Friday, April 27, 2018

Have a Wonderful Weekend...

Hello there! This weekend's roundup focuses on saving money on wedding events, either as a host or a guest. Enjoy!    

50 frugal tips for planning a wedding (or any event).

Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess created these cute (and easy!) glass planters using recycled yogurt containers. The planters would make great bridal shower or wedding favors.

Skip the airfare and honeymoon in the great state of New York!

Rather than an expensive floral bouquet, how about a veggie bouquet instead? 

And lastly...

According to EveryDollar, the average wedding guest spends over $1,000. Here is some advice for saving money as a guest!

Have a Wonderful Weekend and Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Stephanie Gardner for

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Thanks, It Has Pockets!

Nothing is better than a dress with pockets, so when I stumbled upon Celia Grace's wedding gowns, I was in love. Celia Grace's flowy dresses are ethically made using natural fibers and they have POCKETS. Need I say more? 

Visit Celia Grace for more beautiful gowns. 

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Celia Grace

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Eco-Conscious Wedding Attire in NYC

Hi there! Hoping you are enjoying the sunshine after what seemed like weeks of snow. I recently received the spring/summer issue of New York much inspiration for the upcoming wedding season and I was pleased to see the "Listings" section of the issue now includes a new category: Ecofriendly. Certainly makes my heart go pitter-patter. 

I thought I would share some of the ecofriendly listings, all NYC-based, here. Let's start with attire, shall we? 

Ecofriendly Wedding Attire Resources

23 Howard Street, Manhattan
phone: 855.756.0560

Schone Bride
530 Third Avenue, Gowanus
phone: 718.788.3849

Our Story Bridal 
1239 Broadway, Manhattan
phone: 646.653.2672
HVG featured Our Story Bridal in July 2017...check it out here.

Nearly Newly Wed
Brooklyn-based Online Retailer

I'll be sharing more information from the recent New York Weddings issue in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Have a lovely weekend...

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credits: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Have a lovely weekend...

Hey there! It's finally the weekend. Looks like it's going to be a rainy, chilly one but I hope you enjoy it none-the-less. Here are a few love-related links from around the web...enjoy!

Get married at Buttermilk Falls for amazing views, great farm-to-table cuisine, and onsite lodging. Located in Milton, New York...just 75 miles north of NYC.

Or have your wedding at Opus 40 in Saugerties, New York. So cool.

Loved this story about an accidental wedding dress from Cup of Jo contributor Caroline Donofrio.

A great podcast about marriage from NPR's Hidden Brain.

How about a bird-themed wedding? Audubon's Birds of America prints are available to print (for free!) from here. Instead of boring old table numbers for seating arrangements, use birds instead to test our your guests bird identification skills.

Happy Planning, 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green

Monday, February 12, 2018

Last Minute Valentine's Day Idea!

Valentine's Day is in two days!!! If you can't think of a small, yet thoughtful gift to give to your sweetie, pick up a hand-poured candle from Jar Worthy. Your gift will be much more than just a will be supporting a local business which strives to use sustainable ingredients. Jar Worthy has a wide variety of fragrances. You're sure to find one that's perfect for your significant other. 

Or consider creating a custom candle and pouring it yourself at Jar Worthy's Valentine's Day celebrations on February 13th and 14th at 7pm, complete with champagne and truffles. Visit here for more information and to buy tickets. 

Happy Valentine's Day! 
~ Lizzie ~ 

p.s. Perhaps you will be getting engaged on Wednesday...if so, good luck with the proposal and congratulations in advance! 

Photo Credit: Lizzie B., Hudson Valley Green