On Wednesdays, we talk weddings and if that’s not your M.O. I’m sure you’re feeling a bit like this.
Which is a little bit how I feel about logging onto Facebook and seeing countless photos of the same child in the same Halloween costume. We get it, he/she was a lion. A very cute one. But DO NOT CLOG MY FEED WITH YOUR PETTING ZOO.
When Dane and I started planning our wedding, I was adamant about ordering everything I could off the internet to ease time and stress concerns. The reality is that it is far easier to press a couple buttons, wince at the price-tag and watch the boxes pile up in your guest bedroom when all your glitter coated goodness arrives than it is to find a glue gun and all the necessary . The bigger reality is that weddings are expensive. Pinterest weddings are even more expensive. Funny how that works considering that place is chock full-o-DIY creations.
Friends, I’ve caved to the DIY wedding and dare I admit–I was wrong. I love stockpiling coupons to the craft store and winding up with spray-painted fingernails. And shit, the part I like most is saving money.
One of the DIY ideas I’m most proud of features THE CUTEST LITTLE STAMP COMPANY YOU’VE EVER SEEN!
The sweet owner Cat designed a custom stamp for me to use as part of our cookie bar at the reception. Cookie bars are an old Italian tradition (and a Pittsburgh tradition too for a reason I am unsure of)–regardless, I like it and it’s one I knew I wanted to use when I got married.
Cat even took the same font from our Save-The-Dates and incoporated it into the design. I could not be happier or more excited!
Why did I include a photo of the bottom? Because I am one of those very
psychotic and anal detail oriented crafters who notices things like “Hey Cat carved off the edges so when I dip this bad boy in ink, the annoyed square edges aren’t part of my stamp.” Perfection.
You can get a custom stamp for anything you’d like (wedding or otherwise!) and get 15% off using code KAIT15.
These will be stamped on takeout containers for our guests to fill with cookies. Now, where to purchase said containers is a whole ‘nother ball game and likely a post filled with frustration for a Wedding Wednesday TBD.
Did you have any traditions at your wedding? I love hearing about them!