DIY Fabric Wedding Bouquets

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DIY fabric wedding bouquets

If you want your wedding bouquet evergreen, then fabric bouquets are a great answer. And with a little creativity and instruction you can make one yourself. What I love is that you can have polka dots in your arrangement if you want. Your personality in your bouquet, how perfect.

And here are some DIY fabric bouquets from funky to vintage…complete with tutorials!

DIY fabric bouquet

This bride was inspired by vintage necklaces with fabric flowers which she used to make her bouquet (along with a wire whisk!). Learn how to make this bouquet at Rock n Roll Bride. This bride used existing fabric flowers. But with this tutorial you can learn how to make your own.


DIY felt heart wedding bouquet

This sweet felt heart bouquet is actually what inspired this post. It was so quirky and romantic and looks easy to make. See the tutorial here at La Belle Bride.


Pinwheel Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

This one’s also sweet and quirky. But you can easily make it more modern or more vintage just by changing your fabric choices and colors. Learn how to make this bouquet at Elizabeth Anne Designs.


vintage DIY fabric wedding bouquet

The creator of this bouquet made it together with her future daughter in law for a vintage wedding.  See the tutorial at The Polka Dot Closet.


Fabric Flower Wedding Bouquet

What a statement with just 2 colors. This bouquet is made of fabric circles and a whisk (again!). Read the tutorial at Elizabeth Anne Designs to make your own.


burlap wedding bouquet

This bouquet uses 3 colors of burlap and even paint to create this look. See the tutorial at Snug as a Bug Baby.

Looking for more wedding inspiration? Find more wedding bouquets here, and more DIY wedding ideas here.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}


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Real Palettes: Fuchsia, Mint and Ivory Bali Wedding

Posted by in Color Advice, Our Designs, Real Palettes

Ganesh Lotus Wedding Program by Imbue You in fuchsia, mint green and ivory

When Emily came to us to create the wedding program for her fall destination wedding in Bali, she had a problem that lots of couples experience: How to bridge her invitation colors with her reception colors.

It’s good to have some consistency between your invitations and ceremony and reception stationery because it ties the whole wedding together, and makes it seem like, well, one wedding.

In Emily’s case her invitations were dark red with green, and her reception colors were mostly dark pink. So what to do?

I suggested she simply take one color from the invitation and pair it with her reception color. Because she was getting married in Bali, green would be the best choice as it would also capture the island flair of her wedding location. Red and fuchsia would also work, especially for super modern, or romantic wedding themes.

She loved the look of ivory paper so we incorporated that. Ivory also helped to tone down the brightness of the pink and green and blended them very nicely. In general ivory paper will give your colors a more muted, romantic look which is why it’s a popular choice for vintage weddings.

The combo would have also worked well on white paper, if you love color (which I do!).

We loved this lotus design so much with the Ganesh icon that we added it to our Etsy wedding stationery shop. What do you think?

Ganesh Lotus Wedding Program Inside by Imbue You

Ganesh Lotus Wedding Program Back by Imbue You

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

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Tips for Addressing Your Wedding Invitation Envelopes

Posted by in Ask Imbue You, Wording and Etiquette

Rustic Heart Envelope Label Set by Imbue You

Along with your reception seating chart, figuring out your guest list can be one of the most frustrating and confusing parts of wedding planning. But it doesn’t have to be.

When it comes to actually addressing your envelopes, here are some things to consider:


How formal do you want to be?

Rules and etiquette aside, the addressing of your wedding invitations should fit the tone and formality of your wedding. If your wedding is casual, addressing your invitation to Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard just doesn’t fit. And the opposite is also true. Formal weddings should not have nicknames on the envelope.

These are some options ranging from formal to more casual:

Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard
Mr. Thomas Jones and Mr. Richard Johnson (for same sex couples)

Ms. Leslie Jones and Mr. Richard Johnson (wife uses maiden name)

Leslie Jones and Richard Johnson (wife uses maiden name)
Leslie and John Hubbard (the wife goes first)

Aunt Leslie and Uncle John Hubbard

*note on the formal “Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard”. Many women may not want to be addressed as “Mrs. John Hubbard”, and some women use their maiden names (me included).

So an understanding of your event and also your guests is important. Many people now split up their addressing generationally, with older guests getting the more formal “Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard” and younger guest getting “Leslie and John Hubbard” even for formal weddings.

More help from Emily Post.


Who is invited?

This used to be a bit simpler with inner and outer envelopes. You would address the outer envelope and list the individual names of the people invited on the inner envelope. Most couples nowadays are skipping the inner envelope, or use it to keep the invitation fresh, and so don’t address it.

That’s ok. It just means your addressing also has to communicate who’s invited to the wedding. For a family with kids and the kids can come, include the parents names and the children’s first names. Or simply add “and Family”. You can also address the envelope to “The Hubbard Family”.

If children aren’t invited, leave them off the envelope. You may also have to let them know, informally and/or in your invitation stationery that children aren’t invited, though adding it to your stationery is more controversial.

With single guests who are engaged, living with a partner, or in a long-term relationship, put both people by name on the envelope. And it’s perfectly fine to put the name of the person you know the best first. When couples are living together, both people should be invited.

When you don’t know who your guest may bring, you can add “and Guest” to the envelope.


Who gets their own invitations?

Guests over 18 should get their own invitations, even if they are living with other guests. This goes for living with parents or a roommate.


What to do with titles?

Titles such as Rev. and Dr. should be abbreviated. The person with the title is listed first. So when the wife is a doctor and the husband is not, she goes first.

Some remaining tips:

  • Check the addresses on your list, then check them again. You’ll almost always find something you missed.
  • When organizing your list in Excel, check for missing zeros at the front of zipcodes when they are in their own cell.
  • If a parent or someone else needs to have input on who’s invited and how the addresses look on the envelope, get them involved early in the list making. That way you’re on the same page, and only have to make your list once.

Find the answers to other wording and etiquette questions.

Are there other questions and issues you face with addressing your invitations? Let us know in comments.

{Photo by Imbue You Wedding. Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

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