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Part 3: Favors
Your wedding day will be here sooner than you think! Plan your favors as early as possible, especially if you want to DIY or to order handmade &/or personalized items. Leave some room open for unexpected last minute things by getting items on your checklist completed ahead of schedule!
In Part 3 of this four-part series, here are some unique handmade wedding favors from Etsy shops. Some inspiration to help you find what will be just right for you! Click photos to go to the shop listing for each item.
If you missed Part 1: http://wedeclectic.com/2013/07/11/two-to-four-months-before-the-wedding/
Part 1: Cake Toppers
Your wedding day is approaching fast! Are you using a monthly checklist to carry out your plans? If you buy your wedding cake topper, decorations, favors, and attendant gifts as early as possible, you’ll be able to relax a lot more the month before the wedding and enjoy everything you’ve put together. Plus it gives you a little room to take care of any last minute things that come up unexpectedly without the added stress.
In Part 1 of this four-part series, here are some unique handmade and vintage wedding cake toppers from Etsy shops to help you find what will be just right for you! Click photos to go to the shop listing for each item.
Happy Wedding Wishes,
One of the trendy weddings for 2013 goes back to the wedding dress styles of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. This post will focus on the 1930s wedding styles(my parents were married in 1936).
A. The bridal dresses in the 1930s were influenced by the royal weddings at the time(Princess Marina of Greece) and by old Hollywood glam. The fabrics used were tight fitting, slippery and high sheen fabrics such as satin, silk and rayon with the colors being ivory, cream, a blue white or a pink white.
The styles could have cowl necklines, curved trains and long medieval sleeves with the bridesmaids wearing similar styles with Juliet caps.
B. The bouquets were varied ranging from posys to arm bouquets…usually roses as well as Madonna lilies.
C. The Groom’s attire depended on how formal the wedding was to be and from the semi formal dark suit to the formal tuxedo or tailcoat. Buttonholes were stephanotis or lily of the valley. The best man wore gardenias and the fathers and the ushers wore carnations. If you need to visualize the well dressed male of the time, think Cary Grant or Fred Astaire.
D. The Color schemes of the 1930s were:
Cocoa brown with hyacinth blue
Prune with turquoise
Mustard Yellow with Gray
F. Wedding cakes were multi tiered and used fondant and buttercream icing and topped with a wedding topper.
G. At the reception, cocktails from the time were …Sidecar, whisky sour, mint julep.
The dances of the time were Lindy Hop dances(like swing dancing), foxtrot, rumba and the congo lines.
The vintage weddings of the 1930s included many exciting touches for today’s weddings…take as little or as much as you desire in the authenticity….
|Michelle Large Vintage Inspired Jeweled Ribbon Headband|
ClaybouquetShop is your one stop shop for amazing clay bouquets, jeweled ribbon headbands, bespoke brooch bouquets, and one of a kind clay accessories.
I asked Jennifer of ClayBouquetShop to tell me a little about herself. Here is her charming description:
I started crafting for my own wedding, as I didn’t want to spend a trillion dollars (okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration), and I’ve always loved “creating.” I was encouraged by family, friends, and wedding vendors to continue making bridal items, and here I am.
I’m a data analyst by day, working for a health insurance company. So I really enjoy coming home and creating beautiful things after running code and reports all day.
My husband and I live with our three cats, and hope to move to a sustainable home in the next year or so, with a solar/wind hybrid system, a fruit orchard and an organic garden in the plans. (If I can sneak a few alpacas, goats and chickens into the barn while my husband is sleeping, all will be right with the world. That’s when I’ll replace my VW, whichs run on either diesel or vegetable oil, with an EV (electric vehicle). Yep, I am pretty passionate about this.
You go girl!
|Crystal Brooch Bouquet|
|Crystal and Ethical Feather Bouquet|
Back in the 1950’s and 60’s shoe clips were a popular accessory for spiffing up a regular ol’ pair of shoes. Today shoe clips are enjoying a revival of sorts and being enjoyed from weddings to daily wear.
As hemlines become shorter or as the bride daintily, or daringly, lifts up her dress to have her shoes poke coquettishly from beneath, her shoes are on display for all to see.
Thrifty brides will love that after the wedding their shoe clips can also be worn as lapel brooches or hair accessories. The creative bride will discover that the clips can pretty much be worn anywhere from boot toppers, to belts, pant tops, etc.
|Steampunk Gear Boutonniere|
|Surrealistic Oil Painting – The Philosopher|
>Okay if you have been reading this blog for a little while you already know that I don’t really do a ton of fashion. Definitely a pony tail and jeans kind of gal. But…and it is a big but (kind of like mine) I am really loving the 1930’s styles that are becoming more popular!!! Remember we here at Offbeat Etsy Weddings are the enforcers of being true to yourself, so if you hate the 1930’s resurgence Do Not add these touches to your wedding. If on the other hand, you find you like these as much as I do well, then keep reading and get ready to oooohhh and ahhhhhh.
|Deco Wedding Dress|
|1930’s Engagement Ring|
|Petite Vintage inspired jeweled headband by ClayBouquetShop|
|Headdress by Liaison|
|Headband by MoonshineBaby|
|Cocktail hat by LoveCharlie|