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Suggestions to make your wedding inexpensive in LA

Been doing a lot of research for my best friend.  I am one of her BM...don't mind functioning as her MOH. (it gets so petty with too many girls and ooh I am special ur not drama)  anyhoo another story for another day...I had my wedding back in August but my BF is indoors not outdoors...a few differences.  This is what I came up with to help others out.

VENUE:  Church halls (sometime donation to church only)  New Venues available date maybe cheaper pricing, a friend's backyard can be dressed up

FLOWERS & CENTERPIECES: Take the time to go downtown and either DIY or negotiate with a flower shop downtown.  It is much cheaper than your local flowershop because the flower mart is there. GO EARLY!

VEIL & DRESS:  Again Downtown.  My sister added Swarski crystals to my veil she bought in downtown.  total was 30 bux.  Alfred Angelo wanted 100 bux

MEN SUITS:  Sign up at a bridal show for a suit company.  You get ur fiance's suit for free if you ask the wedding party to get it at the same place, PLUs you get a gift card for 100 bux.  Pretty sweet deal.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  find a new photographer or just pay for the most important hours.  free lance photographers dont charge too much.

CATERING:  family owned restaurants are faily inexpensive.

A LOT OF THINGS CAN BE FOUND DOWNTOWN...YOU JUST HAVE TO SPEND THE TIME.  SOMETIMES ALL DAY :(

When I head back down there I will collect business cards and upload things for all of you to look at.

THAT'S ABOUT ALL FOLKS!

May this be a blessing to all of you. "When you are in love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams." Dr Seuss

Posted on February 28, 2010 at 11:03 am
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Oh BTW:  Downtown shopping...HAVE CASH ON HAND. It is a great negotiating tool for you when you go! 

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 5:36 am
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Thanks DC I'm definitely heading downtown for my veil and for little things.

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 6:51 am
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i posted this before but this may help


Here is a list of people I used to help me pull off the 10k wedding




Joe www.momento-studio.com for photography



Fidel- The BBQ Man for catering contact them pattymom57@hotmail.com

They work out of their home.  They used to work for big restaurant chains.  Good food!



Venue:  Covina Hills Ranch Estate (new site) AVAILABLE DATES!



Favors, Decorations, Flowers, Tiara, skirt for dress, Veil, Swaroski  Crystals :  DOWNTOWN LA
Posted on March 3, 2010 at 9:47 am
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Hi Can you tell me where in Downtown LA area I can find things for the wedding?


Thanks =)

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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I will going downtown this weekend unless there is a change of plans with my BF.  I will write down streets and collect business cards for all of you.  I am a visual person.  I remember icons and not streets :(

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 6:08 am
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Loveydovey,


There's a lot of stores with wedding stuff in downtown LA. Unfortunately, they're mixed in with other stores including fabric stores and floral stores.


When I go downtown looking for wedding stuff, I always park near Michael Levine (a huge fabric store you can't miss) on Maple Ave. Pay a few dollars to park in a lot.  The meters are expensive, some of them are only 1 hour meters, and it's easy to lose track of time and get a ticket!


There are stores that sell only hair accessories and tiaras, while others sell rhinestones, favor boxes. etc. It's often best to just wander the area.  If you can go during the week, it will be a lot less crowded.  Be sure to bring cash and shop around for bargains and vendors willing to negotiate. 


Moskatels (basically a huge Michaels) is close by next to the flower mart. A lot of people like to go there too, but I don't find that they have amazing deals.

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 7:55 am
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Dresses in Downtown:  Between Olympic and Maple.  On Santee.  948 Santee Upstairs is Cocktail dress, prom dresses, etc.  Downstairs is wedding gowns.


Maple & Wall by 7th street:  Flower District


Maple between 8th and Santee:  wedding stuff

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 3:59 am
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thank you dcdemarco and practicallyperfect!!


I will check out some of the stores there...


 





Posted on March 23, 2010 at 9:02 am
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Thanks for the infos.  =)

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