It’s all in the details.

07Feb09

I’m a total sucker for the paper related details in a wedding. I love when couples incorporate their monograms, make custom signs, or just that added little touch that makes their wedding theirs. It’s even better when a couple decides what’s most important to them and spends the money there and scrimps elsewhere. In this inspiration board I’ve chosen some of my favorite (totally unnecessary, but I still love them anyway) paper products, along with some of my favorite DIY stationery kits.

Before I get to the inspiration board, if you’re planning on DIYing a lot of paper aspects of your wedding, please bookmark this page straight away. It has tons of templates that you can customize to fit your day. I am constantly amazed by brides ingenuity, and their willingness to share templates which clearly took them some time to create.

Anyway, onto the board. I have always been a fan of personalized cocktail napkins. I can’t help it, they’re a bit kitchy, but my wedding wouldn’t feel like a wedding without them. The Knot’s wedding shop is the cheapest place I’ve found by far. I adore the crossed guitars design since the fiance and I are both very into music. Best of all? $20 for 100!

My obsession with cupcake flags started when my sister got the boy and I cupcakes from Sweet & Sassy Cupcakes to celebrate our engagement. I kept one of the flags, and thought they were so adorable, and we are likely using their cupcakes for the big day. If I had any patience or a decent printer, I’d DIY the flags Amanda posted at Vintage Glam Blog here, as they’re precious. At $15 for 24, they are hardly a bargain, but since we’re only planning on having a couple dozen cupcakes anyway, they work well for us. Same goes with the gorgeous cupcake holders. Oh, mama wants. I know they’re just going in the trash, but I imagine they’ll get an ooh and ahh before they hit the bin. The DIY invitation kits I’ve shown are from Wal-Mart and Target, and I think they’re really adorable and modern. The invitation cling would be a cute touch to your car-if you’re like me and probably driving yourself to the wedding, that is!

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How much money are you spending on items that will be thrown in the trash at the end of your reception?

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One Response to “It’s all in the details.”

  1. I love paper too! I don’t have a firm number yet, but the invites alone don’t come cheap! Just an FYI on the cupcake holders (you might already know this, but I didn’t!). You don’t bake the cupcake into those holders like you would with ordinary muffin/cupcake cups- you add them once everything is fini: cupcake cooled & iced.. then the wrap is tied around the outside.

    You could probably DIY it if you’re so inclined, using one of those Martha punches- then it could be fully customized for your design & patterns 🙂


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