An Easy Bridal Shower Activity

I recently shared with you this super simple bridal shower game — And today I’d like to share another easy shower activity to do with your guests. I know when planning a shower it’s nice to have these little extras to make the event just a touch more special.

IMG_3131This is a cute way to have guests give their own little bit of advice to the couple. Have each guest write her advice on a postcard, addressed to the bride & groom — Then mail one postcard a week to the couple for their first year of marriage, so each week they receive a new tip in the mail!

You can frame this little poem to leave out as instructions:

Please share your wisdom
about marriage, love and life,
the secret to being a good husband
or a thoughtful, caring wife.

We’ll send your advice
throughout their first year,
so please address
your notes to them here:

IMG_3133As an extra touch we ordered vintage postcards from different places the bride & groom had traveled to together — You can purchase some pretty awesome postcards on Zazzle, here.

So simple! It gives the bride & groom a little something to look forward to after the wedding – and it makes your guests feel included!

Hope everyone has a nice, short week and eases into what is my favorite month of the year!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

An Easy Bridal Shower Game

Shower games can be tricky. Should we do a game? How many? Is this too cheesy? Is it too embarrassing? Sound familiar? Well I’m here to help a sister out. With the help of my best girlfriends, I’ve come up with the perfect bridal shower game for any bride! Keep reading for the {oh so simple} rules and pretty print-out you can use {compliments of my girl, Faye}.

The game is easy. It’s called 20 Questions (or 25, or 28). I’ve given you 28 to work with. Get the groom the answer all the questions before the shower. Ask the bride one question at a time. If the bride and groom’s answers match, YAY! everyone claps. And if they don’t, make her pop a piece of gum, an M&M or mini marshmallow in her mouth (whatever you think your bride will prefer). What makes this funny is she’s got to keep all the candy in her mouth until the end of game.

See?! So simple. What’s great is that all your guests will learn a little more about the couple — And hey, the couple may even learn a thing or two about each other!
Bridal Shower QuizHave a great weekend my loves! I’ll be rounding out my triple crown of bridal showers tomorrow — This time for my almost sissie!

image c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

{my best friend’s wedding} Bridal Shower Recap

I first introduced you to Danielle back when we were bridesmaid dress shopping — and boy, how time has flown! You met her wedding planner — and last week, I shared some pictures from her bachelorette weekend. It’s been fun to have been involved in so many steps along the way to her wedding day, which is just a month away!

Her shower, this past Saturday, was a picturesque summer day — and the event planner in me can’t help but share with you the details!

IMG_3131We had each guest write a postcard of advice on marriage, love & life that we will send to the newlyweds throughout their first year of marriage!

Each postcard featured a place the couple has traveled to together — Plus, homemade floral arrangements by the bride’s mom and childhood photos of the bride & groom!
IMG_3150The signature drink was an ode to the bride’s mom — Showcased on the chalkboard my baby sister made for my own shower last year!
IMG_3145Layered cupcakes in mason jars complete with a take-home spoon made the perfect favor — The groom’s sister baked them all and sure outdid herself!
IMG_3212The gorgeous bride-to-be & her beautiful mother!
IMG_3215The groom and all the ladies!
IMG_3219Danielle & her bridesmaids ❤
IMG_3226Cheers to the happy couple! Can’t wait to witness the two of you get married one month from today!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

How to Make the Perfect Ribbon Bouquet

IMG_3126There’s always someone at a bridal shower who knows how to make that darn ribbon bouquet — You know the one made with all the ribbons from all those gifts that the bride carries during the rehearsal. But have you ever wondered how to make one?! At this past Saturday’s shower for this fabulous bride-to-be, I wondered just that. Thankfully, one of my best gal pal’s had been taught this oh-so-necessary bridal shower skill. Read on for my step-by-step how-to.

Step 1:
Using either a paper plate or cutting a large circle out of a gift box, cut a hole in the middle of the cardboard circle.
IMG_3077Step 2:
With one of the largest/sturdiest ribbons, make a big bow and thread it through the center. The knot can rest just above the hole.

IMG_3078Step 3:
Continue making bows and threading them through the center — Make sure to let some long ends hang through, as they will act as the handle.

IMG_3092Step 4:
You should have a good base now — and can always secure some of the ribbons to the cardboard itself with tape or staples if necessary. You can also use a ribbon to wrap around the handle portion to secure it all in place underneath.
IMG_3095Step 5:
Next, keep tying bows onto bows until you’ve used all the ribbons. Save any small ribbons or individual bows and flowers for the end. Tie these directly onto the larger bows and spread them out around the top of the bouquet to add some fun pops of color!
IMG_3103And Voilà! The perfect ribbon bouquet!

IMG_3128Congrats Mallory! Can’t wait for your wedding in November!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts 

The Perfect Honeymoon Accessories from Fly DIY

FlyDIYI love a good, catchy title. And Fly DIY is just that — But I love what’s inside this new e-book and the woman behind it more. Jourdan Fairchild and I go way back. We’ve spent countless hours in dance rehearsals — shared not one, but two apartments — and have seen each other go through quite a few job changes. When I told Jourdan I was thinking about starting a blog, she was the one who said I should definitely do it. (Thank you!)

So I’m so excited to share with you Jourdan’s brand new e-book, Fly DIY: Crafts for the Modern Traveler. These 12 insanely unique, totally affordable and completely adorable DIY projects can all be yours for just $10, where 10% of the proceeds goes straight to Watering Malawi — the travel assignment that sparked her brilliant idea. You can read her whole story on her blog (and here, and here)!!

LingerieBagsOh yes, I just gave you a sneak peek of one of the 12! I love these cheeky lingerie bags — Perfect for stowing away all those pretty lace things you received at your shower or treated yourself to for your honeymoon!

This and so many more easy and practical ideas for all you busy brides and jet-setters can be yours, right now. You’ll be flying high!

ps. Congrats J! So proud of you, lady!

photos c/o Jourdan Fairchild