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Bachelorette Favor: Mixtape

9 Aug

For the future Mrs. A’s bachelorette, I wanted to give a favor to each of the girls who attended. I had seen a favor mix-tape for a wedding on the blog Silver Lining last year. I book-marked the page, knowing I wanted to do something like this for a bachelorette.

A few weeks before the bachelorette, I emailed all of the girls attending asking them to send me a song or two that reminded them of the bride in some way, with a note about the memory/song. I told them I was making a gift for the bride. I had made a list of a few I wanted to add in honor of her engagement, the bachelorette, and the wedding.  Most of the girls responded, and I was able to put together the playlist. I had my brother, who has helped me with all of my DIY paper products this wedding season, create the CD cover using the city-line image that was on the bachelorette invitation.

I listed the songs in chronological order and put a little note next to each one. I then tied a pink ribbon with a fake ring around each to give to the guests.

Favor idea: DIY Candles

25 Jul

I love this eco-friendly, unique favor idea featured on Ruffled.  These DIY soy candles will add a personal touch to any bridal shower and can be a fun project for the bridesmaids or those hosting the shower.

You’ll need:

– Soy wax flakes
– Wick
– Containers: Ruffled suggests vintage teacups, recycled jars, old tumblers. I like the idea of mason jars.
– Pitcher with spout
– Fragrance oil: Ruffled recommends looking on Etsy.
– Popsicle sticks, chopsticks, or something to hold the wick
– Candle dye (optional)

See all the step by step directions here.

What do you think of DIY favors? 

Future Mrs. R’s Bachelorette: Neon theme

14 Jun

This past weekend my friend’s bachelorette in Newport, RI went off without a hitch, except for some rain that was out of our control. 😉

The theme for the bachelorette pregame was neons. We bought neon sunglasses, glow bracelets, glow straws, shot glasses, etc.  The theme began with the weekend itinerary that we put together. I found this image of neon glasses and cut/pasted into the doc with a bachelorette image.

This same header was used for the scavenger hunt list and list of “Forbidden Words” (one of the games we played where the bride couldn’t certain words or she had to drink).

We arrive in Newport Friday night, and after exploring the town and shopping on Saturday, Saturday night was the real “bachelorette”. We all got ready in the room but sent the bride outside to set up all the neon decor.

Tomorrow, I’ll share all of the scavenger hunt pictures! The bride did a very good job and completed nearly all of them.

Guest post: DIY Bachelorette Buttons

20 May

I am so excited for Kate from Domestikated Life blog to show us the buttons she made for a bachelorette weekend.

Thanks, Jaime, for inviting me to share the buttons I made for a recent bachelorette weekend.The bride-to-be we were celebrating didn’t want a traditional bachelorette party with hot pinks and zebra prints and feather boas, (if you’ve ever been in the wedding aisle at a party store then you know exactly what I mean!), so I had to get creative with decorations and favors to keep the event festive, but not too girly.

To make these pins I bought a few packages of 2.25″ clear buttons at the craft store (you can purchase them online too).

Next, I made a template for the design, printed the images on a sheet of paper, and cut out each piece to fit inside the button.

Finally I added a little sparkle and replaced the “O” with a diamond-ring sticker, you can find similar ones in the scrapbooking section of your craft store. I made one extra special pin for the bride-to- be and we tacked it on her gift bag.

They were a big hit; we scattered them with Mardi-Gras beads around the table and let guests pin them on to their shirts or necklaces as they came in.

Thank you Kate for sharing this fun DIY!  Want to make your own?  Download them here!

Real Bridal Shower: Future Mrs. R

17 May

On Saturday, fellow bridesmaids and I hosted a bridal shower for the bride, the future Mrs. R. She is the first of the 3 weddings I am in this summer.

We used an invitation from Vistaprint.

The tree was used throughout the decor.

A menu of sandwiches, an Italian salad, olive dip & crackers were served along with wine and to finish- cupcakes from Wicked Sweet (vanilla, chocolate, and my fave, strawberry shortcake).

Decor included a DIY banner, peach-y & white mixed flowers in Italian soda bottles, and lanterns.

Opening presents was the main event, and I was in charge of creating the “bowquet”.  It was my pride and joy!

my gift - L.L. Bean tote

The bridal party!

Congrats to the happy couple!

DIY: Messy side pony

28 Apr

On the wedding day, why not try this messy undone/done look featured on A Cup of Jo?  This modern DIY hair-style saves you time and money on getting your hair done, so more time can be spent hanging with the bride and bridal party.

Instructions: click the image.

Tools needed: day old hair, mirror, your hands, dry shampoo, bobbi pins

Add something extra: sparkly hair comb