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But what about your officiant, your attendants, your event planner, your parents or closest friends? A token greater than a card may seem in order. If at all possible, budget in a few hundred dollars for goodie bags or small gifts, to show your gratitude. In fact, if your guest list is short (or if you have out-of-town guests who are traveling quite a distance) you may consider a gift for each of them! You’ll be glad that you did!

Another gift idea many couples find appealing is custom wines and other beverages. Check out AspirationsWinery. com for assistance in selections as well as personalized labels.

Consider a Variety of Gifts in Each Bag... Promises You Keep can provide specialty hospitality bags, customized with your own cartoon caricatures, as well as personalized koozies, cups and other fun keepsakes. -Colorful, signature favors that will make your guests smile. For the springtime wedding, consider packets of organic flower seeds. The blooms will be a natural, sweet reminder for your recipients of the new life you & your partner are creating together. Visit SowTrueSeed.com, based in Asheville, for radiant ideas and bulk rates.

Customized Favors & Hospitality Bags... Nancy Amster and the staff of PromisesYouKeep.com, based in Austin, proudly offer whimsical and personalized keepsakes, gift bags and stationery for your Special Day. For years, Promises You Keep has been reaching out to the LGBT community, leading the way as a company providing favors, invitations and other items specifically dedicated to samegender couples.

Proud of your new commitment? All the colors of the rainbow await you! WineOpeners.com offers custom printed corkscrews to match your ceremony theme colors. What fun! Pamper your guests with samples from the new BareBodyCollection.com, signature body butters and lotions created by New York-based Martha Choy. These thick, moisturizing creams are truly indulgent, and highly recommended. Scents include: Bare Cucumber Melon Body Mousse, Bare Chocolate Dream Cream, Bare Citrus Spice,

Very Special Thank-You’s... You may wish to gift your Officiant, Event Planner, or perhaps your Mom with a very special keepsake, such as a bracelet or pendant. Keep in mind TenderBeautyPearls.com for beautiful, unique pieces at affordable prices.

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The 2011 LGBT Wedding Planning Guide (Vol. 6, Is. 1)  

An expanded issue of the nation's first Gay and Lesbian Wedding Magazine. This issue features the latest tips and trends for 2011 along wit...

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