Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - May 5th

Every Wednesday, I bring you 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!

First Things First: In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, I'm donating 10% of the deposit on the booking of any of my wedding services this month to Lupus LA. Lupus sucks, y'all, trust me on that one.

Second things second - you know that I write a guest blog post for The Broke Ass Bride every Friday, right? This week's will be about how to deal when your friends and family start to go nuts on you about your wedding, so stay tuned.

But on to the wedding wise...

The Deals:

Discounts from the Wedding Salon. Mention either my blog or the Wedding Salon:

Picture Perfect Makeup and Hair
- Emmy Nominee Amy Sparks is giving you a $50 discount on bridal services, so email her at to get your gift certificate or call (818) 621-9329 to make an appointment.

The Dressing Room Diva - 20% off any service. Email Jackie at or call 949-212-5993 to make an appointment.

The shop at has everything - invites, bridesmaid dresses (!), favors, shower supplies, books, everything. And you can get 10% off any and all of it by using the "Event10" when you checkout. You're welcome! - Quick and easy name changing service, if that's what you want to do. (And if not, of course, that's okay, too). Use the code "PM070" at checkout to save $5.

Porto Marina Way - One of the things I'm always pushing, when you're trying to save money on your wedding, is to find a reasonably priced venue, and I found another one! Absolutely gorgeous private home overlooking the ocean in Malibu, near the Getty Villa. Available for $2500. I would tell you how much private home rentals usually cost in Malibu, but you will cry. GO.

Sigh. Wedding Salon is such a good show.


This Dress? IS STILL AT MAGNOLIA COMMONS. Last year Caroline Herrera, size 8, only $700. What is wrong with you people? GO!

Jobyna's Bridal
is having their sample sale starting this weekend and going until May 16th, at all three of their locations. Gowns are 30%-70% off, and you all know how pretty they are. Call first to make an appointment.

But if you're holding out for a lower price, Etsy has done you a solid by putting all their wedding dresses under $500 in one place. Happy Hunting.

Bridal Workbook has a great deal going with Invitations by Brenda - Call and mention the workbook in order to get 75 invites, with RSVP cards & envelopes for $60.

Here Comes The Guide has also hooked up with Hello Lucky Cards - get 10% off letterpress wedding invitations by using the code "HCG2010". Hmm, I think I know where I'm getting my new business cards from. . .

The Events:
Some vendor friends of mine are going to be on Platinum Weddings this Sunday on the We network. For me, this show is just not based in reality, so I can enjoy it. But, like, My Fair Wedding With David Tutera is totally based in reality, which is also why I enjoy it. But I don't enjoy Bridezillas at all, because it's just sad to me on so many different levels. Anyway. R-Mine Bridal, Fantasy Frostings, and My Flower Guy - Congrats!

Tuesday, May 11th

The Sunset Restaurant
357 South Robertson Boulevard
6800 Westward Beach Road
Malibu, CA 90265
Jen O'Sullivan is holding her second charity engagement shootout - your chance to get multiple sessions with multiple fabulous photographers ab-so-lutely free. Find out more by clicking on the link.

Wish your Mom a Happy Mother's Day for me! I'm looking forward to hanging with my mother, too.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
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