Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
The wedding table runner has traditionally been a must-have décor item for dressing up a table, whether it's used to cover the midsection of a bare table or added atop a tablecloth to create a rich tableau. In earlier centuries, layering such items was reserved for the wealthy as a sumptuous way to display one's taste. (Downton Abbey, anyone?) As a new bride, you'll enjoy using runners to decorate your table, along with your new serveware, china and glassware. For a wedding, they give an additional pop to the overall wedding design. Table runners may reflect the bride's color scheme to create a coordinated color palette, or in a neutral color, wedding table runners can provide the perfect backdrop for flowers and table settings.
Table runners can help lend a summery vibe to a wedding, as well. A burlap runner is perfect for a rustic wedding, while a floral print runner is divine for a garden wedding, and a shiny table runner ups the ante for a black-tie affair. Whatever your style, we've collected the best table runners from stores such as Etsy, Nordstrom, Macy's and more.
Aside from the bride, the sweetest sight at the wedding is the flower girl. Holding her own with a dainty basket of petals, she is a vision of loveliness when she walks down the aisle. It's such fun to pick out a flower girl dress to blend in with the ensembles of the bridal party, especially for a light and bright spring or summer wedding. Your little princess can be traditional and wear white or ivory, or she can wear a solid color taken from the wedding palette. Some fashion-forward brides may even choose an interesting print that suits the mood of the wedding. Since the flower girl is something of a mascot, she can be command a truly unique aesthetic. Here, we've rounded up some the prettiest flower girl dresses from Nordstrom, J. Crew, BHLDN and more.
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!)
Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to reveal your beautiful best all the way to your fingertips. That's why we've curated the prettiest nail polish colors for summer brides, all available now at Walmart. From sweet pink to sensual gray to seaworthy blue, here are a handful of our favorites tones that will work with wedding gowns and bridal party dresses of any color, along with suntanned skin of course!
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Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Imperial Glass Coin Plate With Box 1 - Crystal; Front And Reverse Of Us Coins
Colony - Colony Whitehall Amber Iced Tea - Amber, Stacked Cube Design
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Hartley Greens - Hartley Greens Creamware Pierced 7" Handled Basket - Cream, Pierced Giftware
Fenton - Fenton Hobnail Blue (Opalescent) 7" Handled Bon Bon - Blue Opalescent
Fenton - Fenton Hobnail French (Opalescent) 7" Handled Bon Bon - French Opalescent
Tiara - Tiara Sandwich Light Green (Chantilly Green) 7" Handled Basket - Light Green, Scrolls, Pressed
Heisey - Heisey Windsor (Line #22) (Giftware) 7" Single Light Candlestick - Line #22, Candlestick Line, Giftware
Heisey - Heisey Square Handled Clear Chamber Candlestick - Line #600, Giftware, Candlestick
Lenox - Lenox Sans Souci Collection Small Oval Basket with Handle - Floral Embossed Cream Giftware Basket
Tiara - Tiara Sandwich Amber (Collection) 10" Handled Basket - Pressed Sandwich Design,Amber
Tiara - Tiara Sandwich Amber (Collection) 11" Handled Basket - Pressed Sandwich Design,Amber
Fenton - Fenton Water Lily Crystal Velvet Single Light Candlestick - Frosted/Satin Crystal, Giftware
Verlys-American - Verlys-American Water Lily Topaz Single Light Candlestick - Topaz/Frosted Design, Floral,Giftware
Lenox - Lenox Frosted Berries (Giftware) 7" Oval Pierced Basket - Embossed,Berries,Leaves,Ribbons,Giftware
Princess House - Princess House Rose Garland Handled Basket - Pink Roses/Blue Ribbons, Giftware
Roseville - Roseville Water Lily Blue 8" Handled Vase - White Lily,Blue Background
Lenox - Lenox Cherry Blossom Medium Basket with Handle - Giftware,Raised Cherry Blossoms
Tiara - Tiara Sandwich Light Green (Chantilly Green) Handled Basket - Light Green, Scrolls, Pressed
Fenton - Fenton 100 Topaz (Opalescent) 7" 3 Toed Plate - Line 100, Wide Rib, Yellow Opalescent
Fenton - Fenton Water Lily Crystal Velvet Footed Candy Box and Lid - Frosted/Satin Crystal, Giftware
Lenox - Lenox Butterflies & Lace Medium Basket with Handle - Giftware,Raised Butterflies,Pierced
Roseville - Roseville Zephyr Lily Siena 7" Handled Basket - Flowers On Siena Brown Background
Waterford Crystal - Waterford Crystal Giftware (Marquis Line) 7" Leaf Dish - Marquis Line, Various Pieces