My best friend Cat, is getting married in March and although I was not the maid of honor, I helped her sister plan the bridal shower and bachelorette weekend. I absolutely love crafty stuff, so I totally was excited to help her with invitations, decorations, and games. It was such a blast!
Thanks to Pinterest, I got the idea of doily-wrapped invitations:
Prior to the shower, a couple of the gals and I helped prepare cupcakes for the “decorate your own cupcake” activity and also for the mason jar cupcake favors.
After our hard work, Cat’s mom made a yummy Vietnamese dinner before we gals went line dancing.
The day of the shower went so smoothly (minus me locking my keys in my car with it running at Publix for an hour and half before the shower started). Nevertheless, the bridal shower was beautiful and the weather was perfect. I used some paper lanterns and the girls and I made some tissue paper pom-poms (which was easier to make than I thought, and more cost-effective than buying the Martha Stewart brand). Thanks to scrapbook paper and fun font, I made food tags, a banner that said “Eat, Drink & Be Married” and other signage. Dona, Cat’s mom-in-law, bought a cake with their engagement photo on it from Publix and also made a photo banner to put behind the presents.
The mason jar cupcakes turned out to be such adorable favors!
My favorite was with the extra craft paper and some vellum, I made “Meet the Maids” cards that I hung up with clothing pins (I wish I took some close ups!).
Let the toilet paper dress making begin!
After the winner was announced, the gift opening began!
The bridal girls bought Cat her very own white bridal boots, along with some spending cash. She broke them in at our bachelorette party.
Then to the bachelorette photos:
I made these invites inside a white paper bag that I put with the bridal invite. Trying to look for clever Cat puns… I came with “Who let the Cat out of the bag?” I forgot to take a photo of the scavenger hunt lanyard I made that said “Cat’s Last Yee-Haw,” which consisted of things we had to take photos of or with for the bride. It was a great way to make it more interactive throughout the night.
Many of these photos aren’t really with my good camera, but they’re fun anyway! I made these mustaches on my Cricut and then hole punched them to put a flexy straw through it. One puckered mouth for the bride, and we have a cute photo op…
No crazy nightlife photos, so we’ll cut to the morning after… we had some good grub after lounging on the beach.
To my dear best friend who actually married Ed and I: I wish you nothing but the most beautiful wedding and marriage! With so much love surrounding you, it’s no doubt that your big day will be just as perfect as this weekend. I love you like a sister! <3