with Anja Winikka, Site Director, TheKnot.com “The Ultimate Wedding Guide”.
When it comes to planning a wedding, attention to detail can make it the wedding of any couple’s dreams. Anja Winikka, Site Director of TheKnot.com, is planning her own wedding right now and shares some of her secrets.
Being thoughtful and gracious to the bridal party is a key component of most weddings. And a piece of jewelry is an ideal way to say thank you. Pandora offers many lovely choices. There is a triple wrap braided leather bracelet that is a perfect gift on its own, or can be paired with a personalized charm. There are also stackable rings in 12 colorful birthday blooms. Flower girls will love a Murano glass charm paired with a colored cord. And for the moms of the bride and groom, a good choice might be the “Happily Ever After” fairy castle charm, or a “Mr. and Mrs.” charm. Add more charms to the bracelet for special occasions.
Warm weather and tropical destinations continue to be the top choice for couples. One of the most romantic getaways is the Bahamas. Couples can honeymoon on any of the 16 island destinations including Nassau and Paradise Island, Harbour Island and the Exuma Islands. Each has its own personality and the Bahamas is one of the few destinations where you can marry on one island and honeymoon on another. You can choose from an array of packages and activities. Also, many of the hotels have excursions all planned out – like a romantic picnic for your kayak adventure or a candlelight dinner on the beach.
Choosing the right registry for wedding gifts can make all the difference once the honeymoon is over. Bed Bath & Beyond are the wedding registry experts. They offer the best brands in every category, from kitchen electrics and dinnerware to bedding and much more. Their knowledgeable registry consultants work with each couple to help make the process as fun and stress-free as possible. Another plus is that Bed Bath & Beyond has more than 1,000 stores nationwide as well as 24/7 online and phone support.
Animoto makes it easy for couples to create a beautiful “story of us” video in minutes. Just upload photos and video of you and your fiance to animoto.com, select one of their video styles, choose one or a few songs as the soundtrack to your video and add words that help tell your story. You’ll have a breathtaking HD video for your reception in less than 15 minutes.