Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Wedding Garter ... What do you do?

How does the wedding garter ceremony work you ask? Easy. The wedding garter. The bride wears two garters; one as a keepsake garter and the other for the throw away. Both garters are worn on the right leg just above the knee. Before the removal of the garter, the bride first throws her bouquet to the single women. The groom removes the throw away garter from the brides leg, sometimes he removes it with his teeth , but more appropriately nowadays he uses his hands. He does this while the bride is sat in a chair. After the garter is removed, he then throws it to the single male guests. The male guest then takes the garter and places it on the leg of the single female guest who has caught the bouquet. Those that catch either item are said to be the next to marry. In some instances, it is said that they will marry each other. The keepsake garter is removed later in private during the honeymoon night.

Pink Garter Set

Pink Garter Set. Our garter set solves the dilemma of to toss or not to toss because you'll have one to give, and one to tuck away as a keepsake. The design is all feminine with airy organza ribbon, tiny pink beads and a touch of faux feathers. Both garters are one size fits all.

Catalina Bridal Garter

Catalina Garter. With a cluster of speckled seashells, this garter has a natural, organic look for your formal beach wedding. Made with soft ivory satin and organza it makes a beautiful gift for the gal who catches your garter, or a lasting keepsake if you choose to save it for yourself.

Forever Garter

Forever Garter. A sophisticated touch for your black and white wedding. Our white satin garter is trimmed in black and finished with a rose detail. One size fits all.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Love Bird Cake Topper for the Love Birds

The Love Bird Cake Topper ... for the new love birds. These contemporary snow white birds nestle together, interlocking their necks in an embrace. Made of glazed porcelain, these are sure to be a lasting keepsake. Topper includes two birds and measures 4 3/4" tall and 6 1/4" wide when the two are locked together.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wedding Sparklers for a Great Sendoff!

After the wedding you must have the perfect send off. With summer fast approaching and firework season in the future people are in the mood for a little sparkle. If you want something that looks great in pictures and you don't want bubbles or rice, wedding sparklers are a great alternative!

Turn your wedding into an extraordinary event with dazzling wedding sparklers. When lit, the gold sparks last for about 2 minutes. Size: 20 inches in length. Please note: This item can only be ... more info.

"A Sparkle of Love" Shimmering Wedding Sparklers

Your world and your wedding can sparkle and shine with these long-lasting sparklers that works outdoors! What a lovely send-off to your honeymoon! Each sparkler is 17" long, and burn time is approximately 2 minutes. Sold in sleeves of six sparklers, with a minimum of 18 sleeves per order.

of course you will need some matches : )

personalized matches

Matches are the perfect practical party favor. Whether you're planning an outdoor wedding with sparklers, celebrating your anniversary by candlelight or congratulating the groom-to-be with cigars these personalized matches will give your event a spark!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Really cute favors for your seaside affair

Looking for some unique favors for your summer wedding. We found three really cute and new favors. The seashell bookmark and the adorable car favor box .... how can anyone resist?

Planning a beach-themed event that promises to be one for the books? Here's a fabulous beach favor designed to remind your guests of the terrific time they had-every time they reach for their favorite book! Add a special touch to your beach-themed birthday party, barbecue, family reunion and luau with the "Beach Views" Seashell Bookmark. The "Beach Views" Seashell Bookmark has a smooth, openwork-metal seashell with a light sand color that complements the tassel's ivory hue. The sand-colored display gift box, decorated with starfish and shells, is accented with a white organza ribbon and bow and starfish-shaped "For You" Tag. The seashell bookmark measures 3 ¾" x 1," the tassel is 3 1/2" long, and the gift box measures 4 ¼" h x 2" w x 1/2" d.

You simply can't get away from the sensational impression these "Getaway Car" Favor Boxes will make on your guests! A touch of tradition and a taste of your favorite treat make these unique wedding favors both an elegant and whimsical choice. The classic car, sporty and sophisticated in midnight black with pink and white accents, features a pink heart as a hood ornament. The expandable, black roof and the two tin cans flying from the back of the car, tied right below the "Just Married" sign, give this favor the delightful details that dazzle beyond expectation. Measuring 2" h x 4 1/2" l x 1 ¼" w, the Getaway Car favors come in a set of 24. Easy assembly.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wedding Hairstyles for a Starlet

Wedding Hairstyles

Check out the latest wedding hairstyles, and find one that fits you beautifully. Do your own 'do with Lori's how-to tips and fabulous hair accessories designed to help you create a wedding hairstyle just for you.

Wedding Hairstyles for a Hollywood Starlet

Spunky curls are styled into a sophisticated updo for a day-to-evening wedding hairstyle. Lori's always getting requests for wedding hairstyles that are a little more relaxed than the classic chignon. This approach makes for an unexpected look that can go from casual to red-carpet formal depending on your
accessories. Lori…

Read more about Wedding Hairstyles for a Hollywood Starlet . . .

Friday, May 9, 2008

Wedding Invitations . . . Your First Impression

An old wives tale says, “first impressions count.” This could never hold truer than when a person receives your wedding invitation. Your invitation will set the tone and style of your wedding.

Today’s invitations can be creative, fun, traditional or even handmade. Deciding on a tone or theme of invitation is limitless. True formal invitations being a “must” style is a thing of the past. You can use anything from home computers, rubber stamps to Internet vendors.

Order your invitations at least three months before the wedding and always order more than you need. If you make a mistake in writing them out or you need extras, you will have them.

Should you decide to make your own invitations, remember that as a rule most invitations are placed in two envelopes. An outer envelope is where the name and address of the invitee are written. The inner envelope is addressed with the name and title of the invitee. Also enclosed is a reception card and response card. The last piece of required wedding stationery is your thank you card. Many stationers offer packages that include all of these elements in a package deal.

  • Send an invitation to the President of the United States and the First Lady. Address it to
    the White House in Washington , DC and you will receive a congratulatory message that is a wonderful keepsake.
  • If you are Catholic, send it to the Pope. He will send you a Papal blessing. Ask your parish priest to assist you with this.Use standard size invitations. Oversize will cost more.
  • You can purchase blank papers or invitations at places like Paper Direct, Staples.com or even OfficeDepot.com (in store or online) and print your own invitation. Most stationary stores and department stores (Walmart for instance) also sell blank invitations.
  • Enclose a Map (check MapQuest.com or GoogleMaps.com) so that your guests can find your wedding and reception site easily.
  • To find the perfect stamp to use on your invitations go the post office’s web site at http://www.stampsonlin.com/ or create your own at PhotoStamps.com.
  • Before sending out response cards, assign each guest a number and write that number on the back of their card. When it is returned, if you can’t read their handwriting you will know who it is by the number on back of card.
  • Keep in mind that your invitation is the first announcement of the wedding and that it will set the tone. Take heed when choosing and pay close attention to sending out an announcement you can be proud of and one that will be memorable.

To get you started, here are some great places online to find invitations:

  1. Fine Stationary
  2. Wedding Paper Divas
  3. Invitation Consultants
  4. Invitation Box
  5. e-Invite
  6. Invitations by Dawn
  7. Rexcraft
  8. Now and Forever
  9. Jean M
  10. Ann's Bridal Bargains

Monday, May 5, 2008

Have a Torrid Love Affair With Your Bridal Gown or Dress

Torrid (sister of Hot Topic) has just launched their plus sized wedding gowns. And, they do not disappoint. Pretty, stylish and affordable ... they will please the most discerning bride. Check them out for yourself below. And, they are offering jewelry, shoes, undergrear and other things that every bride will need!

Divine White Lace Halter Bridal Gown

A Torrid.com exclusive! Lovely gown has floral lace over
white fabric and satin trim on empire waist. Hook-and -eye halter neck, back zip
entry. White underlayer with tulle ruffle. 54" long from center front. 100%
polyester. Dry clean. Made in USA. $220.00

Doll Face White Strapless Wedding Dress and Bolero Set

Doll Face White Strapless Wedding Dress and Bolero Set

A Torrid.com exclusive! Milano satin dress has organza
sash ties and rosettes on its waist. Lightly boned bust. Two white underlayers,
one with tulle ruffle. Back zip entry, elastic back. 38" long. 97% polyester. 3%
spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. $170.00

Saturday, May 3, 2008

More Beach Themed Wedding Accessories

More beach themed accessories for your summer wedding . . .

Seaside Allure Garter Set

Seaside Allure Garter Set Keep your beach theme going down to the smallest detail. This set arrives with two garters, one for tossing and the other to keep. Both are embroidered in blue and your keepsake piece includes a blue lining and a silver starfish embellishment.

Seaside Allure Guest Book and Pen

Seaside Allure Guestbook and pen set. This book and pen set has the breezy, summery look of linen that feels just right for your seaside wedding. Each piece is finished with a touch of embroidery and a silver starfish to carry out your theme. The guest book has a title page that can be adapted to accommodate three languages - English, French and Spanish, and various
occasions. The book accommodates 430 entries in a simple line format without titles on each page. The spiral construction ensures the book lays flat. Each book measures 9 1/2" long and 6 1/2" tall. The matching pen holder includes a silver ball point pen that writes with black ink.

Seaside Allure Pillow

Seaside Allure Pillow. This pillow has the breezy, summery look of linen that feels just right for your seaside wedding. Finished with a touch of embroidery and a silver starfish, this pillow measures 8" square.

Newport Shore Candle Set Wedding Favor

Newport Shore Wedding Candle favors - The incredible details make these little tealights look like reall shells and starfish so they're perfect for your celebration by the sea. Each set arrives ready for giving and includes four tealights in a clear gift box, tied with raffia and a beach-themed thank you tag.