Never teh Bride in the New York Post!

Manolo says, the Manolosphere’s own treasured wedding-expert diva, the Never teh Bride (a.k.a. Christa Terry) has been interviewed for the article in the New York Post!

“Given the state of the economy, people are seeing that it’s smarter to use money they would’ve spent on their wedding on more useful, permanent things like buying a house or a new car,” says Christa Terry, author of “iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing but ‘Net.

Terry says New Yorkers – who spend an average of $46,000 on their nuptials – are getting in on the trend.


There are plenty of other cost-cutting measures to explore, says Terry. “There are so many great ways to save money that people don’t know about, starting with when and where you choose to have it,” she says.

Terry suggests checking out cheaper reception options like state parks and museums, since many of them charge significantly less than wedding halls and restaurants.

Other ideas include opting for buffet-style meals instead of full-service and choosing simpler favors, like chocolates.

But the best way to trim expenses, says Terry, is to use the Internet.

“It allows you to shop around and compare prices, so you can buy items like flowers and favors in bulk at the best prices,” she says. “Additionally, there’s such a wider variety of products to choose from, which [can] make your wedding more original than those who go the traditional route.”

Naturally, the Manolo is exceedingly proud of his wonderfully talented blogging friend.


Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I’ve recently started a new job as an auto mechanic, and I need to find steel-toed boots that are actually fun, not the same, boring black that every guy in the shop wears. Most importantly, they need to protect my toes from being smushed by things like a brake disk or transmission. Can you help?


Manolo says, thanks to the ubiquity of B movies and bad music videos, everyone in America knows about the lady auto mechanics, who are always introduced to us in exactly the same manner, in which the previously obscured person in the filthy coveralls rolls out from beneath the car to be revealed as the dark-haired spitfire, chewing the wad of gum, and scorning our abashed hero for his sexism.

Of the course, this mythical cinematic mechanic of the female gender will never rise to level of primary love interest. The best she can hope for is to be the sort of super-competent, technical sidekick.

Happily, real life does not follow such shallow models, and lady mechanics are no longer relegated to these confining roles. Indeed, in the Manolo’s book, such women are heroes in their own right, to be celebrated with colorful steel-toed boots of great durability and character, such as the Doc Marten’s 1919 Series work boot in the cherry red color

1919 Series Dr. Martens Steel Toed Boots    Manolo LIkes!  Click!