Getting Married? Create Your Dream Wedding Registry Using NewlyWish

My Friend Amanda Allen, NewlyWish Founder and CEO, and I at #Engage14

My Friend Amanda Allen, NewlyWish Founder and CEO, and I at #Engage14

Hey Y’all,

Since I’m always making such great friends at the Engage! events, I thought I’d start featuring some of them here to shine a light on their amazing companies and talents. To kick things off, I’d like to introduce y’all to my friend Amanda Allen (pictured with me above at Engage! 14), Founder and CEO of NewlyWish, a New York City-based online wedding registry service designed to help couples create gift registries that truly reflect their life and personal style.

Amanda_HeadshotNewlyWish sets itself apart from traditional registry providers through a curated collection of gifts from over 50 boutiques, brands and artisans, providing everything from chic home goods to eco-friendly products, and unique experiences, all wrapped up in their state-of-the-art registry technology.

NewlyWish Landing PageBeyond their over 12,000+ products, the NewlyWish site features:

One-click registering – Couples can register for the basics with one click using Kitchen, Bed, and Bath Starter Collections.

Group gifting options – Allows guests to contribute toward big-ticket items like commissioned art, furniture, and luxury linens.

Personalized registry homepage – Couples can customize their registry homepages with photos, messages to guests, and a unique registry URL.

Registry Gift Tracker – Keeps track of all items purchased, what’s been shipped, what’s in process and who to send ‘thank you’ notes.

Gift holding options – Moving? Spring cleaning? NewlyWish will hold all goodies until a specific date.

Cash & Honeymoon Funds – Gives guests the opportunity to contribute cash to the couple’s new life.

Exclusive Mix and Match Tabletop Collections – NewlyWish has taken the guess-work out of figuring out which dinnerware, glassware, and flatware patterns look perfect together, with exclusive collections put together by some of the wedding industry’s biggest names.

If you’re engaged (or looking for a fantastic gift for anyone!), you need to check out NewlyWish for all of your wedding registry needs! You won’t regret it. Happy shopping/gifting!

Learn to Speak Wedding: Enter to WIN Flashcards for Beginners from Daughter of Design!

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If you’re newly engaged (or know someone who is), then you know how overwhelming the wedding planning process can be. Right from the get go, you’re dealing with everyone from jewelers, bridal consultants and wedding planners to photographers, lighting specialists, florists, bakers, tailors, dry cleaners, and the list goes on and on!

kristin***UPDATE: We have our winner – Kristin Wong! Kristin will be gifting this boxed set to her good friend who was recently engaged. We know she is going to thank you for these educational and entertaining cards–Congratulations, Kristin! ***

These are people and places many people have never worked with before, so when you factor in how much money many of these people are asking you to fork over for their services, (and the added pressure of wanting your wedding day to be perfect!) trying to understand what you’re signing up for can be confusing and downright terrifying.

Annie and I at Engage13 in our Gatsby gear!

Annie and I at Engage13 in our Gatsby gear!

This is why my good friend and wedding planner extraordinaire Annie Lee of Daughter of Design®created a concise and easy introduction to the wedding world with a beautiful box set of 50 flashcards. Annie’s Learn to Speak Wedding™: Flashcards for Beginners, explain the most common terms, abbreviations, and other wedding vernacular that will help familiarize newbies with wedding culture and have them sounding like a pro in no time!

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Letterpressed Notecards By Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York!

Unique Invitations By Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York!

Engage! 13 Re-Cap

How to Plan A Halloween Party and Create A Costume Using Face Paint

gpzYELLNWjpQ8Xmw31VBLrUTrSspmJwKrl8AWuGDvDw,MfRXJvo3TQBvdbPZrkYJMuognuUHsqbthODXa5VfkesEach one of Annie’s cards features a wedding term on the front and a full explanation, correct usage, pronunciation, and other helpful tips are explained on the back. And today, Annie is offering up a box of these fancy flashcards to one of you!

To enter the GIVEAWAY, simply do the following:

1. FOLLOW @daughterodesign and @yourBASHbworley on Twitter and TWEET the following: “I can’t wait to learn how to #SpeakWedding with @daughterodesign!

2. COMMENT below this blog post (so we can contact you if you win!) and be sure to tell us know WHO the flashcards are for!

Good luck everybody! I can’t wait to find out who will win these fabulous cards!

***Giveaway limited to U.S. residents only.***

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