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The Benefits of Place Card Holder Wedding Favors

Place Card Holder Wedding Favors Consolidate Time and Space

Place Card Holder Wedding Favors

When designing the favors that you want to distribute to guests during your wedding reception, it’s important to remember simplicity. With place card holder wedding favors, you kill two birds with one stone and guarantee that your trash cans won’t be full of tiny strips of expensive stationary by the end of the evening. Place card holder wedding favors combine the place cards (sometimes called escort cards) and the wedding favors into one glorious gift for your guest. Place card holder wedding favors are a great idea for weddings of all guest list sizes, and they help cut down on clutter on place settings. Instead of finding room for the place card, place card holder, and wedding favor, they’re all combined into place card holder wedding favors.   The consolidation of space isn’t all that’s important in place card holder wedding favors – they also make for wonderful and cohesive accessories. The stationary on your place card holder wedding favors (or lack thereof) will match the favor seamlessly, and might help to pull together the aesthetic of your table design. Place card holder wedding favors also make for a livelier (and less bare) escort card table. Guests can be excited for their place card holder wedding favors from the moment they cross the threshold into your reception!
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Additions to your Non-Traditional Day

Your wedding planning experience will vary depending on the budget and look and feel you’re going for on your big day. While most brides will choose something elegant, understated, and refined (probably something with soft lighting, a plated dinner, and white branches), there are always a handful of brides who will scoff  at such a venture and opt instead for a bouncy house. This is for those brides.   The “wedding experience” is not universal, and nowhere is it written in stone that you must conform to a certain set of standards for your event to count as a wedding. Do you want your guests to kick off their shoes and dance barefoot in the grass? Do you want orange dreamsicles instead of a fancy cake? Do you want the youngest members of your family to have as much fun as the oldest? Cool. Here are a couple of ideas for your awesome wedding:

A Bouncy House!
A bounce house is a colorful air-filled palace of joy and bruising. As long as all kids are properly supervised (and you make it clear that there will be no lifeguard on duty during the reception), there’s no reason why a bounce house couldn’t be a great addition to your reception. Obviously, this venture is best suited to outdoor weddings, but you’ll be amazed how fast your guests turn into 5-year-olds as soon as the thing is inflated. The pictures you’ll get due to the goings-on of the bounce house will be worth every penny you drop on the house (and, by the way, the pennies will be much fewer than other wedding staples, such as a photo booth). Crayons!
For the brides who still ask for the kids menu due to the many coloring opportunities, this option might quicken your pulse. Forget fancy (and expensive) linens for butcher paper and small buckets of crayons at each table and watch your guests glue their noses to the table as they try to beat their neighbor at tick-tack-toe or doodle all through the night. Brides with more traditional weddings can pull this off too, though you might restrict it to the kids table or opt for fancier buckets.   If you’re going for a casual wedding where crayons and a bounce house won’t be out of place, just make sure you warn your guests on your invitation or save-the-date. You don’t have to spell it out for them, but the style of the stationary and accompanying casual pictorials can be helpful.

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Adding Asian Wedding Favors

Asian Wedding Favors: Elegance and Style

 

Asian Wedding Favors

  Are you hosting an elegant affair with all the allure of the Far East? Asian wedding favors add to the look and feel of your day, contributing the tiny touches that really bring a theme together. If you and your fiancé are celebrating your heritage within your wedding day, Asian wedding favors can help. Asian wedding favors might reflect the culture and aesthetic of India, China, Japan, Korea, or any of the other diverse and rich populations of Asia. Asian wedding favors don’t cheapen or trivialize the many cultures of the East; they act simply as a trinket that reminds your guests of your heritage (or perhaps just your location or Asian-inspired interests).   Your Asian wedding favors are as diverse as the many cultures of Asia, featuring common motifs of silk fans, ivory-colored elephants, ocean-side themes, and bamboo. Asian wedding favors are a wonderful addition to a wedding that may not feature a heavily-Asian theme, but might be taking place in a Japanese garden or tea room. Asian wedding favors are also a wonderful way to nod to the heritage of some family members. No matter what your motivation is in using them, Asian wedding favors are a classy, stylish way to add a little Asian flare to your wedding day.
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Spring Into Spring Wedding Favors

Spring Wedding Favors Make the Season Bright

 

Spring Wedding Favors

  Spring is here! Celebrate the reason for the season with beautiful, delicate, colorful spring wedding favors! Spring is a great time for garden weddings, beach weddings, and every other outdoor wedding in between. Tables under canopies of lush green foliage and bright spring blooms are only enhanced by numerous spring wedding favors that bespeckle the place settings. So what makes good spring wedding favors?   A primary element in spring wedding favors is color. Spring weddings are always bursting with color and are often much less subdued then their fall and winter counterparts. The season is full of life – so your spring wedding favors should match that energy!   Also, think about which activities a guest might be engaging in during this lively season: gardening, grilling, staying out in the backyard later in the evening, and indulging the sweet flavors of spring in the great outdoors. Practical spring wedding favors are always appreciated. Help your guests enjoy the weather by giving out lanterns, tea lights, honey pots, and serving trays.   Spring wedding favors are also fun as practical parts of your wedding. Allow guests to take home their martini glasses or fun seashell place card holder. Spring wedding favors reflect the beauty and happiness of the season, so share as many as you can with your guests!
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Real Bridal Shower: Andrea's Day

  Wedding Collectibles co-founder Andrea celebrated her impending marriage at a bridal shower inspired by Indian culture. The party focused on the application of traditional Indian (temporary) tattoos (mendhi or henna), bridal shower games influenced by Indian tradition and entertainment, and a host of wonderful edible goodies.   Though henna is traditionally applied to an Indian bride’s hands and feet before the wedding ceremony, Andrea’s mendhi party was a touch she wanted as a nod to her lifelong passion for Indian culture. Her family found their love for the Indian lifestyle after the rental of a Bollywood film during a family movie night. After several trips to Little India, Hindi classes, sun yoga, and as one guest described, the development of “a high tolerance for spice,” there was no going back for the bride or her family.   The traditional elements:
A mendhi artist was on hand to apply the traditional temporary adornment to every guest in attendance, including the bride. Most guests chose designs on the palm of their hands, but at least one left with a flower on her shoulder. As a hostess described, henna is popular in India not just as decoration, but also as a personal air conditioner. “It draws heat out of the body,” she said. Though mendhi is traditionally applied to the bride’s arms, legs, and back before the ceremony, Andrea wanted the special tradition a little early. Bridal henna is usually done 2 or 3 days before the wedding for good luck, and the artist will also often hide the groom’s initials somewhere within the design for him to find.     The décor of the day:
Though the party space took only a small portion of the hostesses’ backyard, the event felt spacious and cool. The heat of the unseasonally warm day was guarded by lengths of sari (colorful cloth pieces) that draped from the roof of the patio – many of the guests also wore similar saris (ranging in color from pink to orange to vibrant shades of blue and green). Two large tables framed the mendhi space that acted as the event’s centerpiece.
The centerpieces fell in line with the colors of the event, focusing on reds, yellows, and oranges. The hostesses filled large glass bowls with strawberries and lemon slices submerged in water,  and topped them with beautiful floating orange and yellow flowers. The home that the event was hosted at fell in line with the Indian theme as well, playing the bride’s favorite Bollywood clips in the living space and smelling ever so slightly of the delicious Indian cuisine that was later served.     The delicacies:
The bridal shower menu was as expansive as it was delicious. It was a self-serve, but catered, event, and there was no lack of edible opportunities. When guests arrived, they were treated to appetizers such as panir and peppers, samosas (spicy and complex deep fried veggies and potatoes), and creamy mango smoothies. During lunch, guests found garlic naan, palak panir, chicken tikka masala, daal (lentils), and a dessert of milk cake treats (called ras mali) and son papri.     The games and favors:
Instead of traditional bridal games, the hostesses modified some old favorites to fit the day’s Indian theme. Instead of a toilet paper wedding dress, two teams of guests learned how to wrap a sari. After one trial, the teams were set against each other; the winning model earned a beautiful beaded bag. Another bag was later awarded during a game that asked guests to choreograph their own Bollywood-style dance. On their way out, guests were treated to bangles (directly from India!) and a beautiful artisan tote bag.
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Wedding Favor Containers: Tips for Preperation!

Stock up Early on Wedding Favor Containers

 

Wedding Favor Containers

  Are you a DIY sort of bride whose main concern is boxing your favors – not ordering them? Wedding favor containers come in all shapes and sizes and are a perfect vessel for the DIY bride. So whip out the glue gun and keep the following tips in mind as you exercise your creativity on a few wedding favor containers:   Don’t leave your wedding favor containers until the last minute. Favors might not seem like such a big priority right now, but don’t let wedding favor containers wait until the week before. If you don’t have a choice (busy work schedule, other more-pressing DIY projects), enlist help from your bridesmaids to stuff wedding favor containers over a long weekend. Make the offer more appealing by offering drinks or dinner (and promises of everlasting loyalty) to your maids.   If you’re going edible, make sure your wedding favor containers have a cool place to hang out. Your grandmother’s cookies might be so bomb you want to shower your guests with wedding favor containers full of them, but they won’t look so tasty without proper refrigeration. Since edible favors are so popular during the summer months, disasters are not uncommon. If you can, enlist the help of your venue or caterer. They’re probably fine housing and distributing your wedding favor containers for you, but you have to know to ask!
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Inspired DIY Centerpieces

Centerpieces are one of the biggest design pieces of your reception. If you hire a florist to design them for you, it can get expensive quicker than you would expect. Flowers ARE one of the biggest hunks of your wedding finance pie. So what are some simple, cost-effective centerpieces that any bride can whip together in a weekend with a little help from her loyal bridesmaids?   Vases within vases   The vase-within-a-vase technique allows you to present a complex-looking finished product with almost no hard, sweaty work. You don’t need florist-quality bunches of flowers with this technique, because it’s all about what goes in between the spaces of the vases. Even grocery store-quality blooms will look professional when you whip out this secret weapon.   After you’ve made sure your flowers  have access to plenty of water in the bottom of the inner vase, fill the space in between the big and little vase with whatever fits the style of you wedding. Jelly beans, gum drops, or other candies are a sweet option (plus, you can design according to your wedding colors or go crazy with the variety pack), but the inspiration doesn’t stop there. Many brides choose less-sticky filler options like whole fruit or gift wrap. For a more formal affair, smooth river rocks or sand give your blooms a natural and elegant look.   An Alternative plan for the not-so-crafty bride:   Teapots!   Fill assorted teapots with your favorite seasonal flowers (or paper blooms!). This is a particularly fun option for the bargain-hunting bride who would love to wade through thrift stores looking for quirky pots and odd containers. Offering tea (or favors!) in mismatching teacups to your guests will make your centerpieces feel more connected and completed. Make any garden party into a whimsical event!
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Kitchen Wedding Favors: Useful and Fun

Guests Are Sure to Love Kitchen Wedding Favors

Kitchen Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are always an appreciated gesture at a reception. Along with a meal, dancing (and maybe an open bar), nothing says "thank you for attending" quite like a simple and elegant keepsake for your guests. The trouble is: what will guests be sure to use and enjoy? You wouldn't want to sink all of your extra money into a trinket that collects dust on a shadowed shelf for the next twenty years. How can you be sure to find a wedding favor that your guests will USE?   Consider purchasing kitchen wedding favors. Kitchen wedding favors are anything that will become a staple in your guests' kitchens. Kitchen wedding favors can be spatulas, salt and pepper shakers, honey pots, or anything else that will find itself being used repeatedly for as long as your guests continue to have kitchens. Kitchen wedding favors can also find their way out into the dining room as  little serving trays - such as olive-spreading kits. Your guests will love and use their kitchen wedding favors long after your wedding day, and you can be sure that no kitchen wedding favors will be left behind or forgotten on vacated reception tables.
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Cartoon Cake Toppers add Color and Fun

Decorate with Cartoon Cake Toppers

Cartoon Cake Toppers

Were you and your future spouse glued to the television on Saturday mornings as children (or last weekend)? Celebrate your love of late nights on Cartoon Network with cartoon cake toppers! Cartoon cake toppers take the shape of all your favorite characters, including the Flintstones (and the Rubbles, if Barney and Betty were more your style), the Jetsons, The Simpsons, and every other famous animated couple. Cartoon cake toppers also showcase your personality to your friends and family on your wedding day. Did your courtship get a rocky start - just like Penelope and Pepe Le Pew or Lucy and Shroeder? Showcase those beginnings with cartoon cake toppers! Cartoon cake toppers don't have to come from the small screen - the Sunday Funnies can be inspiration as well. Many a romance blooms while sharing giggles in front of a newspaper on the living room floor - invite Garfield and Arlene or Blondie and Dagwood to take center stage on your unity dessert.   Cartoon cake toppers will add color and fun to your cake or display table on your wedding day, and they make even better keepsakes after the festivities have come to a close. Keep your cartoon couple close in your new home as a reminder of romance's ability to last through time.
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Go Green with Eco Friendly Wedding Accessories

Eco Friendly Wedding Accessories for an Environmentally Conscious Event

Eco Friendly Wedding Accessories

If you and your fiancé are environmentally conscious and you want that passion reflected in your wedding day, you're going to need some eco friendly wedding accessories. The easiest way to remain eco friendly on your wedding day is to communicate your preferences with your vendors before signing any contracts and making any plans. Most vendors are happy to accommodate vegan/vegetarian diets, eco-friendly lighting, and any other environmentally friendly needs that you may have. If you vendor can't accommodate you, and being eco friendly is a big concern, take your business elsewhere. Environmentally friendly business practices are growing in popularity; your search won't take too long.   For the smaller stuff, eco friendly wedding accessories are a fun way to show your guests your passion for the environment. Consider eco friendly wedding accessories such as invitations and guestbooks make of recycled or natural paper. These things are better than processed goods for mother earth, and they fit seamlessly into any decor. Select paper products with pressed flowers inlayed into them, or pieces of nature sewn into their lining. Eco friendly wedding accessories don't have to sacrifice beauty for practicality! Think about eco friendly wedding accessories for your favors as well. Use that same natural paper for environmentally friendly hand fans for your guests, or find escort cards or menus that can be planted (seeds sewn into paper products are growing in popularity for eco friendly weddings). Whatever you do to help the environment on your big day, eco friendly wedding accessories are there to help!
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Bachelorette Party Accessories: Essentials for your Night Out!

Enjoy your Shindig with Bachelorette Party Accessories

Bachelorette Party Accessories

  Whether you’re getting hitched right out of your family’s home or you’ve been living together for years, every bride deserves a bachelorette party. And every bachelorette party deserves killer bachelorette party accessories.   So what will you need to hit the town with your closest gal pals?   Some bachelorette party accessories that can’t be missed are: themed favors, transportation decals, and sashes that tag you as the lucky future wife. Themes and color coordination aren’t just for the big day; they can also have a place at your bachelorette shindig. Make sure your bachelorette party accessories (such as favors and banners) are coordinated so you can find each other across the club, and make your way back to your ride (driven by a designated driver, of course).   If you’re having your last hurrah in Las Vegas, your bachelorette party accessories practically pick themselves. Go for banners and car decals that sport the iconic sign for Sin City, or bachelorette party accessories that showcase some sexy silhouettes.   Don’t forget favors at the end of the night! Bachelorette party accessories wouldn’t be complete without a few little gifts to give your favorite girls. Show them you appreciate their support with shot glasses dedicated to your last wild night before your nuptials.
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Unique and Stylish Bridal Shower Favors

Plan Ahead for your Bridal Shower Favors

Bridal Shower Favors

A bridal shower is a pre-wedding event often hosted by a bride’s female friends and family. Etiquette dictates that all those who are invited to the bridal shower must also be invited to the wedding, but the guest list is always shorter (sometimes just the closest friends of the bride) and usually entirely female. There’s no rule that says bridal showers can’t be co-ed, but a bride’s shower can be a great time to kick back in an estrogen-fueled environment and talk about girlie things before the big day.   If you’re hosting a bridal shower, it can be a little nerve-wracking – especially if it’s your first time. Bridal showers can become mini events in themselves, and they have many of the components of the actual wedding, including food, centerpieces, and even bridal shower favors.   How can you be sure that the bridal shower favors you’ve selected will be as unique and interesting as the rest of your event? Well, bridal shower favors have the advantage of not being intended for both genders. Bridal shower favors are more of a female thing, so traditional and universal gifts such as soaps and mini scented candles will always go over well. If you’re in a rush and don’t have much time to plan, these bridal shower favors are a good go-to.   If you have a little more time, and you want to make sure the bridal shower favors you select will be the hit of your event, consider a mani/pedi set, elegant serving dishes (for olives or cheeses), or just purchase unique and flirty packaging for hand-made gifts like chocolate or jewelry as your bridal shower favors.   A bridal shower may be for showering the bride with gifts, but that doesn’t mean your guests have to go home empty handed!
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