Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

7 Signs you May be a Bridezilla

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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

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Summer Wedding Gifts

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If you’re attending a wedding this summer you may be wondering, what should you give the bride and groom as a wedding gift?  I attended a wedding recently and it was suggested to just give the couple cash.  While cash is super easy, it’s so impersonal I just couldn’t do it.  These people are my friends and I wanted to give them something special to commemorate their happy day.  So if you’re looking for a special, unique, one-of-a-kind wedding gift I’d like to suggest an engraved gift (surprise! surprise!).  Engraved gifts can turn virtually any item into a fabulous memento of the happy occasion.

1.  Picture Frames – Sure, they seem too simple, and maybe even boring… but they don’t have to be!  Every wedding has a photographer, of some description, to capture the day digitally.  Sometimes it takes an extra step to get the photos printed and displayed.  A frame is a great wedding gift idea so the couple is half way there to displaying their photos.  By adding engraving to a frame you’ve taken the extra step of making it more than just a frame; you’ve made it a keepsake.  You can engrave their names and/or wedding date on any frame to customize the gift.

weddingframes2.  Toasting Flutes – Most weddings include a toast to the new couple (& lots of other various people too) so toasting flutes are perfect for weddings.  Now this is a gift you may want to give BEFORE the wedding, like at a wedding shower or engagement party, so that the couple has their flutes ready for the first big toast on the wedding day.  Adding engraving to a set of flutes make them a treasured keepsake.  They may never drink bubbly out of them again (well, maybe on their first wedding anniversary) but they will be a part of their special day and will be kept forever.

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3.  Something For Their Home – If you’re looking for something more utilitarian, you could find a unique gift that could be used in their home.  Below I’ve suggested a clock, a canvas, and a mantel statue.  All can be customized with their names and wedding date and yet be on display and useful for years to come.

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4. A Bit of Extravagance – Maybe you want to be really unique and some might argue, over the top!?!  You could consider these three items.  First, our musical carriage; perfect for a princess and her prince or any magical fairytale wedding.  Engrave the plate with their names for a fairytale ending!  This piece will turn heads!   Or how about, taking a favourite photo of the couple and having it put onto a piece of slate?  Perhaps their engagement photo would be ideal for a photo slate? Finally, if you have a couple with a sense of humour, a double body bobblehead might be the perfect custom gift.  We hand-sculpt the couple’s heads and faces so it looks just like them!  Be sure to have about 4-6 weeks if you order one of these so we can custom design your bobble gift!  Any of these extravagant gits are sure to please the new couple.

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Hopefully one of these 12 wedding gift ideas inspires you to find a wedding gift that you can make perfect through personalization with us.  We look forward to helping you create a gift-giving memory this summer.

From your Things Engraved Social Team

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Everlasting Wedding Collection

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Now that the gift has been delivered to it’s recipient at a bridal shower, I wanted to show you a few of the gifts that are part of our Everlasting Wedding Collection, complete with gift wrapping.

This collection is popular because it features a classic double heart design, and it is sophisticated, romantic and simple.

And we LOVE how the engraving looks on these gifts. It stands out beautifully to convey a message for a special wedding day. This particular order also features design element upgrades. Our engravers in-store have design guides for you to browse and select the perfect addition to your text engraving.

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On these lovely champagne flutes, a silver fill was used to make the text and rose stand out even more. I am sure you will agree, this is a GORGEOUS extra touch.

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We want to help make your gift giving as easy as possible so yes, we also help you make the gift presenation amazing too!    You can add gift wrap it to your online purchase or ask about gift bags in-store).

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If you are attending a wedding this year, we have several different wedding collections for you to choose from. We are sure the recipients will be thrilled with any of these personalized wedding collections and will cherish them forever as a reminder of their perfect wedding day.

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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If you would like to browse all of the gifts that are a part of our Everlasting Collection, click here to see what we have to offer.

Everlasting Wedding Collection Things Engraved

To purchase, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

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