How Much Booze Do I Need?

If you’re buying your own alcohol for your reception, figuring out how much to purchase can be confusing, confounding and downright scary (what if I buy too much? or not enough?). Fear not, gentle bride. Check out That’s the Spirit! for their nifty alcohol calculator. Simply plunk in the number of hours, rough percentage of […]

Dancin’ Tunes

if you’ve hired a DJ, deciding on a playlist can be one of the most daunting of all your wedding tasks. Most weddings have a mix of generations and music tastes so the trick is to have enough variety so everyone has a chance to hit the dance floor. Remember that this isn’t a night […]

Java Bags

Just got back from a wonderful wedding (thanks Lindsay & AJ – congrats!) and wanted to share this very cute idea for gift bags. How adorable are these?! Called Moka Totes, they’re not only stylish and practical but also environmentally and socially conscious (we love it). Made from recycled bags used to export coffee beans, […]

Kooky Cookies

Nowhere is it written ‘thou shall serve cake’ for your wedding. Decent wedding cakes are works of art and require days to make, which means they ain’t cheap. Wether you forego the cake for economic reasons or simply because it doesn’t appeal to you, it is nice to have something sweet to send guests off […]

Fuchsia & Orange Colour Palette

Here’s a colour board featuring the sunny, chic combo of fuchsia and orange, courtesy of Brenda from Best Weddings Site. I love this colour combo as it allows for so many possibilities – like the invitations below, it can be very depeche mode (no, not the band – it’s French for ‘fashion forward’). Highlight with […]

Prioritize the Pennies

OK, so talking about the budget is the least exciting, least sexy and most stressful part of the entire wedding planning experience. But like a trip to the dentist, ya gotta do it as avoiding it will only make the inevitable more painful. Over the years, I’ve seen couples blow their budget on various aspects […]

One-of-a-Kind Welcome Bags

It’s a bit of work, to be sure, but welcoming your out-of-towners with a thoughtful bag of goodies, waiting for them at their hotel, tells them ‘hey, thanks for coming and we’re really glad you made it!”. A few local items (such as salt water taffy if you’re in Atlantic City or macadamia nuts if […]

Walk This Way

Traditionally, the bride’s father walked her down the aisle and literally ‘gave her away’, transferring guardianship from himself to the groom. While women are no longer chattel (thank goodness!), the tradition of the father ‘giving the bride away’ serves as a show of support of the union from the family. But what if your familial […]

We’re Blogged!

It seems a bit dada-esque but we’re featured in Brenda’s blog, the owner of Best Wedding Sites. Judy and Erik’s wedding from March is featured, in all it’s red glory. I had an absolute blast working with Judy, who was a super cool bride and while not Lazy, she is an honorary Lazy Bride for […]

Let Them Eat Cake!

Today I thought I’d share some fabbo ideas for cakes, courtesy of The Cake Girls, a sister-team of creative bakers in the Chicago area. Cakes no longer need be the stodgy white buttercream affairs, topped with the requisite plastic bride and groom, of your parents’ era. No, today’s confectionaries can be whimsical, outrageous, elegant, fun […]