Brides: are you recently engaged and selecting your wedding party soon? One of our favorite ways to ask your bridesmaids if they’ll stand up in your wedding is with be my bridesmaid cards. While a card or gift isn’t a requirement, it is a fun unexpected surprise they’ll love to receive in the mail (even as a follow-up after an initial phone call or by asking in person). Since every bride is different, we’ve rounded up twenty-two unique be my bridesmaid cards including some that are totally witty while others are sweet and sentimental. Read on to see which cards made the cut below!
We spotted these rustic paper flowers at VENDecor’s Shop (and their brand new site, VENDecorhandmade.com) and couldn’t wait to share them with you! We adore them for two reasons: 1) they’re colorful and customizable to match your colors, and 2) they are extremely versatile. For instance, you can use them as place cards, escort cards, or as additional decor alongside your centerpiece and battery-operated candles. Take a look!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Cheers Wedding Coasters
7. Initial Here
8. Thank You to Parents
9. Polka Dotted
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.
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.
12. My Wish for the Newlyweds
Guests can write their names on these chalkboard coasters so they don’t lose sight of which drink is theirs.
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.
15. Escort Card Coasters
Meet the escort card coaster: it’s an escort card and drink coaster in one! Two birds, one stone.
16. Happily Ever After
Bright and cheery, these happily ever after coasters are a delightful touch.
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.
Will you be using wedding coasters at your reception?
Why or why not? Tell us what you think in the comment box below.
Have you seen the paper flower backdrops, centerpieces, and decor over at PaperFlora yet? If not, you should — there’s so much prettiness in bloom!
Paper Flowers for Wedding Decor, Centerpieces & More
One of our favorite new trends — well, it’s been trending for awhile, but it’s still on point this season — is paper flowers as decor throughout your space. We’ve seen paper flowers along the aisle, as ceremony backdrops, at the head table, as centerpieces for receptions, adorning a cake, and more. Paper flowers are in — and they aren’t going anywhere for a long time to come.
We are pretty obsessed with the work over at Mavora Art and Design and it’s no surprise: Abby’s save the date tags, invitations, and favor bags are creative, modern, and truly one of a kind. Today we’re sharing her new Love Is Sweet kraft paper favor bags, just in time for Valentine’s Day and those late-winter weddings. These bags are the finishing touch to your decor and can hold cookies, doughnuts, or candy. Take a look!
Kraft Paper Favor Bags
These are so cute and we love how they’re custom made with your names and wedding date. That’s just one reason why we love handmade so much: everything is made just for you.
Go + Get ‘Em!
You can grab your kraft paper favor bags here (+ save 10% this weekend on favor bags with offer code BAG10 at checkout).
Do you want a cake topper that is custom made and modern? We’ve found a beautiful collection of banner wedding cake topper styles + bride and groom cut-outs over at ReadyGo. What do you think of these?
You can also customize the bride and groom to look like you! Add glasses, put your hair in a bun, change the skin tone or eyes… you get the idea. Take a peek:
You can find more at Ready Go Wedding Co.
P.S. If you liked these pics, be sure to Pin them to your Pinterest boards for inspiration later! Just hover your mouse on an image below and click ‘Pin It’.
What is it about wedding bouquets made of paper that you love? My love is multifaceted, I tell you. For starters, your wedding bouquet can be made in any color.
Your bouquet can be made in any season at any time of year with any style of flower you choose.
Each paper flower bloom is hand-molded, one-by-one: a painstaking labor of love. And it’s all made just for you. You can even pick a wedding detail and have your bouquet created in those exact colors.
Or, perhaps have one made in an array of colors that you adore.
Maybe I’m smitten because paper bouquets last forever, meaning you won’t get all sappy like I did when I eventually had to toss my bouquet in the trash.
Maybe I love ’em because they never wilt. Never fade. Never lose their luster.
♥ | ♥ | ♥
A wedding bouquet made of paper just makes sense. And it makes even more sense when you have one made by someone who knows their stuff, like Chantal of Dragonfly Expression.
I love fresh flowers just like the next girl, but having a wedding bouquet made of paper doesn’t mean you have to forgo fresh at your wedding. It just means you have one less fresh bouquet to worry about.
They’re whimsical. Free-spirited. Colorful. Fun.
And I just love them.
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Have you popped into The Marketplace lately? Holy wow, it’s bursting at the seams with lovely handmade items! We’ve picked seven handmade paper decorations to share with you today including an illustrated wedding program, a sweet card to give your groom, a creative bouquet alternative, and more! Find out which items made a lasting impression…
What’s Hot in The Marketplace
1. Illustrated Wedding Program
We start with this illustrated program, so beautiful it deserves to be framed after the wedding. By Tying the Knots.
2. I’ve Been In Love With You for _x_ Days
3. Book Page Bouquet
Faux flowers that last forever can be infinitely sweeter than fresh flowers that wilt. We love paper bouquets, like this one from Diddlebug.
4. Floral Save the Date Cards
Floral prints steal my heart, pretty much anytime I see them. This new save the date from Olive Berry Paper is a new personal favorite!
5. Garden Wedding Invitation
Planning a garden wedding? Keep things sweetly simple + elegant with these invites from Sparkvites.
6. Bridal Shower Tea Party Invite
Need bridal shower inspiration? This tea party themed invite from Serendipity Beyond Design is a pretty touch for a feminine fete.
7. Lovestruck Bridal Shower Games (Printable)
And, what is the number one entertainment at a bridal shower? Games, of course! Paper Street Press offers these printable bridal shower games that are anything but ordinary.
To see more handmade paper decorations…
Want to see more? Head over to The Marketplace to be inspired! Warning: you’ll probably want to buy everything. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m going to just go ahead and admit it: today’s feature is so gorgeous that I am considering a total revamp of our office with this easy decorating trick slathered EVERYWHERE. And then all over my bedroom. And bathroom. (Okay, I don’t think my husband would want to live in a paper flower forest, but one can dream, right?) Anyways, today we’re sharing one easy trick to decorating your reception hall. Every bride wants her reception hall to look its very best on the big day. And, let’s be honest: some reception walls can be pretty boring. Well, it’s time to dress them up. And, I promise once you see this paper flower backdrop from Dragonfly Expression, you won’t be able to un-see it… and that means you’ll want to ensconce your entire reception site with it. And that’s not a bad thing. See why…
Decorating Your Reception Hall
A paper flower backdrop is one easy trick to decorating your reception hall. It covers evenly, can be used on one wall (or adjoining walls), and adds instant elegance to any room. While paper flower backdrops can come in a variety of colors, I especially like this one in white because it makes everything else around it POP without looking too busy.
Here’s a close-up of the flowers:
Find Out More
Ready to find out more? Start decorating your reception hall today with Dragonfly Expression. Chantal would be delighted to speak to you about your wedding and help with decorating it! She makes it so easy — she does all the hard work and makes paper look so unbelievable! She’s a sweetheart to work with, too. Click here for her shop.