Hello Lucky is a sometimes-sponsor and always-favorite of ours, and they’re stepping in today while Kathryn is on maternity leave with a guest post we know you’ll love: some beautiful free printables!
We love adding small finishing touches to weddings, and signs are a natural and practical place to start. Some of our favorites are: guest book sign for your welcome table; The Bride and The Groom signs for your chairs at the reception (lovely when combined with a floral garland); reserved seating signs for guests at your ceremony; and table number signs.
We’ve designed a few sets for you to download and print at home, matching some of our favorite wedding invitation designs. To make them, you’ll just need a decent ink jet printer, an exacto knife and cutting mat, and some 8.5” x 11” ecru card stock, which you can find at Paper Source. For tented signs, a glue stick or double-sided tape also comes in handy.
Note to Self is one of our daily reads – it’s by far one of the most beautifully curated blogs out there, with some of the most delightful layouts. So we’re thrilled to have Sarah guest blogging for us today!
Hello, hello! Sarah from Note to Self here. I am no stranger to the bridesmaid role (I’ve been there a time or two), so I had quite some fun putting together a list of plausible (and some over-the-top) bridesmaid gift ideas.
Besides the basics (bandaids, hair and makeup, maybe?) I can only recommend something small and special (or big and special) to say “thank you” to your best girls standing by your side, starting with this darling Rifle Paper Company “Will you be my bridesmaid” card from BHLDN for $6
Finishing off this week’s dream wedding registry series is Cassandra from coco + kelley, and if her glamorous blog is an indication, we know this will be a good one!
When I was single in my twenties, I used to walk through the home section of many a store, and dream of stocking my shelves with wedding registry items. Now that I’m single in my thirties, I realize that many of those ‘must have’ items have already found their way to my life. So, what’s a girl to do when her wedding finally comes? Dream big, of course!
Today’s dream registry comes from Emily who you’ll usually find over at Em for Marvelous, where she shares the people, places and things she loves most.
Since my husband and I are about to move into our first home (yippee!), it was particularly fun for me to put together this dream registry. Some of the items we received from our actual registry and love; the rest I’m wishing we could put on a housewarming registry! :)
5. We use our set of one-liter Weck jars for picnics and drinks at parties ($12, Weck)
6. I hate when small appliances just take up space, but we’ve been enamored with our Griddler ever since it arrived. Perfect for pancakes and paninis and so easy to clean! ($100, Crate & Barrel)
7. Kate Spade’s famous polka dot pattern was a little expensive for our tastes, so we elected to just put the bread and butter plates on our registry. I love mixing them in with our everyday china. ($19 per plate, Macy’s)
8. I’m currently wishing for these striped hand towels for our downstairs powder room ($10, West Elm)
9. It’s my firm belief that no home is complete without a flag flying from the porch. I like the classic ones from Best Made Co. ($34, Best Made Co.)
10. These beautiful throws are handmade in Maine, are incredibly soft to the touch, and come in the most lovely colors ($236, Brahms Mount)
Our dream wedding registry series continues with our chic friend Erin from Apartment 34 (where style lives happily ever after)!
Hi friends. Erin from Apartment 34 here, and I’m so excited to stop by Snippet & Ink today, one of the very first wedding blogs I ever read and one that was instrumental to me when I was planning our wedding four years ago!
As Kathryn is spending time with her bundle of joy (and hopefully learning mommyhood tips that I might call on later on!), I’m here to impart a few tips I learned about the pitfalls of wedding registries! Creating a gift wishlist can seem simple enough, but there are so many options out there, it can be a little overwhelming!
One thing I learned and actually wish I’d done more of for our own registry, is selecting a combination of fun and practical wedding registry choices. This is one of the few times in your life when it’s not only appropriate, but it’s actually preferred that you tell people exactly what you’d like them to gift to you! You have the chance to add those household must haves, your KitchenAide Mixer, your Le Crueset dutch oven and perhaps your first set of monogrammed sheets.
But it’s also the chance to look to pieces that you really love, that speak to your personality, your design aesthetic and are on that never-ending wishlist you know you have running through the back of your mind.
Here are a few key tips to keep in mind when making your registry selections:
1. Offer your friends and family a variety of price points. It’s tradition to treat couples to those investment pieces at your wedding, but not everyone can affordable a full set of All-Clad pots and pans (though I do highly recommend you put those on your list too!
2.Forgo fancy for everyday essentials. The tradition of getting wedding crystal or fine china is waining. And for good reason. You don’t really need things you’re going to stick into a cupboard and maybe look at once a year. Instead, look for items that you may not treat yourself to but that you’d appreciate on a daily basis.
3. Keep timeless style rather than trends in mind. Ideally, wedding gifts are something you can enjoy for years. So try to steer clear of trends and instead focus on quality materials like cashmere, ceramics or hand-blown glass. This is where you have the freedom to enjoy a few of the finer things in life!
I wonder if I could start the trend for a five-year anniversary registry? I think I need a do-over!