Gifts for the guys from

When posting about gifts, sometimes I tend to focus a little too much on the bridesmaids…lets chalk it up to me being a girl and wanting them all for myself!  But the guys in the bridal party need some love too, so lets talk about them… has a great variety of gifts for the groomsmen and even the groom that will suit every budget and style.  I actually got to play with a bunch of items for this shoot and loved all of them….here are my favs!

Its my opinion that every guy needs a pair of monogrammed cufflinks…they’ll go with everything and he’ll keep them forever!  And I’m not one for promoting smoking, but a celebratory cigar in a fancy holder can’t hurt once in a while…why not pair it with a Zippo in a matching finish?  You can monogram them as well!

All the guys in my life seem to love shots, so why not get them a set of initialed shot glasses?  It’ll make their bar carts seem all the more grownup.

Bridesmaids aren’t the only ones who should prepare for wedding day emergencies, so this kit offers up all the basics…sewing kit, deodorant, stain remover, breath freshener, etc, all in a stylish metal case that can pop into a jacket pocket.

What are you planning on getting the groomsmen in YOUR bridal party?  I’d love to hear!

[images from Trent Bailey]

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Scratch Weddings

I’ve talked about Scratch Weddings before here on Brooklyn Bride, but they’re definitely worth another look…if you’re still looking for the entertainment for your wedding, pay attention!  The team at Scratch Weddings has DJ’s for every musical style possible, and will help you pick the perfect music for your vision.  All their talent go through a rigorous 10-step screening process to ensure you’re getting the best of the best, so you know there will never be a dull moment on the dance floor!  With over 20,000 events & weddings under their belt, they truly are the experts when it comes to music.

[image from Tall & Small Photography]

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Flipkey vacation rentals

For those of you still looking for a venue for your wedding, or maybe still planning your honeymoons, this post is for you!  Flipkey, a TripAdvisor company, is a fabulous online rental company that features over 160,000 in more than 7000 locations worldwide.  Why is this a big deal? Think about it…they’ve got rentals at venues for ANY style of bride…you could stay anywhere from a castle to a treehouse!  I love that you can search for similar types of rentals, like architecturally dynamic properties, or those featured on HGTV…heck, you can even rent celebrity homes or stay at an MTV Real World house!  For smaller weddings, your venue can double as lodging for your guests and you can even get away for bachelor and bachelorette weekends away at costs generally cheaper per person than staying at a hotel. Any deals available are specific to each owner, so it never hurts to ask…

Flipkey vacation rentals

Villa Niloufar

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Highlands Castle

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Puna Modern

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Villa Grande

[images from Flipkey]

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Shutterfly + a giveaway

Shutterfly has been known for their fabulous photo books, but now you can know them as THE place to get your wedding album!  They recently released a series of premium leather bound wedding photo book, featuring lay flat pages and professional-grade satin finish paper.  It’s especially great because you can customize the pages with captions and embellishments to add your own bit of flair, and better yet, you can add your photos from anywhere, from DVD’s to Facebook to Instagram!  That means you can grab your guests photos to include with your pro pics!  With 3 different book sizes (8×8, 8×11,12×12), all this photo-goodness starts at $99.99 making it affordable as well, so be sure to grab copies of your album for your parents & in-laws as well.

Wanna try one of these bad boys out?  Head over to Shutterfly‘s site and leave a comment below with how you’d use one of their premium photo books, and you’ll have a chance to win an 8×11 photo book with genuine leather cover and 20 lay flat pages!  Winner will be announced on Friday…good luck!

[images from Shutterfly]

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Have you ever had a videographer stick a camera in your face at a wedding so you could do a video toast to the happy couple?  Its kinda annoying right?  You never have a chance to figure out what you’re going to say, then just end up waving, saying congrats, and looking totally awkward.  Now what if there were a way to get that video on your own terms, when you can figure out something meaningful to say to the couple, without all the noise and craziness of  a reception….or maybe you’re unable to attend the wedding, but still want to sent a personal note to the couple conveying your happiness…well, now you can! is the perfect way to capture heartfelt wishes, audio and video messages, and even texts from your guests thats delivered to you on your wedding day in 1 perfect package.  Its the ultimate wedding album!

All YOU have to do is sign up, set up your page, and send the link out to all your guests…the rest is up to them.  What you’re left with are memories you can go back to over and over again…its kinda priceless!

And now, if  your wedding is between October 15 and December 15, 2012, then you’re eligible to try Beta for free!  Plus, the first 100 qualifying respondents to invite their guests to participate will receive a $20 Starbucks giftcard.  Click this link to receive an exclusive invitation to use Evergram today!

[images from Evergram]

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