Category: handmade

50 Best Table Names for Weddings

table names for weddings

by the love paper co, photo: jen owens

Goodbye boring… hello, unique reception tables! Make your reception tables pop by replacing traditional table numbers with table names. Each table name is an opportunity to share your unique love story or tie in your wedding theme. And, I have to admit: the most memorable weddings I’ve attended were those with clever table names (like songs by The Beatles and types of wine). What will your table names say about you? We’ve rounded up fifty of the best wedding table name ideas to inspire your own creative twist with everything from states you love to favorite tv couples. Read on for the full list!

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.


Real Lace Wedding Invitations

For a classic, traditional, or vintage wedding, you can’t go wrong with lace wedding invitations; they’re always a perfect fit. When we spotted these pretty lace-covered invites over at Lavender Paperie, we couldn’t resist sharing as our handmade wedding pick of the day. Instead of a lace texture or design on paper, these invitations are the real deal. Only real lace is used for the highest possible quality. The satin ribbon on the front is the finishing touch.

Wedding Invitations with Lace

These wedding invites are available in either white or black lace. Here they are in white:

by lavender paperie

9 Cute Flower Girl Gift Ideas — (Giveaway!)

Looking for flower girl gift ideas? We’ve found everything you need right here. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post like this!

Hi, lovelies! Welcome back from the 4th of July Weekend. Today we’re talking about flower girl gifts. It is customary for the bride to give a gift to her flower girl. If you are wondering what it should be, we’re here to help! Before we begin, don’t let the gift-giving overwhelm you; the flower girl’s gift should be a small token of your appreciation. For example, a piece of jewelry, a jewelry box, or a personalized purse are just a few ideas she’ll love to have as a keepsake. To illustrate these flower girl gift ideas, we’ve rounded up nine handmade finds we know she’ll adore. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Corinna Maggy Designs to give away one of these gift ideas to one lucky bride-to-be. One less thing on your to-do list, we say! Enjoy!

Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

We begin with this pretty hair crown we spotted over at KimArt. This is an ideal hair crown for a bohemian or garden wedding.

1. This pretty hair crown

Flower Girl Headband | Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

flower girl headband | by kimart, photo: 3 cats hoto

Flower Girl Headband | Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

flower girl headband | by kimart

2. Or this sparkly tiara

flower girl tiara | Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

flower girl tiara | handmade by like the stars

3. This cute + custom stuffed animal

Flower Girl Stuffed Bunny Toy / Gift | Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

stuffed bunny | handmade by sew mice

4. This personalized purse

Flower Girl Purse | Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

personalized clutch purse | handmade by mama bleu designs

5. This flower girl necklace

thank you for being our flower girl necklace | Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

personalized flower girl necklace gift | by corinna maggy designs

6. This customized picture frame

Flower Girl Frame, Personalized | Handmade Flower Girl Gifts

personalized flower girl frame | handmade by prince whitaker

Handmade Beard Comb for Groomsmen

Happy Friday! We’ve featured many wonderful #HANDMADEADAY finds for the bride, so this one’s for the guys! (Remember when we talked about bearded groomsmen? They’ll love this!) This new handmade beard comb from Burton & Levy caught our eye because of its brass material and classic design. It makes a great gift for the mustached and/or bearded groomsmen in your wedding party. Find out more in today’s feature, below!

handmade beard comb for groomsmen

Handmade Beard Comb for Groomsmen

The Doyle mustache and beard comb is one of a kind. It arrives lightly buffed in conservationist’s wax, which will give your comb unique gold and brown tones in a unique pattern. Jason of Burton & Levy hand-finishes each comb to a satin finish, adds a leather strap, and completes the look with a walnut tag before packaging so it is gift-giving ready to your favorite bearded groomsmen.

The Doyle Groomsmen Beard Comb by Burton and Levy | Handmade Beard Comb via

The Doyle Groomsmen Beard Comb by Burton and Levy | Handmade Beard Comb via

The Doyle Groomsmen Beard Comb by Burton and Levy | Handmade Beard Comb via

You can find out more at Burton & Levy or in their shop.

There’s more coming up next — stay tuned!


Wedding Fingerprint Guest Book Poster (*Giveaway!)

It’s time for a brand new wedding giveaway! We’ve shown you this awesome wedding fingerprint guest book poster before and now it’s time to win one of your own! This poster is made with your ACTUAL fingerprint. How does it work? It’s easy: you submit your prints to Flutterbye Prints using their handy print kit. Then, they turn it into a beautiful custom poster with your fingerprints, names, location, and wedding date. Display the poster at your wedding and provide these for guests to sign directly onto the print.

After the wedding day, frame your poster and display in your home! I wish I knew of this for my own wedding; I’d love to have my guests names and wishes displayed on one of our walls. Cute idea!

Read on for a chance to win one…

Wedding Fingerprint Guest Book Poster

Wedding Fingerprint Guest Book Poster |

Giveaway: Win a Wedding Fingerprint Guest Book Print

o Giveaway dates: 6/16/15-6/22/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Win a wedding fingerprint guest book print by Flutterbye Prints

Details → 11×14 inch wedding fingerprint guest book poster in a stunning chalkboard style. This poster is customized with the couple’s fingerprints and is a charming addition to your wedding. Your wedding guests will be able sign around your own fingerprint heart and will be a beautiful addition in your home after your wedding which you can enjoy as a reminder of your big day.

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to use prize
o Prize value: $62 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Custom Portrait Rubber Stamp Made from YOUR Photo

Want to make your wedding invitations stand out? Look no further than this custom portrait rubber stamp! It’s an actual rubber stamp that is made FROM YOUR PHOTO and in your image and likeness. Imagine how many ways you can use this: on invitation envelopes, on return cards, on thank you notes, favor tags, programs… and then afterward on your own stationery! I love how this rubber stamp really looks like the couples it represents; moreover, it isn’t overly “wedding” so it continues to be functional long after the big day. I want one of these just for the heck of it because they’re so darn cute! This custom portrait stamp is made with love by Lilimandrill and you just have to see the examples below. It’s today’s #HANDMADEADAY find. Enjoy!

Custom Portrait Rubber Stamp

Custom portrait rubber stamp | portrait rubber stamp | portrait rubber stamp |

Flower Inspired Rings for Bridesmaids

Spring and summer flowers are finally in full bloom and as gorgeous as ever. I took a break from gardening last year when Andrew was a baby, and this year I’m getting back into it. I don’t quite have a green thumb — but I’m learning. The key to gardening, I’ve learned, is patience. So while I patiently wait for my pink peonies to bloom, I’ve distracted myself with pruning the roses, having fun with Little Andrew while he plucks the purple flowers from my chives (and hands it to me with a smile on his face — awwww) and, you know, finding floral inspired pretties like this adorable wallet, or wifey mug, these rustic chic floral invitations we featured yesterday, these bridesmaid clutches and today’s feature — flower inspired rings handmade by The Manerovs Workshop. This daisy ring is my favorite — and you can have it in full-bloom, all year long. No pruning needed. ;) I think these make a cute gift for your bridesmaids, especially for a bohemian inspired wedding or garden wedding. Which one do you love?

Flower Inspired Rings

These flower inspired rings are realistic: almost as though you plucked a daisy and wrapped it around your finger.

Stylish flower inspired rings, like this one, makes a great gift for the bride or bridesmaids. By The Manerovs Workshop.

Stylish flower inspired rings, like this one, makes a great gift for the bride or bridesmaids. By The Manerovs Workshop.