Post # 1
Hi All 🙂 This is my first official post, and I am EXCITED! My fiance and I got engaged on 2.26.12 – our 8th year anniversary! We were so excited to set a date and choose our bridal party! His brother and sister-in-law were coming home to visit and his mom threw us an impromtu engagement party. We thought it would be the perfect time to ask everyone we wanted to be in our bridal party!
We decided to make “Bridal Party Asker Boxes,” and everything was made by us. We used wine glasses for the girls, and standard glasses for the guys. Our colors are red, white, and black so we followed through with that theme.
I came up with the writing for the cards on my own, being the creative English major I am!
Our boxes had the following items:
- “M” initialed Wine Glass/Drinking Glass with Red Licorice vines
- Two stacked brownies fasined with ribbon and a diy sticker
- Two lindor dark chocolate truffles
- “Luck card” with casino chip
- Bridal Party card with duties, message and their name
- Jones Red Berry Soda with custom picture label
We are doing a destination wedding to Las Vegas, but included a casino chip for a nearby casino near our home in Wisconsin. My finance came up with the poem for the card!
Once we finished the boxes, we placed a card ontop asking the person to be in our bridal party, pinned to our engagement party reminder card.
To seal the boxes, we took black and red tulle and tied them. Funny enough, my fiance gave me the idea how to tie our boxes! (I may be rubbing off on him!). To tie a box like ours, tie tulle with wise in a knot, repeat the other way. Grab all four “strings” and tie in a bow. Cut the end of each bow and puff.
What does everyone think? Enjoy!
Post # 3
Very cute!!! From one Wisconsin bride (to be) to another 🙂
Post # 4
Thank you 🙂 We are doing a destination wedding for close fam+friends, and doing a reception in Door County for those who cannot attend Vegas! 🙂
Post # 5
These are beautiful! Good job!!
Post # 6
That is really cute. I love how you stuck with the red, black, white theme.
How did you make the glasses? What did you use for the lettering?
Post # 7
Thanks Bearsmomma! We love our colors and are using them to incorporate both the wedding ideas we had. We are using the red and white to do a movie theme for our engagement party, and then all three colors for our wedding 🙂
As for the glasses, we bought standard wine glasses and standard drink cups (glass), and washed the sticker/bar code price tag off and also wiped the glasses clean around the inside with rubbing alcohol (so the stickers would be able to stick better).
I then used a Cricut Expressions machine and cut out the “M’s” in a cursive font called Chopin Script. It is not a Microsoft font, but you can get it free on dadont.com.
Then when the M’s were on transfer paper, I placed them over the spot on the glass and “rubbed them off” the transfer paper. The vinyl is sticky on one side so that is how it adheres to the glass.
When I was done, I ‘cured’ them in the oven for two minutes to permenently bond them to the glass. I had the oven set at 350 degrees and let it warm up for ten minutes, then I put the glasses on a cookie sheet and kept them in there for two minutes. I took the transfer paper and pressed back over the “M’s” to assure there were no air bubbles.
And voila! They are safe to drink out of, but I suggested to everyone to wash them by hand. The best way would be to not sommerge them, but to hold the glass on the non-printed side down, wash and to run a cloth slowly over the vinyl to wash, and then pat or air dry.
Post # 8
Great job on these, do you mind sharing where you got your boxes from? I’m planning on doing the wine glasses as well for my bridesmaids however have not come across any boxes to place them in… 🙁
Post # 9
Hey all – this was my old account – can’t get back in – whoops! @Jomy21, the boxes actually came from my fiances Microsoft internernship. He got promo sunglasses in them and when he gave the glasses away we kept the boxes!