More than anything else, most likely, you want your wedding to feel completely like the two of you. Whether classically traditional or lighthearted and whimsical, your wedding should stand out as unique, not just another cookie cutter event. From the color of the flower girl’s sash to the font on the chalkboard signage, personalized details are an integral part of designing your day. By this point in planning, you have probably also discovered that finding exactly what you want isn’t quite as simple as you thought.
Enter Wedding Paperie. They can make personalizing your wedding both easy and fun (what a revelation, right?). When say that their invitations can be completely customized, they aren’t kidding. You can do…
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…
I love cards. I love sending them. I love receiving them. All around, they make me happy. But in this email/Facebook/texting world, how often are we tossing one in the mailbox? I don’t know about you, but I need to do this more. And these sweet cards by Moglea are just the ticket to inspire me!
I recently heard about a new “trend” in weddings that made my Emily Post-reading, charm-school graduate (yes, it’s a real thing) self literally say the words “Well, I never!”
Apparently, some brides are finding it necessary to send a “Don’t Save the Date” to people they plan NOT to invite to the wedding. Ladies, let’s have a chat.
It goes without saying this is beyond tacky—andyet, with social media connecting us to people we haven’t personally interacted with in years, we readily admit that pulling off a small “family-only” wedding is tough! People can feel like they have the right to celebrate your day with you. If you’re already in the midst of planning, you’ve probably begun tough process of…
Wedding planning sometimes feels a bit like a minefield, right? The constant dodging to the right and left, avoiding offending someone or making some sort of grave social faux pas can leave you feeling frustrated and exhausted. We have compiled some of our most requested guest list etiquette questions here:
When should I send my save-the-dates?
Do I have to invite an estranged family member?
How can I cut my guest list?
Prioritizing your guest list
Can I invite guests to just the reception?
Who should receive a “plus one” and who can I invite solo?
For more etiquette answers check out Planning & Etiquette!
Photo Credit: K and K Photography
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’ll be posting DIY projects that easy to do while packing a big punch.Set the tone for a fun, lighthearted wedding with a flag Save The Date! These cute little flags are pretty simple to make and your guests will love receiving them in the mail! Total cost: $1.50
Computer and a program like Word or Illustrator
Skewer Sticks (found at a grocery store)
1 yard of Ribbon (ours is from Michael’s Crafts)
Straight edge or ruler
This is a simple and sweet way to ask your best friends to be maids at your wedding! Dig up old photos with funny stories or memories to make it extra special! Total Cost: Around $3
Postcards with envelopes in bright colors
Stick-on photo corners
1. Find an old photo and cut to size if needed.
2. Attach photo corner and place on postcard.
3. Write a note in white pen and add a caption for your photo.
You might want to practice your lettering a few times before writing out your note. Stick on photo corners can easily be moved around so play around with different layouts.
No time? Buy it:
We recommend Bird and Banner for charming invitations like this.
We love this modern take on using fruit for the holiday season. It’s simple, inexpensive and perfect for any winter wedding or party.
You will need:
mini apples + pears
white spray paint
1. Take all the stickers off of the fruit.
2. Spray paint the fruit. It may take a few coats. Let it dry overnight.
3. Write names on tags.
4. Apply a small amount of glue on the corner of each tag and sprinkle white or silver glitter.
5. Once fruit is dry, tie on the place cards to the fruit.
-Be sure to give the fruit a few coats.
-When painting, use a ventilated space or do it out-of-doors.
-Keep fruit away kids.
My love for succulents started a few years ago when I realized, after managing to drown several hundred dollars worth of houseplants, that my mother’s green thumb had skipped a generation. Fortunately, my local nursery turned me on to succulents which are beautiful, interesting, and most importantly, nearly impossible to kill.
Imagine my delight when I started seeing them become the new “it” plant to incorporate into bouquets, arrangements, and DIY-inspired potted plant place cards! Succulents provide the perfect juxtaposition to more delicate and frilly flowers, while still keeping the look feminine and summery. And for grooms looking for a less traditional boutonniere (but not willing to go the skull and crossbones route), succulents are a super cool alternative.
Centerpiece (top left):…
Do you have a mywedding.com free wedding website yet? If not, you should head on over. One great way to start setting the tone for your wedding’s theme is to match your website to your invitation. Here are 5 fun examples from Storkie:
Having a modern wedding? “Budding Love” infuses the traditional romance of a floral design with a sleek update. For those using purple as a wedding color, this design also comes in a hard-to-find black and purple combo.
“Dandelions” is the perfect design for a retro wedding. Available in 3 bright, citrusy shades “Dandelions” is a cheerful way to announce all the fun guests will have on your…