Centerpieces

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I purchased the vases and stones from Dollar Tree, peacock feathers from E-bay, and ribbon and floating candles from Michael’s. I used hot glue to attach the peacock feather and ribbon. The centerpieces were quick and turned out pretty! They were set on the tables with purple tea lights, also from Michael’s, and the table numbers, as pictured above.

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DIY Toss Bouquet

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I used some of the handmade fabric flowers (see previous post on them!) to create our toss bouquet. To create the bouquet:

  1. Gather your fabric flowers. I used my previously made one, and bought a few from Michael’s.
  2. Hotglue wires to the back of each of the flowers- ensure the wire is long enough to create the length of handle you want.
  3. Wrap fabric tape around the wires, securely.
  4. Wrap a thick ribbon around the wires, and secure with dots of glue. I tied another ribbon in a bow at the top, and used a dot of glue to add a peacock feather.
  5. You’re done! In total, mine had 13 flowers in it and took about an hour to make (not including the time to handmade the flowers).

Wedding Programs

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Though many people skip them now, I love designing documents, so I decided to make some programs myself.

I actually used Powerpoint to design them, because I found a template with some fun aspects to it which used Powerpoint, and it’s so simple to design pages as slides, and then print that way- it’s very photo and text box friendly. The template had figures for the area where you describe your bridal party, like this:

I used the template as a starter, and switched out the colors for the bouquets and such to my wedding colors. I also downloaded some nice fonts for free from various sites, to make the calendar and “thank you” look fancier. If you want a different template or fonts check the forums on Weddingwire and such- many brides have great, free templates they share. Pinterest has some as well. If you don’t want to make them yourself, Etsy as always has people who will design them for you!

To create mine:

I found a peacock design I liked, and created the cover simply with the photo, our names, and the wedding date and location.

On the inside, we had the schedule of the day, information about the special songs that were played, and a blurb about each member of the wedding party.

On the back we had a Thank You to our guests.

Music included:

Father Daughter Dance: “I Loved Her First” – Heartland

First dance: “You’re My Best Friend” – Queen

Cake cutting: “I Like Pie, I Like Cake” – Four Chefs

Bouquet toss: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper

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We put the programs in a basket, on sale at Joann’s, with a sign tied on it with a ribbon, that was stamped with the peacock feather stamp from Michael’s, and hand cutout letters.

Hand Painted Table Numbers

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For our Peacock-Themed wedding, with purple and turquoise as our colors, I wanted to have unique, handmade table numbers.

I went on a trip to gather up my supplies, and I got:

  • A pack of small canvases (available at Joann’s or Michael’s- great to use a coupon on, or buy when 50% off)
  • I rounded up the paint brushes, and the bottles of paint in my wedding colors and in black, which I already owned from the chalkboard I’d painted
  • I also bought mini-easels at Joann’s, on sale, to sit the boards on each table

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To make them:

  1. Spread light layers of ink all over the canvas, and smear with a damp paper towel, until desired darkness and colors. I did a mix of turquoise and purple inks, and kept it light, wanting it to look like a watercolor painting.
  2. After the ink has dried, very carefully stamp your shape on top, with a good layer of ink.
  3. After the stamp has dried, use a sticker, template, or whatever you have, to outline the number on the canvas, and then paint the number
  4. Let dry, and you’re done!