Archive for July, 2008
Posted on July 30th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Anything Goes, Wedding Traditions
Posted on July 23rd, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Traditions
On your last night of frivolity as a free woman, you should have a great time with your female friends just like a man does during his bachelor party. That doesn’t necessarily mean a night of strippers and an endless supply of alcohol (though it could). However, you should enjoy yourself and live it up on your last night as a single woman. Just don’t plan your bachelorette party for the night before your wedding, as you may very well end up hung over the next morning.
Rent a Limousine
If you are going to be drinking, you’ll need a designated driver. So you might as well do it in style with a stretch limo. If all the girls pitch in, the cost of limousine for the night won’t be much of a financial burden.
Start Out at the Spa
An all-day retreat at the spa can be just what you need to get the party started. Drink champagne and laugh with your friends as you all get facials, massages, pedicures and the works.
Dinner at an Upscale Restaurant
Begin your evening out at an upscale eatery where you will be waited on hand and foot. Try a restaurant that serves many different courses and lots of wine, such as a French, Greek or Mediterranean restaurant.
Put on Your Dancing Shoes
Head to your favorite night club, where you can dance, laugh and frolic the night away. Oftentimes the bride and her friends will dress with headpieces or hats to show that they are part of a bachelorette barty and bond together as a group.
Stay at a Hotel
Rent a suite at a local hotel and spend the night there with your friends. You can watch movies all night, chow down on room service, play stupid games and chat until dawn.
Get the Stripper
Ask your fiance ahead of time, if he minds you having a stripper at your party. If he gives you the green light, then go ahead and do it. More likely than not, it will be your single friends who really enjoy the stripper more than you do. However if your fiance is uncomfortable with it, don’t make a big deal of it. There’s no reason to cause problems with your future spouse over something so insignificant.
Posted on July 16th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Say Yes to the Dress
When it comes to exchanging wedding vows, many brides and grooms envision the most perfect romantic words just flowing from their mouths at the altar. In reality, many people can express themselves eloquently without some forethought as to what they are going to say. While some couples may realize that they need to plan out and write their wedding vows in advance, they may get writer’s block or just not have time to write their vows with all the other wedding vows.
There are many ways to create perfectly romantic, personalized vows for your wedding day.
Perfectly Noted is a professional, creative writing service that designs custom wedding vows. They work with you to create the perfect wedding vows for you in just the right words. You can learn more about Perfectly Noted at PerfectlyNoted.com.
If you don’t like the idea of using a service to write your wedding vows, maybe you just need a little guidance. Shonnie Lavender and Bruce Mulkey, a happily married couple, authored “I Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook.”
This step-by-step guide helps you create meaningful, distinct wedding vows from the heart. You can learn more about this terrific workbook at MarriageVowWorkbook.com.
Posted on July 1st, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Cakes
Did you catch the season premiere of Say Yes to the Dress on TLC on Tuesday night? The show that we all know and love, along with all the wonderful bridal gowns, is back! I taped it and haven’t had a chance to watch yet. So in upcoming days will get into more details.
And there’s another fun thing about Season 2. Say Yes to the Dress has a new blog that’s updated daily with all the dish from the show and everything it entails!
Check out Say Yes to the Dress – Unveiled at sayyestothedress.wordpress.com for all the scoop! The blog will feature all sorts of fun tips, teasers and info.
Here’s the promo video for season 2:
The wedding cake is oftentimes the centerpiece at the wedding reception. Wedding cakes come in all flavors and sizes. They are also a great way to express your originality. However the cost of a wedding cake can become very large, particularly if you have a lot of wedding guests.
Here are some great ways to save money on your wedding cake:
Order you cake early. Many bakers charge extra if you order your cake within two weeks of your wedding. Try to order as soon as possible.
Buy your own flowers, cake decorations, dividers and cake toppers rather than purchasing or renting them from the bakery.
Skip the elaborate fillings. Jellies, fruits and other fillings add to the cost of the cake. Stick with a basic cream filling instead.
Have a friend or relative pick up your cake instead of having it delivered.
Use upside down glasses as your cake dividers. They serve the purpose and you can use them later. You can also skip the dividers all together.
Have the baker make a smaller cake and then also serve cupcakes to your guests. Cupcakes are very affordable at your local grocer’s bakery or you can make them at home.
Ask a friend or family member to make your wedding cake. Almost every family has one expert baker. Ask this person to make your wedding cake in lieu of buying you a wedding gift. You can purchase the ingredients yourself.