Archive for March, 2009

Flowers 101: Ranunculus

Friday, March 27th, 2009

ranunculus

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Flowers 101: Celosia

Friday, March 20th, 2009

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A little sneak peek

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I just couldn’t resist sharing this little sneak peek from Molly and Scott’s Save the Date designed by the amazing Jenny from Seedlings.

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Molly and Scott are getting married at The Vault.  They both loved the huge chandelier so Jenny created this for them – Scott actually suggested it during the design meeting and Jenny ran with it!  You should see the rest of the stationery – I promise I will share more once their guest’s have seen it (we want them to get the first look after all!)

Flowers 101: Dahlias

Friday, March 13th, 2009

dahlias

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Wedding Insurance

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

I have recommended wedding insurance in the past but I think it is more important now.  In Columbus recently:

  • A reception venue shut down unexpectedly (one of my clients lost their $5000 deposit!)
  • A long established florist suddenly shut down with no warning.
  • A wedding photographer had a fire in her studio – luckily she was there and saved everything (and had everything backed up elsewhere as any good photog will do) but if she hadn’t been there, pictures might have been lost.

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Wedsafe and Traveler’s both offer inexpensive plans that can offer a little peace of mind.  Wedding insurance covers lost deposits if a vendor goes out of business, covers you if something out of your control causes you to postpone or cancel the wedding – like a sudden military deployment, illness of the bride or groom or parents or really severe weather like a hurricane.  It also allows for a photo reshoot should the photos be ruined.  I hate thinking in those terms but sometimes a little forethought can save a lot of heartache.  Speaking of heartache, wedding insurance doesn’t cover a change of heart – if either party backs out, you won’t be covered but most other scenerios are covered.

How much does wedding insurance run?  The most basic policy is about $175 for $7500 of cancellation coverage (also includes other provisions like $1000 for lost deposits) all the way up to about $1000 for $175,000 of cancellation coverage (including $10,000 for lost deposits).  It looks like Travelers is a bit cheaper for the lower end of the spectrum while WedSafe is a better deal if you are on the higher end.

Bottom line is that for the cost of those great shoes you have been drooling over, you could protect your bottom line.  I sincerely hope that no one ever has to use a policy but in this day and age, better to be safe than sorry.

Spelling Snafu – Stationery v. Stationary

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

There are certain words that seem to confuse and befuddle people.  Often it is something as small as one letter than will change the whole meaning of a word.  Such is the case with Stationery versus Stationary.

Sta·tio·nery is defined as either materials (as paper, pens, and ink) for writing or typing or letter paper usually accompanied with matching envelopes.

Sta·tion·ary is defined as fixed in a station, course, or mode or immobile.

My favorite trick for remembering the difference in spellings? When spelled with an -ery, the word refers to Envelopes. When spelled with an -ary, the word refers to something that is Always there.

If someone says they are a ‘stationar’ or they try to sell you stationary, politely leave the room – if they can’t spell their own profession correctly, you likely don’t want them advising you on etiquette and proper spelling for your invitations!

Dine Originals Columbus Restaurant Week!

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Need a great date night idea for next week?

Dine Originals Columbus’s Inaugural Restaurant Week takes place March 9 through 15!  Forty two different independent restaurants, from casual to fine dining, are offering special fixed-priced menus – some at $15 and some at $30 (excluding gratuity and tax).  A great way to try out that restaurant you have been meaning to hit!

Visit the Dine Originals website for a complete list of the restaurants and their special menus created for this event – from Basi Italia to Tip Top to Betty’s to Pistacia Vera they have something for every taste.

I am going to try to talk hubby into hitting at least one of these great local establishments for dinner – The Top Steakhouse menu looks quite yummy!

Certain restaurants are also offering lunch – anyone want to hit Surly Girl for lunch one day next week?

Flowers 101: Hypericum Berries

Friday, March 6th, 2009

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Bake Sale at Cheryl & Co.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

If you have had them, you know – Cheryl and Company cookies are like little pieces heaven.  Well, hold onto your spanx because they are having a BAKE SALE!!!!  This is a great chance to stock up on cookies for favors – they save beautifully in the freezer so you can buy them ahead of time for your wedding!

ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday, March 7th
7am-7pm

50-75% off retail prices

1220 County Line Road
Westerville at the Windsor Bay Shopping Center

Bake Sale Hot Line (614) 776-1500 ext. 61400

Largest Bake Sale Ever!
Cookies, Dough balls, Gifts, Gourmet Goods, Ceramics

As Hubby said when I told him about this…Dangerous.

SO Fantastic!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Take one train station at rush hour in Liverpool, England.  Add in hundreds of dancers, 8 recognizable songs and hundreds more unsuspecting commuters and you get this:

How much fun would it be to have been in that train station?  Thank you to Cicely from Life Design’s blog for sharing – LOVE this!

If you are interested, here is the behind the scenes video of how they pulled this off – pretty cool!