Wedding Invitations! To Make Or To Buy!Written by Ben Shar
The big day is fast arriving. One of most important steps to setting tone to your wedding is purchase of most beautiful wedding invitations! For those that have not had any experience in this area, it can be quite overwhelming! There are hundreds of thousands of choices, even more considerations when it comes to envelopes, stamps, and even writing that is used! So, what should you do to get best results? Should you make your own or purchase them?
With so many questions, it is important to start at beginning. Your first step is to decide if you will purchase or make your own wedding invitations. It can be beneficial to make your own in order to get a better price. It can also be a wonderful thing to do if you can allot time and creativity to design and make them yourself. But, it can also be more elegant, more sophisticated to purchase them. You will have a better selection of more intricate designs as well.
Accessories – the finishing touches for a homeWritten by Elizabeth Ray
Accessories are finishing touches that make your house a home. Just as purses, shoes, scarves and ties enhance look of an outfit home accessories take your room from ordinary to extraordinary.
Accessories include flowers, baskets, bowls, books, candles, plants, pictures, mirrors, sculptures and vases. When choosing decorative items for a room, pick pieces that will match style and color of room. For example is room traditional, contemporary, country or decorated in an ethnic style.
It is best to group accessories in odd numbers, such as ones, threes and fives, while also having a variation in height of objects. For example, an end table next to a sofa or chair can have a lamp for reading, a pot of flowers and a knick knack as a grouping.
Pictures should be hung so that center of picture is at eye level, approximately 60 inches from floor. Artwork should be no more than 8 to 10 inches above back of a couch. Large artwork will act as a focal point; it can be hung over a couch, behind dining set, over a fireplace or on a feature wall. Small artwork can be grouped together using similar or matching frames and matting to make grouping more pleasing. Arrange grouping on floor first and hang after you are satisfied with look.