When my fiancé and I got engaged, we received two separate cards from his mother alone, and between all of our assorted relatives, students, and supervisors, we found ourselves surrounded by quite the little collection of congratulatory stationary.
I didn’t want to throw them out or banish them to a scrapbook (at least not yet) but I didn’t want to keep knocking them over or accidentally dropping them on the floor either. The pretty flowers on the card I received from my college roommate, however, gave me an idea. Read on to see how you can give your engagement cards a permanent (and pretty!) home. … read more
Summer and beach weddings are extremely popular, but winter weddings have their own fan base. The possibilities for a winter wedding are so exciting. I’ve seen a bunch of cool ideas for décor with all the sparkle of a fresh coat of snow. However, winter weddings can definitely be a challenge, especially if you live in an area with snow and single-digit temperatures. How do you keep your guests warm? What if there’s a blizzard? There are absolutely creative ways to solve all potential problems. I propose to all of you today, an answer to one potential winter wedding problem: the flowers. How do you create wintry arrangements with color? There are easy and fun ways to create yourself, exactly what you want to see on your tables. Follow along and I’ll help you find just one of those ways. … read more
Are you looking to have a clever way to distinguish the chairs of the wedding party from those of general guests? Try out customizable chalkboard chair signs. This project may be a bit more time-consuming, but it is economical in the highest. … read more
There are so many festive wedding possibilities and fall weddings are so colorful! I just love the way the rich browns, deep reds, and bright yellows come together in fall wedding décor. Like I’ve said before, I like to think of new ways to utilize natural materials if I can. If you’re like me, you’ve been seeing acorns everywhere.
That’s why this idea was a no brainer. I’ve seen crafters do some pretty neat things with acorns and after all, they are fall’s (and squirrel’s) favorite accessory. What I thought might be fun and something I haven’t seen before, are acorn keychains. I thought this could work as a really cute and fall themed wedding favor. So I gathered up some acorns and experimented. The end results (I think) turned out great. Go outside and gather some acorns and we’ll get started. … read more
Don’t like any of the ringbearer pillow offers, but don’t want to dispense with the tradition? Create your own custom pillow in your wedding colors. The basic pillow is the most difficult part, and once you have that down, you can add whatever kind of embellishments you want! For the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll stick to ribbon and a button. That’s it! … read more
Announce your arrival with a rustic burlap sign that you can hang on the door of your house, the church, or your reception venue! This simple design is easy to prep, but be sure to leave yourself plenty of time for it to dry completely before you hang it. … read more
Umbrellas make great favors. They also make great accessories for yourself and your bridesmaids and groomsmen (you’ve seen all of those parasol shots on Pinterest, haven’t you?). Best of all, if you customize them yourself, they’ll match your color scheme while giving your guests a lasting reminder of your special day that they can actually use. … read more
Want to have an interesting and super simple deviation from the usual seating placement card? Try a customizable popsicle stick frame! There are infinite variations on color, you can glam them up with glitter or other embellishments, or you can go minimalist and simply leave them bare. An added bonus is that, regardless of how you decorate them, each one takes less than ten minutes to complete from start to finish! … read more
Do you want a reception with rustic elegance, but are on a tight budget with no time? These easy burlap placemats are not only economical, they are a quick make and elegant to boot. Round up your wedding party and you can make your reception tables shine! … read more
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