Accordion Box Invitations

I had some down time last week, so I spent an afternoon working on bridesmaid invitations. They turned out great, and my girls loved getting the surprise in the mail.

To make these accordion-style invitations, I followed this tutorial by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day. I attached charms and trinkets that I found at my favorite gift shop, Lucca.

I found a tutorial on wool pom poms and made cute box toppers with this chunky roving wool from Martha Stewart Crafts. In retrospect, I should have used a finer gauge, but the chunky stuff will do in a pinch. I also decorated the lids with silver washi tape. If you haven’t used washi tape, I highly recommend it. It’s so fun and comes in all sorts of pretty colors and patterns.


The Perfect Bridesmaid Invitation

The wedding details are starting to come together. I’ve been thinking about bridesmaids and how to ask a few extra special women in my life to stand by me on the big day.

  • I think these accordion boxes are just the thing for popping the question to my best girlfriends.
  • These confetti rings are fun and perfect for bridesmaids.
  • A simple red heart ring tucked into a bridesmaid’s invitation would be so sweet.
  • I’m a wanderer at heart, so these vintage map rings displaying the wedding destination are perfect.

To help keep me sane during the wedding planning process, I picked up A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene. I can’t recommend this book enough. Planning even the simplest wedding can be completely overwhelming at times, but this book brings you back down to earth.