I absolutely love the concept of Etsy registry; it offers your wedding guests an opportunity to give you more personalized gifts. Take a look at my top picks below for some inspiration when starting your Etsy registry.
Decorative embroidery hoops are great DIY projects that add an element of beauty to any wedding. They make great signs, hanging backdrops, and table decor. Take a look at some inspirational ideas below:
Looking for an eye-catching stamp to coordinate with your invitations? Zazzle.com offers an array of designs to choose from such as vintage, monograms, seasonal, and wedding cakes. There are even special stamps with Save The Date, RSVP, thank-you, and shower designs. Zazzle also gives you the option to design your own stamp for a more personalized look. TIP: Make sure you weigh your invitations in advance so that you know the correct amount of postage to order.
Great idea for escort cards - ceramic tiles with calligraphy on one side and a pattern that flows with your wedding motif on the other side. Guests can use these tiles as trivets, spoon rests, or lovely shelf decor after the wedding day. An assortment of tile designs can be found online; but your most affordable option may just be be at your local home improvement store.
I love the concept of using floral boutonnieres as guest escort cards. It is a creative way to add to your guests' attire and the overall ambiance of the event. Designing these personalized escort cards can be affordable too. Simply take a trip to your local grocery store and purchase floral bunches containing as many flowers as you have guests. Better yet, get a few extra flowers to account for broken stems and/or wilted blooms. Carefully snip the flowers and attach an escort tag with a floral pin to each one. Tie a color coordinated ribbon around the flower for some extra oomph!
N.O.W. Magazine is gearing up for their summer Bridal Bash next week. Visit Mardi Gras World next Wednesday where a variety of local bridal professionals will be present to answer your wedding planning questions. It is going to be an evening of fabulous food, fashion, and fun that you don't want to miss!
Bridal Bash At Mardi Gras World
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA 70130
Admission: $15 in advance / $20 at the door
Get creative with DIY chalkboard designs for your wedding day. Use chalkboards for signs, photo backdrops, table decor, and even favors. Check out the inspirational photos below to get the creative juices flowing.
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Put a unique twist on the traditional guestbook with the use of a vintage typewriter. Your guests will have a blast typing out their words of wisdom on your choice of stationary that can be assembled into a keepsake journal after the wedding. Keep some pens handy for guests to sign the typed letters by hand and for those guests who are not typists.
You can find a vintage typewriter on websites such as www.vintagetypewritershoppe.com. If you don't want to shell out too much money, try searching for a more affordable typewriter on Etsy or at local yard sales and flea markets. You can also check with your local event rental companies to see if they offer typewriters for rent just for your event.
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