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 →

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 →

5 Reasons We Love Custom Stamps and Embossers

Custom Self-Inking Square Stamp, Custom Stamps and Embossers

Custom Stamps and Embossers >> Shutterfly Self-Inking Stamps

5 Reasons We Love Custom Stamps and Embossers

By Adrienne

We love self-inking, customizable stamps and embossers from Shutterfly, Zazzle, and a host of other merchants for so many reasons! In this post, we are outlining just a few of the ways they make great wedding, housewarming and “just because” gifts. Scroll down

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Personalized Self Inking Address Stamps, Custom Stamps and Embossers

Personalized Self Inking Address Stamps

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15 Unique & Personalized Gifts to Stock Up on NOW!

50 OFF High Quality Affordable Personalized Housewarming Hostess Wedding Anniversary Holiday and Teacher Gifts

High Quality Affordable Personalized Gifts! 

15 Unique & Personalized Gifts to Stock Up on NOW! 

Very rarely do we come across two new merchants we love in one week. Week in and week out, we are solicited by dozens of companies to “hawk” their products. We turn down 98% of them because, well simply put, we do not like their “stuff”. Most often the products are cheap and look cheap and are just plain ugly. But wow were we impressed when we started digging into both Qualtry.com's product line and Bourbon & Boots merchandise. Both companies sell unique handcrafted or personalized gifts with universal appeal. Continue Reading →

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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Fun Wedding Registries

Fun Wedding Registries

Now that you are engaged, in addition to starting to obsess about the myriad of wedding details, you will also want to start thinking about what your life together might look like and all the “stuff” you will need (or might want) to get you started on this life long journey. This week on Small Talk Big Day, Amber lends some expert insight into creating fun wedding registries . Just one note for your guests >> Even if you receive a Save the Date, we think it is best to wait until you get an official wedding invitation before you buy your wedding gifts. Besides, the registry is a work in progress. Give the bride and groom enough time to edit their wish list. As time goes on their priorities, and even taste, may evolve. Continue Reading →