Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Never a Bridesmaid, Now a Bride

That isn't a completely true statement. I was the Maid of Honor for my sisters wedding, but I was 12 and was more like the sister of the bride then a bridesmaid. I didn't pay for my dress or doing of the Bridesmaids duties (expect for holding the ring!). So I have found myself fretting and being very worried over the choice of the bridesmaid dress. I want the girls to like them, but I also know I can't please everyone. I'm also having a hard time asking someone to pay upwards of $200 for a dress they will wear for 10 hours. So here are my picks.

1.) My favorite through pictures. I don't have a price yet because I found it online and just love that it has a slight train and buttons. As soon as I hear back from the bridal shop I will have a better idea of if it is in price range and if it is available to try on.

2.) My second favorite. It has a slight train, and a sash and tails. I think it will look very pretty going down the isle. Its also at a fair price at $165.

3.) This one everyone loved at the shop. Its pretty, also has buttons. It doesn't have a train so that makes me like it less. It was also the higher priced dress.

4.) Is my guilty fall back dress. It isn't as pretty and a girly ballroom gown as the others. It does have a train and is on sale for $100.
Oh the choices!!! I guess I need to just make a decision and go with it!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Crazy about cakes!

I have been on mission cake the past few days. Trying to find a cake perfect for our "wow" wedding cake, as well as the perfect cake for Scott's grooms cake. Oh the choices!!!! I think I saved about 40+ images just looking at one website. Here are some of the ideas for our wedding cake- what are your thoughts!

Book Review- Other People's Weddings

I just finished reading Other People's Weddings by Noah Hawley. I adore it! It is a novel about a wedding photographer who goes on a search for the different types of love and what happens after the wedding. I found some parts funny, others extremely sad. Its witty and it puts a lot of things in perspective. Remember to laugh after the wedding. I suggest picking up this quick read for a weekend away from planning, or since the weather will slowly begin to cool, its a great read to enjoy outside as fall is fast approaching.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Discount on Diamonds?!

Can those words be true? I have already picked out my fiance many wedding gifts so I wanted to give fellow readers a chance to get a discount at Mayors Fine Jewelry. I have a Gift from Mayors for $100 off a purchase of over $500. Mayors offer a wide range of wedding jewelry and fine watches. Simply leave me a comment and tell me about what the best gift your honey have you and leave me your email address. I will choose a winner at the end of the week. This Gift expires September 30th, so if you win spin it fast!

Its all about me!!!

Well, not really. I am a big Jane Austen fan and a few months ago I finished reading Emma. Emma's father is quoted "I would always wish to pay every proper attention to a lady-and a bride especially is never to be neglected. More is avowedly to her. A bride you know, my dear, is always the first in company, let the other be how they may." ::swoon:: if only my father would say such sweet things about his daughter being a bride. If you want a romantic fix please read or watch any Jane Austen Novel or movie. My favorites are Emma and Pride and Prejudice.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cute Little Cup Cakes

MMMM...Cup Cakes! I love cup cakes; they have the perfect cake to icing ratio. A lot of brides are having cup cake towers instead of a traditional wedding cake. I'm a sucker for tradition, but these cupcake are pretty cute! Another great advantage to cupcakes is you can have lots of different flavors. Check out these bakeries for some of the best cupcakes in atlanta: Atlanta Cup Cake Factory, Sweet Pockets Cupcakes, Belly General Store, Matty Cakes Bakery, Little Cake Bakery, Joshua John.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Product Review- Photo Finish

This past weekend my Fiance and I had our engagement pictures taken. I'm anxiously awaiting the prints (I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas). I wanted to make sure my make up was picture perfect so I purchased Smash Box Photo Finish primer. Let me just say, after walking around in the sun and heat all day, sweating- even eating and drinking, kissing and touching my face, My make stayed on perfectly. It was smooth and looked fabulous. I highly recommend this product to brides for their big day ( I know I will be wearing mine). It also helps eliminate and reduce fine lines and wrinkles!

Monday, August 4, 2008

It's More than Organization: Fun with Theme's

When most brides talk about "themes" they are usually talking about the look of the wedding. For me I have taken this a step further. For some brides with enough planning time this may work to keep you on track, and not stressed out. I have started planning my wedding by breaking down the majority of my wedding planning needs by theme. Example, this month my theme is "All Things Sweet". I will be making a decision on my bridesmaid's dresses (since my girls are so sweet to me), we will be doing cake tastings and hopefully nailing down a baker for the wedding (what is sweeter than cake?), and I should be making our reservation for our bridal suite (play on words there) and we had our engagement photo session (our pictures may turn out to be so sickening sweet you will want to gag). The idea is to focus on a few things (I would suggest a big three) but keep in mind all the little details too! Also if you finish your themed ideas early in the month you don't have to fluster your fiance or family with endless talk and research. Also doing a theme helps you focus on certain aspects and make a decision before you move on to something else, and become overwhelmed. I hope you can throw in a few themed months for your wedding planning!


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