Monday, October 14, 2013

Bridesmaid Dresses Alternative

I'm sure you probably are aware that not all bridesmaid or wedding dresses have to come from a bridal shop. David's Bridal is one of the biggest bridal stores in America and a lot of brides go there to get gowns and dresses for the entire wedding party. But don't be limited to just bridal shops. A great and sometimes cheaper alternative is to shop at department stores in the dress or formal dress departments. Usually, there are more creative styles outside the norm bridesmaid dress and by famous designers. Here I provided examples of bridesmaid dresses from Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney. 

Amsale Strapless Ruffled Peplum Jersey Gown
Was $280 Sale #109.97 Nordstrom
Calvin Klein Rosette Detail Strapless Chiffon Dress
Was $168 Sale $64.97 Nordstrom

Donna Morgan 'Amy' Crinkled Silk Chiffon Dress
Was $230 Sale $89.97 Nordstrom
Jessica Simpson Boutique Dress Sleeveless Sequined
Beaded A-Line Was 159 Sale $76.99 Macy's

Liliana Halter Top Gown
Was $130 Sale $45.99 JCPenney

Here are pictures of my lovely bridesmaids in their dresses. I love these ladies to pieces. 

It was a little windy!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Non-Floral Centerpieces

Flowers are expensive, even artificial flowers and consists of a good portion of your reception budget. Here are some examples of centerpieces that you can use to substitute using flowers and may help cut down on your wedding budget.

This would be great for the head table if using one. 

I like how the table number is incorporated as the centerpiece.

This centerpiece doubles as the wedding favors.