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Personalized Wedding Favors
Personalized wedding favors are among the most popular of gift selections made by brides and grooms to show appreciation to the guests sharing in their wedding day. Traditional ceremonies have made wedding favors a part of the celebration since the sixteenth century. Modern technologies have made it affordable for many small gift items to be personalized to reflect the gracious sentiments of the happy couple.
A wedding favor can be personalized to commemorate the wedding day or the individual it's presented to. Wedding supply stores offer items that can be ordered with monograms added at manufacture, which is more cost effective than having them added after the purchase. Most stainless steel items produced as wedding favors such as letter openers and mint julep cups are designed to accommodate engravings, which may be added by the retailer or a private engraving service.
A popular trend in personalization of wedding favors, is for the creation of unique labels for otherwise ordinary food items. The most common personalized item would be name brand chocolate bars with wonderfully designed labels to reflect the bridegroom couple. Other food items such as mints in tins, gourmet coffee beans and quality teas can be "branded" with an unique label featuring a design and statement from the bride and groom. Independent wineries and micro breweries aware of this trend have provided a method for couples to order privately labeled spirits. Independent candy makers will accommodate couples, by designing special molds to create chocolate bars "engraved" with text commemorating the wedding day.
Edible favors such as cookies provide a twist on the European tradition of giving confectionery delights, while providing the opportunity for scripting a frosted affection. Cut sugar cookies become the canvas for a full palette of icing sentiments. Local bakeries are readily equipped to work with a design conceived by the bride, or they can provide helpful suggestions for what may be desirable. Most bakeries have the technology to create frosted cookies or miniature cakes with a photo of the happy couple.
Placecards and placecard holders provide additional décor to the reception table and offer infinite possibilities for personalization. Stainless steel picture frames, designed for use as placecard holders are ideal for a sentimental engraving. Ceramic frames enclosing a recent photo of the couple, creates a simple and excellent means of personalizing a wedding favor.
Bookmarks were one of the first favor items that allowed for personalization by the couple. The bride and groom can select poetry or prose to relay sentimental feelings of thanks to their guests. Recent trends in giving flower seeds as wedding favors has created a new twist to the tradition of presenting bookmarks. An attractive bookmark is created from handmade paper that has been laced with flower seeds. A vellum layer allows the couple to personalize a sentiment that can be preserved, while the seeded portion of the bookmark is planted to for the beginnings of a beautiful and lasting garden.
A majority of brides are quick to decide on providing a gift item that will have a long use and be a daily reminder of the couple's gratitude. Writing pens are an ideal utilitarian item that won't break the wedding budget. Multiple companies provide pens with a wide variety of designs that allow for personalization as a wedding favor. A new version of this traditional token, allows for a floating message inside the pen that can reflect up to four different messages.
Ceremonies or receptions based on specific themes encompass a multitude of additional items that offer the opportunity for personalization. Sport themes invite the inclusion of distinctive golf teas, signed baseballs, swizzle sticks in the shape of golf clubs and miniature surf boards. Asian themes allow for engraved stainless steel or gold plated fortune cookies and embossed chop sticks. Las Vegas themes allow for everything from a private collection of playing cards to imprinted poker chips.
If a couple finds the perfect wedding favor, but the token doesn't provide a space for that personal touch, a small thank you card can be attached with a plain ribbon, or sentiments can be printed directly on to the ribbon. Personalization of wedding favors remains a tradition for many couples. Like the couple themselves, the choice of a wedding favor or the means to add a personalized touch, range from elaborate to simple sophistication.
Wedding Favors Info provides personalized, homemade, cheap, and unique wedding favors, including chocolate and cookie favors, wedding favor boxes, wedding shower favors, and more. Wedding Favors Info is the sister site of Wedding Invitations Web.
Wedding Budget - What Can You Do To Shave It, Yet Still Have A Memorable Wedding?
OK, so you have your heart set on the top banquet facility in the area. The only thing is once you've done that, your wedding budget is shot. The $75/pp meal charge quickly becomes $100/pp with the 18% gratuity & other hidden charges. Your heart races as you hear that the facility won't even lock in the prices. You book your wedding in 2004 and by the time the wedding comes around in 2006, there could be a 10-20% increase in price.
Save Money on Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding is quite possibly the most important day of your life and you've probably been dreaming about it since you were about 12 years old. The dress you choose is ultimately going to be what people look at and remember about your wedding. That being said, you want to find the perfect dress that will make your guest's and husband's jaws hit the floor when you walk down the aisle. Are you thinking that may be unrealistic with your wedding budget? Think again! We have some of the best shopping tips in order to help you save money on your wedding dress. This way you can enjoy your wedding while maintaining a reasonable wedding budget.
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Gown
Selecting a wedding gown is possibly one of the most exciting things for a bride to do. It's one of the most fun aspects of preparing your wedding. Regardless of whether you know what kind of gown you want or not, it is a dress you will remember for the rest of your life. So with this in mind, it's one part of your wedding you do not want to wait until the last minute to plan. Here are some tips to help get your gown-search started!
Extreme Age Differences In Marriage Can Lead To Infidelity
"Extreme age differences between husband and wife may lead to infidelity" says author and infidelity expert, Ruth Houston, who was recently quoted in an article in First magazine. Houston's comments were included in the sidebar of an article in the May issue of First entitled "The Surprising Way Women Are Turning Back the Clock," which discusses the pros and cons of marriages and relationships in which the woman is considerably older or younger than the man.
Weddings - Wedding Plan - Wedding Planner Tools - Ten Essential Tips
Getting Married? Congratulations! You just set the date for the most important day in your life. Your wedding day. Imagine...It is your wedding day. Your very own wedding day! It will be fun.
Engagement Party Ideas To Wow The Crowd!
He's proposed, and most likely you're flashing your new engagement ring. Now it's time to plan the celebration, but where do you start?
Lighting The Way When Two Become One
Whether you want to add a little extra romance to an evening reception or a little glow to your house of worship, candles are a natural, effortless addition to your wedding theme. You'll have no trouble finding a role for candles at the wedding ceremony, at the reception, and even as part of the floral displays.
Las Vegas Casino Weddings
If you are at all familiar with Las Vegas, you know that the number one item on everybody's list there is gambling. You can find anything to gamble on and someone to gamble with somewhere in Las Vegas. And if you've ever spent time in any of the casinos in Las Vegas you'll already know that the flow of money back and forth over tables is not interrupted by somebody's wedding ceremony.
A Look at Maui Wedding Cakes
Since Maui and Hawaii in general have been blessed with the most wonderful fruits and flowers, the best cakes on the island tend to take advantage of them. There are companies on the islands that have been creating designs and recipes for wedding cakes for over 50 years. Many have received worldwide acclaim. Several, in fact, have created wedding cakes for the rich and famous for weddings not even held in Hawaii.
Tips For A Lasting Marriage
My parents gave me this advice about marriage. They have been married since the 1960s and are still happily married to each other.
?ello? ?ello? ?ello? Is that the Wedding, then?
You hear them at champagne-flowing parties. You hear them in crowded trains. You hear them in bumpy buses. And much, much too often you hear them at weddings.
Hey, Where Do I Put My Speakers? Unique Venues Require Unique DJs
If your wedding or party is being held in a unique facility with specific acoustic issues (multiple rooms, indoor/outdoors, echo issue, broken up ceiling surface, in a tent, etc.) then you need to educate yourself. Normal placement of your DJ's speakers ? on speaker stands, may not be the correct thing to do for your given room layout. Your professional disc jockey should be able to offer you knowledgeable acoustic solutions to your needs.
Its the Heart (and heat) of the Wedding Season - Sun & Heat Protection During an Outdoor Wedding
So, you decided to opt for an outdoor wedding under the sun amidst the lake, ocean or beach. Are you sure you have considered all the aspects of an outdoor wedding? Did you consider the fact that you and your guests are going to be outside for many hours throughout the day in the beating hot sun? Some people worry so much that it's going to rain or be cold that they completely forget to prepare themselves for the sun and the heat. The last thing you want is for you or your guests to be burnt for pictures and leave the wedding early because they are sun-fried. So here are some sun protection tips to keep in mind whether you're the bride, groom or guest at an outdoor wedding:
5 Tips To Keep Marital Bliss Alive After You Retire!
Let's face it retirement is a time of great transition for spouses. Ample free time and drastic lifestyle changes can be a burden or a blessing for your marriage. Regardless of whether one or both spouses retire, the secret to a smooth transition is planning before you retire. For example, if one or both of you have been task-driven individuals with their own careers, a 7/24 marriage may not be to your liking. Retiring couples who have lived independent and relatively separate lives may become frustrated and bored being joined at the hip. Others may rejoice in spending more time with each other. The most important step to take prior to retiring is:
Wedding Flower Ideas
Your wedding flowers cover all button holes, all the bouquets, the decoration in the church, reception venue, and top table centerpiece if appropriate. So you can see it covers quite a large part of the decoration of the day.
Minor But Important Duties For Your Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, and Groomsmen
Your wedding party is a major factor in the success of your wedding day. Too many couples assume that once they've selected their brides maids and grooms men that they are finished. Unfortunately, many people don't know what it means to be in a bridal party. Bridesmaids and groomsmen need to do more than just look pretty. Put these people to work! If your wedding party knows the who's, what's, when's, and why's, they will be able to handle many of the details that may derail the enjoyment of what should be your happiest day.
10 Common Wedding Reception Mistakes
Every bride wants a fairytale wedding. Therefore, this article is to try and minimize problems that may occur during a wedding reception. Listed below are the more common mistakes made by brides and grooms during your wedding reception. We will tell you what to do!
2005 Mother Of Bride Dress
A 2005 mother of bride dress tends to have a different look and feel to it than did mother of the bride dresses in the past. That's because today's mother of the bride tends to be a different sort of woman, having come of age in a different culture than the typical mother of the bride from eras gone by. Today's mother of the bride dress is as far from matronly as is the mother of the bride herself.
Honeymooning on the Waves
Cruising down the river was always deemed by couples the ultimate romantic date. You can't be much more together alone than when you're separated from the rest of the world by sheets and sheets of water.
What You Should Know About Buying Engagement Rings Online
Buying engagement rings online doesn't have to be confusing or intimidating. In fact, the nice thing about shopping online is that you can browse several online stores without the hassle of traveling from store to store listening to endless sales pitches. Shopping for an engagement ring online can be quite a good experience if you buy from reputable jewelers like Blue Nile and Mondera. Make sure you get an appraisal done by a GIA certified appraiser within one month after your purchase in case there are any issues.
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