Guest Post from SimplyBridal.com: DIY Wedding Favors

Today we have a guest post from our friends at SimplyBridal.com. Simply Bridal is a fabulous site that offers fashion-forward wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, and bridal accessories at affordable prices, so you can get the designer look for less! Today they share their ideas for do-it-yourself wedding favors.

 

Wedding favors are a traditional way of letting your guests know that you appreciate their contribution to their big day, and it means that much more if you add a personal touch. There are many fantastic favor options to give to your guests that you can make yourself, without too much effort on your part. Those options will truly let your guests know that you are incredibly grateful that they came to share your special day with you. Here are some our favorite ideas…

Local Favors

Why not take advantage of the place you’re tying the knot and give them wedding favors that are locally produced? You and your fiancé can take an afternoon to check farmer’s markets, local shops and restaurants to find things that your guests would love, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, local crafts and maybe some coupons for some local restaurants. This is also a great chance for the two of you to spend a fun day together in the lead up to your big day. There’s nothing better than killing two birds with one stone!

Baked Goods

Are you an avid baker? Is your fiancé known for having the ultimate sweet tooth? Consider gifting your guests with your favorite sweet treat, such as cookies, brownies or anything else that tickles your fancy. There’s nothing people like more than home-baked goodness that are chalk full of love, patience and talent. Plus, people will be all the more appreciative to eat something that you made specifically for them.

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Another amazingly sweet favor is to fill mason jars with homemade jam, so guests can take them home and use them as they please. Another bonus of this is that you can flavor it so that it reflects your wedding theme, and people will be reminded of the look and feel of your wedding every time they put jam on their bread. Think this is too time-consuming? Get your bridal party together for a jam-making session and enjoy some pre-wedding bonding.

Wine

If you and your hubby enjoy drinking wine, then maybe you should consider making your own wine, bottling it with a special monogrammed wine stopper and topping it with a personal label that reflects your chosen wedding theme. That way, guests can bring that home and have a relaxing glass of wine while reflecting on how much fun your wedding is.

Donation to Charity

While fairly easy to do on the DIY scale (all you have to do is reach out to your favorite charity and do some research), it is also an incredibly meaningful gift to your guests. Make sure you do your homework on the charity to ensure that they are reputable and that they are doing the things that you think they’re doing, before you settle on one. Download a printable for the Red Cross for free.

DIY Wedding Favors: American Red Cross Donation Card

 

Favors are an incredibly meaningful way of showing your appreciation to your guests, and you have to ensure that you do it the right way. However, you can be certain that if you do it yourself and you put a lot of time, effort and love into the product that your guests will love it and appreciate it that much more.

 

Thank you to SimplyBridal for sharing these ideas for DIY wedding favors! Which was your favorite? Leave us a comment below!

My Glass Slipper Featured on “David Tutera CELEBrations”!

My Glass Slipper was featured on the latest season of the WE tv hit show David Tutera CELEBrations! As we’ve done in the past for David’s shows, including My Fair Wedding, MyGlassSlipper.com provided wedding shoes, bridesmaids shoes and special occasion shoes for the season, which covered David’s coordination and styling of celebrity events. Two of those celebrity events are featured in the video below! My Glass Slipper is the premier online destination for designer wedding shoes, and we’re David Tutera’s go-to shop for bridal shoes!

We loved being a part of Dancing with the Stars pro Oksana Dmytrenko and So You Think You Can Dance‘s Jonathan Platero beautiful beach-side nuptials! Oksana’s bridal party wore BridalShoes.com bridesmaids shoes and the bride herself selected stunning Betsey Johnson wedding shoes from MyGlassSlipper.com. Oksana’s wedding shoes were the ever-popular “Gown” by Betsey Johnson style in Royal Blue. It was the perfect “something blue” for the dancer’s special day.

Oksana and her groom, Jonathan, with David at their wedding reception

Oksana and her groom, Jonathan, with David at their wedding reception

Gown royal blue wedding shoes by Betsey Johnson

Gown royal blue wedding shoes by Betsey Johnson

Star of The Bad Girls Club Tanisha Thomas said “I don’t!” at a fun divorce party shown on another episode of the show. For her celebratory event, Tanisha chose from a selection of Badgley Mischka wedding shoes from MyGlassSlipper.com. Her final selections include the Badgley Mischka “Humbie” and “Lacie” heels, shown below.

Tanisha with David at her event

Tanisha with David at her event

Lacie adorned wedding shoes by Badgley Mischka

Lacie adorned wedding shoes by Badgley Mischka

Humbie sparkly wedding shoes by Badgley Mischka

Humbie sparkly wedding shoes by Badgley Mischka

It’s so fun to see our shoes on screen and to be a part of David Tutera’s amazing shows and weddings! A big thanks to him and his team for including us in this fun affair. Of course, we also carry David’s amazing wedding shoe collection on MyGlassSlipper.com, too! Shop David Tutera wedding shoes for glam, fashion-forward styles perfect for the glitzy bride.

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How to Choose the Perfect Blue Wedding Shoes

 

 

blue-wedding-shoesWhile white wedding shoes have not lost their popularity, more and more brides are looking to expand their color palettes. Blue wedding shoes are becoming quite popular with brides who crave creativity and want to create a unique look on the big day.

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Wedding Colors

Blue is one of the most popular wedding colors, and for good reasons. A large percentage of people say that blue is their favorite color, so it is only natural that brides would want to incorporate it into their ceremonies. Blue also coordinates well with other colors, so its inclusion in the wedding can be a smart move.

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The Dance by Betsy Johnson is a beautifully designed shoe shows off with its simple round toe and low heel made in a sparkly fabric. The gentle scallops on the edges add subtle detail to an elegant shoe. The blue sole can be your ‘something blue’ for your walk down the aisle.

No matter what the reason, blue wedding shoes are becoming increasingly popular. That gives brides a real opportunity to break from traditional and choose the colors they love. If you have chosen blue as one of your wedding colors, you need to decide how to use that color for your wedding shoes. Some brides will wear traditional white shoes adorned with blue accents that match the wedding theme. Others will prefer blue wedding shoes in their chosen shade. As with everything else wedding related, the choice of shoes is a highly personal one.

 Color Swatches

A big part of choosing the perfect blue wedding shoes is getting the color just right. That will be impossible without a good set of color swatches from your wedding planner or dress designer. No matter who is planning your wedding, it is important to have the color information you need before you head out in search of the perfect shoes.

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Looking for the perfect hue of blue to dye your wedding shoes? You can order a color swatch from My Glass Slipper.com.

Once you have the color swatches in hand, you can start seeking out the perfect shoes. If you have already ordered your gown, you may be able to get your blue wedding shoes from the same source. If not, it is important to start shopping early, since it may take some time to find blue wedding shoes that match both your color needs and personal taste and style.

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Dye Your Own

In most cases you will be able to find the perfect shade of blue wedding shoes as long as you bring a color swatch with you when you shop. Even if the bridal shop does not have the perfect shade in stock, the owner may be able to order a pair of shoes that will perfectly match your wedding colors and look perfect on the big day.

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This style is the Joy wedding shoe and it features a fashionably simple t-strap and an enclosed heel cap. The white or ivory fabric is beautiful in person and can be dyed any My Glass Slipper shade of blue.

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 If your wedding colors are unusual or hard to match, however, it may be best to take a different approach. Whether you choose a stunning pair of high heels adorned with crystals or a more practical pair of flats, you can dye the shoes to your chosen shade of blue. Just start with a pure white pair of shoes and buy a dye kit in the shade you want. You can mix the dye, experiment until you have the perfect shade and then dye your special shoes to the perfect color.

A Guide to Choosing Cute Flat Wedding Shoes

While many brides still choose traditional high heels for the big day, a growing number of people are looking beyond those uncomfortable shoes and seeking out more practical alternatives. Flat wedding shoes are becoming increasingly popular with modern brides, and they are turning up in some very unexpected places.

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Flat wedding shoes have a number of important advantages for busy brides. They are more comfortable, an important consideration for brides who will be on their feet from morning to night. Flat shoes are also versatile and easy to customize. Brides can use adornments and accessories to match their shoes to their wedding gowns and incorporate their wedding colors into their footwear. Whether you are planning a fun wedding ceremony at the beach or a formal party at the local country club, flat wedding shoes can be part of the celebration.

Casual or Formal?

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The Ever by Betsey Johnson is a beautifully designed shoe shows off with its simple round toe and crystal bow embellishment. The blue sole can be your ‘something blue’ for your walk down the isle.

Many people equate flat wedding shoes with casual backyard weddings, but that is not necessarily the case. More and more brides are incorporating flat wedding shoes into their wedding ceremonies, even when those ceremonies are held at country clubs and other formal venues.

No matter what type of wedding ceremony you are planning, you can find flat wedding shoes that will match the situation perfectly. You do need to think about the nature of the wedding before you go shopping, but the sky is the limit from there.

 

 

 

 

Consider the Venue

Outdoor weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and those outdoor venues often demand flat and comfortable wedding shoes instead of the traditional high heels. When choosing flat wedding shoes, it is important to think about the setting you have chosen for your wedding.

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If you dream of a wonderful wedding on the beach, lovely pair of beaded flip flops will look right at home and make your feet look great. If your wedding is at a formal garden or fancy hotel, a formal pair of flats would be a better choice.

If you are looking for a bridal sandal for a beach wedding, look no further, Precious by Corkys is an adoreable sandal that is perfect for a beach wedding or tropical honeymoon!

If you are looking for a bridal sandal for a beach wedding, look no further, Precious by Corkys is an adoreable sandal that is perfect for a beach wedding or tropical honeymoon!

Off-the-Shelf or Dyeable?

The growing popularity of flat wedding shoes means that bridal shops are stocking more styles and colors than ever before. If you have a traditional color wedding dress and wedding colors, you will probably be able to find exactly what you need in a perfectly matching shade.

The Andie wedding shoe is sure to turn heads with crystal covered vamp and peek-a-boo peep toe! The open peep toe and closed pump heel are great for for a steady walk down the aisle.

The Andie wedding shoe is sure to turn heads with crystal covered vamp and peek-a-boo peep toe! The open peep toe and closed pump heel are great for for a steady walk down the aisle.

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Did you know My Glass Slipper now offers several color options to dye your wedding shoe? Check the Andie by Benjamin Adams dyed a few fun hues!

If your wedding colors are more exotic, you may prefer to dye your own wedding shoes to the perfect shade. You can start by purchasing a pair of stunning white flats and a dye pack. There are plenty of instructions available to help you get the perfect shade for the big day.