Thursday, December 24, 2009

Please No Pictures!!

You may have been in a Bridal Boutique and seen a sign stating no cameras.  I know this can leave you puzzled as you stand there asking yourself why not?  It makes common sense to be able to try own wedding gowns, and take pictures to either show someone who was not bale to attend and you value their opinion, to be able to do a comparison of yourself in other dresses but having pictures side by side, having it to show your florist, hairdresser, or make-up artist. all of these reasons and more are valid and sincere reasons.  The reason for no cameras is to avoid copyright issues. You may tryon this fabolus designer gown that cost, $5,000 and can take a picture of that same gown to a talented and gifted seamstress, who can re-create the gown for almost 75% less. Where is the first place a bride usually see the gown of her dreams?...... "In a magazine" which is a picture (Duh) and the magazine pictures have more of a close-up, detailed, different angle, perfect lighting of the gown, than you ever would have taken with your Kodak. If you wanted to have the dress recreated, and nI am not promoting this.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wedding Planner or Wedding Director? (what's the difference)

There is a big difference between a Wedding Director and a Wedding Planner. A Wedding Director is usually the church lady (smile), a close friend or a family member who orchestrates your wedding rehearsal and ceremony only. Some churches will allow you to use only their Director for your ceremony. The Director key job is to make sure that everyone knows when and how to walk down the aisle, nothing more and nothing less. It is not a very hard task and this is why a lot of people, or so quick to raise their hands and say that they are a Wedding Planner, when in reality they are not! A Wedding Planner does the job of a Director and a lot more. A Wedding Planner is there at the very begining of the entire process. A Planner key jobs are being creative, providing you with vendors, decorating ideas and suggestions, knowledge of the wedding lingo and trends, relieve you of stress, spearheading meetings and events, keeping you on budget, problem solving, being dependable, and just putting your dreams into a reality.

A Wedding Director will usually cost you nothing, because it's a friend or family member, a Wedding Planner will cost you a fee, but you know what they say "you pay for what you get" so if you pay nothing you just might get nothing!  Hopefully this information should help guide you in the right direction.
Savonia R. Adams (Wedding Planner)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oh My Wal-Mart!!!

I just thought I would share this with you, so just in case you find yourself on a rainy, boring, cold, night as myself on many occasion and tonight being one of you don't have to go to your local Wal-Mart anymore to be amused, shocked and gasping for air, by some of the weird, wild, obscence things that you see people, wearing, saying or even doing inside of your local Wal-Mart. Now you can just sit back and realax in the comfort of your own home and watch these folks online at I am going to start upoading my own Hot Mess that I have witnessed in Wal-Mart. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Top of Wedding Cake!

The questions is do you serve it to your guest, or keep it for your first anniversary? Preserving your top layer for your first anniversary is a deep rooted tradition, and is considered as good luck, this tradition will continue until the end of time. Some couples now are opting for serving their top layer of the wedding cake to their guest, or at the next day farewell brunc, and just order a fresh relica from the same cake decorater for their first anniverary. If you do decide to keep the top layer, here is how you preserve it to make sure that it stays fresh, and just as tasty as the day it was baked...
Ask a responsible person to take the top layer home, who will be able to complete these task immediately.  First the layer should be placed into the freezer immediately to harden the icing for one to two hours, then the cake should be frozen. The cake should then be loosely wrapped in plastic several times and then wrapped in aluminum foil, if you like you can place it into a cake box, but then wrap even the box in plastic, or just wrap the outside of the aluminum foil again in plastic. This protection will preserve the taste and texture of the cake. **never keep the cake in a frost-free freezer, because the constant defrosting will draw the moisture out of the cake. A deep freezer is the best. If you are moving within the year, leave the cake with a family member or friends freezer after the wedding to avoid moving the cake before your anniversary.
When you are prepared to eat your cake on your anniversary, remove the cake from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator for 48 hours, then place at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. Your cake will be as beautiful (and tasty) as the day of your wedding!

Christmas Humor

Don't know if any of you got a chance to see the man who decorated his house for Christmas along with a sense of humor, in which cause so much of an uproar that the police made him remove it. In the picture he had a "dummy" hanging from the second story of his house, as if he fell off the ladder with Christmas lights hanging, and the ladder lying in the bushes, in which people thought someone was in need of help, here is the man statement....
"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. But two things made me take it down. First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as people almost wrecked when they drove by.
Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard."

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party

Bridal Shower is a party where you invite female friends, grandma and other family (that are invited to the wedding) to an afternoon party, sometimes it has a unique theme, like a monogram shower in which guest bring items with the couple's monogram, a tea party that all the ladies show off their best hats and white gloves, "what's for dinner" theme in which guest bring their favorite recipes for a meal and the ingredients in a gift basket, and the list goes on. Normally the bridesmaids and possibly the mother of the bride and or the mother of the groom pays for the shower. This event is rated PG

A Bachelorette Party is where you invite female friends and family out to a wild evening of  fun , drinking, games, bar hopping, naughty gag gifts and oh yes strippers!! Normally you don't invite your Grandma or Mom, although I've seen both of them attend. Everyone usually pays for themselves and chip in for the stripper at a bachelortette party, although the bride really shouldn't have to buy her own drinks or anything! This event is rated XXX

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Color Combo for December

My color combo pick for this month is yellow, and purple. Both colors seperate has a diffrent meaning in my eyes. Of course yellow express, happy, joyful, carefree, fun and free spirit. The purple execute the boldnees of royal elegance, and more so an auora of mystery. When these two combined together they fuse into a firm sense of calmness, as a combo the purple stands firm and bold, and which it then brings peaceful calmness to the yellow.