Weddings. Just say the word and all things wedding come to mind. Inspiring wedding items from members of the EtsyChristmasInJuly Team and their stories fill my mind with ideas! Please enjoy!
SticksNStonesGifts says that her hand knit pouches make a cute goodie bag for a wedding. They are fun, colorful and a unique way for adding a little extra surprise for guests to take home.
Kelly and Adam from ColourscapeStudios share that this print has been ordered as a custom large size several times over now to be used as an alternative to the traditional wedding book. They do it on poster size paper, guests sign it, then the newlyweds frame it and hang it on their wall a very unique wedding gift to themselves. Kelly and Adam can also add the date and other details because it is all hand drawn.
Mindy Hogue from TheVineDesigns says that she started creating camo and deer antler chandeliers and centerpieces when camo weddings became popular. Her husband, dad and son are hunters so she counts on them to keep her supplied in antlers. Mindy plans on creating many kinds of outdoor rustic wedding chandeliers.
Betty Travell from LadySnooks has created these barefoot sandals since beach weddings are so popular. She made these sandals with Keishi freshwater pearls and genuine garnets in-between and crystals. Weddings have become so colorful now so a splash of red is completely appropriate.
Jennifer Loftfield from CaffeinatedPapercuts starts out by saying ”Yay weddings”! That is how she got started in paper cutting. She dove right in and made her own wedding invitations 6 years ago. She couldn’t find invitations that expressed their uniqueness. Everything she saw was mass produced and boring. Jennifer is anything but boring. Wishing to save others from the mediocrity of the mass produced market she now offers original designs in her shop, some as DIY printables and some as finished products. All are customizable to your colors and wording taste and all are stunnning, if she does say so herself. Their most popular invitation suite is the pocketfold invitation and their most popular printable is the hydrangea suite.
Apryl Hostetler from MaddieBsCreations daughter was married in the summer of 2012. She wanted a peacock theme for the wedding and reception. Apryl created a ring pillow and garter similar to the one in her shop. She even made the flower girl a pair of peacock feather sandals. She also made a button & feather bouquet that she had seen on a website. They carried the theme through to the reception with peacock feather centerpieces. It all came together nicely and the rich colors looked great.
Kathy Dulje from GrammysGoodies sells vintage items. A customer wrote her last spring looking to use vintage melmac sets at her daughter’s wedding dinner. She actually was looking to purchase enough sets of vintage melmac to feed over 500 people. She ended up purchasing 2 sets from me which thrilled her. Vintage melmac can be used for much more than everyday dining!
Veronica and Andy Fritsch from AVAArtsSupplies bought these for her sister’s wedding. She did a vintage rustic style wedding. In mason jars she put hot coco mix, glued old lace (bought at Goodwill) and then a button. She ended up using a ton of different buttons. They were all unique which was neat for the guests. They got something useful and it didn’t cost a fortune. Veronica also made the flower girl basket out of burlap using the heart buttons and letter beads to sew “To ( wrote “to” on the heart) Heather” “Love (heart) Krissy”. Her cousin loved it.
Kate from GilbertandStone originally designed these hearts to be Christmas decorations, but looking at the white one it dawned on her that they would be perfect for weddings- added to a table centrepiece or swag, or used with flowers to decorate chair backs. Kate also is able to make them in a range of colours to tie in with the wedding scheme.
Ann from ShellCottageCard had ordered the hugs and kisses stamp a few months ago intending to make tags or something with it. Then a friend gave her the swirl stamp for Christmas. Recently she was cutting out hearts for Valentine’s Day and everything sort of came together. Ann likes to offer the same design several ways so that if someone likes a certain phrase but not necessarily on a pillow box, they have a choice.
When David and Patricia from dellcovespices got married, they wanted to pull in some family traditions into the dinner they hosted after. (It was a second wedding, so they wanted something more intimate with family than a big reception.) Anyhoo, one of Patricia’s favorites was when her great-grandmother would add a sugar cube into everyone’s champagne flutes before a toast. So they made small, heart-shaped sugar cubes – passed them around to friends and family before the toast, dropped them into the wine glasses and toasted life, love and adventure. The extras went into tea and coffee after the meal was over. They were such a hit, they started making them for friends and family – and then realized that everyone was telling us the same thing: You should sell these. So…they are!
When Amy Spock from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy and her husband got married (almost 15 years ago-how time flies), the most important gifts they received were handmade by our friends and family. She still has the pillowcases her mother embroidered with their new family name. She love those and cherish them, especially since her mother has passed away. In honor of those embroidered pillowcases, Amy created her own Mr. and Mrs. Pillowcases for her shop. While these can be personalized any way a customer wishes, may they also serve as a DIY inspiration. Pillowcases can be embellished with fabric, ribbon, or lace (or hand embroidered) with simple stitches-either on a machine or by hand. Paired with a sheet set, they are sure to be a gift to remember.
Chari from CICinspireme has seen so many ‘My Greatest Blessings call me mom, gma’ etc. but what about each other? Isn’t that how we got our beautiful angels or will be blessed with them? A daily reminder on our key ring to smile and be grateful for our blessed spouses! Chari is grateful that God blessed her!
Corkycrafts made this kissing ball for her best friends wedding that was held at a winery in Texas. Once she made it along with wreathes the requests started coming. The wreathes were made for the entrance with tuille and the bridesmaids carried the balls as their bouquets. Once people saw them they wanted one for their wine tastings, Valentine themed weddings and we’ve added them to local pickup and to the shop, the heart shaped wreathes continue to be a favorite for Valentines Day too.
Ceara from ElanPoise created this necklace that makes an excellent bridesmaid gift. It says “FAITH” on it which is meaningful in itself. The necklace has a small amethyst cross attached to it is well to give is a little extra sparkle and impact in meaning.
Brittany from BrittanysBest had numerous requests from brides-to-be for napkin rings in a solid color. Since her beaded napkin rings contain multiple colors, she is now making ribbon wrapped rings in solid colors. They are less expensive than the beaded rings as well. For smaller wedding budgets, napkin rings can be placed on just the wedding party table or sweetheart table instead of on each place setting.
Carolyn Eady from SproutPressDesigns shares that as a bookbinder, she is always asked if she make guest books. It began when her friends started getting married, with custom orders to match bridesmaid dresses and centre pieces. Now, Carolyn make a few options to suit current trends in weddings; natural themes, woodland themes and of course always welcome custom orders. The books are also great for weddings because the binding allows the spine to be wider than the thickness of the pages. That means the last few pages (which are usually still blank by the end of the night) can be used to hold a handful of the most memorable moments of the night, or special notes and photos from guests.
E. Lee from NotJustCraftSupplies has perfect accents for your wedding pearls and swans. The pearls are white 6mm and available by the yard. Perfect to adding in water vases, floral arrangements and favors.
Michelle Donoho from SouthernJamsandJelly is a true southern woman who takes delight in keeping traditions alive. She has had a love for cooking since the age of nine when she had my first dinner party (with grown up guests.) Michelle remembers her mother canning in the hot summer days while they were growing up. With memories of such great food and recipes shared for generations she decided as a southern woman she should “can” something. Her first project was fresh strawberry jam with just picked berries from a local farmer. When her neighbor got married two years ago she asked her to make my Spiced Peach Butter for the family brunch following the wedding. Of course, she did and the rest is jam history! Some of her family still call her by my childhood name and since canning is a precious memory of my childhood, Miss Shelley’s Southern Jams & Jellies is a labor of love and she is honored to share such a small part on such a joyous occasion!
Can I get an Amen…
With Love as Sweet as Tea,
Michelle ” Miss Shelley” Donoho
Cindyanne from MoreFriendsAndCo shares a great favor and/or thank you tag for bridal showers. They can be used as decorations and cut in any size and color combination.
2012BellaVida made these glass pearl earrings for brides and bridesmaids. She wanted an elegant but affordable option for brides. The extra large circle hoop earwire gives it even more elegance. The wedding earrings can be ordered as one or multiples for the wedding or for gifts. While they have a copper wire for interest, they can be ordered in silver plated wire if desired.
Tola Laseinde from AnkaraLampshades has African Print fabric lavender bags / pouches that are perfect as wedding favors. She always think of different ways she can introduce my African print / Ankara fabrics and. It’s a continuous learning process. They are colourful and unique with wonderful patterns. Tola is sure wedding guests will love seeing these on their reception tables and also take them home with them. She can easily tailor the fabrics she uses to go with the trheme / colours of a wedding. They are also kinda of an everlasting gift as they are open ended / refillable. You can easily add in drops of your favourite essential oil (and it doesn’t have to be lavender!)
Heike Birkmann from KarlasWoodDreams created this wedding decoration to make a couple happy on their special day. The decoration is unique and she made it with a touch of nature. Heike placed the little doves in it for happiness and since it is a special day she added the crystal beads for sparkle. White is the pure color and it fits to everything, have fun and enjoy.
Eleni from LenasCakes celebrates the Pantone 2014 color of the year ‘Radiant Orchid’ with these edible flower favors for the brides-to-be. The fun part was that she started doing some pink and ivory roses for an order sh had. It was a quiet, a bit lazy Sunday morning. After playing a little bit with her colors – a creative mind can not rest, right?- she ended up not only with these but with another 11 (wow) other color combos. Her work space looked like a rainbow!