07/14/2010
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button making???

Hello girls!

So I'm loving the idea of buttons that I've seen on a few girls' blogs. We don't have a ton of money and I thought buttons would make a fun favor for people to wear at the wedding and remember our day. We could just put a bowl of them on each table for people to choose.

I was looking up the products and button machines are obviously super expensive. On some of the websites they have the plastic snap in buttons that you can make yourself and they aren't really that expensive, like 50 or 60 cents each for 100 or 250. It might be a little more work. They smallest size they are is 2 1/4 inches. Do you think that is too big of a button? It would give us more space for designs but I just don't want them to be like crazy big or anything.

Also, I was just quickly looking up renting a button machine because I remember that Scotchminx said she rented one and that doesn't seem very expensive. For a 2 1/4 inch machine (which is the smallest they have) and parts for 250 buttons it would be $65 with shipping. But I think it says you only get it for 1 day.

I guess in my head I was picturing like 1 inch buttons.

What do you girls think? Any suggestions?? Or any other options I haven't thought of?? Thanks girls!!
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Stoney creek, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
Did you try to ask Bananapants and scotchminx where they got theirs? Also, banana mentioned magnets that she got for her wedding from Etsy - wondering if they can create cool buttons for you. You could do a request on Etsy with what your vision is and see what the price would be also - under their Alchemy section.
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Stoney creek, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51505903/150-custom-wedding-buttons?ref=sr_gallery_30&ga_search_query=buttons&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=6&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Stoney creek, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51493064/1-inch-pinback-button-duo-i-heart-my?ref=sr_gallery_25&ga_search_query=buttons&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=23&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

LOL, you gotta wear this one!!!!!!
loveatthebeach's Blue wedding
 |  Portsmouth, NH, USA  |  07/14/2010  | 
Thank you Tasha!

I didn't ask them but I should. I will do that. :) I thought about Etsy as I was typing this post up just hadn't had a chance to look yet, so thank you.

And I <3 those buttons, I <3 my nerdy fiance! hahahaha. omg. Amazing!
kittieswed's Purple wedding
 |  Brooklyn, NY, USA  |  07/14/2010  | 
also look at sites like cafe press and spreadshirt where you can upload your design and create products with it. I know for sure cafe press offers button in 10 and 100 packs.
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Stoney creek, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
kittieswed is right - great ideas! :)

But you have to get that button from ETSY! You have to! I almost wanna order them for all of us in the I<3 my nerd/geek club - except I think they should say husband. We're all fairly close lol
acowleysoontobe's Pink wedding
 |  Toronto, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
I WANT THE NERD BUTTON!!!!! Tasha! I love them!
acowleysoontobe's Pink wedding
 |  Toronto, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
PS-Brittany....do the buttons! They are too cute not to!! Maybe there is someone in your area who rents a button maker?
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Stoney creek, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
I know, I want to contact the Etsy seller and have them make a I <3 my nerdy hubsy one lolol.

I agree, too darn cute!
loveatthebeach's Blue wedding
 |  Portsmouth, NH, USA  |  07/14/2010  | 
kittieswed ~ Thanks! I was looking at zazzle. They're still a little more expensive.

I looked at Etsy and there are a ton of listings for like super cheap for custom buttons. You can send in your designs and they'll make them for you! :) I think we're definitely going to do it. And no extra work other than making the designs!

Tasha ~ Look at these buttons
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51203895/the-dynamic-duo-1-inch-buttons-for
I love them!! I'm sure they could just do a nerdy husband one with out the 2nd button.

Amanda ~ They are so cute! :) Thanks! I think we should all get those buttons! hahha.

Thanks for all your help girls!
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Stoney creek, ON, Canada  |  07/14/2010  | 
Yay! These will be super fun! :)

I totally want one of those lololol. I am sooo on it!
loveatthebeach's Blue wedding
 |  Portsmouth, NH, USA  |  07/14/2010  | 
I think I am definitely going to order a nerdy husband button. maybe a nerdy fiance one...I still have over 10 months. lol. Both so I can switch when we get married? hahha.

And we're definitely going to go with the buttons. I'm in love. <3
ccranetobe's Orange wedding
 |  Melbourne, Andorra la vella, Australia  |  07/14/2010  | 
Love at the beach. Go to www.weddingbee.com and check out the blogger Miss Sewing. She has a button maker and even has a tutorial :)
loveatthebeach's Blue wedding
 |  Portsmouth, NH, USA  |  07/15/2010  | 
Thanks ccrane! I checked it out. I wish we could afford our own button maker. I know we will figure it out. :)
scotchminx's Yellow wedding
 |  Kanata, ON, Canada  |  07/15/2010  | 
It looks like you got your solution through etsy! That is great!
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