- Create a display with the small typewriters. Add names and table numbers to the top of each card with double sided tape.
- Design a sign that asks guest to take the small favor item to their table and write a few words of advice for the Bride and Groom on the back of the card.
- Add a container such as a vase to your centerpieces. Attach a note that instructs guests to leave their wishes in the vase and to take the small typewriter home as a token of appreciation.
Do: Bargain HuntKeep an eye out for sample sales. Browse websites for listings and ask salons in your area about getting on their mailing list. Already found the dress of your dreams? Don't rely on a deal on eBay to save you from paying the full price. You must be a wise and flexible shopper to find what you want for a price you like. Changing gown fabrics is a better way to save and the difference can be significant (sometimes $1,000 or more).
Don't: Rule Out Online ShoppingOnline retailers like J.Crew and Ann Taylor make dress shopping a cinch. Gowns fit true to size, you can make quick returns or exchanges, and you can even have dresses delivered in under a week (though we still suggest getting the gown at least three months in advance …