Gifts & Favors

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas for Every Personality Type

Choosing the bridesmaids was the easy part (believe it or not).  Finding appropriate gifts for them is the big challenge.  You want something that says, “I am genuinely grateful that you participated in our big day.”  But finding a gift that communicates that idea to each of the women’s different personalities is challenging. Check out these bridesmaid gift ideas; surely you will find something that appeals to each of the personas in your party. The Hollywood Wanna-Be Tickets for a local theater production Gift certificates to a local movie theater A veg-at-home movie gift basket complete with the latest blockbuster on blu ray and microwave popcorn The Can’t-Sit-Still Girl Gift certificate for ballroom dancing

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Stylish Groomsmen Gift Ideas That Won't Break your Budget

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. The people you choose to share this day with are no doubt special to you as well. Much can be required of groomsmen in preparation for your special occasion, and it is very nice if you can acknowledge their time and efforts spent for you with a unique gift. This gift will say, "Thank you," with a memento of the occasion to go along with your appreciative and heartfelt thanks. Of course, weddings can become expensive, too, depending on all the elements you choose to add to the occasion. Smart couples know that, especially starting out, making and sticking to a budget can make a vast difference to their available finances as they embark on life's journey together. Price, therefore,

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Wedding Gift Etiquette

What is your first reaction upon receiving a wedding invitation in the mail?  Usually it is something like, “Oh great! Can’t wait!”  And this is quickly followed by, “Oh boy. What do I get them?”  It can be tricky to maneuver the labyrinth world of wedding gifts. Can I give cash?  How much?  What about gift cards?  Are they registered? What if the registry is too expensive?  How much do I have to spend?  What is appropriate based on your relationship?  How can I cut costs without looking like a cheapskate?  Here are some wedding gift etiquette guidelines to consider. First, let’s take a look at the guidelines suggested by the WeddingChannel. Co-worker: $50 - $75 Relative or friend: $100 - $125 Close family member

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Wedding Party Gifts

Every bride-to-be has a million things to consider when planning her dream wedding. There's the cake, the photographer, the dress, venue, flowers, bridesmaid dresses, hair and makeup... the list goes on and on. If you're busy planning a wedding, then you've most likely considered these important items, but have you given any thought to what gifts you and your fiance are going to buy for your wedding party? It's standard practice for a bride and groom to present their bridesmaids and groomsmen with small wedding gifts to show their appreciation for their appearance in and support with the wedding. Everything from corkscrews to jewelry to personalized flasks to keepsakes, there are so many different gift ideas to consider. Here are some ideas

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

The ladies in your life who are closest to you are the ones you’ll want as your bridesmaids. To thank them for being part of your bridal party, give them special and meaningful bridesmaid gifts. Here are some suggestions. Jewelry is always appreciated. You don’t have to break the bank to give each of your girls a lovely piece. Decide on what you want to give be it bracelet, ring, necklace or earrings. Then, get everyone the same thing, or a slight variation, and buy them all at the same time. You can purchase lots of lovely crystal or beaded bracelets that will fit everyone. And when you have them all shipped together, you’ll save not only on shipping but on your time running around searching for the perfect gift. Overstock.com and

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Cheap Wedding Favors

Just because you want inexpensive wedding favors doesn’t mean they have to look cheap. With these great ideas, no one will know how little you paid for each favor. Most can be found or made for under $2. Raid the dollar store and get some good ideas too. You’ll be surprised with you find there! Bags of Kisses Tie some Hershey’s kisses in silver or gold netting and finish with a pretty ribbon. If you’re getting married around Halloween, you can find all sorts of bulk bags and discounts too. Craft stores will have cellophane and netting along with an array of inexpensive ribbon. Glass Coasters You can find coasters with every design imaginable. Find glass coasters that fit your theme and then tie in a pretty ribbon around them, and

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The Ins and Outs of DIY Wedding Favor Packaging

Before you decide if making your own wedding favors is the right choice for you, consider some of the finer points of the task. You’ll need time. You can’t rush the assembly of certain do-it-yourself favor packaging. So plan to devote a few nights to the job. Enlist help. If you’re doing it all by yourself it’s going to take longer than if you have a group of friends and family to assist. Are you crafty? Some of the do-it-yourself favor packages are quite tricky to put together. If you don’t have patience to deal with this kind of craft, think about purchasing your favors ready-made. Will the favors look professional when complete? Do a test run with a small batch of the wedding favors you intend to put together. Sometimes

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