We wondered how many of our readers got engaged over the holidays? We know of at least two engagements (congrats to Jill and David and to Marilyn and Steve!), so we thought we’d provide them – and you – with a few pre-wedding tips on how to use labels to save money and headaches as you plan for the big day.
The information below was gathered from blogs, not from corporate sponsors, so you can rest assured that the tips are creative and useful. Plus, we can turn you on to some great wedding blogs in the process. Be sure to write to these bloggers to let them know you like their ideas! The list is alphabetical, a method we use to assure readers that we don’t prefer one idea or blogger over another.
- Style Me Pretty: Forget the typical white-on-white wedding! If you’re not a goth, you might go for this colorful set-up, including a bag of gumballs for each guest. Yes, you get complete directions on how to do this yourself, and since gumballs last forever, you can tackle this project well in advance (as long as you keep the bags sealed off from dust). We really like this blog, as Abby writes a lot of articles about how to use labels to simplify wedding plans.
- The Bride’s Guide: We don’t want you to go to another label company for your labels, but we couldn’t resist this image of labels for gift poppers. The label company “Stuck Label Company” actually belongs to Jordan at Oh Happy Day, and it was mentioned in this Martha Stewart blog. We don’t mind mentioning Jordan, as her labels are gorgeous and her blog is irresistable.
- Wedding Fanatic: We love fanatics, and Katie is one reason for our obsession. In one wedding tip, she shows how to use labels and boxes to organize your wedding plans. She took the tip from an organization site (we love organizing sites, too!) and modified it to fit her wedding idea. She also mentions that this is a great way to organize for birthdays, holidays and other events. Way to go, Katie!
- Wedding Woo: This idea is great for both the bride and groom and for guests – a wedding CD that can be given both as a gift and/or as a commemoration of that special day. Personalize the CD even more with a decorative label that you create yourself! Few people can afford the software to print on the actual CD, so use labels to dress up that plan CD and – as the writer suggests – put that CD in a clear jewel case so your art or photography skills shine through! Check out our CD and Media labels for ideas – you even can provide a mini-CD as favors to guests.
- Weddingbee: Miss Sushi wanders away from the boundaries set by Miss Etiquette as she uses labels to address her wedding envelopes. This is especially useful if your handwriting stinks and you don’t want to hire a calligrapher! You can use a script font to print out the labels, and we’re sure no one will complain. The use of labels for envelopes allows much more room to choose a creative invitation, one with a darker envelope like the one Miss Sushi used.