Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - October 27th

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

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:


Over at Project Wedding, athena85 sent her wedding invitation to both Disneyworld and Disneyland, and got a certificate of congratulations from Cinderella and Prince Charming AND a signed picture from Mickey and Minnie. I have an annual passport to Disneyland, so I got a cool squee out of this. I wonder what would happen if you sent your invite to Lucasfilm...or Apple!















The Events:

Wednesday, October 27th
7:00pm
Teleclass - What You Don't Know About Your Wedding: Venues
Join me tonight on this week's teleclass, when I talk to Erin Baagson from Calamigos Ranch on the ins and out of booking your wedding venue, and managing your choice afterward. What do you need to ask and what do you need to know? Click on the link to register and get the call-in number. This is going to be fun...

Sunday, October 31
ExpoBridal's 3rd Annual Fall Bridal show at the Universal Hilton
11:00am - 3:00pm
Universal City Hilton-Los Angeles
555 Universal Hollywood Dr
Universal City, CA 91608
Tickets: $7 with online registration PLUS one free guest

The Deals:

Free Wedding Videography - Just got a heads-up on a local videographer who is breaking into Wedding World and needs some samples. She's offering FREE videography for your wedding, shooting and editing, if you agree to let her use it on her website. The catch? Your wedding has to be by the end of this year, and it has to be in Los Angeles. Email me at liz@silvercharmevents.com to get the details. First come, first served, so GO.

Get Groupon-like deals on Broke-Ass Bride-approved gear with the new Broke-Ass Bargain Bash! Deals only last a few days,and she's sporting some outrageous bargains, so click and sign up to get first dibs.


If you're still looking for the perfect pair of wedding shoes, you can save 20% sitewide at Shoes.com and get free shipping by using the code FALLSHOES. But you only have until Friday, 10/29.



The Knot
is offering 20% off "Bride's Favorites" - Guest Book Frames, Name Change Kits, Gift card boxes, bubbles. Pretty good prices, too.

See you at the end of the aisle (and on the call tonight, too),

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - October 20

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

The Events:

My teleclass this evening, actually What You Don't Know About Your Wedding. 7pm PST, it's free, and you can still sign up by 1pm today. Go!

Sunday Oct 23, 2010
Martha Stewart and Crate Barrel - The Wedding Party
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crate and Barrels across the city will be hosting this event. Get advice from design and registry experts, plan your new home, and enjoy drinks and appetizers, while basking in the aura of Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, October 26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jenny Yoo Collection" 2011 Fashion Show
The London West Hollywood
Kensington Ballroom
1020 North San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
$15 for two tickets, which goes to any dress order that you make.
I am SO going to this one...let me know if you would like to join me.


The Deals:


Wedding Chicks: Use the code fallsale checkout to save...wait for it...30% off. Yes. You're welcome!

Nothing's better than free: Martha Stewart Weddings has a great template for this cute "Just Married" Signs. Just click to find out how to download it onto your computer.

The Knot: This week's special? 15% off Bridesmaid's gifts. All the totes and necklaces and jewelry cases you'll ever need. Have fun!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - October 13

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!

First of all, sign up for my teleclass, What You Don't Know About Your Wedding: Catering. It's next Wednesday, It's free, and you'll find out all the stuff you don't know that you don't know about wedding catering. My guest is John Kinderman from About Thyme Catering. He and I have a tendency to laugh a lot in normal conversation, so this is going to be fun. But the number of lines are limited so GO. REGISTER.

Cool Wedding Things of the Week:
Determined to go down the aisle of a house of worship, but haven't trouble finding the right one? Go to Rent My Church, and browse away. I'm pretty impressed with the Los Angeles listings, seeing as I've never heard of this site before. But late to the party is better than never arriving at all, right?

It wouldn't be a wedding week without etsy, and they're bringing it once again. Why not have a paper cutting of you and your fiance's fingerprints? You can use it as a guest book that you can display on your wall after the wedding, every one is customn made, so you can just tell Lori Danielle what you want.


Now fully committed to the wedding dress gig, J.Crew is trying to keep them clean and pristine, with The Laundress, their emergency wedding kit. Something I'd also keep in the car,because I have a tendency to spill. At $39.50 it's not cheap, but everything you need is in one place, so I definitely like where their head is at. You go, J.Crew.

And last but not least, the coolest thing I saw at the Bridal Show I went to on Sunday. Everyone knows about candy buffets, but how about Cotton Candy Buffets? Candy Girls will provide the yummy spun goodness in any color you'd like. Great wedding favor idea, too.

The Events:
Wednesday evening. What You Don't Know About Your Wedding. Call in and Find Out.

Martha Stewart and Crate Barrel - The Wedding Party
Sunday Oct 17, 2010
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crate and Barrels across the city will be hosting this event. Get advice from design and registry experts, plan your new home, and enjoy drinks and appetizers. I'm going to the one in Pasadena, so let me know if you would like to come with.


The Deals:


Ann Taylor is also diving into Wedding World, and how. Wedding dresses starting at $300, and they're cu-ute! Britt wrote a post on The Broke Ass Bride about finding inexpensive gowns, and these should definitely be put in the mix.

The Knot's special this week? Cake cutters and champagne flutes. This is the one that I carry with me to every wedding, and it's only $22, so check it out. You can get an extra 15% off your total order of $75 or more by using the code TKOCTSALE at check out. You're welcome!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Wedding Wise Wednesday - October 6

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

First of all, just in case you didn't see Molly Ann's response on last week's Wedding Wise post of her awesome ring pic, here it is:
"The mustache is one of those candy "wax" mustaches that the bride had on hand to entertain the toddler flower girl. I stole it before the flower girl ever saw it because I thought it would be awesome for ring pictures later.

There was also a pair of candy "wax" lips that I pilfered as well, and gave to the bride and her friends during the reception, we got some hilarious dancefloor pictures as a result! You can find the mustache candy at Old Time Candy."


This Week's Cool Wedding Thing - Lego Wedding Rings. As you can imagine, it's another thing that appeals to my inner geek.Click on the link and see Gizmodo's other examples, including a lego bride and groom ring that would also make an awesome cake topper.


The Events

Sample Sales:
Thursday October 7 - Monday, October 11
R-Mine Bridal Sample Sale.
12242 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Designer gowns marked down anywhere from 20% - 70% OFF. Designers include Amsale, Christos, Kenneth Pool, Marchesa, Martina Liana, Mellissa Sweet, Oscar de la Renta, Priscilla Boston, Pronovias, Rivini, Rosa Clara, Vineyard, Ulla Maija
Please call (818) 505-9064 to schedule an appointment, or email info@rminebridal.com

Friday October 8 - Sunday October 10
Taylor's Lace Bridal Salon
12238 1/2 South St.
Artesia, CA 90701
Sample bridal gowns from the Jasmine, Ella Rosa, Private Label by G, Amy Lee, and Online Bridal Store lines, all available off the rack. Call 562-860-1100 or visit their website to make your appointment.


Sunday, October 10
Pasadena BrideWorld Expo
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Registration is $10 at the door, $8 if you pre-register online. I'm going to this one, so if you would like to tag along, email me at liz@silvercharmevents.com


On your calendar for next week:
Saturday, October 16th
What You Don't Know About Your Wedding - A Q&A supporting Lupus LA. Worried about What don't you know about planning your wedding? Join me on Saturday, October 16th to get your questions answered, and raise money for Lupus L.A., which promotes awareness and research. Tickets are $10, to get more information, sign up for my newsletter at www.silvercharmevents.com or email me directly at liz@silvercharmevents.com

The Deals:

Soo many great deals from the Eco-Wedding Los Angeles show I went to on Sunday:
B&G Photography - Make an appointment to meet with them and book by October 11th and receive $500 - $1000 credit with any package. This credit can go towards extra hours on your wedding day, prints, albums, it's all up to you. Go to website or email Jen and Nate at info@bandgphotography.com, and mention this blog or the bridal show.

Wisteria Lane Flowers - Pick one: 10% off orders over $1,000 or a free groom's boutonniere and toss boquet with any order over $1000. Contact Sharene here to make your appointment.

Green Bride Guide - use the code GREENGIFTS10 at checkout, and get 10% off your entire purchase.

Copper Willow - 15% off wedding day papers (place cards, table numbers, etc.) when you order letter press printed invitation, plus your return address printed for free on your envelopes. Plus, when you order 50 thank you cards, you'll get another 50 free. This applies to letterpress items, only.

If you want even more weekly wedding deals, sign up for the Broke Ass Brigade Newsletter, which comes out every Tuesday. Between the two of us, there's no excuse to not save money on wedding awesomeness.


See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com

Monday, October 04, 2010

My Wedding Weekend

...started out with a wedding at Wayfarer Chapel with a reception at Harlyne J.Norris Pavillion in Palos Verdes.


Wayfarer is another one of those places that I wish I lived closer to, because I would be there ALL the time, it's so beautiful.



Doesn't Shari look gorgeous? And her bridesmaids might not wear these dresses again, but I'm going to pick one up myself for a formal wedding I'm coordinating in January - they have pockets!

Shari made her centerpieces herself - Big poufs of babies breath. Her favors were small glasses of white flowers, which were, in case you were wondering, more or less gone by the end of the night.

Hotcakes Bakery supplied the three-tiered yumminess. Of which I only had one piece - ONE - and snuck a piece for my husband.


On Sunday, I went to the Eco-Bridal Show at the Annenberg House in Santa Monica. Sponsored by Wisteria Flowers, the show featured some of the best eco-friendly vendors in town, including RecycledBride.com, and B&G Photography.

Lindee Daniel had these absolutely beautiful dresses made of organic silk. LOVE the blue. Hanna Hartnell continued the bridal show trend I love by having models walk around in her eco-friendly gowns, too.



I got a lot of great deals and discounts from this show, some of which will be posted here on Wednesday, and others on the Broke Ass Brigade Newsletter, so sign up for that today.











See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
www.silvercharmevents.com