As you may or may not recall, I want to be able to use the word “bride” as much as possible on my wedding day. I know a lot of people prefer to go the “Mr. & Mrs.” route, but I figure I have my whole life to be a “Mrs.” So, I had originally planned on doing simple chalkboard bride-and-groom chair signs tied with some burlap, lace, and pink ribbon. Simple and sweet. Done and done.
Then, during a sort of sale-induced Michaels shopping frenzy, I picked up these large (about 10 inches tall) white wooden letters on sale. They were only $1.50 each, plus I think it’s kind of sweet that our initials spell “DO.”
I literally had no plan. I just bought them and hoped I could work them in somehow. Now, I am thinking they might make great chair signs. However, I am not entirely ready to give up on the bride-and-groom signs. I have collected a series of inspiration pictures and am kind of hoping I can incorporate these different elements into a cohesive design. (Hang in there. I know there is A LOT going on!)
I really like the sweetness of these signs. We are also using a lot of whimsical calligraphy at our wedding, so signs like this but smaller might work.
I love the feel of this one. The mix of items is really pretty. I feel like this would only work for my chair, though. I would want to make the groom’s chair a little more masculine. Maybe we could do pink ribbon and lace on mine and burlap and lace on his.
I think this whole setup might be the closest to what I want. Instead of blue ribbon it would be pink or lace. However, I would hang the letters a little lower and then add the words “bride” and “groom” to the chair.
After all that, I realized that maybe it’s just too much. Maybe I should just K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, silly). Look at how sweet and simple these striped letters are:
I love the print on these letters. I think I also prefer the way the letters are hung with the two strands instead of just one.
I love these fabric pom-poms. I think they are a great touch and would be super simple. I don’t love the white/on white/on white, but since my chairs will probably be gold/silver, I can add a pink pom-pom or fabric flowers to my chair and burlap ones to the groom chair. Hmm…so many possibilities.
As an alternative to adding bride-and-groom signs to the chairs, I could somehow try to do something like the following photo. There is actually a great tutorial on how to do this…The problem is that I only have one set of letters, so I really can’t afford to mess them up with a complicated DIY project.
Love these. Simple, romantic, and really DIY-able!
I think I’m gonna keep the letters white, do something simple with burlap, ribbon, and lace, and just call it a day. Who would have thought chair signs could be so complicated!?!
I know lots of people have used these wooden letters, so please share…I could use a little crafty feedback from the hive!
- New York/Costa Rica
- Law School Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2011
- Casa Punto de Vista