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This and That {plus, Afaze's elegant bridal accessories}

Afaze's elegant bridal accessories have arrived just in time for summer and fall wedding seasons. Previously you could only purchase the bridal accessories through Afaze's New York-area locations. Now, full collections are accessible to brides nationwide exclusively online. With prices as low as $8-$28, Afaze offers a style to suit every bride's taste and budget . . . from classically simple pearl earrings and stranded necklaces, to glamorous rhinestone styles. The collection is also ideal for bridal party gifts as pieces can easily be purchased in larger quantities.


•••• > Brides Ask, You Answer < ••••
It's All New - Now there's a way to share your advice and ideas with brides. If you have any wedding planning questions, feel free to post them in this brand new section. My readers and wedding pros will offer their advice and ideas to your questions.

•••• > The TOMS wedges are now available < ••••
There are 6 styles and they retail for $69. Also just launched is the summer line - it's filled with bright colors and fun patterns, 5 new styles for women and 4 new styles for men. AND . . . TOMS Wedge is launching a brand new line of espadrille wedges, now ladies can wear these espadrille wedges on their big day.


•••• > Emily Ley Paper Thank You Cards < ••••
Valley & Co. {aka Good Life Events} has partnered with Emily Ley to offer a lucky bride 100 flat printed thank you cards with your very own personalized Wedding Crest™ from Emily Ley Paper.
Contest ends June 9th, winner announced June 10th

•••• > Win a Bonny Bridal Gown < ••••
For the next 4 months, you have a chance to win a Bonny Bridal Gown - one gown from each of their collections will be awarded. June 1st marked the day of our first giveaway. The winning bride has her choice of gown, color and size from our signature collection, Bonny. This line offers brides an affordable assortment of dresses. In July, the gown giveaway will be from the Unforgettable Collection - the beautiful plus size collection. August will be the month for the Bliss Collection. Bliss is a line specifically for modest brides. And, rounding out the giveaways, September features the Essence Collection. This collection is more couture - offering brides looking for something different, but still at very affordable price.

•••• > Win a $100,000 Dream Wedding Planned by David Tutera < ••••
WE tv is giving you the chance to win a $100,000 dream wedding! Every week, starting June 6th, loyal WE viewers need to watch Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding and look for that week's "wedding word." The wedding word must be entered at in order to register for the sweeps. The grand prize for one winner is a $100,000 wedding planned by David Tutera, including a 7 night honeymoon, courtesy of Endless Vacation Rentals® by Wyndham Worldwide.

•••• > The Ultimate Wedding Makeover < ••••
and Kay Unger are teaming up to bring you the ultimate wedding makeover. Win a private style consultation with designer-to-the-stars Kay Unger and a perfect Mother-of-the-Bride or Mother-of-the-Groom dress from Kay's collection!
Contest ends June 10th

•••• > Hanky Panky and Tarte < ••••
Enter to win personalized wedding gifts for the entire bridal party
Contest ends June 10th

•••• > OXO’s 20th Anniversary Celebration < ••••
There are still a couple more weeks left in OXO’s 20th anniversary celebration. Every Tuesday, a new photo is posted on, which is a zoomed in picture of the featured Product of the Year. Try to guess which product it is, and visit the site the following Monday to see if you were right. Upon the reveal, you can learn a little more about the thought that went into developing each product. Each week there are 20 winners and you could still be one of them. OXO products are perfect for gifts for the newlywed's kitchen.


•••• > Fashion Tips + Discount from eDressMe < ••••
Since choosing appropriate wedding attire for the summer can be difficult, {the premier website for dresses for all occasions} joins me to offer tips for choosing the best dress to wear as a guest for every type of wedding. Did you know the average age for an American girl to get married is 25? In celebration of this, eDressMe is offering 25% off all wedding attire from now until July 6th, 2010 with code "weddingguest10".

Black Tie Affairs: Slip on that snazzy cocktail dress you have been waiting to wear because for a black tie affair you can wear a very dressy short gown.

Destination Weddings: If you are dealing with a venue of sun and sand, opt for light and flowing fabrics in bohemian prints or vibrantly graceful colors.

Garden Ceremony: A short colorful dress or a beautiful print will look wonderful against the backdrop of nature. Avoid anything too dressy or embellished and stick to comfortable and playful.

Dressy Wedding: For dressy evening weddings, particularly in the city, you’ll want to make sure you look fashion forward. This is a chance for you to dress glamorously and stand out at the occasion without upstaging the bride.


•••• > The Wedding Outlet's Pearl Jewelry < ••••
In honor of National Pearl Month The Wedding Outlet is offering 10% off select pearl jewelry throughout the month of June. And, don't forget, Friday is the last day for FREE ground shipping on orders over $100.

•••• > Save $10 OFF any order over $89 at < ••••
Simply use coupon code: HOTDEAL

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