Cheap wedding favors: 8 clever ways to save money on your wedding favors
Bridal magazines feature a heap of mass produced “personalized” wedding favors that cost a fortune once you multiply your gifts by fifty… or heck, even 300!
Now of course, the cheapest way to do wedding favors is not to do them at all, which is cool by us!
That said, for those who have chosen to do favors for their guests, here are some cunning ways I’ve found to source cheap gifts for your loved ones without resorting to taffeta bags of almonds…
How to propose without a ring: Engagement ring alternatives for guys and masculine folks
A reader who wrote to us wants to propose to her boyfriend but doesn’t want to give him a ring. Here’s some advice and a few suggestions for “cool alternatives for an engagement ring for guys.” But let’s be honest, these could work for girls just as well.
I made my own DIY driftwood arch
Nula constructed her own arch made of driftwood that she collected and then put together like one bad-ass woman. Come see how it’s done…
Fabulous signature peacock clutches from Red Ruby Rose
Whether you are buying one of Red Ruby Rose‘s handmade clutches for yourself, as a gift, or for your bridesmaids to hold instead of flowers, you’re going to find one to match your personal style. I mean… peacock feather prints, floral prints, birds, printed leather, gorgeous wedding-ready silks, tiny graphic clutches — there are so […]
Mrs vs. Ms: Am I a Mrs after I get married if I don’t change my last name?
I decided long ago that I’d keep my name if I got married. But … what IS my name? I’ve often used the “Ms.” title, and I expect to keep doing so. “Mrs.” can, however, be useful. I always assumed I’d use Mrs. MyName at those times, but during this last week I’ve realized that in my mind the Mrs. title is inextricably linked with the husband’s name. Mrs. doesn’t just signal that I’m married, it tells people the name of the person I’m married to. Mrs. MyName feels self-contradictory and weird, like I’m married to myself.
Maybe I just have a problem with the title “Mrs.” Do people use it when they keep their name?
Dice wedding favor: the ultimate gamer favors!
Offbeat Bride reader Julia-Gulia and her future husband are big gamer geeks. So when it came time to come up with wedding favors, they thought, “What better favor for our gamer geek wedding than personalized custom wedding dice?”