Part of our invite design incorporated one of our monograms onto a belly band around the invitation. When our guests started receiving them, I heard from so many people they didn’t know what to do with it- slide it off, cut it off, tear it off. Who knew belly bands were so uncommon in the land of non-weddingbee readers!? I thought I would share with you how I created our belly band. … read more
I guess I should start at the beginning. You may or may not know that Mrs. Tiramisu and I are good friends. We are in the same profession, and we met along the way. Basically, she introduced me to Weddingbee, and I was quickly obsessed! 🙂 She also introduced me to the Gocco, and truthfully, after we did our save the dates on her Gocco, I knew I had to purchase one for myself.
Back in September, I showed you the design file for the awesome save the dates that Mr. Taffy’s brother designed for us. Today I would like to show you the final, printed product! 🙂
Remember how I was hunting for the perfect blue for our color palette and bridesmaid dresses? As a placeholder, we asked Mr. T’s brother to use a gray blue for our save the date design. By the time the gocco came out, we had switched to a color palette using both robin’s egg blue and a darker blue-green for our palette. Take a look at the finished product!
Don’t mind my sloppy name hacking in photoshop! … read more
Yeah ok so that title was a bit of a stretch, but there’s really no other way to explain this next DIY. Champ and I wanted our guests to feel comfortable and pampered so we decided we would use guest towels in the restrooms. If you recall, we’ll have floating candles (probably gardenia because of the yummy smell) in the restrooms, but we wanted to add a personalized touch.
For Kate and Aaron’s wedding, I offered to make their wedding programs as part of my role as a bridesmaid. Kate really loved Mrs. Penguin’s program design, so I basically stole her idea (thanks, Pengy!) and went to work! Kate shipped the paper of her choice and I spent some quality time with my Gocco. Any Gocco time I missed out on with our decision to order invitations, I made up for with this project.
The program was eight pages, which meant that I used 16 lamps! In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have used the Gocco for this project, but I think the silver ink looked amazing on Kate’s purple paper, so what’s done is done!
I must have been so excited about our save the dates that I forgot one of the most important parts – the envelope!!
Our colors are ivory, black and gold, and it seemed fitting to add the gold into the envelopes. Instead of paying someone else money to line them, I purchased some pretty paper from the Paper Store to line the envelopes. Another great and probably cheaper option is to use wrapping paper. I couldn’t find the right gold, so that didn’t work for me.
After sending out the requests for my side of our bridal party, it’s official ~ our wedding website can be updated and… drumroll… the save the dates can be sent!!! This is VERY good news, because I have been bombarded by family members and friends about the details of our big day. Our wedding is pretty far away, and the STDs have been on my mind for quite some time. You may recall I had some difficulty finding a hotel that would be reasonable, and although it’s nearly six months from our wedding, we really wanted our guests to get reasonable rates for travel and lodging. … read more
As wedding presents seem to be arriving on our doorstep lately, I thought it was time to whip out my Gocco again and get an early start on Thank Yous. And while I was at it, I also printed our escort cards.
Way back when I printed our invitations, I printed the bird and branches which I got from istock on both the cards and envelopes in order to save screens. I also burned the “Merci Beaucoup” and “Table” lettering, but wanted to wait until the final guest count came to get an accurate print number. I used the the RISO ink blocking material to separate the lettering from the invite design, and stored the screen in a Ziploc bag to save for later. … read more
Ok, well not really will you be mine per se, but will you be my bridesmaid!? When Champ and I first started talking about our bridal party, I knew that it was inevitable- all of my bridesmaids would be at least 500 miles away and I would have to ask them in some way other than in person. I had read a few wedding blogs and sites stating that it was “rude” and “impersonal” to ask via phone or snail-mail, so I really wanted to make sure my bridesmaids knew how much they meant to me and how special they are.