Destination I Do

Dearly Beloved

Words by Jennifer Stein

We’ve read, tasted and tested, so you didn’t have to. Here’s a few of our faves.

The REAL Anti-Bride

A smart and sassy alterna-bridal book series that gives brides honest guidelines to “tying the knot outside of the box.” The three book series is a side-splitting hilarious convoy to all things wedding. From the Etiquette Guide –The Rules and How to Bend Them – showing gals how to get exactly what they want, without ticking everyone off in the process, to the Anti-Bride Wedding Planner -  giving helpful tips, honest content and chapters on dressing, drinking and do-it-yourself. The writing is raw, uncut and doesn’t beat around the bush. If you don’t have this book series, hightail it to your nearest Barnes & Noble today!

Not Your Grandpa’s Drink

A hip blend of ultra-premium French vodka and blood oranges with a hint of mangos, and passion fruit, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur is as pretty as it is yummy. Kick off your modern-hen party with a signature cocktail such as the “X-Lover” (1 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur®, 2 oz pineapple juice, strain into a highball filled with crushed ice then top with soda) or maybe a “Last Temptation”  (½ oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur®, ½ oz cranberry juice, shaken over ice and then strained into a shot glass). For a wedding appropriate signature cocktail, try the “Xchange of Vows” (1 oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur®, 2 oz Club Soda served on the rocks and garnished with a lemon). Anyway you mix it up, it’s sure to be delish!

Engaging Engraving

What will Apple think of next? Now with the popular iPhone and the iPod coming in so many different sizes, colors and styles – it’s hard to settle on one product. But, if you engrave it, now that’s a commitment! Give it as a gift to your bridal party with your wedding date, special message or personalized initials engraved on the back and you’ll be a favorite among friends. Available in 8G or 16G and nine different colors. Get yours at

Listen Up!

Once you have your technology in order with your newly engraved iPod, tune in to iTunes and download the most exciting, helpful content on the web for weddings, Wedding Podcast Network. Search straight from your iTunes or log on to their web site to select from their lineup of 10 original shows. Co-founder Holli Ehrlich and Producer/Co-Founder Robert Allen, bring you fresh content from wedding professionals and newlyweds alike. With programs such as “Travel Talk” covering all things destination wedding related and “Wedding Workout” focusing on getting gown-ready for W-day, brides across the world can listen in and learn.  In a world that’s going mobile, these trailblazers are getting the wedding industry on the move too!

High Heel Heaven

That’s right ladies, it can be comfortable to don those 3 inch heels. We’ve tried em’ and they really do make a difference. These little inserts make your Jimmy Choos snooze. By shifting your weight from the balls of your feet to your heels, it takes the pressure off, making your last dance feel like your first. So boogie down sexy mamas, it’s time to party!

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