Our wedding guest book on Etsy

Just weeks before our wedding, Cory wanted to change up the idea for our guest book. I was irritated. Didn’t he know we were too close to the wedding to be switching ideas NOW? We’d have to order something else! We’d have to buy more stuff! What was wrong with MY idea??

Well. He was onto something because I absolutely love how our “guest book” turned out. It’s unique. It looks fantastic displayed in our home and I get to enjoy it every single day.

Good job husband. You were right. Don’t get too used to hearing me say that …

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Scotts V Alaska : the breakdown

Cory and I spent our 10-day honeymoon in Alaska! Here’s the breakdown of our trip… (I’ve included lots of informational links and links to all the places we stayed as well as to the vendors our excursions were booked thru).

Sunday, July 22
We arrived in Anchorage around noon and picked up the rental car from Enterprise. We hit up Walmart for road snacks and a sports store for emergency rain gear (which we returned on our last day bc… it never rained!!!) before checking into The Millennium Hotel. The Millennium is used as headquarters for the Iditarod and has a great eclectic old feel to it.

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How to save $200 cleaning your wedding dress

After asking around for recommendations to clean and preserve my wedding dress, I got one piece of advice that made the most sense (and was the friendliest on my wallet – the cost of having your dress cleaned can be upwards of $150!): wash it yourself.

WHAT!? But this is some kind of magical garment whose seams will unravel and it wither to nothingness if it should come in contact with plain, common water and household detergent!

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And then there were two …

Friday, July 20 couldn’t have gone more smoothly. Seriously. All of the wedding horror stories about the band arriving late or the best man passing out … I waited for something, anything to go wrong but nothing did. I credit this to 1) careful planning 2) incredibly efficient help and 3) being too caught up in my own excitement to really care anyway.

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