Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pretty Spring Dresses for Your Bridesmaids

Still looking for a spring dress for the bridesmaids? Here are some pretty spring dresses that will definitely add a breath of fresh color to your wedding from eDressMe.
Short Yellow and Green Floral Dresses by Sherri Hill

Short Yellow and Green Floral Dresses by Sherri Hill

This stunning, youthful floral dress has a strapless sweetheart neckline, a rosette accent, and a sashed empire waist. The A-line skirt flares out to just above knee length.

Green and Pink Short Prom Dresses by Sherri Hill

Green and Pink Short Prom Dresses by Sherri Hill

This gorgeous green dress has a scalloped strapless bodice adormed with green and pink bead accents. The sashed empire waist is embellished with a sweet flower. The whispy skirt is made up of layers of green and pink tulle, which falls just above knee level.

Green Strapless Georgette Dresses by Nicole Miller

Green Strapless Georgette Dresses by Nicole Miller

This fun short dress from Nicole Miller is perfect for any event. With a ruched sweetheart neckline and empire waist, the skirt falls softly to the knee.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Golf Favors Fore Your Guests

Golf Bag Treasure Boxes

Our golf bag treasure boxes are adorable miniature versions of the real thing, each carefully ... more info.

Golf fans will love this silver golf ball bottle opener. It's sophisticated design makes it stylish ... more info.

Golf Ball Treasure Box

Golf fans love our miniature porcelain golf ball treasure boxes! Made from high quality porcelain, ... more info.

Golf Luggage Tag

Our golf luggage tags make great favors for corporate events, golf competitions, and wedding ... more info.

Multi-Function Golf Key Ring

Is there a golf lover on your gift list? This multi-functuion tool is a great choice for golf ... more info.

Personalized Golf Towel

Our personalized golf towel makes a great gift for groomsmen. This practical gift is also a good ... more info.

Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Main Tip: Try to limit your main colors to two or three to show consistency with your colors throughout the wedding . The colors you choose for your wedding day should and will set the style and tone for your entire wedding. You can use color in your bridesmaids' dresses, decorations, cake, favors, flowers, accessories, table linens and even the invitations! You should use the colors you want, but make sure you consider the following:

  • What is the season. Traditionally, pale and pastels work well for spring and summer; whereas, darker colors are more traditional for fall and winter seasons.
  • Where will the wedding and reception take place. Choose colors that will compelemtn the setting. Think about the color of the room (walls, carpet, decor, etc.)
  • What will be the mood. If you want drama; use vibrant colors. Do you want a romantic atmosphere? Then soft colors will be your best bet.

There is a science that proves that colors effect our moods and emotions. The following two tools can help you choose a coordinated color scheme.

• The Color Wheel - A color wheel helps you choose coordinating colors. It is made out of three primary colors: red, blue and yellow, plus a blend of in-between colors. Here are three popular strategies to choosing your colors:

- "Complementary" colors means choosing colors that are opposite each other on the wheel, such as red and green.

- "Analogous" means the colors lie next to each other on the wheel, such as red, red-orange, and orange.

- "Monochromatic" means variations of the same tone, such as bright red, dark red, etc.

  • Any of these strategies are assured to give you a well coordinated color scheme. Read more about color theory to gain a better understanding.
  • Color Palette Generator Tool - This is a handy little tool that allows you to upload your favorite photo and generate an instant color palette. You can then print and select your favorite colors from the chart.

The only color you should have to worry about on your wedding day is the rosy blush of happiness you will be wearing; and that's a color that everyone will love and remember.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

All a Twitter - The Marriage Proposal

What is this world coming to? A marriage proposal tech style.... see, romance comes in all fashions, and proposals, no matter how given are always romantic : )

A San Francisco web designer used Twitter to pop the question Thursday, asking his co-worker to marry him in what looks like might be the microblogging service's first-ever second marriage proposal.

Max Kiesler's sweet tweet at 3:13 a.m. Thursday: "To @emilychang - After fifteen years of blissful happiness I would like to ask for your hand in marriage?"

Emily Chang's reply, a minute later: "@maxkiesler - yes, i do."

Kiesler, who founded strategic design consultancy Ideacodes with Chang in 2005, confirmed Friday that the story of the proposal, as reported by Mashable, is true.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said Kiesler's proposal could, indeed, be a historic moment for the microblogging service, which has grown in popularity since making headlines at South by Southwest in 2007.
"It's hard to confirm for certain that it is the very first marriage proposal over Twitter," wrote Stone in an e-mail to "It may well be the first public marriage proposal over Twitter (some accounts are protected)."

We're looking forward to the possible live twittering of the wedding ceremony.

UPDATE: Stephanie Sullivan of W3Conversions e-mailed Friday to report that she and her fiancee, Greg Rewis, got engaged March 2 via Twitter. The couple live in different cities and travel constantly, so the tweet engagement made sense for them.

"I thought it was the most romantic proposal ever!" writes Sullivan. "And he surprised me with the ring when we met on my layover in PHX (on our way to SXSW to speak)."

Here's the current contender for first Twitter proposal:

The proposal: "@stefsull - ok. for the rest of the twitter-universe (and this is a first, folks) - WILL YOU MARRY ME?"

Sullivan's reply: "@garazi - OMG - Ummmmm... I guess in front of the whole twitter-verse I'll say -- I'd be happy to spend the rest of my geek life with you."

Rewis' justification for using Twitter rather than getting down on bended knee or using another, more modern, proposal ritual: "Screw Times Square! THIS, my friends, is the way to propose to a beautiful, wonderful woman!"

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Trendy Cupcake Wedding Cake ... the Pro's

Cupcake wedding cakes are the new trend, and it can add a conversational touch to an already enjoyable event. Your guests will appreciate the originality and if the bride chooses, the various flavors to choose from. The cupcake wedding cake is used, instead of a regular wedding cake. Sometimes a traditional cake is used for photos while the cupcakes are served to the guests. However in a true cupcake wedding cake there's usually at least one cake tier (or a separate cake) that is used for the cutting of the cake.

Here are some benefits of having a cupcake wedding cake.

• A cupcake wedding cake is usually a cheaper option than a traditional cake.
• Cupcake wedding cakes are easier to handle and not as messy.
• Transporting cupcakes is a lot easier than carrying a large cake with multiple layers.
• Cupcake wedding cakes can be assembled at the reception hall rather than at the bakery.
• Since there are so many little cakes, you can actually have a lot of different flavors!
• Because they’re individually wrapped, the reception staff doesn’t have to deal with plating up slices for each guest.
• The cupcakes don’t even have to be served. Each guest can pick a cupcake from the tower or “cupcake bar”.
• Cupcakes are also easier to carry home for the guest who would love a piece of cake, but would rather not eat it at the reception.
• They could also be boxed up and used as favors.

And, you can use these adorable cupcakes holders I found ... beautiful aren't they?

"""Butterflies"" Laser-Cut Cupcake Holders (Set of 50)"

Because it's the smallest details that turn good parties into great events, you'll definitely impress your guests with tasty cupcakes served in these magnificent "Butterflies" Cupcake Holders. Ideal for spring, summer and garden weddings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, baby showers, Mother's Day lunches, Easter parties, and more, these elegant, white cupcake holders feature an exquisite laser-cut design that transforms a simple cupcake into a heavenly treat. The cupcake holders come in a set of 50. Easy assembly.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Bridal Shoes Both Feminine and Classic

Stuart Weitzman Oboe Bridal ShoesStuart Weitzman is a master at blending tried and true styles with trendy details. Here a classic D'orsay pump gets a flirty kick from a 3.6" wedge heel. Crafted of luxurious dyeable white silk satin, you'll notice the soft elegant luster right away and you'll get none of the harsh shine or stiffness that's common in lower quality fabrics. Currently available in limited sizes . See how Stuart Weitzman measures heel height . Determine which size to order . Get our
top tips for dyeable shoes . Add comfort with easy-to-use shoe pads . Are these shoes right for you? Discover your true style .

Cynthia Rowley Tinsel Wedding Shoes

The look is feminine and demure with this round-toe pump crafted of dyeable white satin and Cynthia's signature "something blue" leather sole. Heel measures 2.75".

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rose Vine Laser Cut Favor Boxes

"Rose Vine" Laser-Cut Favor Boxes (Set of 50)

Imagine how charming the tables will look at your wedding reception sprinkled with these beautiful, ivory rose bouquet favors! The intricately crafted boxes bring a special beauty to any evening, including rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, bridal showers, tea and garden parties, Mother's Day parties and more. Lacy, laser-cut vine of roses, leaves and dainty plumeria sit above an elaborate bow ... more info.
Love these. They are gorgeous ....

Friday, March 14, 2008

Do real men where pineapple?

Do real men where pineapple? I say they must ... there is a tuxedo vest out there for that special man. Having an island wedding? Tropical theme? Perhaps a summer wedding. This vest works great!

Pineapple and Pink Tuxedo Vest and Bow Tie Set

Pineapple and pink tuxedo vest.

No matter what your destination is, you'll be going native in style with this vest and tie set. The pineapple and hibiscus pattern is perfect for any formal occasion with a tropical twist. Made of lightweight, breathable and wrinkle resistant microfiber. The five button style with solid
back is classic and sharp, a hidden adjustable belt gives you a tailored fit. Available in a large selection of sizes including extended sizes, so no matter what your build you get a comfortable, great looking fit.No matter what your destination is, you'll be going native in style with this vest and tie set. The pineapple and hibiscus pattern is perfect for any formal occasion with a
tropical twist. Made of lightweight, breathable and wrinkle resistant microfiber. The five button style with solid back is classic and sharp, a hidden adjustable belt gives you a tailored fit. Available in a large selection of sizes including extended sizes, so no matter what your build you get a comfortable, great looking fit.

Under the Sea Vest and Bow Tie Set

Under the sea bow tie and vest.

Add a splash of color to your formal wear with this 100% microfiber set that gives you a crisp, just-pressed look. The hidden adjustable belt and full fabric back allows for a perfect silhouette with your jacket on or off. The bow tie arrives pre-tied to look good with every wearing.
Set is available in regular and extended sizes .

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Favors That Can Go To Pot : )

Looking for an eco friendly or at least green type of favor... here are a few that will show that your love will just keep on growing : )

Blossoming Flower Pot Wedding Favor

Blossoming Flower Pot Wedding Favor Give your guests a symbol of how your love grows with this wild flower seed kit that produces beautiful, colorful blooms. Dozens of seeds are embedded into the paper so it's easy to plant, and easy to grow. Each favor comes with a matching ivory envelope so it can be labeled as a place card, or presented with a thank you message inside. Available in your choice of lavender, blue, or ivory. Sorry, pink and sage are no longer available.

The Magic of Love Wedding Favor

The Magic of Love. Our little handpainted flower pot sure is pretty on its own, but there's so much more to this magical favor. Inside is special organic soil and a "magic bean" seed. Guests follow our easy instructions to plant it at home, and within a week will see a sprout adorned with the word "Love" right on the plant! Each favor arrives ready for giving in a gift box, tied with a white organza ribbon and "thank you" tag. Pot measures 2" tall and 2" wide.

Rose Garden Gel Candle Wedding Favor

Rose Garden Gel Candle Wedding Favor. The red rose is the ultimate symbol of love and romance so what better way to decorate your tables on your wedding day. We've suspended two silk roses in a 6" champagne flute filled with crystal clear scented candle gel. The flute is tucked inside a silky organza bag and finished with matching gift tag . Burn time is aproximately 6 hours.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Every Girl's Crazy 'bout a Sharp Dressed Man : )

Rhinestone Shimmer Cummerbund and Bow Tie Set

Rhinestone Shimmer Cummerbund and Bow Tie Set. When everybody else is wearing boring
black, you're going to be reflecting every light in the room with this silky black set embellished with the appropriate amount of rhinestone sparkle. Cummerbund is adjustable for waists up to 48". The perfectly pre-tied bow tie is adjustable for necks up to 21".

Multicolor Cummerbund and Bow Tie Set

Multicolor Cummerbund and Bow Tie Set. Breathe some life into a plain black ensemble with this snappy, yet sophisticated pattern of bold primary colors set on a black background. Made from 100% microfiber to look like silk but wear like cotton - washable, breathable and always looking crisp pressed. Tie is adjustable and pre-tied to look perfect with every wearing. The set is available in regular and extended sizes .

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Cup of Tea Favors for the Shower or Wedding

A cup of tea for you and me. Tea favors make a great impressive and affordable favor for you bridal shower or even wedding. Oh, and don't forget ... tea parties!

Treat your bridal shower guests to a terrific take-home favor--six Bags of Apple Cinnamon Flavored ... more info.

Here's a seasonal favor full of fun and flavor. The adorable package with a 3-D pop-up teapot is ... more info.

Good things come in miniature sizes. These simple and elegant miniature porcelain bud vases add ... more info.

A savory communication to show them your appreciation! Say "thank you" to your guests with this ... more info.

Tips to Keep Within the Wedding Budget

  1. It´s not a good idea to go over your budget or go into debt in order to pay off your wedding. Beginning a married life together is a difficult transition as it is, and having a debt because of your wedding only adds to the financial problems.
  2. Choose a weeknight to get married at your favorite wedding chapel, church or even destination. Rates are much lower for weekday weddings (and this includes not only the locatin, but also the vendors rates) and you get to enjoy the weekend for your honeymoon.
  3. In general the initially quoted price for wedding services will be high. Keep this in mind and don´t be afraid to dicker. Tell them outright that you don´t intend to spend that much and you will be surprised at the accomodations they can make rather than lose a sale.
  4. To stick tight to your budget, before you meet with a vendor, get a rough idea of their price rangeand don´t meet with that vendor if you know that they´re out of your price range. When you do meet with the vendor, tell them your budget up front so they can help you pick from options that will stay within your budget.
  5. The rate of couples getting married goes *way* down in the winter. With the exception of December (all those holiday weddings!), November thru March aren´t big wedding months---you´ll spend less money if you get married during the off-season.
  6. If you *really* need to save money and aren´t afraid of a little sneakiness, you can do many things (flowers, banquet halls, etc.) and without mentioning the word ´wedding´ can save a bundle. Prices go way up when flowers are ´wedding flowers´ as opposed to ´party flowers´ or ´reunion flowers.´

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sand Blending Ceremony

The Unity Sand Ceremony, a celebration that is usually two to three minutes in length, is a meaningful joining of two lives. It represents the timeless ritual of marriage. The couple ceremoniously pours various colors of sand from a container, such as a seashell, a decorative pitcher (or any other nice container), into one special container symbolizing their coming together as one.

This unique celebration was recently brought into the public eye with the marriage of Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter of the TV series, "The Bachelorette." Rather than the time-honored ritual of the Unity Candle Ceremony, the Sutter's chose an alternative: the Unity Sand Ceremony.

Their decision sparked a craze in weddings across the country.

The ceremony has controversial origins. Some believe it began with the Native Americans, and some insist the Hawaiians created the legend. Whatever its origin, the Unity Sand Ceremony is fast becoming a nationwide trend in wedding ceremonies.

The flowing sand and blending of the colors symbolize the combining of two lives into one. Some couples prefer to leave a small amount of sand in their respective container — to show that even though they now function as one, they remain individuals.

A staple in marriages everywhere, The Unity Candle Ceremony has long been a tradition for marriages both elaborate and simple. Usually, there's a single candle that both bride and groom light from a flame of their own single candle. Parents or other members of the wedding party often join in the candle lighting ceremony.

For more info click here. And, if you are looking for a beautiful Sand Ceremony kit, you need to look no further. We found a nice one (see below) that comes in various colors and is personalized for under $60.00!

Personalized Sand Ceremony Complete Unity Kit

Personalized Sand Ceremony Complete Unity Kit This unique Kit includes everything you'll need to create a memorable unity ceremony. An alternative to the Unity Candle, the Sand Ceremony Kit truly captures the blending of two lives joined as one. Your love will never end throughout the years as this magnificent set can be placed as a trendy centerpiece in your own home. Display your finished sand artwork and use your pouring vases for candles, flowers, or any decorative function. Ideal for outdoor ceremonies! May be personalized with your first names only or with your first names and wedding date at no additional cost. This complete ceremony set includes: One large unity vase: measures 3 1/2'' x 10 1/2''. Two couple pouring vases: measures 4'' x 8'' 2 lbs of white sand 2 lbs of silver sand Engraving on large unity vase Instructions for use and ceremony wording options Hand blown glass may contain small bubbles. Due to high volume & engraving times, all personalized items may take up to 3 business days to ship. View Font Example. This product cannot be returned. We will replace this product if we make an error. There is absolutely no returns, so please make sure you are purchasing correctly.