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Wedding Gift Guide: How to say “Thank You” in Style!

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thankyouscrabble Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!We were so inspired by this beautiful photo from Pinterest that we had to put together a post for you!

The couple looks stunning and we’re loving their clever use of Scrabble letters to spell out “thank you” in this dreamy picture.

We LOVE the idea of planning a special photo on your wedding day that you can use later for your thank you notes. What a fun way to add your own personal style to your cards!

With this idea, the bride and groom can be sure that they’ll be able to get their personalities across so that when their family and friends open their card they’ll smile and say “that’s so them!”

Your wedding guests will get a kick out of seeing you both truly happy and that you were thinking of them on your Big Day … it’s that extra personal touch that makes them feel special and lets them know just how appreciative you really are.

If you’re a fan of this idea, head over to our Everything Wedding” Pinterest Board- you’ll find some other great “Thank You” photo ideas that we loved and hopefully they’ll work as inspiration for your own photo ideas!

Work with your photographer to come up with a cute photo concept that you both love and make sure to remember to bring any props you may need (signs, Scrabble letters, etc.) on the day of the wedding.

Once you’ve recovered from the wedding and honeymoon and are ready to return to your normal, everyday life, it’s time to get to those thank you notes!

According to Emily Post, proper etiquette suggests that you send the cards within 3 months of the wedding (Click the above link for the dos and don’ts of thank you note etiquette).

justusphotonotecards 150x150 Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!Start out by picking out your favorite “Thank You” photo – once you’ve decided on the winner use our Just Us” Photo Note Cards & Envelopes to upload the photo and create your own personalized cards! These fold-over note cards can be personalized with a vertical or horizontal photo in your choice of full color or black and white. They’re sold in sets of 24, which includes crisp, white envelopes for mailing. Each card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and is made from premium heavyweight photography card stock with a glossy finish on the front and a matte finish inside for handwritten messages. One set is usually sold for $24.95 however if you shop now through Sunday (Aug. 25th, 2013) during our Best-Selling Gifts Sale, you can personalize them for just $18.70. The more sets you buy, the more you save!

If you like the idea of adding a personal touch to your thank you notes but aren’t sure of a way to incorporate a “thank you” sign in a photo, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

thankyoubannernotecards 150x150 Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!Thanks to our “Wedding Thank You” Photo Note Cards & Envelopes, all you have to do is pick out your favorite wedding photo (sans thank you sign) and our design will do the rest!

This wedding design theme features a colorful banner below your photo that displays ”thank you” above both of your names in your choice of a beautiful block or script font. You get to choose from 8 different color options (Black, Cream, Navy, Red, Purple, Pink, Blue and Green) - a perfect way to incorporate your wedding colors one last time! These note cards are the same size and have the same finish as the “Just Us” Photo note cards. They are also sold in sets of 24, which includes the white mailing envelopes – all for just $28.95.

mrandmrsstamp1 150x150 Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!Before you head to the post office to send out your thank you notes, make sure you use the Mr. & Mrs. Self-Inking Return Address Stamper so that any wrong addresses can be returned to you! This personalized stamper is one of our most popular gifts – our Pinterest and Facebook Fans go crazy over it! It can be personalized with your married last name and address in your choice of 5 ink colors (Black, Blue, Red, Purple and Green). The personalized stamp is ususally sold for $24.95, but if shop before our sale ends on Sunday you can personalize one for just $18.70!

Brides everywhere love this stamp because it helps save TONS of time and money – and it’s easy to use!

Another bonus is that you aren’t limited to using it just for your thank you notes, you’ll be able to use your new personalized return address stamp for all of your future mail!

If you and your spouse have different last names, feel free to check out all of our Personalized Return Address Stamps – with all of our design styles you’re sure to find one you love! If stamps aren’t your style, feel free to browse through our Personalized Return Address Labels and pick a design you’ll love sticking to your envelopes – they also help you save a lot of time!

Do you have any cute “thank you” photo ideas you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear and see them! Share your ideas by commenting below or by emailing them to social@pmall.com.

We hope you found our tips helpful and we wish you good luck with writing out all your thank you notes … remember it helps to tackle a handful a day instead of trying to do them all in one sitting!

 

Wedding Planning Tip: Don’t forget the Favors!

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dinosaur wedding photo Wedding Planning Tip: Dont forget the Favors!If you’re planning a wedding, you know how stressful it can be to put the celebration together. There are a million things to do and it’s easy for things to slip through the cracks. Well we’re here to help you in two ways today! First, check out this photo-shopped wedding photo we came across on Pinterest at left. Hilarious, right? Hopefully that made you smile and laugh and you were able to forget about wedding plans – even if it was only for a second icon smile Wedding Planning Tip: Dont forget the Favors! .

Now that we’ve helped you de-stress a little bit, we’re here to help you with one of the items on the wedding planning to-do list that is often over looked – the wedding favors!

If you visit our Wedding & Anniversary Gifts Store you’ll see we have an entire Wedding Favors Department that is full of great favor ideas.

candybars 150x150 Wedding Planning Tip: Dont forget the Favors!Our collection of Personalized Candy Bar Wrappers are one of our most popular Wedding Favors, especially the Filigree Wrapper design, which comes in different colors and can be personalized with or without a photo of the bride and groom. You can leave one at every seat or decorate a display table that features a sign saying “Love is sweet, please enjoy a treat!” and have your guests take one as they leave the reception! We love the idea of tying in the “Love is sweet” theme – it’s cute and perfect for all wedding celebrations! The personalized candy bar wrappers will not only add a personal touch to your wedding, your guests will LOVE the treat, especially because they’re sure to be pretty hungry after a night full of fun and dancing at your wedding! If you’re a big fan of the candy idea but don’t want to limit yourself to just chocolate bars, create a sweet table and personalize the Elegant Monogram Custom Favor Boxes that your guests can fill up with an assortment of goodies!

candles 150x150 Wedding Planning Tip: Dont forget the Favors!If you’re looking for a favor that isn’t edible but is a gift that everyone can use, you may be interested in our Personalized Candle Tin Favors - especially the Wedding Monogram design which has become a favorite among PMall fans. They’re the perfect size for people to use when they’re traveling or at home and they’ll be able to think of you and how much fun they had at the wedding every time they use it! Plus, since you can pick out a design to match your wedding colors, you’ll be adding a personal touch to the centerpieces or tables at your reception that could otherwise seem stale.

guitarpicks 150x150 Wedding Planning Tip: Dont forget the Favors!Brides and grooms who are looking for a wedding favor that will really leave an impression on their guests will LOVE some of our unique wedding favor gifts. Whether you or your future spouse are musicians or just love listening to music, our Personalized Guitar Picks are always a big hit! You can pick a design that lets you upload your favorite photo and a personalized message, or pick a simple design that will feature your own special words on either side! They come in all sorts of colors and fonts so you can customize the guitar picks exactly to your liking. Have your wedding band toss them out to the crowd while they’re preforming or leave them spread out as confetti to decorate the tables at your reception. It won’t matter how you display them – all of your family and friends will love the unique touch and will be talking about them for years to come!

As you can see, our Wedding Favor Department is full of great ideas that you can put your own spin on … we have everything from personalized mini frames to photo playing cards and golf balls! And the good news is if you head over to PMall now and place your order before June 30th, you’ll save big thanks to our Wedding Gifts Sale! So make your way over to our Personalized Wedding Gifts Store now so you can save big, stay within your budget AND check another thing off your wedding planning to-do list!

How To Make Her Last Night Out Her Best Night Out!

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highheelcookies How To Make Her Last Night Out Her Best Night Out!Now that it’s wedding season, all of you maids-of-honor and bridesmaids should get started on planning your bride’s bachelorette party. We know you want to make sure that your friend or sister has the best, last night out as a single girl – that’s why we’re here to help with some fun ways to personalize her bachelorette party, making her last night out, her best night out … ever!

No party is complete without a fun dessert, which is why we had to share this photo of high heels cookies that we found on Pinterest! Aren’t they fun!? We love how each cookie has it’s own colorful design, but you don’t need to go to that extreme if you plan on making a cute, girly-themed dessert for your party. You can save time and money by decorating each of the high heels in the same color and style or you can create other styles of cookies, such as lipstick bottles, lingerie, martini glasses, etc. that fit the girly theme just as well as the cute pumps, too!

invitations 300x300 How To Make Her Last Night Out Her Best Night Out!If you like the high heels cookies as much as we do, you’ll love PMall’s Wild Side Personalized Bachelorette Party Invitations! The invitations feature a fun & flirty zebra-striped shoe design that will get all of the girls excited and pumped out for the night of fun! They are sold in sets of 24 and can be custom personalized with all of your party info – you barely have to lift a finger (except for typing icon smile How To Make Her Last Night Out Her Best Night Out! )! Once you get the invitations personalized and sent out you’ll be ready for the next step – bachelorette party games!

There are a ton of bachelorette party games out there that people like to use, but our favorite has to be the bachelorette party truth or dare!

stickers1 300x252 How To Make Her Last Night Out Her Best Night Out!We like to make our own Truth or Dare topics because the game will be much more fun when you tailor it to the taste and personalities of the bride and her guests. Plus, when you personalize your own truth or dare questions, you can make sure that they’ll fit with all of your party plans, such as location, time, and the activiities you have planned for the night.

All you have to do is write down 10-20 (or more depending on how many guests will be attending the party) dares and truth questions and put each of them in envelopes that are labeled so you’ll know which one to hand out when the time comes. Make sure to seal the envelopes with the Bachelorette Personalized Party Stickers so no one can peek! These fun stickers help add a personal touch to the game that the bride will really appreciate. She may have been to several bachelorette parties where they’ve plaid a similar game, but when she sees her name on the cute stickers she’ll be truly touched that you spent the extra time and effort to make it special. Have each girl continue to pick a card and answer a truth question, such as, “Who was the first boy you kissed?” or complete a dare, such as “Dance with the first guy you see at the bar!” Once they have successfully completed their task, hand them a sticker to wear for the rest of the night! It’ll show that they’re part of the fun party and that they’ve already participated in the fun!

sash 150x150 How To Make Her Last Night Out Her Best Night Out!Everyone will notice when your group of girls enters the room once you’re all wearing the fun, pink stickers, but don’t forget to make the bride stand out! Personalize the Bachelorette Bash Satin Sash to say “Bachelorette (her name here),” “Future Mrs. (groom’s last name here)” or anything you’d like! You can have it personalized in one of 10 colors – we think pink or purple look great, but you can also select a color that matches her wedding colors for that extra special touch! Make sure the bride keeps her sash on the whole night, that way everyone around you will know to congratulate her throughout the night – and she may even get a free drink or two out of it!

It’s adding little personal touches like these that will make her last night out, one of the best of her life. She’ll know that you spent the extra time to make it special for her and she’ll never forget it!

So head on over to PMall.com now to get started on planning and have a great night out with the girls!

Wedding Gift Guide: Ideas For Throwing a Recipe or Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower

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Calling all family and friends of the bride-to-be! We know how stressful it can be to put together the logistics of a bridal shower, not to mention the immense pressure you feel to create a beautiful, special and memorable day that you know the bride will love. But never fear – PMall is here! We’ve put together some great tips so you have everything you need to help you host the perfect bridal shower!

kitchencookies1 Wedding Gift Guide: Ideas For Throwing a Recipe or Kitchen Themed Bridal ShowerThese unbelievable, almost-too-pretty-to-eat Kitchen Cookies from The Adventures of Sugarbelle blog had us instantly inspired to come up with ideas for a kitchen themed bridal shower (we first saw the picture on Pinterest, but you can find the recipe and decorating tips for creating these beauties here). We think these pretty treats would not only add some fun to each table, they’ll also make great favors that each of your guests can take home with them!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – the first thing you need to do after setting a date and securing a location is work on the bridal shower invitations. But before we talk about creating beautiful bridal shower invitations like this, this or this, we need to go over the focal point of the kitchen themed shower. 

The purpose of any bridal shower is to help the bride start off her married life with a kitchen and home full of everything she needs but with our personalized tips and ideas, you’ll also be helping her build a kitchen and home that’s hers.

recipe cards 300x300 Wedding Gift Guide: Ideas For Throwing a Recipe or Kitchen Themed Bridal ShowerThe From The Kitchen Of… Personalized Recipe Cards, which come in both 3×5 and 4×6 sizes, or any of our other Personalized Recipe Card Designs will help you achieve both of those goals because while they do make a great gift (a gift that she’ll actually use!) all on their own … they will be extra special when you announce that you’ve had the bride’s family and friends fill them out with their favorite recipes!

In order to surprise her with this gift you’ll have to personalize enough cards (they’re sold in sets of 24) so you can include 1 or 2 of them with each of the bridal shower invitations (we also suggest personalizing an extra set of recipe cards that you can leave blank so when you present them to the bride she can add her own favorite recipes to her collection). When you’re creating the invitations, make sure to include a line somewhere on the invite that says “Please fill out the recipe cards and bring them to the shower. Write down 1-2 of your most favorite recipes to help us start the bride’s recipe collection!” Send the invites off and you’re well on your way to creating a one-of-a-kind gift that will be a bridal shower show stopper!

recipe box1 300x300 Wedding Gift Guide: Ideas For Throwing a Recipe or Kitchen Themed Bridal ShowerThe final part of the gift is to personalize the From The Kitchen Of… Bamboo or Clear Acrylic Recipe Box for the bride. We suggest trying to match the theme of the recipe box to the theme of the recipe cards, however we also offer different designs for you to choose from in our Personalized Recipe Box Department, including a Personalized Recipe Binder that would also work well for this gift. These recipe boxes are excellent additions to anyone’s kitchen – the lids on the bamboo recipe boxes feature a slit that can hold a recipe card upright while you’re cooking and the acrylic recipe box lids not only hold the recipe cards upright, they also protect them from food splatter!

We suggest quietly collecting all of the recipe cards from the guests as they arrive so when the bride opens the recipe box you’ve personalized for her, you can surprise her with all of the recipe cards that her loved ones have filled out. Just think of how special it will be for her to receive secret family recipes, the directions for making her future husband’s favorite meal from his mom, or the recipe to her favorite dessert that her aunt makes and brings to every holiday party. You’re not only setting her up with a good start to a recipe collection, you’re giving her the opportunity to surprise her husband with his favorite dinner from growing up, or to recreate her favorite holiday meals that she’s enjoyed since she was a little girl – there won’t be a dry eye in the place!

Of course we also have a way for you to lighten the mood again – bridal shower games! Now stop groaning (yeah, we heard you!), these aren’t the same ol’ games that you’ve seen done a million times … they’re kitchen-themed and interactive! We loved all of the ideas they offered on this Kitchen Bridal Shower Games post, but especially the Spice Quiz. To set up the game you remove the labels from 10 jars of spices and assign each of them a number. Pass the spices around to each of the tables and ask the guests to guess which spice it is that they’re seeing, smelling, and (if they’re brave) tasting. The person with the most correct guesses wins and the bride can keep all the spices to stock her kitchen!

If you’re looking for bridal shower gifts in addition to the recipe cards and boxes, check out our Personalized Entertaining and Home Gifts Store - especially the Kitchen and Grill Department or head over to the Kitchen, Bar and Home Department in our Personalized Wedding and Anniversary Gifts Store where you’ll find more great bridal shower gift ideas that every bride will love.

If you have any other tips for throwing a kitchen bridal shower please share with us and all of our fans by posting in the comments below!

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