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Natural Raffia Wedding Favor Fans : perfect for presentation of programs, place cards or menu
Natural Raffia Wedding Favor Fans from Daisy Days
If you're planning a beach-side, summer or destination wedding, your guests are sure to love receiving {and using} one of these Natural Raffia Wedding Favor Fans from Daisy Days. Each fan is handmade in an intricate weave of natural-colored palm leaves and has a looped handle for easy use. The handle is also perfect to tie a bow around and attach a favor tag to. You could also use the fan to display your guests' ceremony program on their chair seat or as a "charger" of sorts at each setting for the place cards and/or menus. You can choose from two different sizes {medium is approx. 9-11" across and the large is approx. 11-13" across}.
Great Savings from American Bridal

I recently wrote about the amazing clearance sale at American Bridal - and wanted to also let you know about their newest promotion that ends on February 16th, 2009.

They are offering $5 only Bridesmaid Tote Bags and Personalization is available.

Shirley Tan, founder of, has said, "It's become a priority for brides to find ways to cut costs on wedding expenses in small ways that minimally impact the overall wedding. By offering five dollar totes and bags, we are giving our customers an opportunity to get tremendous savings - up to 90 percent off regular prices."

The $5 Tote Bag special includes a selection of bags including tote bags, cosmetic bags, pet carriers, overnight bags, toiletry bags, purses, duffel bags, backpacks, garment bags, laptop totes and more. To receive the special pricing on the discounted tote bags, no coupon code is necessary. Monogramming is also available for an additional $10.

Be sure to act fast on this amazing deal as it ends on Monday February 16th.

Clearance Sale at American Bridal

Today, I wanted to share with you two amazing sales and later this afternoon, I'll have a great new product that I think you will love.

First up is the HUGE clearance sale at American Bridal that Shirley wrote to me about (who is also a Best Wedding Sites member). There are currently 600+ items are on sale with an additional 50% off from their already everyday low prices. Be sure to act fast as some of the items are limited to the quantity on hand. The sale will continue until probably the end of February depending on supply. Shirley told me that "brides and grooms can get nice stuff at around $20.00 or less even... and personalized". Wow!!!

To receive the additional 50% off the already reduced prices, be sure to enter coupon code: clearance50 when you're at the checkout page. The coupon is only valid on items featured on this page.

The color coordinated products featured are just some of the MANY items available on clearance at American Bridal.
• Personalized Straw Tropical Bridesmaid Bag at $15.95 each (plus take extra 50% off)
• Coffee Candle Favor at $4.50 each (plus take extra 50% off)
• Place Cards - Tent Style at $27.95 per 100 (plus take extra 50% off)

Be sure to come back in a little bit for details on another huge sale.

Dessert Towels for Gifts and Favors

Please see the end of post for your chance to enter and win an elegant Chocolate French Toast viette
Kaitlyn from Le Viette wrote to me last week about her line of dessert towels that are exquisitely designed to resemble real desserts. (a little interesting tidbit - the word "Viette" from Le Viette is derived from the French word, Serviette, meaning "towel")

Each piece from "The Towel" collection is made with 100% cotton and individually prepared by hand. I personally think these towels make excellent favors for bridal showers or for hostess gifts as the gift can be taken home and used as a functional towel. Le Viette products cost between $7.99 and $8.99, except for the 5" Fruit Frais Cake which costs $19.95. Each Le Viette product comes in a complete package that is elegantly gift-wrapped with satin ribbon bows, custom-made gift boxes, mini insert-cards, flower lace papers, and much more. They arrive to you ready to give and present to your recipient(s). To see the entire Le Viette towel collection, please visit (which is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful showcase of all the towels in her collection)

Something else that makes the Le Viette towel collection extra special is that the products are sold exclusively on the Le Viette website, and are not available anywhere else in the United States.

Now, for the giveaway... please let me know what you think of the "towel desserts" from Le Viette and you could win the elegant Chocolate French Toast viette (seen in top photo above). This "dessert" is a 100% cotton towel, topped with randomly-selected artificial fruit, mini design card, golden plate, and elegantly gift-paper wrapped. The toast measures 3.90" x 2.75" x 2.75" and the unfolded towel measures 11.80" x 11.80". Entries will be received thru Sunday October 12th at midnight. Winner announced on Tuesday October 14th (as Monday is a holiday). Please be sure to leave me your email address in the following format with your comment to be eligible to win.

Black and White Favors

On Monday I featured a black and white damask wedding inspiration board. Today, I decided to keep with that color theme and showcase several unique wedding favors that you could either use with damask weddings or other events.

Shopping Resources: (top to bottom, left to right)
"Timeless Traditions" Elegant Black & White Glass Photo Coasters
Monogram Wedding Pillow Candy Favor
Hugs & Kisses From Mr. and Mrs.! Scented Soaps
Satin Bow + White Circular Label with Color Dotted Border Favor Kit
Silver Plated Make Up Mirrors
Personalized Mint Tin - Black Toile
Elegant Black & White Crystals Flower Candle Holder
Flourish Favor Boxes