Skip to main content

Here Comes the Bride Banner

When my husband and I were deciding on the wedding party we knew all the nieces & nephews wanted to participate in the wedding some how. So we had to find a role for all 7 nieces & 3 nephews. Yes...we were able to find roles for all 10 except 1 niece she was just so young.

You can only have so many flower girls and ring bearers. Since there were so many girls I decided to have a "House Party." They all had their own special role in the wedding. 1 was in charge of the guest book, 1 in charge of the programs, and 2 carried the banners down the aisle. They all felt special because they had to wear special attire, recieved gifts, & recognition in the wedding program just like the bridal party.

Many brides used the "Here Comes the Bride" banner in replace as flower girls or ring bearers. I wasn't replacing I was adding roles. For our two 10 year old nieces who were to old to be flower girl so this role was perfect for them and our wedding. We had them carry two banners.

1. "Here Comes the Bride": the girls carried right before I walked down the aisle.
2. "They Live Happily Ever After": they carried this right after we left the altar then the wedding party followed them out.

I was going to buy the painted banner, but they were very expensive from what I had seen online. Estimating over $100 per banner or more. So of course the budget bride that I am I decided to make them myself. I was inspired by Project Wedding brides who made their own custom painted aisle runners. If they can make that I can make a smaller version as a banner.

Disclaimer: this project is extremely time consuming. Took me a good 2-1/2 hours per banner.

Below are the directions on how to make the banner. My awesome mother in law helped me sew on the brown trim.

1. 2 yards of white fabric ($3.50 total)
2. Acrylic Paint (blue) ($0.67)
3. Thin paint brush ($3.99-you can find them cheaper I just didn't want the hairs to fall out on the banner)
4. Rod (this can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowe's)
5. Ribbon (Michael's or Hobby Lobby $1.99 per roll...I used 2 rolls)

1. Print out the words on separate sheets on Microsoft Word. I used Chopin ( 250 font size.
2. Align & tape the sheets of paper together on a flat surface
3. Place the fabric (I used 1 yard for each banner) over the sheets of paper.
4. Trace with pencil
5. Paint and fill the tracing
6. Hot Glue, Hem iron on, or sew brown ribbon on the edges.

(prior to ribbon edge sewn on)

The Finished Product!


  1. You guys have very different and creative ideas..i like them..Materials and instructions given are very useful..but i wanna doesnt it cost more than doing it on one banner rather on different banners..i like the concept and representation


Post a Comment

Thank you for reading my blog! I love reading your comments!

Popular posts from this blog

2013 Christmas Card

We've been sending out Christmas cards as a couple for a while now. Each year we try to be creative with them (past Christmas cards: 2009, 2010). Each year it gets harder and harder. We either add another dog or a kid. It's hard to get the dogs wrangled up and to look at the camera. It's even harder with kids! This year I tried to take some pictures of some inspiration I saw on pinterest. Here are some photos I took.

The card that I got through Love them!

This year we've been extremely blessed with our new home, the birth of our second son, and a new great job. More importantly we are blessed to have each other. Merry Christmas everyone!! God Bless!

2013 Mother's Day....DIY photo gift

2013 Mother's Day was extra special this year with what my guys did for me. While I wasn't home Mike got out our camera, tripod, remote for the camera and started to take some beautiful DIY shots. His inspiration was "Jett's Day." From getting ready, napping, & going out. It just captured so many great moments of our little guy.

I love the sentimental gifts that kids make their parents. It is worth millions to me. So when I received my mother's day gift from my guys I heart just fluttered with excitement.

Here are the pics from the mini DIY session .....

Mike wanted to put all these great photos in a frame. He had J paint the matte so it was more personable. 

The end result a DIY photo session with a toddler painted matte for Mother's Day. Something I will have and to cherish forever.

Jett's Vintage Train 3rd Birthday Party!

I was really excited about planning Jett's party because we would throw the party at our new home. So many possibilities!! I always try to brainstorm ideas months prior to the party so I can slowly come up with stuff and create them. I started to think of things that Jett was really into at this part of his life.

He loves planes, but we did that for his 1st birthday. He loves tractor, we did that for his 2nd party. Now at almost 3 he loved trains and Superman! So I asked Jett in November, "Jett do you want a choo-choo train party or Superman?" and Jett yells, "CHOO CHOO TRAIN!!" PERFECT!!

I was now thinking of things to do and how to decorate for this party. Of course everything has to start with the invitation. I created the invitation myself. I went with a old style boarding pass. 

This invitation is no longer available at my etsy shop
However, a new & improved one I made from my youngest son's birthday (below) is available to personalized here at my…