Alia on Say Yes To The Dress

Friday October 14
10 • 13 • 2011  |  Misc.
My wonderful bride Alia purchased her beautiful Claire Pettibone gown at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York and is being featured on TLC's Say Yes To The Dress on Friday, October 14th at 9:30 PM. We are so excited to see one of our brides on National TV and to be able to re-live this awesome wedding. Enjoy! 
 
(photo by Andrew Weeks Photography)
Cheers,

  Brittani

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Beaucoup Discount

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10 • 10 • 2011  |  Vendors
Beaucoup is one of my favorite websites to find great little finds for weddings, showers and any party. I recently threw my sister's baby shower in August, and went with a picnic theme, and found the most adorable mini picnic baskets from Beaucoup that held the favors and were a part of the decor. 
 
I have an exclusive code (DRESSUP10) to share that is only good for today and tomorrow, and you will save 10% of any $50 purchase you make.
Happy Shopping!

  Kathryn

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Cost Saving Tips

How to get a little back from your wedding expenses
10 • 4 • 2011  |  Tips & Inspiration
While planning my own wedding, I've become very budget savvy, and wanted to share a few things I've picked up along the way on the blog. This isn't about getting discounts with vendors, but some tips on how to save little here and there. These are some things I've learned on my own, or while helping others plan their weddings: 
 
* Our clients always want to find ways to save some money in the end, since no matter what the budget may be, it is still one of the largest expenditures in one's lifetime. When I first started my business seven years ago, I maybe had one or two clients ask me if I took credit cards a year. Two years ago it became to be almost 75% of our clients were requesting to pay by credit cards. I would inquire as to why, and then with their explanations it made sense. With the amount of rewards cards out there, combined with the large charges by wedding purchases, our clients were earning hundreds of dollars in cash back funds, or even being able to pay for their entire honeymoon with rewards. The key to make this work the best is to pay off the card every month, as if it is left to sit there and the interest accumulates, those rewards won't add up to much. I ended up doing this when I purchased my wedding gown, and ended up with a nice cash back amount. 
 
* Another service I became aware of last holiday season was FatWallet.com. I thought it had to be a scam at first, but I used it throughout my holiday shopping (which because of my schedule tends to be mostly online), and I earned over $75.00 cash back, with no interest rates or fees. I continue to use it anytime I shop online, and especially with my wedding purchases. I was able to use it for purchasing some of my bridesmaid gifts, our Save the Date supplies through Paper Source, our custom stamps from Zazzle (that one earned me 11% cash back), my shoes, accessories and clutch . So far, I have accumulated over $125, and it just continues to grow. You can cash it out at anytime, and they just transfer the money to your Paypal account. 
 
* Why not really use the tradition of borrowing to its full extent? I understand sometimes it doesn't work for you to wear your mother, grandmother or friends' veil if it doesn't match your dress, but if someone offers to loan you an item from their wedding, at least give it a look, it can really save you some money in the end. I tried my mother's veil with my gown, and unfortunately it didn't work, but I wish it had, it is beautiful! (this is not my mother btw).
* Another find I have loved for my clients and myself is Etsy. It can be hard to navigate through a lot of the items, but when you find a seller you like, follow their shop and you can score some great deals. We have purchased distressed wooden table numbers for a rustic wedding, hand painted wooden signs and even vintage clutches for bridesmaids. The possibilities of what you will find are endless!
I hope some of these little tips help you along your way. Please add any comments if you have any fun tips to share as well! 
 
Cheers,

  Kathryn

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