Category Archives: Budget

Confessions Of A Wedding Planner: Not All Flowers Are Created Equal!

Recently, a fellow floral designer and member of the  American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), asked me why I promote the DIY floral projects and retailers such as Trader Joe’s and Costco that tend to undercut pricing at boutique floral … Continue reading

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6 Simple Steps To Organize Your Wedding Planning List

Congratulations on your engagement!  Whether you’ve been dreaming your whole life about your wedding or just want to have a casual get together to celebrate your marriage, the key to a fun and stress-free planning process is to know what … Continue reading

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Smart Budget Tips for Sparkling Holiday Parties

Incorporate holiday cards and favorite photos into the décor – create a tabletop collage on a table runner or a tablecloth using holiday cards and favorite photos by hot gluing them to a fabric runner or linen.  Trim the edges … Continue reading

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Ideas for Holiday Table Decor – Easy, Affordable and Fun!

The minute I saw this fabric, I was hooked!  So what if it’s a shower curtain?  Another great find from Target, for under $10.  The holiday wreath made the colorful circles on the fabric really pop.  You can assemble this … Continue reading

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Tips For Brides Who Want Elegance Without the Big Budget

Featured on HuffingtonPost.com The average cost of a wedding in 2010 was $26,984, a decrease of 5 percent from 2009, according to the The Knot. While the wedding industry analyzes trends to make sense of how the challenging economy is … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment: Japanese Washi Tape from HappyTape for DIY Wedding Projects

Thanks to Intimate Weddings for introducing us to washi tape!  Bet you’ve seen it without realizing that Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the … Continue reading

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Wedding Planning Holiday Special from Moments by Wayne : The Right Gift for Every Bride

This is certainly the season for holiday specials, and we came up with a special offer for the brides and grooms planning their weddings.  Every couple deserves to have the wedding of their dreams and within their budget.  We can … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment: A Rainbow of Ties and Scarves

Color is a very important element of any event, especially a wedding and necktiesinc.com is a fabulous resource to help you bring your color scheme to life in your attire.   They have the largest selection of ties, bow ties, scarves, … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment: Kendra Scott Jewelry Is About Expressing Your Own Style

By Larisa Gurnick I liked Kendra from the moment Wayne and I met her at the opening of her new Beverly Hills store.  Stylish and beautiful, she is smart, kind and passionate.  Kendra Scott Jewelry and Kendra herself have been … Continue reading

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Party Planning on a Budget (interview on NBC LA with Colleen Williams): Signature Drinks

Here are a few recipes for signature drinks to complement the centerpieces in our previous blog.   The Green Goddess Ingredients: Vodka – 1 measure Potter’s Melon Liqueur – 1 measure Sparkling mineral water – 1 measure Splash of lemon … Continue reading

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