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
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 →
Wedding Registry Essentials >> Starter Collections**We want to make sure you are fully aware that we will be compensated if you click on any of our links and later register or buy from Zola. We have also been paid to write this post. We seldom agree to write posts for compensation but since we fell in love with Zola's registry and would have written the exact same post with or without compensation, we decided it was ok to accept their offer 🙂
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 →
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 →
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 →
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!
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, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Or even add it to her Easter basket! Continue Reading →
As summer draws near we often find ourselves daydreaming of warm weather, longer days, and most of all outdoor get-togethers! Whether you're planning to celebrate every summer holiday from Memorial day through Labor day or have one big blow-out bash, be sure to give your guests a party to remember when the snow starts to fall come winter. Loving the featured stylish and chic tabletop accessories for those upcoming summer gatherings. We found three items that I think are a must-have for your future party and also make great bridal shower gifts and wedding gifts! Continue Reading →
They get a 10% completion gift off most products on Amazon for a savings up to $100.
Amazon has hands down the world's largest selection
And best yet, Amazon's wedding registry is universal meaning the bride and groom can add items from other websites with the easy to use universal button.
Similarly on Amazon's baby registry parents to will find everything they need and plenty of things they want at discounted prices with extended return periods. Again, parents can add products from any website with the user friendly universal buttons. What we particularly love about registering on Amazon is that your friends and family can actually send you practical items – gifts that keep on giving like weekly diaper deliveries. As cute and ooh and aaah inspiring as those fancy baby blankets and outfits are most new parents strapped for cash would much prefer to have help with the basics from teethers to onesies to wipes. Our recommendation — Register NOW – Create an Amazon Baby Registry.
On last thing – we believe putting your registry on Amazon will actually be easier for your friends and family. They won't have to hop around between your various gift lists to find something they really like. Plus, most people know & love Amazon. All their payment information is already stored which makes shopping and gifting seamless.
Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls |Blenheim Napkin Rings and Place Card Holders |Essex Silver Creamer | Mint Julep Cups
One of my favorite couples is finally getting married. Shannon and Joe have been together for 7 years. I have had the honor of watching their relationship grow from smitten on their first date to a loving, supportive, and still smitten mature couple. 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. Yes, I went rogue but I don't think anyone is complaining.
So the next time I tackled this gifting project, I completely changed direction and sought only elegant and unique wedding gifts. 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.
White Footed Square Cake Stand | Pedestal Cake Plate | Ceramic White Cake Plates With Green Ribbon
In addition to the above feature pieces, I also fell in love will all three of these white ceramic cake plates.
In the end I chose the Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls because of their versatility. These petite silver-plated brass bowls had that perfect touch of personality I was looking for. I loved the fact that this set of six bowls could not only be filled with sweeteners for coffee and tea but could also be filled with flowers, candy, and trinkets for a beautiful table display. With so many options I hope my friends will come to treasure these little bowls and the memories they help create.