Monday, April 10, 2017

Wedding Color Palette Inspiration: Pantone's Skyway

Appropriately named, this ethereal baby blue shade is reminiscent of a cloudless sky. Pantone's Skyway is calm, spiritual and grounding. With this sweet shade of blue sprinkled throughout your wedding day d├ęcor, all you'll need now is the something old, new and borrowed.

Invitation :: Favor Bottle :: Ribbon :: Favor Sticker :: Paper Medallion on Birdcage :: Silk Petals :: Garter

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wedding Color Palette Inspiration: Pantone's Beetroot Purple

What I love about Pantone's Beetroot Purple is its versatility. It can go from whimsical to elegant without missing a beat. As fuchsia's cousin, it's definitely not shy so be mindful of the amount of this hue added to decor. Incorporate this pretty color into everything from wedding stationery to bridal party gifts.

Playing Card Favor Sticker :: Hand Fans :: Personalized Napkin :: Personalized Bridesmaid Bracelet :: Table Number :: Personalized Unity Candle

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wedding Color Palette Inspiration: Pantone's True Red

Whether used as a focal color or to add a vibrant pop to your wedding day, Pantone's True Red is an attention-grabber. A little bit of this radiant color will definitely go a long way.

Personalized Favor Bag :: Favor Sticker & Invitation :: Flower Girl Basket :: Cake Serving Set

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wedding Color Palette Inspiration: Pantone's Cherry Tomato

Pantone's Cherry Tomato is thought to be an ideal wedding color for the giving, expressive communicator. Evoking feelings of warmth and passion, it's so easy to see why. Although comfortable within any season's color palette, I would love to see this hue as part of a fall wedding celebration.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ashi Studio Spring/Summer 2017 Couture Collection

When it comes to couture bridal gowns, Ashi Studio never fails to take my breath away.   His gowns are nothing less than wearable works of art.   It's no wonder they're coveted by those who grace the Red Carpet.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tax Deductible Wedding Expenses: Say "I Don't" To The Tax Man

At Things Festive, we believe that saving money can be a beautiful thing.   Tax season is underway so if you got married in 2016, here are some tax deductible wedding expenses that you may not have considered.

If you're still in the wedding planning stages, use the information below when selecting vendors for your celebration of love.   This will help you to have the wedding of your dreams and keep Uncle Sam from dipping too far into your wallet.


Have your heart set on tying the knot at a historical residence, garden, or museum?   How about a national or state park?   Before booking, check with the venue to see if the rental fee can be deducted as a donation.


Once the festivities have ended, have someone transport any leftover food and floral arrangements to a homeless or women's shelter.   Not only will you get a warm, fuzzy feeling from helping someone in need but you could also deduct the value of the donated items.


Your wedding dress purchase provides opportunities for helping others in need and lowering your tax bill.   Feel free to get totally glam on your Big Day and know that you'll feel pretty inside, too.   Donate your dress to a nonprofit such as Brides Against Breast Cancer.    Flower girl and bridesmaid dresses can be donated as well.


Make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of your guests or in memory of a loved one.   Such a wonderful way to help others!   A favor card at each guests' place setting will inform guests of the special donation favor.


Create your wedding gift registry at and up to 10% of all gift purchases will be donated to your charity of choice.

Hold on to all receipts and contracts so that your expenses are well documented.    Consult a tax professional if you're unsure of an expense's deduction status.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bridesmaid Gifts: Practical & Personalized

When it comes to bridesmaid gifts, you can't beat gifts with a personal touch (and that your girls will actually use). Conveniently packaged in a personalized carry case, how pretty and practical are these foldable flats? After your girls have danced the night away at your reception, these babies will be lifesavers. Both they and their aching tootsies will thank you.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wedding Inspiration: Get Your Themes Festive Sample Box Today!

How do you envision your wedding day?   A classic affair complete with a traditional ball gown and veil?    How about a charming event with rustic appeal?

At Things Festive, we believe that the perfect event is attainable with the right amount of inspiration.   We’re pleased to introduce the Themes Festive Box.    Each of the six boxed collections ($50+ value) contains items that were carefully curated by wedding experts to spark creativity and provide inspiration.  You'll find samples of some of the loveliest favors, invitations, decor, bridal party gifts and more.   Sort of like getting your very own wedding planner.

Order the collection that corresponds to your wedding theme by August 13, 2016 and we’ll ship it + a $25 gift certificate.    If you fall in love with something in your box, you can use the certificate to get more of it but hurry, because this offer won't last long.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Literary-Inspired Wedding Favors: Perfect for Book-Loving Couples

If you're a couple of bookworms, flaunt it at your wedding with literary-inspired favors. In addition to choosing a library as your venue, offering favors that resemble vintage books will share your love of reading.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bridal Beauty: David Tutera Gel Manicure

David Tutera is constantly adding to his creative empire and now he has the solution to the perfect gel manicure for your wedding day. And, it can be done right in the comfort of your own home. Easy to apply and remove!