Obama Wants YOU – and your wedding registry

Some couples ask for you to pay for their honeymoon, some ask for a donation to their favorite charity. And now, they can ask you to donate to the President’s campaign fund.  President Obama’s campaign recently set up an event registry where you can ask for the gifts from your wedding/shower/bar mitzvahs/birthday to be turned into campaign donations.

Regardless of your political affiliation – this is awesome. The audacity of asking someone to give their hard earned mImageoney not to you as a gift but instead to a political figure they may or may not support is unreal. What do you do if you’re a Republican? Send a fruit basket? Props to the Obama campaign for making all people choosing gift registries super uncomfortable until November.

See the full story from the Huffington Post here, with awesome negative responses from Twitter.


Choosing the Ugliest Wedding Gown of the Future

Bridal Guide magazine ran this story by Diane Forden who was invited to Kleinfeld’s bridal to be a judge for the “Wedding Dress of the Future” contest. The designers were all from the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City. Each student made a sketch and design board, but only five finalists were picked to bring their ideas to life.

Now, I’m all about supporting the arts. And I LOVE Mara from Keinfeld’s. She’s totally awesome on “Say Yes to the Dress.” But what were these judges thinking?! Let’s go through the finalists’ designs one by one.

1. Team Kai – Lacy, nude, bald. Reminds me of a marriage of Halle Barry’s outfit the year she won an Oscar for Monster’s Ball and Britney Spear’s sparkly nude catsuit. Not something I’d wear, but still well done.

Florals and see-through = instant fashion classic

2. Team Alicia – With the tulle, the uneven hem line and the blush tone, I thought for sure this was the winner. The color and asymmetry are two trends that are so hot right now. This looks like a couture gown you would find in Kleinfeld’s today. But then again, maybe it wasn’t futuristic enough for the judges.

3. Team Emely –  It looks like Nicki Minaj became a Vegas showgirl. I don’t know what’s more appalling, the pink and nude spandex, or the cascade of bows tumbling down her backside.

4. Team Alice – White, geometric, very haute couture. Not something you see in everyday but this definitely looks like something brides would find on the catwalk. The high collar and over-exaggerated shape make it a great qualifier for the “futuristic” component.

5. Team Jocelin – More of the two tone? Tiffany’s should sue for making their trademark color look so bad. It looks like a mermaid threw up her cotton candy.

Ignoring from my outrage with their choice of a winner, did you listen to her interview? She cites That’s So Raven as one of her influences. In case you didn’t grow up watching the Disney Channel in the 00’s, the show was about Raven Symone and her life as a teenager who has the power to see the future. We all regret our fashion choices when we were young, but this chick takes the cake with weird outfits. Raven was cute when she was little on “The Cosby Show,” not so much when she was a middle school psychic. Yikes.

I’m no expert on fashion, but I know what doesn’t look good. And this winning design, in my book, does not make it work.

Real Wedding Roundup #1

The Intern Diaries

Let me first start with a little background:

Aside from enjoying my intern position here at EMG, I also work for a catering company (who shall not be named) on the weekends. I’ve been working there as a server for about six years now and have seen my fair share of weddings. With somewhere between 250-300 weddings under my belt, I’ve seen pretty much everything. It amazes me how enough though every wedding is pretty much the same and they all start to run together in my head, people still manage to show me something new every weekend.

This will be my weekly blog entry about the highlights from these weekend. Keep in mind, these are real live weddings – everything actually happened.

Weird wedding favors: People can pretty much choose from anything when it comes to wedding favors. So I’m always interested to see what a couple chooses to give their guests. This weekend the bride and groom decided to personalize each favor according to the table their guests sat at. The table names were a multitude of different things that had some significance to the couple. For example, if you sat at a table named Barcelona, you got a bottle of Spanish wine. If you sat at the Harry Potter table, you got one of J.K Rowlings’ books. If you weren’t so lucky, you were seated at the Cheez-It table, named for their dog and received a box of the delicious baked crackers with the pup’s face on it.

Probably the funniest name for a dog I’ve ever heard. And yes, he wore a bow-tie. He was the ring bearer.

Badly behaved groomsmen: It’s not unrare to see groomsmen behaving poorly. It’s not their wedding, so many take advantage of the open bar and plethora of single ladies on the dance floor. This weekend was a first for me. Never have I ever witnessed a member of the bridal party so openly use an illegal substance at a wedding. As I sat on my break, eating my dinner, a groomsman invited himself to sit down a roll a joint at our table. Casual.

I’m In a Wedding – “I’m On a Boat” parody

This guy. I can’t decide if he’s brilliant or horribly embarrassing. On the one hand, this is hilarious. Creative, well produced and definitely a memorable Best Man speech. On the other hand, its outrageous. Think about all the old people and grandparents are sitting there, completely horrified because they’ve never heard of Andy Samberg. “Why is this man yelling at the camera? What is a motherf*cker? In my day we respected our mothers!” Hopefully they all turned their hearing aids off for that part.

Bride walks herself down the aisle

This lady is crazy. Who decides this is a good idea? Imagine what it was like breaking the news to her father. “Oh by the way Daddy, I don’t need you to walk me down the aisle. I’ve got XXXTina to lead the way.”

Also, was this rehearsed? Because the groom looks totally lost. Was he supposed to follow her with a Robin Thicke song?

Entitled (adj)

The Boston Globe magazine published this story in Sunday’s paper. Have you ever had to pay for a wedding you attended? (Other than travel/lodging expenses) If someone made me pay for the food and cook it, I’d probably walk out of the wedding. Have a nice married life – and hire a personal chef.

Worst. Wedding. Ever

“Their 100 guests were asked to pay for the food (after paying for international flights), and then we all cooked endlessly. The couple pretty much sat back and watched everyone work. Now my stepdaughter is turning 30, and my stepson is asking everyone to do it again.

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