Some of the most offbeat places can give you the most amazing and off the wall inspiration for your invites, favors, table decor, gifts for your attendants and ceremony ideas. It’s all about being open to the hunt!  Here are a few of my favorite sites, with more to follow.   The Spoon Sisters site  is filled with such an amazing and creative array of “stuff” that it is almost dangerous.  From these cool cocktail napkins (a much hipper version of the “Hi! I’m _______ tag…..) to this nifty “pet” fish, you will find yourself laughing, shopping, and solving a lot of your wedding dilemmas.

Invites, pens, little funny favors, (and maybe a selection of really nifty toys for the “kids” tables; all can be found at Sam Flax, the legendary arts and more store in New York.  They have the most fun stuff; these invites can be totally personalized, and how fun are these lipstick pens as a great little bridal shower favor? (They have cigar shaped ones too….)

We all know about Oriental Trading, (don’t we?) They have all kinds of inexpensive “wedding” type offerings, like votive candles, Jordan Almonds (wow, there is a blast from the past!) and favors, but the real fun happens if you’re having a theme wedding; luah, halloween, western. You will find all kinds of fun touches that can really add to the decor without adding much to the budget!

More to come!