In the spirit of collecting and sharing cool ideas from other Craftsters... here's some of what I've been working on for my September 07 wedding:Memorial votives
-- photos printed in sepia tone onto velum and double-stick taped to votive holders. The photos are bad, but they look very nice in person. I would love to hear any ideas about how to display them.
DONE Card basket:
hot glue and a basket I've had for a couple years:
DONE Bout's and corsages
from silk - they are pinned onto watercolor paper and labeled for easy reference:
I will be making:
the flower girl dress
from an adorable Simplicity pattern closer to the date because my flower girl is growing like a weed!
*done* Here's a super-easy flat-bottomed purse
I made for my flower girl from 2 remnants - 1 for six cents
and one for a little over a buck -- beautiful sparkly red acetate, and there's loads of it left. I added some clear glass beads I had laying around and a little applique'd flower on the front the matches the pattern of the fabric I'm using for her dress.wraps
for the bridesmaids, also from Simplicitylittle black purses
also for my bridesmaids using remnant fabric and costing about a total of $3. Excuse the pics, they are quite nice-looking in person. :-)
possibly the groom's vest
(McCall's)The cake topper
- Little People. The idea is from another post on this forum that I thought was SO Cute and original ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47293.0
). I am trying to come up with something to go behind them on their pedestal so it doesn't look too blank.
I am still looking for ideas about decoration for the reception and ways to make everyone feel "recognized/special." So far, I have made/embroidered handkerchiefs for my mom and soon to be mom-in law, and I plan to chip carve some more ornaments
and boxes for the wedding party. Guestbook Pen
- a wooden blank that was turned by a friend and ready for carving. All you do is insert the "guts" of a Bic Stic pen, and there you go. I think I'm going to paint the ugly little plastic part, or possibly wrap it in ribbon. It will be stained, but it's too cold here for outdoor work or proper ventillation. :-)
My bridesmaids are getting personalized denim totes
, which I wil also post when they're done.
Thanks for looking and any comments/suggestions/questions are welcome!