Category: kraft paper

Giveaway: FREE Mason Jar Thank You Cards

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! Are you planning a rustic or barn wedding? Love mason jars? Want to coordinate with mason jar thank you cards after the wedding? Don’t miss this post! We’ve teamed up Paperlaced to offer free mason jar thank you cards to one lucky reader. These thank you cards feature a mason jar and three different designs from which to choose. If you’re planning a rustic wedding, love mason jars, or just want to cross thank you cards off of your list, now’s the time to do it! Read on to see these beautiful cards and toss your name in the hat for a chance to win…

Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced

Mason Jar Thank You Cards

This set of mason jar thank you cards is perfect for sending to guests after a shower or wedding. To give you room to express your sentiment, the inside of the card is blank. The cards are made from recycled 80lb kraft paper and include matching kraft envelopes. A hand-drawn charcoal mason jar is included on the front along with three phrases:

– Thank You
– For Your Thoughtfulness
– Thank You, Love, {your initials or name}

If you want it to say something else, just ask – these are customizable! Cards measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and mail with one postage stamp.

Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by PaperlacedMason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced
Mason Jar Thank You Cards - by Paperlaced

Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win between 8.12 – 8.18.13 (11:59pm EST). Winner will be randomly selected, announced on this post, and contacted via email. Winner has 72 hours to claim prize. Winner will receive fifty (50) FREE mason jar thank you cards. Free shipping included anywhere. Prize must be ordered and shipped within one (1) year’s time. Use the form below to enter. Good Luck!

Happy Planning!


-E.

What to Include in a Wedding Program

Are wondering what to include in a wedding program? Have no idea where to start? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll tell you what a wedding program is, tell you whether programs are required, and tell you what to include in a wedding program. You can also enter for a chance to win 100 FREE wedding programs by the lovely Margaux of Harmony Creative Studio. It’s all inside…

What to Include in a Wedding Program (program by Harmony Creative Studio)

programs by harmony creative studio, photo by meghan christine photography

What to Include in a Wedding Program

What is a wedding program? A wedding program is a booklet or single sheet of paper that shares the details of your ceremony to guests. It can include the wedding party, parents, the location, and more. Are wedding programs required? No – but I think programs add a personal, handmade touch. To see what to include in a wedding program, begin reading below:

1. Wedding Date

You’ll want to include your wedding date somewhere in the program. In this example (above), it is placed at the very top next to the location, which is #2.

2. Location

Include the name of your ceremony space and/or the location.

3. Couple’s Names

Add a personal touch with your names somewhere on the ceremony, typically written in large type with an ampersand in-between the names.

4. Parts of the Ceremony

Although not required, if you include parts of the ceremony in a wedding program your guests can follow along easily. This is especially helpful for religious ceremonies, if some guests aren’t familiar with the service. Some things you can include are names of readers, musician(s), song titles, prayers or verses, and the officiant’s name.

5. Names of Wedding Party + Parents

The names of your wedding party along with names of parents adds a personal touch. It also tells guests ‘who’s who’ in your wedding party.

6. Message

An optional message, such as “Thank you for celebrating with us”, can be included.

7. Map to Reception

Include a small map on the back of your program with directions from ceremony to reception. Guests will appreciate it!

What to Include in a Wedding Program (program by Harmony Creative Studio)

programs by harmony creative studio, photo by meghan christine photography

Wedding Program Giveaway!

Now that you know what to include in a wedding program, enter for your chance to win yours! These aren’t just ordinary wedding programs – these include ribbon wands for guests to wave as you and your new spouse process down the aisle. We’ve teamed up with Harmony Creative Studio to offer 100 basic programs in kraft, ivory or white cardstock, custom text, black and white printing on both the front and back, one ribbon wand per program (made with birch dowels). and custom color selection determined by the winner (we have hundreds). Enter between 7/22/13 and 7/28/13 (11:59pm EST). Winner will be randomly selected and announced on this post on 7/29/13. Winner will also be contacted via email. Free shipping (via USPS) included to the winner; faster shipping available for an extra fee. Enter using the entry form below.

What to Include in a Wedding Program + Wedding Program Giveaway (program by Harmony Creative Studio)

Good Luck!

Happy Planning!


-E.

Now it’s your turn: what will you include in your wedding program?

10 Best Bridal Shower Recipe Cards (+ Recipe Book)

Planning a perfect bridal shower is a whole lot easier with a theme set in place. One of our favorites is a kitchen themed bridal shower, in which guests can stock the pantry or bring gifts of baking to the newlyweds. If you’re planning a kitchen themed bridal shower for your favorite bride-to-be (or you’re hinting at ideas for your party-planning posse) don’t forget the secret ingredient: bridal shower recipe cards. When you send out invitations, include one card for each guest to fill out with her favorite recipe and bring to the shower. When guests arrive, collect the cards and place in a recipe book for the couple. They’ll have a collection of handwritten, tried-and-true recipes they will cherish for a lifetime of home-cooked dinners. Plus, this is one gift that kicks any registry’s you-know-what. Read on for more…

bridal shower recipe cards

A Recipe Book We Love

Before we showcase the top ten bridal shower recipe cards, first you need an adorable recipe book. We spotted this one at OneCanoeTwo and we think adding clear recipe cover sheets would work great. Simply buy your favorite bridal shower recipe cards and insert them into the sheets, which can be added to the recipe book binder with ease. (Plus, the cards won’t fade over time.)

bridal shower recipe book
recipe book

Top 10 Bridal Shower Recipe Cards

Scroll down to see the top ten bridal shower recipe cards that made the cut!

1. Strawberries + Kraft Paper

It’s no secret that we love kraft paper, so naturally we think these bridal shower recipe cards are a slam dunk. Strawberries, too? Perfection. By The Ruffly Owl.

bridal shower recipe cards
bridal shower recipe cards

2. Savory + Sweet

If you crave savory and sweet, check out these recipe cards by GAIT Design. We love the mini chevron pattern, which reminds us of baker’s twine.

bridal shower recipe cards

3. Retro Bridal Shower Recipe Cards

The retro-loving bride will love these recipe cards by Eden Wedding Studio.
*TIP: Pair with an adorable retro apron for a complete set!

bridal shower recipe cards

4. Polka Dotted

This card is pretty with a polka dotted border and a pair of dancing measuring spoons along the top. By Dapper Paper.

bridal shower recipe cards

5. Eat Your Veggies

Whimsical vegetables and a soft palette of colors make these bridal shower recipe cards one of our favorites. By Emilee Rose.

bridal shower recipe cards

6. Kraft Paper + Twine

Another kraft paper recipe card has stolen hearts, this time with a little red + white baker’s twine and a set of flatware. By Hello Magpie.

bridal shower recipe cards

7. Farmer’s Market Recipe Cards

Whimsical farmer’s market recipe cards by Dapper Paper boast a vintage look.

bridal shower recipe cards

8. Flourish Recipe Cards

A whimsical banner, a floral print, and personalization. What could be better? By Yellowbrick Graphics.

bridal shower recipe cards

9. Rose Recipe Cards

The hot pink lettering and elegant rose caught our eye on this set of bridal shower recipe cards by the appropriately named Rosie Day Design.

bridal shower recipe cards

10. Kitchen Themed Recipe Cards

Last but not least, these recipe cards feature a kitchen themed array of a sweet essentials like a whisk, measuring cup, and oven mitt dancing along the bottom border. By Invita Paper Studio.

bridal shower recipe cards

Favors for a Kitchen-Themed Bridal Shower

If you’re planning a kitchen-themed bridal shower, consider these sweet little whisks or measuring spoons as favors. My mom and I (Emma here!) bought the whisks for my sister’s shower (and my sister and mom bought the measuring spoons for my shower) and I still use both in my kitchen today! The measuring spoons and whisks were a hit at both showers.

We hope you liked this round-up of bridal shower recipe cards. Which one is your favorite?

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Happy Planning!


-E.

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