Looking for those final details before the big day? Here is a selection of table numbers from Etsy that is sure to delight you.
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This centerpiece is full of drama and personality but couldn’t be simpler to make!
Total Cost: $15 – $20
-Vintage Saucers: We collected saucers at thrift shops and found a few on sale. They were easy to find for under $1 a piece. We used 12 saucers for a 6 foot long table.
-12 flower stems (for a 6 foot table)
Flowers that work well for this project:
Garden roses or very open roses
Steps:1. Clip off the stems so that the flower can sit flat.
2. Line up your saucers in the center of the table. Just eye what looks good to…
During your wedding planning process you are probably realizing just how expensive everything is. I mean, seriously, did you even imagine that this many details went into a wedding before you got engaged? One option to keeping your costs lower is utilizing rentals when you can. From our friends over at RentalHQ.com, here are the top 5 ways you can add an extra splash to your wedding by using rentals:
1. Add color to your tables. Yes, your venue might already provide white tablecloths. But renting tablecloths in your wedding colors can add a huge impact to your event in a very affordable way.
When I set out to plan my wedding, I had probably only ever thought about three of the components involved: first, the man I was marrying, second, the fact that I wanted him to wear a gray suit (what can I say, he looks good in gray!), and third, the guestbook.
I have absolutely no idea how the guestbook made its way into that list before details like my dress and the venue, but I do know that the thought was sparked when I attended a dear friend’s wedding…two years before my own. She’d set up a traditionally-inspired guestbook with blank pages and pens, but had topped each white page with questions and prompts for her guests that varied in topic from…
Try these modern but cozy votive holders for a winter wedding! They look beautiful and sculptural when illuminated.
Cost: 50 cents a piece.
simple glass votive holders
yarn (we used cashmere which was just $2 for a roll at Michael’s)
double stick tape
1. Wrap double stick tape around votive holders. We used about 2 -3 rows per votive and spaced them out.
2. Stick the yarn vertically across the tape and then start wrapping it horizontally around the candle, leaving the long strand visible.
3. Keep wrapping yarn around the candle until it’s covered almost all the glass. The yarn shouldn’t be in rows, just wrap…
Planning a fall bridal shower? Why not skip the cheesy games and plan a hands-on activity for your guests instead? A terrarium-making shower is perfect for the bride with creative and crafty friends.
For an unexpected, seasonal look think “autumn” when gathering your terrarium supplies. In addition to the basics—charcoal, potting soil, and moss—set out loads of little fall goodies for your guests to put in their terrariums. Miniature pumpkins and squash, tiny pinecones, acorns, preserved leaves, and little bird’s nests all give off that cool-weather vibe. Visit a local plant nursery for a few recommendations on terrarium-friendly plants and use these as a base for your fall look. Expand on your theme with the decor using…
Mini Pumpkin Favors
These charming favors are easy for guests to bring home and couldn’t be more festive for a fall wedding! Save on your budget by making these your centerpieces! Approximate cost: $1 per favor.
mini pumpkins (find them at farms, markets, and florists)
a wooden crate (look at thrift shops, antique stores or grocery suppliers)
place card or small paper sign
1. Be sure to choose a variety of shapes and sizes so your guests can pick out their favorite pumpkin.
2. Gather the pumpkins and place in the crate.
3. Add a ribbon and a sign to let guests know they can bring them home.
4. Place at the entrance, or as centerpieces.…
Brush up your old elementary school skills for this easy, modern centerpiece. Made with card stock, the garlands are contemporary and sculptural, not to mention completely festive for a wedding! Total cost is less then $10.
Card stock paper
Strong tape or glue
Tip: Using card stock makes them look more formal and sculptural so stay away from thin weight papers.
Buy it: Any florist in the mywedding.com directory could help you.
Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she is posting DIY projects that are easy to do while packing a big punch.
Here are some tips about how to make this favorite childhood craft work for a wedding! These pretty garlands can be used as flower crowns for the bride, bridesmaid, or flower girls or as centerpieces, chair decorations, or strewn across your reception hall. Cost is around $10 per 3 foot garland.
Clippers or box cutter
Floral tape (optional)