Bridal Shower & Anniversary

  1. Life's A Beach! - Beach Bridal Shower Theme

    Throw a tropical bridal shower with our Big Dot Original Beach Theme. Start with our invitations, then go for our blue or green tableware. For a sweet centerpiece, place some white tea lights on a small mirror among some sand or seashells (you can buy them at a craft store) and a picture of the happy couple in our beach photo frame. For the food, you can serve all kinds of tropical fare like jerk chicken, coconut shrimp, fresh mangoes, pineapples, and papayas. Drinks will be easy with tropical fruit...
  2. Thank You for Attending

    Every newlywed couple should thank their attendants. Many choose to do so with gifts. If you're stuck for ideas, here a few that will not only show your appreciation, but commemorate the experience you had planning the wedding.     A photo album or scrapbook of fun moments from the planning sessions to the reception. You can feature pictures of the bride trying on different dresses, everyone dancing together at the wedding, even that last road trip you took with your attendants. Gift Cards for Couples' Nights: Now that your attendants have...
  3. April Showers...

                It's Bridal Shower season! Whether you're treating the bride-to-be to an elegant luncheon or hosting a blow-out bash she won't forget, Big Dot of Happiness has you covered. Need a few ideas on what you need to get started? Here are a few basics. Look around the site and you'll be amazed at the different options.  Bridal Shower Basics: Bridal Shower Invitations are a great beginning to planning any get-together. Big Dot of Happiness offers many different themes. Pick one you like and you can base games, food, and...
  4. Something Old...

    Antique stores are a great place to find your Something Old. You can also find great gifts for your bridesmaids and other attendants. If you look around and keep your mind open, you'll be amazed at the great deals you can get on beautiful classics destined to be treasured once again. Here is a list of just a few things I found for my own wedding.  Handkerchiefs: Every bride and bridesmaid needs to keep one handy for the tears of joy that inevitably fall at any wedding. Many cost less...
  5. A Homegrown Reception

    Farmer's Markets are chock full of great wedding goodies. Do your research by visiting area farmers' markets as often as possible leading up to your wedding to stake out what you may like. Here is a short list of the amazing items you can find: Handmade Gourmet Candies: These make great favors. Check out our customizable containers to put them in. Wedding Bouquets: It is definitely important to know what's in season for this one! However, you can pay as little as $5-20 for a bouquet of fresh, colorful, gorgeous...
  6. Color Schemes & What They Mean

    Big Dot of Happiness has different patterns and colors of decorations for your event. You want everything to look perfect and mean something to you. Check out what these different colors, all featured on our site, have symbolized over time. Not only is color a good way to set a mood, but you use it strategically to reflect your personality. Blue: Seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed, blue can be dynamic in a bright electric shade or calming in a paler shade. Green: Tranquil, natural, and refreshing, green can be...
  7. Color Schemes & What They Mean

    Big Dot of Happiness has different patterns and colors of decorations for your event. You want everything to look perfect and mean something to you. Check out what these different colors, all featured on our site, have symbolized over time. Not only is color a good way to set a mood, but you use it strategically to reflect your personality. Blue: Seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed, blue can be dynamic in a bright electric shade or calming in a paler shade. Green: Tranquil, natural, and refreshing, green can be...
  8. Flowers by Color

    Looking to feature a specific color in your wedding bouquets or event centerpieces, but need to go beyond roses? Here is a quick list of flowers by color that will help accent your décor or theme with flair. Red: Poinsettias, Calla Lilies, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Geraniums, Zinnias,  Amaryllis, Asters Pink: Petunias, Hydrangeas, Star-Gazer Lilies, Magnolias, Boronia, Sweet Pea, Peonies, Heather, Protea Blue/Purple: Delphinia, Hydrangeas, Hyacinths, English Lavender, Forget-me-nots, Iris, Statice Green: Bells of Ireland, Button Chrysanthemums Yellow: Daffodils, Sunflowers, Buttercups, Black-Eyed Susan, Solid Aster, Dandelions Orange/Peach: Zinnias, Dragon Lilies, Day Lilies, Alstromeria...
  9. Inviting Invitations

    Ordering custom invitations from your local printer can get incredibly expensive and figuring out how to print them yourself can be a hassle. Luckily, Big Dot of Happiness has dozens of affordable, themed invitations that you can personalize specifically for your event. When you do, there is a super-simple template to use. Don't worry if you're not sure of the wording you'd like, the sample invitations have some ideas for you. Because you can customize the writing on your invitations, you are also free to use different themes for different...
  10. SimplyWeddingStuff.com Announces the Arrival of Unique Wedding Favors

    MENOMONIE, WIS., March 2010 – SimplyWeddingStuff.com, a leading online provider of unique wedding favors and bridal shower invitations, announces the arrival of the latest wedding and bridal shower favors: personalized lollipops, notepads and a compact cosmetic mirror. These new favors can be described as unique, practical and flavorful.  “Brides today are seeking fresh party favor ideas that are classy, pragmatic and memorable,” says Sherri Yukel, founder of BigDotOfHappiness.com. ” These latest additions to our selection of unique favors proves that it’s possible to give useful, tasteful and personalized favors, without...

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