The second most important organizational book on your wedding day (second only to the guestbook) will be your wedding gift record book.
Finding a Simple Wedding Garter
Simple Wedding GarterThe garter toss at a wedding is an expected and jovial ritual that many brides look forward to. For some of us, however, we don’t want an ornate garter outshining us as it flies across the ballroom floor. A simple wedding garter, though simple enough in theory, can be surprisingly hard to find for the bride uninteresting in thigh-high showboating. A simple wedding garter is still elegant and beautiful, but might not go overboard with frills and sparkles. A simple wedding garter is also a good choice for a bride hosting a low-key wedding. Hot pink and rhinestones don’t really match tea-length simple ivory dresses.
When you’re searching for a simple wedding garter, don’t confuse “simple” with “cheap” or “manufactured.” A quality simple wedding garter might not be dripping in accessories, but it should still maintain a simple elegance that outshines its peers. A simple wedding garter doesn’t eschew decorations completely: a dangling charm or simple lace edging is a classy edition to an otherwise bare elastic band. Your simple wedding garter will be timeless in its efforts to refuse to bend to trends in the garter world. Your simple wedding garter’s longevity is guaranteed.
Bridal Shoes: When High Heels Just Won’t Cut It
Bridal ShoesWhile brides may spend hours pouring over possible contenders for the perfect pair of bridal shoes, most of them don’t think twice about how else they should take care of their feet during their wedding day. Beautiful bridal shoes usually mean sore ankles and throbbing toes by the end of the evening – why not invest in something that gives your tootsies a break every once in a while? Alternative bridal shoes include such selections as flip flops, ballet flats, barefoot jewelry, and even slippers! While you might want to save the slippers for the morning after, the other bridal shoes make for a wonderful foot break during your reception. Flip flops are not only comfortable, but practical and not so bad lookin’ either. Consider purchasing these matching bridal shoes for everyone in the bridal party, or maybe even for all of your guests! High heels might look nice, but walking around all night in them would drive any feet nuts! The ballet flat bridal shoes are another (somewhat more elegant) choice, and they pack the added benefit of portability. Many of these bridal shoes fold up into small bags for easy slipping on and off!
A Simple Bridal Necklace for your Wedding
Simple Bridal NecklaceWhen you’re preparing just the right accessories for your wedding day look, it’s important to find little things that won’t distract from one another. If you’re wearing an ornate wedding gown, pairing it with a bridal necklace that has too much going on will make your whole look feel a little busy. A simple bridal necklace will make you sparkle without overdoing it. Also, try not to layer too many pieces; a simple bridal necklace and a pair of matching or complimentary earrings should do just fine. Don’t think that more accessories equal more impressive and beautiful. True style is knowing when to quit (the same goes for makeup!) Your simple bridal necklace should reflect your personal style. Don’t think that you have to change everything about the way you dress just for your wedding day. If you’re an easy-to-please laid-back bride, don’t feel that you HAVE to go for the layered cupcake princess look just for your wedding day. You should be comfortable in your own skin as you walk down the aisle – which is why a simple bridal necklace is perfect for every bride. Even brides who normally wear a lot of bling can appreciate the subtle sparkle of a simple bridal necklace. When selecting your accessories for the big day (including your simple bridal necklace), remember to be true to your style. After all, don’t you want to be able to recognize yourself in wedding photos?
Why You Should Purchase and Store your Wedding Linens
Wedding LinensIf you’re hosting your wedding at a location without available wedding linens, you have a couple of options: either rent them for the evening or buy them outright. Not many brides opt for purchasing their own wedding linens, but if your party is small enough, they can actually save you money in the long run, especially if you entertain a lot. Wedding linens are a special and important part of your wedding décor, why not keep them? Pass them along to your future children? Here are a few reasons why you should opt to purchase wedding linens, even if you’re only getting napkins, placemats, or table runners: For Entertaining
If you entertain a lot, or even if you plan on entertaining ever again, saving your wedding linens will be worth it. Bust out those wedding linens at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other meal opportunity at your disposal. Bonus points if your wedding linens come with a monogram; it adds a hint of “Man, she really knows what she’s doing” to any holiday party. For Posterity
More than wedding photos, actual wedding artifacts (such as your wedding linens, your preserved bouquet) are going to become family treasures down the line. Give your progeny pieces of your wedding day to carry with them to pass to their own children. Your wedding linens will mean more then than you know. For Sentimental Value
Just like with the sentimental hand-me-downs, the emotional value of keeping your wedding linens is indispensable. You won’t regret keeping them, as your wedding linens will speak to the emotion and magic of your wedding day every time you open the linen cupboard.