Wedding DIY: Watercolour Place Cards

Although my wedding has long come and gone, there are still a handful of DIY projects I wanted to share but never got around to – nothing wrong with sharing them after the wedding, right? Today I wanted to talk about how I made my place cards. I loved how they turned out, and they surprisingly seemed to be quite popular at our wedding. A few of our guests even told me they took theirs home, which is hilarious because I’m not sure what you would do with a place card after the wedding 😝 This was quite a tedious process that took me months to finish bit by bit, but I enjoyed the process. I also went through several shows on Netflix while working on it, so it was a win-win. If you have any bridesmaids that are willing to give a hand (or be voluntold by the bride), that would probably be a great help!

Since my general wedding design was watercolour, the place cards featured a watercolour background with champagne-gold splatters and hand-lettering that I did myself. The gold splatters are optional – our wedding colours were blush and dusty blue, but we ended up with a lot of gold accents in our décor, so I thought the gold splatters would be a nice tie-in with the rest of the room.

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Proposing to my Bridal Party

Today is another wedding post, although it does include some beauty products! I recently asked my closest girlfriends to be in my wedding party. While guys keep it nice and simple and just verbally ask their friends to be the best man/groomsmen, there has been a recent trend for brides to “propose” to their friends when asking them to be in the bridal party. My lovely friends would say yes regardless of whether I did anything extra, but I thought they might appreciate a little something special. I kept it really simple because I wanted to save the nicer things for the bridesmaid gifts, which they will get at the rehearsal dinner the day before the wedding.

We’re getting married in 2017 and our wedding colours are dusty blue and blush. Yes, those are basically the Pantone Colours of the Year for 2016, but I decided they were going to be our wedding colours in the summer before he even proposed (not creepy at all) and wasn’t willing to change them just because they became the ‘it’ colours…although when the topic of the Pantone Colour of the Year came up between my fiancé and I, and he found out this was actually a thing, he said, “But our wedding colours are going to be soooo last year!” 😛 Anyways, I thought I’d make my proposal centered around our colours. For the most part, it turned out general blue and pink instead of our specific shades of pink and blue…so this gift can also work if you’re announcing that you’re having a set of twins, one boy and one girl 😛

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