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You have just been invited to a beautiful wedding! How excited are you? Most importantly, have you gotten something for the bride and groom yet? It can get confusing when it comes to purchasing a wedding gift for the happy couple. You may not be sure what to get for the bride and groom. How well do you know the bride and groom? What do people normally give at weddings? Do you want to go with the flow or give something really unique?

Well, here are a few suggestions that can help solve any of these questions. No more vases, frames, and other boring house décor. Blah! Here are a few ideas that are considerate and can leave the bride and groom with a big smile.

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For the coffee, tea, and latte lovers of the world:

You cannot deny that everyone would love to have their very own cup of tea or coffee that was just meant for them and nobody else.  These cute notes that are on the personalized mug can definitely brighten up any morning.

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “hen party,” it’s what we refer to in the United States as a “bachelorette party!”

Nearly every woman is going to come to the point in their life where it’s time to get hitched to one man for the rest of their lives. They depend on their friends to not only be there to watch this uniting of two people, but to help see them off with one last big hurrah. That last night can be full of memories and good times with some of the bride’s closest friends, so you simply can’t let it go to waste. A simple night in with your best girls and bridal party will never do when it comes to throwing Hen party. Here are some fun hen party ideas to make sure you see the lucky woman off accordingly.


Photo via Flickr by FateDenied

Photo via Flickr by FateDenied

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Weddings are joy, are happiness, style, creativity and most importantly are LOVE. DIY Wedding Supplies knows that planning a wedding is exciting and more importantly…they also know it can be stressful at times! The variety of products makes your decision making easy – SCORE!

Their site is an absolute planning goldmine: from décor, to favors, to lighting, from the basics to the show-stoppers, they have the most beautiful things to personalize your wedding! I’ve gathered up some of my favorite finds from DIY Wedding Supplies for you:

Regal Photo Booth Backdrop

This Regal Photo Booth backdrop will be a fabulous addition to your photobooth!

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We have something great to share with you today! I speak from experience when I say that planning a wedding is A LOT of work, but I know I don’t need to tell you that. For me, one of the most challenging tasks was putting together the ceremony. From our vows to the ceremony readings – deciding what to say was not easy.

Lauri Keye

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Tracy and I were able to meet up with Fred from Knack Registry and are so excited to share them with you! Like WeddingLovely, Knack supports small business and also wants brides to have a unique wedding experience. Isn’t that awesome? We think so!

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If you’re getting married, you can sign up for a wedding registry at a giant national chain store that thousands of other couples are also signed up for. Orrrrrrrrr, you could make sure your new life together will be blessed with awesome, unique and handpicked items and experiences through Knack Registry.  Supporting Small Business feels good and your registry will be something you’ll be proud to share with your friends and family.  

John and Fred, the founders at Knack, believe that building your wedding registry should be as fun and easy as building your wedding style board on Pinterest. Knack has a growing community of couples creating amazing registries, and their catalog is growing every day. Their catalog offers a variety of items from small business partners including kitchenware, housewares, furniture and art.

In addition to their catalog, Knack also allows you to add items from any site on the internet or create your own listings for experiences like your honeymoon. So you can create one single registry with everything you want. I sure wish that Knack existed when I got married last year!

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I don’t know how many of you have seen the movie 27 Dresses but if you’ve ever been a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding you know there’s always that tiny of feeling of fear when it comes to the choosing of the dresses. When the day comes that it’s your turn to choose dresses for your bridesmaids try to remember that feeling and spare them!

To Each Her Own

No two women are made alike. What looks great on one bridesmaid might make another bridesmaid feel uncomfortable. It may be your big day but you picked these women to be by your side for a reason and you want to make sure they are happy too.  Consider picking a color and allowing each bridesmaid to pick a dress to fit her personality and flatter her own figure. Check out multi-colored bridesmaid dresses at David’s Bridal where they have 44 colors in hundreds of combinations. This is a win-win situation, you don’t have to be a Bridezilla and everyone’s happy!

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Wear Again Looks

No one wants a closet full of dresses they’ll never wear again. When looking at bridesmaid dresses consider those that can easily be worn again for another event. Bridesmaids are expected to pay for their own dresses so they will undeniably be thankful that they can consider their dress an investment. You definitely can’t go wrong with Vera Wang.  The White by Vera Wang collection found at David’s Bridal is full of dresses that are classic and sophisticated like this beautiful bobbin net dress with illusion neckline, ruched bodice, and an asymmetrically draped bubble skirt.

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Ditch the Traditional

These days more and more brides are ditching the traditional and putting their own creative and personal touches on everything from the venue to the decorations to the bridal parties. There’s no right or wrong and there’s no handbook that says your wedding has to fit any cookie cutter mold. Gone are the days where everyone has to wear long, formal, matching dresses with heels and their hair done exactly the same way.  If your wedding is on a ranch and you want your bridesmaids to wear cowboy boots, go for it!

The most important part is that your wedding reflects you and your partners’ personalities and love.