They say love don’t cost a thing. Obviously, they forgot to add “blowout wedding” to the bill. Channel the romance without breaking the bank with these savvy suggestions.
Little White Dress
A welcome departure from the stiffs on Miracle Mile, Sasha’s Bridal Boutique stocks affordable, hard-to-find gowns from on-trend Ivy & Aster, Peppermint Pretty, and Modern Trousseau. Sasha also carries her good pal Nina Loren’s gemstone flower hair adornments (pictured above).
Wedding cakes are pricey (and boring). Forgo the cliche for a cupcake bar by Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe. An attendant creates individual treats based on each guest’s choice of flavor (vanilla, guava, red velvet), filling (chocolate, caramel, lemon, strawberry), and frosting (vanilla or chocolate buttercream).
If it’s variety you’re after, the ladies behind Candy Land Events provide dessert tables stacked with meringue towers, chocolate truffles, cake pops, and polvorones — all within your chosen theme.
Found an invitation you love at a price tag you don’t? C&L Graphics (email@example.com) puts your exact vision on paper. Show them what you’re looking for, and the local printing pros will create custom menus, programs, or life-size posters at budget-friendly prices.
Propose a Toast
Save on glassware by downing tequila shots directly from an ice luge by So Cool Events (classy!). Order the frozen slide in any shape — from a monogram to his favorite team mascot.
Between the overlay, the linen, and the scrappy cocktail table, you just spent a Benjamin. A more cost-effective (and stylish) alternative: Lavish Event Rentals’s design-conscious Lemon Drop or Dalton highboy tables, which you don’t have to cover.
Your wallet will send a thank-you note.
Photos: Courtesy of Nina Loren; Courtesy of Candy Land; Courtesy of Lavish Event Rentals