Help! What do I give my bridesmaids?!


So you want to do something creative for your girls? Well for those of you who don’t know me…I LOVE CRAFTS! So if you’ve got a little extra time you could make something really unique for your gal pals!

Instead of doing the same ‘ol necklace/earring combo, try this MWL (Made With Love) gift from the heart!


One of my favorite gift ideas for bridesmaids is a clutch purse you picked out just for them!

Okay you’ll love this one! My new favorite site is Etsy! Get on there and find something handmade that is beautiful! Unique earrings, a vintage hair accessory like these clips, or even a new pair of shoes!

So whether you make them something or buy them something, just be sure it’s personal!

Those are always the best gifts!

‘Do It Yourself’ place card/Escort card displays and ideas!

I had a bride ask for some ideas on place cards/escort cards. These are some of my favorites! I want to challenge you to get creative! It’s your wedding! Don’t just go through the motions with this. Make it yours!

Gosh how easy is that! You can get a giant hole punch from your local craft store, use double sided tape or fabric glue to glue a small piece of fabric to a card, then place the other piece on top. Write or print your guests’ names and now you’ve got a beautiful display!

Here’s another easy way to make your placecards/escort cards unique and fun!

Look how cute!!! Simple printing and then these were clothes pinned to maroon colored ribbon on a memory board. SO EASY!

And I absolutely LOVE this idea. It’s so fresh! The cards look really unique. And all they did was use a bigger font on the first letters. Simple!

Totally fun idea! Put a background or print on your place cards! Look at these polka-dot ones! I LOVE POLKA-DOTS!

Got a beach theme? Look at what this bride did with sand dollars…smart!

Maybe you have a rustic or country elegance theme. This couple just got some fallen pine limbs, cut the limbs, and printed round cards to put on top! What a great DIY (do it yourself) project for the groom to help with!

Okay just one more…this one is for my vintage theme weddings. These place cards look like something out of a Jane Austin novel. It looks complicated but with the help of some hole punches and funky scissors, you can really make something special!

Okay just kidding! I forgot I found one more super cute idea! This one is for my organic brides or green brides. These are little pieces of bamboo with a slit put in the top to hold the card. Make sure to use recycled paper!

I hope you enjoyed these cute ideas! Let me know what you think or if you’ve got something creative up your sleeve! I’d love to know!

Happy Crafting!

Ceremony Tosses

Tossing of the rice at the happy new couple is an olldddddd tradition, symbolizing abundance and fertility.  There are plenty of new ways to do it and it is something that almost every newlywed couple wants as their departure.

You have probably heard that raw rice grains are harmful to bird, even though some say that’s a complete myth… Even so, rice may not be the best choice for tossing because it can be slippery and difficult and annoying to clean up. Here are some better alternatives:

Fill sheer fabric pouches with tiny hydrangea blooms or petals from other seasonal flowers and finish the pouches with a cute little ribbon.

  • Try tossing seasonal blooms or their petals.  Remove stems from the blossoms, and have bridesmaids carry baskets of them. That way guests can reach in and grab handfuls to toss!

A festive way to close a wedding ceremony is to light sparklers as the bride and groom leave the site.

  • These can also be used as favors for the guests at an evening wedding, where they can be given out along with printed matchboxes or matchbooks. Tape a sparkler to the back of each matchbox to keep them from sliding about, and tie with a ribbon.

These small bubble bottles are made specifically for weddings. The bubbles look adorable floating around the bride and groom, both in person and in photographs. Bubbles(KnotShop)&pId=P17(KnotShop)&cId=Favors(KnotShop)&cTypF=