We must admit, we’re crazy about weddings. But we also know not everyone else shares that mindset. Jessie L., a designer in Hallmark’s visual merchandising department, came to this realization when her sister got engaged. To help smooth the process (for both her and her sister) Jessie created this amazing “don’t freak out, we’re here for you” gift bag to give her sister. We thought it was such a good idea that we asked Jessie (long time reader first time contributor) to share her idea. Happy Planning! (Or not.)

Gift for a Bride to Be
As soon as my sister announced her engagement, I went into over-planning, design-thinking, inspiration-gathering mode. In my mind, this was the best way to help her begin the journey of planning her wedding. As a designer, I pull together color inspiration and mood boards all the time, and I figured putting all of my ideas on paper would help my sister’s ideas come to life. I was wrong.

Believe it or not, not every person out there planning a wedding finds it fun, or inspirational, or a bonding experience between sisters. It isn’t all “pin this” and “save that” or “this is perfect!” I quickly learned that the wedding planning process felt daunting to my sister. There are so many options out there! The truth is, sometimes our non-DIY-loving friends and family need a little help from us crazy crafters.

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