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Here is an album of some of the projects that I have been working on. Does anyone else have any albums with ideas to share?
I would also like to give credit to Ms. Eggplant since we used her design for the invitations
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- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
oooh gorgeous stuff! thanks for sharing!
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Wow really nice! Everything coordinates so well! What program did you use to design your paper goods? Illustrator or…? Thanks! I aspire to this!
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Thanks! We used Illustrator and In Design and then had them printed at a printing company. A lot of our images came from istockphoto.com. Best of luck
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I loved seeing your photos! They helped me remember what we need…
I have the same cake toppers! We named them Guac and Salsa!
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Great pictures! Where did you get those crystal candle holders? I LOVE them!
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AWESOME work! It’s so much fun to see what everyone comes up with! My photobucket album is so cluttered and disorganized at the moment that I thought I’d just post some collage boards I put together.
This is our DIY project collage…
1 and 2: Programs
3: Door Hangers for hotel (although they didn’t put them on the doors but just left them hanging on the OoT’ers bags. Oh well!)
4: Cookie jar tags (we had a cookie buffet as our main reception food)
5 and 6: Water bottle tags that we did ourselves. Right before I printed all the lables, I changed the design to use the three circle monogram (that is on the cookie jar lables) instead of the one circle monogram. We used both throught but putting this collage together really let me see that we were too heavily weighted toward the one and that I needed to incorporate the other more if I wanted both of them to look balanced instead of an accident. I enlisted my friends to help my DH and I peal off the labels and replace them with these on 180 bottles of water! It was a super fun weekend and everyone loved them!
7: Chair reservation tags… Note: be VERY specific if you’re asking people to help you out. The girl who put these out did them so they hung down the front of the chair instead of the back of the chair. It never occured to tell her they went on the back of the chair since that’s all I’d ever seen. When I thought about it I realized that she had never seen the pictures I’d seen. So if you’re asking someone to do something (even as simple as this) show them an example if you can!!!
8 and 10: Invitaitons
9: Drink table cards
These are some of the details we ordered…
I love, love, LOVED our personalized napkins! I HIGHLY recommend http://www.foryourparty.com!!! We also had personalized sweatshirts made for that weekend. Mine said, "The future Mrs. Jeremy Stafford" on the back and his said, "The future Mr. Bonnie Stafford"
And this is a fairly good shot of how the decorations came together on the buffet tables.
We grew the wheatgrass ourselves and my DH made and stained the window box! We ordered the tartan fabric and then I cut them into the runners. Since we were going with a casual theme I simply frayed the edges in an effort not to have to hem them. They came out wonderfull!
The cards hanging in the windows were our guest book cards. They all had a starter phrase example: i first met the bride and groom…, the best advice I ever heard about life… We folded them in half for privacy and put a not on the back asking people not to write in that area since we were going to put them in a book. We’ve since put them into the beautiful guest book my bridesmaid got us. I highly recommend the more alternative guest book ideas! We got some wonderful thoughts and memories!
Sorry for the long post! I’m still working on my "What I Learned" blog. I’ll let you guys know when it’s done. I know those are my favorite posts! Let me know if anyone has any questions!
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Thanks so much for posting your pictures. Bonnie & Shanorama..I’m totally going to steal your ideas!
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Wow, those are wonderful! Bonnie, I love your shirts. And everything else. Shanorama, it all looks super – the drink menus are great! Thanks so much for sharing!
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I got the candle holders at Michael’s. They are part of their Cottage Accents collection. I started buying them about three months ago, so they may be hard to find now.
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I love the ideas, thanks ladies! Bonnie: Could you tell us what type of sticker paper you used to print the water bottle labels? I am planning on DIY water bottle labels, and was wondering if the paper needs to be water-resistant?
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Hi hulafish. I actually didn’t use sticker paper at all. I was worried about the paper being water resistant so I just used photopaper. I had already figured out that the colors I was using came out siginificantly truer on the photopaper so I used it for the water bottles too. I was careful when I removed the original labels and left as much of the sticky as possible. I used that or some extra double stick tape to secure the first end. I then used double stick tape to secure the other end of the label. It worked perfectly. We didn’t have any problems with them coming off. I’ve actually had some sitting around the house for the last couple of months and the labels still haven’t come off. Good luck! I think that was one of my favorite details. Everyone loved them!
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Oh and thank you Suzanno! I freaking loved them! We were planning on just wearing them the weekend of the wedding, but I wore mine for weeks before and still wear it. It’s a great momento. By the way we had them done through http://www.cafepress.com. Love, love, LOVE cafe press. They do direct printing so it’s not a glorified iron on like some of the other sites I’ve heard people complaining about. The colors didn’t come out exactly like they did on my screen or printer, but I kind of expected that. And it was close enough for me.
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bonniebelle101, is there a very special technique for fraying the edges on the runners? Do you have to have a certain type of fabric?
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Bonnie-did you place your water bottles in ice at all? Or did you just leave them on the tables? Thanks!