Archives for December 2008

Wedding Gift Etiquette: Is your presence present enough?

Urbzen's post "Enraged to be Married" has a few thing to say ways a bride and groom can celebrate their wedding day (wedding week?) without making their friends and family members want to smother them with an embroidered satin pillow. And in regards to gifts... That’s precisely what they are, gifts. Marriage is an important milestone, but your particular life choices don’t mean that anybody owes you anything beyond a warm “Congratulations.” And please spare everyone the lecture on how much a … [Read more...]

Beautiful brooches to spice up your Wedding Gown

If your wedding dress is simple, or you're looking for a little extra something to add interest and sparkle, a brooch is a wonderful thing that can be placed almost anywhere! American Bridal has some lovely options, including the stunning vintage-inspired Retro Flower Brooch (on left; save 36% on the retail price too!). Take a look at their exquisite pearl pin and jeweled dragonfly brooch for some other pretty pieces. If you want to add some color to your wedding ensemble, without doing … [Read more...]

Bold Wedding Fashions for 2009

Fashions come and go with the seasons, and women's style, including wedding trends, can follow some bizarre patterns. In my opinion, your wedding dress, accessories, and make-up should reflect your personal style, not the whims of runway designers. After all, you'll have to look at those wedding pictures in ten, twenty, fifty years from now, and not cringe. Having said that, we can still take a peek into the upcoming wedding fashions for year 2009. Sarah Black, owner of high-end bridal salon … [Read more...]

Looking to Save? Buy and Sell Pre-Owned Wedding Stuff at Bravo Brides!

The current recession has forced many brides to slash their wedding budget and cut out some of the more extravagant details from their original wedding plan. The New York Times reports that some brides are relocating to cheaper venues, nixing the wedding cake, asking a shutter-happy friend to replace the photographer, downsizing the bouquets, and slashing the guest list. The NY Times also mentions a cool website called Bravo Brides. This is a fantastic forum for brides-to-be who want to save … [Read more...]

Bags for the Bridesmaids!

Your bridesmaids have been by your side through thick and thin, and you want to give them the perfect gift as a token of your love and appreciation! After all, she's been running around on errands, carrying your shopping bags, pulling her weight in the wedding planning process, and possibly even traveling to participate in all the fun. If there's one thing you can do for her, it's help her do all that shlepping around in style!! Because what girl doesn't need just one more bag?! Big bags, … [Read more...]

Five Breathtaking Destinations for your Vineyard Wedding

Many brides search for the ultimate outdoor wedding location to capture the romance of their special day. If you are looking for a wedding spot that's out of the ordinary, a vineyard may be the perfect destination, adding a touch of sophistication and elegance to your outdoor wedding.  Perfect Outdoor Weddings chose the top five vineyards where you can treat yourselves to beauty, serenity, enjoyable group activities, and fine wines, while celebrating the most wonderful day of your lives. 1. … [Read more...]

Do-it-Yourself Hand-painted Wedding Gifts

Everyone loves getting a personalized gift, especially one that's hand-made... with love. I just recently discovered the joy of hand-painting my own gifts for people, which is a fun, relaxing hobby, a chance to get the creative juices flowing, and, of course, a way to show your friends how much they mean to you! A hand-made gift shows that you put extra thought into their gift, not to mention the time and attention you devoted to putting it together. In particular, I've been loving these … [Read more...]

Great gifts for the Great Groomsmen (or Grooms!)

Men, in my opinion, are always harder to shop for than girls. So I was excited to find a website dedicated solely to men's gifts- MyGroomsmenGifts. They have a wonderful selection of gifts for your groomsmen, the best man, attendants, ushers and dads! (Groom, too!) It's customary to give gifts to thank the members of your wedding party for being a part of your special day. Whether your groomsmen are young and hip, or conservative, seasoned renaissance men, MyGroomsmenGifts has a great … [Read more...]

Photo slideshow provides instant entertainment at your wedding

I saw a great entertainment idea for your wedding, especially if you'll have a lull in the action where guests might get a little bored. Wedding Elegante suggests giving your guests the simple pleasure of immediate gratification. Many photographers have the ability to display images from the wedding day shortly after they are taken. Wouldn't it be nice to include your guests in the parts of the ceremony they may have missed? Think about moments like early morning preparations, close up's from … [Read more...]

Wording your Wedding Invitation

Wedding invitation wording can get kind of tricky. Are his parents divorced? Were you raised by your grandmother? Are your aunt and uncle paying for most of your wedding? Big-wedding-tiny-budget will tell you how to appropriately and properly word every possible family situation and scenario. The wording examples below are fairly standard depending on which category your wedding falls into. The examples below are given so you can get an idea of what it would most commonly look like. You … [Read more...]