Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bridal Expo

I went to the Eugene Bridal Expo today, and I had an amazing time!  Did you know for around $750, you can have an actual arcade photo booth brought into your wedding reception?  Instant souvenirs for guests!  Too bad that option is out of the budget.

I tasted lots of food, entered many drawings (crossing my fingers!), and got a few free goodies to take home.  Just for attending, I received a one-year subscription to Brides magazine, a $20 Shutterfly gift card, and a $600 gift card for tungsten wedding bands.  I also got to see a bridal fashion show and collected ideas for my own wedding.

I took pictures of some of my favorite things I saw:

Table Settings

After my "budget" post, a few great things have happened.  My mom booked the XL93 DJ, and we ended up getting the $100 deposit waived.  Also, the photographer we want offered us a free engagement package (with 50-60 free digital images) if we booked our wedding with her.  Along with the free wedding band gift card I acquired today, these things help the budget out!

Because I got my dress at David's Bridal, I received a coupon for a free hardcover photobook (valued $60).  The coupon expires in June, so instead of making a book with engagement pictures, I am going to fill it with pictures from when Lee and I first met up until now.  I am looking forward to working on this in my free time. 

I didn't mention this last post, but I got my ring back from the jeweler after having it sized.  It feels much better to have a ring that fits perfectly.  I missed wearing it the week I didn't have it!


  1. Hurray for the wonderful expo and budget helps!!! I loved seeing the table setting ideas! You are off to a sweet start!

    Glad we got to catch up tonight :) Thanks for the help with my big-girl-job-search.

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