Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sample Sale of the Year!!!

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Fashionista brides rejoice: Glamour Closet is holding the "Sample Sale of the Year!" This weekend (December 19-20), all designer sample wedding gowns are on sale for $499, $999, or $1499. That's a whopping savings of up to 85% off! This is your chance to score a dress from premier designers including Monique Lhuillier, Pronovias, Reem Acra and many more.

Sample Sale Details:
Saturday, December 19, 2009 (9am – 5pm)
Sunday, December 20, 2009 (10am – 3pm)

Glamour Closet Los Angeles
324 South La Brea Avenue (cross street: West 3rd Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 323-938-2000

For more info, visit the Glamour Closet website. The lines are expected to be long, so be sure to arrive early, as it is first come, first serve. Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fab Find Friday: Guestbook Boxes

This afternoon while strolling the 'Net, I came across these fab Guestbook Boxes by Cut the Cake Designs. When it comes to planning an event, I love to find fresh, new ideas to present to my clients. These guestbook boxes present a unique twist on the traditional guestbook. As an added bonus: They can be customized to coordinate with your event's theme/color!

For more information, check out the Cut the Cake by Tara Lee etsy store. Happy Friday!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fab Find Friday: Two Birds Bridesmaids

I decided to start a weekly feature on the blog, titled Fab Find Friday, where I will showcase some of the fabulous steals, deals, and ideas that I come across in the wedding world each week. What better way is there to end a long and often hectic work week than to find a great bargain or new idea for your wedding, right?! I know...I'm excited too! So let's get the ball rolling with this week's Fab Find: Two Birds Bridesmaids Dresses!

So, I was up late the other night watching the Style Network's My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. He absolutely HATED her choice in bridesmaids dresses, mostly because the fit was sooo unflattering. Solution: Two Birds Bridesmaids Dresses. These awesome convertible dresses come in several different styles and colors and can tied in different variations to create the most flattering look for each body type. The best part is, because the dress can be converted into different styles, it can be worn again and again! Gone are the days of having to buy an expensive dress that will sit in the closet collecting dust, waiting on an opportunity to see the light of day again. The downside: the price! Ranging from $270 - $395, it's pretty darn pricey. But when you factor in the amount of use you'll get from this one dress, it might just be worth the price!

As a bridesmaid in a friend's upcoming wedding, I can sum up my own personal experience with dress shopping in one word: FRUSTRATING. Myself and the other girls are very different in size, so finding ONE dress that would flatter all of our body types was definitely a challenge. Then we decided to stick to the color scheme and length designated by the bride and each choose a style that we thought would compliment our body type. In the end, that was the best option, but had I discovered Two Birds Bridesmaids dresses before we purchased our gowns, I think the girls and I would have made a $270 investment to save a whole lot of time and aggravation!

For more information on this fabulosity, check out the website It features lots of photos, a how-to section, and ordering info (sorry my Cali lovelies...they're in NY).

Stay tuned for another Fab Find next week...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ten Money-Saving Tips For Your Wedding

Let's face it: times are hard, and with the average cost of a wedding nearing the $30,000 mark (not including the engagement ring or honeymoon), it's no wonder couples everywhere are trying to figure out ways to save money when it comes to planning their big day. With the state of the current economy, many vendors are lowering their prices and offering deep discounts on many of their services. However, if you are still fretting over the looming price tag of your pending nuptials, try one, or several of the following tried and true money-saving tips to help keep you out of the poor house after the wedding:

1. Slash the Guestlist - By trimming the guest list, you will significantly reduce catering costs, as well as cut down on the cost of invitations, centerpieces, rentals, etc.

2. Shop Sample Sales - You may be able to score a designer gown at a fraction of the cost.

3. Weekday/Off-Peak Wedding - Saturday is the most popular and most expensive day to hold a wedding. Many venues offer a much cheaper rate for choosing a weekday or Sunday date. Discounts are also usually available during off peak season (Nov-Mar).

4. DIY- If you're not afraid to get your hands dirty, you possess a creative bone in your body, and if time permits, be a do-it-yourself diva and take on a few wedding-related projects.

5. Ditch the Open Bar - Open bars can be super pricey. Instead, opt to serve beer, wine, and one signature drink.

6. Choose flowers that are in Season: Your florist should be able to work with you to find an inexpensive alternative to a flower that may be out of season.

7. Choose a non-floral centerpiece: Candles? Fruit? Faux Feathers? Oh, the possibilities are endless...don't limit yourself.

8. Single Location: Hold the ceremony and reception in one location. This eliminates a second site fee and cuts out travel costs imposed by vendors (and your guests will thank-you for eliminating extra work and driving for them!).

9. Daytime Reception: Lunch prices are usually much less than dinner since it is based on smaller portion sizes, and less alcohol is usually consumed during the day.

10. Limit Courses: Simply put: less courses=less money spent.

I hope these tips are helpful when you begin the exciting journey of planning the biggest day of your life. Remember, you'll want to have money left over for the honeymoon!