The Silver Charm Guide to Bare Wedding Venues

Creating your dream wedding in a bare venue is all about the details. You have more control, more creative options, but there’s more work, too! In  my new guide, I break down the three biggest challenges of bare wedding venues, and show you how to understand and overcome them with less stress and worry. When you know how Wedding World works, you can make it work for you.It will be available at 4pm PST today – Order your guide now! 

See you at the end of the aisle,
Liz Coopersmith

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Wedding Wise Wednesday: Candyland!

Every Wednesday I bring you the best wedding stories, deals and events in Los Angeles, and from around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week

Love this. Currently trying to find it somewhere other than Australia. Hopefully before my anniversary in February?

The Deals

Bouqs & Co – Take 10% off  pre-packaged and DIY wedding flower pieces with the code VOW. Thanks to Vow to Be Chic for the find!

 

 

 

 

 

The Knot – Clearing out for the end of the year, there’s an additional 45% off of their personalized sales items.

I have my eye on this Diamond ring ice cube tray. It just screams “wedding planner must have”, doesn’t it. And it’s less than $6.00!

What else do you need – or need to know – to create your extraordinary wedding day? Let’s talk: Complete the form below, and I’ll get back to you ASAP to schedule a consultation.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz

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Wedding Wise Wednesday: In Blue

On Wednesdays, I bring you the best wedding stories, deals and events in Los Angeles and from around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week

Blue Couture wedding dress

Photo: RMine

RMINE is one of my favorite local couture designers, and I love this blue and white painted gown. You can practically see it twirl and swish gently across the floor, can’t you? Sigh.

The Deals

Some Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday deals are still good through the next few days:

Silver Charm Events: ME! Book any a la carte service by December 3 (Sunday) and get 10% off.

The Knot Shop: Extended their Cyber Monday sale through the weekend. Use the code CYBERSALE to take an additional 20% off clearance items

Pacific Coast Strings – Book a string trio/quartet by tomorrow and save $100.

Paper Lantern Store – 15% off sitewide this week when you use the code CYBERWEEK15

The Events

Tuesday, December 5
4-8pm
Holiday Sale Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House, Long Beach

Romance Etc
5407 E Village Rd
Long Beach, CA 90808
Refreshments, drinks and gift shopping for a great cause! I’m planning to be there. You?

What else does your wedding need this week? Complete the form below to schedule a consultation, or  call/text me at liz@silvercharmevents.com and 323-592-9318.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith

 

 

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Wedding World Black Friday Weekend Deals

Go to the Silver Charm Events page on Facebook and/or follow me on Instagram @ lizcharm all weekend – I’m posting the best wedding related deals I’m finding in Los Angeles and  online!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are more online  – DJs, invites, stationery lighting, and even more to come over this weekend. Follow Silver Charm Events on Facebook and Instagram!

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith

Let’s talk about your wedding – complete the form below to schedule an appointment or email me directly at liz@silvercharmevents.com.

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From the Archives: What You Don’t Know About Your Wedding Flowers

I was at The Enchanted Florist yesterday with my January Bride, and that reminded me of this entry in a series I did with them a while back, “What You Don’t Know About Your Wedding.” Enjoy!

Kim Williams owns Enchanted Florist in Burbank, and she’s one of my favorite florists.  he’s always so enthusiastic and passionate when she talks to my couples, pulling out flowers, books, making suggestions. It’s obvious that she loves what she does, and loves working on weddings.
(And no, she’s not paying me to write this!)
“I’m so excited for them that they’ve found someone that they love and that they want to marry!” Kim gushes about her clients. “And I enjoy being a part of their day. it’s an honor to be chosen to participate in someone’s wedding. I always feel so touched by that, and I want to do my best job for them.”
So, what happens when a couple comes in for a wedding consultation?
“Typically, I want to know what their date and location are, just in case we have other weddings and events that are scheduled for that day,” Kim tells me. The shop staff can handle 4-6 weddings a weekend, depending on the day and the distance.
Your wedding venue is another consideration, too, especially if the majority of the day will be spent outdoors. The heat can wreck havoc on flowers, Kim tell me, so delivery should be timed so that they will hold up through pictures and through your ceremony.
What else do you need, or need to know about your wedding? Let’s talk. Complete the form below, and I’ll get back to you right away. You can also call or text me at 323-592-9318, or email me directly at liz@silvercharmevents.com.
See you at the end of the aisle,
Liz Coopersmith
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Wedding Wise Wednesday: Fall, In Love

Every Wednesday, I bring you the best wedding stories, deals and events in Los Angeles and from around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

Silver Charm Events – Erica and Andy’s escort cards last weekend were  mini gourds, pumpkins and ears of corn, with their guests names attached. Each stood for a different entree: Pumpkin = steak, corn = chicken,  gourd = vegetarian. Very creative! And easy – I could do this, which means you could definitely do this! They went to a local garden to get these, but I also saw them at Whole Foods and Vons in the past couple of days, if you  do want to try it yourself. And, yes, I did photoshop (actually iphoto) the guest names out. Less yelling, that way.

The Events
Thursday, November 16

5:00pm-8:00pm
Fall Soirée 2017
Noor Pasadena 

Paseo Colorado
300 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91101

Ooh, I’m going to try and hit this one myself, it’s always a fantastic show. Great music, great appetizers, wonderful vendors. Email me at liz@silvercharmevents.com if you want to meet up or come with. Admission is free, but RSVP to rsvp@noorevents.com

Sunday, November 19
11:00am – 2:00pm

Maxwell House
Open House
55 South Grand Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Another beautiful venue in Pasadena is opening it’s doors. No RSVP required, just show up. I will probably be there wandering around, too.

What else do you need for your wedding, right now? Let’s talk. Complete the form below, and I’ll get back to you to schedule a free consultation. Or call/text me directly at 323-592-9318 with your questions.

Love,

Liz

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The Fine Wedding Art of Herding Cats

beach wedding group shot

Photo: Liz Coopersmith

What I mean is that at various times during your wedding, you will be moving multiple groups of people around, all of whom have their own priorities, own goals and own destinations. Not only do you feel pressure to get it all right, but your guests will, too. Give them the time and direction they need to do so.  Make sure you have signage that tells them where they are, and where to go.  Place Cards are in alphabetical order by last name. And that a couple of people in your wedding party/family team know where the restrooms are, so they can tell other guests! That last thing is first thing my team looks for on your wedding day, because we get asked many times during the day. 

What else do you need right now? Let’s talk about your wedding: Complete the form below, and I’ll get back to you to schedule your free consultation. I’d love to find out what you want your wedding to look and feel like. AND you’ll also get on the list to be the first to hear about any of my upcoming wedding products and webinars.

Love,

Liz

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Wedding Wise Wednesday: A Hulk of Your Love

On Wednesdays I bring you the best wedding stories, deals and events in Los Angeles and from around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

Hulk rings cuckoo couples photography

Cuckoo Couples Photography: I just saw Thor: Ragnarok this weekend, and the green guy is all over, so this was ring shot with FunKo Pop Hulk was was a no-brainer. Last week was DC, this week is Marvel. I am an equal opportunity #geekgirl. Look how cute and fierce he is! Go see the movie if you haven’t already, it was pretty good, and really funny.

The Deals: 

Belkin 3-Outlet SurgePlus Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB PortsHoneymoon travel essentials – Like everything else, I’m always trying to make the whole travel thing easier, so before I left town last week, I hit Real Simple and searched for recommendations on how to pack a carry-on for one week. Not everything worked – folding beat travel cubes, but a thumbs up to this travel pillow which helped me sleep on my redeye flight,  a YES and a fist pump  to the Belkin travel surge protector that’s pictured. One small protector that fit easily into my tech bag, it has three big plugs, plus two usb charger plugs. So, for you and your new spouse that’s two laptops, two cell phones, and an extra plug you can fight over. Easily one of the best purchases I made this year.

The Events

Sunday, November 12

10:00am – 2:00pm

Bridal Showcase “Love without Boundaries”
Ontario Airport Hotel and CD Wilson Events
700 North Haven Avenue
Ontario, California 91764
909/492-0575
All couples welcome to this high-end wedding showcase. Admission is $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.

4:00 – 7:00pm
“Fall” in Love with Crossings at Carlsbad Wedding Showcase
The Crossings at Carlsbad
5800 The Crossings Drove
Carlsbad, California 92008

Appetizers, cake, vendors, and all the Pretty that the Crossings can hold. Admission is free, but click here to register.

What else does your wedding need right now? Live chat with me on this page now, or complete the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith

 

 

 

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Wedding Wise Wednesday: Will You Be My Hero?

Every Wednesday I bring you the best wedding stories, events and deals in Los Angeles, and we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

superman wonderwoman wedding ring

It wasn’t even a contest. This amazeballness is from Central Da Novia in Brazil, but I can tell you where to get something similar a little closer to home, so email me at liz@silvercharmevents.com  if you’re curious. Thanks to Inge Louise Events for the find.

Apologies for the short post – I’m SUPPOSED to be on vacation. I saw these rings,and I could not wait until Friday, you know. Such a geek girl – it would be sad if it didn’t make me so happy!

See you at the end of the aisle (and Friday)

Liz Coopersmith

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Wedding Wise Wednesday: IT’s Right There!

On Wednesdays, I bring you the best wedding stories, deals and events in Los Angeles and from around the web. And we call it Wedding Wise Wednesday. Welcome!

Cool Wedding Thing of the Week:

 

Or, was he there the whole time? Photo: Jesse McLaren

Huffington Post –  Jesse McLaren took his sister’s engagement pictures…and was kind enough to insert Pennywise the Clown into them.  Click through the link to see a whole set and the whole story, it’s fantastic. And yes, she noticed.

The Deals

nordstromdresssaleNordstrom – Has a slew of wedding gowns for less than $1,000, including this one.  But if you don’t like any of those then…

Lovella Bridal – is having their annual sample dress sale at their showroom in Glendale on Monday, October 30, from 9am – 5pm.  You’re welcome!

 

The Events

Here Comes The Guide has a full list of shows coming up this week. This is one of my favorites

Thursday, November 2
7:00-9:00pm

The Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles
The Garage
2435 North Naomi Street
Burbank, California 91504
Admission: $25 per person online

The Big Fake Wedding is an “alternative” bridal show that reenacts an entire wedding with a ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and a rocking dance floor. I found a venue and a couple of vendors for one of my clients at this event last year. It’s pretty cool.

What else does your wedding need right now? Let’s talk. Complete the contact form below, or click the live chat button to talk to me now.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith

 

 

 

 

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