So like I mentioned, Wednesdays will be wedding related. I have a ton of old projects, details, and photos to share but I apologize in advance that all of these will be awful iPhone photos since our camera didn't exist yet.
One of the first things we did after being engaged was decide on our bridesmaids and groomsmen and I couldn't wait to put together a kit to ask them to be in our bridal party! Since most of my bridesmaids weren't local, I knew it had to travel well and it couldn't be perishable. I also wanted it to be functional. I found these perfect bridesmaids tote bags at Francesca's in chevron print with teal, I added nail polish, champagne and then painted the first letter of their names. Finally, I packed it up with bubble wrap, tissue and washi tape.
The funny thing was, I ended up hand delivering most of these so I decided to forgo a card with a clever saying in exchange for a good old fashioned verbal invite to stand up with me at my wedding. It felt really personal that way. My maid of honor Auva and I bawled our eyes out while she opened hers. Haha.
For the men, we spotted a few ideas on Pinterest and tailored it to Rob's obvious love for Patron (he is Mexican after all). We found the mini flasks at World Market, repurposed some of my Birchboxes to hold everything, made a cute little sign and away they went!
One of the useless and unique parts of our will-you gifts was that I was absolutely anal about having the exact shade of crinkle filler paper to pack them with so we made our own! We cut tons of strips of teal, white and black cardstock and hand folded it. Rob looked at me crazy when I suggested this but he knows I always win in the end. 🙂
Luckily, all of them said yes. Interesting enough, we both only started with 4 guys/girls each and by the end of our 18 month engagement it ended up growing into 7 guys/girls on each side. So much for that small bridal party! But considering how much we love each and everyone one of them, I wouldn't have changed it for the world. They are our forever friends 🙂
The will-you gifts were one of my favorite things to come up with for the wedding (also we did these about a year in advance so wedding stress was low. haha) and looking back, there's so much more I would have done. Maybe I'll dream up some more ideas and post them for future Wedding Wednesdays, for those of you who haven't gotten married yet.
It's been officially 1 month and 2 days since our wedding and we've still got roughly another month until we get our professional pics from our amazing wedding photographer Emily of Anna Delores Photography. I cannot wait! In the meantime, I'll share some venue pictures with you next week and maybe sprinkle in a wedding photo or two also!
In terms of being married, I LOVE it! People ask if it feels any different and in a lot of ways, it really does. We feel a little bit more like a family unit of our own and it still makes us smile goofy when we call each other husband and wife. Plus no wedding stress = AMAZING. Haha I don't think I'll be one of those wives with post-wedding blues... mostly because I know there's so many of our friends' future weddings to help plan!
How was your weekend?