Wedding Popsicles

The newest way to keep your guests cool at a Summer wedding is to treat them with popsicles! Who doesn’t love a popsicle on a hot Summer day? These yummy popsicles are showing up at weddings all over and guests are going gaga over these sweet treats.

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The great thing about popsicles is there are so many different flavors and colors to fit any wedding.  You can hire a popsicle truck or ask your caterer to serve them or look at making them yourself to save money!

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My favorite idea is to combine popsicles with alcohol as a unique signature drink! Put a flavored popsicle in a glass of champagne and as it melts it takes on the flavor of the popsicle.

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Or just make your favorite cocktail in to a popsicle!  Check out this link from Snippet and Ink with 25 boozy popsicles.  I can’t wait to try some of these spiked popsicles!

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For the perfect finish to your popsicles use these personalized popsicle sticks!

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We hope you love these wedding popsicles as much as we do!

Happy Planning!

Creative Ways to Use Mason Jars

You can’t have a rustic wedding without mason jars! Mason jars are the perfect way to add a little southern charm to your wedding decor.  One of the best things about mason jars is how versatile they are.  Of course I love when brides use mason jars as a vase for flowers but you can also use mason jars in so many different and creative ways.  Here are some of our favorite ways to use mason jars for your wedding!

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 My favorite way to use mason jars is for lighting!  During the ceremony add votive candles to the jars and hang them from trees, cluster them together for a backdrop or hang them from ceremony chairs to use as pew ends.

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For the reception, I love taking mason jars and making chandeliers or lighting fixtures to hang above the guest tables.

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You can also use mason jars during the reception on the guest tables to light the arrangements.

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A creative way to display photos is to use mason jars. Filled with oil it gives a vintage look to the photographs.

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Another great way to use mason jars is to use them as drinking glasses for the reception.  I especially like the idea of using the drinking glasses as their place card and favor.

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If you want a creative way to display and serve your wedding cake, then you have to use mason jars!

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Are you using mason jars in a creative way?  We want to know!

Edible DIY Favors Your Guest Will Love

I am always on the hunt for creative favors!  Most brides want a cute favor their guests will enjoy but don’t want to bust the budget in order to give them something nice.  One of the best ways to give an inexpensive favor is to make it yourself.  You can make a unique favor at a fraction of the cost.  Like in years past, one of the most popular favors guests receive are edible.   Why not combine the two ideas and make a tasty homemade treat as your wedding favor that won’t break the bank?  I have listed five edible DIY favors that I think your guests will love.

Donuts make a yummy gift for your guests and will be a big favor trend in 2013!   If you decide to buy donuts it can get quite expensive so making them on your own is a great option.  For an easier way to cook the donuts look at buying donut trays to fill the batter and bake them instead of frying them.  Just add some icing and sprinkles to finish the look.  Or make donut holes and just sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Another great DIY favor idea is to make your own jam or jelly.  Just put them in mini mason jars with some material and twine for a finished look. You can also make a cute label, tag or sign to let guests know they are homemade!

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If you have a family recipe you want to share with your guests you can give them a cute recipe card and also include a jar of homemade tomato sauce or BBQ sauce to go with the recipe.

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Infused sugar is another easy and beautiful choice for a wedding favor.  Choose different fruits or herbs to put inside the sugar and after time the sugar will taste like the fruit or herb.

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Do you have a favorite drink?  Mix together your favorite lemonade, sweet tea or other “spiked” drink your have made to share with your guests!

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I hope these ideas have helped you think of your own DIY edible favor for your wedding.

If you have any great DIY ideas you can share, we would love to hear about them!

Happy Planning!