Whether you’re looking to add airs and graces to your wedding stationery suite or more of a handcrafted shabby chic feel, our circle gift tags and ribbon will tickle you and your wedding guests pink. Here are two easy ways to add simple embellishments that add to your love story.
For this DIY, you will need thick ribbon, an envelopment and a circle gift tag. Style tip: Your circle gift tag selection will depend on where it’s being used. Here it is closing up your wedding stationery suite. In other places, you may choose a simple monogram for the gift tag.
Get the Look:
After you’ve enclosed all the wedding invite essentials within the envelopment, cut a long piece of ribbon.
Wrap the ribbon around the envelopment and place the circle gift tag over the ribbon and the envelopment to seal it. Ta da!
DIY #2: Gift Tags, Ribbon & Favor Boxes
For this DIY, you can choose thick or thin ribbon or both. The world is your oyster! You’ll also need favor boxes and gift tag stickers.
Get the Look:
1. After you have enclosed your delightful favor within the box, cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the box. The stylish possiblities here are endless: you can double wrap, use two different ribbon colors and different sizes as well.
2. You can choose to tie the ribbon in an elegant bow, or add a gift tag—a circle or square will both do nicely—to seal the deal. Most importantly, remember that good things come in small packages.
We’re very excited to add another elegant DIY dimension to Wedding Paper Divas—ribbons! Since you’re preparing to tie the knot, why not literally tie them around your wedding invitations, favors and gifts—oh my.
Whether you’re inspired to create a bold accent or more of a refined embellishment, our ribbons will add a lush layer to your wedding theme. They make a charming statement, go the extra mile, a decadent piѐce de résistance, if you will.
Now that you’ve been introduced to ribbons, stay tuned for future DIY posts on how to incorporate this graceful style with your big day. The possibilities are sophisticated, romantic and oh so je ne sais quoi.
The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this inspiration board for us, and it perfectly captures this week’s theme of a modern wedding. Classic black and white decor and attire are accented by blush pink details and pops of silver sparkle.
Planning a fall wedding? Take a cue from our Pantone Aluminum Inspiration Board and set the tone for an elegant affair, which begins with your save the date cards. Aluminum—one of Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Fall 2014—carries solid weight as a sophisticated silvery shade.
A cross between gray and silver, it adds an understated polish that will catch the eye—as any save the date card should do—and allows the bride and groom to be the stars. This futuristic neutral will shine, maintain its steely edge or establish a timeless mood as needed. From small details to large swashes, Aluminum hints at the wedding to come and opens to the possibilities of artful combinations in the suite that follows.
With much anticipation and excitement, we are proud (and slightly giddy) to announce BHLDN’s exclusively designed collection for Wedding Paper Divas. Think feminine details mixed with graphic elements and bold florals for a truly swoon-worthy collection.
We asked the BHLDN designers a few questions to let us in on the inspiration behind their romantic collection, and unsurprisingly we fell even more in love.
The post-wedding to-do list can seem almost as long as your wedding planning list! Today we’re highlighting the top duties a newlywed must check off her list. And don’t worry; we’ve included a longer list below.
You will likely have more photos from this one day than any other day in your life. Take the time now to organize, compile, store, and share these photographs – you’ll be thankful later.
The first step is to gather together these images. Find out from your photographer when and how you will receive your photos. Most often it will be digitally, which is the best way to save your special shots. A photo Share Site is a fantastic way to gather any candid shots friends and family may have snapped during your wedding. Post a call out to friends on your social profiles to see what they can share. Often, you’ll laugh at the silly moments your guests were able to capture that the professional photographer may have missed.
Next, decide how you will share and display these photos. From hanging prints in your home to creating personalized stationery, the possibilities are endless. Our favorite way to gather together wedding day memories is with a gorgeous wedding photo book. Pull together images, add in quotes or memories, and you have a keepsake you’ll treasure forever. A photo book is a fantastic anniversary gift, if you can’t find the time to make one just after your wedding.
2. Send Thank You Cards
Thank you cards are a must for any bride, and should be one of the first items tackled after the big day. If you have a wedding registry, you can often get a head start on this by writing thank you notes as gifts are delivered in advance of the wedding.
Etiquette asks that brides wait no more than 6-8 weeks after the wedding ceremony to send thank you cards. If you are planning to send a photo thank you card with a special shot from your reception, ask your photographer to give you one or two options the day after your wedding. That way, you can order your thank you stationery as soon as possible.
Every person who attends your wedding should receive a thank you note – even if they did not bring a gift. Their presence at your wedding took time and cost, and should be recognized. It’s also a great idea to send thank you notes to your vendors.
If you are changing your name after your wedding, be sure to think through all of the possible accounts you’ll need to update. Start first with your Social Security card, your driver’s license, and your major bank accounts. Then move on to your employer, insurance companies, and other major accounts. You’ll also need to update your marital status in many of the same places, as well as beneficiary for life insurance. See our Ask Etta feature Do I Really Need to Change My Last Name?
4. Preserve Your Wedding Day Memories
Beyond photos and videos, there are other mementos from your big day that you will want to save. Start with your bridal bouquet the day after your wedding, whether you plan to preserve the entire bouquet or just dry out a handful of petals (a great keepsake to tuck into your wedding album). Hint: many brides have a special “toss” bouquet to throw to guests, and keep their bridal bouquet for themselves.
Take proper care to clean your wedding dress and veil. Find a trusted dry cleaners (with experience in cleaning wedding dresses) to take on this task for you. Then, carefully store your dress. You likely won’t be taking it out of storage too often, so limit exposure to sunlight, heat, and other damaging factors.
Need a few more ideas of what might be left to check off? See below.
The Days After
Return all rented clothing
Return all borrowed accessories
Return all rented equipment
Contact your gift registry to have gifts delivered
Send your picture to the newspaper
For the Honeymoon
Put your mail on hold, or resume your mail service if you have already returned from your honeymoon
Turn on/ off your out of office / away message on your email
Upon Your Return
Contact your videographer for a viewing
Put any wedding photos taken personally on the internet for friends and family to see
Get an official registered copy of your marriage certificate
Change your address (if applicable)
Create a wedding memento box
Update your Will
Get (or change) a life insurance policy
Update your beneficiary for life insurance / superannuation