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Need a Favor?

If you’re planning a wedding, then you may have already started thinking about the wedding favors. These are the small little gifts that the newly married couple sends home with their guests in an effort to say “Thank You for Attending.” These gifts do not need to be big or expensive, but just a small token of your appreciation to acknowledge the time sacrifice your guests made to share the day with you. Below are a few ideas to think about.

  • Candy Coated Almonds – Candy coated almonds are one of the most traditional types of wedding favors given because the almond is a symbol of fertility. Therefore, when brides and grooms send candy coated almonds home with their guests, they are wishing them many years of fertile living (happiness, wealth, health, etc.). Purchase some small pieces of colored tulle (to match your wedding colors) and wrap up a few pieces of almonds and tie with a decorative ribbon to complete the look.
  • Decorated Fortune Cookies – Today, you can order specially made fortune cookies to match your wedding décor. Your guests will love these delightfully yummy treats and the treasure they find inside!
  • Small Photo Frames – Everyone has special photos of people they love placed strategically throughout their homes. Therefore, why not give them a decorative photo frame that they can take home with your picture in it? Or, you can always place the photo frame at each place setting with the guests’ names in them if you prefer to let them choose their own picture to fill it with. Either way, these are great wedding favors your guests will appreciate.

Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Many brides-to-be get overwhelmed soon after they have gotten engaged and started the wedding planning process. One of the biggest stressors can be finding the wedding dress. After all, the wedding dress is probably the most important item at the wedding, except for the bride and groom of course. Therefore, if you are in the beginning stages of planning your wedding, below are a few tips to remember as you start shopping for your wedding dress.

  • Start Early. You can never start your “hunt” for the perfect wedding dress too early. In fact, many experts recommend that brides-to-be begin making appointments with bridal shops 9 months before the actual wedding. This will give you plenty of time to find the “right” dress and to schedule in the alternation appointments that will follow too.
  • Bring a Few Pictures. More than likely you have already browsed several wedding magazines and have seen pictures of wedding dresses that you like. Don’t be afraid to bring a few of these pictures along with you so you can show the salesperson the styles of dresses you do like.
  • Bring Your Accessories. If you have already found the perfect pair of shoes and are just looking for the dress to wear with them, then make sure you bring the shoes along so you can wear them while trying on various dresses. You can also bring along the jewelry you intend to wear on your wedding day if you have it picked out as well.
  • Have a Budget. Finally, before you begin shopping for wedding dresses, make sure you have a definite budget in place for the dress. When determining your budget keep in mind that the dress isn’t the only cost for your wedding day ensemble. You should also budget for the veil, “filler” skirts, alterations and any other “extras” you can think of that will be necessary to complete the dress.