4 personalized bridesmaid gifts

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Selecting gifts for some of your dearest friends can be tough. A simple and thoughtful way to say thank you to your attendants is a personalized item. These items are some of my favorites out right now.

Sources: Monogramed turksih bathrobe  |  initial gold necklace (also comes in sterling silver) |  initial wallet  (also comes in yellow, green, and white )|  canvas and leather tote bag

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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Better Ever After

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With so many couples living together before marriage,  its obvious that most have already set up their home with the usual registry items, like plates, glasses, serveware, etc.  So rather than clogging up your already tight space (because in NYC, who has a ton of space anyway??), you can register for fun experiences through Better Ever After.  The difference with Better Ever After is that you’re not registering for cash, you’re getting gift certificates for actual experiences….like learning how to brew your own beer, taking a neighborhood food tour, or getting an interior design consultation!  There are lots of activities to choose from, and its a great way to keep that wedding bliss going long after the day is done.

So far Better Ever After is only in NYC, but they’re expanding, so vote for where their next city will be here!

Painting Classes - Painting Lounge copy
Cheese of the Month - Murray's Cheese copy

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Registry upgrade with Target

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When Chad moved to Brooklyn, he came with pretty much a couple of suitcases and an X-box (thankfully we got rid of the xbox pretty quick!).  I had already been living in our studio apartment for a couple of months so I was established in the furniture department, but we needed to pick up some stuff for him pretty quick, like a wardrobe, desk, etc.  We managed to hit a sample sale in our neighborhood and scored a side table with a little ding in it that he just HAD to have by the sofa for $25.  We still have it 7 years later, and I’m definitely due for an upgrade.

This little gold side table is totally up my alley, but this white & espresso number or walnut table is probably more Chad.  The great thing is, if we were getting married all over again, we could register for any of them at Target.  And while we’re at it, might as well throw in some goodies when we entertain, like some new barware & bartools.  That’s the great thing about registering, even though you may already have something, like plates, wine glasses or even pillows, its the perfect time to upgrade them to something new!

So tell me, is there anything in your house that you’d like to upgrade when you set up your registry?

[images from Target]

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Newlywish contest

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In case you weren’t keeping track, this week is your last chance to try your luck at winning the Newlywish & Brides Magazine Pinterest contest!  All the details can be found in the original post, so get those boards going…a $1000 gift card to Newlywish is up for grabs amongst other great prizes!  Last day to submit is Nov 8 at 11pm EST and the winners will be announced on Nov 15.

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6 modern wedding favors

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Send guests home with one of these fun and memorable wedding favors. They are sure to delight!

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

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