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Wedding Thank You Gifts

Thank you gifts and welcome baskets are often given to guests who have traveled a long distance to attend your wedding and to bridesmaids and groomsmen for participating in the big day. For your out-of-town guests, the welcome baskets are typically presented as they arrive at their accommodations. You can work with the hotel to coordinate delivery of your gifts so each guest feels appreciated and pampered on their arrival. Gifts for the wedding party are often presented at the rehearsal dinner or groom's dinner.

For the out-of-towners, a basket of fruit with a bottle of water used to be the norm, but today couples are getting more creative and personal with their gifts and welcome baskets. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Incorporate your own special twist and your guests will thank you for the incredibly thoughtful gesture.
Spa Bags & Baskets
You don't have to spend a fortune to prepare this pampering gift. Load cosmetic bags or totes with scrubs, lotions, lip glos…

Think Outside the Box!

Wedding Favor Containers are traditionally filled with candy or chocolates, but these small stylish boxes can be transformed into custom wedding favor packaging easily!
Cone wedding favor boxes are a great fit for wine stoppers, but can easily accommodate other wedding favor items. You can even create a wedding day emergency kit for your bridesmaids by filling them with safety pins, a nail file, lip gloss, and more.

Think of the container as more than just wrapping for your favor. Combine the box and favor together with fillers, dazzlers, and ribbon for a truly unique presentation.

For a beach themed wedding, fill your cones partially with colored sand and a special note for custom "message in a bottle" wedding favors.
Fun miniature galvanized cans and pails work well as favor containers too! Mini metal pails can be stuffed with lollipops and decorated with flowers or dazzlers. Personalize them with custom ribbon or favors tags for an adorable wedding favor.






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Top 5 Most Popular Wedding Gown Silhouettes

Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day, and you will be no exception! Enjoy shopping for your gown ... it will be the experience of a lifetime.

Whether you are dreaming of a ball gown in white silk and tulle or a simple, elegant A-line dress, don't make the final decision before you've determined the style, season, time of day, and site for your wedding.

According to a recent survey, the top 5 most popular wedding gown silhouettes are:
29% A-Line
15% Princess
14% Ball Gown
12% Mermaid/Sheath
6% Empire
Other silhouettes chosen by respondents included: Baby Doll, Basque Waist, Dropped Waist, Natural Waist, Sheath, Trumpet, and Two-Piece.

Understanding the Silhouettes
The typical A-Line silhouette has seams starting at the bust or shoulders and flowing down to a flared skirt. The top of the dress gracefully blends into the skirt. It gets it name from the "A" shape, small at the top and larger (flared) at the bottom. The Princess silhouette is typically an A-Line with a tig…

"Budget" Impacts 2009 Wedding Trends

With the rough and tumble economy of 2008, brides in 2009 will place a heavy focus on saving money when planning their wedding. Some of the expected new 2009 trends include:


Smaller weddings with fewer guests
Brides and grooms are trimming the fat off their guest lists to help keep the costs down. Look for immediate family, close family friends, and close friends of the bride and groom to receive invitations. 2nd cousins, "work friends", and friends of relatives may not make the cut in 2009. If the bride or groom will be meeting the person for the first time at their wedding, it's unlikely they'll be on the invite list this year!

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Destination weddings
While it may intuitively seem like destination weddings are more expensive, in many cases they are much cheaper than a traditional wedding for several reasons:
1) the guest list is typically much smaller;
2) destination weddings are often held at a…