Tag Archives: invitations

Personalizing paper products

24 Jun

My friend’s bridal shower is tomorrow, and if you’re keeping track, that’s shower #2 of my planning (#3 I am hosting in early August).  We picked out this pretty gray & white, with red accent text invitation from Pear Tree Greetings. To keep the theme going in the other paper products, my brother created two signs to print out and have at the shower.  The is first an “in lieu of favors” sign, and the second is to encourage guests to make a scrapbook page for the bride in a scrapbook I got from A.C. Moore.

We are also planning to make small cards we can write each food item on. I love creating personal touches like this, while also keeping the theme throughout the shower.  White flowers and white & black accessories (like candle sticks and platters/bowls) will be used, as well.  Check back for pictures and details next week!

Have you created any personal details for a bridal shower?

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Inspired by: nautical summer

21 Jun

invitation, Top Shop dress, Betsey Johnson bracelet, Paper Source stamp, soap favor, cupcakes

Happy first day of summer!

Inspired By: Yellow & Gold

8 Jun

Lela Rose dress, invitation, candy favor, place setting, Tiffany & Co. earrings, decor, Calvin Klein sandals

Inspired By: Polka Dots

24 May

Invitation, Frame, Cupcake Cases, Table Setting, Feather Place Setting, Glasses, Straws, Bridesmaids, Dress

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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!

Bridal Shower Collage: Everything’s Coming up Roses

13 May

Start with floral inspiration.

Invite with these rosy invitation from Minted.com.

Decorate with candles, roses of pinks/creams, and vases.

Wear these rose earrings & OPI’s A Rose at Dawn…Broke by Noon nail polish.

Serve something sweet, like these cake pops.

Gift attendees with a small pot and seeds for growing their own.

Real Bridal Shower & Inspiration: M Loves M Tea Party

29 Apr

Mara, bride to be and blogger of M Loves M, posted her bridal shower a couple weeks ago. The tea party shower was coordinated by her maid of honor, who nailed the overall theme with shabby chic details and mini finger foods.

Want to throw your own bridal tea party shower for your bride?

1. Go with a vintage, grown-up vibe and avoid the cheesey and childish, ala Disney.

2. Mix and match linens and table settings, but stay in the same color family.  A quick search on Ebay, and you can find inexpensive tea cup and saucer sets. Also try some thrift and vintage stores if there are ones near by to you.

3. The theme starts with the invitation.  Try this one by Vistaprint:

4. Serve the classics: cucumber sandwiches (easy to make and inexpensive), scones with jam, and of course, tea!

5. For the favor, gift attendees a little goody bag of a few mis-matched flavors of tea and this adorable tea caddy.