Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wedding Wise Wednesday - Round the Web and Back Again

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.

It cannot be repeated enough: DAVID'S BRIDAL IS HAVING THEIR $99 DRESS SALE. The Last Day is Monday, August 10th. Seriously, what are you waiting for? GO!

Let the Cuteness Begin:
Custom Wedding Cake Toppers. I found these on Martha Stewart's Wedding Blog. They're only $35.00. On, to the surprise of no one.

Can't Afford the Photo Booth? You can definitely afford this:

Yes, photo booths are expensive. How about a polaroid guestbook, instead? Here's the deal: Adesso Albums is selling a kit - tiny on-the-go printer, 30 page guest book (roughly 75 guests), and 30 sheets of printer paper - for $125.95. Yes, I know!
Here's the tip: Set it up at your check-in table with a sign, and make sure that everything is already hooked up. If you can have someone monitor it and take the pictures while everything's coming in,that would be great. Encourage couple and group shots. Pictures are taken, put in the book, with funny and thoughtful commentary. You get to keep them and the camera forever. If you do want an extra book, it's only $39.95, and Extra sheets are just y $10 on Amazon for another pack of 10.

Adesso is also selling a kit that comes with a camera that prints out all by itself, for $134.95. It comes with 20 sheets, and you can get another 20 for $20 on Amazon. Either choice, all together, for under $200. Pretty cool.

There's Nothing Better Than Pretty Invitations When They're Free:
Especially if they're really, really pretty. Click to download the zip file, which contains the invite and RSVP templates,a selection of fonts, and instructions on how to put it all together. Thanks, Wedding Chicks!

'Cause, Seriously? Good Point.
Pretty much all of the wedding-oriented pictures and advertising feature tiny, tiny brides, whereas we all know that most of the women in this country are, you know, somewhere between a size 12 and 14. A new blog is not only offering dress tips and pics, but also posting pictures of Plus-sized brides and their weddings. I was one of them myself, when I got married. Visit The Plus-Size Bride to take a look.

You’ve heard of the book Bridal Bargains, Right?
Well, they have a blog, finally. And you can buy the latest edition on Amazon starting at $2.00.You're welcome.

Let the Cuteness Continue:

Wedding for Two is one of the blogs I visit regularly. Love the post she has announcing that one her favorite photographers coming to town, and I quote, “Fearlessness is rarely so reasonably priced.” Hee! But this week, she also led me to Stinkerpants, a great new graphic design company in California. Not only can you order the cutest Save The Dates and invites ever -, but you can also let the world know that you support same-sex marriage with cutest and free-est bumper sticker ever. I mentioned it was free, right?

This Week's Events:
Wedding Happy Hour
Cocktails, Appetzers, Beautiful Reception Designs. And free parking.
Wedneday, August 12
7:00 - 9:00pm
Four Points Sheraton West Side
5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City CA 90230
Tickets - $7 - 9, register on

The Recession Bride's Workshop
Sunday, August 23rd
Don't know how to have the wedding of your dreams with the money in your budget? I do. Early Bride Registration is now open - Save $10 at checkout by using the code "WedCharmEarly." Space is limited, so hop to it. Plus, I'm really looking forward to meeting you!

I'm off to New York tomorrow with my mom, on our annual trip to New York to celebrate her birthday. Ah, vacation. Sort of. Because, you know, I'll have the laptop with me.
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