LJTernes

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 20, 2008

LJTernes
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Donation Card- DIY
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We went the donation route and had little cards at each place setting explaining that we had made a donation to the Prostate Cancer Society in their honor. My dad's a survivor, so it was a personal touch everyone appreciated.
Services used: Unique Services

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Hi-Phi Entertainment, LLC
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We're big dancers, so we splurged on the band. We went with Funkiphino, a local Funk band that rocks any house! We heard them play in a bar in Keystone and tracked them down. This was the single most expensive aspect of our wedding, but it made the biggest impact and we will never stop hearing about what a blast people had dancing their hardest to these guys. They were very expensice, but it wouldn't have been the same high-energy evening without them. The mix they play is perfect for every generation. If you want people to dance until the drop (sweat, collapse, etc), hire them.
Services used: Unique Services

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Nancy Best Cake Design
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I highly recommend Nancy Best, 303.946.9816, Bestnancy@aol.com. We served 150ppl for about $300 (thanks to a handy planner trick- having a smaller display cake and serving most of the guests from sheet cakes in the back for $1/piece) and she copied a design I found in a magazine. The cake was PHENOMENAL and one of the aspects we've been complimented on most by our guests. Nancy is a doll, although can be hard to reach sometimes since she's so busy. Believe me, it's worth it.
Services used: Unique Services

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Dina's Bridal
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
It's a searching game. I had a reasonable price range and shape in mind. The more I tried on, the more I realized what I actually wanted- and then found an amazing dress for under $600 (I know, kind of insane how cheap it was to what's out there). It was exactly what I wanted, performed beautifully the entire day, and didn't distract me from all the fun. I shopped all the high-end boutiques in Denver and Colorado Springs, only to find this one at a tiny bridal shop in Superior (by the Cosco- seriously). It's Dina's Bridal, http://dinas-bridal.com, and it's worth checking out. My dress was by Casablanca: www.casablancabridal.com. What I loved about it, beyond the shape and fit, was how light and comfortable it was. I could run in this thing (or dance like a rock star- which I did). Happy hunting, take LOTS of pictures (at an angle where you can see the back in the mirror reflection*), and don't get discouraged.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Delphinium Design
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found my florist, Mysti Gulsrud, at the Boulder Theater Bridal Fair. We clicked immediately because her style is rich and romantic: www.delphdesign.com. She is adorable and enormously talented, and is also a stay-at-home mom in Longmont. 303.349.0543, mgulsrud@peakpeak.com. As you can see from the pictures, she did an amazing job with creating the bursts of color and texture I wanted. She also designs jewelry in case you want her to make your bridesmaids custom pieces for the wedding. She is so creative and you don't have to worry about having gorgeous flowers when you work with her. Being very open to bloom choices and letting her really flex her florist muscles made for an incredible result that we absolutely loved. She even made a succulent boutonnire for Bob, whom is from Arizona originally. I had "my something blue," a Pope-blessed blue rosary from my brother, draped from the handle of my bouquet. Such a fun and personal touch. Overall the boutonnires, corsages, bouquets, centerpieces, cake flowers and altar flowers came to roughly $1,200 (compared to the $3,600 we could have spent anywhere else easily). Her service really seals the deal- she's very professional and reachable.
Services used: Flowers

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Kate Acuff Designs
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
SAVE THE DATES/INVITES/ETC. I have an amazingly talented designer friend you likes to do this on the side: Kate Acuff, kaacuff@yahoo.com. She's in South Denver, is extremely reasonably priced and will design whatever you want. For our Save the Dates we created custome postcards of the Flatirons. Cute, cheap to make and cheaper to send than a normal envelop. Looks cute sitting on peoples' fridges. I knew what I wanted for the invitations and drew a wedding logo that would be pulled throughout. Kate did the design work, sent me comps with several options, sourced everything and printed everything. I assembled myself to save money, did the envelope calligraphy and stamped the envelopes with a rubber stamp of our wedding design. They turned out gorgeous. We also included a postcard for the response (again, cheaper printing and postage), and a card with info and directions. Everything coordinated with the ceremony programs, guest gift cards and menu cards at the reception. We saved a lot by doing it through Kate.
Services used: Unique Services