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DIY Wedding Details – Dressing Up Your Drinks

Dabney Lee Lucite Monogram Tray 1

Lovely DIY details can help turn a wedding from ho-hum to unforgettable.  One of the best ways to do this is by repeating a particular theme, color combination or monogram throughout the day in small ways. This helps create a cohesive look for your wedding day that turns it from ‘just another wedding’ into an event to remember.

On that note, I came across these fabulous lucite monogrammed trays from Dabney Lee At Home and wanted to share them with you. I think these would be a spectacular way to personalize your wedding decor, and the best part is they are pretty and versatile enough to use in married life entertaining as well.  Here are some ideas for utilizing these trays:

  • Signature Drinks – set out your signature cocktails lined up in rows on Dabney Lee Lucite Monogrammed Traya few of these monogrammed trays.  Create a layout with a champagne or wine bucket in the middle of a long table, and two of these trays with cocktails on either side of the bucket. Add a few ‘objets’ that highlight your wedding theme, or architectural single-stem vases with a bold flower and you have yourself a functional self-serve bar that follows your theme and looks impressive.
  • Appetizer Trays – Purchase four or five of these trays and coordinate with your catering staff to have them serve appetizers off the trays during your cocktail reception.
  • Dessert Table – Use the trays as part of a dessert table display – either stack napkins or baggies in the tray with a sign inviting guests to help themselves, or neatly line up small bite-sized desserts such as petit-fours, shot glasses of milk with a mini cookie on top, or mini cupcakes. Mmmm… there is nothing yummier than style paired with good food!

Dabney Lee also has a fabulous blog that I recommend checking out for beautiful stationary and style inspirations.

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Weekend Reading

birthday-floral-arrangementAlthough I intended to write a brand spanking new post for this weekend, things are just too busy around here. In lieu of my originally intended post, I hope you get some use out of an article I wrote on creating your own wedding day floral arrangements.

The article was penned earlier this week for Bridology, and lays out a few basic tips a DIY bride should stick to when creating her own florals.  I’ll try to follow up on this topic next week with a few more details, but let me know if you have any pressing floral questions in the meantime! Have a restful, relaxing weekend. 🙂

5 Tips for Successful DIY Floral Arrangements via Bridology

(Image at left is a floral arrangement I made for my last birthday… instructions will follow in a week or so)

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