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Fab Friday Finds: Swoozie’s Nashville - What’s In-Store Now

Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Before Swoozie's opened in Nashville's Green Hills area, we couldn't wait. We wouldn't be jealous of Atlanta much longer, Swoozie's was finally coming to Nashville! Fast forward, Swoozie's has been here for 6 months or so and...we're still loving it! This love is proving to be no temporary crush. I'll admit, I've visited several times and have been way to excited to chronicle for ABG readers. It really is like a Candyland for big girls...I wanted to shop and see, not take pictures and notes. But luckily, the ABG community always has my back. Latrice has written a blog on Swoozie's that I have been following. Now that her three-part series has ended, she's letting me "borrow" it so I can share all of the goodies with you. I've mentioned Latrice before, she's amazing. She is a shopper like I've never seen. Tons of style and always found at the neatest Nashville boutiques, but I'll spare you more of my blah, blah, blah...enjoy this Friday Find. Guest Post: Latrice of Bridal Opulence, a Nashville wedding planner Swooning over Swoozie's!

Nashville has some of the greatest places to shop, by far. Just recently in the Green Hills area the brand new Hills Center opened with all the latest trendy boutique like stores. One of my all time favorite specialty stores in the center is called Swoozie's!! This hip little happening spot is the best place for anything gift related or paper/stationery related. I am a huge fan of paper products so every time I go in the store I stay for at least an hour. There so many gift-y books & journals for the newly engaged bride-to-be. This table in the picture carries a Tiffany blue & chocolate theme, which is a really happening color for weddings this season. There were cute little notepads, books, etc that range in price of $12.95 & up. They also offer a printing service at the store and will personalize your items for a small fee, making everything so special. One of the cutest items by far was the "Wedding day survival" kit, which is priced at $34.95 Swoozie's also carries the most creative paperware - that includes plates, beverage napkins & cups - great for that bridal shower, engagement party, etc. Check out this "Because I'm The Bride, That's Why!" foam cup ($6.95) and the "Tie the Knot Bride" beverage napkins ($4.95). Stationery is another reason that Swoozie's has such a huge following of loyal customers. The stationery by far is the cutest I've ever seen, and would make your bridal shower invites, save the date cards & also wedding invitations truly stand out. This is the place for those DIY Brides!! The average price for this category starts at $8.95 & up. So if you are a DIY bride and have a love for stationery.....Swoozie's is the place to be! Selecting the right bridal party gifts can be a huge task if you don't have anything in mind. Luckily, Swoozie's has gifts for both your bridesmaids & groomsmen. Selecting the perfect gift for the men in your party can be intimidating. Swoozie's has the most perfect set of gifts for that hard-to-shop-for man & they also can do monogramming & engraving. I am all about personalization!!! The crocodile leather black flask are a perfect "manly gift"!!! They have "groomsman" engraved on the silver hardware, it looks great. Also, the picture would be a nice added touch that could be given and either place a picture from the bachelor party or your actual ceremony as a thank you gift. Swoozie's also carries a wide array of koozies, which you can never have too many of those. The pictured wedding frame "The Guys" retails at $19.95, this frame is also available in "The Girls" & also "Mother & Father of the Bride" Swoozie's makes it so easy to shop for your bridesmaids & also for your flower girl. There are so many unique and fun gifts to choose from in the store & also on line. We will start with your bridesmaids: in the picture below the black & white motif is amazing! With this collection comes notecards with can be personalized for an additional $5; cute wine bags, coasters etc. Notecards are a favorite of mine. In this age of emailing, a hand written note is always top on list. It's also an etiquette thing as well. So you can never go wrong in getting personalized stationery for yourself or your party. Other ideas that you can pick up at Swoozie's are personalized soaps, carry all bags, burlap initial wine bags & also initial wine stoppers. Wine stoppers start at $14.95 Initial soaps start at $11.00 & Carry all bags start at $19.95 & up Market Tote - Turquoise with Brown Trim Price: $19.95 Perfect little gift for your flower girl! For your bachelorette party, girls night out, Swoozie's can personalize a sash for you to wear so everyone will know it's your special night. Swoozie's...your one stop shop for bridal party gifts with a personal touch!! They also carry the cutest selection of table decor. Currently they have 3 that really struck my fancy & I would like to share them with you. This black & white table setting could be the theme for a very chic bridal shower. Incorporating a Tiffany blue, pink or red to the color scheme would definitely make the color pop!!! Also you could request that your guest wear colors that coordinate with your color scheme. This would create really super cute pictures. For a Nautical or Beach theme: This is so adorable and with a little creativity, you could incorporate sand to your table center pieces for an added effect. Bachelor Cook out: All American Theme This table decor would make for a great afternoon Bachelor cook out with the fellas. You could carry this theme out and incorporate all things baseball. What a fun cookout this would be & I would even suggest renting a cute little old fashion popcorn popper for your guest.

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Guests, Gifts & Favors, Invitations & Paper Goods, Wedding Resources, 0 comments »