When You Can't Find it in the QCA, try Etsy.com!

by Jenny Bryde 23. January 2010 05:19

In more than a few conversations on the QCWeddings.com forum, I have shared information about one of my favorite websites, Etsy.com. After hearing feedback about how people have had overwhelming good luck on this site, I thought it only fair to share the love with all of our blog readers.

For those of you who have not visited Etsy.com yet, I am so excited for you! I remember the first time that I used the site and discovered all the fantastic opportunities on it! Essentially, Etsy.com is an enormous collection of vendors of all things handmade or vintage who have created stores in which they sell their wares. You can literally find just about anything you can imagine. Vintage yearbook pictures? Felt tooth pillows? All natural dog shampoo? You got it! I'm telling you, folks...think of the oddest item in the world and search for it on Etsy.com. There is someone who sells it or someone who is willing to make it custom for you.

Along with all the "weird" stuff on Etsy.com, you can find anything and everything you would ever need for your wedding. Dresses, candles, decorations, favors, banners, invitations, fans, cake stands, jewelry...I could go on forever. I like to think of it as mecca. Here are just a few items found on Etsy.com that are available for purchase:

Remember that this is a very SMALL sampling of some items I found while looking around. Here are some links in case you're interested in finding out more about the items shown above:

Row 1: Wedding Poster, Wedding Band, Tissue Flower Poms, Lace Garter

Row 2: Dress, Table Runner, Marriage Certificate, Necklace

Row 3: Calligraphy, Veil, Bachelorette Party Invites, Bouquet

Row 4: Bolero, Moss Initial, Wedding Sign, Earrings

Warning! Etsy is addictive! If you do not set a kitchen timer, you will stay on the site for hours and alienate your friends and family and fiance! Have fun!


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Why am I Thankful?

by Jenny Bryde 25. November 2009 12:44

As we settle down tonight to gain some well needed rest, my mind wanders to the essential question for tomorrow - Why am I Thankful?

The question is simple, and the answer complex.  However, as a holiday present to you all, I will forgo my usual verbosity and sum up my blessings in a list of 3 things.

1.  I am meticulously prepared for the onslaught of ingredients, messes, and family members that will traipse through our happy home tomorrow. 
2.  All my loved ones are healthy and safe.
3.  My fiance is able to give me reasons to love him everyday.  We can make it through anything; he is the love of my life.

Here's to you all, dear QCWeddings.com readers, and I hope you have many things for which to be thankful!


PS...Here's a little treat if you're still looking for a fun way to spruce up your Thanksgiving table or wedding stationery...Printables from the Creature Comforts Blog! http://tinyurl.com/yzh5jww


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What is Marriage?

by Jenny Bryde 13. November 2009 14:42
I'm so glad that Grover and company can answer this philosophical question so well. Enjoy! :)


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A Night Out Full of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem!

by Jenny Bryde 31. October 2009 03:24

Raise your hand if you and your significant other need a break from wedding planning…

Well here’s an event hosted by one of our reception hall venues that would be just the ticket for an entertaining night out full of mystery and escapism!

Skellington Manor Banquet and Event Center will be hosting our first Murder Mystery Dinner on November 6th with an Encore performance of "Murder in the Double Wide". It's a hilarious interactive comedy "Who Done It”. A delicious meal and an intriguing, hilarious murder mystery make for a great night out!


Dinner Menu:

Bridges' Broasted Chicken Whipped Potatoes with Gravy Green Bean casserole

Toss Salad

Carrot Cake

Vegetarian Choice: Veggie Lasagna


Tickets are $35.00 per person. Doors Open at 6:30 Salads served. Show starts promptly at 7pm.


Cousin Flemm Hockins has contracted African Jungle Pygmy Virus and has but weeks to live. As the trailer park tenants meet for his life celebration, luxury double-wide owner Philbin Scudwaller has turned up deader than road kill! Did former stripper Lurlene kill him for discovering her past? Has Pastor Prime finally gone Jim Baker on his flock? Is Cousin MoRon as stupid as he looks? Is Pooter Ann hiding something more in her ample cleavage? Or did maid Margarita Conchita clean Philbin up for good? Sheriff Buster Douglas will need your help to solve this Murder in the Double-Wide!

Other Public Performances Dates of this show: December 19 January 22 February 19

For reservations, tickets or more information please call 563-344-9187



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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

by Jenny Bryde 17. October 2009 10:40

Ask just about any seasoned bride or groom out there, and they will tell you that on the wedding day there was at least one thing that they could have used but didn't have.  In some cases, the "thing" was a minor need, but in others, the "thing" would have been a major lifesaver on a hectic day!

I'd like to start a running list here today of things that should be brought with you on your big day in a Wedding Emergency Kit.  Here's what I have so far thanks to Weddingbee.com as well as from WhatHappensNow.com:


  • brush/comb
  • cell phone (turned off before the ceremony!)
  • clear nail polish (chips and stocking runs) and nail polish that matches the bride's manicure
  • emery board
  • extra panty hose
  • hair spray
  • handkerchief/tissues
  • touch-up make up
  • mints
  • small hand mirror
  • travel-sized perfume
  • Visine
  • baby powder (last-minute spills on a white dress)
  • bobby pins/hair ties
  • corsage pins
  • cotton balls/swabs
  • extra earring backs
  • extra pair of flat shoes
  • hairdryer
  • curling iron/flat iron
  • clothes iron
  • lint brush
  • sewing kit (buttons, hem tape, needle, safety pins, straight pins, scissors, thread to match the wedding party attire)
  • shoe polish
  • spot remover
  • static cling spray
  • straws (drinking liquids w/out messing up lipstick)
  • keeper garter and throw-away garter
  • white chalk (to cover stains on white dress)
  • wrinkle-out spray
  • antacid pills
  • asprin/ibuprofen
  • band-aids
  • contact lens solution/case
  • deoderant
  • insect repellent 
  • lotion
  • medications
  • moist toilettes
  • mouthwash
  • smelling salts
  • sunscreen
  • tampons/pads
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • wash cloth or hand towel
  • extra cash just in case
  • personal camera
  • driver's license
  • duct tape
  • extra copies of directions to the reception
  • important phone numbers of friends and family
  • important phone numbers of alternate vendors in case of emergency (San Diego Wedding DJ)
  • back up equipment (San Diego Wedding DJ)
  • notebook and pen
  • portable flashlight
  • roll of quarters (parking, vending machines, etc)
  • snacks/bottled water
  • umbrella
  • watch
What else is in your emergency kit?  What else should we add to our list?  Leave a comment, and I'll update the post to show all your input!  :)


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Hi!  Welcome to the QCWeddings.com blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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