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.
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…
A folk wedding theme is bohemian, free-spirited, and has a laid-back casual feel. Since it’s one of our favorite wedding theme ideas for the summer, we wanted to round up ten lovely, totally-fitting folk wedding invitations to inspire you. If you’re a boho-loving bride, look no further: there’s a design here you’re sure to love! And, for even more wedding invitations, be sure to pop into The Marketplace!
Folk Wedding Invitations
1. Rustic Folk Wedding Invitations
Hi, lovelies! This is one BIG post, so pin it, tweet it out, share it on your timeline, or kick it old-school and bookmark it (CTRL + D) ’cause you’re going to need this list! Did you know there are twenty-seven traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year? It’s true! In this post, we’ll share a plethora of amazing anniversary gift ideas by year so you can wow ‘em with your awesomeness. We’ll explain why there’s only twenty-seven suggestions AND dazzle you with a few handmade (+ a few non-handmade) gift ideas. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Hi, loves! If you’re a DIY-loving bride (pros and amateurs welcome!), you’re in for a treat today! We’ve rounded up five stylish + easy DIY wedding ideas to try. We’ve found a floral monogram (pretty much one of the prettiest things we’ve seen in awhile!), a pom backdrop, an amazing marquee, and more. If easy DIY wedding ideas are what you crave, you’ve come to the right place… and, I must say, these finds are pretty darn inexpensive, too. Ready to begin? Let’s go!
Easy DIY Wedding Ideas
1. DIY Floral Monogram
On the DIY love scale, I easily rate this project a 9/10, as in, I’m going to make this for my home immediately. All you need are letter like these, floral foam, flowers of your choice, and a few easy-to-find supplies.
One of our favorite handcrafted details for a wedding bar is a bespoke coaster. We’ve seen coasters given as wedding favors, used as escort cards, printed with a thank you message to wedding guests, and used as a unique advice guest book alternative, just to name a few ideas. A coaster is a conversation starter for guests and offers functionality as a drink ‘saver’ or label, as well as to protect a tabletop. As a drink saver, guests can place a coaster above the rim of their glass to signify the drink is still being consumed so it is not bussed. And, as a label, guests can identify a drink as theirs by writing their name on it (these are one example). A wedding coaster can also be used just as a festive addition to your decor. To inspire your reception, we’ve rounded up fifteen creative wedding coaster ideas below. Take a peek and let us know if you plan to use wedding coasters and, if so, tell us what yours will say!
Wedding Coaster Ideas
1. Enjoy Coaster
This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy.
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-one 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… plus, we want to know, how many bridesmaids are standing up in your wedding? Tell us in the comments area at the end of this post!
If you’d like to dabble in DIY invitations (but with a professional edge), we have the solution for you. Have you considered stamping your own invitations? Our friend Leela of NATIVE BEAR creates these amazing stamp your own invitation sets customized for your wedding day. Whether you’re looking to stamp your own invitations, save the date, or an entire invite suite (including a response card and return address stamp), you’ll find it here. Plus, the designs are totally stylish– I couldn’t pick a favorite because I love ‘em all! And, they’re hand-carved… that’s handmade to the umpth degree. Take a peek at a few stamp your own invitations sets and tell us what you think…
Stamp Your Own Invitations
There are four designs we’ve picked to share today, beginning with a feather-inspired suite.
1. Feather Crest