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rustic woodland luggage tag save the dates

Today it’s more handmade loveliness from a lovely bride-to-be and another fab idea for creating ‘save the dates’.  These ‘save the date’ luggage tags were made by Tara and her husband-to-be Ben who run a vintage restoration business called Elegantly Wasted Vintage.  They are getting married in December and are going for a woodland Edwardian feel for their wedding.

Tara was happy to share the details of how she made them and where she got her supplies…  The ‘save the dates’ were easy to make – although all the furious typing on the old typewriter gave me very sore wrists – I don’t know how my mum, who was a secretary in the 1970s, did it!  The whole lot cost about £15 to make 50.  I used letter stamp blocks from Dunelm Mill and cost £2, the tags were £2 for 50 from Ebay, the twine was £3 from Nutscene, and I ordered the stag stamp online from stampsdirect for £7.  I trimmed the paper with the details using scalloped edged scissors.

rustic woodland luggage tag save the dates

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printable floral tags

I don’t usually squeeze in a lunchtime post, but I really wanted to share this find as I thought it would appeal to a lot of you.  These beautiful floral tags are offered free to download and print from Packagery, all you need is a printer, some card and a pair of scissors.  There is such a wonderful choice of recycled cards available now, so do check out the DIY section on the directory for a list of where you can buy it from.

I thought they could be used for everyday gift giving, customised into ‘save the dates‘ (I have a fab handmade luggage tag ‘save the date’ idea coming soon) or perhaps as place names for your wedding guests.  Any other suggestions on how these could be used?

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Today I have some beautiful inspiration for anyone planning an eco-friendly, rustic beach wedding.  Lucy Dyer is a wedding planner who has a really hands-on approach, often making table plans and seating cards as well as doing the decor.  She created this castaway, rustic island inspired wedding at a beachside restaurant.

The brief from the couple was lots of natural decor, no plastic and manmade products – they wanted it organic and natural.  Lucy spent months gathering driftwood and shells from the surrounding beaches, which she used to decorate the venue.

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This is a pretty exciting blog post for me today – these gorgeous floral luggage tag style ‘save the dates’ have been made by one of my readers.  Another Charlie, who is getting married next August sent me this picture of her handmade ‘save the dates’.

These are actually from a fab free template from a website called Eat Drink Chic so if you’d like to make them yourself you can – what a fab website and resource – have a look here.

Charlie told me that they printed them onto textured card, before cutting out the luggage tags.  They bought a stamp for the back of the tags and used gardening twine for the string.  It’s lovely to hear that Charlie and her husband-to-be had a fun time making these together – Nick and I certainly had stressful moments attempting to make things together!

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Like our ‘save the date’ cards, we also made all our wedding stationery.  There was an invitation, a booklet of wedding details, a RSVP postcard, and a gift envelope.  Everything was tied up together with red and white string with a tiny brown luggage tag onto which I hand-stamped our RSVP date. I’m one of those people (I hope there are others out there!) who knows in my mind what I want something to look like, but don’t always know how to translate that into reality.  So although here you can see lovely photos of the finished invitation set, it […]

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Coming tomorrow…

And don’t forget to check out our handmade ‘save the date’ cards and details of how we made them if you haven’t seen them yet.

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