Saturday, June 6, 2009

Weddings.

I have to admit...I'm a huge sucker for weddings. A dear cousin of mine is getting married in October of this year, and I'm having a wonderful time finding things online and enabling her with creative ideas. Today, I thought I'd share a few favorite sites with you...
(Photo collage from Snipets & Ink--the best site ever!)

Eco-chic weddings

Darcy Miller

From “I Will” to “I Do”…

Lucky Me

Weddings Fresh

Project Wedding

100 Layer Cake

Elisabeth Anne Designs

Something Old, Something New

Style Me Pretty

Sweet Designs—Amy Atlas

The Wedding Bee

Brenda’s Wedding Blog

Hostess with the Mostess

MY FAVORITE—Snippet and Ink



Photo from Amy Atlas Events)

I am also obsessed with the whole candy/favor thing going on at so many events. Here are a few links in case you're interested too...


Online Candy Stores:
- http://www.candywarehouse.com/
- http://www.candyfavorites.com/
- http://www.bulkcandystore.com/
- http://www.metrocandy.com/home.asp
- http://www.candydirect.com/
- http://www.blaircandy.com/
- http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/candy_store.asp
- http://www.oldtimecandy.com/
- http://www.groovycandies.com/
- http://www.sweetnostalgia.com/
- http://www.nutsonline.com/gifts/weddingfavors/

Containers and Supplies

More than jars: apothecary jars and similar containers tend to be the standard, but don’t miss out on other shapes and sizes you can find elsewhere! Vases are fabulously inexpensive alternatives, and are easy to find. If you’re going for opaque containers, small pails can give a rustic vibe, and wicker baskets can be cute and lighthearted. Don’t be afraid to use cake stands, flat platters, and other serving ware to give your guests a variety of ways to choose their sweets!

Scoops and things: when choosing containers, make sure you keep in mind how your guests are going to get the candy out! Scoops, tongs, and other serving ware should be small enough to get the goods!

Individual containers: if your table is set up as a DIY favor station, little bags or mini boxes can be great take-homes. Dress them up with a little label and ribbon and your guests have a tasty treat for later. Small, clear plastic cups or even napkins are also cheap ideas if you prefer the candy to be eaten on the spot.

Local stores for candy:
- Your neighborhood grocery store: Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Aldi's, Heinen's, etc.
- Bulk stores like Costco or Sam's Club
- Michael’s: they have a special selection of wedding candies

Containers and things:

- Restaurant supply stores
- Save On Crafts
- CB2
- Michael’s
- Furniture stores like Ikea, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn
- Thrift or second-hand shops
- Cost-saving stores like Target, Ross, or the Dollar Store, Big Lots
- Scoops
- More scoops

3 comments:

Laina Lamb said...

I want to get married again! - to the same guy :)

this post is awesome!!!!

walesk said...

awesome pictures and links! I'm really enjoying (and getting hungry lol) looking through them. tfs :)

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Great links and beautiful pics. Loved it.