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May 28

How-To: Gift Tags and Ribbon DIY

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.

DIY #1: Circle Gift Tag, Ribbon & Envelopments©

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.

DIY Ribbon Invitation Gift Tag

Get the Look:

  1. After you’ve enclosed all the wedding invite essentials within the envelopment, cut a long piece of ribbon.
  2. 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.

Wedding Favors, Ribbon, Gift tags


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.


October 15

DIY Bridesmaid Nails

If you’ve been browsing around for style inspiration lately, chances are you’ve seen much ado about nails. We happen to be obsessed with nails at the moment, so we made it our mission this week to feature something fun and easy your bridesmaids can do at home. Skip the salon, because this chic idea is oh-so-easy! All you need is your favorite polish, a pinch of glitter and a thick top coat.

Three Steps to Standout Nails

1. Paint all your nails (except your ring fingers) in your chosen hue. We went with Merino Wool by Essie… perfect for fall.

2. Paint your ring fingers in a soft, coordinating color. We used You Don’t Know Jacques by OPI… also gorgeous for this time of year. Make sure to do this step one finger at a time, as you’ll need to apply the glitter while your fingernail is still wet.

3. Glitter time! Making sure all your other fingers are out of the way, tap the glitter onto your wet nail. Then gently tap or shake your nail to get rid of the excess glitter.

4. Once the glitter sets, apply a thick top coat to keep it all in place.

Voila! Gorgeous nails everyone will be talking about.

If  you try this craft idea yourself, or if you have any DIY ideas to share, send your photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.


October 4

A Nod to the Groom: Eye Candy

Sometimes we see little details that send us over the edge. And this groom-friendly find is no exception. It’s one of the cuter things we’ve seen lately, and we simply couldn’t keep it to ourselves. Stitch a little love into your groom’s tie on the big day… it can be your little secret when you say “I do!”


October 1

DIY Shoe Clips for Fall

Remember the shoe clip DIY project we posted a few months back? Well, we’re at it again and this time, we’re playing with some chic options and colors for autumn. Whether you’re a bridesmaid looking for a way to dress up subtle shoes or simply want to add some flair to your fall attire… this little project is oh-so-easy.

What You’ll Need

  • Alligator clips (you can find them in the jewelry-making section of most craft stores)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Flowers, bows, ribbons… whatever details the bride loves!

Step 1: Glue

Using your hot glue gun, secure your embellishments to the alligator clips.

Step 2: Clip

Clim ‘em on your favorite pair of pumps.

Step 3: Step Out in Style

Yep, it’s that easy!

If  you try this craft idea yourself, or if you have any DIY ideas to share, send your photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.


September 16

One Suit for All: Tips from a Groomsman

We’ve decided it’s time to show a little love for the guys. Each month, we’ll share tips and stories from real-life groomsmen about what it’s like to be part of a friend’s wedding. So listen up groomsmen-to-be, this is for you!

Fact: If you have a large, tight-knit group of guy friends, you can count on being a groomsman several times through your mid-30s. A coworker just told me he was just in his eighth (!) wedding party—and that blew my mind.

Having just been a groomsman for the third time, I can honestly say that it’s a fantastic experience I will of course always remember… enough manly mayhem for a lifetime. But some things need to change.

On average, I’ve spent about $2,000 for each wedding—hotels, bachelor parties, days off and suits can add up quickly. Now much of this cost is unavoidable, and we’re usually at the mercy of hotel and airline rates. But there’s one thing guys can sync up on: attire.

Of the three weddings I was in, I had to wear three entirely different suits approximating $700 total. One was a $140 rental that included what could only be described as “Hammer Pants.” Another was a decent suit that I had to purchase outright, only to arrive at the wedding with a different shade of gray than the other groomsmen. These costs add up and at the end of the day, I don’t have much to show for it in my closet.

Here’s an idea. When the first dude in your friend crew gets engaged, all the guys get together and decide on one really nice suit to sport at every future wedding (within your group of friends). This would save everyone hundreds of dollars in the long run, and minimize annoying alterations and customer service fiascos. And the best part? Everyone gets a fashionable suit they can potentially wear for decades to come.

I know what you’re thinking. People have vastly different personal wedding taste(s). But the beautiful thing is that a killer suit looks timeless, especially when altered by a good tailor. And often it’s the ties that match the wedding theme or bridesmaid dresses, with shoes, vests, socks and other accessories adding individual style.

All it would take is a little communication and planning. Considering my aforementioned coworker probably spent at least $150 for attire at each of his eight wedding experiences, he could have been rocking a slick $1,200 suit that most guys would kill for.

Wouldn’t that be worth it?


August 23

Show-Stopping Nails: Eye Candy

There’s nothing we love more at the moment than show-stopping nails. They’re everywhere we look! And we’ve seen it all, from sparkly tips to nearly-impossible patterns, Hello Kitty (yes, really) and everything chic in between. Here are a few of our favorite finds from around the web—perfect wedding nails with a fashionable twist.

What will your nails look like on the big day?