Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Asking My Bridal Party

I've seen lots of "Wedding Wednesday" posts since I've joined this whole blogging world, but I didn't really think I could participate since our wedding {The.Best.Day} already took place. But then I got to thinking...I intentionally sought advice from friends who'd already planned their wedding and walked down the aisle, so maybe it wouldn't hurt to share a few details of our wedding planning process. {Or maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to talk more about The.Best.Day.

Anyway, today I'm linking up with Mary at Little Bit of Class Little Bit of Sass {her wedding is THIS.WEEKEND!} to share with you how I asked my bridal party {man of honor, bridesmaids, house party, readers, flower girls} to be a part of our big day.

Cake in a Jar, Bridal Party, Ombre Cake in a Jar

It all started with an Instagram post I saw...all credit goes to Evan Witt...because I never would have come up with this brilliant idea on my own. I searched the internet a million times over looking for a place to BUY these cute little cakes in a jar {Hello, Etsy...where were you at on this one?} I was devastated when Evan told me that she, too, had looked to buy something similar but ultimately ended up having to make them herself. Ummm...I'm not exactly known to be a creative "DIY-er," but I am known to somehow figure out a way to accomplish anything I set my mind to. And I had set my mind on sending these perfect little ombre cakes in a jar to my fabulous friends and family to ask them to be a part of The.Best.Day.

Evan pointed me to this website, which has all the instructions and printables for this DIY project. I decided I wanted to personalize the napkins with names and such, so I ended up making my own template for the iron-on design used for the napkins {I'm happy to share this if you're'll just have to change the names, etc.}

{Sidenote: I apologize for the quality of some of these photos. Most of them were taken on my old iPhone, which more-often-than-not took terrible pics!}

Cake in a jar

Will you be in my wedding party?

Will you be in my wedding party?

The final product turned out pretty cute...and everyone claims the cake tasted good. {Sheesh...I hope they weren't just telling me that!} Given my well-known obsession love of cake, this was the perfect way to ask my bridal party to be part of our wedding day.

Just an FYI...this project ended up being a bit on the expensive side. {I did mess up the coloring on a couple of the batches of cake I made, so re-doing them didn't exactly achieve cost savings} Not only did the ingredients and materials add up, but the shipping cost for perishable items was what nearly broke the bank! In the end, it was well worth the time and money spent because everyone seemed to L.O.V.E. the cakes in the jar...and thankfully everyone did agree to be part of our wedding party!

Hope you're having a fabulous
 "Wedding Wednesday!" 


  1. This is such a cute idea! I have never seen it before. They came out adorable, plus who can say no to cake?!

  2. What a cute idea!!! Your profile pic is beautiful - you were a gorgeous bride! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest idea ever!!!! Cake is definitely one of the best parts of any wedding ;) Stopping over from Wedding Wednesday!

    Meg @

  4. Oh my gosh! How cute!?! That's such a good idea!

  5. Oh my goodness this is so so cute!! Love it & YOU!! xoxo

  6. Good grief this is adorable. I'm so impressed. It didn't even cross my mind to do something fun like this. I just called them all on the phone. Ha!

  7. Great party! The way you asked your bridesmaid and man of honor to take the role is just brilliant and creative. When was the wedding? I’ll look forward to see your post about it. Cheers!

    Matt Fisher @ Nomad Events