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|Posted on January 9, 2017 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
What’s the Wedding Trend for 2017? YOU!
While the industry can sway and dictate the trends for the year through Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, keep in mind that YOU are the perfect “trend” for your special day.
Anyone can spend hours obsessing through Pinterest and Instagram photos. They’re PERFECT! Perfect lighting, perfect shots, perfect details! It’s a great way to zone in on some inspiration. So what if it’s another year’s trend. If it’s you, then use it!
I hear so often “I know that’s the trend, but, I’m not sure I like it.”
My answer “So don’t do it!” Be yourself, make YOUR day personal. After all, your wedding day is all about you and your future spouse.
What makes you happy? What makes you feel special? What theme shouts you? Whichever look or “trend” you go with, your guests will love it because they know it is a reflection of you.
Congratulations & Best Wishes Always! Have fun planning your special day! I’m always here if you need some help!
Lorraine - NV Me Gifts
|Posted on July 29, 2016 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
I have been asked why? Why wedding favors/party favors?
Well, here’s my why … I LOVE beautiful things! I LOVE celebrating happy times and making lasting memories!
I can remember, as a little girl, waiting for my parents to come home from a wedding, anniversary, shower, or Christening. Sometimes it was so late I could barely keep my eyes open. I wanted to see their favor/ bomboniere. I loved the frilly tulle pouch filled with those sweet Jordan almonds (confetti) and their “gift” all wrapped up, ever so pretty! The “gift” would then be displayed on a coffee table or in a credenza, where I would pass and admire for days and days. I visit my mom’s, and, now, in my own home, I still look at those “gifts” and have fond memories. Some are over 40 yrs old!
Today, it is not so different…I wait anxiously for my vendors to release their NEW favor lines. Excited to see one more beautiful than the other. I love imagining how I am going to wrap them. Paper, satin, tulle, ribbon, jewels .. I love them all!
Some couples shy away from giving favors. For some, it’s a financial factor, others feel they are not an important part of their celebration.
I’m here to say… You’re favors ARE important! After all, you invited your guests, some have come from distances. They are there to celebrate YOU! They spend most of their day (and night) getting ready to see you! Your favor says “Thank You! We loved sharing our special day with you!”
Long after the ceremony is over and the DJ/Band stops playing, your favor will remind them of your perfect celebration and give an everlasting memory of the amazing time they shared with you.
And, who knows, there may be a little girl waiting anxiously at home to see “their gift”!
|Posted on April 8, 2016 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
SO you decided on your favors.. great! Now, how will you wrap them?
If you are DIY’ing it, here’s a few tips:
What type of wrap you like? which will be easiest for you to do on your own or with your groom-to-be or your bridal party?
floral or jewel embellishments
Must have supplies:
tape ( for paper wrap)
fabric glue (for any embellishments)
really good scissors
clean cloth to cover table you are working on
When using paper wrap, it’s always best to make a template.. it doesn’t have to be the wrap you are using, use any paper, to get the exact size.
Measure the template and times it by how ever many favors you need to wrap, this way you will order/buy the correct amount of paper…
Same goes for ribbon.. wrap a sample, then disassemble it and measure how much ribbon you will need for each. Again, times it by the number of favors to get the total amount of ribbon you will need. Rolls are sold by the yard, so figure out your yardage.
Satin wraps are fun! you can either grab and tie in the center or knot them. Play around with it. There are so many colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one to carry out your theme colors.
I must admit… satins are my favorite!
Cello bags and fabric bags are a bit easier.. just remember when you see the size (i.e. 6x4) that’s the total size, so make sure your favor will fit BELOW the tie. Usually, there is and inch or so you need to deduct from the overall size. Also, always take a measuring tape/ruler to see the exact size.. it’s always easy to say “Oh, yeah, they’ll fit” only to get the actual bag and realize…nope. Buy a sample if you still can’t decide.
I’m not a fan of the clear plastic boxes that favors are usually packaged in, so I like to find a decorative box and throw away the clear plastic one. It adds a little expense, but makes a huge difference in presentation! Use a piece of tissue paper to line the box to make it extra special.
Remember, make it fun. that’s when your best work will shine. It can be very time consuming, so make sure you put aside time that’s not full of distractions. Of course, a girl’s night in with your BFFS is the good kind of distraction!
Congratulations & Good Luck! I’m always here if you need me!
|Posted on February 10, 2016 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
Planning your wedding or event has so many intricate details. Choosing and ordering your favors usually don’t make top priority on the list. Here are a few simple tips to make this task less stressful.
Choosing your favors…. No matter how simple or extravagant, your favor is expected by your guests. It’s your way of saying Thank you to them for taking time to share your day. Think whether you want to tie it into the theme of your event (beach theme, rustic & vintage, glamorous, etc.), something practical (cheese & knife set, salad set, mail opener, etc.) or maybe compliment the colors of your theme (burlap bag filled with candy or coffee beans… vintage, bowls or plates come in an array of colors… elegant, gold or rhinestone accent frames or candles… glamorous). Whichever you choose, it should be a reflection of you.
Next… order your favors! You don’t want to order your favors too late. There is time needed for processing and shipping. Personalized items may take a little longer, as well. On the flip side, you don’t want to order them too soon. They will just sit around, with the chance of being knocked around and moved from here to there, and, possibly getting broken. With timing in mind, you want to order your favors no later than 2 months before the event, 4-6 months is better. Ordering early ensures you can get your perfect favor.
Ordering the right amount of favors… While it might seem an added expense, ordering a few extra favors is the smart thing to do. You never know if a surprise guest(s) will show up. You may get gifts after the wedding or event that you would like to give a favor in return. Usually, you give 1 favor per couple and 1 favor per single guest, depending on the favor. Depending on the favor, some brides choose to give 1 favor per person. Having to re-order more favors after the fact may result in extra shipping charges and possibly having to meet a minimum quantity for your order.
Wrapping and presentation of your favors... There’s nothing like the “ooh” and “ahh” when your guests receive their favor. The presentation is just as important as the favor itself. Using a wrapping service may seem pricey. Take into consideration the cost of wrapping paper, ribbons, any embellishments you might want to add for that special touch, and, lastly, but, most importantly, your time it will take to wrap each of your favors.
I hope these tips were helpful. NV Me Gifts offers exquisite favors of the utmost quality, as well as, wrapping services to make that lasting impression of your event. You will be the “NV” of your guests!
|Posted on February 10, 2016 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
A Little Wedding Favor Fun Fact:
Wedding favors are gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception.
The tradition of distributing wedding favors is a very old one. It is believed that the first wedding favor, common amongst European aristocrats, was known as a bonbonniere. A bonbonniere is a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections, which symbolize wealth and royalty. (In this era, sugar was an expensive commodity and was treasured only among the wealthy. As the price of sugar decreased throughout centuries, the tradition of providing gifts to guests reached the general populace and was embraced by couples of modest means.
As sugar became more affordable, bonbonnieres were replaced with almonds. For centuries, almonds were commonly distributed to wedding guests to signify well wishes on the bridegroom’s new life. In the thirteenth century, almonds coated with sugar, known as confetti, were introduced. Confetti soon transformed to sugared almonds, which later evolved into the wedding favor for modern day weddings.
Traditionally, five Jordan almonds are presented in a confection box or wrapped in elegant fabric to represent: