Friday, September 23, 2005

TAPERS NOW ONLINE introduces taper candles.

Cases of 24 twelve-inch tapers: $13.44 plus shipping!
IPOD KILLED THE DJ? CNet news runs an interesting piece about the ever-widening influence of the iPod:
As a bride-to-be, Jessica Spence was taking extra care to note the details at a friend's wedding recently.

One thing that stood out to her was an idle-looking DJ who hit a few buttons on his laptop and appeared to take the rest of the night easy.

"I swear to god, the DJ was playing Solitaire throughout the dinner and cocktail hour," Spence noted in an online forum at wedding-planning site "It seems sort of silly to pay someone a lot of money to sit at a laptop and put on songs when we can do the exact same thing."

With their confidence in wedding DJs dented, Spence and her fiance are counting on their iPod to provide the musical entertainment at their wedding reception in Minneapolis later this month. They're among a growing number of couples making personal music players a central part of their big day.

Keeping wedding budgets in check is one reason couples are going the digital-DJ route. According to wedding-planning guide Bridal Bargains, professional DJs charge an average of $600 per wedding. A live band can run upwards of $1,000. If a couple has already plunked down $300 or so for an iPod or an iRiver, and spent hours refining their digital-music collection, it's easy to see why a DJ might seem superfluous.
Read the whole thing.

Friday, September 16, 2005

WEDDING OF THE WEEK Via the Fort Bend Sun:
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina, Michaella Boyd and fiancé Thomas Sullivan lost everything, including hopes for a wedding ceremony in the coming year in their native New Orleans.

The couple, who have lived in New Orleans all their lives, had recently become engaged and were saving money to marry next year.


After taking almost a week to get to Houston after the storm, the couple, determined to seal their commitment to one another, obtained a marriage license and were planning to be married by a justice of the peace.

Those plans changed when they met Sugar Creek Senior Adult Pastor Frank Minton while seeking transportation assistance at the Fort Bend Disaster Relief Command Center in Sugar Land.

After meeting the young couple and hearing their story, Minton with the help of his pastor, Sugar Creek Senior Pastor Mark Hartman and church staff and members, arranged a wedding ceremony complete with wedding attire, flowers, a groom's ring, cake, and a honeymoon stay in Kemah donated by several local businesses.

The chance meeting allowed Boyd and Sullivan to celebrate the one thing they have left, each other. The couple's impromptu wedding ceremony was officiated by Sugar Creek Senior Pastor Mark Hartman and the bride was escorted down the aisle by Minton, exchanging vows with her groom as a few family members and a host of church members, media professionals and photographers looked on.

Friday, September 09, 2005

CHRISTINA AGUILERA AT YOUR WEDDING? It'll set you back about $2,400,000, but according to this Russian billionaire, it was worth every penny.

WHICH CHAMPAGNE? John Bonne, MSNBC's wine columnist, helps perplexed brides and grooms pick out the perfect sparkling wine for their big day.

Friday, September 02, 2005

PRICE REDUCTIONS We're introducing new, lower pricing over at on organza bags and rose petals!

Packs of one hundred 3" X 4" and 4" X 6" white organza bags are now $14.88 and $16.44, respectively! Packs of 200 white petals and red petals are $4.88 per pack!