Posts Tagged ‘personalize’

Save the Date

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When it comes to planning your wedding, the first thing that comes to mind is the most important: picking a date! With so many factors to wedding planning and various times of year, choosing which day is “The BIG Day” can seem overwhelming. Don’t let this fun time get the best of you — read on for some tips (source: The Knot) on how to best Save the Date to avoid any unnecessary stress:

  1. SEND save the dates! You don’t want your guests to be in the dark about when your wedding is taking place, and giving them a heads up allows them to make the necessary arrangements to witness you tie the knot.
  2. Send them early enough. The general guideline here is 6-8 months before the big day. Giving your friends and loved ones plenty of time in advance ensures that they’ll be more likely to be able to attend, and gives you peace of mind that everyone you want there is aware. Win-win!
  3. BUT, don’t send them TOO early! On the opposite side of things, if you send save-the-dates too far in advance, guests are more likely to forget about the date. Moreover, the details of your wedding may change between that point in time and when you send out formal invitations.
  4. Be sure about who you send them to. Only send them to people who you are 100% sure you want to attend. If you send a save the date to someone you’re unsure about inviting and then change your mind later; it just creates an unnecessary and awkward scenario…yikes.
  5. Don’t worry too much about the design! Since your formal wedding invitations will come later, you can put much more thought and energy into those. Have fun with your save the dates, get creative, and let your excitement shine through.
  6. If you’re into sending them digitally, send paper ones too (as a backup). While technology is reliable 99% of the time (well, mostly…), there’s always a chance that an emailed save the date could get lost in someone’s junk folder. Sending them electronically is by all means a good option, you just may want to send paper ones as well. They can also make a great keepsake for the sentimental folks in your life.
  7. Be clear about who is invited. You don’t want your guests wondering if they can or can’t bring their kids, their new girlfriend, their dog…name the intended guests specifically and intentionally to avoid any confusion.

As an extra gesture, add some special gift-giving to remind those closest to you (such as your groomsmen and bridesmaids who will be an integral part of your special day) to remember the celebration. We have our engraved black matte flask and white skinny mini shown above which make great options!

From Your Things Engraved Social Team

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Alternative Guestbook Ideas

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Nowadays, I’m blown away by how creative people are getting with weddings. One can quickly fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole of DIYs, themes, colour schemes, proposals, bridesmaid dresses, gifts etc., I know I have! However, it is also a great source to catch up on the latest trends, alternative options, do-it-yourself cost saving options, and updated forms of many timeless wedding ideas.

A current trend I’ve seen a lot of is taking a new spin on the classic guestbook. The so-called “alternative guestbook” is completed by coming up with an activity that your guests can participate in which in turn creates a beautiful looking memento for you.

One of these ideas is a see-through glass box (our Card/Note Box is shown above) in which guests can write messages on paper and place them in the box. As the box fills it not only looks beautiful, but it contains loads of well wishes from the couples’ loved ones which is a lovely keepsake.  A great idea to spice up the look of this “alternative” guest book would be to use different colours of paper or even textured papers (gold, rustic, etc.) to give the box even more charm and to match your wedding colours or theme.

Another idea could be having your guests write their well-wishes directly on a themed display. Since this idea is more simple, you can set up the table around it to be nicely designed. Use the wooden Happily Ever After wall plaque (shown above), customized with your name and wedding date, for the more sentimental couple.

To take the more whimsical route, check out our Wedding Wish Jar (above): a complete kit for leaving sweet dreams or wishes for the newlyweds. Included is the jar itself, a roll of wish cards, and a pen. A great idea is letting the jar fill up with the wishes, and then opening the jar on your first anniversary as a couple for a special gift of love to yourselves.

Of course, a classic guestbook and pen set will do the trick too but perhaps you’re looking for alternatives to the traditions; either way, we can help make your day JUST as you wish!

From Your Things Engraved Social Team

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Engrave a Heart for Heart & Stroke

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Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. – Lord Byron

I really like this quote because while many think of Valentine’s Day as a ‘romantic’ love occasion, LOVE is so much more than that. Yes, we do love our romantic partners, but also our family, friends, customers, communities and more. But love is hard sometimes – whether it is because of distance, misunderstandings, or life’s stresses and challenges (the ‘wolves’), loving someone is not always easy.

Which makes it even MORE important to express and celebrate love, and let love inspire us all to make a difference, both personally and for others.

And that is what we want to do this year for Valentine’s Day.

Not only do we want to help YOU to give a beautiful, personalized keepsake gift to someone special for a celebration of love, but we also want to help solve one of the biggest  ‘wolves’ that threaten our loved ones – heart disease and stroke.

Until February 14th, we are asking our customers to partner with us to help raise money in support of The Heart & Stroke Foundation by engraving a filled heart onto their gifts. We will donate 50% of the engraving cost of the heart! Our goal is to raise $10,000 by February 14!

Not only can you show your heart to your loved one, but together we can show our heart to the world and to those impacted by heart disease and stroke.

Things Engraved Engrave a Heart for Heart & Stroke

When you visit one of our stores to purchase your gift, you can add an engraved filled heart to almost any gift. If you prefer to shop online, we have a select group of specially chosen gifts that can be engraved with a filled heart and a message of love.

Here are just a few of the gift options you can engrave for Heart & Stroke during this fundraiser to get you inspired.

Pink Optic Crystal Heart with SILVER FILL

Pink Optic Crystal Heart with SILVER FILL

Military Style Dog Tag Set

Military Style Dog Tag Set

Stainless Steel Copper Plated Mug

Stainless Steel Copper Plated Mug

Silver Plated Pink Rose

Silver Plated Pink Rose

To engrave a gift for Valentine’s Day and Heart Month (or for any special person or occasion), you can find a store near you by clicking HERE. Together we can meet our goal of raising $10,000!

 

“I know of only one duty, and that is to love.” Albert Camus

You can learn more about our fundraising event for Heart & Stroke by clicking HERE.

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