Wedding Gift Ideas From Bride to Groom

Wedding Gift Ideas From Bride to Groom

Whether it’s material or written, sentimental or funny, the bride and groom gift exchange is not always easy to come up with ideas. But no worries, we’ve compiled some of the most popular and some of our favorite gifts from the bride to the groom. Boudoir Shoots One of the more common gifts from brides to grooms are boudoir shoots. We’re not going to lie, these can easily turn into a creepy gift if you don’t do it correctly, here are two important tips to avoid a boudoir shoot gone awry. When? Don’t give it to him in front of all the guys, he doesn’t want them to see that and you probably don’t either so save it for a good time. Don’t leave him awkwardly trying to hide it before he walks down the aisle either, save this gift for the night before the wedding or while you two are on the honeymoon. Who? You will definitely need a good photographer, you don’t want yourself to look uncomfortable in the photos or like a glamor shot gone wrong. We love Chrissy Rose Photography, her empowerment shoots always look classy and not trashy. Check out our other blog post about boudoir shoots for more! Leather Travel Bag There isn’t a more classic gift than this one, we suggest a toiletry bag since it will be used on almost every trip or overnight and it will be a staple for years. To add a personal touch consider adding his monogram, we love this one here. Sports Tickets Another great gift idea is season tickets to his favorite sporting event, we’ve...
Bridesmaid Dresses Do’s and Don’ts

Bridesmaid Dresses Do’s and Don’ts

Choosing dresses for your bridesmaids is a special kind of difficult, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Bella Bridesmaids invited us over to share their simple do’s and dont’s for a stress free decision when choosing bridesmaids dresses. We love sending brides to Bella Bridesmaids because of their beautiful selection and Ariel is always a great help! While we were there, Chrissy Rose was with us to capture photos of these gorgeous dresses, thanks for the fantastic images Chrissy, you never disappoint!     DO Mix and Match Prints A HUGE trend this season, you can switch it up by choosing different kinds of prints for each of your bridesmaids. It can result in a gorgeous array of color, but be careful not to choose clashing colors and hues. DON’T Choose Ivory or White Colored Dresses A few shades to stay away from are ivory and white, deciding on these colors will end with your own gown being lost in a sea of white fabric. However, if your heart is set on lighter colors, perhaps go with a blush color and add in texture with various prints, metallics, sequins, and accessories. DO Accessorize Speaking of accessories, there are hundreds of ways to make your bridesmaid’s dresses special by using hair pins, beaded belts, or statement necklaces. These are a great way to either add a pop of color or bring a whole look together. DO Emerald Green A trendy color this season is emerald green which pairs perfectly with a white wedding gown, if you do choose this brilliant color, be wary when taking pictures in front of areas with lots of...

It’s All Relative

When it comes time for couples to select the members of their bridal party, it isn’t an easy task to complete. The selection process may prove to be a difficult one to fulfill-especially when it comes to choosing the best man and maid/matron of honor. While it may come easy to some, others may pull out a list of prerequisites that need to be check off the list. Best friends from pre-school to siblings and those college roommates you met on the first day of class tend to make the cut, but someone you may forget? Your parents. Although parents often already have a place within the processional, it is never a requirement that you have to stick to what is deemed to be “tradition.” Case in point, having your father or stepfather step in as your best man. Think about it: they’ve known you since you were born (obviously), they share a bond that is irreplaceable and they’ve taught you the ins and outs of all of life’s encounters-why wouldn’t you want them standing up front with you on your big day? I feel that it is the ultimate nod and way to honor your parent on shaping you into becoming the person that your significant other adores and a moment that neither of you will ever forget. Kudos to our couples present and past who have demonstrated this- it is a trend that I can only hope to see more...

As easy as 1..2..3

Popping up on brides to be’s Pinterest boards lately are table numbers. Glittered, watercolored, 3D. Anything but the ordinary paper. We have to admit, we wanted to get in on this action, too. So we took the matters into our own hands and got crafty. Really, it is much easier and less time consuming than anybody could imagine. Just because we are wedding pros doesn’t mean we are project pros, but consider this craft day conquered. After a fun field trip to the craft store this morning, we got to work. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Wooden bases Wooden numbers Hot glue gun Glue sticks Spray Paint   1. Don’t just go crazy and start laying down glue. Lay out exactly where you want your numbers to stand. Mark the line with a pencil. 2. The numbers that you’ll find at Michael’s are edged; you have to start at an angle. Line the angled side with the hot glue and hold until dried. Go against the backside of the number and put down another line of hot glue. Should be sturdy after that! TIP: After numbers have dried, go around and pick off any stray glue strands; this will be important to do before painting, or it might look messy. 3. Take the dried numbers outside, CAREFULLY, and spray with the color of your choice. TIP: Don’t spray up close and personal with the paint. It is better to have to do a few coats than to have drip marks throughout your finished number. Make sure you get enough coats on your numbers, turn them upside down and to the side, or you’ll...

Give what you want to get.

  Wedding favors are a toughie when it comes to planning your wedding…and with that being said, are often times left on the back burner til the last minute. And that, well…that’s not the greatest idea. That’s when really bad decisions are made. Keychains and glow sticks. I even read about gifting a goldfish..no, no, no. (If it has a pulse, probably a BAD idea). Don’t get me wrong, favors are a nice gesture! At the same time, they are not expected. Always keep that in mind-guests will not have their feelings hurt if you don’t gift them at the end of the night. You invited each guest for a reason and sharing your day with you means enough as it is. But, if you are going to do them, do them the right way. And save yourself some heartache at the end of the night when you notice nobody has taken them. 1. Put some thought into it: Dont give for the sake of giving. Give something that is of significance to you, your hubby or yourself as a couple. Personalize it. (And I don’t mean by stamping your name and date.) For example: One of our upcoming brides is gifting a special spice rub to her guests from a hometown favorite meat market. Glasses hand cut from wine bottles were used as both a favor and escort “card”; that still ranks high on my totem pole. The couple (and family members) saved up those bottles for almost two years! 2. The edible factor: Everybody loves edibles. If you don’t, I think you’re lying. The quote I came...

Summer Internship Opening

I am currently looking for a qualified intern for the Summer Semester.  Please see details below. We are looking for a Proactive, energetic and positive intern to assist with a variety of duties including social networking, event preparation, client intake and other various marketing duties. A qualified candidate will be pursuing experience in the events industry and must be receiving school credit for this unpaid internship. Interest in the wedding industry is a plus and experience with social networking is desired. Candidates must be comfortable working on their own, be detail oriented and resourceful. Internship responsibilities will include: • Managing content for social networking sites. • Interacting with vendors and clients. • Inventory preparation for weddings. • Office organizational tasks. • Marketing in various forums. Candidates must receive college credits for the internship. Resumes can be sent to Amanda Felsman at info@tailoredengagements.com. This is an ideal position for someone looking to gain experience in the growing events...