Aug 28, 2010
Before we were even engaged I knew I wanted black with pink accents and I knew I had to have pocketfold invitations. When we got engaged in November, I went to work...I made my pocketfolders from scratch. I spent days cutting, scoring and taping everything together.
Finally after months of work...they are complete! I will post a detailed cost break down and instructions this weekend.
Since my shower is in a couple of weeks I've been trying to finish up a few last minute ideas.
My MOH had the idea of a "well wishes" game where you give each guest a note card to write down advice for the bride. As the gifts are being opened cards are selected and read. If your card is selected you get a gift. Something to pass the time and the cards will be a great addition to our wedding scrapbook.
Of course I could not let her hand out "note cards", so I offered to design them along with tent cards for each table with the instructions.
While I was at it I made a basket for the advice cards and a second basket for any other cards.
I did everything with left overs from my invites and some blue spray paint I found in the garage.
- Save the date
- Will you be my bridesmaid cards.
- Wedding invitations/Pocketfolders
- Rehearsal Dinner invitations
- Bridal shower invitations
- Shower Thank You cards
- Escort cards (votives)
- Sign for votive escort cards.
- Thank-you cards (wedding)
- Table numbers
- Card Box & Photos for card box
- Getting ready hoodie.
- Rhinestones on shoes.
- Cake topper
- Bathroom basket.
- Bathroom basket signs.
- Flip flop basket sign/sizes.
- Signature photo mat/Custom Sharpies/Sign.
- Thank You Parasol
- Flip flop basket/sign.
- Pocket squares for groomsmen.
- Favor Donation Cards.
- Reserved seating signs - If I have time.
- Banner for sweetheart table - If I have time.
- Cake Flags/Napkins - If I have time.
Because I'm anal and I want to design EVERYTHING I did my own shower invites. I've been trying to focus on my actual wedding invites so I made them super simple.
I used some linen cardstock left over from my save the dates and I founds come cute floral ribbon at Michaels and this is what I came up with...rather simple but I like it and it fits a Sunday morning brunch shower.
Another DIY checked off my list, my thank you parasol. I went with the fuchsia to add a pop of color in our photos since I'm sure my bouquet won't be in these pictures.
I bought the parasol from www.lunabazaar.com. I think it was like $15.00 with shipping. I am happy with the quality. The paper actually has some weight to it, plus I didn't poke any holes in it while tracing and painting so it must be pretty sturdy!
I made a banner in Microsoft Publisher using Edwardian Script, I blew it up to like 700 and printed if off on several pieces. I cut each letter out and taped them on the inside of the parasol, then I used a dull pencil to trace around each letter. Then, I used a black paint pen from Michael's to trace the outside of each letter. I pained in each letter with some 88 cent black acrylic paint from Michael's. Total cost was like $18.00.
I am soo glad to cross this off of my list, the was another major item for me.
They are from Davids Bridal (style #F11165). They are gorgeous in person with the beaded bodice and the ruched waist is very flattering. The Junior Bridesmaid dresses match (without the beading on the bodice). Style number #JB1675. I can't post the flower girl dress because it's a mini version of my gown and I have a FI that is a Project Wedding lurker. :o)