Steam Engine Train Theme Wedding Inspiration

Steam Engine Train Theme Wedding

Steam Engine Train Theme Wedding

Steam Engine Train Theme Wedding Inspiration

by Jenna

When one of our readers asked us for inspiration for a train themed wedding, we were immediately smitten with the idea. While traditional weddings will always be beloved, more and more couples are trying new ideas to personalize   their special day to make it even more special. And as we brainstormed and researched how to best incorporate steam powered locomotives into a wedding ceremony and celebration, we came to appreciate just how romantic a train themed wedding could be. Nostalgic and sentimental, what a perfect theme for a wedding.  Continue Reading →

Kimono Robes for Your Entire Bridal Party

Bridal Party Matching Kimono Robes

Kimono Robes for Your Entire Bridal Party from Plum Pretty Sugar

Kimono Robes for Your Entire Bridal Party

In case you have not been all over instagram or pinterest lately, kimono robes are everywhere. Our friends over at MomMeMatch recently added darling mommy and me matching kimono robes to their Valentine’s Day Matching Pajamas post and their 10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and even created a post entirely dedicated to Mommy and Me Matching Kimono Robes. Their ideas got us to thinking. There is no reason why everyone in your bridal party should not be wearing matching kimono robes. This includes your bridesmaids, your flower girls, the moms, and even the grandmothers! Not only will these make beautiful photographs, they can easily double as your bridesmaid and flower girl gifts. Continue Reading →

Beach Wedding Welcome Bags

Beach Wedding Welcome Bags

Welcome your out of town guests to your beach wedding! Fill these reusable beach wedding welcome bags with everything your guests will need to enjoy your wedding weekend. Think maps, water bottles, sweets, mints, and anything else you can think of. Afterwards your guests can fold it up, pack it, and re-live the memories of your special weekend every time they go shopping.

Last summer we spent months and months searching for beach wedding welcome bags for one of our visitors.  Our biggest issue became the cost.  At just $6.30 these market bags come pretty close to being affordable even for the bride and groom with lots of out of town guests. Be sure to take advantage of the any of the ongoing  Zazzle sales of up to 50% off select products.  If you can be patient, these bags do go on sale occasionally! One more thing >> even though the price of the flip flop bags seem higher, you can easily reduce that price to $6.30 by eliminating the design on the back. Simply press customize, choose the back side of the bag and delete all the design elements.  Continue Reading →

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale

Bridal & Wedding Sale, Bridal Event

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale  >> Jane Bridal

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale

Recently we have been extolling the virtues of Jane's Daily Boutique Deals. We often feature our favorite products in our sidebar daily deal which we call PIP's Picks. If you haven't been checking there, DO! Often the deals are as high as 70+% OFF. So today, when Jane notified us that for the next several days Jane is hosting a Bridal event, we had to share! This is the time to find some great deals for the Bride-to-Be and her bridal party!  Continue Reading →

Top 10 Ways to Ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

Top 10 Ways to Ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

Just as proposals have become increasingly romantic and elaborate, asking your girlfriends to be your bridesmaids has likewise become  an opportunity to find creative ways of expressing yourself.  Even any of the simple will you be my bridesmaid stationery featured below are adorable!  Our top 10 favorite ideas featured above include placing a note in a locket or compact, and proposing with a diamond ring keychain or even a ring pop.  We also love the idea of giving fancy flip flops that can later be worn at your wedding,  and how cute is this nail polish adorned with a tiny veil.  Although just pictured with a personalized wine bottle label, you can do the same with a bottle of wine. Samantha recently asked her bridesmaids with a Bridesmaids DVD and Ashley is still deciding between the demure bridesmaid cookies or a get this party going flask.

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Amazon Wedding Registry Sweepstakes

 Hacienda Alta Gracia

Amazon Wedding Registry Sweepstakes

By Adrienne

It's that time of year everyone–wedding season is upon us! And Amazon is running a wedding registry sweepstakes for brides- and grooms-to-be!

For those of you who will be tying the knot this year, congratulations! If you're still looking for a place to register, or want to add a convenient registry for guests, Amazon has a great program that allows you to register for anything on their site.

As if having all of Amazon at your fingertips wasn't incentive enough, they are also currently running a Wedding Registry Sweepstakes through May 31, 2016. The winner of the sweepstakes will receive an amazing Honeymoon Getaway Package to Costa Rica that includes airfare, five nights at the Hacienda AltaGracia, daily breakfast, a 90-minute horseback riding session, a Lenox dinnerware package service for eight, and a $1,500 Amazon gift card.

In order to be eligible to win the Honeymoon Getaway Package all you have to do is create an Amazon Wedding Registry before May 31, 2016 and add at least one Lenox item to your registry to be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. It's that easy! We've included a few of our faves from Lenox here for a little added inspiration!

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Custom Flask Sale >> Save 50% on Wedding Party Gifts

Zazzle Custom Flask Sale

Custom Flask Sale >> Save 50% on Wedding Party Gifts

by Adrienne

Just got engaged? Planning a wedding sometime in the next six months? Today is the day to order your bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts! Zazzle is offering a great 6 oz vinyl wrapped Liquid Courage™ stainless steel custom flask now through February 17, 2016 for 50% OFF with code LUCKYZFLASKS.

This is a no brainer! The toughest decision you will need to make is choosing your favorite custom flask design. You can order traditional matching flasks for everyone in your wedding party or customize each flask to reflect your bridesmaids' and groomsmen's distinct personalities. Continue Reading →

Fabulous Faberge Musical Eggs on Sale

Black Musical Faberge-Egg-with Gold Accents

Oval Midnight Black Faberge Musical Egg with Gold Accents >> 18 Note Movement plays Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

Fabulous Faberge Musical Eggs on Sale

These gorgeous Faberge musical eggs from Music Box Attic definitely qualify as a PIP's Pick!

At just $49.99, a 63% savings off the normal retail price of $135.00, it is is the perfect present no matter the occasion. Think birthdays and anniversaries, ChristmasValentine's Day and Mother's Day. Or even add it to her Easter basket!
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Pretty Pashminas >> Beyond the Perfect Bridesmaid Present!

Pretty Pashminas >> Beyond the Perfect Bridesmaid Present

We were just perusing Dessy, one of our favorite bridal sites, to see if they might have anything special for the holiday season  and stumbled upon these pretty pashminas. Wrap the special gals in your life in luxury! Pashmina shawls are elegant for evening or formal wear, and stylish for casual wear too. Wrap a pashmina stole around bare shoulders for a touch of late-evening warmth, or tie around your neck for casual panache. They not only make perfect bridesmaid gifts but they are lovely holiday gifts, birthday gifts and any time gifts. In addition to weddings, think holiday party attire, New Year's party dress accessories, gala formal wear, and special occasion celebrations of all kinds. We think every well-dressed gal should own at least one, and preferably multiple, pretty pashminas. And at just $28.00 they will not blow your budget but still look very expensive. Continue Reading →

75% OFF Tote Bags – Until Noon on Cyber Monday ONLY!

75% OFF Zazzle Tote Bags on Cyber Monday

75% OFF Tote Bags – Until Noon on Cyber Monday ONLY!

If you are even considering giving your out of town guests a welcome bag for your wedding or Bar Mitzvah or Quinceanera or special anniversary or whatever special event you are celebrating, today is the day to buy it!  We should know — just this year we searched far and wide for a beach style tote for a destination wedding.  The task was not only daunting, we were basically unsuccessful in our hunt for the perfect bag because we could not find an affordable quality tote bag anywhere.  Today, Zazzle has changed that paradigm by offering 75% OFF Tote Bags for a very special Cyber Monday Deal. Bags normally priced at $10.95 are selling for just $2.74.  Even the most expensive Impulse Tote Bags normally priced at $29.95 are only $7.49.  Based on experience, we recommend not sizing up unless your plan is to fold the bag and include it as part of the gift rather than stuffing the bag itself. Too big of bags are almost impossible to fill without the gift looking skimpy. You will be surprised at just how much can fit in even the budget tote bag.  Continue Reading →