My Bridal Christmas List

With Christmas just around the corner, my family has continued its annual Christmas Wish List string of emails. Basically all 11 of us (two parents, seven siblings, two in-laws) create a huge email chain where we list what we want for Christmas, including brand, size, color, etc. I just checked and last year’s email had 46 messages.

As I started to work on my list, I knew I would add a few staples (clothes, makeup, you get the drift), but what I really wanted to add were those *extra* items. Wedding-related extra items. Those little craft projects and tools that I don’t have to have, really don’t need to have, and certainly don’t have the budget for.

But…isn’t that what Christmas is all about?? After we account for the religious holiday, of course. :)

First up:

  • Six hundred 60 mm gold sequins

What does one need 600 sequins for, you make ask?? Only to make the the best photo-booth background ever:


Image and Project via Oh Happy Day


 Image and Project via Oh Happy Day

Talk about a statement! I love the glamour and whimsy of this background. I do admit…I was seriously torn when I saw so many great photo booths that used frames. I could just imagine all the fun I would have with some thought bubbles after the wedding.

Picture Frame Wall Photo Booth Backdrop

Image via Project Wedding / Photo by Anjuli

But, this didn’t really fit our theme. Plus, I love how reflective the gold sequins are so the photo booth would sparkle like a beacon of light screaming at guests, “Come take some awesome and hilarious photos HERE!”

It would also be a perfect backdrop for a New Year’s Eve party for all the hardcore party planners.

Next on my unnecessary but perfectly necessary (depending on who you ask) Christmas list:

  • Embosser (any brand is fine, dear family)

(Sometimes, I worry if I do research and become invested in a product I jinx my chances of someone deciding to get it for me. Makes absolutely no sense.)

I giggle at all the things I could do with this bad boy. Napkins, thank yous, bridesmaid gifts, OH MY. On one hand, maybe I don’t want this because I’ll become addicted. Many bees have shared their embossing success stories over the years, and I love what they have come up with (Mrs. Lemon, Mrs. Earrings,and Mrs. Starfish, to name a few).

And finally…

  • Adjustable circle paper cutter

I could use this for so many different things. I am really bad at cutting out circles. And honestly, it is just tedious. If I had a circle cutter, I could crank out my own faux gold sequins (see #1) using shiny scrapbook paper. Then once my wedding was over, I could work on projects like this:


Capiz Shell Look-Alike Chandelier/ Image via Completely Coastal

And because I am a stereotypical noncommittal female, I need options. Adjustable circle cutter it is!

Is anyone else adding wedding-related items to their Christmas list? If so, what are you asking for? Maybe I am forgetting something!


Mrs. Squirrel

Tampa, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2013
Hoppily Ever After: A Very Dressy Rehearsal
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  1. bat Member
    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 3:02 pm

    Oh my goodness I love that gold sequin backdrop! I didn’t even know they made sequins that large, but it looks AWESOME: I hope you get gifted the supplies to make it!

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    pinkmoon 10748 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 3:13 pm

    I love those big sequins! Where do they come from I might ask 😉 We will most likely have a box-type photoboth but that doesn’t mean I can’t add my own decor into it!

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    bailey12 366 posts, Helper bee @ 4:24 pm

    I had a wedding Christmas wish list too! Mine included some jewelry and shoes. I also had a cake topper on there that I wouldn’t buy otherwise. It doesn’t hurt to ask! :)

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 5:32 pm

    Last year I told my now husband I needed a printer for Xmas. And with that printer I was able to print our STD labels, invitations, programs and a ton of other wedding crafts. I think it was well worth the investment (especially since it was free to me since it was a present!)

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    icetea 3303 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:53 pm

    I didn’t ask for it but FI got me a cricut die cutter…he said I could use it for my card making AND wedding stuff. He gave it tome early and I already cut out table numbers :)

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    Vintage_Rainbow_Bride 14 posts, Newbee @ 9:26 pm

    Lol I thought I was the only crafter undercover like this! I would be tickled pink if I got craft supplies as a gift (drooling and daydreaming, please hold, I’ll be back shortly)…oh the possibilities! The ideas that run through my head would simply make Martha Stewart a ametuer craft kitten! Lol is there a support group like crafters anonymous! O.o Google hear I come! Must find out before fh commits me to a facility where no crafts allowed is enforced!

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    brooklyn55 743 posts, Busy bee @ 10:26 pm

    A few things! Like, we are doing a candy bar and I really wanted those ceramic dishes that spell out LOVE but couldn’t justify the extra 40 when I had already gone over the candy bar budget so my FMIL asked me what I wanted and I know that is one thing she is getting for me! My family is also big on gift cards so I told them I can always use gift cards to Michael’s. My parents, however, refused to buy anything wedding related because they want me to have gifts that are just for me. Which I understand.

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    angelwinged 127 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:37 pm

    well I usually always have some sort of craft supply on my list since I love painting and drawing and writing ,but when it come to this year I was soo tempted to ask for the weddingy things I wanted as well but my love kindly placed a no wedding supply asking restraint on me for this year saying if next year it’s still needed we’ll both start asking(our wedding is going to be in 2014 but bing crafty I started way early tehe)

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    shellvee 2192 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:41 am

    Haha I did something similar – as my bday was so close to the wedding (9 days before to be exact) everyone that asked (ie family) provided me with gift vouchers for my hairdresser and nail salon etc. it really came in handy as I wanted to get my hair professionally coloured and my nails done but it wasn’t really in our budget so close to the wedding :)

    I don’t think people mind as long as they know you are going to use their gifts – luxuries or practical stuff :)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:45 am

    Whatever you do, do NOT buy the Martha Stewart circle cutter. I doesn’t work well on smaller sheets of paper, which means you end up wasting a lot of paper. I threw mine away after only a few uses.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:06 am

    Ohhh I hope you get the sequins.. or find a way to get them after the holidays.. that’s such an amazing backdrop!

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