Monday, September 19, 2016

How to: Assemble Mini Cube Favor Boxes

So you purchased a set of our beautiful mini cube favor boxes but they look nothing like the 2x2" perfect cube you expected. Our mini cube favor boxes ship flat so assembly is required. We've put together an easy step-by-step guide with photos to easily walk you through the assembly.  If you have any additional question, feel free to contact us.


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bride's or Groom's Name First on Party Favors

When you are planning a wedding there is a lot more to worry about than just ordering your supplies and decorations.  Just like every step of the wedding, there are rules of etiquette on wording for the bride and groom's name.
So you may be wondering what name format to use on your party favors, wedding décor, invitations, etc.  Is it the Groom's name or the Bride's name first?  First and foremost, I must mention, it is your wedding and your day, so you can do whatever you want to.  However, tradition or custom states a particular order as to whose name goes first.
American custom or tradition states the name of the bride precedes the groom's name on any printed items.  So if you are known as "Brian and Sarah", your napkins in this case will be "Sarah and Brian", with Sarah obviously being the bride.  The same applies if you are using initials or a monogram. So again, you are S&B.  When adding names to party favors, supplies and decorations, in most cases, you will use first names only, no surnames needed.
Please feel free to comment or ask your questions below.
XOXO,
Janice

Bride's or Groom's Name First on Party Favors

When you are planning a wedding there is a lot more to worry about than just ordering your supplies and decorations.  Just like every step of the wedding, there are rules of etiquette on wording for the bride and groom's name.
So you may be wondering what name format to use on your party favors, wedding décor, invitations, etc.  Is it the Groom's name or the Bride's name first?  First and foremost, I must mention, it is your wedding and your day, so you can do whatever you want to.  However, tradition or custom states a particular order as to whose name goes first.
American custom or tradition states the name of the bride precedes the groom's name on any printed items.  So if you are known as "Brian and Sarah", your napkins in this case will be "Sarah and Brian", with Sarah obviously being the bride.  The same applies if you are using initials or a monogram. So again, you are S&B.  When adding names to party favors, supplies and decorations, in most cases, you will use first names only, no surnames needed.
Please feel free to comment or ask your questions below.
XOXO,
Janice

Monday, September 12, 2016

So you've decided to create a candy buffet for your next event.  Candy buffets are hip and now a popular trend for all ages.  Many brides/hosts are using candy buffets as an alternative to party favors.  But how much candy do you need?  As a general rule of thumb, 1/3 to 1/2 pound per guest.  This means that if you have 50 guests, you will need as much as 400 ounces or 25 pounds.  This estimate takes into account that some guests will take more and some may take less or none at all.  It's better to have too much candy than too little - imagine being the last person in line.  Having enough candy is crucial to making a buffet look good.
                                                                                                                   
So how much is 1/2 pound?  1/2 pound is equivalent to approximately 8 ounces depending on the size of the candy.  Measurements depend on the size and density of your sweets.  Below we've included a handy chart to give you a better idea.
 CupsSmall Candy OuncesMedium Candy OuncesLarge Candy Ounces
1/4c2oz1.5oz1oz
1/32.752.52
1/243.52.5
2/35.54.53
3/4654
1864.5

Friday, September 9, 2016

wedding-planner-cost
When you are looking to hire a wedding planner, there are three things that you need to take into consideration: cost, convenience and experience. You will pay some money, however, if you weigh time and stress savings, you may want to get a wedding planner to oversee your journey to the altar.
Ideally many bridal consultants will charge anywhere between 10 and 20 percent of the wedding, and many will work on an hourly basis. There are others who will give you a package rate where everything is included. Most wedding planners have at least three package prices which cover the day of the service, consulting and full –service planning. According to The Association of Bridal Consultants the average cost for a wedding consultant as of April 2015, is $2,491 with the cost of the wedding at $28,082. In terms of convenience and avoiding stress, you may or many not want to factor this cost into your overall bridal budget. Let’s talk about the convenience you will gain from hiring a wedding consultant.
With a bridal consultant or wedding planner, you get a wealth of experience and know-how all in one person. The wedding consultant knows all of the vendors in the area and based upon your wishes can set up meetings for cake tasting, floral arrangements, go over themes, coordinate schedules of all parties involved and the like. This takes the bulk of the day-to-day details off your plate, and you can rest easy knowing that a professional is handling it.
Reduction in stress is the next factor. When people plan their weddings, life can become a hectic merry-go-round with everyone trying to get into the act. Everything from racking of expenses, securing wedding locations and executing the themes and wedding designs all fall to the bride’s family. If you are working full-time, have a low tolerance for stress, or are not organized, you might want to consider a wedding planner.
Now that you know what a wedding planner can do for you and your wedding bliss, you will probably take a whole new look at cost versus convenience. A wedding planner can take care of the details of your wedding, coordinate schedules of all parties involved and reduce stress overall by dealing with all of the vendors and assorted others involved. So, budget a wedding planner into your wedding budget and take advantage of all they have to offer.
A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs can vary greatly. For a breakdown of expense, visit: http://www.statisticbrain.com/average-costs-of-an-american-wedding/
Let us help you supply all of your event needs.  Visit Sweets by Jubilee Favors for wedding and party supplies.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Finding African-American Ethnic Cake Toppers Figurines

Finding the Perfect Cake Topper


Every bride looks forward to her big day, but the planning can cause so much stress.  Brides do their best to ensure everything is perfect right down to the smallest detail.  Not only do they want to make a favorable impression on their guests but they also want their day to be beautiful and memorable.  For African-Americans or those of color, this task may be a little more daunting.  Products such as nude colored lipstick, nude colored pantyhose and flesh tone under garments do not match the skin color.  They have many asking "nude colored for who?"  When it comes down to wedding cake toppers, finding a figurine with matching skin and hair color, the choices were slim.

Well, gone are the days of the lackluster choices of hair and skin color.  At Jubilee Favors, we have products to meet your needs.  Many of our ethnic cake toppers can be customized to match your hair and skin color.  We also feature mix and match or interchangeable cake toppers so that you can mix your brides and grooms, a perfect option for interracial couples.  Check out our site for a vast collection of bride and groom cake topper figurines and other decorative toppers.

Jubilee Favors has a vast collection of wedding supplies and favors.  Not sure what theme to go with?  Browse our site to view our collections by theme.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Eyelash Extensions for Your Big Day

Eyelash extensions are a great way to enhance your eyes with little make-up needed.  Extensions are one of the biggest trends and you don't have to have short stubby lashes to qualify.  They are a way for the average person to look glamorous fast.  Extensions add length, thickness and fullness to your natural eye.  They come in various lengths and colors from natural to outrageous and are made of human hair, synthetic material and even feathers.

Thinking of wearing eyelash extensions for your wedding?  Look into all of your options and try them out before hand.  Here are some of the pros and cons of lash strips and individual lashes.



Eyelash strips are a quick and easy way to extend the length of your lashes.  With a little practice these can be applied easily, at home, with little time.  They are inexpensive compared to individual lashes.  They are not designed for swimming and sleeping in.  All you need is a set of strip lashes and some eyelash glue.  Eyelash glue colors come in clear and black, my personal preference is the black.

Pros of strips:
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily done at home
  • Great for a night on the town
  • Easily removed with water
Cons of strips:
  • Usually only good for a few hours
  • Takes some practice to get it right on your own
  • Is applied to the base of your eyelid

Individual lashes is a great way to enhance your own lashes.  If applied correctly by an experienced cosmetologist they can look very natural and will last several weeks.  They should be glued to your own lashes individually without touching your eye lid. Your cosmetologist should work with you to choose the proper length.  I always opt for the short lashes for the natural look.  If you do opt for individual lashes, get them done a couple days before your big event.  Your eyes will tear up and you may have some puffiness and redness afterwards so you do need a couple days to adjust.  I also recommend trying them a couple months ahead of time so that you will know what you are in for (some are allergic to the glue).

Pros of individual lashes:
  • Can last up to six weeks if done correctly and you don't get them too wet (you can keep them on through your honeymoon)
  • They look more natural than eyelash strips
  • They look better than wearing mascara
  • More convenient because you won't have to apply them every day
  • Most establishments will allow you to return for an eyelash repair if you loose any within a few days.
Cons of individual lashes:
  • They cost more.  In the Washington, DC area, prices range from $25-$60. Premium lashes are about $300-$500 and even higher.
  • They take longer to apply and are best done by a professional
  • They are more difficult to apply and will leave your eyes a tad bit irritated for about an hour
  • More difficult to remove.  I often loose a few lashes when taking them off but they grow right back
There are many options available to you if you choose to use eyelash extensions for your wedding or any other event.  If you choose to use individual lashes, they will last you throughout your entire day and through the honeymoon.  I've gone to several different establishments in my area to find the best and most affordable options for my extensions.  You should shop around, ask around and do a test run for yourself.  I always get them done by the same person because she knows what she is doing.  My set costs me $35 and if I care for them properly (I don't get them wet and I don't rub my eyes), they last about 6 weeks.  If you have the money you can get the mink studded diamond lashes like Paris Hilton for about $10,000.

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