Fun Favors!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ahh favors...they have come such a long way over the last few years! What used to be useless trinkets are now delicious edible treats or tiny gifts that really reflect the couple giving them! I am so excited about the favor we chose and I feel certain that our guests are going to love it too! (That's all I can say about that!)

Looking for some cute favor ideas for your wedding?

How 'bout a box full of Cuties! I love these little clementines and they would make such a great (and healthy) post-wedding snack for your guests! This would be perfect for couples living in California, which is where they are grown. I also think they'd be cute for Florida couples...oranges, cuties...close enough!

Looking for a less healthy option? How about some Krispy Kreme doughnuts? Seriously, if I were a guest at a wedding and I saw these sitting on the favor table, I would jump for joy! YUM!

Oh Macarons, must you be so cute?!?!  If you are having a French Parisian themed reception, this just might be the perfect favor for you!

Do you love s'mores as much as I love s'mores?  These little DIY bags are easy and inexpensive to make! And, of course, they are super cute!!!


Looking for some non-edible options?

This one's for the girls! Perfect for a beach wedding! Or, perfect if you just want your female guests to be comfy while they dance the night away!

Do you ever use party crackers on New Year's Eve? This is one of Mr. CF's family traditions and I think it would be so cute as a wedding favor. All the guests can mingle and show each other what *useless trinket* they got! Okay, I know I said that favors shouldn't be useless trinkets but when they come in a tulle covered cracker tube, they are fun! 

Ever since I was a kid, I have LOVED lottery scratch-off tickets (bad, I know)! I don't ever buy them but I LOVE when Santa leaves them in my stocking :) How cute are these "lucky in love" lottery ticket favors? 

Looking for more wedding favor ideas? Check out one of my favorite wedding-related blogs, Favor Craver!!!

Are you giving guests favors at your wedding? If so, what are you giving?

My Wedding-Day Scent

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This may seem like such a small detail of the day, but it's definitely an important one! I've known for a long time that I wanted to wear a special perfume on August 13th, I just didn't know which one. For a while, I would try different scents each time I went in a department store or Sephora or Ulta, just searching and waiting to find "the one". Nothing stood out to me, probably because every scent I love, I own! Eventually, I forgot about this small detail and tackled much bigger things on my to-do list.

Then, one night as I was flipping through a magazine, I found it! The one! The perfume that will always trigger special memories of our special day. I knew that my search was over. Mr. CF looked perplexed as I frantically ripped the page from magazine, sat on the couch, and proceeded to rub that piece of paper all over my neck and wrists! You know they say that you have to try it on to make sure it still smells the same! Yes, that was it. I don't own this amazing scent yet (it's the only thing on my birthday list this year), but once I do it will not be worn until our wedding day. Can't wait!

Is there a certain perfume that triggers a special memory for you?

Long Overdue Status Update!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

With under 3 months to go, I believe I'm officially in the final stage of wedding planning! I must say that the last nine months went by at a good pace and the process has been relatively stress-free (with the exception of paying the wedding bills, of course!) In my opinion, one year is plenty of time to plan a wedding and I feel like we have been able to get everything done and we were also able to book all of our top choice vendors. When you get married in a huge city like Atlanta, the good ones go fast! I am so confident and so in love with everyone we have working for us and I know that everything is going to come together perfectly.

So, what does one do in the final months of planning? Well, there's the fun little things! And then there's the tricky decisions to make on things that you've put off thinking about until now!

For example, little thing:

I purchased my wedding day earrings (I love Nadri) this weekend and am on the hunt for a bracelet.


Tricky decisions (there are lots of these):

  • Head table with 19 people (too obnoxiously long?) or sweetheart table as shown below?


  • Super-stretch limo to fit said 19 people (too obnoxiously long?), or no limo? Or multiple limos? ::My head is spinning::
  • Get hair/makeup done at salon or have artists come out to the hotel ($$)? Well OF COURSE I want them to come to the hotel. 
  • Menus at every place setting or one menu at every table? Or, one menu in the entire ballroom written on a cute vintage-looking chalkboard? 

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Must the possibilities be endless?!?! Oh, who am I kidding, I love this!

Engagement Photos!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Okay, I know I haven't been posting a lot lately but I have been getting a lot accomplished. From ordering the cake and invitations, meeting with our planner (who is also doing our flowers), and selecting the readings for our Mass, LOTS of big decisions have been made! This truly is an exciting time and I cannot even believe that I am marrying my love in 103 days!

One thing that I shared with you all from the start was how high photography was on my list of priorities. I love looking at photos and I often spend many minutes looking at each one, noticing every detail. I knew that I wanted to find someone who not only brought the best out of Brian and I but who also had a great eye for detail and could capture it in each shot. I have entrusted Tina Rowden with our wedding photos because she does just that. She has given us a gift that we will enjoy and share with others for the rest of our lives!