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7 Signs you May be a Bridezilla




Bridezilla; a dubious distinction all brides probably intend to avoid!  It is believed the term “bridezilla” was coined in a Boston Globe article in June 1995. Since then, it has been widely used for an overbearing bride who is difficult.

A woman who is obsessed about every detail of the wedding might turn into a bridezilla. There are several traits that many bridezilla’s have in common. If a bride-to-be sees her own behaviors on this list, she may want to make some changes quickly or risk alienating friends and family members.  Yikes!

#1  Talking about the wedding nonstop. Getting married is exciting and stressful at the same time. It is good for brides to have enthusiasm about the big day, but speaking incessantly over every little detail, especially when the conversation often veers to complaints about vendors and other arrangements, can be off-putting to people. Remember, the world is still turning outside of a bride’s wedding realm.

#2  Extreme dieting. It’s understandable when a bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, and this can create a desire to shed a few pounds. However, if dieting becomes extreme, including dramatic calorie control, binging or purging, it can be unhealthy and dangerous. Putting appearances before well-being may constitute bridezilla behavior.

#3  Failing to spend time with a fiance. When wedding planning and meetings take precedence over spending time with your fiance, it can set a poor course for the future marriage and strain the current relationship.  Don’t forget the reason you wanted to marry this person in the first place!

#4  A “me-first” attitude. It’s unproductive for a bride-to-be to think that her family, bridemaids and others involved in the wedding will drop everything for the sake of the event. Although it is expected that a bridal party will partake in some tasks and responsibilities, they are not the property or employees of the bride. Also, diva behavior and meltdowns — where all the attention is directed toward the bride-to-be — is not fun for anyone.

#5   Going well over budget. At its core, a wedding is the union between two people who pledge to spend the rest of their lives together. While many people want to have the perfect wedding, fixating on every detail and spending excessively to achieve what is perceived as perfection is bridezilla behavior. Entering a marriage already in debt can put a strain on newlywed bliss.

#6  Fighting with friends and family. Oftentimes brides- and grooms-to-be mask apprehension about starting a new chapter in their lives by getting into disagreements with others. Brides may bicker with their moms over seating arrangements and hairstyles, but they might just be glossing over their evolving mother-child relationship. Fighting just to fight and draw attention to oneself is bridezilla behavior; beware!

#7   Expecting preferential treatment. Many bridezillas are rude to wedding vendors and think that they deserve something extra. Individuals should remember that florists, dress shops, musicians, and photographers work very hard in their lines of work and often with couples who are emotional and feeling the stress of spending large amounts of money. Adding even more animosity to the situation could result in less-than-stellar results on the big day.

Brides, are you seeing yourself anywhere in this list?  Put yourself in check before that Bridezilla title is applied to you!

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social


Movember 2014


Mustache Engraved Shot Glasses
As men grow mustaches to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer, we have decided to introduce our new engravable mustache designs (mustache designs available in-store only) by giving-away these 4 fun-stached engraved shot glasses…see below!

5 Fun Mustache Facts for Movember

1. In 1967, The Beatles gave away cardboard mustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Mustaches have been hip for a long time!

2. Albert Einstein had a mustache for over 50 years.  I wonder if he ever shaved it off, even once?

3. In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts is the only king not to have a mustache.  Poor guy…

4. A 1-month-old mustache is capable of holding approximately 10% of a glass of beer before leaking down the face of the owner.  Isn’t that handy?!!?

5. On average a man with a mustache touches it 760 times a day.  Wow, that’s a lot!

mustache flaskMustache Flask Engraving Ideas:

“Staching through the snow”
“Sorry I (mustache)”
“My stache”
“I (mustache) you a question, but I’ll shave it for later”


Now for your chance to WIN…

Shot Glass Giveaway

 Win this set of 4 Mustache Engraved Shot Glasses!  Just find 3 “mustached” gifts on our website and enter the product sku/name into the contest app below.  All 3 answers must be correct to be eligible to win.
Contest ends Nov 27th.
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Retweet on Twitter daily for extra contest entries. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email. Good luck and Happy Movember!

National Coffee Day


national coffee day - pink mugMonday, September 28th, 2015 is National Coffee Day.  How fitting that it falls on a Monday!   We like coffee, you like coffee… So here’s some facts about coffee!

1. Two cups (or more) a day can extend your life.  Researchers aren’t sure why, but people who consume at least 2 cups of coffee daily lived longer and were less likely to die of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease as were coffee abstainers.

2.  It reduces pain. Office workers who took a coffee break felt less neck and shoulder pain during the day. There’s your excuse, go take a coffee break!

3.  Coffee can help you burn fat!  Studies have shown that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism 3 to 11%.

4.  The effects of coffee kick in fast!  It only takes ten minutes to start feeling the effects of caffeine.

5.  The webcam was invented for coffee.  The first webcam was invented at the University of Cambridge to let people know if the pot of coffee was full or not.

A personalized coffee mug is the perfect gift for any coffee lover!

Top 5 fav engraving sayings from our Facebook friends:

engraving ideas for coffee mugs


From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

If you need a vessel to put your amazing life enhancing coffee into, we have you covered with lots of customizable options:

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