Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More Wedding Details....

Details, details.... that's what makes the big day special, right? So here are a few more simple things we did to make Daughter's Wedding Day perfect.... All of the ideas are pretty easy and inexpensive. It just takes some planning and thinking ahead so you can get it all done on time. Of course, every time I go on Pinterest I see an idea which I wish we had thought of before the wedding! Oh Pinterest, you are a dangerous thing....

We ordered an assortment of vintage looking bottles online and made simple paper tags with guests' names and table numbers and attached them to the bottles with twine. The florist placed airy flowers in the bottles and lined them up on a table at the entrance to the reception. These acted as escort cards for the guests, which they could then take home as favors. I have to say- they looked beautiful and I loved this idea!

Carrying that theme into the dining room extra bottles, votive candles, and Baby's Breath line the window sills....

Daughter wanted guests to be able to write notes to the couple, so we got this old box for just a few dollars at a flea market, she painted a cute design on the front, and it was placed on the gift table at the reception....

Daughter got her dress at David's Bridal, but we thought it needed just a little extra something.... we found this trim with beaded leaves at a shop in NYC at Christmastime, it was so perfect it was like it was made just for this dress.... We had the seamstress attach it to satin ribbon and stitch it to the waist of the dress for a sash.... It was a really simple way to make a dress bought at a large chain store special and unique for the bride.

Younger Daughter made a simple banner with cardstock and twine for the new Mr. & Mrs. at the reception...

Finally, I wanted to surprise the Bride & Groom with special wishes for their sendoff after the reception. My father-in-law had some old rough floor boards which he glued together. I painted this phrase on it and we placed it by the new couple's "get away car" at the end of the reception. It now hangs in their new apartment.

Here's to living Happily Ever After......


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Very creative and romantic. I especially like the jars with the guests' names on them and the "And they lived happily ever after" plaque. So charming!!

  2. Such wonderful and creative ideas for the decorations.
    I finished the back today, went with a saying, so now it is drying since i had to rinse off the blue marks and then I can start putting it together next. If you want to show the front on Facebook, you can use my woolensails name as the designer;)


  3. Love all these ideas, especially the sign from old barn boards -- AWESOME!

  4. These ideas are so creative and beautiful. What a romantic wedding! I love the vintage bottles with the name tags. They could be used at so many different types of events. You did a fabulous job!

  5. Loving all the Babies Breath. So pretty.

  6. I loved both of these post about the wedding, the bottles were a perfect touch!

  7. Oh how beautiful! Love all the little handmade details. This post is so gorgeous!

  8. I love your ideas. I think those are the things that make the wedding very personal.



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