Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Little Wedding Inspiration

For two days I sat in a small studio cabin in the middle of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, watching 35 inches of snow fall just in 24 hours! J enjoys to ski and even made an attempt at snowboarding this weekend (thanks BL!), but I wrapped myself up in sweaters and worked on some wedding projects without interruption (jealous?).

The main projects this week include ceremony programs, local maps, out-of-town (OOT) guest bag tags, and OOT welcome programs. This includes a lot of time on the computer researching some great ideas. I have a good start, but nothing worthy of sharing with the blog community just yet. Instead, I'll share some amazing online gifts and hope that I can pass along some inspiration.

Wedding Bee has become one of my go-to online communities. Whatever the project may be, I can count on the Wedding Bee search engine to direct me to some great ideas. This one is exceptional - I don't think we'll go with the 8 page version, but this couple created a truly unique piece that deserves some mention. Click here for instructions.


I came across The Preppy Wedding blog and now that this blogger is a mommy, she's focusing on her new blog Preppy Baby. I am still lucky to stumble upon a collection of items that make a good OOT guest bag. How cute is the map?


This wedding program is just so amazing. The blue and red combination with unique fonts and bakers twine made me stop in my tracks. This tutorial on Wedding Bee will make you consider a booklet instead of a single page handout.


One idea that I seriously considered is the out of town guest box. This is not only a unique way to welcome your guests, but think of the design possibilities! Click here to visit Elizabeth Anne Designs and details on making these gifts.


Another thoughtful gift for your guests, especially if the ladies get cold during the ceremony or reception. Place a shawl in an OOT bag or hand out at the wedding. Thanks to Heidi Ryder Photography for sharing.


There are a few virtual mapping options out there, but I found Wedding Mapper to be the most useful and user-friendly. Plus, they do much more than just maps. We currently have the map on our wedding website.


If we weren't getting married in a small farming town in the middle of California, we would pick a popular spot just to get a cool guest bag like this. Bliss Wedding Market has these and lots of cool ideas for bags.



Other helpful wedding resources for these items:
- The Knot
- Free templates at love to know
- Martha Stewart templates
- Tips from the Wedding Channel on how to welcome your OOT guests.

4 comments :

  1. Wow, neat ideas! Good luck with your wedding, you will make a beautiful bride!!!

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  2. this post has been so helpful! thank you :)

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  3. I do think hiring a wedding planner is quite necessary if you have enough budget and it's a medium or large wedding with at least 100 wedding guests! 

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    1. I agree! It's always nice if you can afford to hire a little help to enjoy being engaged and leave the details to someone else! I didn't have a planner but glad that I found someone to manage the actual day!

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