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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…


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Cash registry: It does exist

article by Metro Creative | posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:00am

It is sometimes difficult to ask for what you truly want as a gift. After all, you don’t want to seem like you are picky, overly choosy or ungrateful when receiving gifts. So for holidays and birthdays you may make do with keeping mum and being thankful for those sweaters or knickknacks you don’t need. But what about when it comes to your wedding? Industry experts say that more and more couples a…


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It’s Spending Season

article by Renee Lee - CTW Features | posted on July 05, 2012 at 7:00am

The bride and groom aren’t the only ones doing some big spending on the wedding. More than 61 million Americans plan to attend at least one wedding this year, and guests expect to shell out an average of $339 to attend the festivities, according to the American Express Spending and Saving Tracker, an online survey of 1,500 U.S. adults. That $339 figure includes travel arrangements and clothing…


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Gifts for Him and Her

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 29, 2012 at 7:00am

You’ve figured out the perfect favor for your guests, but what about a sweet token to commemorate the occasion for your spouse-to-be? The history of the gift exchange between bride and groom dates back to the Middle Ages, when many marriages in Europe were arranged by families, says Elena Brouwer, director of the International Etiquette Centre in Hollywood, Fla. In Italy, for example, after the…


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Anniversaries Made Easy

article by Timothy R. Schulte - CTW Features | posted on September 20, 2011 at 9:34am

My first anniversary is coming up. Like, soon! I tend to like a little (read: a lot) of direction when it comes to gift giving, but I’m also a bit traditionalist –in a nontraditional sense, if that makes sense. A while back a came across this dish towel (no, that’s not the present!) from Anthropologie, the company behind the new BHLDN brand of wedding gowns and accessories, that listed all…


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