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Tips on Making Your Bridal Shower Enjoyable for Both the Bride and Guests

The bridal shower is a day for the bride to be surrounded by the women she loves and to have a nice relaxing time with friends and family. Sometime along the way, this doesn’t exactly occur. Someone forget to be invited, the entire time is spent discussing the gifts, and the games are just overwhelming. We’re here with a few tips to help make sure the bridal shower for yourself or a friend or family member is enjoyed by both the bride and guests.

Bridal Shower Games

Bridal Shower Bingo Game

1. Make the theme personal – Think about exactly what the bride likes, her favorite foods, hobbies, colors, etc when deciding the menu, decor and games for the party. It will be a day she remembers for the rest of her life. That doesn’t mean it needs to be very fancy, just thoughtful and personal.

2. Carefully consider the guest list – Ask the bride for her guest list, also ask if any other family members are throwing her a shower. Maybe she would rather something with just her girlfriends or maybe a couple’s shower instead of the usual all female family members and friends.

3. Do include registry information on the invitation so that guests can get appropriate and appreciated gifts. However, don’t take too long opening the gifts and boring guests to death. Yes, guests want to see the bride light up after opening their gift, but they don’t want to watch the other 30 plus, so keep it quick and organized.

4. Make the games personal and unique – Don’t play the games that have been overdone, play unique and personal games that are relevant to the bride and groom. A fun game or two is great, but don’t overdo them. The point of the bridal shower is for the bride to enjoy time with her guests, so make sure there’s time for food, relaxation and conversation.

Here at Daisy-Days.com, we have the perfect bridal shower favors and decorations for the bridal shower you’re planning. Our bridal shower decorations are not only adorable, but also affordable! The bridal shower will be sure to be stylish and still within budget when you remember our tips and shop with us at Daisy-Days.com.

What are your do’s and don’ts of making a bridal partying enjoyable for all involved?

How to Give Your Wedding a Vintage Vibe

Here at Daisy-Days.com, we offer everything you need to add a modern, traditional or vintage vibe to your wedding. Lately, vintage has been a huge trend in many areas, from home decorating, to clothes, to wedding and event planning. We’ve seen some amazing vintage wedding inspiration with lace wedding dresses, vintage cap wedding veils and more. To help you add a vintage vibe to your wedding, we have some perfect items direct from our site!
White Bird Cage Card Holder
1. White Bird Cage Card Holder – Perfect to add simplicity and to carry the vintage feel throughout your wedding.

2. Vintage Lace Wedding Ring Pillow – Carry the vintage lace look from your wedding dress into the accessories and decorations as well.

3.”Just Married” White Felt Celebration Banner – The intricate detailing of this wedding white banner gives it almost a lace feel to continue with the vintage vibe.
Pearl Accented Brooch
4. Large white floral roses – Use these gorgeous, classic roses for decorations at either the ceremony or reception.

5. Pearl Accented Brooches – For that vintage vibe at your wedding, you can use brooches on your chair sashes, bridal party flower bouquets and many other areas around your wedding.

These are just a few of the many items that we offer at Daisy-Days.com to add a vintage vibe to your big day. Everywhere from the ceremony to the reception, you can add simple vintage touches to carry your theme and personality throughout the event. Visit Daisy-Days.com for more vintage wedding accessories, wedding favors, bridal accessories and much more!

How did you add a vintage vibe to your big day?

How to Make Your Small Wedding Extra Special

With the economy still suffering in the United States and unemployment rates barely budging, it’s hard to afford even the average American wedding these days. The average cost of a wedding is around $25,000, ranging higher or lower depending on your specific location. Even at that rate, it’s hard to imagine spending that type of money on your big day. It may be once in a lifetime, but that twenty some thousand dollars can pay off a lot of debt, help buy that new car you need or put that helpful down payment on your home. With this said, many couples are choosing smaller weddings, even elopements for their big day.

Whether you are having a large wedding of 300 plus guests, or a small ceremony with only close friends and family members, there are still many ways in which Daisy-Days.com can help to make your wedding day extra special. For a small wedding, however, you must be creative in the ways you allocate your budget across the many costs. The difficulty is that you don’t want your wedding day to be average or boring, just because it’s small. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We have a number of ways you can make your small wedding extra special.

Small Wedding

Choose only parts of the ceremony that mean something to you and your fiancé. Skip the flower girl and ring bearer but use a unity sand ceremony or memorial candles for those who are deceased. Choose a printable wedding invitation kit to keep your budget intact, but still following a traditional wedding. Splurge on favors and wedding party gifts since there are less guests and it allows you to give more meaningful and long-lasting gifts. Use a personalized cake topper, champagne glasses and beautiful centerpieces, but cut out unnecessary items like place cards, cake serving sets and bubbles or sparklers.

You can still make your big day what you always wanted, special and memorable, regardless of the number of guests. Just remember to splurge on the important things and cut corners on the rest and your day will still be a day to remember for all involved. Shop Daisy-Days.com for a wide selection of wedding invitations, favors, decoration, reception and ceremony needs, and much more!

How did you make your small wedding special and memorable?

How to Make Your Wedding Guests Laugh – In a Good Way

The reason we have weddings is obviously to celebrate the love and union of the couple getting married, but we also just want to bring the couple’s families and friends together for a good time. We all want our guests to enjoy themselves, but how do you add that special touch – humor. You don’t want your guests laughing the entire time, but there are some little ways to give your guests a chuckle or to put a smile on their faces.

Funny Cake Topper

Funny Cake Topper

Big Ol’ Kiss

Have your groom give you a big wet one after your “I do’s”. If he’s adventurous, he can even dip you, putting a smile on all the guests’ faces.

Vows

If you write your own vows, try including a few loving jokes about one another or their annoying habits. It will make your guests laugh and feel even further connected during the ceremony since many guests will be in on the jokes.

Funny Cake Toppers

There is a huge selection of funny cake toppers available from brides in charge, to sports watching grooms and everything in between. Funny cake toppers are the perfect way to add some personality and humor into your wedding in small ways that the guests will remember yet still keeping the event elegant and romantic.

Dance Songs

Pick some fun, retro and just plain hilarious songs that mean something to you or your partner. Your family and friends will get a kick out of them and will enjoy dancing to familiar songs late into the night.

Remember, your big day won’t be perfect, but if you have a few humorous touches, you and your guests will remember those things much more fondly than any imperfections. So enjoy your big day and don’t be afraid to have a laugh!

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How to Add Personality to Your Wedding

Wedding Day PersonalizationIt’s you and your fiancé’s big day, so why not make your wedding a reflection of the two of you as a couple. It sounds simple, but many couples get caught up in what friends and family suggest, or the “traditional” way of doing things. Don’t let others dictate the style and details of your special day. There are some easy, inexpensive and unique ways to add your own flare or personality to your wedding.

Ways to add personality to your wedding:

  • Use a Unity Sand Shadow Box over the traditional unity candle
    • Match the sand colors to your wedding colors
    • Create a memorable keepsake of the wedding and your commitment to one another
  • Add a Ceremony Masterpiece to your ceremony to record your vows, favorite quotes or just to record memories from throughout the day
  • Plantable Wedding Stationary
    • Perfect for the eco-friendly bride
  • Use one of various guest book alternatives
    • Signature Platter or Vase
    • Signature Mat Frame
    • Memory Note Box
    • Canvas Signature Guest Book
    • Well Wishing Cards
  • Use a Memory Vase, frame or buckle
    • Remember important people who can’t be at your wedding in person, but are there in spirit
  • Personalized Window Clings
  • Custom Wedding Cake Toppers
    • Make them match your personalities
    • Don’t be afraid to have fun in little details like this

There are a number of ways to make your wedding unique, from the venue and food, to your dress and décor. However, we wanted to suggest some small ways that even traditional brides can use to make their wedding a little more personalized and memorable to not only the bride and groom, but the guests as well. All of our suggested products are available for your convenience at Daisy-days.com, along with many more fun and unique products.

How did you add personality to your wedding?

Bridesmaids – How do you pop the question?

 

Bridesmaids.jpgBridesmaids: they’re one of the most important parts of your wedding. They’ve been there through it all and now they’re going to be there with you during one of the most important days of your life. So how do you honor them in a crafty and cute way? You can start by asking them to be a part of the bridal party in some thoughtful and creative way. Daisy-Days have five meaningful ways of asking your closest friends to support you on your big day.

  1. Start a scavenger hunt: Have your future-bridesmaids-to-be head out to your house or a restaurant and have them find the question on a piece of paper. This will be a great bonding experience, especially if some of the girls don’t know each other well. Plus, it will create a little healthy competition and everyone wins!
  2. Put together a sentimental slideshow: Have a bunch of pictures lying around? Scan them in your computer, put them in order, and put on the tunes! At the end of the slideshow, have a slide that asks your bridal party to be a part of your wedding. It’s a great way to get everyone together (and may bring some people down memory lane).
  3. Throw a slumber party: You might have loved them in middle school, but a slumber party would be a great way to get everyone in one place and hold a gossip session in the process! Grab some fun snacks, chick flicks, and your favorite color nail polish and hold an all-female gab fest. This will be a great chance to tell the girls how much they mean to you and how much it means to you for them to be a part of your special day.
  4. Post-it note their car: Yeah, it’s a little annoying, but it does get the point across. Start by finding their car at work. Do it inconspicuously, you don’t want anyone to spoil the surprise. Just make sure it’s not a day where there is bad weather. As a sweet bonus, you can also leave flowers :)
  5. Cupcakes are always the best: Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Make your girls some girly cupcakes, stick a note on top, and have them come over and share them with you! It will be easy, affordable, and fun for everyone to enjoy. You can even make a few extra for yourself, because you’re the bride, you know.

Whatever you decide on doing for your gals, make it personal and keep it short. Daisy-Days has the perfect gifts for your bridal party needs.

What Your Wedding Guests Want – and How to Wow Them!

Plantable Wedding Place Cards

Plantable Wedding Place Cards

When you’re sitting down to plan your wedding, the first thing to do is to make sure that you and your hubby-to-be are having your wedding dreams come to life. Focus in on what you both want for your big day and then move on to what you’ll need to do for your guests. Once you get to this stage, it’s important to know exactly what your guests need, what they expect, and what they want. Luckily, with a little help from Daisy-Days, it’ll be easy to plan the wedding of your dreams that’s sure to wow your guests!

First off, recognized that wedding guests have some very basic needs:

Food and Drink: Be attentive to the dietary needs of guests and make sure that the bar is well stocked and conveniently open. Also offer a variety of food choices to ensure everyone finds something they like.

Comfort: Check into the capacity and condition of your wedding venue and make sure that there are enough bathrooms to keep your guests comfortable. Also make sure that there’s plenty of seating and that the tables aren’t cramped for the reception.

Safety: Wedding guests need to be safe from the elements, so be sure to make plans to protect your guests in the event of an outdoor wedding. Essentials like umbrellas, tents, heaters, sunscreen, bug spray, and bottles of water can go a long way in keeping your guests safe and comfortable.

Family: Many of your wedding guests may have small children. If children are invited, make sure you plan accordingly when it comes to how they can take part in the fun, what there is to do, and what they have to eat. If your wedding is child-free, have some resources available or recommended babysitters to make it easy on the parents. Also make some consideration for older members of your family by scheduling some of the important moments early on and by keeping the music at a respectable volume.

Once you have these details ironed out, you’re set to have a pretty great wedding. But if you want to take things to the next level and really give your guests what they want, consider some of these tips and tricks for wowing your guests from start to finish on your big day:

  • Make sure that there are easy to read, easy to find place cards or seating charts to show guests to their tables.
  • For out of town guests, make sure to send a welcome note with any important details they’ll need to know to enjoy your big day, such as a map of the location, an itinerary, or a list of recommended restaurants/attractions in the area.
  • Respect your guests and keep waiting for food, beverages, or festivities to a minimum.
  • Make sure you have a DJ or band that can read the crowd and respond to the energy.
  • Simplify cocktail hour by having servers present with drinks and appetizers instead of buffet. Fewer lines means happier wedding guests
  • Stagger toasts between dinner courses to prevent a block of speeches from cutting into meal time.
  • Advise guests on attire – it makes dressing for a wedding so much easier! Be sure to note on the invitations whether or not the affair will be casual, black tie, or something else.
  • Offer activities where guests can have fun, like a photo booth.
  • Keep the wedding schedule tight. Big blocks of time between the ceremony and reception can be tricky.

What are your best tips for ensuring that your wedding guests have a great time?