Piece of Pie Favors
These charming favors are perfect for a small wedding or a bridal shower. Total cost is a little under $1 not including the pie.
pie kits from Petit Moulin Etsy Shop (includes boxes, parchment, twine and forks!)
double stick tape
yummy pie (we used strawberry rhubarb)
white pen to add names (optional)
1. Write the name of each guest on the box while it’s still flat.
2.Crease the cardboard boxes and secure with double sided tape.
3. Cut a piece of parchment to fit the box and place it inside.
4. Cut a piece of pie to fit inside the box.
5. Cut a smaller piece of…
Looking for cute presents to give your bridesmaids? Check out these adorable clutches, cosmetic bags, and notebook covers from Allisa Jacobs. From washi tape inspired fabric to sweet monograms, these bags are totally unique!
Let’s face it, when you are first starting out, you’re lucky if your new home has furniture in every room. Your first house, although magical, is often pretty piecemeal and low on funds. It’s difficult to look like you have an aesthetic all your own. Here are some suggestions to maximize your style on a budget:
Select timeless pieces that you can easily accessorize.
Don’t just focus on the couch and coffee table. Add small pieces to fill the room. A basic club chair offers the perfect reading space, especially when you can put your feet up on a lovely leather ottoman! You also shouldn’t just stick with solids, find versatile print patterns to add some…
This centerpiece is so easy to make and is perfect for a fresh, modern Spring wedding!
Total cost was less than $10.
-Wheatgrass plants (or you can plant the seeds and wait a few weeks for them to grow). We recommend 3 for a round table and 5 for a long rectangle table.
-parchment paper or freezer paper
-waxed twine (available at kitchen stores)
-chalkboard garden markers and chalk or a chalk pencil available at Terrain
1. Cut a square of parchment.
2. Wrap the bottom of the grass pots in the paper and tie with string.
3. Write the table number (or names if you want them to be…
Trying to choose the right registry for you? Here are the 3 most popular options:
A traditional wedding registry is basically any wedding registry in which you are registering for actual gifts. But these gifts can be as nontraditional as you want. Some couples choose to register for toasters, blenders, and throw pillows. Others prefer a list filled with guitars, video games, and family-sized bags of Cheetos. The goal is to pick items that will help you start your new life together. Department stores are the usual go-to for this, but these days you can also find wedding registry options at your favorite boutique stores and websites.
For couples who already have most of the necessary household items, honeymoon registries are a great way…
For better or worse, the standard registry list may no longer do. As couples continue to get married later, chances are they already have many of the standard registry items. Here is our modern registry checklist, one filled with all of the necessary traditional items, and also many new ones, for the couple that already has it all. Click on the registry link below for a handy-dandy printable pdf!
The Ultimate Registry Checklist
Try this fun idea for favors! Set up a mini flower market at your reception for guests to take bundles of greens, herbs or flowers. Total cost: Less than $1 a favor (for greens).
greens or flowers
water vials and cellophane (if you are using flowers or sensitive greens)
1. Bundle together the greens. If you are using flowers, place a few stems of blooms in water vials.
2. Wrap in newspaper. We used Le Monde Diplomatique because the paper is extra thick and shiny. You can find it at large bookstores or newspaper shops.
3. Cut a small square of newspaper and wrap the greens. Secure with twine. If you…
Instead of traditional cake, consider giving each guest a cake with their name on it! These are refreshingly modern and easy to make!Cost: approximately 50 cents per cake
Your favorite chocolate cake recipe
Paper baking cups (find them here)
Paper florist ribbon
1. Bake the little cakes in the molds. Use extra batter so the cakes will puff up a little higher than the paper molds. Let the cakes cool down.
2. Measure strips of parchment and cut to wrap around the bottom of the cakes.
3. Add a ribbon and personalized tag.
4. Line up on a pretty table!
Any of the cake…
Give the gift of green this St. Patrick’s Day!
Host a traditional Irish wedding or throw a sustainable soiree for St. Patty’s Day with beautiful eco-friendly details. Keep your groom looking dapper and adorn your bridesmaids with beautiful accessories from our Wedding Shop.
Gingham Clip-on Bow Tie
This bow tie is great for any occasion and is also available as a hair bow upon request!
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Trillion Engagement Ring
Platinum inlaid with 4 mm wide meteorite and set with a Trillion Cut Emerald. On this platinum ring the Meteorite Inlay…
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