Post # 1
Hello Hive! I’m going to Seattle next week for Thanksgiving (holiday with the FIL’s). I’ve been trying to keep FMIL included with wedding plans via e-mail and letters, but since we’ll be together for a few days I thought it would be fun to do some wedding-related shopping with her. I already have my dress & invites; but thinking we could maybe pick out: the cake cutting knife, toasting flutes, paper for DIY menu’s, tux shop for “ideas” for Groom, etc . . .
. . . I’m hoping for suggestions for any fun wedding type stores. Any recommendations for places we should visit? Thanks so much! 🙂
Post # 3
For paper related stuff (and a ton of other shopping) you could try Paper Source or Papyrus in Lincoln/Bellevue square (they’re across the street from each other in Bellevue). Paper Source has all sorts of blank and printed paper for crafty stuff.
As far as other ideas…does your FMIL have a dress/outfit yet for the wedding? You could help her go shopping. Or what about a dress for you for the rehearsal dinner/brunch/shower etc? That would give her a chance to be included and help out without too much pressure.
I would check out JuneBug http://junebugweddings.com/ for Seattle vendors as I haven’t started looking for all the other things you mentioned.
Have a fun weekend in Seattle!
Post # 4
MissV ~ Good ideas, I don’t know if she has any of her outfits yet. That would definitely be fun shopping. Thanks!
Post # 5
Some other fun places you might try: For paper goods, Paper Zone in SoDo in Seattle, or in Tacoma. Also Packaging Specialties in Bellevue or Seattle for ribbon and favor packaging (a very fun store). All About Weddings in Tukwila has lots of wedding accessories. The flagship Nordstrom store in downtown Seattle, also Nordstom Rack for MOG dresses and bridal jewelry and shoes….
Have fun, and I hope you enjoy your stay in Seattle.
Post # 6
Thanks Weddingmuse for the tips 🙂 I can’t wait for the visit, Seattle is one of my favorite places! I’d live there is a heartbeat but FI does not like the weather 🙁
Post # 7
I personally think the trip to Bellevue Square would totally be worth it. There is a Tux Shop and Moms, Maids and More (great for at least perusing mom’s outfits) adjacent to the mall, across from Crate and Barrel and the Paper-Source (so fun!). Someone also mentioned the Packaging Store (I don’t think it’s a packaging specialties, but has all the same fun stuff!), which I don’t think are technically part of the mall, but you’d soon see that it’s easy walking distance.
There’s also an Impress Rubber Stamp and Papyrus in the mall. Nordstrom, Macy*s, Crate and Barrel, Tiffany & Co. and Pottery Barn in term of flutes, serving sets, etc. that you mentioned you may look for. 🙂
Post # 8
Neimans is now coming soon to Bellevue!