that beat as one.” -Friedrich Halm.

  1. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr Seuss.

  1. “A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it’s you and me together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart.” – Author Unknown.

  1. “The greatest achievement in my life thus far has been to love you and be loved by you.” – Author Unknown.

  1. “The most beautiful view is the one I share with you.” -Anonymous.

  1. “Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” –  Elizabeth Browning 

  1. “I like her because she smiles at me and means it.” – Anonymous 

  2. “We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.” – Luciano de Crescenzo

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Cheap Wedding Ideas: Tips on Planning your Wedding in a Budget

Cheap Wedding Ideas that might come Handy for your Wedding!

Thinking of an affordable wedding does not mean you don’t value your wedding or your relationship. Sometimes you need to be mindful of your finances for practical reasons. Cheap Wedding Ideas can guide you to save money and at the same time enjoy an intimate wedding.

Avoid guest list bloat.

Although you might be tempted to throw everyone you know on your guest list, that isn’t always a great idea. With each addition you make, you’re adding additional costs while also making your wedding less intimate.

To save as much as you can, try inviting fewer people and making the event more intimate. Start by whittling your list down by 20%, then another 20%. Then see if you’re happy with it.

Ask for wedding help instead of wedding gifts.

Asking family and friends to offer help or services that align with their talents in lieu of a gift is a great way to keep your wedding on a budget.

Hold the ceremony at home, or outdoors.

Renting a building or function hall for your ceremony and reception can be very expensive. Instead, consider using your own home (or the home of a parent) for your ceremony, or perhaps a public park with a beautiful view.

Do the catering yourself, or hire a family-owned restaurant.

If this isn’t your forte, look around your community for a family-owned restaurant and ask the owners directly to cater your wedding. Family-owned restaurants are always the first place to check – they will almost always go the extra mile to make your wedding special and are generally more understanding of your particular budget needs.

Go minimal with the flowers.

Instead of spending boatloads of money on flowers that will die shortly after the reception, keep it simple but elegant — for instance, a single rose for each bridesmaid and a very small bouquet for the bride. If you know someone with a rose bush, you can actually make your own bouquets the day before the ceremony by cutting the roses yourself and trimming away the thorns.

Skip the groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts.

While it’s considered customary to give gifts to your groomsmen and bridesmaids in some circles, it isn’t always necessary. Instead of buying gifts they may not even want or enjoy, consider writing them a special note to say “thanks” instead. If your friends know that you’re trying to have a frugal wedding, they will understand.

Display ‘vendor cards’ in exchange for reduced rates.

If you’re hiring people to provide services for your reception (musicians, a DJ, florists, caterers, photographers, etc.), offer to advertise for them in exchange for reduced rates.

At the reception, put a small card by each person’s place setting that lists the businesses responsible for each service at the wedding, along with their contact information. Since this tends to be very effective advertising, many businesses will happily provide services at reduced rates in exchange for this opportunity.

Price shop for decorations – and consider buying used.

If you know what you’re looking for ahead of time, you can simply wait until it goes on sale and “pounce” when the time is right.

Buy dresses off the rack – and on sale.

If you want to save on bridesmaid dresses, try to avoid ordering custom dresses altogether. Instead, head to a few stores with dresses on sale and see if you can all find something “off the rack.”

Plan a simple honeymoon, not an ostentatious one.

A huge, over-the-top honeymoon might sound fun, but it’s far, far cheaper (and often more enjoyable) to stay closer to home.

Plan, plan, plan.

When you’re trying to have a wedding on a budget, it’s important to plan ahead. List everything you can think of and walk through these items step by step.

Don’t stress.

Something will probably go wrong at the last minute – a little detail of some sort won’t work out. For example, our pastor almost missed our rehearsal dinner, so we barely rehearsed.

Don’t worry about it. Just assume something little is going to go wrong and avoid the urge to throw money at the problem. Most likely, no one will even notice the little issue, and quite often someone in your wedding party (or someone helping out) will come up with a pretty good solution to fix things.

Congratulations! Good Luck on your Wedding!




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