20 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas for Under $2

Every Bride knows that sticking to a wedding budget can seem like an impossible task at times.

So, to help your budgeting journey along, I thought I would show you some of my favorite Weddingstar guest favors that won’t break the bank. Here are 20 inexpensive, unique and totally fun favors for every wedding theme.

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Designer Spotlight: D.I.Y? Because you are Amazing!

Hi there lovely readers — Rita here! So excited for my annual post! I’m now well into my second year designing for Weddingstar, and just to let you know, the excitement doesn’t dissipate. It’s been thrilling to see products that I’ve designed used in real life weddings and featured on blogs and in magazines. So keep on sending us images, it always makes our day:)

Last year I gave you my Insider Tips To Creating A Theme. Today I’m going to do it a bit differently, sharing my prowess at a hands on level, so that you too can experience the magic of making. You guessed right, it’s a D.I.Y project! I’ll be showing how to create gorgeous terrariums (doubly fun if used as echo friendly favors). Oh happy day! PLUS if that’s all too much work, I’ll show an even easier way to get on your green goddess. Integrating succulents into table décor. Continue reading

Recreating our Vintage Chic Wedding at the Opera House

Vintage chic weddings were so hot last year and they still are, so we wanted to go all-out vintage glam for the staged wedding we featured in our 2012 Weddingstar Magazine. With colors of champagne pink, ivory and smoky eggplant, this wedding was undeniably romantic, elegant and très chic.

I thought I’d dissect a few aspects of the ceremony and reception to give you all a little hint into what made it so special and how you can recreate the look for your own fabulous weddings. Continue reading

DIY Wedding Favors: Goodie Bags Part 2

If you loved the three DIY goodie bag ideas in my last post then you’ll likely continue to gush over these equally adorable, affordable and easy ideas as well.

Making your own wedding favors is always a great way to add your own personal style to your special day, and I think these little goodie bags are just too sweet not to love! Continue reading

DIY Wedding Favors: Goodie Bags Part 1

Finding wedding favors that suit your wedding style to perfection — and fit into your wedding budget — is sometimes a difficult challenge.

Instead, choosing to make your own favors can help alleviate the stress of endless searching and it really gives you creative control to put your own personal spin on your favors and make them all your own.

As a sort of continuation to last week’s blog post all about DIY wedding favor boxes, here is a two-parter that explores six simple yet fabulous goodie bag favor ideas.  Continue reading

DIY Wedding Favor Ideas

Are you a do-it-yourself Bride? Well, a great way to put your own personal flair on your wedding — and save a little cash — are DIY wedding favors! Adorably wrapped little wedding favor boxes filled with special treats are a great way to really wow your guests without breaking the bank.

Here are three DIY favor ideas perfect for vintage, black tie and rustic wedding themes. Enjoy! Continue reading

New Trend: Personalizing Your Wedding


Putting a personal touch on your wedding doesn’t just refer to personalized stationery anymore. Nope, now you can put your name, monogram or wedding colors on just about every aspect of your special day!

Here are my top 6 ways to personalize your wedding and really make it all your own. Continue reading

{ Inspiration } A Rustic Chic Wedding Theme

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It’s outdoorsy, it’s fun…it’s rustic chic! This easy-to-master wedding theme is great for outdoor summer events and really allows you to get creative with the venue décor, favors, stationery and other accessories to make it all your own.

These fabulous Rustic Chic inspired wedding photos feature our adorably festive Homespun Charm Stationery Collection. So check it out, and maybe, just maybe, it’ll help inspire your very own outdoor, summer fairytale. Continue reading

{ Inspiration } Timeless Antique Charm: The Wedding Details

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As a follow up to Wednesday’s Blog post, Val + Kurt: A Wedding of Community Proportions, I thought it might be fun to take a closer look at all the little details that made this vintage inspired wedding so special.

The Bride, local radio celeb Valene Olson of CHAT 94.5 FM, and her Groom, Kurt Jordheim, celebrated their August 6, 2011 wedding nearly completely inspired by their beloved community of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada as well as her radio listeners.

Here is their story, the details of their big day and some advice from the Bride on how to pull off an amazing vintage wedding and keep your cool through the entire planning process. Continue reading

Val + Kurt: A Wedding of Community Proportions

Radio personality Valene Olson of CHAT 94.5 FM wanted her wedding to represent her community, her listeners, the outdoors and her love for all things vintage.

Val and her handsome hubby Kurt Jordheim were married on August 6, 2011 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

A note from the Bride:

The feedback I’ve gotten is that it’s just so different and it’s got a real timeless feel. Continue reading