Wedding-planning hours can really add up

Posted by admin | 30/04/12 | Tagged Wedding Planning

Wedding-planning hours can really add up
News from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

According to Brides Magazine, the average bride-to-be spends 30 hours per week planning her wedding. Could it be true?

I spend at least an hour per day checking my inbox. I receive daily emails from theknot.com, weddingchannel.com, davidsbridal.com and other wedding professionals.

As intended, these emails often lead me to websites. Like when theknot.com created cocktail napkins with mine and my beloved’s names. And they are in our wedding colors. And they feature a feather motif! Click.

As a social media maven, I like to share ideas on my Pinterest wedding board, Facebook or Twitter. I discover other people with the same interests as me and start following their wedding ideas. I frequent The Ruffled Blog (ruffledblog.com), which provides inspiration for brides who want a vintage or romantic flair.

Follow! Like! Repin! Retweet! The cycle continues.

Then, I might wander over to Etsy. Of course, I should probably not waste my 30 hours dreaming and tweeting. I also need to schedule appointments with the florist or venue or arrange a tasting at our venue (Ridgemont Country Club) etc. If all this time spent dreaming about our special day means 30 hours, so be it.

— Michelle Inclema blogs for herRochester.com.

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Cruise Planners Adds Destination Weddings to Portfolio
News from Travel Agent:

April 29, 2012 By: News Wire Travel Agent


New marketing opportunities for agents are among the goals of Cruise Planners/American Express who reports it has joined forces with Imagine Weddings and Events, an international full-service wedding and event company, to create Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners. The deal will offer a complete wedding planning service for shore side ceremonies and celebrations in ports of call around the globe. 

Destination Weddings by Cruise Planners is part of the Cruisitude Revolution, Cruise Planners’ campaign to provide its advisors with innovative tools, award-winning relationships and third party partnerships that foster positive business opportunities, Cruise Planners says.

Noting the approach of the  wedding season upon us Cruise Planners/American Express Co-founder and CEO Michelle Fee said: “Our Cruisitude Revolution is in full swing and this is a major step in the right direction for Cruise Planners because it allows our advisors to reach a completely new market and earn commissions for the wedding package, somethi…………… continues on Travel Agent

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Downtown ‘Fashion Week’ includes wedding gowns and stories
News from Longview Daily News:

Walk down Commerce this month, and take a walk down an aisle packed with memories, too.

More than a dozen shop owners will display their own wedding outfits and several belonging to friends. They’ll also share stories of life’s most special dress-up day.

Here a few tales to entice you to see the actual gowns — and perhaps remember your own.

Screen Print Northwest owner Jillene Holter will display her wedding dress during the “Walk Down the Aisle Again,” a way for people to see vintage and not-so-vintage wedding wear.

Holter’s 37-year-old gown comes with great memories, but she also wants it to peddle some advice to those who may be thinking of getting married.

“My message to youth is, ‘You don’t have to go in debt to have a wedding,” Holter said. “Take 10 deep breaths, and realize that if one little thing is off, it’s not going to ruin your wedding. You’ve got your whole life ahead of you.”

Her folks were not poor, the business owner said. But they raised five kids on a policeman’s salary, and her father was not one for extravagance.

She and Jim Holter “were 18 and 19. My parents told us, ‘We have $ 500 to give you — what can we do on that budget?’ “

The families brought flowers to the December wedding. At Unity Church in Portland, a friend played the organ. And the dress?

“My mother, Jo…………… continues on Longview Daily News

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Wedding trends inspired by celebrities
News from Providence Eyewitness News:

Updated: Monday, 30 Apr 2012, 9:51 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 30 Apr 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

(WPRI) – Wedding trends for 2012 are greatly influenced by celebrities. Styles like Classic with a Twist, Old Hollywood, Vintage, Sexy but Sophisticated, Mermaid, Lace, Rouching, Sheath, and Fairytale are going to be popular choices for brides this year.

The staff at Party Dress Express dressed some of their models in celebrity inspired gowns, to help brides get a red carpet look for an exceptional value.


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Drew Barrymore “Old Hollywood Glamour”

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Kris Humphries wants to know what happened to $ 325000 wedding gift
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Kris Humphries wants to find out what happened to a $ 325,000 wedding gift that he and Kim Kardashian received for their 72-day marriage.

New Jersey Nets Kris Humphries stands on the court in the first half against the New York Knicks in the 2011 NBA Pre-season at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 21, 2011. The Knicks defeated the Nets 88-82. UPI/John Angelillo

Kim recently made headlines for donating twice the value of her wedding gifts, $ 200,000, to the Dream Foundation instead of returning the presents, and Humphries wants to know why a certain expensive gift was not factored into the donation.

According to RadarOnline, a wealthy Malaysian businessman gave the former couple this extravagant gift while attending their wedding last summer, and Team Humphries plans to find out in trial what became of this asset.

A source close to the former couple spoke with RadarOnline exclusively about the idea of a divorce trial for Humphries and Kardashian, something the reality star turned mogul has apparently been trying to avoid.

“Kris wants a divorce trial so that the truth can finall…………… continues on TheCelebrityCafe.com

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Kris Humphries Wants to Know What Happened to $ 325K Wedding Gift
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Americans are infatuated with celebrity. The 24-hour news cycle has made it possible to stay current on the comings and goings of all of your favorite personalities in magazines, on television and on the internet. And almost nothing gets the public’s attention more fiercely than a celebrity wedding. Brad and Angelina recently announced an engagement, and it’s got the world buzzing. But perhaps even more compelling than those lovely wedding and birth stories are the seedy, bitter divorce proceedings many celebrities go through under the microscope of the public eye. There’s just something about these trainwreck relationships that people simply cannot keep away from. And one of the most recent bitter breakups to unfold on the international media stage was between reality television star Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries. The engagement was celebrated by all, and even spawned a poorly conceived reality television show. Their lavish wedding was attended by an international who’s who of the rich, famous and powerful. All seemed rosy for this larger than life couple, until it came crashing down a mere 72 days later.

The couple divorced practically before the ink was dry on their marriage certificate, and it’s been incredibly contentious ever since. Humphries has accused Kardashian of getting married as part of some publicity stunt for her other endeavors an…………… continues on Business 2 Community

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Wedding-planning hours can really add up

Posted by admin | 30/04/12 | Tagged Wedding Planning

Wedding-planning hours can really add up
News from RocNow:

Michelle Inclema
Living – April 30, 2012 – 5:00am

According to Brides Magazine, the average bride-to-be spends 30 hours per week planning her wedding. Could it be true?

I spend at least an hour per day checking my inbox. I receive daily emails from theknot.com, weddingchannel.com, davidsbridal.com and other wedding professionals.

As intended, these emails often lead me to websites. Like when theknot.com created cocktail napkins with mine and my beloved’s names. And they are in our wedding colors. And they feature a feather motif! Click.

As a social media maven, I like to share ideas on my Pinterest wedding board, Facebook or Twitter. I discover other people with the same interests as me and start following their wedding ideas. I frequent The Ruffled Blog (ruffledblog.com), which provides inspiration for brides who want a vintage or romantic flair.

Follow! Like! Repin! Retweet! The cycle continues.

Then, I might wander over to Etsy. Of course, I should probably not waste my 30 hours dreaming and tweeting. I also need to schedule appointments with the florist or venue or arrange a tasting at our venue (Ridgemont Country Club) etc. If all this time spent dreaming about our special day means 30 hours, so be it.

— Michelle Inclema blogs for herRochester.com.

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Students turning old wedding dresses into infant burial gowns
News from KSLA-TV:

LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) – The Riverside High School Clothing 2 class in Lake City is going far and above your typical sewing class.

 The class is taking old wedding and formal dresses and turning them in to something very special.

Ashley Holt is making burial gowns for premature babies. The class makes them out of donated wedding dresses.

“I have made two a day. I come in here for two periods so I make one a period.” Ashley paused her machine. “We started out all making a dress but we figured out it’s faster if we do it like an assembly line. Some make dresses, some make hats, some make blankets.”

Tracey Haas who teaches the class said a few dresses had been donated by individuals. One coming as far away as Mammoth Spring. Haas said, “Then I got this e-mail.” It was from a man who ran a consignment shop and had a few dresses to donate.

Haas, “He wasn’t having very much luck selling the dresses and asked us if we would like them. I thought he meant 4 or 5 dresses. He brought us 31 wedding gowns.”

Junior Miranda Denton showed me a dress in a gold box. “A lady gave us this dress, it hadn’t hardly been out of it’s box in 50 years.”

Miranda looked at the dresses hanging up in the door way. “People are generous around here. ” she said. “Especially coming from a small town. We all came toget…………… continues on KSLA-TV

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I hate my wedding dress! Should I rethink the whole wedding?
News from Mirror.co.uk:

I literally go between loving and hating it every time I put it on and I’m totally freaking out

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Dear Coleen,

I’m getting married in July and I think I might hate my dress.

I literally go between loving and hating it every time I put it on and I’m totally freaking out.

What if on my wedding day I put it on and hate it?

I bought it months ago and went through all sorts of alterations and fittings to get it right, and now it fits I’m not so sure.

The only problem is, I’ve planned my entire wedding around the dress (which is vintage) – the decor, the music, the bridesmaids’ dresses.

I’ve finally got everything pretty much booked, so I should start being able to relax, but I’m confused.

Should I ditch the dress and get a new one, and rethink the whole wedding, or make do with the one I’ve got and hope I wake up loving it on the day?

Coleen says..

You’re suffering from classic pre-wedding panic! If it wasn’t the dress, it’d be something else. My advice to you would be to put away your dress and don’t try it on again – until your wedding day. The more you try it on, the less special it’ll feel.

I think every…………… continues on Mirror.co.uk

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Kym Marsh ‘puts Jamie Lomas wedding plans on hold’
News from Digital Spy UK:

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has reportedly delayed plans to marry fiancé Jamie Lomas.

Lomas was accused of kissing carer Katie Moores in his hotel suite after a night out, and Marsh is said to be worried that more infidelity claims will emerge.

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The couple had been arranging an intimate wedding followed by a party and were hoping to secure a six-figure magazine deal.

Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor in the ITV1 soap, has told the former Hollyoaks actor that he has “one last chance to save our relationship”, The People reports.

“Kym has chosen to believe Jamie’s story that nothing happened because deep…………… continues on Digital Spy UK

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Tamra Barney, Eddie Judge Wedding Plans Excite RHOC Fans: EXCLUSIVE
News from LALATE:

ORANGE COUNTY (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Tamra Barney’s wedding plans with Eddie Judge are heating up. Tamra Barney is planning a wedding, but may seek a wedding planner’s help, she revealed to news moments ago. Barney who has been battling the flu indicates to news and fans that she is anxious to plan her wedding, but might need help.

On Friday night, Barney told fans that she was “in bed for 4 days of the weirdest flu I have ever had. Achy, weak and now bad stomach cramps.” But when she woke up Saturday morning, she had one thing on her mind. “I woke up today thinking….I need to plan a wedding”.

And while Barney was aching from her flu on Friday, on Saturday she was overwhelmed by wedding plans. “I started searching the net..destination vs. home, wedding dresses, venues, wedding expos….Overwhelming, I need a wedding planner.”

In Orange County, and especially Southern California, Costco is a large part of many families’ daily lives. So Barney recently joked to Bravo that she might get married in Costco. “We often joke that we will get married at Costco.”

Barney reveals that Costco was the backdrop for her engagement ring push. “Eddie and I are big Costco fans and go together once a week. Everyone knows that the jewelry is right when you walk in. F…………… continues on LALATE

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Kim Kardashian Kept $ 400000-$ 500000 In Wedding Gifts, Claims Source
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Has Kim Kardashian actually held on to hundreds of thousands more in wedding gifts than she’s ever acknowledged? That’s what a source privy to info about the nuptials has now told Hollywoodlife.com exclusively.

No wonder Kris Humphries is reportedly demanding a full accounting of all of the couples’ wedding gifts, as part of the pair’s divorce/annulment proceedings.

The source privy to the Kardashian/Humphries wedding info told Hollywoodlife.com exclusively that they believe that the actual value of the wedding gifts which the couple received and Kim kept, was $ 400,000 – $ 500,000.

That means that the wedding gifts could be valued at four to five times what has previously been reported.

Kim apparently estimated the valued the wedding gifts at $ 100,000, but made a donation of $ 200,000 to the Dream, according to TMZ.com.

Kim Kardashian sent out printed cards to her guests, saying that due to the “unfortunate” turn of events, the wedding gifts would be donated to The Dream Foundation charity. In fact TMZ.com published a phot…………… continues on Hollywood Life

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Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood Shares ‘Best Gift Ever’ From Wedding
News from Taste of Country:

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Lady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood wed his new wife Kelli Cashiola in a beautiful ceremony April 14 at a private farm just outside Nashville. The wedding demonstrated the couple’s classy taste and eye for detail. And yet, the gift that really got a response from the new couple doesn’t exactly fall under the umbrella of traditional wedding presents. Traditional or not, though, it scores major points for humor and individuality, not to mention how personalized it is.

While some couples get monogrammed towels or plates with their names scrawled out on them in fancy script, Haywood and his new bride received a set of very personalized bobblehead dolls. The dolls look remarkably like the couple, with Haywood’s doll dressed in a suit and playing the guitar on one knee. Cashiola’s doll is clad in a wedding dress and holding what we think is a cat.

Tweeting his excitement about the co…………… continues on Taste of Country

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Why do engagement rings still matter?

Posted by admin | 27/04/12 | Tagged Uncategorized

Why do engagement rings still matter?
News from Globe and Mail:

From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

The centre of the ring is the size of a giant Chiclet, but less chewable because it is an emerald-cut diamond. More diamonds, long and thin, circle the finger, forming a tiny fence. The engagement ring that Brad Pitt co-designed for Angelina Jolie is earthily handsome, and may have cost anywhere from $ 250,000 to $ 1-million, according to reports.

More related to this story

  • The Five-Year Engagement: Long, yes, but not that engaging
  • Should a woman buy her own engagement ring?

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Dover man charged with robbing women of wedding rings in crime spree
News from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com:

The ShopRite at Roxbury Mall.

DOVER — A 27-year-old Dover man is being held at the Morris County jail on $ 650,000 bail after he allegedly went on a weeklong crime spree in which he robbed or tried to rob wedding rings from women at three shopping areas in the county.

Christian Rivera started the string of incidents on April 18, when he pointed what appeared to be a handgun at a woman at a shopping area in Rockaway Township and demanded her wedding ring, according to police.

Then, on Tuesday, he threatened a woman in a parking lot in Wharton with an imitation firearm and demanded her rings, police said. The woman began screaming, a bystander stepped in and he fled, according to a police complaint.

On Wednesday, Rivera again used what appeared to a handgun in Roxbury and removed the ring from a woman’s finger in the parking lot near the ShopRite in the Roxbury Mall, police said. He was arrested on Wednesday after that incident, according to authorities.

Rivera faces charges including robbery, aggravated assault, terrorist…………… continues on The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

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Snooki Wants Baby Before Wedding

Posted by admin | 27/04/12 | Tagged Wedding Planning

Snooki Wants Baby Before Wedding
News from MTV.com:

Snooki may be planning for her baby, but she certainly isn’t planning her wedding just yet. The pint-sized reality starlet wants to welcome her first-born into the world before she officially becomes Mrs. Jionni LaValle.

“I mean, I do have a dream wedding,” she confessed to MTV News on Thursday in New York City, with her “Jersey Shore” besties JWoww and Pauly D by her side. “But I definitely don’t even want to talk about it or think about it because I’m not even ready for it yet. I just want my baby first.”

JWoww confirmed that the ever-expanding Snooki hasn’t put much planning into her wedding. “She’s in pregnancy mode,” Jenni added.

In footage from “Snooki & JWoww” shown to the Media on Thursday, Snooki drops the bombshell on her friend that she is both pregnant and engaged. While it seems JWoww is momentarily shaken, o…………… continues on MTV.com

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William and Kate plan to celebrate their wedding anniversary privately
News from TheCelebrityCafe.com:

On Friday, April 29, 2011, nearly 2 billion people tuned in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton say “I will” at Westminster Abbey. The wedding of the century became the talk of town before and after vows were exchanged.

Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the premiere of ‘African Cats’ in aid of Tusk at the BFI Southbank in London

The couple’s first year as husband and wife, and Kate’s first year as a royal, has definitely been a whirlwind. The past year has included non-stop baby buzz, their first joint trip to Canada and Los Angeles, and becoming parents to both a penguin and a cocker spaniel puppy named Lupo. As their one-year wedding anniversary approaches this Sunday, William and Kate aren’t planning a celebration nearly as extravagant as their wedding day. According to the Palace, they will celebrate privately with friends.

“They will be at a friend’s celebration this weekend, but will return to Anglesey in time for their first anniversary,” a Palace source told Us Weekly “They will celebrate…………… continues on TheCelebrityCafe.com

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