Nov 23, 2008

Wedding Cake Cookies

These beautifully hand decorated wedding cake cookies are not that inexpensive and if you can, why not make them yourself.  These have a shelf life of 3 months which means, of course, they are made with preservatives.  But they do come individually wrapped in crisp cellophane bags and are available in 16 elegant designs.  How much do they cost and are they worth it? The minimum order for these personalized butter cookies is 24.  Two sizes are available - petite and large.  The smaller cookies are $4.23 each and the larger ones are two dollars more.  If you have 100 guests that sure adds up.  Cookies can be home made, cut and frozen in advance.  Royal icing and decorating can be mastered with practice.  Cellophane bags and satin ribbon are cheap and for sale everywhere.  It's a matter of convenience.  Do you think it's worth it to pay for personalized wedding cookies?  

Nov 13, 2008

Cheap Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Cheap bridesmaid dresses - not in my day, but a new day is dawning. My youngest daughter Danielle is getting married in April on a Saturday morning at noon. Always the thoughtful one, she wanted affordable bridesmaid dresses for her friends - something classic and chic.  She found perfect short black cocktail dresses online at Target for less than $50.  I found these two strapless satin bridesmaid gowns - one for day and one for evening - that according to reviews, are well-made and easy on the purse at Amazon, which always include a free shipping option.  Nothing fancy, just sweet satin dresses with figure-flattering princess cut seams and dainty satin bows.

Strapless Satin Bridesmaid Dress - 16 Colors Available

Long Strapless Satin Bridesmaid Gown - Available in 15 Colors

Nov 4, 2008

Black Wedding Gowns

Black wedding gowns - seductive or just plain scary?  Will grandma go into two kinds of cardiac arrest because your dress isn't white or ivory or any other shade that suggests you've been more naughty than nice?  Let her know that haute-couture is French for “high dressmaking” and refers to custom-fitted clothing with expensive fabric and extreme attention to details.  Oh, I almost forgot.  The French love the boldness of the color black and aren't afraid to use it.  So if you think black wedding dresses, introduced to us at Paris fashion shows, are just a fad? Vous devez plaisanter! (You must be kidding). 

English and French Wedding Terms
  • Wedding marriage
  • Bride and groom mariee et marie
  • Mother of the bride mere de la mariee
  • Wedding cake gateau de marriage
  • Photographer photographe
  • Guests invites
  • Bouquet bouquet
  • Wedding veil voile de mariee
  • Vows voeux
  • Flowergirl fille de fleur
  • Centerpieces pieces maitresses
  • Maid of honor bonne d’honneur
  • Bachelor party partie de celibataire
  • Wedding favors faveurs de mariage

Nov 3, 2008

Beach Theme Wedding Cakes

Beach themed wedding cakes - especially popular here in this resort city of Virginia Beach, with our white sandy beaches and three-mile boardwalk where people come for swimming, surfing, roller-blading, and smelling the sweet ocean air. But even brides that don't have a ten minute drive to surf and sea love to create the cozy atmosphere of a beach themed wedding.

white beach themed wedding cake
 blue ocean themed wedding cake

starfish themed wedding cake

blue and white beach themed cake
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