I am all giddy with this recent idea from The Wedding Chicks. As you all know I am in love with all the different and creative ways you can ask your -Best Gals- to be your Ladies in Waiting or Bridesmaids... This one just got bumped to the top of my list. So inexpensive and easy to do, with a little time and DIY creativity, you can present your BFF's with something they will always keep and treasure.... once you look below you will KNOW what I am going on and on about!
"Bethany went down to her local JoAnn’s and bought some unfinished Cigar boxes . You can buy them online for $3.49 She then painted them a sweet cream and blue Bahama. Wonderful wedding colors as well. Don’t you think?The outside of the box got two to three coats of light ivory to cover up the natural wood aura, and inside was treated to one layer of ivory, too. After that dried up, Bethany attacked the inside lid with a pencil, and free handed the bracket. We suggest downloading the template here and tracing. Bethany used a few sets of playfully calligraphic adhesive letters. You can pick those up at your local craft store. Before filling it with goodies Bethany used two coats of satin varnish, even over the letters."
Then it was time to tackle the contents. The bottoms got lined with vintage handkerchiefs.
Bethany wanted to lay out all the details about the wedding. She purchased scalloped A6 postcards and laid out all of her info in Word, making sure each postcard was progressively longer, allowing her to cut, then bundle. If you click on the photo you can read all of her wording to get more of an idea.
In the boxes, she placed photos of an inspiration board and paint chips to show where she was going with her color scheme. This is such a fun and unique way to ask your favorite ladies to be part of your special day.A bit of work is involved, but your besties will love it.
To learn about Bethany’s wedding you can visit her blog Rinse. Repeat. We would love to know how you plan on asking your bridesmaids. Do share the details with us by leaving a comment below!!
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