DIY “Thank You” Goodie Bags

Say thank you to your guests by sending them home with a sweet treat! These adorable, easy to make goodie bags not only work well as favors but are perfect to sending guests home with after a post wedding breakfast. The morning after our Rustic Wedding we invited guests to a post wedding breakfast where we gave out yummy treats while we thanked and said goodbye to our guests. It was the perfect little snack to have on the road home. With just a few materials and some help from your hunny you can have these bags ready in no time! Here is what you will need:

Step 1. Goodie Bags; choose any color, design or size to match your theme.
Step 2. Stamp, Favor Tag or Sticker; embellish however you wish!
Step 3. Candy Favors: choose some customized candies like Hersey Kisses, Life Savers Candies ,Mints or delicious chocolate covered pretzels!
Step 4. Clip, Favor Charm or Clothespin; secures your bag and looks super cute!

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Step 5. Depending on your theme, find something to display your treats in. We choose an old vintage style suit case and added some wooden legs to make it a table – it was perfect for our Rustic Theme.

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{Above Photos courtesy of Rodeo & Co Photography}

Personalize your Ceremony Space

These popular Moss Letters are a perfect way to add a personal touch to your wedding ceremony décor or reception decor. We thought a great way to personalize our ceremony space was to hang our first name initials on our homemade ceremony doors. I decorated each letter with an ivory bow and some colored ribbons. These adorable letters can easily be used wherever you want to add a personalized touch. Consider displaying on your church doors, ceremony or reception entrance, hanging behind/in front of your head table, displayed over your candy buffet or a number of other places where a personal touch goes a long way

Here are some ways to use the moss letters:
- Couples First Name Initials (D & S) or (D S)
- Couples Monogram (D C S)
- Spell out a word (LOVE) (SWEET) (I DO)

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Real wedding photos taken at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

Ceremony Must Have

Make your journey down the aisle in style with a customized wedding aisle runner. A wedding aisle runner is one of The Wedding Outlet’s best selling ceremony accessories. Couples can choose an aisle runner by accent colors, design styles and customize it with text. It is truly a must have ceremony accessory. It will add interest to your wedding photos all the while protecting your wedding dress.

Featured Favorite: “Contemporary Vintage Personalized Aisle Runner
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Browse our wide selection of popular wedding aisle runners to find an aisle runner that matches your wedding theme. Shop Wedding Aisle Runners >

#Trending: Personalized Keepsake Wedding Vow Rug

The Personalized Keepsake Wedding Vow Rug will help add a touch of personalization to your wedding vows. During the ceremony, the couple stands upon the custom, on-this-spot rug as they recite their wedding vows.  After the ceremony, it  will become a beautiful reminder of the special place where they said their “I do’s.” This wedding vow rug is made from 100% natural jute material with a hemmed edge. You may personalize your vow rug with your names and wedding date, or two lines of custom text in your choice of thread color.

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Rustic Sand Ceremony Kits

The Wedding Outlet is excited to now be offering TWO NEW sand ceremony unity sets perfect for one of our most popular wedding themes – Rustic! Which one of these new arrivals do you think will be most popular?
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The Personalized Rustic Unity Sand Ceremony 4pc Set is the perfect way to blend your families together. With one large, featured vase and three smaller vases, this curvy set is a perfect way to involve children from a previous marriage or even a religious leader.

The Personalized Mason Jar Sand Ceremony Set is the perfect way to blend your families together. Set includes one large, featured mason jar and two smaller mason jars (comes complete with the lids shown in the picture).

Simply add sand of your choice (sand sold separately) to each of the smaller vases and give to each designated party. Just as the sand from the three vases are combined, never to be separated again… so shall your love be!

Featured Items:strong> Personalized Rustic Unity Sand Ceremony 4pc Set, Personalized Mason Jar Sand Ceremony Set

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Weekend Weddings

A trend that is growing in popularity is the Weekend Wedding! A Weekend Wedding extends the traditional wedding of ceremony, cocktail, dinner and dancing into a weekend long celebration! Not to be confused with a destination wedding that requires guests to travel far, a weekend wedding could be a location not far from where you live or work. Generally 1-3 hours away; an easy escape for friends and family.

Weekend Wedding venues, like at Essex Conference and Retreat Center in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, offers everything – from sleeping accommodations and games to wedding ceremony and reception area.

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Reasons to have a Wedding Weekend:

  • Ease stress of traveling the day of your wedding. You can wake up, feeling refreshed and not have to spend time traveling anywhere! Plus, your guests can enjoy the night without worries of driving.
  • More time to spend with family and friends. You don’t have to worry about greeting everyone in a short period during the reception – you have all weekend to talk to everyone!
  • Celebration is longer and more enjoyable, allowing you to bond with family and friends.


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#RingintheNewYear Contest

Congrats to all the couples that got engaged over the holidays! We know how excited a new bride is to show off her new bling… simply share your photo using #RINGintheNewYear & #TheWeddingOutlet and you could WIN a $250 gift certificate to shop for your upcoming wedding! Good Luck! Leave us a comment here with a link to your share. ring-in-the-new-year

First Kiss

With the strike of midnight hours away, it’s time to give thought to where you’ll have your New Year’s Eve kiss! Will you be swept up in the moment; or do you have a spot you’ll sneak away to kiss privately?!

Capturing your first kiss – or THE kiss – on your wedding day requires just as much thought. Your wedding photographer may have a few must have ‘posed’ ideas to capture a kiss; or perhaps s/he will catch you in a private moment.

Whether planned or not, we found some of our favorite shots from recent Massachusetts weddings:

After ‘I do’: the first kiss as husband and wife is a must have photo for your wedding album!

The First Dance: whether its a impromptu kiss during the dance or the final dip with a planned kiss, this is another must have image!

Cake Cutting: next to the couple, the cake is often a focal point to the wedding day. This kiss is expected by your guests and captures your wedding cake.

Your Venue: not only does this image capture the two of you, it also captures the place you celebrated!

Under the Lights: evening weddings allow for romantic, soft lighting. Whether a posed kiss or not, the image will be full of romance!

A few other favorites…

 

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