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Looking for a wedding theme? Pick a flower. How about roses? A rose-themed wedding can be a very classy affair. Here’s a guide to all the ways you can use roses in your wedding theme.
Start with a color or two.
Roses come in deep colors, so you will want to pick a color scheme that encompasses this. Let’s say you want to use red roses. Add white or pale pink as an accent color or vice versa.
Yellow roses call for a soft color like white or beige to really let the rose stand out. Do you like great contrasts? Go for yellow roses on a wine-colored background.
The combinations are pretty much endless with roses coming in a wide array of colors. Stick with one or two colors for simplicity.
Decide how many roses you need.
Coordinate with your florist on this. Roses are such rich-hued flowers; you can save money by having bouquets that have just a few flowers. Tall vases with single roses can be a budget reception table decoration.
If you are really looking for a budget saver, roses are a flower that is simple to arrange yourself. Order from a wholesaler to get the best prices. Flowebud.com offers grand boxes of 50, 75 or 100 roses in a variety of colors at a great price.
Use pretty ribbon in white, green or pink to wrap simple bouquets and vases. You can even buy florists tape to make your own boutonnieres. Buy a dozen roses before you order your large box to practice.
You will have to time it correctly to make sure the flowers stay fresh and open before the ceremony. Have the order arrive two or three days before the wedding. This should give them time to open. You will need to do the arrangements the day before the wedding. This can be a great bridesmaids bonding experience.
Use rose petals for decoration.
This collection of dried rose petals can meet all your decoration needs: cover the aisle runner, up to 22 reception tables, or fill up to 120 cones (used in place of birdseed or bubbles as a send off). A variety of colors are available.
Mix the deep red collection with cream candles for a very romantic evening wedding. Use pastel pink with bright white candles and linens for a beautiful garden wedding. Use the champagne collection to compliment a navy or brown wedding color scheme. Use the fall sunset blend for a beautiful autumn wedding.
Match this rose-embellished personalized mint tin to your rose color.
These rose-scented soaps make great-smelling table decorations and great wedding favors.
These dainty rose-themed bridesmaid mini-purse favors filled with mints are a great touch for the bridesmaids’ luncheon.
Add a real touch of class to your wedding favors with these crystal rose flower pots.
Light things up with this long-stemmed rose candle favor.
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What makes a wedding unique, anyway? The setting? The dress? The music? Yes, all of these things can be unique, but what makes a wedding unique is making it reflect your creativity.
Your creativity can really shine in your wedding by incorporating unique wedding favors into your wedding theme. Here are some ideas for making your wedding just a bit more special with the help of some unique favors.
Pick a Unique Setting
The setting can make your wedding more unique than the traditional church wedding and cake and punch reception. Match your wedding favors to the unique setting.
• Host a wedding and luau reception on a beach. Give an Adirondack chair tea light holder as a favor.
• Have a no shoes wedding in a pretty park with lush green grass. Give guests a natural favor such as sunflower seeds (to grow) and a watering can found here.
• Get married in a gazebo only lit by tiny tea lanterns. Give the lanterns as favors to your guests.
Traditional Wedding? Unique Favors
Let’s say you do want the elegant evening wedding with the full-course meal. What type of unique favors can you give your guests? Here are some ideas to make your guests feel like they are getting a personal gift.
• Use a cute saying with your wedding favors such as “A Peel to My Heart” vegetable peeler. Your guests will get a chuckle and a useful tool. Another great saying-themed gift is the “Perfect Pear” soap set.
• Show your guests love exists beyond measure with these heart-shaped measuring spoons.
• Make the favors part of the center piece. Use pretty vases to hold lots of calla lily pens.
Photos can be a great way to share your special day for years to come. Use these unique ideas for photos in your wedding favors.
• Use this frosted glass frame coaster to display your engagement photo or a thank you note for your guests. Tie them up in bundles of two with a pretty ribbon. Use them in place of name card holders. Your guests will get a gift that keeps on giving. They can change the photo at a later date and protect the coffee table.
• Use these mini photo albums to add to your color scheme and give your guests a great way to display photos on their coffee table or bookshelf. Place a photo of you and your groom in the album’s cutout frame or use to identify seats at the reception with place cards.
Celebrate the Season
Use the season in your wedding favors theme. Here are some unique ideas winter, spring, summer or fall.
• Flower Power – Use these cute daisy packets with a poem to keep the love growing all spring long.
• Sail Away – Use these sailboats for your summer cruise wedding.
• Fall in Love – Give guests these autumn leaf boxes with Jordan almonds.
• Let it Snow – Your guests will stay warm with a bottle of wine in front of the fire. Give them a snowflake bottle stopper as you make a memory at your winter wedding.
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Wedding favors are part of the tiny details that make your wedding day special. Many people keep these small keepsakes for years. This small gesture is a sign of your appreciation for your guests sharing your special day.
Who Gets a Favor?
All of your guests should get a favor. An easy way to be sure everyone gets your wedding memento is establish a place for guests to pick them up. Incorporating the favors into the wedding festivities is a surefire way to make sure guests don’t go home empty-handed.
Where to Display
Most wedding favors are collected at the reception or closing of the ceremony. For a simple wedding without much a reception, you can place the wedding favors near the door in a decorative basket or on a silver tray.
• Get a little more creative if you don’t want to just have guests pick favors up as they leave. Make the favor part of the place setting. A chopstick can be laid across a plate. A wine bottle charm can double as a napkin ring. A mini teapot like the one here can become a name card holder.
• A mini picture frame can double as a name card or a coaster. Find a complete line of coaster picture frames here.
• Make the wedding favor the centerpiece. Truffle boxes can be stacked prettily and wrapped with a big bow or lengths of tulle or satin.
• Attach simple silver rings to the bag of birdseed or bubbles. The silver bottle stopper found here can be placed with the champagne bottles.
• Go Vegas! Let your guests get lucky with a poker chip commemorating your big day. Find them here.
• Outdoor wedding? Make the fan the favor. Guests stay cool and get a great gift they can use again.
• Cook something up! Give guests a useful tool for that block of parmesan with a mini cheese grater on the tables next to the pasta. Give them their own to take home. Keeping the kitchen theme in mind, set up these great coffee sets on the dessert table.
• Stick it to them. These great sticky note boxes are a useful favor guests can put next to the phone. To set the theme for the sticky notes, set up an easel with a large notepad that displays a message thanking guests for sharing your special day. The tablet can even serve as a giant guest book. Set up the page so that guests can sign around the outside of a portrait of you and your beau. This can serve as the mat for your frame.
• By being creative in your favor display, you can give your guests something to remember your special day as well as create a beautiful scene on your special day.
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Are you on a budget? Bridesmaids gifts are an important part of the wedding experience, but many options can be really expensive. The more inexpensive gifts can look cheap, and that’s the last way you want to show your appreciation to your attendants. Do you want to give your bridesmaids a stylish gift that won’t break the bank? Here are ten ideas for inexpensive, yet stylish bridesmaid gifts.
- Monogrammed Cosmetic Bag – Give your bridesmaids this stylish black and pink bag to store their makeup and other accessories on your wedding day. They can use it over and over again when for everyday or travel.
- Bridesmaid Spa Package – Give your girls a pampering treat with this seven-piece spa package. Give each other pedicures before the wedding with this luxurious, inexpensive package. Combine this spa set with a manicure set for complete relaxation.
- Striped Makeup Bag – Fill this bag with the lip gloss and the nail polish you’d like your bridesmaids to wear on your wedding day. They get an inexpensive gift that they can use over and over.
- Pearls with Ribbon Ties – These pretty necklaces can be coordinated to match your bridesmaids’ dresses. This inexpensive, stylish option for pearls will make your attendants look sleek and sophisticated.
- Personalized Jewelry Roll – Have your bridesmaid’s initials added to these handy jewelry rolls, which are great for travel and everyday use. For a special touch, add a necklace and earrings inside the roll as a surprise.
- Colored Pearl and Crystal Jewelry Set – Give your bridesmaids a set of matching earrings and necklace to coordinate with their dresses. They can wear these stylish sets over and over.
- Luxurious Travel Set – This hand-embroidered travel set just looks expensive. Your bridesmaids will get great use out of this travel bag perfect for lingerie or jewelry. The frame opens up to a photo album. The travel mirror is the perfect size for a travel makeup bag or purse.
- Wide Silver Cuff Bracelet – This bracelet is very stylish and has a reasonable price tag. Have them engraved with your bridesmaids’ initials for a personal touch. Incorporate this bracelet into your wedding day style with silver earrings and a simple circle necklace.
- Rhinestone Bracelet – Another inexpensive option with lots of style. This bracelet’s charm can be customized with an initial. Let your bridesmaids sparkle with style.
- Plaid Flask – This inexpensive, trendy plaid flask is perfect for the ultimate party girl. These are a great gift for the bachelorette party favors.
Bridesmaid gifts don’t have to be expensive to be stylish. Anything you give your attendants that involves your creativity and personality will show your bridesmaids you have nothing but class. Find more great stylish, inexpensive bridesmaid gift options here.
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