Chevron: Themed Patterns For Your Wedding Day With In Casa Gifts

Hello Bridal Planners, I have a lovely wedding inspiration board for you today!

Say hello to Chevron!


Patterns are a nice theme to run with, as you can use it as little or as much as you’d like. It’s fancy, it’s classy, and it doesn’t get overwhelming. Take a look at some of our suggestions for a Chevron Bridal Party, from our Pinterest Page:

Chevron table runner? Yes please. Just the right amount of pattern for an eye catching display! The colours don’t necessarily need to match – pair a cerulean blue chevron runner with red and pink roses for a punch of colour. Just beautiful!
This theme pairs best with simplicity – a bit of extra colour that stands out against a radiant white backdrop. This cake was one of my favourites:
Gold Chevron is absolutely stunning. There’s been a huge trend in patterns lately, and this one seems to be the favourite. This cake is so stunning! Pastel colours and designs with gold chevron – now THAT is a beautiful wedding theme. The possibilities are so endless. Here are a few pastel suggestions that pair beautifully with a gold chevron wedding:
Picture these on a gold chevron tablecloth!
Stamped with Love Scented Soaps

These soaps already have a soft vintage style, paired with gold chevron you can image how stunning it would look. Gold chevron place mats? Gold Chevron Napkins? Place your favours right on top.

Sweet Heart Towel Cake Dessert Favour
Towel cakes are probably the best wedding favour out there– bold statement, I know– but it’s the most useful to the most people. If you have a huge range of ages and tastes at your wedding, towel cakes are the way to go. They’re adorable, creative, and won’t break your bank. Pair these against a gold chevron background, and again, so pretty to look at!
If gold chevron isn’t your thing, what about a pastel chevron with gold accessories? I’m talking gold cutlery and accents.
Chevron Themed Bridal Party
Chevron can be incorporated in so many ways. Take a look at our Pinterest Page to see more ways to use Chevron and other themes!
If you’re looking for more inspiration, make sure to follow us on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook – we’re always posting new things 🙂

Ciao, until next time!

Unique Wedding Favors and New Favor Ideas for Bridal Showers and Weddings

Finding unique wedding favors in Canada is not as hard as brides think. In fact,comparison shopping for wedding favors is pretty easy. The hard part, it seems, is finding the best deal and budget conscious brides are savvy shoppers.

Unique Wedding Favors and Decorations – Delivered to Canadian Brides FROM Canada

Yes, brides can actually save by buying unique wedding favors in Canada! Two of Canada’s leading suppliers are wedding decorations designer Wedding Star and European inspired wedding favors by Artisano Designs. These bomboniere favors are truly unique in North America. Both companies have extensive wedding product lines and distribute from Canada as well as the US.

calla lily bottle stopper
Bottle Stopper Favors
photo coaster favors
Heart Photo Coaster Favors
angel shower favors
Angel Cherub Favors
scented soap favors
Love Dove Soap Favors
bath soap favors
Scented Soap Favors
Manicure Set Shower Favors
picture frame favors
Photo Frame Favors
coffee espresso favors
Espresso Cup Favors
religious cross favors
Cross-Religious Favors


Canadian Brides – Shopping for Wedding Favors and Decor in the US Hurts the Wedding Budget!

A strong dollar leaves some brides thinking the best wedding favor deals are in the US. Not quite! When shopping US online sites, your credit card processor takes up to 4% on the conversion, plus you’re charged higher shipping rates and cross border brokerage/duty charges. These extras aren’t charged by the retailer, but by the courier company who won’t deliver your wedding favors unless you pay first! Your savings disappear fast plus you waste time!

So shop today in Canada for the cheapest wedding favors around!

Great Girly Gifts For Your Baby or Bridal Shower

Two things I look for in a bridal or baby shower favor are cost and practicality. Shopping at InCasaGifts provides great shower favor ideas for both! With all the fabulous favours to choose from and at low prices you know planning your wedding or baby shower is a breeze! So what are some great gifts that your girl friends can’t live without?

For Baby Showers our most popular items are our towel cake favors. Not only are they packaged as a cute little cupcake but they are beautiful gifts that can be used to decorate your home. Our heart coasters are new to our line of products from the Artisano Designs Collection. What makes them a really great keepsake is you can insert a special photo of your loved one so every time you use the coaster you think of them.
Bridal Showers are all about fun and excitement. What can be more exciting than our High Heel Diva espresso sets. Espresso sets are hot this season! With its rich pink color and girly design your friends with enjoy their espresso in style. What is also popular with bridal showers is our Posh Polka Dot Change Purse. You will no longer need to search for your change at the market. What also makes an elegant gift is our votive candles. Our white floral candle comes complete as a set of two and detailed with sparkling rhinestones.

For more great gifts and wedding favors visit us!

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Wedding Favors and Bomboniere Canada – Favors for All Canadian Brides

When choosing wedding favours, what do Canadian brides look for? That answer is diverse as Canadians themselves!Although the terms wedding favours and bombonieres are interchangeable, some Canadians have never heard of the word “bomboniere”. Of course, our French friends inQuebec call them “bonbonniere”. Deriving from Latin, bomboniere is used in the Italian community and made popular inToronto,Hamilton (Ontario) andMontreal (Quebec) plus other Canadian cities with large Italian populations. Greeks refer to party favors as “boubouniere”. 

Yet wedding favours and favour designs have been increasingly – and wonderfully – inspired by Asian and Middle Eastern influences as these Canadian populations grow. It’s no wonder it takes an eclectic and unique range of favours to satisfy the diversity that is “The Canadian Bride”.

Here’s some of our favour-ites sure to please Canadian brides and bridal planners, no matter their ethnic background or preferences.

 Fore these and other “Great Canadian Wedding Favours”, visit us online today! For a light discussion on favour terminology, read my bomboniere article on Canada Weds! 

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Wow – New Artisano Designs Wedding Favours – Unique Bomboniere at In Casa Gifts

We’re excited to be a Preferred Artisano Designs Retailer, and we’ve now expanded our offering to include the entire line of Canada’s hottest new wedding favours.

What’s great about our new favours? Well, they’re unique, affordable and they ship fast! Yep, across Canada within 1-2 business days and they also ship within the U.S. – fast! How’s that for getting your party or wedding favours in time for your special event! 

You have to check them out to believe the value. They’re our most substantial wedding favors and of course, we’re offering them at low introductory pricing! From coasters to candles to innovative, European inspired tableware favours, we have the best selection. Here’s a “taste”:
In Casa Gifts New Artisano Designs Wedding Favors List

(…and direct links on where to find them)

Artisano Designs Wedding Favours at In Casa Gifts!


























OK – yes, we’re that excited about our newest line of wedding favours (aren’t you?)! Remember, your parties are never complete without In Casa Gifts so visit us now while these great favours last!

See you soon and don’t wait for your spring wedding to order – they’re going fast!

In Casa Gifts – More than Wedding Favors!

I’m finding it really common when I encounter wedding planners and brides-to-be who have done some wedding planning research online that they immediately recognize In Casa Gifts. Often they say, “We love your wedding favors!” I’m flattered!

Truth is, at In Casa Gifts our products now number well into the thousands…many of which are wedding accessories and wedding decorations. So, what are the most popular, you ask?

In wedding accessories, it’s got to be cake toppers (all kinds of cake toppers!), bridal garters, and what better to capture your day – wedding cameras. Not quite top 3 but those with pets just looooove our dog tuxedos. Dog tuxes have to be the novelty favour-ite!

In wedding decorations, brides and wedding planners alike love our place cards and holders, wedding bulletins, and of course our water activated diamond lights (our decorating supplies are endless – you must check these out!).

So who says In Casa Gifts is just about wedding favours? And consider that so much of what we sell is not for weddings at all (but we’re forever committed to our brides and wedding planners!). All our favor and reception decorating supplies are great for any party or special occasion. Check us out when it’s time to plan yours!

Summer Weddings, Summer Wedding Favor Favour-ites!

So the mad rush is on! Many brides have already ordered their summer wedding favors, and yep, fall wedding favor orders are already coming through. So, put on your wedding planner hat and get shopping.

What’s Hot in Wedding Favors for Summer 2009?

Here’s my top 3 Picks:

  1. Wildflower Seed Favors
  2. Garden Glass Gel Candle
  3. Set Sail Frosted Tealight Favors

Check out more to find yours!

Don’t Leave it Until the Last Minute

So we have a few standard responses at In Casa Gifts. One of these is in response to “How far in advance should I order my wedding favors.” Good question, and given this “wedding thing” is something most of us do once (of course we would never turn away repeat customers:), it’s a great question.

The answer is, “Order your party favors as soon as you’ve decided on them“. Even a year in advance, you ask? Absolutely, or especially… Ordering your favors well in advance provides you with many benefits, including:

  1. You get ample time to open them up and count/inspect them.
  2. Time to get them to the wedding reception hall early if you’d like for set up.
  3. Ensure availability. Although fairly uncommon, our wedding favours can go temporarily out of stock, or become discontinued altogether.

So, get your wedding favors early and check it off your wedding day “to-do” list so you’re one step closer to saying “I Do”! Want to check out the latest new favours? They’re here on our blog – you can window shop!

What if I’m a Last Minute Bride?

We’ll do our best to help. Whether you’re shipping Wedding Favours to your home in Canada or the U.S., we can usually get them to you within 1.5 to 2 weeks – slightly longer for personalized wedding favors.

One thing’s for sure, you never have to worry with In Casa Gifts since we guarantee your satisfaction and are prices can’t be beat! (How’s that for wedding planning peace of mind in a tight economy?).

Hope to “see you” at In Casa Gifts soon and happy wedding planning!

Fall Wedding Favors & Decorations!

Ok, times ticking and your fall wedding is just around the corner and you’ve yet to get your Fall Wedding Favors! Autumn leaves will soon be falling (yuk!?)!

No worries, In Casa Gifts has got your wedding party favors and wedding decorations covered.

“When’s the right time to order my summer, fall, or winter favors ?”, is the most popular question asked among brides to be. Well, the best answer is “As soon as you’ve decided!”. All of our items usually ship within 2 weeks throughout the US & Canada (a touch longer with personalized wedding favors), but seasonal stock and popular wedding favors go fast. Although we do our best to maintain inventory, demand is growing for our favors and we’re glad you love them! Oh, and shop confidently given our money back guarantee (no time limits!) – you’ve enough stress right now!

Once you place your order, the team at In Casa Gifts will make sure that you receive your wedding favors and accessories on time and ready to go! Often, we’re finding smart brides are ordering their bridal shower favors and their wedding favors together. Good idea, right? Not only do they save on shipping charges (FREE over $200 and low flat rate for anything less – smart, right?), they take care of both events at once!

Oh, and don’t get brides started on the fuel & time cost of shopping around to find wedding favor and accessory stores which are few and far between offering just a fraction of In Casa Gifts’ selection. Our commitment when we started was to provide a “Shop Easy” wedding planning experience and to deliver excellent value, and we maintain that promise today after serving thousands of customers.

So visit now and often…we’ll bet you’ll find that perfect fall wedding favor or unique favor for any season of the year. Bye for now!

Want a Celebrity Wedding (But on a Budget)?

You too can have a celebrity like wedding party that resembles Tom and Katie’s, or Eva and Tony’s! Celebrity’s hire the best of planners and, of course, spend hundreds of thousands their wedding day. The good news is you don’t have to spend a heap of money to have your reception or ceremony look extravagant! It’s all about being unique, from the music you play to the keepsake wedding favors you give away. In fact, these wedding ideas are not only budget friendly; they will add sophistication and character to your wedding that will be sure to impress your party guests.

The stars even dress chairs in designer styles!
Chairs are wedding decorations, too. A simple way to dress up a bride and groom’s chair or a special guest’s seat is to use flowers and vines to create the person’s first initial and hang it from the back of the chair using a simple ribbon. To add a personal touch, you can even use ribbon with a personalized wedding message like ‘On this day I marry my best friend’ or simply ‘Thank you’. Use a combination of garland ivy with your favourite wedding flowers …and voila… a beautiful way to dress up and set apart the most important people you’d like to recognize on your wedding day.

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne…
… and Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley had an exquisite outdoor garden wedding ceremony that lacked no attention to detail. Covered in white rose petals, the white aisle runner that Avril had walked down with her father in arm, beautifully contrasted the manicured green surroundings. If you’re having outdoor wedding, aisle runners are an inexpensive way to dress up your ceremony and offer a beautiful visual backdrop for wedding photos. Add rose petals to your aisle runner and at the altar for an added touch of elegance.
Marcia Ross from the hit series Desperate Housewives and husband Tom Mahoney literally put the ‘sweet’ at their sweet table. The sweet table was filled with tall jars of taffy,
jellybeans, hard candies and chocolates. A sure party pleaser and a unique way to top off the evening! It can also be an easy and inexpensive way to treat your wedding guests after a night of dinner and dance. Vases are quite affordable and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Find your favourite vases and fill them with candies that you can purchase in bulk. Before the reception ends, have your caterer set up a sweet station with your candy filled vases for guests to devour. Oh, and don’t forget the all important candy scoop, they even come heart shaped!

American Idol contestant Katherine McPhee…
recently married Nick Cokas and indulged their wedding guests with a spectacular chocolate fountain. Who doesn’t like chocolate? If you can’t afford to rent a large scale chocolate fountain for your wedding, why not try small heart shaped fondue sets as your wedding centerpieces. Filled with chocolate and surrounded with colourful fruits — it’s a great conversation piece and it’s certain to hit the spot for those grumbling tummies waiting for their entrée.

With a little bit of creativity anyone can achieve a celebrity like wedding. Okay, so maybe it won’t be a
beach wedding on the shores of the Amalfi coast or hosted at a historic mansion in Paris. Maybe the natural waterfall just down the street from your childhood home can make it just as spectacular! Ideas are free, making them your wedding day unique is fun, and sharing it with family and friends is priceless!

Article Author:
Mary Maesano
Event &
Wedding Favors, Decorations & Accessories
© In Casa Gifts April 2008; In Casa Gifts. Article may be used with permission only.

Me & In Casa Gifts in the Globe & Mail!?

Did you see the feature article the other day (March 6) about In Casa Gifts and the technology platform we “run” our web store on? Cool. Hope you caught it and if not, check out the Globe & Mail article and our In Casa Gifts Press & News page for more.

Truth is, the benefit of our “big system” is to free me up…yes, I neeeed freedom to meet my “service first” promise. Hey let’s face it, your wedding – picking those perfect wedding favors, wedding decorations, wedding accessories and wedding party gifts has to be priority one around here!

Our systems help us track and communicate with you quickly and efficiently…more time for brides and less for technology! Yuk – technical stuff! Ok, it’s a love-hate thing with me and technology. Kinda like marriage (just kidding, dear!).

Until next time, happy wedding planning!