Product Spotlight: DIY Favors Made Simple

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If you love the homemade look of DIY but don’t have that necessary “crafty touch”, or the time to pull it off, this post is definitely for you! DIY wedding accessories are a lovely thing. Special bits and bobs come together, layer upon layer, to create pretty little accents. But DIY also requires a certain knack and a good chunk of time to find all the pieces required to pull together the look you’re going after. Then, factor in quantity when it comes to things like guest favors and it all just gets that much more complicated.

So today, for all of you out there wanting the DIY look without all the work, we’re offering up the perfect solution by way of three super pretty, and super convenient, all in one Favor Kits. Complete with all the pieces you need to get you to the crafty end result you’re after, DIY just got a whole lot easier. Happy Friday!

Vintage Finds

vintage favor kit

featured here: vintage style favor wrapping kit, complete with 12 paper boxes and 12 mix and match strands of pre-cut satin ribbon, pre-cut lace and paper wraps

diy vintage guest favor kit

shabby chic styled favors

tip: customize your vintage favor boxes with the use of a different colored ribbon

Old School Fun

vintage airmail favor kit

featured here: vintage airmail favor kit, complete with 10 vintage airmail print favor boxes, 10 strands of twine, 5 metal globe and 5 metal compass charms

diy travel themed guest favors

Homespun Charm

sweetie pie mini pie favor kit

featured here: “sweetie pies” mini pie packaging kit, complete with 20 printed paper boxes, “enjoy” tags, wax sheets and pre-cut red and white baker’s twine

diy mini pie kit

customized diy mini pie kit

tip: give the look a twist and a pop of color by using a satin ribbon in your color scheme

xoxo.

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Product Showcase: A Twist on a Wedding Classic

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If you’re like me then hearing that a new design twist has been applied to a wedding staple is always reason to perk up and pay attention. Tradition is a lovely thing but the last thing anyone wants, especially for their wedding, is a repeat of what someone else had. As far as I’m concerned, there’s room for personality and customization in every detail of a couple’s wedding day. It’s pretty much a given that your decor, florals, stationery and even your favors will be tailored to your personal taste and style. But why stop there?! I say take your event to the next level and personalize every accessory making an appearance at your wedding.

To get your creative juices flowing, in today’s product showcase I’m saying farewell to the traditional concept of a guest book and saying hello to the ultra personalized alternative, the Wedding Wishing Well. Keeping with the same meaningful keepsake concept that a traditional book gives you, with a Wishing Well you not only get a unique design but it also comes with the added bonus of playing double duty as a great decorative piece for your home after your big day. It’s a win win situation really! For some visual reference (and eye candy), here are my top Wishing Well picks, all Weddingstar exclusives.

For the Love of Travel – The Mini Suitcase

Ideal for the Wanderlust obsessed, or for the vintage lover, the appeal of this guest book alternative  is all in its authentic and pretty details. Faux leather bound edges, a vintage liner and a luggage tag that can be personalized with your initials, come together as the perfect defining accents for this piece. The coordinating novel paper airplane stationery offers up a sweet finishing touch. And even if you favor a traditional guest book concept, the suitcase can be used a pretty little decorative accent for any travel inspired wedding theme.

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guest book alternatives - mini suitcase decor

A Touch of Country – The Country Charm Wooden Wish Box

Let’s call this one rustic country gone modern! Country in its concept and modern in its design, this charming box comes complete with unique features including a white wash finish, metal mesh interior, a sweet little love note and a glass front that can be personalized. Whether used with the coordinating miniature scroll stationery or your own personal custom cards, this option is certain to find a permanent spot in your home after your wedding day. Keep complete with the wishes and display as a decorative accent, or repurpose for something new, like a kitchen accent that holds recipes.

guest book alternatives - country charm wooden box details

guest book alternatives - country charm wooden box

For the Modern Bride – Cubist Laser Cut Wooden Box

If you consider yourself to be a modern bride, an eco-chic bride, or simply one that’s looking to incorporate unique intricate details into her wedding accessories, this one’s for you. With its key feature a sliding front panel in a distinct laser cut design, there’s no getting more detailed than this! Once closed the discrete look lends itself perfectly to act as home decor. To personalize the piece add your initials and a meaningful message, and complete the ‘day of’ look with the coordinating laser embossed stationery.

guest book alternatives - cubist laser cut wooden box detail

guest book alternatives - cubist laser cut wooden box

Want More Options?

For more wishing well concepts and inspiration check out the Guest Book Alternatives section in the Weddingstar e-catalog or shop the complete guest book alternatives section on weddingstar.com.

If you’d prefer to stick to a traditional guest book, you’re covered! Check out the many options on the wedding guest book section of weddingstar.com.

xoxo.

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Contemporary Vintage Wedding Inspiration: Pearls and Lace

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to kick off the celebrations and help you channel your inner romantic with a sneak peek of our Pearls and Lace styled wedding feature. Dripping in pearl accents, lace details, natural lighting and a romantic color palette, we promise this feature will have your heart melting in no time. Continue reading

Fashion Friday: Flirty Fifties

Whoopee! It’s finally another Fashion Friday!! And today’s is very near and dear to my heart – Flirty Fifties Fashion!! Not only do I love the bold styles of the 50′s, but I’ve been absolutely enamored with all the amazing modern brides that are rocking a retro look at their wedding. From fun pops of color with a petticoat or sash to the bombshell vibes of a bold red lip and cat eye combination, today I’m rounding up my favorite ideas for a Fifties Fabulous bridal style! Throw on the Elvis and get ready to shake your hips a little as we take a trip back in time and look at the best ways to get a real fifties look on your big day! Enjoy!

{ By Connolly Ads circa 1950 }

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Laura + Andrew: A Blushing Bristol Bride

Laura and Andrew had an amazing 1940′s wedding this past May in their local Bristol community. With Laura playing the part of stylist, she painstakingly sourced all the incredible vintage gowns for her bridesmaids – even going as far as hand-dying them to the gorgeous pastel tones that we fell in love with the moment we saw them! Not to mention how awe-inspiring Laura’s own dress is, which was luckily found tucked away in the USA, in a trunk that hadn’t been opened since wartime! And, it’s not just the ladies that are flaunting incredible vintage style – wait till you get a load of Andrew and his groomsmen in their dapper duds! Along with their amazing vintage styling, L + A effortlessly combine bright and cheery handmade decor that puts their Bristol wedding over the top and makes it vintage inspiration at it’s finest! Get ready to take a trip back in time, enjoy!

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Inspiration {The Fifities}

The 1950′s – a classic decade with fabulous fashions and bold beauty. From swing dresses to pin curls, inspiration for a fabulous wedding look abound. It’s a fun era to play with and the possibilities for your wedding look are endless. Rock a dewy look like the classic girl next door or amp up your va-voom factor with a bold pin-up look. It’s up to you – and today I’m showing you a ton of different ways to infuse the 1950′s into your wedding attire! So get ready to feel like you want to swing to the Oldies, we’re taking a trip back and getting inspired with everything 1950′s! Continue reading

Rachel + Roger: A Vintage Inspired Day in the Garden

I am head over heels for Rachel and Rogers vintage-inspired wedding. From Rachel’s gorgeous feather and floral bouquet to Roger’s simple yet classic suit and their antique get-away car, every detail about their day is perfect. Plus, with the backdrop of CJ’s Off the Square acting like an enchanted garden, I just can’t get enough of these photos! While you’re gazing at Rachel + Roger’s fabulous wedding, don’t miss the cameo of our Moroccan Wine Labels too! Be inspired, enjoy!

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Equestrian Love Style Lookbook

For the third installment in our lookbook series we are pleased to present Equestrian Love – a rustic dreamscape of nature, beauty and romance. The simple pleasures of the country transform into a sight of wonder as they combine with Weddingstar products in the pages of this stylishly crafted shoot. Full of inspiration and ideas, planning a homespun wedding has never been this easy. Enjoy! Continue reading

Meet Jaycene: Musings on Matrimony

Hi readers! I just wanted to take my first blog post to introduce myself! My name is Jaycene and I am lucky enough to be the new creative copywriter here at Weddingstar Inc. Every day I get to come into work and talk, think, research and write all about weddings!

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