I have to give credit to my friend Ashley for this idea!
At her wedding, she gave the bridal party personalized beer mugs with their names engraved on them. At the reception, the girl's mugs were spaced out across the head table--and became vases for our bouquets. Instant decoration for the head table! AND we didn't have to worry about our flowers for the rest of the night. Plus, the guys had special mugs to drink out of (which they thought was the best thing ever)
I totally stole this trick and saved A LOT of money!
Here's what I did:
- I bought huge beer mugs from the Dollar Store ($10 total)
- I did the etching myself with etching cream from Hobby Lobby ($8)
- I used scrap booking stickers to spell out names ($4)
I had no idea what I was doing, but after some trial and error managed to make it work. Luckily our friends didn't mind the hand made imperfections! You may want to special order your glasses.
The end result was perfect!
Of course, one of my bridesmaids chose to DRINK from her mug instead!
The guys looked super cool with their beers (well that's what we told them anyway!)