Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favor Ideas

I think the best wedding favors are personal AND practical (and yes, I count mini pies as practical!). Here are some wedding favor ideas to send your guests home with an extra special thank you gift, from the aforementioned mini pies to adorable custom matchboxes and seed packets. Bonus: you can make some seriously adorable labels to accompany any of these favor ideas! – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Mini Jam Jars from Martha Stewart Weddings via Oh So Beautiful PaperWedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Leaves made of seed paper by Martha Stewart Weddings via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Personalize jars of jam with custom labels or tags. | Photography: Corbin Gurkin via Martha Stewart Weddings // Cut out leaves of seed paper that guests can take home to grow their own wildflowers. | Photography: Raymond Hom via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Favor Bags made from Printed Paper via Minted / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use whatever paper scraps you already have to make these patchwork favor bags. | Photography: Jared Smith, DIY Patchwork Favor Bags: Sugar and Cloth via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Ask for recipes when you send out your RSVP cards and compile them into a cookbook to use as your favors. | Photography: Emily Scannell, Graphic Design: Lisa Mishima via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Buy coffee in bulk and print custom labels to create these mini coffee bag favors. Your guests will be thanking you the next morning! | Photography: Kaitie Bryant Photography, Paper Goods: Yvonne Lin via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Potted succulents with a personalized message attached make a memorable gift. | Photography: Studio Phrené via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

A mini pie in a mini box with a mini fork. What’s there not to love? | Photography: Heather Waraksa, Mini Pie: Luckybird Bakery via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Print matchbox designs and adhere to matchboxes for a personal and practical favor. It’s a match made in heaven. | Matchbox Favor Printables: Olivia Kanaley via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Give your guests seed packets of your favorite flowers. | Photography: Lavender & Twine via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Mini jars of honey with personalized tags can double as escort cards. Sweet! | Photography: Kirsten Ellis via Green Wedding Shoes

12 Paper Flower Ideas

Happy almost New Year everyone! I’m wrapping up 2015 with one more guide for eBay – and this one is all about paper flowers! I’m sharing twelve of my absolute favorite paper flower ideas for weddings, birthday parties, and even nursery décor. You can check all of the ideas out right here!

Paper Flower Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper for eBay

These paper flowers are originally from this Paper Icelandic Poppy post!

p.s. If any of you are looking for cocktail ideas for New Year’s Eve parties tonight, we’ve got you covered in the cocktail archives! This is one of my favorite New Year’s Eve cocktail posts from a couple of years ago, and I’m a big fan of this lavender champagne cocktail and this Rosemary-Pear French 75 for New Year’s! Also, a Sparkling Rosé 75!

Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve everyone! xoxo

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marbled Paper

I fell in love with marbled paper when I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and have been excited to see it pop up in so many places lately! Marbled paper and marbled patterns have shown up on everything from wrapping paper to napkins – and there are endless opportunities for marbled elements in weddings! I will definitely be incorporating marbled paper elements into my future (currently non-existent) wedding. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Create an impact with a marbled table runner. | Photography: Pen/Carlson, Event Design and Planning: Jayne Weddings via Swooned

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Mint marble and black calligraphy make stunning place cards. | Marble Place Cards: Minted, Photography: Jeff Mindell via Studio DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Marbled paper lampshades are an easy way to add memorable style to your reception. | Marbled Wrapping Paper: Minted, Photography: Morgan Blake of Three Pennies via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Use marbled boxes and envelopes as escort cards. | Calligraphy: Nancy Hopkins, Photography: Patricia Heal via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Marbled napkins add a boost of color to your table. | via Sugar and Charm

Marbled Favor Bags / Oh Happy Day via Oh So Beautiful Paper

These marbled bags from Oh Happy Day were originally intended for an advent calendar, but would be lovely favor bags!

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Add a unique twist to marbled place cards with a touch of liquid gold gilding. | Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Make marble place card holders or place cards from actual marble tile, which are a remarkably affordable and sophisticated option. | (left) via Almost Makes Perfect & (right) via Sugar & Cloth

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Incorporate marbled paper into banners and even the aisle runner. | Marble Banner: Minted, Photography: Morgan Blake of Three Pennies via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Use marble contact paper to transform ordinary cans into beautiful vases. | via Fall For DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Use marble slate as place cards for a simple table setting. | Marble Slate Name Tags & Photography: Jen Huang via Camille Styles

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations

Pink and gold. It’s just such a great combination. Gold looks great with just about anything, but especially with the gorgeous shade of petal pink used in these invitations from Allie Ruth Bridal. Allie created these elegant dip dyed pink and gold wedding invitations for a summer wedding in Texas, with plenty of cactus and succulent illustrations included throughout the wedding stationery. In addition to the gorgeous wedding invitations, Allie also shared some of the day-of details from this beautiful wedding!

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From AllieCatye and Trey’s wedding was absolutely stunning, with florals that would make anyone swoon. Each card of the invitation suite was dip-dyed in graduated shades of pink from the small info card to the main invitation. The package was tied with natural twine and a hand-stamped custom monogram. The suite came together with an illustrated succulent motif, which found its way into the day-of wedding details, as well! 

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful PaperElegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The pocket envelopes were show-stopping. Each one got letterpress printed on the back in matte gold with my full succulent illustration, and then I hand-painted the watercolor to fill in each one. They were lined with a matte gold-printed illustrated pattern. I then addressed them all and affixed Texas inspired vintage postage and finished them off with a band of pink masking tape and a custom-designed “mailed with love” sticker, with their return address stamped on the back.

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The day-of design was so much fun. All of their food—menu, desserts and cocktails sounded amazing, so my mouth was totally watering as I was calligraphing the cards and created the stamp that you see on those pretty pink napkins. I dip-dyed all of the escort cards to match the invitation suite, and even designed large program and welcome signs for the ceremony.

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful PaperElegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful PaperElegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Allie!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Mustard Seed Photography

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details

Fall weddings are my favorite. I love the rich color palettes and warm details inspired by the cool and crisp weather. Here are some simple ways to incorporate the season into your wedding. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a drink station with hot apple cider, fall florals, and bold signage. | Photography: Aster & Olive Photography via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use apples with paper leaves as escort cards. | Photography: Cassi Claire Photography via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use birch wood to create unique place settings. | Source: HGTV

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Bottle homemade apple cider and add personalized tags for favors. | Photography: This Sweet Love Photography via Weddings In Winnipeg

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create napkin ties by wrapping tree trimmings and cinnamon sticks with twine. | Source: Vintage House

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add floral bundles and watercolor place cards to each plate. | Photography: Brittany Wood, Florals: Moon Canyon via designlovefest

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a copper wax seal to escort cards for a timeless touch. | Photography: Sylvie Gil, Invitation Suite: Little Miss Press via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Display menus and other signs in metallic hoops adorned with florals. | Photography: Elisa Bricker, Paper Suite: Southall Eden via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use deep, rich colors for the florals while keeping the paper goods more neutral (but still beautiful). | Photography: Danielle Poff Photography, Paper Goods: Little Miss Press via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fall Wedding Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add pomegranates, greenery, and black food label cards with gold calligraphy to the dessert table. | Photography: Taylor Lord, Design, Florals, & Stationery: The Nouveau Romantics, Calligraphy: Crown and Clover via Green Wedding Shoes

What time of year is your favorite for weddings?