Wedding Wednesday

Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday!  As the weather is starting to cool and we are heading into the holiday season, we thought it would be fun to share some ideas to warm up your winter wedding or celebration, as well as some great ideas for taking advantage of holiday sales when shopping for your wedding.

#weddingwednesday warm up for winter

#weddingwednesday warm up for winter

Signature Cocktail: Irish Coffee

Today’s signature drink is a classic: Irish Coffee.  This is a simple and delicious drink that can easily be personalized by using your favorite whiskey or adding a flavored creamer. What a way to warm up your guests, serve this signature cocktail at coffee hour following dinner!

Irish Coffee Ingredients

  1. Hot coffee (4 parts)
  2. Irish whiskey(2 parts)
  3. 1 tsp. Brown sugar
  4. Half-n-half or cream
  5. Whipped cream (1 1/2 parts)

Directions

  1. Brew coffee
  2. Mix ingredients
  3. Top with fresh cream
  4. Cheers!
Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

DIY:  Cocoa Favors

Another fun way to warm up your guests is to send them home with these cute DIY cocoa favors.  These favors are really cost effective, the jars can be picked up on sale at craft stores, hardware stores etc (these came from the dollar bin at target WITH the cute tag and sticker¦SCORE).  These are easily customized with labels and tags, as well as using a variety of mini alcohols, we use whiskey but Kalua or Baileys are also great choices!  Make sure to leave the booze off for those non drinkers in attendance.

DIY Cocoa Favor Supplies

DIY Cocoa Favor Supplies

Supplies

  1. Mason Jar
  2. Hot Cocoa
  3. Marshmallows
  4. Mini Alcohol bottle (whiskey, kalaua, Baileys)
  5. Ribbon, twine
  6. Sticker, tag, etc

Instructions

  1. Pour cocoa into jar
  2. Top with marshmallows
  3. Use twine to tie bottle on
  4. Attach tag, sticker etc
DIY Cocoa Favor

DIY Cocoa Favor

Honeyfund Hack: Wedding Savings and Holiday Sales

When Josh and Sara got married, they saved a ton on wedding decor, favors, invitations and more by shopping after-holiday sales! And thanks to our retail partners we are able to offer exclusive pre- and post-holiday savings to you, too. Just check out this blog each Friday until New Year’s Day for links to great bargains like these for Macy’s Super Saturday and Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale.  Use these link to save and Extra 20%  at Macy’s until 11/21, or $25 dollars on every $200 spent at Bloomingdale’s. You’ll also save up to 50% on select items and get free shipping, until November 25. Shop for cute fashions to wear to an engagement party, your bridal shower or even a wedding dress!

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Thanks again for joining us, don’t forget to share with your friends and join us next on December 2  for another episode of #WeddingWednesday. In the meantime, we hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Also check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to check out our Pinterest for all of today’s great ideas and many more. Finally, keep an eye right here on our blog each Friday this holiday season for more great holiday shopping bargains!

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Sara & Caitie from Honeyfund

Sara & Caitie from Honeyfund

Today on #WeddingWednesday we got into the Halloween spirit with a fun discussion of spooky ideas for couples costumes, a Fall cocktail and a fun Fall DIY. Today’s ideas took trends from the past years and put a new spin on them.

Apple Cider Moscow Mule and DIY Popcorn Bar

Apple Cider Moscow Mule and DIY Popcorn Bar

Signature Cocktail: Apple Cider Moscow Mule

The traditional Moscow Mule has been really popular for a few years, but this new spin is a perfect signature drink at a Fall wedding or celebration (or really, any time of year!).

Ingredients:

1    Vodka(2 parts)

2    Ginger Beer(1 part)

3    Lime(squeeze and for garnish)

4    Apple Cider(1 part)

Directions:

1    Mix all ingredients

2    Serve over ice

3    CHEERS

A few notes on this cocktail: It makes a delicious mocktail (nonalcoholic), just omit the vodka.  If serving at a big event, mix all ingredients EXCEPT ginger beer ahead of time.  The ginger beer will go flat and the drink will lose is its fizz, add the ginger beer to each drink as they are served.

Wedding DIY: Popcorn Bar

This week we strayed from our usual crafty DIY and to something more delicious! Similar to our signature drink, this weeks DIY is a new spin on the trendy. You’ve seen the popular Candy Buffet at weddings and parties. How about a Popcorn Buffet! The idea is the same, provide your guests with a yummy treat that doubles as a thank you/favor.

Supplies:

1    Popcorn

2    Treats, candy, chocolate, savory things like nuts

3    Basket for popcorn

4    Scoops

5    Jars, cute containers for the treats

6    Take out boxes, bags

7    Sticker, stamps or tags

Instructions:

1    Create tags or stickers for your bags or boxes in line with your wedding stationary or theme.

2    Set your buffet table with the popcorn, jars of treats, scoops, etc.

3    Invite guests to fill ’em up!

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Bonus Financial Tip

Great Advice from Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank

Great Advice from Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank

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