{Tuesday Tip} Postage Increase

We are sending this a little early because Postage has increased

If you haven’t heard, postage increased on January 27, 2013.  If you plan to mail anything from save the dates, engagement party invites, or wedding invitations remember to consider the postage increase when mailing items out. If you are expecting response cards to be returned, don’t get caught without enough postage or you can expect a giant stack of bright yellow ‘return to sender’ stickers stamped on your  beautifully addressed invitations.

The increase will affect everything being placed in your mailbox. Here are the facts straight from the United Postal Service regarding the postage increase:

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include:

  • Letters (1oz.) — 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces — unchanged at 20 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) — $1.10
  • Postcards — 1-cent increase to 33 cents


It is always a good idea to take the item you are going to mail to the post office to have it weighed in order to determine the correct postage amount. If you are unsure of the weight of the item, or the postage amount, it is better to be safe than sorry. Do make a short trip down to your local post office and be sure to get those invites out.

Here at ccwedblog we are not preparing to get married, but we are sending out a LOT of mail these days. We are planning our Annul Bridal Showcase  here at Menifee Lakes Country Club and are sending out stacks of postcards. We thought we would be smart and save money by sending  postcards this year to avoid the postage increase like last January only to find out postage went up again this year.

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We were excited to find out how lovely the 33 cent stamps were.

33 cent stamp

You can also check out our post about personalized postage if you plan to order custom stamps for your invitations.



Be Marry, 



{Friday Find} SDSW Fabulous Find

Old New Borrowed Redo


Looking for a way to repurpose your wedding gown, bridesmaid dress or other special occasion dress?
If so checkout this post from San Diego Style Weddings.


Be Marry, 

C & C 

{Tuesday Tip} Tips for Acing Your Wedding Vows

This tip come from the one and only Martha Stewart Weddings 


Play Editor

Decide which parts (of your vows) you would like to read aloud, and what aspects of traditional vows you plan on including. Remember to keep the vows as short and as simple as possible – a paragraph or two at most.

View the full link below and 8 Tips for Acing Your Wedding Vows


Be Marry, 

C & C 

{Tuesday Tip} Photographs of the Space

Do you plan to get married in a grand  location like a golf course with amazing views?



Make sure to have your photographer photograph the space in which you get married not just the people. Years from now you will want to look back at all those amazing wedding photos so don’t forget to include some of the space and the backdrop of your wedding. Remember why you picked your wedding location and talk to your photographer about your favorite locations you want them to capture and consider a few without people, like the ceremony and reception photos below.



Be Marry, 

C & C 

{Tuesday Tip} Free Bridal Magazine


Today we offer you advice for FREE yes FREE wedding magazines and wedding planning resources. Here is a little insider tip most wedding vendors that advertise in wedding magazine receive complimentary issues. Meaning you can score free wedding magazines while wedding planning.

We currently advertise in two major wedding resources San Diego Style Wedding Magazine




They both give us free issues meaning we have stacks of free wedding resources at our finger tips and love to share them with brides.  Here is one of the displays of the Here Comes The Guide books that we gave away at last years Bridal Showcase.


So call or email to set up a time to visit with us (or call your many other local wedding vendors) to get your hands on free Wedding magazines.

You can also stop by our Free Bridal Showcase on Saturday February 23rd 2013 to pick up the latest copies.

Be Marry, 

C & C 

{Friday Find} Just Engaged? Congrats!

Today’s find comes from the ultimate wedding site Martha Stewart Weddings. It is jam packed with tips, advice and even a printable wedding planner.


“Here are our most helpful tools, priceless pieces of advice, and inspirational ideas in the order you’ll need them on your way to the aisle. No matter where you are in the wedding planning process — deciding on stationery, shopping for a gown, or considering flower choices — we thought you could use a cheat sheet. Here are our most helpful tools, priceless pieces of advice, and inspirational ideas in the order you’ll need them on your way to the aisle.” 

mwd105935_fall10_ceremonymaker_19833_xlUse the link below to view the full post from Martha Stewart Weddings


Be Marry, 

C & C