{bride blogger megan} diy wishing tree

This summer will be full of diy projects and wedding prep. One project I think I’d like to start on soon is my wishing tree. At Hillcrest Country Club, there’s a front entry that has plenty of space to showcase a large wishing tree for guests to leave notes to hang. I think it will look great but also keep guests entertained as they grab a drink and some appetizers. The photo below gives a general idea of what I’d like, but I plan to have my Dad build a square box, stain it and use moss and rocks at the bottom to hold the branches.

For the tags, I found this great pink stripe twine with basic square tags. I want to have a stamp created that reads, “Love is…” for guests to finish the sentence. On the back, I will leave space for addresses and contact information. Later, I will file them away in a box to keep.

 I can’t wait to share photos of how it turns out!



{DIY project} bridal shower goodie bag

Your bridal shower is another great way to show your style and enjoy the time with your friends and family. An idea that we love is creating a quilt from scraps of fabric(your groom’s old tshirts or work shirts make a great quilt!) Have your guests write special messages on each square and sew them all together after the shower. A decorative way to show off photos is on a folding screen or take three corkboards and attach hinges to each. Add some paint or fabric and reuse them at your rehearsal dinner or reception!


photos found at marthastewartweddings.com

Just for our NWD brides: a free goodie bag template to download and attach to a paper bag! It’s easy, fun, and a fantastic way to thank your guests for sharing in your special day! Directions: Print template below on white or ivory paper. Attach to paper bag with ribbon or tape and add some sweet treats.