DIY Wedding Guest Books

There are a lot of ways to personalize a wedding reception, but one of the most unique ways is to create or design your own wedding guest book.  In fact, these days, wedding guest books aren’t always “books”.  I’ve found some great alternatives, as well as a some traditional ideas, for you today!

From the Creative Cubby, a Polaroid Wedding Guest Book… with great instructions! A fabulous memory maker!

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From Something Turquoise, alternative wedding guest book idea…and FAB!  A painted canvas guestbook that becomes a work of art for your new home!

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From You, Me & House Makes Three, another amazing piece of “guest book” artwork… made from scrapbook paper hearts, and all the heartfelt notes from wedding guests:

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From Confetti Day Dreams – a post full of Colorado gorgeousness… AND a fun “guest book” puzzle idea.  They used puzzle pieces that the guests could write a note on, and the bride and groom could put the tree puzzle together later, reading all the sentiments as they went!

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And for those of you who want a little “bling”, check out these photos on Project Wedding… just a little bling changes a guest book in a BIG way!

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DIY Table Numbers – Fun & Whimsical

There are so many fun and fab ways to number the tables for your wedding reception or event.  I’ve found some fun and whimsical ideas for table numbers that I’d like to share with you today!

First, from Wedding Chicks, a shabby chic DIY tutorial – Door Knob Table Numbers.  Totally unique!

From eat drink chic, another rustic and shabby chic look for your table numbers… this DIY is very detailed, and I love the end result:

A few hints and tips from The Savvy Event for using Mason Jars as your Table Numbers:

From Today’s Handmade, an etching tutorial… you could use a bottles, jars, glasses.. anything glass really, to make these DIY table numbers:

And from Oh Lovely Day, a tutorial for making DIY Embroidered Table Numbers.  Again, so many ways to go about doing these… your choice of colors and linens and threads!  Love it!

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And, I’ve got another customer photo to share today!  Thanks to Eve for sharing this pic from her friends fab 40 party.  Eve did a fabulous job embellishing our shoe cake topper.

Save the Date Ideas

“Save the Date” cards have become wildly popular in the last couple of years, and I’m always running across fun and unique ways to share the exciting date!  Here are a few of my favorites…

From Urban Style blog, a lovely engagement photos post includes (at the VERY end) a really cute idea for “Save the Date” – driftwood with the date painted on!  Shabby chic and perfect!  Create your very own unique and fun “Save the Date” photo, take it to a drugstore (Costco, etc.) and let them turn it into inexpensive postcards or note cards.

From Martha Stewart, a lovely ribbon and cardstock save the date message… I LOVE this one.  And….they actually aren’t hard to make.  A bit time-consuming, but not hard:


From My Yellow Umbrella, a great DIY post about how to make cardboard cut outs… to enhance your photos with a silhouette date!  What a fun and unique idea!

Another unique idea from Martha Stewart.. a compass inspired save-the-date.  The post includes templates and instructions!

I found a GORGEOUS idea on 100layercake.com… a hand embroidered handkerchief!  The credit for these hankies goes to Benign Objects.  Beautiful Victorian wedding inspiration in the post!


And last but not least, a scrabble inspired save-the-date, from cameras and light:

Unique Table Numbers

There are so MANY fab ideas for numbering (or lettering) your party tables, you just wouldn’t believe!  Frames of all shapes and kinds, flower arrangements, wine bottles with numbers… and here are a few of the more unique ideas I found:

First, from Brit.com, check out this fun post using scrabble tiles to decorate for your wedding or party.   Who knew that a scrabble wedding theme is quite popular!

Style My Pretty has another variation of the scrabble tile table number… I love the shabby chic look of this one:

Looking for balloon decorations ideas?From Martha Stewart, check out the fun Balloon Table Numbers / Centerpieces.  Inexpensive and FUN!

Just look at this wonderfully unique table number idea from the wedding co – paper crafted numbers from pages in a book.  LOVE!!  All you need is a alphabet and number template and some books!  (your local library may have some old ones they can donate to you!)

And my FAVORITE for most unique table numbers is this fab photo of ornate mirror table numbers from Style Me Pretty.  You can find great mirrors at estate sales and even stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond – don’t forget your 20% coupon!

 

Unique and Fun Wedding Ideas!

Summer weddings… it’s almost time!  If you are still in the last stages of planning, I have a few fun ideas for you today.

First up, check out this FAB DIY Activity Book (and free printable!) from Lovely Indeed created especially to keep the little one’s attending the wedding busy


I saw this Art Nouveau wedding post from Ruffled, and just KNEW I needed to share it with you.  It’s so fresh and fun and unique!  Be sure to click over and check out all the fun inspiration for this wedding theme!

Nothing says “Summer” more than burgers on the grill, and I a “build your own burger bar” would be a fun idea for a small backyard barbeque wedding.  Check it out on Homemade Simple.com:

And the last one for today… another post from Ruffled.  This time, an eco-friendly, natural wedding decor and inspiration post.  I just love the clean look of these photos, and I can imagine all kinds of different parties using this kind of theme.