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How To DIY Embellished "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Printable Cards

I LOVE today's post I get to share with you - it has a little bit of everything I "heart" . . . {pink, bling, flower hair clips, washi tape + a Free Printable}. This is such a fun and pretty way to ask your future wedding party to be in your wedding. I have created a free "will you be my ..." download that contains cards for bridesmaid, maid of honor, matron of honor, and flower girl. The cards I'm sharing with you today were printed on patterned paper and those black and white polka dotted stripes? They were created with washi tape - super easy. Imagine the possibilities you could create with all the washi tape choices there are? Oh, and those GORGEOUS flowers? They are from Novia En Perla and come in sets of 2. Simply clip the flower to the printable I created and you have a fun and unique way of asking your attendants to be in your wedding. The flower clip can be worn on your wedding day or any day the recipient chooses. {you can purchase the flower clips here}

The printable cards are ready to print onto the patterned {or solid color} cardstock of your choice {8.5x11} - simply trim in half vertically and horizontally - attach your flower clips to them, embellish with the washi tape of your choice and you are all set. Wouldn't these cards look pretty set out on the plates of your guests at a bridal brunch where you "pop" the question to your girls?

As a bonus, with your order at Novia En Perla - you will receive a free set of "I Do" and "Me Too" rhinestone stickers - I LOVE these. They would be perfect for the bottoms of your wedding shoes and don't forget to have your photographer capture a photo of your soles. And, if you sign up for the Novia En Perla monthly newsletter, you will receive 20% OFF on your first order.

As you can see in the photo above, the craftsmanship of these flower clips is top notch. Another favorite of mine from Novia En Perla is the Queen Sized Bridal Flower Clip that can be either worn with the clip or the pin. Wouldn't this be the perfect flower to embellish your dress sash with? Don't you just love the detail in the center of the flower and all those ruffled petals?

Friday Favor of the Day: DIY Wedding Program Fans

Fan Favors for the Ceremony. This DIY Scroll Fan Program Kit is perfect for the creative bride. They will easily add that perfect personalized touch to your wedding ceremony while at the same time, cooling your guests at your outdoor wedding. These printable programs from The Wedding Outlet are easy and fun to create. The kit includes a complimentary CD full of predesigned templates to create your own personal look.  With only a few simple steps, you can print these programs on your home computer or at your local printer for only a few cents. Made from 80# cardstock.

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Friday Favor of the Day : DIY Favor Kits

If you are planning to include a little DIY into your wedding or party, you will love these DIY Favor Kits from Favor Days. The Love Letter Flowering Pillow Favor Boxes feature a 3-D black and white flower applique that is etched with lines from Shakespeare's sonnet, "How Do I Love Thee?". The pillow favor box is accented with a natural twine tie.

The Silver Favor Box Kit with Laser-Cut Monogrammed Favor Tags are super elegant with the classic black laser-cut initial tags against the stunning silver boxes.

With the Jeweled Monogram Silver Favor Box Kit you can see your initial "up in lights". The silver boxes with the added "bling" letters will surely add some sparkle to your guest tables.

The Two Piece Ivory Favor Box, Ribbon & Tag Kit will add simple elegance to each place setting at your wedding or special event. The tags arrive blank so you could even rubber stamp on "thank you" if desired or a monogram letter.

DIY Wedding Flowers : Make a Trendy & Romantic Ranunculus Bouquet

I'm so happy to welcome Blooms by the Box back with their 2nd in a series of how-to floral videos. Previously on the blog, Diana showed us how to create a beautiful ranunculus centerpiece. Today, Diana is here to show us how to create a trendy and romantic bouquet using the same flowers plus hydrangeas. Today's wedding flower trends are being driven by light, whimsical flowers such as the ranunculus, peonies, and garden roses. This DIY will show you how to replicate this popular floral design trend but on a budget.

Flowers featured in this video include: light pink o'hara garden rose, pink romantic antique garden rose, white ranunculus, pink ranunculus, mini green hydrangeas, peach rose versilla, italian ruscus, and green + peach hypericum.

DIY Wedding Flowers : Make a Romantic Ranunculus Centerpiece

I'm so excited to share this post with you today as it's the first video tutorial I've ever posted. Not sure how that's possible, but I'm hoping to have more videos to share with you soon. Blooms By The Box has just released a new video called "Make a Romantic Ranunculus Centerpiece". The arrangement is made step by step in the video below and with the antique colored greens, soft textured flowers, and hard textured fillers, the perfect shape and holistic style is created for romantic garden weddings.

The vintage style milk vase was found on etsy and the flowers include pink & white ranunculus, o’hara garden rose, romantic antique garden roses, peach versilla roses, hypericum berries, seeded eucalyptus, and Italian Ruscus.