Tips, Ideas and More from a newlywed San Diego Bride!

Three Best Friends…Three Weddings…all on the same street in Del Mar! July 29, 2008

Filed under: Wedding Planning — Bridal Inquirer @ 9:34 pm
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This was not on purpose but two of my closest friends and I all got married on the same street in Del Mar (15th St)! Three very different locations and three different budgets! I got married at the Pacifica Breeze Cafe, my other friend at L’Auberge and the other at Seagrove Park overlooking the ocean. One I have known since middle school and the other since 10th grade in high school! We have two more friends to go so I am now going to have to find them two new spots so we can complete the circle!!! Just a special coincidence I thought I would share and also to let you know of a few other awesome wedding locations you may not have thought of yet. I HEART my girlfriends!!! BFF!!!


Guestbook Idea or Bridal Shower Guestbook

Filed under: Wedding Planning — Bridal Inquirer @ 9:11 pm
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I already wrote about this on my full wedding review, but I just wanted to remind you all how fun it was to read through the guests responses after the wedding! I also just noticed they have different pages for a bridal shower! WHAT A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR THE BRIDE!!!! Bring it blank to her shower and at the end of her special day she will have such a special memory book from that day!

P.S. I actually have 29 brand new sheets of the formal wedding pages and 5 of the lined guest pages leftover from my wedding that I am giving away to any lucky bride who wants to pick them up in La Jolla or Encinitas (I paid $8.00 for 20 of the formal pages and $4.00 for the lined guest sheets)


My Bridal Shower Invitation…

Filed under: DIY — Bridal Inquirer @ 8:45 pm
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I found my invitations at Paper Paper in Del Mar. If I remember correctly, they were $15.00 for 10 ( I bought 20). They were also going to charge me $30.00 to print them so I just bought some card stock and cut it into the same tag shape and did a trial on my personal printer. It worked perfectly so since I splurged a bit on the invitations, I saved by printing them myself. I could not find a website for Paper Paper but here are the invitations I got ——>

Of course I just found these instructions online after the fact, but hopefully it saves you time!



Wish Bowl… July 27, 2008

Filed under: DIY — Bridal Inquirer @ 10:55 am
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I saw these tickets and just think they are such a cute idea for a wish bowl…for a bridal shower or wedding! These are also available at for only $10.00 per roll.


Cute Idea…

Filed under: DIY — Bridal Inquirer @ 10:14 am
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This is such a cute idea…especially for beach themed or near the beach weddings! As a favor, you fill a bucket with flip flops near the entrance or maybe by the dance floor. I know my feet were killing me at my wedding! I found this super cute bucket at It is a little pricey at $58.00, but you could just use a few aluminum ones and make signs to match your color theme. Also, Michaels is having a sale on foam flip flops this week for only $1.00 each! I am loving this idea..


Yes to the dress!!! July 23, 2008

Filed under: Misc,Wedding Planning — Bridal Inquirer @ 10:23 pm
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Is anyone else addicted to this show? OMG…even though my wedding has come and gone, I just LOVE this show! Which reminds me…I have two in the DVR queue to watch! Check out your local listings…it is on TLC.

Say Yes to the Dress reveals the inner workings of the world’s premier bridal salon, Kleinfeld Bridal. Part fashion show, part bridal story, part family therapy, we uncover the hurdles every staff member faces to make each bride completely satisfied on what may be the single most important day of their lives.

Watch as a team of specialists guide brides through the process of selecting, fitting, altering and delivering each flawless dress in time for the perfect day. It’s not a stress-free endeavor, but somehow by the final fitting Kleinfeld pulls all of the details together. Part docusoap surrounding the shop, but more the fascinating tales of the women who are in search of the most important dress they’ll ever buy.

Although they did wear out this dress last season…not one of my favorites but I am a huge fan of Pnina Tornai…to see it click here —>  I think EVERY bride that stepped foot in Kleinfelds tried it on!


Final Sale at!!!

Filed under: Upcoming Events,Wedding Planning — Bridal Inquirer @ 7:37 pm
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Seriously girls…you must check it out! J Crew has AWESOME bridesmaid dresses and you can even get 20% off the sale price! Check it out… and enter the code EXTRA20. VERY CUTE DRESSES!!! Happy Shopping! Hurry…sale ends Friday!