Tag-Archive for ◊ wedding planning ◊

27 May 2016 Introducing Beach Wedding Accessories and Favors

Beach wedding are unlike any other type of weddings: they’re relaxing, serene and romantic. I mean, what’s more romantic that a long walk on the beach? If you’re in the  midst of planning your romantic beach themed wedding, we have the perfect beach wedding and accessories that will “shore” make waves of excitement among your guest! Even if you’re not near a beach, our beach wedding accessories and favors will have family and friends thinking they were at the beach!

Beach Wedding Favors and Accessories -HotRef

Welcome Bag

Greet family and friends with our gorgeous Beach Tides Wedding Welcome Bags! Presented with pristine colors that remind guest of the ocean water, our Beach Tide wedding welcome bags is sturdy enough to be filled with tons of party favors, little gifts and trinkets! You can either give guest these welcome bags in the beginning or at the end of your event as a way of saying thank you.

Beach Tides Wedding Welcome Bag -HotRef

Water Bottle Label

If you’re planning on having your ceremony outside, a great wedding favor to give guest or add into their welcome bag is a water bottle! Make their water bottle stand out by adding a little extra with our Beach Tides Personalized Water Bottle Labels! You have the option to include the bride and groom’s name or initials, the wedding date, or a little message. Just stick on these beach tide personalized water bottle labels, and it will turn your water bottles from drab to fab!

Beach Tides Personalized Water Bottle Labels -HotRef

Beach Chair Favors

Kick back and relax with our beach chair party favors! They’re great decorative pieces and can adorn guest tables, like our favorite “Beach Memories” Miniature Adirondack Chair Place Card Holder. You can either use our beach chair party favors as place card holder, table number holders, or place an image of the bride and groom.

Beach Chair Party Favors -HotRef

Starfish Favors

Our starfish party favors can be the finish touch you were looking for when planning your beach themed wedding! At HotRef, we have some adorable starfish party favors ranging from candles and bookmarks to personalized glassware and bottle stoppers! Our popular Starfish Design Favor Saver Candle Favors can complement any beach themed wedding.

Starfish Party Favors -HotRef

Seashell Favors

What’s a beach themed wedding without some seashells? Our seashell party favors can add that extra beach vibe touch you’ve been looking for! If you’re looking for the perfect place card holder, our “Shells by the Sea” Authentic Shell Placecard Holders with Matching Placecards is the perfect match for you! Comes in a variety of gorgeous seashells, these authentic shell place cared holders can double as party favors for guest to take home and use these keepsakes for their own personal use!

Seashell Party Favors -HotRef

For a more practical favor, our popular “Shore Memories” Sea Shell Bottle Opener! Comes with a Thank You tag, these beautiful seashell bottle openers will create “Shore Memories” of your special day.

Seashell Party Favors -HotRef

Sand Dollar Favors

Our Sand Dollar party favors will remind guest of a romantic stroll on the beach and will take them back to your special beach themed wedding. Perfectly packaged and beautifully crafted , our “By the Shore” Sand Dollar Shaped Soap will surely make waves at your wedding.

Sand Dollar Party Favors -HotRef

Flip Flop Favors

If you’re looking for a fun and practical party favor to give your guests at your wedding, our flip flop party favors will do the trick! From luggage tags and manicure sets to candles holders and bottle openers — our flip flop party favors are fun, vibrant and can be useful for guest like our “Pop the Top” Flip Flop Bottle Opener! Family and friends will surely keep this handy and think of your fun beach wedding day whenever they “pop the top” of their favorite beverage.

Flip Flop Party Favors -HotRef

Sand Favors

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about the beach is the warm and (sometimes) soft sand! Our sand favors are perfect favor or accessory for a beach themed wedding, like our favorite Sand and Seashell Tealight Holder! Filled with sand and seashells, place these sand and seashell tealight holders on guest tables and they will create a romantic ambiance once the sun starts the set.  These adorable tealight holders can also be a great wedding favors by wrapping them in twill or ribbon and attaching a thank you note.

Sand and Seashell Tealight Holder -HotRef

Message in a Bottle

Bottle your love and happiness and share it with your family and friends with our “Message in a Bottle” Glass Favor Message Bottle! Each bottle is wrapped with a twine bow and a cute little resin anchor charm. Enclose a meaningful note expressing your thanks and well wishes to your guest.

Message in a Bottle Glass Favor Bottle Set from -HotRef


Hope our beach wedding favors and accessories will make a splash on your wedding day! Happy Planning!

-Nina A.

20 May 2016 New Rose Gold Metallic Foil Party Favors and Accessories

At HotRef, we recently received these gorgeous rose gold metallic foil party favors and accessories that you can use for your upcoming birthday party, wedding, anniversary, bridal shower, or any special occasion! Most rose gold metallic foil party favors and accessories can be personalized to include names, an important date, or a small meaningful message. These rose gold party favors will make any party sparkle and feel luxurious, festive and fun!

**Note: These metallic foil party favors and accessories also come in silver and gold.

New Rose Gold Metallic Foil Party Favors and Accessories from HotRef


Party Accessories

Our Personalized Metallic Foil Scallop Banner in rose gold will add the perfect touch of shine to your party! These banners can be strung together and hang behind (or in front) the food table, at the entrance to greet family and friends, or on the wall to create a nice backdrop for a photo booth!

Personalized Metallic Foil Scallop Banner from HotRef

Make your drinks and cupcakes more festive by adding these Personalized Metallic Foil Flag Labels! Personalize these fun and festive flags with a name, date, or a small little message and add them to straws or toothpicks and place them in drinks, cupcakes, or whatever you want decorated!

Personalized Metallic Foil Flag Labels - Wedding from HotRef

Party Favors

A perfect party favor to have are our Personalized Metallic Rose Gold Foil Lip Balm Tubes! Lip balm is an essential to almost everyone’s lives. These cute little lip balm tubes are all nature and infused with organic oils and shea butter to make sure your lips stay smooth. Comes in 3 different flavors: vanilla, cherry, or mint.

Personalized Metallic Foil Lip Balm Tubes from HotRef

Store your memories of your special day  by gifting family and friends with these gorgeous Personalized Metallic Foil Notebook Favors.  Available in 4 different designs, these cute little notebooks come with blank sheets of paper and a pen and pen holder that keeps your notebook sealed. They’re also travel friendly and can fit easily fit in any bag or purse.

Personalized Metallic Foil Notebook Favors from HotRef

As a way of saying thank you, present these beautiful Personalized Metallic Rose Gold Foil Mini Gable Boxes to your family and friends. Fill these cute little boxes with candies, cookies, or little special trinkets to make sure guest leave the party with a smile.

Personalized Metallic Foil Mini Gable Boxes from HotRef

If you’re not into the mini gable boxes, you can give out these fun Personalized Metallic Rose Gold Foil Chevron & Dots Goodie Bags! You can fill them up with all sorts of goodies and hand them out at the end of your party OR you can leave them on the dessert table for guest to fill upon their own to take home with them!

Personalized Metallic Foil Chevron & Dots Goodie Bags from HotRef

Another adorable party favor your guest will love to have are these Personalized Metallic Rose Gold Foil Small 4 oz Mason Jars! These vintage and versatile mason jars can be filled with your favorite chocolates, candy or a small tea light candle. You can also add a nice ribbon or twine to the mason jars for an added festive touch!

Personalized Metallic Foil Small 4 oz Mason Jars - Wedding from HotRef

DIY Stickers

Everyone has a sweet tooth! Why not share your sweetness by wrapping your favorite candy bar with our Personalized Metallic Rose Gold Foil Candy Wrapper Covers! These would make perfect party favors because, I mean, who can resist chocolate?

Personalized Metallic Foil Candy Wrapper Covers from HotRef

These sparking Personalized Metallic Foil Rose Gold & Silver Foil Heart Stickers can be added to party favor goodie bags (like our personalized metallic rose golf foil chevron and dots goodie bags), boxes, or cupcake toppers to add a festive and lively touch!

Personalized Metallic Foil Gold & Silver Foil Heart Stickers from-HotRef

These rose gold metallic foil party favors and accessories would make any party sparkle and stand out! If rose gold is not your color, we also carry silver or gold metallic foil party favors and accessories for baby showers!

Happy Planning!

-Nina A.


09 Feb 2015 How to Plan a Wonderful Wedding?
PRNewswire-iReach on Feb. 6, 2015
Western wedding is one of the hottest new wedding themes for 2015.
 Western Wedding from HotRef.com
Busy wedding season is coming soon since people like to have a wedding with warm weather. Spring and summer are the most popular wedding seasons. If you’re newly engaged and now considering getting married, congratulations! There’s a lot to know about planning a wonderful wedding to keep from getting frazzled or running around with dread and worry. HotRef.com is here to help!

Part One: Early Planning

A lot of wedding disasters can be avoided simply by having a plan. Deciding on a budget can save you a lot of financial difficulties down the road. Sticking to your budget when you see the third pair of cute shoes you want can help you avoid disaster. It’s not just the funds needed to pay for the wedding – you also need funds to pay your bills before the big day.
Sitting down with your partner and your families and creating a guest list can help avoid outcomes like inviting 300 people and picking a church that only seats 100. (Nobody wants to leave 200 of their closest friends to stand through the ceremony!) If you’re planning a destination wedding, selecting an appropriate wedding theme will be very important, which you can get those of wedding ideas from HotRef blog. Ensuring passports and visas are taken care of.
Selecting a date that works for all the important people in the wedding party can be a task worthy of an expert negotiator, especially if there isn’t much time to plan. And, of course, the wedding location will influence not only theme and guest list, but what elements would be appropriate for a wedding. You would never wear sandy flip flops to an indoor church wedding, but for a beach wedding, they are appropriate and even expected.

Part Two: The Wedding Details

Planning a wedding is all about the little details. And what more important detail is there than the ring that’s going to be slipped on your finger during the wedding? Make sure the ring is entrusted to someone special and that you have a backup ring just in case. (You can always put on the correct ring later).
Another extremely important detail is the bridal dress. Brides can spend months looking for just the right dress to wear and it can take several months to have the alterations done properly. Make sure you allow for enough time for the alterations and that the dress fits properly. And while you’re getting the wedding dress, it’s also important to keep in mind that the bridesmaid dresses can also take several weeks to get alterations done. You may need to consider styles that are flattering for multiple figures and affordable to their budgets. Don’t forget to make sure that everyone has a pair of appropriate shoes! And if you’re going to have hair and makeup done on the big day, the people who are going to be doing that should be reserved well ahead of time, as well as going through at least one trial run beforehand.
Of course, it’s not just the bride who has to look good. The groom and his groomsmen also need to look sharp. Be sure that their suits are in the appropriate styles and colors and allow adequate time if they need to be changed or altered in any way. If they’re going to use boutonnieres, make sure the flowers are fresh and ready to go on the big day! And not just the flowers for the guys, but the bridal bouquets should also be fresh and ready to go on the big day. Getting flowers that are in season can make a big difference to your budget, so be sure to ask your florist for ideas!
Then, there are all the places and people that must be reserved well ahead of time. The photographer is the one who is going to be capturing the memories, so it’s important to talk to several different ones and take a look through their portfolios. Ask to see all the pictures of one wedding rather than just a “best of” album. Also, it may be worth your while to come to an agreement about getting the pictures on a CD and being able to print them off when you want.
Another place that must be reserved is the caterer. If you’re going to serve food at your wedding, you want to know it’s going to be good food. And if any of the food is special in any way (gluten free, vegetarian, etc.), you’ll want to be extra sure your guests are going to be eating well. Make sure to taste lots of samples, especially when discussing the wedding cake. Be sure not to forget the all-important centerpiece!

Part Three: All the Decorations

Here’s where HotRef can really help you with your wedding! HotRef.com sells all manner of necessities for you guests, whether your wedding is indoor or outdoor, casual or elegant. As the weather begins to warm up, it’s important to be prepared with water, sunscreen, and hand fans, which you can personalize at our site! If you live where the weather is unpredictable, an umbrella for you and your guests can really save the day.
For the rest of the wedding, we have table numbers and place card holders that will go perfectly with whatever theme you choose. HotRef also has a wide variety of wedding accessories that include wedding favors, bridal shower favors, wedding decorative items and wedding accessories which are not only themed, but also many of which can be personalized, many of which you can see. If you feel a little overwhelmed with all the wedding information and have no idea where to start, HotRef even offers tips and suggestions on the many different themes to choose from wedding favors ideas . Whenever you decide to plan your wedding and whatever theme you decide to go with, be sure to make HotRef a part of those plans!
07 Sep 2014 Fall Wedding Favors From Different Popular Vendors

PRLog – Sep. 5, 2014 – FREMONT, Calif.

HotRef Introduces Fall Themed Wedding Favors from popular vendors like KateApen, Fashioncraft, EventBlossom, WeddingStar, Atisano Designs, Cassiani Collection. Fall wedding favors shouldn’t have to consist of just Halloween themes, consider a few other fall details as themes for wedding favors.

Fall Wedding Favor Ideas from HotRef.com

The first theme that comes into people’s mind when they hear fall wedding is, Halloween. Halloween dominates most of the fall season because of it’s popularity and generally it’s the first fall holiday most people will celebrate. While some brides love a Halloween themed wedding, it may not be suitable for all brides.

Fall wedding favors may consists of fall leaf, Vintage and Rustic themed favors, depending on the seller. These adjectives perfectly describe fall details and elements, and will generate ideal favor results that are not just Halloween based. Having a variety of themed favors, also means a variety of favor styles and designs that feature fall leaf, vintage or rustic themes.

Recently, Fall Leaf wedding favors were featured at the Fall Wedding Favors Blog. Some highlights that were introduced are the different vendors that feature fall leaf favors and the design styles that are offered. A great introduction to start with, for brides who are just searching for favor ideas for her fall wedding.

Brides can also decide to pick vintage or rustic themed wedding favors for fall; these two favor ideas are also excellent inspiration for fall wedding themes. Vintage Lace Wedding, Rustic Western Wedding, Fall Rustic Wedding are just some of the wedding ideas from the Fall Wedding Ideas Blog. The inspiration for the blogs comes from Pinterest boards that also correspond to the wedding ideas. Find the right wedding favors and planning a wedding doesn’t have to be a struggle, with the bright ideas and creative minds anyone can easily make a wedding fabulous.

As a special treat for readers HotRef.com, is offering a 5% off discount code on everything from the site. Starting today through September 23rd, 2014, enter HotRef coupon code 5UEW3 at check out to receive the discount; there is no minimum purchase required.

03 Sep 2014 Fall Leaf Theme Wedding Favors from Different Vendors
Just like the seasons that change, seasonal wedding favors change as well. Summer themes like nautical and beach favors transition fall themes like rustic, vintage or leaf designed favors. Fall wedding favors come in a variety of styles and designs; while searching for Fall Wedding Favors, there can be several ways to filter through results.
If a bride is certain on what type of favor she is looking for, it will make the decision process easier and faster for her; however, this is not the case for all brides. For brides who don’t are uncertain of what favors to select there a few ways to narrow down a favor. A few filter ideas to help narrow the search are; favor theme, favor style and favor designer. This can help narrow down the hundreds of potential favor results to one particular favor.
When deciding to use favor designer as a filter for wedding favor searches; there are several popular favor designers that come into mind. Get familiar with some of today’s popular wedding favor vendors and see if their designs at HotRef.com.

KateAspen Fall Leaf Theme Wedding Favors

KateAspen is one of the popular vendors among the wedding community. Their favors feature adorable stylish designs, and feature a variety of favor styles. From coasters, place card holders, bookmarks, bottle stoppers, bath soaps, favor boxes to much more. The Fall Impressions Glass Photo Coasters can match any wedding theme and can also be used as a place card holder as well. The Fall Leaf Copper-Finish Bottle Stopper is a customer favorite, and will be a personal favorite as well. Besides fall leaves, KateAspen also has a few favors that feature pine cone designed favors; a natural rustic themed favor.
KateAspen fall wedding favors from hotref.com

FashionCraft Fall Leaf Theme Wedding Favors

Another popular vendor that also features amazing favors is FashionCraft. Their fall favors feature bright autumn fall leaf colors. One of their most popular favors is the Fall Leaf Candy Dishes, this is a customer favorite. These adorable dishes can be used at the wedding as reception decorations or take home favors. Surprise wedding guests with these Fall Leaf Box Favors filled with favor trinkets and treats; a great token of appreciation for their attendance to the wedding. FashionCraft also features pine cone designed favors as well, in addition to their fall leaf designed favors.
FashionCraft fall wedding favors from hotref.com

EventBlossom Fall Leaf Theme Wedding Favors

Event Blossom is the leading vendor in personalized and blank wedding favors. Blank wedding favors offer brides the opportunity to create customized wedding favors for their special day. Personalized favors give brides the chance to add a little extra something to that particular favor. A great example of personalized fall favors is the Fall for Love Leaf Acrylic Favor Boxes. Brides can customize the labels with something unique and use the leaf shaped favor boxes to give to guests. Double duty favors, like the Fall Leaf Place Card Favor Boxes, is an excellent choice for inexpensive favors. Choosing double duty favors is a great tip for favor searching, especially if there is a budget to mindful of.
EventBlossom fall wedding favor from hotref.com

Cassiani Collection Fall Leaf Theme Wedding Favors

Cassiani Collection features fall leaf favors with a pop of bright colors, as well as a matching wedding accessories to create a cohesive appearance. Dazzle guests with the Autumn themed wine stopper favor, a perfect fall themed favor. The matching place card holder will look stunning on reception tables that use autumn colors. Guests will be amazed at how every detail perfectly matches each other, details like this will make any wedding a memorable one.
Cassiani Collection fall wedding favor from hotref.com

Artisano Designs Fall Leaf Theme Wedding Favors

Artisano Designs uses a neutral brown color to create their fall leaf themed favors. A wonderful way to incorporate fall leaf favors with any wedding color theme. Their Fall Leaf Bottle Stopper features a copper colored stopper and design, this can also be used for a rustic or vintage theme as well. The “Fall in Love” Tea Light Candle Holder is a romantically designed candle that guests will fall in love with. Place a few of these candle holders at the reception tables to create a romantic ambiance. For brides who want a fall theme, consider “fall in love” as a whimsical and romantic theme.
fall wedding favors from hotref.com

WeddingStar Fall Leaf Theme Wedding Favors

When considering wedding favors, WeddingStar is another great vendor that features fall themed favors. Their favor designs and themes are just as magnificent as the other designers. The Fall Leaf Wine Bottle Stopper features a chrome colored stopper and leaf that will match any wedding colors. Use these for the reception tables as bottle stoppers and guests can take home these favors after the reception. Decorate reception tables with these incredibly adorable Metal Fall Leaf Shaped Card Holders. Their whimsical design adds the ideal fall detail to reception tables while it’s neutral color will blend well with any wedding colors.
fall wedding favor from hotref.com
Not every bride may appreciate the fall leaf as their wedding favor. For those brides, consider shopping for favors through other fall favor themes like rustic or vintage themed favors; she may also consider the most popular theme, Halloween.
More Fall Wedding Favors are showcased on Pinterest. Welcome to re-pin our pictures on Pinterest if you are interested.