We also took advantage of my "bridesmaid sweat shop" to assemble the favors. I bought the matchbooks on theknot.com while they were on sale. They were personalized with our names and wedding date, which were a great hit, but the actual matches were very poor quality. So, if you are just interested in the personalization for a great price, I would recommend ordering from theknot.com, but if you want quality matches, maybe not.
I bought TONS of sparklers from the local fireworks warehouse and bought the yellow raffia at Michaels.
I had the sparkers in a big basket by the entrance to the tent, but very few people actually notice them there. I think it would have worked better if I had put them on each quest table, one set at each seat.
The week before the wedding, my bridesmaids and I set up a little sweat shop to finish stuff for the wedding. I am so excited about how the programs turned out. I didn't have any photos to post, so I contacted my mom back in Missouri and she took these great photos. Shouldn't she get a job doing product presentation? For the cover, I used 8.5 x 11 blazer blue cardstock, folded in half, and leftover yellow cardstock, leftover blue cardstock, and a printed graphic to create a layered "monogram." Once the inner page was put in, we wrapped the whole thing with yellow raffia. The front of the inner paper.
The inside of the inner page, with all ceremony and bridal party info.
The back of the inner page, with family info and our address.
Our friend Katie used my camera on the day of the wedding to get some pictures. Here are some of my favorites. from before the wedding. The groom and his groomsmen, all ready to go. The girls getting ready. Jake pinning the corsage on his mom.