Many of us are more budget-conscious these days, so thought I’d pass this along. Each day the wedding and party supply site Shindigz runs a different rock-bottom deal from their stock. Today, it’s 59% off 12-packs of white votive candles (great for DIY centerpieces). Check the Party Deal of the Day each day for different savings. And don’t forget to check out the Wedding Supplies and Favors section, where MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com customers save 10% by clicking this link and entering SZCJC9 in promo code box on first page of checkout (Good through end of 2009).
If you are like many newly engaged people, your thoughts about wedding planning can be summed up in one word: clueless. You may have feelings about specific aspects of your wedding, but detailed wedding ideas are probably few. After deciding on the date and dreaming over a few wedding dresses, you will want to decide what type of wedding you want. There is, of course, the traditional formal wedding (held in the evening, with flowing gown, long bridesmaid dresses, and tuxedo-ed groomsmen). Or the less formal one (in a church, daytime, shorter gowns, suits for the guys). But for the […]
If you are looking to add a food-related twist to your wedding reception, consider finger food presentation. Go beyond plattered, tooth-picked tidbits. Bryan Young (owner of Bryan Young Catering Plus in Richmond Heights, Missouri), suggests serving hors d’oeuvres in barware (such as martini and shot glasses), on bamboo picks, or with edible spoons. Passed drinks are also a trend. Some couples serve a currently popular martini — such as appletinis, pomogranate, or other flavored varieties. Others match drinks to the culinary theme.
Since the wedding is on Valentine’s Day AND a Saturday (February 14, 2009), venues will book up fast. So, we spent some time during the Christmas hub-bub getting a handle on reception venues. From the start we wanted to avoid downtown St. Louis, for a couple of reasons. First, many guests will not be familiar with city driving. Second — and most critical — the next phase of the Highway 40 (excuse me…Interstate 64) shutdown begins the month before. The highway will be closed from the I-70 innerbelt to downtown. This combination sounds like a string of disasters waiting to […]