Asking the Bridesmaids box

Let the Wedding madness begin!

So I haven’t posted about this much… But we are (I am) in full wedding planning swing lately.

Officially the date has been set
September 14th, 2013

I can’t even tell you how excited I am. And overwhelmed… I just keep reminding myself it will all get done! Right? *insert nervous laugh* Thank goodness for mom(s), family members, & bridesmaids!
Speaking of bridesmaids… I can finally post about the amazingness that I crafted to ask each of these lovely ladies! I was fully inspired by pinterest, who isn’t these days right. So I took from 3-4 different ideas and crafted my own little box of fun for my girls. In the 2 days I spent crafting I was just so excited to send these out and get their reactions! So now that the boxes have all made it to their destinations… I can post all about the fun I had putting them together.
Being that our wedding is in the fall… we are going with somewhat of a rustic theme.
And we have finally agreed on a color scheme of oranges, reds & browns. You know Fall. 🙂
I also really like the ombre look lately and am thinking it would look great to have the bridesmaids in different colors (this way indecisive me doesn’t have to pick just 1 color).
So I wanted to include a pretty homemade champagne glass and of course the drink to fill it with!
Especially since each of the 3 wonderful ladies I asked have “stresses”.  One has small children & a full time job, another two kids under 2 (sometimes mommy’s need a drink) and the 3rd is currently living with her in-laws (no explanation needed… don’t get me wrong they’re nice people… but still). 
So I got to work creating an ombre glitter glass in golds & oranges. 
It was fairly easy using Martha Stewart Mulit-surface Craft Paint in Glitter, your choice of color {my colors are: florentine gold, fire opal and copper}; my applicator of choice is also from Martha Stewart Craft’s line, the foam pouncers – so easy to use and so easy to clean!
I used this tutorial to craft the diy glam champagne glass
It was pretty easy… I took 2 days to make sure that it dried enough and my colors blended well. 
Here’s the finished product…
I also made a t-shirt for each girl. Instead of the typical “bridesmaid/maid of honor” printed on the front I used the idea of sporty looking shirts with the numbers representing how many years we have known each other. This seems much more personal to me & more fitting, as we are all more the athletic type. 
It was so simple to iron on these flocked letters and numbers. 
And the neon orange is perfect for Brad’s wedding color idea of “Suns orange” haha.
In each box I included a special letter to the recipient with a neat paragraph asking them to be part of my bridal party. This was truly a blend of my own words & the many ideas I have found with poems & fun sayings to ask your friends. Not sure if you can read it… but it finishes with “Lastly will you hold my dress when I pee” and “I couldn’t say I do without you” Please say you’ll be my… 
I took these recollections storage boxes from Micheals (which I got on killer clearance for only $1.50 a piece) & glitzed them up a bit with a piece of glitter scrapbook paper glued to the inside of the lid.
I taped a piece of glittered ribbon to the bottom and layed down tissue paper.
Then I carefully arranged all of the items inside the boxes.
And of course bubble wrapped all of the glass before I wrapped them up and tied pretty bows. 
Which was no easy task the glittered ribbon was pretty stiff.
In the end they turned out great! 
I know each of the girls was very surprised…& it was so fun to be crafty
Next up… Save the dates, Invitations, Signs for our chairs, various decor & wedding favors.

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