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WeddingWire’s Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 17, 2013

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There’s only a few weeks left of the most wonderful time of year, which means you should be well into your shopping. If not, that’s okay! WeddingWire’s holiday gift guide is here to help you choose between 70+ perfect “thank you’s” for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, kids, and each other What did you get for your loved ones? Share with us in the comments below!

Top 25 Edible Wedding Favor Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 19, 2013

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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.

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Photo: Jennifer Baumann Photography

Last week, we launched our second e-magazine, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2013. It’s overflowing with this season’s top cakescenterpiecesbouquetsfavors, 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!

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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 cardsIrish Twins soaps, homemade kuchen (recipe)

Tennessee – Goo Goo Clusters, MoonPies, homemade Tennessee T-cakes (recipe), Jack Daniel’s mini bottles

Texas – Dr. Peppera 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!

 

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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. 

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