Monday, April 30, 2007

A Letter to Would-be Brides

Every once in a while, I come across something on the web that is worth sharing with the little readers that do come by Dahlia's Day. Here it is: guy majoing English Education from University of Central Missouri writes an open letter to would-be brides. Check it out at his vox blog. Sound interesting?

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Are you ready for the plunge?

There is always talk about weddings all over the web, but today will be different. I’ve decided to talk about the “what-if” of a wedding. What if – what if, you have decided to cancel the whole thing? Yes, the whole wedding on the day itself – like an hour before it and you decide that you’re not sure. Not sure that you want to walk down the aisle with “Johnny” because you have doubts. Some call it wedding “nerves” because they say that you just get nervous. However, you’re nervous not because you will be seen by all your friends and family, and of his friends and family. You’re nervous because it hits you that maybe you are just not ready to take that plunge. It scares you to think that somebody close to you like your best friend will have to break the news to everyone that the bride has decided to call it quits. Just what the heck do you do at this point? Hmm. Crash yourself into the cake and pretend like it was an accident so you can “postpone” the wedding. Or, stage your own kidnapping like that “runaway bride” – not recommended plus its illegal, so that is out of the question. Okay, so what do you do? The best thing to do at this point is to be honest. Sometimes being honest is the only thing you can do because getting married when you are simply not ready isn’t going to be a happy marriage down the line. So, how do you prevent this from happening to you? The answer really varies, but a couple of sites below might help:

Twenty Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Are You Ready To Get Married?

Proposals: Are You Ready for Married Life?

Got any suggestions? Has this ever happened to you? Do you anyone who has canceled their wedding?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

When to Set a Wedding Date - Time Matters

Knowing when to get married can actually be more difficult than deciding where to tie the knot. Why? For a number of reasons, you see, depending on which side of the country you live in, deciding on when to set the date of your wedding has much to do with the weather conditions and season.

When you start looking for possible dates, a random date somewhere during the Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter time would be one approach, but at many times, the time of when you set your ceremony and reception can have a great impact on how much you will have to spend for the wedding. Now, if you have absolutely no problem with bankrolling your wedding, then setting any date is virtually possible. But if you don't have this luxury, a wedding on a Friday versus that of a Saturday or even Sunday can vary great in price relative to such things as: cost of renting a facility, the cost of food and drinks, and the cost of lodging to name just a few.

Think about it now. If you are planning a summer wedding with a lot of out-of-towners, then you will definitely have to think about the additional cost of transportation and other logistics. So, if you are going to have a wedding on a Friday with a noontime or dinner reception, you could end up saving more money than the same wedding that is held on a Saturday night. Incidentally, a Saturday night during the summer season is considered to be the most popular chosen time and day for a wedding, therefore, one of the most expensive times to get married. However, it is also the ideal time for many people to attend a wedding for obvious reasons. Perhaps you could think of it as having some sort of ROI for you wedding like if you are going to be getting some “money” gifts, but that’s beside the point. You know what I’m talkin’ about here. Don’t need to elaborate on this when getting a toaster worth $50 bucks is probably more useful in currency terms nowadays than the actual thing.

In conclusion, if you are still deciding on a date then just realize that it pays to know when and what time is best for the wedding because it could save you money to spend on other things that you'd rather splurge on like your dress. Cake, anyone?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

A Wedding Map

In the world of mapping a wedding, before online maps became available, there was the cumbersome map. One that was often the size of a newspaper and you had to layout it all out on a table to find anything. You also had to make photo copies and create snippets of the wedding location, reception, including hotels, and other significant details. That was then, but now you've got the web and you the emergence of sophisticated online mapping tools. Take the website of, after trying out this service, I must say that it doesn't get any easier than this. Simply enter the address of the ceremony and reception of your wedding, and a great little map is generated for you. If you haven't found any place yet, it also offers suggestions on places that are within your chosen vicinity. You can also include the hotel location, the airport, as well as the restaurant address of the wedding, and a a great big map is produced that provides directions to each destination. The nice thing about this tool is that you can also personalize it by entering other details such as photos, your wedding gift registry, your own wedding website address, and then send this off in an email to your guests. If you have a website, you can also send link to your map from the website. Sending a map with your invitations, they've got that covered, too. How much better can this get? Wanna see more? Follow this link .

Incidentally, last night, I found that Google started offering a service that allows you personalize maps on Google Maps. You may also want to check it out. Follow this link.

When searching for potential wedding venues, an online mapping tool is a great help!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

A Free Wedding

Are you going to be the new Mr. And Mrs. of 2007? This is the year that you’ve been waiting for. You’re in luck because there is an upcoming wedding show that will be offering a free wedding at the show. This is a show of shows in the wedding scene and has taken years of careful planning. Award-winning vendors and suppliers from all over the country also plan to give away a variety of goods. A honeymoon will be given away as well wherein it will be 8 night stay and 7 day vacation on an exotic Caribbean location. A church officiant will also be available at the wedding show and will be issuing free wedding lectures. Cake sampling will be available, since cake vendors have decided to give free samples of their wedding cake creations. Grooms can also take part in the show this year because there will be a cake dive catered for grooms unlike the usual cake dive, this one aims to be different. Grooms will be diving in for a garter toss and the price is a real toss. A fashion show featuring the season’s hottest wedding styles also leaves much to be anticipated. Models are said to be donning non-traditional gown colors in bold bursting colors of persimmon, jade, and turquoise. As for bridesmaids’ fashion, the new theme of the season centers on ‘your own, your way.’ Excited yet? It gets even better as the giveaways at this show seem to be endless. A giftware company at the show will be offering ‘absolutely free’ favors to those attending the show for the first time. As a way of showing their appreciation to all brides, insiders say that all of the companies at the show plan to focus their attention on the needs of today’s brides, and therefore, profit and cost will take a secondary role in order to make this show a true success.

To find out more information, click on the link below:

Show for a free wedding