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Four Threads Shop - Best Sellers

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I haven't really talked about the Four Threads Shop since I launched at the end of July, so I wanted to give you an update. I'm so proud to say that in just 3 short months I've sold out four times and keep having to restock (can I get an amen!!). Y'all have no idea how much of an answered prayer this is, and couldn't have done any of it without your support. I've learned so much by opening this shop - everything from getting the inventory, shipping, pricing items, margins, etc. I purchase all the inventory and then ship it out from our house, so a big thanks to my husband for not going nuts with all this stuff laying around our house 24/7! 

I designed the tees, mugs, and hand-make each gold sequin hanger to order. I want to be as transparent with you so wanted to share the items that are killing it and the some that haven't does as well.

Unbeknownst to me, the Wifey and Hubby Mugs haven't done as well as I predicted, which was (and still is) super shocking to me. I designed and bought them thinking they would be the first to go, but boy was I wrong! Don't get me wrong, they are selling but slowly. 

The best sellers are the Chloe Earrings, Lily Tear Drop Earrings, Wifey Tees and Gold Sequins Hangers. Like really...I can't seem to keep these on the shelves. I keep having to restock, which is so incredible! I've realized that a lot of brides are buying the jewelry in bulk for their bridesmaids, which is awesome!

Thank you again for all of your support - it literally means the world to me. If you have any questions, please email me (veronica@thefourthreads.com) or leave a comment below.  

Four Things You Don't Want To Forget On Your Wedding Day

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Things you don't want to forget on your wedding day!

I'm starting a new series where every Wednesday will be Wedding Wednesday. I've written so much about weddings so figured I would make it it's own series. Without further adieu, today's post is the four things you don't want to forget on your wedding day:

#1 The Dress, Duh! 

You've spent so much time finding the perfect dress and in-and-out of fitting appointments. Make sure someone is accountable for it being pressed and ready to go for your wedding day. 

#2 Vows

If you're saying your own vows, then it's so important that you don't forget what you're going to say or what you've written down. I suggest emailing yourself a back up just incase. 

#3 A Robe Or Outfit To Get Ready In

Since you'll be spending time getting ready with your bridesmaids, mother, future-mother-in law, and randoms coming throughout the morning, you will need something to wear thats suitable for pictures. I love these robes that my bridesmaids and I wore, but another great option is this wifey tee

#3 Extra Cash 

In case tip wasn't included with any vendors, you want to make sure to bring tip money and have a close family member or your wedding planner do the tipping. After all, there isn't anywhere for you to store it ;-) Also, something can come up and someone else wants to get their hair/makeup done so you have to pay for their extra services. Regardless, it's always better to be safe than sorry and scrambling on your wedding day. 

Do forget something on your wedding day? Or have any other tips for future brides not to forget? I'd love to read them in the comments below! 

 

 

 

 

6 Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding

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6 Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding Day | Four Threads

You've put so much thought into every detail when planning your wedding -- from the exact flowers to the chargers on the table. But even the most organized weddings have something that goes wrong. Here are six things that no one tells you about your wedding. 

1. Someone close to you will let you down....whether it's a family member, bridesmaid, or close friend. My advice to you is to talk through it, don't let it ruin any friendships or relationships. You have to remember that your emotions are running really high during this time, and you don't want to say or do anything that you'll later regret. 

2. Someone will have a conflict and have to cancel a week (or less) before the big day. Yes, it sucks and is super annoying because your seating arrangements are finalized, but no one will notice if their table is missing two people. There's no point giving yourself a bigger headache of rearranging seating at this point -- just let is go! 

3. You probably won't eat much of the yummy food that you've been picking out for months. So make sure you stuff your face during your caterer tasting (just kidding...well kinda!!). Not only will your guests will be coming up to congratulate you both during dinner, but you will want to walk around and see everyone. I recommend telling your caterer to seat and feed you a little before your guests. For example, during our wedding the staff came and tapped us on the shoulder to let us know that each meal was coming and for us to sit down. Lucky for us we were able to get a few bites in without being interrupted. 

4. Things will go wrong...but no one else will know besides you. The florist might show up with flowers different that you discussed, your photographer might be late, and you may end up pinning your dress because the bustle broke. But that is all OK. These are all the little things that don't matter -- what matters is this new life you're celebrating with your now husband, family and friends.

5. Have a designated person to hold your envelopes. This may sound strange and I hate to even say this, but moral of the story is you have gifts (aka: money) floating around on your wedding day in envelopes. And you don't necessarily know everyone running around to make your day special. Have a family member or someone you trust be the envelope holder. For our wedding, we had a custom made money bag that a family member latched onto all night! 

6. Post wedding blues are real. Don't let anyone tell you they aren't. The day after your wedding is still happy time, but you'll feel a sense of sadness because all the excitement is over. And I would be lying if I told you that months down the road it would all be OK, because seeing all the weddings on social media make me want to relive the whole thing over and over again (Or maybe it's just me?!?).

Do you have any other tips that no one tells you about your wedding day? I'd love to read them in the comments below. 

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For A Bride

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Everyone tells you that your wedding day is the best days of your life; but are they saying that it's all downhill from there? Don't get me wrong, my wedding day was an amazing day that I'll cherish forever. But once the pretty white dress is off and the flowers go away...the reality of marriage starts to sink in. 

I didn't think I could love him (my husband) more that I did on our wedding day. I was wrong. It's hasn't even been a full year yet and I fall more and more in love with him.

So to a bride on her wedding day, I would say cherish every second - take a step back with your now husband and take in everything you've been planning for so long. Don't worry about the details because they don't matter. And know that the love and commitment you've made to each other will only grow stronger.

How To Throw The Perfect Bachelorette Party

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How To Throw The Perfect Bachelorette Party

One of the most exciting things after getting engaged (besides the actual wedding) is the bachelorette party. Who doesn't love a weekend filled with your best friends, lots of champagne, and the "what-happens-in-[insert destination]-stays in-[insert destination]." I've rounded up a few tips to help plan the perfect bachelorette party:

Ask the bride what she wants to do (or doesn't want to do) for her bacheloretty party. Does she want a wild and crazy night around the town? A weekend getaway? A simple lingerie exchange at home? Vegas? 

Find out what her comfort level is. This will help you in the planning process to determine if she wants it G-rated or G-string. Make sure you come out of this with a clear idea of what she wants - it's one thing to get the bride loose but another to make her feel totally uncomfortable and embarrassed. 

Create a Guest List. If you're planning on going bar hoping, make sure to invite people that are over 21 years old. And if you're thinking about inviting your mom or grandmother, just consider all the activities that are planned before it's TMI for everyone in the room! 

Pick a date. If you want certain people there, make sure to set a date where your friends will be able to attend. Hint: Long weekends are always a good idea! 

Choose a Destination. If you're in a bind on picking a place, try writing down a few destinations and the writing a pros and cons list. If people are traveling, make sure to consider flight prices and travel times. 

Create an Itinerary. It's always better to be over-prepared then under-prepared. Create a detailed schedule with venues and activities so that everyone will be able to see the days, times and locations you have planned.  

Invite your guests. Once you have your plan set in stone, it's time to invite your guests. Whether you're sending a Paperless Post or mailing an invite, make sure to have them RSVP. 

Let the games being. Once your invites are sent and the guests have responded, start planning the little details like hotel decorations, custom made t-shirts, a hungover kit, and more. Make sure to make it a weekend for the books! 

Are you planning or attending any bachelorette parties this year? Leave your stories in the comments below.

Wedding Planning Tips And Lessons I've Learned

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Wedding Planning Tips | Four Threads

As you already know, I tied the knot in November. Now that the wedding is over, I've had some time to reflect on the planning process as a whole. The process can be stressful with all the details, trying not to hurt anyone's feelings, keep your groom around, etc. But at the end of the day you need to enjoy the it because you only get married once! Lately, after looking at Facebook and Instagram, I feel like I have more friends that are engaged then not so I've decided to jot down a few things I learned on my way to the aisle.

  1. Set Time For Wedding Talk. Most of us could talk all day about wedding color schemes, invitations, favors, bouquets, bridesmaid dresses…sorry what was I talking about again...oh yeah! But if your fiancé is anything like mine was, then you know they get tired of hearing about wedding stuff all day. Literally, within the first 48 hours of getting engaged I was already pinning away and making up guest lists (mind you we were still in Hawaii - proposal story here) - he wanted to kill me! The only thing in my vocabulary was wedding. Luckily he pulled me out of the wedding-trans after a few weeks and brought me back down to reality. It was from that point on that I knew we needed to still be us during our engagement and I needed to learn how to turn off the wedding talk. So each week we set a certain amount of time to discuss the wedding so that it didn't take over and still allowed us to be a normal couple talking about normal things…like how the other person's day was.  
  2. Don't Be Afraid To Delegate Your Friends And Family.This was huge for me, I'm a big perfectionist and was terrified of giving things to my bridesmaids with the fear of it not being done right. But boy was I digging myself in a huge hole or what! I remember standing in my living room and looking at all the corks that needed cutting and jars to be filled with honey and lost it. A quick phone call to my friends and poof help was there! This is when I learned that you need to reach out to people around you to keep your sanity. 
  3. Take a marriage class together. We took ours with our church but I would definitely recommend taking it before walking down the aisle. Ours was five weeks long but really helped us talk about our expectations going into marriage, family history, finance, sex, love language and communication. I don't care if you've been dating 7 years or 7 months…take it, you will not regret investing this time into your marriage. The lessons we learned and practiced during our classes sets us up for success today. No, I'm not saying we're perfect but it's nice to be able to put those lessons to use (and it's definitely stopped a few escalated arguments). 

I'd love to hear any lessons you learned along the way, leave a note in the comments below.

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