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Feb '09 Contents

Feb '09 Cover


For Better, For Worse
'Til Death do us Part
By Gert Slabach

The Perfect House
By Tammy Tillotson

The Play's The Thing!
Michael Ray Tries Out for a Halifax Little Theatre Play
By Michael Ray

-Special Section-
Southside Bride

Planning Your Wedding
Advice from Wedding Professionals


The Perfect Wine for the Perfect Day
Wine & Champagne for Weddings
By Robin Caldwell


Wedding Marketplace
Advertiser Listings



South Winds
(Contemplating a Bath Mat) By FCOIT

Southside Gardener
(February Tips for the Gardener)
By William H. McCaleb

Ask Bubba - Advice
Bubba the Wedding Planner


Editor's Page
(Love is in the Air)

V & B Comics
(Verrnack & Blupirk - Love in space)

Press Release
(Opportunities for Greenhouse Owners in Southside Virginia)

Past Issues

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Ask Bubba

Bubba the Wedding Planner - Feb 09


Dear Bubba,

    I just axed my sweetheart to marry me and wunder of wunders, she said YES. Now I am the happiest guy in town, excpet for one small thing. I ain't exzackly loaded. So I can use your help planning the wedding. We figgure we will only invite close kin, but that is pretty much the whole trailer park so we can use some suggestions..

Junior Jones, Jr.,
Matrimony, VA


Dear JJJ,

   It seems like this whole dern megazine is on a weddin' kick this month. So as not to be out did, by the rest of the staff, Bubba will jump in here and see what he can do fer ya.

   If this takes off Bubba might just start a whole new enter-prize.

   "Bubba The Weddin' Planner"

   Without further fiddlin' here is some ideas for your Weddin' that won't bust yer budget. Horseshoe Ring

   First place you can save a few bucks is on the rings.
    The price of gold and diamonds has gone threw the roof. Unless you want to spend more than the price of a new truck on a ring, consider having your local blacksmith (that's a farrier for you highbrows) fix ya up a couple of these beauties from horse shoe nails. They are L-egant and functional too.

   After ya sweet talk her into setting a date, you are gonna have to invite folks to the celebration. wedding announcement Now some people think it is a fine thing to send out those fancy invites with the 27 envelopes and RSVP notes in them. But them can run into money. If you live in a small town like most of Southside, think about making a public announcement instead. In many cases the future father-in-law will be only too happy to do this for you. Saving you the time and trouble.


trailer park limo


   Unless yer brother-in-law has the keys to a company limo ya can borrow...



   Ya might have to rent something. Limos can get kinda pricey so we suggest getting the most bang fer yer buck with something that will not only git yer bride to the church, but can tote the whole weddin' party.

Ultrastretch limo at 7-11

   Not to mention makin' the beer run when supplies run low.


Nicely restored John Deer Limo



   Of course, it ya have a nicely restored antique vee-hick-el you can always use it instead.




Redneck Super store - Bible and tire store



   For the weddin' hall, consider one of the more resonable priced chapels.



   Some even comes complete with they own in-house preacher.

Elvis Preacher and Chapel


Fine Weed Bow-Kay

   If you are having a spring or early summer weddin', the Bride's flower Bow-Kay can be got from wild flowers available in most any field, or the neighbor's garden (just don't git caught poachin' flowers as some folks can get right testy about their gardens).

   Just make sure you don't get any poison ivy mixed in with the greenery. It can make for a unhappy honeymoon.


   Once ya get hitched, you are off to the reception.

   Bubba recons you could spring for a couple cases of spendy Shampane like that Don Pettibone Southside Bubba Wedding Koozie that 'sposed to be so fancy. But since most of yer kin ain't gonna 'pre-she-ate the difference, ya might stick to beers and cokes. You'll save a bundle on the suds. As an added benny-fit instead of goin' fer them fancy etched Shampane glasses, you can order up some custom Koozies like these.


Open Bar


   If you are gonna have an open bar, be sure to keep it well stocked.







Bride with attendants





   And it's good to make sure the bride has plenty of attendants so she don't muss up her dress.




Redneck Wedding Cake



   For a weddin' cake try this do-it-yerself deal. Garr-on-teed to be a hit with most of the family.






   If you feel the need to step up to something a bit more fancy to match your theme, check out this beauty

Redneck Wedding Cake Buck & Doe

   Your choice of caterer is very important. Be sure they is aware of how many folks will be at the reception and can provide enough food.

Redneck Caterer


Wedding Changing Booth


   Somewheres along the way, you and the new Missus is gonna want to change out of your weddin' duds before heading off to your honeymoon. You might be able to step behind the nearest hay bale, but the lady will need a proper place to change. So be sure to provide such.


   Hope these tips help you save some doe on your wedding so you can have the extry left over for the dream vacation you planned for the honeymoon.

   Be sure to tune in again when Bubba's Travel Services™ (Trailer Mark Pendin') offers up some travel tips and packages to fit any budget.

   Good luck,





That's all for this month.

If you have a question burnin' a hole in yer noggin, Bubba can help.

Just E-Mail Bubba




Disclaimer: Use of the Bogus advice above is probably foolish.
And in some parts of the country it might even git ya shot.



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