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Unique Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

As seen in WeddingWire, here are some of the trending bridal shower gift ideas tailored to every type of bride.

Pamper Her Gift Box

1. For the self-care oriented bride…

What bride can’t use a little TLC, especially in the months leading up to her wedding? This all-in-one gift has everything a bride-to-be needs to relax, chill out and get ready for her big day. The Pamper Her curated gift box by Pumeli includes a eucalyptus and peppermint foot soak, botanical facial steam, hand knit wash cloth, lavender essential oil bath salts, damask rose and cypress votive candle, blue lotus and Sicilian orange room and linen spray, all beautifully wrapped in a pearl silver gift box.

2. See more bridal shower gift ideas on WeddingWire.com ...

 

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As seen in WeddingWire, here are some of the trending bridal shower gift ideas tailored to every type of bride.

Pamper Her Gift Box

1. For the self-care oriented bride…

What bride can’t use a little TLC, especially in the months leading up to her wedding? This all-in-one gift has everything a bride-to-be needs to relax, chill out and get ready for her big day. The Pamper Her curated gift box by Pumeli includes a eucalyptus and peppermint foot soak, botanical facial steam, hand knit wash cloth, lavender essential oil bath salts, damask rose and cypress votive candle, blue lotus and Sicilian orange room and linen spray, all beautifully wrapped in a pearl silver gift box.

2. See more bridal shower gift ideas on WeddingWire.com ...

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Purple + Green + Teal

We love it when an unexpected color combo completely works. Take this bold pairing of purple, green and teal. It's vibrant and energetic and sets the perfect tone for a summer wedding. We've paired this palette with illustrated nautical details for whimsical beach inspired welcome gift boxes. Holding an evening event?  It's easy to elevate these hues for a nighttime soirée by incorporating metallic tones.

Seaside Wedding Mood Board

Flowers: Mini Calla Lilies, Purple

Wedding Welcome Gifts Unboxing

Pandan Leaf Baskets

Pandan Welcome Gift Boxes

Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar by MarieBelle

Grapefruit & Sea Mineral Body Polish by Formulary55

Grapefruit Body Polish

Activated Charcoal Face Mask by Aenon's

aenons charcoal mask

100% Organic Wash Cloth by Toockies (fair-trade)

organic washcloth

Looking for more ideas?

Use our online gift box builder to design your own beach wedding gift basket or contact us to design custom wedding welcome gifts for you or your bridal clients.

 

 

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We love it when an unexpected color combo completely works. Take this bold pairing of purple, green and teal. It's vibrant and energetic and sets the perfect tone for a summer wedding. We've paired this palette with illustrated nautical details for whimsical beach inspired welcome gift boxes. Holding an evening event?  It's easy to elevate these hues for a nighttime soirée by incorporating metallic tones.

Seaside Wedding Mood Board

Flowers: Mini Calla Lilies, Purple

Wedding Welcome Gifts Unboxing

Pandan Leaf Baskets

Pandan Welcome Gift Boxes

Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Bar by MarieBelle

Grapefruit & Sea Mineral Body Polish by Formulary55

Grapefruit Body Polish

Activated Charcoal Face Mask by Aenon's

aenons charcoal mask

100% Organic Wash Cloth by Toockies (fair-trade)

organic washcloth

Looking for more ideas?

Use our online gift box builder to design your own beach wedding gift basket or contact us to design custom wedding welcome gifts for you or your bridal clients.

 

 

Read more


Want to book more clients this season?

3 ways to stand out this booking season

With a steady stream of “I said yes” shares filling up your social media feeds that can only mean one thing—wedding booking season is coming has arrived. That special time of year that peaks from January to March when newly engaged brides and grooms are searching for trusted partners to transform their vision into reality.

With so many options for planning a wedding—from DIY wedding planner apps to knowledgeable friends—as a professional event planner, it’s now more important than ever to differentiate from the competition.

Here are 3 ways to stand out from the crowd and book more clients.

Show Your Appreciation For Local Vendors

We all know word-of-mouth is a key factor in purchasing decisions, and according to a study by Radius Global, millennials ranked word-of-mouth as the #1 influencer in their purchasing decisions about big ticket items (*). With a low barrier to enter the market and start a business these days, it’s imperative to build your reputation as a trusted resource.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a veteran wedding planner, it’s key to make connections with local vendors—from the sales director at event venues to wedding photographers, and even other event planners—all who can help position you as the go-to expert with their clients.

With so many vendors vying for local referrals, how can you cut through the noise and rise to the top of the list? In addition to providing great service, being professional and giving more referrals than you receive, deepen relationships with your fellow wedding vendors by incorporating referral gifts into your program. Sending a unique token of appreciation along with a personal thank you note is a simple way to let partners know you genuinely appreciate the reciprocal relationship and helps to keep your services top of mind.

Thankfulness is gratitude. Show your appreciation and deepen relationships with personalized gifts.  

 

 “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” —Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Be Responsive

This might sound like a no brainer, but the simple act of calling or emailing back within 24 hours, or one business day, is one of the easiest ways to set a professional tone and let the bride know you’ll be responsive to her needs. I can’t tell you how many times I come across vendors, both inside and outside of the wedding industry, who simply don’t respond to inquiries in a timely manner, and sometimes never respond at all!

How you treat the first phone call or email can leave a lasting impression of your brand and your professional communication is an essential foundation for building a strong relationship.

By not responding, you not only risk offending a prospective client or losing the business, you risk your reputation. According to a study by Dimensional Research, bad experiences were more likely to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, and on social media than those who had good experiences (*).

 Remember This - bad experiences are more likely to be shared than good experiences.

 

“Although your customers won’t love you if you give bad service, your competitors will.”- Kate Zabriskie

 

Get Referrals from Previous Clients

It’s no secret that personal recommendations influence purchase decision, with Nielsen reporting that people are 4 times more likely to buy when referred by a friend  (*). As most brides and grooms usually have friends at a similar life stage, one of your best marketing tools for reaching new brides are your former clients.

In addition to your spectacular service, incentives have been shown to greatly increase the chances of a brand referral. Beyond a refer-a-friend program, a simple way to offer credit for couples that book through you, get creative. Find opportunities to create social currency for your former brides to talk about you with their peers by sending personalized gifts for anniversaries and other milestones. Unique gifts sent at key occasions are a great way to remind clients of your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

 Deepen relationships and show appreciation with personalized gifts.

 

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Sources
Radius Global, millennials ranked word-of-mouth as the #1 influencer in their purchasing decisions about big ticket items.

Dimensional Research, bad experiences were more likely to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, and on social media than those who had good experiences.

Nielsen reporting that people are 4 times more likely to buy when referred by a friend

 

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3 ways to stand out this booking season

With a steady stream of “I said yes” shares filling up your social media feeds that can only mean one thing—wedding booking season is coming has arrived. That special time of year that peaks from January to March when newly engaged brides and grooms are searching for trusted partners to transform their vision into reality.

With so many options for planning a wedding—from DIY wedding planner apps to knowledgeable friends—as a professional event planner, it’s now more important than ever to differentiate from the competition.

Here are 3 ways to stand out from the crowd and book more clients.

Show Your Appreciation For Local Vendors

We all know word-of-mouth is a key factor in purchasing decisions, and according to a study by Radius Global, millennials ranked word-of-mouth as the #1 influencer in their purchasing decisions about big ticket items (*). With a low barrier to enter the market and start a business these days, it’s imperative to build your reputation as a trusted resource.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a veteran wedding planner, it’s key to make connections with local vendors—from the sales director at event venues to wedding photographers, and even other event planners—all who can help position you as the go-to expert with their clients.

With so many vendors vying for local referrals, how can you cut through the noise and rise to the top of the list? In addition to providing great service, being professional and giving more referrals than you receive, deepen relationships with your fellow wedding vendors by incorporating referral gifts into your program. Sending a unique token of appreciation along with a personal thank you note is a simple way to let partners know you genuinely appreciate the reciprocal relationship and helps to keep your services top of mind.

Thankfulness is gratitude. Show your appreciation and deepen relationships with personalized gifts.  

 

 “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” —Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Be Responsive

This might sound like a no brainer, but the simple act of calling or emailing back within 24 hours, or one business day, is one of the easiest ways to set a professional tone and let the bride know you’ll be responsive to her needs. I can’t tell you how many times I come across vendors, both inside and outside of the wedding industry, who simply don’t respond to inquiries in a timely manner, and sometimes never respond at all!

How you treat the first phone call or email can leave a lasting impression of your brand and your professional communication is an essential foundation for building a strong relationship.

By not responding, you not only risk offending a prospective client or losing the business, you risk your reputation. According to a study by Dimensional Research, bad experiences were more likely to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, and on social media than those who had good experiences (*).

 Remember This - bad experiences are more likely to be shared than good experiences.

 

“Although your customers won’t love you if you give bad service, your competitors will.”- Kate Zabriskie

 

Get Referrals from Previous Clients

It’s no secret that personal recommendations influence purchase decision, with Nielsen reporting that people are 4 times more likely to buy when referred by a friend  (*). As most brides and grooms usually have friends at a similar life stage, one of your best marketing tools for reaching new brides are your former clients.

In addition to your spectacular service, incentives have been shown to greatly increase the chances of a brand referral. Beyond a refer-a-friend program, a simple way to offer credit for couples that book through you, get creative. Find opportunities to create social currency for your former brides to talk about you with their peers by sending personalized gifts for anniversaries and other milestones. Unique gifts sent at key occasions are a great way to remind clients of your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

 Deepen relationships and show appreciation with personalized gifts.

 

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Sources
Radius Global, millennials ranked word-of-mouth as the #1 influencer in their purchasing decisions about big ticket items.

Dimensional Research, bad experiences were more likely to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, and on social media than those who had good experiences.

Nielsen reporting that people are 4 times more likely to buy when referred by a friend

 

Read more


What to Spend on Wedding Gifts

When it comes to wedding season, one of the first decisions you’ll make is whether or not to attend. Having sent your acceptance, or regrets, you are now free to think about whether or not you will send a gift.

It used to be considered good etiquette to use the price-per-plate measurement for determining how much to spend on a wedding gift. This may still be true for distant friends or co-workers but modern rules suggest you should set your budget to what you think is appropriate for your relationship with the couple, while also considering what’s reasonable in your area and your personal finances.

While there’s no magic formula for determining the amount you should spend on a wedding gift, according to Tendr’s, Wedding Season Report, which breaks down average spending by state, the average gift amount varies not only by region, but by season as well.

Wedding Gift Spending

Remember this: No one should ever feel obliged to spend more than she can afford. If you are close friends or family and are financially constrained, the best gift may be a handwritten and heartfelt expression of your best wishes.

Attention Brides:  

Did you know you can add Pumeli gifts to your Amazon Wedding Registry? Use the Universal Registry Button to add all of your favorite gifts to a single registry.

Contact us to discuss custom gifts for your bridal party and guests.

As Seen In Brides Magazine

 As featured in Brides Magazine

Sources:

The Knot Real Weddings Study, American Express Average Cost of a WeddingBankrate,Wedding Gift-Giving Tendencies by RegionTendr Wedding Season Report 

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When it comes to wedding season, one of the first decisions you’ll make is whether or not to attend. Having sent your acceptance, or regrets, you are now free to think about whether or not you will send a gift.

It used to be considered good etiquette to use the price-per-plate measurement for determining how much to spend on a wedding gift. This may still be true for distant friends or co-workers but modern rules suggest you should set your budget to what you think is appropriate for your relationship with the couple, while also considering what’s reasonable in your area and your personal finances.

While there’s no magic formula for determining the amount you should spend on a wedding gift, according to Tendr’s, Wedding Season Report, which breaks down average spending by state, the average gift amount varies not only by region, but by season as well.

Wedding Gift Spending

Remember this: No one should ever feel obliged to spend more than she can afford. If you are close friends or family and are financially constrained, the best gift may be a handwritten and heartfelt expression of your best wishes.

Attention Brides:  

Did you know you can add Pumeli gifts to your Amazon Wedding Registry? Use the Universal Registry Button to add all of your favorite gifts to a single registry.

Contact us to discuss custom gifts for your bridal party and guests.

As Seen In Brides Magazine

 As featured in Brides Magazine

Sources:

The Knot Real Weddings Study, American Express Average Cost of a WeddingBankrate,Wedding Gift-Giving Tendencies by RegionTendr Wedding Season Report 

Read more


How to Combat Wedding Planning Stress When You're Busy

You might be a mere month or so away from your wedding day, and you would love to be basking in these last few weeks of engaged bliss. Instead you’re feeling tired, stressed out and overwhelmed. Maybe you need to check in with guests who haven’t RSVP’d, get vendor contracts signed and figure out when to apply for your marriage license. Oh, and you’ve probably got a day job and a normal life that is on overdrive at the moment.

Combat Wedding Stress

It’s time to take a moment – or two – to relax! Self-care is an important part of living a healthy, happy life. Here are a few simple ideas for quick and natural stress relief to help you feel happier and more peaceful while you plan your wedding day:

    • Plan a day to hang out with your bestie – no wedding talk allowed. In the hyper digital age, it's so important to unplug and connect in person. Get away from all of it and catch up on news that has nothing to do with organza, flatware, delivery times or a cake.

 

    • Stop trying to keep it all in your head. You’ll forget and get more frustrated. List all of the things you need to get done on paper.

 

    • Prioritize your to-do list in a healthy way. Don’t assemble your favors, when you haven’t finished finalizing your guest list. Organize your plan and check off the important items firstso that you aren’t scrambling to finish everything at the last minute.

 

  • Schedule some ‘me’ time. Use things you already have around the house and plan a spa day in your own home, or treat yourself to a spa gift box. Here’s an easy, stress relieving recipe for a Green Tea Body Scrub that will leave you glowing and refreshed:

Green Tea and Lemon Body Scrub

  • 2 cups Epsom Salts
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons warm coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons loose green tea
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 8 drops of Bergamot essential oil (optional)

Mix Epsom Salts and baking soda in a bowl. Add oil and mix thoroughly. Add tea and zest (and essential oil, if you are using it). Mix everything together and add to a sealing container. This relaxing and rejuvenating scrub will last for a couple of months (if you don’t use it all quickly!).

Unsure where to start? For a self-care routine to be effective you need to be deliberate and mindful of the act, so no multi-tasking. Establish a morning ritual, as we previously wrote about, to support mindfulness and help bring focus to your day.

How to combat wedding related stress

Still need a boost? One of my favorite rituals is my mid-morning tea—the simple act of gathering the leaves, taking in the aroma of the tea while practicing breath awareness followed by slowly sipping it from my favorite cup is a subtle reminder to slow down and enjoy the experience.

 

Read more

You might be a mere month or so away from your wedding day, and you would love to be basking in these last few weeks of engaged bliss. Instead you’re feeling tired, stressed out and overwhelmed. Maybe you need to check in with guests who haven’t RSVP’d, get vendor contracts signed and figure out when to apply for your marriage license. Oh, and you’ve probably got a day job and a normal life that is on overdrive at the moment.

Combat Wedding Stress

It’s time to take a moment – or two – to relax! Self-care is an important part of living a healthy, happy life. Here are a few simple ideas for quick and natural stress relief to help you feel happier and more peaceful while you plan your wedding day:

    • Plan a day to hang out with your bestie – no wedding talk allowed. In the hyper digital age, it's so important to unplug and connect in person. Get away from all of it and catch up on news that has nothing to do with organza, flatware, delivery times or a cake.

 

    • Stop trying to keep it all in your head. You’ll forget and get more frustrated. List all of the things you need to get done on paper.

 

    • Prioritize your to-do list in a healthy way. Don’t assemble your favors, when you haven’t finished finalizing your guest list. Organize your plan and check off the important items firstso that you aren’t scrambling to finish everything at the last minute.

 

  • Schedule some ‘me’ time. Use things you already have around the house and plan a spa day in your own home, or treat yourself to a spa gift box. Here’s an easy, stress relieving recipe for a Green Tea Body Scrub that will leave you glowing and refreshed:

Green Tea and Lemon Body Scrub

  • 2 cups Epsom Salts
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons warm coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons loose green tea
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 8 drops of Bergamot essential oil (optional)

Mix Epsom Salts and baking soda in a bowl. Add oil and mix thoroughly. Add tea and zest (and essential oil, if you are using it). Mix everything together and add to a sealing container. This relaxing and rejuvenating scrub will last for a couple of months (if you don’t use it all quickly!).

Unsure where to start? For a self-care routine to be effective you need to be deliberate and mindful of the act, so no multi-tasking. Establish a morning ritual, as we previously wrote about, to support mindfulness and help bring focus to your day.

How to combat wedding related stress

Still need a boost? One of my favorite rituals is my mid-morning tea—the simple act of gathering the leaves, taking in the aroma of the tea while practicing breath awareness followed by slowly sipping it from my favorite cup is a subtle reminder to slow down and enjoy the experience.

 

Read more