Give the bride and groom a honeymoon gift that each can use while they are celebrating the beginning of their new life as husband and wife. As they embark on their destination after the reception, these honeymoon gift ideas are perfect to use during and well after.
Give each the bride and groom their own personalized Mr. and Mrs. bathrobe to lounge around in the morning and while they snuggle in the evening. Bathrobes are very comfortable and can be worn when they’re back home on those lazy Sunday mornings.
If the bride and grooms destination is heading at the beach for fun in the sun and sand, a variety of beach flip flops styles are available for each the bride and groom. As they walk the beach hand in hand, the new Mr. and Mrs. can leave their signature of “Just Married in the sand with each step on the sandy beach. Flip flops are also a great honeymoon gift idea as they can be used on their own beach or pool well after their celebration is over.
For those cool nights while away on her honeymoon, give the bride a hooded jacket to keep her warm. The hooded jacket is fun, stylish and with the “brides” emblem on the front, she’ll show the world she’s a new bride.
Make sure the bride and groom are comfortable in their own pajamas as they celebrate their wedding days and nights. The matching shirt and shorts are the ideal combination of while they are away, and enjoy mornings and evening relaxing at home. The brides shirt has “I DO From This Day Forward”, and the same on the grooms shorts.
If the bride and groom are headed to a country side retreat, and the great outdoors is their passion, give them a romantic getaway gift to enjoy what nature has to offer. The Romance picnic basket will give them opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while they adventure the country side. Anther picnic basket for the newlyweds is the heart shaped basket. Perfect for an intimate lunch or dinner at their favorite remote location. Add a bottle of wine to the picnic basket as a nice gesture for an intimate lunch or dinner under the blue skies or the star lite night.
Give one of the littlest one in the wedding party and who plays such an important role during the wedding ceremony a ring bearer gift he will enjoy and cherish for years after your big day. Gift ideas for that special little one should send a message from the bride and groom truly expressing how thankful each were for the great performance during the ring ceremony. What little guys doesn’t like getting presents, especially when is having fun on you special day. Yes, he may like an Xbox or Nintendo, but there are many gift ideas for the ring bearer that are less expensive, and will be much more meaningful.
Give him his own personalized Yo Yo and he’ll have his heart content all day long. The yo yo will keep him occupied for hours on end while he learns all the cool trick and do with his new gift.
You might think we’re kidding but everyone loves to have their own harmonic and this little musical piece is the perfect gift idea he’ll enjoy for a long, long time. Who knows, with his own personalized silver harmonica, it may take his journeys into creating the greatest harmonica notes of all time.
When he just loves his iPad, give him his own personalized laser etched iPad case to keep it nice and secure. Boys can be rough on even there most prize possessions but with the personalized iPad case, he’ll not only have a carrying case but will have some added security.
Personalized banks come in a variety of styles for any little boy. Maybe it’s race cars he likes, 4 wheelers, trains or even construction truck designed banks are available that would be a nice keepsake gift, but also teach him the value of savings.
He was the star of the wedding, show your gratitude and put hi name up on his own personalized frame marquee print.
There’s no question being a DIY bride can save you money on your wedding decorations and possibly other areas, but there are those acceptations when it just makes sense to look at wedding rentals. When it comes to the bridal attire, there’s not many options with the dress, unless you’re a seamstress and can design and sew your own. There are occasions when you may wear a hand me down from your mother or grandmother, then add a few final touches such as sequins, lace or maybe studded sparkling crystals. When it comes to the bridal party, there are other options, of course with the groom, groomsmen an best man, it ultimately comes down to renting the tux or suits. With the bridesmaids, some may think the only option is to purchase but now a days, we are seeing more and more places opening up where you can rent bridesmaids dresses, so there’s an option there but do they have the style and design the bride is looking for to match her wedding scheme. Rental the bridesmaids dresses may just be a better solution than purchasing them since when will be the next time any of them will wear their beautiful gown.
When it comes to the wedding decorations, there are many questions you must ask yourself.
- Can I make the wedding decorations?
- What is the difficulty level?
- How much does all the pieces cost to put together?
- How much time will it take for me to put it together?
- How much time will the venue allow me for set up?
- How much time will it take to set them up at the wedding reception or ceremony?
- How many people will it take to help set them up?
- How long will it take to remove everything after the reception?
- How many people will I need to help to remove after the reception?
- How much time will the venue allow me for take down?
These are all viable questions you must ask yourself before you begin your journey with DIY.
With all the wedding preparations you are involved in during the wedding planning and leading up to your wedding reception, does you time allow you to involve that dedicated time to make your own? If the possibilities are there, of course, get a team of friends and family to help which will make a big impact and shorten the time. Most of those DIY projects can take considerable time to prepare and put together.
When you have decided what you will be doing with your DIY decorations or projects, give it a considerable amount of thought on how much effort it will take to get that desired piece you want. Then there’s the cost factor that goes into to it as well! Do your homework first on what every single item will cost to make. If the overall costs seem reasonable, make one first and see how easy or difficult that piece will be, once the first one is completed, it will give you the final cost as well.
Another one of those questions which will have a huge impact on your wedding day is, how much time will the venues allow me to set everything up. Make sure you ask this question upfront when you select your venue and BEFORE you finalize and make your payment to reserve. Many venues will and can book an event the same day as your wedding, if that is the case, those venues will only allow you very limited time to get everything set up. Brides have ran into those scenario after they have signed, and they have all this set up to do to present their wedding of how they want it, however, only to find out, the venue will state there is only a 1.5 – 2.0 hour window to set up. Even for those professional wedding venders, this type of time can be very demanding and sometimes, don’t expect to have everything you desire unless your will to add more costs for labor.
The same applies for the end of your event! Even though you may think, well the banquet hall has nothing going on after, ahhhh but they do! They have all their staff on the clock, and they have to take down all of their items which they provided. So, another good question to ask.
With all that in perspective and it looks as if every falls in place, recruit as many friends and family to help with all the decoration set up required. As a bride, the last thing you want or need to do, is rush around to get not only the wedding reception and the ceremony if that applies, but having enough time to prepare yourself with yours and the bridesmaids attire and precessions in place and ready. Your wedding day can already be stressful, so don’t add any unnecessary items on what will be one of the best days of your life.
Whether you decide to be a DIY bride, or let the wedding professions provide you with wedding rentals, have fun, good luck, and most of all…….Best Wishes to you and the groom!
Have your wedding guests slip away to the beach with memories of your beach theme wedding reception. Use floating candles as your table centerpieces and decorate each with a scene from a tropical getaway.
With some creativity, your tables can be inspiring with beautiful and elegant beach designed candle centerpieces for the wedding reception.
Using several clear vases of different heights, arranged together will create a stunning centerpiece. Floating candles give a fresh and calming ambiance to any beach style wedding reception table.
- Add elements of a beach and or artificial tropical flowers suspended in the water beneath the floating candle.
- Use dark blue colored marbles glass beads or rocks with a hint of blue water with a floating candle to give the contrast of the beach or sea.
- Other beach related items to include inside the candle vases are coral, starfish, small sailboats, fish decorations or if you are daring, use real tropical fish.
- Mix your candle arrangements up using tealights or votives on top of sand and shells at the bottom of the vase.
- Used colored sand such as blue and tan, then layering the sand in the vase creating a beach effect, then put a tealight or votive on top.
- For additional beach inspiration, spread sea shells around your candle centerpieces or use petals from your tropical flowers.
- Decorate the vase with beach themed stickers, crystals in the shape of shells, starfish, tropical flowers or a combination.
- Give your guests a keepsake using candle favors at each place setting coordinating with the beach theme and adding to the beach candle centerpieces.
With some imagination and creativity, you can have the perfect wedding table centerpiece for your beach style wedding reception incorporating the elements of the beach into any style of candle.
Have you thought ditching the flower centerpiece on your wedding reception tables and going for a distinctive look and still have that elegant appeal, then candles as a stunning arrangement on those tables maybe the answer. With some thought and creativity, your party tables can be inspiring with beautiful and elegant candle centerpieces for the wedding reception. Candles are perfect for wedding centerpieces and decor because they’re soft, romantic and gorgeous, but inexpensive as wedding centerpieces.
With most venues, candles are only allowed to be used when in a container and the flame of the candle is below the top of the container. So when planning the candle centerpieces, ensure the candles are placed in a vase. There are a variety of styled and design vases for candles to choose from, hurricane vases, cylinder vases, tulip shaped, bubble bowls, goblets, rectangle or square and even ones personalized with an initial. Depending on your wedding style and the look is your choice.
Whether you go with pillar candles, floating, votive or tealight candles, make sure the burn time is long enough for your event, and that the candle burns properly. Many candles can burn 6-10 hours lasting long enough to give your tables that stunning glow throughout your wedding reception.
Simple to execute, using candles will give your event a visually captivating look giving your tables and banquet hall a powerful dramatic display of arrangements, transforming an ordinary reception table into and array elegance.
Decorating your wedding reception with candles can be a simple DYI, or if your limited on time, ask your florist or a business who provides wedding rental services if they can provide the style and design you are looking for, coordinating with your decor and wedding theme.
You can create a distinguishing flower bouquet by adding just a touch of bling that will make each colorful bud in the arrangement pop with dazzling sparkle. Go beyond the ordinary, bling your bridal bouquet and add some glitz and glamour using bridal bouquet jewelry that will give your bouquet a personal touch. With a variety of jewelry decorations available, the excitement can be overwhelming trying to decide how much bling to apply withour overwelming the bride and her bouquet. Personalize with an initial in the flower arrangement or on the handle, or if your desires are to have each flower center sparkle with envy, insert a crystal pave button inside each flower center and see the glamorous effect in your bouquet.
Give the grooms and groomsmen boutonnieres alittle dazzling pizzaz and insert a crystal jewelry pick inside each flower head or surround the flower for an elegant touch.
Crystal bouquet jewelry can also be used in the table centerpiece either at home or the flower centerpieces displayed on the tables at the wedding reception adding definition and bringing out a timeless sparkle.
Bridal bouquet jewelry have become popular with adding bling into bouquets creating a glamorous look and appeal for the brides walk down the alter and throughout her wedding day. Rhinestones, crystals and pearls all come in a variety of shapes and styles, monogrammed letters, flower stem wraps adorned with bling for a stylish look.
Here’s a new favor for the 2014 wedding season, if you’re thinking of a destination wedding on the beach or your wedding includes surrounded by palm trees, here’s a favor that blends into your wedding scape. The palm tree bottle opener has the perfect shape of the warm climate tree and also is the ideal favor idea for any beach themed wedding. After your wedding reception is done, your guests will not forget the celebration and fun during your event when they pop the top from their favorite beverage. So thank your guests for sharing your special day and greet them with a little bit of beach paradise and a tantalizing taste of the tropics.