Saturday, February 28, 2009

This is for the Gainesville Brides

Hey Gainesville Brides!
When I got married in April 2006, I searched the web looking on The Knot, The Wedding Channel and more for the ultimate Wedding directory for Gainesville, Florida. Do you think that I could find anything? I did a lot of digging, looking in the phonebooks, attending Wedding Expos and getting advise from previous Brides on good sources and places in Gainesville for my wedding. I had a beautiful and Memorable wedding that I will never forget! So, from all of my research I made for you Gainesville "Gator" Brides a:

Gainesville Fl. Wedding Source Directory


Gainesville Entertainment


  • Azalea Strings - 2424 NW 54th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32606 * 352-379-7585

  • Duo Cellissimo - 3541 NW 35th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605 * 352-380-0294

  • Jay’s Entertainment - 3501 SW 2nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 * 352-377-9548

  • Gosia and Ali - * 352-262-7161

  • Joseph MacKenzie, bagpiper - 9414 NW 59th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32653 * 352-338-4575

  • Linda Weltner, violinist - PO Box 63, McIntosh, FL 32664 * 352-591-1016

Bachelorette Planning Checklist

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner with the bride and her friends or going out for a night on the town, this Bachelorette Party checklist will help you prepare for the party of a lifetime.

3 Months Before the Bachelorette Party

  • Ask the bride what she wants (or doesn’t want) for her bachelorette party. Will it be dinner with close friends or a night out on the town?

  • While you want everyone’s attention focused on the bride, you don’t want to embarrass her. Talk with her to understand what she will and won’t be comfortable with.

  • Decide whether you want the party to be a surprise to the bride.

  • Set the party date. Aim for a weekend night about 2-3 weeks before the wedding that is convenient for the bride.

  • Start the guest list.

    2 Months Before the Bachelorette Party

  • Email or mail a save-the-date request to everyone on the guest list. If the party is out-of-town, make sure to include as many specific details as possible so guests can make travel and lodging arrangements.

  • If you’re starting at a restaurant, call ahead and ask about group rates and reservations. This will help you save money and time.

  • Make transportation reservations. Options include a limo, bus, van, etc.

  • If you’re having the bachelorette party at someone’s home, help plan out a menu and refreshments. Divide tasks among bridesmaids and enlist their help with games, decorations, refreshments, music, etc.

1 Week Before the Bachelorette Party

  • Stock up on fun party favors for the bride and guests and other fun accessories.

  • Confirm RSVPs and let guests know the finalized plans.

  • Confirm transportation arrangements.

  • Confirm restaurant reservations.

  • Confirm any entertainment you have scheduled.

1 Day Before the Bachelorette Party

  • Make sure the bride knows where she’s going. Aside from this, it’s okay to keep some details a surprise.

  • Make up goody bags for the guests.

  • Get lots of rest so you can relax and enjoy the party!

Bachelorette Party Themes & Ideas

Fun & Naughty Bachelorette Ideas

The Bachelorette Pleasure Party - Invite a pleasure party professional to your home and she’ll do the rest…a night of naughty toys and drinks and the bride will have plenty of ideas for the wedding night!

The Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt - With this popular game you can send your bachelorettes all over town on a chase for the scavenger hunt list of goodies! For the best scavenger hunt make sure it has lot’s of personal things about the bride or fit’s with the theme of your bachelorette party!

The Bachelorette Limo - A favorite of the bachelorette party is to have a Limo and driver to get them safely to their favorite Bars, restaurants and events. This is a great way to ensure that Bachelorettes aren’t driving while under the influence of alcohol. Make certain you bring lot’s of Limo games and a CD of favorite bachelorette party songs for the drive!

Pole Dancing Lesson Bachelorette Party - Arrange for a pole dancing lesson for your bride and bachelorettes! Be sure to bring a prize for the “best Moves” and “most likely to get a BIG tip”. This is a lesson the bride may find useful on her honeymoon!

Striptease Bachelorette Party - Invite the Bride-to-be over for an old fashion striptease! When your “police officer” or “fireman” arrives, make sure the bride has plenty of one dollar bills for her lap dance!

Spa Day Bachelorette Party - What is more relaxing than a Mani/Pedi with your friends! Plan to play the brides favorite music, serve her favorite drinks, and enjoy some quality girl-time!

Bachelorette Beach Party - Share a day under the warm sun with the Bride and Bachelorettes. Bring food and enjoy games and drinks on the beach. After the sun sets on your lazy day, get loose downtown, beach style.

Massage Bachelorette Party - Start off with a massage class (complete with a HOT guy massage instructor) and end with a massage for each Bachelorette and the Bride. After your massage head to the local coffee house for some live music.

Last Minute Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bachelorette Back Yard BBQ - Build a fire in the fire pit, poor some wine or cold beer and invite the bachelorettes over for a fun time in the backyard. Add a few party games and this idea is a real winner!

Wine Tasting Bachelorette Party - Pick your theme (such as California Red Wines or Pinot Grigiot) from the Brides favorites and ask every Bachelorette to bring a bottle from this group. Grab some cheeses, bread and chocolate and you have yourself a party! To take it up another notch invite a local Sommelier to give the party a more educational flare!

Bachelorette Poker Night - Want something a little lower key than Vegas?…have a Poker night at home! Grab some poker chips, a couple of decks of cards and some great food and you have yourself a great party!

Bachelorette Fondue Party - Last minute parties can be great too! Call your local fondue restaurant and book their best table (The Melting Pot is a GREAT choice). After a night of gooey cheeses and decadent chocolates head to the local dance club to burn those extra calories!

Bachelorette Sushi Party - The girls will have fun trying to make their own sushi! Buy sushi grade fish from your local fish market, get the filling ingredients and pick up sushi rice (already prepared) from your local sushi restaurant and have everyone learn how to make homemade Sushi!

Casino Bachelorette Party - Grab the girls, jump in the car and head to the nearest casino. Enjoy the live entertainment, dancing, cheap drinks and a little gambling. Save the all-you-can-eat buffet for AFTER the wedding!

Bachelorette Party Music

Bachelorette Hostesses tell all your girls to bring their Stillehettos because they will be dancing the night away to this list of GREAT Bachelorette Party Songs. Your Girls will be in the mood for the Best Bachelorette Night out on the Town!

Use these songs while you are in the Limo, getting ready to go out for the night or just plain Partying! (just burn a CD with your favorites or bring your Digital Player)

  • Yeah - Usher

  • Pour some sugar on me - Def Leppard

  • Me so Horny - 2 Live Crew

  • I can tell you want to f*ck - 504 Boys

  • Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani

  • These Boots are made for walking - Jessica Simpson

  • Don'tcha - Pussycat Dolls

  • Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake

  • Milkshake - Kelis

  • Hot in Herre - Nelly

  • Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc

  • Glamorous - Fergie

  • Wobble Wobble - 504 Boys

  • Right Now (na na na) - Akon

  • Single Ladies - Beyonce

  • My Humps - Black eyed peas

  • Gimme More - Britney Spears

  • Radar - Britney Spears

  • Womanizer - Britney Spears

  • Raise the Roof - Uncle Luke

  • 1,2 Step - Ciara

  • What you got - Colby O'Donis

  • Cupid Shuffle - Cupid

  • Bootylicious - Destinys Child

  • Give him something he can feel - En Vogue

  • Fergalicious - Fergie

  • Get Low - Flo Rida ft T-Pain

  • In the Ayer - Flo Rida

  • Im so High - Grind Mode

  • Cookie Jar - Gym class Heros

  • Greenlight - John Legend

  • So Excited - Janet Jackson

  • Electropop - Jupiter Rising

  • Back that a*s up - Juvenile

  • Whine Up - Kat DeLuna

  • Slow Motion - Juvenile

  • Hoochie Mama - Uncle Luke

  • I kissed a girl - Katy Perry

  • Let it rock - Kevin Rudolf

  • My neck, My back - Khia

  • Just Dance - Lady Gaga

  • A Millie - Lil Wayne

  • Lollipop - Lil Wayne

  • You's a Hoe - Ludicris

  • Touch my Body - Mariah Carey

  • I'll be loving you long time - Mariah Carey

  • Girls Dem Sugar - Beanie man

  • Pocket Full of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield

  • Promiscuous Girl - Nelly Furtado

  • Let's get Crazy - Pitbull

  • Please excuse my hands - Plies

  • Whatcha think about that? - Pussycat Dolls

  • If it's lovin that you want - Rihanna

  • Whatta Man - Salt n Pepper

  • Dickey Ride - Uncle Luke

  • Swing - Savage

  • Party like a Rockstar - Shop Boyz

  • Sensual Seduction - Snoop Dogg

  • Drop it like its Hot - Snoop Dogg

  • Too much Booty in the Pants - SoSo Def Bass All Stars

  • Whatever you like - T.I.

  • Live your Life - T.I. ft Rihanna

  • Lollipop - 36 Mafia

  • I'm single again - Trina

  • Pull over that a*s to fat - Trina
  • Independent - Webbie

Do you have some Song suggestions? Please write me so we can add them to the list!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gainesville Hair, Makeup & Tanning

  • Mary Kay Cosmetics - 3063 SW 92nd St Gainesville, FL 32608 * 352-336-7046

  • M.A.C Makeup - Oaks Mall - Macys - 6419 W Newberry Rd Gainesville, FL 32605 * 352-331-4411

  • Clinique Makeup - Oaks Mall - Dillards, Belks, Macys - 6419 W Newberry Rd Gainesville, FL 32605 * 352-331-4411

  • Sephora - Oaks Mall - JCPenny - 6419 W Newberry Rd Gainesville, FL 32605 * 352-331-4411

  • L.A.E. Tanning - 500 NW 60th St Gainesville, FL 32607 * 352-331-9693

  • Tan USA - 3600 SW Archer Rd # B, Gainesville FL * 352-378-3002 & 6783 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville FL * 352-331-8266 & 4780 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville FL * 352-377-8977

  • Planet Beach Tanning - 3545 SW 34th Street # E, Gainesville FL * 352-395-6162

  • Attractions Spa & Tan - 4011 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville FL * 352-376-6008


Gainesville Limousines


Gainesville Florists

Gainesville Caterers


  • Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel - 4200 NW 97th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32606 * 352-331-3336

  • Catering For All Occasions - 325 SW Hicks Ct Lake City, FL 32024 * 386-623-2926

  • Celebrations Catering - 904 N. Main St Gainesville, FL 32601 * 352-377-0787

  • Chef’s Garden Catering - 11400 Turkey Creek Drive Alachua, FL, 32615 * 386-418-1580

  • Hilton – University of Florida - 1714 SW 34th St Gainesville, FL 32607 * 352-384-3407

  • Savannah Grande Reception Hall - 301 North Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 * 352-378-4213

  • Sparkman's Bridal Service - PO Box 94 Hawthorne, FL 32640 * 352-481-2867

  • Steve's Cafe Americain - 12 W. University Avenue Gainesville, FL, 32601 * 352-377-9337

  • Stewart's Catering Co - 2106 NW 67th Place Gainesville, FL 32653 * 352-335-4527

  • Sweetwater Branch Inn - 625 E. University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 * 352-373-6760

  • The White Apron - 2201 NE 2nd Street Gainesville, FL 32609 * 352-376-8467

  • Sonnys BBQ - 2700 NE Waldo Rd Williston FL 32609 * 352-378-5161

  • Dragonfly Sushi & Saki - 201 Se 2nd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 * 352-371-3329

  • Panera Bread Company -

  • Napolitanos - 606 NW 75th Street Gainesville FL, 32608 * 352-332-6671

  • Swamp Restaurant - * 352-380-9291

  • Paramont Plaza - 2900 SW 13th Street Gainesville Fl 32608 * 877-992-9229

  • Goddess Catering - 412 SW 4th Ave Gainesville FL 32601 * 352-871-3405

  • Steve's Cafe American - 352-377-9337

  • Terranova - 14 SW 1st Ave Gainesville Fl * 352-378-7810

  • A Touch Above Catering - 4020 NW 22nd Dr Gainesville, FL 32605 * 352-376-3120

  • Brown’s Country Caterers - 14423 NW Hwy 441, Alachua, FL 32615 * 386-462-3000

  • Cacciatore Catering - 9130 SW 51st Road, Gainesville, FL 32608 * 352-692-0701

  • Farah’s Catering - 1120 W. University Ave., Gainesville FL 32601 * 352-378-5179

  • George’s Florida Style Bar-B-Que - 601 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 * 352-384-1222

  • Harvest Thyme CafĂ© - 2 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 * 352-384-9497

  • Hill’s Bar-B-Que - 2626 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 * 352-376-8072

  • Holiday Inn West - 7417 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32605 * 352-332-7500

  • Stewart’s Catering - 2106 NW 67th Pl., Gainesville, FL 32653 * 352-335-4527

  • Third Place Pub and Grille - 5323 NW 91st Ter., Gainesville, FL 32608 * 352-378-0721

  • WH Catering - 1801 NE 23rd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 * 352-378-4830

  • Olive You Eat Well - 5212 SW 91st Terrace #A1 Gainesville FL 32608 * 352-379-0281

  • Omi's Elegant Catering - 5729 Sw 75th * 352-373-0301

Gainesville Wedding Cakes

Gainesville Wedding Photography

Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to moi

Welcome to my page
* Chic Impressions *

So I have searched the web and read 1,000's of different blogs in the past years to finally decide on starting my very own. I tried to come up with a cute & catchy title that explains what I do. Chic Impression, a chic and fun style when first seen as a good impression? (hope that makes sense, lol) I've lived in Gainesville so far all of my 24 years... Im married with no kids (just yet). I work in an automotive family ran facility Continental Imports but have a passion for party planning and anything to do with Weddings! I spend most of my time surfing the web looking at weddings and party planning ideas. I literally wait patiently to hear from a friend or family member about a party they want to plan either for a baby/bridal shower or some sort of party or wedding.

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