DIY Wedding Wednesday: Honeymoon Getaway Bag How-To

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February to the seasonal calendar is like Wednesday to the work week, something you just got to get through to get to something better. And we’re seriously feeling the need for some warm weather fun right about now. To help us cope with our lack of Vitamin D, we’re planning to surround ourselves with anything and everything vacation related, starting with today’s honeymoon getaway bag how-to. It’s a little bit of “if you build it, it’ll happen.” psychology we’re going for. So without further delay, here’s our three key rules to the perfect vacay swag.

Rule #1. All About The Bag

You want something compact, light weight and of course, super cute. And a touch of gold personalization never hurt anyone.

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Rule #2. Keep It Simple Sweetheart

Don’t over pack. Keep it simple with just the essential fun in the sun accessories.

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Rule #3. …And for The Mr.

Remind your guy to bring along his own little travel tote, so that you don’t find yourself lugging his stuff around.

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xoxo.

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Put Your Name On It: Personalization 101

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Personalization is a key element to creating a look for your wedding that is entirely unique to you. Whether it is the addition of your names, monogram or wedding date, every element adds an extra special touch to your décor. Here’s a sneak peek into the ways in which we create beautiful, personalized products that help make your wedding the best day ever!

Glass Printing

Using a technique called Pad Printing (otherwise known as tampography), our in house production team take a printed 2-D image and apply it to glassware with a sponge-like pad. The image is printed onto this pad, then the glass is pressed down into it allowing the pad to wrap around the glass and impose the printed design onto it. We use this technique for glassware favors such as mason jars, wine glasses, shot glasses and more!

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Digital Printing

Otherwise known as flat printing, we have an in-house print department that produces all of our stationery, stickers, clings, printed envelopes and even printed goodie bags using a high tech digital printer. Our personalization suite allows you to provide all the information your guests will need on your invitations, and with so many stationery collections to choose from you can be sure to find one that matches your style.

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UV Printing

Using a state-of-the-art ultraviolet printer, this is how we produce all of our printed aisle runners and photo backdrops. Ultraviolet (UV) printing simply means we use UV inks that dry with the help of UV light, instead of traditional inks that dry by allowing chemicals to evaporate over time.

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Heat Pressing

With the help of an industrial heat press, we apply a printed 2-D printed designs to acrylic cake toppers, handkerchiefs and tote bags. We also personalize our burlap aisle runners and table runners this way but because the fibers can interfere with the heat press, we personalize each of those by hand using irons. This way we can ensure your product’s personalization lasts and always looks fabulous!

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Foil Stamping

When you order a set of napkins from Weddingstar, you will receive them foil-stamped with your design of choice. You can take your customization one step further by selecting one of our 26 popular color choices! Personalized napkins are a popular trend for weddings and other events such as holidays, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and even anniversaries. The addition of foil to our napkins adds another level of luxe. This method can also be applied to our paper goodie bags, ribbon our are brand new faux leather compact mirrors.

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Looking for the perfect personalized napkin for your special event? See all our designs here.

Laser Cut Detailing

Most commonly used with our acrylic or wood veneer signs and cake toppers, this technique allows us to create unique designs in a variety of styles. Our in house design team creates custom designs that are then programmed into to our laser cutting machine. When we receive your order and specialized design, this machine will cut the design out of a solid sheet of acrylic or wood veneer, creating a one-of-a-kind piece just for you on your wedding day!

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Laser Engraving

Laser engraving is a similar process to laser cutting, except that the power of the beam is less such that it does not cut right through the material. The result of this is a permanent personalized etch into either our wood, metal, leather, acrylic or glass products. Our laser engraved products not only add to your wedding décor, but they make wonderful keepsakes in your home for years to come.

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Embroidery

Embroidery adds another level of prestige to products such as chair banners, hankies and our soon-to-arrive tote bags and silky robes. Industrial embroidery machines allow us to produce multiple orders at one time, as this is a very popular option with our brides. Get an embroidered item for yourself or share the love! Embroidered items make wonderful gifts for your bridesmaids and really show how much you care.

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Take our Quiz: What is your Wedding Style?

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Every bride wants their wedding to be a unique reflection of their personality and style. Find your flair with this wedding style quiz. What kind of bride are you?

Tips from the Pro’s: Where to Wander + When from Wanderable.com

Today I am excited to bring you guys another pro tip! This time we get the low-down on the best honeymoon destinations for each month of the year from the experts at Wanderable.com! For those of you who haven’t heard of Wanderable, they’re a free online honeymoon registry that helps couples fund their dream honeymoon (think snorkeling expeditions and hotel stays instead of the pots and pans in a traditional registry). Enjoy!

{ Los Cabos, Mexico – Best Traveled to in April! } Continue reading

Tips from the Pros: Beach Bunny’s Bridal Swimwear Trends + Tips

Today I am excited to feature amazing honeymoon fashion tips from the swimwear pro’s at Beach Bunny! With their new line of bridal swimwear just released, they give us the scoop on this year’s hottest swimwear that’s sure to wow on your honeymoon! After a look at their drool-worthy suits, I’m sure you’ll be just as in love with them as I am! Enjoy!

{ One Way Ticket Set from Beach Bunny Bridal 2013 }

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Wedding Gift Registry: Etiquette and What to Ask For

Gifts or money? Or gift cards? Or donations to charity? Or maybe nothing at all? — It’s always so difficult to know how to tackle your gift registry and to know what items to include and what to keep out.

Back in the day it was easy. Newly married couples typically bought a house and moved in together shortly after the wedding so gifts for the home were a definite necessity. However nowadays, many couples either already live together or have lived on their own long enough to accumulate most of the stuff they need for their house. So the need for a shiny new toaster, coffee maker or pots and pans has unfortunately gone out the window.

So what do you do?

Well, to shed a little light on this topic, I’ve put together a series of wedding registries I hope will appeal to most of you. Continue reading

Tips: Top 6 Honeymoon Destinations

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As my fiancé and I begin the preparations for our wedding, my mind can’t help but wander back to what I think is one of the most exciting parts about getting married: the honeymoon!

I’ve done a little preliminary research searching online and looking through travel books, and I’ve come up with my top 6 of the most popular and most breathtaking honeymoon hot spots in the world.

So, in no particular order, here they are… Continue reading