Personal touches for your wedding day
Leave your mark with these customized wedding goodies.
When it comes to custom sweets, local wedding planner Ariana Stecker names cookies and cupcakes from Eleni's NYC as a must for favors or dessert bars. Based in Long Island City, the company lets you personalize their existing creations (or design something from scratch), with your names, wedding date or even edible photo. Think sailboats, tennis racquets, poodles or NYC taxi, $10 each, elenis.com.
When it comes to custom sweets, local wedding planner Ariana Stecker names cookies and cupcakes from Eleni's NYC as a must for favors or dessert bars. Based in Long Island City, the company lets you personalize their existing creations (or design something from scratch), with your names, wedding date or even edible photo. Think NYC taxi, tennis racquets, poodles or sailboats, $10 each, elenis.com.
Forget the typical wedding DVD or framed picture. Combining the best of both, the Tablum brings the concept into 2013 with a high-definition video embedded via tablet (iPad2, iPad Mini, or BlackBerry PlayBook) into the front or back cover of a traditional photo album to view the full length video, clips, or photo outtakes. The Mineola-based company offers albums in different sizes and shapes. From $1,300 for the iPad, which is included, tablums.com.
Tired of the boring, bulky wedding-planning binder? Put your engagement photos to good use on Minted's thin 40-page notebooks, perfect for jotting to-do lists and sketches, or gifting to the in-laws to hold all of their brilliant (ahem) reception ideas. You can add extra images of a personalized note inside. Lovestruck Journal, $16 each, minted.com.
Illustrator Astrid Mueller will spend hours poring over inspiration like your bridal gown, reception venue and hometown to create a whimsically chic, detailed personalized wedding illustration. A canvas print is perfect for framing after the big day, or Mueller will help you develop your bespoke sketch into wedding-day design elements like custom swizzle sticks, thank-you cards, menus or favor tags. From $1,200, astridmuellerexclusive.com.
Send off guests with a good deed. Suffolk County's Make-A-Wish Foundation will create a personalized scroll for couples who give a donation in lieu of favors. Choose the font, graphics and paper color, and present family and friends with a loving gesture for a deserving Long Island child. From $250 for 100 scrolls, makeawish-suffolkny.org.
It's cause to celebrate at any Jewish wedding ceremony, so preserve the symbolic shards: Mazel Tov Glass sends you a glass to step on at the wedding -- give them the pieces, and they'll suspend the delicate fragments into a colorful hand-blown glass keepsake vase, jar, bowl, or even martini pitcher. Blue water pitcher, $720, mazeltovglass.com.