Tag Archives: personalized

Real Bridal Shower: Future Mrs. L

27 Jun

This past weekend I hosted my second bridal shower this year (here’s the first) with the fellow bridesmaids for my oldest friend Devon. We put in months of planning; I was so excited that the day was finally here!  After mimosas and a lunch of salads & sandwiches, the bride opened many (many, many!) gifts and guests made their mark in the bridal shower scrapbook I put together.

the bridesmaids with the bride- mimosa cheers!

One of the personalized paper signs

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Drink bar- brides's special champagne glass

Scrapbook station - all from A.C. Moore

The page I made for the bride- found an old picture of us from the early 1990s!

Time to open gifts...

Her new monogrammed L.L.Bean tote from me

helping the bride with her new cake stand

with her bowquet

 Congrats to the future Mrs. L… Can’t wait for the bachelorette in August and the wedding in September!

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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?

Gift idea: L.L. Bean personalized tote

16 May

For my friend’s bridal shower, which was this weekend, I got her an L.L. Bean tote with her new monogram. I wanted to give her something more personalized than off her registry. I had gotten the idea at another shower I went to last year where all of her friends got one when they got married. A classic tote, it’s perfect for weekend getaways, a beach bag, or in the future, for holding children’s toys/clothes.

I chose the extra large size in regatta blue that closely matches the color dresses us bridesmaids are wearing.

I love monogram gifts- how ’bout you?

For the MOH: wedding day checklist

22 Apr

After months of planning, the day of the wedding comes, and you barely slept the night before, because the bride barely slept the night before.  Your mind is racing, tending to the bride, thinking “I hope I didn’t forget anything!”  Fear not, as I stumbled upon this comprehensive check list for the Maid of Honor. A simple *check* and you know you’ve got it all from your MOH speech, tissues, camera, bobby pins, breath mints, and duh, your bridesmaid dress….but how could you forget that?

Check out their Bridesmaid checklist too.

While you’re at it, might as well get yourself a cute little tote to carry all this stuff in….