One of the big questions many wedding guests have upon receiving a wedding invitation is “Are kids allowed?” Some weddings request that parents find babysitters for their babies or young children rather than bring them to the wedding. Some weddings organize some sort of childcare effort for parents on-site. Other weddings, and this seems to be most, say kids are invited alongside their invited parents. … read more
Adorning each place setting with fresh flowers is a handmade touch that honors each guest at just about any gathering. Whether it’s an intimate Sunday dinner, an ultra feminine bridal shower or a romantic spring wedding, floral napkin rings are easy to assemble and provide endless possibilities to incorporate the colors and textures of your occasion. Fresh flower napkin rings can also double as your favor, a beautiful little reminder for guests to take home. … read more
If you want to incorporate more flowers into your wedding, but don’t have a big floral budget, this backdrop is the perfect option. You can create this hanging flower decoration in advance using fake flowers so you don’t have to worry about wilting blooms. Your guests won’t even notice they’re fake flowers, but you’ll get an extra pop of color. … read more
These simple yet stylish centerpieces aren’t expensive or time-consuming. If you love the Mason Jar look and want to incorporate it into your big day, here are a few ideas to consider.
I started this project with a 12-pack of quart-sized Mason Jars from my local supermarket for $9 and a few ideas. You can choose other sizes or looks and you can also get them without the logo if you would prefer a smooth-surfaced jar; it just depends on what you want to do. And the options really are endless! … read more
More and more brides are thinking about how to be more ecologically minded when it comes to their big day. One great way to do that and give something back to the environment is in using the materials around you. Think about what you can give back to the earth after your big day is done. One great material to use, which is often overlooked, is birdseed. It is not only beautiful but also diverse.
Bridesmaids are the unsung heroes of weddings. They buy the dress, calm your meltdowns, and often travel hundreds of miles to stand beside you on the most important day of your life. Your bridesmaids deserve to be pampered. Getting everyone together for a spa day may not be feasible so it is important to find an alternative.
Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to create a pampering gift basket. This basket can double as a creative way to ask your friend to be a bridesmaid. It can also be used as a gift for a mother, mother-in-law, or anyone else investing a lot of time in your wedding.
Step 1: Gather your items. A benefit of gift baskets is that they are wonderfully customizable. They can fit any budget depending on the gifts used. The basket shown has various pampering items: chocolate, nail polish, lotion, soaps, perfume, and a candle. A pair of shoes was also included as they can be worn in the wedding.
It’s always fun to incorporate hobbies and interests into your wedding. These cork place card holders are a great option for wine lovers and vineyard weddings. And there are several ways to use them!
In order to make these holders, you’ll need lots of corks, so start collecting now! I only used real corks—not the synthetic plastic ones. Corks from red, white, and sparkling wine will all work just fine, although red wine will leave a little colored residue on one side of your cork. Personally, I think the red wine has a cool look, but it’s something to consider. You’ll also want to be extra gentle when removing your corks so that you don’t damage the top edges too much.
A beautiful centerpiece for the tables at your wedding should not be overlooked. Eye-catching flower arrangements can be expensive, sure, but they can also easily be done on a budget. Taking the time to make this effort will impress your guests and beautify the area they will be eating, drinking, and socializing in after your wedding ceremony.
Every bride envisions herself walking down the aisle virtually hundreds of times during the long months of planning. In the midst of these idyllic visions, she begins to recognize that the pews framing her walk may need some sprucing up. If you are among this group of brides, look no further than pew cones that you can easily make yourself. These cones allow you to keep with current wedding trends without breaking the budget.
First, gather your materials.
For the base of the cones, you will need enough cardstock paper to line the number of pews you have. Go ahead and pick up a few extra to practice on. You can purchase these for literally pennies a piece, making this project so wonderfully affordable. The key is to select cardstock that is a neutral color, similar to the pews or chairs. This will help the eye to go to the flowers, not the cone. You can choose sheets with a slight texture to further hide the fact that it is paper.
It can be difficult to find table numbers that both look good and are functional. You want people to be able to find their seats, but you don’t want a giant gaudy sign. These wine bottle table numbers are the perfect mix of form and function.
Step 1: Choose your bottles
First you’ll need empty wine bottles. Personally, I like the look of colored glass, so I used bottles that are tinted green. It really doesn’t matter the brand since you’ll be removing the labels next.