Destination Wedding Finds on Etsy

We love all the handmade goodies over on Etsy, many of which make great accents and details at a destination wedding.  We found a few of our favorites this week with great buys for your to pack up for your big day aboard!  Check out these gifts, favors, and fun ideas for your destination wedding, all found and available to buy over on Etsy (see photo credits for specific shops).  Happy shopping travelers!

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{Photos: Straws: PaperTrailbyLauraB, Mug: MJsBridalSupport, Print: MarshmallowInkLLC, Food Picks: MooseCreations, Sack: BeCollective, Flask: LiquidCourage, Invitation: BettyLuPaperie}

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A Holiday Gift to You from Appy Couple

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Happy Holidays friends and fellow travelers!  We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season with your loved ones and loving fiances!

Our friends from Appy Couple, the wedding website and app company, has a gift for our readers this holiday! Simply shop for your wedding website or destination wedding website and save, when you checkout using PROMO CODE BB25.  Merry Merry!

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With over 500+ wedding website templates and designs (that are super easy to update and adjust to your event), we’re sure you’ll find something you love and you’ll get to save too!  We hope you have a happy holiday season and enjoy some shopping on us over at Appy Couple.  No matter how big or small your purchase, just use PROMO CODE BB25 at checkout to save!

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Destination Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas from Engage!15

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Today we’re kicking off our coverage of the wedding industry bi-annual event, Engage!15, which just wrapped up at the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World.  To say I’m a fan of Disney (and Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings) is a major understatement, as is to say I’m a fan of Engage and all the incredible wedding ideas that spark from this event.  So today we’re sharing the swag!  That’s right, a collection of inventive wedding gifts, wedding favors, and destination wedding welcome bag ideas that just might be perfect for your big day – at Disney World or elsewhere around the world!

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The collection is created and curated by the talented team at Gifts for the Good Life.  They work with Engage!15 to create a color palette, custom product line, and custom labeled or branded goodies to go in our welcome bags.  And their ideas are endless!

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This year’s theme was in part Disney-inspired and a pretty palette of blue and white (with touches of Mickey and Minnie) that could be spotted throughout.

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From feet savers to pashminas to keep guests comfortable, take a look at all the great ideas that you can use for your own destination wedding!

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My personal favorite?  A turndown gift back in our hotel rooms late after the event had ended – sugar cookies by Sweet Three Treats in an Alice in Wonderland theme, to match the party we had just come from.  How cute!

Stay tuned for more destination wedding ideas from Engage!15 coming to you tomorrow!

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Photographers: Love Life Images, Garrett Nudd, Laura DeCarlo, C10 Studios, Carla Ten Eyck

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Destination Wedding Welcome Bags from Engage!15: Nizuc

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We’re back with more destination wedding inspiration from Engage!15: Nizuc in Cancun, Mexico where we got to see what’s hot for weddings around the world, right down to the perfect destination wedding welcome bag.  (If you missed the amazing beach wedding party yesterday, be sure to check it out here.)

Each year, the team from Engage collaborates with Gifts for the Good Life to create a massive amount of swag for the guests and attendees.  This year, the theme was designed around the resort, one with a black and gold color palette and a nod to the ancient Mayan civilization.  Guests got to select their style of tote and then fill it accordingly with goodies that fit them best!

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Then each night during turndown service, additional thank you gifts and notes were left in each guest’s room to surprise them when they returned home from dinner!

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Even the trays used during the parties matched the style perfectly!

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You certainly don’t have to gift your guests this much product when they arrive at your destination wedding, but even one gift at night on their pillow or a small tote filled with useful items on arrival will go a long way in making a lasting impression for your audience.  Show them how thankful you are through swag!

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Photography by: Carla Ten Eyck, C10 Studios, Love Life Images, John Cain Photography, Tammy Swales Studio

Swag/Gift Products by: Gifts for the Good Life

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How to Order Your Destination Wedding Album

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Today we’re chatting with our friends over at Indigo Album Design, who create custom wedding albums for couples, using your photos and their local artisan partners who together, design, print, and bound a beautiful keepsake from your big day!  Not all couples opt to get their wedding album from their photographer, and those who don’t will love this affordable option to take your digital files and turn them into a family heirloom you will enjoy for decades!  We asked the team over at Indigo Album Design to tell us a little about doing it on your own, what to expect, and what to know before you book!  Oh, and they’ve even brought along a big discount to our friends and travelers too!  Keep reading…

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JF: Do couples need to include an album when they book a photography package, especially when planning a destination wedding?

IAD: Nowadays we find more and more couples are opting to receive their wedding photos by download or DVD and some photographers also prefer to go the electronic route and bow out of the album game. It can be a bit of a hassle for destination wedding couples to coordinate a wedding album with their on-location photographers, so we find that many of them forgo the album with their photography package. However, as long as you receive printing rights and high-res images you can absolutely create a professional quality album and for a more affordable price!

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JF: How do you recommend couples go about getting their wedding album made?

IAD: Many professional quality album companies only work with professional photographers and do not work directly with the couple. Our company works with both industry professionals as well as couples who are interested in making an album. We pair each client with a graphic designer who drafts the album design based on the couple’s input. This allows couples to truly customize the look of their album, so that it represents their personal style as well as the overall look and feel of their wedding.

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JF: Any tips and tricks to designing a professional looking album and layout once you commit to it?

IAD: The most important and most difficult part of the album design process is narrowing down the photo selection. Most couples will receive hundreds of photos from their wedding photographer, so it can be quite a challenge to pick only 100-150 images. We suggest saving the images to a new folder on your desktop and then going through and eliminating the images that don’t make the cut. In addition to selecting the photos that best represent the sequence of the day, it is also important to include detail shots that help embellish and fill out the album. Once you have your album images ready to go, the rest of the album process should be pretty easy as your graphic designer should handle the rest.

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JF: Why do couples even need an album in today’s digital era?

IAD: Yes, in the world of iPads and Facebook, one might question the need for a traditional wedding album. However, wedding albums have come a long way and our albums are by no means your grandma’s wedding album! We try to maintain some vintage aspects, but add a modern twist with graphic end paper options and thick high quality prints. Call us sentimental, but we find the wedding album to be a timeless keepsake and it is always nice to have a tangible memento in your home that you can share with family, friends, children and grandchildren for years to come!

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Indigo Album Design is offering all Jet Fete readers a 20% discount for the month of July (use code: JULY2015) and for those who have yet to receive their photos, feel free to email them regarding future promotions info@indigoalbumdesign.com.

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For more information on creating a beautiful, custom, unique wedding album, be sure to check out Indigo Album Design!  And mention Jet Fete this month for 20% off your order!

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