Sunday, May 31, 2009

Unique Beach Themed Items for Your Wedding - Won't leave you shell shocked!

Beach theme weddings can be casual or formal, whimsical or elegant. Whatever your vision, these beach theme products allow you and your guests to experience a bit of the sun, sand and surf no matter where you are. These are unique in my book. I particularly just love this save the date umbrella card!

Kickin' Back Save-the-Date Umbrella CardGive your loved ones a taste of what's in store with this save-the-date card featuring a drink umbrella and an inviting beach chair design. The textured card is pre-punched with holes for inserting the umbrella; assembly required. Your names, destination and wedding date are printed in the format shown. The design and all wording are printed in the same ink color.(Size: 4 1/2" x 5 7/8")

Coastal Sand Toasting GlassesPerfect for a destination wedding or beach-themed event this lovely set works well as a centerpiece or as an accent for your guest book table. Included are two 8 1⁄2???H base-less toasting glasses with a light blue tint that rest in sand and shells.

Sand and Shell Tealight HolderBeach weddings are often the most beautiful and memorable occasions. With this beach themed wedding favor your guests will be able to take a bit of your celebration home with them. This 4" x 4" x 3" glass tealight holder is partially filled with sand and contains a collection of authentic seashells. The tealight (included) is held in place with a jute twine and topped of with a folding card that reads, "Thank You for Sharing This Day." Measures 3.25" x 3.5".

Personalized Donation Card

Personalized Donation Cards - Nothing warms our heart more than giving back. These custom printed donation cards have rounded corners and will be printed with "as our Wedding Guest" at the top as shown, then up to five lines of personalization for your charity information, followed by your names and event date. All personalization will be printed in your choice of ink color in the lettering style shown, printed in thermography (raised ink) process. The tag is heavy white card and comes with a hole punched at top, the ribbon shown is not included. Each card measures 3 5/8" square. Sold in packages of 50 cards.

Touch-Ups Victoria Handbag

Under $30.00 Touch Ups Victorian Handbag. This seashell-inspired clutch is covered with intricate beading in an unforgettably beautiful pattern. We love the old-fashioned snap closure. In colors made for any occasion, white, ivory silver or black. This handbag is not dyeable.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Well "FAN - CY" That - Hand Fans and Programs for the Wedding

Well FAN - CY That!  Hand Fans for the Ceremony!

Wedding fans seem to be a hot trend for spring, summer and beach weddings. Wedding fans can also serve as a wedding favor or wedding souvenir. You can also use them as place card holders on the tables. Keep your guests cool on your special day outside and accent the party with wedding fans.

See more of my Well FAN - CY That! Hand Fans for the Ceremony! list at ThisNext.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Aisle Runners ... Pro's and Con's

Why the aisle runner you ask? Brides first starting using aisle runners when roads were unpaved and guests would arrive and promptly track dirt, mud and anything else they could bring in from from the streets. A clean white runner was laid down so the bride's dress would not drag through the mud. In medieval times, runners were placed on the aisle to keep evil spirits from coming up through the ground to attack the bride and groom. Today, it is simply a wedding tradition that has carried on. An aisle runner does add a touch of elegance to your ceremony; and it still ensures that your dress stays clean on your walk down the aisle! But there are Pro's and Cons:

The Pros:
  • They add to the elegance of the ceremony site both in decor, and the tradition of the Usher's rolling the runner out
  • Runners can incorporate your colors into the ceremony space
  • They can help give your guests the message that they should “stay off” the aisle

With a Runner:

  • Have your monogram or names placed on the beginning of the runner
  • Use a fancy or funky fabric for a unique touch

This personalized white aisle runner is printed with your first names, last name and last name initial in your choice of ink color. Please specify first names, last name, last name initial and ink color. The runner is made of sturdy plastic and measures 36" x 100'. Please allow two additional weeks. Aisle runner will ship separately from the rest of your order. Price is per personalized aisle runner.

Personalized Aisle Runner

Exclusive to Beau-coup, these personalized aisle runners can be customized with a monogram or the couple's names. They're elegant yet affordable and will certainly add a personal touch to the ... more info.

Wedding Aisle Runner - Matte

Add an extra pecial touch to your wedding ceremony by using these elegant fabric wedding aisle runners. It comes in 10 beautiful colors and patterns. A wedding essential for every bride!

  • They are an additional cost and perhaps unnecessary for brides trying to pinch pennies
  • Unless tacked to the ground in many places, they will shift and fold as you walk
  • If laid on carpet, it's for sure the carpet will "walk" with the bride. Probably best not to
    use a runner on a carpeted floor
  • If your venue is a small room, don't use one .. it will crowd the area
  • If a light color and you allow guests to walk on it pre-ceremony, you’ll see footprints all along your walk down the aisle; therefore, make sure the ushers roll it out right before
    you (the bride) walk down the aisle

What if I Don't Use Runner:

  • Place decorations along the pews or rows of chairs to dress up the space
  • Place arrangements on the floor along the sides of the aisle for a aisle-runner feel minus the actual runner
  • Try focusing your decorating attention above the aisle instead of the floor - create a canopy of sorts to walk under

Thursday, May 21, 2009

CROC Heels for the Wedding? Yes, they look great!

Crocs aren't just for the beach lovers anymore. Crocs has added some nice new styles. I can't hardly believe it! Crocs has come out with a line of wedges and heels! And, they are aren't bad looking!!!! Someone over at the CROCs R&D dept was thinking. I know there are alot of CROC haters out there, but they do have their place in this fashion world. They really are kind to your feet if you have bad feet, and hey if you like to dance, they just might work!

If you are the bride or a member of the party -- you really could wear them during the wedding, or change from your regular heels to a pair of these comfortable shoes. Especially if there will be alot of dancing.

If you are having a beach wedding, they would be perfect for walking in the sand. They come in all colors (so there definitely won't be a probelem matching the bridesmaid's dresses (LOL). They are comfy and not expensive. Plus you can wear them again, and again, and again.

There's Lena - sleek, chic comfort when you need
high heels—crocs™ Lena

there's the Positano (My Fav) -- your strut can be both sassy and sophisticated with this gorgeous t-strap. Leather lined, patent leather upper and a 3 1/2 inch heel. (I told you they were heels!)

or Venice --- comfortable. Oversized front
strap with an adjustable bukcle and a twist on the traditional Mary Jane!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shift Your Beach Centerpiece Ideas Towards the Simple Sand Bucket

What's more whimsical and more beachy than a child's sand bucket? How about an embellished bucket? If you are having a beach party, shower,
wedding or banquet, a simple sand bucket can be both creative and beautiful. You can do it creatively in a moderately inexpenisve way or you can use antique buckets and expensive flowers and make an expensive arrangement.

Use a plain or pretty bucket and fill with flowers. Attached are two illustrations. They make a great table centerpiece. Just fill with flowers, perhaps a few shells and embellish with ribbon. If you use smaller pails, they make a great favor. They are simple and inexpensive. Fill the smaller ones with potpourri, candy, shells or even tea lights. (The 16 Bucket was Originally uploaded by annes_flowers - 38 photo was found here )

Beach Potpourri Pail Favor

Beach Potpourri Pail Favor

Take home a day at the beach with these sea breeze scented buckets of potpourri. These playful tin pails are filled with the wonderfully scented beads in your choice of color and a variety of real seashells wrapped in tulle netting. Each pail is adorned with a beautiful satin ribbon in the color of your choice.

Palm Breezes Beach Pail Tealight Holders Set of 4

Palm Breezes Beach Pail Tealight Holders Set of 4

Bring the fun-loving whimsy of an afternoon at the beach to every guest, thanks to these adorable Palm Breezes Beach Pail Tealight Holders by Kate Aspen. Lovingly crafted with cutaway palm tree designs and a sturdy little handle, each favor holds a standard sized tealight that instantly creates lovely flickering silhouettes. Place them at each table setting to welcome guests separately, or group them as a centerpiece to make an impressive presentation. They?re perfect for beach themed events or parties, for summer themes, or whatever else you have in mind! Sold in a set of 4 with candles included. Features Sold in a set of 4 with candles included Size 2 1 2'tall x 1 3 4'diameter at base.

Scented Shell Soap with Tin Pail

Scented Shell Soap with Tin Pail

Great for beach weddings, each adorable tin pail comes with either a starfish or sea urchin soap. Add our personalized tag to complete the favor."

Saturday, May 16, 2009

How to make a Bow Bow Hairstyle

This is a very cool video. I don't speak the language, but you don't have to. The online directions are so "spot on" you will feel like you can conquer this yourself! And, this hairstyle will go with certain dresses...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Macy's Has Wedding Gowns... And at good prices!

I was surprised to see that Macy's had wedding gowns ... and this is a great deal!

Calvin Klein Silk Gown with Beaded Straps
at Macy's!

Calvin Klein Silk Gown with Beaded Straps This beautiful silk gown with beaded straps could very well be the perfect wedding dress or simply an elegant choice for a very special occasion.
and only $238.00 at Macy's

Monday, May 11, 2009

Free Wedding Workbook ... Worth the "look see!"

Just came across an intersting site called "My Wedding Workbook." It's free wedding planning software. Looks easy-to-use and helps brides-to-be stay on top of all their wedding details, including budgets, guest lists, calendars, RSVPs, gifts and more. My Wedding Workbook helps take the stress out of planning a wedding and puts you in full control over all your wedding details – from your engagement announcements to the frosting on your cake.

The reviews look great ... it's definitely worth checking into if you are looking for a stress buster! Check out their other blog too.... Groomasaurus. It's cute yet informataive. A total Groom's perspective of the big day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Found ... The Compliant Wedding Set

Etsy has to be one of the most unique websites in the Universe. Amazing how many craft people are out there.

Found ... Unique Wedding Rings:

From Jana Brevack - A wedding set for the unconventional! The female ring has a choice of five opaque colors: turquoise, white, golden yellow, orange or black.

The male ring stands tall and dramatically transparent. Switch-up the sexes! Order two of the same! The world is your technological yster.

Barcelona Titanium Wedding Ring

or, you could go with a traditional, yet unique plain Titanium wedding band : ) Made with light and durable titanium and inset with masculine black carbon fiber, this ring measures 8mm wide and
is available in a variety of sizes. For a personal touch, you can have the inside of the ring engraved with a poem, your vows or any message you choose. Engravers use a high-tech diamond engraving process
that produces a clean, precise and lasting engraving, and the service is free with your purchase.