Recent Favors + Gifts Posts
Photo: Amy E Photography
One of the best ways to show guests your appreciation is by giving them favors at the end of the reception. Not only can you customize them to your liking, but also can prepare them yourself. But how do you choose from such an infinite list? We’ve narrowed the selection down in our photo gallery to help you decide.
Photo: Jennifer Baumann Photography
Last week, we launched our second e-magazine, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2013. It’s overflowing with this season’s top cakes, centerpieces, bouquets, favors, and boutonnieres full of red, orange, yellow and brown hues, textures, and foliage to inspire your fall wedding decor. And that’s not all! Some of our favorite sections? Check out which wedding and bridesmaid dresses are trending across the USA, how-to pair a statement necklace with your wedding dress, and which outfits to wear to your engagement session. If you’re looking for great advice, we’ve got that too, in the form of tips from some of our favorite wedding experts on saving money without sacrificing style. (Yes, it can be done!)
We’re also excited to share with you a sneak peek at two NEW WeddingWire features. Get a sneak peek of our new and improved wedding websites, and our super-cool makeover tool. Upload a picture of yourself to test the results and be sure to take the beauty quiz to discover your celebrity look.
So curl up with a mug of hot cider, and get inspired with our FallBook!
Categories: Cakes + Confections, Decor, Etiquette + Advice, Favors + Gifts, Ideas + Trends, wedding dress, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Hair & Makeup, Wedding Website
Tags: fall engagement session outfits, Jennifer Baumann Photography, statement necklaces, trending dresses across the USA, WeddingWire FallBook 2013, WeddingWire wedding websites, WeddingWire's makeover tool
Photos (from left): Simply Wine Country, Signature Occasions
Today we’re wrapping up our state-by-state welcome bag series with South Dakota through Wyoming. Here are our suggestions for what to include in welcome bags for the final ten states. And in case you missed your state, check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
South Dakota – Dakota Pride gourmet vanilla caramels, Rushmore Mountain taffies, Mount Rushmore playing cards, Irish Twins soaps, homemade kuchen (recipe)
Tennessee - Goo Goo Clusters, MoonPies, homemade Tennessee T-cakes (recipe), Jack Daniel’s mini bottles
Texas – Dr. Pepper, a square of Texas Sheet Cake (recipe), Ruby Red grapefruit (or Ruby Red grapefruit cookies!), Dublin Texas Root Beer, Shiner Bock beer, Texas BBQ dry rub
Utah – Apple Beer, Bee’s Brothers honey caramels, Honey Jar flavored honey sticks, Samak Smokehouse Stickies
Vermont – half-pint of Vermont maple syrup, Grafton cheddar cheese, maple sugar candy, Ben & Jerry’s gift card
Virginia - Virginia Peanut Company peanut brittle (8 oz. can), Route 11 potato chips, Northern Neck ginger ale, Whitley’s Virginia Peanuts, Trafton’s chocolate pretzel sticks, mini bottle of wine from Virginia wine country
Washington - Starbucks gift card, homemade Washington State Apple Pie (recipe), caramel apple popcorn
West Virginia – Sweeteez West Virginia mints, golden delicious apples, apple butter, blackberry jam, Mister Bee potato chips
Wisconsin - Kohler chocolates, Nutorious nut mix, Sprecher root beer, cheese head soap, Wisconsin Cheese Mart cheddar wheel, Leinenkugel’s beer
Wyoming - buffalo jerky, Baer’s Pantry jam, cowboy chocolate, Chugwater Chili packets, Yellowstone Seasoning old faithful blend
Don’t forget to share what you’re putting in your welcome baskets in our comments section! Have a great weekend!
Photo Courtesy of: Kari Rider Events
It’s Part 4 of our what to include in a welcome bag series! (Missed Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3?) Here are some local foods, drinks and souvenirs from New Mexico to South Carolina:
New Mexico - Los Chileros chiles, Rebel donuts, bizcochitos
New York - Dylan’s Candy Bar, Fat Witch brownies, Hampton popcorn, Baked by Melissa cupcakes, Subway MetroCard, bagels, black and white cookies
North Carolina - Cheerwine, Chapel Hill toffee, Bourbon & Boots’ pepper-infused honey, Larry’s Beans fair trade coffee
North Dakota - Windman’s chocolate covered potato chips, Maple River Winery’s pumpkin or strawberry rhubarb wine
Ohio - Smucker’s concord grape or strawberry jelly, Lip Smacker lip balm, American Greetings cards, Graeter’s ice cream, Malley’s chocolate buckeyes
Oklahoma - Triple “AAA” root beer, cornbread, whiskey cake
Oregon - Blissful brownies, Tillamook cheese, beaver brittle bites
Pennsylvania – Snyder’s pretzels, Ayala’s herbal water, Asher’s chocolates
Puerto Rico - Bacardi rum, tostones, flan
Rhode Island - Kiel James Patrick anchor bracelets, Dave’s coffee syrup, Farmaesthetics fine herbal skincare products
South Carolina - Blenheim ginger ale, Rewined candles, Charleston Candy Company’s tiger paws
What did you include in your welcome bags or baskets? Share in the comments below! And stay tuned tomorrow for the final edition of our state-by-state guide.
Photos by (left to right): Orchard Cove Photography; Cronin Hill Photography
We hope you’ve been enjoying our state-by-state welcome basket guide (see Part 1 and Part 2 here). Today, we’re featuring ideas for Massachusetts through New Jersey. Show your state pride, and include one of these local products in your welcome baskets!
Massachusetts: Cape Cod Potato Chips, Cranberry Bog Frogs, Boston Baked Beans Candy, Red Sox gear, Freedom Trail Map
Michigan: Vernor’s Ginger Ale, cherries, American Spoon preserves or granola, Mackinac Fudge, Better Made chips, Sayklly’s Yooper Bars
Minnesota: Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll, wild rice, BT McElrath chocolates, Gunflint Trail jams, Saint Paul and Minneapolis badges
Mississippi: Sarabella’s Southern Sauces chutneys, Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory cheese straws, Robicheaux’s Specialty Candy, Indianola Pecan House pecan pralines
Missouri: Gooey Louie butter cake, Fitz’s Soda, Billy Goat Chips, Bissinger’s Chocolate
Montana: candy from Big Sky Candy, beef jerky from Montana Jerky Co., Parker’s Hangover Tonic, Huckleberry Haven jams, huckleberry candy
Nebraska: Bakers Candies, Kool-Aid, Big Red Pop Corn, Sweets by Suzanne toffee, Poppycock candied popcorn
Nevada: custom deck of cards, Kimmie Candy Company Gold Choco Rocks, toffee from Tahoe Toffee, Davidson’s Organics tea, Churchill Vineyards wine
New Hampshire: maple candy from Granite State Candy Shoppe, whoopie pies, Squamscot sodas or Smuttynose beer, White Mountain Gourmet Coffee
New Jersey: Shriver’s Salt Water Taffy, Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi CDs, violet seeds, cranberry jam, treats from Carlo’s Bakery
Did we miss anything from your home state? Let us know in the comments! And check back tomorrow for more local welcome basket ideas!