Monday, March 30, 2009

Time Saving Trick for Address Labels

So there are a lot invitations going out right now or at least being prepared to go out soon...and a lot of you aren't paying someone to do it for you. A lot of brides take on invitations to save money or just because they love being crafty. Either you look down your list of address you might think you have a whole weeks worth of work cut out for you just typing all of those address onto labels...then place cards, then thank you cards...ahhh!

Don't stress...I am here to tell you that you can move hundreds of address on to a label template in Word in under 2 minutes! I would suggest going through and proof reading all of them for format and spelling errors but at least you have the hard part out of the way!

The secret is a Mail Merge in Microsoft Word. Depening on what version of Word you have it can be go to your paperclip helper and type in Mail Merge for further directions. It might take you a couple minutes to figure it out but once you will go very quickly! You should have all of your address in Excel or Outlook first and then import them into your mail merge.

Good luck to you all and Happy Merging!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Starting to feel overwhelmed with details of your wedding? There can be so much going on the months and weeks before your wedding day that it is easy to loose sight of why you are really walking down the marry your wonderful fiance of course!

I am a huge fan of date night and a huge fan of Seattle restaurants that are offering 3 courses for $30 for a limited time this spring. Dine Around Seattle is Back!

There are fabulous restaurants all around Seattle that are serving up their delicious dishes for $30! Check out Dine Around Seattle for local restaurants in your area!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Barking Frog in Woodinville
Earth & Ocean at the W Hotel, Seattle
Cafe Campange, Seattle

My all time favorite would have to be Serafinas in Eastlake! Yum! Yum! The Veal Meatballs are a must!

Take your lover out for dinner at some of Seattle's most amazing restaurants--relax, unwind and take your mind off the wedding (for just an evening!) :-)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mountain Springs Lodge

My hubby and I had the pleasure of staying at Mountain Springs Lodge for a couple days this last weekend. It is a wonderful property near Leavenworth and a perfect space for a wedding if you are looking for that Aspen, Colorado lodge feeling. We stayed in one of their suites and had a private multiple course dinner cooked and served by the chef himself! It is such a beautiful family owned property and there are so many spaces, areas and venues for having your wedding. They are so flexible and over 90 of your guests can stay in one of the multiple cabins on the property. There is more off site lodging within a couple miles as well.

In the summertime there are plenty of trails for you and your wedding guests to go horseback riding, golf and play in the grassy acreage. In the winter time there are snowmobile trails for miles as well as horse drawn sleigh rides. Very romantic! Ryan and I really enjoyed our stay there and got to tour the property and facilities for where up to 350 person weddings take place. Check out their website if you are looking for a destination wedding that has an abundance of the great outdoors, activities and beautiful lodging. If you have any questions about Mountain Springs Lodge, feel free to call me or email me with questions! Here are some pictures of one of the honeymoon suites....big room, beautiful fireplace, dining area space, large bathroom, vaulted ceilings, large jacuzzi tub in the room, living space was beautiful!