Monday, February 18, 2019

Wine Wedding Favors

I don't know when wine wedding favors started getting popular, but wine favors are all the rage. We have a collection of wine glass favors in our cabinets, so many that we almost didn't need to add wine glasses to our registry.

They're one of the few favors that you can assure your guests will take at the end of the night. They're reusable, which makes guests happy, and cost effective, which makes the couple happy. Everyone wins.

Plus today, February 18, is National Drink Wine Day, which sounds like a good excuse to update this wine wedding favors post.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.


We cover everything from wine markers to wine glasses in this post. For actual wine, you'll have to worry about that on your own. If you're not into wine, though, the markers can translate over to other beverages. They're a lot classier than writing on a cup with a Sharpie.

And speaking of other beverages, don't forget our post about the morning mimosa bar that I put together for my bridesmaids before the wedding. I used personalized drink charms on them and that was a great idea for a hectic morning.

Wine Wedding Favors





If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Mini Chalkboard Tags
Chalkboard elements are really trendy right now. If you want your wedding to have elements of what's popular, these mini chalkboard tags are perfect. You can use them to label wine at the table, wine glasses, or napkins.

Pick up a chalk pen so you don't have to worry about names rubbing off while people are drinking. And yes, keep that in mind. Actual chalk seems like the right way to go, but it's actually really dusty.

Purchase here.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
High Heel Glass Markers
If your taste is a little more colorful, these high heel glass markers are for you. They stick to your glass to mark your drink, which is cute.

Most wine charms have a metal ring for the wine glass stem. These just stick so they're great for stemless wine glasses or any other glass vessels.

Purchase here.


If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Burlap Table Number Wine Bag Set
If you're hoping your wine favors can double as decor, check out this burlap table number wine bag set. You get table numbers 1 through 10 in the set. Your guests can either drink these at dinner and they'll still look really great as centerpieces. 

Plus, then you don't have to worry about floral arrangements for each table and that will save you a bunch.

Purchase here.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Butterfly-Shaped Wine Glass Place Cards
If you're looking for something totally different, check out these butterfly-shaped wine glass place cards. They're the perfect way to double dip. Use them at your entrance table to tell people where to sit, then use them as drink markers so guests can keep track of what they're drinking.

Plus, they're so eye catching. It'll look like butterflies all over your reception, which actually makes them triple as decor too. Perfect.

Purchase here.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Hummingbird-Shaped Wine Glass Place Cards
If butterflies aren't your thing, but you like the concept above, you can pick up these hummingbird-shaped wine glass place cards.

They're a little more expensive than the butterflies, but they have all the same benefits.

Purchase here.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Diamond Ring Wine Bottle Stoppers
For an engagement party or a shower, I absolutely love these diamond ring wine bottle stoppers. They're just really eye catching. 

I originally wanted diamond ring theme for our engagement party but I ended up scrapping the idea and just doing a red theme (this was pre-Taylor Swift laying claim to everything red). But diamonds and rings and diamond ring favors for engagement parties are perfect.


If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Starfish Design Wine Bottle Stopper
I actually have the sister favor of this favor. It comes in keychain form, and that's what I have. Honestly, though, I would rather this starfish design wine bottle stopper.

I stopped collecting keychains when I was in single digits, but we're still working on our wine stopper collection. This is really vibrant and perfect for a beach wedding.

Purchase here.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Heart Wine Bottle Stopper
This is one of those wine wedding favors that you should have if you invite me to your wedding. This heart wine bottle opener is a great idea. We have actually have this exact wine bottle opener, and having a back up is great.

I can't imagine that I'm the only person who feels this way, so your guests will really appreciate these. Plus, it comes in a box, which makes your life easier.

Purchase here.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
Leaf Bottle Stoppers
If you're having a fall wedding, check out these leaf bottle stoppers.

Fall weddings are hard to find favors for (trust me, I had an army of three trying to brainstorm with me once and our efforts failed), so this is probably your best bet.

Purchase here.

If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.
If you love wine, incorporate it into your wedding with wine wedding favors. Get ideas for some in this post on www.abrideonabudget.com.

And of course, this wine wedding favors list would not be complete without wine glasses.

You can purchase them and get them personalized at Beau Coup. Now, I'm going to be honest with you. Remember all those wine glasses I said we had from various engagements? We have one that only has the number one on it. All the text with the couple's name and wedding date, it's gone (I'm assuming into the bottom of the dishwasher and sink). So all we're left with is the number one. I know the couple was married in June 2011. So the 1 might be from the year. Or the fact that the couple was married on June 10. Or 17. I'm not sure. It was a Friday in June, which I remember because we had another wedding the very next day. So, the lettering, it's so nice for the day of but a few years down the line and it's basically all gone. Definitely go with a place that will personalize for free or your money will be down the drain. Literally.

Beau Coup has the following: stemmed wine glasses; small stemless wine glasses (this is the most popular size for favors, in my expert opinion); and large stemless wine glasses.

#ad Looking for a sparkling DIY? Check out these glitter wine glasses -- with an added sparkling juice -- from www.abrideonabudget.com. #dollartree

If you want to DIY your own wedding favors, go with our DIY Glitter Wine Glasses. I made these a long time ago, and they're a lot easier to make than you would think.

Get the tutorial here.

You definitely can't go wrong with any of these wine wedding favors.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of the wine wedding favors is your favorite?

Deciding on wedding favors?

Check out our post: 100 Wedding Favors (Your guests will actually take).

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Saving On Your Wedding Using Valentine's Day Clearance

Tis the season for love. Not just love. Discounted love.

Valentine's Day just passed, which means that a ton of heart-shaped items and love-centric items are marked down at least 50% off. Hello wedding savings.

Use Valentine's Day clearance to your advantage when you're wedding planning. After the holiday is over, pick up candles, garland, petals, and more for your red wedding at a fraction of the price. Find out more at www.abrideonabudget.com.

You can look at discounted candy, but everything I found does say Valentine's on it and although you want to save money, you don't want to look like you saved money. So you have to get a little creative. Buying Valentine's items is a great way to save, but unless you are getting married on Valentine's Day, the branding doesn't make sense.

But, there's more than just candy on sale.

Use Valentine's Day clearance to your advantage when you're wedding planning. After the holiday is over, pick up candles, garland, petals, and more for your red wedding at a fraction of the price. Find out more at www.abrideonabudget.com.

My friend Erika found those wooden words spelling out "Amore" and "Love". Those are super cute for a welcome table, a lounge, or a buffet table.

She loves how they look as is. Personally, I would use spray paint to make them my colors so they were a little more subdued and didn't take away from the rest of my decor. But that's what's great about saving money. You have that extra money, then, to buy things like spray paint and glitter.

Use Valentine's Day clearance to your advantage when you're wedding planning. After the holiday is over, pick up candles, garland, petals, and more for your red wedding at a fraction of the price. Find out more at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Erika also found fake rose petals. That's awesome -- and a ton cheaper than actually buying real rose petals (and, if you remember, I actually paid for rose petals to be spread at our welcome table and they never made it to the venue).

Flowers are so expensive, so any way you can save in that department is something I support.

Use Valentine's Day clearance to your advantage when you're wedding planning. After the holiday is over, pick up candles, garland, petals, and more for your red wedding at a fraction of the price. Find out more at www.abrideonabudget.com.

I found this felt garland,  and I thought it was cute. If your venue has a mantle, this would be awesome. Or at the bar. Or welcome table. Or candy buffet.

Seriously, for $1, you can find a spot for it.

Use Valentine's Day clearance to your advantage when you're wedding planning. After the holiday is over, pick up candles, garland, petals, and more for your red wedding at a fraction of the price. Find out more at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Keep an eye out for small toys too, in case you're having young kids at your wedding. You are going to want to make goody bags (it helps to entertain kids at a wedding). I'm not sure if those whistles are your best bet, but those spinning tops look great. Plus, an 18-count bag for under $2 is a great way to keep your budget down.
You may have to get creative, and you may have to search through a sea of cardboard cards, but it's worth it.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Did you pick up any Valentine's Day clearance items for your wedding?

Monday, February 11, 2019

DIY I Love You Because Dry Erase Frame

Update: You can get a free 8x10 at CVS through October 13 with the code VALENTINE. Use it to print out our DIY I Love You Because ... Free Printable. It'll make the perfect last minute Valentine's Day gift.

I love things that are cute. They just get me. Anything cute, sentimental, that sort of thing, is just perfect. It works as home decor and as a wedding gift (depending on what side of the wedding invitation you're on).

So when my friend suggested the idea of an I Love You Because dry erase frame, I had to jump at putting one together.


DIY I Love You Because Dry Erase Frame


Want a fun gift idea for your significant other or a friend who is getting married? Check out this DIY I Love You Because ... Dry Erase Frame from www.abrideonabudget.com. You can get the printable for free in the post too.

This frame is super easy to put together, plus a great way to share love notes with you and your honey.

Want a fun gift idea for your significant other or a friend who is getting married? Check out this DIY I Love You Because ... Dry Erase Frame from www.abrideonabudget.com. You can get the printable for free in the post too.

What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

Save our I Love You Because printable from the end of the post. Upload it and have it printed.

I would suggest printing it at a local Walgreens instead of at home because it will be better quality there (plus, it will be an ink hog at home).

Want a fun gift idea for your significant other or a friend who is getting married? Check out this DIY I Love You Because ... Dry Erase Frame from www.abrideonabudget.com. You can get the printable for free in the post too.

Put the photo in the frame.

Every day, use the dry erase market to write a new reason why you love your man or lady.

Don't forget to keep an eraser handy so you can change it.

Now, about that printable ...

Want a fun gift idea for your significant other or a friend who is getting married? Check out this DIY I Love You Because ... Dry Erase Frame from www.abrideonabudget.com. You can get the printable for free in the post too.

To save it, just right click and choose where you want to save it on your computer.

When you're ready, upload it and print it.

BRIDAL BABBLE: If you were making this I Love You Because dry erase frame today, what would you write on it?

Love dry erase frame?