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The Secret to Stylish Wedding Celebrations with a little DIY + some bubbly

A wedding celebration is always a bit better with a little bubbly.

Today on the blog, Freixenet Brut {makes of a quality wine that’s affordable} joins us with three creative DIY tips to make your wedding celebrations stylish while still coming in under budget.

Gifts for your bridesmaid:

When it’s time to ask your BFFs to be in your wedding party, it can be overwhelming to come up with a way to pop the question that's unique and affordable. A fun idea is to grab a bottle of Freixenet Brut for just $12 and a gold pen - then simply write the words “Will you be my bridesmaid?” on Freixenet’s chic black bottle. On the other side of the bottle, you can write a personal note to each friend for a sweet and sentimental touch. To complete the entire look for popping the question - you can package up the bottle of Freixenet Brut with a pretty handmade card and some other fun goodies - like a coffee mug, some chocolate and maybe even a pair of earrings.

Ask "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" in DIY style with a personalized bottle of wine, a pretty handmade card and other goodies
Personalize Bottles of Freixnet Brut in gold pen for wedding gifts and/or favors

Place cards that pop:

Spruce up your place cards whether it's a seated dinner at the reception or a rustic-style bridal luncheon by using adorable Freixenet Brut minis (SRP $4) as a fun alternative. You can personalize each mini black bottle with a gold pen and place one at each table setting to instantly elevate the look while leaving your guests with a treat to take home. {Wedding decor that serves two purposes are always a favorite of mine}

Turn Bottles of Feixenet Brut or Wine into Stylish Wedding Place Cards and Favors with Personalizing each one with the guests name in gold pen


Surprise your guests with a unique guestbook to sign by using a magnum of Freixenet Brut (1.5L, SRP $18). Simply place the magnum bottle in the center of a table surrounded by fresh flowers and have gold pens ready for guests to use to sign their names. This extra-large bottle of Freixenet Brut will look elegant and inviting at the reception and will give the couple a fun keepsake to hang on to after the wedding.

Surprise your guests with a unique guestbook to sign by using a magnum of Freixenet Brut and a gold pen for signing
Find out the Secret to Stylish Wedding Celebrations with a little DIY and some bubbly
Wicked Good Cupcakes in a jar : Perfect Choice for Spring Wedding Favors + Mother's Day Gifts

Since it's Friday I thought it would be fun to end the week with something sweet. The Spring Flavors from Wicked Good Cupcakes are now available in their shop - making them the perfect choice for upcoming bridal shower and wedding favors as well as Mother's Day Gifts. Their spring cupcake flavors include Neapolitan, Tiramisu, and Strawberry Lemon. Yum!!!

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Here's a few Sweet Treat Favor Tags you might like to attach to your Cupcakes in a Jar

Each Wicked Good Cupcakes jar is hand packed with 2 CUPCAKES and they last up to 10 days without refrigeration. They can also be frozen for up to 6 months. Shipping is to anywhere in the United States via UPS. Once you try one of our Wicked Good to Go jars, you may never want to eat a regular cupcake again! PS: There's even gluten free cupcakes in a jar :)

Which Spring Cupcake Flavor is calling your name?

The Tiramisu Flavor: moist vanilla cake meets layers of coffee syrup, and tiramisu butter cream frosting
The Strawberry Lemon Flavor: lemon and strawberry cake layered with strawberry jam and lemon buttercream frosting
Neapolitan Flavor: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cake layered with vanilla buttercream frosting

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Stylish Wedding Goodie Bags : Say it with a Sweet Treat
When it comes to weddings and saying either "Welcome to our Wedding Weekend" or "Thanks for Sharing our Special Day", you can never go wrong when including a Goodie Bag that's filled with sweet treats and the saying of your choice. I'm always a tad partial to a chocolate chip cookie in a goodie bag, but, what type of sweet is your favorite for a goodie bag? Please share in the comments.
Today, Daisy Days joins us with some of their most popular and delicious sweets you can include in your Goodie Bags - along with some of the best bags to place them in {some of them can even be personalized for your event}. Wedding Candy and Mint Favors always seems to be a popular choice - including the chocolate bars, gum and gumball favors and the mint favors. You might even like the jelly beans or lollipops.
Tweet: Wedding Candy + Mint Favors are a popular choice for Goodie Bags. What's your choice?
Wedding Candy + Mint Favors are a popular choice for Goodie Bags. What's your choice?
this post has been sponsored by Daisy Days, but all ideas and opinions are my own
Pretty Personalized Gift Packaging Makes All the Difference

Happy Monday. I am excited to share today's post with you as there's a super fun way to gift your wedding guests with some pretty packaging. Rebecca, of Thurston Post, recently held a giveaway on her instagram account and I was lucky to win one of her Gift Wrap Kits. When she sent me a sneak peek of what was coming my way {see below}, I fell in love. And, then when the package arrived in the mail and I saw it in person, I didn't even want to open it - it looked even prettier in person. But, I did end up opening the package because I couldn't wait to check out the beautiful paper goodies inside. Receiving a beautiful package with my own name on it was so exciting. Personalizing gifts {or favors} for your party and wedding guests is a definite way of catching their attention. It shows them you care and you took the time to gift them something special.

At Thurston Post, you will find a fun selection of handmade gift packaging, greeting cards, washi-covered mini clothespins, and even crafting supplies like doilies and bakers twine. Rebecca even accepts custom orders to create crafty packaging for weddings and even for branding your personal business. Thurston Post is definitely my kind of shop as I have a love of pretty paper goods and crafting supplies :)

The mini gift wrap kits that Rebecca offers makes gift wrapping a breeze and they start at just $10. You will receive adorable little tags, doilies, and washi/glitter covered mini clothespins and more {like sequins, bakers twine and glassine bags} to complete your packaging look.

Now, it's your turn - what will you wrap up in a pretty package with a gift wrap kit from Thurston Post?

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Top 5 Spring Wedding Favors with Flair

Spring is coming in just a few weeks, which means it's time to start thinking about the next season of wedding parties . . .

. . . like bridal showers and the weddings themselves. Today, I'm sharing the Top 5 Spring Wedding Favors with flair from Kensington Classics {your shop for everything you will need for planning your special day including fine wedding accessories, invitations, favors and gifts at low everyday prices}

When shopping at Kensington Classics, you can
save an additional 10% with coupon code 5911TEN

PS: If you leave me a comment letting me know which one of the 5 favors is your favorite, I'll pick one of you to win a fun pack of handmade spring colored gift tags later next week.

The "Nestling" Natural Bird Nest Favor Holder comes as a set of 12 and looks absolutely stunning when packaged with an ombre candy assortment and tied with a pretty satin bow.

The "Love Nest" Bird House Favor Box is sold in sets of 24 and is the perfect way to declare your love as you make a life together. The heart shaped windows give your guests a little peek into the sweetness you've packaged inside.

The "Vintage Floral" Favor Boxes come in sets of 24 with natural twine making this pretty box a little bit rustic.

The "Sweet Butterfly" 3-D Butterfly Favor Box {also sold in sets of 24} features a flitting butterfly on top and is the perfect sweet touch for your spring time events.

The "Pink Pom Pom" Favor Box come in sets of 24 and let you go elegant or casual with the tissue-paper pom-pom top. The pillar-shaped favor box is sure to catch the attention of your guests.

Don't Forget: If you leave me a comment letting me know which one of the 5 favors is your favorite, you could win a fun little gift pack of handmade spring colored gift tags later next week {created by me}. Just be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you {it won't be published}.