I’m currently helping to plan a wedding for my good friends Gen and Lauren. (Surprise surprise, right!? Someone asked the wedding blogger for help.) Their wedding has this really great old-timey theme. Their invitations were really cool, check ‘em out:
So my job was to find them favors that went with their theme. And OMG! I found the perfect things, and I’m so excited about them that I want to share them with you! They’re these awesome bottle openers that are shaped like antique keys.
Don’t they even look cool in that old fashioned box? But they aren’t keeping them in that box because…
You can order them with these cool customized tags. Their tags are going to read “Here’s…
DIY gift bags are a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to your wedding and say thank you to your guests for traveling on your special day. You can create a bag based on your wedding theme, the season, or the location of your wedding.
To start, choose a sturdy bag that guests can use again. Try an organic cotton shopping bag or other reusable tote that can be repurposed as a grocery or beach bag. Next comes the best part: deciding what to include!
Protect guests from the elements.
If you are having an outdoor summer wedding, find a natural, non-toxic sunscreen to include. For weddings in the fall and winter months when the…
Looking for favor options that are DIY-friendly and super customizable? Thanks to Offbeat Bride Tribe member Kris O., we bring you this tutorial for making key chains out of Scrabble tiles. Just think of the possibilities — guests’ names so that these double as place settings, your personal wedding logo, or fun scrapbook paper like Kris will use in the tutorial.
Things you will need:
1. Cutting Mat
2. X-acto Knife
3. Ruler (or some other straight edge)
4. Various Patterned Paper (I used scrapbook paper remnants)
5. Scrabble Tiles
6. Epoxy Stickers
7. Metal Bails
8. Tacky Glue
9. Small Paint Brush
Putting together favor bags or out of town gift baskets for your guests? Don’t forget to add a snack that also reflects your wedding’s theme!
Texas ranch wedding? Give them that perfect combination of sugary spice with green chile caramels or wow them with spicy jalapeno cheddar popcorn.
Halloween event? Make your own version of a trick-or-treat bag by filling cute burlap sacks with caramel apple caramels, packets of instant cider, and caramel corn.
Garden reception? Put raspberry and blueberry caramels into small berry boxes, wrap the rim with gingham ribbon, and use them for your placecards. Or place huckleberry caramels in large…
If you’re planning a destination wedding, you may be wracking your brain over what to do for welcome bags for everyone. Thankfully, around the time I was planning my Hawaiian wedding, I ran across an article with the perfect inspiration for my own welcome bags:
Modern Bride’s welcome bag included:
* A woven bag
* Bottled water
* Cooling gel and sun block
* Maui guide book
* First aid kit
Now, this welcome bag had some good suggestions, but it was also important to me to use as many local products as possible. (I strongly believe in supporting the local economy of both Maui, and the other Hawaiian islands that I love.) So…
Having a beach wedding? Make your guests more comfortable with practical wedding favors and out-of-town guest gift baskets. Guests often forget to bring the essentials to any outdoor summer event. For your guests coming from out of town, greet them with kits that include necessities like sunscreen and lip balm. If you prefer more of a DIY approach, fill beach pails with sand, personalized water bottle, and fan for your guests to pick up as they arrive at the venue. Tip: Sandlewood fans retain scent really well, so if you would like to infuse your ceremony with a particular smell, spray (sparingly…very sparingly, trust me) with your favorite essential oil. If children are attending your ceremony keep them happy (and quiet) with decorated mini-pails filled with lollipops and a small notebook with crayons. Your guests will really appreciate the thoughtful touches and consideration of these simple favors.
Spring has sprung and it is never too late to think about stylish ways to green your wedding day. Spring is a time of rebirth – the trees are fresh with buds and the landscape is blanketed in vibrant colors – making it the perfect time to take inspiration from the great outdoors.
Here are some tips to use that inspiration to make your spring wedding eco-friendly and fabulous:
Décor: Spring is the perfect time of year to embrace the natural beauty and colors that come with the season. Using local flowers requires less travel, so you get fresh blooms that look their best on your wedding day.
Using a few bright seasonal flowers with greenery in…
These are the easiest favors ever! Perfect for the craft-challenged. These pretty seed packets already have gorgeous packaging – take advantage of it and gift them to your guests for a pretty little garden favor!
Pretty seed packets. Available here.
Simple white labels
1. Wrap up a packet or two with twine.
2. Add a personalized tag
3. Display them on a pretty table or at each place setting!
Seeds available at Amazon! Then have your wedding designer or planner put the seed packets together.
Need a wedding planner? Find one at mywedding!
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.
Okay, I know it is bright and early here (let’s just say I’m still working on my first cup of coffee), but somehow that doesn’t seem to have any bearing on the fact that I’m absolutely obsessing about how to get my hands on some of this popcorn. Because, dear readers, I know just how good it really tastes; the Too Haute Cowgirls were kind enough to bring samples by the mywedding office at one point, and I had to very politely sit on my hands in order to not shove the entire bag into my mouth (I don’t think I was the only one).
My personal favorite is their best-selling Fistful of Fleur de Sel,…
Yay, it’s Cyber Monday! (Big surprise, right?). It’s one of our favorite shopping days because, for all the hype, it’s a great chance to save big on wedding items you’ll probably be purchasing anyway. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites but be sure to let us know what deals we missed!
These eco-friendly wedding favors include a flower pot with peat pellet and take just a bit of water to turn into a plant. 25 sets from Nature Favors – 25% off
How I wish I would have know about this Etsy seller when I was getting married! Instead I made 150 of these suckers by hand while slowing eroding my brain with reality TV… 8 Tissue Paper…