DIY Wedding Love Notes

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This DIY includes styling and presentation ideas for ‘Message in a Bottle’ guest favors with a twist. Enclosed is a little scroll that not only contains a message to your guests but also some extra blank notepaper so that they can write a little message back to the bride and groom and drop it in a jar labeled “Love Letters” incorporated in the centerpiece design of each table. Click “read more” to see more images and instructions for this delightful project.

- Amy of Eat Drink Chic

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If you like the presentation ideas shown here you can download the various elements below and re-create the look for yourself.

Love_Heart_Doily_Label - Print onto white textured card and cut around border with scissors. Stick onto bottle with double-sided tape.

Loveletter_Heart_Doily_Label - Print onto white textured card and cut around border with scissors. Stick onto bottle with double-sided tape or punch a small round hole at top, slip some twine through hole and tie to jar.

Notepaper_Template - Use the PDF template to write your own message (IMPORTANT: You must download and install this free Travelling Typewriter font from Dafont to be able to use the template) then print onto paper of your choice. (I would recommend kraft paper for this design) Two of the sheets in the template can be edited to create your message, two are blank for your guests to use.

If this motif is not for you but you still want to utilize the idea then find or create your own labels that are more suitable for your wedding theme.

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Cheap small bottles, one for each guest.

Large jar- one for each table.

- Attractive pens for guests to write their messages.

- Decorative twine or ribbon to tie around the neck of each bottle.

Double-sided tape.

Labels for each bottle and for centerpiece jar. Source, or create your own or download my designs above.

Colour Printer for labels.

Scissors for cutting out the heart labels.

Stringtwine or ribbon to tie around each scroll.

Notepaper - Source your own or download my design above. If you use my template, make sure to download and install this font first.

Cutting boardscalpel and ruler to cut out notepaper designs.

Rounded corner punch for corners of notepaper. (Optional)

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- Present bottle as part of each guest table-setting.

- Include some colored confetti and/or small candy at the bottom of each jar.

- Personalise by attaching a mini gift tag to the neck of the bottle with the date and bride and groom names.

- Include a little sticker inside the bottle so that when guests write back to you they can seal their scroll.

- Instead of using the same type of bottle for all guests, mix and match different shaped bottles.

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Project created by Amy of Eat Drink Chic

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07.25.12 / DIY Weddings, Featured

Greek Goddess Wedding Roundup

Greek Roundup

After seeing yesterday’s Greek goddess wedding inspiration, we thought we might show you how to have a Greek goddess inspired wedding of your own. We just can’t seem to get those gorgeous Greek goddess windblown dresses out of our minds, so we pulled together a few Greek-like wedding ideas so you can recreate that exquisite look on your own. Long flowy dresses and bright gold accent pieces are going to be the place to start–add a few olive branches and lush greenery and you’ve got yourself a Greek goddess inspired wedding of your dreams.

1. Amelie gown by Samuelle Couture 2. Eos Headband with Scattered Crystals by Jennifer Behr $350, photo by Belathee Photography for Style Me Pretty  3. Art Deco Moonstone Ring on 1stDibs 4. Spanish Renaissance Gray Diamond Ring on 1stDibs 5. Wreathed Laurel Barefoot Sandals $600 6. Maria Lucia Hohan Soft Silk Tulle Gown $1313 7. Olive Pin by Michael Michaud’s Silver Seasons $97 8. Charlotte Dress by Girl. by Band of Outsiders on sale for $910 9. Silver Seasons’ Olive Wire Earrings by Michael Michaud $72. And the final image of the tablescape is from a rustic wedding we recently on the blog and in our print magazine, photographed by Jose Villa.

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07.24.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Greek Goddess Wedding Inspiration

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Today we have an exquisite Greek goddess wedding inspiration shoot to show you from Jose Villa. Don’t you just love the natural flow of this gorgeous Samuelle gown in the wind? The olive halo hairpiece and striking gold jewelry compliment the flowy Greek goddess wedding dress perfectly. And of course we love her natural wedding hair and makeup. Stunningly beautiful!

Photography: Jose Villa // Styling: Kelly Oshiro // Jewelry: 33 Jewels // Model: Eva St. Denis // Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance // Makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup

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07.23.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

My Groomsmen Gifts

groomsmen gifts

Attention all ladies and gents … yes, I know some of you guys are avid Once Wed readers! And that is not something to be ashamed about because we often times have helpful bits of information for you as well–like today! Have you recently found yourself in numerous wedding and thus have found a newly collected assortment of pocket knives, leather wallets, and bottle openers around your house? Looking for a little something different to give your groomsmen for your wedding? Then look no further than My Groomsmen Gifts.

My Groomsmen Gifts is the place to go for all of your groomsmen needs. From duffel bags to business card holders to soft coolers and grills, this place has got you covered. Plus, they have great sales going on from time to time like 10-20% off large orders. You can get all you need for a great price. My favorite piece is the personalized cufflinks.  So head on over to the My Groomsmen Gifts website and give your groomsmen the gifts they deserve.

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07.23.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog