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Favor Fridays – Sweetheart Soap Wedding Favors

Sweetheart Soap Wedding Favors

Sweetheart Soap Wedding Favors
-Richy and creamy heart-shaped soaps – great as a wedding favor, shower favor, or spa party favor!
-Freshly scented
-Displayed elegantly in a black and white damask box for superior style
-As low as $1.64!

Past Favor Fridays:
March 20, 2009
March 13, 2009
February 20, 2009
February 13, 2009

We Love 100 Layer Cake!

Looking for some color inspiration for your special day? You will find that and more at 100 Layer Cake. Their motto, “crafting your wedding, layer by layer” is a perfect line to describe the new site. Although their blog is up and running we are still waiting in anticipation for the launch of the main site. The blog has proved to be on top of the wedding game. Loaded with inspiration, you will find beautifully displayed color boards, creating that perfect palette along with awesome DIY innovation. Just the place to look when you’re planning your own special day!


From the dress to the invitations, style essentials, cake suggestions, and more, and the 100 Layer Cake blog have you covered with all of the essentials you’ll need to create the wedding day of your dreams. Check them out – a must for the stylish, innovative bride that loves to show off some personality and ingeniuty!

How to Have a Breezy Beach Wedding

No matter how far you plan ahead or how many things you try to accomplish, getting your wedding day in order is going to be frustrating. However, if you’re throwing a beachy theme, you don’t have to feel incredibly stressed over getting everything perfect. The secret to throwing a beautiful, laid-back beach wedding is to focus on being breezy.

Be breezy in your color choices.
Most brides tend to stress out the most about picking the perfect colors for their special day. If you plan on throwing a beach wedding, look to colors of a cool breeze to inspire you. Choose neutrals to represent sand. Compliment the neutrals with bright whites and cool blue tones of air and waves. Add sparks of yellow for a light hearted cheery feel. Once you have your colors, you can find the perfect Beach Wedding Favors at

Be breezy in your attire.
You want to be comfortable on your wedding day, so don’t feel like you have to go all out on your attire. If you plan on getting married on a beach, be sure that you wear a dress that you feel comfortable in. Choose one of a light, airy fabric that’s comfy and reflects the delicate, breezy feel of your special day. Not sure if you want to do the whole gown thing? Wear a light sundress instead.

Be breezy in your menu.
Beach weddings tend to be a bit more informal, so don’t be afraid to be laid back in your menu choices. If you want to have a smaller ceremony, think about having a barbecue or look to see if members of your family can contribute a favorite dish. A larger affair? Arrange for an island themed menu or entrees that celebrate the fruits of the sea in simple flavor.

Beach Scene with Couple

Four Unique Placecard Tricks You Don’t Want to Miss!

Placecards are one of the most overlooked wedding touches, however, with these clever ideas, you’ll definitely want to make them part of your plans. As a fun and festive way to direct your guests to the appropriate table (and leave them with an adorable keepsake), here are four ideas that you simply don’t want to miss out on during your wedding reception. The best part: all of these ideas double as wedding favors. Enjoy!


Great for educators getting hitched or for couples looking to give their guests something fun, miniature chalkboards with names of guests etched neatly on them are a great substitute for the traditional place card. Use colored chalk as a special touch.

Eco-chic or health conscious brides love using apples or pears with colorful tags tied onto the stems to seat and treat their guests.

Paint or use markers to write the names of your guests on smooth river rocks or decorative glass stones as a fun way to set places. Great for summertime weddings or those using cool colors as their wedding color scheme.

Attaching a tag onto a single flower can be a fun way to distinguish places at your tables. Try to choose an affordable bloom like carnations to serve as place markers for your wedding guests.

Not sure if you want to make these a part of your wedding day? You can always check out for some great placecard holders sure to liven up your traditional paper cards.

Favor Fridays – Cherry Blossom Candle Favors

Cherry Blossom Candles

Cherry Blossom Candle Favors
-Perfect for a springtime wedding!
-Cherry blossoms are a simple for love, affection, and good fortune in marriage.
-Comes beautifully packaged in a clear favor box with a chocolate bow.
-As low as $6.55 for a set of four!

Past Favor Fridays:
March 13, 2009
February 20, 2009
February 13, 2009
February 6, 2009

Favor Fridays – Shamrock/Celtic Love Knot Keychain Favor

Irish Shamrock/Celtic Love Knot Keychain Favor
-Great for an Irish wedding or a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
-Features Trinity love knot design in each shamrock leaf as a symbol of love and good fortune.
-As low as $1.11!

Past Favor Fridays
February 27, 2009
February 20, 2009
February 13, 2009

Treat Your Bridesmaids to Something Special


Your bridesmaids aren’t just your best friends – they’re also a huge part of your wedding day. To treat them to something special, has these great Bridesmaid Gift Ideas that are sure to delight just about anyone. So go ahead, give your wedding party a little something extra!

Have a themed wedding coming up? Give your bridesmaids something special that works well with it. For example, if your wedding is to be hosted at a winery, gift your wedding party with a bit of bubbly before hand and simple favor like a corkscrew or Wine Themed Coasters. Not only will they find these gifts thoughtful, but it’ll be another excuse to get together and celebrate.

Treating your bridesmaids to a dinner or spa treatment can also be another nice way to say your thanks for helping out with the wedding plans. Try to make this gift a day or night experience by inviting your best girlfriends out for dinner and then a night on the town, or for a healthy spa lunch and a complimentary treatment.

Giving your bridesmaid a personalized gift that’s wearable is also a great way to show your thanks. offers Personalized Wedding Tanks that are perfect for outfitting your wedding party, but you can also feel free to gift your bridesmaids with small jewelry items, clutches, scarves, or similar. Try to choose pieces that’ll fit their unique tastes – after all, this is all about them!

Favor Fridays – Beeswax Candles

Natural Beeswax Candles
-Great for the eco-chic wedding; made from pure beeswax.
-Each candle features a distinctive honeycomb pattern and a realistic bee.
-Part of the exclusive Natural Selections Collection.
-As low as $1.07!

Past Favor Fridays
February 27, 2009
February 20, 2009
February 13, 2009
February 6, 2009

Edible Favor Ideas We Just Love

When it comes to throwing a wedding, everyone wants to walk away with something special. In this case, give your guests something great to walk off with by providing them with a yummy edible favor! Here are 5 great edible favor ideas that both you and your guest are sure to love. Not only are they beautiful, but they’re delicious too!

Great for autumn weddings or couples who are a little health conscious, these fresh favors are the perfect compliment to your special day. Choose a color that’ll pop and pair it with a thoughtful place tag or sticker. Nothing’s better than a crisp apple. Share one with your guests!

How sweet it is when you receive honey as a favor. Stored in a decorative jar and labeled with love,honey favors can be the perfect way to celebrate in your romance and give your guests something sweet to think about.

Decadence comes easy when you give your guests some elegant truffles to take home. Choose flavors that suit the season or your occasion well.

As a fun alternative to wedding cake, bake cupcakes and put them in cute little boxes to send off with your guests as a parting gift. If you’re feeling really daring, decorate them like mini wedding cakes.

Roasted or glazed nuts make for a great snack just about anytime. Give your guests some lovely toasted nuts in a decorative bag or jar for them to enjoy on their journeys home.

Show Some Love For Wendy’s Affairs of Heart

Wedding planning is a very fun (and stressful) career, and I whole-heartedly respect anyone who decides to help ease the stress from brides planning their weddings. Wendy Hartigan at Wendy’s Affairs of the Heart has a wealth of wedding planning experience from many successful years in restaurant management and events planning. Wendy really does put her whole heart into planning a beautiful day for the bride and groom and their guests and always ensures their wedding is unforgettable!

Wendy Hartigan

Be sure to check out her site, to view testimonials of her wedding planning services and tons of great information about how she can plan your wedding. Plus, her wedding blog, Bridal Affairs, is the perfect place for you to learn more about Wendy, her wedding expertise, and how she can make your wedding as unique as you are!

Wendy Hartigan

We love Wendy Hartigan – take a look at her site and blog and tell her we said hello!