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Fun Flamingo Flower Girl Tote Bag With Her Name

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Flamingos are fun and this custom flamingo flower girl tote bag can be personalized with her name.

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Flamingo Custom Wedding Bag

The nice thing about this tote bag is the templates which can be used for any member of the bridal party. The bride will change the pink “Flower Girl” text to “Bridesmaid” or “Maid of Honor” and give all girls a special, personalized gift.

Why Personal Bags Make the Best Gifts

Personal gift bags, with names, let the recipient know there was thought and time put into the purchase. Anyone can go to the store and buy a bunch of bags. Each gal will love seeing her name printed on her bag. If the bride chooses to fill the bags with goodies, even better.

Each member of the wedding party can use her bag to carry accessories to the dressing area on the day of the wedding. It is important to give gifts like these to the girls well before the big day.

flamingo flower girl t-shirt
Custom Flamingo T-Shirt

Cloth tote bags can be used after the event as beach bags, grocery bags, knitting bags and for storage of special items. It is a usable favor or gift to give the bridal party or guests. We make wedding welcome bags to personalize as well. They are used to welcome traveling guests and are usually placed in the hotel room for them to find when they arrive.

flamingos welcome wedding bag
Flamingo Couple

Love flamingos for Christmas? We have a Flamingo Christmas set also with stockings, tree skirts, wrapping paper, photo cards and much more.

Hawaiian Flowers Flower Girl T-shirt

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Flower Girl – Custom Tee (CLICK TO VIEW)
Customize this pretty plumeria t-shirt for the Flower Girl. Custom text surrounds lovely pink Hawaiian flowers. Add the Flower Girl’s name and choose a favorite color / style tee.

This design works on dark colors best, but we also offer the same thing on light colored tees. By the way, this design can be used for Junior Bridesmaids by selecting larger size apparel.

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Flower girl tee in light color CLICK TO VIEW

The plumeria flower is also known as “frangipani” and it is often used to make leis. It’s a popular choice of bride’s who are planning a beach themed / tropical get-away wedding because of it’s large variety of bright colors. Pink and orange seem to be the favorites, but pure white and yellow are also typically used.

Christmas Ties, Novelty and Fun

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Coastal Christmas Tie
It’s the time of year to add one more Christmas tie to the wardrobe. A subtle acknowledgement of the holiday season begins with Christmas colors in solids and patterns. A louder, fun way to shout out your love for the season is to wear a novelty tie.

The occasion will probably dictate your preference in tie design. Will the boss go bonkers for that big Rudolph face on your chest? Or will a small Christmas tree print be more appropriate? House parties and office parties often allow for a novelty expression, which will probably become a conversation starter.

Of course we offer coastal themed Christmas ties too. Starfish and ornaments, or starfish and holly, are two of our most popular necktie designs. Now they have been added to new cut and sew ties at Zazzle, that come in three widths. I’m converting old designs to the new ties, and making new designs as well.

Check out our new Pinterest board with a unique line up of festive neckties and bow ties for the holiday season.

Follow Sandpiper Wedding & More’s board Christmas Ties on Pinterest.

Think Ties With Tropical and Hawaiian Prints

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Just because summer is over it’s no reason to put away those Hawaiian ties. Maybe you should start thinking about adding to the collection. The holiday season is just around the corner and those who celebrate in the tropics will need to look the part at the holiday office party.

This purple and blue, tropical sea-life print contains all the marine favorites. Seahorses, starfish and sand dollars hide among blue palm fronds on a dark purple background.

Hawaiian sea life tie
Tropical Sea life Tie

With the option to tile a pattern, I put together this pretty seashell and floral design and the pink, purple and white look nice all mixed together. I think of it as sea life meets a Hawaiian garden.

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Tropical Print Tie With Sea Life and Plumeria Flowers

Starfish look great on ties, and today I made a few new designs. Zazzle has updated their ties to include color and patterns / prints on both sides. I believe customers will be happy to discover this.

Buyers can still change the background color on many of my ties, just be sure to change it on both sides of the tie! Or contact me and I’ll do it for you.
For more ties like these view my collection of Tropical Print Ties.

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Bright Aqua Blue Starfish Tie

Customize a Tropical T-Shirt

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Customize a Tee!
Most of our tropical t-shirt designs are located in our Seashells by Millhill store. The designs contain beach shell photos and artwork and many have template text for your to personalize.

This seahorse print is shown on a child model and the text reads, “summer at Nanas” and the date. It’s a cute keepsake for any grandchild who spends time away in summer. Because you can change all the text, it could contain a camp name, or vacation location, or anything! The date doesn’t have to be a date. Make it some other text.
childrens seahorse t-shirt

Designs can be pocket images with text underneath as in this Beach Palms design on a basic t-shirt. Or upgrade to a polo shirt. Every design will fit on any type of apparel offered by Zazzle.
This palm tree image can be large and show on the front of t-shirts, tanks or hoodies, or it can be a smaller, pocket size image. Choose from a huge selection of clothing in many colors on each of the product pages.

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Palm Trees Print on Pocket or Front (below)

palm trees t-shrit
We even have tees and creepers for babies and toddlers.
starfish baby's tee
Click the first image to ‘customize a tee’ and see these designs and more on your favorite apparel.

Dressing the Groom For a Beach Wedding

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Dressing the Groom

If you’ve been looking around at beach wedding apparel ideas you may have seen the large number of grooms dressed in light khaki pants with white shirts.  It seems to be a popular color combination for the guys.  Light colors on a beach are a good idea, but there are other options besides tan and white.  Any neutral color would be fabulous combined with other bright tropical colors.  The tropics contain some of the most colorful wildlife.  The exotic flowers are vividly colored and pair well with any neutral shades.

So typically what I’ve found (in photos) is the guys dress in light colored pants, usually light khaki or tan with white shirts.  The ties (if worn), and boutonnieres will reflect the color theme of the wedding.  Add a vest and / or jacket and there are more choices.  White pants, white shirt and colored vest or jacket could work.  Add a pattern of stripes or checks to the shirt or outer layers and you have another look.

Navy blue is popular for seaside weddings and a dark jacket would add more formality to the ceremony.  Or dress him in gray or beige, with hot pink or aqua blue tie or shirt.  In fact for more casual attire, forget the ties and have the guys wear tropical themed t-shirts or button downs.

Do you like ties or bow ties?  How about suspenders?  Will he wear flip flops, sandals or slip-on loafers?  If you like a formal jacket, choose nautical cufflinks. Little elements add a lot and it’s really up to each couple to combine the style they love with comfort.   I’ve gathered some ideas in pictures on my Groom and Guys Pinterest board.

Think about the time of year and the location of the wedding.  Could it be cool on the beach?  If it’s mid-summer the answer is probably no.  But in winter months, in some locations, the day may not be hot.  Take the wind into consideration as well, and the time of day.  Will they wear long sleeves or short?  Give them a jacket or just a shirt?  A late afternoon or early evening wedding means partying into the night.  Will the groom and his groomsmen be comfortable all those hours?  And consider how the wedding photos will look.  It’s all important.