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HansonEllis.com

by admin on August 17, 2013 in Gifts and Favors, Invitations, Thank You, Vendor with 2 Comments

“HansonEllis.com is a leading online provider of unique party favors, invitations, and personalized gifts for wedding, company events, and special occasions. We strive to help others celebrate life with love, trust, and faith.” Tweet

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Do You Have To Give Favors to Your Guests?

by admin on June 25, 2013 in Gifts and Favors with No Comments

The point of a favor is generally two-fold: 1) to serve as a token of thanks for coming, and 2) to serve as a token of nostalgia for the event. Guests feel cared for and celebrated by the thoughtfulness of the favors they receive.

You can, however, extend hospitality and thanks to your guests in other ways. At one of Chris’ best friend’s weddings, nobody received favors, but it didn’t even dawn on me that something was “missing” until a few days after the wedding. The bride and groom had spent so much energy on making each guest feel so special and thanked that the purpose of a favor was already met. We didn’t need a present to secure that thought.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

There’s No Place like Home

by admin on April 23, 2013 in Gifts and Favors, Venue with No Comments

You too can take advantage of your location, turning what feels like ordinary into something distinct and exciting.  If your wedding is in wine country, consider using local wine.  If it’s in a farm town, consider using fresh, organic food from the local farmers.  If your wedding is on a lake, offer boat rides, or if there is a rentable tourist spot in your town like a museum, zoo, or mission, hold your ceremony there.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Stop Traffick Fashion

by admin on August 2, 2012 in Bridal Party, Gifts and Favors, Slavery-free, Thank You with No Comments

There is a growing number of businesses and organizations that are changing the world by their missions of compassion and their methods of integrity. All you need to do is find ones that offer products or services that you need for your wedding.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

In Lieu of a Thank You Gift

by admin on July 26, 2012 in Budget, Gifts and Favors, Guest List, Thank You with No Comments

What is the most meaningful cause to you and your fiancé? Why not donate a small sum per guest as a token of thanks. Tell them that in lieu of a thank you gift you are donating on their behalf to a cause close to your hearts, and then invite them to care about that cause as you offer an explanation of what it means to you and how you got involved.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Married Postcards

by admin on July 19, 2012 in Communication, Gifts and Favors, Logistics, Thank You with No Comments

Don’t you love sifting through the plethora of credit card offers and penny saver coupons to actually find in your mail an real letter or card addressed to you?  In the normal inundation of junk mail, it’s so nice to find a hand-addressed letter from an actual person. Your wedding has been prime opportunity to…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

The Body Shop Beauty Products

by admin on May 22, 2012 in Bridal Party, Gifts and Favors, Health, Slavery-free with No Comments

Imagine lathering your skin with cocoa butter, shea butter, honey, and sesame oil after you have lounged by a pool and soaked up some rays.  Sounds delicious, right? Well, if you are looking for ways to pamper your bridesmaids either on the wedding weekend, at the bachelorette party, or in a thank you package, consider…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

The Gift of…Salad Dressing?

by admin on May 17, 2012 in Gifts and Favors with No Comments

Salad dressing might not be the first thing you think of when you scout out guest favor options. It’s a kitchen staple, not a gift.

That’s what I thought too until I met a culinary couple whose kitchen creations are more than a gift if you are privileged to eat them. As part of their cooking prowess, they learned to be creative with sauces. In fact, they LOVE sauces.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Candy, Candy, Candy!

by admin on April 24, 2012 in Budget, Gifts and Favors, Reception Traditions with No Comments

Who doesn’t love candy?  It’s sweet, it’s cheap, it’s tasty, and it’s a rush. So why not have a candy bar at your wedding reception?  Guests love to have “activities” during the reception, especially if they aren’t into dancing or if they don’t know anyone.  Having the opportunity to get up any time they want…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Cootie Catcher

by admin on February 23, 2012 in Gifts and Favors, Reception Traditions with No Comments

Back in my elementary school days, cootie catchers were all the rage.  If you knew how to fold one, you were by default super cool.  Then, of course, putting all the cute boys’ names in them to see which one you would end up with and be married to forever was the pinnacle of anticipation.…continued here

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