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How to Plan the Perfect Fall Wedding

The autumn season represents change and reflection. Leaves fall to prepare the ground for hibernation, children go back to school, and a new harvest begins.  

You and your partner have decided to take the plunge and tie the knot. While it’s a wonderfully exciting first step towards a life together, planning a wedding can be a huge undertaking. It’s common for couples to want their big day to be a celebration of their love, an expression of their personalities, an experience for their guests, and a day they will never forget, all while going off without a hitch. Every little detail needs to be considered and every possible choice to be explored before deciding on the right one. From the venue to the photographer to the flowers or wedding invitations or personalized party favors, all aspects of the wedding need to be purposefully chosen and carefully planned out and executed. 

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4 Theme Party Ideas to Inspire and Impress

If you have a big milestone coming up, a birthday, an engagement, an anniversary, or a wedding, you may be planning on gathering your friends and family together for a celebration. Maybe you don’t need an excuse to party, but you want to offer your guests something a little different at your next event. Whatever the occasion, hosting a theme party is a great way to get everyone involved and provide all your party guests an interactive and well-rounded experience.

Here are some popular party theme ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

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2019 DiscountMugs Downloadable Fall Catalog

Each season DiscountMugs releases a catalog of tempting promotional items, and you can bet our Fall edition is filled with the latest in trends, must-have classics and budget friendly promos that will inspire you to share your message. Our aim is to help you create lasting impressions in your industry, and to do that we must continue to grow ourselves. Here's some of the progress we've made to help elevate your brand:

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DiscountMugs Back to School Catalog

A polarizing topic, Back to School season is about to make its grand appearance. Soon, floods of contrasting groups - some showing their support while others brood in disdain - will be seen rushing to nearby stores to begin their preparations. Teachers, parents and students alike will put their differences to the side and work together towards a common goal: stock up on pens, pencils, notebooks, backpacks uniforms and other supplies that will be essential to the new school year.

The truth is we’re all sorry to see our summer vacation come to an end. However, a brand-new school year brings with it a swamp of opportunities, strategies and resources that promise to elevate us closer to a better future. Follow us inside our Back to School Catalog and learn how branded promotional items can help your business or organization this season.

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DiscountMugs Downloadable 2019 Summer Catalog is Here!

As the Sun reaches its highest position in the northern hemisphere, we can feel the energy rising as people get ready to welcome the summer solstice. That means crowds will be flocking to the sea or the nearest lake, visit local attractions with their young ones, and just plain enjoy the joy and warmth of the season. Summertime can be slow for certain businesses, however, there’s no reason to stop engaging your audience. Dive into our downloadable 2019 summer catalog for seasonal promotional items that will help you stay connected with the relationships you’ve built so far, as well as create the opportunity for some new ones.

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How Your Sports Team Can Stay Cool During Summer

The hot summer months can impact your team’s commitment and performance. While it is important they work up a sweat during a practice or game, it should not come at the cost of their health and happiness when playing on the field or running on a race track.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can lower your players’ temperature to support their performance and dedication to an activity. Find out how your sports team can stay cool during summer.

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Schools Out for Summer: Wave Farewell to Teachers and Hello to Summer Camp Fun!

School is coming to a close and summer camp is looming! Excitement is building, and parents everywhere are getting prepped for that exciting transition from the classroom to the campground. From thank you gifts through to the best summer games for kids to play, this article is packed full of novel ideas to ensure everyone enters the summer break in top spirits.

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Top 7 Promotional Items to Boost Your Revenue This Summer

While the summer months are traditionally a time when families get to celebrate, rest and spend more time together, this doesn’t always translate as an abundant time for businesses. Unless you’re a fairly new business owner and aren’t exactly sure what to expect this season, I’m certain you’ve been preparing for the unpredictability associated with this time a year. However, I want to tell you there is a lot more you can do to boost your revenue in the wake of the summer solstice. Follow me inside for the top 7 promotional items you can use this period to create more awareness about your brand.

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The Ultimate Guide to Budget-Friendly Weddings

Finding that special one you want to spend the rest of your life with is magical. It gives your life such joy, happiness, and comfort that it’s only natural to want to celebrate a proposal with everyone you hold dear. Weddings are the one day in our lives we get to go all out, dress up in our fanciest clothes, bring together everyone we care about, and to live out a fairytale.

Weddings are the perfect ending to your dating relationship, and the perfect prologue to your marriage, but they don’t often come cheaply. The average cost of a wedding today exceeds what many people pay for a down payment on a house. This isn’t to say that everyone goes in expecting to pay $20,000 to $30,000 for one event, but that they lose sight of their budget along the way.

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DiscountMugs Catalog: Shop New Arrivals and The Latest Deals!

Browsing the web in search for the latest trends in promotional items may sometimes feel a little soul crushing. Can you ever be sure you’re getting the right item for your brand? Will your custom giveaways communicate an accurate translation of your message? The uncertainty can make the shopping experience somewhat daunting, but at DiscountMugs we strive to make the process easier. Follow us inside our most current catalog to shop the latest deals, new arrivals and explore market tendencies that can help strengthen your marketing efforts this season.

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Unique Swag Bag Ideas: Ultimate Event Goodies to Engage Your Audience

In the last ten years or so, swag bags have evolved from the occasional freebie sack to essential event goody items corporate groups and organizations across industries can’t live without. Business owners and marketers around the country find themselves on the constant lookout for new and unique ideas to complement their promotional approach and help grow, nurture or engage their audiences.  

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How to Have a Successful Mother's and Father's Day

One special occasion that’s celebrated by all is that of Mother’s and Father’s Day. These are very special people to admire and that hold a unique place in your heart so you certainly don’t want to overlook this event. They raised you and made sure you were well taken care of so it’s definitely a time to acknowledge all their hard work.

It makes sense that you want to do what you can to go above and beyond to host a successful day for your mother, father, or parental figure. Part of this entails getting them a gift you know they’ll appreciate and that will cause them to light up when they open it. There are certain steps you can take to help ensure that the event goes off without a hitch and everyone feels pleased and satisfied at the end of the day.

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Gift Ideas That Will Make You Feel Proud to Give

The act of giving and receiving is gratifying, but the process of buying gifts for others does come difficult to some. Group gatherings like a bachelorette party or a corporate outing with employees to help build team dynamics can add to the pressure.

No matter the occasion, a gift is an opportunity to show those close to us we appreciate their company and the joy they add to our lives. When gifting in large volumes you’ll need to take several variables into consideration, and these won’t always match up against one another. However, good news is at DiscountMugs we have a knack for life events such as these.

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How to Plan the Perfect Family Reunion

Planning a family reunion is a great way to reconnect with family that you have lost contact with, discover new relations that you have never met, and strengthen the bonds of your family. However, planning the perfect reunion is difficult, with logistical problems such as location and keeping everyone entertained, whether they are three or 100. For the best family reunion ideas, this guide will help you to make the most of your special day with as little stress as possible.

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All You Need to Know About Wedding Glassware for a Truly Smashing Event

Your wedding day is a time for expressing the love and commitment you have for your partner in front of all your friends and family. It is a time of celebration and togetherness with friend and family who will inevitably, as has been done for centuries, toast the nuptials.

You will surely struggle to recall a wedding you have attended where a glass was not raised to the happy couple at some stage, if not multiple stages, during the celebrations. There was probably wine accompanying your meal, and champagne passed around for speeches; maybe there was even an open bar. Wine, in particular, has featured heavily in celebrations across the world, and holds a deeper symbolic resonance within some religions, in some cases being a feature of the wedding service itself.

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