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By Chandra Fredrick | Jul 10
I love these cootie catcher menus for weddings (maybe I’m biased, since these are from my own…) They add a touch of whimsy to any style of wedding, and a bit of nostalgia too. And they are really easy to do, if you are a DIY’er.
Paper in the color of your choice
Ink in the color of your choice
A decent printer
(or just print one and have them color copied on your paper at a Kinkos or other copy place)
A bone folder (or similar tool)
A friend to help you fold them (because it gets really tedious to fold fold fold) – if you are having a 300+ person wedding, you may not want to go this route. I had around 140 people.
1. You either need to design a template for yourself, or you can use ones I found here (for powerpoint)
or here (for Photoshop). Then personalize it to fit your wedding.
2. Print the number that you need (plus a few extras) or print one and have them copied.
3. Then fold them. Since that part can be tricky too, I found this video to help you!
*The thing this video doesn’t do is use a bone folding tool to really get the folds done well. Trust me, for wedding menus you do want to use the tool. It will help the menus stay folded how you want them.
After all of your hard folding work, you will get something like this:
What do you think? Love cootie catcher menus, or prefer something more traditional? I think menus and little details like that are a great place to let some fun and personality shine through. Has anyone else made their own cootie catcher menus?
All photos by Jennifer Roper
By Chandra Fredrick | Aug 12
I LOVE cootie catchers. They remind me of being a kid and playing silly games with my friends. You know, the “who will you marry, where will you live, what will your kid’s name be” game. My maid of honor Kate made them into menus for my wedding. They were so different and whimsical and my guests were big fans because of the nostalgia and fun.
I think the cootie catcher menus fit in with any kind of wedding (modern, traditional, vintage, etc.) because they add a bit of fun for your guests.
My catagories on the outside were “first course,” “main entree,” “something sweet,” and “late night snacks” with the selected menu items listed inside the fold. The outside had our wedding monogram, our wedding date, and “dinner menu” – for those who couldn’t pick up on the obvious The menus were a good place to personalize a detail and incorporate a running theme from our paper goods, which was our monogram.
Want some cootie catcher menus of your very own? Check them out on Tilde Designs, my maid of honor’s etsy shop that she started after my wedding.
By Chandra Fredrick | Apr 21
Today is my 100th post! I didn’t know what to post on this exciting (for me) day, so I decided to post about one of my favorite fun wedding things, cootie catcher menus. I LOVE cootie catchers; they remind me of being a kid in school and playing silly games with my friends. Some of my friends and I made it a tradition to use them as our menus at our own wedding. My friend Kate made them first for her own wedding, then for my friend Julia’s wedding, then for my wedding. And she makes and sells them on Tilde Designs!
I think the cootie catcher menus fit in with any kind of wedding (we each had modern, traditional, and vintage weddings, respectively) and bring a bit of fun for your guests as well.
Want some cootie catcher menus of your very own? Check them out on Tilde Designs!
By Chandra Fredrick | Apr 8
Inspired by rising temperatures, I designed a board with summer fun in mind.
Bottom Row: Jil Sander flats via Snippet & Ink, Anna Kuperberg via Brooklyn Bride, Jessica Johnston, Anna Kuperberg via Brooklyn Bride
By Chandra Fredrick | Mar 18
What is better than a beautifully set table? Find at least one way to make your table unique and personal. If you are having a smaller wedding, I especially love the look of mismatched vintage china in your place settings. Some other ideas: use vintage teacups to hold small containers of florals, use vintage crystal punch cups to hold tea lights, make or find a table runner out of a different texture (burlap, crochet, etc.), use lots of color, or a complete lack of color (like the all white table below), tuck a flower in the napkin or place a piece of fruit on the plate. There are so many ways to set a beautiful table.
Bottom Row: Lisa Lefkowitz, Jose Villa, Jasmine Star and designed by JL designs, Love Life Images via Style Me Pretty, Duet Weddings via Green Wedding Shoes
And here is another perfect example just featured on Style Me Pretty, shot by Laura Novak:
By Chandra Fredrick | Mar 10
The new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is entitled “Pretty in Pink,” and it really is! Taking its inspiration from ballerinas, it features some of the softest, fluffiest, and most romantic gowns I have ever seen. If I didn’t know I would look ridiculous, I would wear a pink tulle tutu everyday (at least in the privacy of my own home), so I absolutely loved the theme. So, as I often do when I am inspired, I made a board based on the new MSW issue:
Top Row: tulle flowers by Emersonmade, head piece by Twigs & Honey, necklace from flickr via The Sweetest Occasion, bride and groom from MSW, florals from flickr,
Middle Row: florals from flickr, stationery by Hello! Lucky, bouquet from Wedding Style Guide, both floral photos from flickr, pink bridesmaid dress via Wedding Style Guide,
Bottom Row: menu by Tilde Designs, pink gown photo by Amy Squires, bride from MSW, desserts by One Girl Cookies, Setting via Wedding Style Guide