Must Haves for a Wedding Day Survival Kit

Wedding Day Survival Kit Must-Haves

When it comes to your wedding day, the old saying “it’s better to be safe than sorry,” is one that you’ll want to take to heart. While you’re bridesmaids are furiously checking their weather apps and doing every possible rain dance to prevent any weather mishaps on your big day, you’ll want to make sure you’re covering all of the other bases. That’s why we created our Wedding Day Survival Kit, filled with anything and everything you might need for a smooth, stress-free wedding. If you’re wondering exactly which essentials we stocked up on (and which ones you should stock up on too), look no further!

1. A Sewing Kit with Pre-Threaded Needles

Whether it’s a loose button, a small tear or a strap that just won’t stay in place, a mini sewing kit is going to be your best ally on your wedding day. Our Mojuba kit is equipped with Gilchrist and Soames sewing kit with pre-threaded needles to solve any last minute sewing woes.

2. Fashion Tape 

Any blogger or fashionista you ask will tote the importance of having fashion tape on hand at all times. We stock our Mojuba Wedding kit with BugCatcherz fashion tape so that you don’t have to worry about keeping things in place. This is especially important if you have a deep v or low-cut dress, as you don’t want anything to come out of place while you’re enjoying your time on the dance floor.

3. Madame Paulette Stain Remover Kit

On your wedding day a simple drop of champagne or splash of juice can ruin your pristine white dress. To combat any spills or splashes, a professional-quality stain removal kit from the famed New York City dry cleaner is a must-have. Trust us, even your bridesmaids will be looking for this handy essential at some point in the night.

4. Eye Drops

When you’re pulling long nights to get everything prepared for your wedding, it’s no secret that you might wake up morning of with tired, red eyes. The Knot suggests to use a few drops if your eyes are red or tired the day of. Some magazines even suggest use them to emphasize the whites of your eyes and really brighten them up for your big day, but be sure to use a brand you’ve tried out before as no one wants any unwanted reactions.

5. Scissors

Why does it always seem that whenever you need a pair of scissors, they are nowhere to be found? Stop this problem in its tracks, and be sure to include a handy pair of scissors to snip away any unruly or out of place threads.

6. Krazy Glue

Call us crazy, but we’re under the impression that there are very few things that Krazy Glue can’t fix. Whether it’s a broken heel that you need to glue in place or a jewel on your earring that can’t seem to stop falling off, this superstar crafting essential is something you won’t want to forget on your wedding day.

7. Dancin’ Feet Shoe Cushions

After you’ve spent all this time crafting the perfect playlist for your wedding DJ or band, you won’t want to miss out on the fun just because your heels are killing you. This is why we include a pair of Dancin’ Feet Cushions in our wedding emergency kits. Trust us, when you hit dance floor for the 20th time to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” your feet will thank you.

8. Rice Paper Sheets

Even if you had your makeup professionally done, there’s little you can do about that dreaded mid-afternoon oiliness. Our favorites way to banish that forehead glisten and smooth out your complexion is with a swipe of the Palladio Soft Rice Papers. Trust us, these makeup bag essentials will stop shine right in its tracks.

9. Nail Files

Don’t let a broken nail put a damper on your wedding day. Make sure you’re prepared with a few nail files in case of any snagged or unruly nails.

10. Band-Aids

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about band-aids. From paper cuts to blisters, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for any little thing that could happen!

Want to see what else is in our wedding day survival kit for brides? Take a peek at all its big day-saving contents, here

The Best Viral Wedding Videos of All Time

Whenever we hear about a new viral wedding video, we can’t help but to stop everything we’re doing and watch. Whether it’s a hilarious maid of honor speech or an epic dance party, these videos are like our wedding kryptonite. If you are just like us and love to spend your afternoon laughing, crying and gasping at viral weddings videos, then you’re in luck! We’ve handpicked some of our favorites ones that have stolen our hearts and grabbed our attention below.

If you’re in the wedding planning process, be sure your wedding video goes viral for the right reasons! After all, no one wants to be that one bride whose dress splits open midway through her first dance. Mojuba Wedding Day Emergency Kits can save your day in hundreds of ways, from repairing a split hem, to stopping static cling, to keeping blisters off of your feet so you can wow the crowd with your first dance routine. Trust us, after you watch these videos (and bloopers), you’ll want to be prepared for anything!

1. Epic Wedding Entrance

Sometimes the most unsuspecting videos turn out to be the best. What started out as a simple church wedding turned it to one of the most epic wedding entrances we’ve ever seen. This bride, groom and their wedding party choreographed a dance to Chris Brown’s “Forever” and the result was a hilarious and unforgettable wedding entrance. Take a look at the video (if you haven’t already seen it) and join the 96 million (!!) people that have made this video a viral sensation.

2. Michael Bublé Wedding Surprise

Full disclosure—this video gives us all the feels! While the most surprising part of most weddings is usually the speeches, this groom shocked his bride in a totally different way. The bride, Amanda, had casually mentioned (on their first date no less) that she always wanted her husband-to-be to sing a certain Michael Bublé song at her wedding. This groom took it to heart and shocked her with a spot-on rendition of “I’m Your Man.” Be sure to check it out and get ready to be pleasantly surprised by his singing chops.

3. A Father Daughter Dance That Surpasses All Others

While most father/daughter dances are usually done to an emotional song like Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole or “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra, this father and daughter duo opted for something a little different. They instead chose a medley of some of pretty amazing songs (hint: it includes, Beyoncé and Jump On It). If you’re planning a wedding anytime soon, you might want to rethink your father/daughter dance!

4. A Wedding Reception Turns Into a Music Video Filming

What makes the most epic wedding video of ALL time? We’re glad you asked! All it takes is a great playlist, a videographer and some pretty willing wedding guests. Robert and Teresa took this to heart and did the impossible… they enlisted their 250 wedding guests to create a music video during their wedding reception. Guests were briefed for 10 minutes and put into position before the impromptu music video. The only thing we thought when watching this is where was our invite?!

5. Maid of Honor Rap

This maid of honor decided to forgo a traditional wedding toast and instead opted to rap her entire speech instead. Not many people are brave enough to take on “Ice Ice Baby” in front of a room full of wedding guests, but this cheeky maid of honor did just that, shocking everyone in the room. Check it out and get ready to be seriously impressed.

6. Wedding Fails

We have to admit, sometimes wedding bloopers are a guilty pleasure of ours. Whether it’s an adorable ring bearer who just happened to drop the rings, a flower toss gone wrong, or a broken shoe that turns into an epic fall, these weddings fails will definitely make you laugh, cringe or something in between. 

6 Top Wedding Trends of 2018 (and 3 That Are Over)

The start of a New Year doesn’t just mean champagne and New Year’s resolutions; it also means a whole new set of wedding trends! While many wedding traditions are timeless, there are a few that don’t quite stand the test of time. We dug through all of our bridal resources and pulled what’s in and what’s out in bridal this year. From new floral displays to eco-friendly weddings, we’ve pulled together all of 2018’s hottest trends and a few things that you should leave behind in 2017. Whether you’re planning a wedding this year, or just want to add a few new items to your Pinterest board (don’t worry we all have them), take a peek at what to expect this year:

Top Wedding Trends of 2018:

Nostalgia Rose Gowns

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Bridesmaids everywhere, rejoice! Cosmopolitan and Wedding Wire are reporting that the “it” color for bridesmaid gowns this year is “nostalgia rose.” This dusty, dark pink shade was seen in almost every 2018 bridesmaid dress collection! It has a subtle romantic vibe that’ll be a nice change from the soft and super girly blush tones that seemed to have taken over every wedding in the past few years. Plus, this color looks amazing in photos, so you can’t go wrong!

A Second Wedding Look

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Brides Executive Director Lisa Gooder is reporting that “this is the year that a second wedding look becomes the norm.” Bridal week was full of chic pants, mini-dresses, jumpsuits and even rompers that are the perfect second look to dance the night away in! This wedding season, expect to see brides slip away after speeches and cake and come back with an entirely new look!

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10 Perfect Engagement Season Gift Ideas

It’s no secret that the holiday season is the unofficial start of engagement season. After all, what better time to pop the question than when you’re feeling the holiday cheer and you’re surrounded by and family and friends? Since we’re already midway though December, chances are you’ve seen quite a few ring photos pop up on your Instagram feed. With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, you better believe you’ll be seeing a lot more! If someone you know just put a ring on it, we’ve put together a list of 10 thoughtful, fun and budget-friendly gift ideas so you can get back to what’s really important— binge-watching holiday movies!

10 Engagement Season Gift Ideas

1. Mojuba Kit

Bride Wedding Emergency Kit;  Bride Mini Wedding Emergency Kit;
 Groom Wedding Emergency Kit; Groom Mini Emergency Kit

What better engagement present to gift a bride- or groom- to be than the Wedding Emergency Kit? Filled with high-quality products that’ll stop any wedding emergency in its tracks, this thoughtful gift is sure to come in handy on the big day.

2. Monogrammed Hand Towels

If you’re looking for a personalized gift, a monogrammed set of hand towels makes for the perfect present. Bed Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn and Etsy all have some really great ones.

3. A Robe

Every girl loves feeling glamorous in a silky, soft robe, so why not gift the bride with a gorgeous robe she can get wedding-ready in. We love this ASOS Robe or this Kate Spade Mrs. Robe. 

4. A Necklace with the Wedding Date

If your bride has set the date, gift her with a personalized necklace with her wedding date on it. She’ll love nothing more than to get a beautiful reminder of her upcoming nuptials every time she looks in the mirror. 

5. Nail Polish

It’s no secret that your BFF will be taking approximately 1,000 photos of her sparkly new ring, so be sure her fingers are polished and Instagram-ready with some cute nail polish. If you’re unsure of her favorite color, we suggest sticking with a simple, nude/pink theme like this Deborah Lippmann set.

6. Monogrammed Decanter

 Don’t forget about the groom! A timeless gift like this monogrammed glass decanter is perfect for a mixology-loving groomsman.

7. Champagne Bucket 

You know at least one guest will arrive to the engagement party with a bottle of champagne, so why not gift the newly engaged with something to chill all those bottles with. We love this Crate & Barrel bucket not only for its chic design, but also because it keeps bottles cool for up to 4 hours! How’s that for getting the party started?

8. A Glassware Set

An alternative to monogrammed glasses is a cute “yours and mine” set. After all, all good things come in pairs, and this sweet gift is the perfect way to celebrate a new engagement! Plus, the newlyweds will smile every time they go to reach for a glass in the cupboard.

9. Wedding Notebook

It’s no secret that as soon as the ring is on, every bride starts to mentally prepare for her big day. Jumpstart her wedding planning with a chic notebook that she can jot down any floral ideas, accessory needs or honeymoon plans. 

10. A Couple’s Cookbook

The couple that cooks together, stays together (or something like that)! For the culinary-inspired couple, we love this Newlywed Cookbook. It’ll be a great way for them to start a new activity together and make new memories in the kitchen!

Inspiration for Your Newlywed Holiday Card

Planning your first holiday card as a married couple is an exciting endeavor. Do you choose an engagement photo or a wedding photo for your card? Do you forgo the photo altogether and go the illustrated route? Whichever option you choose, we’ve pulled together some inspiration to guide you through the process.


1. Use a photo from your wedding

If you recently got married, it’s a no-brainer to use one of your wedding photos for your holiday card. After all, a lot of planning and money went into those photos, so why not get the most use out of them? Now the only tough decision is which wedding photo to use!

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2. Use an engagement photo

If you don’t want to use a wedding photo, or your wedding photos haven’t arrived in time, you can always use one of your engagement photos. Not only is this a great way to reuse those beautiful photos you had done, but it’s also a cute way to spread the love to your family and friends. After all, how many times do you hear your grandmother or aunt beg you for cute photos of you and your new hubby? This way they’ll have a photo reminder ever time they look at your holiday card on their fridge!

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3. Skip the photo and go with an illustrated card

How adorable is this card from A cute illustrated graphic is a great way to celebrate the holidays in style. The best part… there are a ton of different routes you can go with an illustrated card, so you and your spouse can choose something that represents your couple style (don’t worry, that’s a thing!) If you guys are the class clowns of your friend group, you can even find a comical card that will give everyone a much-needed laugh during the holidays.

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4. Use your new monogram

Your holiday card is the perfect chance to show off your brand new last name! Whether you choose a simple one like the above card from Pinterest, or you use your combined initials, you can’t go wrong with this simple, yet sophisticated concept.

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5. Plan a holiday photo shoot

It’s no secret that in today’s day and age, everyone loves an excuse for a photo shoot. Whether it’s an engagement shoot or a full on photo shoot for your dog’s first birthday, people love a good photo op. With holiday photos in particular, there’s such a big opportunity to have fun and get creative with your theme. Grab that mistletoe, break out your favorite red sweater and get ready to do some Pinterest stalking for inspiration.

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6. Keep your messaging simple

If you are newly married, chances are you’ve already had to send out quite a few invitations, save the dates and thank you notes this year. So when it comes to your holiday card, it’s time to keep it simple. Cute, straightforward messaging like “our first Christmas together as Mr. + Mrs.” is a great way to spread the love and cheer without being over the top. You can even include a letter to your close family and friends talking about any new career or life developments you and your new husband have had. Whether it’s talking about your honeymoon travels or finding a new house, it’s always nice to include a little note.

Our Favorite Dresses from New York Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2018

Every bridal season we continue to be blow away by each designer’s take on wedding gowns.  Just when we start to think that they couldn’t possibly outdo themselves, they amaze us with new, innovate creations! This season was all about the return to classic silhouettes with full, lightweight skirts owning the runway. Gone were last season’s revealing dresses, and in its place designers chose to show some skin in subtle ways with plunging v-necklines, off-the-shoulder cuts, and thigh-high slits. 

While we could go on and on about the beadwork and silhouettes, we know you’re here to gape at the beautiful dresses. Here are a few of our favorite looks from the Bridal Fall 2018 collections:

Badgley Mischka
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From the curve-hugging silhouette to the breathtaking train, this Badgley Mischka number is a total win in our book.

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How gorgeous is the beaded bodice on this gown? When asked to describe this collection, Badgley said, “we don’t believe in harsh lines in bridal. Everything is glamorous and soft and beaded and sensual.”

This gown just might have you rethinking your white wedding dress plans. If you took one look at this dress and thought it belonged on the red carpet, you’re not wrong! The designers named all of the dresses in this collection after their Hollywood clientele. This gown, called the Bianca, is the perfect red-carpet number… don’t be surprised if you see it on a Hollywood starlet this upcoming award season!


This floral-printed gown is the perfect mix of playful and elegant. If you’re planning a garden wedding, this dress hits all the right marks!

New BHLDN bridal gowns

These vintage-inspired gowns are great for any brides looking to put a modern spin on a retro look.


It’s no secret that Marchesa gowns have a special place in our hearts, and this collection was no exception. It’s been days and our jaws are still on the floor over this dress! With its plunging neckline, thigh-high slit, sheer design and beautiful bow detail, to say we’re in love is an understatement!

If you’re planning on going off-the-shoulder, this is a great way to do it!

Leave it to Marchesa to perfect the boho, romantic vibe. With the plunging neckline and bowed sleeves, this dresses is one of our favorites to date. 

Reem Acra

The tight bodice and flowy skirt make for the perfect princess gown. All you need is a crown (or a floral headpiece) and you’ll be giving Kate Middleton a run for her money. 

Acra is known for her signature embroideries, and this dress with its beautifully crafted threadwork is a perfect example.

Lela Rose

You really can’t go wrong with a simple, sophisticated gown. With this collection, Lela Rose took some of her favorite old world gowns and re-imagined how they would be on modern-day brides. 

Lela Rose Bridal Fall 2018

Artful simplicity and structured silhouettes are key in Rose’s collection.

Vera Wang

We couldn’t have a bridal roundup without including Vera Wang! Wang described this season’s 13-piece collection as having “a volume that’s quite theatrical, in a strange way.” With a mix of lace, embroidery, and unique silhouettes, this assortment is all about “a new way of looking at grandeur.”

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9 Wedding Instagram Accounts to Follow for Inspiration

When it comes to wedding planning, there’s no such thing as too much inspiration. It used to be that when you started to wear your sparkly new engagement ring, you would start picking up a few bridal magazines to help start the planning. Now, inspiration is (literally) at your fingertips. You can endlessly scroll through the ‘gram for inspiration on everything from your dress to your table centerpieces. To feed into your guilty pleasure scrolling, here are our top wedding Instagram accounts to follow for inspiration:

1. @stylemepretty
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Coined as “your wedding BFF” this account shares everything from beautiful engagement photos to floral inspiration. …The best part? They tag all of the vendors in the photos, so you won’t have to do any digging to find their information.

2. @bhldn

BHLDN (which is actually Anthropologie’s sister company) is your source for vintage-inspired, beautifully crafted attire and decorations. Beware: their dresses are to-die-for and once you take a look, you might just fall in love with your dream dress.

3. @weddingdream

This is your ultimate source for all things wedding related. From bridal hair to honeymoon destinations, this account has got you covered!

4. @aislesociety

If you could put all of the wedding blogs you follow into one place, this would be it.

5. @poppiesandposies

Who doesn’t want to open up their Instagram app to photos of beautifully curated floral arrangements? This account has been featured on top wedding sites like The Knot and Brides, so you know they have to be doing something right. Our favorite part about this account is that they give you a behind-the-scenes look at their work, and you know we’re suckers for a good #BTS pic!

6. @stonefoxbride

This is a must-follow for all the boho brides out there. The founder of Stone Fox bride, Molly Guy, started this anti-bridezilla showroom in NYC and it morphed into a site for girls that are tired of seeing princess gowns and mermaid silhouettes. With a motto of “f*ck weddings,” their site and their Instagram is dedicated to those who like their wedding inspiration photos with a side of sass. If boho-bridal isn’t your style, the engagement stories they post will either have you laughing or in tears (or both)!

7. @ericaobriencake

We couldn’t create this list without adding in a wedding cake account. The one thing we know your guests are going to look forward to is of course the cake. Before you start making tasting appointments, be sure to follow this account for inspiration.

8. @theknot

Chances are you’re already following this all-in-one account, but just in case we had to add it to our list. The Knot eats, sleeps and breathes weddings, and if you’re looking for inspiration this account has got it all. Plus, we know it’s every girl’s dream to have their engagement ring featured here, so be sure to polish those nails and tag them in your best ring shot!

9. @mojubawedding

We might be biased, but we’ve got a pretty good thing going on over on our ‘gram too. Follow us to stay up to date with our latest products, blog posts, and inspiration photos!

How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims


Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey.


“This event is unprecedented,” the National Weather Service said on Sunday. “All impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced.”

Here is how you can help!

The Salvation Army and American Red Cross currently are taking donations to help with hurricane relief efforts. The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group is also seeking donations to help those hit the hardest in the coastal region.

Don’t forget about all the pets affected by Hurricane Harvey! Austin Pets Alive has transported over 200 animals and are expecting an influx of animals as flooding get worse. They are currently looking for financial donations to help take care of the new animals, looking for volunteers and looking for people willing to adopt pets to help alleviate crowding in the shelters. Austin Pets Alive also needs the following things donated ASAP to help with the several hundred displaced pets:

  • Donated (not loaned) Medium & Large Wire Dog Crates
  • Sheets (can be used)
  • Bath & Beach Towels (can be used)
  • Aluminum Food Bowls
  • Styrofoam Bowls
  • Dog & Cat Food (meat as 1st ingredient),
  • Wet Canned Cat Food
  • Litter (clumping and non-clumping)
  • Aluminum Baking Pans for litter boxes,
  • Cleaning Supplies: trash bags, bleach, paper towels, dog poop bags, Clorox wipes, sponges, hand brooms/dust pans, litter scoopers, mops, mop buckets, and push brooms
  • Leashes (all size- flat)
  • Martingale Colors (all size)
    Please bring donations INSIDE do not leave items outside.

Want to do more to help? Check out these amazing charities to find out more ways to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  • You Caring – Compassionate Crowdfunding organized by JJ Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans.
  • Samaritan’s Purse – Two Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas to help residents as they continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Charity Navigator – Charity Navigator has compiled a list of highly-rated charities responding in the wake of the Hurricane Harvey devastation. Our list includes both national and local organizations that are providing food, shelter, and medical support.



How to Set a Proper Dinner Table

Setting a proper dinner table is always one of those adulting tasks that seem far more daunting than it actually is. While you might be stressing out wondering if you need to buy all new china, or where exactly the soup spoons should go, no need to worry. With a few key serving pieces in your arsenal and our setting instructions, you’ll be prepared to host a dinner party in no time!


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The first step in setting a proper table is having the right china. China is often the centerpiece of your wedding registry, so if you’re married or engaged, you’re likely familiar with adding these pieces to your registry. When it comes to china, you’re either talking about formal or causal dinnerware dishes. Formal or fine china includes bone china and porcelain, whereas casual china is usually earthenware or stoneware and is a less expensive option. Many sources will tell you that couples should buy two sets, one set of formal and one set of casual for everyday use. This really depends on your plans. If you plan on hosting formal dinner parties often, it’s a good idea to invest in some high quality china, whereas if you tend to lean on the more casual side of things and plan on only having friends over for a small gathering every once and awhile, there’s no need to invest in formal china.

Key Pieces:

Place settings usually come in four- or five- piece sets. The four-piece is usually a casual china set and includes a dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, soup/cereal bowl, and mug. The five-piece set, typically for formal china, includes a dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, bread plate, and a cup and saucer. Some additional serving items you might want to consider are a large and small platter, two to three serving bowls of various sizes, a gravy boat, a cream pitcher and sugar bowl, a teapot, some small serving dishes of various sizes and shapes, soup bowls, and chargers. You’ll also want to make sure you have the appropriate water and wine glasses, as well as flatware to go with your set.

Setting the Table


When it comes to actually setting the table, the dinner plate is positioned in the center of the place setting, with the napkin placed over it. The napkin can actually be placed anywhere in an informal setting, either on the plate, to the left of the plate under the forks, or on its own to the left of the forks. The flatware is arranged around the plate in the order it will be used. Two forks are places to the left of the plate with the small fork on the outside and the dinner fork on the inside. The dinner fork (the larger of the two) is used for the main course, whereas the small fork is used for a salad or appetizer. The dinner knife is placed to the right of the plate, the cutting edge facing inward. Spoons then go to the right of the knife, again following the outwards-in rule by which is used first. If soup is served first, it would be placed outside the dinner knife and the dessert spoon would go to the left of the soup soon. Any drink glasses or stemware should be placed to the right of the setting, above the knife.


For a formal event such as a dinner party or holiday meal, your formal place setting is just the informal place setting taken to the next level. You can decorate the table with floral centerpieces, candles, etc. This is your chance to have fun with it! A few things to remember: no more than 3 of any utensils are to be placed on the table at a time, except when an oyster fork is used in addition to the other three forks. If you are serving more than 3 courses before dessert, the utensils for the fourth are brought in with the food. Dessert spoons and forks are brought in on the desert plate before dinner is served as well as the cup and saucer for coffee and tea. Overall, the setting follows the same outside-in order as the informal setting did above. The glasses follow this same order, and the water glass should remain on the table from the beginning to the end, typically placed closest to the plates. The only additional differences are the salad plate atop the dinner plate, the place card addition, and the bread plate and butter knife. 

Happy entertaining!!

A Guide to Registering for Sterling Silver Flatware

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Sterling silver flatware has a classic, timeless appeal that makes it a go-to item for brides to add to their registry. With countless patterns to choose from, you and your future husband will be able to choose a set that fits with your lifestyle. If you’re planning on registering for sterling silver flatware any time soon, read on for some tips on durability, care, and the advantages and disadvantages of adding it to your registry.


Many brides are weary of adding a sterling silver set to their registry because of the high cost. It is much more expensive than stainless steel, with sets running well into the thousands of dollar range. While this may be a costly investment, you have to remember you are paying for the quality. Your set will retain value over the years and is something that can be passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom. You can always build upon your set too, so you might choose to only register for a few pieces and then add to your set later on. If you are missing any pieces either from a set you have been passed down or from your registry, you can purchase replacement pieces through


While sterling silver flatware is known for its quality, it does tarnish with use. The copper alloy oxidizes over time as it comes in contact with air, sulfur, and water. To counter this, silverware should be immediately washed and dried after use. 


When it comes to caring for your sterling silver flatware, there are a few different options. Sterling silver made after the 1950s is completely dishwasher safe. Although, most experts do advise hand washing and hand drying to retain quality. If you do plan on washing in the dishwasher, it’s best to remove your silver before the drying cycle and dry with a soft, cotton cloth.

The more you use your silverware, the less it will tarnish. The finish on sterling silver actually improves with daily use, unlike many other metals. There are countless sprays, liquids, and pastes out there that you can purchase to help you clean your pieces. Be sure to avoid citrus detergents as these can cause rust spots. If you’re a DIY kind of person, you can also create your own paste by mixing baking soda and water. In addition to cleaning after use, you’ll also want to polish your set once a year, either professionally or with a polish made for sterling silver.


You’ll want to keep your silver in a clean, dry place. For silver you use daily, keep in a lined chest or drawer. If you’re only using your silver periodically, a tarnish preventive bag or chest is recommended.