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Will You or Won’t You?

Hey, brides to be: While you’re adding our invitation designers to your MyGuide Favorites List, you might also have one of the most controversial wedding etiquette issues on your mind. When you send your wedding invitations, will you also be including a list of the stores where you’re registered for gifts?

Wedding Paper DivasI got to thinking about this, and started wondering what my own approach would be when I saw this question posed on the Sugar Network’s wedding site, I know that planning your wedding is extremely hectic and you just want to get some things checked off on your to-do list, but there are ways to spread the registry word with a little more decorum.

So, California brides, how are you planning on getting your gift registry information info to your guests—with the invite or not?

Julia Posted by Julia on Oct 17, 2008.
Filed under InvitationsWedding Registries and Gifts

Oh Rosanna

Lucky, Bon Appetit, and O At Home are just some of the publications that have sung praise for Rosanna Inc. It’s easy to see why.

Red Dots Tea Set from Rosanna Inc.Rosanna Bowles offers lots of options for those looking for a unique registry or tableware for a special event. There are collections to suit any taste, from candlesticks inspired by 18th-century France to mid-century modern stoneware.

And, of course, there is a new Green Collection. You didn’t think I’d be posting about a company that wasn’t mindful of our planet’s well-being, did you?

The pieces from Rosanna Inc. are sure to lend some welcome warmth to your kitchen and dinner table. Personally, I am dying to host a tea party with the Rococo Noir Teapot, Creamer, and Sugar Set.

Julia Posted by Julia on Aug 01, 2008.
Filed under Green WeddingsStuff We LoveWedding Registries and Gifts

Clean & Green Registry Picks

Brides often forget to add a few essential items with smaller price tags to their registry lists, but including these items is a courtesy to the guests who have already contributed a lot to your wedding (hello Maids of Honor and in-laws!), or younger family members who don’t want to add their names to their parents’ gifts. I was reminded of this when I made my semi-routine visit to Williams-Sonoma a few weeks ago.

Chocolate Ladybugs & Bees from Williams-SonomaWhen it’s time for me to get married, Williams-Sonoma will be a registry must. I love cooking, prettifying my home, and, frankly, I love the little luxuries that I may not need but almost always make my day brighter, like lady bugs and bees made of dark chocolate.

Ruby Grapefruit & Ylang Ylang soap from Williams-SonomaDuring my visit I discovered their new Pure and Green Collection: A batch of soaps, lotions and cleaners made with essential oils and natural cleansing ingredients that don’t hurt the environment. I fell for the Ruby Grapefruit Ylang Ylang scent, and opted for the room spray and self-foaming hand soap. After two weeks, I must say these products are as effective as they are gentle, and the fragrances are truly natural, as promised.

When you’re wrapped up in the pre-wedding planning frenzy, it might be hard to remember to include these simple indulgences for your new home. But trust me: as you use the products after a stressful day, you may find more joy out of them than that crock pot you still haven’t touched.

Julia Posted by Julia on Jul 01, 2008.
Filed under Green WeddingsStuff We LoveWedding Registries and Gifts