Red Ankle Road I.D.

I.D. Do!

A few months before our wedding, my husband was in a bicycle accident. Thankfully he was not badly harmed, but even my careful bicyclist with his helmet, reflective gear, and watchful eye never saw this accident coming. This event was in my … Continue reading »


Buy Your Dress and Help Defeat Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer is touring the country to sell wedding dresses and accessories at a fraction of the cost! Most gowns range from $99 to $799. They also have couture gowns valued up to $20,000 at discounted 25%-75% off! This weekend, … Continue reading »


Registry for Charity

The charitable bride side of us continues: sign up for a registry that will donate your a percentage of your guests’ purchases to a charity. No effort on your part, especially since you will likely register at one of the participating stores … Continue reading »


Lingerie Purchase for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

You have more opportunities to be charitable with your wedding purchases! Between Oct 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011 make one of these three purchases either for your honeymoon, or as a gift to a bride for as a bachelorette gift: 1. BRULEE: In … Continue reading »

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Celebrity Bridal Consultation for Charity

Here are two great charitable opportunities from our friends at charitybuzz. I love finding ways to be charitable with weddings. Wedding planner extraordinaire David Tutera, host of WE tv’s My Fair Wedding, has partnered with leading charity auction site charitybuzz to give … Continue reading »

Post-Wedding Hair

What to do with your Wedding Hair

Like most women, I grew my hair out for my wedding day.  I wanted long, luscious locks in my wedding pictures, and put up with the heat, weight and annoyance of unusually long hair for a long time in order to achieve … Continue reading »


Brides Against Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are lots of brides that participate in a Brides Against Breast Cancer event to honor a family member or sometimes even the bride herself.  You can purchase a gown or donate your gown. My … Continue reading »

Head massage

Win $150 in Spa Services!

We have another charity raffle but this time it’s for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)!  Scott (my husband and co-founder of Big Fat Cake) is competing in an olympic-distance triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida with Team in Training, which is an … Continue reading »

Weddings: What happens when it snows?

As my weekend travel plans get canceled due to the impending blizzard, it has me wondering: what happens to a wedding when it *really* snows? Our last major snow storm also was on a weekend (December 19, 2009), so inevitably there were … Continue reading »

Sentimental Favors

I love attending weddings where the wedding favor means something to the bride and groom. Maybe it has to do with a hobby they both enjoy doing or relates to a fun experience that they had together. For one of my friends … Continue reading »