Cute // Fancy


There’s nothing better than a little DIY project here and there to spice up a bridal shower or a wedding!  We absolutely love the blog “Tell Love & Chocolate” and we think she has some great DIYs along with so many other projects and recipes for any occasion! Our recent favorite are the gemstone garlands that we think would look fab as a bridal shower decoration!

Gemstone Garland Nearly Newlywed

These garlands are so easy to make!  All you’ll need is balsa wood 1/16 x 3 x 36 (can be purchased at Michael’s), an x-acto knife, paint brush, gold chord, glue gun, and paint.  The process is so simple!  You can download the gem template from the Tell Love and Chocolate blog, trace the stencil on to the wood, cut out the shape, decorate, and attach them to some string!

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Now you have some cute and unique decorations for your shower or any other fun occasion!  Make sure you check out all the other cool ideas Tell Love and Chocolate has to offer!



At Nearly Newlywed we know that choosing which wedding dress size is the right one for you can definitely be challenging, but we want to make it a little easier for you!  The sizing chart below correlates your measurements to the perfect dress size for you.  Although a dress may not be your perfect size, we always suggest trying dresses a few sizes below and above your size, as dresses can be altered!

Nearly Newlywed Size Guide

Bust- Stand with your feet together. Hold tape lightly and measure across fullest part of the chest, under arm and straight across your back.

Waist- Stand with your stomach in natural position; do not tuck in your stomach. Position the tape around the natural waist line. Measure firmly around waistline, but leave one finger width under measuring tape in order to breathe comfortably in your dress.

Hips-Stand with your feet close together. Measure around the widest part of the hip line, at the top of the legs.

Shoulder to Floor- Stand straight with your feet together.  Start measurement at the top of the shoulder and measure down (along back) to the floor.

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