DIY: Winter Wonder Stickers

These Winter Wonder Stickers can add the finishing touches to your Winter/Christmas wedding. Use with the Winter Wonder Wraps or to add a personal touch to favor boxes. These stickers also work wonderfully as seals for thank you cards, letters, invitations and bulletins. Each sheet contains two sticker styles: a light blue and white snowflake pattern and a matching silver snowflake on white pattern. Suitable for imprinting on most laser or ink jet printers. Each package contains 30 stickers. (Wrap and box not included.)

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Featured Product: Fan Programs!

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Keep your guests cool during your big day with our super trendy Fan Program Paper Kit. Every ceremony from an outdoor wedding in in the spring to a destination celebration on the beach will all be a little cooler with these fun, ivory fans. Not only will your program papers look, but they will also keep all of your friends and family feeling good!

Perfect for the do-it-yourself bride, our printable invitations are easy and fun. With only a few simple steps, you can print these invitations on your home computer or at your local printer for only a few cents.

Program Paper Kit Includes:

  • 50 program fans
  • 50 sticks
  • Adhesive
  • Test Printing Sheets, Instructions & Template Information 
  • The fans measure 6 .5″ by 9″ tall and is made from #80 Cardstock.

    Be sure to check out some other great Fan Accessories!

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    Image Credits:
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    An Outdoor Chapel

    OMG, I am in love! This has to be one of the coolest wedding ideas I have ever seen. Green Wedding Shoes featured this super creative idea for a wedding ceremony a few months back and I just happened to stumble upon it now and boy am I glad I did!

    So here’s how the story goes… “This couple got married in the bride’s parent’s backyard and had the great idea to create their own outdoor chapel. The bride’s younger brother built all the amazing elements.” {Green Wedding Shoes}

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    The double doors, the gorgeous arched windows…his work is so creative and beautifully detailed.

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    The broken window pane is dramatically displayed behind the yellow dresser. The yellow is bold, bright and beautifully stands out.

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    I love the vintage detailing of the dresser and how perfectly accessorized it is with candles and a birdcage holder. But let’s not overlook the lovely chandelier hanging above…isn’t it perfection?

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    Images courtesy of Green Wedding Shoes
    Photographer: Stephanie Fay

    Destination Postcards

    Travel is an integral part of people’s lives. Whether you or your future spouse have traveled together or separately in the past, or plan on traveling together in the future, chances are somewhere along the way, you will mark that travel with a postcard. Marriage is another form of a journey, why not mark its passage with postcards as well.

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    You may already have a collection of postcards that you have been saving for no particular purpose, or you may have had to actively start looking for, buying and collecting postcards for use at your wedding. Either way, with a little bit of imagination and know how you can use your collections to create unique and interesting accessories for your wedding. Postcards can also be made utilizing your own pictures or designs.

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    Most invitations will come with an RSVP insert card, to allow guests to let you know whether or not they can attend, by using postcards from a collection or ones you’ve made yourself, you can save the additional costs of those inserts, while giving guests a very straightforward way of letting you know their intentions.

    Have a friend or two take fun and interesting pictures of you and your future spouse at a number of different locales or dressed up in unique accessories and clothing, and turn them into postcards. With enough imagination you can even make it seem like you’ve traveled the world to have the cards created.

    Creating or collecting a series of identical postcards from the same locale, or boasting the same image can also help you with guest management. Simply mail identical postcards to all those you plan to seat at the same table, and instruct them to look for their RSVP’d postcard laid out on a table, escort card style – and find the table that matches. Not only is this a fun way of getting people together and chatting, it also saves you the additional costs of escort cards, and the additional time of writing them out.

    Postcards can also be used by the bride and groom as favor or thank you cards, a particularly good idea if the wedding was hosted at a destination or local attraction, which is featured on a postcard.

    Whether you’ve traveled to some interesting places in your time, or plan to in the future, postcards can help you share that love of travel in a fun creative way. {Article courtesy of Weddingstar}

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    Image Credits:
    Movie Theater Postcard, Cupcakes & Postcards, Wish box & Postcards, Postcard Rack, Postcard Basket, Wall of Postcards

    DIY with a Little Help from Martha!

    I was browsing through one of my favorite websites {Martha Stewart} and came across some super cute Valentines Day crafts, gifts and decor.  As I began clicking away though the many adorable DIY goodies I thought some of these would make fantastic wedding favors, especially for all your ladies at a bridal shower! Whether your having a February or Valentines Day wedding, heart theme or red and pink color scheme, these lovely little gifts are perfect for your guests.

    Here are some of my favorites:

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    Seed Packets
    Use a variety of fun stamps and ink colors to match your wedding theme! Stick in a ceremic pot and its favor ready! 

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    Treat Cups
    Fill with candies for individual favors or decorate your candy buffet with these cute little cups.

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    Vintage Labels
    Download these lovely vintage labels and attach to tiny trinkets filled with candies, candles or a jewerly piece for your bridesmaid.

    Visit Martha Stewart for more Valentine’s Day inspired gift and favor ideas!

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    Vendor Spotlight: A Wedding Ring Experience

    If you always wanted to have custom wedding bands made, why not make each other’s with your own hands ?

    With A Wedding Ring Experience you can do just that. With the help of a professional jeweler, you and your partner will design, melt, create, and polish each other’s rings. If you want more detailed work, like engraving, or diamonds or other gems, the professionals take over to do the finishing touches.

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    The Wedding Ring Workshop is more like an apprenticeship for the day, than a workshop or classroom style day. Experience the thrill of designing, creating and making each other’s rings from raw precious metals like 18K White Gold, 18K Yellow Gold and Platinum

    The Process:
    1. Design your ring
    2. Melt the precious metal
    3. Milling and Stretching
    4. Shaping and Bending
    5. Sawing and Aligning
    6. Soldering into a Ring
    7. Filing and Sanding
    8. Buffing inside and out
    9. Final Polishing

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    DIY Card Box

     The gift/card table is a place your guests are sure to visit so to ensure that it makes an impression use one of these gorgeous card holders at your reception. Adding your own personal touch will keep with the theme of the wedding.

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    Bird Cage Card Holder 3-Tier Wedding Cake Holder Greeting Card Holder

     

    Try using some of these crafty items to spruce up your card table!

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    Use colored ribbons  or fabrics that match your wedding themes. Use different sizes and textures for a dramatic look.
    Try Joann Fabrics for a large selection.

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    Add floral pieces that match the bridal parties bouquets. Or sprinkle flower petals along the table. Variety of
    styles arrangements at Save-on-Crafts.

    Anyone have any other ideas on how to spruce up a wedding cardbox?

    Roses and Pearls for June Weddings

    If you’re a June bride still looking for that extra special touch for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception, how about incorporating the birthstone and flower of the month of June into your wedding? Here are a few suggestions for using June’s birth flower, the rose, and its birthstone, the pearl, at your wedding:

    At MarthaStewartWeddings.com, you can find a bunch of great ways to incorporate roses at a wedding. You can serve edible roses as part of dessert; adorn the cake with fresh roses, make use of rose petals for the favors, and use roses, as well as rose scented candles, in the centerpieces.

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    Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings: Colorful Cakes

    You can wear a strand of pearls from your mom or grandmother as your something borrowed, wear pearl hair accessories or have the bridal party wear pearl jewelry.

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    Courtesy of Etsy:  Grace Pearl Set

    Creatively use roses, as symbols of love and beauty, by incorporating them into your wedding vows, recite a poem about roses at the ceremony, or print a poem about roses in your wedding program.

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    Courtesy of The Wedding Outlet : Wedding Cake & Candle Wedding Programs

    Include sprays of pearls in your flower arrangements or centerpieces and even add some pearls onto the cover of your wedding ceremony program or table place cards.

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    Photographed by: Enchant Photography
    Courtesy of Brenda’s Wedding Blog

    Roses are a symbol of beauty and love and pearls are a metaphor for something rare and valuable. Used at a June wedding, they perfectly reflect the sentiment of the day and acknowledge the month of the year.

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    Courtesy of : River Rock Ranch

    Inexpensive Ways to Make your Wedding Memorable

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    The wedding day is thought of to be one of the most important days of a couple’s life. Naturally, with so much anticipation and preparation for one day, couples want to ensure their wedding will be one to remember. So how does one make their wedding unique, memorable and everything they’ve ever dreamed?

    With today’s economy, you have to be careful as to where you spend your money. Here are some ideas that won’t cost much but will add special moments to your day that will forever be remembered:

    The night before your wedding, write a message on special note paper to your fiancé/ fiancée to let them know just how special they are to you. You can include a poem or words to a special song.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          notecard
         
    Wear your mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress. If age has discolored it, take it to a bridal gown restorer to have it cleaned and restored. Another special touch would be to carry a replica of your mother’s or grandmother’s bridal bouquet   flowers2
         
    Keep your guests guessing as to who is who by hanging copies of old wedding pictures of family and friends at the end of each pew. You can place the photos in a paper-matted frame and hang them with a pretty ribbon. Also try this at each reception table as part of the centerpiece or table name/number.        oldweddingpic
         
    Have your ushers give each guest a piece of fabric as they enter the church or reception or have a piece placed at each table setting at your reception. Have each guests sign their name and write a message to the bride and groom. When you’re back from your honeymoon and you’re all relaxed, sit down and sew the squares together to make a very special quilt.   quilt
         
    Right after the ceremony, gather all your guests on the steps of the church and have your wedding photographer or a friend take a group shot. Then get the negative and make copies to send along to guests with thank you notes.   thank-you
         
    If you have children from a previous marriage, consider including them in the ceremony as a way to let them know how important and special they are within the marriage. Having them write their own vows or take part in the unity candle ceremony are both great ways to keep them involved.   familycandle
         
    If your a bridesmaid, decorate thirteen bottles of wine for the bridal shower. Twelve bottles should be decorated for each month of the year and the last bottle decorated for a wedding anniversary. The couple will now have a bottle of wine to celebrate each month of the first year of marriage and a final bottle for their first anniversary.   winebottle
         
    After you exchange your vows, have your parents come up to the altar with you and tell them how special they are to you. At the end of the ceremony, hand each mother a rose.   mother
         
    Take the handkerchief that your mother or grandmother carried on their wedding day and tuck it into your bouquet or have it sewn into the hem of your dress. This can be used as your something old or something borrowed.   hankies
         
         
         

    Images Courtesy of The Wedding Outlet, Bob Goguen Photography, Wedding Rumors, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Life of Red

    Pull up a chair and take a seat!

    Wouldn’t you just love to pull up a seat to any of these lovely tables?  Each is simply decorated and inviting. Their simple style is clean and the soft palette of greens and white are perfect for an intimate wedding reception or garden party.

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    Table Arrangement from Martha Stewart Weddings

    Incorporate other small details like votive candles, place cards holders, favor boxes or decorative glassware to add your own unique spin. Check out these fabulous finds to help you get started in achieving this look.

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    (From Left to Right Botanical Garden Votives, Ivory/Gold Favor Cones, Square Vases from TheWeddingOutlet.com)