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Is This Singing Wedding Toast Gone Too Far?

Posted by abncparties on September 29, 2010

This YouTube video of a singing wedding toast is almost a lavish hollywood production.  The groom is Lin-Manuel Miranda composer, lyricist and  Tony Award-nominated actor.  Miranda wrote and stared in the Broadway musical “In the Heights”.  He won the Tony Award as lyricist and called upon many talented friends for the production number.

This was a surprise gift for his wife Vanessa at their wedding reception:  “All of Vanessa’s close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. What we lack in polish, we hopefully make up for in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We’d do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her.”

Enjoyable yes, but beyond the reach, of  course, of  do it yourself budget wedding party celebration market.  You  might enjoy the entertainment, however, as they sing, and I repeat — L’Chaim, L’Chaim to life!

Considering the economy I invite you to visit our <a href=”http://do-it-yourself-wedding-centerpiece.com”>DIY Wedding Centerpiece</a> site for some cheap, budget wedding centerpiece ideas.

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DIY Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Balloon Centerpiece Video

Posted by abncparties on September 10, 2010

All you really need to make this budget wedding reception or rehearsal centerpiece is the following:

  • a weight material covered in mylar paper,
  • around four feet of tulle (in a theme color of your choice),
  • three – 11 inch balloons filled with helium
  • some curling ribbon
  • scissors

We have other videos up on YouTube explaining how to make the weight, tie a balloon (using no clips) as well as curling ribbon.

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More say ‘I do’ to do-it-yourself nuptials

Posted by abncparties on July 22, 2009

Mary Meehan of  McClatchy Newspapers, as reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer, quoted Anja Winikka, editor of theknot.com, an online resource for weddings:  “The DIY thing is indicative of the economy…A lot of people now feel comfortable talking about how they are going to be saving on their weddings.”

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How To Detail a Sports Baseball Player Cut Out for Budget DIY Centerpieces – New Video

Posted by abncparties on July 12, 2009

We posted a new YouTube video just minutes ago.  In it we demonstrate how to highlight our very popular do it yourself sports baseball player cut out.  I use a polystyrene sports baseball player cut out with fabric paint to highlight and detail.

Put it on a budget “Just Add Sand” centerpiece base and accented with two pieces of onion grass for a complete look.  Add balloons and table name card for an economical budget baseball theme centerpiece for your Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, special event or party!

Fore more ideas, centerpiece kits and supplies, visit us.

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How To Make A do It Yourself Beach Theme Centerpiece – New Video

Posted by abncparties on July 7, 2009

We added a new YouTube video this week. It is how to make a beach theme centerpiece.

It was a family participation. Ely did the narration, first time. Good job Ely! Mikey wrote the script, produced, directed, shot and edited the video and audio. And I was the demonstrator!

You can download the pdf of the narrative at our site.

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10 Great Tips to Get Gorgeous Wedding Flowers

Posted by abncparties on July 3, 2009

Jacquie Cattanach recently wrote an interesting article on saving on your Wedding. This was one of her tips on Life Style.

“Most high schools and colleges have horticulture classes that specialize in caring for and arranging flowers and plants. For a small fee, you could hire these aspiring florists who would be thrilled to work on your arrangements. The teachers of such a course will act as your safety net and, as an added bonus to you, will have extensive experience and oversee your project.”

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DIY wedding is a creative, cash-conscious alternative

Posted by abncparties on June 8, 2009

Jackie Burrell (Contra Costa Times) wrote an interesting story as reported by San Luis Obispo.com The Tribune.

These tips caught my eye

“- Do as much as you can yourself, but don’t do it solo. Host a bridesmaids and mothers’ party to assemble craft projects. Ask friends for help with photos, flowers, even the dessert buffet. Especially now, most people are delighted to make their wedding present a gift of time and expertise.

“- DIY is not always cheaper. Pick the most meaningful, budget-friendly projects and don’t overspend on craft tools you may never use again. If you’re looking for some esoteric piece of equipment, ask for advice on one of the DIY wedding forums, or call a local art studio. Some rent studio time and tools.”

Read the rest of the story, which includes tips on do it yourself flowers as well as some great resources.

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DIY Weddings: It’s not difficult to create a cash-conscious alternative

Posted by abncparties on May 31, 2009

A very interesting article about DIY weddings from the beginning appears in the Monterey County The Herald website. Jackie Burrell wrote it and quotes an early DIY bride who said: “the DIY movement was just in its infancy and pretty much for the micro-budget brides. It was all about saving money, finding the cheapest avenues to pull off a wedding.”

She was further quoted to say: “Martha Stewart’s approach to weddings and her stylish DIY projects were a turning point” and “Suddenly, DIY was chic. And the Internet’s exponentially expanding networks not only spread the word, they provided the expertise to make the movement successful.”

Jackie writes: Now DIY wedding blogs and discussion boards are popping up all over the Internet, and craft stores are responding to the trend. The DIY wedding aisles at Michaels (craft stores), for example, multiplied this year.

Read the rest of the story at the Website.

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Our Chicago Blackhawk’s Ice Hockey Success Adds To Our Line of DIY Centerpiece Kits

Posted by abncparties on May 16, 2009

We added a new polystyrene ice hockey player cut to our product line as a result of the increased popularity of our local Chicago Blackhawks. The polystyrene cut out is available individually or in kit form as part of a series of “Just Add Sand” co it yourself centerpiece kits. Visit our Website page for construction details.

Ice Hockey Player Cut Out

Ice Hockey Player Cut Out

This new ice hockey player stands about ten inches high and almost ten inches wide at the stick. These, and other cut outs, come in sturdy polystyrene which can be sealed, painted or decorated in other creative methods. Some are available in multiple sizes. Orders for customization are accepted.

Just Add Sand” (or gravel or pebbles) to this line of centerpiece kits for a finished party centerpiece. We are a leading source of do it yourself supplies and centerpiece kits as well as free do-it-yourself videos and step by step instructions. Kits include many sports (baseball, football, basketball, golf, etc.), doghouses, tall wedding centerpieces, name centerpieces, etc. Most kits include attractive papers, ribbon, dowels, sprays and other options. Table names and same themed place cards can also be added for a complete look.

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Cheap Do It Yourself (Green) Eco-Friendly Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Posted by abncparties on April 4, 2009

I found this charming and colorful idea for wedding centerpieces by Happy Girl at Happy Hour Bride. Not only are they cheap, but they are friendly to the environment, chic as well as great looking!

Do It Yourself Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Do It Yourself Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Get the full directions to grow your own at DIY: Eco-Friendly Wheatgrass Centerpieces.

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