Tips, Ideas and More from a newlywed San Diego Bride!

Wedding Maps… September 5, 2008

I am in love with these custom wedding maps from! The only problem is that they are not accepting any new orders until MAY 2009!!!

So I thought I would give you a few other options! allows you to create a custom online wedding map which you can then link to your personal wedding websites or just send the link to friends and family via email! They also have diy instructions for making your own custom printable wedding maps…all for free! If you want custom wedding maps made and printed for you, check out these alternatives:, and I also found, which features custom made wedding maps by the cartoonist who draws the Dennis the Menace comics, if you can believe that! I am not certain if he is still taking requests, but it is worth a look!

And lastly, to keep with the map theme I’ve got going on…check out! They have city map totes that make for awesome OOT gift bags or bridesmaid gifts! San Diego totes were not available when I was planning my wedding, but I was told new cities are on the way!

Ok…this is the last map related item I LOVE….City Map Pillows that are hand stitched by Cat Studio. I lived in both NYC and LA so I have both pillows. Not really wedding related, but I just had to share!


Which do you prefer??? August 17, 2008

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Ok, so here is round two of my do it yourself inspiration boards! I made these with my own personal wedding pictures on powerpoint. I am getting a little better, I think! What do you think?



Martha Stewart Favor Boxes… August 12, 2008

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I filled my martha stewart favor boxes with green and brown m&m’s and gave them out as bridal shower favors. I was going to do the custom m&m’s but since my wedding colors were granny apple green and chocolate brown, I saved money by just using the regular green/brown m&m’s! Anyways, I just wanted to show you some of the SUPER CUTE favor boxes as seen on! I used the white eyelet ones seen below:


Inspiration Boards… August 11, 2008

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OK GIRLS…you may be much more computer saavy than me, but I just found out how to make an inspiration board on powerpoint! This one below was only my first try,  but inspiration boards are great for when you are trying to come up with a color scheme or if you just want to make a collage of great inspirational pictures when you are planning your wedding. If you are just browsing on the internet and see a great idea, save the picture to your computer and then you can make a board of your own whenever you want! I just changed the file to a jpeg file and tah dah! I will have to make a better one for you all soon! Happy Planning!!!


Wedding Favor??? August 3, 2008

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Does anyone else remember making these in middle school??? What a GREAT idea to have these on each table to entertain your guests…they are only $1.00 each or if you remember how to make them…your memory is better than mine! I found these on at CUTE!

SAMPLE COOTIE CATCHER Origami Wedding Favor UNIQUE Fortune Teller - SAMPLE


My Bridal Shower Invitation… July 29, 2008

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I found my invitations at Paper Paper in Del Mar. If I remember correctly, they were $15.00 for 10 ( I bought 20). They were also going to charge me $30.00 to print them so I just bought some card stock and cut it into the same tag shape and did a trial on my personal printer. It worked perfectly so since I splurged a bit on the invitations, I saved by printing them myself. I could not find a website for Paper Paper but here are the invitations I got ——>

Of course I just found these instructions online after the fact, but hopefully it saves you time!



Wish Bowl… July 27, 2008

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I saw these tickets and just think they are such a cute idea for a wish bowl…for a bridal shower or wedding! These are also available at for only $10.00 per roll.