Lauren and Matthew are an absolutely lovely couple that I got to work with for to create a special wedding suite. Using a pre-made design available in our Etsy shop, Lauren wanted a few changes to create a her dream wedding invitations. Check out what all we created and what we did to make her wedding invitations special.
This design was actually a design that I created for my lovely sister after she spent many hours online searching for the perfect thank you cards to send to those who attended her wedding. Take a look at what her requirements for her thank you cards were and how we created a beautiful card that she, her husband and guests loved by clicking read more.
Fairy Tale Weddings - Horse Drawn Carriage - Wedding Favors
Finding wedding favors to go with your wedding theme can be difficult and expensive. This post is to give you five examples of favors, some of which can serve multiple purposes during and after your event. The price of these favors varies from $0.75 - $3.00 depending on how many you are choosing to purchase as most offer discounts when purchasing in bulk.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Clear Cinderella Style Horse with Fillable Carriage by wrapwithus.com
These adorable favors are perfect for your fairy tale wedding featuring a horse drawn carriage. The carriage is fallible as the title suggests, making it perfect to stick a candy, jelly beans, almonds or anything else that will fit in the carriage. They are $0.99 per piece and are also available in gold and silver.
Ivory and Silver Carriage Candles
For brides who like to give out favors that are candles there are these adorable pumpkin carriage candles from Wedding Favors Market for customers in the US or for anyone else you can get them at Wedding Warehouse which is a little cheaper. These candles are a little more on the pricy side, ranging from $2.02-2.12 with discounts for bulk purchases.
Fairy Tale Wedding Coach Place Card Frame Favors by Wedding Favors Unlimited
Want a multi-purpose favor then look no further then these adorable framed place card frames. They feature a horse and carriage and give you a slot to write your guests name and tables on. I think it would be a really great gift that your guests could take home with them. Take a photo with each guest and send with your thank you cards for them to have a photo memory of your special day. The best part of this favor is they are totally affordable. Discounts for bulk purchases are available. Prices range from $0.75-1.36 per place card.
Glass Slipper Cookie Cutter by CarolineBakeItems
For the DIY Baker Bride you can always order these glass slipper cookie cutters from CarolineBakeItems a seller on Etsy. Bake up a batch of yummy sugar cookies and wrap them in those little plastic wrap bags that you can pretty much get anywhere. The shop is currently selling this item for $3.
Vintage Fairy Tale Pumpkin Coach Key Chain by HotRef
These adorable vintage key chains add a bit of glitz and glam to any set of keys. Hand painted in Ivory and Gold these key chains would not only be a useful wedding favor but a beautiful one at that. Currently they are on sale, typically they cost between $1.10-2.16 per key chain, depending on the number you intend to purchase.
It's important to know that wedding cakes come in all different shapes, sizes, flavors. Some are massively huge (think 80's and 90's wedding cakes with the steps and the fountains) or cupcakes that you can give to your guests. Personally I love the idea of cupcakes just because then you don't have to cut the cake or have someone else cut the cake to serve it to wedding guests. Which can actually save you a lot of money on your wedding budget.
Above are some various styles of cakes and one version of a cupcake that you can take to your baker to assist with creating the perfect wedding cake for your upcoming wedding and reception.
These designs go perfectly with my Starry Night - Under The Stars Wedding Invitations!
Today I'm here to announce a new design that I posted up on my Etsy account only around 5pm yesterday. Since then it has gained more interest than anything I have posted in such a short amount of time. I'm so excited that I could go to space and jump along the stars! I mean why not right?
I'm still working on the Pocket-Fold Version, That should be up later today. I have a TON of Add-on Products to go with this set that are mostly all ready to go.
Here's the preview of the Invitation Suite with Invitations, RSVP Card and Details Card:
I love the color purple, it is definitely one of my favorite colors of the spectrum. I love that you can go from pastel to dark with the color easily to achieve any look at you desire.
Purple is also a great color for any theme of your wedding. You can use it no matter what season of the year it is. Darker purples tend to be great for fall and winter weddings while a light purple is perfect for spring and anywhere in between works for summer. Purple also mixes great with other colors.
Need help with Purple Wedding Inspiration??
I have set up a pinterest board with inspiration for purple weddings. It features the color mixed with other colors and various times of the year. In the upcoming weeks I'll be categorizing my pinterest account for each season but I figured this would help get those creative vibes flowing.
I first started my shop and my wedding creations because my sister is getting married soon (less than a year away) and I had just begun getting back into digital designs after a small break from it. She showed me a couple of designs that she had found online for her save the date cards that she liked and asked if I would be able to create something similar to what those individuals had.
I jumped at the opportunity to help her. I love creating things and I enjoy helping people out, especially family. So we played with a few designs and she ultimately picked one. Well that was months ago. The other week she contacted me again saying that she needed to get them printed up and asked how to go about doing it. We were going to go with Shutterfly because she had gotten some gift card codes to use when we went shopping for bridemaids dresses but to her luck (she so has none) they expired. So we ultimately chose Vistaprints. i had heard so many things about them being great.
I took her through the steps to ensure that she would get the best quality. I had found a promo code they were running for up to 40% off their designs. And we placed her order.
We chose the longest shipping because although she needed them soon she could wait a week or so to get them. She got them earlier than expected and says that they absolutely turned out better than she could have possibly imagined.
This is the design that she ultimately chose for me to make. As soon as I get an image or a copy of the card I will definitely post it here on my blog as well.
Update: They've arrived!!!! See my blog post on my review and how they turned out, here.
I've been quite busy lately with the many designs that I've put up on my Etsy shop recently. I absolutely love what I do and I got my first sale last week which has me so excited and wanting to create more more more for people to enjoy.
I love being able to help brides and grooms with their wedding invitations. I love knowing that I can help save them money so that they can focus on more important things.
My latest design is really for the the bride and groom who are getting married in the winter months. It offers beautiful snowflakes dancing around a silver swirl. A perfectly placed holly leaf at the corner as an additional touch.
Click on each image for additional information :)
So apparently unbeknownst to me, places actually charge you to cut your wedding cake.
Apparently this can cost between $2-$5 per guest.
Sorry but my money saving self just can’t justify spending that kind of money for someone to cut my wedding cake for my guests to eat. I say give me the knife and I’ll do it myself for that kind of money. Better yet, don’t I have bridesmaids that can do it for me?
So how do you cut a wedding cake? Well just like any other cake. It’s not that difficult and I found a nice little guide compliments of Wilton that can be found on their website.
You can print out the site, and hand it to your mother, brother, father, sister, cousin or whomever to do the cutting for you. There is no reason why we should be paying this type of money to whoever is asking for it.
Good luck brides!
Pocket fold wedding invitations are all the rage right now but they're kind of expensive. For brides looking for a budget friendly invitation while still wanting the pocket fold invitation look this DIY How To is just for you. This project takes a little bit of time and patience but is pretty easy to complete.
You will need a few items to get started. Some of them will obviously be required and some of them you can get by without.