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Honeymoon Destinations: Where Would You Go?

Feb 26, 2013

"A Kiss and We're Off!" Wedding Cake Topper

“A Kiss and We’re Off!” Wedding Cake Topper

Ah, the honeymoon. Your hard work and planning has finally paid off – the big day is officially over, and now you can relax and spend some one on one time with your spouse!

The honeymoon is often the most anticipated wedding-related event. That is, for the couple at least. After all, anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows that it’s a time consuming job and certainly a stressful one at that! It can also be one of the biggest splurges as far as wedding-related expenses when you take into account all costs (airfare, hotel stay, food and drink, transportation, and activities). Even though it can break the bank, many couples still stick to the honeymoon tradition and spend the extra cash to unwind.

In order to get an idea of the top honeymoon destinations, we asked our readers where they would spend theirs if they didn’t have to worry about a budget. Warm weather spots with a shining sun and sandy beaches used to be the most desirable, but now it looks like Europe is the place to want to be! So many people said they’d love to visit countries such as Greece, Italy, or Ireland; others claimed they would love to tour all around the continent and visit the biggest cities. “So much history…so much to do and take in!” gushed Ashley F. “A girl can dream!”

Naturally, there are still brides who yearn for a seaside getaway. Hawaii and Bora Bora were the two most mentioned hot spots. Hans D. shared his insight on the beautiful Tahitian islands and certainly sold us! “All bungalows are on the water, with breakfast delivered to you via native canoes. You’ll never have any vacations better than there.” Other popular beach destinations that were mentioned included Fiji, St. Lucia and Seychelles. Canada, Asia, Alaska, Australia and New Zealand were other destinations that were named more than once.

Our office manager Kristi is currently planning her wedding and honeymoon and took a moment to share a bit of advice. “If you’re trying to save money and want to stick to a budget, definitely keep your eyes open for all inclusive packages. It’s really the best way to get the biggest bang for your buck.”

Be sure to check out our article for some more honeymoon ideas and honeymoon tips.

Congratulations to Ashley Friest who commented and won a wedding cake topper! Please contact us directly at with your shipping information!

~ Kelsey

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Honeymoon Registry: A Wedding Do or Don’t?

Aug 14, 2008

Microwaves, toaster ovens, bath towels, oh my! If you’re the type of couple that has just about everything you need, a honeymoon registry could be a great alternative to the traditional gifts given at a shower. The honeymoon registry allows you to have your guests donate to a fund that helps you pay for your honeymoon. Instead of a microwave, you get to go scuba diving, or replace the cotton linens with a romantic dinner; it’s really that simple.

How It Works

Step1: Sign up.

Step 2: Add “items” or activities you’d like to do on your honeymoon to your registry. These can be things like concerts, excursions, tours, etc.

Step 3: Send the word out in your invitations to your shower, e-mails to your wedding guests, or announcement cards.

Step 4: Watch and see what your guests send your way.

So, what do you think? Too tacky? Too brazen? The perfect wedding gift? Is the honeymoon registry a bridal do or a bridal don’t?

Make your honeymoon as fun and romantic as possible! Check out Just Married Gifts, like super cute Honeymoon flip flops and Honeymoon tote bags here.

Make The Most Out of Your Wedding Dress

Aug 4, 2008

If you’ve recently tied the knot and have no idea to do with your fairy tale wedding dress, here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of your dress, without reselling it or throwing it out. Your wedding day was special. Preserve the memories with these thoughtful dress recycling ideas:

Dress It Up

Playing dress up is one of the best things about being a little girl. Let your child imagine their own wedding by using your old dress as a costume piece. Keep it as is, add silk flowers, jewels, or dye it to make it a gown fit for a princess. Your little girl can indulge her imagination in your cherished bridal gown.

Baptismal/Christening Gowns

Use the silk or satin fabric on your wedding gown to create beautiful baptismal and christening gowns for your children. Tie in the love that started it all on their special day.

Bridal Bedding

Your wedding dress holds a lot of post-day potential. Use the fabrics from your wedding gown to create stunning pillows, quilts, and duvet covers for your guest room or master bedroom. These pieces will not only be gorgeous, they’ll also remind you of the love that built your home.

Marriage Memories

Bind your wedding album in fabric from your wedding and bridesmaid’s dresses. This personalized touch to your photos captures the essence of your wedding day in a way that is truly one of a kind.

Thoughtful Touches

Create lavender or rose petal sachets for your drawers and closet out of the fabric from your wedding gown, or stitch and embroider pieces of your wedding dress to make heartfelt hankies, coin purses, doll clothing or small evening bags. Just use your imagination!

Check out all of our Bridal Accessories to find those special touches to make your wedding dress even more beautiful!

Honeymoon Romance Essentials

Jul 14, 2008

The romance shouldn’t stop after the wedding – we have fun honeymoon essentials to keep the wedding mood alive while you’re enjoying your honeymoon. Say hello to warm weather and sunny skies with “Just Married” flip flops and Honeymoon luggage tags. A great way to tell everyone you’re just married is to bring along the Bride Tote Bag as your carry-on for your plane ride. After all, once a bride…always a bride!

The beginning of your marriage is often called the “honeymoon” stage, and although that “just married” feeling may fade a bit, it’s important to keep the romance alive. We suggest vacationing together at least once a year to bring back that honeymoon feeling – just have pure fun with your spouse, and let the worries and stress of everyday life fade away. Get out of the office for a date-night once a week – dress up like you would if you were just dating!


Wedding, Anniversary & Baby’s Birth Greetings from the White House

Jan 7, 2008

Did you know that the White House issues greetings for weddings, 50th (or greater) wedding anniversaries or the birth of your new child? (I wish I knew this before, I would have requested one for our wedding and our son’s birth!)

It does take time for the White House to process all requests.  They ask that wedding and birth greetings are requested after the event, but not longer than 12 months after it.  Anniversary greetings should be applied for 6 weeks before the actual anniversary.

To request a wedding greeting:

To request a Baby’s Birth greeting:

To request a wedding anniversary greeting: