Say I DO in Fan Style

Say I DO in Fan Style

Seattle Seahawks Themed Wedding (or Better Yet, Rehearsal Dinner)

It is Joe & Adam’s favorite time of year – football season! And as they, or more likely their fiancees, are finishing up plans for their upcoming nuptials, it is not too late to add a few personal touches to the festivities. There is absolutely no reason why you cannot say I DO in fan style, so long as you own it!  Personally, we would make the rehearsal dinner an all Seahawks (or your favorite team) kind of night and then have the groom and all the groomsmen wear Seahawks bow ties with their wedding tuxedos (Be sure to check out Men’s Formal Wedding Attire >> To Rent or To Own? The best argument for investing in your own tuxedo!) Continue Reading →

Pretty Pashminas >> Beyond the Perfect Bridesmaid Present!

Pretty Pashminas >> Beyond the Perfect Bridesmaid Present

We were just perusing Dessy, one of our favorite bridal sites, to see if they might have anything special for the holiday season  and stumbled upon these pretty pashminas. Wrap the special gals in your life in luxury! Pashmina shawls are elegant for evening or formal wear, and stylish for casual wear too. Wrap a pashmina stole around bare shoulders for a touch of late-evening warmth, or tie around your neck for casual panache. They not only make perfect bridesmaid gifts but they are lovely holiday gifts, birthday gifts and any time gifts. In addition to weddings, think holiday party attire, New Year’s party dress accessories, gala formal wear, and special occasion celebrations of all kinds. We think every well-dressed gal should own at least one, and preferably multiple, pretty pashminas. And at just $28.00 they will not blow your budget but still look very expensive. Continue Reading →

Affordable Plus Size Wedding Gowns with Quick Delivery

Affordable Plus Size Wedding Gowns with Quick Delivery

If you are in the market for a wedding gown, you already know how quickly wedding dress shopping can get completely out of hand. As much as we love celebrations of all kinds, we are also firm believers that no one, no matter the celebration – yes, that even means weddings – should go into debt for a party.  Please, please stick to your budget. And yes, there are dresses in any size, including plus size, that are perfectly beautiful and cost under $500.00 The truth is you can get stunning plus size wedding gowns delivered to your door in less than 3 weeks, for as low as $50.00.  Yes, you did read that correctly! In fact, House of Brides is even offering a beautiful Alfred Angelo plus size strapless gown ( in sizes 22, 24, & 26) for $49.95 and guaranteed to ship within 7 days. Continue Reading →

The Classic Tuxedo – Men’s Formal Wedding Attire | To Rent or To Own?

Classic Tuxedo  dessy-tuxedo

The Classic Tuxedo – Men’s Formal Wedding Attire

The best argument for investing in your own tuxedo!

After hours spent scoping out every tuxedo on the market, I finally chose a designer tuxedo I thought would be perfect for our wedding. I immediately called my husband to have him pass on the details to his dad (his best man), his brothers, and the other groomsmen. In my very own bridezilla moment I completely lost it when my now husband called and said that my tux choice was a “no go” – he informed me that his dad explained that the men in his family do not get married in a rented tuxedo.

At the time, I thought the response was “uppity” and did not see the need for my husband or his groomsmen to own their own tuxes. 30 years later, as my husband dons his wedding tux for the hundredth time, I must admit I was wrong.  Every single time he puts on that very same tuxedo he wore to our wedding it brings me back to that very special day and reminds me of just how much I loved him that day and every day since. Continue Reading →

Perfect Flower Girl Gifts!

Perfect Flower Girl Gifts

Perfect Flower Girl Gifts

Are you a bride or groom looking for the perfect gift to give your flower girls as a memento of your wedding? We stumbled upon these adorable matching flower girl and doll dresses from Dessy. Most of the flower girl dresses come in a variety of colors as do their doll counter-parts. The doll dresses fit 18′ dolls like American Girl Dolls, Our Generation Dolls, and Madame Alexander Dolls. Not only will your flower girl love, love, love the gift, the photos will be absolutely precious. These doll dresses truly are the perfect flower girl gifts ! Continue Reading →

After Six Classic Tuxedo Now 25% OFF

Classic TuxedoWe just received word from Dessy that from now until October 15th they are offering 25% off their After Six classic  two-button notch tuxedo.  This brings the price down from $275.00 to just over $200.00, including shipping.  Even without this amazing sale we already wax and waned about the importance and value of tux ownership

The details:

  • Made from Italian designed super fine Merino wool.
  • Interior piping designed with the After Six signature ‘Bow-tie & Hourglass 1903’ print.
  • Plain front pants are shipped with unfinished hems. Sizes 38 to 52, Regular, Short and Long.
  • Jacket and pants can be ordered separately making for easy fit and alteration.
  • Returns and exchanges on this item accepted within 30 days of purchase (no alterations, please.)
Use coupon code GTUX1015 at checkout for 25% off through October 15, 2012..

Additionally, Dessy is offering 15% off on After Six’s formal accessories including tuxedo shirts, ties, vests, pocket squares, cufflinks, and even flip flops and flasks. Use code GACC1015(The fine print – orders must exceed $50.00)

If you are in the throes of wedding planning or hosting or attending a formal occasion anytime in the next year or so (think ahead to holidays parties, proms, and fundraisers!), now really is the time to buy.  Take full advantage of this sale. Remember shipping is free, too!

Party Hearty!