However you’re celebrating it with your gals, pals or loved one we hope you all have an amazing day! We’ve had lot’s of interest in our photos we printed for our Palentine’s styled shoot so we thought what a perfect day to put them up as downloadable wallpapers for your phone!
Today we want to share a simple printable to make a sparkler send off easy and to dress up the actual sparklers you give out to guests (and to let them know what they’re for!). We made it a simple grey so you can match it to almost any wedding decor (and by this time, it’ll be dark anyways).
Just download these printables RIGHT HERE. They print out three to a page, and we recommend cardstock. You can see ours has some print lines SO we also recommend getting them printed at a copy shop for laser quality. Cut them out- we’d also recommend a paper cutter, especially if you’re doing enough for every guest! This little guy only cost about $12 and works like a charm.
Then, tape on your sparklers! We love this gold foil tape and it sticks even better than washi tape. We just picked it up from the craft store.
Today we’re bringing you some fun free printable bookmarks that are all about love. We used a watercolour background in some springy colours for these sweet little bookmarks. With DIY tassels, they’re perfectly darling. We think they make an awesome wedding or shower favor. Ready to see how they’re made?
To get started, download and print the free file (grab it here) on cardstock and cut them to size. When you have that done, it’s time to make your tassels! I’d like you to know that we’ve found the easiest way to make tassels in a hurry. So if you’re making a bunch- we’ve got you covered. You can get packs of embroidery thread from the dollar store (it’s not the same texture as regular embroidery thread but it’s perfect for tassels. Cut them in half and tie the folded end… see!? SO quick. No wrapping for eeeever.
Then, take a piece of thread and a darning needle (those are the ones that are super thick- for wool and such) and punch it through your bookmarks to tie off.
That’s it, that’s all. One bookmark at each place setting would make a pretty colourful tablescape, or stack them neatly in a basket for guests to pick on their way out.
So we know that weddings can be crazy expensive- and we know that you want them to look amazing whether or not you’re dropping the big bucks. So we’ve rounded up some of our favourite free wedding printables that are also ridiculously gorgeous to help make your day awe-some! And yes… these are all 100% free.
Left to Right / Top to Bottom:
ONE: Let’s start with some gorgeous florals, why don’t we? I love these printable paper fans that have floral illustrations on one side and an editable program on the other. Cute and functional.
TWO: Our very own free printable table number guest books had to make it into the list! Cross guest book and table numbers off your list with this free printable DIY. And they come in three colours to boot.
THREE: Will you be my bridesmaid? Spoiler- if you ask me with this card I’ll probably say yes! The florals are crazy pretty.
FOUR: This beachy watercolour invitation is so lovely, and better yet they have a whole suite of coordinating paper goods! Is there anything The Wedding Chicks can’t do?
FIVE: Three words: custom. drink. tickets. *swoon* Is there anything more tacky than red dollar store drink tickets? NO? I didn’t think so. But these could be on the fanciest of wedding tables.
SIX: An entire invitation suite as a free printable? Oh yes, she did! We love everything Lia Griffith does and this baby is no different.
SEVEN: How fun are these chalkboard looking placemats!? What a great way to add character to an already beautiful table. I love these for buffets since you won’t have a plate at each setting.
EIGHT: Oh Happy Day! These photo save the dates are just so darn pretty we couldn’t leave them off the list!
NINE: This free invitation and details card template gives you all the goods you need to make your own custom invitations. How amazing are all those fonts they’ve used? And all free!
TEN: What better way to announce that you’re engaged than with a sweet postcard? These lovely photo post cards are from our friend and local wedding planner Sweetheart Events and come in four colours.
Phew- quite the list right! And most of these sites have more than just what’s shown. It’s like an endless supply of awesome, all for free. Have you ever used a free printable before? Would you? We’d love to hear in the comments!
As much as we love some of the creative guest books out there- some of them only allow for guests to sign their name and maybe sneak in a ‘Congrats!’. We love reading the sweet notes that guests leave for the bride and groom: advice, words of wisdom and love, memories, and even encouragement. These little booklets make a fun guest book alternative. Place one on each table as the table number marker and have guests fill out notes over the course of the night. Package them up as a cute display on your book case and every year snuggle up with a bottle of wine to read the sweet notes from your loved ones.
You could design these to look however you like, or even customize store bought notebooks (have you seen these gorgeous guys?!) with some gold leaf. We’ve created these simple ones in the numbers 1 through 15 for you in 3 different colour schemes: pinks, greens, and black. All you need to do is click the colour below you’re digging and download the printable PDF document.
When you have your covers printed on card stock (I chose a gloss cover stock), cut pages out of standard printer paper to the same size, fold in half and use an embroidery needle to bind as shown.
Just so you’re forewarned, we’re kind of on a table number kick around here… so we’ll have a round up of some of our faves (including these guys!) for you next Tuesday! Have any you’re in love with that you’d like to see included? Send them our way 🙂
Today I’m so excited to be sharing these lovely watercolour feather engagement and wedding cards with you all! If you’re anything like me, you have a ton of weddings and showers to attend this summer. These cards should get you out of one or two last minute jams and look so pretty printed up for a bride and groom. When my friend Colleen shared her free feather templates on Friday I couldn’t help snatch them up for these cards. The watercolour detail is one of my favourite ways to pretty up any design lately, and brush script? It’s all good, you guys!
To get your hands on these cards just click the links below:
One of my favourite traditions for bridal showers is for guests to bring one of their favourite recipes to gift to the new bride. I know that Pinterest is the new recipe book (and I love it!) but there’s something so special of recipes passed down along family and friends. By asking guests to bring just one, you know you’re getting a tried and true favourite, and hey- who says you can’t request that chicken dish of Aunty Ann’s that you look forward to year round!
There’s a certain charm about everyone bringing a recipe card from their collection but with less of us stocking recipe cards in our cupboards, it’s nice to provide guests a card for them to bring along. Send these out with the invitation and the bride-to-be will have a beautiful recipe collection. We’ve created the recipe cards in both these blue and pink colours, but also in a golden yellow and simple black and white. All the colour versions have a watercolour texture up close.
Just click the colour you would like, download the PDF and print on card stock paper! The PDF has 2 recipe cards per sheet, sized at a standard 4×6 recipe card size.
I’m so excited about today’s post! Today we’re sharing these gorgeous DIY Neon Edged Save the Dates with you. The best part? We’re including the customizable free printable for you- so you can actually use them! These save the dates are clean, simple, and striking with a pop of neon that’s too much fun.
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Save the Dates:
Get started by editing our template to include your information. The template is for Word- so it’s crazy easy to edit. Just download, open, and change out the names, date, and city for your wedding details. The font we used is Brandon Grotesque, if you don’t have this one a good alternative is Century Gothic which comes standard on most machines. Save your edited document as a PDF (File/Save As) and send to the printers. Have them printed double sided (page two is the patterned backing) on heavy weight (minimum 100lb) card stock. They print two invites to one page.
Once you have your save the dates printed, you can cut them out. A paper cutter will work best to give you straight lines. Edging the paper makes uneven lines more noticeable, so invest in a paper cutter (you can get some for around $20) instead of trying scissors. When you’re done cutting them out, take a stack and run your neon highlighter over the edges of the papers until they’re as bright as you like. Take care not to colour the front or back of the pages.
That’s all there is to these! Tie them up with some coordinating bakers twine and pop them in envelopes to send to guests. If you’re ambitious, you could even edge your envelopes to match! They’re so much fun with the pop of colour. We’d love to see if you do use the template! Just tag us on social media or shoot us an email (you’ll make our day!). Please keep in mind these printables are for personal use only and cannot be redistributed or sold- but you’re golden and already knew that.
It’s Christmas! We’re excited to take the week off and relax with a cup of hot cocoa, snuggle under blankets and watch holiday movies with family. Before we get lost in the holiday magic, I wanted to stop in and wish YOU, our wonderful readers and incredible customers a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Whatever you’re celebrating, and whoever you’re celebrating with, we hope you feel merry and bright.
I want you to know how much I appreciate you- I could never live my dream and spend my days surrounded by vintage prettys (and sometimes not so pretty paperwork) without your support. Creating decor that speaks to you is what I’m passionate about and this season while we’re busy reflecting on what’s made our year special- I thought you should know you’re on my list.
And as a bonus! If you’re needing some last minute holiday cards- we’ve got you covered with these free printables! Click the image below to download the full size PDF and spoil your friends and family with words of encouragement this holiday season!
PS. I’ll be back on the 30th to share some inspiration for your NYE!
So we’re all about the series right now! Last week we started our Feature Friday series which will be every friday- and today we’re starting a mini series- the Somethings. Guesses? Yep, we’re breaking down the ‘Something old, Something new’ tradition and giving you ideas on how to make the most of the sweet tradition- and what the heck it means! We’ll be running this one just once a month- today we’re talking about the tradition and next month we’ll start with something old. You know that’s our favourite! Plus, we have two free printables of the quote for ya.
First, let’s talk about the tradition… shall we? The saying was from 1883, it was an olde English rhyme. The tradition goes that brides should wear or carry with them these tokens of love or good luck on their big day. We all know the first part… but there’s an extra little bit you might not have heard…
A sixpence!? That’s often gets dropped off the saying- but hey, if you’re going for it! Here’s what they all represent:
Something Old: represents family, past, tradition and continuity
Something New: represents optimism for the future, and new life
Something Borrowed: represents borrowed happiness- this is traditionally something borrowed from another happy bride
Something Blue: represents purity, love, and fidelity
Sixpence in her Shoe: represents prosperityand wealth
Since the sixpence is the one element of the saying we will be skipping over in this series, here’s a bit more history on it. A sixpence is an antique coin that was use as common currency when the tradition began. Although they’re not being used today, you can still purchase them online or from some antique stores. We’re not big on following all rules to the letter though, so for good luck we think you could get away with a penny in your shoe. It’s soon to be vintage as well!
Hope you enjoy the printables- just click on the image to open the PDF of each. They should print off as a standard sheet. We’d love to get your input on this series- did you or someone you know rock this tradition at their wedding? What did you/they gather as your items? We’d love to hear!
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