(Closed) It’s all about the details! What were your favorite?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

You’ve got such a sweet family! That’s a totally awesome idea.  I had a sign made with our names that we’re going to use it decorate in our home.  It has the saying we used in our wedding “come along with me, the best is yet to be.”  I kind of wish I had splurged on a new Mrs shirt for the days immediately after the wedding and for the honeymoon.  My favorite decor splurge were our fancy hand painted parasols.  They were so pretty in photos.  Could you also get gift certificates for mani/pedis or message or something like that to use for the wedding?  or something like having your dress pressed before the wedding?

Post # 4
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

That is very sweet of your family. We bought one of these wedding signs to display at our wedding and in our home, and we love it and have had a lot of people ask where we got it from. That’s a great thing you could ask for that probably isn’t already in your budget but that would be awesome to have.

Post # 5
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My favorites:

Our cake topper -custom blown glass and DIY ceramic bride & groom

My veil and I had fingerless gloves

My cake-upside down wine glasses (with roses underneath)  held the top layer of the cake.

Daughter’s favorites:





Post # 6
1046 posts
Bumble bee

We’re doing a candy buffet that I am SO stoked about! It turned out to be VERY expensive (I think around $1,000) but nobody has seen one around here so I think it will be something everyone will remember =)

I’m also in LOVE with my bouquet!

Post # 7
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I would suggest things like mani pedi gift certificate for pampering or things you can cherish like a cake topper or toasting glasses . I think it’s nice to be able to say your cake topper was a gift from your parents, especially if you are going to display it in your house. This could also apply to the hanger but things like rhinestones for your shoes are something I would rather buy myself as there is not a lasting sentimental value if that makes sense. As far as details at the wedding. I really felt that my table runners made a huge difference if you are looking to upgrade plain linens. I would also consider asking for an extra hour of photography if that is a place you’ve considered cutting the budget. What thoughtful family you have!

Post # 8
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I really want scrapbooking stuff to scrapbook my shower, wedding, honeymoon ect.  Scrapbooking stuff gets expensive.  Paper if you are DIYing place cards, menus, toasting flutes, cake cutting knife, and candy buffet stuff.

Post # 10
690 posts
Busy bee

How about toasting flutes, or a cake cutting/serving set.  Lots of people register for them, but this way you’d be sure to receive it in advance so you have it for the wedding!

I’m actually getting some ‘wedding related stuff’ for Christmas (AKA stuff we want to register for, but found for WAY cheaper online.  Some of our close relatives are going to get our china for us for Christmas/the wedding by taking advantage of the online prices)

Post # 12
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 1989

Best cake toppers ever for dsplaying later (all Etsy shops):  

urastarhouse:  they have wood cutouts with trees, birds, animals, etc.

mountainbrook: they make wood cutouts that can be cake toppers. i love the tandem bike couple

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