Did you vote today? Here are some election inspired products for your Chicago wedding registry!
Thanksgiving is around the corner we thought this week’s registry inspiration should help you prepare for the big Turkey dinner. Find out here how some of our local Chicago partners can help you and your bridal registry have everything you need! See how Northwestern Cutlery and Crosell & Co can help you out
Everything you need to cook the bird
Once the bird is cooked time to decorate the table
Don’t forget a great knife to carve the turkey!
Have you ever wondered what is the proper etiquette for wedding gifts and creating a wedding registry when one — or both — of the intended has already been married at least once before? One bride I know, about to embark on her first and her groom’s second marriage, really wanted to register for some fine china that she had always loved. But she was concerned that guests would find it rather excessive of her to ask for china when her soon-to-be husband already has multiple sets from his first marriage.
Yesterday I had a fun time visiting our partner Crosell&Co to drop off our new brochures and see what was going on ins store and see what new great things you can add to your wedding registry.
I thought I would post some nice pictures from the visit and encourage you to swing by their store at 900N Michigan and see what great items you could get for your home.
Also some of their items are only carried in store and not at Poladora.com so if you see something you get a gift card and have fun shopping… Don’t forget to tell Dianne we say Hi!
It’s nice to spend the months leading up to a wedding celebrating the bride and groom at various showers. But no one wants to impose upon their guests to bring multiple wedding gifts to multiple pre-wedding events while still expecting a wedding gift in honor of the main event. A great solution to this is to host a low cost “Think Local” recipe shower. The premise is easy; ask the guests to bring a wedding shower gift that costs under ten dollars and bring along a recipe that incorporates this item. Short of ideas for fun gifts in that price range? Check out some of these great low-cost shower gifts at www.poladora.com, a consolidated wedding registry where you can one-stop shop for products from local Chicago stores.
For $5, present the bride with a Pie Bird from P.O.S.H. Used since Victorian Times, Pie Birds are “vents” placed in the middle of fruit pies to prevent the pie from boiling over. Simply add your favorite apple or cherry pie recipe and you’ve got a unique and low cost wedding shower gift. Or, if you are cookie expert, give a package of parchment paper.
Printed with a baker’s dozen of bold bull’s-eyes, Bulls Eye Baking Parchment paper sheets priced at $6.95 from Northwestern Cutlery make it easy to perfectly align cookie dough and baked treats. And, unlike a roll of parchment paper, Bulls Eye Parchment paper sheets store flat in a resealable envelope making them easy to store in smaller kitchens.
And if you are feeling particularly generous, splurge and spend $14.00 on a White Hen kitchen timer by Mackenzie-Childs from Crosell & Co. and then add a recipe for the perfect egg salad (complete with the perfectly timed hard boiled egg). Or Folding Hardwood Salad tongs from Sawbridge Studios ($15.00) would make a delightful shower gift when paired with your secret Caesar Salad recipe.
And remember, all recipes don’t have to revolve around the actual food. Think about giving your friend a pair of Foot Petals Tip Toes ($6.95) from The Left Bank that will perform double duty and cushion not just her wedding shoes on the Big Day but will go great with a recipe for cooking any meal that requires the cook to wear high heels (anything French!).
And last but not least, Couple name address labels ($8.40) from Pixie Chicago combined with a recipe for writing a winning thank you note can add a polite and useful touch to your low-cost recipe shower. Bag all the gifts for the bride, place all the recipes in a binder signed in Sharpie by all the attendees, and the happy couple can easily invite their guests to more wedding events without worrying about draining their wedding gift budgets.
When you are registering for wedding gifts one of the first things you register for is your place settings. But somehow it always feels more complicated than it should be.
What size plates do you need? How many glasses do you need? What types of glasses do you need?
Well here is a quick cheat sheet for you!
And dont forget you to check out our partners Crosell & Co, POSH Chicago, and Sawbridge Studios for all your dinnerware needs. And best of all dont worry about incomplete sets with our consolidated registry, your gifts become credits which you can spend to get what you really want!