Saturday, July 19, 2008

Coupon Codes!

Hey, all! Since I've been on the subject of invitations lately, I thought I'd post these coupon codes for those of you the "stationery" stage of your planning. And, bridesmaids, the coupons also work for shower invitations, so be sure to take a peek around!

*At My Wedding Favors Enter coupon code SAVE10 to receive 10% on orders over $150.

Obviously, if you're in the "favor" stage of your planning, this is the perfect time to buy, but they also offer a few DIY designs like this Platinum Border Invitation Kit

*At Wedding Paper Divas, enter the coupon code "AFL2" at checkout and receive 5% off all orders, including their colorful line of wedding & bridal shower invitations. Click on one of the images below to visit their site.

Sophisticated Silhouette Bridal Shower Invitations

Scalloped Border Wedding Invitations

*And though they don't offer invitations, Beau-Coup Wedding Favors will give you Free Shipping for orders over $125 (Code: FREESHIP). So now's not a bad time to do a little window shopping if you're in the market for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, or personalized gifts for your wedding party.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

'Mamma Mia' In Theatres This Weekend!

Ready for a new wedding flick? Me, too! I'm going to be honest, though. I was not super-pumped when I heard Hollywood was making a feature film out of the hit Broadway show Mama Mia! – not because I hated it, but because I am pretty much ambivalent about it and keep hoping against hope that they'll give Wicked a try one of these days. Music by disco royalty Abba: yikes. Story about a girl who decides she wants the father she's never met to walk her down the aisle: blah. The twist is that after reading her mother's diary, Sophie discovers that there are THREE candidates for the empty role of Father of the Bride, and her mom's not willing to dish. So, Sophie does what any girl would do and invites them all (unbeknownst to her mother) to her wedding in Greece (yes, that was sarcasm). Guess what? They all show. The next 24 hours are a musical, seaside adventure as Sophie and her mother, Donna, sing and dance their way to the truth about their family.

Until I saw the fairly impressive cast list, I had resolved merely to put Mama Mia! in my Netflix queue and hope The Husband didn't delete it. But it might be worth it to see Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan (Ouch! Really? Are they really going to let him sing?) on the big screen. In fact, I'm actually looking forward to Amanda Seyfried's performance as Sophie because she cracked me up as Karen in Mean Girls. And because I've never taken the many opportunities I've had to attend this show on Broadway or its National Tour – one has to wonder if I've been too harsh. After all, it's been seen by over 30 million people in 160 countries and 8 different languages. Why not give it a try? Take a well-deserved break from all that planning and hit the cinema with your bridesmaids. You might just find that perfect bit of inspiration you've been looking for!

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