Friday, August 24, 2012

Cake Love


Cake Toppers by BraggingBags on Etsy

Cake Stand - Postscripts by Etsy

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pretty up your silverware

Something I can't imagine many brides think about is silverware display, but it's an easy and inexpensive way to pretty up a place setting or buffet table.

Ask your invitation vendor to create silverware pouches for plasticware. This works for a buffet or a place setting and can be assembled ahead of time. As an added touch throw in a brightly colored napkin.  If you choose this option make sure it fits with the vibe of your wedding (i.e. this is great for BBQ not so much for steak). 
For this one if you are crafty you will need burlap, twine, chalk, white thread, scissors, and chalkboard cloth
Fashion the burlap into a bag, sew a square of chalkboard cloth on the burlap, and tie with twine.
For those less crafty order from South House Boutique on Etsy.  I recommend this for a place setting only.

This one is the easiest of all and perfect for a buffet table! 
All you need is a few small pots from any garden store. Choose colors that fit with your wedding; if in doubt choose plain clay.  For an added touch tie twine around the outside and attach a kraft tag.

This is a perfect way to decorate your place setting and thank your guests.
Work with your invitation vendor or check out Etsy vendors to create these tags.
Check with your venue/caterer to see if this is something they can do before you commit to this.

This is my favorite and works for a buffet or a place setting.  For a rustic or DIY wedding this is an ideal choice.  Get doilies, twine, and napkins (don't be afraid to be playful with color); wrap a napkin around the silverware, then wrap the doily, and tie with twine. Check with your venue/caterer to see if this is something they can do.  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Place Settings!

I didn't think I would register for china, because I didn't think I could find anything
that was nice but not stuffy, trendy but not over the top.  Here is what I came up with!

Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson 4 piece set @ Macy's.
This set is unique, easy to match and functional.

To go with my blue place settings, I've registered at Crate & Barrel
for the white bark placement, cotton ecru napkin, and the Ravi napkin ring in gold.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

DIY Lace Clothespins

You can make these with lace, scissors, a pencil, glue dots, hot glue, clothespins, and a backing for the lace such as cardstock, cardboard, or kraft paper.  All of these supplies can be bought from any craft store or if you are not crafty you can purchase from Thee Paper Girl on Etsy. 

Glue the lace to the backing of your choice with glue dots (or super glue) to give the lace some weight making it easier to cut your strips.  After it dries use a clothespin to trace the size of the strips and snip away.  Then use hot glue to seal the strips onto the clothespin and let them dry.

You can use the clothespins for the below or anything else you can dream up!
  • Clip seating arrangements on a chicken wire rack or rows of twine.
  • Display seating at the table by clipping to the place card and standing the clothespin up.
  • Use to hang a banner or garland at your wedding or bridal shower.
  • Use to display photos at your wedding or bridal shower.
  • Have each guest take a polaroid when they enter and sign the bottom.  Then have them use a clothespin to hang on a chicken wire rack or rows of twine.  The polaroids can later be put into a photo album as your official guest book.

Chicken Wire Rack

Rows of Twine

Gift It

These salad bowls from Wind and Willow Home on Etsy are the perfect bridal shower gift for the bride who loves to host with a style that's equal parts indie and polish.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kate Moss's Romantic Garden Wedding

Translate this look to your wedding with a floral headband for each maid.
Get them here from Amore Bride on Etsy or get your craft on!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Boho Bride




Wedding Day Gifts

Champagne Toast - by Etched Expressions on Etsy

Vintage Cake Stand - by Vessels and Wares on Etsy

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