What kind of wedding/bridal shower is perfect for a couple that have every household item they could need?
A Honeymoon Wedding Shower!
We started researching couples shower themes and finally decided to help make their honeymoon as awesome as possible by raising money for it! Since weddings can put a cash crunch on the honeymoon...how about help the couple breath easier and RELAX after their big day! Since they were going to Hawaii we came up with a vintage Hawaiian travel shower to take some of the cheese out of the luau party connotation.
I made up a plane ticket invitation and perforated it using a sewing pattern marking wheel..
The bride wanted everyone to dress hawaiian style so we made sure to include that on the side (and we had some awesome outfits show up!)
The description on the invite explained for people to take a baggage tag of their choice that was included in the envelope and place it in their card with their gift "funds"
The guys that got this invitation were really confused by everything that fell out of the envelope! OOPs! I know, us women like to complicate everything!
The reason I made up 3 "baggage tags" for the invitations was to give people an opportunity to delegate their money to some certain activity the couple would be doing on the trip and a way for the couple to write thank you notes and thank the guest for something specific that they will do on their honeymoon.
I cut out the tags from card stock paper and found images on the internet to cohesively combine: Hawaii, vintage travel and honeymoon..
I lucked up and found a stamp at Hobby Lobby to put on the envelopes to make it look like a postcard
Heather cut out the arrows for the directional sign and we all painted and labeled them with different towns representing where the couple met, lived separately, will live together, got engaged, went on vacation this year and their honeymoon destination. This now resides in their garden/patio area after we dropped it off after the shower ;)
I painted these little favor boxes/suitcases using a sponge brush, mod podged travel stickers on them and glued on leather strips as handles and travel tags thanking guests from m&e. Inside were chocolate covered macadamia nuts and coffee beans that H and I had a lot of fun making
These little favor box/suitcases were placed at the entrance/exit for guest
The Gift/Card Suitcase
Map Garland (from left over map pieces), Old Pallet Board, Mail Box, and Hand Made Antiqued Postcards (Thanks K for making the pretty cards!) made up an area where guests could leave their sentiments for the couple to read later. The flowers were a "PEN" bouquet (Thanks H)
Tins from the dollar store served as the silverware holders. I painted little pieces of wood with chalkboard paint and attached the origami map flowers. Less than $1.25 in each one!
The food place cards had the Hawaiian name of the food on the top..English on the bottom. K put together a beautiful menu of :
Hostesses with the Bride. Kristin, Elizabeth, Me, Heather dressed Hawaiian style