Weddings

Sparkly Sparklers

July 4th is just around the corner and the month of the sparkler is upon us. Wedding sparklers are a fun tradition that can create some incredible wedding day photos. Not to mention they are extremely fun. Who does not love sparklers?

When planning your big day or dreaming about the Bride and Groom exit, consider what kind of sparkler works best for you. Here are a few of the common sizes to choose from:

#10 Sparklers: These sparklers are about 9″ long and burn for about 40 seconds. They are great for pictures but do not give you much time to take them. Make sure your guests have 2-3 if you are planning get away pictures. The above photo was taken with #10 sparklers.

#20 Sparklers: These sparklers are about 18″ long and burn for around 90 seconds. These are ideal for photos since you have a good length and a good burn time.

#36 Sparklers: These sparklers are about 35″ and burn for about 3 minutes. If you cannot get a great picture with these sparklers then you need a new camera.

Heart Shaped: These sparklers are just plain fun. They are 11 inches long, 3 1/2 inches wide and burn for about 1 minute.

Sparklers are a fun addition to your wedding day. Use them responsibly and check with your reception venue to confirm that they are allowed.

Wedding Quote Wednesday

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”  by Oscar Wilde, The Sphinx without a Secret #WedQuoteWednesday

Not necessarily about weddings but still a great quote on love and women.

Overstock Sale

SALE! SALE! SALE! Overstock Sale!

We have added an overstock sale section full of deals! Most items are 40-60% off and are in limited supply. If you see a deal you better grab it because it will not last long. Once the item is sold out the deal will be gone.

Overstock Sale!

Find great deals on wedding cake toppers, bridal jewelry, favor boxes,  garters, and more.

Great Thoughts on Love

Love is a multifaceted thing. It can be everything worth anything but at the same time be something that is not fully attainable and unbearably painful to be with out. If you are looking for a theme for your wedding, you can let these love quotes be your guide. Here are 10 thoughts on love that we have heard over the years that might add depth to your invitations or programs.

I have loved you for several hours now, and every second, more. I thought an hour ago that I loved you more than any woman has ever loved a man, but a half hour after that I knew that what I felt before was nothing compared to what I felt then. But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm. – Buttercup, The Princess Bride
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever. – The Notebook
Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover’s privilege.
-James m Barrie, the Little minister
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
-Lao Tzu
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction
Insomuch as love grows in you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul – St. Augustine
“Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.” ~ Max Lucado
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”  Robert A. Heinlein
“Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”
-Dr. Karl Menninger
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthains 13

1. Lao Tzu: To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.

2. The Notebook: The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.

3. James M. Barrie: Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover’s privilege.

4. Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

5. The Princess Bride: I have loved you for several hours now, and every second, more. I thought an hour ago that I loved you more than any woman has ever loved a man, but a half hour after that I knew that what I felt before was nothing compared to what I felt then. But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm.

6. St. Augustine: Insomuch as love grows in you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

7. Max Lucado: Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.

8. Robert A. Heinlein: Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

9. Dr. Karl Menninger: Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”

10. 1 Corinthains 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

Item Spotlight: Decorative Hand Fans

It’s getting hot in here and unless you want your guests to take off their clothes, you should start thinking about keeping your wedding guests cool.  With Personalized Decorative Hand Fan Favors from Daisy Days you can get the job done in style. There are 15 different styles to choose from and those styles are available in several different colors. So as the temperatures rise your stress level will not. You will keep your cool knowing you have given your wedding guests Decorative Hand Fans.

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Memorial Day Sale!

Daisy Days Memorial Day Sale

Enjoying your day off? Now enjoy your shopping online. Daisy Days is running a sale for Memorial Day only. Take an additional 10% off orders over $50 with the coupon code MEM10 and take 12% orders over $100 with the coupon code MEM12. Sale is good for regular, sale and clearance items. Excludes printed invitations.

Give Away: Wedding Sparklers

Wedding Sparklers

Wedding Sparklers

Check out our give away at The Wedding Vibe. Enter to win 300 #10 sparklers of 120 Heart sparklers.

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Item Spotlight: Vintage Rustic Plantable Paper Wedding Collection

The Vintage Rustic Plantable Paper Wedding Collection is an indie chic way to announce your big day. Choose wildflower seeded paper in 5 different colors to make an impression with your friends without making an impact on the Earth.

The line includes invitations, RSVP cards, thank you notes, place cards, favor tags, save the dates and Menu Cards with plantable carrot seeds. Each card is custom to your needs and is made of 100% recycled post consumer paper.

The best part is that with each card comes a garden of beautiful wildflowers. Your guests will not get a piece of paper to throw away they will get a bouquet of lovely flowers. They can watch your love grow, literally.

http://www.daisy-days.com/vintage-rustic-wedding-collection.html

Wedding Quote Wednesday

Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover’s privilege.
-James m Barrie, the Little minister

Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover’s privilege.”

-James m Barrie #WedQuoteWednesday

How To Order your Wedding Cermony

Every ceremony is different and this is in no way written to suggest that you should do your wedding ceremony in this order. Your ceremony should be an expression of you. It is your show and you should decide what happens when. With that said there is a basic format that most wedding ceremonies follow. Below are 15 common parts of the traditional western culture wedding.

1)    Prelude: This is the pre-game show. Your guests are arriving, hopefully early. You want to have some music, at least 20 minutes worth. Guests will be signing the guest book, finding a seat and checking out the program.

2)   Seating: Your ceremony is officially beginning. Have a complete stop of the prelude music and choose a new song for the seating and procession. Here your close family will be seated by the ushers, mainly grandparents and parents.

3)   Procession: Time for the wedding party to make an entrance. Typically the Groom and his groomsmen come to the stage from the side. Next the bridesmaids will walk down the aisle one by one. If you have a ring bearer and flower girl, this would be a good time for them to make an entrance.

4)   Bridal Procession: Time for the star. Stop all music and start a new song. The bride can walk down the aisle solo or be accompanied by her father or other individual who is “giving her away.”

5)   Welcome: Music stops. Time for your officiant to welcome everyone. Here would be a good time for a prayer or blessing over the couple.

6)   Giving of the Bride: The officiant will now ask who supports the marriage or is giving the bride away. Here would be a  good time for the father of the bride to make a small speech or give advice.

7)   Reading: Now that you have everyone’s attention, have a reading  of  scripture, poem, song or meaningful verse.

8)   Wedding Message: The officiant will now officiate. Most officiants have a pre-planned message. Ask your officiant if you can read over the message.

9)   Vow Exchange: Time to say it in your words. If you do not have your own written vows, don’t worry. Your officiant should have some “repeat after me” style vows for you.

10)   Ring Exchange: This is fairly self explanatory. You will exchange rings. Make sure you put it on the correct hand.

11)   Special Music: Now would be a great time for your special music from your friends or family members. If you do not have a musician in the family you can have another reading. Here, many weddings enter a strange time of no activity. If you have special music make sure you fill the time. Ask for the song length so you know what you are working with.

12)   Unity Ceremony: During your special music you can perform a unity ceremony. This ceremony symbolizes two individuals joining together to make one. Traditionally this is represented by candles but you can also use a sand ceremony set, a rose set, or paint and canvas. Check with your location so see if they are OK with open flames, sand or paint. If this does not fill the special music time you could also have a time of first communion or a couple’s prayer time.

13)   Blessing: Now it is back over to the officiant for his last words. Typically it will be a blessing of the marriage.

14)   Pronouncement: The officiant will make it official with a pronouncement of “Husband and Wife” and then it is kissy time!

15)   Recessional: The officiant will introduce the new couple and now it is time to party! Don’t let everyone rush out. Make sure there is order. First the bride and groom leave. Then the bridal party can head out. Next do not forget to have the parents and grandparents escorted out. Any announcements can be made at this time and then the officiant can dismiss your guests.

So now that you know the basics, mix it up a little. Put your own spices into the mix and make a ceremony that is truly unique.