This Weekend – Wedding Dress Deals at Brides Against Breast Cancer Dress Sale in Anaheim Friday and Saturday

This Friday and Saturday February 27-28, the Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns stops in Anaheim! For two days only, brides can shop from a huge selection of wedding dresses in all sizes and with prices at 25-75% below retail.

These beautiful wedding dresses have been donated by past brides, designers, salons, and manufacturers so that proceeds from the sales go to benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization which grants end of live wishes for terminally ill metastatic stage IV breast cancer patients.

Making Memories will host special morning hours of operation to offer brides a “sneak peak” and first pick of the thousands of gowns available for her one special day. “Power Hours” are on Friday, February 27, 2009, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – admission is $20, advanced registration is required, and space is limited.  Click here for registration.

Details on the Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Dress Sale:

Anaheim Marriott Suites Hotel
12015 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA

Power Hours: Friday, February 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Gown Sale: Friday, February 27, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 28, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Payment: Cash and credit cards are welcome. General admission is FREE.

BONUS! A coupon worth $50 off any gown over $500 or $25 off any gown from $250 to $499 will be printed in the Orange County Register and the LA Times – Orange County Edition on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for additional savings! Brides must present the coupon clipped from the newspaper to redeem the discount.


I Do or I Don’t!

Wedding Dress Rentals

Thank you Ingrid, for your suggested topic on renting wedding gowns – good one!

How many brides can really say they have looked at their wedding gown since they wore it on their big day?  How important is it to brides to keep their gown after the big day and share it with their own daughters in the years to come?

For me, my wedding dress was not at the top of my budget and I had a figure of $300 or less in my mind for the style I wanted.  I actually bought it for $250!  It was so simple, but beautifully made and worked for me.  It’s hanging in my closet and I haven’t peeled back the plastic protection since to take a look.

In my situation, I didn’t pay much for the gown anyway, so it worked to purchase it.  However, some brides are looking for top-designer gowns and the prices can soar above the $5,000 mark.

Renting a wedding dress (and accessories) from sites such as One Night Affair, can save you a lot of money and give you the gown of your dreams for your big day.  Some pictures of available dresses below.

So, keep practical and save money without compromising your dream dress, or stick with tradition and buy/keep the dress to share?




What are your thoughts?

Ana & Jeff

Thank you to Helen & Joe, one of our favorite newlywed couples, for referring Ana and Jeff to us.  It is such an honor to be referred to friends and family and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to help.

Ana and Jeff were married in November of last year at the Cathedral of Our Lady of  the Angels in Los Angeles.  Their reception was at the beautiful and breathtaking City Club on Bunker Hill (the view was unlike any other!).

I loved the table set-up in the ballroom – long rectangle tables with an assortment of beautiful flowers and vases provided by Ava’s Garden.  The florals were placed perfectly to match the length of the tables.

Guests were treated to fabulous views of the city and beyond through wall to ceiling glass windows along the entire side of the venue.  My team and I must have been standing at the windows for at least 10 minutes straight trying to “spy” different buildings and sites.

Photos courtesy of Elisa Haber.  Thanks to Ernest & Kim from the City Club for your help and kindness.  And a great big shout out to DJ BStang (Brian) who kept guests dancing all night.









I Do or I Dont! Wedding Cakes

Cake Rental allows couples to rent decorated Styrofoam wedding cakes for less than half the cost of the same cake made from scratch.  There is an edible portion hidden in the cake’s bottom layer for the Bride & Groom to cut into and feed each other.  After that happens, the cake is wheeled to the kitchen area, as usual, but this time a sheet cake, purchased by the couple is sliced and served to guests.

There is a design-your-own feature too in case you want more personalization.  The cost for a 3-tier cake rental is $150 plus shipping.  And then you would have to purchase the sheet cakes too.  Custom orders start at $250.

Your thoughts??