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Friday, January 14, 2011

Brides & Bags

Overnight Gift Bags are a great way to say thank you to your out of town guests that are making a little extra effort to make your wedding day. It's a nice little surprise for them when they check in and more recently, most guests are almost anticipating what the goodie bags will have.

The Bridal Babe is now offering Overnight Gift Bags for sale. Regionally influenced bags are also available and can be discussed during the initial consultation. Email me to get started!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweet Endings

For all of my New Jersey and Philadelphia Brides, I just came across a great vendor in this area. It follow the latest trends in Candy Bars for Weddings. She puts a glamorous look into what is a very popular item at weddings.

Check it:
Couture Candy Buffets

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Own Personal Honeymoon

Hello Bridal Babes!

I've been on a slight "Honeymoon" with my blog and I apologize. Life can certainly keep you busy!

Honeymoon registries have risen in popularity. Many couples are getting married later in life and/or have lived with each other so long that they have accumulated many items they would normally register for in a traditional registry. Honeymoon Registries can help with the expense of airfare, hotel rooms, and experiences. Experiences can incluse a variety of things from couples massages, beach side dinner, tickets to shows, deep sea fishing, and cliff diving. The possibilities are endless.

One Hotel Chain has capitalized on the trend and has developed their own wedding registry for couples staying at their brands, Marriott. Marriott also offers flexibility with their registry. When you purchase a gift for the couple, they actually get a credit towards that gift and if they decide they don’t want the couples massage, they can use the credit towards any of the other available items.

Some countries are even developing their own registries to increase tourism. Aruba is one of those and having spent some time in Aruba, I highly recommend you check it out.

Below is a link of some great Honeymoon registries, be careful however, some registries charge a fee and/or take a percentage of the cash value of the gifts. Do your research and make sure the registry is right for you.

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Bling" in the New Year

Are you a New Years Eve Wedding?

Many brides get caught up in the champagne and confetti for their New Years Eve weddings. Why not try something different with a little play on words.

"Bling" in the New Year makes for a great little saying and theme to use for your NYE Wedding. It's a great phrase to put on customize napkins, coasters or save the dates.

Of Course, when I think Bling,I think Diamonds and Swarovski Crystal and lots of them. You can get a Diamond Ice Carving or better yet, a luge (a luge is an Ice Carving that has a hole drilled thru it to pour a mixed drinks or alcohol - it's supposed to chill it on it's way down, mostly it's for show and fun). Who wouldn't want to drink of out a huge Diamond!

You can also incorporate the theme with your favors. Some suggestions: Key Rings, Ring Cork topper or Ring Paper weights.. All can be found on Beau Coup

Finally, you can add diamond glitter around the base of your centerpieces or in the vases themselves. Use Swarovski everywhere, Cake Jewelry, Hanging off your centerpieces, Toasting Glasses, on the Bride, etc.

I'm not one to have too much theme in a wedding, however, when it comes to New Years Eve,Diamonds and Swarovski, I say Bling It On!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Winey Wild Women!

This past weekend the New Jersey Garden State Wine Growers Association had a Wine Tasting Festival outdoors in a beautiful vineyard. It had over 20 different vineyards from the Garden State representing their wines and offering tastings of all their brands. For $20 per person, you can taste all the wines you want and even mix some to create your on concoction. I went with three of my best girlfriends and it was an incredibly good time. While we were there we saw a bachelorette party and I thought, what a great idea if you appreciate wine, but don’t like the club scene. These girls were having a great time and the bride was getting so much attention from all types of people congratulating her, taking photos, toasting to her. It was such a great idea I had to share it with my Bridal Babes!

The association holds a few of these each year. Visit their website to see dates and locations.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Casting Call

For those who dare to put your love life on air for the chance to have a dream wedding. VH1 is casting for a new Competition Wedding TV Show "Wedding Wars". Couples will compete in a variety of different challenges to win their dream wedding.

Good Luck! I'll be watching.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cupcake Swirl

I came across this fabulous shop on the internet. It’s all about being sweet, chic, and unique.

Cupcake are the biggest rage right now with weddings. Instead of doing a traditional tiered cake, cupcake “cakes” are in. Many brides decide on different flavors and decorations to add character and depth. The top, however, is usually still a 6-9 inch cake (to save for your 1 year anniversary).

Cupcake Swirl offers cupcake kits for bridal showers which I absolutely love. Each kit decorates 24 cupcakes. This is a great store to forward on to your maid of honor. Your bridesmaids can have a cupcake making party (really, who can mess up cupcakes). These will make your shower incredibly adorable and your guests will simply freak out over how cute of an idea it is without the big expense of a bridal shower cake.

You have to check out their aprons – Love them! They would make a great gift for a Bride to Be! Have her looking sexy in the kitchen while she whips up some deliciousness for her man.

Happy Baking!