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We ask the WedEclectic team a question, and post their answers each week…providing some advice, inspiration and insight into the person behind our shops. We hope you enjoy them!

Please reply with your own answer!  : )

When planning a wedding it’s important to have your partner’s opinion and input. But who Gets the Final Say, Anyway?

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Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop

That’s a tough one.
I think that if someone is contributing financially (the couple and/or parents), respect should be given to their opinions.
If the couple are covering half or all of the costs, final say should go to the couple, but the input needs to be considered.
If the wedding costs are being covered in entirety or in majority by the parents, then they will most likely control the expenditures, so final say would be theirs. But, for instance, if 2 gowns cost the same, the bride should be able to choose between them.

When it comes to DIYing, I think the DIYer gets the final say…as I told my husband, if he wouldn’t help me, and negated the first 3 or more creations without making suggestions or offering to pitch in, he lost his vote on future revisions! LOL (I love him dearly, but oy vey!)

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MsFormaldehyde

We both have input. We both work on things.
I do think because I am more crafty I get the final say since I am doing it.
But, this time around he is more hands on:)

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Keri from DelaneyPhotoJewelry

I think it is very important to ask, but I always have a very convincing sales pitch for my opinion. I think if they feel important enough in the decision making process they may be more likely to give in. The final say really boils down to the topic. But I think the bride should have the final say for most decisions.

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Edi from MemoriesForLife

In my opinion, a wedding, like a marriage should be about compromise. If I get final say on one thing, I would allow my fiancee to have final say on something else. It’s about give and take 🙂

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Ella from EllaWinston

I would have to agree with most that it depends on what we are talking about. If it’s the wedding dress, the bride ALWAYS gets the final say. I would say that anything else should come down to what the bride and groom want for their big day. Of course with taking into consideration the opinions of those assisting financially 🙂

Product Review for SeamstressbytheSea

By MsFormaldehyde

Featured Review of Fingerless Gloves by SeamstressbytheSea

I opened my package and immediately put them on. 16.00 for a great product and fast shipping!! Who could ask for anything more?

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I am very happy with these finger less gloves. If you want to wear them for a night out dancing or a wedding. They are versatile and fantastic to pair with any type of dress.

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I had professional pictures done with them to show them off. These gloves are very well made and I plan on ordering another pair. I have to say I love them.

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I plan on wearing them out many nights this summer!

The description of the listing:

Sustainable Eco Friendly Bamboo fabric in Fingerless Gloves in solid Black Elbow Length arm warmers with a thumb hole. Perfect for year round wear in a sustainable fabric. Simple and solid black arm warmers for all your Fashion needs this season.

*arm warmers or fingerless gloves
*black organic fabric
*fabric is a cotton and bamboo blend with only 5% lycra, very soft
*machine washable
* about 14″ long, other lengths available
*other colors include natural, black, teal, red, lime green, check with us for other selections.
*thumb hole or as a cuff with no thumb hole on request

Wear these for your Halloween, Steampunk, Lolita and Gothic costumes. Altered Couture Lace from lingerie makes a sexy and fun fashion statement. These would be Beautiful bridesmaid gloves at an Alternate Themed Wedding. We also carry smaller sizes in our children’s shop: Sew4Munckkins on Etsy.

Recipe of the Week

From MsFormaldehyde’s Kitchen

Deviled Eggs

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 dozen eggs
  • 4 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • ½ cup minced onion or shallot
  • 2 teaspoon srirachi (rooster sauce)
  • 4 teaspoons basil dried or fresh is better
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small clove of fresh garlic chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika in the eggs and on top for presentation
  • Top with fresh low fat mozzarella sticks cut into chunks

METHOD

1 First hard boil the eggs.  Fill up a large saucepan half-way with water and gently add the eggs. Cover the eggs with at least an inch of water. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water (this will help contain egg whites from leaking out if any of the shells crack while cooking). Add a pinch of salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil. Cover, and remove from heat. Let sit covered for 10 to 13 minutes. Drain hot water from pan and run cold water over the eggs. (At this point if you crack the egg shells while the eggs are cooling, it will make it easier to peel the shells.) Let sit in the cool water a few minutes, changing the water if necessary to keep it cool.

2 Peel the eggs. Using a sharp knife, slice each egg in half, lengthwise. Gently remove the yolk halves and place in a small mixing bowl. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving platter.

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3 Using a fork, mash up the yolks and add mustard, mayonnaise, onion, srirachi, garlic, garlic powder, basil, cayenne pepper and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Spoon the egg mixture into the egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika and top with mozzarella cheese and a dab of srirachi so everyone know’s these are hot.

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You can make these without the srirachi sauce and these come out great also!

Giveaway Alert!

msformaldehyde  is offering a peacock hair accessory on BlartBlog! Ends in 4 days!

 

 

aaa msform

 

(In case the link doesn’t work, copy and paste this address…

www.blartblog.com/2013/01/bridal-vintage-and-unique-accessories.html

Recipe of the Week

Ham and Egg Quiche

From the kitchen of ms formaldehyde

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Ingredients:

1 beaten egg with 3/4 cup of egg whites
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 chopped onion
1 cup   2% milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 ham

I cheated and used a pre made pie crust but you can make your own very easily.

I added grated cheese on top
Directions:

1
Thoroughly mix ingredients together.
2
Grease a 10″ pie plate with butter. Pour in the mixture.
3
Bake for 40-45 minute at 350°F.

Cover with foil and tent until 10 minutes before it is done
4
Let quiche stand about 5 minutes before cutting.

Recipe of the Week

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

by MsFormaldehyde

 

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I received this recipe from my boyfriend’s mom who used to make it for them as kids.  I tweaked it until it tasted the way I wanted it to.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, melted

1.5 cups sugar, divided

2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg whites

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1.5 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon nutmeg

1 tablespoon

3/4 brown sugar and cinnamon for top layer of batter

Directions

In a large bowl,  butter and 1.5 cups sugar until light fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with sour cream, beating just enough after each addition to keep batter smooth.

Spoon batter into a greased 10-in. tube pan. Combine cinnamon,  brown sugar; sprinkle a over batter in pan. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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DIY Wedding Inspiration

By MsFormaldehyde

Scott and Jessica threw a DIY wedding at https://www.facebook.com/SycuanResortWeddings

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Home made bird cage and table top bird pictures and hand painted frames. The bride and mom did this all themselves.

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It was great to have Jessica’s father walk her down the aisle he has been battling cancer and this was the best picture

for me to see.

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Jessica proved with a lot of hard work and thrift store shopping you can do your wedding on a budget ladies!

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You can find here veil here for 20.00 https://www.etsy.com/listing/76132984/birdcage-wedding-veil-wedding-veil

she also made her hair flower it was a special order

Hope you enjoy Jessica’s wedding she looks amazing and so happy!