Celebrity.Wedding.For.Less

I’ve been missing for a few months, but I’m back to keeping my readers up to speed on what’s out there. This post is about getting that fabulous celebrity look for less.

Celebrity Wedding of: Brandon Routh & Courney Ford – You would know Brandon from the hit TV Show called Superman Returns.

Producer Jon Peters generously offfered his home, El Capitan Ranch, near Santa Barbara, as the site for the Nomvember 24 wedding.

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And elegant wedding…simple…classic…and you can get the same look for less.

The bride wore a Junko Yoshioka…but you can get a similar dress at David’s Bridal for $800. And to create the stunning bouquet made of peonies, orchids and roses stop by FiftyFlower.com or TheFlowerExchange.com where the blooms are delivered fresh to your doorstep and you can have a DIY bouquet that you can take pride in making and getting for a fraction of the cost.

The average cost of a bridal bouquet can run you anywhere from $200 – $400. Depending on the flowers used and the season. But if you order the blooms directly it can run you anywhere from $50 – $200.

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For invitations and any paperstock one can visit Paper Source to find card stock and create them at home. They also provide printing templates for do it yourself invitation projects.

Sure it takes a little more work, but if you get a jump start on things and give yourself enough time, you’ll see the reward in the end.

Want to create that stunning and romantic candle light setting? Stop by Save-on-Crafts for inexpensive wedding supplies. They have everything from glass cylinders to hold candles to wonderful paper lanterns. They carry every single wedding supply you can think of, at wholesale pricing.

And they have a section where you can learn how to create some of these fancy wedding looks for less.

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Attire for the groom? JCrew can fix that right up…and after the wedding you can wear it anywhere…

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With anything…you do not have to pay top dollar to get the wedding of your dreams. I think part of my challenge as a wedding planner is to ALWAYS provide my clients with “out-of-the-box” ideas on how to create that special look for less.

There are endless resources at your fingertips brides & grooms…it just takes a little patience, time and help to bring the celebrity wedding of your dreams to you!

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Flowers.Inexpensive.Alternative

Now we all know that flowers are one of the most expensive expenses of a wedding. And as someone who’s absolutely in love with flowers, I know that getting want you want may not always be a possibility. So instead of going the ol’ traditional florist route, why not go online. There are so many wholesale vendors online that you can buy direct from. And there are a few sites out there where you can buy centerpieces & bouquets already made and not as expensive.

If you go with the wholesale flowers route you can order them the night before & have family & friends help you create the centerpieces. Keep them in a cool area and the next day you are all set. It’s not as hard as you may think. If you set your mind to it and have a little bit of help you’ll get tons of satisfaction from knowing that you were the floral designer of your event. Now who wouldn’t want to take that credit?

This company offers quite a range of wedding flowers put together in a box. Packages range from $150-$700. I’ve personally used them for a few of my clients.

This online wholesaler has a few more exotic choices.

Ok, so I’ve given you what I think are two of the better online wholesale flower distributors out there, but what about some of you who don’t want to deal with the work! I have the solution for you…Check out these already pre-made centerpieces! Proflowers gives you options & wedding packages to pick from…

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