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To stalk or not to stalk…

(This picture in no way reflects how Lindsay actually looks/feels)

My wedding is less than a month away and I estimated to my fiancé last night that I am currently 70% crazy. Here’s hoping I make it to July 23rd without reaching a full 100% crazy level. The end of the planning process is the worst part by far. You’re getting so excited for the day to come but you have 1,000,000 little things standing in your way. Gone are the days of fun cake tastings and trying on pretty dresses. Now I’m left with planning the seating chart (ugh), paying final deposits and waiting not so patiently for RSVPs to come back.

Learn from me, Flair friends, and send your invites out as soon as humanly acceptable. Give your guests plenty of time to send their responses, because you know you’re going to have a bunch that push past your deadline. At our deadline we had no less than 20 unanswered RSVPs (a lot considering we only sent a little over 100 invites total). What is wrong with you people?? Don’t you know I’m going crazy enough without having to stalk you for a response? Don’t you know my wedding is going to be ultra fab? Why isn’t your immediate response YES YES and YES?? OK, tirade over.

When the time came to start stalking our respective guests my fiancé was hesitant. “Babe, do we have to?” “Babe, I know ____ is coming without asking.” Sigh, silly boys. It is 100% acceptable to reach out to your guests and ask them for a response. It shows an effort on your part. That way, if they miss the final deadline (i.e. the day you have to send final numbers to your venue) you can atleast say that you reached out and tried. It’s going to be hard to say no to someone who asks to come after that deadline but your hands will be tied and free of guilt. There can be no “Well I misread the date to respond” or any other excuse. We called you, you were slow, so now you have to miss out on the party of the century. OK, I might say it a bit nicer than that, it all depends on my crazy level at the time.

Stay sane summer 2011 brides, our day is almost here!!

XO

Lindsay

Wear it Again……Summer Lovin!

You seriously cannot get much cuter than the Jenny Yoo “Phoebe” dress!

I have been swooning over this dress since Jenny Yoo posted an awesome Blog about a bridal party that wore the Phoebe Dress and added 1 inch straps….so, I decided to not be original and order the exact same dress in the exact same color!!

Perfect for your adorable bridesmaids!

I  re-worn the Phoebe dress for a day at work or a evening summer cocktail party! So Cute! The great part about adding the 1 inch straps….I can tuck them in and it is still a fabulous strapless dress!

As we continue to tell you…..you can re-wear your bridesmaids dresses!

Loves it…..we hope you do too!

XOXO

Stace

Stuff We Love…..Who needs to cut a cake anymore???

Seriously…..who needs a traditional cake when you  can have ICE CREAM!

Even better have it pull right up to your wedding venue or rehearsal dinner by none other than the,

ICE CREAM TRUCK!

Soooo cute and an amazing photo op for both you and your guests!

The Ice Cream Truck has everything you could want and more…..pre-packaged favorites from our childhood,  some amazing soft serve, sundaes and banana splits!

Count me in!!

Sure to be the biggest hit at your wedding….beside your beautiful dress of course 😉

Adorable for a city wedding or on the Cape….remember the Ice Cream Truck will come to you…..and seriously it is way cheaper and cooler than having a regular old cake!!

Check out some amazing Ice Cream Truck Rentals from our friends over at:

Parties Over Boston

and book your Ice Cream Truck visit for your special day….and seriously send us pics!!

Always…..Craving Ice Cream 🙂

Linds & Stace

ok one more…..they are too cute

 

 

Things we LOVE: Say my name, say my name…

OK, I’ve been reading some of the wedding blogs recently and they say to not go overboard on the personalized details at your wedding. All I can say is 1) oops, too late and 2) why not?? I get that your guests probably don’t need a reminder as to whose wedding they are attending (if they do they probably should have been cut from the list to begin with) but I personally am a sucker for personalization.

Why not send subtle reminders to your guests as to who the queen and king are that day? Besides that, I am really proud of the work I’ve put into all the details of my wedding and I literally want my name all over the place. Call me vain if you like, but it’s my day (oh, and his too) and I’ll personalize if I want to! Below are some of my fav personalized goodies. I guess if you want to be a blog follower you can choose just one, but I say, if your budget allows, go for all of them!

1) At just $17.99 for 100, these cocktail napkins are a no brainer. Plus, it can’t hurt for people to be thinking about you along with their alcohol, especially when they may have their checkbooks on them…

2) This hanger is absolutely adorable. My Flair girls got it for me and I am ob-sessed! It will obviously keep my gown looking good on the day of the wedding, but in the meantime it has a place of honor hanging on the drawer of my bedside table. I know all of my other hangers are jealous…

3) My Bridal Bling is a super cute company started by a newly engaged bride. They have personalized goodies for the bride as well as the bridal party, and honestly who can’t use another item of clothing with crystals?? http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Bridal-Bling/

4) My fiancé is half Chinese and I could not resist getting these fortune cookies for our favors (of course I checked with him first to make sure they weren’t too cheesy but luckily he gave his seal of approval!). The fortune inside has our names, wedding date and thanks our guests for coming; such a nice touch! Plus, they come in tons of colors to match your scheme and they are delish! Of course I broke into them already and am saving the fortune for my wedding memory book. Too cute! http://fancyfortunecookies.com/

 

XOXO

Lindsay 🙂

For the guys…..

GQs guide for guys….what to wear to a summer wedding!

Starring our fav Warbler from Glee ” Darren Criss”!

For the Full Article CLICK HERE!

Hello Cape Cod Wedding…..Khaki Suit by: Club Monaco

Swooning over……Eaton of Sweden Suit

Retro Cool……Ralph Lauren Black Collection

Summer Fad, Plaid…….Jacket Gant by Michael Bastian

Classic and cool……Tux by Topman

 

Stay Cool guys!!

XOXO
Stacey

Things We Love: Easy DIY projects (no, really!)

We’ve all seen them…those annoyingly perfect, almost completely DIY weddings. I’m sure you, like me, think “how do they have the time and energy to do all of that?!?” My wedding is now just under 6 weeks away (!!) and I can barely handle the tasks I have left to complete let alone think about doing them completely myself, from scratch. Not only that, but does anyone else feel a little subpar when trying anything DIY? Martha Stewart and co. make them look sooo easy and then I attempt them and it takes me an hour to make one favor box, and it’s not a pretty favor box by the end of that hour. As a complete crafts failure, I am here to spill the deets on some seriously easy DIY projects that should save you some time, money and sanity (and who couldn’t use a little more of that!?).

1)      Place cards: When I saw these place cards I almost died. They must be too good to be true! Here’s the scoop: I paid $10 for a gorgeous template that I can type right on and print at home. So, I can choose a fab font that looks pretty without paying a calligrapher and I can print them at home for the price of some cardstock. Genius!! She has different patterns and colors to suit your needs but I chose the below patterns, perfect for my mostly black and white affair.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61284932/posh-printables-the-black-and-white?ref=sr_list_1&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=posh+printables&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

2)      Shower game: This suggestion is for you, maids. We all know that opening gifts is a necessary part of any bridal shower but let’s face it, it can be uber boring for the guests. Bridal Bingo is the perfect way to keep them interested! You can print the bingo cards at home (see below for an example) and the guests fill in the gifts they think the bride will receive in the blank spots. When she opens said gift, the guest can mark their spot and once someone gets a Bingo a fab prize awaits! The mention of a prize will certainly keep people paying attention to the lovely bride no matter how many gifts she has to open!

http://www.bridebingo.com/Bride_Bingo_Blank.pdf

OK, I know that my projects all involve the printer but like I said, I am not crafts proficient and this is about all I can handle! Hopefully that’s a good start for you, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more easy projects to make this whole wedding planning process thing a little less stressful!

XOXO
Lindsay

 

 

 

Creative & Fun Wedding/Shower Gifts!

Wondering what to get the couple who has everything….try some of these amazing and unique gifts!! We LOVE them!

Adorable wedding print perfect for any Winnie the Pooh loving bride (you know there are alot of you out there, don’t lie)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69691854/personalized-weddinganniversarylove?ref=pr_shop


As if drinking wine with the girls wasn’t festive enough
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68257475/personalized-wedding-gown-bridesmaid?ref=sr_list_24&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=personalized+wedding+wine+charms&ga_spelling_corrected=pesonalized+wedding+wine+charms&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

 

A thoughtful (and cheap!) something blue

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67068140/something-blue-bouquet-charm-filigree?ref=sr_list_18&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=bride&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

 

Who doesn’t need more items of clothing with rhinestones?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Bridal-Bling/188774894501499


Um, too cool for words
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71252579/9×9-custom-wedding-portrait?ref=sr_list_9&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=bride&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

Custom made wine bottle for the special couple!

http://dancingsand.com/default.aspx

 

One of my amazing friends bought these for me because we are opting out of cake and doing an ice cream sundae bar!! So in love!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74077620/vintage-my-ice-cream-your-ice-cream?ref=sr_list_3&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=ice+cream+spoons&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

Let us know what cool presents you have bought for bridal showers, weddings etc…

We LOVE new and creative ideas!!

xoxo

Linds & Stace

Jump for Joy!! Great June Sale’s!!

Ladies have we got some great news for you!!

Our designers are offering some outstanding June Sales!!

Check it out and jump on these great savings.

Ladies you know this means if you have 7 or more BM in cocktail length Jenny Yoo dresses and you order this month you get 25% off the regular price!!  Hello, HUGE savings.

Such a cute BM Belt….see how you can wear it everyday!!

Now you can add one of your contrasting colors to your bridesmaids’ attire!! So cute!

 

Don’t forget about our $211 dress sale!! All the info is here.

 

Stay cool!

Stace  xoxo

Time to shape up ladies!! Why not do it at Exhale!!

So we are huge fans of

When we heard they were offering a Bridal Boot Camp we were so so excited to tell all our Boston area brides all about it!!

So here’s what the package includes:

UNLIMITED Core Fusion and Yoga classes

Weekly Private Check-in’s with your Mind Body Manager

Three or More Facials with an Exhale Skincare Specialist

One relaxing restorative massage

A private mind body class for you and up to 25 friends!!

The fabulous part is that you can start whenever you want and you can do a 6-week program or 12-weeks depending on how far way your wedding is!!  The 6-week program is $680 and the 12-week program is $975. Such a great deal for all you soon-to-be-brides who want to get in shape for the BIG day and that amazing honeymoon you have planned!!

 

Relax and exhale….until next time!

XOXO

Stace

 

Wear it again…..taken it to the streets!!

Spring has finally arrived after some seriously damp and dreary days.

We are so excited to show you some of Jenny Yoo’s NEW alternative silk collection!  The beautiful bride to be, Lindsay is modeling the Lydia dress in Shiraz!  The great thing about Jenny Yoo’s Alternative Silk Collection is that you still get her fabulous styles with reasonable prices and some cool new colors!!

Lindsay paired her Jenny Yoo “Lydia” dress with an adorable flower accent by Lynn Lugo!!

Seriously….how cute is she!!!

Lindsay took a stroll around the Garden in her Jenny Yoo dress with a practical black cardigan, black flats and an adorable gold necklace from our fav boutique in San Fran…. Heritage Row!

 

Happy Spring!

XOXO

Stacey & Lindsay