When Chad moved to Brooklyn, he came with pretty much a couple of suitcases and an X-box (thankfully we got rid of the xbox pretty quick!). I had already been living in our studio apartment for a couple of months so I was established in the furniture department, but we needed to pick up some stuff for him pretty quick, like a wardrobe, desk, etc. We managed to hit a sample sale in our neighborhood and scored a side table with a little ding in it that he just HAD to have by the sofa for $25. We still have it 7 years later, and I’m definitely due for an upgrade.
This little gold side table is totally up my alley, but this white & espresso number or walnut table is probably more Chad. The great thing is, if we were getting married all over again, we could register for any of them at Target. And while we’re at it, might as well throw in some goodies when we entertain, like some new barware & bartools. That’s the great thing about registering, even though you may already have something, like plates, wine glasses or even pillows, its the perfect time to upgrade them to something new!
So tell me, is there anything in your house that you’d like to upgrade when you set up your registry?
[images from Target]
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Its hard to pin down what a critical part of a successful wedding is….some will say the food, some will say wedding dress, but some will definitely say the music, and its so true! Obviously all that other stuff is important, but its the music that’s going to get people out of their seats and onto the dance floor to really celebrate! The team at Scratch Weddings is a great start when looking for the perfect DJ…their DJs are all vetted and trained, and are suited for all different types of musical styles, so you know you’re going to get matched to the perfect person for you! After doing over 30,000 weddings & events, you’d be hard pressed to find more qualified professionals…its any wonder they’re the go-to musical talent for event planners & venues all over the place! Definitely check them out!
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NewlyWish & BRIDES have teamed up for the Ultimate Giveaway which includes a $1,000 shopping spree on wedding registry and gifting site NewlyWish. The winner will also have their photo featured in an upcoming issue of BRIDES Magazine, PLUS a design consultation with HGTV Design Star, Danielle Colding. And they didn’t stop there. Three runners up will also receive a $150 gift card to NewlyWish. Excited yet!? We are!
First, for those of you who aren’t familiar, NewlyWish is an online registry and wedding-related gifting service, with the express purpose of helping couples create gift registries that truly reflect their personal styles. They’ve built a network of more than 50 shops in a single, easy-to-use website so that couples can create a registry that includes everything for their home, from kitchen equipment, to tabletop items, bed and bath linens and home décor, as well as a range of unique experiences and less-traditional items such as food and wine, and even tickets to the theater and sporting events.
- Follow NewlyWish and BRIDES Magazine on Pinterest.
- Create a Pinterest Board titled “Deck Out Your Digs With NewlyWish & BRIDES Magazine.”
- Pin images to your board that inspire your personal home and wedding-day style from NewlyWish, BRIDES and across the web. For each pin, include hashtag #dreamdigs and label it with the hashtag of your style (e.g. #modern, #classic, #vintage, etc)
- IMPORTANT: Once you’ve created your fabulous Pinterest board, visit NewlyWish’s blog post here and post a comment with a link to your board. Don’t forget this step! We won’t know you’ve entered unless you submit a link!
Need some inspiration to get started? Check out Danielle Colding’s board here – her style is Eclectic. You can also check out the judges boards for more inspo: Harmony’s Pinterest Board, Vané’s Pinterest Board, and Xochitl’s Pinterest Board. We’ve all got different styles, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
The most creative and comprehensive board, as determined by our three judges, wins!
The grand prizewinner will receive a $1,000 NewlyWish gift card, a 4-hour interior design consultation with HGTV Design Star winner, Danielle Colding, and will have their photo showcased in an upcoming BRIDES Magazine issue. Three runners up will receive a $150 gift card to NewlyWish.
You will have until November 8, 2013 11:00 PM EST to enter. The winner will be announced November 15, 2013.
For more, see contest rules here.
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Here’s a fun contest for you lovey dovey couples to enter! The whole premise behind the idea of “Be Yourself, Together” is to highlight that as a couple comes together, not only are they joining in a union, but they’re also maintaining their individuality. You may like one thing, your partner may like something totally opposite, but you’ll make them work because you love each other, and these differences in opinion and style only make your relationship better! It’s the quirks that make the relationship interesting, right?
To enter, submit a photo of you and your love that embodies the “Be Yourself, Together” mindset here by October 15, so that gives you plenty of time to come up with a great idea for your picture. You can also post your photo via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest using the hashtag #TargetBYT. Brit Morin of Brit + Co. will select 5 winners to be announced over at her Target Wedding Pinterest board. The grand prize being a $500 giftcard to Target and the winning image being featured on her Pintrest board for Target Wedding! (The 4 other winners will receive $100 giftcards to Target.)
Good luck to everyone entering, can’t wait to see your pictures!
[images from You Can't Be Serious]
Ever hear that phrase “opposite attract?” Sometimes its never more true than when 2 people come together as a couple and start combining their tastes. One could love traditional, the other a modernist at heart. Or one loves technology while the other prefers to stay a purist. Luckily Chad and I had similar aesthetics (yay modern!), but we’re still night and day when it comes to some things…like his obsession with coffee for example. I happen to be more of a tea girl myself, but he absolutely cannot function without a couple of cups of coffee when he wakes up!
If this sounds familiar to you, then Target’s registry can help! With practically everything under the sun to register for, you can get as practical or crazy as you want, and there’s definitely something for every taste. The best thing about registering is that there really is no right or wrong gift to ask for…so if you want some cookware, but your fiancé is itching for a sleeping bag, just go for both! By choosing gifts based on your interests, your guests will really get to know you as a couple that much better (and help you keep the peace at home!). If Chad and I were registering today, he’d probably register for the Keurig coffee maker, while I’d be sure to add the Chef’s Choice electric glass kettle for my hot & iced tea obsession.
[images from Target]
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