Gifts

Tips on making the most out of your gift registry and how-tos and don'ts when buying gifts for bridal party and groomsmen.

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Registry Tips!

How couples can strike the right chord when it comes to their gift list!

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Building Your Wedding Registry

One wedding tradition that has withstood the test of time is the wedding registry.

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Wedding Party Gift Etiquette

Tips for giving gifts to your wedding party.

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Registry Tips!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 23, 2015 at 5:00am

According to Sharon Naylor, a wedding etiquette expert and author of “The Bride’s Guide to Freebies” (Lyons Press, 2012) most couples decide on two to three wedding registry options, though it’s fine to have up to four. Diane Gottsman, a national etiquette expert and owner of the San Antonio-based Protocol School of Texas, suggests having a variety of options, including local kitchen and h…


Gifts : Registry

Building Your Wedding Registry

article by Metro | posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:00am

Many once-popular wedding traditions have fallen by the wayside. But one wedding tradition that has withstood the test of time is the wedding registry. Couples about to tie the knot still build a wedding registry so their guests know what to buy them as wedding gifts. This saves guests the trouble of agonizing over what to buy the couple getting hitched and also ensures that couples won’t receiv…


Gifts : Wedding Party

Wedding Party Gift Etiquette

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 28, 2015 at 5:00am

When the friendships you have with your wedding party are priceless, how do you decide what’s appropriate to spend on their thank-you gifts? There’s actually no clear-cut answer, says Elise Mac Adam, author of “Something New: Wedding Etiquette for Rule Breakers, Traditionalists, and Everyone In Between” (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2008). “The key is to come up with a total amoun…


Gifts : Wedding Party

Gift Ideas For Your Wedding Party

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 26, 2015 at 5:00am

Gone is the era when wedding party thank-you gifts automatically meant sparkly necklaces for the bridesmaids and monogrammed flasks for the guys. Today’s gifts can even be luxe services (think hair and makeup or hot towel shaves) or über-thoughtful gestures (covering their hotel room during your event) rather than an object. But if you like the idea of giving your attendants something they can…


Gone is the era when wedding party thank-you gifts automatically meant sparkly necklaces for the bridesmaids and monogrammed flasks for the guys. Today’s gifts can even be luxe services (think hair and makeup or hot towel shaves) or über-thoughtful gestures (covering their hotel room during your event) rather than an object. But if you like the idea of giving your attendants something they can…


Gifts : Wedding Party

How To Pick Out Your Bridal Party

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 27, 2014 at 5:00am

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman can require a lot of work – and cost a pretty penny. If you’re going to put someone on the spot, it’s helpful to know the finer points of whom and how to ask. Before you start filling out your bridal party with every friendly girl and guy you’ve ever met, keep in mind that you’d likely feel awkward (and might resent the time/expense) if asked to be an at…


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How To Say No To Being A Bridesmaid

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 24, 2014 at 5:00am

Someone just asked you to be in their bridal party, and you just want to say no because of the expense and/or time involved, you feel like you don’t know the asker well enough, or you simply can’t stand the idea of doing it for the 27th time. Regardless of the reason, there is a right way to give your regrets. Most importantly, you should assume that the bride or groom has taken their atten…


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A New Spin On The Guestbook

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on June 13, 2014 at 5:00am

Four modern ideas that put a new spin on the guestbook — without the book! Friend & Family Recipe Book For a sweet (or savory) reminder of loved ones, Rachel Bowes, owner of Seattle-based Finch & Thistle Events, suggests including a blank recipe card with your invitation, as well as a note requesting that guests scribble down a favorite recipe (and why it’s meaningful) and bring the card to t…


Gifts : Favors

Great DIY Favor Ideas!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:00am

Thank guests for attending your soirée with these easy DIY reminders of the big day. Seasonal Sensation Purchase a pile of your favorite local fruit and wrap each snack in a way that works with your overall wedding décor, such as an adorable burlap sack with a funky printed tag or a chic, mod fabric with a button closure, suggests Danielle Venokur Greenberg, founder of dvGreen, a sustainable ev…


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POLL: It’s All About The Bridal Party

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on January 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Your bridal party will play a big role in your special day; whether it is taking part in the ceremony, or speeches or keeping crazy Uncle Ted in line. Many soon-to-be married couples give those in their bridal party gifts for helping with their big day. What would you give to your bridal party?


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