Archive for March, 2010

Bachelor Party Tip of the Day – #1 – The Guest List

The secret of a good event is to plan ahead. We know that planning is kryptonite to most guys, so FireFly is here to help you and ensure there are no hiccups along the way!  Look out for different tips and tricks to help you plan a smooth event.

The Guest List: Take the time to sit down with the Groom and hash out the guest list. You can’t blindly invite the world to the bachelor party. In the end, this party is for him and he knows who should make the list.  It’s also important to consider the activity you’ve chosen when deciding who to invite.  Whitewater rafting might not be good for Uncle Joe who lost both arms in a wood chipper, while beer tasting would be a bad idea for Cousin Sal (everyone remembers the last time you gave Him alcohol).  In fact,  Cousin Sal should probably not get invited to the wedding. Sorry Cousin Sal. It’s a balancing act, whoever you invite, between who’s going and what’s going on. We’ve seen guys who’ve had multiple parties to deal with different groups. Be aware but don’t take it too seriously.

Anyone out there  ever had to deal with a bachelor party guest gone wrong?

Bella Rosa Photography – Southern California Wedding Photographer

jenBellaRosaJennifer Carrillo from Bella Rosa Photography, captures your true spirit and beauty.  She uses her photography as her way of expression and connection. She loves being able to photograph people in love and experiencing love.  A large part of her love of photography is the beauty and emotion she is able to capture in her subjects.  We met Jennifer when she was planning a bachelorette party and needed some help. In helping her with the party we found out she’s not only a great photographer, but a pretty cool gal. Thanks Jennifer for sharing with us!

What is my favorite wedding trend at the moment:
Vintage.  Definitely the vintage look in photography, textures, faded colors, and artistic photography.
What Firefly package would you pick for your bachelorette party
okay, there are way too many fun choices!  I like the Wind Tunnel, the Whale Watching, the Trapeze or The Chocolate…too many fun choices!
Name 3 famous people you’d invite to your bachlorette party
Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet
What’s your most outrageous memory at a wedding-there are so many!  Bridesmaid fainting at the wedding, groomsman falling to the floor during ceremony, those were both pretty crazy.  Both were fine, thank goodness!
Your rich uncle, Donald Trump, gives you $5 million dollars, how would you spend that on a wedding.
Wow, never think about having that much money.  I would put a very large donation in me and my husband’s name to the charity of our choice.  With the remaining money, I would choose a beautiful and comfortable venue, pay for all my guests hotel rooms and stay, ensure we had amazing food and entertainment at our wedding so everyone, not just me and my hubby to be, will feel special and have a blast!
Which wedding are you, beach, mountain, forest, or countryside:
My first response is countryside, but I like the beach too.
Finish this sentence: If I could give one piece of wedding advice it would be…..
The wedding is just the beginning, communication is key, friendship is the foundation, and forgiveness is essential.  Go into your marriage knowing it will not end and that no matter what happens, you both will find a way through it.  That is commitment.  That is marriage

What is my favorite wedding trend at the moment:

Vintage.  Definitely the vintage look in photography, textures, faded colors, and artistic photography.

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What Firefly package would you pick for your bachelorette party in California?

okay, there are way too many fun choices!  I like the Wind Tunnel, the Whale Watching, the Trapeze or The Chocolate…too many fun choices!

Name 3 famous people you’d invite to your bachlorette party

Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet

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What’s your most outrageous memory at a wedding

There are so many!  Bridesmaid fainting at the wedding, groomsman falling to the floor during ceremony, those were both pretty crazy.  Both were fine, thank goodness!

Your rich uncle, Donald Trump, gives you $5 million dollars, how would you spend that on a wedding.

Wow, never think about having that much money.  I would put a very large donation in me and my husband’s name to the charity of our choice.  With the remaining money, I would choose a beautiful and comfortable venue, pay for all my guests hotel rooms and stay, ensure we had amazing food and entertainment at our wedding so everyone, not just me and my hubby to be, will feel special and have a blast!

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Which wedding are you, beach, mountain, forest, or countryside:

My first response is countryside, but I like the beach too.

Finish this sentence: If I could give one piece of wedding advice it would be…..

The wedding is just the beginning, communication is key, friendship is the foundation, and forgiveness is essential.  Go into your marriage knowing it will not end and that no matter what happens, you both will find a way through it.  That is commitment.  That is marriage.

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The Sticky Pig – Unique treats for your bachelorette party or bridal shower!

Tara Simon, is a graphic designer, turned Pilates instructor, turned candied bacon confectionery artist.  She is the brainchild behind The Sticky Pig Candied Bacon Confections.  She metamorphed her love of food into a successful candied bacon enterprise complete with her own original, one-of-a-kind candied bacon creations.   She uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create this ultimate guilty pleasure.  We were introduced to her alternative sweet & savory treats at Utterly Engaged’s new years party. My personal favorite sticky treat is the s’mores. I am still drooling! Tara’s treats make excellent bachelorette party favors or gifts to your bridal party – everyone loves food.  Thanks Tara for sharing!

What is your favorite candied bacon flavor and the most popular flavor?

My personal favorite is the Apple Pecan Dulce de Leche because it tastes like a cross between an apple pie and a churro. Yum! It’s hard to say which is the most popular because they all so good, but the top three are S’mores, Apple Pecan and The Elvis.

What gave you the idea to create The Sticky Pig?

I’ve been making candied bacon for years, but it wasn’t until I met an amazing group of foodie friends that inspired me to create new flavors and sell to the masses.

How do we find the sticky pig candied bacon confections?

As of right now you can buy them online at www.TheStickyPig.com.

What FireFly package would you pick for your bachelorette party?

That’s a hard one, because they all look fun, but I think I would choose the Psychic Party.

Name 3 famous people you’d invite on your bachelorette party? Why?

1. Eddie Izzard, but only if he dressed in drag.  2. Kathy Griffin.  3. Jane Lynch

Why? One word: Hilarious!

Which wedding are you: Beach, Mountain, Forest, or Countryside?

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What’s your most outrageous wedding memory?

I have never been married, but most memorable would have to be the hilarious drunken toasts.


Peace, love and bacon!

California Bachelor Party – Leprechaun Hunting

Yes. We hunt leprechauns. These fairytale scrooges of the littlest kind have denied the world their gold for too long. Now it’s possible, through the use of Modern Technology, to find the end of the rainbow and give the leprechauns their due. Check out our St. Patricks Day bachelor party package – Commotion in the Clover. This is a single day offer so book now:

http://www.fireflygroupevents.com/pack_details.php?pid=445#

Sarthak’s Last Stand – San Diego Bachelor Party

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We received an email from Sarthak’s Best Man Josh a few weeks ago. He was looking for some “fun stuff outdoors” in San Diego as he sat freezing in his apartment in Chicago. Fun? Outdoors? Welcome to our world Josh! A few emails later we had packaged our kick awesome ropes course with a trip on the Pacific in kayaks for Sarthak’s bachelor party. Sarthak and crew were cool enough to let us send a camera along. We got to see first hand what a funny, adventurous, tight knit group of friends he has. Thanks guys!

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Sarthak picked the nickname on everyone’s name tag… names like Dinglebarry, Akon, Rapey, and Big Wang were par for the course. It’s his party he can call you whatever he wants.

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Our group had a blast on the ropes course! Ryan, [the facilitator], not only showed us what to do, but also brought us together for some heartfelt moments. — Govind

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Sarthak must have some SERIOUS mojo because despite the ominous clouds, no rain fell on this group.

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Sarthak was the first man up and set the tone for the rest of the group….

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The zip line was ridiculous! – Jason

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Here’s Josh sporting Best Man Chic for a leisurely stroll down to the ocean.

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