The New York Wedding Workshop Signature Event
February 28, 2009
11am – 3:30pm
You’re invited to the most stylish bridal event of the season! Lindsay Landman Events and The Knot have teamed up to bring New York couples the most creative, innovative and smart way to plan your sophisticated City soirees. Meet and learn from the best wedding vendors in the biz in a relaxed, creative and inspirational atmosphere. Get your planning questions answered at the panel discussions moderated by top bridal editors and experience the finest cuisine, cocktails and decor New York has to offer. For more info, visit www.nyweddingworkshop.com.
Custom vendor consultations, cuisine and cocktails begin and continue throughout the day
12pm to 12:45pm:
Panel Discussion: Wedding Style & Trends Moderated by Anne Chertoff, wedding expert and author of The Wedding Organizer
12:45pm to 1:15pm:
Informal fashion show featuring bridal, bridesmaid and everyday style
1:15pm to 2pm:
Panel Discussion: Bridal Beauty & Fashion Moderated by Heather Levine, Fashion and Beauty Editor, The Knot
2pm to 3:30pm:
More fantastic finds and food as well as goodies and gifts.
At The Terminal Stores
640 West 28th Street, 9th Floor
New York City
FREE tickets are offered at Brenda’s Wedding Blog and From “I Will” to “I Do”.
Regular tickets are $85/couple or $65/person. Enter FRIEND1 at checkout to receive $30 off.
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Turn your handwriting into a font
Isn’t it exciting to know that you can transform your very own handwriting into a font? You don’t have to create notes or documents using those common standard fonts anymore. You can now easily create digital notes with your own handwriting, adding a more personal touch.
So you ready to get your own handwriting font? Kevin and Amanda’s Fonts for Peas offer this service for FREE!
You can also head on to Font Garden to get your font created.
Find wedding ideas and inspirations at no cost
There are plenty of ways a bride can find ideas and inspirations for her wedding. And I will not allow myself to spend a cent to do this. The magazines below are just some that I’ve gotten for free. Others I already gave to a friend.
Below are some ways to get ideas for your wedding at no cost:
- Go online! The world wide web is populated with tons of wedding websites where you can get plenty of ideas and inspirations for your wedding. Visit wedding sites, blogs, forums and photo sites. A few of my favorites are Brides.com, Snippet and Ink, Southern Weddings Mag, The Bride’s Cafe, Flickr. Click here for a complete list.
- Attend bridal shows or expos. Besides getting ideas from the event itself, you can also get free wedding magazines. I don’t go to events that I have to pay for. There are a lot of events that are free. If the event is not free, search online for coupons or ticket giveaways. Weddingwire.com has an extensive list of events and promotions. Wedding blogs often host contests and giveaways.
- Ask previous brides for ideas and if they want to get rid of their wedding magazines. Don’t just ask the people you know, join forums too. TheKnot forums has local boards which makes it easy to find brides in your area.
- Sign up at your local online wedding guide if any. I signed up at www.yournewportwedding.com and I received a lot of helpful info including the Newport Wedding Magazine.
- Ask vendors when you meet with them. Vendors sometimes receive complimentary copies of magazines that they can give their current and future clients.
- Browse through magazine racks. All you need is to see an idea or inspiration. You don’t need to take it home and stare at it, do you? If you think you won’t remember, jot it down or take a picture.
Tip: Take a note of where you get your inspirations from. I find myself going back to my sources for more info on those ideas I liked. For example, Brides.com usually has a note for each photo that includes where the materials were obtained and MarthaStewartWeddings.com has instructions on some of their ideas.
If you got the idea online, instead of just saving the photo, favorite the site or use tools like Polyvore.com. Plumeria Bud of BridalBuds has a list of online tools you can use. If you found the idea in an event or publication, take a photo. In addition, if you post the ideas online, you’ll be able to credit your sources.
Where do you get your ideas and inspirations from?