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DIY Treat Bags

DIY Projects

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Today we’ll be sharing more entries from our DIY Contest, so posting will be at full speed. We received so many entries that we may not be able to post them all, but we selected about 20 projects that will for sure be posted between today and tomorrow. We’ll be back to our normal schedule later this week, so not to worry! We’ve got some pretty amazing weddings lined up.

Remember voting won’t start till all entries are published, so keep your eyes peeled for the voting announcement!

First project up was sent by Kayla from Inkling Paper. She made a quick and easy favor bag embellished with a vintage map “ribbon”, and also shares a free download to complete the package.

DIY Treat bags wedding favors or welcome bags vintage maps travel theme

What you’ll need:

– Vintage Map (I used a super old thomas guide)
– Paper lunch sack
– Glue stick
– cutting mat
– X-acto knife
– Pencil and ruler
– Ribbon
– Zig-zag scissors (optional)
– Circle punch
– Circle template (download favor label.pdf)

Do-it-yourself welcome bags out of town travel theme vintage map


Step 1: Using your cutting mat, X-acto knife, and ruler cut a strip from your map (I made mine about 1″ by 6″). Trim the ends into an inverted “V” if desired.

Step 2 (optional):
Using your Zig-zag scissors (or pinking shears), cut about 1/2 and inch off the top of your paper bag to give it a little dimension and detail.

Step 3: Fold the top of your paper bag over on itself (I folded mine over about an inch).

Step 4: Open up your bag, fill it with treats, local goodies for out of town guests, or your wedding favors. Close of the bag and refold the flap along the crease you already made.

Step 5: Using a glue stick, glue the back side of your map strip. Fold the strip glue side down over the top of your treat bag with the “special” end facing the side you folded the paper bag flap towards.

Step 6: Cut 2, 3″ lengths of ribbon. Lay them “criss-cross-applesauce” on top of your map paper on the front flap of the bag.

Step 7: Using your circle punch, punch out an image from the downloadable template (you can scale the templates up or down to fit the size of your punch). I used a 1.5″ punch.

Step 8: Smear glue on the back of the paper circle. Flip it over and press it down firmly on top of your ribbon. The glue on the back of the paper circle should be enough to hold the ribbon down nicely.

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group,, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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Wedding Menu Template

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I have to admit I have a slight obsession with Ikea. Wedding bells and whistles instantly rang, quite literally, when I saw this new frame. The Ikea Tolsby frame costs 99 cents and is double sided, which makes for the perfect table number and menu stand. Carolynn from Two Brunettes designed a floral patterned border for you to type in your wedding menu or table numbers, or both if you would like. Made to fit Tolsby frames, just type in your menu or numbers (on Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, …), print and cut. The template is available in both .jpg and .pdf.

Wedding Table Number template and Menu frame
Wedding Table Number template and Menu frame

Download menu and table number

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Good Stone

At Good Stone, we create custom jewelry for proposing. Believing that diamond jewelry doesn’t have to be defined by tradition, we celebrate our designs with transparency, quality and integrity. We design rings we like, source the diamonds and gems we want, and offer it all to those who share our tastes.

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Free Printable Air Mail Envelope and Save-the-Date Card

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Look what I have here today! This printable template makes a 4×6 envelope and it comes with an adorable card that reads “look how far we’ve come” and a flying paper plane for those long distance engagements! I printed the envelope on Kraft paper and really liked the combination, but you can print it onto white cardstock or any color paper you wish. The template for the envelope prints on 11×17 paper. The blank card was printed onto a pale gray cardstock to contrast the Kraft paper (can you tell how much I like gray?)

The blue “Par Avion” stamp below is actually a dingbat you can download for free on called Dead Letter Office.

Free Printable Air Mail Envelope and Save-the-Date Card
Free Printable Air Mail Envelope and Save-the-Date Card


Download printable Air Mail Envelope and Save the Date

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Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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Free Download: Printable Love Cupcake Pennants

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I love when brides email me with photos from their own weddings with ideas and printables they saw on my blog! I made these love cupcake pennants, and here are some photos of them from real weddings:

Free Download : Printable Love Cupcake Pennants
Free Download : Printable Love Cupcake Pennants
Free Download : Printable Love Cupcake Pennants

Download Printable Cupcake Pennants.pdf Print, cut, fold in half in a skewer or toothpick. Glue both sides.

photo credits: top, One Love Photo, 2 and 3 by Punam Beam.

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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Free Download: Printable Notecard Set

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As promised, our first of many free exclusive downloads! This adorable square envelope and blank notecard were designed by our fabulous Ruffled team member Julie. They would make lovely Thank You notes, but you can also use them as Save the Dates or even wedding invitations if you would like. I am loving the ocher and mocha color combo (lots of ideas start flowing in my head with those coffee bean shaped leaves!) – great colors for a chic Fall wedding! I printed the set on a light gray textured paper and it came out beautifully. Paper used was Nekoosa Linen in Gray.

Free Download: Printable Notecard Set
Free Download: Printable Notecard Set
Free Download: Printable Notecard Set

Download Photos by moi.


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Based in Greenville, SC and serving the Southeast and beyond, Bespoken is a premier wedding planning, coordination, and design service. We are dedicated to designing, planning, and coordinating elegant, chic, and memorable weddings full of grace and hospitality. Each wedding is unique with tailored details and elevated service. Paying attention to every last detail, Bespoken’s main priority is to thoughtfully coordinate an unforgettable wedding day for you so that you can focus on what matters most.

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White Runway

White Runway was created to offer brides and bridesmaids stylish dresses that will be loved, cherished, worn again and that your best friends will thank you for. After all, what goes around comes around and it’s good to know that you’ll be safe when it comes to their big day.

All the dresses that you see on White Runway have been carefully selected to provide a flattering fit and timeless style. We offer a wide variety of dresses available in numerous colours and sizes and different budgets to match. If there’s anything you want that you can’t find, please do contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Finally, there’s a reason to always be the bridesmaid!

Visit our Pop Up Showroom in New York or shop online at We ship worldwide!

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Freebie Fridays: Wrap Around Labels

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More damask wrap around address labels for you! Courtesy of The Fussy Designer. Remember you can buy adhesive paper sheets to print them on. Each template makes 4 address labels.

Free Printable Wrap Around Address Labels

Blue and Green labels.pdf

Orange labels.pdf

Brown labels.pdf

Black Damask Labels.pdf

Light Blue Damask labels.pdf

Kelly Green Damask labels.pdf

Red Damask labels.pdf

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Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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Printable vintage labels

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Viintage printable goodies from HP. Click here to download these vintage labels and matching hang tags.

The top left label is perfect to adorn your DIY gifts for your bridesmaids or to decorate Christmas gift packages.

The bottom right label would look adorable to seal homemade cookies as favors.

Best of all: they are all customizable!

Thanks Ilane for for the tip!

Freebie Fridays: Printable Notepads and Labels

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Who doesn’t love pretty stationery? Yasmine of A Print a Day made these gorgeous printable notepads and labels. (click on the image to download)

hand drawn pen lace wedding template

All files are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat yet, you can download it for free here. The mushroom labels are 4″x3.44″ and the lace labels are 4″x2″. You can buy sticky sheets and cut the labels with a paper cutter. The notepads are standard 8.5″x11″ cut in half vertically (4.25″ wide).

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Shutterfreek Photo+Video

It’s so nice to meet you! We are Katie & Paul McPherson “Shutterfreek” a husband wife Photography & Videography duo. We absolutely love capturing people’s most important moments in life.

We are drawn to the wild outdoors. Our photos are light, airy and fresh, but with deep undertones- the calm, cool presence of mountain air mixed with the light, airy warmth of desert sun. 

Our ability to shoot this adventurous, candid, emotional style of Wedding photography, complimented by the fact that we offer “the whole package” with photography, video, & photobooth services, absolutely set us apart from the competition.

We would love to be part of your Special Wedding Day!

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Guest List Worksheet

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Worksheets were my best friends during my wedding planning. Here‘s a non fussy Excel spreadsheet to help you keep track of your guest list.

Here’s a simple printable worksheet you can give it to your future in laws and parents so they can write their guests’ information and give it back to you:

Download printable guest list worksheet (in PDF)

…and good luck!

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Bethany and Dan Photography

“Photography so fresh you’ll want to slap it.”

In love wedding photographers with our suitcases packed for adventures. We specialize in personality driven portraiture and emotional storytelling.

Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and un-fluffed wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.

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DIY Tuesdays: Homemade Sugar Scrub

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If you love natural cosmetics like I do, you will love this sugar scrub recipe. My skin felt so silky I had to share with you. I used on my face and body and it worked wonders!

I adapted this recipe by adding grapeseed oil, a natural antioxidant and moisturizer.

What you will need:

– 25% Vegetable Glycerin (or coconut oil)

– 25% Grapeseed oil (optional)

– 50% white sugar

– one or two drops of essential oil (I personally love pink grapefuit)

– Glass or plastic container (I bought mine at Walmart, but there’s a similar one here)

– ribbon, to decorate

Mix them together until you get a pasty texture. I also created a label in Photoshop for the scrub to complete the packaging:

Download Sugar Scrub label.pdf (this label is 2.5″x1.75, and it needs to be printed on full sheet label sheet).

Download Sugar Scrub Label Avery size.pdf (this one is 2″x4″ and is compatible for Avery labels).

If you do not have Adobe Reader yet, you can download it for free here.

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Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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Gatefold Program Templates

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I think this is probably my favorite freebie find as of yet! These gatefold wedding programs (or you can make invitations) are just beautiful. Found on HP website (who knew they had fabulous templates?)

wedding ceremony gatefold program templates

Download green gatefold template

Download purple gatefold template

Download gray gatefold template

Download brown gatefold template

Have a good weekend everyone!

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Tulle & Chantilly

Tulle & Chantilly is an online shop specializing in bridesmaid dresses, bridal gowns, bridesmaid gifts, robes and wedding accessories. We are here to help brides and bridesmaids to choose the perfect dress and other wedding items for the big day.

Tulle & Chantilly is still in its infancy when it comes to the world of weddings. However we are a dedicated team of specialists with a quaint little studio set up in Hong Kong. With bags of inspiration on our doorstep and easy access to amazing quality materials; it makes both our prices and quality extremely competitive.

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Cootie Catcher Menu Template

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Here’s an awesome idea for menus…Cootie Catchers! They also look darling on the tables as part of a table setting decor.

Download the fortune teller (or cootie catcher) template by clicking here.

Use nice script fonts, monograms or dingbats to decorate the outer flaps of your fortune teller menu.

cootie catcher wedding template

I created this cootie catcher template with no lines in Power Point, so you can get a clean look.

Download cootie catcher wedding template.ppt or if you’re familiar with Photoshop, here’s a layered PSD file.

Have a good weekend!

*photos from Martha Stewart

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Husband and wife wedding photographers based in New Orleans, Paris and destination locations.

It all starts with “Yes.” There was a feeling when you knew; that gut feeling that told you, your partner is the one. We won’t allow you to settle for anything else when choosing your photographer. Emotions, stories, and experiences power our photos. Let us document the best of yours.

“It doesn’t end with “I Do”. That feeling of forever will dance through your spirit as you relive those special moments with the photos captured by Arte De Vie.

A wedding isn’t a job for ADV, it’s a partnership in trust. We’re excited and ready to capture the magical nuances that make your love special!

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