May 20th, 2013
Begin your Wedding Ceremony Candle Search Early
Wedding Ceremony Candle
Traditionally called a “unity candle,” a wedding ceremony candle is an important and elegant part of any wedding. You and your significant other will have no trouble at all finding the wedding ceremony candle of your dreams, but you do have to start looking early. If you want a custom or particularly specialized wedding ceremony candle, you will be able to find it, but it may take special ordering on the part of the provider. Even though a wedding ceremony candle doesn’t seem like a particularly important item to order early, you’ll want to plan ahead for anything specialized. Many couples also don’t realize that a wedding ceremony candle will not be available for certain types of shipping during the warmer months, as melting can be a definite problem!
Though you may want to begin your wedding ceremony candle search in physical stores, you will almost always find more specific and specialized items online. As with any of your specialized wedding accessories, the right wedding ceremony candle isn’t a last-minute decision. It will be featured in many a wedding picture, so you want to be sure everything is just right!
May 18th, 2013
Selecting the Right Wedding Party Kid Gifts
Wedding Party Kid Gifts
Not every wedding party is made up of adults, or even teens for that matter. Children are so often a part of the wedding party that couples have begun setting aside special gifts for the little additions to their special day. While bridesmaids and groomsmen will be excited to receive custom jewelry, monogrammed wallets, or iPhone cases that match the wedding colors, the kids of your wedding party will be less inclined. Surprise the ring bearer or flower girl with wedding party kid gifts. Wedding party kid gifts range from coloring books to less expensive jewelry, depending on the age of the children, but it’s always good to think ahead. Many professionals believe that wedding party kid gifts that allow the children to remain entertained throughout the duration of the reception are the wisest. I tend to agree. Whatever you do, your wedding party kid gifts should help the littlest members of your wedding party feel included and valued.
Some brides opt for wedding party kid gifts that include the ring bearer or flower girl in the rest of the line of gift giving, but to a lesser degree. Instead of a piece of expensive jewelry for the flower girl, a comparable bracelet made of a more durable material is favored. Wedding party kid gifts don’t have to be cheap or disposable. Many couples favor growth wall charts, jewelry boxes, backpacks, or even game packs as wedding party kid gifts.
May 13th, 2013
Enjoy the Versatility of Bird Cake Toppers
Bird Cake Toppers
The image of the “love birds” is a prominent one in the world of weddings and the lore of love and affection, and for good reason. These delicate critters are light, joyful, oft mysterious, and look pretty fabulous on top of a cake. Bird cake toppers are as versatile and varied as the class itself. They’re the lovers of the sky, and the image of pairs of birds nestled together in fond embrace is one that many couples would like to mirror on top of their wedding cakes. Bird cake toppers range from the cartoony to the elegant, but the feelings is always the same: one of everlasting commitment to each other and the zest for life. Birds are creatures full of life, and bird cake toppers parrot that idea in their form and aesthetic.
Consider bird cake toppers for not only their aesthetic value and symbolism, but also their staying power. Bird cake toppers don’t ever look cheesy or out-of-place as home décor or as a beautiful addition to any other part of your wedding day – not just atop a cake. If you choose to forego the pastry, consider heading your sweetheart table with bird cake toppers, or even near your menu or seating chart. Bird cake toppers never go out of style and always look loving and relevant.
May 4th, 2013
With a new Gatsby film hitting theaters all across the country today, it’s no wonder so many couples are drawn to the glamour and romance of this story for their weddings, as the hype behind the film has been building for months. Though the end message of the book is less than idealistically romantic, the aesthetic of the setting and the passionate hope and love exhibited by Gatsby himself is no less than perfect for any wedding day. So what wedding accessories can you add for a perfect Gatsby-themed wedding event? Consider:
Though you might not have the budget to hang diamonds from every extremity, you can still use the extravagant style of the Jazz Age as you walk down the aisle. Consider thick jeweled and beaded bracelets and collar necklaces, and substitute a traditional veil with a birdcage or a jeweled flapper headband, as the film’s own Daisy Buchanan wears so frequently. Avoid loud colors entirely and stick with the shine of diamond-like gems, even if you won’t be springing for actual diamonds. Distribute sparklers to your guests for added shine!
Nothing says “Gatsby party” like a glass of champagne in each hand as you’re out on the dance floor. Style your libations after the drinks most often found at Gatsby’s legendary parties by stacking champagne glasses into a tower and putting on a show by pouring the bubbly down a cascading pyramid of crystal. For added flair, litter trays and tables with glass gems. Again, no one blames you for eschewing actual diamonds.
Another Gatsby favorite is the mint julep, though it is better suited to a lunch or late morning party. The mint julep is the height of leisure and is sure to impress your thirsty guests. Add a generous sprig of fresh mint and enjoy!
The Era and Text Specifics
The small additions you make to your décor are the ones that really count toward a perfectly-executed Roaring Twenties affair. With a text steeped in images of breezy white curtains and dresses and gray three-piece suits, leisure and extravagance are your stylistic focus for a truly “Gatsby” party. Rent overstuffed day couches for a small peripheral lounge, and stick long, dripping black and white feathers in centerpieces. If you want to find details that specifically address moments from the text itself, consider finding space for gold wire spectacle frames, colorful silk shirts for the groomsmen, and finding room for a small green light at the end of the aisle.
May 1st, 2013
A Search for the Right Unity Candle Holder
Unity Candle Holder
Many couples spend hours searching for the right unity candle for their big day. The selection of unity candles available online can sometimes become overwhelming, and couples can usually find something that fits their niche interests and unity whims. Couples do not, however, spend nearly as much time seeking out the perfect unity candle holder for their wedding ceremony. A unity candle holder is often even more important than the candle itself, as you want something that will support the beauty of your candle without overwhelming it. You don’t want an overly simple unity candle holder either, as everything that is a part of your wedding ceremony should be beautiful and classic.
Consider shopping for these items, your unity candle and your unity candle holder, at the same time. Know the aesthetic you’re looking for before you do your shopping, and don’t rush to buy a unity candle holder before you’re found the right unity candle. Though the unity candle holder is important, it’s much easier to find a unity candle holder that supports a unique candle than vise versa. Above all, enjoy the search for the perfect unity candle and unity candle holder!
April 26th, 2013
Drafting Bachelorette Thank You Cards
Bachelorette Thank You Cards
Etiquette is always in vogue, and thank you cards are a welcome thought after most wedding-related events, though they have been, so far, mostly surrounding gift-giving occasions such as bridal showers or the big day itself. There’s something special about thank yous for your friends when they take time and money to throw you an awesome party, however, and though a verbal “thank you” is probably much-appreciated, it doesn’t take that much more time to articulate your thanks in writing via a set of bachelorette thank you cards. Consider drafting up some bachelorette thank you cards after your night on the town with the girls.
Likely, your good girl friends funded the evening, as it is a gift to you, and most of your evening expenses were likely covered. This doesn’t happen in all circles, but it is increasing in prevalence. Say thank you to those involved with some bachelorette thank you cards! Even if you don’t send out bachelorette thank you cards to the lot, consider such an action for the girl who did the majority of the planning. Send out bachelorette thank you cards in addition to a thoughtful hostess gift, such as a bottle of wine or a nice gift card. Everyone likes to feel appreciated, and bachelorette bashes are a lot of work! Show your girls you care with a few bachelorette thank you cards!
April 22nd, 2013
FREE Wood Scrap
$8.00 Wood Frame
If you’re interesting in making your own custom, stylish blackboard, start by finding a frame that was sized and abandoned at a craft store. Those frames, because they are odd sizes and most people aren’t interested in them, are pretty inexpensive, even if they’re high-quality.
Plywood or other wood scraps are easy to cut to size, and it’s much easier to cut wood to the shape you want than to find a frame to fit something you already have.
$8.00 Chalkboard Paint
$3.00 Chalkboard Chalk
Any art supply store carries these products, and they could be found for less money online, plus shipping. Shop around if you can, as we don’t usually need products like these more than once. This couple bought two cans of blackboard paint, but only needed the one for the job. Keep the receipt!
$60.00 Print Free, Discount Print Shop
By working with a discount printer and coming with completed images, this couple was able to save on design fees. For more complex or custom backs and images, consider working with a graphic designer for something different and unique.
Plus courtesy photography and calligraphy from family friends!
April 21st, 2013
Keep it Authentic with Ren Faire Wedding Cake Toppers
Ren Faire Wedding Cake Toppers
This weekend marked the beginning of Faire season for many counties across the country, and dedicated Ren Faire patrons know that Faire doesn’t just end when the tents go down and the mead gets packed away. The Renaissance Faire is life for many dedicated goers, and nothing less than Ren Faire wedding cake toppers will satisfy them when the time comes to tie the knot. Poxy Boggards and Merry Wives of Windsor alike are likely to hold their actual wedding ceremony and reception at a local or high-profile Faire venue – why not top off the occasion with some genuine Ren Faire wedding cake toppers? Though vendors at Faire often carry goods as varied and diverse as genuine leather flagons and hand-blown crystal balls, Ren Faire wedding cake toppers are a rare sight, and patrons are not always likely to find what they really want. Start your search for Ren Faire wedding cake toppers early and often, and be sure to correspond with the seller before you commit. Are you getting genuine pewter and not painted aluminum? Now is a better time to find out than later!
Faire goers know that while some venues can be tough about what they’ll let you bring in to guest events, a Renaissance Faire wedding is incomplete without the Ren Faire wedding cake toppers. Owners of the property are unlikely to deny you that outside commodity, but you should ask first anyway!
April 17th, 2013
Miles Away with a Getaway Wedding Cake Topper
Getaway Wedding Cake Topper
Most couples dream of the honeymoon that follows a wedding, no matter the size. A chance for a truly beautiful adventure and a moment to “get away from it all” after the hectic nature of a party as chaotic and time-consuming as a wedding is undoubtedly alluring. So why not share that yearning and excitement on the day of your wedding with a getaway wedding cake topper as relaxed and tranquil as your honeymoon will surely be? A getaway wedding cake topper could feature a road-tripping couple, a scene on a tranquil beach in the tropics, or even just a mention of the destination on some custom engraving. The point of a getaway wedding cake topper is to mirror the laid-back fun that is surely awaiting you after the cake has been cut and the bouquet tossed. Don’t wait for the honeymoon to get into the “getaway” state of mind. Start with a getaway wedding cake topper during your reception!
A getaway wedding cake topper will become a wonderful memento for a shelf full of wedding and honeymoon memories. Imagine how perfect a getaway wedding cake topper will look beside a photo of the for-real getaway couple!
April 14th, 2013
The Spontaneity and Grace of Dancing Wedding Cake Toppers
Dancing Wedding Cake Toppers
If you’re looking for a truly unique cake topper for your wedding day that radiates your fun and spontaneous personality as a couple, consider browsing a few dancing wedding cake toppers. You don’t need to be an expert in the tango or the foxtrot to appreciate and use dancing wedding cake toppers, though it can’t hurt. Dancing wedding cake toppers are for any couple who are beyond excited to be spending the rest of their lives together. After all, it’s a wedding! Who ISN’T dancing? Your dancing wedding cake toppers can mirror your love for dance, sure, but the spirit of dance is that of joy, spontaneity, and the rhythm and sync of two people who are desperately in love. Dance symbolizing harmony; working together. Any couple can appreciate that kind of imagery from dancing wedding cake toppers.
Display one on the top of your cake, sure, but that isn’t the only place you could set dancing wedding cake toppers on your wedding day. These accessories look wonderful on your sweetheart table, among your assorted desserts, and even guarding the table with all of your gifts. Everywhere is the right place for dancing wedding cake toppers, and they’ll look right at home on your mantle, beside all of the other pictures of you dancing through life!
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