Monday, April 19, 2010


Remember that scene in Sex and the City, when Carrie, after the engagement party outside of the Plaza, says her proverbial goodbye to Big? ("Your girl is lovely, Hubbell....")

Ever see North by Northwest? (CLASSIC). Or even Bride Wars? (CLASSICALLY HORRIBLE).

There are so many reasons why the Plaza is a classic piece of New York City's history, and part of its lore. Little girls dream of getting married here, or even getting to have tea here.

Today is my 31st birthday, and that's what my mom and I did. We had tea in the Palm Court. Although the Plaza now looks different and is under new ownership, the magic of the Palm Court remains. The beautiful cathedral ceilings and the stained glass windows remain, and so does the sense of the tradition. Today, there was still that little girl in her party dress, sitting and having tea with her father--reminding me much of the fictional Eloise.

I bring up the Plaza because I think it's such a quintessential part of the "NYC Experience" - both for non-New Yorkers and New Yorkers alike.

For those of us who cannot afford to have a dream NYC wedding here, there are other ways to be a part of the history. I was thinking that a wedding shower would be absolutely LOVELY to have here -- the room is so huge, it's not as if one would have to rent it out (and pay ridiculous rental fees to boot), and the prices--at least for light lunch/dessert/tea--were reasonable, per person. Again, I'm not sure if pricing would change for a larger party -- but it seemed to me a doable arrangement. Plus, the staff is extremely accommodating, so I imagine they would be a pleasure to deal with.

Just food for thought (literally). It was a really special birthday for me to spend with my mom (I am in between jobs, so am off work this week - a nice day to be off, for sure!) I think for any little girl who dreams to have her wedding in New York City, the Plaza is a sure bet for wonderful memories. Having a shower here, in my opinion, would be a wonderful way to experience quintessential New York at its best. And I'm SURE guests would be absolutely thrilled to partake!

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


To herald the recent launch of DexKnows Weddings, which is a online resource for brides, the contest offers four couples the chance to win $10,000 each towards their upcoming wedding. The contest started yesterday, and couples can enter to win on or on the DexKnows Weddings Facebook fan page, by sharing what recessionista inspiring alternatives they plan to use at their wedding.

Just click on the text of this blog post to get to the contest!!

The idea is to think style but frugality -- ideas should be creative and embody the idea of the recessionista (for example, gebera daisies instead of roses).

Celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren will pick the most creative finalists, and winners will be chosen by online public voting.

Couples must be planning to get married after June 1, 2010 and before June 1, 2012.

I think this sounds like a fun contest, and particularly relevant given what we've been dealing with in this economy.

Have fun, and get creative!

Stay tuned!


Hi guys,

My friends at the Wedding Channel are in the middle of an awesome contest where the two most "popular" wedding websites will win $1,000 each. All brides have to do is ask their friends and family to check out their wedding website as much as possible.

There's no voting - the two wedding websites with the most "visits" by the end of April 21 wins $1,000 each!

Here’s a link to more information:

I hope you guys find this helpful! TallGuy and I used the Wedding Channel for our registry/wedding website, and I know we found it super helpful in terms of organizing, etc. An organized bride is a non-stressed bride, and a non-stressed bride will not be "that" bride!!!

Stay tuned!