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Unique Wedding Ideas for the Last Minute Wedding

  • Posted on March 7, 2011 at 8:26 am

The following article is one that I saw on by Brad Maverick, that I thought you might enjoy.

There are many unique wedding ideas that are being done today. People today are doing less traditional things in regards to getting married. Some people do it because they want to be unique and stand out from other types of marriages out there. Others do it because it can be a way for them to save money. Weddings can be expensive and you can do something to spend less about it. Others do it so that the big event can be memorable from the rest.

Here are a few unique ideas that you can try for your big day. Instead of using expensive flowers and vases as your centerpiece, you can do something on your own and make them instead. You can choose cheaper flowers and choose some inexpensive materials. It can make your centerpiece unique.

For your wedding favors, why don’t you try giving out seeds? These kinds of DIY wedding favors are the rave today because it is unique and inexpensive as well. There are a lot of do-it-yourself favors that you can try as well.

For your gown, you don’t have to have one made or buy an expensive one. Did you know that you can rent a gown or you can choose an inexpensive one? There are a lot of stores that sell affordable gowns that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on.

Another way to have a unique wedding is to have a theme that is one of a kind. Find an activity or object that you and your future spouse enjoy doing and you can base your wedding theme around it. For example, if you and your fiancée love baseball then you can choose a baseball theme wedding. These are the few unique wedding ideas that you can try.

CharLena’s additions to the Baseball Theme:

All wedding party is part of the line-up with the Bride & Groom choosing between Catcher and Pitcher.

Everyone is dressed in some form of baseball related attire or equipment, except the Bride, Groom, and Officiant.

The wedding party could be dressed as bats.  (This is just silly, but could be fun, too.)  Or wear their favorite baseball team’s hat.

Everyone is dressed in their favorite baseball jersey or warm-up jacket depending on the time of the year or whether the wedding is outside.

Move the theme outside and have tail gate party (reception) just like you would for the playoffs.  (Inexpensive and fun, what’s not to like?)

Wedding Formality Is Up To You . . . Again

  • Posted on March 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

The wedding  formality is up to you again, of course.  Formal usually has to do with the attire of the wedding party and the time of the wedding.  The later the wedding usually the more formal it is.  For instance, an eight o’clock in the evening wedding and especially if it is on Saturday night, is going to be considered formal, especially if the bridal party is in black tie and possibly tails.  That will imply that the guests are to arrive in similar attire for the men and long dresses for the women.  In that case, the guests are going to expect a sit down dinner, which can drive the cost of your wedding up exponentially depending on the number of your guests.

Summer weddings lend themselves to a more carefree or of an informal nature and are especially easy for both the wedding party and the guests.  Most brides do not make their guests (especially the males) wear a full set of tails unless in a cooler or cold climate.  The guests along with the female bridal party could wear between knee and tea length dresses in the color or colors of the bride’s choosing.  The groom and groomsmen would wear dark suits also of the bride and groom’s choosing.  Most probably, that would fall within the black or navy family.

Guests could wear any or all of the above unless it is specified on the invitation.  Remember the invitation is the clue for the guests and what they are to wear.  You will of course, get a renegade or two that will wear something completely different from the norm, but that’s what a party is all about anyway, right?  The party’s the thing when it comes to the whole money situation.  Think about what is important for your new life together; talking about money or everything else that is bound to come up in your new lives together.  Dreamers can.

Bow Ties Are Back!

  • Posted on February 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

CharleyNoble Bow TiesMen’s Wedding Attire, almost never changes, right?

If you looked at wedding attire through the ages, say the last 100 years or so, the changes would be noticeable, but not so much that you’d wonder how are why the change.  Really the only things that have changed are due to formality versus casual.  With the exception of flared or non-flared pant leg and cutaway jackets.  Really again the cutaway jacket can still be employed in a formal wedding.  Not a major difference.  Let’s look at the tie, though, that is something that has had a radical change, even in the last five to seven years.  Unless the men were in a formal wedding, the tie was long and very often black or gray, unless the bride wanted the ties to match the colors of the wedding, then of course the tie could be any color at all.  NBO and other mens’ apparel stores have complied by having ties the color of the rainbow available for the groom and his groomsmen.

Guess what, though?  A change has begun now to seep into everyday life, as well as for weddings.  Imagine a fashionable look at men’s attire.  Weddings may never be the same for the guy again.  The casual wedding or even everyday office life for the male, may be changed by a retro look at the bow tie.  Not the clip on version either.  The real bow tie.  It’s back!

Bow tie shops and companies are starting to pop up everywhere.  Well that might be hyperbolic on my part, but I have read about a new bow tie company in the New York Times, just 3 weeks ago.  Granted it is on the high end for bow ties, with their second store is in West Village, so it would have to be high end ($175/bow tie) to pay their rent.   So why am I talking about bow ties, if it is a high end item, on my website, you may well ask.  Well, because I of course, have found you an alternative.  First though, a little about the other company which I do not know of other than what I read in the NYTimes, is that they also sell suits which are also made in England, (~$3200 – $6000) also on the pricey side, or suitable for a $50, 000 or more wedding, which I found out on Monday is now the real average price of a New York City wedding,  from a talk by a NYC wedding planner.  EEEEKkk!

Anyway, that’s another entry.  this is about bow ties and their comeback for weddings and other events.  If your groom is going to go with a bow tie for the wedding, I suggest he just buy it rather than renting it.  Not for a hundred and seventy-five dollars, of course.  The bow tie, if it is not an outrageous, and even if it is an outrageous color combination is affordable.  Dare I tell, you?  Yes, it’s only $35 at Charley Noble.  You can not* get a better deal anywhere and their ties are spectacular in design and colors.  Of course, I checked this out for you.  How could I not?  Plus, I was able to get you a deal, because I thought of you all when I was talking to the owner on Monday night at the business expo I participated in.  Just mention either my name or and you’ll receive a 10% discount off*, your entire order.  It’s a great deal, especially from a brand new company to offer a discount.  These ties are also handmade here in New York City, so you will help keep people employed in New York City and a new company running.  Plus, if you don’t know how to tie a bow tie, the owner will give you lessons as well.  Now you too, can be in fashion for your own wedding or another event with your own bow tie.  Even if you never wear another bow tie in your life, I think you should purchase your own bow tie, as a remembrance of you wedding.  The groom, I believe should have something to pass on to his son (or daughter) when he (or she) gets married, like the wife does with her wedding dress or veil or shoes whatever is manageable to keep via apartment living?  I think yes, and the bow tie is a perfect fit all around.

So check out at the end of February when their website will be live, otherwise contact them via their Facebook page of the same name. Mention my name or and get your 10% off. Also look for a chat with the owner in the near future on