Wedding Trends: Splurges & Savings

Our favorite wedding planner Nora Totonchy joined us to talk about some of the new trends in weddings for 2009 and how you can either splurge or save on them!

  • Dresses: with pockets/streamlined/fit and flare
    Splurge on a designer gown 
    Save with a sample/bridesmaid dress
  • Rehearsals: more personal  (where the proposal happened, a family country club)
    Splurge by inviting all out of towners to a fancy restaurant/dinner
    Save by keeping it small, having it very low key (pizza, bowling, brewpub)
  • Glamour is back
    Splurge by big full centerpieces, dripping crystal chandeliers, beautiful jewelry
    Save Hire a lighting designer, a big kick with little money…have a few lush centerpieces and lots of candles
  • Mixing up the reception: doing things out of the ordinary
    Splurge by bringing in a photo booth for guests and props, a specialized bar (tequila/scotch/bellinis), or a cultural band
    Save by having a dessert bar made by family, hire a ethnic dancer , or serve a specialty drink for a limited time
  • Honeymoons: location hopping
    Splurge by going to Europe and checking out a few countries or Tahiti and hitting a few islands
    Save by staying in the US,  wine tasting , cozy lodges/b&b's


For more information on Nora, give her a call at 503-804-4901 or visit her website.


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