Post # 1
Hi, beehive! I’m looking for some opinions and creative minds…
I recently ordered my gown, Casablanca 1860, which has a vintage kind of look to it. I have decided to incorporate some other elements of vintage flair, to add some charm to our wedding. In addition to this great idea I saw on Perfect Bound, I was thinking of incorporating vintage buttons, but moreso on the stationery items. The new issue of InStyle Weddings has a table number card with the number made out of buttons (as seen on Brooklyn Bride), and it’s simply adorable.
My first DIY project is going to be my save-the-dates, and I was thinking I could affix some buttons to them to add some visual interest and a hint of whimsy. Do you think I need a catchy phrase to make the whole button thing work without being weird? If so, what are some ideas you have? (I’m thinking along the lines of "Meant to Bee," or "The Perfect Pear," but not necessarily with the word "button" incorporated )
Or, does the idea add enough visual interest that I don’t really need an explanation or catch-phrase to tie it all together? I’d love some opinions!
Post # 3
I think a catchy slogan, if not overly cheesy, could be nice, but by no means necessary for your button theme.
Buttons allow you so much versatility! I was reading through a Martha Stewart "Good Things" book the other day and saw a button napkin ring project that could work for you. Just replace the green buttons with ivory and cream and voila! If napkin rings are too time consuming, it could be used as the "handle" of your bouquet in place of ribbon. It would be sublte and elegant!
I love the button theme – Here is the link to Martha instructions:
By the way your dress is beautiful – I am so envious right now! Good Luck!
Post # 4
OOH! Thank you so much for that link…. what a cute idea Might be a bit much for my 180 guests (I think I’d be cursing my DIY outlook halfway through), but maybe I can work something like that in another way!
And thank you for the compliment on my dress! I think the pictures online don’t do it any justice, and it was so much less expensive than I would have thought (and way less than some other dresses I fell in love with — but I still love this one the most!).
Post # 5
Susan, thank you again….. the link you posted led me to further investigate with Martha, and in addition to finding lots of other fun ways to incorporate buttons, I found this cake that is exactly what I am looking for!!!!!! I think the button idea will be a winner