Throwing a Tasteful Bachelor Party

Throwing a tasteful bachelor party may seem like an oxymoron, but it really can be done. With your best man there to oversee everything, it doesn’t always have to be out drinking or at a strip club. If you are looking for a low key, classy way to celebrate your marriage, then there are ways to make that happen. The wedding party just wants to make the groom happy, so if tasteful is what you are going for then tasteful is what you will get. It just takes a little creativity and for your best man to know you well enough to see what you really like.bachelor party

The bachelor party is an important party of any wedding because it brings all the grooms friends together before one of them is getting married. The best man should do his job to make sure that this is an awesome night together, and one that you will all remember forever, not one that none of you will remember. Try just having some drinks with friends, maybe at a restaurant or one of your homes. Dinner and drinks and maybe going to batting cages or any other hobby you all enjoy can be a fun way to put a spin on the traditional. It just makes the whole evening more comfortable when you are all doing things that you enjoy and not running amok. The wedding party will thank you for this later. It doesn’t matter if you have a huge budget, or almost none at all, there are ways to make sure that the bachelor party is perfect and tasteful.

The best tip is to make sure that you are doing things that the groom and his friends love. If that is going to arcades or dinner or batting cages or laser tag or a ballgame, anything fun that can get you all having fun together is what you should be doing. This is a great opportunity to get together and just be friends and hang out. The groom will thank you for this tasteful option and the bride to be surely will too. It is a way to release the tension associated with going to a crazy bachelor party. One that is more at ease and more comfortable could be the perfect option for you and your friends. So, maybe give the tasteful option a try and see just how fun it can be.

 

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10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day is a romantic and lovely day to cherish together. Choosing a gift that isn’t just a bouquet of roses or a heart shaped box of chocolates makes your efforts a bit more appreciated.  Personalized gifts or well thought out gifts are always appreciated.  We are a huge fan of Etsy, as you are working with small business owners. Click here to see more ideas at Etsy. Below are a 10 Valentine’s day gift ideas to help you when you are shopping for your Valentine’s Day Gift.

 

Valentine’s Day Gift – Earrings


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Valentine’s Day Gift – Coupon Book

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Valentine’s Day Gift – T – Shirt

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Valentine’s Day Gift – Coffee Mug

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Valentine’s Day Gift – Cutting Board

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Valentine’s Day Gift – Flask

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Valentine’s Day Gift – Dress

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Valentine’s Day Gift – Knife

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Valentine’s Day Gift – Wreath

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Valentine’s Day Gift – Pillow Cases

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Other Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Dreamlines Wedding Dress Sketch

Free $50 Sketch Bouquet During Christmas

During December when you place a sketch order you will receive a sketched bouquet valued at $50 for FREE. If time is a factor a card can be emailed to you as a PDF within 24 hours. You can then print the card, display it in a frame or place it an envelope. This allows your wife the opportunity to work with the artist when designing her wedding dress sketch. She will love this idea and will love you for putting her first. (in the notes of the order form state you would like a free bouquet) Orders can be accepted for Christmas gifts up to December 23rd.

 

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Christmas Gifts – A little bit of shopping

Holly Days Craft Show in Fairview Heights! Come out and get all your shopping taken care of in one afternoon – they have 30 different handmade crafters all in one building. This will be your last chance to pick up your goodies before Christmas….I’ll be closing down my Etsy Shop on December 10th and won’t be reopening until the 23rd.

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Personalized Christmas Gift

My newest little find. I love personalized gifts and wine! So this is a win win!  I found this lovely little company who creates personalized gifts. This is ideal for a personalized Christmas gift.

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Anniversary Gifts By Year

Finding that perfect anniversary gift is easy when you give a gift that has a purpose. Every year of marriage symbolizes what type of year it is. Use this list for a few ideas of anniversary gifts that are perfect for your year.

 

One Year Anniversary Gift – Paper is the traditional one year anniversary gift
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Three Year Anniversary Gift – Leather is the traditional three year anniversary gift
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Five Year Anniversary Gift – Wood is the traditional five year anniversary gift
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Ten Year Anniversary Gift – Metal is the traditional ten year anniversary gift
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Fifteen Year Anniversary Gift – Crystal is the traditional fifteen year anniversary gift
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Twenty Five Year Anniversary Gift – Silver is the traditional twenty five year anniversary gift
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Fifty year anniversary gift – Gold is the traditional fifty year anniversary gift
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Other Anniversary Gift Ideas

Last Minute Anniversary Gift
One Year Anniversary Gift
Three Year Anniversary Gift
Five Year Anniversary Gift
Ten Year Anniversary Gift
Fifteen Year Anniversary Gift
Twenty Five Year Anniversary Gift
Fifty Year Anniversary Gift

Three Year Anniversary Gift

What is the best three year anniversary gift? The traditional 3 year anniversary gift is leather. A personalized gift to celebrate your anniversary is such a nice touch and a perfect way to express your love. Below you can find a lot of great personalized three year anniversary gift ideas.

 

Men’s Leather Bracelet – Traditional Three Year Anniversary Gift
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Women’s Leather Bracelet – Traditional Three Year Anniversary Gift
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Leather Wallet – Traditional Three Year Anniversary Gift
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Leather Key Chain – Traditional Three Year Anniversary Gift
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Leather Luggage Tag – Traditional Three Year Anniversary Gift
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Leather Camera Strap – Traditional Three Year Anniversary Gift
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Other Anniversary Gift Ideas
Last Minute Anniversary Gift
One Year Anniversary Gift
Three Year Anniversary Gift
Five Year Anniversary Gift
Ten Year Anniversary Gift

Wedding Sunglasses

Personalized sunglasses are ideal for an outside ceremony, reception or photo booth. Set of 10 personalized wedding sunglasses are available in many colors. The wedding sunglasses are a really fun way to entertain your wedding guests and a fun way to thank your wedding guests for sharing your special wedding day with you. The wedding sunglasses are perfect for a sunny outdoor ceremony, wedding reception, bridal shower party, photo booth props or just for a wedding favor.

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Wife

What does your wife want for Christmas?  This question is asked by all husbands. The perfect Christmas gift for your wife can range from store bought, handmade or an experience together.

 

Suggestions for the perfect Christmas gift for your wife are below. Christmas gift for your wife

Take her on a weekend getaway.Christmas gift for your wife

Give her a personalized and customized gift.Christmas gift for your wife

Make new traditions to do together, such as decorate for the holidays. Christmas gift for your wife

 Give her a boudoir photo session. Christmas gift for your wife

 Electronics are always a good go to Christmas gift; newest cell phone, laptop, ipad and any unique electronic gadget.Christmas gift for your wife

Buy her new clothes…a girl always loves new shoes.  Christmas gift for your wife

Take her on a shopping spree.  Christmas gift for your wife

 

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