Simple Ways to Keep Your Winter Wedding Guests Warm

Winter is a magical time to plan a wedding.  Unless you live in a part of the world that remains warm year-round, keeping your wedding guests warm and comfortable should be on your to-do list.  If you will be getting married this winter, most of these ideas can still be done as last-minute additions to your plans.  Planning a winter wedding for next year will give you lots of time to expand on these ideas from WhereBridesGo.com and add your own personal touches. 
   
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Warm Food
Instead of starting dinner with a salad, opt for soup instead.  Incorporating a few spicy items into your hors d'oeuvres will warm up tummies too.  Everyone enjoys eating home-style comfort foods on a cold day, so think about serving items like a gourmet mac & cheese, roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, and similar dishes.  

Hot Drinks
An extra touch that everyone will enjoy is a nice hot beverage.  A hot chocolate station can be filled with extras to be added to the cocoa like mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, candy canes, whipped topping, and more.  Adding a coffee bar to the reception room offers a quick warm-up for everyone.  You can feature different flavored coffees or a variety of creamers and syrups.  A signature drink including whiskey doesn't have to be served hot, but it can definitely warm up the person drinking it.




Cozy Favors
A basket full of fleece throws or shawls with a cute message for your guests tied on is a lovely addition to a winter wedding.  Make sure that there will be enough for everyone to have.  Mittens or gloves at everyone's place setting make an adorable favor too.  Your guests may not be wearing them at the reception, but these favors will be appreciated on the trip home and in the future.  

Toasty Fireplace
Booking a reception space with a fireplace will make the event extra warm and inviting. You can even plan a late night snack of toasted marshmallows for a warm evening treat.  

Tent and Space Heaters
If you simply must have your wedding and reception outdoors, tents today can be incredibly warm and comfortable.  There are tents available that are tall enough for elegant chandeliers and that have windows so that you can stay warm with the sides down but still have a view.  A few heaters placed throughout the space will make it feel like you are indoors.  Make sure that some amazing music keeps everyone on the dance floor and you may even have to turn those heaters down!



Your guests' comfort is important, no matter time of year that you decide to get married. There are lots of clever, creative, and fun ways to keep your wedding guests warm and comfortable in the winter.  WhereBridesGo.com has lots of adorable winter-themed wedding decorations for you to use at the reception and ceremony too.  A little preparation will assure that everyone will be happy and enjoy the day along with you and your new spouse.  


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5 Clever Guest Book Alternatives

Traditionally at a wedding, everyone attending signs a book for the couple as a keepsake. Honestly, very few couples ever go back through this book more than once or twice. Today when many couples begin planning a wedding, they choose to do something a little more creative than the classic guest book.

When your wedding guests sign their names to something that you enjoy looking through often or can display in your home, you will get a lot more use out of it.  Each time that you see your creative guest book, it will bring back glorious memories of that very special day.  


Artwork


Painted canvases are very popular with brides and grooms.  There are a lot of great prints out there to use for a wedding.  It can be something that matches the theme of your wedding, a romantic picture, a whimsical drawing, or anything that you would love to have hanging in your home.  




Home Decor

You can have all of your wedding guests sign an item to be displayed on a shelf, or even something that can be used later by the two of you.  Ceramic plates can be displayed throughout the year, then you can use it to serve a romantic meal for two every anniversary.  A serving tray would look beautiful on your coffee table, and it would be a great conversation starter.  If you have all of your guests sign quilt squares, you would have a happy reminder of your wedding every time you cuddle up together on a chilly night.  




Your Favorite Things

If the two of you both love boating, have everyone sign a life preserver.  Music lovers can have everyone put their name on some old vinyl records.  Puzzle pieces would make a very unique guest book for anyone that loves to play games, or you could also get signatures on Jenga pieces.  Think about the things that you love to do together as a couple and you are bound to find an item than is big enough for your wedding guests to put their names on.  

Framed Photo

You will definitely want to put a few of your favorite wedding photographs on the wall once they come back from the photographer.  Search for a beautiful picture frame and let everyone at the wedding sign the matte that will surround the photograph.   




Photo Album

This is especially great if you are having a fun photobooth at your reception.  Put a photo album on a table along with some pens to write messages and photo-safe tape to add the pictures with.  If you don't want to rent a photobooth, set a Polaroid camera on a table and let your guests snap their own pictures to add to the photo album.  


When it comes to creative wedding guest book ideas, you are only limited to your own imagination.  WhereBridesGo.com is a great place to start looking for wedding planning inspiration.  Whatever you end up choosing to use as your wedding guest book, it is sure to be something that the two of you will treasure for years and years.  





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9 Alternatives to the Classic Wedding Cake



Wedding cakes are one of those items on a bride and groom's wedding planning checklist that you may think of as non-negotiable.  Every wedding has to have a great big, fancy cake in the center of the room for the bride and groom to cut, right?  Wrong!  If cake isn't a dessert that you particularly care for, it is silly for you to pay for something you don't really want to eat.  Wedding cakes don't come cheap.  

Even if you love cake, maybe you prefer to have a little variety on your dessert table. There is absolutely no rule saying you can't serve something else.  A table full of treats gives each guest the ability to choose their own dessert from a table full of possibilities. If you don't want to go the traditional "cake only" route, WhereBridesGo.com has a few tasty alternatives that are sure to be crowd pleasers.  



Cupcakes
Maybe you do love cake, but you want to choose multiple flavors instead of only the one or two that cake layers allow.  Cupcakes are also a perfect alternative for smaller weddings where a giant cake simply doesn't make sense.  Today there are plenty of creative bakers out there that can pack a lot of flavor into one of these tiny little cakes.  




Cake Pops
Coffee shops all over the country feature this popular treat.  All the taste of cake and icing packed conveniently onto a stick in bite-sized portions.  This is another way to be able to offer multiple flavors, and they look adorable arranged on a table.

Brownies
Chocolate is generally a winner when it comes to dessert, and there are a lot of people in the world that may turn their nose up to cake but jump at the chance to eat a moist, chocolaty brownie.  Offer a few varities, like rocky road, caramel swirled, cheesecake, red velvet...  Your baker should have some creative suggestions for you.  

Pie or Cheesecake
Pie is a special treat that you may not expect to see at a wedding.  You can go with rich and creamy or hot and fruity, or better yet, offer a few of each.  A few basic cheesecakes with a variety of different toppings makes for a beautiful and delicious dessert table. These are both extra-adorable when presented in single-serving, mini pie tins. 




Cookies
If you are looking for variety, cookies may be the way to go.  A table full of your family's favorite recipes is enough to make anyone's mouth water.  Macaroons, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar, gingerbread, snickerdoodle... you can even throw in some rice krispies treats if you like those.  (And who doesn't?)  Be sure that you have some milk close by for this type of table. 

Donuts
Kind of like cake, but in a form nearly no one can resist.  Make sure to order extra donuts if you decide to do this type of table, because after a night of reception dancing, these make a great late-night snack too. 

Dessert Shooters
These are single-serving desserts in their own cups.  They can resemble a tall shot cup, and we have seen them served in mini martini glasses.  Inside these cups are miniature versions of popular desserts:  strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse, trifle, banana pudding... this list truly is endless.  Imagine your very favorite dessert in the entire world, shrink it down, and pop it into a tiny container.  



Candy Buffet
These are yummy, they look gorgeous, and are a great favor for guests to pack up and take with them.  A popular trend is to fill jars with unwrapped candies in various shades to match the wedding colors.  You can also fill bowls with your favorite wrapped candies if you prefer.   




DIY Dessert Station
These are for the desserts that can't necessarily be made ahead of time.  Set up stations with toppings and let your guests create their own dessert masterpieces:  s'mores, ice cream sundaes, and caramel apples are some great ideas.


If you are still a bit of a traditionalist and want to have that cake-cutting moment as bride and groom, add a small cake to the table for this purpose.  You can also assemble many of the desserts above into the shape of a cake and cut that.  A little imagination can go a long way with this.  


You can still get your adorable cake topper, even without a cake!

Most cake toppers look just as wonderful as a small figurine sitting on the table as they do on top of a wedding cake.  They are a great way to inject some of your personality as a couple into the decor or pull your wedding theme over to the dessert table.  You'll find some of the best wedding cake toppers online in every style at WhereBridesGo.com.  Any of these would make a lovely centerpiece on a dessert table.




When it comes to the dessert that you will be serving at your wedding, you are only limited to your own imagination.  Do what you, as a couple, are the happiest with.  If you serve what you love, your guests are most likely going to love it too.  


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Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

WhereBridesGo.com is where brides go for what brides love, but it's not just for brides! It's not even strictly built for couples that are getting married.  Our online gift store is the perfect place to do some of your holiday shopping.  You will find wonderful items for nearly everyone on your list, and many of them can be personalized at no extra cost.




The key to finding the perfect gift for someone is to think about their favorite things. What they do in their spare time can lead to lots of great ideas.  People that spend a lot of time in the kitchen would love to receive cooking items, and sports fans adore donning themselves with anything from their favorite team.  Here are a few wonderful ideas for holiday gifts that you can buy online from WhereBridesGo.com.



FOR BEAUTY & COMFORT



Cozy Fleece Spa Robe

Our luxurious fleece spa robe is velvety soft.  Any cold morning will be cozier in one of these.  It features two pockets and a posh tie closure.  If you know exactly who would love to open one of these under the tree, we'll even embroider their name or initial on it in their favorite color.  





Jewelry

There is a wide variety of beautiful jewelry to shop for on our site.  Personalized necklaces and bracelets are an excellent gifts for ladies of any age.  You will also find pocket watches for the fellas.  









Travel Kits

Our Waxed Leather & Canvas Dopp Kit is the ideal travel companion for any gentleman.  It's water-resistant and has an extra-wide zipper opening.  Our Canvas & Leather Travel Kit can sit on the counter while you get ready or hang conveniently from its hook.  If you are looking for a stocking stuffer, pick up our Hello Gorgeous Lip Manicure Set.       







FOR ORGANIZATION


Tote Bags

We have a very large collection of tote bags in many different fabrics, styles, and colors. One of these is perfect for gathering all of those everyday items that you need to keep handy.  




Money Clip

If you have a man in your life that simply hates carrying a bulky wallet in his pocket, consider gifting him a money clip.  Ours is spring loaded and flexible enough to carry multiple cards and lots of cash.    





Tools

Tools always come in handy around the house, and our Wood Grain Hammer Multi-Tool keeps lots of them all in one convenient spot.  It features a hammer, wire cutters, pliers, flat head screwdriver, bottle opener, saw blade, Phillips head screwdriver, file, and a knife blade.  





FOR FUN

Glassware

Entertaining leads to loads of fun.  Our site is full of glassware for storing, serving, and drinking your favorite beverages.  You'll find decanters, wine glasses, mugs, and more. Not only can we personalize them with names and initials, but your favorite sports team can be featured on many items too.



Coolers

Many outings are more fun if you bring along some refreshments.  Our Collapsible Picnic Cooler Tote and Deluxe Camouflage Sit n' Sip Cooler Seat are perfect for this. Whether heading out for an afternoon lunch or off to tailgate, we've got you covered.  




Golfing Gear

If you have any golfers on your list, they will love the accessories that WhereBridesGo.com has for them.  Personalized items make them look professional and are sure to improve their game.  (Or least make them feel like a winner!)  




Take a look through WhereBridesGo.com for even more incredible holiday gift ideas. You'll find cutting boards, coasters, picture frames, and much more.  Don't stress over your holiday shopping.  As long as you give it a little bit of thought, your gift recipients are sure to love anything that you choose for them.    



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Popular Wedding Songs - Current & Classic

When it comes to the special songs played at your wedding reception, some people want to use something brand new that hasn't been used over and over.  On the other hand, some songs are just too perfect too pass up, no matter how many people have already used them.  




WhereBridesGo.com did a little bit of looking around the web, and these songs kept popping up as wedding favorites.  Most are geared toward a couple's first dance, but a few are perfect for the entire wedding party to get out on the floor and dance to.    



Modern Wedding Song Favorites



  • "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith
  • "A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay
  • "Run, Run, Run" by Kelly Clarkson
  • " All of Me" by John Legend
  • "Love You Like That" by Canaan Smith
  • "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
  • "Lucky" by Colbie Caillet & Jason Mraz
  • "Everything" by Michael Buble
  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • "Sugar" by Maroon 5
  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams




Wedding Song Classics


  • "At Last" by Etta James
  • "You're My Best Friend" by Queen
  • "Amazed" by Lonestar
  • "As Time Goes By" by Dooley Wilson
  • "Can't Help Falling In Love" Elvis Presley
  • "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by James Taylor
  • "Dream A Little Dream of Me" by The Mamas & The Papas
  • "Your Song" by Elton John
  • "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra





The song that you choose as a couple for your wedding will be one that is special to the two of you. It may tell your story or mark a special time in your relationship.  You can put a lot of thought into choosing the perfect wedding song if it is an important element to you.  If not, then pick a night to cuddle up next to your sweetie, play a few tunes, and pick out the one that makes you both smile.  The most important part about planning your wedding is remembering to enjoy the process.  Have fun with your song choices and everyone at your wedding will enjoy them right along with you.      



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5 Wedding Trends to Expect in 2016

The end of 2015 is drawing near.  We've seen some wonderful things going on in the wedding planning world, and we are very excited to see what new and exciting trends that 2016 will bring along with it.  Every wedding couple has their own tastes, styles, and ideas about what they want their dream wedding to look like.  Wedding trends can be a great source of inspiration during the initial planning stages.  WhereBridesGo.com has five things listed below that we expect to see a lot of in the near future.  


Metallics & Shimmer 

Brides and grooms are beginning to use a lot of metallics in their wedding decorations, invitations, and more.  Rose gold and copper are becoming very popular.  Sparkly, shimmery papers for invites, programs, name cards, etc... and a variety of different fonts used together will be seen on all printed material.  Pantone is famous for choosing the popular colors for the upcoming seasons.  For Spring 2016, one of the main colors that they have chosen is Rose Quartz, very similar to the Rose Gold that will be seen a lot.       
         

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Bringing the outside inside

Rather than lots of in season flowers everywhere, many couples will choose to use vines, ivy, and potted plants for their centerpieces.  Fragrant herbs, along with edible items, are also expected to be seen on many reception tables.  A natural, outdoorsy feel is very welcoming and comfortable for guests.    




Drone Photography

This was slowly making its way to the top of many wedding couple's wish lists in 2015, and it is expected to be very popular this coming year.  Photos and videos taken from above offer a new and different perspective on the celebration.  It is also great for getting everything, and everyone, in one shot.  



Lots of different musical options

Instead of deciding between having a DJ or a live band, many weddings will feature both, and maybe more.  The new trend for entertainment is to hire different musicians for each section of the wedding.  A string quartet for the ceremony, a singer with an acoustic guitar for cocktail hour, a DJ for dinner, and maybe a full band for dancing at the reception.  If your budget allows for it, switch it up and keep everyone entertained all night long.    



Power Bars

No , we don't mean the energizing snack.  Rather, a spot set aside for the guests at your wedding to charge up their cell phones.  This will make sure that everyone has plenty of battery to snap pics of the festivities all night long.  Instead of photo booths, lots of receptions will implement "selfie stations."  Create a catchy hashtag for everyone to use on the photos that they are taking, and you will have access online to all of the candid shots taken throughout the night.  



However you decide to plan your dream wedding, the most important factor is that it reflects you as a couple.  Pick out your favorite things to plan the wedding around. Trends are there for inspiration.  WhereBridesGo.com is full of inspiration too.  Browse through our online wedding accessories.  We are sure that you will find something (or maybe a lot of things) that is perfect for starting trends all your own.    




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7 Wedding Planning Myths - DEBUNKED

Planning a wedding can be challenging enough - you don't need to make the process harder on yourself by falling victim to some of common myths about the planning process! This week, the team at WhereBridesGo.com is here to help you avoid some of these common pitfalls by debunking myths about wedding planning.


MYTH #1: You Should Send Your Invitations Extra Early So Your Guests Have Ample Time To Respond.

Your save-the-date can be sent out up to six months in advance, but it's a good idea to wait and send your actual invitations once you're only two or three months out. If you send your invitations too early, your guests may set the RSVP card aside and ultimately forget to respond.

MYTH #2: If You Were A Bridesmaid In Your Friend's Wedding, You Have To Ask Her To Be A Bridesmaid In Yours.

While we certainly understand the urge to reciprocate and invite your friend to be one of your bridesmaids if you were one of hers, but it's important to realize that you do have a choice. Your wedding day should be exactly what you want it to be; if you'd rather not include your friend in your bridal party, you certainly don't have to.

MYTH #3: Offering A Choice Of Three Dinner Entrees Is Convenient For Everyone.

While your guests may appreciate having a choice, offering multiple options often ends up causing more trouble than it's worth. Guests may want to change their orders at the last minute, and making sure everyone receives the dinners they requested can be complicated and confusing. If you want your guests to have options, offering a dinner buffet may be an easier solution.

MYTH #4: Having Your Wedding At Home Can Be A Great Way To Keep Costs Down.

Getting married at someone's home can be incredibly special, but if you're simply searching for ways to keep costs down, you may need to keep looking. While you'll save on the venue costs, at-home weddings require several other expenses. Table and chair rentals, portable restrooms, and cleaning fees are just a few of the extra costs you'll have to cover if you choose to get married at home.

MYTH #5: If You Plan Carefully Enough, Everything Will Go Perfectly.

If you expect everything to go perfectly, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Even the best-planned weddings will inevitably have something go awry. The sooner you can accept that nothing will go absolutely perfectly, the sooner you will be able to relax and simply enjoy the planning process. 

MYTH #6: If Your Venue Has An Event Coordinator On Staff, You Won't Have To Hire A Wedding Planner.

Event coordinators that work for specific venues can be wonderfully helpful, but they won't be able to do all of the things that an actual wedding planner could. Your on-site coordinator is limited to helping you with your venue, whereas your actual wedding coordinator will be able to help you with all aspects of planning your wedding.

MYTH #7: You Have To Wear A White Wedding Dress

White wedding dresses are traditional in the United States, but that doesn't mean that you have to go that route. More and more brides today are adding colored accents to their white wedding dresses - or opting for colored dresses altogether. Your wedding day is all about YOU; you should feel free to choose the dress that perfectly matches your unique personality.

Get Your Wedding Planning Accessories at WhereBridesGo.com!

If you're looking for bridal accessories, wedding accessories, gifts for your bridal party, or anything else related to planning your wedding, be sure to check out WhereBridesGo.com! We have a complete selection of gifts and accessories that you're sure to love. 

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Your Mom, Your Wedding, & You

Your husband-to-be finally popped the question, and you officially get to begin planning the wedding of your dreams. It's going to be one of the most special days of your life, and you can't wait to begin getting everything in order. There's only one problem: you're not the only one who wants to have a say in the day's events.

Both mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom tend to get very excited about weddings, and they will probably want to help you with the planning process. But what happens when their offers to help turn into demands for having the final say?


How To Deal With Your Overly Involved Mother (Or Future MIL)

There's nothing wrong with letting your mom be involved in wedding planning process - in fact, you'll probably find the extra help incredibly beneficial as your big day draws closer. That being said, you should never have to feel like your mom is taking over your wedding plans. Here are some simple suggestions to help you and your mom strike a proper balance.

1. Be Optimistic
First and foremost, you should never condemn your mom before she has done anything. Even if you are almost positive she will become overly involved, give her the benefit of the doubt by maintaining an optimistic outlook. You can deal with problems as they arise, but there's no point in making an issue out of nothing.

2. Be Careful How You Ask For Help
Asking your mom for her opinion is perfectly fine (in fact, we encourage it), but problems arise when your mom or future MIL think that you've given them free reign to make a decision. When asking for their opinions, be sure to stress that you want exactly that: their opinions. Using this verbiage will help avoid dangerous miscommunication.

3. Give Her Specific Tasks
If your mom likes to be in charge, give her specific responsibilities that she can completely control. If you know you want flowers but don't have a specific vision for them, put your mom in charge of organizing the floral arrangements. You can always ask that she run things by you for final approval first, but she will probably love the opportunity to get more involved. (As an added benefit, she will be less likely to meddle with other areas if she already has her hands full with the tasks you have given her!)

4. Let Your Mom Know When She Is Overstepping Her Bounds
This will undoubtedly be a challenging conversation, but the sooner you can get your feelings out in the open, the better. The only thing worse than having your mom try to become overly involved is allowing her to think that you appreciate her extra help (when you actually don't). By working together, you'll be able to design a wedding that both of you will love.

5. Let Someone Else Be The Bad Guy
When all else fails, ask someone else to talk to your mom for you. Your wedding coordinator can be a particularly great resource for this. If you are planning your wedding yourself, your maid/matron of honor or close family friend may be able to help. Your own relationship with your mother/mother-in-law will be under enough strain as it is; don't be afraid to ask someone else to have the tough conversations.

What Other Suggestions Do You Have?
If you have another tried-and-true trick for dealing with an overly involved mother or mother-in-law, tweet us @WhereBridesGo and let us know! We always love to hear your ideas.


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Should You Have An Engagement Party?

Who hosts the engagement party?

Why should you have one?

Is there any specific protocol or traditions that need to be observed?

Traditionally, the bride's parents host an engagement party as a chance for both sides of the family and for future wedding guests to get to know each other before the big day. While the bride's family may still host the event in some cases, it's very common for today's couples to host the engagement party themselves. While some couples choose to skip the engagement party altogether, this event offers several unique opportunities for everyone. Here are a few reasons why you might want to include an engagement party in your wedding plans.


7 Great Reasons To Have An Engagement Party

1. It's A Chance For Both Sides Of The Family To Get To Know Each Other.
You and your fianc√© obviously know each other well, but your families may not have had the chance to spend much time together. The engagement party offers a perfect opportunity to let your friends and extended family members break the ice with one another.

2. You Can Tell Your Engagement Story Over And Over.
Let's be honest - one of the best parts about getting engaged is getting to tell your friends and family your engagement story over and over again. All of your guests at the engagement party is there to celebrate your big event, and they'll be begging you to tell them how he asked you all night long.

3. You Can Cut Down On Your Wedding Guest List.
Are your parents begging you to let them invite all one hundred of their closest friends to the wedding? Having an engagement party can be a great compromise. After inviting everyone to the engagement party so that they all feel included, you can keep the guest list for your actual wedding smaller.

4. You Get To Celebrate Your Wedding - THREE TIMES!
Your wedding is an incredibly exciting event - why limit yourself to only celebrating on your actual wedding day and at the rehearsal dinner the night before? By having an engagement party, you and your groom (along with all your friends and family) will get to celebrate a third time. How awesome is that?

5. You Can Kick Off The Celebrations NOW - No Need To Wait!
This benefit is especially appealing to couples planning longer engagements. If your wedding is over a year away, having an engagement party is a great way to kick off the celebrations without having to wait all the way until the wedding day finally arrives.

6. You Will Actually Get To Spend Time With Your Guests.
Between last-minute preparations, hair and makeup, getting dressed, taking pictures, the ceremony itself, and all the traditions at the reception (the first dance, cutting the cake, the garter/bouquet toss, etc), you will scarcely have any time leftover to visit with your guests. At the engagement party, however, you will have plenty of time to visit with the people who came to celebrate with you.

7. IT'S FUN!
It's easy to get caught up in the stress of planning your wedding that you forget to step back and enjoy the process. You're preparing to marry the man of your dreams - it's important to let yourself enjoy the journey! Having an engagement party can be a great way to get a break from the craziness of wedding planning and enjoy celebrating with your fiancé, your friends, and your families.

Need Engagement Party Supplies? Check Out WhereBridesGo.com!
When you're planning your engagement party, don't forget to visit WhereBridesGo.com for all of your party supplies. We offer a great selection of toasting flutes, decorations, party favors, and everything else you need to plan an engagement party that everyone will love. Happy shopping!


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