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Why You Need Bridal Bouquet Accessories

Why You Need Bridal Bouquet Accessories

Purple Handmade California Wedding

1) Flowers are great, but do they glitter? -Okay, so that might seem ridiculous, but there is an important point to be made here. Flowers are beautiful and if your wedding is focusing on simple decor, then you probably won't want any accessories that will be very showy, but adding small accessories or a little bit of dazzle to your bouquet can add a dimension that will personalize your wedding bouquet and look great in your wedding photos. French Bistro Inspired Wedding at Prairie Productions 2) Make it beautiful. Make it personal. Typically you are going to find two forms in which a bride's bouquet will be put together. The first is using a formal bouquet holder which broken down to its most basic sense is florist foam on a stick. These are great if you are making your own bouquet and are easier for florist to shape and really make an artistically designed bouquet. The second is a wrap. This typically means you will be keeping and wrapping your flowers long stems with ribbon or some other wrapping appropriate material. This lends to a more casual wedding theme, but can also be made to be just as formal as a bouquet holder, just as a bouquet holder can be used to create a more casual bouquet. Bridal Bouquet Locket Charm Bracelet With these as your options it gives you plenty of room to personalize or glam up your bouquet. If you are using a wrap style and want to make your bouquet a little more personal you can choose to use something like a brooch that was your grandmothers as your something old and have it pinned to the ribbon or you can use something like the bridal bouquet locket charm featured above with an image of your groom or even a small wedding photo of your parents and then your new initial. What is great about this particular bouquet accessory is that it comes with a link bracelet so you can later wear the charm as a jewelry accessory!

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2 Gifts to Make the Father of the Bride Feel Special

2 Gifts to Make the Father of the Bride Feel Special

Sneak Peak: Ashley + Anthony’s Wedding All of the time when people think about weddings they first think of the bride and then of the mother and the bride and how exciting it must be for the mom, but there are a lot of daddy's girls out there and fathers that would even surprise their daughters with how excited they are for their daughter. Father's have a tendency of showing a little extra emotion on the day of his baby girls wedding. We want to help you highlight the role he has in your wedding and in your life. Here are two simple ways to help you let your father know what he means to you!

  1. Gift him With Special cuff links to Proudly Wear on the Wedding day.Father Of Bride CufflinksCuff links are a perfect way to give your dad a little something extra that designates him as the father of the bride. You can bet that he will wear these proudly and may even find an excuse to wear them at his next business meeting or with his Sunday best!
  2. Give him a sentimental wedding handkerchief.
From the Bride to her Father Wedding HandkerchiefThis sweet and traditional gift is not just for the bride, but is also traditionally given to members of the brides family and even bridal party. The above wedding handkerchief includes a special poem from the bride to the father that is sure to cause your dad to actually need that handkerchief!  
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5 Items to Add to the Honeymoon Packing List

While you may believe that your love is so strong that all you need is one another to conquer all, when it comes to your honeymoon there are a few specialty items you are going to want on hand. 1. The most useful bag in the world - a Tote

Color Dipped Canvas Totes                   A cute tote bag is the number one necessity for any honeymoon getaway. It allows for quick storage, easy access, and fashionably translates from one outfit to the next. Some handy-dandy-musts to put in your cute new tote may include: sunglasses, lip balm, lotion, wet wipes,hand sanitizer, ibuprofen, allergy medication, and a digital camera. With a tote bag ready, you can take on your romantic adventures without a worry in mind!     2. Passport Covers

Mr. & Mrs. Passport Cover Gift Set  A passport cover may seem like an extra, but it is an extra you are going to want to pick up. Not only is this a fun Mr. and Mrs. set, but it will help you keep organized. The last thing you are going to want is a hard time finding your passport or important cards. With a passport cover set like this you can keep everything in one place for easy access. Plus, you can never have too many Mr. and Mrs. items to show off your new marital status!     3. Travel Grooming Kits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 His & Hers Travel Bags Set Includes Grooming Tools     Chevron Spa Bag & Makeup Roll Brush Set Includes Brushes  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A travel kit for all of your make up and grooming odds and ends is an absolute honeymoon must! Get a his and hers set or if the Mr. doesn't think he needs it, get a snazzy and personalized set for just the Mrs! Or maybe even do both!. Each set can be personalized and comes with grooming tools or make up brushes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Jewelry Travel Case

Personalized Leather Slim Zip-Around Jewelry Case

Think of every trip you have ever taken and remember the necklaces and bracelets tangled, the earrings and rings misplaced, and now put a jewelry travel case on your honeymoon packing list. It really just makes sense. You're going on your honeymoon with the plan to get lost in your love, but that doesn't mean you have to loose your favorite earrings. So whether your a honeysuckle pink or a blue curacao kind of gal, pick yourself out a personalized jewelry case!

5. Cute and Comfy  Just Married Camisole & Boy Short Set                  Brides Pajama Set - Small

Along side the lace and silk, don't forget to bring some more comfortable sleepwear too. You don't have to sacrifice sexy for comfort either, just pack one of these bride pajama sets and you can have comfy cuddle time or make sparks fly!

   

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The Right Maid of Honor Gift for the Perfect Maid of Honor!

A Perfect, Personal Maid of Honor Gift

Maid of Honor Gift

  Your Maid of Honor has been there for you through thick and thin during the ordeal that is wedding planning; how should you thank her in a way that is both meaningful and budget-conscious? A well-picked Maid of Honor gift starts with knowing your Maid of Honor: Is she a foodie? Does she love the outdoors? Is she constantly glued to her phone? Try to select a Maid of Honor gift that suits her personality and her needs. How do you make it personal? The key to a beautiful and personal Maid of Honor gift is personalization by means of names and monograms. Find something that suits her lifestyle, personalize it to show that you thought of her in particular, and voila! A beautiful Maid of Honor gift worthy of the girl who's stuck with you through everything. Having trouble deciding on where to start for a Maid of Honor gift, or not sure what would fit her needs? Consider something that fits in with her needs for the wedding, such as a personalized makeup clutch or wedding tote. These items make a wonderful Maid of Honor gift but can still be used after the big day. Knowing your Maid of Honor is the first step toward a wonderful Maid of Honor gift, but there are some items that are universal! Good luck on your hunt for the right Maid of Honor gift!
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Preparations for a Perfect Bridal Headpiece

Tips for a Balanced and Beautiful Bridal Headpiece

Bridal Headpiece

While veils are a wedding accessory staple that will surely last another century in the wedding world, the bridal headpiece is a looser term that is gaining traction among fashion-forward brides looking to make a statement. Whether it's a hat, comb, tiara, or flower, a bridal headpiece is a beautiful and stylish way to engage your inner fashionista as you walk down the aisle. Consider a bridal hair accessory to replace or supplement your traditional (or nontraditional!) veil, and you'll turn heads for more than just arriving when the music starts at the ceremony. Your bridal headpiece should reflect your personality and your creativity, just as the rest of your look does. Be sure, however, that you don't overpower the rest of your outfit. The right bridal headpiece, like anything else on your person the day of the wedding, is a part of a whole. Be sure to discuss your bridal headpiece look with your hair stylist well before the big day, and do at least one trial with the actual bridal headpiece. Don't spring this new accessory on your stylist the day-of! A bridal hair accessory is a part of your hair style, not just an addition, and your stylist will need the time and tools to make it look just right!
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3 Tips for the Budget-Conscious Bride

The wedding budget is, without a doubt, one of the biggest concerns for the newly-engaged couple looking to minimize the fiscal impact of a wedding shindig. While budgets sound like easily-maintainable lists and figures when you’re getting started, they can quickly spiral out of control during the planning process. Little expenses pile up, guest lists blossom into twice your intended number, and small charges, such as tips and tax, sneak up on you. Here are a few tips for keeping on top of your wedding budget without spending every night slaving over a spreadsheet:
  1. Compile a wedding budget FIRST
While it may seem like a good strategy to figure out your guest list or ideal ambiance first, that isn’t necessarily step one in your list of things to do now that you’re newly engaged. Ideally, your first step is figuring out how much you have to work with. You may be dreaming big, but if you set your heart on 200 guests or custom dance floors before crunching the numbers, it will be much harder to scale back your expectations. Figure out your budget, and then decide on the style and guest count of your day. You can swing larger numbers or swankier décor if you scale back in the other department, but you should be prepared to do that from the get-go.
  1. Know where your funds are coming from before spending them
On that subject – who is paying for your wedding? If it’s all coming from your own pocket the numbers become simpler, but if either family has pledged to chip in or shoulder the bulk of the finances, things can become complicated quickly. While you know your family better than anyone, it’s always best to hold off on spending money until the cash is in hand. While your aunt may have mentioned that she’d pay for your wedding gown, don’t go off and buy the perfect dress without knowing for sure that they money is coming in. Ideally, have your aunt (or parent or future in-law or whoever) pay first-hand instead of promising reimbursement. This way, the individual financing the expense has a hand in the wedding experience and you can be sure you won’t be stuck with a larger slice of the pie than you anticipated.
  1. Update your budget as you go
The last bit of advice – don’t forget about the budget, even if you feel that you’re “probably staying in range” of your original discussion. Small expenses, such as favors, tips, or invitation upgrades, can add up quickly and derail an otherwise foolproof wedding budget. Keep lines of communication open between all spending parties, and anticipate holding a few casual meetings to catch up with the budget as planning continues.
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Wedding Party Kid Gifts for all Ages and Budgets

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.

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Dance through Life Together with Dancing Wedding Cake Toppers

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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A Dr. Who Wedding for the Whole Family

Dr. Who is one of the most popular and longest-running science fiction television shows in the entire world, with a fan base more dedicated and loving than most marriages. It seems so very obvious then that so many couples would want to use elements from the show within their nuptials, usually in the form of cake toppers, garters, photo booths, and other wedding reception goodies. So how can you include your love for the doctor in the most important social gathering of your relationship without alienating those you love in the flurry of Dr. Who gadgets and memorabilia? The answer is subtlety, as it is with anything, especially when you’re dealing with wedding elements outside of your wedding reception. Here are my thoughts and recommendations for your special day: The Ceremony
The ceremony is possibly the best place for some beautiful Dr. Who inclusions. Aside from the color scheme and the attire (everyone loves a fez and bow tie), think of including some personal touches within the wording and accessories of the ceremony itself. My favorite touches for a ceremony? Have the parents of the bride(s) and/or groom(s) “consent and gladly give” their children away to replace the traditional bride hand-off, or have the officiant perform the marriage ceremony out of a replica TARDIS diary, inspired by Dr. River Song. Again, keep your Whovian accessories accessible! Your fandom is important, but you don’t want to lose the attention of those you love most in the middle of the ceremony. If necessary, explain why little things have been changed in the ceremony program you provide for your guests. The Paper Goods
Dr. Who invites are very easy to come by and to make, with various degrees of subtlety. As “Tardis Blue” is now an actual color that items can be purchased in, despite the resistance of Crayola, it isn’t difficult to create a Dr. Who-inspired set of stationary to send off to all of your closest friends and relatives. Consider police box-shaped backing and TARDIS blue envelopes. Some dedicated fans have even signed off on their mailings with the doctor’s famous catchphrases. Consider such gems as “Hope to see you there – Allons-y!” or “Bow ties are optional, but you should wear one. Bow ties are cool!” As with any usage of fan culture in wedding accessories, it’s important that you try to make these little inclusions accessible. Don’t write the address in Gallifreyan or list your names as “the future Rory and Amy Pond.” Have fun, but keep up the subtlety!
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The Elegance of a Simple Unity Candle

Combining Grace and Utility: A Simple Unity Candle

Simple Unity Candle

  In a vast online marketplace filled with specialized wedding goods, it can be difficult sometimes to weed through the void to find something simple. A simple unity candle foregoes frills in favor of simple, elegant style. A simple unity candle may have an embellished stand or frame, but the candle itself is a white or cream pillar with two smaller counterparts; simple, straightforward, and not a distraction come wedding day. Brides who favor traditional and/or church weddings will find this simple unity candle to suit their fancies, but that doesn’t mean that a simple unity candle is reserved for grand halls and fancy affairs. Garden weddings may also find a simple unity candle to fit the feel and décor of the day. Really, any couple who wants the focus of the day away from the implements of the ceremony will find that a simple unity candle is the perfect centerpiece. This accessory suits all décor, all styles and creeds, and will never go out of style if you choose to keep the simple unity candle as a staple on your mantle. These candles mix perfectly with existing décor, and add a touch of class to any household after the vows are said and the cake cut. A simple unity candle works for everyone!
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Work Those Bride Yoga Pants!

Love your Pair of Bride Yoga Pants

Bride Yoga Pants

  When you’re working your hardest to sculpt that perfect beach bod for your wedding, it’s important to stay motivated. When you can match your stylish workout gear to your end goal, a la a pair of amazing bride yoga pants, you can keep your wedding day in mind for every Stairmaster you climb or Zumba class you attend. Bride yoga pants are a sliming black with a beautiful embellished “bride” logo on the leg, and wearing them is sure to keep your heart rate up as you near the end of your run during a rewarding workout session. Bride yoga pants are also wonderful casual wear. Sure, you can eat ice cream in bride yoga pants as easily as you can work it off – just remember to keep those activities balanced! Bride yoga pants represent only a fraction of the available bridal gear you can add to your closet; bridal jackets, shoes, hats, and even lingerie is necessary for a perfect bridal closet. There are even bits of groom apparel to match your bride yoga pants and otherwise. The best part of bride yoga pants? Even after you’re married, you’re still a bride! Wear your bride yoga pants with pride!
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A Few Tips Concerning Wedding Table Numbers

Making Visible and Vibrant Wedding Table Numbers

Wedding Table Numbers

There are several ways couples communicate seating arrangements during their wedding receptions. As ceremonies are generally open seating (aside from the first few rows, which are reserved for immediate family, per generally accepted etiquette), those arrangements are of little concern for a bride hunting for wedding table numbers. No, the wedding table numbers you’re undoubtedly looking for are for the reception part of the day. Without a well-organized seating chart, it’s possible that your reception to devolve into anarchy. Often, guests slide chairs around crowded tables or a few stragglers are left with few or no dining partners when couples eschew seating charts or wedding table numbers. It is in your best interest, and is commonly expected by guests, that wedding table numbers will be a part of the evening. When you’re chosen a seating chart, you are no doubt now wondering how to organize or present your wedding table numbers. While there are countless ways to do it, there is one rule you should try to follow: make your wedding table numbers easy to see and clear. Literally anything else goes. Wish to name your tables instead of number them? Also fine, though it might get confusing if you have a large banquet hall. Like with wedding table numbers, it is most important that your guests can see them, and that they’re easy to spot across a crowded room.
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