Mama may not be the only one having a love affair with Target but what Mama does know is that it does in fact have everything you need to survive in life…stylishly. Everything from their designer collaborations to the Andy Warhol designed Perrier bottles that Target carries, reminds Mama of going to a fancy wedding on a budget. You know how Mama loves to get something fabulous for a bargain because honestly, we all know that people only compliment the items that you get at Target for $25 versus the expensive vase you bought at Tiffany & Co. for $200. It’s just the way the world works. People appreciate chic finds at great prices. Which is why Mama went on a style hunt this past weekend to find the perfect items at Target for their Target Wedding series of “Be Yourself, Together.” The theme meaning that two people with individual styles can come together to celebrate their love while also celebrating their unique and separate styles. Where was Target when Mama was planning her own winter wedding almost nine years ago this next December 4th?! While it doesn’t snow in Southern California where we live, we wanted the occasion to seem like a once in a lifetime experience like seeing it snow in Southern California at the beach for the very first time. It married my husband’s love for the place we live while not being overly feminine in colors like pink and purple.
With all the new social media channels it’s even easier to find something that strikes your fancy when trying to create a “theme” to your wedding. Pinterest, Tumbler and Instagram are great places to find that inspiration along with just searching catalogs like the Target Wedding Catalog. Here’s a few things from Target that Mama would have loved to add to the winter white wedding we had or if you have an anniversary coming up, it’s a great time to put all those ideas you’ve collected together and throw a fantastic party again to celebrate your love!
Oh how Mama would have loved to ride into the tent we had put up on these bikes — how FUN!! You could also add signs on the back that say “Just Married” or give these as a gift to the happy couple (go in on it with a couple of friends to make the price more affordable).
As the night goes on, an espresso is just what is needed. Mama doesn’t like regular coffee but a latte, yes! This Nespresso machine will let people personalize their drinks just like at Starbucks but without the paper cup where their name is spelled wrong! Hire someone to man the coffee bar or let people do it themselves. What a perfect touch to keep the party going into the wee hours of the night!
Another thing Mama loves is desserts! You can never have too many options when it comes to sweets. Mama loves the idea of skipping the big wedding cake in favor of smaller bite desserts like lemon bars, mini cupcakes and brownies on these tired pedestal stands. Just think…you can keep the stands after for your next party too!
Mama just loves the new decor that is out there too for the holidays — you can save a ton of money by adding a few of these items like tinsel trees as centerpieces instead of doing flowers. Candles are also a perfect way to add ambiance without a whole lot of money. What Mama does remember is registering at Target for those household items you can’t live without, so if you’re getting married anytime soon, sign up on the Target Wedding Registry…you can thank Mama later!
Since Mama has such a love affair with Target, they kindly offered Mama to giveaway one $25 gift card to an Everyday Mama reader! Lucky YOU! Everyone needs something from Target and why not get one of these great items for an upcoming wedding or party! Here’s what you need to do to enter: Visit the Target Wedding Catalog and tell Mama in the comments below your favorite item for the party you’ll be hosting (a wedding, bridal shower, celebration of love…). Easy, peasy…just like finding the perfect items at Target!
***Giveaway rules: The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and must be at least 18 years old. The giveaway runs from 11/7/13 to midnight PST on 11/14/11 at which time a winner will be selected at random and e-mailed. If within 48 hours the winner has not responded, another winner will be selected. Thanks for entering!
***Disclosure: Mama was provided a $50 gift card as compensation for this post by Target. All opinions are Mama’s own and as you can tell from Mama’s previous posts, Mama really does love Target.