1. This past week, TheKnot.com massively overhauled their vendor reviews through one of its offshoot brands, WeddingChannel. So what does this mean for you? Over 100,000 reviews from brides all in one place, easily searchable by location and vendor type. The site is really promoting the idea of getting responses from vendors after a review is posted, which creates a dynamic relationship that you don't normally see on message boards. This review section is still in its beta form, but we think it's going to be a big hit with the planning set.
3. We've been known to peruse bluefly for gorgeous potential wedding gowns and shoes at a killer discount. At posting time, there is 1 - yes ONE- pair of Stuart Weitzman white satin 'Pomposo' d'orsay pumps available for $185 (almost half off the retail price). These shoes are the perfect choice for a bride looking for traditional and feminine footwear. If you have to have 'em and you don't happen to be a size 8.5 (or someone snatched that last lucky discounted pair up before you could double click) they're available at Zappos, at full retail.
4. Who says the best things in life aren't free? Aveda Georgetown andAdele Wechsler Eco Couture are teaming up to host an event for the bride who wants gorgeous luxury products that are also environmentally conscious. Luckily, these days the two aren't mutually exclusive. This Sunday, Aveda beauty experts will be on hand to flaunt the newest green beauty products with live demonstrations and makeup trials, and the salon will also showcase a slew of Adele Wechsler wedding gowns . Did we mention the cake samples courtesy of Sticky Fingers Bakery, specializing in vegan confections?
An afternoon of pampering and snacking while checking out wedding gowns? You don't want to miss this one. RSVP via facebook - here's the invite.
5. Billy buttons are so cute! Check out the bridesmaid bouquets and cake recently featured on Southern Weddings? (Northern brides, if you're not reading, start!!)
As photographed by Dallas/Fort Worth based Kari Crowe, these flowers are bright, fun, and have a modern, architectural look. Bonus, Billy Buttons (or Billy Balls, botanical name Craspedia) are available May-October (hello wedding season!) and dry extremely well for use in permanent arrangements.