Friday, May 16, 2014

Looking for Wedding Party Gifts?

 Are you looking for wedding party gifts and favors? Party World
Wine Bottle Holders
Cell Phone Holders
has a terrific selection of gifts in their Tacoma store. High heels are extremely popular. So imagine wine stoppers, wine bottle holders, cell phone holders, and lip gloss - perfect for keepsakes and useful, too.
Pens in novel shapes, luggage tags with sassy sayings, and pictures frames make fun gifts - even salt and pepper shakers for the special celebration. Or consider the various cosmetic bags, travel bags, and flip flops with "Just Married" on them. Refrigerator magnets are standard fare, with philosophical, funny and wise sayings.
Classic gifts are also available. Find a delightful selection of picture frames, candles and candle holders, vases, mugs, wine glasses, and much more. Be sure to go in for ideas and those special gifts for weddings.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Budget Bride by Marjorie

We have a guest, Marjorie, blogging today with wonderful ideas for your wedding that will help keep you within budget - inexpensive, yet beautiful all the same.

The Budget Bride
Congratulations! You’ve just become engaged and you’re dreaming of a beautiful summer wedding. You find tons of information browsing Internet wedding sites—but then, something takes your breath away. You read on, a popular wedding website, where newlyweds spent an average of $28,427 on their wedding and related events in 2012. That’s way out of your budget range. Can you have your dream wedding parties for a fraction of that cost?  

Party World ( to the rescue! Yes, you can have an elegant wedding, engagement party, bridal shower, and bachelorette partyon a budget. For 30 years, Party World, a Tacoma-based family business, has helped hundreds of couples select elegant invitations, decorations, centerpieces, tableware, and favors from its huge collection of colors and styles for every budget and taste. 

Bulk Confetti
This Tacoma-based wedding resource is available nationwide, through its website at, where you can browse through wedding themes (such as Western or seashore or butterflies)  and color combinations  (such as black and white, gray and yellow, pink and brown) and get ideas for what is possible on a limited budget. At the click of your mouse, you can order all of your wedding accessories, table decorations, invitations, catering supplies, balloons, confetti, and attendants’ gifts in whatever quantity you need. Shipping is free for orders of $65 or more. 

Corby Howell of is a great resource person if you have questions or need ideas. As a first step, she says, browse the website’s wedding section, and select a decorating theme and coordinating colors. Some of the most popular themes have been Love Birds, Vintage, Luau, Butterfly, Daisy, Beach, Red Wedding, Country Western, and Calla Lily weddings, and ideas are constantly being updated. 

Many couples plan the wedding and parties around a color, the season of the wedding, or the flowers (or snowflakes) appropriate to the season. You can browse through all the color choices in tableware, accessories, and cake tops to get ideas. There are also custom-made pew bows in the color of your choice. 

Corby notes that wedding and party accessories are available in ensembles, which generally include a matching guest book, pen with holder, ring pillow, flower girl basket, and unity candle. There are cake servers and knife sets, toasting glasses, and cake tops that coordinate with the set as well. You will find lovely Burlap, Feathers, Butterfly, Cowboy, Rose, Rustic ensembles, and many more to fit your theme or color scheme.

Bell and Dove Centerpiece also has a wonderful selection of solid colors for tableware and napkins to match any theme. One elegant touch is to choose custom-printed napkins. You can find napkin printing on the website, with excellent customer service. There are also coordinating table decorations for the reception and parties with everything you need—table covers, table centerpieces, and confetti, as well as place cards and place card holders. To complete the theme, chose hanging decorations, such as dangling cutouts, streamers, hanging centerpieces, and balloons. Balloon bouquets are very popular, and has a terrific selection. 

Corby says: "Pre-wedding celebrations as well as the wedding and reception create great memories and we enjoy helping to make them all special. Helping customers is a priority and we will do all we can to fulfill their needs." Call for assistance with ordering or for party ideas at 1-800-933-3948.

Thank you, Marjorie, for your encouragement and great ideas!

Monday, February 03, 2014

Rustic and Burlap Wedding Ideas

Rustic Wedding from Hortense
A recent, popular trend is for a rustic or vintage burlap wedding. In exploring ideas in the rustic wedding theme, think natural materials like burlap, twine, woods, bronzes, antique golds. Add to these traditional, even old-fashioned touches such as laces, crocheted shawls, simple leathers. An outdoor wedding fits with this theme, or perhaps a simple chapel setting could inspire your direction.
Picture beginning with a graceful, lacy dress in white or delicate beige. Whether accented with pearls or antiqued ornamentation, this is can be your focus and inspiration for your ceremony accessories and wedding reception decorations.
Burlap and Lace from Lillian Rose

In the ceremony, several vintage and rustic collections include guest book, flower basket, garters and unity candles. Rustic Romance from Hortense is classic with burlap, ruffles, twine, and heart ornament. The Lillian Rose accessories in their Burlap and Lace design, burlap is also featured and adds cotton fabric flower with pearl and rhinestones, crocheted lace and a peacock feather. In addition to the flower basket, guest book, pen, garter and ring pillow, there is a stunning bridal bouquet, boutonniere, hair clip and pin - perfect for keepsakes since they do not require special preservation.
For additional decorations and reception supplies, large burlap runners for walking down the aisle and smaller runners for serving and dining tables are simple yet lovely for the country, old fashioned feeling. Favor bags and silverware holders serve as warm table decorations, too.
All these ideas can give you a good start to your rustic, burlap wedding plans.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Wedding Card Boxes

Include Wedding Card Boxes for collecting gifts from your guests at your upcoming wedding. Select from a variety of designs, from a traditional white box to a black metal shaped castle. The new Eiffel Tower wedding cake box made with black metal will be sophisticated at your wedding. The photo card box is a great way to celebrate the bride and groom. It can also be treasured as a keepsake after the wedding. The card boxes can be placed on the gift table and will enhance your decorations.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Engagement Party Supplies

Wedding Stand-In
Love Birds
Thinking it doesn't feel right to have a "bridal shower" without the groom-to-be? And you want to include all of your friends, male as well as female? So, have an engagement party! There are fun decorations and tableware patterns that appropriate for the happy couple. The Two Love Birds theme is a delightful take on the occasion. The pattern features 2 lovey doves in aqua, black and white including centerpieces, confetti, favor bags, and banners with hanging decorations. Decorate a cake or serving table with dove cake toppers and figures. The design with Love Always and Forever resonates with the romantics - always touching.

Black and White
For a fun activity, order the Wedding Couple Stand-In, taking pictures of improbable (and probable) couples, including the future bride and groom. Add the fun Black and White Wedding that features the married couple silhouette.
Be sure to explore these ideas for your memorable engagement party supplies.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Monogram Cake Toppers

Monogram Cake Toppers
Jeweled Cake Tops
For a simple and yet very personal touch to your wedding cake, consider Monogram Cake Toppers. They also are very nice for anniversary and birthday or other special occasion. Letters come in at least two sizes, which work well when you use the large size for the initial of the surname and small ones for the initials of the couple's first names. The toppers can be very fancy with jeweled effects and also simple script. Numbers are also available, which are fun when designating the special year, be it anniversary or birthday. Most cake tops are use picks to be inserted into the cake, so they are very secure and easy to place. Plus, they are often pretty inexpensive. Happy Day! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Red Wedding

Midnight Rose Wedding Collection
A Red Wedding will be wonderful for the winter season holidays. If you are having a Christmas or Valentine's Day wedding, browse beautiful wedding accessories right here. This popular wedding color will be romantic with any wedding theme.

Choose from lovely wedding themes that feature red colors. The classic With All My Heart Red Wedding Collection features stunning red satin and double heart rhinestone broaches. The coordinating guest book, ring pillow, flower basket and pen set will complete your wedding ceremony and reception. Also consider the Midnight Rose Wedding Collection, which features elegant black satin with red satin shaped roses and ribbon. Selecting your collection will help with your theme, decorations, invitations and flowers.
Red Hanging Decorations

For coordinating decorations, see the new Red Hanging Decorations that feature paper lanterns and fluffy decorations that will be a unique addition to your reception. Add red heart confetti and pearlized latex balloons to fill out the decorations. Enjoy planning your red wedding!