Ways To Use Striped Paper Bags | DIY Wedding Ideas

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Have you thought of using our striped paper bags for anything other than filling with sweets at your sweetie buffet? The wide range of colours available make our striped paper bags ideal for your candy buffet. But…. there are other things they can be used for, especially if you like a bit of DIY.

Paper bags can be used as a place to keep your pens for your guest book, wish tree or given to kids with their activity packs. You could use them as envelopes for cards, just fold over the top and seal with decorative tape. Or use the striped paper bags as wrapping for your gifts for special guests, you could even stamp WITH LOVE on them. For a sweet touch, lay a paper bags on everyone’s place setting with their name stamped onto them, this can hold their favours or could just be their bags to fill with sweets from the candy buffet. striped paper candy bags What do you think? Have you got any other uses for striped paper bags?

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Paper Flags {Wedding Decoration Inspiration #ww}

Looking for ways to create mini signs as part of your wedding decor? Paper flags are great for this. Paper flags can have so many different uses throughout the wedding day and are a great DIY touch.

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Paper flags can be used in your floral arrangements with your table name or number on or they can be used as place settings with individual guests names on. If you are hoping to make your own paper flags follow our easy DIY paper flag tutorial. You can make the flags in different shapes and sizes then use our alphabet stamps to spell out the wording.

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{Top left: Rock My Wedding, Country Garden Flags, Alice In Wonderland Flags}

Another perfect use for paper flags is on your dessert table, sweetie buffet or cupcakes. Either make your own or use our Alice in Wonderland inspired flags or country garden flags for the finishing touches.

flags personalised wedding favours If you’re not such a DIY-er then you might prefer our blank flags. You can write your own words on them, use them as wedding favours or place settings. Our with love stamps fit perfectly on our blank flags.
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If you’re really looking to incorporate flags in to your wedding, check out these cute flags for flower girls.

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Sweetie Buffets {Wedding Decoration Inspiration #ww}

Sweetie buffets are a fun and whimsical addition to your wedding reception. They have been around for a while but look like they’re here to stay, and why not? They’re fun to create and guests will love helping themselves to pick n mix sweets in the style of an old fashioned sweetie shop.

sweetie buffets pastel pastel colour sweets for sweetie buffet {Source: Jenna Hayes}

A few tips on how to create a sweetie buffet.

Think about the presentation! Having put thought and effort into all your other wedding decor, make sure you continue the theme so your sweetie buffet ties in and doesn’t look out of place.

  • Colour scheme: Stick to the wedding theme or wedding decor colour palette when setting up your sweetie buffet. The colours or style you have chosen for your wedding don’t have to stop at the table decorations and bridesmaids dresses, follow them through to your sweetie buffet to create a beautiful set up.
  • Sweetie jars and containers: Think about height and depth when setting up your sweetie buffet. Using sweetie jars of different shapes and sizes can add real impact to your sweetie buffet display. Position the sweetie jars on cardboard boxes covered in paper or linen to create different heights on your sweetie buffet table.

sweetie buffets sweetie buffets sugar canes {Source: Love The Day}

  • Little extras: Use extra centrepeices on your sweetie buffets whether they are flowers or candles they will add variety to your sweetie buffet and continue the overall look of your wedding style. Think about the backdrop. Look for a nice area in your reception venue to set up your sweetie buffet, alternatively pin wallpaper to boards to create a backdrop of your choice. Choose which linen you use on your table, use lace for a dreamy romantic look, hessian for a rustic style or a colour from your wedding palette.

white sweetie buffet {Source: Amy Atlas}

Now onto the choice of sweets, this is the fun part! Again remember to be creative but stick to the overall style of your wedding decor.

  • Colour: Sweets come in all shapes, sizes and colours. To achieve a sweetie buffet that looks in keeping with your other wedding decor think about the colour of sweets you choose to incorporate. All sweets don’t have to be the same colour but look better when they come from the same colour palette. For example if you are going for pinks, remember to use soft light pinks, darker pinks and even whites or soft yellows to make your sweetie table look fab.
  • Not just sweets: You don’t have to stick to sweets on your sweetie buffet, other treats also go down well with guests. You could use cupcakes, biscuits, nuts or even strawberries dipped in chocolate.

orange candy buffets {Source: Melanie Duerkopp}

  • Scoops and candy bags: Don’t forget guests will have to get the sweets out of the jars and put them somewhere. Scoops and tongs are ideal for this, think about the types of sweets you have chosen and which utensil would be easiest to pick them up with. Don’t forget the candy bags too, guests will have to have paper bags to put their sweets into.

sweet bags sweet scoops tongs {Source: The Wedding of my Dreams}

Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we sell a range of sweetie jars and containers, scoops, tongs and candy bags, view our full candy buffet / dessert table collection here.

Did you know we have a FREE candy buffet label template. Download your personalised sweetie labels here

candy buffet label template free download

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Wooden Crates, Vintage Bottles and Jugs Galore ~ Wedding Shoot with Bijoux Bride

Earlier this year we were contacted by Louise from Bijoux Bride to help style a shoot she was working on. The theme of her shoot was a Secret Garden, so our country garden wedding decorations and rustic wedding decorations were ideal for this. We both went down to The Medicine Garden, Cobham on a lovely summers afternoon to meet Louise and help her set up for the wedding shoot. Read Bijoux Bride blog part one and part two to see the whole shoot. wedding table decorations jugs bottles for shoot

Getting our wedding decorations ready for the shoot. We took along a range of wedding decorations including silver jugs, silver buckets, cream jugs, vintage bottles, candy jars, tea light holders, LOVE blocks and a table plan.

Photographer Liesl Cheney captured the whole day wonderfully. ivory cotton bunting vintage glass bottles wedding decorations wooden crates wedding decorations

Our rustic wooden crates were used as a shelving backdrop, ivory bunting was draped from the old brick walls, country style loose flowers were displayed in our buckets, jugs and bottles. cream jug wedding centrepiece

Wooden crates have so many uses, they make great shelving, here they have been used as tables for jugs to sit on, you could add some pretty cream fabric or lace to the crates too. These cream jugs would make lovely table decorations for a country style wedding with some tea light holders to finish off the country garden wedding look.  wooden crates stacked up wedding decorations vintage glass bottles wedding decorations

I love the way the wooden crates can just be stacked up in a random pile to make shelves and surfaces at different heights. Use this at your outdoor rustic wedding to display extra floral displays, set up for a sweetie buffet, or as an area for guests to sign your guest book.

Vintage glass bottles look great with simple single stem flowers, here they have blue and white statice for a country look but you could also use rose heads. rustic DIY wedding table plan

If you have chosen a country or rustic theme for your wedding decor then you should decide on a table plan which incorporates this theme. We love this table plan with flower pots, fill each bucket with a cluster of flowers then add a luggage tag to each flower pot with your guests names on, one luggage tag per table.

Thanks so much to Bijoux Bride and Liesl Cheney for involving us in this wedding shoot. We loved the results so much we have used one of the images on our front cover of our new brochure. If you would like one of our brochures please get in touch. the wedding of my dreams mail order brochure

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Retro Candy Jars used in Kitchen Show Room

Oakstone Designs have used our Retro Candy Jars in their kitchen showroom.
Thanks for sending the picture through Stephen, I think it looks lovely. Especially love the drawers with treats and sweets engraved.

candy jars kitchen show room

Unfortunately The Wedding of my Dreams no longer sell these retro candy jars, but we do have some similar candy jars and sweetie jars available if you pop to the shop.

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