Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Door Signage: We’ve seen monogrammed wreaths and all kind of fun DIY floral bunches for adorning your front door, but we absolutely fell in love with this whimsical sign. The oversized “ I DO” could easily be changed up to fit any theme. For a more traditional affair, the large monogram or couple’s initials might be a nice touch. Or for the more party-oriented Bride and Groom, even little sayings like “ Let’s party “ or “Oh happy day” would be just as welcoming and fun. This sign reminds us to have fun with your décor and also to not overlook the simple touches of decorating your home for the biggest day of your life! Don’t forget about adorning your entrance for at-home bridal showers and other special soirees leading up to the big day!


Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Shelly Jones

Personalized Whiskey: This might just be one of the hottest trends we are seeing right now and we are thrilled that it involves the Groom! Asking your guys to be in your wedding has never been easier ( or manlier!) Personalized bottles ( like this one with it’s label found on Etsy) is the perfect way to inflect your personal tastes and give your guys something to truly enjoy or keep for years to come. Adding their own names is a great way to make it even more special and show that you really took the time to acknowledge their part in your wedding. The great news is that these options are just able endless. From personalized whiskeys and tequilas to Fireball- whatever your taste, there’s a way to make it special for your Groomsmen.


Pinterest Pins of the WeekFound on Etsy

Confetti Push Pop: Okay so we all remember those super orange, really sugary sherbet push pops with Fred Flinstone on them that we had almost every day in the summer as kids? Well lose the ice cream and enter colorful confetti that pops out as you shower the bride and groom after their traditional exit from the ceremony. The engineering of the cylinder is perfect and can be decorated with fun labels and tassels to accompany the wedding décor. Almost too cute, but spot on for kids and adults alike!


Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Zulily

Local Vendor Spotlight: Bagable Gifts

Bagable Gifts is a Chicago-based company that specializes in high-end custom gift bags for weddings and events.  Now, we aren’t just talking any old paper gift bag with a few snacks and treats. These swoon-worthy customized canvas creations are true swag bags in every sense of the word. Keeping with tradition, the bags are totally build upon the theme of your wedding and event and can be as simple or as over-the-top as your heart desires!

When it comes to alleviating last minute wedding stress, this vendor is a gem that will take care of the personal details your guests will see upon arrival to your wedding. Whether you opt to leave these bags in each hotel room for out of town guests to feel more at home, or you gift each girl in your bridal party a swag bag, the options are endless and their team will help you come up with just the right contents for any theme.  The idea behind Bagable Gifts, is really about delivering comfort and style in the form of hand packaged, thoughtful gifts. And the packaging is truly what sets it apart. From the vast array of monograms and personalization’s you can choose for your bag , to the hand created labels for each treat, these one of a kind gifts will have guests talking for years to come.

And they’re not just for weddings! Bagable Gifts is perfect for promoting your business as well. Lately, the company has been busy working with Chicago Social, Glossed and Found and Trump Hotels along with countless bridal clients. And what’s even better? The bags are all reusable and eco-friendly. What could be more chic than that? So whether it’s a newlywed monogram or your company’s logo, this company is well worth checking out.

Bridesmaid and Groomsman Gift Ideas

Wondering what to get your bridesmaids and groomsmen as a unique and thoughtful bridal party gift? We’ve got your covered!

While traditionally a bridesmaid or groomsman gift is meant to simply be a token of appreciation to show your close pals and family how much their support and friendship have meant during this critical time before the wedding, some couples opt for gifts ranging from modest and personal, to lavish and much more outside the box. Some are even choosing to forgo the standard cufflinks (still always a great choice), necklaces or matching bridesmaid shoes for experiences or getaways.

That means spa weekends for the gals and sporting events or nights on the town for the guys.  Whatever you decide to do, taking the time to treat your bridal party is a great way to say a thoughtful thank you to those closest to you.  And should you choose one of the old standby gifts, (no harm in that…they call them standbys for a reason) consider adding a monogram or personalization to those items like stationary, clutches, or ties for the boys! And remember, there’s nothing classier than a grateful couple!

4 Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

You need wedding gift ideas for your bridal party, family, and fiancé, but you’re tired of the same-old-same-old engraved flask and make-up bags. Get ready to be tempted to go shopping after you read this.

Prevent Cold Feet

We love these adorable “In case you get cold feet” socks on Wanelo. This humorous gift is sure to ease any fears your guy may be having.

Hang with Style

For your bridesmaids (and self, of course), get these adorable personalized hangers. This keepsake can be reused for years and years after the wedding.

Wrap Them in Love

Buy pretty robes for your bridesmaids to wear while you girls get ready on the big day. They will feel like stars as they spend the day getting pampered.

Show You Future Hubby Some Love

Some guys worry that life after the wedding won’t be as great as it was when you were dating. Prove him wrong with this unique gift idea: Plan and prepay for a date for each month of the year. Put the information in envelopes labeled for each month. Throughout the year, you and your guy can enjoy these fun dates together.

When picking out gifts for your bridal party, family, and fiancé, think outside the box. You don’t have to buy gifts from those wedding catalogs you keep getting in the mail. Consider the personalities of each person and buy something you know they’ll love.


Gift Ideas for Bridal Attendants

Your bridal party is an important and meaningful part of your wedding day. They’ve supported you, stood by you, and loved you throughout all the ups and downs of the wedding planning process. In return, show your gratitude with a touching and unique gift. It’s customary for the bride and groom to purchase gifts for their bridal party as a way to say thanks. These gifts are usually distributed during the bridesmaids’ brunch or rehearsal dinner. Here are some unique and clever ideas for gifts of all types:

Wedding-Related: Purchase something your bridesmaids and groomsmen can use on the wedding day, but in the future as well. The most common options are jewelry or cufflinks. You can also consider purchasing pashmina scarves that can be used as a wrap with their bridesmaids dress or a small clutch purse that can be used on the wedding day. For the guys, consider watches or money clips.

Beauty: Pamper your bridesmaids and groomsmen with beauty-related gifts to indulge in. Treat everyone to a massage, facial, or mani/pedi’s in the days before the wedding or with a gift certificate for later use. For the ladies, consider a beauty bag with cosmetics and toiletries, a luxurious bath set, or aromatherapy oils and candles. For the guys, opt for a classic shaving kit or high-end skin care products. Other suggestions to consider: swanky pajamas, a gift card to a clothing boutique, monogrammed towel sets, or a lush robe.

Entertainment: Treat your bridal party to some fun with gifts that are meant to be entertaining and amusing, as well as unique to each person. Compile a film or music collection focusing on each person’s favorite genre or celebrity. Purchase tickets to a live event such as a concert, sporting event, or theatre production. Give the gift that keeps on giving by purchasing magazine subscriptions for each attendant based on their interests or careers.

Handmade: Go above and beyond by actually making each gift yourself. This is a thoughtful (and potentially cost-effective) way to show your attendants how much you care about them. Some ideas include a personalized photo album or scrapbook, personally designed jewelry, homemade food items, a knitted scarf or hat, or hand-painted artwork, pottery, or ceramics.

Tasty: Gift cards to a favorite restaurant or coffee shop are always great ideas. If you want something a bit more personal, think about each person’s tastes and styles and buy a food-related gift that complements their personality. A French press and gourmet coffee for the caffeine addict, a bottle of vintage wine for the wine snob, a stylish serving platter for the hostess, delectable chocolates for the sweet tooth, a picnic basket for the nature lover, a set of grill tools for the BBQ master, or an adorable apron for the cook.

Personalized: There are a number of gifts that you can purchase and have engraved or embroidered for your attendants. For the guys, go for money clips, cufflinks, flasks, pocketknife, key chain, paperweights, beer glass/travel mug, pens, or pocket watches. For her, think jewelry boxes, charm bracelets, lockets, bath towels, picture frames, vases, or stationery.