Dos and Don’ts of Winter Weddings

Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling — and for you, wedding bells are ringing! Here are our tips to make your winter wedding fabulous.

Weddings aren’t just spring and summer affairs these days. More and more couples are opting to marry during what used to be the “off season” for nuptials, and why not? The romantic ambience of a snowy landscape, the relative lack of competition for vendors and sites — there’s lots to love about having a winter wedding. Read on for some of our tips on how to make yours memorable.

Don’t: Be Afraid to Experiment With Color

You shouldn’t feel bound to a palette of winter whites, greens, and reds that traditionally surround the holiday season. Why not choose bold, bright colors and create a tropical wonderland of mango oranges, Key lime greens, or pineapple yellows? It sounds counterintuitive, but it can actually create a fun, unexpected setting for your guests.

Do: Dress Your Bridesmaids in Style…

Throw out the old-school rules that say you have to wear certain fabrics depending on the time of year you’re getting married. It’s completely okay to choose a strapless dress rather than one with long sleeves, or silk charmeuse rather than double-faced satin — go with whatever works for your wedding style and your bridesmaids’ bodies. Check out photos of our favorite http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/bridesmaid-dresses.aspx.

…But Don’t: Leave Them Freezing!

Remember, though, you can’t be overly picky about what they wear when your bridesmaids are outdoors (which they will be, even if it’s just to dash from the limo to the church). If you’ve opted for glitzy heels that would be hazardous in snow (let alone ice), be okay with them toting along sneakers or boots to get from one place to the next. And obviously, coats are a must — in most parts of the country, it’ll take more than a pashmina to ward off the winter chill. Get more ideas at http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/wedding-accessory-jewelry.aspx.

Do: Create a Cozy Reception…

There are plenty of ways to make your reception an even more inviting space. With the sun setting early, candles will create a romantic glow right from the start of your party. To add to the ambience, consider bringing in lush, soft textures: Think velvet ribbon tied around each napkin or chenille pillows and throws in a lounge area.

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10 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

10 Ways to Personalize your Wedding

White dress, tuxes, cha-cha slide. After a while, weddings start to blend together. But they don’t have to. The day you say “I do” is the most special day of your life, and with some creativity it can be memorable for your guests as well. Try these tips for personalizing your wedding.

1. Send Ingenious Invitations

Designing your own invitations is a great way to show your guests who you are as a couple. For a destination wedding, write the event details on a postcard from that place, or use pieces of a map in your invitations. Include the URL for your wedding Web page or travel agent’s Web site, where guests can find all the necessary details.

If you’re okay with taking a leap of faith, enlist a graphic artist friend to design the invitations as a wedding gift to you. Express unity by adding a monogram of each of your first initials, or go the puppy love route by including a childhood photo of each of you.

2. Add Pizzazz to your Programs

Rather than describing your attendants simply as “The Sister of the Bride” or “Friend of the Groom,” give your bridesmaids and groomsmen descriptions that show off their personality. For your former college roommate, try a blurb like “Marcy Henderson, bride’s sorority sister: Makes a mean margarita.” Or for the ring bearer: “Johnnie Diaz, groom’s nephew: Best Little League pitcher we know.” The tongue-in-cheek descriptions will make conversation fodder at the reception.

Another idea is to turn one page of your program into a crossword puzzle to keep early arrivers entertained. Include clues such as “We had our first date at this Thai restaurant in Manhattan” and “Our dog’s name is…”

3. Customize the Ceremony

Enlist friends and family to take a special part in your big day. For instance, a childhood friend can recite your favorite Shakespearean sonnet, your musical cousin can play “your song” during a slide show, Grandma can lead the congregation in reading a cherished passage of Scripture, or a male and female friend can reenact your favorite scene from West Side Story. Asking people to perform these special roles is also a great way to trim the list of things to do for the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

4. Show Off Your Musical Taste

Who says you have to walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D? Surprise your guests by choosing a song that truly reflects who you are as a couple. If you were born in Tuscaloosa and your groom hails from Cleveland, then exit to the Osmonds’ “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll.” To celebrate your Lebanese heritage, wow the reception crowd with a traditional belly dance. Off to Argentina for your honeymoon? Take tango lessons and impress your guests with a sensual first dance.

5. Honor Thy Relatives

At the reception site, arrange a gallery of your relatives’ wedding photos. For uniformity, mount each picture in the same type of frame, tie on a ribbon and affix to the wall with removable hooks.

6. Create Place Cards with Character

To give a nod to your love of skiing, insert each guest’s name into a snow globe. For a beach wedding, take a break from the stress of planning and spend an afternoon collecting shells on the shore; use a glue gun to affix a name card to each shell. Postcards are an even easier way to personalize place cards. If you met at New York University, then write each guest’s name on the back of a postcard from the Big Apple. Honeymooning in Hawaii? Order some Maui postcards to remind guests where you’re headed. And photo place cards are sure to stimulate conversation. Upload pictures of the two of you—or of each guest, if you have them—to a site like Shutterfly.com or Snapfish.com. Select the “caption” option, and in that space, type the guest’s name and table number.

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Your Heart To Their Lips : Top 10 Picks for fabulous edible favors for your wedding or bridal shower

Take the guesswork out of finding the perfect wedding favor! Here are our Top 10 Picks for fabulous edible favors for your wedding or bridal shower.

Choosing the right wedding favor can be a challenge. There a so many choices, it can make your head spin! From placecard holders to pampering items, there seems to be a gift for every occasion and theme. But how do you know which ones your guests will truly enjoy? Choose a gift with good taste! Food gifts remain the most popular gift choice for wedding favors. Take a look at these mouth-watering wedding favors that top our list!

Chocolate
Anything chocolate is #1 with brides and guests alike. Traditional favorites include personalized chocolate bars and squares, but the latest trends also rank themed chocolates (shaped like wedding bells, starfish, cakes, etc.) and even chocolate puzzles high on the list.

Shaped Cookies
The possibilities are endless with these delicious shortbread cookies. Available in a variety of themes, including hearts, cakes, bells and bride-and-groom, these sweet treats can accommodate most wedding themes, from beach to golf.

Mints
Whether in tins, rolls, pillow packs or “matchbooks,” refreshing mints are always a popular choice. They’re kosher and usually don’t tempt anyone to break their diet. Personalizing them with wedding information makes them a favor to savor.

Coffee & Tea
Beverages are among the top 10 because they’re affordable, practical and lend themselves easily to a variety of themes. Not only popular fall-themed favors, coffee and tea are delightful any time of the year for the couple that’s a perfect blend.

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Picking Wedding Wine

Whether you’re the bride or groom, the parents of either, the best man or the maid of honor – chances are, if you’re attending a wedding there will be wine. In fact, what weddings has there been that’s not had wine involved in some way? Wine plays a major role in everybody’s special day, from the wine sipped by happy guests, to the toast the best man gives, to the favors guests leave with after the dancing and dining had concluded.

But how does one decide exactly what type of wine belongs at the wedding?

Here are a few tips for picking the best wine for the big day.

  • First off, you should note that certain wines are best paired with specific foods, and vis versa. Wines are designed to complement the flavors and styles of the dishes being served. With that having been said, make sure you know what food will be at the wedding and choose accordingly.  Some quick tips: White wines are often used for starting off an evening on the right foot, and are also wonderful for toasts and special occasions. Champagne is a regular fixture at weddings and is indispensable at such occasions. Red wines are great for main courses and are typically served during the latter part of any occasion. Their full bodied nature makes them a great complement to hearty meals. Pinot Noir is not as heralded as Merlot or Cabernet, so many people may not recognize its unique blend, but it goes well with creamy sauces. Shiraz is a fiery complement to spicy dishes, and its taste can enhance the flavor in barbecues and roasts. Chianti is the best wine to accompany tomato dishes and poultry.
  • Toasting to the future with a flute of Champagne or sparkling wine and cake, you can pre-order classy, customized flutes for the occasion. The toast its self will be further enhanced by a fantastic wine. Depending on who’s giving the big toast, you may want to get their input on what wine they think should be appropriate.
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Holiday Food and Craft Labels

When it comes to the holidays general generosity is the standard mode. You’re all set to start giving gifts at the drop of a hat, and with that being the case you’re probably wondering what are some good gifts to get that are cost effective but still maintain that personalized touch.

Here are 6 tasty treat ideas that are cheap, easy to put together, and will help you celebrate the holidays in style.

1)      Mother’s Day: Surprise your mother with a special jar of healthy granola mix, trail mix, or homemade blueberry oatmeal mix. Your mother will love a gift with such a personal touch, and she’ll no doubt be impressed by the customized label you adorn the jar with too.

2)      Christmas Cocoa: Whether you’re giving it to people as they walk in to your Christmas party from out of the cold, or you’re helping your little ones warm up on Christmas eve as they patiently wait for Santa to arrive, a gift mug of hot cocoa mix and other assorted winter candy can be a great gift. Adorn it with a special Christmas label or hang tag and it will look all the more appealing.

3)      Fourth of July Pie: Nothing beats good old fashioned American Apple Pie on Independence Day. Whether you’re on your way to a fireworks party with dessert, or you’re participating in the annual Independence Day bake sale, your pies and other goodies will stand out instantly when you decorate it with a custom patriotic hang tag.

4)      Valentine’s Day: Surprise your significant other with their very own lollipop candy box complete with a personalized label to show them how much you really care. Unlike the traditional flowers of chocolates, these lovely lollipops are unique in that you can decorate them with a customized label featuring a photograph of you sweetheart, or a special saying you’d like your sweetheart to read.

5)      Easter Chocolate Bunny: Chocolate rabbits make great Easter gifts for kids and are surprisingly simple to make. You simply purchase a dimensional bunny mold from your local craft store; melt confectionery chocolate (using a microwave and heating the chocolate in short 30-second bursts) and pour the chocolate into the mold. After it has been placed in the refrigerator for several minutes, it can be removed. You can add details like the eyes, nose and whiskers afterward with frosting and you can add a personalized touch by placing it in a customized gift box complete with a custom Easter label.

6)      Father’s Day Cookies: Your dad will absolutely love it if you make him homemade cookies, particularly if they’re made in the theme of his favorite sport (like little footballs or goofballs). He’ll appreciate it even more so if you present your scrumptious baked goods to him in a cookie box featuring a personalized food and craft label with his photograph on it.

 

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The Benifits of Customized Wine Labels

Are you one of the many individuals who is considering (or has already begun) making and bottling their own special brand of homemade wine? If so, you may be debating over whether or not to invest in customized wine labels for your batch.

We offer a wide variety of uniquely shaped, professionally designed custom wine bottle labels and hang tags.

While it is not a definite must to decorate your bottles with designer, personalized labels, it is a good step toward perfecting your wine sales, or simply making your wine recognizable (or memorable, in the case of a special event ).

Here are several reasons why you may want to invest in your own brand of authentic wine labels.

1)      To begin with, wine labels are often cost effective. They are generally inexpensive to purchase and easy to apply, and can come designed to your liking. And, unlike generic wine labels or simple, brown paper wine tags, these will give your customers or guests something to remember YOU by as well.

2)       With customized wine labels you can bring your own signature style to each bottle, setting your wine apart by making your brand recognizable and unique. Say you want to include a photograph of yourself, or your winery, or the happy bride and groom on every label. No problem! With customized wine labels including special logos of photographs is as simply done as it is simply stated. Matching photo-coasters make another great touch.

3)      Because you can specify the color, shape, text, and even the imagery on each label your wine can be custom made for a variety of special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, graduations, and best of all, weddings. This makes your wine not only the perfect sale item, but also the perfect gift.

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Custom Wedding Accessories

Custom Wedding Accessories

Did you know that there is one online company that allows you to personalize just about everything that you need to accessorize your wedding?

If you are looking to compliment everything from the labels on your wine bottles, to the hangtags that are attached to your favors,  Read here to find your one stop online shop that allows you to harmonize everything you need for your wedding.
They even have some creative ideas that you may not have even thought of.

Custom wedding labels and stickers

Custom Labels, Personalized Hang Tags, Wedding Labels and Stickers

Wedding favors are easy when you attach gift tags to anything from gift boxes to a bonsai trees. Wedding labels can be adhered to attractive candy jars, homemade soaps or packets of wildflower seeds.

Don’t forget the matching beverage coasters for that extra special touch.  When your guests arrive at your reception, you can easily direct them to their assigned seats with lovely matching place cards. If you are sharing your wedding video with family and friends, why not order DVD labels that compliment your wedding theme.
When it comes time to write your thank you notes, they also have exquisite note cards and matching return address labels.

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