Friday, September 22, 2017

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Wedding Favor

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I love food. And eating. And I'm starting to really like cooking. I used to "put stuff together" more than I would actually cook. I would open packages, open sauces, heat them up together, and that was cooking to me.

Now, things are different. I know a lot about spices and what goes together. And I'm a big fan of making my own sauces. I know exactly what goes in them, and I don't fill them with chemicals. Plus, things you make yourself just taste better.

Do you have a favorite sauce? It would make a great wedding favor. Get inspired by the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Wedding Favor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Wedding Favor


If you have a favorite sauce, it would make a really good wedding favor. My favorite is teriyaki sauce. It's pretty simple to make and it's really universal. Everyone I know has heard of chicken teriyaki. Of course, I'm Japanese, so that helps. You should definitely try and pick a sauce that has meaning to you, or maybe just one that you like. If you want to try teriyaki sauce, follow my recipe below.

Do you have a favorite sauce? It would make a great wedding favor. Get inspired by the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Wedding Favor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

What You'll Need:

  • Mini milk bottles
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 inches fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar

What You'll Do:


Do you have a favorite sauce? It would make a great wedding favor. Get inspired by the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Wedding Favor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Peel and chop the garlic and ginger. You want to chop them down as small as possible, so something like a grater may help.

Do you have a favorite sauce? It would make a great wedding favor. Get inspired by the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Wedding Favor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Add these into a large bowl. Pour in the honey, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Stir until it is combined.

Do you have a favorite sauce? It would make a great wedding favor. Get inspired by the Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Wedding Favor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Using a small funnel, pour the teriyaki sauce into mini milk bottles.

Add a thank you tag, if you choose, or a recipe to use the teriyaki sauce with.

This will actually last a very long time in the fridge, so you can make these during wedding week and they will still be okay to use as favors during your wedding.

Just be careful when you're transporting them. The mini milk bottles I used have a cork top that sticks into the bottle. It doesn't make a vacuum seal, so if these turn upside down or sideways, they may leak.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make this teriyaki sauce wedding favor?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas

My favorite color, for my entire life, has been purple. So when I was picking our wedding colors, it was a no brainer. I wanted eggplant, and I'd add in lilac and silver just because you're really supposed to pick a trio of colors instead of one.

I wanted my girls to wear champagne dresses -- and then I realized that if my color scheme was purple, their dresses should be purple. Pete didn't care, just as long as I didn't pick black.

These are all the little things that you have to decide. No one comes and says, "These are your wedding colors. Here are dresses for the bridesmaids and matching ties for the men." But once you finally do decide on the women, it makes picking items for the men easier.

Some of those items, you can actually give them as groomsman gift. I actually think wearable groomsman gifts are great ideas, especially if they're something they can wear in the future.


Get your groomsmen gifts that they can use again. Get inspired to pick a great one with this list of 6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com.

6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas


  1. A Tie
  2. A Watch
  3. A Belt
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Monogrammed Men's Socks
  6. Shoes


Get your groomsmen gifts that they can use again. Get inspired to pick a great one with this list of 6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com.

1. A tie.
There's a good chance your groomsmen are going to wear ties with their suits. Pete wore a bow tie and his groomsmen wore long ties. It was a nice way for him to stand out while wearing the same outfit as everyone else. 

You can shop online where you can shop by color, pattern, size, and more. That's a great way to assure you are choosing a tie that will fit into your color scheme. If your groom has a favorite sports team, you can also pick up sports ties. Or ones with comic book heroes. Try to add a little personality into your wedding, but make sure to pick something the groomsmen can wear after the wedding is over.

2. A watch.
I wanted to say ... watches are so timeless, but man, what a bad, unintentional, play on words. I do love a watch as a wedding gift idea though. I actually made the one in the pin above for Pete.

Of course, if you're giving watches as groomsmen gifts, you aren't going to sign them - your (almost) wife, but you can add a cute card with them or a funny note.

Get your groomsmen gifts that they can use again. Get inspired to pick a great one with this list of 6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com.



3. A belt.
Belts are so useful. I used to wear a different one every day, just to accessorize. I stopped when my style changed a little, but that means Pete has inherited my excessive belt collection. He combined it with his, and now he has a ton to choose from: including the one he wore on our wedding day. Some of his groomsmen wore belts too, but I'm not sure if they all did. You can assure they all do by picking out a belt as a groomsman gift. They'll be sure to wear that for years, especially if you pick up a black or brown belt.

Get your groomsmen gifts that they can use again. Get inspired to pick a great one with this list of 6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com.
Sunglasses

4. Sunglasses.
We are big fans of sunglasses. I can't even begin to try and count to figure out how many pairs we have between the two of us. One of Pete's favorite pairs is actually made from a skateboard deck. They're so cool. Pick up a few really cool pairs as groomsmen gifts and they'll be sure to wear them all the time.

If you really like sunglasses, you can actually purchase personalized sunglasses as a wedding favor. They're perfect, especially if you're having an outdoor ceremony.

Get your groomsmen gifts that they can use again. Get inspired to pick a great one with this list of 6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com.
Monogrammed Men's Socks

5. Monogramed Men's Socks
Pete loves funky socks. I buy him a pair every year for Christmas, he permanently borrows mine, and he wore a really fun pair on our wedding day. I wish that we had gotten cool pairs for all his groomsmen.

You can actually pick up monogrammed men's socks in a variety of colors. You can choose them to match your wedding colors, then be assured the groomsmen will wear them. Because who doesn't want a pair of socks with their initials on them (or a three letter nickname). Pete would love them.

Get your groomsmen gifts that they can use again. Get inspired to pick a great one with this list of 6 Wearable Groomsman Gift Ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com.
Shoes

6. Shoes
When we got married, we told the groomsmen they could wear any shoes as long as they were black. Pete, however, wore lilac Converse -- and of course, I wore them to match. It was such a cute touch. He wears those shoes every time he wears his suit now (you can also actually see his funky socks in that photo too).

If you want your groomsmen to have a little more style, picking out shoes for them is a great gift idea. You can even personalize them with text on the back like we did. Just be sure to get their shoe size as soon as possible to you have time to design and order the shoes.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of these wearable groomsman gift ideas is your favorite?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Get Bridal Guide Magazine For Free

As soon as I got engaged, one of my mom's best friends told me she had a few bridal magazines for me. And almost at the very same time, someone purchased me a gift subscription to Bridal Guide.

I didn't think I needed magazines. I had the Internet, and that was good enough. So I thought.

It's not.

The Internet is a great place to start, but magazines are so amazing and worth the cost. There is so much information, ideas on how to save money, how to address invitations, check lists, and a ton of ads for dresses (which are definitely ads I don't mind).

Bridal Guide is amazing, but it's $5.99 an issue. That's way too much to pick up at the store every month. Right now, though, you can get Bridal Guide magazine for free.

Get a free subscription to Bridal Guide magazine. Find out how at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Right now, you can get a free one-year subscription of Bridal Guide magazine. Just click that link, enter your info, and your first issue should arrive in about six weeks.

I requested all the free wedding magazines I could find. They were all so helpful for me. I was able to flip through them when I had a few minutes and look at the dresses (bridal magazines are very ad heavy, but I never minded), read an article, and just feel like I was on the right track with my planning. That confirmation is worth the cost of the magazine.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Are you reading any wedding magazines?

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