Surprise your mother and soon-to-be mother-in-law with hand-embroidered hankies right before the ceremony or when you tell them about your engagement! It’s a lovely gesture and something they can hang on to forever. Even if you’ve never sewn before, you’ll be able to make these!
Total cost: $5
Vintage hankies (we found ours for .50-$2 at antique stores. There’s a lot out there so you should be able to find colors that match your wedding!)
Embroidery Floss (we used two strands)
1. Press the hankies with an iron.
2. Choose the color of thread you want to use. A brighter color from the pattern looks best.
Around here I am definitely the gift giver (let’s just say I have an excel spreadsheet dedicated to the task) so when my husband and I started dating I quickly found myself buying for his family as well. Which I love, except for the fact that mother-in-laws can be kinda tricky to buy for. You want a gift that’s thoughtful and creative, but you often don’t know her well enough yet to know what that might be.
We’ve put together a few ideas to get you started based on her interests, but, as always, you are all the best resource. Let us know in the comments section of other mother-in-law gift ideas you might have; personally, I need one more!…
I am trying to plan a wedding in San Diego myself…..the bride…..for about 60-75 people on about $3,500.00….any reception tips or resources? Christina Sarff from Facebook
Dear Ms. Sarff,
This may sound like a small budget for a wedding but with some creativity you can plan a nice affair. I often find that clients with smaller budgets inspire greatness into their wedding. Since I don’t know what all you need to get out of your budget, here are few exciting economical ideas.
-Consider a reception style where potluck works well, such as a picnic on the beach or in a public park. You provide the side dishes and everyone can bring offerings for the grill. Or do a Victorian
If you’ve been planning your wedding for any amount of time, you’ve most likely run into Rifle’s line of custom wedding invitations. And, if you haven’t, well, please go and take a look. Don’t worry – we’ll wait for you.
Absolutely delightful, aren’t they? Whimsical, creative, unique – you can hear your guests “oohs” and ‘ahhs” emanating from them. Those are the kinds of invites that make me want to get married all over again (or at least force any engaged person I know into getting them for their wedding).
Happily for all of us, Anna (the lovely artist behind Rifle) has decided to expand her line with the addition of heirloom recipe boxes, which…