I wanted to wait until the New Year to announce a special little treat for my 2009 brides! I’ve been brainstorming ways to show appreciation to my couples…some wedding planners throw in free champagne flutes with their logo on it for couples to toast with and bring back home…I always thought that was kinda cheesy, sorry. You’re most likely not going to display champagne flutes with Island Bliss Weddings logo on it in your dining room. And as I brainstormed, I realized, most grooms aren’t going to care too much about sentimental keepsakes. But I know my brides will! And I think I found the PERFECT token of my appreciation to give to brides on their wedding day…

What is it you may ask? LOL…well, it’s a seahorse pendant. As you know, the seahorse is integrated into my logo and I just love them. They mate for life, you know. And well, that is the whole point of marriage, isn’t it?

So here’s my plan – for every bridal bouquet, I will attach a little silver seahorse with ribbon to the bouquet – a cute little keepsake – something new to add to your old, borrowed and blue list! After the wedding, the seahorse can be taken off the bouquet and added to a silver chain and worn as a necklace, attached to a your first married Christmas ornament, added as a charm to your cell phone…whatever you wish to do with it! Maybe you’ll even put it in your baby’s keepsake box and she’ll carry it on her own wedding day.

I can’t wait for our next wedding – I’ll be sure to take a picture of the seahorse on the bouquet.

2009 is going to be so exciting!