Budget Wedding Idea: 9 Specialty Beers for Your Reception!

by Azure

  Is your man a big beer drinker? If the answer is yes, have you considered incorporating specialty brews into your special day? We’ve noticed a growing trend of couples’ serving beer at their I Do’s and it’s easy to understand what’s driving this wedding trend. Beer is a budget-friendly alternative to wine, with the priciest 6-pack of craft beer typically costing less than a single bottle of vino. If you’re trying to come up with creative ideas to save your...

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Since You’re Spending Big On Your Wedding: 7 Affordable Father’s Day Gift Ideas

by Azure

We understand your dilemma. You’re dropping money left and right on the wedding, but you still want to get Dad (and future dad-in-law) a quality gift for Father’s Day. Never fear, The Man Registry has selected seven affordable unique gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. 1. Vintage Man Cave Sign– All dads need that private area to retreat to after a long day of work. They also need to mark their territory so they won’t be disturbed. That’s where the Vintage...

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Recycled Bride: Get Your Eco-Drink On At Your Wedding!

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Raise your glass to a sustainable and affordable friendly wedding bar! When you go out with your girls, you know how your bar tab can really add up? Well, your wedding is kind of like that- except that you're stocking the bar and paying the check. Oh, and all your friends are in a partying mood! So how can you serve them delicious drinks and cocktails without breaking the bank- and while also loving the environment? I'm a big believer in the theory that wine +...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: The Bar

by Azure

Today’s amazon registry tip is something I think we can all appreciate… bar and wine! Bar & Wine Setting up your first bar together can be a lot of fun--and not because you'll be sampling a lot of drinks! It's a chance to bring your own personal style to entertaining by choosing barware that shows off who you are as a couple. Are you Rat Pack wannabes who'll need a sparkly gold bar replete with shiny art deco shakers and every alcohol imaginable? Or are you wine aficionados who...

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Be Grateful for your Freedom and Enjoy A Beer Today!

by Azure

On my way to work this morning, I read an upsetting news article that really touched my heart (and made me appreciate what we have here in the U.S.). A beautiful Muslim model in Malaysia has admitted to drinking a beer... And under Islamic law, she'll be punished for this by a caning. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno is the first woman in Malaysia to be given this punishment, and will be imprisoned for one-week while her sentence is carried out. This just breaks my heart, and I can't...

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Green Weddings: All the Fun, Half the Guilt

by Azure

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Here in Chicago, the holiday is a good excuse to turn everything green, from the river to the beer, to the way you feel around the gills the next morning. But, last month I had the chance to interview Wenona Napolitano, the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book and ever since then I’ve been stuck on green, as in environmentally helpful. Even if you wear a gown made of 100% organic hemp grown in your neighbor’s backyard and made on a solar-powered...

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