Archive for June, 2008
Posted on June 21st, 2008 by Amber in Wedding Trends
Posted on June 13th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids, Wedding Gifts
For a twist on the traditional wedding guest book, instead ask your guests to sign your plate! Well not the plate you are eating from, but rather these cool signature platters.
It sounds a little odd, but it’s actually a neat idea. A company, such as WeddingShowerGifts.com can send you a ceramic guest book plattter. You choose the size and design. The heart shaped platter is for up to 50 guests and they have several other sizes and shapes up to the 18.5″ oval platter for 200 guests.
You will receive the handpainted personalized platter along with a ceramic marker. At the wedding, your guests sign the platter with the special marker like they normally would a guest book. After the event, you fire the platter in the oven for 30 minutes and it’s done!
At Weddingshowergifts.com, they also offer a signature photo quilt that can be a great alternative to a guest book as well. You can order a large 53″ x 60″ quilt that features a 16″ square with the wedding photo. Around the photo, there is enough room to fit up to 150 signatures.
These keepsakes are something unique that you will cherish for a lifetime!
The price for a quilt with one center photo is $159.99. The price of the platters starts at just $78.
Posted on June 5th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Anything Goes, Wedding Favors
If you are looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to give your bridemaids, consider Giftapolis.
Giftapolis offers a terrific collection of celebrity and carton memorabilia in functional gifts. These gift ideas are perfect for your bridesmaids who are movie or TV buffs. Here are some examples of what Giftapolis has to offer.
Marilyn Monroe Compact Mirror
This metal mirror has a wondeful photo of Marilyn on the front with the phrase, “I just want to be wonderful.” Inside you wil find a double mirror – one which magnifies five times, making it perfect for applying mascara, inserting contact lens and any of your other makeup needs.
I Love Lucy Throw
For the girl who loves “I Love Lucy,” Giftapolis offers a variety of blankets, pillows and throws to complement any decor. These items feature a scene from some of the favorite episodes of “I Love Lucy.”
Giftapolis even has fun gifts for your groomsmen or other people in your wedding party. Check out these Simpsons shot glasses – perfect for the Simpsons fan on your gift list. Each set of four glasses features favorite male Simpsons characters such as Homer, Moe, Krusty the Clown, and Barney. You can get a set of four glasses from under $20.
Visit Giftapolis.com to find a variety of fun gifts, including housewares, snowglobes, picture frames, key chains and much more. Don’t forget to check out some of Truly’s bridal shower favors.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways that I can give back to those in need. I love shopping and philanthropy. So if I can places where I can do both – that’s great.
Nonprofitshoppingmall.com is a fabulous website that allows consumers to shop online for all the things that they would normally buy (even from the brands they would normally choose). However, when making their purchases through Nonprofitshoppingmall.com (NPSM), a percentage of each purchase goes to charity.
It doesn’t cost you anything extra to use NPSM. You just log on to Nonprofitshoppingmall.com, choose a charity and start shopping. The retailers on the site determine their contribution level and it varies from retailer to retailer. So you have to read the site to find out the details for a specific retailer.
For example, if you use NPSM to buy wedding favors from Truly Wedding Favors, the contribution level is 7.5%. If you are shopping for wedding stationery, Wedding Paper Divas offers a 5% contribution level. And that’s just the beginning. You can shop for just about anything through Nonprofitshoppingmall.com – not just wedding stuff. While your checking out Truly take a look at their cheap wedding favors
So, next time you are feeling guilty about wanting to go on a shopping spree – you don’t have to feel bad! Just visit NPSM and you can do good for others while shopping for yourself!