9 Perfect Wedding-Related Products You Can Find On Amazon

For the love of all things Amazon.

We’re saving you from the Amazon black hole because we knoooow you don’t neeeeed all those items in your cart. We kept it short and sweet with 9 perfect products you can use at your wedding!

 

1. These delicate Heart Shaped Coasters are sweet, and a sweet deal. Doodle your guests’ names on them for a place card they can take home!

Rave Review: “I am amazed at the fast delivery of this product. The product is of high quality with a great price. I will be ordering more from this vendor.”

 

2. These Rose Gold Paper Straws, available in 12 additional colors, make every drink a photogenic masterpiece.

Rave Review: “The gold straws were just a beautiful as they were functional! They added the right touch to my daughters Sweet 16 Mocktail Hour!!”

 

3. This Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Camera makes for a fun alternative to a traditional guest book.

Rave Review: “This is such a cute camera… It only takes about a minute to develop & they’re the size of credit cards. Really cute & it’s fun to write on the bottom with captions!”

 

4. Keep kids distracted with these fun Wedding Activities that come with scavenger hunts and coloring books!

Rave Review: “Everything we needed for the little ones at our wedding.”

 

5.  This Doggie Bow Tie allows your pup to to take part in your big day, but watch out… they just might steal the show!

Rave Review: “So impressed with this collar!!! I’ve tried little bows and cute collars for my dogs before, and the cuter they are, the flimsier they are, typically…but that is NOT the case here! The bow stays in place and even stays shaped because it has some structure to it.”

 

6. These Kimono Robes make for the perfect hair and makeup photos with you and you bridesmaids.   

Rave Review: “Perfect for my bridesmaids! They were thin and silky (which in Florida is necessary) and great lengths! I had bridesmaids that ranged from 5’2 to 6’0 and each of the sizes I purchased for all 8 bridesmaids were perfect. All of the gemstones were present on each so overall I was very pleased and my gals loved them!”

 

7.  These Hangover Kit Burlap Bags are perfect if your wedding is going to be a big ‘ol party. Add some Aspirin or Pepto Bismol and your guests will thank you later!

Rave Review: “Great bags, durable, and easy to design with HTV.”

 

8. This Letter Board allows you to create the perfect custom signage that can be used almost anywhere.  

Rave Review: “Love this product! The board is made very well, nice and sturdy. Letters are good quality and fit tightly into the board. Much nicer than some store bought letter boards sold elsewhere. It’s perfect for any party event or even just as decoration around the house!

 

9. These Confetti Balloons are the perfect addition to a fun and trendy wedding!

Rave Review: These balloons are thick and really nice quality- the confetti really sticks! The solid color balloons are gorgeous too! They have a little shimmer to them.

 

*The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

 

5 Creative Ways to Use a Donut Wall

Thinking Outside of the ~Pink~ Box 

We LOVE a good donut: boston creme, maple, glazed, powdered… we could go on. These sugary snacks are just one reason we love donut walls. You’ve probably seen them all over Pinterest. So we thought of some new, creative ways to use these fun, dessert displays!

1. Bagels

  • They’re super similar to donuts in terms of shape, so they look awesome on the display board! A bagel wall pairs perfectly with a coffee bar at a late night reception or post wedding brunch. YUM!

2. Coffee

  • Did someone say coffee? After a long night of dancing, your guests deserve some delicious caffenation. Rent some mugs or DIY your wedding emblem on some thrift store finds. Place the mugs on the pegs and display next to the coffee station.

          P.S. If you’re guests aren’t caffeine fiends, opt for a tea station!

3. Candy Cane Seating Chart

  • Is your wedding during the most wonderful time of the year? If you’re feeling merry and bright,  try incorporating some Christmas traditions into your wedding day. Take a candy cane and tie a little ribbon with the guests name and table number. Hang each candy cane from a peg. VOILA! When your guests go to find their seat… they’re greeted with a treat.

4. Hanging Plant Favors

  • Give a gift that keeps on growing! We’re talking plants: succulents, cacti, or flowers! Plants are an amazing gift because they’re the perfect mix of decorative and utilitarian. Find a dangling pot, or DIY a fun macrame pot holder and hang it from the peg. Ba-da-bing ba-da-blossom.

5. Shot Seating Chart

  • Take a shot and have a seat is our motto for this one! This seating chart is perfect for the couple who wants their wedding to be a big party! First, find a shot glass with a fun little handle (if you want to pre-fill it with spirits– find some lids too). Second, create a fun, little paper sign to display your guest’s name and attached it to the handle/glass. Lastly, hang them from the pegs and get ready to parrtayyy.

 

Until the big day approaches, use this blog as an excuse to treat yourself. Grab a donut tomorrow morning (or like, right now)… you deserve it.

Featured Vendors: Andi Mans, The Branch Orlando, The Acre, The Capen House, Amalie Orrange Photography, Anna Christine Events

Featured Products: Vintage Donut WallDonut Wall

 

To Tent or Not to Tent

Important factors to consider for your Florida wedding

 

Getting a tent for your wedding might seem like a clear decision or it may have never crossed your mind. Either way, at OWPR, we have some strong opinions about the importance of tents. We have 10 years of expertise in dealing with outdoor weddings. These experiences have led us to see the good, the bad and the ugly. With that being said, we are altogether pro-tent.

And so, here are four compelling reasons why you should consider a tent for your wedding day:

We live in Florida.

  • Outdoor weddings are stunning and provide a distinct atmosphere compared to an indoor wedding. With that being said, Florida is known for its warm… well let’s be honest, hot weather. A tent can provide barrier from the direct sunlight. This elegant shelter keeps it cool, without tragically changing everything you’ve imagined for your wedding day. Consider adding on cooling units and fans to provide relief for those dog days of summer.

YEAH, it’s Florida.

  • We all know the weather is unpredictable here in the Sunshine state. We’ve seen it a million times: a perfect day turns quickly into monsoon season without warning. If you’re superstitious, rain on your wedding day is great! But, if not everyone feels like singing in the rain.. Keeping a tent on the rental back-burner may just save you and your guests from a fortuitous downpour.

They create a happy medium.

  • If you’ve been on Pinterest recently, you’ve seen the hot trends: dangling greenery/florals, hanging lights/chandeliers, and  swooped drapery. They’re usually limited to use in an indoor space. With a tent, these mostly indoor decor items become possible outdoors! Tents create the perfect happy medium between an indoor and an outdoor space.

They’re a perfect backdrop!

  • We may be biased, but we think tents are a stunning addition to a wedding. If you’re excited for all the wedding photos then you should know that tents are extremely photogenic. Take a look in our product photo gallery to see how people, furniture and decor all come alive under the big-top.

Yes, there are a million pinterest-y (yup, that’s an adjective around here) decor items to turn your tent into a dream. Here are some handy-dandy items we believe make a tent a TEN outta ten.

  • Chandeliers and market lights add some necessary luminosity to the night.
  • Portable cooling units and Outdoor space heaters keep your tent at a comfortable temperature.
  • Restroom trailers that are equipped with all of the comforts of home.  Private residences and some outdoor venues don’t always have the necessary facilities to conduct a lot of business.
  • Tent flooring can give your Jimmy Choo’s some stability that even Miranda Priestly would approve of.

 

 

Featured Vendors: Rebecca Read Photography, Bramble Tree Estate, Rudy & Marta Photography, Photo Guy Oh My, Cocktails Catering, Blue Ribbon Weddings, Anna Christine EventsFlower No. 5, Get Lit Productions, Arthur’s Catering, Blast Productions, Party Flavor Custom Cakes, Tara Libby Photography, At Last Weddings, Dazzling Deco, Photobooth Rocks, Casa Feliz, Peddles Florist, Classern String Quartet, Sprinkles Custom Cakes, M.U.A.H. Makeup and Hair, Treasury Rentals

Featured Products: Clear Tents, Sailcloth Tents, Elegant Tent Liners, Market Lighting, Crystal Chandeliers, French Country Chairs

4 Tips To Ensure Your Event Is A Success!

Photo: Instyle Imagery | Featured products: staging, clear tent & leg drapes, uplighting, black pipe & drape, clear chiavari barstools, cocktail tables

 

Today’s blog post is brought to by Cara with Eventbrite! She’s sharing four tips that’ll guarantee a successful event- no matter the occasion!

The planning process for any kind of event is undoubtedly challenging. From catering and a venue, to guest lists and entertainment, there are lots of decisions to be made. With these tips, you’ll be able to conquer any planning difficulties!

 

Budget Management-

Before any planning begins, it’s important to sit down and decide how much money you are able to spend on the event in total; a financial “blueprint.” Weddings and corporate events have different kinds of expenses, and having a clear understanding of which you need to spend on will be crucial when hiring vendors. Really think this step through, as there are many things that are easily overseen during the planning process – from vendors and venues, to parking arrangements and security. Having all of these things accounted for and in order will ensure the day goes as smoothly as possible. If planning a wedding, consider your non-negotiables. When planning a corporate event, think long and hard about the group you intent to have in attendance. Is music and entertainment most important to your audience, or could they do with some light background music and a playlist created internally by your team? Another vendor trick is asking if they offer options for submitting payments in advance to avoid having every bill due right before or day-of your big event.

Start planning earlier than you may think necessary-

Once you have a budget in place, create a prioritized list of dates you’d like to hold your event. Don’t wait to check the availability of venues, also most vendors won’t be able to quote pricing for their services until they know where the event is being held and on what date. There are certainly a lot of moving pieces involved in planning an event – so as soon as you narrow down a venue, look into caterers, rental companies, photographers, florists and entertainers as soon as possible. It is likely that not everyone you like best will be available on the date you have chosen, and that’s where the prioritized list mentioned before comes in handy. To help with this planning process, there are many checklists catering specifically toward weddings and corporate events alike that can make your life easier. Even if you don’t want to rely on a checklist entirely, they are great resources for double checking to ensure you have everything in order to make sure your day goes off without a hitch!

Get online-

Your venue is booked, your caterer and entertainment are chosen and things are starting to really come together! The next thing to worry about is getting your audience informed and excited. In this day and age, there’s no better way to reach an audience for all sorts of events than online. If planning a wedding, important things to accomplish online are creating a registry, inviting people to view it, and organizing accommodations via a unique wedding website (or consider building your own wedding website!). The attendance of a public event often relies heavily on spreading word through online registration platforms, where organizers can create an event page and share information to find the right demographic. Through online marketing and social media, events can easily reach people who are looking for events similar to theirs and brand-new fans. Use social media strategies such as creating facebook pages, creating an official event hashtag, create a content calendar and update it with posts and create a formal agreement with event partners to share information on their social media channels as well. Combining all of these online tactics will ensure your event is seen by a large audience.

Engage and interact with your audience-

Once the event is underway, the most important thing for your attendees to do is have fun! Draw your audience in by reaching out beforehand to inform everyone of an official hashtag, to start a conversation on blogs and social media, and more. For weddings, couple-specific hashtags are huge for blending people on both sides of the wedding party and sparking excitement for the future bride and groom. For corporate events, if attendees post photos and include the provided hashtag, interact with them by commenting or reposting from your own social channels. Also consider incorporating live polls throughout the event to receive direct feedback on what people are enjoying or questions they may have. Whatever you can do to spark interaction throughout the crowd will help with the tone of the entire event and promote your brand on the interwebs. Once the day has run its course, provide the attendees with an opportunity to give feedback as well, or best wishes. One of the most important elements of event planning is evaluation and it is far too often forgotten. If you want to determine how successful your event is, collect feedback from participants through online evaluation forms that can be short and anonymous to learn what people want to see more of.


Jared’s Luau Charity Event

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We had the absolute honor & pleasure of being a part of a very special event- Jared’s Luau. While some of us at OWPR unfortunately didn’t get to meet Jared, his sister Rebekkah is a dear friend of ours. Jared’s Luau was founded as a tribute to Jared, as well as a chance to pay it forward- all proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction were donated to the Serra family and The Ronald McDonald House.

“Jared loved Iron Man, and was a laid-back kid. I figured the best way to honor his memory was to celebrate his life and throw a party!” – Rebekkah

Check out photos from the event below, and slow your scroll at the end to view a video by Brandon Kari Productions!

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Luxe Wedding Experience at Bella Collina!

An evening of wedding bliss!

 

We had so much fun at the Luxe Wedding Experience, hosted at Bella Collina! With stunning views, and amazing vendors it’s not hard to understand why. Couples enjoyed an evening of “wedding bliss” as they talked with local vendors about inspiration for their upcoming nuptials. See for yourself with photos by Concept Photography, and an incredible video by Castaldo Studio!

 

 

It’s time to Grad Party!

Congradulations to the Class of 2017!

Photo: Rifle Paper Co.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Cue the Pomp & Circumstance, it’s Graduation time! You’ve worked hard to receive that diploma, now it’s time to have some fun. Here are our top 5 tips on how to host the most epic Grad bash!

 

 

A Tent

Maximize your backyard while staying protected from the Summertime elements. Backyard Grad parties are perfect for hosting lots of family & friends as there’s more seating space available with our frame tents & Sailcloth tent!

Photos: Tabitha McCausland, Damon Tucci Photography | Featured: clear & white tent, elegant tent liner, hedge walls, marketing lighting & chandelier, round bench, clear chiavari chairs, outdoor dance floor

 

 

Seating

Chances are the whole family has been invited to celebrate and they’ll need a place to sit. With a mix of lounge seating and table seating, everyone can find a place to be comfortable throughout the event!

Photos: Concept Photography, Amalie Orrange Photography | Featured: elio bench, silver industrial chairs

 

 

Linens

Design a fun, themed party while bringing out the details of the other decor. What better way to celebrate the future school your Grad is attending or just graduated from than color coordinated linens!

Featured: Black & Gold table linen

 

 

Tableware

Keep it simple by sticking to the essentials: charger plates, flatware, water glasses, and wine glasses.

Featured: Gold acrylic charger plate, Gold rimmed charger plate

 

 

Carnival Games & Concessions

A Grad party should be all fun & games! Include some carnival games and concessions for some lighthearted fun!

Photo: Victoria Angela Photography | Featured: Cotton candy machine, Mini golf 

 

B Resort Networking Event!

The party was hoppin’ at the “B-Mingling Vendor Appreciation Party!”

We had the pleasure of attending a networking event at the B Resort! It was a night filled with mingling and talking to fellow vendors while sampling some good eats also, busting a move on the dance floor! With everyone’s busy schedules, it’s not often that we all get to be in the same room so we loved getting the chance to catch up and discuss ideas with our friendors. The B Resort is such a cool venue, and was the perfect spot for this shindig!

 

 

Check out some of the photos from the event!

 

 

Vendors & Sponsors:

Venue: B Resort & Spa
Event Coordinator(s): Karen Lee, Jessica Lee, Your Wedding TV
Photography & Film: Castaldo Studios (Credit for blog post pictures), A Magic Moment, Sunshine Photographics, Sugarpop Films, Pro One Video, Bruce Reynolds Treasured Moments
Food & Catering: B Resort Head Chef- Venoy Rodgers, Cocktails Catering
Sweets & Treats: Party Flavors Custom Cakes, Florida Candy Buffets
Florals & Decor: Carly Ane’s Floral Studio, Dazzling Deco, A Chair Affair
DJ & Music: Al Dee Productions, Cocobean Productions
Transportation: Orlando Wedding Cars
Spa Services: Aveda Spa

 

 

Featured Products:

Silver industrial chairs & barstools, 16×16 LED Dance floor, 4ft LED L.O.V.E. letters, LED Cocktail tables w/ spandex linen, LED bar, Market lighting

 

Lakehouse Open House!

A lakeside venue full of cool vibes!

 

February has definitely been a busy month for us and we started it off right with the Lakehouse Open House! We got to chat with fellow vendors and provide rentals for not only a styled-shoot, but for a ceremony & reception set-up as well. Guests got to see the many possibilities of this venue’s space and the view didn’t hurt either! We’ve had the pleasure of visiting this venue in the past for Frankie’s Dirty Thirty so we were excited to come back for this special event. From business meetings to weddings & social events, Lakehouse has it all! Check out some of the photos from the open house, below!

 

 

 

Featured products: Elios benches, Silver industrial chairs, Sheer pipe & drape, Black chiavari chairs & cushions, Silver-rimmed glass charger plates, & Grey linen 

 

Vendors:

Venue: Lakehouse
Photography: Ais Portraits
Styling & Coordination: Dandy Details
Florals: Flower Girl Designs & In Bloom
Desserts & Catering: Canvas Restaurant
Dress: Calvet Couture
Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Cami Monet Watercolor & Calligraphy

OWPR Open House!

A preview event to the Winter Park Wedding Stroll!

 

Our warehouse got a special makeover for the Winter Park Wedding Stroll- Preview Event! Styled by Michele Butler Events, our warehouse transformed into a cool hang-out spot, perfect for showcasing our buzz-worthy products. With help from some of our friendors we boogied & ate some delicious food. We certainly know how to throw a party, it was a blast! Be sure to RSVP for the Winter Park Wedding Stroll happening on February 19th!

 

 

Here are some of Damon Tucci’s photos from the event!

 

 

 

 

Friendors:

Styling: Michele Butler Events

Photography: Damon Tucci

Florals: Lee Forrest Design

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

Bar(s): Shakers Bar Catering, John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering

Sweets & Treats: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment