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Sparkling Your Wedding with Creative Wedding Favors

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

You want to show your appreciation to your wedding guests and make your wedding an almost instant celebrity style wedding? What better way than with wedding favors. When it opting for wedding favors, some consideration should be keep in mind, like the type, size, shape and color of the wedding favors before making a final decision of including them to your wedding. Including your personality is a must, too. Here are soem ideas on how to choose matching favors that will justify the theme and colors of your wedding.

One of the most important things that you should consider when choosing a favor is to ensure that you are selecting color-matching favor or at least one that compliments the colors of your wedding. Today, you can find a wide variety of favors that are wrapped with tulle, papers or cellophane. These wrappers come in various colors and designs, and can easily incorporate to a themed wedding. For instance, if you opt for candle wedding favors, you can simply purchase assorted candles in colors you want, or wrapped with complementing wrapper. Including matching favors can help you pull the look that you want for your big day.

Another thing you need to consider is the theme of your wedding. Set a theme and stick with it by incorporating matching items, such as themed wedding favors. Choose themed favors that complement the theme you want for your wedding. For example, if a garden themed wedding is what you really want, small potted plants can make perfect wedding souvenirs for your guests. Or, if you opt for a beach wedding, you may consider seashells-like favors, beach flip flops, beach towels or beach themed candles as your party favors. Whatever is the theme of your wedding, there’s always a wedding favor that would fit to it well.

Wedding favors doesn’t have to be too elaborated. Keep your favor as simple as possible. Trying to make it too elaborated will only cost you a fortune, plus you cannot be sure enough that they will be appreciated by your guests. The more your favors are simple, and safer. Simple, inexpensive favors such as Jordan almonds in favor boxes or bags, homemade jarred jams, personalized candles, soaps, and the likes are a few simple souvenirs that often impress wedding guests! These practical favors are widely available online, which you can purchase in bulk at a discounted price. There are so many great deals you can find by just browsing the Internet. Choosing ideal supplies that will complement your wedding theme and colors can be a bit challenging, but certainly possible. Be creative and let your imagination play its role so that you can easily plan a wedding that you’ve been dreaming of.

Just remember when choosing your wedding favors you should have a good idea of how many guests that you are buying for and set a budget for that number. If you are choosing more expensive favors you should give one per couple. You should also consider favors that are for both genders so no one feels left out. So no matter what you choose just make them special and memorable for everyone involved and have a great time choosing them.

Which Men’s Shoes Are Ideal for Weddings?

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Choosing wedding shoes shouldn’t be an effort. Regardless of where you are, you want to look good, be respectable, have fun and be comfortable at the same time.

A large selection of modern men’s shoes are available for weddings. You can choose from a variety of contemporary and traditional designs to find men’s wedding shoes that will make the perfect accompaniment to the rest of your wedding attire. If you’re going to have a black tie wedding, the best option is to wear a tuxedo and the most stylish black dress shoes you can find. Just make sure that you polish your shoes before the wedding.

Choosing shoes should be easy depending on where the wedding will be. When having a beach wedding, dress shoes will not be a wise choice as you will be standing on hot sand and most probably walk in the water. Wearing flip-flops will be better or a beach sandal would be ideal for walking on the beach. Tasselled loafers would be a great choice for a casual wedding or for a wedding on a resort or farm.

When choosing men’s shoes:

  • Try to pick a shoe that matches or is darker than your pants.
  • Although it is a safe bet, socks do not need to match your shoes. Instead, think of your socks as you would a tie – an item that can bring the whole outfit together.
  • If you’re going to wear a belt, try to match your shoes to it, unless of course, your belt is multi-coloured or striped.

With dress pants, try to wear the same type of shoe that you might wear with a suit. Shinier materials usually indicate a formal men’s shoe, as do less bulky heels and soles.

You can colour match your men’s shoes to your clothing.

  • Black shoes work well with navy, grey or black pants.
  • Brown shoes are best suited to tan, brown, beige, green or other darker earth tones.
  • Burgundy shoes work well with khaki, lighter browns, blue and grey.
  • Tan shoes look great with lighter earth tones, blue, beige, lighter tan or white.
  • White shoes are ideal for the beach or an all-white themed wedding.
  • Sneakers are ideal for a Vegas themed wedding, thereby making a statement in style. It is also comfortable, wild, crazy and funky.

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