Extra Special Bridesmaid Invitations Inspired by the Forest
Planning a wedding during the age of Pinterest boards, countless blogs, and yes, even those Buzzfeed lists, can get overwhelming. There are so many options and so many expectations! My fiance and I got engaged last November and we’re realizing how crucial it is to remember that #1: it’s okay to take the unconventional route, and #2: we’re preparing for our marriage, and not just our wedding.
As we were plowing through our intimidating to-do list, we recently checked off a big one: asking our bridal party to be a part of the big day. After scouring high and low for creative bridesmaid invitations, I decided to put together something a little different, personalized with recurring details that will be in the wedding. I took inspiration from our ceremony venue, a gorgeous redwood grove in Oakland, as redwoods have special meaning for my fiancé and I (it’s where he proposed! More on that here).
While putting together these invites, I felt increasingly more grateful that these friends of mine would journey with me on this crazy wedding planning journey, but more importantly, continue to support and love me as I enter into married life. So, with the beautiful redwoods as my cue, I set out to create a mini “Forest in a Box” invite for my dearest lady friends. I…
- Hand-painted names on these wood slice tags
- Made tiny felt flags
- Incorporated gold paperclips
- Used foraged moss as the base (no trees were harmed!)
- Finished it off with dried flowers
I designed the invitation to be reminiscent of old Polaroids, added in pops of my favorite color, and had fun putting a quirky spin on some traditional bridesmaid duties.
I also created a pamphlet of sorts, introducing each of the bridesmaids in the party with fun facts as a mini-ice breaker.
And here’s everything put together! I wanted to create something special for these incredibly special friends of mine, and I hope it got them excited about traipsing around a forest in heels! Kidding, no heels required.
And for you, I’m excited to offer this amazing prize pack of some of our favorite bridesmaid gift picks! Comment below for a chance to win. Tell us, what part about a wedding makes you the most excited? So far, my favorite part of wedding planning has been designing these invites and putting together these boxes for my closest friends, and am so thrilled to be in the planning process with them.
Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Jennifer W.!
And if you’re also in the wedding-planning boat, don’t miss our previous post on how you can conduct a personalized ceremony! More here.
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