It is with great pleasure and a humble thank you that I’d like to introduce you to So about what I said…’s first year-long sponsor. Silvia is one of the lovely ladies in charge of Beau-Coup, an everything-you-could-need-in-one-place online wedding, baby shower and party destination. Doesn’t just looking at her Web site make you want to walk down the aisle or throw a lovely party?
In addition to offering everything from party favors to baby shower favors, Beau-Coup is also famous for its wide selection of wedding favors. My favorites are these personalized mini glass candy jars and this personalized lip balm. Wouldn’t they be great wedding favors to give to your guests?
I had the chance to interview Silvia, Beau-Coup’s online advertising extraordinaire, to get the scoop on all things party and weddding!
P.S. Look for lots of fun giveaway from Beau-Coup through the year! xoxo
What was the inspiration for Beau-Coup and what is your background?
The inspiration for Beau-coup came from the owner’s own wedding planning experience. She was disappointed by the lack of unique favors in the market and decided to start Beau-coup as a wedding favor company in 2002.
What can we expect as far as wedding styles, fashions and themes go in 2010?
Weddings are becoming more about the guests and the event itself again. Events are also becoming more personalized by incorporating aspects of the couple’s personality and taste. Aside from simply choosing their favorite colors and music, couples are now adding special touches within the decorations (for example pictures of their family and friends, trips they’ve taken, etc.), using locations that are meaningful to them, or really personalizing their favors. Eco-friendly brides are all the rage, and so couples are looking to add green touches to their ceremony, whether that’s
by incorporating eco-friendly wedding favors or minimizing carbon emissions by holding the ceremony and reception at the same spot. As far as style, there’s a resurgence in popularity for vintage styles such as birdcage veils. Another big trend is mismatched bridesmaid dresses whether they’re all one color, but different styles, same style different colors, or even having bridesmaids bring their favorite dress in a variety of colors.
What’s your dream wedding?
My own dream wedding is a small destination wedding on a beach in Mexico. I envision something with plenty of homemade and casual touches such as a dessert buffet rather than a traditional cake and a delicious traditional Mexican meal. I imagine the party going late into the night with plenty of good music, dancing, and laughter. There would also be plenty of pre-wedding events such as beach volleyball, hiking, and pool parties in the week leading up to the event. My wedding favors would probably include some mini tequila bottles with personalized labels.
What are your Top 5 tips for newlyweds?
*Register for items you will actually use.
*Get acquainted with each other’s financial situation before you get married and start making decisions as a team to make the transition easier post-wedding.
*Communicate. This is key for any relationship, but especially after you get married.
*Maintain your independence. Set aside time for your friends and family separately from your husband and encourage him to do the same.
*Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you have to fall into a rut — talk to each other, go on dates, respect each other, and most of all, work at the relationship.