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How To Create A Beautiful Wedding On A Budget

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  Photo courtesy of: Latonya Bankston of @ColorfulSolutionsWeddingDesignsandEvents Weddings can leave a huge hole in your wallet. Venues, caterers and floral costs add up quickly. Not to mention the dress and the honeymoon.  The average cost for a wedding in 2016 in the United States was $26,645 with most couples spending less than $10,000.  That is the down payment on a house in most areas! Here are a few tips in keeping the costs down without looking cheap! 1. Instead of an expensive catering hall, have your reception at your church following your vows.  Or weather permitting, try a local...

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The Festival of Lights

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Chanukah / Hanukkah- The Festival of Dedication is an 8 day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple. Beginning on December 6th this year, it is the first official religious holiday falling in the month of December.  The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique nine-branched candelabra called a Menorah. Each night of the holiday a new candle is lit, progressing to eight by the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light, with which the others are lit, is called ashamash and is given a...

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A Time to Give Thanks

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A Time to Give Thanks

 It's the fall season and such a beautiful time of the year.  And, once again it's the time of year that we give thanks.   Last Thanksgiving my best friend Linda Koopersmith, The Beverly Hills Organizer (and closet designer/organizer to the stars!), wanted to add a little fun to her holiday table.  I sent her our fall leaves table covers.  She combined the plastic tablecloth with fine tableware and produced a beautiful table (photo above).  I always stress that just because it's plastic it doesn't have to look cheap.  Linda proved that to be true.  Tableskirts and More has many...

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5 Simple Napkin Folds for Holiday Tables

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 There are an abundance of holidays in front of us. Many of them involve family and friends, food, fun and table decorations!  Let’s not forget exhaustive planning, shopping, cooking, decorating and clean up.  Many will opt for creating fancy tables using formal linen tablecloths and linen napkins and many will opt for a more casual table setting using perhaps paper napkins and paper plates. Whichever the direction your table decorating takes you, chances are you will be using napkins of some sort.  And for whatever type of napkin you may be using, a clever napkin fold can “fancy up” any...

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Tips for Creating Stunning Wedding Tablescapes

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Whether you’re planning an outdoor wedding with natural accents or an evening reception dripping with elegant touches, I think it’s safe to say that most couples are interested in making their wedding memorable, while staying within budget. With that in mind, I brainstormed easy DIY ideas for uniquely lovely wedding tablescapes, using our line of linen-like tablecloths and affordable plastic table covers for weddings. Take your decor in whichever direction you desire: subtly beautiful or downright daring: Understated Elegance Keep centerpieces simple. A bouquet of calla lilies, tulips, or tea roses that coordinate or contrast beautifully with the colors of...

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