Dear Devon: Blossom Details, Getaway Cars, & Shower Gifts - District Weddings

Dear Devon: Blossom Details, Getaway Cars, & Shower Gifts

April 9, 2009

A few great questions I wanted to share…

Dear Devon,

I know the cherry blossom trees bloom in early April, but I’m planning a summer D.C. wedding and would like to use the cherry blossom theme.  Do you know where I can find cherry blossom details for my wedding?  

Great question!  Cherry blossoms are so lovely, so delicate, and so perfect for weddings.  Cherry blossom branches make fabulous Chuppah decor, beautiful centerpieces, and pretty little details. Here are a few details I found at Estilo Weddings



Dear Devon,

Do you know of a good vendor for getaway cars?  We’re looking for something classic, maybe something vintage…

I think getaway cars are such a fun touch!  Not only do they make great pictures, but guests are always wowed by them.  Some couples choose to depart in untraditional ways — I’ve seen golf carts, horse-drawn carriages, and bicycles.  Other couples, like the reader who emailed me, prefer classic, vintage, luxury vehicles.  

A great source for these cars is Regal Limousine, a classic Bentley and Rolls Royce wedding limousine provider serving Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia.



Dear Devon,

A quick wedding etiquette question (feel free to post on the blog!) — if I’m invited to two bridal showers for the same bride (and I can attend neither), do I need to send gifts to both? Also, where should I send the gift?

This is a question I hear a lot.  In my opinion, it is a good idea to send gifts for both showers.  One of the gifts can be larger, and one can be smaller, less expensive.  “Group gifts” are also a good idea, particularly if you know of others who are invited to both showers.  Etiquette normally dictates that guests shouldn’t be invited to more than one shower, but sometimes members of the wedding party are invited to every pre-wedding celebration.  I would suggest sending both gifts to the bride’s home.

Here are a few ideas for smaller gift items — each of these is only $18 and could work for a kitchen shower (dish towels), honeymoon shower (Hanky Pankies or sunscreen), or around-the-house shower (coasters)…

bridal-showerPhotos: Kiehl’s Sunscreen ($18.50); Williams-Sonoma dish towels ($18.00); Crate & Barrel photo coasters ($16.95); and Hanky Panky low rise thong ($18.00 for one pair)

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