Here is an idea for a party or wedding that could be hung as garland, used for a photo booth, behind a desert table, or anywhere you see fit. It is easy to make and adds a huge impact!
You will need: Folds of crepe paper, scissors & tape
Step 1: Cut the roll of crepe paper in half.
Step 2: Take the roll of crepe paper, with another persons help, and pull until most of the stretch is gone. Then, fold the paper together.
Step 3: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.
Step 4: Turn over and begin cutting the other side of the fringe, making sure not to cut all the way through.
Step 5: Using tape, attach one side to the ceiling letting the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create twists in the crepe paper… and you’re done!
Click on the following link for the original DIY with step-by-step pictures: Oh Happy Day
Photo Credit: Alison Conklin via 100 Layer Cake-let
Personalizing your wedding is all about peppering the day with little details that speak to you as a couple. Favorite foods, colors, flowers and even inside jokes can be incorporated into the wedding to make it a truly memorable experience. Though your third cousin twice-removed, John, might not know your relationship intimately enough to appreciate the cocktail napkins with trivia about how you met, the family and friends who are close to you certainly will. For this reason (as well as budgetary reasons!), I always recommend limiting the guests to those you really know well and love. Even trying to spend quality time with over 100 people can be incredibly overwhelming on your wedding day, let along 250+… but I digress.
A unique way to personalize your wedding is to choose a particular font and carry it throughout the day with small touches – signs, labels, favors, menus, even the wedding invitations, save the dates and thank you notes. Finding a great font to represent your day takes a bit of time, but it can also be free. Though many sites require payment for font downloads, visit sites like fonts101.com and dafont.com for free downloads on a plethora of fantastic fonts.
For the ultimate in personalization, Amanda at Fonts for Peas can even turn your own handwriting into a font. This would be a great way to make hang tags on favors look handwritten and personalized; perfect for a personalized, charming wedding. You can even use the font for placecards, to create printed menus, and for signs directing guests to a sign-in book, a photobooth or a dessert table. Be creative with your fonts, and incorporate them in many different ways throughout the day to create a pulled-together, cohesive look.
As for some of my personal favorites, I love Fonts for Peas’ Milk and Cereal font for casual events, Chopin Script for elegant occasions, and Porcelain for a cool vintage look with a touch of Gothic romance. My favorite font of all, of course, is the Feel Script font – which is The Stylish Soiree’s signature font. 🙂
What are some of your favorite fonts?