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17 Coasters That Will Look Absolutely Lovely at Weddings

How will you incorporate your personal style into your wedding bar? The first things couples always tackle are drinks and glassware, but what about fun and unexpected details that can make your bar really POP? Besides fun swizzle sticks or straws like these and a signature drink sign, wedding coasters are another detail we love to see at receptions. We have seen coasters given as favors, we have seen coaster save the dates, escort cards, and we have seen them turned into creative guest book alternatives. A unique wedding coaster can act as an element of decor for your theme, as well as offer functionality by keeping tables clean of condensation and acting as a “drink saver” (more on that below). To illustrate how awesome wedding coasters can be, we’ve rounded-up seventeen finds to inspire your unique wedding bar style. Read on to see what we’ve found!

Coasters for Weddings

1. Birch wood wedding coasters

These wedding coasters are essential for a rustic wedding bar. By Pixels and Timber.

birch wedding coasters personalized

by pixels and timber

2. Coasters as your Save the Date

These wedding coasters are so pretty! Send them in the mail as a save the date announcement instead of a traditional card. By Paper Street Press.

save the date coasters

by paper street press

3. Eat, Drink and Be Married

These coasters are elegant and feature a fun saying: “Eat, Drink and Be Married”. We love this example which features the couple’s names, wedding date, and website address. Perfect for guests to visit after the wedding if you’re showcasing photos on your wedding website. By Ruffhouse Art.

eat drink and be married coasters

by ruffhouse art

4. With Love from Chicago

Or Detroit. Or Los Angeles. Or NYC. Wherever your love adventure began! By Allie Hasson. Sidebar: it looks like this is the last batch of wedding coasters with “Chicago” and they might not be making more (sadface). Hmmm. I say, ask them anyway and maybe they’ll get a huge response and make them for all cities, since they’re incredibly lovely! I call dibs on Romeo.

from chicago with love wedding coasters

by allie hasson

5. Fondest Memories

These are coasters AND cute memories in one! Have guests write down their favorite good times with the bride and groom. By Starboard Press.

fondest memories with the bride and groom wedding coasters

by starboard press

6. Cheers Wedding Coasters

This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy. Spotted at Julie Song Ink.

cheers coasters

julie song ink

7. Initial Here

For a handcrafted wedding, personalization is key! A coaster like this is a fun way to show off your new initial. By When it Rains Shop.

floral monogram wedding coaster

when it rains

8. Thank You to Parents

We’ve talked about unique ways to thank parents and guests at your wedding. This coaster is another fantastic way to do it! By Dinglewood Design.

thank you to guests wedding coaster

dinglewood design

9. Polka Dotted

This festive polka dotted monogram coaster is one of our favorites: it can be customized to suit your color palette and shows off your monogram. By Dear LC.

polka dotted monogram wedding coaster

dear lc

10. Wedding Coaster Favors

Wrap up a set of coasters and give them to guests as favors, like these by My Little Chickadee Creations which are custom and handmade.

custom wedding coaster favors

my little chickadee creations

11. Please Don’t Take My Drink

A wedding coaster can be used as a drink saver, when placed on the rim of a glass. This coaster reads, “Please don’t take my drink, I’m dancing“. I swear, the number of drinks “cleaned up” while people are dancing is incredible! It will save you money, too, as a bonus, since most guests go get a new drink when they discover theirs is gone.

dont take my drink wedding coaster

tea and becky

12. My Wish for the Newlyweds

Place these wedding coasters at the bar and guests can write their well wishes! This also takes the place of a guest book (similarly to #5, above). By Starboard Press.

my wish for the newlyweds wedding coasters advice

by starboard press

13. Chalkboard

Guests can write their names on these chalkboard coasters so they don’t lose sight of which drink is theirs.

chalkboard wedding coasters

kate aspen

14. Photo Save the Date

You can have your engagement photo placed onto a coaster and sent as a unique save the date, well ahead of the big day.

wedding coasters personalized with photo

via evermine

15. Escort Card Coasters

Meet the escort card coaster: it’s an escort card and drink coaster in one! Two birds, one stone.

coaster escort cards wedding

photo: k seidl photo via style me pretty

16. Happily Ever After

Bright and cheery, these happily ever after coasters are a delightful touch.

and they lived happily ever after wedding coasters in green

print smitten

17. Save the Date Coaster

Last but not least, this save the d-ate coaster is another favorite way to set the tone of your event and tie in your theme, too.

save the date coaster

fossil letterpress

Will you be using wedding coasters at your reception?

Why or why not? Tell us what you think in the comment box below.


14 Monogram Gift Ideas That Will Make the Best Day Ever

** Giveaway inside!

Hi, loves! Emma here. One reason why we’re so in love with handmade weddings is because they’re so detail-obsessed. Each detail in a handcrafted wedding is lovingly pieced together, whether created by your own two hands or lovingly made by a professional artisan. The outcome is a more beautiful and personalized wedding day from start to finish.

One of the easiest ways to add a personal touch to your decor is by using your monogram. Your monogram is your own personal stamp, which can be used throughout including bridal accessories, wedding invitations, favors, decorations, and more. You can use a three-letter monogram (with your initials and first letter of your last name combined together, like mine — EAA) or your last initial (mine — A), whichever you prefer.

Today we’re sharing a handful of our favorite monogram wedding ideas to make your wedding stand out. We’ve found cake toppers, custom cufflinks, decor pieces, and jewelry, with a little something for everyone. There’s even a monogram cowgirl hat for rustic brides! Plus, we’ve teamed up with Advantage Bridal to give away one personalized bridal gift to a lucky reader as our latest wedding giveaways. Find out what it is below!

Personalized Wedding Gifts

1. This wedding cake topper

monogrammed wedding cake topper

monogrammed wedding cake topper by susabellas

2. This gold bar monogram necklace

gold monogram bar necklace
monogram necklace by vintage stamp jewels

3. This ring dish

Use it to carry your rings — and afterward to set your ring on when washing your hands or cleaning.

monogrammed wedding ring dish
monogrammed ring dish by susabellas

4. This monogram cowgirl hat

This cowgirl hat is perfect for the rustic-loving western brides out there. Cute for the bachelorette party, too!

monogram wedding cowboy hat

monogrammed cowgirl hat by southern ever after

5. These monogrammed wedding pillows

Buy a set of two and place at your sweetheart table. It’s like a chair sign — only better (and cozier).

monogram chair pillows by homeglow

6. This single letter monogram guest book alternative

Instead of a regular book, have guests sign on this letter with a permanent (ultra) fine point marker, like this.

rustic monogram letter guest book

monogram guest book alternative by roxy heart vintage

7. This monogram bridal robe for getting ready

monogram bride robe

monogram bride robe by advantage bridal

8. This pair of monogrammed toasting flutes

monogram champagne flutes
monogram wedding flutes by MEKU

9. This pair of custom wedding corn-toss boards

For fun outside during cocktail hour!

monogram cornhole wedding boards

monogram cornhole game board by jrh cornhole

10. These custom monogram wedding koozies

rustic monogram wedding koozies
monogram drink koozies by rook design co.

11. This essential monogrammed garter

monogrammed wedding garter in blue stitching

monogrammed garter by southern ever after

12. These monogram cuff links

monogram cuff links
monogram cuff links by over the moon bridal

13. This rustic ring box

rustic tree slice monogram ring box
ring box by end grain wood shoppe

14. This huge wood monogram sign

Hang it up at your ceremony or reception space and afterward in your home.

monogram sign by host and toast studio

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Win one of these monogram gift ideas!

Monogrammed Bridal Robe Giveaway

o Giveaway dates: 7/14/15-7/20/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Bride Robe from Advantage Bridal

Details → Win a free Bride robe in any of 30+ silky satin colors. This robe is embellished with dazzling rhinestones, and is available in regular and plus sizing.

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $48 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Happy Planning!


35 Best Ideas for Succulents in Weddings

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and I’m crazy in love with succulents, especially lately. Aside from my front porch project involving succulents and planter boxes, I’ve been researching these pretties ever since I spotted these. My thumbs finally turned green this weekend (my hydrangeas are winning and my roses are alive and well, thank goodness), I really appreciate how hardy succulents are. Succulents require very little care, so even if you send favors home with guests and they aren’t great gardeners, you can rest assured they’ll still thrive. Plus, you won’t have to worry about succulents wilting through a hot humid wedding reception: they look great all the time!

To inspire you, we’re sharing thirty-five creative succulent wedding ideas. These finds are from all around the web, ranging from bouquets to boutonnieres to wedding decor — even invitations. We’ve found a mix of Real Wedding ideas along with handmade wedding finds. Check them out below along with helpful tips on where to buy succulents for DIY projects. Enjoy!

Creative Wedding Succulent Ideas

1. These bouquets

Succulent Wedding Bouquets, photo: vicki grafton | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

succulent bouquets: intrigue designs, photo: vicki grafton photography via style me pretty

2. This wedding cake with flowers and succulents

Succulent Wedding Cake, photo: vicki grafton | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

succulents: intrigue designs, cake: fionas cakes, photo: vicki grafton photography

3. This succulent cake topper made of clay

Succulent Wedding Cake Topper | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

topper: parsi

4. This dark succulent boutonniere

Dark succulent boutonniere for the groom | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

by jenna leslye designs

5. This cute potted succulent used as a place card

Succulent Place Card | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

via style me pretty, photo: coralie photography

6. Or these succulents in gold pots used as escort cards

Succulent Escort Cards in Gold Pots, photo by rebecca arthurs | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

photo: rebecca arthurs

7. This heart succulent centerpiece

Succulent Wedding Centerpiece in Heart Shape | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |
by fleurie gifts

8. These (edible, sugary) succulents atop cupcakes

Sugar succulent cupcake decor | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

sugar succulents by sugar and stripes co.

9. This mini succulent boutonniere

mini succulent boutonniere | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

by jenna leslye designs

10. This faux succulent wedding bouquet

It lasts forever.

faux succulent wedding bouquet | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |
succulent wedding bouquet by fleurdunord

11. This succulent table runner

succulent table runner | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

12. This succulent and craspedia bouquet

Succulent and Craspedia Wedding Bouquet | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

photo: clayton austin

13. Use these succulent garden books as centerpieces

Succulent Garden Book | 35 Most Creative Ideas for Succulents in Weddings |

by a little art and alchemy

Paper Flowers for DIY Projects — Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time! We’ve teamed up with Kara’s Vineyard Wedding to give one hundred paper flowers for DIY projects to one lucky bride-to-be! These paper flowers can be used to adorn place cards, favors, decor, and more. With over 20 colors available, there is bound to be a shade that matches your decor perfectly.

Paper Flowers for DIY Projects

pink paper flowers ombre | Paper Flowers for DIY Projects

by kara’s vineyard wedding

by kara’s vineyard wedding

lavender paper flowers | Paper Flowers for DIY Projects

by kara’s vineyard wedding

by kara’s vineyard wedding

You can use these paper flowers in your DIY decor, too! Here’s an ampersand for inspiration:

ampersand made with paper flowers | Paper Flowers for DIY Projects

by kara’s vineyard wedding

Giveaway: Win Paper Flowers for DIY Projects

o Giveaway dates: 7/1/15-7/8/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: 100 Paper Flowers for DIY Projects by Kara’s Vineyard Wedding | One lucky winner will receive a set of 100 gorgeous paper flowers, perfect for all of your DIY wedding projects! Measure 1.5″. Available in 20+ colors.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included in the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $60 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Wedding State Cake Toppers

Did you and your soon-to-be spouse meet in separate states? Share your story with these wedding state cake toppers spotted at Prince Whitaker! They’re made of wood for a rustic look and are carved with your initials for personalized flair. You can have an ampersand included in the middle, which is engraved with your wedding date. Any state available.

Wedding State Cake Toppers

Wedding state cake toppers

topper: prince whitaker | photo: rebecca pfeifer

topper: prince whitaker

wedding state cake toppers handmade

topper: prince whitaker

You can find out more in their shop.


Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece

Good morning! It’s Friday, can you believe it? It feels like I was just talking about how fast last week went by. We are kicking off this beautiful Friday morning with a painted mason jar centerpiece spotted over at Beach Blues, today’s #HANDMADEADAY find! When it comes to painted mason jars, Missy of Beach Blues is the expert. She has some of the prettiest painted mason jars I’ve ever seen — and a bunch of color combinations to top it off. If you’re looking for a color palette, I recommend checking out her ready-made designs where she has tons of pretty shades (even ombre). In this find, she’s paired together a light pink and white mason jar set, tied them together with a personalized ribbon, and filled them with elegant flowers. It’s an easy-to-do centerpiece that ties in well with a shabby chic, romantic, or classic wedding theme. See the photos below!

Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece

painted mason jar centerpieces

painted mason jar centerpieces pink white

painted mason jar centerpieces shabby chic

State Stamped Cake Forks — #HANDMADEADAY

Happy Monday! Whew, what a fast weekend — but a great one at that! We’re kicking off the new week with our first #HANDMADEADAY find for the week. But first, have you stopped in at Woodenhive lately? Kerrie is pretty amazing: she turns ordinary vintage silverware into keepsake gifts by adding hand-stamped names, dates, and now — states! One of our favorite new finds in her shop is called ‘STATE IT’: a pair of cake forks with your state custom stamped onto the handle. Whether you’re from different states, you’re getting married away from home, or you want to show off where you met, this is the gift for you. I also love it just to show off your shared stately pride (go Michigan)!

State Stamped Cake Forks

mr and mrs stamped forks with states | Stamped Cake Forks

by wooden hive

by wooden hive

Best Day Ever Banner — #HANDMADEADAY

Happy Weekend! When we told you about our new handmade-a-day series, we mentioned how we’d be unveiling a curated handmade item every day. That means every single day, all week long — weekends, too. :)

We’re popping in this weekend to share this beautiful decor find from The Lovely Glass Jar. This banner is large enough to make a dramatic statement anywhere you see fit: as a ceremony backdrop, as wall decor, or displayed above your dance floor. Here’s an example from a Real Wedding with a banner in gold:

best day ever banner

by the lovely glass jar

Here’s another example for brides who prefer silver…

best day ever banner

by the lovely glass jar | photo: the camera chick

This banner is HUGE, too — the tallest letter measures 12 inches. Here’s how it looks up close…