The Most Important Wedding Registry Tip (No One Will Ever Tell You)

Wedding Registy Essentials

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The Most Important Wedding Registry Tip (No One Will Ever Tell You)

Hey ladies! Today we have one bit of advice that we are pretty certain no one has ever shared with you before. It runs contrary to popular opinion and may even make the super sweet brides among you balk. Every single bride-to-be we knows falls into this same trap. She never ever registers for enough gifts for the number of guests invited to all of the events hosted in her honor, let alone for enough expensive gifts. Yes, you read that right, you need to register for more luxury goods and big-ticket items.

Your wedding registry is NOT the place to prove to the world you are simple and have little need for worldly goods. If that is truly the case, simply do not register. Filling out your wedding registry is the time to be both practical and aspirational. It is not greedy to like nice things. Clearly your guests have lots of choices and hopefully, will be able to find something lovely to gift in their price range. Continue Reading →

The Quintessential Fall Party Favor >> Maple Syrup in Maple Leaf Bottles!

Maple Syrup Party Favors

Maple Syrup is the Quintessential Fall Party Favor >> Maple Syrup Favors

The Quintessential Fall Party Favor

Annie and Joel's New Hampshire wedding was idyllic. Planned and executed to perfection! They got every detail right. If we had to label it, we would call it KISS perfect. Not only did their guests tap their glasses every half an hour or so begging this inspiring couple to grace us with another kiss, Annie and Joel followed our advice to Keep It Simple.

One of our favorite, albeit completely unnecessary, touches was their gifting of the quintessential fall party favor, maple syrup in maple leaf bottles. Not only are these the perfect party favors for fall New England weddings, we love them for just about any autumn celebration. Think “Falling in Love” bridal showers and “A Sweet Life” birthday brunches. And we think this quintessential fall party favor could easily double as a place card if you personalize the favor tags with your guests' names. If we had not just received this favor at Annie's & Joel's wedding, these maple leaf bottles filled with maple syrup would have definitely adorned our Thanksgiving table this year! Continue Reading →

Rent Flower Girl Dresses & Ring Bearer Outfits

Rent Your Flower Girl Dresses

Rent Flower Girl Dresses >> Dollcake Eternity Frock and Sash in White Poppy Loves Jade Neutral Silver Flower Crown

Rent Flower Girl Dresses & Ring Bearer Outfits

Just in time for the summer wedding season, we are so excited to announce you can now rent, yes you read that right, RENT children's special occasion outfits, specifically flower girl and ring bearer outfits. Today we are posting just a quick peek at some of the great options available. Our friends over at MomMeMatch already did much of the work for us but we are tweaking their suggestions to focus specifically on wedding attire. Continue Reading →

Unique Wedding Gifts

Unique Wedding Gifts

Unique Wedding Gifts

Recently I received a wedding invitation from a lovely couple who I have known since they were both in elementary school and had the honor of watching grow into professionally and personally accomplished adults.  As is the custom today, their wedding announcement indicated that they were registered at the usual stores.  I spent way too long searching for the perfect present.  Finally I narrowed it down to the vacuum cleaner, the knife set, or a generic glass vase.  But rather than clicking “buy” I turned off the computer.  I wanted to gift this  amazing couple something special –something memorable.

So the next time I tackled the project I knew exactly what I was looking for — something elegant and classic, something the couple would use over and over again throughout their years together as they entertained family and friends.  I wanted a gift that would add that little extra to their table yet would be something they would never buy for themselves and something that I would want to immediately add to PartyIdeaPros Classic Elegance party package. Continue Reading →