Taking advantage of the long Fourth of July long weekend for your wedding celebration? Tones of red, white and blue will add sizzle to the shindig. Our country's birthday invites you to imbue your wedding with classic Americana motifs. Plus, planning a patriotic party allows you to create a laid-back and casual wedding vibe.
Think out of the box when orchestrating your Fourth of July wedding. Rather than the traditional white flower girl dress, choose gingham. Instead of fancy ties or ascots, have your groomsmen wear red, white and blue bowties. Then, finish the affair with sparkling fireworks!
In an era of personalization, your love story can be customized with a unique wedding band. Sure, the engagement ring is the bling that grabs the initial attention, but the wedding band is the ring that truly symbolizes a lifetime union. Make it as special as your relationship by putting a personal spin on your wedding band. You can set your wedding ring apart by choosing from various metals, including yellow, white and rose gold rings. Those on a budget can even choose diamonds set in sterling silver, stainless steel or tungsten. Beyond diamonds, there are many gemstones that add color to a wedding band. We have scoured the inventory of unique rings to make our list of wedding bands that cost less than $500, including rings from Saks Fifth Avenue, Amazon and Neiman Marcus.
Of the many pre-wedding complications a bride might experience, an acne breakout is among the worst. If you find yourself in such a muddle, reach for the zit-kicking elixirs found in this kit from the No. 1 acne-fighting brand in America, Proactiv. Proactiv Solution's 5-Step Acne Treatment System - the "Stress-Free Skin Wedding Kit," consists of three dermatologist-developed products that work together through the strength of science. This group of formulations includes prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria at its source. And that's just for starters. When used in unison, these products harmonize to leave your skin clear and glowing. Bonus: There are two additional products to prevent blackheads, blemish flare-ups, and keep the glow going long after the honeymoon ends. Get the skinny on each step of this lifesaver kit — trust us, your wedding survival bag is not complete without it!
The tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
Everyone loves a traditional wedding registry that includes every essential accoutrement for feathering a newlywed nest. That said, some wedding guests choose to take some creative leeway by gifting the newlyweds with uber-special personalized gifts. We have curated such gifts in our fantastic list by including personalized gifts for couples that further style or functionality — or both. So commemorate the couple's big day with these one-of-a-kind items from Neiman Marcus, Uncommon Goods, Shutterfly and more.
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Vista Alegre - Vista Alegre Forum 12" Vase - Christian Lacroix,Butterflies,Buildings
Mikasa - Mikasa Sonata Gold Fluted Champagne - T7102, Gold Trim
Incolay Studios - Incolay Studios North American Wildlife Heritage With Box 1 - Wildlife By Don Cliff
Susquehanna - Susquehanna Garland Water Goblet - Stem #400, Cut
Blefeld - Blefeld Cive Water Goblet - Clear, Criss Cross Cut, Knob Stem
Susquehanna - Susquehanna Oslo Water Goblet - Stem S200, Clear, Cut
Seneca - Seneca Capistrano (Stem 1965,Cut Criss Cross) Water Goblet - Stem 1965,Cut 1423,Criss Cross
Unknown Manufacturer - Unknown Manufacturer UNK6802 Water Goblet - Clear,Criss Cross Cut,Knob Stem
Toscany - Toscany Cromwell Water Goblet - Criss Cross Cut Bowlmultisided Stem
Morgantown - Morgantown Starlight Water Goblet - Cut Criss-Cross & Fan Design,Wafer Stem
Josair - Josair Marquise Clear Water Goblet - Cut Criss-Cross & Cross Hatch Design
Fostoria - Fostoria Monticello Water Goblet - Stem#6097, Cut#88, Criss Cross Cut
Wedgwood - Wedgwood Cheslyn Water Goblet - Criss Cross,Cut Stem,Star Cut Foot
Seneca - Seneca Touraine Water Goblet - Stem 532,Cut 1255,Cut Criss Cross
Royal Doulton - Royal Doulton Baroness Water Goblet - Cut Criss-Cross, Multisided Stem
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Crosshaven Water Goblet - Cut Criss-Cross, Knob Stem
Susquehanna - Susquehanna Fascination Water Goblet - Clear, Lobed Stem Cut Flowers &Leaves
Ceska - Ceska Canterbury (Flared Stem) Water Goblet - Criss Cross Cut,Flared Multisided Stem
Hawkes - Hawkes Imperial Water Goblet - Stem#7474, Fan Cut, Criss Cross
Gorham Crystal - Gorham Crystal Fairfax Clear Water Goblet - Clear,Cut,Criss-Cross & Vertical Design
Susquehanna - Susquehanna Minerva Water Goblet - Stem #24ts, Cut Floral Design
Bryce - Bryce 866-2 Water Goblet - Stem #866, Cut Criss-Cross & Fan Design
Susquehanna - Susquehanna Sharon Water Goblet - Cut Floral Design, Multi-Sided Stem
Bryce - Bryce 682-1 Water Goblet - Stem #682,Cut Criss-Cross & Panel Design
McKee - McKee Opal Clear Water Goblet - Stem #9, Criss-Cross & Dot Design