Asking my Bridesmaids with Greetabl

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite ways to make a gesture. Overall, I think kind, small gestures in our society are sadly overlooked. Remember the excitement of racing home to see if you got any snail mail? There’s a certain delight that comes with receiving a small gift right to your door. Opening the package. Knowing it was sent with love. It’s the experience & the thought more so than an expensive gift.

For a long time, I would peruse the card aisle looking for the perfect card to send to a friend who needed a word of encouragement after a bad breakup or just a “Hi. I miss you, thanks for being my BFF” card. Well, I’ve found something even better. Greetabl.


When I was thinking of ways to ask my bridesmaids to be a part of our wedding party, I couldn’t land on an idea that would stick especially because my girls are placed all around the country. Painted macaroons? What if they end up smooshed? Personalized bottles of champagne? What if it arrives broken?

I worked with Greetabl to create personalized packages for each of my bridesmaids. With Greetabl, you can combine a personalized card, photos AND a small gift! They alleviated all my fears of gifts arriving crushed or crumbled. It’s so easy!

  1. Choose your favorite background & add photos.
  2. Choose your small gift & add message.
  3. Enter mailing address & ship to make your BFF’s day!

The gift choices are awesome and range from a cozy pair of socks or a small candle to Sugarfina sweets and necklaces. Gifts perfect for any occasion. When you choose your favorite background, you have the opportunity to add photos that rip apart from the package that your recipient can save!

When you sign up with Greetabl, you collect points and can even become a Greetabl Insider, which is $29 per year but gets you FREE SHIPPING! If you’re planning to send even just a few of these out, this is an incredible deal!

I will absolutely be sending these as thank yous, housewarmings & beyond.

Cheers

 

 

 

*Special thanks to Greetabl for partnering on this post!

 

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Three Thrills by Thursday

Happy Thursday! For those of you who may have stumbled upon this post, hi! Most Thursdays I like the share the highlights of my week- three for alliteration’s sake. Think of it as your parent’s asking the highlight of your day at the dinner table. Feel free to comment with your week’s highlights!

one.

Wedding planning! We have officially set a date & booked a venue which means the real fun can begin! We couldn’t be happier to be getting married in our home state & favorite city, Cleveland, in September 2018!

two.

Did you watch the eclipse this week? I watched from work where we could see it… but didn’t see too much of a change. Here are some awesome shots people captured during in totality zones.

three.


// shoes //

fall foot fashion. I know we’re not even into September yet but every fall I always end up splurging on vests, new jeans, cozy sweaters etc and always forget about my feet. I love these mules for a great transition shoe into autumn & they’re available in a myriad of colors for every wardrobe.

Cheers!

How To: Be The Perfect Wedding Guest

Happy Friday, friends!

I don’t know about you guys but it seems almost all my loved ones are getting engaged! I have a steady stream of weddings booked out until September 2017! While I was home chatting with a few of my girlfriends about their upcoming nuptials, I couldn’t help but think about wedding etiquette and being in about a bazillion weddings so far, I wanted to share a few thoughts on how to be the perfect wedding guest.

{image via Pinterest}

  1. What to wear. Attire can be tricky. Usually the invitation will indicate if the event is black tie, in which case there is no question. Otherwise, stick with something seasonally appropriate. In under no circumstance, ladies, should you wear white. And honestly, with the bridal gown palette expanding, I’d caution to stay away from ivory, blush, and pale blues as well.
  2. Guests. Never assume you are granted a plus one for a wedding. Unless the envelope specifically states your name plus “and guest” the bride and groom are inviting only you. It’s important to remember that there is extra cost associated with bringing a guest and hypothetically they could be paying for a stranger to attend their wedding. And hey, the singles table can be really fun!
  3. Gifts. Usually a bride and groom will let you know where they are registered and choose items across all different price points. Where it gets dicey is when the registry is completed. Try to consider the couple and what they might need. Have they previously lived together? Where are they going on their honeymoon? There are many gifts that don’t necessarily need to revolve around the wedding. One of my favorites is a big basket of Christmas decor, especially if the couple is moving into a new place. Christmas lights, a personalized ornament, garland, wreath, etc. Plus, if you think ahead, you can get it after the holidays and really save. Oh, and do yourself and the couple a favor, have it sent prior to the wedding so no one is left to lug it around that day.
  4. RSVP. Letting the couple know you’ll be able to attend isn’t really an optional task. If the invitation includes an RSVP, save the couple a headache and fill out the card and return it promptly. This being said, if a situation arises where you need to cancel, let the couple know immediately. Nothing is worse than a no show.
  5. Timing. Weddings are not the time or place to be fashionably late, especially ceremonies. Imagine closing a loud door and creating a fuss in a quiet room, no one wants to be that person. All weddings operate on some form of schedule, so stick to the times listed. If you’re chronically late, tell yourself the wedding starts earlier than indicated, there is always music prior to the ceremony so you won’t feel awkward if you’re early.
  6. Seating. Check to see if there is assigned seating or if the bride and groom leave it up to their guests. This may go without saying but if you’re assigned to a table with other attendees you haven’t met, introduce yourself, chances are you’ll run into them out on the dance floor!
  7. Open Bar. Ah, yes. The bar. Note that it reads “Open Bar” not “All You Can Drink!” There’s absolutely no issue with getting festive and celebrating the newlyweds but don’t overindulge and embarrass yourself or the couple. No one wants to wake up to embarrassing Facebook pictures. Also, if you’re up dancing, leave your cocktail at the table. Don’t risk spilling on someone or shattering your glass.
  8. Chatter. This one can be hard especially if you’re a date and a little less connected to the couple. I overhear, at many weddings, comments such as “well I would do it this way” or “yikes, let’s keep this in mind for our day.” Which are perfectly normal thoughts, everyone has an opinion but during someone’s special day is not the time to share them. Keep your comments to yourself until you get home.
  9. Mingling. I think this is the most fun part of the event! The bride and groom have so many people to see that you won’t be spending the majority of the night with them. Meet their friends. Ask how they know the couple. Congratulate the families, it’s a big day for them too.
  10. Cell phones. Play it safe and keep it on vibrate the entire day. No one wants their iPhone blasting their ringtone of Jesse’s Girl mid ceremony or toast.

Bonus: This may be a personal thing but I loathe bare feet on the dance floor. From germs to safety to etiquette, I just hate it. If you don’t think you can last all night in heels, pack cute flats or sandals in the car (or your purse) to throw on so you can dance the night away.

You’re totally set to be the perfect wedding guest! Did I miss anything? What’re your biggest wedding dos and don’ts?

Cheers!