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Some of My Favorite Things . . .

January 9, 2011

I am often reminded of the Queen of “it’s a good thing”, Ms. Martha Stewart, when my destination wedding brides ask me for helpful links and cool websites to purchase extra items for their destination wedding. I can’t help but keep saying, “these are a few of my favorite things” to the tune of the Sound Of Music. I am sure this list will grow, and encourage any readers of this blog to post other links that you have found to be “a good thing”.

First, if you want to see some lovely photo’s and meet some other to be wed Beach Brides, or get sage advice from brides recently married, I love the BEACH Bride’s company page on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=118636003922

My favorite Sand Ceremony kit is from weddingstar.com. The Heart shaped sand ceremony with your initials and wedding date engraved is one of the best sand ceremony kits I have ever seen, plus they have tons of beach favors, and accessories at this site:

http://www.weddingstar.com/ceremony-accessories/unity-sand-ceremony

Are all the extra’s for the reception really starting to add up? Can you believe that Sashes cost upwards of $5-10 each? Well, this site has all the colors and styles for $0.59 to 3.59 each. Plus, you can list them on eBay or donate them when you get back and they take up very little space in your luggage.

http://www.weddinglinensdirect.com

Want to put together a cool welcome bag, or price fans without spending hours on the web? This site has so many really great ideas for beach weddings, favors, fans, and gift bag accessories.

http://www.myweddingfavors.com/beach-favors.html

AND finally, most resorts charge a fortune for rose petal aisles or flower petals for your guests to throw at the end of the ceremony instead of rice or blowing bubbles. However, they are very specific about making sure you don’t use silk flower petals as they harm the environment. I purchase small organza 3 inch sachets and then went to this site:

www.petalgarden.com

and purchased freeze dried petals that were vacuumed packed, took up very little space and were fresh and environmentally safe when opened. Open them the day of the wedding, and they are gorgeous.

Finally, Martha Stewart’s fall issue of her Weddings Magazine was totally devoted to “destination weddings”. Here is a link for all the highlights and do it yourself ideas:

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/welcome-gifts or

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/destination-wedding-advice-from-a-travel-agent

Would love to hear about your favorite things!

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