Here Comes the Bride

We had what you might call an untraditional-traditional wedding. Meaning that we had a lot of the traditional things; bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer, flower girl, a ceremony, etc. But we did things in an untraditional way. See some previous wedding posts here, here, here, here and here to get a visual of our laid back and very DIY wedding.

I knew I didn’t want to have my flower girl throw actual flower petals (Too traditional. Plus I don’t think it was allowed at our venue because flower petals could damage their original 100+ year old wood floors.), and I knew I didn’t want the ring bearer to actually carry the ring. But I knew I wanted them to be doing or holding something. I found this idea somewhere on the internet when I was doing one of my many pre-wedding searches and thought it was perfect. (My wedding was over 5 years ago, so it was before I even had a Pinterest account!)

The sword was in with the photo booth props, and he was nervous when we were all upstairs getting ready to walk, so I told him he would be invisible if he was holding the sword. Plus it made for some pretty darn cute photos.

The sign was very easy to make. I used some muslin I had on hand since I wanted a neutral color, and just cut out and sewed it into a shape that looked banner-like . I created the text in Illustrator and printed it onto a fusible iron on fabric transfer. The only trick is you have to print the words backwards so when you iron them on, they end up in the correct orientation. I wouldn’t know how to do that outside of Illustrator, so feel free to download this PDF template to print onto an 8.5″ x 11″ paper  if it makes it easier. Lastly, I just cut a 1/4″ wooden dowel (that I got in person at Joann’s) down so they would both be able to grab onto each end.

I accidentally ironed my words on crooked and then added in some extra decoration to try and make it look more balanced. I guarantee nobody noticed, so  adding more decor was unnecessary. What I’m saying is my professional advice is to just iron it on straight the first time. 😀

If you run out of time to make one yourself and want to get an inexpensive one online, here and here are a couple of cute options.

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