Unique Wedding Gifts and Décor
Flower Girl Gifts
The dresses have been bought, the tuxedos ordered, and the hall rented. The guest list is almost finalized, and the invitations will be going out soon. The only thing left to do is...?
A million little things!
Now that the most important aspects of your wedding day have been arranged, it’s time to focus on the little details and pick up all of those extras that you can’t do without. From the ring bearer pillows to the pens that your friends and relatives will use to sign your guestbook, the Wedding Shoppe has everything you need to make your big day simply perfect!
Gifts to Give the Bride and Groom
From adorable tote bags to monogrammed wine glasses, the Wedding Shoppe has a great selection of chic and stylish gifts for the bride, personalized wedding gifts for the happy couple, and photo frames that the newlyweds can use to display one of their favorite snapshots from their wedding day.
If you’re looking for a great gift for the bride, consider a versatile tote or cosmetic bag that she can pack for the big day and carry on her honeymoon. Need something special that both the bride and groom can enjoy? The Wedding Shoppe has an amazing selection of customizable stemware and glasses that the couple can treasure forever and use to toast their love, long after the reception has ended!
Gifts to Give Your Bridal Party
Your bridal party is comprised of your dearest friends, your closest pals, your brothers and sisters, and beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. They’ve stuck with you through endless shopping trips and garment fittings, planned your bachelor and bachelorette parties, and thrown the bridal shower you’ve always dreamed of. Now it’s time to thank them with a gift that shows them how much you love them and how appreciative you are for their support.
Bridesmaid gifts don’t have to be big or expensive in order to show them how much you care. Shop items such as satin robes that your girls can wear while having their hair and makeup done the morning of, or keepsake boxes that they can use at home to hold jewelry and trinkets. The Wedding Shoppe also offers a unique selection of groomsmen gifts, many of which can be personalized in order to show your buddies and brothers just have special they are. Liquor and beer gifts, such as growlers, flight glasses, and monogrammed flasks, are always popular among the boys, as are traditional accessories such as sophisticated cufflinks or personalized money clips that can be used over and over again.
When shopping for your bridal party, don’t forget to pick up flower girl gifts! An activity book to keep her occupied during or after the reception, a keepsake book to help her remember your special day, a cuddly teddy bear, or a pretty piece of jewelry will show her just how special she is.
Ceremony Décor – Must-have Items You Can’t Forget!
You’ve spent so much time, effort, and money on picking out the perfect floral arrangements that you may have forgotten about those few little details that you need in order for the ceremony to go off without a hitch. Whether you’re saying your nuptials on a beach or in a temple or church, the Wedding Shoppe offers a variety of stylish décor and accessories that you’ll need to make your fairytale ceremony picture perfect.
Aisle runners, whether personalized, printed, or patterned, offer a variety of useful purposes. Cover a less-than-loved carpet pattern if you’re having an indoor ceremony in a hall or dampen the sound of your heels clicking on the floor in your favorite church with a simple aisle runner that captures the spirit of your wedding and matches with your other décor. If you’re getting married outside on the grass or on the sand, an aisle runner can help to set the stage for your ceremony and provide a smooth surface so that your heels don’t get stuck in the ground or damaged by the elements.
Depending on your religion or faith, a unity candle or more modern unity sand may be an integral part of your ceremony. Used to symbolize the joining together of two different families, unity candles can be found in a variety of unexpected and traditional shapes, sizes, and colors. You’ve already told your bridesmaids what jewelry to wear and helped the men pick out their cufflinks and ties, so don’t forget to give the littlest members of your bridal party the things they need to get their very important job done!
Your flower girl will need a basket from which to toss her petals, and your ring bearer will need a pillow to carry the rings. Flower girl baskets come in a stylish array of sizes, shapes, and textures and can be found with jeweled flowers, elegant ribbons, and pretty bows to coordinate with the theme of your big day. Ring bearer pillows come in a wide variety of styles and colors—choose a natural burlap pillow to suit a casual, rustic theme or a rich satin or lace design for a traditional affair.
Reception Décor—Don’t Overlook the Details!
Once the linens and table settings have been determined, it’s important to start picking out all those little extras that you’ll need throughout your reception. When your guests arrive for cocktail hour or the start of the reception, you’ll want them to sign a guestbook and have a place to drop off their very generous card or gift. Set up a gift table with one or more card boxes so that everyone knows where the presents go and guests can rest assured that their cards are safe and secure.
Card boxes come in a variety of chic designs, from fairytale inspired coaches to present-shaped metal boxes that look like oversized gifts. It’s a subtle and stylish way to indicate where the gifts should go.
On a table outside your reception hall, set up a guest book with a pen so that each guest can sign in and send you their well wishes for your big day. Guest books come in vintage lace and traditional designs, as well as beach-inspired looks for the destination wedding. Pen sets can be simple and sophisticated or elegant and ornate, but they should coordinate with the look and feel of the guest book itself.
When it’s time to make the toast to the bride and groom, consider having your own set of personalized or customized toasting glasses on hand. It’s likely the first toast you’ll make together as a couple, but you can treasure those champagne flutes as a keepsake of your wedding day and use them over and over again on anniversaries or other special occasions. Inevitably, at some point during the reception, you’ll need to cut the cake. Before you cut into the sweets, make sure you’ve got the perfect cake topper placed on top. Cake tops come in whimsical designs, such as love birds and beach-inspired figurines, as well as traditional looks such as your initials, a simple bride and groom, or a heart-shaped motif.
Cake serving sets are also an integral part of the cake-cutting ritual. Your guests and photographers are sure to want to snap photographs of this moment, so make sure that your cake serving set is one you’ve chosen carefully!
Last, but definitely not least, you’ll want to send your guests home with a small memento of your beautiful day. Favor boxes, perfect for holding small trinkets and sweet treats, come in a variety of styles, shapes, patterns, and designs and will often be the last thing your guests see as they’re leaving your event. Make sure your favor boxes capture the spirit and style of your wedding day—it’s the little details such as this that will make your guests remember your wedding for years to come!