Practical Wedding Favors Guests Will Actually Use…

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Weddings are fun and recpetions are better but often bride and grooms overthink favors that guests end up throwing away. Careful planning and more attention to other details like reception entertainment and weather can keep guests comfortable and happy. This post has some favor ideas that will actually get used. I like the game station above. This could easily be for kids or adults who prefer to stay off the dance floor. Dollar Tree has board games like Checkers and 2-pack decks of cards and tons of puzzles for an inexpensive way to entertain. Just make sure you dont have too many options because you don’t want the reception to look like a boring bingo hall…

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Most women wear heels to weddings so you may want to keep a basket of cheap Old Navy flip flops so they can stay on the dance floor as long as they want. Maybe have one basket per size ( ex: a basket for size 7 & 7.5’s). This idea is also nice for beach weddings because you’re bound to have someone show up in inappropiate shoes…

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Paper wedding parasols offer shield from a sunny sky in an outdoor ceremony….

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Leaving shades on each seat is another way to ensure all guests are comfortable & if nothing else, they will make for a great photo op…

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Pairing fans with programs is a great way to keep guests cool in a hot venue…

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Who wouldn’t want a nice throw? Have some available in case the temperature drops at an outdoor evening reception…

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Tropical Wedding Inspiration

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Saw this image pinned and love thw details Jonathan Canlas captured with gis lens of Green Honolulu’s floral design. What a magical tropical setting. See more on style me pretty.

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Nothing cheesy or gimicky just pretty inspiration…

{images via wedding wire, Aaron Delesie,
Lisa Vorce, Mindy Rice, Style Art Life photography, Little Island Design & style me pretty }

Tiny Tot Thursday: babies in weddings

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By now we all heard about that foolishness of a bride with a baby sewn into her wedding train and dragged down the aisle. Well here are some classy ways to incorporate babies and toddlers in weddings: wedding wagons…

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I adore this domed Cinderella wagon so much…

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You could even have the kids in a wagon decorate the cans to really incorporate them…

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Know of a cool way to include a baby?

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As an alternative to traditional flower girl roles, have them hold signs…

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There are so many classy options for kids so don’t drag anymore babies down the aisle m’kay?

{Images via jordans portraits as seen on a day to remember, ashley rose photography as seen on green wedding shoes
& wedding wagons via mini wagons & wicker by design}

Monday Morning Inspiration 6.9.14

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I have been beating myself up because I haven’t been as productive as I should. Nice weather kind of trumps getting anything done but this week I am not going to allow myself time for leisure until I cross off some main things from my task list. One thing that has slacked is my blogging. I will get it back together one of these days. I still have to share the sweet sixteen party I styled a few weeks ago. Anyhoo, cheers to a productive week!

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All images with the exception of the quote came from the tumblr page of Neiman Marcus showcasing their products.


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It’s June!

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I am so excited for the summer months and any sort of travel I do. At the end of the summer I’m going to Arizona and cannot wait…

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June is definitely the kick off for a lot of things like ice cream sundaes…

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Dining outdoors…

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Outdoor weddings and showers…

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Hanging out on someone’s patio…

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Cooling off at the pool…

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3 edible ways to stay cool this Memorial Day

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1) sherbert champagne
Most people drink on holidays so why not combine ice cream or sherbert to the mix…

2) candied frozen grapes
This is a much healthier alternative to popsickles

3) fruit ice cubes
Not only will they make your drink a little prettier but it can give some flavor to water…


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Stiletto swap party idea…

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What’s a girl to do when she has a shoe line and wants people to review the collection? She hosts a stiletto party. That sounds rather fun for us ol regular folks too. Simply put together lightly worn shoes that you no longer wear. Have your friends come along with shoes they have and have a stiletto swap party. Ideally pick people who have the same size shoes or allow your friends to bring a plus 1 so that there are more options….

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Domaine Home has the spread of Sarah Jessica Parker’s collection and fun girly photos.

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Above is Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr’s closet. Wouldn’t that be a beautiful display for a swap party? Open armoire doors and hang over door hooks to hold additional items. Style things in a way that encourages swappers to browse.

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Saw this on the Glitter Guide and not only do I like the use of a regular old bookcase for shoes, you can easily use one if you already have one in a living room or rec room area (where house parties usually are). Simply temporarily take out what typically stays there and display the shoes for the party. Label the shelves with the appropiate size so guests can zero in where they need to be.

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No bookcase? Use any shelving unit you can easily transport to the party area of the home.
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While we’re on the topic of shoes, I saw this amazing idea on a Loyal Love where tension rods were used and spaced out in a wall niche. Very smart use of space and great way to store heels.

{Other image via the Everygirl}