Gifts for Your Groom!

Nobody says you have to give your groom a present on the day of the wedding but sometimes the simplest of gifts can be the most meaningful.  These little trinkets can be a great way of reminding each other what the day is really about; the two of you joining your lives together.  It can be hard deciding what to get your groom as a wedding present but here are a few ideas we love.

My favorite idea is to purchase a nice leather journal during the engagement and write a small note every day leading up to the wedding.  Or write a heartfelt letter in the beginning of the journal telling your man how excited you are to become his wife.

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Surprise your groom with a tie embroidered with a special message on the back. He can wear it for the wedding and wear it again and always think of your wedding day!

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To make your fiance laugh, give him a pair of socks to make sure he doesn’t get cold feet!

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If your fiance has a favorite sports team, look to see if you can purchase a brick engraved with his name to be put in the walkways near the stadium.  To some of us girls a brick wouldn’t be the best gift, but to a true fan this is a gift he will love.  Give it with a pair of tickets and it will make this gift even better!

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When you just can’t think of a gift or feel you don’t have any money left after paying for the wedding a card can be the best gift of all.  Write a sweet note and he will love it just as much as any gift.

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Do you have a unique present you are giving your groom?  We want to know!

Wedding Stripes!

One of my new loves in wedding decor are stripes!  You can find stripes anywhere from stationary and table linens to bridesmaid dresses.  Brides this year are not afraid of mixing patterns and colors to create dimension and interest in to the overall design of the wedding.

Stripes are a perfect addition to most any wedding adding some modern elements to a traditional color palette.  For example, a black and white wedding can seem like a simple color palette but when mixed with stripes it becomes interesting and bold in design.

Stripes are also showing up in bridesmaid dresses.  Thick or thin stripes look great on most body types as long as you choose the right silhouette.

Even guys are joining in on the action and wearing striped bow ties, ties or pocket squares.

I also love using striped fabric in the flowers to wrap the bouquets or boutonnieres.

Wedding cakes are joining in on the stripe trend taking a traditional cake and making it unique with stripes!

What do you think about wedding stripes?  Tell us your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

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Unique Table Runners

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to bring some color and texture to your reception tables you may want to consider a table runner!

Table runners are a great way to accentuate your centerpieces as well as make your guest tables unique! Table runners are traditionally long pieces of fabric, but brides are using their awesome creativity to make their own runner out of all sorts of materials!  Here are some of my favorite ideas!

 I have mentioned before you can use wallpaper for aisle runners and this is also a great choice for a DIY table runner!! I love wallpaper and all the fun and creative ways you can use it for weddings!  It comes in so many different fabrics and colors that you can choose a pattern that fits your wedding perfectly.

If you or your fiance love to read or write you can use pieces of pages from books to make a runner.  Or use old typewriter paper rolled out.  You can even type words on the paper every so often to make it more unique!

For an “outdoorsy” wedding you can use materials found in nature, like moss.  You can also use wood or burlap as a table runner.

For a vintage themed wedding you can use different sizes of doilies.

Or use strips of ribbon and lace as your table runner! How simple and elegant?

And if budget is no object, just use flowers like hydrangeas as your table runner! Wow…look how it falls off the table on to the floor!

Do you have a creative table runner idea that wasn’t mentioned?  Let us know!

Happy Planning!

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