Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wedding Ceremony Blankets

Anyone remember these on Instagram from a few weeks back?

People asked so now I can finally share--they were bought to be blankets for an outdoor wedding ceremony.  Only problem was those big gray ikea tags.  Something custom was calling my name!  So here's what I did-- ^^

^^I sent the bride a few different blanket sayings.  We went with the chevron pattern since she wanted a modern black/white pattern and happened to be a fan of the zig zags.  We went throughout a few different font options and ended up with…^^

^^This one!  I love the rhyming (and kitschy-ness of course!) so I'm glad it was the one.  I had a 100-pack of 5x7 photo paper, so I printed them out on the glossiness.  Those circles on the ends represent where I punched holes to lace the ribbon through.^^

^^I couldn't wait to tear off all those Ikea tags!  Luckily, we didn't have to re-roll, so it was just basic assembly.  After we cut all of the ribbon to the appropriate length, we laced a tag on each blanket and finished with a nice bow in the back.  An easy upgrade (that's only cost was the ribbon spools!) that definitely made an impact.  The bride had thought about donating leftover blankets people would leave behind, but at the end of the night, there weren't any left to collect.  Couldn't have asked for better!^^

We thought of a few ways to display them, but the bride ultimately wanted them placed on the seats, so that's where they went.  Being the planner, time got the best of me and I didn't get any pictures of the bags of them post-tieing or once they were distributed, but I bet the photographer got some of them dispersed on the seats.  Fingers crossed!
xo, Elissa

UPDATE: See the pro photo HERE!!

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