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Grooms, how will you and your merry men be set apart with a unique look? I’ll go ahead and assume you won’t be sporting accessories like this fellow… There are other ways to use tuxedo trimmings to achieve the look you want. You can stay traditional or move towards the outside of the box. For example…shop antique stores for vintage cufflinks or handkerchiefs. What about diy? Go to your nearest

Do you love to people watch? Are you curious about other people’s fashion statements? Do you simply want to know what people are wearing? Then check out The Sartorialist. People inspire me and I love looking at great photography of real people. This site is so cool. The Sartorialist takes photos of real people (mostly) on the streets of New York City. Here is an exerpt from the blog’s bio and what

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It’s the Friday before Christmas and all through the houses, people all over and everywhere are scurrying like mouses. (I know, I know…) In all sincerity, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! May your hearts and homes be filled with peace, love and joy! This morning I found a photo of myself when I was two. It was at Christmas time. Tacked on the wall behind me, were tons of Christmas cards sent by family

When my very good friend Cheryl asked me to be her MOH, I was so honored and immediately said YES! It would later hit me that I would also be expected to make a toast (speech) at the reception. At this thought my stomach dropped, my hands went to ice and panic quickly set in. I do not like being the center of attention! To be honest, it has nothing to do with humility and everything to do with a

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I wonder if there is some primal, innate need to do something crazy right before getting married? Are the moments preceding marriage supposed to be the final frontier of adventure and risk? Is this behavior limited only to grooms or are there brides out there wanting to take extraordinary risks before the wedding day too? Brian, our graphic artist went rock climbing the weekend before his wedding

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Deb is one of our customer care reps. (sales & marketing office in MN) who received this beautiful, large bouquet of flowers. Roses, stargazer lilies, zinnias, delphiniums, mums, carnations, etc… spilling over from a glass vase, wrapped with a purple organza ribbon. Gorgeous! We gathered around her, taking in the colors and scents, speculating on the reasons for receiving these beautiful flowers

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I was curious. I asked our customer care staff on the sales and marketing side, just what it is that motivates them in their customer service role. I also asked them if they thought people deserved excellent service and why. With slight variation, the staff here feels that: 1. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. 2. If a customer chooses our store, it is our honor and responsibility to

We purchase insurance in order to protect our investments against loss and for the peace of mind it gives~ you just never know... We think nothing of buying insurance for our cars, health, home, etc. I even have legal and identity theft coverage now. Weddings can get awfully expensive and often times, couples are putting down non-refundable deposits with many vendors. Those that purchase wedding

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Are you full of indescribable happiness with constant thoughts to your wedding day? Maybe you were and now you are on stress overload. Since you’ve said “YES” you probably have many more questions than answers. How will you share the news of your engagement? Who makes the final guest list? Color scheme, formality, tone, traditions, special needs, vendors, venues, decorations... And then of course

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You’re engaged! Let the excitement begin! One of the very first items on the “to do” list of wedding planning after setting up your wedding budget is to choose your wedding attendants. This area of wedding planning requires careful consideration and I’ll tell you why~ operation obligation. You won’t find that term anywhere because I just made it up (lol). Although not referring to the thoughtful

…the sun is fingering through the windows, luminously washing over the faces of the attendants, guests and your adoring fiancé. Months of planning have lead up to these once in a lifetime moments… Dream big, make flamboyant inspiration boards, go large, leave nothing out! What does your dream wedding look like? Leaving the reception in cowboy boots and riding a horse or riding off in a horse-drawn

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When I got married, all wedding invitations looked basically the same. The place of business I got them from was unremarkable, I don’t even recall the name. What I do remember is wading through a very large book whereby I chose the most elegant and affordable “beige” set of invitations available to me. Were they exciting? No. Were they unique? Not so much. Did they communicate important wedding