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Add a Little Voodoo to Your Wedding…

Even though I’m usually a total foodie, I have a not-so-secret addiction to doughnuts. I have doughnut magnets on my fridge. I call my cat “Alice Donut” as a nickname. I know every doughnut shop within a five mile radius of my apartment.

Googly Donut Magnets from Glamorous WhimsyIt’s only natural, then, that I would eventually find Voodoo Doughnuts. In addition to offering treats suitable for a bachelorette party, this Portland, Oregon institution is also a quirky wedding venue. A “coffee and doughnuts reception” sounds like music to my ears. If anyone is planning a destination wedding at Voodoo, send us pictures (and send me a Portland Cream doughnut!).

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Weddings at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon

Julia Posted by Julia on Oct 31, 2008.
Filed under Bachelorette PartiesBridal ShowersOff BeatReceptionsStuff We LoveWedding Ideas


Do you take Party A?

After the CA Supreme Court made same-sex marriages legal, the words “bride” and “groom” disappeared from marriage licenses and related legal forms.

I have to admit, this was something I didn’t even think about! Personally, I was too busy celebrating the fact that now more people had the right to get married, like the fashionable couple Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler (congrats to them, by the way!). 

What do you think? Is having gender-neutral terms a huge step toward equality for couples, same sex and not? Do you wish we would go back to the traditional terms “bride” and “groom”, like recently married couple Rachel Bird and Gideon Codding do? Or do you not care if Party A marries Party B?

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Julia Posted by Julia on Oct 22, 2008.
Filed under In The NewsTrend Watch


Will You or Won’t You?

Hey, brides to be: While you’re adding our invitation designers to your MyGuide Favorites List, you might also have one of the most controversial wedding etiquette issues on your mind. When you send your wedding invitations, will you also be including a list of the stores where you’re registered for gifts?

Wedding Paper DivasI got to thinking about this, and started wondering what my own approach would be when I saw this question posed on the Sugar Network’s wedding site, IDoSugar.com. I know that planning your wedding is extremely hectic and you just want to get some things checked off on your to-do list, but there are ways to spread the registry word with a little more decorum.

So, California brides, how are you planning on getting your gift registry information info to your guests—with the invite or not?

Julia Posted by Julia on Oct 17, 2008.
Filed under InvitationsWedding Registries and Gifts