How to Have an Elegant Wedding – with Kids of All Ages!

Children and weddings can be extraordinary – in every sense!

If you choose to have children at your wedding, I hope you have a game-plan! Here are some tips and tricks to having a successful night. 🙂

1. Have a plan! Keep your Moms and Dads in the loop! Depending on how many children you have in attendance, think about creating a separate program just for them. Include on it the do’s and don’ts, where parents can change diapers, give little ones a chance to nap, etc.

2. Give them responsibility. When faced with one task, some children will do whatever they can to feel like they are being useful. Let them hand out bubbles or fans as your guests enter the church! Even better, hand out some disposable wedding cameras and let them capture a whole new perspective you would have never thought about! They’re plastic, let the photographer grab all of the essential shots while your kiddies grab some candid ones. Keep them busy while putting them to work!

3. Keep them busy! Hand out this amazing Wedding Activity Book! Included is word puzzles, crosswords, colouring activities (yes, complete with crayons). It’s an essential for your reception! What better way to keep your kids busy? They can keep themselves busy!

#4. Cater to them—Your kiddies will not appreciate the gorgeous Swish Cup Set that you picked out for all of your adults, and I doubt they’ll be able to do much with the Love Dove Bottle Openers you picked out either. So what do kids want?

I think you already know the answer to that.

Mini Classic Gumball Dispensers, in red and black!

Yes, I know what you’re thinking – you want me to give the kids CANDY? Well yes, I think that it’s a great idea. They’ve been running around all day, by the time they get to the reception and are ready to show off their dance moves, they are going to be tired. A bit of a sugar rush will be just what they need before they pass right out.

#5. Be understanding – kids will be kids. Yes, kids are goofy! Likely you’ll have the occasional tot crying or whining, but the older kids will probably be a little mischievous. They’re at a family gathering with cousins that they may not regularly see! Let them have a bit of fun at the reception- you can relax now too. 🙂

Ciao for now!

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Peaches and Creme – Natural Wedding Inspiration from In Casa Gifts!

Summer is upon us and so is wedding fever! How did you like our last post about a Chevron Themed Wedding?

Patterns and trends are an amazing route to go if you’re looking for something modern and stylish, but it’s not for everybody. If you’re not sure that you want a bold theme but do need some direction, let me introduce you to a Peaches and Creme wedding theme. Like any theme, it can be played up as little or as much as you would like.

Like this colour scheme we found on Pinterest?
First of all, peach is pretty gender neutral. For a groom that isn’t crazy about feminine colours or patterns, this is an excellent compromise for a wedding theme. You can have your cake and eat it too!
Think about a peach background like this one – layered peach streamers create a waterfall effect. There are no flowers here – it’s eye catching and beautiful, but very neutral. You could even throw in different shades of peach, cream, dove gray. I also love the use of candles lining the aisle – it’s a lovely alternative to flowers. Less expensive and reusable!
The best part of “peach” is that you can incorporate food or just the colour. Peach wedding cakes? Peach cake pops, just straight peaches? It’s not fancy, but rather homey. Time to bring out those pickled peaches your Grandmother made!
Personalized Glass Favor Jars Set of 12
Hand out personalized jars that are filled with homemade pickled peaches! Your guests can even reuse the jars later and remember your beautiful and practical favors.
Perfect for a hot summer wedding, why not whip out all the favourite summer treats?
For the kids, peach icecream! Peach cobbler! Peach popsicles! It’s a cute touch that is both practical and ties your theme together beautifully.
Hand out Stainless steel ice cream scoops out as a wedding favour for the kids at your wedding! They can scoop with it, eat with it, and take it home! What’s more practical than that!

Scoop of Love Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Scoop

Serve peach schnapps for your adults, in shot glasses that they can take home! These are actually on sale right now, seriously affordable.

Perfect Pair Shot Glasses in Designer Favor Gift Box

And what’s the final touch? Personalized ribbon of course. Not only does this ribbon come in SO many colours, you can have anything written on it. Wrap it around your favors and voila! The sweetest favors at the best price point. This theme is beautiful and easy on your budget too!

Personalized Ribbon

Take a look at the full Pinterest Board here:
http://pinterest.com/incasagifts/peaches-and-creme-wedding-theme/

Enjoy!

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Cherry Blossom Wedding – Wedding Ideas by In Casa Gifts

Hello everyone!
Cherry blossoms symbolize the intensity and beauty of life, and their beauty is extraordinary really. A Cherry Blossom Wedding is truly a breath taking sight, and these flowers are usually in full bloom from late April to early May if you live around Toronto. Even if you’re not close to one of these trees, you can still breathe life into this theme with a bit of help.

My help, of course!
Pair black and white with thin accents of pale pink for a simple and elegant theme.

Cherry Blossom Wedding
In Casa Gifts also carries a line of Cherry Blossom themed accessories, from ring pillows to pillar candles! You can dress it up or dress it down as much as you’d like.

We also carry a number of beautiful favor boxes that could be as simplistic or thematic as you want. These lovely asian brocade boxes are a huge favourite!

Asian Pink Brocade Boxes

Use them as a lovely center piece, and show off some cherry blossom branches in them. Set the table with fortune cookie place card holders holding cherry blossom stationary with your guests names printed neatly. We literally have everything you need to make this beautiful theme a reality.

I think the most spectacular part of this theme is the cake. Have you ever seen a cherry blossom cake? If you can get the right cake, it really pulls everything together. And why stop there? Have “cherry cake pops” for dessert, which are cherries dipped in cake-frosting-goodness. Essentially the most delicious bite you’ll ever have. Here are so delectable goodies from our Pinterest Page.
From Pinterest

From Pinterest
It’s important to balance this theme with the right amount of black and white, with just a splash of pale pink, or your groomsmen might feel a bit out of place! Emphasis on ‘pale’ pink. 😉 If it’s hot pink, that’s a completely different theme altogether! Go for clean, buffed pale pink nails, pale pink shoes, and black and white everywhere else.
You’re aiming to be light and refreshing – as graceful as can be, and as radiant as you should be!
Channel simplicity and grace, and do it with In Casa Gifts. 🙂

For more ideas and wedding themes, take a look at our Pinterest and Facebook page!

Have a lovely day everyone xx

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Brew Some Love! Coffee Themed Party Favors From In Casa Gifts

Hello darlings, how are all of you tonight?
Just because our tea-themed wedding theme was such a big hit, we thought we needed to give it’s bold counterpart a chance as well!

Courtesy of Pinterest 🙂

A coffee-themed wedding IS bold, and if you’re strong enough to do it, here’s how.
We paired deep cocoa brown with bits of light blue, for a refreshing and satisfying color scheme. It’s certainly one of the more striking colour combinations available, and is really quite elegant when done correctly. So how do you do it correctly, you ask?
Well!
Nothing says elegance like wedding favors designed by Artisano Designs, and they have the most beautiful selection of coffee-themed wedding favors available.

No joking! Have you seen some of these favors? You won’t find this kind of quality in any other wedding favor brands. I’m not exaggerating. Where else would you find a really nice espresso maker? It’s wrapped and ready to go! Just brings a tear to my eye.

Euro Espress – White Espresso Maker (2 Cup)
Expressions of Love Espresso Cup Favor – In White (Set of 2)
Swish Cup and Biscotti Saucer Favor (Set of 2)

Why not line up your espresso cups with some coffee and kahlua, and make a tasty shooter out of it? Present it right and you can do no wrong 😉
Deep cocoa brown and pale blue is a very distinct and pungent colour scheme – if this is for you, it’s go big or go home. Deep brown bridesmaid dresses, pale blue pumps that barely peep out of your elegant wedding dress– all necessary. The table setting is certainly a place that should beautifully tie together your theme. How about a dark wood table with light blue lining and placemats, covered with dark brown and copper cutlery and plates? This is a theme that you can really play with layering. We personally think of a marble cake – be mindful to mix in the right amount of light blue and it’s eye-catching and delightful.

For more wedding ideas and the complete wedding theme board for Coffee and Biscotti, take a look at our Pinterest!

Ciao for now!

xx

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Tea Time! A Tea Themed Wedding with In Casa Gifts

Who’s crazy about tea?

In ancient times, particular teas were primarily used medicinally to aid many issues, from stomach aches to even lowering cholesterol. There has been a western tea revolution–tea is suddenly trendy, youthful and rejuvenating.
Who hasn’t heard of David’s Tea, Teavana or The Tea Haus? Loose-leaf is making a huge boom right now, and tea hasn’t been more attractive. A Tea-Themed Wedding is lovely, innovative and practical!
Why not pair a doily with a swish cup and put a homemade cupcake in there for dessert?
In Casa Gifts has plenty of original and adorable tea diffusers that would make the perfect favour for any tea amateur or expert.
Send every guest home with a lovely tea diffuser and your choice of tea sample! For healthier skin, teeth and enamel, send them home with a white or green tea.
For added energy send them home with a black tea.
Tea for Two Teapot Tea Infuser
For soothing headaches and stomach aches, send them home with a roobios tea.
The options are endless, and everyone can go home with a tea and diffuser that suits their needs – because each of your guests are special and they should know!
For more tea-themed wedding ideas, take a look at our new Pinterest Board: Tea Time!
Ta ta for now 🙂

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Wedding Favours and Shipping Times – Online Wedding Favor Ordering

This one goes out to all those brides to be and wedding planners asking, “When should I order my wedding favours online – how long will it take me to get my wedding favours?” Great question!

Well, it depends…but it doesn’t take too long to get your wedding favours delivered, generally 1.5 to 2 weeks depending on your location in the U.S. or Canada. When submitting your question, please let us know if your city and state/province – it’ll help us estimate delivery time. Oh, and remember that with our extensive selection of personalized wedding favors, it takes slightly more time.

On an unrelated note, don’t be shy…we know you’d like to get cheap wedding favours. Well, although we do provide excellent value, don’t you dare mention to anyone your wedding favors were inexpensive! (Our little secret, K?…no one has to know you got a deal on your favors!). Browse some of our favour-ite favours right here within our blog – check out these favours!

Oh…stay tuned..I want to tell you about some new wedding favors coming our way soon…stay tuned!

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