Everyone laughed when I said we were having a Disney wedding ... they thought it would be cheesy. But we made it work beautifully! We bought a few of the Figurine sets of Classic characters (mickey, minnie, donald, etc.) and we spray painted them in our wedding colors and topped with glitter. They made great table settings! We also bought the Bride and Groom Minnie and Mickey - stuffed. They were cute to set on our table. Everything we bought was on sale, and with a coupon. It was so nice to have the Disney theme without all the bright and hokey colors - it was definitely CLASSIC.
I bought all sorts of things at Joanns..... paper for our programs.... shaped scrap booking scissors. Wedding favors for the bridal party... my FAVORITE Joann find was in the summer clearance section. I found "Plant holders" for gardens. We used them to line the backyard and strung Christmas lights from them. they held the lights perfectly - and also kept everyone out of the flower beds. HOW ROMANTIC! We got little tea light holders and citronella candles too - everything was such a bargain. We saved SO much.
25 Green Pond Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866
We got table coverings, ribbon, and balloons from our local Party City. I was not about to pay HUNDREDS for some person to buy the same stuff!!! We spent such little money - and the wedding was SUPER coordinated! the rolls of plastic table coverings are PERFECT for outdoor wedding receptions... talk about an affordable way to bring the color scheme together!!! The staff is very nice and willing to brainstorm ideas for you. They often will open your eyes to other possibilities. YAY!
We chose SAMS for our cakes, because their food is always good, and affordable. We just ordered one large and PLAIN sheet cake for the masses, but ordered two smaller/round cakes for our actual "wedding" cake. My friend stacked them together and tossed some ribbons and flowers on and VIOLA, you would have thought we spent hundreds on a fancy cake. Everyone LOVED it, and asked where we had it done. No one could tell the difference between the bargain cake and cake they had at other weddings!
We also bought our silverware and dining items there - for a back-yard barbecue reception. Everything was classy without being overdone. and need I say AFFORDABLE!
I have always loved Mac. One day while walking the mall MONTHS before the wedding, I stopped in the store, and the make-up artists spent gobs of time with me helping me look at the make up choices that were best for my skin and my wedding. I was thrilled. The best part is that the make-up I chose is just soft enough to be worn EVERY DAY, and it compliments me well. Talk about a bargain. I love the one-on-one treatment, and the excitement that the make-up artists have for Brides. MAC will always be my #1 choice for special occasions!
My bridesmaids and I could NOT find anything we liked. Then I got the "seasonal" email and saw the perfect dress - and it wasn't even in the Bridesmaids section, it was a special occasion dress!
Not to be cliche ... but these are DEFINITELY dresses that can be worn again .... My BM's sizes ranged from 2 to 24, and everyone looked gorgeous in the SAME DRESS.
They were online exclusive, and everyone got the right size, and got the dresses within a few weeks. It was amazing. One less thing to worry about!!!
I bought my invitations at Target ON CLEARANCE! It was amazing. I also did my registry at Target. Target is the one-stop-shop for a lot of wedding things, and I will ALWAYS appreciate their hard work. I loved the online access, it was great.
highlands ranch, CO 80126
I had my hair done as a gift... My friend insisted because I had NEVER had my hair done for any event in my life. It was fun and amazing. The layout of the salon is clean and contemporary, and the staff is very friendly. They accommodated appointments, and answered all the questions I had! They even let my photographer come and hang out! I was so pleased with my end result, it was perfect.
She created FABULOUS flowers for my wedding- a very natural and antiqued, classic look. I was so pleased!!! She took two generic, basic cakes and made them into a GORGEOUS creation that was so beautiful and I won't tell anyone how cheap... because it would spoil all the fun! She's a whiz at what she does, I was able to rest assured that the "Look" of my special day would be cohesive and gorgeous.
Deborah was so helpful in calming me down - the photography was one of the most important parts of the wedding to me - but honestly the part I worried the least about because she was in charge. Her style of photography fits me perfectly - lots of creative photos, not all "Posed" and they definitely tell the story. The end result was SO amazing, I'm thankful I chose her over all the other local photographers! I would recommend her to anyone in Colorado - not only for wedding and engagement photos - but for any photo project they might have.