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3D Printing: The Latest in Weddings

When I think of 3D printing, I think of engineers who are a thousand times more intelligent than I sitting in a laboratory and pressing buttons on an enormous machine that can spit out anything from a sedan to your morning coffee. It’s a concept that took awhile for me to wrap my head around, you know? Turns out that 3D printing is actually quite accessible for your everyday belle, and I think 3D is a great way to go for wedding-related items that will truly wow your guests, bridal party, and/or future spouse!

I was introduced to the idea of 3D printed wedding items when I was contacted recently by 3D printer Shapeways. I took a look at their website and found some really nifty wedding-related products:

  1. These barrel cufflinks. Wouldn’t these be a great wedding gift for a wine-loving groom?3D Printed Barrel Cufflinks - Trés Belle Blog
  2. This DNA ring. How cool, right? Especially if you’re marrying a scientist or physician. The neat thing about 3D is that you can print in virtually any material. For instance, this ring can be printed in gold, silver, white gold, rose gold, and even platinum. Would make for such a unique wedding band! 3D Printed DNA Ring - Trés Belle Blog
  3. This #justmarried cake topper. Wouldn’t this be cute on top of your wedding cake? Quite inexpensive and comes in lots of different colors! 3D Printed #justmarried Cake Topper - Trés Belle Blog
  4. This “Anchor of Love” necklace. That little heart at the bottom of the anchor…adorable! Would be such a cute gift for bridesmaids, especially if you’re having a nautical wedding! 3D Printed Anchor of Love Necklace - Trés Belle Blog

What do you think, belles? Are you loving any of these products or others on the Shapeways website?

P.S. – I was not compensated by Shapeways for this post. Just thought it was a fun idea to pass along to my belles!

Personalized Champagne Flutes: An Adorable Bridesmaid Gift!

It is no secret that I love scouting Groupon and Jane for wedding-related steals (well, all steals in general, really). Another of my favorite daily deal websites is groopdealz, which is a lot like Jane in terms of what they feature. The cutest bridesmaid gift idea popped up in my daily groopdealz email yesterday, so of course I have to share. Possibly the best part is that they’re made locally in Fayetteville, NC. Check out these personalized champagne flutes…aren’t they adorable?

Personalized Champagne Flutes: Perfect Bridesmaid Gift or Bachelorette Party Favor - Wedding Belles Blog

I could see these being part of a fun little bridesmaid gift (pair with a nice bottle of bubbly and then use them to make mimosas the morning of the wedding!) or even as bachelorette party favors. As groopdealz points out, they could also make a cute shower or wedding gift for the lucky couple. (Again, pair with bubbly. They will instantly love it!). And, the flutes are such a great price right now on groopdealz! Of course, I’m sure some of the craftier among us could even pull of a DIY version….

Are you loving this idea as much as I am, belles?

xoxo Laura