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#1 herbaltees

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    Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:53 AM

    I'm trying a few DIY projects for our cruise wedding. The first were the center pieces I fell in love with on Martha Stewart's wedding site.

     

     

     

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    What can I do to make mine look as stylish as the ones shown on the site?

    Any advise you can offer would be great.

     



    #2 JBean

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      Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:59 AM

      I think yours look great! Hers are obviously different flowers, and they are grouped closer together, which gives it more of a "bouquet" feel. 

       

      What do yours look like lit up? I wonder if Martha's are vellum so the light shows through nicely?


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      #3 herbaltees

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        Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:00 AM

        My second project were my Guest Favors or Swag bags. Our guests are all non sailing and most are from out of town.

         

        I'm thinking of including the following in the bags.

         

        Mini Bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (men) or Parrot Bay (women)

        Mini toy "chest" stuffed with personalized Chocolate gold coins

        Hand Sanitizer

        Lifesavers

        Program Fans

         

        Bags.jpg

         

         

        The bags are jute and I've stenciled an anchor onto it. But what else can I do to make it a little more stylish and less "home school project?"

         

         

         



        #4 herbaltees

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          Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:12 AM



          Originally Posted by JBean 

          I think yours look great! Hers are obviously different flowers, and they are grouped closer together, which gives it more of a "bouquet" feel. 

           

          What do yours look like lit up? I wonder if Martha's are vellum so the light shows through nicely?

           

          Thanks!!!
           

          Yes, I changed the flowers to match the colors of our wedding party.  Hmmm you're right. I will group them closer together so they aren't so spread out and give more of that bouquet feel.

           

          Our cruise line won't allow candles, but I'm thinking maybe I should try the battery operated type of tea lights?

           

          Thanks  I will try vellum, too.

           

          Maybe I should try a square vase too?

           

           



          #5 Starfish0512

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            Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:35 AM

            I saw the post below about grouping the flowers together, great idea, wondering what program you are using to create these?  If you are using powerpoint you can select a background which will give you the faded yellow background she is using...  then insert the flowers on top of the background, use a nice frosted vellum and they will light up and look gorgeous!

             

            great job!

             

            Originally Posted by herbaltees 

            I'm trying a few DIY projects for our cruise wedding. The first were the center pieces I fell in love with on Martha Stewart's wedding site.

             

             

             

            photo(3).JPG

               

             

            What can I do to make mine look as stylish as the ones shown on the site?

            Any advise you can offer would be great.

             



             



            #6 Starfish0512

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              Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:38 AM

              Where are you getting married?  Add something "local" to the bags...  A common add in is a little wedding hangover kit - advil, peopto, sunscreen, chapstick, etc...  You are well on your way!

               

              Originally Posted by herbaltees 

              My second project were my Guest Favors or Swag bags. Our guests are all non sailing and most are from out of town.

               

              I'm thinking of including the following in the bags.

               

              Mini Bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (men) or Parrot Bay (women)

              Mini toy "chest" stuffed with personalized Chocolate gold coins

              Hand Sanitizer

              Lifesavers

              Program Fans

               

              Bags.jpg

               

               

              The bags are jute and I've stenciled an anchor onto it. But what else can I do to make it a little more stylish and less "home school project?"

               

               

               



               

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              #7 herbaltees

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                Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:57 AM

                Thanks. I was using Corel Draw. I will adjust the background color, group the flowers together and try a frosted vellum.

                 

                Thanks ladies

                 

                Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

                I saw the post below about grouping the flowers together, great idea, wondering what program you are using to create these?  If you are using powerpoint you can select a background which will give you the faded yellow background she is using...  then insert the flowers on top of the background, use a nice frosted vellum and they will light up and look gorgeous!

                 

                great job!

                 



                 



                 



                #8 herbaltees

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                  Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:58 AM


                  We are getting married in Baltimore on a cruise ship, on embarkation day. I could add something local to the bags, like crab seasoning packets or something like that.

                   

                  Hmmm, thanks. Great idea.

                  Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

                  Where are you getting married?  Add something "local" to the bags...  A common add in is a little wedding hangover kit - advil, peopto, sunscreen, chapstick, etc...  You are well on your way!

                   



                   



                   



                  #9 mormac01

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                    Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

                    Thanks for sharing! Great Ideas






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