Top 10 Ways to Ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

Top 10 Ways to Ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

Just as proposals have become increasingly romantic and elaborate, asking your girlfriends to be your bridesmaids has likewise become  an opportunity to find creative ways of expressing yourself.  Even any of the simple will you be my bridesmaid stationery featured below are adorable!  Our top 10 favorite ideas featured above include placing a note in a locket or compact, and proposing with a diamond ring keychain or even a ring pop.  We also love the idea of giving fancy flip flops that can later be worn at your wedding,  and how cute is this nail polish adorned with a tiny veil.  Although just pictured with a personalized wine bottle label, you can do the same with a bottle of wine. Samantha recently asked her bridesmaids with a Bridesmaids DVD and Ashley is still deciding between the demure bridesmaid cookies or a get this party going flask.

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Burlap Silverware Holders

Burlap Silverware Holders

Our close friends and occasional PIP contributors, Vicki and Paige, landed in Waco, Texas for a fun week in search of all things fabulous. It did not take them long to discover a set of wonderful burlap silverware holders. We hate to admit it but this was our first encounter with utensil holders and we are smitten. So of course, we felt compelled to spend a couple of of hours researching burlap utensil pockets and then decided to share a few of our favorites with you. We envision  using cutlery pockets for weddings, bridal & baby showers, and birthday & dinner parties . We also think  burlap silverware holders could really add that sometime elusive but all so important little splash of wow to your Thanksgiving tables! Continue Reading →

Discover Your Wedding Style >> Take the Quiz

Discover Your Bridal Style Quiz, Discover Your Wedding Style

Discover Your Wedding Style >> Take the Quiz

One of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding is figuring out the bride's style. We often recommend to our brides that one of the best ways to discover your wedding style is to join pinterest, set-up a pinterest wedding board, and just start pinning looks you like.  Sometimes, the your style is clear almost immediately but more often today's modern bride has a very eclectic style and prefers to incorporate lots of different aspects of her personality, the groom's personality, and family traditions and preferences. If  you, or a bride you know, are still in the self-discovery stage of wedding planning, we highly recommend taking these discover your wedding style quizzes.  Again, we are offering 2 different style quizzes – the first, the Knot's classic written What's Your Wedding Style: 10 Questions To Ask Quiz and the second Beau-coup's more visual discover your bridal style quiz.  Everyone in our office took both quizzes and universally found the Beau-coup discover your wedding style quiz more informative.  What do you think?  

Tell us about your bridal style.  Are you a bohemian rustic bride or is your style more like that of a classic modern bride? Are you planning to incorporate lots of different styles and looks into your wedding or do you prefer a more uniform visual? Do quirky touches add to a wedding or do you find them annoying, silly, or distracting?  Leave us a comment.

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Blake Lively’s Gossip Girl Wedding Dress

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We had to post this picture as soon as we saw it. Leave it to Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively's Gossip Girl character) to wear 2013's latest trend in wedding dresses – gold & white.  This fabulous Georges Chakra Couture strapless gown with a low back is all a-glitter on top and then explodes into a white tulle bottom.  It really is so Serena!

There are not yet many affordable gold and white ball gown style wedding dresses available but we are all over this trend so keep checking back as we discover options for you to “get the look.”

We are thinking a full out white and gold wedding theme replete with gorgeous white and gold wedding invitations, party decor, and wedding cake.

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