May 30, 2011
I like seeing some of my favorite actors and actresses finding love and Niecy Nash is one of my favorites. Today as I was reading different things, I came across this video regarding Niecy Nash on Lopez tonight and let me tell you, let me tell you I like what she had to say about when she and her fiance' began dating. This goes back to something I heard many years ago - date with a purpose in mind. You have to check this out for yourself: "> After watching this, I ask you how many young women would be in a different place if they followed that principal?
May 28, 2011
Let's have fun and talk about what guest can do to give creative wedding gifts to the bride and groom without breaking the bank. How many weddings have you been invited to and thought to yourself, I want to give them something thoughtful, yet my wedding gift account is getting low. Ready, set, go.... (1) As a friend or family member of the bride or groom and you know they need some particular service, if you provide that business as a profession then offer them your service instead of providing a gift. For example, I know of several brides whose friends were either making their wedding cake or designing their invitations, etc. I remember my husband worked in graphic designs and he was all too happy to design our wedding announcement. (2) Give cash. That is always a winner with a lot of couples, especially when they have spent money and sometimes more money than they planned for different things they would like in their wedding. Some brides and grooms are counting on getting some cash gifts to assist them in their new start. Cash gifts are always welcomed. Think about it, when have you ever had someone turn down cash? As a matter of fact have you ever turned down a cash gift. That reminds me - I remember when I was working a job that was the night shift and the night before I got married, my co-workers had put together a money wreath. Talk about unexpected. It was one of the best things I had ever experienced. (3) For the artists - why not create a wedding album or a day in the life of this couple - yet let it be an album. You can collect pictures of when they have spent time together at different outings and such and put it together and title it, "In the Beginning" or "As we come together". There are so many things that you could do and they will cherish it. For one of the couples I married, I actually gave them a time capsule to put their keepsakes in and they could always look back on how they started and how they progressed year afer year. (4) Subscriptions to their favorite magazine could be a hit! Let me tell you we read a lot in our house. It's always the same magazines and if you gift them a subscription that is also saving them money. (5) Give them a gift certificate to dinner theater. This was a huge hit because it was dinner and a show. They would really enjoy this and have loads of fun. (6) Gift card to a nice restaurant that they maybe would not purchase for themselves. Those are just a few to get your creative thinking flowing and giving them memories that would last for a lifetime.
May 26, 2011
I could not resist posing this question: If you are a celebrity who is used to being the in the limelight - should your wedding be a time of privacy? Well, according to the story I read today not if you are a Kardashian. Let's face it they have had their own show for a while and are used to being followed by the Papparazi. Hmm, can't say I would want to be a part of that lifestyle. Yet they make it work for them. Recently, Kim Kardashian became engaged to Kris Humphries. Popeater revealed "TV execs are already talking to Kim about a possible spin-off show starting now which would follow Kim getting ready for the big day and culminate in a televised ceremony. The show could be the highest rated program E! has ever seen, speculates Joe Piazza of Popeater". Will the marriage last if it hits the big screen? That is one worth exploring. Should she look at past history and make her decision: let's stroll down TV wedding and marriage lane for a second: Brittney Spears and Kevin Federline, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson and there were others. Remember their reality shows focused on the early days of their marriage and their marriages ended. Frankly, I believe they should remain from the reality tv world and give themselves the time to nurture their relationship without the world watching. Of course, that's just me. What do you think?
May 25, 2011
I must tell you, I'm liking these celebrities that are having small weddings and keeping it intimate. Sure they could go all out - yet I feel as if they are sending a message to those brides and grooms that are watching. The message I'm getting is make it about you and the one you love without going overboard. Many of have watched her family's reality show and now she is on her own.