Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Running of the Brides

If you thought "Black Friday" was bad, try between a bride and her wedding gown. Thousands of Brides camp out, waiting for the doors to open to find their dream wedding gown. Filene's Basement sale is coming to Atlanta, GA on March 20, 2009.

Designer gowns are available from $249 to $699, wow that is a bargain no one can miss. Have a strategy gowns are not organized by size, name or style.

Here are some key tips on surviving the rush.

1. Bring a team- Two to three others.

2. Find "The" dress before going, research what you want print a picture and give a copy to each person on your team

3. Wear comfortable shoes, its a lot of footwork and running.. hence running of the brides

4. Grab as many as you can

5. Don't be afraid to negotiate

6.Bring a hand mirror... too many brides, not enough full mirrors

7. Unless you don't mind stripping down to your undies, where a body suit under your clothing. Something fitted.

8. Make sure you purchase the dress you want there are no returns.

I hope this information helps you. You can visit the site directly at http://www.filenesbasement.com/bridal/

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wedding Wishes

"Wedding Wishes" Contest

Are you engaged? Have you been putting off your wedding because of financial difficulties? Have you been hit by the economy? Do you just wish some miracle would just fall into your lap? Well this is your lucky day? Made of Honor Weddings along with some of Jacksonville’s elite vendors are going to grant one lucky couple their wish. You will win over $20,000 in vendor services towards your wedding!
You must be 21 years or older and engaged prior to the contest. Write a 400 word or less essay telling us why you and your fiancĂ©’ deserve to win your wedding. You must submit a picture. You can also send a video 5 minutes or less to explain. We need to hear what has kept you from the alter? Everyone is having hard times so why should you be chosen?
The contest will end on April 10th. All submissions most be postmarked by April 10th. Five finalists will be chosen out of all the entries. A panel of judges will make the final decision on April 30th. All final entries will be verified. Good Luck!

Please read the Prizes and Contest rules, then make your submission:

The Winner will receive a wedding package, which includes the following sponsors:

Wedding Consultant
Wedding Cake
Limo Service
Favors and accessories
Custom Aisle Runner
Parasol (Thank you)

To enter: Email info@madeofhonorweddings.com by submitting a picture with a small paragraph stating why you should win the "Wedding Wishes" Contest. To be eligible, entries must be completed and received on or by 11:59 pm eastern time on April 10, 2009. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries shall become the property of Made of Honor Weddings (MOH) and is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delayed entries.

Official Contest Rules:

1. The contest is open to anyone at least 21 years of age.
2. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.
3. Decisions of the contest are final - no substitutions will be available.
4. By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation for advertising purposes. The winner will be contacted prior to this use. All pictures and video becomes the property of Made of Honor Weddings.
5. The winner acknowledges that Made of Honor Weddings may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).
6. Applicants must read contest rules, including contest entry date, how to enter, and prize(s).
7. MOH retains the rights, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever.
8. MOH reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.
10. Approximate value of prizes total over $20,000 in vendor services.
11. The Applicant must not have any vendors contracted
12. The Applicant must have money saved towards wedding
13. Sponsoring Vendors may have restrictions according the their service provided
14. Applicants must not have any felonies, finalist must provide a background check
15. One entry per couple.
16. Couple must be a resident of Jacksonville and surrounding areas
17. Wedding must take place in Jacksonville venue chosen by MOH. Guest are limited to 75-100 guest.
*After the contest deadline of April 10, 2009, a panel of judges will convene to select a winner. The winner will be contacted on April 30th.
*Applicant agrees that all final decisions are made by MOH and sponsoring vendors.
*Applicant also agrees to get married on the date chosen by MOH and sponsoring vendors.

* All contestant's contact information will be provided to the sponsoring vendors.
For submissions sent via email, please include name and phone number, an attached photo, and your entry information to email info@madeofhonorweddings.com. For video submission please limit to 5 minutes in DVD format or submit a link for youtube videos.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Made of Honor Weddings is getting a make-over!

Hello everyone! We are very excited about the new ventures of 2009. At the beginning of the year we announced we were redecorating our office. Well that is not all. Our entire business is getting a makeover. New colors, new logo, new website and with all these changes it is bound to spill over to everything else. Our service will never change; it will grow but will have the same values. Integrity, honesty, personality, strong ethics, all the things that make us great will always remain. We treat each wedding as if it were the first. We never have an “Insert couple here” approach. Everything is catered to your style, personality, desires, and dreams. All decisions are yours to make, we will continue to share our experience and knowledge to help you avoid costly mistakes, stress, and regrets. Our blogs, wow, there are new things on the horizon, etiquette advice, fashion, trends, real weddings, and contest galore… so keep visiting to see what’s new. Thank you for helping us continue to grow.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Picture Courtesy of IDO Originals

A very popular and personal way to make your wedding a hit, a designed monogram. You have seen them everywhere... "Who's Wedding is it Anyway", "Platinum Weddings" and bridal magazines everywhere. If you don't have a theme to use throughout your design, a monogram is a great way to go. Use them on your invitations, your wedding cake, napkins,favors, aisle runner, any way you see fit.

Ido Originals makes customized monograms at a very reasonable cost. Not only will they design your monogram, but you can also get your aisle runner, banners and even parasols, how fabulous is that.