Thursday, September 22, 2016

Personalized Flower Girl Puzzles (and an easy DIY)

I am a big fan of making even the smallest part of your wedding special. You only get one chance at it all, so don't settle for mediocre.

Not even when you're asking a little girl to be your flower girl.

When you're asking her parents (which you need to do before you ask their daughter), fine. Be boring. Call them, which is actually pretty rare and special on its own. But when you sit down with the little girl, make it special, make it something she will remember, make it a puzzle.

Have a little girl in your life who you want to be your flower girl? Ask her to be one a cute personalized will you be my flower girl puzzle. You can find out about it on www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, there is a DIY so you can make your own too!

My friend Danielle's brother is getting married and both her daughters were asked to be flower girls. That in itself is adorable, but the puzzles that her future sister-in-law had personalized from BoutiqueEclipse on Etsy are just so sweet.

You can order the ones above or browse through personalized flower girl puzzles on Amazon. If you're feeling crafty, I actually figured out a cute way that you can DIY these too.


DIY Will You Be My Flower Girl Puzzle


What You'll Need:

In the center of the puzzle, write something along the lines of "Will you be my flower girl?" 

Then, around the blank space, freehand (or use stencils) to draw a pretty picture. Make sure you have some part of the design on every piece. That will make it much more fun for the little girl.

Break the puzzle into pieces and put it in a small bag or purse (personally, I would do this or this one, but your choice).

Ask the child to assemble the puzzle and read (or help read) what it says. It will be so adorably cute, so get ready!

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you DIY a will you be my flower girl puzzle or would you prefer to just buy one?


Having a flower girl?


Check out our Everything You Need To Know About Flower Girls post.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Why You Need Thank You Cards On Hand During Wedding Planning (and free thank you cards from Tiny Prints)

I love greeting cards. I'm one of those people who sends them for everything: birthdays, anniversaries, Wednesdays. Whatever excuse I can make to send a card, I will.

And don't even get me started on keeping cards. I have all our engagement cards, all my bridal shower cards, all our RSVP cards, and all our wedding cards. Right now, they're sitting in various bags and piles, but I'll figure out exactly how I want to collect and display them, and that's what I'll do.

I also have a stack of thank you cards ... for just in case. I always like to have them on hand. In fact, when we got engaged, my friend Nicole gave me a box of thank you cards that she had leftover from her wedding. And as soon as our party was over, I was able to start writing thank yous. It was just so convenient. 

It's so important to have thank you cards on hand when you're wedding planning. Find out why (and how to get some free) right now at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Why You Need Thank You Cards On Hand During Wedding Planning


If you're engaged, I suggest you pick up some thank you cards now. That way, you'll have them in case a gift arrives at your doorstep.

I'm gonna be honest. My friend Mallory sent us a gag gift when we got engaged, and I can't remember if I sent her a thank you card. And that probably means I didn't send her one. Which is awful, bad form, and very much not like me. I blame being blinded by my new ring. I know I said thank you to her with a text or call or Facebook message or all three, plus a blog post, but seriously, a card is so much better. That's why you need them.

You can run to the store and pick up a box, order them on Amazon, or get ten free right now. Tiny Prints has an offer where you can get ten free thank you cards, today, September 21, to celebrate World Gratitude Day. You'll have to pay shipping, but the cards themselves will be free.

And, if you're done with your planning, you could always pick these up for a friend who is engaged (or your next friend who gets engaged). It's a great gift -- one that I give to all my engaged friends!

BRIDAL BABBLE: Did you order these thank you cards?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors

It feels cold here today. Shockingly. It's still summer and I'm still in shorts the majority of the time, but a storm rolled through yesterday cooling it down. It's making me think of fall, fall weddings, fall wedding favors ... and hot drink mixes.

It really is such a fun fall wedding favor idea.

A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!

Hot drink mixes as a wedding favors could be a really easy DIY. But if you're not into DIY and would rather purchase your favors, we have a lot of great ideas for you too.

Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors

A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!
Apple Cider Drink Mix
One of my favorite fall drinks is hot apple cider. You can't have it any time other than apple season without it feeling out of place. You can pick up this Apple Cider Drink Mix in personalized bags. That adds a cute touch. You can choose your text and image, which is nice. What I really like, though, is this also comes with caramels. I never put caramel in my apple cider before, but what a great reason to try it. And who doesn't love caramel apples? They scream fall.

Purchase here.

A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!
Personalized Hot Chocolate Wedding Favor
My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate. Who doesn't love it? No one I know. A hot chocolate packet as a favor sounds great to me -- and I'd probably drink it as soon as I got home, especially since weddings usually don't have hot chocolate at the end of the night. Coffee and tea, sure, but hot chocolate is never offered. You can give it to all your guests with this personalized hot chocolate wedding favor. You can personalize it with your own text and you can choose from a variety of colors and designs. Plus, you can purchase it with or without the whisk (I vote with because hot chocolate that's whisked tastes great, plus your guests will have something to remember your wedding by after the mix is done).
Purchase here.

A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!
The Perfect Blend Burlap Bags
Coffee favors are a no brainer when you're thinking about hot drink favors, but they're actually a little more DIY than anything else. I wasn't able to find packets like I did for the others. I guess because it's easy enough to go to the store and purchase coffee. If you do, purchase beans, not grounds. Grounds can be really, really messy. So grab the beans and these The Perfect Blend burlap bags by Kate Aspen. They're cute, especially if you're incorporating burlap into your wedding (which is really trendy right now).


A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!
Wedding Cappuccino Mix
I've never had a cappuccino, if you can believe that. I've only been drinking coffee for a year or so (and only because I really love the last sip with all the sugar), so I think cappuccino is something I have to work towards. But if you like cappuccino, you'll like the Wedding Cappuccino Mix favor.

Purchase here.

A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!
Personalized Tea Favors
At my last job, I drank a lot of tea. People would take coffee breaks and I would walk with them to get tea. It's one of those beverages that I think coffee drinkers forget exist. And restaurants too. There are so many places where I can get coffee but there's no tea on the menu. But there is tea on this list. You can get these personalized tea favors for your guests. They come in a variety of images, so you can find one that fits your wedding best.

Purchase here.

A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!
Coffee Mug Candles
If you like coffee a lot, but you don't like the idea of a mix packet as a favor, I found something cute for you: coffee mug candles. You can order a set of six -- two mocha, two vanilla latte, and two latte -- in gift boxes with tags. The rumor is they actually smell like those coffees too. What's great is that after the candle is done, your guests can just wash these in the dishwasher and use them for espresso. So cute.

Purchase here.

A hot drink is PERFECT for a cold night. So if you're having a fall or winter wedding, these Hot Drink Mixes Wedding Favors ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are perfect!
Thanks A Latte Coffee Favor
If you're a little more creative and want to make your own coffee-based favors, but you don't feel like designing tags, I have you covered. Our Thanks A Latte Coffee Favor comes with a free printable gift tag. Just add beans, a mug, or whatever you can imagine.

Get the DIY here.

For more favor ideas, check out our favors link. If you're curious, check out what we had as our bridal shower favor and wedding favor.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of these hot drink mixes wedding favors is your favorite?


Deciding on wedding favors?


Check out our post: 100 Wedding Favors (Your guests will actually take).


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