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Hey everyone! Welcome back and thanks for joining us for another fun #weddingwednesday. We are SO ready for Spring and our cocktail and DIY project show it!

Signature Cocktail : Cucumber Mint Martini

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This fun and refreshing Spring drink makes an adorable sig cocktail for your wedding or any wedding-related event. This would also work well at a bridal shower or a post wedding brunch…

Ingredients:

  1. Seedless cucumber (if you can’t find these, slice the cucumber longways and remove seeds with a spoon…
  2. Mint
  3. Vodka
  4. Sugar

Directions:

  1. Peel cucumber
  2. Blend cucumber in a blender or food proccessor
  3. Use a strainer to strain the cucumber juice
  4. Pour cucumber juice into martini shaker with ice
  5. Add vodka (2 parts)
  6. Add teaspoon sugar
  7. Shake
  8. Pour over muddled mint in cocktail glasses
  9. Garnish with slice of cucumber
  10. CHEERS!

DIY Project: Gold Vases

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This is a beautiful and cost effective approach to centerpieces. Using jars you collect–pickle jars, jam jars, etc.– and a can of spray paint, you can make unique and fun centerpieces at almost no cost! If needed, add to your collection with jars on sale at craft stores, especially if you want to round out your look with a specific shaped jar. We love the look of grouping several different shaped jars together for your centerpiece, making each table unique.  A fun idea is to send those vases home with guests as a thank you!  Don’t forget to check local wholesale flower marts, Costco, even local public fields for seasonal, fresh and reasonably priced flowers.

Supplies:

  1. Assorted shaped jars
  2. Gold spray paint (metallic and glitter)
  3. Clear tape
  4. Flowers

Instructions:

  1. Choose which jars you would like to have “stripes” and apply tape
  2. Spray paint jars
  3. Allow them to fully dry
  4. Apply 1 to 2 more coats depending on the desired look
  5. Add flowers
  6. ENJOY!

Wedding Budget Hack: Chatbooks

If you haven’t heard of Chatbooks, check them out! You can create the cutest photo albums from your Instagram photos, based on a date range, number of photos or even hash tags! That’s right, any photos posted to Instagram with your wedding hashtag can be automatically printed and shipped to you. Use them as gifts for the bridal party or a memento for yourself!

Thanks for tuning in this week,  we look forward to sharing some more fun ideas with you in our next broadcast, Wednesday April 13.  Please share with your friends (@honeyfund on Periscope). If you missed it you can watch the reply on YouTube:

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Cheers!

Sara & Caitie

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Ginger beer cocktails and DIY Travel Journal

Hello and thanks for joining us for another #WeddingWednesday on Periscope!  We had a fun episode this week exploring ginger beer cocktails, a fun “un-plugged” DIY project and talking about how to pay for your honeymoon using travel rewards.

Signature Cocktail(s): Moscow Mule, Kentucky Mule & Dark and Stormy

Ginger beer cocktails

Like so many people, we here at #WeddingWednesday LOVE ginger beer! We thought it would be fun to spotlight the three most popular ginger beer cocktails. Any one of them would make a great signature cockail, or how fun to offer all three? A ginger beer bar!  Another fun idea is to use mini alcohol bottles and conduct a tasting pre-wedding to help you choose your favorite.

~ Moscow Mule ~ 

Ingredients:

  1. Vodka (1 part)
  2. Ginger beer (to taste)
  3. Lime (1 part)
  4. Copper mugs (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in glass over ice
  2. Garnish with lime
  3. Cheers!

~ Kentucky Mule ~

Ingredients:

  1. Whiskey (1 part)
  2. Lime (1 part)
  3. Ginger beer (to taste)
  4. Mint

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in glass over ice
  2. Add mint and lime for garnish
  3. Cheers!

~ Dark & Stormy ~

Ingredients:

  1. Dark rum (1 part)
  2. Lime (1 part)
  3. Ginger beer (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a glass over ice
  2. Garnish with lime
  3. Cheers!

DIY: Travel Journal

DIY Travel Journal

Today’s DIY is a travel journal for your honeymoon and beyond. The thought behind this is that you and your sweetie can record your honeymoon memories old school style!  This makes for a sweet moment of your first trip as a married couple. The journal can also be added to as you travel throughout your marriage!

Supplies:

  1. Blank journal/notebook
  2. Map
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut hearts out of map
  2. Glue onto front of journal
  3. Personalize!
  4. Enjoy!

Honeymoon Hack: Using Travel Rewards to Help Fund your Honeymoon

We’ve recently started sharing our in depth knowledge of using travel rewards programs to reduce the cost of your honeymoon. This week we mentioned a great offer from a major hotel chain”75,000 bonus points when you open a Visa Signature card with the hotel’s rewards program. Check out the offer here!

Thanks for tuning in this week,  we look forward to sharing some more fun ideas with you in our next broadcast, Wednesday March 16.  Please share our show with your friends (@honeyfund on Periscope). If you missed it you can watch the reply on YouTube:

Follow Honeyfund on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Everything seen on today’s show will also be on our Honeyfund Pinterest.

Cheers!

Sara & Caitie

 

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