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As Featured On The Today Show – Weddings Today

Aug 25, 2010

Our Favors Featured On The Today Show - Weddings Today

Our Favors Featured On The Today Show – Weddings Today

We’re all thrilled in the office, we feel like little TV stars! In case you missed it, many of our wedding favors were featured on The Today Show with Stylist, Bobbie Thomas.  You can see the clip here in case you missed it: Weddings Today, Featuring Our Double Duty Favors

But for our readers who want to know exactly what was featured here is a list of the items seen on the show:

A) Silver Bamboo Style Place Card Frame – These silver polyresin frames in a sleek and elegant bamboo design will make your place card presentation unique, and are an excellent choice as wedding favors.  Holds a 2″ x 3″ photo or place card.  $1.25 each, Orders over 144 pieces, .99 cents each.

B) Vintage Design Damask Mint Tins – Give your guests a vintage inspired, damask design mint tin as your party or wedding favors (.70 cents each).  We added our Blank Double Faced Satin Favor Ribbon in hot pink then sealed the top with our Set of 35 Small Round Monogram Labels in our Strawberry Pink, Modern Lowercase font.

C) Scattered Rhinestone Place Card Frame – These attractive place card frames pull double duty as inexpensive wedding favors that also welcome your guests to their seats Holds a 2″ x 3″ photo or place card.  $1.75 each, 40 pieces or more .99 cents each

D) Round Silver Mint Tin Wedding Favor Boxes – They’re ideal favors for any celebration and It’s easy to add your own special touches – customize the color of what’s inside the mint tins to match your color scheme, add a personalized sticker or adorn them with a bow.  .50 cents each.  We added our Blank Double Faced Satin Favor Ribbon in plum then sealed the top with our Set of 35 Small Round Theme Labels in the Plum color.

E) Candy Jars - at .99 cents each complete with personalized labels you can’t beat this deal.  Available in Themes, Monograms and many, many modern designs.

F) Mini Favor Cube Boxes – come in: Aqua (as shown in pic on right), Black (as shown to the left of the Aqua box), Brown, Pink, and White. ($9.90 – $7.20 Per Set of 12, quantity priced). On the Aqua Boxes we featured our Rhinestone Monogram Stickers and on the Black Boxes we featured our Set of 12 Personalized Round Cherry Blossom Labels.

G) Our Chair Boxes – These adorable little chairs are available in Gold, Silver or White and can be used as a place card holder (vellum strips are included) and inside the seat can hold candies, chocolates or even a truffle! (Prices range from $11.20 to $4.75 per Set of 12)

H) Monogram Pyramid Favor Boxes – Printed with your monogram for free, Pack of 50 boxes.  $49.00 first pack of 50, $39.00 orders over 100 boxes.  (That’s .39 cents per printed box!) We added our Blank Double Faced Satin Favor Ribbon.

I) Elegant Arc Photo Frame and Placeholder – Elegantly brushed metal curves gently around your guest’s name and table number. The soft bend of this unique place card frame wedding favor catches the candlelight at your reception, and later serves as a photo frame for your guest’s photographs. $1.70, order 96 Pieces or more and they are .99 cents each!

J) Silver Heart Shaped Mint Tin Wedding Favor Boxes – Packed with love, these heart shaped boxes / mint tins can hold tiny treasures and heartfelt sentiments inside .60 cents each.  We added to the top our Set of 35 Small Round Theme Labels in the Tangerine color.

K) Beautifully Beaded Place Card & Photo Frame – Shown in Gold but also available in Silver.  Both are top sellers! These exquisite place card frames made of metal and glass will brighten up your reception tables and your guests lives! Starts at $1.70 and drops to .99 cents each when you order 96 pieces or more!

L) Square Clear Top Mint Tin Favors – Popular as favors for all types of occasions, mints tins give you the opportunity to fill them with candies, mints, jordan almonds, confetti or whatever you can imagine. .65 cents each.  We added our Set of 20 Personalized Square Theme Tags or Labels for a personalized touch.

M) Lovebirds Design Photo Coasters and Damask Photo Coasters – insert your place card into the photo area and then guests can take home the coaster to use on their tables at home.  72 or more and their .99 cents each!

We hope you enjoyed the double duty, afforable and stylish wedding favors that were featured on The Today Show.  If you have any questions or would like us to make recommendations for your wedding or event, we would be more than happy to assist you!  Please give us a call at 732-654-5262 or stop by our Showroom on Saturdays at 137 Main Street Sayreville, NJ 08872.  Many Thanks to Bobbie Thomas and The Today Show for featuring us!

- Happily Ever After To You!

Erica :)

Groomsmen Gift Ideas For The Cigar Aficionado

Aug 13, 2010

Personalized Cherry Wood Cigar Humidor

Personalized Cherry Wood Cigar Humidor

Opulent, extravagant, luxurious,  decadent.  Visions of men in smoking coats in rooms drinking cognac or scotch and having serious discussions.  Very old school and very rich – this traditional men’s rite of passage has been popular throughout the ages – even in today’s anti-smoking society, cigar smoking is considered reserved for the sophisticated man.

Perhaps you and your boys enjoy bonding over a good cigar, while playing a round of golf or a hand of poker.  If your groomsmen enjoy the finer things in life, consider giving them personalized cigar or smoking accessory groomsmen gifts to compliment their lifestyle.

Here are our top 5 Cigar Accessory groomsmen gift ideas for the urbane groomsman.

1. Personalized Cherry Wood Humidor (Item Number LJDSGC151) – When properly monitored in this heirloom quality cherry wood humidor, cigars will retain their freshness indefinitely.  Personalize the front brass plate with up to two lines of text for free.  $51.95 each, ships in 2-3 days.

2. Personalized Themed Design Wood Humidors – Identical to our Cherry Wood Humidor but imprinted with a design, theme or hobby on the lid and personalized to your liking.  With themes such as cabin, beach house, fishing, vintage, cars, martini lounge, golf, poker and more – you can customize his humidor to his favorite pastime.  $69.95 each, ships in 2-3 days.

3. Personalized Classic Zippo Lighters – The perfect accessory to any man’s smoking room, a lighter guaranteed to light every time.  Personalized for free our Zippo lighters come in both high polished chrome designs to the darker black ice versions.  Also available in brushed metals and colors.  $25 – 34.95 – ships in 5 to 7 days.

4. Personalized Silver Plated Cigar Tube (Item Number ZPK3081P) – The Silver Plated Cigar Tube is the perfect place to store your celebratory cigars for after the wedding.  These are wonderful for the man who travels who can pack a cigar in his pocket without having to worry about crushing it.  Personalized for free.  $36.95 – Ships in 5 to 7 days.

5. Personalized Stainless Cigar Holder and Flask (Item Number LJDSGC154)- At first glance it looks like a double barreled cigar tube, but its not!  One side holds a cigar and the other side holds liquor of your choice.  Perfect for the after party celebrations.  Personalized for free. $30.95 – Ships in 2 to 3 days.

The Executive Groomsman

Aug 12, 2010

Personalized Executive Decision Maker & Paperweight

Personalized Executive Decision Maker & Paperweight

Sometimes, its difficult to choose what to give your wedding party for their groomsmen gifts.  For the corporate executive or the entrepreneur in your wedding party, how about giving something not only they can use, but is themed for their  profession?  Personally, as an entrepreneur myself, I wouldn’t mind receiving a gift that actually can be used by myself everyday.   Corporate gifts for the executive are a great idea for your groomsmen – practical, useful and some even fun to appeal to the kid in each of us.

Here are 5 great corporate inspired items that can double as groomsmen gifts for your wedding.

1. Personalized Executive Decision Maker & Paperweight (Item Number LRW-CORA5MK) – a sophisticated take on the Magic Eight Ball, just ask a question, spin the wheel and have a decision made for you.  A great gadget for any office.  Personalized for free.  $24 each.

2. Metropolitan Desk Organizer (Item Number LRW-LTHR130LE) – A manly desk organizer in dark black leather in a modern square cube shape.  Simply slip out the velvet lined trays to hold small items or use as coasters.  Also holds a photo and can be personalized for free. $49.95 per set.

3. Personalized Leather Desk Caddy (Item Number LJDSGC493) – The unique gently curved rounded shape of this caddy makes this an appealing corporate or groomsmen gift.  Keeps your pens and desk items in one place and avoid clutter.  Personalized for free $23.95 per caddy.

4. Personalized Executive Black Leather Business Card Case (Item Number LRW-CORAL220C) – The shape of this business card holder makes it unique and modern.  Velvet soft lining inside and free personalization makes this card case a sure fire win.  $15.95 each

5. Personalized Charging Station (Item Number LJDSGC523) – Let’s face it, in today’s world men carry around more than just one gadget with them.  And this personalized charging station will help keep all their wires and chargers in one neat place.  Great for the home or office.  Personalized for free.  $79.95

Wedding Cufflinks A Classic Groomsmen Gift

Aug 11, 2010

Secret Agent Cufflinks

Secret Agent Cufflinks - Unique Groomsmen Gift

If you are looking for classic and inexpensive groomsmen gifts, wedding cufflinks are the perfect gift to give to all the men in your wedding party.   If you would like to give all of the groomsmen the same gift it is a safe bet to go with a traditional design such as a high polished silver toned cufflink in a round, oval or square shape engraved with each groomsmen’s initials.  This will give your wedding party a polished put together look.  However, if you want to customize your groomsmen gifts you can give the guys cufflinks that reflect their own unique personality, hobby or style.

Novelty cufflinks come in a range of styles and themes sure to fit everyone on your gift giving list.  Comic book lover?  Why not buy him Superman cufflinks.  Race car fan?  Unique stick shift cufflinks will suit him well.  Art lover?  Modern art deco inspired cufflinks will look smashing both for casual and formal attire.  For the gadget, computer or action movie lover our Secret Agent cufflinks shown to the left will impress and wow him.

We recommend these Top 5 Wedding Cufflinks for Men

1. Polished Beaded Silver Cufflinks (Item Number LJDSGC202) – Traditional and classic, high polished silver cufflinks engraved with his monogram are a sophisticated choice and a top seller.  At $26 per set, these are inexpensive and personalized at no additional charge.

2. Secret Agent Cufflinks (Item Number LJDSBL800) – Make him feel like 007 with these uniquely designed cufflinks.  Unscrew this tubular cufflink and include a personal note to the recipient.  Monogrammed for free. $46 per set.

3.  Silver Knot Cufflinks with Personalized Case (Item Number LJDSGC658-SilverKnot) – Gorgeous and stunning, these will look great with tuxedos, business suits, dress attire – even casual Friday wear.  The case comes personalized for free.  $25 per set

4. Skull & Bones Cufflinks with Personalized Case (Item Number LJDSGC658-SkullBones) – A groomsmen gift with a rock n’ roll edge – skull and bones cufflinks in polished stainless accented with black eyes. Each comes packaged in an attractive personalized silver-tone case featuring the name of the recipient. Personalized for free $25 per set.

5. Wedding Party Cufflinks (Item Number LLR-JL500) – Makes a memorable groomsmen and wedding party gift. Black and silver design will match your wedding tuxedos perfectly. Come in six different versions: Best Man, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Groom, Groomsman, and Usher. $14 per set

Go Green! Planning Your Eco-Friendly Wedding

Aug 9, 2010

Every year we get more and more new favors, and this year we couldn’t help but notice that eco-friendly wedding favors are becoming more and more popular.  I personally love eco-friendly favors, because majority of them are practical…and so cute!  Here at our Little Things office, I encourage everyone to be eco-conscious—I insist on recycling, try not to waste a lot of paper or packaging materials, and recently even purchased recycled post its!  (We use so many of them anyway.)  If you even look at my favorite favors section, it says that I love eco-friendly favors, and even features a couple of my favorites, including this “Write from my Heart” Eco-Friendly Note Pad.  I couldn’t have been more thrilled to decorate our display windows this month, because we decided on an eco-friendly theme.  And yes, they came out fantastic, if I do say so myself.  The centerpiece is a green lime tree, set on a natural earth tone table cloth.  The runner is a sort of bamboo material, and green napkins are folded fan style on the plates.  Each place setting is adorned with green topiary place card holders that incorporate with the look of the centerpiece, leaf votive tea light holders, and these Tree Design Wooden Favor Boxes, which I also love.  Surrounding the table setting are a number of other eco-friendly favors, mostly in brown or green hues to match the color scheme.  If you walk by the window you’ll see a variety of bird nests, wooden birdhouses, natural fans, seed favors, and more.  These favors aren’t just cute, but they’re good for the environment, too.

There are a number of other ways to really go green with an eco-friendly wedding besides your favors.  For starters, your invitations are the first thing you’re going to choose.  Not only can you have them printed on recycled paper, but you can have them eco-friendly right down to the ink:  environmentally friendly ink is usually soy-based.  Consider recycled paper for your other paper goods, too:  place cards, save the dates, thank you cards, programs, and possibly even your menu—which can feature organic food, and even be served on organic dinnerware.  There are also plenty of organic wines to sample and choose from, too.

Even though flowers technically do grow in the ground, cut flowers are actually very toxic.  Luckily, simply by some researching, you’ll be able to find organic floral suppliers.  Another option is growing your own flowers, or maybe choosing greenery instead—that will really coordinate with your “green” wedding!  Your attire can be eco-friendly too:  if you’re looking for a light, summery dress to wear at your beach themed wedding, organic cotton is a great choice.  The hot weather isn’t for everyone, though, so if your event takes place in a cooler season, cotton may be a little too thin.  Besides cotton, other organic fabric can include hemp or bamboo.  Plus, if you’re looking for colors for your bridesmaids’ dresses, you can always choose dresses made with low-impact/vegetable dye.  With a little bit of research, you can also find eco-friendly wedding bands.  Mining, whether it is for gold or other gems, is actually very destructive.  So, another great idea is to favor some hand-me-downs.  If you don’t have someone to pass a ring along to you, shop around at thrift shops for older, antique rings.  You’d be surprised at the quality after a little TLC.  Not only will the rings have a vintage feel and look, but they’ll have a little more of a sentimental background.

I hope this article inspires all of you brides-to-be to consider an eco-friendly wedding, or maybe just Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors.  Happy Monday!

<3 Kelsey

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What Would Your Wedding Song Be?

Aug 2, 2010

The other day one of us decided to ask, “What would your wedding song be?”  This question seemed to spark quite a conversation.  As mentioned in the last update, Alecia & Kristi are newly engaged.  So for them, this question called for a serious decision.  Alecia decided on Two is Better Than One by Boys Like Girls.  She and Marten thought it perfect when they first heard it.  Kristi’s choice was The Day Before You by Rascall Flatts.  Finally, (although I’m not getting married any time soon) mine was Somewhere Over the Rainbow sung by Jason Castro.  Or perhaps, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz (I have a thing for acoustics).  Here at our office, we are always singing along to something (our artist of choice at the moment, and for the past two years is Lady Gaga).  We even have a toy microphone that really has a speaker in it!  Alecia and I are constantly being made fun of for singing loudly when we hear a good song, and I am always making plans to go sing karaoke.  Who doesn’t love music?  We all have that song we play when we’re in a good mood, an angry mood, or a sad mood.  That’s why music themed wedding favors are such a great choice:  because they’re universal.

“If music be the food of love, then play on.”

Quoted by the one and only Shakespeare, and featured not only on the wall of Erica, owner of Little Things’ home, but also in the description of our brand new “Love Songs” Silver-Finish Music Note Place Card Holders.  The set of four easily coordinates with any event and the quality is fabulous.  These are an absolutely adorable choice for any music themed event.  Even though they’re a new arrival, the sales for them have been booming.  For a more rock and roll vibe, these designs are featured only at Little Things – our Exclusive Love Bird Design is available printed on items such as drink mixes and chocolates.  Designed by Erica and musically inspired, these favors are one of a kind.  You won’t find them anywhere else!

Other great and fun ideas for your music themed wedding can include karaoke at your reception.  Have your DJ play classic sing-a-long songs that will really get your guests excited to sing to.  You might even want to consider purchasing a Dance Floor Decal if your guests are going to be moving to the music!  Another fun idea is to hand out CD’s with great love songs on it, including your wedding song.  Finally, this Flower of Love in Romantic Red Wedding Collection is the ideal pick for your wedding accessories.  The backdrop of the roses is intricately detailed with tiny music notes.

Our Music Inspired Favors Section is loaded with more fun favors to choose from.  So, what would your wedding song be?

Most of us here are finally recovering from being sick last week.  I hope the rest of you are feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed!  If you’re having a case of the Monday blues, try listening to your favorite song.  :)

Lots and lots of love – Kelsey

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