Every bride aims to make her wedding unique. If you're looking for unusual details to incorporate in your wedding, check out the links below.
If you're planning to give out souvenirs with a bite, check out My M&M's, an online shop which sells customized M&M's. These sweet treats make the perfect wedding souvenirs--you can choose the colors to match your motif, and you can have short messages or small images printed on the candy! The shop does not ship outside US and Canada, but if you have relatives in those countries, you can have the favors delivered to them.
Handmade Alternative to the Ring Pillow
Paloma's Nest, the online shop of artist Caroline Colom Vasquez, sells Ring Bearer Bowls. The bowl is a great alternative to the ring pillow--it's dainty and simple, plus you can personalize your bowl with custom text of your choice (perhaps an excerpt from your vows?). After your wedding, you can use the bowl as a trinket holder in your boudoir in your new home. Or if you'd rather display the bowl, you can mount it in a shadow box, or hang it from your tree during the Christmas season.
When you've finally set the wedding date and you want to inform friends, you'll probably go the modern route and spread the news via email--after all, most of your contacts are online most of the time (but for the grandparents, godparents, and other important guests, a personal visit is more appropriate). If you want to send out digital save-the-dates, check out Pingg, which has a variety of sassy designs that you can use for announcing your wedding or even other special events. The best part? You can use the templates for free!
Celebrity Engagement Rings
In case your fiancee has offered to shop for an engagement ring together (lucky you!) but you don't have a clear idea of what you want, you might want to check out Shine from Yahoo for a gallery of celebrity engagement rings. You'll find that colored stones--like sapphire and ruby--are great for engagement rings, too.