Thursday, August 19, 2010


You've set your budget and are finally sitting down planning your dream wedding..just those sugarplums that dance in your head on Christmas, you start writing down all the things you want at the reception..You want an ice sculpture, a Viennese table, ooh fireworks at night etc, you really want to wow your guests. It will only be an added extra....oh crap, that's alot of money to spend, but that's ok, we'll only have those added extras...but you still have to pick out a dress, flowers, dj, the list goes on and on and before you know it, you are way over your budget because everything finally added up. Now you have to ask yourself, do I really need those extra's?
Prioritize by focusing on the things that matter to the two of you, and find creative alternatives for everything else. Cap the guest list: weddings are expensive by the dozen,so invite only people you know.
There are certain things guest will always remember about a wedding and they're usually things that affect them: food, drinks and music. The food should be fabulous and taste wonderful. They shouldn't have to wait long for it. If you can afford a band, get one, but please please watch them perform first and ask them their playlist and if they are used to playing weddings.
Whatever you do, do everything you can to avoid a cash bar. If you can't afford a host bar, you are inviting too many people.
Another indisputable priority is photography. You'll be stuck with wedding pictures forever, so you'll want to make sure that they won't make you shake your head and sigh in regret. I know that we are all on a budget and that those CL budget photographers are tempting. If you are going to call one, check their portfolio, make sure they are insured and read the contract thoroughly. I implore you though before you sign on the dotted line to go to a professional and look at their work. Yes its more pricey, but the end result will be breathtaking. If you have to manuever your budget around to make it work, do so. But whatever you do, make an educated decision.

Till Next Time....
Stay Blissful...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Loehman's Bridal Event This Friday 8/20, Doors Open at 8am

Brides to be in NYC area, Loehman's in Sheepshead Bay is having a One Day Bridal Event Unique Bridal Gowns, Bridemaid's dresses and more. Doors Open at 8am. Save up to 90% off. There is a 10% coupon for wedding Dresses in sizes 8,10,12 only in the Daily News. Location: 2801 East 21st Street, Brooklyn (its on Emmons Avenue).

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Vendor-Cream Bakery in Astoria, Queens

Nestled on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens is The Blissful Bride's latest discovery, a new bakery called Cream.
I took a trip there last Friday and was delightfly surprised. It is a quaint bakery/cafe, where you can find yourself sitting down and enjoying the muffin and coffee you ordered.
I sampled some of the bananna pudding and it is to die for! On display, were different flavored cupcakes (vanilla, chocolate, bananna,red velvet and more) and containers of freshly baked sugar, chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies that make your mouth water. The pies and cakes can be bought by the slice or as a whole. There are new flavors out almost everyday. Everyday they are adding something new to their menu.
Shortly before leaving, I purchased a bananna and red velvet cupcake along with sugar and chocolate chip cookies. It was the ultimate treat when I returned home.
If you are looking for a wedding cake, cupcakes, pies, wholesale, the place to go is Cream Bakery in Astoria. The trip will be most definetly worth it.

They are open from 6am-8pm daily. So whether you want to stop in and have a sweet treat before work or after, Cream Bakery will be open. Tell them the Blissful Bride sent you!

Cream Bakery
31-78 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11103
French Macaroons

The Icebox Cake
Made of Sweetened Whipped Cream, Accents of Vanilla,and layers of chocolate wafers.
Is your mouth watering yet?