Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Naughty Cookies

Ok, yes, you have to purchase this cookie cutter from a German Website (where you can't read a damn thing), but how perfect would this be for some homemade bachelorette party treats?

If you want to go a bit more naughty, or if english is your first language, you can also check these puppies out.

Happy Baking!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Done, done & done: Nick & Jessica

FIN-UH-LY. From Us Magazine:

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, the couple, has jointly announced an official separation. 'After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways,' the couple tells Us in an exclusive joint statement. 'This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other. We hope that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.'

Can I see the hands of all of those out there who are surprised? No? Didn't think so.

Happy Turkey day bridalicious babes :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

All tied up with a bow

Thank you notes got you down? Difficulty keeping track of your registry? I can't think of a bride I know who wouldn't love (with a capital "L)"

Though this site was seemingly designed with holidays like Christmas/Chanukah in mind, its a dream come true for us brides-to-be. After setting up your free account, you can begin tracking every toaster, Nambe bowl or picture frame that comes across your path. There is a section where you can keep gift ideas for others (hello bridal party), track gifts you've received (with a handy little check box to keep track of whether or not you've been slackin' in the thank you card department), keep a wishlist and even a section to track returns.

In summary, Gift Box rox big time.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Just do it

For all of the other brides out there (like me!) who are trying to get their fat asses into shape for their weddings, I found a fab site to help you track your runs/walks (crawls?) called Map My Run.

This puppy is powered by Google's new pedometer tool, but for some reason it was easier for me to use.

I was thrilled to find out that my little morning walk with my friend Liz is almost 5 miles there and back. Hollah!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Bed, Bath and waaay Beyond

The decision about where to register is a pretty agonizing one. Everyone has their own story, theory or formula and only you know what's best for you. Recently, I've been hearing that a lot of brides love the Bed, Bath & Beyond registry. Though I did not end up going to the triple B, I was quite shocked to discover that they actually have a pretty fantastic ideas & advice section on their website with all sorts of interesting/helpful articles on virtually every aspect of wedding planning.

They have sections with articles for the couple, the wedding party and even for guests. I think my fave might be this article on how to be a good guest.

Needless to say they left off the following:
* Do not get drunk and make an ass of yourself flirting with the bride's underage sister
* Do not break dance
* Do not utter the following words to either the bride or groom: "it's all downhill from here;" OR "I hope you have a pre-nup!"
* Do not attempt to perform with the band or "take over" for the DJ
* Do not dip your tongue directly into the chocolate fountain

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Rock the rhinestones

Now that you've got the bling on your finger all taken care of, you need some matching bling for your flipflops. Rhinestone Roxy has the cutsiest, most fab and adorable personalized flip flops, hats, visors--you name it. You can come up with your own sayings, use your bridesmaids names, or even your own. These make super cute gifts, and let's face it, those Manaolos look really hot, but after a 30 minute ceremony, the buffet dive at the cocktail hour and your spotlight first dance, your feet aren't going to be feeling so hot. I'm definitely going to be getting a pair of these bad boys to slip on so I can get jiggy all through the night!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Paper Bride rocks the hizzouse

This isn't the sort of "big pimpin'" that Jay-Z raps about, but its pimpin' nonetheless.

Though I am now, indeed, finally a bride-to-be myself (May 28, 2006, hollah!), I also happen to have a pretty snazzy bridalicious biz of my own called Paper Bride. Paper Bride is a line of sassy, chic wedding stationery for the hippest future brides. We have cards to send to your new mother-in-law, bridezilla apologies, save-the-date postcards and thank yous for everyone from mom and dad to the caterer.

Our boxes are really pretty, our cards are really funny, and well...If you like my blog, I promise you'll love the cards. You should check them out. Really, buy some. Buy lots. Buy em all!

Say Cheese

Photobooths at weddings are totally trendy right now. I do love to be original, *but* I also happen to love McDonalds, Justin Timberlake, Target and Desperate Housewives, so how original can I possibly be?

I think this is a fab spin on the traditional guest book and would be so much fun for all of your friends and family to partake in. If I were to have one (and let's be honest, likely there won't be an extra $3k to spend on this, so we're talking fantasyland now), I would make sure that a duplicate strip comes out with each photo session. This way one can be glued into your guest book and one can go home with the guests.

You could even get some pretty paper and make some cool cards that peeps could use to take home their pics in.

Ok, now I really want a photobooth. This sounds like fun!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Another F*%$&ing Wedding

Don't get me wrong, I get that a wedding is a really big deal. I mean, it will be for me and it will be for Mr. Bridalicious. I'm not *totally* sold on the fact that its going to be the best day of our life. I mean, I think it will be one of the best days of our life, but I plan to have a whole hell of a lot of other amazing days and I would hate to think that at 32, its all downhill from here.

I guess my point is, I like when people have a sense of humor about the (sometimes) silliness that has now become inherent in wedding planning and the wedding industry. Charles Star and Carrie McLaren are certainly two of those peeps.

Their blog, Another Fucking Wedding puts a seriously funny spin on trying to plan a wedding in New York on a budget (I can relate to this daunting task wholeheartedly. In fact, we failed and now we're having our wedding here).

Hollah to Charles & Carrie!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Are you a DIY bride?

Without going over the top, I definitely want to include some fun do-it-yourself (myself?) projects into our wedding planning. I want to be careful not to bite off more than I can chew (i.e. I'm not having visions of me sitting on the floor on the morning of my wedding de-thorning 500 stems of roses), but I think there are some great ideas out there in terms of creative favors, packaging or just some little personal touches that can be incorporated.

DIY Bride is a pretty excellent place to start if you are thinking of braving almost any wedding task on your own. They recently just got the site up and running again, so there aren't scads of projects yet, but it seems like a great resource that is only going to get better.

Something I read about recently and thought was so beautiful is the idea of writing a personal note to everyone at your wedding--either to include with the favors or on placecards. I guess this will be easier said than done for some of you brides with gargantuan guest lists, but ours in fairly manageable. I just think its such a special day and love the idea of each guest knowing how excited we'll be to have them there. Is that too velveeta of me?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Cheap Votives

Make up is great, girdles are fine, but there is nothing that makes me look more beautiful than plain ole candlelight.

Candles create a feeling of warmth and intimacy that, in my humble bridalicious opinion, really can't be beat. And what more could you want at a wedding? Loads of candles *really* make a statement. The snag is, they can be pricey.

We've searched far and we've searched wide and it seems like the best deal to be found on the net is at Cudge.

I'm not real clear on what "cudge" means, but for $34.77 for 72 white votive candles and glass holders, I don't really give a rat's ass. They also have some other very inexpensive favor packaging options.

Cudge rocks!