Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - April 7, 2010

Every Wednesday, I post the best wedding deals, events and stories that I find in Los Angeles and around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

I haven't seen this many budget-friendly articles and blog posts since I was running my Recession Bride workshops last year. And I was like, what's up with that? And then I realized, ah. Taxes are due next Thursday. Speaking of which, my guest post about having a 10k wedding is up on A Los Angeles Love. Thanks, Becca!

My final word on the subject is this: If you want to save money, you can, it just requires three things: 1. Patience. You have to believe that you will find what you need, with what you have. Just because you haven't found a solution, yet, doesn't mean it isn't out there. 2. Time. Give yourself time to find what you need, and time to roll-up your sleeves and get some of it done, yourself, if necessary. 3. Determination to save money. Don't get distracted by the Vera Wang and the Cake shows on TLC. You will be just as beautiful in your dress and your cake will taste just as good as the Cake Boss's. Probably better, actually.


The Deals:

Here Comes the Guide continues to have the insane venue deals. Rancho De Las Palmas in Moorpark is offering two - A $500 discount off of their site fee for 2010 weddings, and a cake and champagne reception for 100 guests for $2,795. Cake and cocktail receptions are also a good way to save money on your wedding. I'm just sayin'.

Weddingish just moved their location, so they're having a big sample sale to clear some space. Up to 75% off of some of their cutest stuff.

The Wedding Salon is one of the hottest wedding shows out there, and it's coming to Los Angeles on May 3rd. Tickets are usually $50, but if you used the code EBLA3C when you get them online, they're free. Not sure how long that code is going to work, so GO GET THEM, already.

The Events:

Sunday, April 11:

Intimate Bridal Affair
Hosted by Armenian Bridal and AB Weddings & Special Events
Pacific Studio for Dance
1123 N. Pacific Ave. Glendale, CA 91203
Glendale, CA 90027

Expect extravagant flowers and decorations, expect great food, and expect beautiful dresses. Tickets are only $5. I might just hit this one myself.

South Orange County Bridal Fair By-The-Sea
Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, a Marriot Resort
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Ah, luxurious OC wedding porn. Enjoy!

An Interesting Idea

Got a heads-up from OneWed - Convertible Wedding Dresses. After the ceremony, you rip the bottom part off, and you're wearing a smart cocktail dress for your reception. it. This one is from Martina Liana.

Have a great week and I'll see you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
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