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Wedding Invitation Ideas: RSVP Online

When my husband and I got married, tracking all the RSVP cards was a bit of a job—and we didn’t have a large invitation list. 

Recently a bride tipped us off that she used an online RSVP form from Wufoo. Here’s what she said:

With Wufoo, you can generate reports and never again have to compile individual emails.  I used Wufoo on my wedding RSVP and it worked perfectly.  No RSVP cards.  I simply downloaded all the RSVPs (including dinner choices) the day before my event.

(By the way, using this system did not mean she flouted tradition altogether. She had glorious peacock-themed paper invitations from Hello!Lucky.)

Antoinette Peacock Wedding Invitations by Hello!Lucky

We already knew how great and easy Wufoo is because we use it ourselves to survey our readers on our website. I knew immediately that Wufoo would make it super-easy for any couple to customize an RSVP page so it would reflect their style. 

Wufoo online wedding RSVP example

You can even include a Google map to your reception. Nice. 

Jennifer Posted by Jennifer on Dec 18, 2009.
Filed under InvitationsPlanningWedding How-to


Best Budget Beauty Buys

I love when my friend Suzy comes to visit me in California. Splitting her time between the posh resort town of Aspen and bustling Manhattan, style expert and author Susan Redstone keeps me current on critical fashion advice and inspiration. (I was so relieved when Suzy gave my favorite Ugg boots a nod of approval—yes, they’re still a fashion “Do”!)

Over a bottle of deliciously light Pinot Grigio from Cellar360 Paso Robles, Suzy shared her favorite budget beauty buys, which she recently touted on a Fox TV segment. These are quality products that do everything from maximize to moisturize—for far less cash than pricey department store brands.

Sealed With A Cure Lip GlossSuzy’s top picks for brides include Maybelline’s Pulse Perfection™ Vibrating Mascara; Orly’s Once Upon A Time and Matte Couture nail color (“Matte polish is very ‘in’ right now”); and Sealed with a Cure lip gloss in a shimmering pale pink with gold flecks; it’s pretty, paraben-free and packed with lip-friendly botanical ingredients—and 20% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research.

For more of Suzy’s fashion wisdom, have a look at her book, Just Try It On, a smart seasonal guide of when to buy what—with a whole chapter devoted to weddings!

See Suzy here:

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Dec 18, 2009.
Filed under Bridal Beauty AdviceBudget Wedding IdeasMake-upStuff We Love


Wedding Reception Idea: Dance Your Socks Off

Here’s a little trick you can learn from the kids these days.

A couple of years ago I was at a bat mitzvah and I noticed all the girls had kicked off their new strappy heels when it came time for dancing. No surprise! But what caught my eye was that they were all wearing the same little white socks—like they had planned it in advance. “Oh, no” my niece told me. “There’s a basket of them over by the DJs so everyone can have a pair.”

Brilliant!

customized socks for weddings and special eventsApparently it’s not uncommon at bar and bat mitzvahs—and it must be happening more and more at weddings, because you can even get customized grippy socks! That’s a wedding favor I’d appreciate.

Now, about the male guests….

Jennifer Posted by Jennifer on Dec 18, 2009.
Filed under ReceptionsStuff We LoveTrend WatchWedding Ideas


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