Every bride wants their wedding to be a unique reflection of their personality and style. Find your flair with this wedding style quiz. What kind of bride are you?
Lighting is so important when it comes to setting the mood. Candles and twinkle lights are usually the traditional choice when it comes to lighting up your wedding. You all know how much we love to add our twist on the traditional. Well, we have done it again! We are lighting up the blog with these incredibly cute LED lights. They come in many styles so they will fit any wedding theme. Plus, they are battery powered, so you can use them almost anywhere. This is one of our favorite décor accessories for 2015 and we know you are going to love them too.
Drape from your ceiling, table or displays. You can even lay them directly on your table to accentuate your centerpieces. These Mini LED lights are a huge must have for any wedding theme. So go ahead! Light up your wedding!
When it comes to decorating your wedding, the ceiling may not be the first thing you think about. But it may not be the last, either. Making use of the ceiling to hang decorations has become a popular trend in the wedding industry over the past few years, and we can’t get enough of these gorgeous aerial displays! The ceiling offers a unique blank canvas that you can transform to fit with the rest of your wedding day design, and it will be sure to add even more ambiance to your wedding or event.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite aerial display tutorials that show you how you to create your own beautiful display. But first, our expert stylist shares her “Tips to Creating Your Own Overhang”. Click on each picture below to read the full post.
Are you planning on including a ceiling overhang at your wedding? Tell us below! And be sure to check back next Wednesday for another beautiful aerial DIY using our Mini Glass Bottles.
If you’ve yet to discover the concept of paper decorations you’re in for a delightfully pretty treat with today’s DIY feature. As one of the most budget-friendly options available in decor, their appeal is instantly obvious. But what makes them irresistible is not their price point, it’s their range of loveliness and versatility. Take the boho inspired paper feathers featured in today’s post. You can do just about anything with them, from table top accents to stationery detailing, with each concept equally stunning. The options really are endless, which had us a bit stumped on what to pull together today. But after much debating we finally decided on a concept perfect for one of our favorite wedding day details, a custom bride and groom chair back, because it’s so very pretty and because it only takes two steps to make. Happy crafting!
- paper feathers – approximately 20 feather whimsy paper feathers and laser expressions feather tags – 28 in white and 45 in ivory
- styrofoam wreath
- raw muslin fabric ribbon
- wide satin ribbon in ivory
Step 1: start with the base of your chair back, the wreath, and wrap it completely with fabric ribbon. Secure in the back with pins.
Step 2: add your feathers to the wreath. Pick a starting point and begin your formation by pinning your feathers, overlapping them as you go and keeping a balanced mix of all three feather types. Finish off the chair back by adding the satin ribbon that will attach the wreath to your chair.
The End Result
Choosing what to give your guests as a token of thanks and a memento of your big day is a fun task, but not always the easiest. Especially with the selection of wedding favors available – it’s so hard to choose just one! Luckily though, it’s not impossible to find (or even create) a favor that is a perfect representation of you and the look you have created for your big day. Today we’re showing you how to create the perfect favor in 3 easy steps.
1. Choose Your Type
Even if you already have an idea of what type of favor you’re looking for, it’s always good to start by getting inspired by all that there is to offer. Start by exploring our favor inspiration gallery to get inspired and to help narrow down your favorites. Here is a breakdown of the different types of favors available.
The Stand-Alone Favor
Possibly the most convenient type of favor, stand-alone favors mean that they don’t require any additional extras beyond the personalization. From salt and pepper shakers to wine bottle stoppers to antique style key bottle openers, most of these lovelies even come with their own gift packaging, meaning they truly are ready-to-gift. Here are some of our favorites!
The Favor Container
Be it a bag, box or one of these unique options, the favor container is one that allows you to fill it with whatever your heart desires. Treat your guests to something yummy like chocolates, macaroons, truffles or even mints. Alternatively, you could fill your chosen container with some fresh floral or wildflower seeds that they can plant. No matter what you choose, it’s yet another way to add a personal touch.
Favor Box Kits
While these are still considered favor containers that are meant to be filled, these handy kits come with all the trimmings necessary for a beautifully embellished favor. If you love DIY but don’t have the time to find all the right trims such as twine, charms and tags, then these kits are perfect for you! Designed to fit a variety of wedding themes, these kits make DIY-ing your favors a cinch.
2. Dress It Up
Now that you’ve found the perfect favor to give to your guests, it’s time to add some sweet and simple personal touches. This is where you can get even more creative by adding different embellishments to make your favors even more memorable. Simply add a personalized tag or sticker and a little ribbon and you’re done! Then, if budget allows add a charm, your own personal stamp and any other embellishments you like to really make it yours. Here are some examples of how you could dress up your favors.
You’ve chosen your favor and dressed it up to perfection, now the only thing left is to decide how you want to present these pretty little packages to your guests. Here are three of our favorite, and equally pretty, ways to present your favors at your reception.
Set some room aside on your guestbook or escort card table to display groupings of favors for your guests to take. If you choose this option it is a good idea to include a sign with a simple message like, “please take one”. This not only lets your guests know to take a favor, but it also adds another unexpected personal touch. One of our favorite ways to add messages like this throughout your wedding are with chalkboard signs. Take a look at our selection, right over here.
As Escort Cards
Some favors even serve a dual purpose. Not only are they favors for your guests to keep, but you can use them as place card holders too. Create an impressive escort card display like this one that is sure to impress.
At The Place Setting
Your guests are already excited to be at your wedding, but they’ll be even more excited when they get to their seat only to find a sweet surprise. Placing your favors at the place setting of each guest will make them feel extra special.
So, have you found your favors yet? This is only the beginning! Be sure to check out our entire favor selection at weddingstar.com, or take a look at our favor inspiration gallery for even more great favor ideas.
Have you ever received a gift that was so beautifully wrapped you just couldn’t bear to open it up and ruin the presentation? You meticulously took the time to carefully undo every piece of tape holding it together, while hoping that all the lovely would stay in tack. Well we’re about to show you how to be the giver of just such an eye pleasing display. And it’s a lot easier than you may think. By simply playing with textures and layers, you’ll learn how to make one of the prettiest packages around, ideal for gifting to those that meant the most throughout your wedding planning process, your bridal party and your parents. Here’s the crafty how-to.
- 9 x 9 inch gift box and all purpose glue (make sure the one you select is suitable for use on fabric)
- wrapping paper of your choice (we recommend a textured white and got ours at Indigo)
- large pink fabric ruffle flower
- 2 medium decorative rolled fabric lace flowers
- a few faux flowers – we used a peony bud and apple blossoms
- ivory ruffled fabric ribbon trim
- plain fabric ribbon in pastel pink
- lace fabric
- personalized burlap chic design thank you stamp and gold ink
- white merchandise tag
The Step by Step
Step 1: wrap your box and secure the paper using all purpose glue.
Step 2: to the top left corner of your box, glue a bundle of lace fabric. Glue it such that it bunches, rather than laying flat.
Step 3: intertwine the plain fabric ribbon into a quarter of the lace and glue to secure.
Step 4: glue on the fabric flower to the center of the lace.
Step 5: attach the peony bud (or small faux flower of your choice) to the bottom right of the fabric flower, on top of your bunched lace.
Steps 6 & 7: attach both lace fabric flowers next to the peony bud.
Step 8: cut a piece of ruffled fabric trim and a strand of lace (of the same width as the ruffled trim) to a length that will drape off the side of your box. Our strands were approximately 12 inches in length.
Step 9: glue the ruffled fabric ribbon to the bottom left corner of the box, and then attach the piece of lace ribbon to it. A single point of attachment should work for both, allowing the ribbons to hang loosely.
Step 10: glue your faux blossoms to the box, starting just underneath the lace fabric flowers, working your way down creating a cascade alongside the fabric ribbon. End your cascade approximately three quarters of the way down the side of the box.
Step 11: stamp your tag and attach with glue to your box, tucking underneath your lace flowers and cascading blossoms.
The End Result
If you’re a regular reader of The Details blog then you know that its title is no creative coincidence. The blog was named as it was because we are huge advocates of all the little, special, extras that get infused into every wedding day design, making it like no other. This affinity for details is why for the fourth and final feature in our current stationery series we’re showcasing some of the pretty, not to mention budget-friendly, laser cut paper extras currently available in the Weddingstar lineup. And if you don’t see something that suits your style here, come explore plenty of other options at weddingstar.com.
Practical and pretty, whether you use them to mark your guest’s seats or to dress up your stemware, laser die cut cards are the perfect way to add a decorative accent to your place setting set ups.
Lovely Marks the Spot
Seating assignment is essential at most weddings. Make your place card table display or your guest table set up both functional and lovely with delicately detailed card designs. Imagine a 100 of these pretties all in one spot!
The Add Ons
At ultra budget friendly price points (thanks to their material makeup), you simply can’t say no to these added decorative details.
Whether you’re planning to tie the knot on New Year’s Eve or are simply using the festivities to inspire your wedding day design, there’s one decorative element that’s an absolute have-to-have. That element? Gold Glitter. A DIY bride’s best friend, easy to find, use and super inexpensive, gold glitter gives anything it’s applied to an instant boost of brilliance. From a sparkly accent on the smallest of day of details to big impact glitz, you’re guaranteed wow factor every time. Given all of today’s year end celebrations, for this DIY Wedding Wednesday installment we’re showcasing the golden good stuff on some playful blown glass heart decorations, as a stunning signature drink table overhang. Here’s the breakdown on how to make the look yours.
- white blown glass hanging heart decorations (in all 3 available sizes. Total number of hearts depends on the final size of overhang you’re looking for. We used 9 for ours.)
- mod podge glue + paint brush for applying glue to hearts
- gold glitter
- fishing line for hanging
The Step by Step
Step 1: remove the white ribbon that the hearts come with. You can reattach once the hearts are dry if you wish. Using the paint brush apply your glue to the portion of the heart you want covered with glitter, starting on one side. For the entire grouping of hearts you’ll want to vary the amount of glitter on each, with some hearts covered a quarter of the way up, some 3 quarters, some completely.
Step 2: sprinkle on glitter as soon as the glue has been applied.
Step 3: for the hearts that aren’t completely covered with glitter, gently brush the top line with your finger to create an imperfect, uneven finish, avoiding a perfectly straight line.
Step 4: let dry and repeat steps 1 – 3 on the other side of the heart.
Repeat Steps 1-4 on all your hearts.
Tip: For hanging we recommend using fishing line. If handling on your own, ensure the mechanism you are attaching the hearts to is secure and create the overhang the day before your wedding, if possible, as the process is time consuming.
The End Result
There’s a very simple formula to getting gorgeous wedding table settings. Textures + Layers + Florals = Guaranteed Pretty. It’s all about the details and the more of them you pull together, the more jaw-dropping the big picture becomes. Today we’re putting the principle to practice with one core DIY supply, burlap wrap by the roll, pairing it with a range of textured elements to create napkin accents sure to take any table from simple to stunning. And just in case napkin wraps or rings don’t suit your fancy, just slip these lovelies onto a vase or a pillar candle to just as easily incorporate the details into your day.
the essential supplies:
- burlap wrap by the roll, both in ivory and chocolate brown
- all purpose glue
- good pair of scissors
for a woodland inspired design add:
- craft paper in three varied shades of green
- paper punch in a leaf design
- mini wooden clip (you’ll need to paint with a natural wood finish to get this exact look)
- dried eucalyptus
for a shabby chic inspired design add:
- ruffled fabric ribbon in ivory
- paper flower petals (available at any craft store)
for a rustic inspired design add:
- miniature natural wood circle slices (you’ll need to drill a hole at the top)
- dried seeded eucalyptus
Look #1: Naturally Woodland – The Step by Step
Step 1: punch out several craft paper leaves, a few in each of your three shades. Set aside.
Step 2 (not shown): measure out the required length for your wrap, considering the width you require for a completed wrap when folded over on itself, and cut.
Step 3: fold your wrap over in half such that the top becomes rounded while the bottom remains frayed.
Step 4: fold over the ends, creating the required wrap width for your napkin fold (our completed wrap was approximately 5 inches wide) and glue to secure.
Step 5: glue on a scattering of leaf cutouts to the front of your wrap. Cluster a grouping at the top left and scatter the rest to the right.
Step 6: to finish the look, attach a couple stems of dried eucalyptus by your top left cluster of cutouts, using a mini wooden clip.
The End Result
Look #2: Layer Upon Shabby Chic Layer – The Step by Step
Step 1: measure out the required length for your wrap, considering the width you require for a completed wrap when folded over on itself, and cut.
Step 2: fold over the ends, creating the required wrap width for your napkin fold (ours was approximately 5 inches wide when complete) and glue to secure.
Step 3 (not shown): cut a strand of ruffled fabric ribbon to the same length as your wrap.
Step 4: run a thin layer of glue down the center of the ruffled ribbon and attach it to the center of your burlap wrap.
Step 5: using 4-5 paper flower petals, layer and glue a completed bloom. Let dry for 10-15 minutes.
Step 6: when dry, glue your completed paper bloom to the left side of your wrap.
The End Result
Look #3: Rustic Appeal – The Step by Step
Step 1 (not shown): create your napkin wrap by following steps 2 – 4 from the Naturally Woodland wrap outlined above.
Step 2: pull 3-4 threads from a strand of ivory burlap.
Step 3: tie your loose ivory burlap threads around your napkin wrap.
Step 4: thread through your mini wooden circle slice.
Step 5: secure the slice into place with a double knot, and finish off with a bow.
Step 6: complete the look by tucking in some dried seeded eucalyptus.
The End Result
It never ceases to amaze me how far a little paint can go in the transformation of whatever it’s applied to. With the infusion of a bit of strategically selected color, and with some creative application, countless design specific details are possible. Today we’re using it and some stencils to apply a touch of the hottest trending wedding theme, Boho, to some organically appropriate place cards holders. From turquoise feathers to blush pink arrows, rocks never looked so good! Here’s how to add bits of the Boho design to your wedding day.
- natural rock place card holders
- autumn leaf design place cards
- multi surface acrylic paint in choice colors – we used the Craft Smart brand in Blush Pink, Native Turquoise and Deep Peach
- paintbrushes – one small flat headed brush for use with stencils and one fine tip for freehand application
- a selection of stencills featuring staple Boho graphics
- select your stencils. Stick on stencils are best for this project, allowing for the most precise painted details.
- use a mix of Boho inspired graphics and a varied complimentary color palette
- using a flat headed paintbrush apply a coat of multi surface paint onto each rock. Don’t worry about a perfectly even application. An uneven finish makes for a more organic overall look.
- for those extra crafty brides, don’t hesitate to freehand a design if you can’t find a stencil you like or if you just want to do it all on your own.
The End Result