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Wedding Favors; shawls

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We love these individually wrapped shawls. It’s a great way to make sure guests stay warm for those gorgeous outdoor weddings. Weather can be fickle and change on a dime, so why not be ready? Brides can mix and match to incorporate the color palette of the wedding. They can be a wonderful inexpensive way to cater to the guests and keep the color scheme flowing throughout the wedding. Plus the shawls are a cozy favor for guests to keep wearing even after the big day. It is such a cute and lasting piece of the design.

Photography: Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd , Planning + Design: Joy de Vivre Wedding Coordination

 

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Luggage Tag Wedding Favors

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Luggage tags for wedding favors would be a great idea for a destination wedding! So creative and unique, and definitely something people would use again. Get them made in your wedding colors with a quote on them, a lyric from your first dance song or something memorable about you as a couple and the date of your wedding.

Photo Credit: Harlex, an Etsy shop.

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Unique, Stylish Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Wife

pretty plum sugar robe - valentine's day giftAhh, Valentine’s Day – the official day of romance. While lingerie, flowers and candy are the holiday’s gifting mainstays for the important lady in your life, I’m a fan of going with something a little more subtle, yet still romantic. Here are my top picks for unique, stylish presents for your girlfriend or wife on Valentine’s Day:

1. Scoop Back Kimono Style Robe – Pretty Plum Sugar, $68 (see photo above)

What I love about this robe is the sexy shape and beautiful fabrics – it’s less obvious than buying your lady lingerie, but she’ll love it so much that it just might have the same effect.

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2. Byredo Cotton Poplin Candle – Net-A-Porter, $80

 

This candle is so simple, sleep and stylish. It’s the perfect luxurious present that avoids being cheesy, but is still a beautiful romantic gift. I mean, who doesn’t love to be bathed in candlelight?

 

 

 

 

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3. Faux Fur Mink Throw – Calypso St. Barth, $395  

This ultra-soft and sophisticated faux fur throw is a perfect compliment to almost any home’s decor. It makes a gorgeous throw on the bed, couch, and can make a fabulous makeshift throw in front of a fireplace on Valentine’s Day too… just saying! 😉

 

What are some of your favorite unique, non-traditional yet still stylish ideas for Valentine’s Day presents? Or what is the favorite gift you’ve ever received for Valentine’s Day? Leave us some love below, we want to hear from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day, all!

XOXO Yelena

 

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A Bottle of Wine For All of Their Firsts- DIY

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This is a creative and unique gift for a bridal shower or wedding if you want to give the couple a gift that is not on their registry and is super cute!

This is a wine basket with 6 bottles of wine with a poem attached to each bottle for the couple to drink for first events in their lives. Wedding night, first fight, first anniversary, first christmas, first baby, and first dinner party.

Click here to download the template for the poems. Print the poems on card stock and cut them out using scalloped scissors. Next, punch a hole the cards and tie them to the bottle using ribbon.  Place them in a cute basket with a matching ribbon and tah- dah! you have a gift that will last them through all their first big events.

Original DIY from OCCASIONS

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September 10, 2013 · 9:32 am

DIY Ice Cream In a Jar Party Favor

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The summer is quickly coming to an end, but it is still hot out. This is an adorable favor to give to your guests as a fun treat to cool them off! Here is how to put together this sweet favor yourself:

You will need:

Glass Mason Jars, ribbon, small zip lock plastic bags, half&half individual packets, rock salt, and sugar & vanilla powder. Your guests will just need to add ice.

1. Pour 1 cup rock salt into the bottom of the jar

2. Pour 1 TBS sugar and 1tsp vanilla into zip lock bag and seal.

3. Put the bag of powder and 8 half & half packets into each jar.

Click here to get the cute tag and side labels for your jar. Print them out and you have a tasty favor for weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, etc.

Original DIY by Style Me Pretty

Photo Credit: Jackie Wonders

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August 19, 2013 · 12:27 pm

DIY Favor Bags

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Here is an easy and adorable DIY gift bag project for party favor treats. All you will need is a printer, 5×7 white paper bags, scalloping scissors, and whatever treat you want to fill the bags with!

1. Download the graphic from here and type in the names and date in the space provided. Follow the instructions on the pdf.

2. You can add a little more detail to the bags by cutting the top with scalloping scissors

3. Fill the bags with the treat of your choice!

Original DIY found on Style Me Pretty by Twig & Thistle.

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DIY Matchbooks

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Matchbooks are an adorable giveaway for guests to use or to keep as a souvenir from your wedding. Style Me Pretty put up a great tutorial on how to make them and personalize them yourself!

You will need:

matchboxes (ones in the tutorial are from Ralphs), kraft paper (or any color or decorative paper you plan to use), computer/printer (if you plan to print out your design), ruler, Cutting Mat
scissors/razor blade, 
glue stick (or tacky glue)
, pencil
, bobby pins
, cardstock.

Click here to see step by step instructions, and pictures to go along with the instructions!

Original DIY by Papermade, photograph by Max Wanger

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