Aug 30, 2009
Helpful tips that I've learned
1. Go to Wedding Expos! They are inexpensive to attend (ranging from $10-$20), you meet all your local vendors, get discounts from most for just talking to them, and you can win prizes if you register in advance for each expo you attend (I attended one and won a Best Man Tuxedo, Free dance lessons for 6 people, discounts on engraving items, hair cut/highlights, and just today got a call from a local gym notifying me that I won a 14 day trial or $100 discount towards a membership). However, the best part is sampling all the yummy cakes, and tasty wine. *The only downside might be how many flyers you get sent in the mail regarding local wedding venues and vendors in your area, after having registered and attended the expo ( BUT if it's a letter stating that you are a receipient of a prize, than that's good...Mmmm...VERY Good :)
2. Interested in preserving your wedding bouquet? Ever heard of such a thing? Check this site out! It's a company that offers preservation of flower arrangements, and is based in Northern California.
3. Are you a solo artist, and planning your own wedding (slowly, but surely) or have a Wedding Planner because you think you couldn't make your own dreams come true? Here is a helpful site that I found, it really tries to promote a Wedding Planning Book, but do what I did and register for the weekly newsletter, and get some free tips!
Fire Your Wedding Planner, a “Do it yourself” how to resource, on the internet:
The view that surrounds Sonoma State University.
Simple and elegant.
On second thought...now that I've seen how many of the other Brides on here have been so creative with their own DIY invitations, it has inspired me to try to create my own. I love the idea for it offers that additional personal touch that I'm looking for.
Closest style to what I have in mind, except for the color of the Sash. The sash will be either red, the same shade as the wedding dress, or ivory.