Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wedding Wise Wednesday, July 15th

Happy Day After Bastille Day! And Welcome to Wedding Wise Wednesday, where every week I take you on a tour of the best wedding deals and coolest wedding stories around Los Angeles and around the web.

Real Simple: How to Budget for DIY Flowers
Ah, the list we've all been waiting for - how much each "popular" wedding flower, in alphabetical order, cost by stem, followed by a story of how to turn supermarket flowers into bouquets. Oh, and you can get a subscription to Real Simple for only $5 on Amazon.com right now. You're welcome!

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We Interrupt This Post for a Shout-Out to A Shout-Out:

Meg over at A Practical Wedding just posted the loveliest bit about the Recession Bride's Workshop on Monday, so I wanted to thank her for that. Oh, and you can save $5 off the workshop if you agree to take a survey afterward - just put in the code "WedCharmFive" during checkout.

Looking for a reasonable Hotel Alternative for Your Guests? How about the Pasadena Inn?

Pasadena is off most of Los Angeles's major freeways,and a lot closer to downtown L.A. and Hollywood than you think. The Pasadena Inn just went underwent a renovation, and features free wi-fi,complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, and free parking. Los Angeles on the Cheap was able to get a nightly rate of $86 for double-occupancy in August, so check it out.

Wall Street Journal Gets on Board With the Budget Wedding Thing

Last Wednesday, the WSJ came out with I Do...For Less, which lists the many ways that you can and should save money while planning your wedding. Apparently there's a Recession, or something. They also interviewed Cora, who writes the 12k Wedding. I would like to stress that if you do even ONE of these, you're going to save thousands of dollars. THOUSANDS. And I was pretty proud that I cover the majority of these during my workshop. So, there.

Pashmina Shawls are Great for L.A.'s cool wedding summer nights. Would you like win some?

Hip Hostess is giving away four beautiful Pasmina shawls from Nimli, and the deadline to enter is July 31st. But honestly, you might just want to go to the site and buy one, because, THEY'RE ONLY $29!!! And the cashmere pashminas range from $34 - 44. Standard shipping is $5.00 Good luck beating me to them.

Bridal Shows and Events Coming Up :
Wednesday, July 15, 7-9pm
Awesome Weddings -
DJ Mark Peace Thomas will be sharing some unique ideas on how to throw a great wedding reception, over at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, 9401 Foothill Blvd.

Saturday, July 18th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make up Class Held By Glamorous Expressions, Felipe's Restaurant
5771 Pine Ave, Chino Hills CA 91709. Lunch comes with the makeup class, and you get a one of their exclusive eye-shadows. $25.00, Email email Lida at glamorousexpressions1@yahoo.com for more info.

Sunday, July 19th, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
The Recession Bride's Workshop, The Gallery at Market Lofts, 645 W. 9th Street, (Downtown) Los Angeles, 90015. Because friends don't let friends spend $28,000 on their weddings. $20, $5 discount if you agree to take a survey at the end of the day. Contact me at liz@silvercharmevents.com for more info.

Sunday, July 19th, 10am-4pm
Bride World Expo, DoubleTree Hotel Ontario,222 N Vineyard Ave, Ontario, CA 91764
$10 admission, save $2 if you register online. Go to www.brideworld.com for more information.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz C.
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