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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another Strange Wedding

Newlyweds shun wedding cake for giant cheeseburger - I guess... I had carrot cake made from scratch at my wedding, with real butter cream frosting. It was a nice change from the usual white or chocolate wedding cakes with butter cream frosting made from Cristco.

Monday, September 29, 2008

I am so embarassed - Typo on Newsletter

Some days it just feels like I should have stayed in bed :-)

I had a typo on the subject line of my newsletter. Embarrassing. And I don't want to send out a second newsletter, because people don't appreciate getting two many E-Mails. May be in a day or two I will send out another with a special deal as an apology.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Theme Weddings - Elvis Example from UK

Elvis fans wedding tribute from a UK paper Oxford Mail, UK cute wedding pictures. I have also heard about Star Trek Weddings, which they had in Las Vegas at Star Trek, the Experience which has now closed - my hubby is a big Star Trek Fan so we went through it, but only after he found discount tickets.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Couple say 'I do' to green wedding plans

Couple say 'I do' to green wedding plans from the Roanoke Times. Something I had not thought about. Reuse when possible, organic food, recycling, and of course a Toyota Prius.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Planning a Fall Wedding

How to Plan a Fall Wedding - nice list! Food is easy, with suggestions of season favorites such as Turkey.

Regular Colors for the wedding theme include reds, oranges, browns, rusts, and yellows.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

‘I do'-it-yourself wedding

‘I do'-it-yourself wedding

I especially like this quote:

Although it was a lot of work, our wedding turned out to be exactly how we intended: sincere and homemade, filled with love and friendship.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wedding Planners - I want your job!

I Want Your Job: Wedding planner from a UK paper. Nice interview!

Key Points:
  • Average wedding takes 250 hours to plan.
  • May to Sept. is peak season

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Reviews

More headaches, so I am just ending the contest tomorrow. I will come back and work on it later.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Couple sues studio over 'harmful' wedding photos

Couple sues studio over 'harmful' wedding photos from the CN Daily News. "no freedom no future" are not the right words to have on a wedding picture.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tradition With A Twist At Chinese Weddings

Tradition With A Twist At Chinese Weddings from NPR. My favorite picture is of the Chinese lady and her white husband, both in traditional Chinese wear.

I am surprised that anyone would want to have a performance by people dressed up as the Red Guard with tunes from the Cultural Revolution! Kissing at Chinese weddings in China it seems was unusual, but in the US it's not. The posed pictures is one I missed at my wedding, but we did a couple of years later in Taiwan. I am going to test out stocking women size Chinese Dresses QiPao's.

Traditional Chinese Wedding Pictures

Group wedding of traditional Chinese style in Shanghai from the www.chinaview.cn (Chinese News Agency). The boats at the end I have not seen before, may be a local Shanghai custom or it was done for the look. My page on Chinese Wedding Customs reflects the weddings I see.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Great Wedding articles from the PH?

Lessons from a wedding

The lessons one has the right idea of focus when you plan your wedding of what you really want. I am curious about what a sponsor is? Waray I assume is another dialect, and it's always nice to learn a few words if the in-laws speak a different language (thank you is a great start).

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wedding March

Wedding march from the IHT. Good article about being an observant Jew while attending a wedding on a Saturday, where they are not allowed to be driven. American and Chinese Wedding Customs are a bit different.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Confessions of a bad wedding guest

Confessions of a bad wedding guest from MSNBC. Fun article to read.

Getting the right wedding gift is challenging!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cut Wedding Costs with Lower Cost Locations

Cut wedding costs, for better or worse with lower-cost locations from the Canadian Press writing about a couple that had a wedding in Iowa, instead of Austin, Texas and saved a lot of money due to the lower cost location.

They did miss the one about saving by shopping at Elitedresses for flower girl dresses!

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Monday, September 15, 2008

How to save money at your wedding

How to save money at your wedding from the Chicago Tribune.

Some nice ideas:
  • Borrow one time use items if possible.
  • Schedule venues for Friday or Saturday may reduce costs
  • If another couple shares a venue on the same day, see if you can split the flower costs.
  • Ask for discounts from your photographer, etc. The worst they can say is no.
  • Have a mid-afternoon wedding and serve cake and punch, instead of a meal (my wedding).
  • Shop online to save - like Elitedresses for flower girl dresses!
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Philippines as wedding venue to tourists

Philippines now being pitched as wedding venue to tourists - A friend of mine who visited there had a great time there, he visited a friends resort and the cost was very reasonable. He was sent there on business. The focus in on Japanese, since there are 450,000 Japanese marriages outside Japan every year. My understanding is it makes more economical sense because of the high cost of having a wedding in Japan.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Diamonds up 9% in 08

Add to Wedding Bill: Diamond Prices Up 9% in '08- nice to have a cartel that can dictate prices.

Friday, September 12, 2008

With these savings, I thee wed

With these savings, I thee wed - good article with some cost saving tips from the LA Times. One of the people is spending $8K on the wedding, compared to the average cost of $30K.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Key to Wedded Bliss? Money Matters

The Key to Wedded Bliss? Money Matters from the NY Times.

Money is such a touchy, but important issue for a family.

Great quote from the article - “A lot of the choices we make in how we want to live our lives involve how we spend our money.” and also how we earn it. Working 80 hour work weeks, or doing flex time to spend more time with the family.

The article has some good suggestions on working out financial issues. The one about running a marriage like a business I am not sure about.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

GAP Sizes

Gap seems to have their own sizes based on weight and height. Brilliant way of doing sizes! I will need to see how what I think the standard sizes are compare!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The East is still Red

I heard an announcement for the BBC's World, about why the East is still Red. Red stands for Passion, so it's still a favorite in China. Red Chinese Dresses are my best seller. Chinese Symbol and Color meanings

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Size 16 Chinese Dress Problem

The recent batch of Chinese Dresses I got in, the size 16 is a bit small. So I am probably going to take them off till I can get a real size 16. I am frustrated by this.

It's hard to come up with interesting topics everyday, so I am going to take a break and re-charge. And go work some more on the reviews :-) As well as entering some inventory I got of Chinese Girl's Dresses. And may be take some Ao Dai pictures that are just laying there, including a Boy's Ao Dai.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fall Colors

Fall is here and with it the most popular colors for dresses I sell starts to change. The Girl's beautiful burgundy sleeveless formal dress and Girl's beautiful sage sleeveless formal dress dress gain in popularity. American Color Symbolism for understanding which colors go with what.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Reviews - Getting closer to the end

I am so tired of review issues, but I am so glad that it looks like reviews are finally going in the right direction after a lot of hard work! Now if my hubby can take care of the next step when he gets back to work on Monday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Halloween Chinese Costumes

I was at Costco tonight and noticed they had Halloween stuff out, so I thought what a great Halloween Costume my Chinese Dresses makes.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Chinese First Communion QiPao Dress

Another customer today asked about a Chinese First Communion QiPao Dress, which translates as an all white Chinese QiPao Girl's Dress.