You might think today’s topic was inspired by my daughter’s recent engagement and upcoming wedding. Nope. I’ve got weddings on my mind today because my own anniversary is coming up next week. My Prince Charming and I tied the knot 22 years ago.
There was no Pinterest when we got married. No internet at all for that matter. No Say Yes to the Dress or David Tutera. I think that’s part of the reason why some traditions were so prevalent back then. Lack of inspiration. People are so worried these days about their weddings having no originality because of Pinterest, when our weddings were the same because we didn’t have access to any better ideas. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Somewhere, we have a guest book signed by all the guests at our wedding. I’ve looked at it once or twice over the years. I love the idea of having them instead sign something that can be used by the happy couple, like this guest quilt from the Plunge Project.
A long-standing wedding tradition is the take home favor. They’ve evolved beyond tulle wrapped around Jordan almonds though. I like the idea of something that isn’t edible, like this Plantable Seed Paper from Home Made Simple.
Ahh, the bridesmaid dress. If you’ve ever had one of these hanging in your closet, you know the dilemma it presents. You usually can’t really wear it again, but you love your friend/sister/whatever and don’t want to hurt her feelings by tossing or donating it. Problem solved with this great idea from Coffee, Caramel and Cream. Save the dress and make a baby quilt from it when the bride is expecting!
Le Zoe Musings has a cute idea for decorating the toasting glasses for the bride and groom. They definitely won’t get their glasses mixed up with anyone else.
If you’re going to plan a wedding, you need to be organized. Again, I was married before the invention of The Knot and smart phones, so I had a spiral bound planner at home and I carried a smaller one in my purse. If you’re still a fan of old-fashioned paper and pen, check out this downloadable wedding planner from Wedding Friends.
I don’t love the materials used here, but the idea behind these Bride and Groom Chair Covers from Sew4Home is cute.
Flower girls are just the cutest things ever. Just when you think they couldn’t be any sweeter, Martha Stewart pops up, suggesting sewing bells onto their little shoes.
Decorating a wedding and/or reception venue is a lot of work. You typically have a large space to transform on a budget. That’s where ideas you can make inexpensively and in bulk come in handy, like this flower ball made from a whiffle ball from The DIY Dish.
I probably don’t need to tell you, this isn’t the last you’ve seen of Friday Favorites – Weddings. Oh, no.