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Thursday, May 28 2015
As your special day approaches, many friends and family members will begin asking you about your wedding registry and the items you have selected! Wedding registries are an important aspect of a wedding as it provides your guests with several ideas and items that will eventually become a part of your future home!
Whereas Many couples still choose to visit the popular sites in person (Macy's, Crate and Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond etc), as they are typically presented with the official scanner to add items to their registries, Some couples are now taking advantage of the stores' online registry system to update and create their own!
Here is a list of the top 5 items we suggest to include in your wedding registry:
1.) Full Sets of Dining Flatware Silverware (make sure to also include the "hostess serving set" for the larger silver serving spoons and forks!)
2.) Complete Dinner Sets! This is your chance to finally get those matching dinner plates, salad plates, cereal bowls, coffee mugs and saucers you have always wanted!
3.) 16-18 Piece Cookware Sets! Your matching set of pots and pans for your new home is just a click away!
4.) Crock Pot! Who doesn't love homemade meatballs and soups? Make sure to also include a slow cooker/ crock pot cookbook on your registry!
5.) Luggage Sets! Don't forget to scan/click on a luggage set for the two of you to share! This is a great thing to have for not only your upcoming honeymoon but any future trips you will take together as a married couple!
If you and your fiancé are looking for something a little different for your special day, be sure to visit the Travelers Joy website and add it to your list of registries! This website is a great way for your guests to help make your honeymoon a memorable one by purchasing activities for you to do from snorkeling and horseback riding along the ocean to a romantic dinner at a beautiful restaurant!
Wednesday, May 06 2015
Weddings are the most exciting moments in almost every single person’s life. The individual wedding is at the forefront of people’s memories after the fact but the events & planning before are surely exciting as well. The bridal shower is a time you get to meet with all your friends and receive gifts for your new life you are about to enter. Games are something you can integrate into Bridal Showers to jazz things up.
Bridal Shower games are far from required but if you are looking to spice things up, you should absolutely consider adding one. Chances are you will have a range of different ages at your bridal shower and plenty of people who are unfamiliar with each other. One way to ensure a fun time and to get people friendly with each other is to include one of these classic bridal shower games to get things going.
Bridal Shower Bingo:
Bridal shower is extremely similar to the normal game of bingo with a wedding and bridal twist. First, just replace the word BINGO, with BRIDAL. Secondarily you’ll need to replace numbers with facts relevant to the to-be-web in each square. For example, each square may be a town the bride met the groom or the name of their first pet.
Follow the rules as you would traditional BINGO and the first person to mark a line in a row wins a prize.
Create a chart by labeling a piece of paper with the brides name written across the top. Then along the side of the chart add several different categories (cities, foods, restaurants, colors). You can then create questions that pertain to each different category. After your main chart is created, you’ll needs to give out pens ad note cards for each guest. It may also be fun to give out a prize to the winner as well to make it more competitive.
To play; each person gets a chance to pick a category. When the question is called out, each person in the room will have minute to write there answer down. After a minute, everyone will show their answer and those people with the correct answer will get a point. The person with the most points after the game, wins.
Make your entire wedding process that much more enjoyable by taking advantage of every event and planning activity. You are building memories that will last you forever!