Here is a comment that the fabulous Phyllis posted a while back that certainly bears repeating:
If you’d like to learn more about the many different colors of bridal whites, I recommend getting a Bridal Swatch Set from Thai Silks in Loa Angeles. The swatches are marked and they sell every type of silk fabric: Duchesse satin, regular satin in several weights, chiffon, georgette, jacquard, crepe in several weights, embroidered organza – everything!. The Bridal Swatch Set also includes a full color range for bridal party gowns. You get over well 100 swatches.
The set includes 19 bundles of fabrics, all patterns and colors included, and costs a mere $12. What better way to learn the differences between the seemingly endless array of silks?
On the subject of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of panties,” a certain Polly had plenty to say about Passport Panties. Luckily, pretty Polly was kind enough to tell me just what this product is all about as the web site is oddly silent on the details. The kit exists to protect women-on-the-go (and who is more “on” than your average bride or bridesmaid) from underwear emergencies. Inside each faux Passport hides a panty–bikini, thong, or boy short, cleansing towelettes, and deodorant. While I don’t know about that last bit…I’m not one for putting scents on my hoo-ha…it could be a clever little something to include if you’re making your favorite bride or bridesmaid a wedding day disaster prevention kit.
Finally, the assuredly handsome Jared wrote to tell me about his own online store. He said, “I was tired of the normal flasks and so on I received as groomsmen gifts and, after a lot of research, I decided to give my groomsmen personalized pub signs. It was a big hit, and a lot of people asked where we got them.” This enterprising fellow then decided to turn his good idea into a great idea by opening The Pub Sign Store. The tagline? NO MORE FLASKS.
[The groom] wasn’t too keen on details. So he wasn’t thrilled when extensive searching and talking resulted in all the normal crap: beer steins, money clips, poker sets, flasks…
Flasks?? Unless your groomsmen are 75-year-old homeless alcoholics, what are they going to do with a flask?
Indeed. I have a feeling I know what I’m going to get for The Beard at the next gifting holiday!