Wedding Flower How to Save on Wedding Flowers… Do It Yourself Center Pieces

September 18th, 2008

Planning your wedding?  Planning on preparing the table flowers yourself?  Here are some tips to save you money on your wedding when preparing your own wedding flowers.  Mini bouquets must be conditioned first by being placed in water, then take green plastic dishes and place foam and the number card in the middle.  Then add enough water and insert enough ivy tendrils to hide the plastic container. Rotate the container as you build the display to ensure that there are no gaps.  This video may provide some good insight on how to do all of this.

Wedding Flower Dirty Dancing Wedding Dance Theme Was a Success!

September 16th, 2008

Well I have to say, I think Jen and Tony really pulled this one off.  Not too often do wedding dance themes worked out, as recently mentioned in the Austin Powers Themed Wedding Dance.  However, I think this example of Jen and Tony dancing to the Dirty Dance Theme Song actually worked out nicely.  The begin was a little fast pushed, but as the two calmed down a bit, their dancing skills showed, the fun they were having was apparent and the guest really got into it.  How do you feel about this performance?

Wedding Flower Wedding Dance Themes – What Not to Do… Austin Powers Dance

September 11th, 2008

Okay, so it’s definitely cute to have a wedding dance theme and it’s very important to practice your dance as its transparent to your guest.  But as a side note, when you’re practicing your dance, be sure to look in a mirror, you’ll be surprised with what you see.  You may find out that you’re way too stiff, or too loose or whatever, so be certain to look at a mirror while practicing.  But back on point, if you’re planning on having a theme around your wedding dance, be very careful with what you pick.  The following couple choose an Austin Powers Dance as their wedding dance and… well, I’m not trying to be a sinister here, but let’s think about it for a moment.  One, Austin Powers is far from being serious.  Your wedding day is a serious thing, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun, but it means that things should be done with more of a serious nature.  Two, Austin Powers is currently not relevant nor will it be 10 years from now.  Ever look back at your middle school pictures?  Embarrassing right?  Well times that by 10.

So, the point is, give your dance much thought, traditional is timeless.


Wedding Flower Versatility is Key for a Wedding Band – North California’s Suite Love Express Is Versatile

September 9th, 2008

Let me say how important it is to have a versatile wedding band.  There’s nothing worse than a wedding band that’s playing all the wrong songs and is unable to adjust itself to the audience’s demand.  I once went to a wedding that was playing nothing much “girly” music.  Although girly music can be fun here and there, it has it’s place and that’s not at a wedding for 5 straight.  Having said this, here’s an interesting wedding band if you’re in the North California area, “Suite Love Express“.  They play a variety of genres from ACDC “Shook Me All Night Long” to Outkast’s “Hey Ya”.  Their preview video is pretty good, so check them out if you’re in the Cali area.


Wedding Flower Suprise Father & Daughter Wedding Dance – Tonto, Jump on it!

September 8th, 2008

Well here’s an idea for the brides.  If you and your father have a funny personality and you wish to be original, you can plan a surprise father and daughter dance.  In this example this funny father and daughter wedding dance starts with a slow western song and evolves into The Sugarhill Gang’s “Tonto, Jump on it!” song.  Although the couple did pretty well with their father and daughter dance, I would suggest to those who plan on doing a surprise dance to jump into the surprise much sooner, I feel that the effectiveness is much better.

Wedding Flower 2008 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Winner Pictures

August 25th, 2008

The winner of the 2008 Toilet Paper (TP) Wedding Dress Contest goes to… Katrina Chalifoux of Rockford, Illinois.  Congrats to Katrina, who wins a $1,000 gift card for her beautiful wedding gown design.  Last year’s winner of the 2007 contest was Hanah Kim.  She also made an amazing dress… but each year only seems to get better.

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress

 

 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress 2

Wedding Flower How to Plan a Bachelor / Bachelorette Party For Friends in Different States?

July 29th, 2008

Well this is a tough one.  You have the honor of being the best man for your friends wedding and along with that honor comes the obligatory best man speech and bachelor party planning role.  So, to plan a bachelor party these days you gather a bunch of emails and you send out a mass email with some plan ideas and see how the friends weigh in on them.  But, what do you do if the guests are all located in different parts of the country?  Now you have a problem.

One consideration is to have a destination bachelor / bachelorette party.  However, this can be awful expensive and not everyone can afford to do so.  So what’s next?  You can always make the mistake of having the party the night before the wedding.  But as old as time this has always lead to disaster.   The best solution… Pick a location that is central to all participants.  For instance, if some of the guests are located in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Canada, then book a couple of hotel rooms in an area like Boston, which is about equal distance for most of the guest and go out to a ball game, dinner and after hours fun.  Any other ideas?

Bachelor Party Pictures

Wedding Flower Borrow High End Jewelry and Hand Bags for your Wedding

February 19th, 2008

Want to wear the latest and greatest Jewelry or Designer Hand Bag for your wedding but don’t want to spend Designer Prices? Here’s a great way to save on wedding Jewelry. Bag Borrow or Steal now has their own wedding section of Hand Bags and Jewelry that you can borrow for your wedding, and the prices… not bad for a weekly rental. So why go out and spend $500 or more on the latest designer purse or jewelry when you can borrow it for the fraction of the price? Here are some examples of designer products that Bag Borrow or Steal has to offer that will help you save on your wedding.

Gucci Horsebit Pave Diamond Ring

Gucci Horsebit Pave Diamond Ring “Sexy meets sophisticated in this Gucci 18kt white gold ring glittering with pave diamonds. Size 6 1/2.”, $170.00 for the week.

Vera Wang Victorian Diamond Necklace

Vera Wang Victorian Diamond Necklace, “From the Vera Wang ‘Victorian’ collection — Japanese Akoya pearls adorn this delicate 18-karat white gold necklace from Vera Wang. Diamonds lend sparkle to the pendant. Total diamond weight: 0.28 carats.”

Leiber ‘Glisten’ Clutch Bag

Leiber ‘Glisten’ Clutch Bag, “Sparkle with the stars. You’ll get top billing with this glittering, fully beaded rhinestone clutch from Leiber. Finished with silvertone hardware and a jeweled clasp. Includes chain strap that can be tucked inside. Dimensions: 6″L x 1″W x 3″H.” $95.00 for the week.

Wedding Flower Some of the Best Wedding Dress Designers Out There

February 4th, 2008

Want to know some of the top wedding dress designers out there? Here’s a list to help you find the perfect wedding dress. Don’t forget to check out sample sales before buying your dress. You can really save a ton!

2Be Bride
Alfred Angelo
Alvina Valenta
Amelie
Amsale
Amy Michelson
Anne Barge
Casablanca
Christina Wu Collection
Christos
Da Vinci
Demetrios
Elizabeth Fillmore
Eve of Milady
Forever Yours
Ginza by Private Label
Henry Roth
Ilissa
Impressions
Jacquelin
James Clifford
Jasmine
Jim Hjelm
Judd Waddell
Justina McCaffrey
Kenneth Pool
Lazaro
Lian Carlo
Maggie Sottero
Marisa
Mary’s
Melissa Sweet -
Michelle Roth
Mikaella
Mon Cheri
Monique Lhuillier -
Mori Lee -
Now & Forever -
Paloma Blanca
Priscilla of Boston -
Pronovias
Reem Acra -
Rena Koh
Richard Glasgow
Rivini
Romona Keveza
Saison Blanche
St. Patrick
Stephen Yearick
Tomasina
Venus
Vera Wang
Watters & Watters

Wedding Flower A Life Sized, Self Portrait Cake of the Bride!

January 22nd, 2008

This is just amazing, Nigerian Bride, Chidi Ogbuta, or Texas had a custom made, life size portrait cake of herself!  Rather than fulfilling her life long dream of having a doll made of herself, she instead, decided to have a self portrait wedding cake made of herself.  This is just amazing!  Take a peek at the picture of Chidi cutting the cake with her husband.

Chidi Ogbuta Wedding Cake of Herself