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This and That . . . {and green wedding garters}

Today's "This and That..." starts off with the exciting launch of Julianne Smith's environmentally friendly, green wedding garters. Juilanne's new mini-collection includes 4 mix and match wedding garters that are actually made from recycled plastic bottles. They consist of eco-friendly grosgrain ribbon which is woven using yarn made from 100% post consumer polyester (made from recycled plastic bottles). And, Julianne says the environmentally friendly grosgrain ribbon is even softer than regular types of grosgrain ribbon.
above photo from Julianne Smith Wedding Garters

And, here's another weekly list of wedding sales, discounts, giveaways, and tidbits. Please be sure to come back to see how you can add a touch of sweetness to your bridal event plus the Eye Candy Friday that will be coming up in a little bit {ps: it's a DIY wedding}.

Wedding Sales & Discounts . . .

The Wedding Outlet
• 10% off SALE with coupon code "splendor" (ends Tuesday October 13th, 2009)
• Today's Great Featured Item is the Terry Cloth Spa Robe - Pink Trimmed
{just $37 for today only}
• Plus 10% off {already reduced} Bridal Intimates
• New Arrivals include Dance Floor Decals and items for Breast Cancer Awareness

Giveaways . . .

The Weekly Giveaway on Brenda's Wedding Blog
Enter to win a striped canvas tote bag, a set of Just Married (his & hers) sandals and a $50 gift certificate to The Wedding Outlet.

$50,000 Earth Day Wedding
DC Green Wedding Consortium has started accepting entries for the 2010 $50,000 Earth Day Wedding giveaway. DC area engaged couples can submit entries here until October 20, 2009. On December 9, 2009 the DCGWC will announce the winner. The wedding will take place on April 22, 2010, the 40th anniversary celebration of Earth Day.

Save the Date Letterpress Giveaway from Ajalon Printing & Design
Share your proposal story and you could win 100 letterpress save the date cards with envelopes

Mismikado's Journey Down the Aisle Anniversary Giveaway
In celebration of the 1st anniversary of Sugarhouse Ink, you can enter to win a $25 gift card to use for any Sugarhouse Ink purchase and a FREE digital design from the recently launched Sugarhouse Ink Etsy Shop - plus there will be 2 winners.

Wedding Tidbits . . . enhances with the introduction of social wedding planning which brings the bride, groom and guests together online to connect and communicate. Once invited by the engaged couple, participants in can post tips, make toasts, upload photos and see status updates from the future bride and groom.

And, lastly, something for wedding vendors:
Slated for release in all major bookstores in early 2010, OMG! Wedding Stories: Did That Really Happen? will be based on hilarious and shocking wedding stories from brides, wedding planners and guests on Submissions are now being taken for crazy, funny, bizarre, and outrageous wedding stories. Share your story in 300 words or more and if your story is chosen for publication, you will receive a FREE "Starter" advertising package on Your story will be credited to your company and readers will be invited to view your profile on Email submissions to Deadline for submission is November 1, 2009.