Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Catch me on MSNBC

Ooo, a very fun appearance on MSNBC.com, all about the top ways to cut wedding expenses. Many thanks to Brides.com and the great Anne Chertoff!

Win a $4,000+ trip to Caneel Bay -- my favorite!

Need to get away before the wedding? Want a free honeymoon? Then become a fan of Caneel Bay on Facebook -- the real one, with the beach picture, not the exclamation point one that was created by some college kid :] Here are the sweepstakes details:

"We’re having a sweepstakes! Become a fan of Caneel Bay and automatically enter yourself into a chance to win a free four-night stay. Already a fan? Invite your friends! The package includes a free four-night stay, complimentary Full American meal plan, two ferry roundtrip transfers. This terrific package is valued at $4,150.50. A winner will be chosen on October 1st, 2009!"

Keep in mind that airfare and alcohol is not included in this prize package. Good luck!

And to find out a bit more about Caneel Bay, read my blog http://caneelbayhoneymoon.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's in the bag!

Right now, I'm working with Australian company Envirosax to create a giveaway of their fabulous, eco-friendly graphic tote bags, and I *love* these as your budget-friendly bridesmaids' gifts, as shower favors, and as the stylish, eye-catching guest welcome bags to hold their water bottles and organic snacks during their stay in the hotel.

Shop now, shop smarter. Several of Envirosax's collections are on sale for 25% off right now, so stock up!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Is your First Dance song creepy?

It astounds me that some people are still choosing 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston as their first dance song, since it's pretty well-known that it's a goodbye song. And what's with all the inappropriate songs for father-daughter dances? Yeesh!

There's a lot more to a song than just a catchy chorus. So you have to be careful that you're not slow-dancing to something creepy with your dad.

Check out the lyrics to the songs you have in mind for special dances and dedications at:

I invite you to share your stories on the most inappropriate wedding songs you've ever heard at weddings. E-mail me at my website now, and you could win a copy of my newest book "Love Bets"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Be on TLC!

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Find out What Not to Wear and get $5,000 worth of new clothes?
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The top TLC shows are casting now, so visit their applications page and sign up!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Guy Fieri's Help With Your Pre-Wedding Food and Drinks

First off, I must say that I love Guy Fieri. Love him. I didn't vote for him on The Next Food Network Star way back when, since I thought he was a bit arrogant --- and arrogant doesn't work in my world -- but he's now a top fave of mine, and I'd love for you to let him help out with your pre-wedding party menus and bar lists....and his ideas and menus work for an after-party or wedding weekend event, too. Check out his fabulous videos and recipe lists here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Have you written Praise Letters?

Imagine hearing from your boss that a client was SO happy with your work that they took the time to write in to the company, singing your praises. That would do SO much for your job security and your esteem in the boss's eyes. You might get a raise or a promotion because you reflect so well on the company.

That's exactly what I'm proposing you do for your wedding vendors' staff, assistants, and the vendors themselves. It only takes a few minutes to write up a note saying, "Sheila did such a wonderful job with our wedding decor -- she really created exactly what we had in mind, and we're so thrilled that we got to work with her. We'll be sure to recommend her -- and your company -- to all of our engaged friends!" and e-mail it in to Sheila's boss.

It's a feel-good task, and since Sheila worked so hard on your behalf, it's such a generous thing to write a Praise letter at any point during your planning stage or after the wedding.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

JT must have gone to a co-ed bridal shower!

Justin Timberlake's carrying my favorite, favorite, favorite eco-friendly bridal shower gift: fabulous totes from Envirosax. At just a few dollars apiece, you can't find a better shower favor than this! And the styles are adorable. Visit the site and let me know which style is your favorite!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Coordinating postage stamps? Brilliant!

If you'll make your own invitations, it's such a lovely touch to have your postage stamps match your stationery design! Check out what you can create here at MountainCow.com

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

There's still time to win!

Have you entered to win two new Nokia 7205 cell phones and a week's honeymoon in Jamaica? There's still time to enter the contest and win fun new His and Hers phones and a luxury getaway!