DIY Confetti-Filled Wedding Programs

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Perhaps you’re a non-traditional bride looking for a unique way to present your wedding programs, or perhaps you’re a traditional bride hoping to incorporate a confetti toss at the end of your ceremony. Or perhaps you’re a groom. Whatever the case may be, these DIY confetti-filled glassine bags are a lovely way to shout out all of the VIPs in your wedding while also acting as a pretty receptacle for lavender, bird-safe rice hearts or biodegradable eco-confetti. Read on to see how you can make them!

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How to Make a DIY Baby or Bridal Shower Banner That’s Intricate-Looking (But Actually Easy)

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Is it just me, or does it seem like baby fever is in the air? How did all of my weekend plans shift so suddenly from barhopping to baby showers? Despite the bittersweet feeling of my carefree years slipping away with each invitation I receive, I’ve actually been enjoying these joyous occasions and the opportunity to contribute to the festivities with some fun DIY decor. One of my favorite things to make for friends is a customized banner, and after making so many, I’ve come up with a basic banner “recipe” that can be modified to fit any color scheme or theme. If you’re looking to make an intricate-looking banner of your own, check out my latest DIYs with YY video tutorial showing you how above!

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A Nautical Wedding Aboard NYC’s Most Eco-Friendly Yacht

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We did it! Shin and I tied the knot last month surrounded by our favorite people aboard the Hornblower Hybrid yacht, an eco-friendly vessel powered by solar panels, wind turbines and hydrogen fuel cells. Our nautical wedding was studded with marine-inspired touches swathed in a palette of cream, blush, peach and blueberry. Read on for a closer look at all of the design details. Anchors aweigh!

Photography by William Chang Photography

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A Punny and Pretty Way to Ask Your Girls to Be Bridesmaids

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Can someone please tell me when all of this wedding mania became such “thing”? I’ve no doubt that TLC and Pinterest had a lot to do with it, but I was really surprised to see how many parties now need to be thrown (an engagement party, a bridal shower, bachelorette/bachelor parties, a rehearsal dinner AND the wedding reception itself!), and how many gifts need to exchange hands before two people can be joined in marriage. Of course, I’m using the word “need” very loosely here, and none of these things are at all necessary to tie the knot. A truly alternative bride might be able to shut out all of the noise and omit all of these superfluous bits and baubles (a path I did consider), but after having been given memorable “Will you be my bridesmaid?” gifts from many of my best girlfriends, I decided it was only fitting to reciprocate.

But what exactly is the best way to ask your closest girls to join you at the alter on your big day? In the past, I’ve had the honor of receiving a lovely personalized bottle of wine (very eco-friendly when bestowed upon a lush like myself) and was also delighted to open up an adorable ring pop bridesmaids proposal box (a Pinterest favorite). But when it came time for me to pop the question myself, I was baffled.

After much introspection, I decided that I wanted to ask my bridesmaids for their hands in a way that was both punny and practical. The following is what I finally came up with. Warning: extreme corniness ahead.

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“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Winter Baby Shower Idea

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My friend Mary’s little one is already a toddler (where did the time go?), but I recently unearthed these photos of the winter-themed baby shower we threw for her back when she was still expecting. Since the celebration took place around the holidays, the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” motif made perfect sense! Read on for all of the sparkly, snowy DIY ideas we incorporated into this fun alternative to a typical pink or blue baby shower.

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