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Saturday, July 28, 2018
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It's time to relax - refresh - recharge!! From time to time, all of us  need words of encouragement.  women especially, in today's climate can use   Add bath bars with honey as a gift for the women on your list. 


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6 Trending Ideas for the 2018 Bride

It's exciting to see all the new trends emerging in wedding gowns, flowers, food selections, gift packaging and invitations.  If you want to create an impactful experience for your wedding, all you have to do is plan a small, intimate gathering with invitations to the people that mean the most to you.
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1) Equip your guests with wedding wands -it's an alternative to throwing rice.
2) Add navy, cream and blush, sangria, silver, lavender, purple or ultraviolet hues since they are among the hottest colors showing up in bouquets, tablescapes and backdrops.
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3) Showcase fabulous wedding centerpieces that include geometric accents and objects, luscious botanicals accompanied by translucent designs.
4) Choose wedding dresses that are striking and feminine. They can be found in new lines by Oscar de la Renta and distinctively different lines by Vera Wang who are awesome wedding outfits.  Also, full length skirts, crop tops, and capes are being used to embellish wedding attire.
5) Select invitations and wedding stationery that's affordable, yet still makes a grand statement that includes lace, natural elements, rustic, or laser cut.
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6) Opt for exotic places as destination wedding locations; or if the ceremony remains local, the choice should include modern architecture, museums, lofts or rooftop venues.





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Monday, November 11, 2013
There are so, so, many things to plan when that big day approaches. You’ve already decided on your dress, your attendants, the setting, the colors, the flowers, the cake, and they are all a reflection of your vision and the love you’re celebrating. Every bride and/or bride and groom wants to tie down those details and make it a day that will be remembered, not only by her and the one she loves, but also by the friends and family with whom she’ll be sharing this momentous and memorable day. With that in mind, you should start to give wedding favors some thought.  Here are a few choices for your favors: 

  • Frame Card Holder
  • Vintage Muslin Bags 
  • Candle Wedding Favors
Vintage Muslins Bags
Though it’s entirely possible that those attending the wedding will have photos and, of course, they’ll have memories of the occasion that they will look back on, the one tangible thing your guests will take with them will be the wedding favor. Just like the food being served, presentation is an important part, and unique favor packaging can make all the difference.  

No matter your budget or how crafty you are, there are options you can choose that will help make what ever you decide on as your favor to be even more special.  These little gems come in just about any color, pattern or size that can be imagined, and can either conceal the contents or show it off, some of them having transparent lids or even being entirely clear, like some of the bags and boxes
  • Mini Stripe Take-out Boxes
  • Reusable Burlap Tote Shopping Bag

Round Gourmet Box

There are plenty of interesting choices for today's bride.  You can start out plain and eco-friendly, and by adding custom, personalized stickers and some ribbon with your colors, turn a Plain Jane Kraft paper box or burlap bag into a miniature work of art.  They can even be personalized with tags, labels or stickers.


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

More and more brides are looking to have greater versatility, individuality and pure spunk when planning their "big day"!  Who says the wedding ceremony has to be traditional or filled with pageantry to be beautiful? The rustic wedding offers a perfect alternative to the typical over-budgeted ceremony and reception.

Choosing a rustic theme affords you more flexibility to plan an affordable custom wedding that will showcase both your and your fiancée's personalities.  So, if you have decided or are contemplating a rustic ceremony there are 10 "must have" items that will make your special day a great success. 

  • Rustic faux wood place card holders can be keepsakes for your guests and serve as mini photo frames for them later.
  • Wedding invitations with "love birds" as part of the design reminds us of backyards, gardens and woodsy scenes.
  • When planning your bridal shower you can give burlap favor bags as  mementos to your bridesmaids or if you're planning a bridal luncheon a personalized burlap favor bag with coffee might be your choice.
  • When you find yourself with a ranch setting for your wedding, a vintage reception yard sign will serve as a unique directional accessory.

  •  Rustic wedding accessories like burlap table number wine bags are multi-purpose favors and items that can be used by your guests again and again.
  • Whether your reception is nestled in the mountains or outdoors on a farm or a barn, the the artful display of personalized mason jars at your tables will bolster your rustic theme.  
  • Your reception table can feature a rustic log cake stand to display yummy cupcakes for your bridal party and other guests.

  • Use wire burlap ribbon to accent balloons, tables, chairs and favors.
  • Place petite celebration garden kits around your reception, creating an eco-friendly, rustic chic, setting to enhance the ambiance.
  •  Including country accessories like candle holder stands can add  a little frolic to the occasion and help expand your rustic theme.




Use the tips above to plan an innovative, spectacular rustic wedding and reception.   It can be a wonderful adventure planning your wedding, especially if you choose to have a rustic theme with a dazzling setting and unconventional decor.



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Sunday, November 13, 2011
It' the season to celebrate with bold ideas and bold colors.  The winter holiday months of December, January and February offer ample opportunities for receptions, showers and parties.  A romantic indoor garden reception, holiday party, bridal shower, wedding reception or birthday celebration are a few affairs that come to mind.  Unique gift packaging, favor packaging and unusual boxes are affordable options when a little pizazz is in order.
Folding Presentation Box - Gourmet Favor Boxes


The vibrant color of red can inspire an atmosphere that's glamorous, romantic, cozy, simple or grand.  These gorgeous folding presentation favor boxes have clear lids and are great for displaying gourmet treats. The lovely grosgrain ribbon is pre-attached for your convenience.


Red polka dot mini-gable boxes can package scrumptious cookies, candies or other gourmet delicacies.   If you want to infuse your party with fun favors - why not give them in in boxes that will leave a lasting impression? 
Polka-dot Mini Favor Gable Boxes

Your guest will love receiving  eco-friendly packaging that is made of 100% recycled materials.  Add candies, soaps or small treats along with ribbon and gift tags. For small gatherings, these little boxes come conveniently boxed 25 per pack or for larger celebrations, cases are available, 100 per pack.




Small Angled Gift Box - Unique Favor Packaging
 Warm your winter special occasion with red small angled gift boxes to add a unique flair to your gift packaging.  Add beautiful satin or sheer, matching or contrasting ribbon and place at each place-setting for your holiday private dinner party.

No guest will leave your home or affair empty-handed and they will appreciate your thoughtfulness and  treasure the distinctive, reusable gift box.
Diamond Confetti - Reception  Accessories



The crisp freshness of true red can help create a botanical wonderland indoors.  Sprinkle sparkling diamond gem confetti on your tables for your after-party or reception to enhance the joyous occasion.  The glittering tiny adornments are fabulous finds that add just the right amount of allure.


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Saturday, November 5, 2011
Beautiful affordable favor boxes can also serve as interesting accents for your shower, reception and birthday party.  To create a stylish flair to your special occasion add bold polka dot, stripe or damask favor boxes.


You can have a fabulous wedding table or reception table by adding color to enrich and enhance your party theme.  These lovely clear top favor boxes can be used to create  a magic garden party, romantic evening or trendy anniversary celebration, 

Now there's a way to add luxury and star quality to you next event to make it memorable! Unique favor boxes that are affordable, memorable and most of fun and reusable for your guests.  Let's make it a blissful affair!!


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Saturday, October 8, 2011
For all the women in your wedding party who are lovers of trendy and chic shoes, we have the perfect gift for your bridal luncheon, tea or shower - Soul Mates Designer Notepads.  So when it comes to celebrating one of the special moments leading up to your big day -spending precious time with the women in your wedding party has to be at the top of the list.

If you don't have the assistance of an expert wedding advisor or a celebrity wedding or party planner to help you plan such an event - don't fret. There's still a way for you to have a professional, enjoyable, fun-loving event that your friends and guests will rave about.

With a little inventiveness you can have a fabulous bridal shower using inspiration, creativity and DIY favors and accentsWhether you have a flair for the vintage era, a spirit of whimsy, the stateliness of sophisticationn, contemporary pizzaz or traditional our Soul Mates designer notepads are amazing!


So, to kick start your planning process, get organized around budget, color scheme and party theme.  First make a budget for each category of things you need. Secondly, let's start with a simple checklist. 

Bridal Shower/Luncheon/Tea Checklist
  • Invitations
  • Stamps
  • Food
  • Flowers
  • Decorations
  • Gifts
  • Favors
  • Games
  • Music
Let's focus on the gift selections for your social event.  Sou Mate Designer Notepads will definitely be a hit with the ladies as a unique jester of thoughtfulness and expression of appreciation.  There are several ways to add the Soul Mates to your bridal shower, luncheon or tea.   
  • Give as gifts to your bridesmaids during your tea or luncheon
  • Serve as prizes for your bridal shower game winners
  • Accent each place-setting at the bridal luncheon or tea 
  • Place them on the dessert table, strategically as enhancements to compliment your color scheme and give as gifts as your guests depart
  • Stack and asymmetrically arrange the notepads to create a trendy centerpiece (Soul Mates come in attractive shoe boxes), spurring conversation and interest

Impress your guests by making your bridal shower a festive occasion!  Practical, beautiful centerpieces, affordable personalinzed beverage napkins, and cutesy, economical take-aways are all choices that will make your bridal celebration a great success without breaking the bank. 

Fabulous, gorgeous, memorable Soul Mates Designer Notepads with panache - Oh My!

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