Thursday, February 26, 2015

Green Wedding Inspiration Board

I've been putting together a bunch of color-based boards on Pinterest. It's a lot easier to plan your wedding once you have a color or theme in mind. Once you have a color of theme in mind, start pinning. Pin as much as you see that fits. You can edit your pins later and delete the ones that don't fit, but cast a wide net at first.

If you're planning a green wedding, our green wedding Pinterest board will get you started. So will our green wedding inspiration board below.


I picked eight of my favorite pins from our Blue Wedding Pinterest board. I've labeled each of them so you can quickly go to those pins and repin them to your wedding planning boards. There are pins that didn't make my board, though so definitely check out our full board here.

Green Wedding Inspiration Board pins: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

If green's not your think, check out our Blue Wedding Inspiration Board.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of these green wedding ideas is your favorite?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DIY Hershey's Kisses Flower Favor

We went to a bridal expo when we were planning and there was a booth giving out these  adorable Hershey's Kisses flowers. I can't remember who was manning the booth, so it wasn't nearly as effective as the flower shaped pewter coffee scoop we received from a florist (and we actually ended up using that shop, coincidentally).

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But the Hershey's Kisses flower was so cute that I had to deconstruct it and create a post off it. It was really easy to make so you can make a ton of them as favors pretty quickly. You can sit them as a bouquet at every seat or make them for your flower girl to use during the rehearsal.

DIY Hershey's Kisses Flower


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What You'll Need:
What You'll Do:

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Put a dab of glue on one of the Hershey's Kisses.

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Stick it to a second Hershey's Kiss and wait for the glue to dry.

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Wrap the cellophane around the Hershey's Kisses.

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Gather it at the bottom and twist the pipe cleaner around to close it.

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Done.

Like I said: Easy. If you wanted, you could get different colors of cellophane so you can match your wedding colors.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What would you use these for?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Guest Book Idea? (Get a free 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly)

Have you thought about a guest book yet? My mom made us a photo foam board and people signed it at our engagement party (well, except for the one person who merely just scribbled all over it).

I'm trying to think of ways that we be a little more creative with our guest book.

Sure, you can buy a wedding guest book on Amazon, but those remind me so much of the ones that you use at funerals. And okay, yes, a wedding is a funeral for your single life, but I want something happier, something more personal.

A photo book, perhaps?

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Shutterfly actually has a whole page dedicated to wedding photo books. There are examples of ones to tell your proposal story, ones for guest books, ones for wedding photos, and ones for honeymoon photos. This is great for any stage of your wedding/wedded life. I absolutely love the idea of making a guest book with your engagement photos. It's a nice way to get a bit more use from them, plus have a photo book that isn't filled with selfies.

What's even better is that now through February 28, 2015, you can get a free 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly. Click that link and you will get your one-time use code. Then, head over to Shutterfly's website to create you book and enter your code at checkout. Your book will be completely free but you will be responsible for shipping costs.

Shipping costs are less than those lame guests books you can purchase on Amazon so it is totally worth it.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What are you planning on using (or what did you use) as a guest book?