Great Blog post from Impressions of Saratoga!
Why do we love Weddings in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding areas? Well, for one, we love Saratoga and can’t think of a better place to celebrate such a special and important day, whether you live here or are making Saratoga your wedding destination! The second reason is that we have so much fun helping couples create wedding favors, assemble gift bags for guests, and help select some really unique gifts of appreciation for the wedding party. We simply like to help take a little of the stress out of planning a wedding! We hope that we have helped our brides and grooms make their wedding a bit more memorable for themselves and their guests. Here are a few “Out of the Box” recommendations for your invitations, gifts, reception favors and more!
Invitations and Save the Dates:
Use a Saratoga Postcard for your own “Save the Date” announcement? Choices include the traditional style Saratoga & Adirondack postcards OR frameable postcards by Eclipse Award winning local photographer, Barbara Livingston! Our good friends at Advantage Press or Paper Dolls would be happy to custom print them for you.
Wedding invitations, created just for your Saratoga Wedding, featuring one of many wonderful prints by local artist Jerry Bradley! Jerry has a library of photo’s that include most popular wedding venues and photo spots in Saratoga!
Decorations & Favors:
How about a blue bottle of Saratoga Water with a Key to the City, Saratoga Keychain or a solid brass mini horseshoe tied on with some pretty gold ribbon.
A Small bag of Saratoga Chips makes a nice statement at table setting! Or use a Saratoga Water bottle tumbler for your wedding toast or as a floral container for your Saratoga Wedding tables!
Scatter a bunch of Brass Horseshoes on the tables at your reception for a bit of Saratoga Luck!
Choose one of many Saratoga Ornaments, some that can be customized with your names, dates… anything you’d like!
A Sweet Chocolate Horseshoe embossed with Saratoga that can be personalized with your wedding info. Yummy and Good Luck too!
Custom Made in the USA coasters, carsters, trivets, key rings, pocket knives, money clips … made by Barlow, featuring any image you’d like to see!
Custom etched glassware made in Pennsylvania with YOUR choice of wording or design! Or how about beautiful glassware, hand painted in Vermont just for us? Either one would make a unique choice for Toasting your Saratoga Wedding!
Beautiful serving pieces with an equestrian motif. How striking would a glass beverage server supported by 4 polished aluminum horses be on your buffet?
Goodie bags assembled for your guests
We can create a thoughtful gift bag filled with Saratoga chips, crackers, salsa, water, notecards, notepads, pens, magnets, sweet treats, treats for the 4 legged friends, maps and info from the area to help them make the most of their Saratoga visit. These are just a few suggestions – and we’ll even deliver 1 or 1,000, locally for free!
Attendant’s gift suggestions
A silk Saratoga Tie or Bowtie, a locally made sterling silver necklace featuring a small silver horse shoe and freshwater pearl, some Saratoga Cuff links or tie bars, a Saratoga pint, wine or martini glass, Saratoga tote bags, framed prints personalized for your special event, beautiful equestrian earrings, sweet wicker handbags, equestrian scarves, a hand-forged horseshoe knife, flasks … the possibilities are limitless!
Gift suggestions for you and your soon to be partner
A beautiful framed print of one of the many Saratoga landmarks by a variety of local artists, a beautiful brushed aluminum horseshoe wine rack, beautiful serving pieces from Arthur Court, a set of hand-painted or etched glassware, a Saratoga photo album, Polish Pottery decorated with a horse motif, hand thrown pottery with an equestrian theme, … There are so many choices! We would be happy to track items purchased for you so that you don’t get doubles!
The possibilities are endless! Our team can be very creative in matching items to meet budgets and quantities needed, fast! We are here to help and would love to help you make your Special Saratoga Wedding Day uniquely “Saratoga”.
There are so many wonderful caterers, photographers, videographers, bridal shows, restaurants, transportation options, venues, locations for showers, bachelorette & bachelor parties, musicians, everything you need for a successful event, right here in Saratoga. If it were one of us organizing a special celebration, we’d contact Kayla Kreis, the wedding specialist at The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau for help with all the rest!