Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Elegant Wedding Invitations

Our New Line - By McPhersons   -  Wedding Invitations 
Elegant Black/White Shimmer Pocket Ensemble
Elegant Latte Shimmer/Cocoa Shimmer with Border Design 
Elegant Teal/Latte Shimmer with Monogram Design 
Enchanting Teal with Filigree Monogram Design 
Enchanting White Shimmer with Floral Design 
Shimmer Elegant Border Design with Cherry Wrap 
Shimmer Filigree Design with Eggplant Wrap 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Personalized Colored & Solid Napkins Add The Finishing Touches To Your Affair

Brides and Grooms, are you looking for the finishing touches for your wedding? The Colored & Solid Napkins, are supersoft three-ply napkins. They can be Personalized the Colored & Solid Napkins and add a lovely part to your reception decorVisit our Personalized Colored & Solid Napkins on Pinterest

*Ideas: Rehearsal Dinner • Wedding Receptions and • Showers* 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Change the World One Wedding Invitation At A Time

Change the world one invitation at a time by going Green. This means the invitations are printed on paper that is Green Seal Certified and made with 30% to 100% post consumer fibers. These invitations are also created without the use of Chlorine compounds. The paper manufacturers use a significant amount of renewable energy resources and responsible forest management practices. Do to going Green, please allow the slight imperfections due to the use of recycled materials.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wedding Invitations by Monique Lhuillier

Brides and Grooms the new Monique Lhuillier Fine Paper Collection Album has arrived. Her Wedding Invitations are not available anywhere online, so we would love to set up an appointment with you.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Unique Custom Wedding Stamps

You may have already seen one show up in your mailbox. If not, you will soon. Personalized wedding stamps add the "WOW" factor - and brides across the country are taking notice. Since the Post Office allowed customized stamps, thousands of brides across the country have stamped their wedding invitations with their own personal touch. So where do you find great wedding stamps? You can find them from Perfect Postage.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wedding Timeline

Helpful Wedding Timeline

Nine to Twelve Months Before:

● Pick out engagement ring with fiancĂ©.
● Determine who will officiate at the ceremony.
● Select a wedding date and time.
● Announce your engagement in the newspaper.
● Determine how many guests may attend.
● Determine the type of wedding you want (size, formality, style, color scheme).
● Select and order the bridesmaids’ dresses.
● Establish a preliminary budget.
● Select and secure a photographer.
● Select a caterer if not already provided by the reception.
● Select and secure your reception location.
● Select and secure you ceremony location.
● Begin choosing your wedding cake baker, videographer, musicians and florist. Sign necessary contracts. You can use UltimateAffair PartyPlanner for your event and for your floweres UltimateAffair PartyPlanner and for a photographer, you can use
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Six to Nine Months Before:

● Start compiling the guest list (inform your families to do the same).
● Select the attendants for your wedding party.
● Shop for wedding dress, headpiece, veil, etc.
● Start planning for honeymoon.
● Register with a gift bridal registry in your favorite store(s).

Four to Six Months Before:

● Make appointment for a physical exam with your doctor/dentist.
● Check requirements for blood test and marriage license in your state.
● Shop for wedding rings.
● Select and order invitations from Forever Friends
● Decide where to live after the wedding.
● Complete the guest lists.
● Begin shopping for trousseau.
● Send your engagement announcement to the newspaper.
● Inform mothers to select their dresses.
● Select and order the men’s attire.
● Finalize honeymoon details and make the necessary reservations.

Two to Four Months Before:

● Confirm the menu and catering details with the caterer.
● Prepare all maps and directions for the ceremony and reception.
● Select your wedding rings.
● Buy a wedding guest book, Forever Friends provides this as a gift when you oder your invitation
● Set the dates and times with the officiate for the rehearsal.
● Plan the bridesmaids’ luncheon and any other parties.
● Determine your resources for designing and printing the program for the ceremony. Forever Friends can help you.
● Finalize the florist details, photographer, videographer, musicians, etc.
● Arrange the necessary accommodations for out-of-town guests.
● Plan a rehearsal dinner, time and place.
● Confirm the wedding cake details with the baker.

Six to Eight Weeks Before:

● Mail invitations and announcements.
● Prepare a portrait for the newspaper. Check your local newspaper for details and timing.
● Set appointment with photographer for your formal bridal portrait.
● Select gifts for all your attendants.
● Set appointments with any hair dressers and/or make-up artists.
● Hire the limousine or other forms of transportation for the wedding.

Four to Six Weeks Before:

● Decide what your menu is going to be for the reception. Estimate the expected number of
● Buy a gift for the groom.
● Schedule a final fitting for your gown so it can be ready for your formal bridal portrait.
● Purchase a going away outfit.
● Pick up your wedding rings.
● Purchase (borrow) all wedding accessories such as the ring pillow, goblets, garters,
candles, etc. Garters, ring pillows, dress or tuxedo tags can be found on the following websites, Hand-CraftedCreations or HCC Custom Wedding Garters You may also buy wedding favors from Favors by Dorinda
● Confirm florist details and delivery times.
● Plan the seating for the reception as well as other details for the ceremony and reception.
● Start writing placement cards. Forever Friends can help you with this, but do it as soon as you have your final headcount.
● Make sure all bridesmaids’ attire has been fitted.
● Buy a gift for the bride.

Two Weeks Before:

● Make arrangements to have your wedding gifts moved to your new home.
● Handle business and legal details such as name changes, address changes, etc.
● Prepare the wedding announcement for the newspaper.
● Reconfirm your guests’ accommodations.
● Make sure all clothing and accessories for you and the bridal party are ready.
● Get your marriage license and any blood tests which are needed. can help you.

One Week Before:

● Review any seating details with the ushers.
● Make sure all wedding attire fits.
● Finalize the seating arrangements.
● Reconfirm your honeymoon reservations. Ensure you have any necessary plane tickets.
● Start packing for your honeymoon.
● Call any guests who have not responded yet.
● Finish all the place cards for the reception.
● Review all the final details with your photographer, videographer, etc.
● Give a final head count to the caterer.
● Confirm the availability of the musicians and vocalists.
● Delegate responsibilities to reliable individuals on your wedding day.
● Wrap and present the wedding party gifts.
● Finalize your rehearsal dinner arrangements and other plans.

One Day Before:

● Get a manicure or massage to relax yourself.
● Stay with your family the night before and go to sleep early.
● Review and rehearse all the details of your participants.

The Big Day:

● Make sure the best man and maid of honor sign the wedding certificate.
● Allow yourself plenty of time to get dressed.
● Enjoy your wonderful wedding and cherish each and every moment.
● Be sure to eat properly.
● Rest and relax with a good bath.
● Prepare for your hairdresser and make-up appointments.

After the Wedding:

● Send thank you notes as soon as possible after the wedding.
● Have bridal gown cleaned and preserved.
● Change your name on ID and important documents.
● Complete change of address cards.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bronze Budget Bride

Bronze Budget Bride is something Carlise created one day for brides-to-be, she thought of this while giving some links and tips in bridal forums. Instead of having to repeat things over and over again, she decided to put these links all in one place, hence Bronze Budget Bride was born. Carlise was never really thinking of making it into a business when she created it. The idea of helping and chatting with women planning their wedding was just so exciting to her.

"I have been obsessed with all things bridal for far longer than I realized and even started planning for our vow renewal ceremony and reception even before we could afford a tiny one. While I was pregnant with my first son Richard, who is now three, instead of watching Baby Story I was tuning in to watch all the bridal shows I could find on T.V. When my son was born, I was up late every night as you can imagine but I didn't mind it all because on Sunday and Monday nights that's when Platinum Weddings, Rich Bride Poor Bride and other bridal shows was on Wetv. When my son would wake around 6 in the morning, although sleep deprived, I was glad for the opportunity to catch GetMarried on the Style network. On Tuesday nights it was Whose Wedding Is It Anyway and how I loved when there were marathons on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Yes, all things bridal fascinated me and yes they still do. My best friend Ayana even referred to me a bridal junkie and maybe I am but it's love that makes the wedding world possible to begin with so how can I not be obsessed, I am a romantic after all.

Would I want to be a professional wedding planner, I don't know, I don't think so but I do love having Bronze Budget Bride be a part of my life because I get to help people and I love that. Brides sign up with so many fears about how they are going to get all they want with their small budget and sometimes, surprisingly, they just want reassurance that they can get what they want and have that wedding they've been dreaming of all their lives.

As for the name, that is what I call myself, a Bronze Budget Bride because I want a platinum wedding without the price tag. Every time I watched Platinum Wedding on WeTv I paid very close attention to where the couples were spending the most money. I came to realize that I may not be able to afford a $50,000 venue but I can still get my wedding to look as good as a platinum wedding by making sure that it's elegant, personalized in some way and that no part of it is obviously DIY. That is why I try to help brides find cheap, elegant wedding essentials but I don't encourage them to do it all themselves because that's where elegant can turn to inelegant quickly.

It's just 10 months until March 15th, 2011 and I am excited about that every single day. I am so enjoying every bit of the planning, even budget crunching because each time it comes down to, "oh we can't afford that" our creative juices start flowing and we've come up with some really unique ideas that way. For example, we wanted new wedding bands since the ones we have are what we could afford at the time, but we love them all the same. So we decided to try and see if we could get them melted together and add some other personal pieces of jewelry to make new ones. We thought this might cost too much but we're actually getting them done for under $700 in our area, how cool is that.

I am really happy about all we've put together so far and I'm glad I get to share this journey with so many wonderful people in the wedding world. I don't know what the future holds for this Bronze Budget Bride but I do know that as long as I have my fingers I will keep posting tips and links on the blog/magazine because everyone deserves to have the wedding of their dreams and I'm glad I get to say to all mini budget brides that,"Yes, you can too."

Bronze Budget Bride Website
Bronze Budget Bride Fan Page
Bronze Budget Bride Twitter Page

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Favors by Dorinda

At Favors by Dorinda we're happy to help you choose just the right candy bar wrapper favor or special gift.

"We want to make your event a little bit sweeter!"

Candy bar wrappers make inexpensive yet elegant party favors. Your guests will love a gift that contains information about your special day. Everytime they look at the candy bar wrapper favors, they will remember what a wonderful time they had!

We have many designs to choose from for baby, wedding and birthday to graduation, religious events and more. We also offer mint books candy cakes, candy cupcakes, baby gift sets and baskets, time capsules for baby, wedding and birthday, specialty buckets, hand crafted gifts and holiday goodies. Have a question? Call us at (973) 633-0874 or email us and we'll be happy to help you fill your gift and favor needs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

BravoBride and Forever Friends

Susan Alexander Shapiro and her husband Mark were inspired to start BravoBride when they were shopping for their wedding. Susan was tired of overpaying for brand new wedding items she'd use only once and then stuff into the closet. She wished there was a way to buy and sell new and gently-used wedding items, a place where she could find what she needed without spending a fortune and get some money back on her wedding, and so BravoBride was born.

We're proud that on BravoBride , you can find virtually anything you need for your wedding, new or pre-owned—from dresses, jewelry and accessories to ceremony and reception items and more—at terrific prices. But we think what makes BravoBride really special is how it allows you to give back. When you shop at BravoBride , you're passing along items you no longer need to someone who will one day do the same. That's an Earth-friendly way of doing business you can feel good about. You're also making a stand for women's health when you buy and sell on BravoBride. We donate a portion of our upgraded listing fee proceeds to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign to reduce heart disease among women. So welcome to BravoBride , the smart choice for an unforgettable wedding. We think you're going to enjoy shopping with us. Visit our Get Started section to find what you need or begin listing your items today.

Monday, October 12, 2009 and Forever Friends

Making New Beginnings Easier!

As the fine details and forms can be seemingly undefined, we, at have made all efforts to simplify this process and make it more enjoyable for you! Whether you are in the planning stages of your wedding, or are now celebrating being a newlywed, you may complete transitioning from Miss…Now…Mrs in 3 easy steps: Questions, Forms, File. You will have up to 6 months to access your online account, so that you may complete your forms at your leisure. was created to save you the hours of time typically spent on research and form completion. We are here to assist you in changing to your married name, answer questions, provide you with your options, and most of all allow you to focus on the fun of being a newlywed! Have questions? Call us at: 800.301.9296. Congratulations on your marriage!
Did you know that you don’t need to wait until after your wedding to begin the name-change process?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009



Headquartered in New York, BridalTweet is a free online wedding community where brides, wedding vendors, and wedding bloggers can create meaningful relationships. At BridalTweet, brides can find free wedding advice, exclusive offers, giveaways, local events, and more. This is one of the first wedding communities that enables wedding vendors to have a voice - allowing for deeper marketing conversations. BridalTweet currently has 15,000 members since its recent inception in April of 2009 and membership increases daily.

About Christine Dyer:

Christine Dyer is a leading online marketing and social media executive with more than ten years of experience working at various advertising agencies, a Fortune 500 Company, and a major online publisher. A recent bride herself, she has most recently used her interactive expertise to create BridalTweet , the new wedding community that connects brides, wedding vendors, and wedding bloggers. Christine spends her time listening to the BridalTweet community in order to deliver the ultimate wedding experience for brides, wedding vendors, and bloggers.