Top 10 reasons we think you’ll find our wedding registry services are the best available

10. FREE Signup + very low transaction fees. Setting up your wedding registry with us is completely free. Simply register on our website and begin your wedding gift registry immediately.  The only fee is a small transaction fee charged by PayPal, who charges the lowest transaction fees available. Register now.

9. GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY. Because we use PayPal, you and your guests can log in from anywhere in the world to register for or give wedding gifts – any time, any currency, anywhere.

8. CLICK AND PAY. Your guests can pay for gifts quickly and easily using any major credit card or PayPal account.  There is no complicated process to go through, no collecting unnecessary information.

7. CLICK AND RECEIVE. No need to enter your bank account information or open a new bank account. With Wed&Wish, you can use your existing PayPal account.  This is by far the most secure way to manage your wedding registry gifts online.  You can withdraw your funds from PayPal any time and for free, it’s really simple.

6. EASY ON THE EYES. Your guests won’t find any distracting or annoying ads on your wedding gift registry.

5. SIMPLE TO USE. From web gurus to novices, everyone wins with Wed&Wish’s easy-to-use interface.  Use our site to buy or register for wedding gifts, and if you ever have any problems or questions, contact our exceptional Customer Service staff.

4. SPREAD THE WORD. Wed&Wish helps you share the news about your upcoming nuptials and let your friends and family know about this convenient way to give you wedding registry gifts. We’ll even help you thank everyone.

3. HELPFUL LINKS. Wed&Wish provides you with access to curated deals for your wedding and honeymoon at no cost.  Rather than bombard you with useless ads, we have carefully selected the best deals and products that we think you might be able to use to make this time in your life even more special.  You get these links completely free as a thank you for using our service.

2. UNPARALLELED CUSTOMER SERVICE. With our caring and concerned customer service representatives, you and your guests can get fast, personalized responses to any inquiries for assistance from Wed&Wish.  No cookie-cutter answers here.  We respond personally to each request for information that we get through our website.

1. INSTANT GRATIFICATION. You don’t need to wait until your wedding day or call someone to request your wedding registry gifts. With Wed&Wish, your wedding gifts are transferred from your guests directly and almost immediately into your PayPal account, ensuring peace of mind for both you and your guests in all wedding registry gift purchases. From there you can do whatever you want with your money!

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Your Wedding Workout: 8 Easy Ways to Get in Shape

Wedding Workout Plans by MiamiFitnessTVNow that you have your wedding diet planned out (see our last blog post for diet tips), it’s time to create a wedding workout that will help you get in shape! Staying strong and exercising regularly will help you focus and stay on top of all that wedding planning ahead of you, plus you’ll feel healthy and fit when the big day finally rolls around. To help you with your wedding workout, we’ve put together a list of 8 fun and easy ways to get in shape.

1. Zumba: A fusion class of dance and aerobics with upbeat music and easy to follow steps. Don’t worry if you think you can’t dance- Zumba is all about moving your body in new ways and having fun! Find a class at your local fitness center.

2. Jump Roping: Who knew that this playground pastime was such good exercise? Jumping rope provides a great cardio workout and burns calories quicker than you would if running. Consider doing a quick 15-20 jump rope workout a few times a week to get your blood pumping and muscles working in new ways.

3. Lunchtime Walk: Use part of your lunch break to take a brisk walk with co-workers or friends. Keep a pair of sneakers at your desk or in your car so you’re always ready to hit the streets or trails. If you like to track your fitness, buy a pedometer and try to get in 10,000 steps each day.

4. Leave the Car at Home: Consider trying a new way of commuting to work. Biking or walking to the office will get you a twice-a-day workout. If it’s not possible to commute these ways, try walking to the bus or train station instead of driving.

5. Chores Workout: Are chores piling up around the house? Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you can’t get in shape during your home maintenance. Try running up the stairs instead of walking or doing squats while folding laundry. Outside chores like gardening and lawn mowing are also easy ways to get your daily dose of exercise.

6. Yoga: Unwind and workout at the same time by dropping in for a yoga class at your local studio. Classes are offered for every level from beginner to advanced, and the poses will tone your body and increase strength.

7. TV Fitness: If you’re someone who spends a lot of time on the couch flipping through channels, use that time to get in a workout. Throw an exercise mat on the floor and do push-ups, jumping jacks, and crunches as you watch your favorite shows.

8. Dog Walking: It’s a task that needs to get done, so you may as well get in a workout when you do it! Start off the morning by taking your dog for a lively walk or light jog if they can keep up with you. To make it more social, gather up your neighbors and their dogs for a group walk.

Use these wedding workout ideas to get in your daily exercise in a new and fun way.  And remember that “in shape” is a term that means something different to every bride, so always do what you’re comfortable with and consult a doctor about any medical issues you may have. Happy exercising!

Wedding Diet: Making the Most of the Month Before

Fruit | By-lisaclarke

Did you know that July is one of the most popular month to get married? It’s when almost 12% of couples tie the knot! That makes June the month of final wedding preparations, which includes making sure you’re in your best shape for the big day. Consider using June to create a “month before” wedding diet to prepare for your July or August ceremony. Your goal might be to cut back on junk food or include more fruits and veggies into your meals. You may want to add protein to your diet or remember to drink more water to stay hydrated. Whatever your diet needs, here are some eating tips and meal ideas to help you plan your month before wedding diet.

More peas please!

Adding fresh veggies to your meals is an easy way to boost your energy and vitamin intake. June is a great month to start looking out for the latest harvest of vegetables at your local grocery store. You’ll start seeing fresh radishes, peas, lettuce, and spinach during this month and more vegetables like carrots and turnips will soon follow. These foods are great for creating crunchy salads and flavorful side dishes. If you don’t like eating your veggies raw, try incorporating them into your cooked meals. Add some spinach to a quiche, mix in peas with your favorite pasta dish, or roast carrots in sweet honey glaze. Check out these recipes for meal ideas that use June vegetables in tasty and nutritional dishes.

Summer Radish Salad | Snow Peas with Water Chestnuts | Carrot, Tomato, and Spinach Quinoa Pilaf

Sweet Nothings

Can’t seem to stop those candy cravings? For some people cutting back on sweets is the toughest part of a diet. But instead of trying to go cold turkey on those cookies and candies, set up a diet plan that lets you indulge in one sweet treat a day. This way you’ll limit the amount of sugar you consume but you’ll be able to enjoy a bit of sweetness. Let yourself have a piece of dark chocolate or a small cookie for dessert. And don’t forget that sweet foods can be healthy too! Try baking oatmeal cookies filled with nuts and raisins or dipping fresh strawberries in chocolate. Below are some more recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Fruit Sherbet | Tropical Mango Mousse | Pumpkin Protein Cookies

Snack Machine

Are you the type that’s always munching on chips or grabbing a handful of pretzels every time you walk by the pantry? Snacking is one of the hardest habits to break because so often you don’t even realize how much you’re doing it! For your month before diet, take the steps to cut back on unhealthy snacking. First, don’t leave your food out on the counter where it can tempt you all day. Keep your food stored away until you are ready to eat it. Second, replace unhealthy snacks with celery sticks dipped in hummus or a handful of mixed nuts. Because if you’re going to snack, do it with foods that give you energy and keep you full throughout the day. And if you’re the type that snacks because you constantly need to be chewing on something, always keep a pack of gum or tic tacs on hand.

Baked Kale Chips | Granola Snacks | Apple Toast

Diets aren’t always the easiest regimen to stick to but think of this diet as a way to make sure you’re strong and healthy for a day that’s going to very special to you. Use these ideas to plan out your month before diet and check back in with us soon for tips on a wedding exercise plan!

 

The Modern Wedding Cake: Cupcakes and Cake Pops Oh My!

Cake Pops | By- niner bakesIn Part 3 of our special blog series on wedding cakes, we’ll talk about the modern trends and latest fads in the wedding cake world. If you missed our Part 2 post on wedding cake flavors, check it out here.

Now that we’ve gone over designing a wedding cake and choosing flavors, it’s time to really think outside the box. While many couples choose to have a wedding cake with a few tiers, some couples are opting to forgo the traditional cake structure. The modern wedding cake now includes elaborate cupcake towers, bite-size cake pops, or combinations of cake and cupcakes. These new desserts are easy to serve, and guests won’t have to wait for a large cake to be sliced and handed out. Here’s how to incorporate these trendy and tasty designs into your wedding dessert.

Cupcake Wedding Cake

This modern take on the wedding cake looks and tastes as good as it sounds. Because cupcakes are quick and easy to bake, they’re a great way to ensure that your dessert is fresh and flavorful. Bakeries can whip up a batch of cupcakes shortly before your wedding and design them just like a regular cake. Talk with your wedding bakery about choosing flavors for the cake and frosting, and see what type of designs they can create for your wedding cupcakes. It may also be possible to choose a few different cupcake flavors and frosting combinations since your baker will probably be making quite a few batches of the tasty treats.

Once you’ve settled on flavor and design, think about how you can display the cupcakes. One option is to mimic the look of a traditional cake structure by setting up cupcakes on stands with a pole running down the middle for support. Decide on how many tiers you’ll need (easy to calculate-roughly 1 cupcake per guest, plus a few extras) and make sure your baker uses a sturdy material that can hold the weight of all the cupcakes. Another idea is to use the cupcakes to line the border of a regular cake. Here’s where different size cupcakes with various colors can create a beautiful effect that will really impress your guests.

Cake Pops

These little treats are another trend in the cake world that modern couples are incorporating into their weddings. Cake pops are like dessert lollipops, and who doesn’t like lollipops? They’re easy to serve and don’t require much effort to make. Like cupcakes, cake pops can replace the traditional structure of a cake or be used as decorations on a regular cake. If you want a simple but pleasing wedding dessert, cake pops will satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth without making them feel like they’ve overindulged on dessert.

Remember that using cupcakes or cake pops can also help you save money! Many establishments charge a price for cutting a wedding cake if it has been made out of house. Consider using the modern wedding cake trends discussed here if you’re looking to cut down on costs. For inspiration on how to do so, here are some ideas on making cupcakes or cake pops work for your wedding.

The Modern Wedding Cake: Taste and Flavor

Wedding Cake Flavor | By- roboppyIn Part 2 of our special blog series on wedding cakes, we’ll talk about your wedding cake flavor and other tasty details. If you missed Part 1 on modern wedding cake design and decoration, check it out here!

Hopefully, our last blog on wedding cake design got you thinking about what you want your wedding cake to look like. Now it time to think about the inside! As guests admire the beautiful design of your cake, they’ll also be thinking about taste; wondering what flavor of frosting is between the layers or whether those gorgeous flowers are edible. You can satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth by choosing a cake that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

Don’t Flake on Flavor

Wedding cakes have gotten the reputation of being beautiful on the outside but lacking flavor on the inside. Make sure your cake lives up to guests’ expectations by choosing a delicious flavor for your cake. Most bakeries are able to create wedding cakes in a variety of flavors, such as German chocolate, red velvet, or lemon. If you can’t decide on just one flavor, see if your baker can make the different tiers of the cake in different flavors (this option may have additional costs). Taste testing is a must, and you may have to visit a few bakeries before you and your partner decide on a bakery that can provide a flavorful, moist cake. It can be helpful to ask your friends or look at online reviews to find a good wedding cake bakery.

Finger-Licking Frosting

 Since most wedding cakes are made of at least a few tiers, providing enough pieces for every guest, you’ll need to decide on all frostings or creams that will compliment the cake. Again, the bakery you decide upon will probably have a list of the flavors they can provide.

Some popular frosting and cream flavors include raspberry, Bavarian crème, and chocolate buttercream. Think about how the flavors of the cake and frosting will taste together. If you’re unsure of what you’re guests would enjoy, vanilla or chocolate is always a good base to start with. Once you decide on the flavors, consider personalizing your wedding cake frosting by making it a certain color or adding in your favorite candy like chocolate chips.

Wedding cakes should be as pleasing to eat as they are to look at, so take the time to choose the cake and frosting flavors that appeal to you. Make sure that cutting the cake is truly a sweet moment!

Up next, on Part 3 of our special wedding cake blog series, we’ll discuss some of the modern trends and updates to wedding cakes! Check back in with us soon to learn more.

 

 

 

 

The Modern Wedding Cake: Designs and Decorations

wedding cake | Photo by: Sugar DazeIn Part 1 of our special blog series on wedding cakes, we’ll show how you can create  unique and modern wedding cake designs that are sure to be eye-catching. Links to Pinterest images of wedding cakes included!

In addition to the new couple, the wedding cake is often the other star of a wedding reception. As the cake sits on its stand waiting to be cut, guests walk by admiring details of the edible flowers or the patterns stenciled on the tiers. Deciding on these details when designing a wedding cake can be a fun and creative process. As you plan your reception, try using some of these ideas to create a unique and modern wedding cake.

Choosing a Design

The traditional wedding cake typically has a few tiers covered in white fondant with some flowers. Although this design may fit the style of some couples, don’t let the traditional image of a wedding cake limit your creativity and personal style. Think of your wedding cake as a blank canvas- it can be kept simple and minimalist or decorated with different colors and designs. Consider whether you want your wedding cake to fit in with any color themes you have (such as with tablecloths, flowers, etc.) or whether your cake will have its own design. Coordinating with the bakery making your cake can help you with these decisions of the design process. Wedding cake bakeries usually have a portfolio of previously designed cakes that can provide inspiration for your own cake. Use your bakery as a resource, and find more inspiration from online sites like Pinterest or from your favorite artwork.

Deciding on the basic details like color and shape are the first step. The typical shape of a wedding cake involves circular tiers, but bakeries are also able to make cakes that are square and tilted. For a really unique cake, see if your baker can create a wedding cake in a shape representing a favorite hobby, such as a guitar. Once the shape has been decided, think about any patterns or stenciling you may want on your cake. Here is a beautiful example of a cake with the pattern of stained-glass windows.

 Deciding on Decorations

Flowers, polka dots, seashells, bows- wedding cakes can have it all. As you add accessories to your cake, keep a few things in mind. Many cake decorations are edible- bakers can make roses out of fondant and create pearls out of icing. Think about whether you want your entire wedding cake to be edible or have some accessories that your guests will need to remove before eating. Also think about the size and placement of the decorations- do you want flowers flowing down the sides of the cake or a few large flowers on the bottom tier? Communicating with your baker can help with these decisions as you create a modern and personalized wedding cake.

Next up on our special wedding cake blog series is all about the taste! Check back in to learn about deciding on cake and icing flavors.

Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dresses For Pregnant and Expecting Brides

Pregnant Brides - Photo By - Adrian Dreßler

While the social awkwardness of being a pregnant bride is dampened in 2013, finding a dress that will fit, instead of does fit, is an awkward experience of its own. How are you supposed to know how much weight you will gain? While some women stay thin with a big baby bump, others blossom from head to toe.

Learning About The Empire Waist Dress

As a preggo bride your best, and safest bet, is to choose an empire waist dress. Here’s a link to a curated list of empire wedding dresses to get you acquainted with your new best friend. The empire waist is designed to flatter any woman that has a wider middle section, raising the waistline high above the actual waist and sometimes right up under the breasts. This has the effect of flattering the breasts and lengthening the body.

Estimating Your Dress Size in Advance

Number one tip is to look at your mother and grandmother. How many sizes did they increase? Is your diet similar? Most expecting mothers will gain 2 – 4 sizes during pregnancy and a few will gain more than 4. The most important thing to pay attention to when considering an empire waist dress is not the size of you from the waist down, but from the breasts up! If you tend to gain a lot of weight in your arms, face and breasts when you put on pounds, you will need to choose a dress that has “room to grow” with you.

If you want a complete tailored look, the better option is to pick the style of dress you want and wait till one month before the wedding to purchase the dress. Then schedule a fitting 1 week before your wedding and have the tailor sew it a little wide (in-case you have swelling in the arms or breasts). It is easier to pin in day-of than alter to make more room.

Picking The Right Length

Length is a style preference but it can also be helpful to consider the season you are getting married in and the look you want to achieve. Short empire waist dresses can look ultra-cute with billowing layers of ruffles and pleats while silky-smooth, longer dresses ,played up with a bit of with embroidery, can look positively regal.

Either way you choose, remember that you will want to be comfortable most of all so pick pair of shoes that will go the distance with you. For more inspiration check out this Google Images page for preggo wedding dresses.

Four Wedding Ideas To Make Your Special Day Even Better

 

Garden Wedding Wedding Ideas | Photo By: Tanya UmawingCreate a wedding experience unlike any other with new and exciting wedding ideas. Discover your shared likes and dislikes and create a personal style without breaking from tradition. Here are four wedding ideas with suggestions to make your special day more memorable.

Invest In A Watercolor Artist

Hire a watercolor artist to capture the reception in pastels or paint in watercolors as the event unfolds. This is a unique way to capture special memories, saving them into an unforgettable keepsake while  providing your guests with great entertainment. This idea works especially well for weddings set outdoors, destination weddings or fairytale themed weddings. Just imagine creating a watercolor collage of guests dancing outdoors or the best man giving his toast under a moonlit dinner.

Find The Right Wedding Venue

A venue can play a significant role in setting the tone for the event and is your first and greatest challenge during wedding planning. Consider the tone you want to set for your big day and explore your city for distinctive locations: old nightclubs, movie theatres, rooftop gardens, hip restaurants, art galleries and historic mansions are all great places to start. Transform your space into mini environments, dedicated to each phase or activity at your wedding. Lighting and colors can really change the mood of each space.

Pick A Unique Guest Book Idea

Install a photo booth on site so that your friends and family can take their own pictures or group shots. Guests will play a very active role in your wedding day and a visual wedding-day album will be created to capture the occasion.

Develop A Theme

Coming up with a common theme among all aspects of the wedding will help you create a more memorable wedding experience. Imagine a secret garden theme with lush flowers and serene settings carefully crafted all about the venue. Earth tones on table linens and soft, warm lighting would provide a calming and peaceful ambiance for all your guests. Try Pinterest to generate some ideas. Just look at these great pins for a garden inspired wedding!

 

Unique Wedding Registry Ideas

Taking The Plunge

So you’ve decided to take that step, you’re going to get married. Congratulations, we’re truly happy for you and hope that you’re feeling wonderful! What we don’t wish upon you, or anyone else, is the stress that can come with all the planning that comes with and surrounds a wedding. What we would like is ease and simplicity in at least one part of the whole experience and so we offer you Wed&Wish.

 

Easy To Use and Access

Wed&Wish is a unique wedding registry, aimed at giving you exactly what you want, without any hassle. Guests locate your registry on the website, select their choice from available options and make a payment through PayPal, an industry leader in payment transactions. It comes immediately to your account – as cash. If you’ve never used PayPal ask a friend, it is exceedingly easy to use. That’s it, withdraw funds from PayPal whenever you wish, however you like with no hidden costs for doing so.

Being an internet gift registry, most everyone can access it easily. This internet service can be used by anyone who can open a webpage. No more concern about local outlets, communication times, or shipping. Suddenly the only transportation concern you have is people, and not trunk space or presentation.

 

No Restrictions on Gifts

If you’re concerned about actually using Wed&Wish, don’t be. It’s free for you to register, set-up, and use. The costs of the service are paid for by the guests, and it will most commonly be a five dollar fee, which both you and your guests will agree is worth it, being able to do it from home, while knowing they’ll be sending exactly the right gift. Site navigation is effortless as well, with no restrictions on what sort of gifts you can ask for. Who wants to be restricted to certain products, brands, or availability? This is your dream, why let a traditional wedding registry muddy the experience?

Just imagine. You sign up with Wed&Wish (free to register), only add what you want, receive the cash with tracking of who donated how much to each gift, and withdraw money at your leisure. If only we could make the rest of your wedding planning this easy!

A Great Wedding Fund Provides Wedding Ideas For Modern Couples

Wedding Fund | Wedding Ideas | Photo Credit: AlphaOnline wedding registries like Wed&Wish provide the perfect opportunity for modern couples to get the gifts they really want. Most modern couples already have much of the typical home goods that a normal registry provides and may be looking to downsize with the merging of two households into one.

This is where a great wedding fund can really enhance a modern wedding. Instead of struggling to find a registry that is perfect, or signing up for multiple registries and confusing your guests, couples can ask for gifts like down payments, air travel and destination honeymoon funds.

Once you have your registry squared away there are many more things on the to-do list. Wedding gawker makes inspiration for you wedding a snap. Loaded with pictures galore, this site is a must see for those planning a wedding. From cake designs to dresses and hairstyles, this user generated site is filled with hundreds of pages of photos, so you can let your eyes do the walking and read more later if you see something you like.

We have made a quick tutorial of the Wedding Gawker site, we like it so much, to show you just how fun and inspiring it is. In it, we take you through, browsing the photos, what happens when you click on a photo, how to save to favorites and search for similar photos or by user.

One of the best things about Wedding Gawker is that you can be as linear or random as you want. Search for specific items using a defined keyword search or browse at random by clicking on a picture’s user to see their entire upload portfolio.

Please take a second (One minute and 30 seconds to be exact) and cruise the site with us. You’ll be glad you did!

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