Dress up a bare wall with tissue-paper vines, and adorn tabletops with our floral-crested menu cards, vase wraps (which also display table numbers), and paper napkin rings calligraphed with guests' names.
Paper Presentation "Classic Crest" 65-pound cover paper was used throughout this story unless otherwise noted (paperpresentation.com). The menus, table numbers, and napkin rings were calligraphed by Michelle Papineau (papineaucalligraphy.com), and IKEA "Mandel" pots (ikea.com) were wrapped in our prints to create the centerpieces.
Even if you party late into the night, the sun will never set on your drinks. Print out our celestial clip art, then cut out circles with a 1 1/2-inch craft punch. (We used Martha Stewart Crafts "Punch All Over the Page" punch, michaels.com for stores.) Glue them back to back onto wooden sticks.
MondoFood skewers, mondofood.com.
Forget tin cans tied to a car bumper, and hop onto a bicycle built for two with a trailing pennant spelling out your new status. Print it onto heavier "Classic Crest" 11-by-17-inch 110-pound cover paper (paperpresentation.com), secure it to your ride with a dowel, and top with ribbon.
Most sunny locales have one thing in common: amazing fruit! Think oranges in Florida, pomegranates in Greece, or mangoes in Mexico. Our patterns complete the package. Print them out onto Yasutomo rice paper (dickblick.com), cut each page into strips, and wrap them around pieces of local produce, finishing with twine.
Our elegant sleeves hold cards bearing horse-drawn carriages and each guest's seating assignment. Print the templates and follow the instructions for assembling them, then bring them to a calligrapher for a handwritten touch. Anne Robin lent her longhand to these.
Votive holders sporting floating balloons send centerpieces to new heights. Print our clip art onto paper vellum (it's compatible with most home printers). A few scissor snips and pieces of double-sided tape later, and your tablescapes will be ready to take flight.
When frosting is not enough, decorate cupcakes (these are by Baked) with charming wrappers. Print the template and cut to size, trimming the top edge with scallop scissors.
For a unique idea, work this angle: Download our diamond template and cut the shapes out of adhesive-backed vinyl sheets (a good source is VinylSuperStore.com). Then stick them to the wall using our diagram of the finished design. When the night winds down, peel them right off.
Creating these sleek numerals is as easy as print, cut, and fold. There are blue and orange options, too, so you can mix and match to your heart's content. We found that using "Classic Crest" 80-pound cover paper (paperpresentation.com) helped them stand tall.
Once you've wined and dined your loved ones, see them off with personalized matchbooks (these are from Party Favors Plus) and bottles of local vino. Just add your information to our file, and print. The wine label is easily secured with double-sided tape, while glue works best for the matchbook cover.