Friday, February 26, 2010

Wedding Quotes Quiz- Which Line belongs to what movie?

On this snow day, I decided to test your knowledge on wedding movies. Some of the quotes have the character name, some do not. How many can you get right? Send your answers to Or post to my comments!

  1. "Nice Greek girls are supposed to do three things in life: marry Greek boys, make Greek babies, and feed everyone ... until the day we die." - Toula
  2. "The person I love the most is standing right here and I'm not ready to lose you yet. Claire, I'm not standing here asking you to marry me, I'm just asking you not to marry him and maybe take a walk, take a chance." - John Beckwith
  3. "I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition." - George Banks
  4. "No, no, no, no. I'm a busy girl. I've got exactly four days to break up a wedding, steal the bride's fella and I haven't one clue how to do it." - Julianne Potter
  5. "I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special." - Shelby
  6. "All I want is just one shot of me in a wedding dress that isn't bright turquoise." - Juliet
  7. "There I was, standing there in the church, and for the first time in my whole life I realised I totally and utterly loved one person. And it wasn't the person next to me in the veil. It's the person standing opposite me now ... in the rain." - Charles
  8. "Oh, I could be the man to grow old with you. I wanna grow old with you."
  9. 'I can treat that jackass like any other faceless groom! And that's just what I'm gonna do! Why? Because he's nothing ... because I love a challenge! And because I am a goddamn professional!' 
  10. 'Anywhere I go, you go, my dear. And whatever is done by only me ... is your doing, my darling. I fear no fate ... for you are my fate, my sweet. I want no world, for, beautiful ... you are my world, my true' - Maggie Feller

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The First Dance-

This entry is dedicated to my hubby who still hasn't let go of the fact that our first dance to Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" was about 4-5 minutes long.
Oh Lloyd Dobler, Where were you with the boombox?

You have been introduced as Mr. and Mrs. and the MC announces that you will be dancing husband and wife.
I've watched on You Tube a lot of first dances and some of them range from slow and romantic to upbeat and fun, choreographed or winging it. Getting to the first dance is probably the easiest part. Picking out the song to define it, is even tougher. Will it be a slow jam ("You are My Lady")? Will be an ode to a romantic movie you two saw (Yep, "Say Anything")? Will it be the first song that played in the car on your first date (Let's pray that its not "Highway to Hell" or the new one "Girl I Want to Get You Pregnant") or two of my faves the group dance or "Let's Get Married".
Whatever you do, even if the hubs to be gives you carte blanche on everything..please sit with him and communicate what you want. If you are having a hard time picking one, because lets face it, there are so many great wedding songs, here is an idea:

Get two notepads and write down ten songs. Switch sheets and see if one of them appears on both of the sheets.
If there is more than one, or even it is only one, play the song and dance together to make sure it feels right and not awkward.
Dance a few times in the weeks leading up to the wedding to get comfortable.
If the song is over 5 minutes long, try to cut it down to three and address to your dj or band that you want it played up to the third minute (may mean cutting out a verse or chorus) but lets face it, you don't want to be spining around forever. You have been up all day, since the wee hours of the morning, you have tired feet.
Decide if this is to be your solo dance with the hubby or an eventually group dance in which the guests can join, then you can possibly keep it up to 4 minutes.
If its a fast choreographed number like "Thriller", dance away. Such a song should not be cut at an awkward time!

When you think of first dance, you think of this song...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Not just Strippers Anymore-The Bachelorette Party

*Please note that this blog has been revised to include the links of the places I was talking about.

Ah the final night of the single girl...The Bachelorette Party.
So take out your sash, take out your tiara and your button. It is a sure to be a night to remember courtesy of your bridesmaids,matron of honor or maid of honor (even your mom).
It can be mild, it can be wild, it can be co-ed and it can be just downright crazy.
But just because it is a bachelorette party doesn't mean it only has to have strippers or be at a strip club. Whatever it is, make sure that if your the planner of the event that you take the bride into consideration. If the bride has mentioned or you know the bride as to be someone not to really go for the stripper thing, don't do it. No matter what, it is her night and since its her night, make sure she enjoys it.
Here are some ideas:

Spa Day
Check out spas across the city for their spa packages and what they offer and make it a spa day for the bridal party. It will be fun and it will not be stressful.

Girl's Day in The City-Do the "Sex and The City" tour and have dinner out maybe with a Broadway show.

Not Just Dinner- Check out "Lips" located in the Village and have dinner featuring drag queens and fun, This can be for mild or wild

Dinner and A...Show-You can do dinner first and catch the show "Naked Boys Singing" ( you can catch Hunkamania. The both of them are well worth it, I did see Naked Boys Singing and yes ladies, they are naked...and the boys at Hunkamania for my bachelorette parties were awesome! or

Sex Toy Party- Help the bride get ready for her special night by inviting a consultant to do a demo and play games geared especially for the night or even have a pole party. For more information:

Hotel Room/Stripper- You can always have a sleepover in a hotel and invite a stripper to do his thing. For the special girl's night in, you can always make overnight bags for the guest and make an extra special one for the bride.

Get creative and make it the brides night to remember!!

As a note, the best time to schedule the party is 1-2 weeks before the wedding, unlike the groom, the bride's final week is stressful enough. Let her unwind before then!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Greatest Wedding Movies!!! Pick your leading man and pick the best wedding movie!!!

Its almost V-day. For some, wedding plans will continue, for some wedding plans will begin. But Valentine's Day is a big day of LOVE!!! So in honor of it, I am talking about the great movie weddings!!!
1.Sound of Music-
This stands out for me because it had the great romance and the totally awesome wedding to go with it! The wedding scene took almost a half hour and it was breathtaking.
2.My Best Friend's Wedding-
Ok, Was I the only one who had hoped that he'd marry the maid of honor? Best part of the movie was when Rupert Evert sang "I Say A Little Prayer"
3.The Wedding Singer-
I loved this movie so much that I wanted the song Adam Sandler sang on the plane to Drew Barrymore "Grow Old With You" for my cake cutting. Unfortunately to major brainfreeze, this bride didnt remember the name of the song.
4.The Wedding Date-
I believe this movie was underrated and should be on a list somewhere.
Also, the groom from "My Best Friend's Wedding" is the date. Nuff said.

I am leaving number 5 open for all to comment on. What is the all time greatest wedding movie and why? If you had to star in a wedding movie, who would be your leading man?
Whoever comes up with the best one, wins a prize courtesy of the Blissful Bride!!!
Contest ends February 14th..

Happy Valentines Day to all!!!