Those Crying Eyes
You know your mom is going to be sobbing. Count your sis and mother-in-law in, too. Having these adorable bride-and-groom tissues on hand to catch those tears of joy (and the ensuing streams of black mascara) will be a lifesaver for everyone. Pass them out pre-wedding or at the rehearsal dinner; $10/set of six packets (10 tissues per pack). (718) 433-4884.
Rising to the Top
Shiny and modern, this dancing bride and groom take the cake in a topper made of attention-grabbing polished metal measuring 5 inches tall. Also available: a hip bride and groom, henna heart, cross, and star of David; $69.95 each (except heart, which is $169.95). (877) 988-BEAU
The Sweetest Sachet
Available in 40 colors, each customizable bridesmaid dress sachet is handmade from luxurious European satin and embellished with a pearl choker and long satin bow. They are stuffed with top-quality, sweet-smelling lavender from Spain; $20 each. Allow four weeks. 877-988-BEAU.
Kamaren Henson had a feeling the sun would shine brightly at Parker Palm Springs on her wedding day last October. Not only did these rice paper parasols complement the bridesmaids’ gowns, but they also made for instant shade — and some great photos; $7.95 each. See these and more at www.lunabazaar.com.
Send Yourself Flowers
If an artistic friend offers to create your wedding arrangements — or you want to try a few yourself for the shower or rehearsal dinner — look no further than Flowerbud. Gerbera daisies (right), mini calla lilies, tulips, and roses, among others, come direct from the grower at great savings. Just put them in water, give them a day or two to open up, and voila! Everything’s in bloom. (877) 524-5400.
You’re the One That I Want
She’s going to stand by your side on the most exciting day of your life. Ask her with grace and style on this elegant notecard by Sarah Ridgley Letterpress; $3 each. www.sarahridgley.com.
How We Felt
Favors go mod when tucked inside flower-bedecked felt bags in three fun colors; $12/set of six. (877) 988-BEAU.
Message in a Bottle
A most memorable invitation for any occasion! Simply print or write your message, roll up and tie the scroll, add the sand, attach the addressed label, tightly push in the cork, and drop the bottle in any USPS mailbox. Mails for $1.30 in postage. But the impact? Priceless; $23.95/set of six. (801) 484-5053.
Photo by Sherrill & Associates
Donna Kwok and Nader Coobtee of Red Lantern Photography offer their clients gallery-wrapped canvas prints, meaning there’s no need to search and pay for a coordinating frame. Each is ready to hang when it arrives. Available in a variety of sizes, your wedding-day image is printed with archival inks onto museum-quality canvas, stretched onto a frame, then sprayed with a UV coating to prevent fading. Prices vary. (760) 771-4499