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Thank your wedding guests with thoughtful favors

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Thank your wedding guests with thoughtful favors

If you're getting married, remember that thoughtful wedding favors can really set your special day apart. This detail is too often overlooked, but it is crucial to acknowledge the time and money your guests have invested in celebrating the start of your new life. Show your appreciation with a special gift that will always remind them of your wedding day.  "There's something extra memorable about any occasion (wedding, baby or bridal shower, birthday party) that sends you home with a special treat," says lifestyle magazine Real Simple.  Favors are often arranged as part of the place setting, allowing them to...

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6 tips for creating a wedding registry

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6 tips for creating a wedding registry

If you recently became engaged, you may be wondering exactly how to create your wedding registry. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you begin the process: Do register: Registering makes gift giving easy for friends and family members, especially those who might not be confident that they know your tastes well. Registries let loved ones know exactly what you want, removing the guess work. Be tactful: Instead of referencing your registry on your save-the-date card, include a link to your wedding website and link to your registry there.  Include all price points: The gift your mom's coworker sends will...

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Five gifts for newlyweds

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Five gifts for newlyweds

Summer is on the horizon, and that means wedding season is also fast-approaching. According to online wedding-authority The Knot, June was one of the two most popular months for weddings last year. But if you haven't already begun brainstorming wedding gift ideas, don't panic! Check out these elegant, timeless items that will help the happy couple start their new life together in style: Champagne bucket: Give them a bottle of bubbly in a tasteful, stainless steel champagne bucket. After the wedding festivities, it will make a handsome addition to their dining area or bar cart.  Flower vase: Deliver a bouquet...

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3 common beer glass types and how to use them

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3 common beer glass types and how to use them

If you've gone out to a brewpub or into the home of a beer aficionado lately, you have probably noticed that there are a whole bunch of different beer glass styles in heavy rotation these days. Each type of glass corresponds to a particular brewing tradition and is meant to bring out the particular qualities associated with that beer style. That's not to say that you can't serve beers in the "wrong" glass, only that serving them in their intended glassware will give you a better idea of which characteristics the brewers were aiming to bring out in the beer....

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Minimize stress by keeping a stash of gifts on hand

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Minimize stress by keeping a stash of gifts on hand

Some simple preparation can help you avoid the stressful rush of trying to find a last-minute birthday gift for your sister-in-law, a housewarming gift for your best friend or a Christmas gift for your family. Huffington Post contributor and editor-in-chief of Gifts.com Dana Holmes recommends designating some space for your gift stash, and filling it with universally appealing. "To avoid spending every spare moment gift shopping, I like to stock up on fun gifts and match them with their rightful owners when the time comes," Holmes writes. "I call this my 'gift closet.' I have a few shelves stocked with...

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