With engagement season in full swing, we know you’ve got to get started on that ever-growing to-do list.
Whether you’re a three-ring binder kind of bride or hiring someone else to rein in the Pinterest-inspired ideas,
we’ve got the scoop on something new this wedding season.
THINK INSIDE THE BOX
Congratulations you are engaged! So now what? Where do you start the wedding planning? We suggest going straight to your laptop and ordering the StudioWed Box. Simply go online and pick your subscription based on your wedding date. The StudioWed Box is delivered to your front door every month. Inside, you’ll find helpful tips and fun products to help you along this wonderful journey of planning your big day. As an added bonus, you’ll get to enjoy samples curated by experts in the wedding planning industry and collected from the best vendors around the country. So, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, start thinking inside the box. It’s the easiest wedding planner any bride-to- be can hire, and better yet, it comes to you. studiowedbox.com
TIED AND FEATHEREDSimply put, the Brackish bow tie itself has built a new tradition and this perfect groomsman gift. The perfect groomsmen gift is making a pretty big statement. Ben Ross and Jeff Plotner, South Carolina-based co-founders, lead a creative team of fashion-forward thinkers who hand select every feather and craft each bow tie by hand. That means no two ties are the same, making each one a uniquely donned accessory and a sustainable work of art. Brackish Bow Ties prides itself on genuine, intricate detail not found in mass production, so give your guys something they haven’t seen before, but can wear again and again. brackishbowties.com
DATE NIGHT DO-OVERIn the midst of the wedding countdown, take a break from planning for a different kind of date night. To quote the experts, “A new era has begun for the secret supper club.” And for creative innovators Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Events and Liana Hall of Wares & Notions, this is one worth telling. Late last year, they introduced Society 414, an exclusive, ticketed date night event for couples wanting more than dinner and a movie.
“Society 414 packages a fun date-night experience for the couple who wants to do something different but doesn’t have the time or energy to plan it themselves,” Hall said. “We are experience-driven versus food-driven. It’s about the total package including connecting with other couples,” Gainey added.
Every event includes four curated elements: the location, a styled environment, food and entertainment. The catch is that you won’t know what they are until you get there. All you have to go on is one single clue – and a reputation that boasts some of the best cures for dilapidated date nights. In? Tickets are released to those on the mailing list first, so be sure to sign up on the website at society414.com.
LOVE IS BLIND
Even after your invitations have been licked, sealed and stamped, you still have thank you notes to send and bridesmaids to shower. Foglio Press specializes in custom stationery for making a statement in the small details. Their brand-new blind embossed note card sets are popular for sending that very special thank you to those you love – whether a soft “thank you” at the top, or a cute phrase stamped on the edge, its crafty, classic and utterly unique. Plus, these perfect paper creations are ready to order online right away, so you’ve got one more thing checked off your list. Way to go, bride. fogliopress.com
THE GOLD STANDARD
Whether you hire the professionals on your big day, or you’ve already started practicing so you can do it yourself, there’s a lot to be said about the beauty routines of a bride-to-be. So, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics kicks it up a notch. With the 24K Gold Dust, they let you add a gilded touch to your everyday routine (giving you that glimmering, bridal aura) or amp up the highlight action on the big day. Offering a natural way to “glow” your way down the aisle, each tiny tub — available in gold, silver, bronze, champagne and rose gold — goes lightly and easily on your cheeks, eyes or lips with the custom fan brush. Purchase them anywhere that sells Jane Iredale,
or online at janeiredale.com.