Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 25th


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

This is, hands-down, the coolest wedding thing I've seen all week. What you want, ladies, is a man that will stand back to back with you against an army of zombies who dare to crash your wedding. Hang on to him, girls.

The Events
Sunday, August 29
Here Come The Brides, The Elegant Bridal Experience
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Westside
Pacifica Ballroom, 2nd floor
6161 West Centinela Avenue (at Sepulveda Blvd.)
Culver City, CA 90230
Tickets are $8 at the door, $5 if you reserve them online

3:00pm- 9:00pm
Free Dance Lessons
Rouhi Dance Studio
19320 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356

Rouhi Dance Studio is having an open house, and teaching you how to dance! Sign up for a series of dance classes that day, and you'll get 10% off.


The Deals:

So many ways to get a beautiful dress at beautiful prices, like, all the time. Here's another one - Encore bridal is having a sample sale this weekend, August 28-29th, and everything is 40-60% off. If you are getting married or know someone is, Encore Bridal is having a huge sample sale this weekend (Aug. 28th and 29th). Embrass the pre-owned Couture, baby. Find out more at http://encorebridal.com, and click "events". Get a sneak peek on their blog.

More download awesomeness from Wedding Chicks! Is it table wine, or table numbers? How about...both?

Enjoy, and I'll see you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
310-801-3602

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 18, 2010

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


The Coolest Wedding Thing I've Seen This Week:
They look real, don't they? But they're not, they're made of soft clay. Isn't this gorgeous? I found it on etsy.com, of course - DKDesigns in San Jose sells various versions of these for $200, or you can have one custom made for you.

Favorite Wedding Article of the Week: Recyled Bride's post on OneWed about 5 Fab Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors. I'm a huge fan of #1 and #5, myself.

The Events:
Sunday, August 21
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Premiere Bridal Show
DoubleTree Hotel
Orange, CA
100 The City Drive
Fashion Shows: 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm
Admission is $10 at the door, $5.00 if you pre-register online.


Diva Spa Party
Libertine on Sunset
8210 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

AB Weddings & Special Events and Christiana Jholse Couture are hosting Diva Spa Party for Brides-To-Be and Women who just love to be pampered. Enjoy free nail and spa treatments, and Appetizers and snacks provided by Ingrid's Cafe.Did I mention that it's free? It's free, and I will probably see you there!

The Deals:

Lili's bridal in Tarzana is having a sample sale from (Saturday) August 21 - 28th. Prices are discounted 30-90% off selected bridal gown samples ( some Spring 2010). Designers include Pronovias, Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, Watters Bride, Manuel Mota and more. Dresses start at $99. GO!


Wedding Outlet has a great new deal every week,and this week until Friday, you can get free ground shipping on orders over $100 by entering the code: FREESHIP100 at checkout.

The Knot is having a sale on Bridesmaid gifts, like this stainless steel water bottle, for $9.99. I might just need one of these, myself.

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

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
310-801-3602
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 11

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

This Week's Cool Wedding Thing:


Temptations Cupcakes. Mmm. Made with all-natural ingredients, topped with cream cheese frosting. My favorite? The Hanky Panky Pineaple - Sooooo good! If you're thinking about having a cupcake tower at your wedding, or if you just want to serve your best friends one or five the next time you get together, mention my name or this blog and get 20% off your order. Tell Naz I said Hi.

Ooh, speaking of yummy, there's a video on the Disney blog that shows how their bakery makes their gorgeous wedding cakes. Pretty cool, actually.

The Events:


Friday, August 13th
Girls Night Out
Bellasposa One Stop Wedding Center
11450 4th St
Suite 103-104
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Appetizers, drinks and 10 - 15% off your wedding gown or bridesmaid dresses. Bellasposa also offers photography and videography, so it will truly be a one-stop night!
Registration is free, but space is limited, so rsvp to info@bellasposawedding.com or call (909)758-0176

Sunday, August 15th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bridal Showplace
Queen Mary - Long Beach
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Registration: $5


The Deals
Lots of continuing deals this week...
If you didn't take advantage of it last week, you still have until the 15th to go to Alfred Angelo to to get $50 - 300 off their dress collections.

Everything at the Knot Shop is on sale, up to 75% off, and with free shipping. It looks like everything must go, so, you know...GO.

You know that candy is my favorite type of favor ad Wedobo has the hookup. $7 boxes of (life-changing) salted carmels for $4. Even better, there are 18 per box. AND they have options for personalizing the label. Seriously.


Which do you think you're going to do this week? And If you see a wedding deal that you would like me to cover, email me at liz@silvercharmevents.com and I'll get in for next week.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Friday, August 06, 2010

Yay!



Or as Sarah (Redhead pictured above) put it, "Thank God, I didn't want to have to plan a third wedding."
In honor of 8+4, the day that Prop 8 was struck down, I'm offering a 12% discount off of any of my wedding planning services to the first 8 same-sex couples who contact me. Let's get this party started, shall we? Love is love is love is love is love. Finally.

Oh, and while you're at it, go on over to www.thebrokeassbride.com and read my guest post. It's amusing, insightful and helpful, if I do say so myself.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - August 4, 2010

Every Wednesday, I give you the best wedding deals, events and stories that I find in L.A. and around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Oh, and Happy Birthday, President Obama! 49 years old, which is disturbing, because I can see that from here. VERY disturbing, actually.

This Week's Cool Wedding Thing:

The Man Registry posted these awesome wedding invitations on Monday, made out of NES cartrigdges. My husband owns a video game store in Burbank...Have we finally discovered a way to combine our two businesses? Hmm.

Also, Real Simple Weddings has the ULTIMATE wedding wine and liquor calculator. I will be using this forever now.

The Events
And there are many this week:

Sunday, August 8
Redondo Beach South Bay BrideWorld Expo
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crowne Plaza
300 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90015
Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the show

Bridal Premiere
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hyatt Westlake
880 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the show

Tuesday, August 10

CRASH THE WEDDING:
an eco-forward staged wedding for charity
This is pretty cool - wanna see what a real-live wedding from behind the scenes, start to finish? Specialists will be giving 5 minute casual sessions on tips and tricks to help you get the most out of their own wedding AND The event will culminate with an exciting LIVE auction with 100% of the monies to go to the Step Up Women's Network.
6pm-10pm
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California
90401
Tickets: $50 per person

The Deals:

Still need wedding stationery? TinyPrints.com has a slew of discount coupons this week -
TPFAN - $10 off orders of $49 or more
AFFNEW - $10 off orders of $59 or more
PRT2010 - 10% off orders of $40 or more

At Hello Lucky, you use the code 12WS to get 15% off wedding stationery orders of $99 or more

Until Friday, Wedding Outlet is going to give you free ground shipping on orders over $150.


Wedding chicks continues to bring the gorgeous free template downloads, this one from MaeMae Paperie. Just go to Wedding Chicks, put in your own info and it's all yours.

So, which deal are you definitely going to take advantage of? Or you looking for something else right now that you need to save money on? Let me know in the comments and I'll see if I can point you in the right direction.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
310-801-3602