Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Great Centerpiece / Favors for your Beach Wedding, Summer Wedding or Summer Party

Beach Lollipop Displays - $ 100.00
These really cute nautical displays are perfect for a beach wedding, shower or beach party. These are beach barley candy lollipops. These displays are made by hand. They make a great presentation for your beach wedding or party and also can double as a centerpiece. Add some sand and shells on the bottom --- voila -- original centerpiece. Use the pops as place card holders for your guests.

Friday, May 25, 2007

High Tech Wedding Invitation ... Better than Cool!

Wish I was this creative ... this is so cool that you just might want to entertain the thought of doing your own!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Electric Slide ....It's Safe Now

Did you know that the guy who invented the Electric Slide was suing folks under the DMCA for, among other things, doing it wrong? Good news today from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which reports that Mr. Richard Silver has come to an agreement under which he will stop asking people to take down noncommercial videos of the dance (or dance attempts, as you will). He will, in fact, be licensing the dance under a Creative Commons license, making it freely available for all noncommercial use. Your wedding-dance plans, in other words, are once again safe and legal.

But wait a minute. That's all well and good, and I hope that anyone doing the Electric Slide at a festive occasion will take a moment to think good thoughts in Mr. Silver's direction -- not required under the term of the license, mind you, but one good turn deserves another. But what about this business of People Doing It Wrong? Some cheery lunatic at the EFF has whipped
up a demonstration
of sorts (I'm guessing that's a limited-time display, so check it out now), but how are we going to clear up this accuracy issue? Oh, wait -- here's the man to show us how. Spidey and a Transformer are also present on that page to demonstrate, leaving everybody in the universe but me with no excuse not to do the dance properly. Go.

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Our Love "SHELL" Last Forever .. What great beach favors!

Custom Sea Shells (min. order of 12 pieces)
"Nothing says beach wedding better than these one-of-a-kind customized sea shells. Personalization is included for free with the optional standard message ""Our Love Shell Last Forever"".

Seashell Wedding Guestbook

lovely guest book is made from all natural paper and comes artfully decorted with a variety of seashells. Personalize the couple's names and event date on
the cover for a special touch. A gift box made from the same material is also

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sand and Shell Inspired Gift Bags for your Wedding

Sand and Shell Inspired Gift Bags-  Set of 10

and Shell Inspired Gift Bags- Set of 10

The ultimate beach themed gift bag! These elegant cream colored gift bags are made of beautiful and durable rice paper. Each bag is beautifully decorated with a unique front window display with authentic seashells and sand. The white rope handle adds the finishing touches to this beach gift bag. The gift bags are sold as a set of 10 and measure 5.25 x 5. Many brides use these bags with tissue paper and fill them with treats small gifts and even as welcome bags for out of town guests.

Wedding Tipping ... Who Gets How Much?

Here is a tip for those who are wondering about tipping. Now that was a mouthful, wasn't it? : )

Tipping is a personal expression of gratitude for service given and appreciated. The question of tipping those persons responsible for assisting you in your wedding planning is one you should remember and be aware of.

Gratuities are almost always added into the final bill, whether you have hired a private catering company or are using a catered facilitie. The question: "Is it proper to tip the servers, when I have already paid a gratuity in my contracted price?" The answer is, of course, "tipping has always been a personal expression of gratitude for service given and appreciated." For instance, if a particular server has spent his/her evening providing you service, over and above your expectations, and you choose to give that individual a "tip," that choice is up to you. It should be given for extra special services only. It is not required, as the gratuity has, as noted, already been paid. The customary amount would be up to 15%.

Other people you can tip include the catering managers, hotel banquet managers, waiters, waitresses, bartenders and bridal consultants. Tipping a hostess or captain would fall into the 1% to 2% range. Remember, this has already been added to your final bill and additional tipping is just that. Additional tipping! It is not mandatory!

A good rule of thumb: Always think 15% : ) Here are some other people you may wish to remember:

Coat Room Attendants: It is customary to give fifty cents per guest. However, you can also pay them a flat fee if you wish.

Limousine Driver: A tip of 15% is the appropriate amount to be given to your limo driver. Be sure to read your contract, as the tip has often already been added into the final bill.

Florists, Photographers, Bakers, Musicians: Tipping only for extra special services, up to 15%.

Civil Ceremony Officials: (Judge, Justice of the Peace, City Clerk) In years gone by, it was considered improper to "ask" a set fee for services rendered. However, today, you may find a "suggested" donation for those in public service. In a recent survey, it was found the average gratuity was between $50 and $75. If travel is involved, an additional gratuity is expected.

Clergymen, Rabbis, Priests: No less than a $75 donation is considered proper and it is rare to find anyone giving less than a $100 gratuity for the wedding officiant. This donation should be given to the best man prior to the ceremony. Following the proceedings, he will then give it to the officiant. If travel is involved, an additional gratuity is appreciated.

Organist and Musician: Fees for church organists and musicians are often included in the rental fee for the church. When this is not the case, a gratuity of no less than $35 is appropriate, but in a recent survey, the average was $50 for each person. When the organist and musician (soloist) are close friends of the couple or family, the gratuity averaged $75.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Trash the Dress ... What a great way to get great pics!

One of the greatest sites I've seen in a long time : ) Anyone seen "Trash the Dress?" You have to see it to understand it! Great site for wedding photographers! Instead of the bride who wants to save her gown as an heirloom for her future kids or just sentimental value .. this is a site of photo's of brides who are willing to "trash the dress" and get fabulous pictures ... as you see above by J&J Photography! And here is the blurb on how this site came to be:
Go ahead, you know you want to. Trash it. Get it dirty. Get it wet. Roll around in the mud. Drench it in the ocean. Totally trash it.

Why? … Why not? You’ve made a commitment to your husband. He’s your one and only true love, right? Then you’ll never need the dress again. And no, your daughter won’t wear it in 20-30 years. So you have two choices:

1) Suffocate it in plastic and throw it in a closet2) Show your husband how committed you are by trashing the dress, and get some great fun pictures while you do it! Then after you do it- send the pictures to us to publish for all the world to see. What are you waiting on? Call one of the trusted photographers on this page or find one you trust and go trash the dress!

How to submit:

Have your photographer submit a few sample pictures and and optional story of how and why you trashed your dress! Of course, the photographer will need to give us permission to publish the pictures . We will gladly put a link up for all “trash the dress” photographers! E-mail your submission to So send in your story, and your pictures!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Fairytale Scroll Candle ... Cinderella's got nothing on you! : )

Fairytale Scroll Candle

This Large Scroll candle is rolled by hand with 100% beeswax twice. They are very beautifully done with real flowers and leaves with the personalization embedded in the wax of the candle.

Starting with \"Once upon a time...\" and ending with \"...and they lived happily ever after\", with your names and date in between, this delicate storybook candle will be a keepsake to treasure forever.

Can be used as a \"Memorial Candle\" at your wedding to remember lost loved ones. Personalized with their name it would say: \"In Loving Memory of\"... \"Who Is Present In Our Hearts\".

Each candle has a clear wrapping with a coordinating ribbon. Please note that these fine candles are made with real flowers and the color and appearance may vary.

12 Flower choices available.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rachael Ray ... Free Program For Candy Bar Wrapper Favors

Looking for an inexpensive yet creative party favor? Found the perfect match for you. Check out Rachael Ray has put up templates that you can print out on your computer of Candy Bar Wrappers. The set-up is easy. You can imprint your name, message and date. All you have to have is a computer, color printer; the candy bar you like and some time. It'sthe perfect craft for the person who wants to make a cute and economical favor. Plus, knowing Rachael, it will take under 30 minutes : )

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Pageant Tiara Make a Great Wedding Tiara Too

If you are looking for a pageant tiara that’s a real prize, you’ve found it in this crown tiara at Prom Girl! This tiara has rhinestone and crystal arches, flowers and marquise stones that are sure to look absolutely stunning. Look like a princess in this fabulously brilliant tiara. This tiara can be worn as a prom tiara, a quinceanera tiara or even a wedding tiara! (Click on picture to get to link)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Save the DDate Cards -- Double Shells Photo Holder

Double Shells Photo Holder Save the Date Card - $ 125.00
Make your save the date more personal when you include a photo of you and your fiancé. Give the details of your upcoming wedding on the left while a 3" x 2 1/2" photo fits into the die-cut slits on the right. 4" x 3 1/2"

Friday, May 4, 2007

Friendship Bracelets for the Bridesmaids and a Heart Necklace for Mom!

Looking for a great gift for Mom, the bridesmaids or a great friend? Check out Emitations. If you spend $50.00 - you get a free heart necklace. Worth the look see : )

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bride Casting is Looking for Interested Brides!

Make some noise! Want to participate in a show? Read below ....

"We are producing a new series for TLC called "Kleinfeld Unveiled." We're looking for brides who are beginning their search for the perfect dress for that special day AND who also want to going shopping in Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC.

We want brides from all walks-of-life and backgrounds. This show is all about the quest for the perfect dress. Do you have an interesting story or situation. We want to hear about it!

If you are interested in participating in the show, or know someone who is, please contact us at bridecasting@ for an application."

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Isaac Mizrahi Announces Bridal Gowns From Target

Believe it! Isaac Mizrahi has announced a new collection of bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses for Target – all under $160. The eight gowns – in ivory, white or black – include a classic princess dress, slinky silk cowl-neck sheath and a ball gown with a lace shell.

The 10-12 styles of bridesmaid dresses – available in several colors – range from a simple V-neck, A-line party dress ($34.99) to a sleek strapless sateen dress ($49.99). And he has matching wraps and handbags. The collection also includes satin peep-toe pumps, lace slingbacks and other shoes for the bride, and cummerbunds and ties for the groomsmen$9.99-$159.99.

Think about it.... you can buy a quality gown at a good price and save some money for the honeymoon or reception!

Available May 1 online only at Target.