Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 26

Every week I post the coolest wedding stories and best deals I find in Los Angeles and around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday.

Speaking of DIY...

Since we were talking about it last week, here's a guest blog I wrote on the subject for L.A. Style Unveiled.

Squee of the Week:
One of my guiltiest, GUILTIEST pleasures is watching the Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo,with her big sunglasses and her near-ulcers. I've seen (as have you) complaints that she doesn't create anything, she just puts together outfits for celebrities, but she's providing a "editing" service that is invaluable to them, since their living is predicated on public perception. You know it and I know it. And, if you saw Eva Mendes or Anne Hathaway at there, you certainly can't argue with the results. And, I can relate, because I'm in the "editing" business myself. Anyway. I had a point...right. Jewelry. Rachel borrows tons of gorgeous jewelry for her clients, and now you can rent gorgeous jewelry for your wedding from Adorn Bride. Gorgeous pearl and diamond pieces that retail for thousands, that are all yours for only a couple of hundred dollars. And you 2010 brides can get a 25% discount on your orders, too. Thanks again to L.A. Style Unveiled for the tip.

The Deals:

The Gown Swap:

Welcome to the newest pre-owned wedding/bridesmaid/party dress website. Pick your designer, your size, pick your style/cut (this is new),and have it. Thanks to Bargain Babe for the heads-up.

Save 10% on Clearance Items at Wedding Outlet:
Pretty much everything you could ever want or need wedding accessory-wise. I'm pretty much crushing on this Butterscotch Colored Ring Pillow.

We Interrupt This Post for Something Really Cool:
Wanna know what the weather during your wedding is going to be like? Well, Weather.com can help you with that. Just put in the date, location, and time of day. Great for outdoor events. With my couples, it looks like it'll be 75 degrees at Minnie and Donald's wedding in October at Griffith Park, and 90 degrees during Ellen and Patrick's ceremony in Malibu next June.

The Contests:

David's Bridal - Win a Wedding Dress and Five Bridesmaid Dresses
They're picking one winner a month, so hurry to get into September's drawing.

The Plus Size Bride Wedding Stationery Contest - 150 save the dates, 150 invitations, 150 thank you cards, courtesy of Vista Prints. Contest has been extended until this Sunday, 8/30, with the winner announced on Monday, so HURRY!


Fit to Be Brides Bride Challenge:

BWell Fitness looking for Three Brides who are willing to devote the next 12 weeks to their new wedding fitness program. Forget losing weight for your wedding - how about just learning how to have a healthier lifestyle? Contest ends Friday, 8/28.

FREE!
The Budget Savvy Bride - Wedding Invitation Download. She shows you how to do a three-layered version of the invite, but this would be gorgeous on it's own, too.

And finally, The Events:
Soi-Meme - The Independent Eco-Bridal Salon
Saturday, August 29, 11am - 4pm
A great chance for eco-conscious DIY capable couples to discover and meet with the most inspiring eco-friendly wedding products and service providers. There are workshops and panels throughout the day, too, starting with "How to Plan Your Green Wedding Online", with one of my favorite online resources, Dana La Rue from Broke-Ass Bride.

See You at the End of the Aisle,

Liz C.
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