Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wedding Wise Wednesday - June 24th

It's the 24th already? Wow. Time is going by fast. Sooner than you know it, I'll be at Comicon coordinating a wedding on the tradeshow floor. Perhaps...yours? Let me know.

Sales, We've Got Online Sales:
Bluefly.com has a crazy sale on Nicole Miller's wedding collection, but of course, it's only through today, so you'll have to hurry. Wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, you name it.

WeddingOutlet.com now has weekly wedding specials. It's a great place to go if you're trying to match your accessories to a color or theme, and they also have a gorgeous variety of DIY Invitation kits.

WE INTERRUPT THIS POST FOR A REALLY COOL WEDDING IDEA:
Elizabeth over at Elizabeth Anne Designs just got married herself, and she had the coolest idea. She left song request cards on all her tables, so everyone could write down a song they each wanted to hear and give the card to the DJ. So awesome, what a great way to have your guests be an active part of your reception. She says that everyone's song was played, too. I think I need the number of her DJ...


All About the Cake:

Over at Etsy Weddings,manda3718 is making and selling Fake Damask Wedding Cakes, which are custom designed with your colors. And the cake comes with wedding tips - you can order up to 4 tiers, display at your wedding and then cut up a much less expensive sheet cake to serve to guests. You can have a bakery make a real cake that matches the upper tier design on the fake cake, and cut that for pictures. And you'll have a tasty snack to take back to your hotel room that night. The fake cake is only $200, and shipping is only $8, which surprised me. She needs a couple of weeks lead time to make them. She has two designs - one based on a Martha Stewart cake, another that looks like it was based on something Ace of Cakes would come up with. Both cute, though.

Speaking of Martha Stewart, DIY Bride has posted some tips from the editor of Martha Stewart Magazine on how to save money on wedding planning (one of my favorite subjects). My favorite is about the cake, and I quote, "Order a moderately priced, plainly decorated cake, and make the focal point the cake topper. Vintage bride-and-groom figurines, wedding bells, horseshoes, a basket filled with fruit, or a pair of doves (from an antiques shop or handmade) are classic symbols that can make a cake memorable." Not to mention all the quirky and cool wedding cake toppers out there, Which you can get at Etsy Weddings, WeddingOutlet.com, or Weddingish.

Bridal Shows This Weekend:
The Bellisima Bride Boutique Bridal Show
Sunday, June 28, 2009 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
930 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90017
Tickets are $8, or $4 if you pre-register at www.bellisimabride.com

Here Come The Brides, The Elegant Bridal Experience
Sunday, June 28, 2009 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fine Arts Building, Fairplex-Pomona
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Gate #1-directly to show
Pomona CA 91768
$7.00 with web site coupon, $9.00 at door
HereComeTheBrides.net

So, that's it for this week. I just re-designed my website, so be sure to take a look, and if you haven't already, register for the next Recession Bride's Workshop on July 19th. If you sign up by Friday, you can take advantage of the "Early Bride" $10 discount by entering the code "WedCharmEarly" at checkout. See you at the end of the aisle...
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