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Dragonfly Gift Ideas and Free Gift Tags

Today’s post starts with a little background story before I share all about Dragonfly Gift Ideas. Did you know dragonflies are often associated with joy and happiness due to their positive meaning? story continues below

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 Natural Beauties Dragonfly Necklace from Waxing Poetic for Bridesmaids Gifts and Mother of the Bride and/or Groom. Click to Download your Free Dragonfly Thank You Gift Tags. As seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #dragonfly #bridesmaids #motherofthebride

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In many cultures, dragonflies are considered a symbol of good luck. I love knowing this as I have always loved them and my daughter had gifted me with a dragonfly necklace that I would wear everyday. One day the chain broke from my dragonfly charm and I honestly felt lost without it. That was until I was able to find the perfect replacement - this gorgeous Natural Beauties Dragonfly Necklace from Waxing Poetic. I now have a very special dragonfly necklace that I can wear daily again.

 Pretty Dragonfly Necklace made from recycled silver and precious metals from Waxing Poetic. Makes the perfect bridesmaids gift or gift for the mother of the bride or groom. As seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #dragonfly #bridesmaids #motherofthebride #jewelry #giftideas

Call me crazy, but I honestly feel more energized wearing my dragonfly as “The Spirit of the Dragonfly” is said to remind us that anything is possible.

Along with this dragonfly necklace, Waxing Poetic also has many other beautiful pieces to choose from are made from recycled silver and precious metals. Their quality jewelry designs makes the perfect gifts for bridesmaids and of course the mom of the bride or groom.

 Free Printable Dragonfly Thank You Gift Tags. The prettiest way to add the finishing touch to your gift package. Pairs perfectly with the dragonfly necklace from Waxing Poetic - come see the full review on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com and download your free dragonfly gift tags #dragonfly #gifttags #printables #printable #freeprintables #freebie

Don’t forget to add the finishing touch to your Waxing Poetic jewelry box with these dragonfly thank you gift tags that you can download below, for free.

Styling, Design & Photography by Brenda of Brenda's Wedding Blog and Festive Fetti

Win Handmade Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift Box Card Sets with Confetti

Calling every Bride to Be - it’s your chance to Enter To Win 9 Handmade Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift Box Card Sets. Surprise your bridesmaids with the prettiest silver gift box. Inside each box is a lovely hand painted will you be my bridesmaid card by Diane of Starglow Studios. Each card also has a handmade paper flower and it sits atop matching Festive Fetti confetti.

 Enter to Win Handmade Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift Card Sets with Confetti

To enter, simply complete the following form and then see below for more details:

Giveaway Entry Details:

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3. Bonus Entry: Please share in the comments, what is one part of the wedding planning process you are most looking forward to.

It's super simple and easy to enter. Good Luck. Open to residents in the USA. Giveaway Ends on Friday March 2nd, 2018 at 11:59 pm est. Winner announced on Monday March 5th. Retail Value: $175.

 Enter to Win 9 Handmade Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift Card Sets with Confetti
Say I Do with Fresh Cut Wholesale Flowers for Weddings and Events

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With engagement season upon us, it’s time to start planning engagement parties, bridal showers, and weddings. Plus, all the fun events in between and after the I Do’s. Of course, fresh cut flowers are always a must-have for the party decor and even the bride’s (along with the bridesmaids) bouquets.

Having fresh cut flowers at wholesale pricing for your color dreams to go wild would be great, right?

 Say I Do with Fresh Cut Wholesale Flowers for Weddings and Events
Well, at Wholesale Flowers, this is possible. Wholesale Flowers specializes in delivering premium fresh cut flowers in bulk direct from farms around the world, right to your door. Their the perfect choice for party planners, wedding stylists and DIY brides. You can choose from
- bulk roses
- fresh cut hydrangeas
- DIY flowers for special events
- single variety hand tied bouquets
 Hand-tied Sunflower Bouquet from Wholesale Flowers

I’m rather partial to the sunflower bouquet myself as sunflowers were my wedding flower, with hydrangeas.

I was thrilled when my own roses from Wholesale Flowers arrived and couldn’t believe how large they became just hours after being placed in water. The fullest roses I’ve likely ever seen. You can DIY your very own rose arrangement, or add in the floral greens of your choice and maybe even a few other blooms of your choice.
 DIY your own rose floral arrangement with wholesale flowers

Do you have a favorite go-to-bloom when creating your own floral arrangements?

A few perks that you will love to know about the fresh cut Wholesale Flowers:

1. These fresh cut flowers last longer than those that have been sitting in a warehouse for days

2. The middleman is eliminated to ensure you get your flowers ASAP, with minimal refrigeration, storage and at the best price

3. The flowers are sourced direct from farms in Holland and South America

4. WholesaleFlowers.net supports local flower farming communities - every bloom has been harvested at a Veriflora and Rain Forest Alliance certified farms

So, are ready to be creative and find the perfect colors of fresh cut flowers for your next event? Please share in the comments your favorite flower colors.

Instagram Hashtags Go Where? Caption or First Comment?

Are you asking yourself this Instagram Hashtag questions lately?


Where do my Instagram Hashtags go?
Should we only use 5 hashtags?
Wait, hashtags have to go into the caption and NOT the first comment?
Or, is it the first comment and NOT the caption?

Before you give up and say that Instagram is out to get you - let me share a few insights. There's lots of "tricks" and "rules" circulating around but these so called "rules" have not come directly from Instagram. Take a moment and think about the following (continued after image).

 Are you asking yourself these Instagram Hashtag questions lately? - Where do my Instagram Hashtags go? - Should we only use 5 hashtags? - Wait, Instagram hashtags have to go into the caption and NOT the first comment? - Or, is it the first comment and NOT the caption? Click to Find out the answers to these questions so you can get back to posting and loving Instagram without the worry. As seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com

• If we had a hashtag limit under 30, Instagram wouldn't let us post all 30 that we have, right?
• If we couldn't post hashtags in the first comment, Instagram would likely not accept them, right?

Please, just do you and keep sharing what you love and what you want to have your audience see (and what they want to see). And, please be sure to use those hashtags. Just make sure they are targeted hashtags for the ultimate reach of your post.

And, be sure to check your Instagram analytics as you can see insights into each post to know how many are finding you from hashtags.

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Engaged? Ready to Propose? You could Win a Week Stay in Maui or Myrtle Beach

If you're engaged or thinking about proposing, you will love this giveaway opportunity. Wedding Business Club member Marianne Blackham Photography has teamed up with Fairytale Pursuits to give away a one week stay in Maui. This vacation can be exchanged for a one week stay in Myrtle Beach if desired.

 Win a Week Stay in either Maui or Myrtle Beach when you book Marianne Blackham Photography for wedding photos and Fairytale Pursuits for wedding planning. As seen on www.brendasweddingblog.com

Here's the rules . . . If you book Marianne Blackham Photography for a wedding photography package and Fairytale Pursuits for a planning package you are in the running to win a week away for rest and relaxation. Additional details can be found in Marianne's Instagram Post.

Other Posts with Marianne Blackham Photography You May Enjoy:

Giveaway Details . . .
The drawing will be held on January 3rd, 2018 and the winner will be given a one week stay in a beautiful condo in Maui, Hawaii during select times. Or, a week stay in Myrtle Beach. Winner will be announced on Marianne and Hayley's Instagram feeds.
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Terms + Conditions: You must book both vendors in order to qualify. Only (1) one week stay will be allotted, and will be awarded via drawing. Reward is for accommodations only, and does not include airfare, meals, or other travel costs. Promotion ends on 01/02/2018.