The Winner of 57 Grand Giveaway Part 1
Oh my goodness! I'm asleep at the wheel today- it’s nearly 5pM and I hadn’t yet posted the FANTASTIC winning inspiration boards for the 57 Grand shop cocktail dresses Giveaway contest.? This was such a fantastic contest, I truly was amazed at HOW re-wearable these great dresses can be.? We received so many wonderful submissions, that I know that the ladies at 57 Grand had a challenging time making a decision.?
We were all absolutely WOWed by the not one, not two, but THREE fantastically personalized Re-Wear boards that these ladies pulled together.?? So, without further ado: The Winning Board(s): December 18th, on my good friend Charlene’s 30th birthday and just days after she celebrated her 5 year anniversary with boyfriend Jon, I got the call. The late at night, I don’t care if you’re sleeping, you’ve got to hear the news, call. Jon got down on one knee and proposed to her. He did it. At last. Their engagement has been just over a month. So many decisions have yet to be decided, including the when, where, how. Finding the right venue in Toronto for a dream Fall wedding has proven challenging. But there’s one thing that was clear very early on to Charlene – her three Bridesmaids. I was invited to be her Maid of Honor (woo hoo!). Her other good friend, the person who would buy bridal magazines, cruise wedding shows, and browse wedding websites long long before the buy cocktail dresses engagement – Patricia – was a Bridesmaid. And Jennifer – a close cousin, who despite a 12 inch height difference insisted that Charlene try on her 10 year old wedding dress – was another Bridesmaid. (We have the pictures to prove it). I read about this contest at the end of December, and we went to work on the submission.
We had so much fun finding accessories to “Re-Wear” these bridesmaid cheap cocktail dresses dresses that we couldn’t do just one. In the end, we created a Re-Wear Inspiration Board based on the styles of each bridesmaid. Not only will you get to know us a little better, but the three boards truly represents how each dress would fit into our lifestyles.
Last week, I answered a significantly discussed question about the best way to get a non-committal guy to commit. We had a few comments from readers, but, to be honest, nothing really set off the googling frenzy quite the way the suggestion from Etiquettely formal cocktail dresses Correct about Engagement Chicken.
Obviously, we hadn’t heard of this phenomenon (otherwise, I would have saved a lot of breath and not gone into my theories of trickery and cunning wiles that I so went on and on about last week) that Glamour Magazine started back in ’04. If you haven’t been under a rock like us, here goes: According to legend, women who prepare this chicken are nearly immediately (within one month) met with engagement and, tons of Commitment. According to one recipient it "was the kind of meal a wife would make" The recipe was printed in January of ’04 and supposedly, by June of ’05, 21 women had been proposed to because of the chicken. I’m assuming those women for whom the chicken didn’t work simply don’t come forward, so I don’t know what the rate of conversion is for chicken service into Rock distribution/wedding vows. But, it seems to work and it’s probably better than all that running around I had you doing….
I’m not afraid to admit when I’m crazy sounding. Besides, by all accounts, shop cocktail dresses at the very least, it produces a very moist and tasty bird, so you have a nice meal together. Then again, if it were me, from the moment he tasted the chicken, I would start acting all weird and be like "How are you feeling?" "Do I seem different to you?" The next day: "Didn’t you love that chicken?" Then the next 3 weeks would be like a bad sitcom episode where I keep waiting for the "Surprise" and getting all excited and watery eyed every time he puts his hand in his pocket…..
My question is, can you messenger these things? Like if you wanted immediate results right now, could this be sent to someone as a lunch, let’s say…..Or maybe in a care buy cocktail dresses package overseas? Or maybe part of the whole things is the experience of serving the one you love a hot, roasty meal :-)
So, we can't deny the widespread obsession with Facebook and Twitter, but I never although that the obsession of social networking web sites such as Facebook and Twitter may well surprisingly pose a threat to one's wedding! A lot of guests may unknowingly announce a person else's engagement on Facebook (ouch!), or even dish out how hideous the bride's dress is buy cocktail dresses (double-ouch!) with no thinking twice. This may possibly make brides feel very frustrated and over-exposed.?
Not to mention the reality that pics of the large day hit the details superhighway ahead of you even cut your cake! Status updates from the pews, lately added pictures a second soon after your first dance. I too was a victim… For brides who do not wish for their wedding to be on everyone’s wall and newsfeed, the editors at WeddingChannel.com have created a "Top Five Digital Wedding Guest Don'ts". So if you too feel that this is getting out of hand, post this guest guide to your Facebook page, Tweet the heck out of this poignant 411, send a mass e-mail (hate those btw), do what you gotta do. “DON’T GIVE A WEDDING DAY PLAY-BY-PLAY. “Just checked into John and Jane’s wedding.” “Bride walking down the aisle now.” It may possibly be hard to resist, but sharing minute-by-minute details about an individual else’s wedding on Facebook, Twitter or foursquare is not okay. Let the bride check-in to her own wedding if she wants. And when it comes to the engagement — make sure you ask the bride whether the happy news is public yet — she might’ve only told a few friends so far and probably won’t appreciate you sharing her engagement news on Facebook instead of her. DON’T BE THE PAPARAZZI. Just because you post what you eat every day on Flickr, doesn’t mean the bride wants her bachelorette party, bridal shower and wedding seen by the world.
According to a WeddingChannel.com poll, 40% of brides said posting pictures online with out permission or even a heads-up was their biggest digital wedding gripe. So ask before posting wedding-related pictures and videos, and don’t even think about posting unflattering wedding pictures and risque bachelorette party videos. DON’T RSVP VIA TWEET. Unless the bride said cheap cocktail dresses “RSVP on Twitter,” chances are she wants you to RSVP via mail. Not to mention, posting on your friend’s Facebook wall might trigger drama. Who knows who the bride didn’t invite! DON’T COMPLAIN ONLINE. Bride’s being a bridezilla? Hate your bridesmaid dress?
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t post it online-because chances are it will spread like viral fire, and you don’t want the bride to find out. Or do you? DON’T FORGET THE GIFT. In this digital age, it doesn’t take that much effort to go online and buy a gift-especially when you can easily find a couple’s registry just by entering the bride’s name on WeddingChannel.com.” discount cocktail dresses (nice plug) I implore you… use the power of the internet and phenomenon of social networking for good, not evil. xx Salome
Delightful Damask Details
The Q: "We would really like to have a destination wedding. Are there any special factors that we should consider before we commit?" The A: When contemplating a destination wedding, things to consider are the relative mobility of your important guests and cost implications for your guests.If your family and friends are young and mobile: meaning able to freely and discount cocktail dresses comfortably travel by airplane or train, then it's a fantastic way to really enjoy those closest to you in a relaxed vacation setting.
However, should you find that your favorite Aunties are too feeble to travel, you might want to weigh the importance of your setting vs. having all your family and friends around you? The other factor is cost to your guests. Destination weddings are generally more expensive for guests than a standard local wedding. They involve flights, several nights at a hotel and wedding gifts. The association costs may be too great and some invited guests may opt to not attend. You should consider the cost to your most special guests prior to "pulling the trigger" on booking a destination wedding OR a particular hotel. If your sister, for instance, has several children, it might be an extraordinary expense for her family to pay for this trip. Ultimately, destination weddings have become so popular because formal cocktail dresses they are fantastic fun for everyone involved. It's just important that your "VIP" guests can be involved if it's a destination wedding.
Color Palette Quandry
The Q: "The wedding dress I bought is a blush-colored full skirt and ivory lace top. Bridesmaids dresses are Thyme (kind of a deep, spruce green) color by Melissa Sweet, and I am struggling to pull these colors together. My wedding is in mid-September outside at my parents’ cheap cocktail dresses home, and my mother loves fall colors and is wanting to incorporate golds, reds, oranges, etc.
I don’t think those will go well with my dress, but don’t have a great alternative. We also don’t know if my fiancee and his groomsmen should wear khaki or black suits. Help…I think it can be a gorgeous event, but I’m confused about how to bring it all together. Thanks! I attached an inspiration board with ideas I have had…the dress in the middle is mine. I really appreciate you reading this!" The A: Thank you for sending this! And your inspiration board is beautiful! As a matter of fact, I’m going to provide answers that are all on your own board already! I agree that your mother’s classic fall palette isn’t QUITE right, but I think that there are variations of that that will work really nicely. First, I think rather than the RUST colors of fall, particularly in mid-september- think of the ROSE colors of fall- they are already here on your board- you have GOLDs, you also have mauves and lavenders. I think that Golds and coppers with hints of rose and lavender and IVORY would be really smashing with this. I think that bouquet on your board with the bits of lilac up on top is PERFECTION- discount cocktail dresses think about a pale lilac rose, rose colored callas or even lavender vanda orchids with ivory lisianthus and garden roses and gumleaf accents for the green.
If you wanted to stick to lily of the valley for your and your beaux, the girls could carry a gorgeous mix of flowers to offset the green. On your board, You showcase golden ivories and these great copper accents on that menu card, and I think that bringing in some metallics in your stationary could be a great way to bring in some fall. I think you should definitely go with the Khaki suits, because formal cocktail dresses mid-september is much more fall than winter and consider an ivory shirt with a green tie like the bridesmaids’ gowns with boutonnieres that have just a hint of lilac! I hope that that helps!
CECI for Everybody!
I’m terribly excited (and not just because of the Martha Stewart Show taping, which I will write more about later) to share with you some of the designs from CECI’s new White Label Collection. For those of you who stalk wedding style, you’ll be familiar with Ceci’s custom invitations which have been featured in countless, countless magazines. Gorgeous, but custom isn’t always for everyone. shop cocktail dresses So I was delighted to hear that Lisa Hoffman, the founder and designer there, has launched a line of ready to order invitations and accessories for all kinds of brides: the Destination Bride, Ornate (or Vintage) Bride, Botanical Bride and the Classic Bride.
There are more than 30 looks in the line, but for now, Cara and Bill decided to kick off their holiday weekend having a bang and hosted their intimate wedding for 80 guests on the Thursday just before the Memorial Day holiday.? This lovely couple chose the gorgeous St. Ignatius Loyola church for their ceremony. In conventional Filipino custom, their procession included their sponsors as well as the ceremony celebrated the customs of the laso along with the mantailla.? After the buy cocktail dresses ceremony, Cara and Bill chartered a double decker tour bus (loaded with snacks) to give their guests a tour of New York and lead them down to their reception at Battery Gardens.?
The reception itself was an awesome event filled with dancing, dancing and even a dance off!? The bride and groom every serendaded every single other having a song, creating for a gorgeous and memorable celebration.? The bride and groom loaded up their candy bar with cheap cocktail dresses conventional Filipino snacks.? Constantly a Bridesmaid had such a great time helping this thoughtful couple make their amazing day occur.
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