Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A BRIDESMAID'S RANT In Lafayette, Louisiana's The Advertiser, Jessica Waldon shares a few funny words about being a bridesmaid:
I just have one question for all the brides out there: Why must bridesmaids be used as a decorative piece for the bride's pleasure?

Think about it. Bridesmaids for the most part are "dressed" in a color the bride has chosen to go with her "theme." And these dresses usually have no style to them and are just a piece of colored fabric that hangs to the floor. So, why can't she just rent some columns and drape colored tulle over them? Isn't that the same principle?

I'm beginning to tear up just thinking about it.
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

IVORY PILLAR CANDLES You asked for them, and now they're here!

Cases of 12 ivory pillar for $35.77. Now in stock! Get 'em while they're hot!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

RISING GOLD PRICES Looking for yet another wedding expense to worry about? USA Today educates us about the rising price of gold, and what it may mean for engagement ring and wedding ring buyers:
As wedding season approaches, prices for gold jewelry are expected to jump 10% to 20% over last spring, the World Gold Council, a gold-mining industry trade group, estimates.
Luckily, there is some good news:
The jewelry-store price of gold isn't soaring quite that fast. In part, that's because gold makes up only about 25% of the price of a piece of jewelry, notes Whitney Sielaff, editorial director of National Jeweler magazine. The rest comes from designer and overhead costs.
Stiff competition in the jewelry business, too, should help moderate the effect on consumers.
And of course, there are always alternatives to silver and platinum:
Jewelers are reacting to higher gold and platinum prices by shifting inventories toward diamonds and jewelry made with other, less-precious metals, such as steel, palladium and titanium.
"Men seem to really groove on these new white metals," Donahue says.