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A bride's best friend typically knows she's going to be maid of honor long before Mr. Wonderful pops the question. Heck, she usually knows before he's even entered the picture. To turn the no-brainer into something special, brides have added custom stationery or a sweet gift into the mix, but here's one idea you may not have heard of: a proposal. A bit crazy? Maybe. Will your best gal love it anyway? Most likely. See how this bride pulled off the perfect MOH proposal-down on bended knee and all:Read More »from Trend Alert: Proposing to Your Bridesmaids
"I bought Mariah a ring, wrapped it in a box with a pretty bow, wrote her a little spiel on a cute card, then got to planning. I wanted to get her when she was least expecting it, so I surprised her where she was babysitting! The plan was for me to ring the doorbell, be on one knee when she opened it, and her boyfriend would then start the photo sneak attack. Once she saw me, I told her how much I loved her and how I wouldn't be able to get through my wedding day without her. I told her that it
Whether your a classic bride, or a lady with an edgy side, we've got wedding stationery to complement your personal style for your big day.
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Proof that classic doesn't have to mean conventional: Mrs. John L. Strong's hand-engraved "bespoke" stationery suite features a French fold, in which a sheet of paper is creased vertically and then folded horizontally. In the 18th and 19th centuries the formal technique was typical of invitations, but today it's an elegant and uncommon choice. Another unexpected old-school touch is the sweet motif of clasped hands embossed on the front.
Plus: Classic Wedding Invitations
Globe-trotting brides want an invitation that will turn readers into armchair travelers, giving them a sense of place (along with a healthy dose of practical information). Here, Stripe & Field's "Kent" letterpress set incorporates the vibrant colors and organic shapes
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Ruffly and Romantic Favor Box
Scan and print art from a monogram book onto adhesive paper; cut out with a large scallop craft punch, and affix to lid. Fold a 1-inch piece of narrow ribbon in half; glue to underside of lid at center front. Fill and close the box, then wrap pleated ribbon around it, and secure in back with double-sided tape.
These favors are decorated with elongated letters. Print monogram onto rectangular papers; trim with scalloping scissors. Wrap cardboard cylinders with layers of tissue paper; top with monogrammed paper, and secure with double-sided tape. Tie one end with rickrack. Fill with candy, and tie off.
Plus: More Candy Wedding Favors
A single initial is featured on a pressed-sugar box; another is formed with silver dragees (almonds with a sugar coating).
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