OMG! Do I really need all of these wedding accessories? What do I do with them after the wedding? Do I have to spend on all of these items for a one time affair? - These are the questions you may ask yourself when shopping for wedding accessories for the first time. But don't fret, we've made a handy list to keep it simple!
Cake Servers & Champagne Flutes - some couples choose to purchase these and use them for years to come. They cut all their future cakes with them from Thanksgiving parties to Independence day events. Chances are you'll get more use out of your cake server than your champagne flutes. If you're looking to forgo something because of a budget, we say nix the flutes. Your cake server may (or may not be) in wedding photographs. But if it isn't, you can eliminate this too for the budget conscious bride. If you do splurge for these items - go big and save or display them for years to come!
Flower Girl Baskets & Ring Pillows - if little one's aren't in your wedding party, then these can be removed from your shopping list. However, since these truly are one time use items, we recommend that these wedding accessories be affordable. Purchase something you are happy with, without breaking the bank!
Guest Books, Pens & Alternatives - Don't skip out on this important wedding accessory! This is a good record of (mostly) everyone who attended your event, its a way to help you write your thank you notes and it will bring a smile when you read everyone's good wishes. Want something more practical and useful to record your memories - go with a gust book alternative and have everyone sign a picture frame that you can display in your home for years.
Unity Candles & Holders - depending on if you want to keep this tradition in your wedding ceremony, you may or may not need this bridal accessory. We love the alternative sets - especially the sand photo frames - you can display them in your home after the wedding.
Cake Toppers - the center of every reception is the cake. No matter if you believe it or not - your guest's eyes will gravitate to the wedding cake! Adorn it with a beautiful cake topper that reflects your personal style and keep it in your home on display to remind you of your magical moment.
Memorial items are a beautiful way to express how much you miss those who have passed. Although not an essential wedding accessory, some couples choose to honor family in this way. Display it near the bridal table or guest book table so everyone can be touched by their memory.