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Tote Bags: A great gift for your girls!

shop-tote-bags The Wedding Outlet offers totes in a variety of sizes, colors and styles picking one for your girls is easy. Personalize these totes with an initial, name or monogram for a special touch. Consider filling the tote bags with extra little goodie to create a one of kind gift bag for your girls. Some gifts to consider are personalized jewelry, a picture frame with a photo of the two of you, a customized flask, lip gloss or other makeup kit, nail polish, a robe or pashmina. Have fun and be creative! Get started and pick out your tote bags >

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Experience “Firsts” as a Couple

Last month, I met a Philadelphia area broadcaster who published a book about her year of “firsts.”  For a whole year, she documented her attempts at trying something new every day.  Shortly after, I read an article about a couple who decided to get married every day for one year.  I thought both ideas were very interesting and thought it would be really fun to combine the ideas.  Trying something new is sometimes scary but if one was to try something new every day, or even once a week with their spouse, it would make the experiences less frightening and more fun. I think sharing the experiences would help a newly married couple grow and even help a longer married couple get out of a relationship rut.

If you were to pick one “first” experience to share with your spouse, what would it be?

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The Dos and Don’ts of Bridal Jewelry

You’ve found the perfect wedding gown, now it’s time to accessorize! With many wedding gowns detailed with faux pearls, rhinestones, organza flowers, sequins and other bling, it can be difficult to choose bridal jewelry that will enhance your wedding gown, not take away from it.

Bridal Jewelry: Bracelets, Earrings & Necklaces

Bridal Jewelry DOs:

* Glam it up! Vintage gowns are trending, so is vintage inspired bridal jewelry.

* If your dress has lots of details above the waist or you are wearing a bridal headpiece with bling, go simple.

* Make a Statement. Necklaces continue to be bold and beautiful when the gown has less detailing on top.

* Pearls will always be a traditional staple. The simplicity and coloring of pearls goes well with many traditional styled wedding gowns.

* Bling it on. Bracelets can be slim or wide, simple or extravagant. Just be sure it doesn’t weigh you down!

Discover inspiration and more wedding jewelry trends @ MAWeddingGuide.com >

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Wedding Theme Pinterest Contest

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Pin your “Wedding Theme” for a chance to WIN a $250 Gift Certificate to TheWeddingOutlet.com

How to Enter:
- Create a board titled “My Wedding Outlet Theme”

- Pin your favorite themed wedding accessories from TheWeddingOutlet.com to your board along with other favorite items.

- In the comments section on the contest pin, include a link to your Themed Board along with @weddingoutlet.

- Re-pin this Contest for an extra entry.

*Contest ends Sunday May 4th, 2014. Winner will be announced on Tuesday May 6th 2014

Burlap Wedding Inspiration

MA Wedding Guide is sharing their burlap wedding inspiration and some tips from a recent planning article on how to create a Rustic Wedding Theme.  “With more couples going ‘green’ and getting creative with their décor, we are seeing the popularity of unique materials being used. One unique material that has been a fast growing trend is burlap” – MAWG. Read more on their helpful tips to create a Rustic Wedding Day, but first give some love to this gorgeous rustic inspiration board.

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Program Fans: Be Cool, Be Informed

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If your having a summer wedding, program fans are a must have accessory for your ceremony. Wedding Programs Fans are a unique way to keep your guests informed of who and what will take place during your wedding ceremony all the while keeping them cool. Program Fans are offered with a variety of color choices, designs styles and unique shapes and sizes allowing you to find a wedding fan that compliments your wedding theme and ceremony style. When the ceremony is over, the guests can still use these beautiful fans to keep themselves cool throughout the reception too. Guest will enjoy fanning themselves and the fans may even be a fun prop for photos of your guests.

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Dress the Part of a Bride

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One of the fun things about being a bride is all the accessories you get to choose from to wear on your wedding day! Winter brides can accessorizing with satin bridal gloves or faux fur shawl, while summer brides may wear a rhinestone hair piece to sparkle in the sun. Whatever season you planning your wedding, The Wedding Outlet offers beautiful pieces for any bride.

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A bridal purse is a must for any bride, it stores all your wedding essentials like tissues for those happy tears, lip gloss or lipstick for those touch ups and much more.

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Add some sparkle and flair to an unexpected place, you hair! If your a bride opting to not wear a veil or want something pretty after you wear your veil, consider a bridal hair clip or barrette. They are easy to attach to any hair style and will complete your look.

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Make a Memorable Couple’s Gift

Looking for a unique wedding gift for your fiancé?  How about making him a piece of Memory Ware?  Memory Ware is created by gluing or cementing small pieces of every day objects onto a jewelry box, around a mirror or picture frame, on a cookie jar or even a flower pot.

Some items you can adhere to create a “couples” piece of Memory Ware might include:

- Shells from your first beach trip together

- Pieces of costume jewelry you maybe wore on a first date/special occasion

- Corks from a shared bottle of wine

- A key from your first place together

- Buttons from your favorite band or museum trip

Any small trinkets that have a sentimental value to you both. You can even use broken pieces of tableware, tile or pottery to construct hearts, flowers, a sun, your last name initial, or any object you like. There’s really no limit as to what you can include on your piece of Memory Ware.  Just be creative! If you’re short on time before the wedding and you can’t get this made as a gift, you can just work on it whenever you have free time.  It’d make a perfect addition to your new home as well. Be inspired by this creative Memory Ware Pinterest Board I stumbled upon featuring creative pieces.

Do you have any other ideas for Memory Ware materials?

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Share your Love Story

Massachusetts Wedding Guide is looking for couples to share their love story.  Simply visit their site and submit your engagement story for a chance to WIN the best selling “Love” Plate Set from The Wedding Outlet.com Good Luck!

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The Barn at Wesleyan Hills

After continuing my search for the perfect New England barn wedding venue I stumbled upon this gem of place. So this past weekend we set out to Middletown CT to see The Barn at Wesleyan Hills. This venue has it all, an outdoor area for a ceremony, tented patio for cocktail hour and a beautiful barn for a reception. Michelle from CT Wedding Group was wonderful. She answered all our questions and left us feeling confident that if this was our wedding venue we wouldn’t have to worry about a thing. It is very comforting to feel like your day will be executed exactly how you imagine it. Michelle explained that they have décor such as crates, burlap and more that they use to decorate around the barn and the food stations that are either “rustic country” or “rustic vintage” so depending on the couples vision they use the appropriate pieces to carry out the theme. This is a really nice perk as not many places will help decorate unless you pay for a package. I didn’t take any photos of the outdoor space as it was still covered in snow but you can see some real weddings if you visit CT Wedding Group.  Come back and let me know what you think?

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