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Personalized White Glass Wedding Card Box

This white glass wedding card box can be a perfect fit into just about any style wedding capturing all of the guests best wishes and gift cards for the bride and groom. The elegance of white sets up as an ideal backdrop on an entrance table of the wedding reception which can also be used as an alternative to guest book with each guest signing their names and best wishes to the bride and groom. Using a dark colored marker allows the signatures to be visible against the background of the Wedding Card Boxes. The wedding box is accented on the base with a choice of real wood molding which comes in a choice of Walnut, Cherry, Black, Gold, Silver or White, and as a finishing touch, add laser etched personalization making it a forever memorable keepsake.

Whether your having a small wedding with guests of 75 – 100, or 200-250, the elegant white glass personalized wedding card box has a size to accommodate your guest list.

 

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White Glass Card Box With Cherry Molding

 

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White Glass Card Box With Gold Molding

With the gold accented wood molding on the base, this card box is perfect for the happy couple celebrating a 50th anniversary.

 

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Silver Accented Personalized Glass Card Box

If your planning a 25th anniversary, the personalized glass card box with the silver molded accenting base will blend perfectly for the occasion.

 

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Personalized White Folding Fan 

Don’t let your guests get too hot during your wedding ceremony, give each a personalized white folding fan to not only help keep them cool during your event, but also adds that slight touch of elegance every bride is looking for. Add your personalized names and date on these fan favors in a choice of colors and font of your special day or event as a gesture of Thanks for attending. The white folding fan can be used as decorative place card holders awaiting for each guest to enjoy as wedding favors. Whether your having a garden wedding, wedding on the beach, summer party, or an inside event, these Personalized Favors will be perfect for the occasion.

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I Love You To The Moon and Back Keychain

One of the best phrases that’s been around for years and today, you hear this simple saying more and more often. “I Love You To The Moon and Back” So uplifting when your significant other say these little words to start and brighten your day.  Keep these words that are so often spoken as a steady reminder to each other and share with your wedding guest with a silver keychain party favor with the engraved “I Love You To The Moon and Back” in celebration of your wedding day.

Celebrating a silver anniversary, this key chain is perfect for the couple who has shared so much together and has loved each other to the moon and back for many years.

Outside Wedding

Outdoors Wedding Reception

Every bride has a wedding budget and a dream wedding but often many areas of the planning are overlooked for cost savings. With the proper tools and planning ideas, brides can still have an extraordinary wedding that won’t break the bank. Below are ideas to help with saving in areas of the ceremony and reception.

 

Have your wedding out of season

Venues always tried to keep their hall booked during the weekends, even when it’s not wedding season. During the fall and winter months, venues will discount their rooms.

 

Venue members, VFW, union halls, community centers

If you know anyone who is a member of any organizations such as VFW, Moose lodge, unions or live in a community with that may have a center which has a banquet hall. Typically the member can use their halls for a very reasonable cost.

 

Destination wedding

You may not have a guest list of 200+, but planning a destination wedding will save a considerable amount of cost. Plan a wedding in Hawaii or Mexico and blend your wedding with your honeymoon.

 

Have your wedding at your family or friends house which has scenic yard scape

Save on a venue and have your wedding and reception at a family or friends yard. A bonus would be if they have a nicely landscape yard giving your venue natures décor, or a nice pole barn for an inside area.

 

Bridal accessories

Use your mom’s or grandmothers wedding dress and or jewelry, make your own hair clips or add your own sparkling rhinestones on the dress.

 

Keep The Wedding Party Small

Instead of having a large wedding party , reduce the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. When you include the bouquets, boutonnieres, dinners, gifts and even attire if you’re helping with the cost. Take away the flower girl and ring bearer and include alternate ideas such as using the best man and maid of honor.

 

Trim the Guest List

You may have good intentions of inviting everyone to your wedding but you will save on your budget by reducing your guest list. The cost of each guest can cost $25.00 – $50.00, so the savings can add up fast.

 

Cut the alcohol

Your younger guest may not like your decision, but including alcohol with wedding can add upwards into the thousands. If alcohol is a must, don’t choose top shelf liquors, instead, include mid or lower shelf choices.

 

Bring in your own bar

Ask the venue if you can provide your own alcohol and choose just a few types of liquors and 1 type of beer in a keg.

 

Cut the champagne

Bubbly is always a choice for the traditional toast to the bride and groom. Provide sparkling juice in the bottle that looks like a champagne bottle. Guests who don’t drink alcoholic beverages will enjoy this.

 

Have a cocktail and appetizer only wedding reception

Have a small reception celebration for 2-3 hours of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres only.  Include appetizers like platters of meats and cheeses, breads and veggie trays with dipping’s, fruits or other appetizing finger foods.

 

Overlooked Wedding Decorations

Don’t over decorate; many venues may have the perfect touch for your wedding decorations that will allow you to use limited decorations

 

Flower choices

Choose flowers that are in season, flowers are expensive especially if you want flowers that are out of season. Don’t skimp on the bride’s bouquet but have a toss bouquet with fewer flowers than the brides. With the bridesmaids, use more filler flowers like hydrangea’s, then add a few smaller flowers of the same type as the bridal bouquet.  Forget the large floral centerpiece on your tables and either scale down on the quantity of flowers, use candles and look at rental centerpieces.

 

Shop around for catering

Many venues provide their own catering but ask if you can use your own and shop around for the best plate per person cost or utilize family of friends to help with the cooking.

 

Tone down the wedding cake

Wedding cakes can cost upwards into the thousands, tone down the design, instead of fondant use cream cheese of buttercream frosting. Cupcakes are very popular in place of cakes; opt to have a small cake for the bride and groom, then cupcakes for the guests. Keep with one flavor, multiple flavors add to the costs.

 

Plan way in advance

Give yourself plenty of time in planning your wedding, create a checklist of each areas of your wedding and put a cost you’d spend on each, this will help set your total wedding budget. It’s OK to move the costs you have planned around to different areas but keep within your budget.

As one of the picks for the 2014 Toledo Wedding Experts Award, Kimberly Lace has been nominated as 1 of the top 3 wedding decorators for 2014. During the 2015 wedding and party event season, we will continue to provide that truly remarkable event we are known for. With our creativity, and the brides vision, we’ll create that unforgettable wedding every bride has dreamt of. Kim’s Bridal and Gifts is also affiliated with, and is the sister company of Kimberly Lace that offers all the accessories for your wedding and the bride.

If your a Toledo Ohio bride, the area has a vast array of Wedding Vendors ready to help you plan your special day and make it amazing. The Experts Awards are an annual certification awarded to those voted as Wedding Experts in the Toledo area. The nomination/voting polls last from March 1st to November 1st every year. Those with the most nominations will be announced the top experts in their field for that year.

Go to http://toledoweddingexperts.com/ballot/ and place your vote for us and all your favorites who’ve help create that perfect dream wedding.

 

2015 Wedding Expert Vote

2015 Wedding Expert Vote

Beach Style Head Table Swag

Beach Style Head Table Swag

 

When your inspired by the beach and want a beach wedding but are unable to have the real thing, bring the beach to you with these unique, fun and cost saving beach wedding ideas. Whether you live on the beach or dreaming of a beach wedding when you’re miles away, these creative ideas can be blended into your theme outside, or inside wedding receptions.

 

Beach Theme Placecard Table

Beach Theme Placecard Table

 

 

  • Make or bring in a nice sand box and fill it with all the beach essentials such buckets and scoops, sea shells, toy sea turtles, star fish and such, works as a decoration or prop and the children will love it.
  • If you’re having a outside wedding reception, create a dance floor from sand for the feel of dancing on the beach.
  • Tiki torches can light the way outside to your destination, add up the walkway, around the dance area and areas to provide light when the sun goes down. The tiki’s will provide adequate light with a glow of ambiance along with adding décor to your beach style wedding.
  • Rent or purchase artificial or fake palm trees to be placed either inside the reception hall or use for outside wedding décor.
  • If you’re stuck with what to provide for food, a roasted pig is the perfect solution. Have a family member, friend or ask if a caterer can provide a whole roasted pig for the wedding celebration, it will surely disappear quickly.
  • Add some fun into your event and provide guests with a grass hula skirt, then play some Hawaiian music while encouraging them to dance the hula. Everyone will join in on the fun. Along with the skirt, give each a flower lei.
  • Instead of a formal wedding reception, have the wedding party and guests dress in their beach or summer wear.
  • Fill vases and alternate the sand with the colors of your wedding and use as your table centerpiece. Add shells, starfish, and a candle to blend into your beach theme.
  • Give your tables a famous name of a beach for guest seating and provide a seating chart at the entrance.
  • Use tropical fruit on the food tables as part of the decorations and provide cut up fruit for eating. If you want to get creative, cut up the fruit in shapes of the sea.
  •  Make or purchase hand fans for the summer heat in shapes of shells or starfish and share with guests top keep cool during the wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Blow up several beach balls and spread around the area.
  • String up some seas shells and create a backdrop for photo shoots.
Palm Tree Favor Box

Palm Tree Favor Box

Floating Candles

Floating Candles

When you’re planning a wedding and working on a tight budget, you’ll find in many areas it can be quite challenging coming up with a simple but elegant wedding which doesn’t go to the extremes in costs. One area many couples may cut back on costs are by using simple wedding centerpieces that still create a bold statement. Many brides assume the table décor must be large to get that desired look for their reception but with those large centerpiece, comes a large price tag. Flowers are one of the most expensive decoration to use, a large arrangement in a tall vase, costs can vary upward, well into the hundreds.  Quite a few brides assume that simple means less elegant, which is far from the case! With a little creativity, you can have beautiful table centerpieces that are elegant, and, will not throw your budget over the top.

 

Candles are one of the least expensive centerpiece designs you can incorporate into your wedding decoration. Whether you use floating, pillar or even tealights, once the candles are arranged on the table and the lights are dimmed, candles will create a glimmering glow of ambience throughout the reception.

 

Pink Floating Candle Centerpiece

Pink Floating Candle Centerpiece

 

Wedding Table Centerpiece

Wedding Table Centerpiece

 

There are so many options you can create when using any style or type of candle. Use vases with height variations so everything don’t look just streamline. Fill them with water for floating candles, sand, marbles, stones and suspend real or artificial flowers.  Blend using short pillars, tealights or a variety of designed holders adding into the décor.

 

Crystal Candelabras With Red Carnations

Crystal Candelabras With Red Carnations

 

Small Candelabra Table Centerpiece

Small Candelabra Table Centerpiece

When you think of flower centerpiece, your thoughts go with large,  dramatic and full of an array of large florals, but have you given any thought to using carnations? Carnations are one of the lowest cost budget friendly flowers and with so many color options available, the carnations can be the perfect ending on the tables. There are endless ideas that can be married into a centerpiece design. Create carnation pomanders and set on top of wine bottles or wine glasses, glass bowls, mason jars or candelabras to name a few ideas. Since the carnations are long lasting, you can discard that thought of the dreaded wilting flower on your tables.

 

If you’re still looking to have large, tall and dramatic centerpieces for your wedding tables, another idea is to use wedding rental professionals. Many wedding rental companies have the supplies, talent and creative ideas that can provide your tables with the desired design that will coordinate and blend into your wedding theme. And, the good part of it all, the cost could be half or less.

 

 

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