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.

Tipping, How much should you tip?

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.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ugly Betty - Sterling Silver Vintage CZ Flower Ring ... Nice & Reasonably Priced

Limoges Jewelry

Under $60.00 ... Can't beat that. Saw this ... and since I am a fan ... Gotta have it : )

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wedding Gowns for Under $50.00! Beautiful White Bridal Shoes!

Gowns for under $50.00 ... Believe it! Surfing the web, the Laptop Bride found these great deals. Perfectly beautiful gowns that will save you on your budget! All these gowns are under $50.00. Think about it... you can spend more on the honeymoon, the flowers or the food... From

Niki by Niki Livas Ivory Satin Halter Gown

You'll feel like your floating on air in this whimsical halter ball gown from Niki by Niki Livas. In decadent satin with a full & flowing skirt, you can't help to feel like a princess. Only $49.99.

Morgan & Co. Juniors Ivory Dress with Mesh Overlay

A quick glance becomes a long gaze when eyes meet this marvelous ivory evening dress from Morgan & Co. Only $47.98

Zum Zum by Niki Livas Juniors Ivory Evening Gown

Sparkling gold and ivory floral print covers this dazzling evening gown from Niki Livas. Get her this glamorous look for less! Only $44.99.

Delaru Juniors Rhinestone & Bead Trim Evening Gown

Your special night deserves spectacular style - this evening gown exudes elegance with its sateen skirt and a rhinestone and bead trim. Only $35.98!

And, while I was at it, I found these fantastic shoes. I absolutely love these... they are so different! I found these at: LuLu*s Fashion Lounge -- check outPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket their shoe section ... they have a very nice selection of shoes (and clothes, and jewelry ...) Everything on this site if very
affordable. This shoe is called:

Not Rated Top Heart White Patent Heel an adorable high heel pump in a cut out design of hearts and diamonds. Adjustable strap closes with a small silver strap. Red lining. 3" heel. Only $41.00

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 : )

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Beau Coup Wedding Favors with a Nautical Theme

Found the cutest favor store; called Beau Coup. What a great name... right? They have a full page of nautical (or beach) themed favors that I haven't seen before. Great prices. Great choices. Awesome ideas...... Such as the little rattan bag (think about it girls --we all carry little straw purses during the summer) filled with jordan almonds... of course you can put whatever you want in the bag, but it's cute. Cuter than tulle' in my opinion and so beachy! Or the adorable dolphin bottle opener. He's cute too -- and he has some color.... works great as a tie on too! You can check them out here: Beau Coup

Check them out if you want something different: Beau Coup

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Pageant Tiara's 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 05, 2007

Sailboat Candles -- Totally Unique and Gorgeous

I love these!!!!!

Sailboat Candles - Glass - $ 72.00
These are the cutest little glass sailboat candles. There are 2 of each size (3 different sizes) These make great table decorations and favors. These would make great gifts for the wedding party, especially if you are having a beach themed wedding o

Double Shell Save the Date Cards Make a Nice Announcement

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 04, 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 : )

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Beach Favors that are Unique ... all under $2.50!

Beach in a Bottle Wedding Favor Image

Calla Lilly Tealight Wedding Favor Seashells Gel Candle Wedding Favor

Seashell Bottle Opener Wedding Favor Come Sail Away Bottle Opener Wedding Favor

Beach favors for your seaside wedding ... all in the $2.00 to $2.45 range.