I went to one of my sorority sister's bridal showers today and everyone just loved the monogrammed tag I put on it, along with the wrapping. It was so cheap and easy to do this, so I'll let you in on my little secret.
If the bride and groom registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond you're in luck! I just found out that they offer a free gift wrapping station where you can wrap the gift yourself or ask for an associates help who will wrap it for you. I decided just to use the paper and skipped out on the purple bow because I had some old Christmas ribbon that I thought would be much prettier. I bought her a glass cake dome and then decided to buy a pastry/cake serving spatula because I like for my gifts to go together in some way. I just wrapped the cake dome and then tied the spatula to the bow, which everyone seemed to like that little touch (It really is the details!).
(sorry the quality is so bad! I took it on my phone haha)
Instead of a card, I made this monogrammed tag with my name on the bottom, being surrounded by southern belle sorority girls this was right up all of our allies. They, of course, all loved it! The bride even wanted to keep it! Here's how I did it:
First I downloaded the monogram kk font from here: http://www.fonts2u.com/monogram-kk.font
The instructions for downloading are here (this will be different depending on your computer. I have a Mac and it was pretty simple): http://www.fonts2u.com/faq.html
After putting my font in Microsoft word I created 3 different text boxes with each initial inside (this way you can overlap them)
After playing around to figure out what size lettering I wanted (the bride and groom initial letters are 120 size and the last name initial is 180 size), how much overlapping I liked, and which color looked best, I then added a from tag by adding a separate text box below the monogram and centered it (I used Edwardian Script font for my name)
I printed it out on card stock, cut it into a square, and voila! Instant professional looking tag! This is a great way to give a gift a little pizazz whether for birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, etc. Definitely something every freshman in life should know!
Hope y'all had a great weekend!