BrideJuly2008

WEDDING DATE:

Jul 18, 2008

BrideJuly2008
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Salvation Army
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Second-hand shops are great for the bride on a budget! I found the perfect wedding dress at the Salvation Army for about $50. Dry Cleaning was an additional $12. I had originally thought of it as an emergency back-up dress in case I couldn't find a new one I really liked. But the more dresses I tried on at the bridal shops the more I liked the one I already had! I realize my story involves a lot of luck, so I recommend you start looking at the second-hand places far in advance. The closer you are to a size 7 or 9 the more luck you'll have finding something appropriate, but if you're petite or voluptuous you'll have a harder time and should start looking even sooner.
Services used: Unique Services

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Chautaqua Dining Hall
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We had a July breakfast reception at Chautauqua for 100 people. It was delicious and the staff was super helpful and friendly. We got married on the lawn out front with the Flatirons in the background, so this reception site was just perfect. Chautauqua has several rooms that are appropriate for smaller weddings, if you don't want to get married outside. Chautauqua is historic and beautiful! Perfect for wedding photos as well.
Services used: Unique Services

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Bennett's BBQ
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Delicious and down-home, with super helpful and friendly servers. Bennett's will also let you come in to one of their restaurants to taste what they have to offer, before you decide. The downside is that they charge too much for tablecloths and won't help set up the venue in advance. We spent about $850 for about 50 people, not including alcohol.
Services used: Catering