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Wedding Songs: What Will You Dance to at Your Reception?

Dec 27, 2012

If you’ve ever been to a wedding, you know that the DJ often plays those well known silly dance songs that almost everyone knows the moves to:  the Chicken Dance, Macarena, the Electric Slide, and more modernly, the Cotton Eye Joe or the Cha Cha Slide.

Well, with two upcoming weddings in our Little Things office, a debate got started a couple weeks ago on whether or not our brides-to-be will play these “traditional” funny songs at their reception. Are these dances outdated? Too ridiculous for some couple’s personalities? Or truly classics that should be upheld?

Our brides in the office say no, those won’t be played at their weddings! (Though one groom-to-be argued that he wanted them played). Then we decided to ask our Facebook fans what they thought of the silly steps.

Based on the responses, only a few claimed that they won’t be playing any such songs. “It’s just not what we want for our wedding,” said Brigid M. from NY.

Others, like Kasey D. from FL said, “Why not? There’s no reason you can’t be silly and have fun at your own wedding! If no one wants to join in, oh well – it’s their loss.” Tiffani D. from IL agreed that songs such as these get more people out on the dance floor, as well as Cassy C. from IN who said guests at her wedding loved them, and it got the kids involved too!

Others were specific about which songs they would be playing:  Rebecca P. from NJ, as well as others like Lauren B. also from NJ, Rachel D. from MA, and Hannah R. from FL all vetoed the Chicken Dance but not the Electric Slide. There were many other Facebook fans who even threw in some others we forgot–or didn’t even know of–like the Hokey Pokey, the Wobble, the Cupid Shuffle and the Hora, where guests will lift the newly wedded couple in the air to dance to the song in proud Jewish tradition.

The winner of this contest is Amy Gyure! Amy was one of the many who agreed that these songs are classic and said every wedding she’s attended has played them. Congratulations Amy – you’ve won a pair of our Bride Ballet Shoes with Embroidered Gift Pouch from Cathy’s Concepts! Please send us an email to info@littlethingsfavors.com to claim your prize – and let us know what size you will need!

Though some think these kinds of songs are not appropriate for their wedding, there will still be tons of other music played – including your wedding song for the first dance! We wanted to know what was or will be our Facebook fans’ wedding songs, and we got a ton of responses on this one! There was such a variety, but a couple of songs showed up more than once:

“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz

“God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton

“God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascall Flatts

“Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” by Thompson Square

“From This Moment On” by Shania Twain

“I’ll Be” – Marion S. from TN will play The Goo Goo Dolls version, and Anthony G. from NY played Edward McCain’s.

Linda J. from NZ didn’t have a song to dance to, but instead used “The Prayer” by Gosh Grobin and Celine Dion in place of the wedding march. Leissa B. from NJ won’t be having a first dance either: “our wedding will be very non-traditional,” she said.

Congratulations to Amanda Nelson from Lakeport, California! Her first dance was to “This Big” by Scotty McCreery, and she even had a last dance to Brad Paisley’s “Then”. You’ve won a $50 gift certificate to www.LittleThingsFavors.com or www.LittleThingsBaby.com. Please send us an email to info@littlethingsfavors.com to claim your prize!

We’d like to thank all of our Facebook fans for sharing their opinions and songs – and giving our brides-to-be here in the office some ideas!

- Kelsey

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Pre-Christmas Sale

Dec 18, 2012

The holidays are upon us!  The pressure is on.  Can you find those last gifts for people.  Is waiting online at the mall what you really want to do? Probably not.  One other question is what to get someone?  What about something you have never thought about?  How about getting candles and candle holders for your mom or sister? What about getting the man in your life personalized glassware? Welcome to the Little Things Favors Pre-Christmas Sale!   We have items ranging from personalized glassware to candles to drinks and candies!
Take up to 15% off your entire purchase when you shop at LittleThingsFavors.com.
Just enter the appropriate code at checkout and enjoy!!

 

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How Did You Know He Was “The One?”

Dec 17, 2012

Last week we asked our Facebook fans to answer the question, “How Did You Know He Was ‘The One’?”  This question was floating around our office earlier in the week because we are coming close to two office weddings this year (one in January and one in September) and I just made the jump to living with my boyfriend – and I was curious to hear from other real life couples who have also experienced that magical moment when you just knew – he was “The One”!

The story of my beau and I date back …  20 or so years ago, I had met him working at my first job – we both worked at a local McDonald’s.  It was the summer of 1993 – I was entering my senior year in high school and he was going into college.  I thought he was adorable and funny – but I knew that jocks didn’t date artists.  Instead, I wound up dating one of his friends, and well, that took him off the list of guys I could date.  Over the years, I heard updates about him through mutual friends, but we never re-connected – until February of 2012 when he messaged me on Facebook to catch up and within a few hours of talking we had plans to meet the very next day!  We went to a local Cuban restaurant and spent the night talking – not just a few hours, but all night – we even closed down the restaurant!  A few days later, I was leaving to go on an vacation with my son and my plane was delayed.  It was Valentine’s day.  He left work early and drove to the airport to take us to dinner.  After dinner, he bought a single red rose and handed it to my son and told him to give it to me for Valentine’s day.  I knew at that moment he was the one and I wasn’t going to let him get away from me for a second time … it was probably the sweetest and most romantic thing a guy had done for me my entire life!

I’d like to thank all our Facebook fans for sharing such amazing love stories with us!

While we’d love to choose all of you as the winner, the winner of this contest is:

Congrats to:

Michelle Santo, Cleveland Ohio

I have known my husband my whole life!! We grew up in the same neighborhood and my brother played little league with him!! He had a brother as well who always said the two of us would end up together. I was very close with his brother who unfortunately is no longer with us today but I know is very happy watching over us and our little one!!! Kevin and I have always been friends but one night he asked me to a wedding and I didn’t think he was serious (we were at a bar) so the next day he called and asked me again and I said yes. We had a great time (he was the best man) I knew alot of the people who were there so it was a lot fun!!! At the end of the night we ended up sharing the most amazing unexpected kiss and from that moment on I knew one of my friends was going to become my husband and my best friend. He was right under my nose my whole life and I never knew it!!!! We were married in two feet of snow (2 days before the wedding it was 70! Gotta love OH) on 4/23/2005 and with every passing year out loves grows stronger and stronger.

Michelle, please send us an email to info@littlethingsfavors.com to claim your $50 gift certificate to www.LittleThingsFavors.com or www.LittleThingsBaby.com

Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate too?  Join us every week on our Facebook page as we ask a question about love, romance and marriage.  Just comment on the weekly contest photo to be entered to win!

The Key To A Happy Marriage Is …

Dec 11, 2012

The Key To A Happy Marriage

There is no advice or secret tip to make a marriage successful.  Marriage is a series of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, laughter and tears (hopefully more laughter than tears), joy and sorrow.  Marriage is a process, one you have to work at – you must learn to compromise, learn from each other, continue to love each other and find time for romance.  But there is no real “key” to making it 100% secure.  If there was there would be no divorce! But we can learn from those who have long and happy marriages what the “key” was for them – and maybe incorporate these tidbits of advice into our own lives.

We asked our readers, our Facebook Fans and our Twitter Followers for their “Key” piece of advice and this is what they said:

Some of our readers feel that the sanctity of a marriage guided by God is the most important aspect. Jamie B., from NC says: “Constant communication, trust and God’s Grace!!” is the key for her.  Pamela W. from CA concurs, “The key is having God at the center of the marriage and submitting to Him first and foremost.”

A few of our readers acknowledge that being understanding no matter the situation, big or small, is the key to a successful marriage. Fiolina L. feels couples should have “patience, LOTS of it.” Jennifer K., from NY agrees that “not sweating the small stuff” is the secret for her. Newlywed Anthony G., from NY knows that “Understanding one another as well as accepting each other as a FRIEND.” is the most important aspect to any relationship. While understanding is important, it goes hand in hand with what Ginger A. and Brandy M. readers from Texas, tell us. It is a combination of “trust, patience and communication”.  Brandy goes on that, “it turns out, there’s lots a keys! Ima need a key chain of some sort!” – and we at Little Things agree, the “key” to a happy marriage may be a little of everything!

Also on top of our list of “keys” was the theme of romance, “respect and love”, according to our Facebook fan Izzabelle C., and Rosalynn G. from NY affirms this sentiment.  Rosalynn thinks that all couples should, “Keep doing and saying things that will give your spouse a sense of importance.”  While Pattie C., from FL wrapped this theme up nicely by stating couples should, “Kiss each other goodnight, every night !!!”

Humor, it turns out,  is just as important as all the other keys above.  Nicole M. from NY made us laugh when she told us her secret is, “Working opposite shifts!” While Kathy W. also from NY made us smile with her comment, “Let your hubby play softball on Sundays and he’ll do your bidding all week long!” So that’s the secret ingredient we were missing all along! Thanks, Kathy!

And finally, we think the “key” that every man should know to keep their wife happy is a tip from Dan. C from NY, “Never, NEVER, answer the question, ‘Does this make me look fat?’ Fake a seizure if you have to , but get out of the room. Then, 30 seconds later, wander back in the room as if you didn’t hear the question and say, ‘Wow, is that new?’ It looks great on you!” Repeat as often as possible.”

If you’ve enjoyed this post, why not incorporate it into your wedding day?  Ask your guests to write down their “keys” to a happy marriage on little cards or sheets of paper and keep them safe in a guest book, a reception card holder, photo album or even frame them in a photo collage to hang in your new home so you will always have their “keys” of wisdom with you throughout your happy marriage.  And don’t forget to share your key’s with them, a perfect complimentary wedding favor for this wedding theme is our bestselling, Antique Key Bottle Opener shown here:

Bronze Finish Antique Style Key Bottle Opener Favors in Gift Box

Bronze Finish Antique Style Key Bottle Opener Favors in Gift Box

Haven’t weighed in on the conversation yet?  Join by commenting below, what do you think is the “key” to a happy and successful marriage?

12 Days of Christmas – Day 4

Dec 6, 2012

The weather outside has been playing games the last few days.  You are not sure if you need your spring jacket or your winter coat.  One thing is for sure is the holidays are coming and so is the chaos of getting your shopping done.  You have bought all the big gifts for your fiance/husband this year but you want to get a couple of little extra gifts to add for him to open.  What do you get his family? What do you get your own? Gone are the days of the holiday fruitcake.  You can only re-gift it so many times!  Thinking about something new why not try looking at some different beverage ideas.   Go to: http://www.littlethingsfavors.com/bewefa1.html

 

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12 Days of Christmas Sale – Day 3 – 15% Off Winter Favors

Dec 5, 2012

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow … it has to be one of our favorite Holiday songs here at Little Things Favors.  Even though we haven’t seen a flurry yet here in Sayreville, we are still hoping for a white Christmas.  If you are planning a magical white winter wedding for the upcoming months you may be wishing for the fluffy white stuff to grace your special day … but even if you don’t get snow for your winter wedding day you can still add the sparkle and shine of snowflakes to your wedding with winter themed accessories, decorations, supplies and Winter Wedding Favors – if you’re looking for these items, today is the ONLY day to save 15% Off of any winter favors in the month of December!

Silver Snowflake Ornament Winter Wedding Favors

Silver Snowflake Ornament

Snowflake Luggage Tag

Snowflake Luggage Tag

Snowflake Chocolate Dipped Oreos

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With so many different Christmas, winter and snowflake themed accessories, decorations and supplies you are sure to find exactly what you need to create the perfect atmosphere for your winter soiree – be sure to shop today because our Winter sale is for ONE DAY ONLY.

 

Take 15% Off All Winter Favors & Accessories - Promo Code: LetItSnow15

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Top 10 Most Outrageous Celebrity Engagement Rings

Dec 4, 2012

If you’re looking for unique engagement ring ideas, check out these crazy huge, expensive and even unusual celebrity engagement rings for some inspiration!

1. Beyonce – 18 carat; $5 million – We’re not surprised at the quality and classiness of this engagement ring. As if Jay Z would give anything less!

2. Mariah Carey – 17 carat; $2.5 million – This pop diva is known for her girly appeal, so it’s no wonder Nick Cannon made sure there was pink in this rock!

3. Kim Kardashian – 20.5 carat ring with a 16.5 carat emerald center; $2 million – Quite a fancy ring for such a short marriage, but certainly outrageous none the less.

4. Katherine Heigl – 3 carat; $150,000 – This ring certainly has bling, and makes our list due to its unique style and shape.

5. Hilary Duff – 14 carat; $1 million – Her ring was the talk of Hollywood after she got engaged to hockey player Mike Comrie.

6. Jessica Biel – size unknown; estimated $130,000 – We just love the vintage look of this ring! Rumor has it that Justin Timberlake picked this out all by himself.

7. Kate Middleton – 18 carat; estimated $500,000 – That blue oval sapphire was previously worn by Princess Diana!

8. Victoria Beckham – size unknown; estimated $65,000 – The former Spice Girl lives up to her nickname Posh by flaunting this unusual beauty.

9. Jennifer Lopez – 6.1 carat; $2.5 million – Ben Affleck certainly has good taste in rings! He gave his present wife Jennifer Garner one just as impressive.

10. Elizabeth Taylor – 33.19 carat; estimated $2.5-$3.5 million – You can’t think of diamonds without thinking of this beauty!

Are you getting engaged? Be sure to check out our engagement party favors for your celebration after you announce the engagement!

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 2

Dec 4, 2012

On the second  day of Christmas your true love may send you two turtle doves but the staff here at Little Things Favors would like to extend you an offer of 15% OFF our Best Selling Favors.  Get all your holiday party needs right here!!

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12 Days of Christmas Deals – Day 1

Dec 3, 2012

On the first day of Christmas your true love may send you a partridge in a pear tree but the staff here at Little Things Favors would like to extend you an offer of 15% OFF our Holiday Party Favors.  Get all your holiday party needs right here!!

Snowflake Boxes With Soap Favors

 

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Check back each day for a new deal!!

Wedding Picture Ideas & Locations

Nov 28, 2012

Copyright (c) Silver Image Photography

Copyright (c) Silver Image Photography

Nikita, our resident office assistant, has a knack for photography – she’s always walking around snapping pictures of us in the office! When asked what she thinks makes great wedding photos, she responded with one word – location. The main key to creating unique wedding pictures is a location that’s outside of the box.

Here are Nikita’s top 10 choices for unconventional wedding photo locations:

1. In the city
2. Train Yards
3. Graveyards or Penitentiaries
4. Nature Walks
5. Older buildings (abandoned warehouses, churches, theaters, etc.)
6. Castles
7. On a boat/lighthouse
8. Museum or Zoo
9. Sports Stadium
10. Amusement Parks

You can check out her entire article here: Wedding Picture Ideas and Locations

Besides an ideal location that will create a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photos, there are many other factors to consider for awesome pictures. Lighting, posing, and angling properly – yet still in abnormal ways will result in photos that are modern and fun! That’s why you should never hesitate to splurge on your wedding photographer:  they’ll know all the tricks to perfecting your pictures!

Keep your eyes out for Kristi’s upcoming post for advice on choosing a wedding photographer!

- Kelsey

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