Cake labels

I love this look... I'm thinking wooden skewers with paper card stock labels... how easy is that!?

Found: Snippet & Ink: Chrissy and Alex


Super stationary!

Both of these were found here, at Practical wedding... I love the birdseed packet labels and the programs! yay!


Fun picture

I love this picture, though I have no idea where I found it. oops. But what fantastic napkins!

Unity ceremony re-vamp!

I stumbled upon this idea online one day... combining paint colors on a canvas to signify unity rather than pouring sand into a container. We're using it!


Our Tuxes

Notch Lapel Shadow stripe 4 button tuxes. Found Here.


Shower treats

Alright bridesmaids!! Here's your mission, should you choose to accept...

I think this would be perfect for the shower, and Mom says maybe you all could try it. All it is is chocolate covered rice crispy treats on a stick wrapped in tissue paper. She even already has the tissue paper! Think you can do it??

The perfect invitations.

These are the first invites that I fell in love with. I still know that they're my very very very favorites. If anyone knows how to re-create them, please help! I would love at least to have the sunflower for use on several pieces of stationary. Sigh.

Found: Bellis


Cake Recipe Cards!

I have absolutely fallen in love with these cards!! I think they're what I'll use for the cake recipes... now, I just need to find a spinning display rack!

Found: (Oh So) Beautiful Paper

Maybe something like this?!?

Found at The Find, But available for purchase here. ($25)

Tentative Cake Plates

Mom's been busy!!! Here's the 25 (!) cake plates that she's tentatively matched from mis-matched glass found at thrift stores, garage sales and many other places! Our cakes are going to shine!!!


Vases and centerpieces

These are the lanterns and vases that we've been collecting!! Look how nice with the sunflowers! (that Worth suprised me with, he's amazing!) So far we have a vase for the gift and guest book table, a lantern for every dinner table, a vase for the head table and one extra vase. There was another, but it met with a tragedy in the Hobby Lobby parking lot. Sad day.


Kids Table!

What an amazing idea! I don't know that we're having a ton of kids at the wedding, but how neat is this! Crayons. Such an easy babysitter!

Found: Snippet & Ink: Amber and Mark



I can't find the links for these, but I love them! Where do you think you get these great jars from???

White chocolate covered cherries! Found here, by Martha!


Guest Books?

I'm trying to think of creative ideas for the guest book... Here's a few thoughts:

This couple used an old typewriter for their guestbook! How amazing!

Found: Snippet & Ink: Amber and Mark

Here's fun papers used for notes. It'd be neat to have some fun customized stickers. (:

Found: Martha Stewart

These are cute... I don't know how much I like it though... I'd want a fun jar to toss them into.

Found: Martha Stewart

There are a ton of creative ideas in this "library" inspiration board from Snippet & Ink. Maybe Library cards or even vintage looking cards printed with a typewriter?

This is a great(!!!) idea! I love the thought of these colorful framed postcards on the wall in our new home, or postcards put into a photo book for us to glance through for years to come! How fun! And what a neat conversation starter!

Found: Snippet & Ink: Jennifer and Mark

Here's a guest book on recipe cards... Unique! I think it might be a little too hard to understand for some guests though.

Found: Brooklyn Bride

Board #186: Budget Friendly / Casual Dinner

There were so many great ideas in this post that I felt compelled to re-post almost the entire page! You can find the original here at Snippet & Ink.

"One way to keep costs down, and still include absolutely everyone you love, is to have a dinner that leans toward the casual end of the formality spectrum. The key to making it special is not only in the guest list, but also in the details. The example I've chosen is a crawfish boil, one of my favorite social meals of all time. I'd definitely recommend offering warm washcloths at the end of the meal, or providing an outdoor faucet of some kind for washing hands. If crawfish isn't really your thing, a picnic, barbecue, or potluck are other fun ways to go.

The Plan: Casual Dinner
Mood: casual, family, fun
Palette: red, white, yellow, kraft paper brown"

"10 Ways to Save:
1. Mix inexpensive flowers and foliage (daisies and greens) with pricier ones (tulips, garden roses, dahlias), and wrap bouquets with a pretty ribbon.
2. A crawfish boil is simple and an inexpensive way to feed a lot of people: crawfish, sausage, red potatoes, and corn on the cob, all with spicy seasoning.
3. Ask friends and family members to bring homemade pies and tarts, then arrange them on cake plates of various heights. It's a great way to save money, and to include people in the day.
4. String lights are such a simple element, but they really add a lot to a venue once the sun goes down. You can wrap them around trees or a deck railing, or hang them to create a border around the dance floor.
5. This idea is sweet, simple, and inexpensive. Clean out two large mayonnaise jars (the economy size) and label one "Take A Wish" and the other "Give A Wish." Fill the first with folded notes from the couple (or quotes, song lyrics, etc.), and have paper and pens for guests to write notes and place them in the second jar.
6. A casual dinner means casual dress, which (as far as I'm concerned) means comfortable shoes. And at $37 - $50 a pair, these Vans are a great choice! Also, when you're not trying to find a ballgown, it's a whole lot easier to find reasonably-priced dress options. This adorable eyelet one from J.Crew is only $395!
7. One of the great things about a crawfish boil is that there's no dishware needed! But I would definitely provide guests with a serious napkin. And if you want to assign seats, write guests' names in chalk or white paint on a small smooth rock. It's thoughtful, but still casual.
8. Save by giving in-season fruit as a favor. Here, glassine bags are trimmed with scalloped edge scissors and filled with cherries. Any leftovers can be eaten or used for baking!
9. Did you see Deanna's beautiful invitations that she and her fiance made themselves for under $2 each? If you're creative, crafty, and/or comfortable with a computer, make your own invitations! Or get a creative friend to do it for you. This one that I made, using clipart I found online and free fonts that I downloaded from dafont.com, was inspired by Unless Someone Like You's wedding posters. Also, keep in mind that 2-color invites can be significantly cheaper than 4-color ones.
10. Instead of flowers at the tables, or alternating between flowers, provide guests with cowboy hats (or any container) full of crayons. Cover tables with kraft paper, and let guests draw to their hearts' content.

Bonus Tip: Beer makes a whole lot more sense at a crawfish boil than champagne does, and it's easier on your budget. Fill metal tubs with ice, and then stock them with bottles of your favorite brews, as well as soda, water, and juice.

1. Live band. A casual, outdoor wedding with all of your friends and family just cries out for a really good band. I'd pick a local blues band, but anything you can dance to will really set the stage for having a big ol' time (for those of you not familiar with this saying, it's what my dear Mississippi friends call "a good time").
2. Wedding posters. Mailing these out in mailing tubes will cost more than mailing regular invitations, but they really set the tone for a fun event. A fun idea is to have one at the reception for guests to sign, then frame it as a keepsake."

Wow Kathryn! You're amazingly creative!

Paper Lanterns and Flags

These are so much fun!!

Found: Brides.com

These paper flags are by {frolic} here. They would be neat in the courtyard, but might take away during the ceremony... What do you think??

The butterflies are so neat as a little detail! Maybe a neat idea for a shower or something! And they're so very easy to make!

Found: Martha Stewart


Outdoor candles

Martha gives a slightly difficult "how-to" for these paper lanterns here.

These candle holders would be neat also. Any ideas on how to DIY??

Found: Cox and Cox

Paper Flower Creations

These are a fun and FESTIVE way to dress up a space!

Found: Snippet & Ink: Shauna and Jeff

The How-to for something similar is here, at Martha Stewart.

These paper flowers are found on Martha Stewart's website, I thought they were adorable! I wish there was a way to hang them around the courtyard!

Found: Martha Stewart


Paper Heart Favors

These paper hearts are the inspiration for the favors... They're plant-able paper chock full of wildflower seeds! I want to try and make them via this recipe:

Found: Paper hearts by Spoon Sisters

Found: Paper recipe from Thrifty Fun

Paper hand fans

These are the paper fans that we ordered for the wedding (: Hopefully they'll keep everyone cool!

Found: Luna Bazaar

The Sunflower

This sunflower from world peas is amazing! Does anyone think that they could reproduce this??

Found: World Peas


Handmade joy

These programs are handmade, and they look amazing! I think I want something like this for... something. I don't know what, but I'll find a place for it!

Found: Snippet & Ink

Cake stands

I think it's time to start looking for neat details like this for my little cake buffet. These are so much fun!

Found: Snippet & Ink

Ring Pillows

These pillows are adorable!!! I love them!

Found: Snippet & Ink

Picnic in the Park

There are so many fun things here! I love the cakes and the colors!

Found: Snippet & Ink: Board #279

Hanging Candles

Look! They're so neat! I bet we could make a bunch of these out of mason jars and hang them in various places...

Found: Snippet & Ink

Beautiful Hair!!

Found: Snippet & Ink: Kristin and Mark