Tuesday, October 27, 2015

       I don't know about you but I think party favors are pretty important.  The best favor is a favor that actually has either something to do with the wedding OR something that is actually useful for each guest. Why would you spend money on something they are going to throw away? 
       In my opinion the best party favors should be nicely wrapped to theme or scheme whichever your wedding entails and most importantly, actually be usable. Remember this is your way of saying THANK YOU for coming to our wedding and sharing this memorable moment with us. They were invited to your wedding for a reason...you must like them (at least a little) 

Obviously the party favor should go with the vibe of the wedding, here are a few cute ideas! 

Lets get things POPPIN!

This has to be one of the cutest little ideas I have ever seen and honestly...who doesn't love popcorn?? You can incorporate obviously a cute little message for your guests to make it your own. I mean, your wedding day should be like a movie right?? 

There's nothing better
 then Sweater Weather 

If you are thinking of having an outdoor wedding and it's a bit chilly outside, offer your guests cute cozy blankets, that way they will enjoy the wedding as much as you are. Plus, this is a great example of a party favor that won't go to waste. 

Lets start this wedding right, a toast to You & I 

I absolutely love this idea. In a reality, you are going to have a toast at some point of your reception. Might as well give personal bottles to each guest so you can kill two birds with one stone. You can also add straws to each bottle so they can just sip, sip from the bottle. Keepin' it classy. *Pinkies up*

DIY s'more FAVORS! Absolutely lovin' this idea. It does not cost an arm and a leg to get done, it is delicious and super simple to create.  This can honestly go with any theme, as long as the stationary is done correctly. 

This is the cutest and most romantic party favor of all. Although it only last like 15 seconds at most, when everyone lights them up together the pictures will be priceless. Plus it is a very fun addition to the reception. 

This Party favor is so 2015! I love the idea. There is nothing more annoying than to be at a party and have to sit down because your feet are in excruciating pain. This can ensure that your guests will be partying ALL NIGHT LONG. 

This is another modernized party favor that I've seen to be a nice touch. Macrons have made a big hit this year in the wedding favor industry. There is no better favor than snacks for the tummy! 

 Finally, you can never go wrong with a cute tote bag. Personalize it to make it your own. It is usable, durable and a great memory to keep! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Don't Forget to...

(when taking your Wedding Photos)

Every bride is well aware that her Wedding Photos is ultimately the only memory she will have of her Wedding day. You can remember it vaguely 20 years later but the photos in the album will take you back as if it happened yesterday. This is why, my dear brides I have created a list of things that most brides forget to do before they take these memorable photos. 
  1. Freshen up! Think about how many times you have kissed your groom at this point...I'm pretty positive it will be more then you can count. You can have on the best lipstick in the world  but i promise you it will not be intact the whole night unless you freshen up!! You do not need a whole beauty squad but when you arrive at your next destination head to your dressing room and touch up a bit. 
  2. "This is my good side." Hello, every girl has one. Lets not even front. Us girls know that when it is time to pose we unconsciously know what side is considered our "good side." Stick with it. Especially on your wedding day. You know your angle, work it. 
  3. Posture. I cannot stress your posture enough. Sit straight. There is nothing more unattractive in a women then looking "hunchback" in pictures. Especially on your wedding day. When the photo calls for a seating arrangement, sit up STRAIGHT. The photo will come out 10x better! P.s you're a lady, cross your legs. 
  4. Props & Accessories. Whether you are holding your bouquet or a clutch make sure your accessories are being held properly. How horrifying is a photo of you and your new hubby and your bouquet looks like its having a stroke because you forgot about it. Proper placement? When using a Traditional Bouquet it is most proper to hold it in front of you, at waist level, not so attached to your hips. If its a chill photo and you want to droop it down beside you, do it with class.
  5. Smiling. A smile is your best accessory of course. Plus, it is your wedding day so if your mouth isn't hurting because your smiling from ear to ear for hours then maybe you made a mistake...JUST KIDDING. But seriously ladies, do not fake smile in your photos, you can so tell. Your smile should be genuine and loving. Even if you just finished ripping someone apart for stepping on your toe, when the photographer says THREE...look as happy as can be !!
  6. Ultimately Relax. It is your wedding day. the day you've been dreaming  about. Make sure to show the real you in your photos, do not be a try hard because you can tell the difference. Be happy, love your husband, and show it in your photos. A picture can tell a thousand words, make it count.  

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gifting your Bridesmaids

     Lets face it, as women we love receiving gifts. With all the duties that come with being a super bridesmaid it feels amazing to feel appreciated. I decided to give you a couple of gift ideas to give your favorite girls for helping you through the stress and craziness leading to your big day! 

  1. Satin Robe with a Personalized Monogram. I personally love being in a robe rather then full on attire. It is so comfy. This would be an amazing gift to offer. When you have your gathering the night before it would be SO CUTE to take selfies all dressed in robe attire with your facial masks and most favorite girls around you.
  2. Wrist-lets. This gives room for personality. Give each bride a cute wrist-let wallet in their favorite color to always have with them. There is nothing more annoying then a huge purse strapped to your shoulder when you are on the go. Especially when wedding planning. 
  3. Desk Accessories. If your bridesmaids are office busy then a basket of cute office supplies should suffice. I personally love to show my personality at my desk, AND if you chose these women to be your bridesmaids then you must know a lot about them. This way your gift will be used everyday. 
  4. Monogramed Mug. I LOVE COFFEE IN THE MORNING. I think this is one of the cutest gifts there is. I have a favorite mug and your bridesmaids should have one to. Something they all share in common. It would be used for a life time.
  5. Eye shadow Pallet. Another amazing gift. Every girl loves to feel girly. Gifting them with makeup is a perfect way to add onto that feeling. 
  6. Spa Candle. Candles bring tranquility. It is a cute gesture and thank you. 
  7. Best-Friend Necklace. Perfect gift to say thank you. Give your bridesmaids a necklace that has a little quote that shows them how grateful you are for their presence and guidance throughout the process. 
  8. Spa Gift. What better way to say thank you then a spa day?? They are going through as much stress as you are because they love you, a great gift is a day at the spa. Plus you can enjoy it with them. That is always a plus. 
  9. Jewelry. What girl doesn't love jewelry. Buy your bridesmaids matching earrings to wear for the big day. 
  10. Totes. Totes are lifesavers for beach days or days on the town. No matter what the occasion a tote can do a girl good. Plus you can probably customize them to your liking?? The ideas are infinite.

Yes I know you are spending loads of money on your wedding, but do not forget about your bridesmaids most likely busting their butts to make your big day spectacular. A simple thank you gift can really get the girls feeling good about all the work and effort they put into your day.