After I Do
|Liana is a fellow Trinity grad,
so I had to give her a plug! Register with this service to
have your guests give you different parts of your honeymoon
instead of toasters and crystal vases. Gifts are broken down
into airfare and hotel, breakfast in bed, scuba diving, etc.
|Want to do a butterfly release
at your wedding? These guys will hook you up! Pricing starts
at $65 per dozen for some that look a little like moths, and
shipping starts at $39.
|As of 11/04, their website,
www.memoriesinminiature.net, was not working. This company
custom-creates miniature dolls of you in your wedding dress.
A little scary, but interesting, nonetheless.
Angels in Flight
Always dreamed of a
dove release at your wedding? Well Angels in Flight may be
your answer! Get 2 doves in a decorated display cage for
$175, 2 doves released from a white heart-shaped basket or
by hand for $200, or go all out and get 6 doves released
from a wicker basket or chest for $250. Good website with
Appetizers to Go
|So you're catering your own
reception and the Sam's Club appetizers weren't looking too
appetizing. Why not try Appetizers to Go? Figure about 7
appetizers per guest and go from there. Choose from yummy
selections like coconut shrimp, chicken teriyaki satay, brie
with honey mustard, or even dessert items like mini baklava
or cream cheese chocolate puffs.
Balloons by Design
|Jennifer Wise is a certified
balloon artist and has completed a comprehensive
certification program. No pricing on the website, but lot of
photos for inspiration.
|Arrive at your wedding or
reception in style in a horse-drawn carriage. Their website
doesn't list pricing information, but at least they have a
|This book was my bridal bible
when I was planning my wedding. Now in it's 6th edition, the
authors go through every aspect of your wedding and tell you
how to not get ripped off. For $14.95 this book is a steal.
The same authors are also touting a new book called
Cyberbride that deals with online wedding planning. You
can order that book for $12.95 from the website. Or get both
books for $24.95.
|This is a very cool idea - have
your wedding dress made into a quilt after the wedding!
Prices start at $1500 and include shipping with insurance,
dry cleaning or restoration of the gown, 300 thread count
fabric as the backing, and a custom box made of acid-free
material. Over 150 hrs of work go into each quilt. They also
accept installment payments over 12 months.
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