Bet You Didn’t Know This About Your Favorite Chocolates!

So you LOVE chocolate bars?

If you thought you knew everything about your favorite chocolates, think again. The world of chocolate candy has undergone a huge transformation in the past century or so, and that includes the wrappers too! Early chocolate wrappers had none of the colorful graphics and prints that we associate with modern chocolates and were instead made of basic tinfoil with limited colors and prints. Find out how chocolate manufacturers have changed wrappers to keep up with the growing customer and market demands over the years. Read the full story here:

Personalized candy bars Personalized Hershey's Kisses death by chocolate, what a way to go

Everybody LOVES candy. (blog credit: Cera Packaging)

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Honeymoon VS Toaster

Maybe you are combining two households and don't need a toaster. Gifts??? or a Fabulous Honeymoon?

Honeymoon Gift Registry is the "newest" form of gift registry that makes it possible for wedding guests to give a gift that will always be fondly remembered: .......The perfect honeymoon......

Works just like any gift registry. Your guests can give you portions of your honeymoon experience as a wedding gift. Or your friends/family/guests can add travel miles to your Honeymoon Gift Registry. Average honeymoon registry gift is around $2,000.00

It's way better than a toaster! Take a look and see for yourself! It's FREE to sign up!

P.S. Register your entire honeymoon online. You also get a free wedding website, announcement cards, bridal shower games and gift cards! There are no set up fees to use this honeymoon registry.

P.S.S. Brides and Grooms can come back at any time and change your travel information.

Groomsmen VS Ushers

Groomsmen: A groomsmen is someone who is important to the groom, and whom the groom wants to be a visible part of his wedding. He may be a close friend, brother, cousin or father. But a groomsmen does more than stand around and look pretty. He also serves as advisor to the groom, beforehand, helps the groom be organized, aids with any wedding planning details he can, and helps seat guests at the wedding if there are no ushers.

Ushers: Ushers serve as the official greeters of all guests at the ceremony and as such should be in place one hour before the ceremony begins. Very often a head usher is appointed to oversee the ushers, which relieves the best man of both having to attend to the groom and keep watch over the ushers.

Many weddings use the groomsmen as ushers as well.

Don't Mess with Mother Nature !!!

Photo by Picture Perfect PhotographyWhen planning your ceremony outside..... it does not matter if you are on a mountain top, on the beach, in a park or under a tent in the back yard. ALWAYS respect Mother Nature. When outside events are planned, consider the season: hot or cold. Rain, Snow, Hurricane, Lightning.......know the weather! Have a plan B......always!

Mother Nature does not care if your bridal party is fair skinned. She does what she does best, Weather. Windy days, sound does not carry, hair blows, veils fly, isle runners - run, candles melt, plates and food become air-borne. Have sunscreen for guests. Containers for bottled water, paper hand fans, parasols or umbrellas.

Exotic locations: Keep in mind elderly grandma, uneven footing, grass, hot sand & bare feet.......some locations can be hard to walk to, if walking is hard for elderly or handicapped. Know the weather! Have a plan B......always!

Music is Like Food

If you offer only Sushi on your buffet, half your guests won't eat it. Same rule applies to song selections.

Large groups of people with varying ages need a wide variety of song types / genres. Brides and Grooms who choose to micro-manage their musical menu at their reception often make it difficult for their DJ to satisfy all of the guests. I tell all of my brides that they can best utilize our songlist by highlighting several thousand songs, even though a DJ can play only about 55 songs at a 4 hour affair.

The highlights give us many choices to choose from and tell all about their musical taste. I go on to tell them if there is a song they MUST hear they should put a checkmark by it. Any highlighted song with a checkmark becomes a MUST PLAY, however, if there are 25 or more checkmarked and highlighted tunes then the guests will be unable to make requests. This situation can be detrimental to the overall success of the party.

After all, music is what DJ's excel at and in 99 out of a 100 circumstances having the discretion to play what is necessary (within the guidelines of music types set forth by the bride and groom of course) will result in a more gratifying experience for the guests, which is usually the ultimate goal of the bride & groom. Music can make or break a reception.
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Do You Have to Give an Engagement Gift?

December is the most popular month for proposals, 16% of engagements happen during that month full of the holiday spirit. But, January and February are close behind.   Engagements don’t follow the stiff structure that they used to so I’m going to help lay down the new rules of engagement gift giving here, by answering the most common questions.  Read the full story here: