There are some great events taking place this month, including an awesome bespoke stationery event to benefit a wonderful charity for women and children (a great holiday gift!), a rare bridal event in Tokyo, a couple sample sales that have me drooling, and an educational opportunity that mixes important business with luxurious pleasure!
Monique Lhuillier - Sample Sale
A one day only sample sale from Monique Lhuillier in Los Angeles, including bridal and ready-to-wear at 40%-90% off! Merchandise is "as is", and all sales are final, but there may be an incredible deal waiting for you. No appointments are taken (and please note that it's not at their Melrose boutique), so be sure to get there early!
Sunday, December 2; 10am - 4pm
1201 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Reem Acra Ready-to-Wear and Bridal Sample Sale
This is it! Your chance to get one of Reem Acra's beautifully detailed, embellished, sophisticated gowns for a steal! Reem Acra is hosting a sample sale of both bridal AND ready-to-wear, so it is also a great opportunity to get dresses for your bridal party, rehearsal dinner, or honeymoon.
Preview - November 30, 12-3:00 pm
Sale - December 1, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
240 West 35th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
917.747.3410, Walk-ins welcome!
The Big Write - Custom Stationery Benefit Event
So this is an event right after my own heart, and it's making me crazy that I can't attend! Please, please someone in NYC, go for me! Talented Ellen Weldon does phenomenal calligraphy (my favorite thing in the world), and is hosting her third annual benefit event "The Big Write". For a $25 donation - a screaming deal if you ask me - you get a one-hour appointment to design a bespoke stationery set for yourself or to give as a holiday or wedding gift. You can purchase up to 10, so this could really take care of your gift list! Ellen will hand-letter the chosen name in whatever ink colors etc. that you choose, at the top of each note card in a 5-notecard/envelope set. They get packaged into a beautiful box that includes a description of the charity that all proceeds are donated to - Sanctuary for Families, an organization in NYC dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and their children.
December 3, 4-8:00 pm
222 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor
New York, NY
By appointment only; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage, Money & Merlot: Financial Planning for the Engaged Couple
This is an event for anyone who has ever thought their partner spends too much on shoes and not enough on travel; who hasn’t known how to talk about whether to merge bank accounts; who has wondered what exactly is a prenuptial agreement; or has wished they knew more about financial planning. Hosted by Gabriella Risatti of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, and held on the stunning Hornblower Infinity Yacht, the event features a panel that includes a marriage therapist, lawyer, wedding planner, and financial advisor; all there to help you navigate new financial waters!
December 8, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Hornblower Infinity Yacht
353 West Street (Pier 40)
New York, NY 10001
Visit afterido.net for more information and tickets
Sarah Seven Trunk Show at Lovely Bride LA
Shop the new Sarah Seven Fall 2013 line before it available in stores, hang out with the sweet, sweet ladies at Lovely Bride, and get 10% off orders placed during the show! Now that will spread holiday cheer!
Preview Party December 13; Trunk Show December 14-16
Lovely Bride LA
638 1/2 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.2050 or www.lovelybride.com
Junebug members 37 Frames Photography let us know about this Tokyo bridal event that they are excited about joining this year. It's Japan's ONLY Bridal Fair where couples can connect with wedding pros directly, rather than go through the typical Hotel Bridal Fairs. 10,000 couples are expected over the 2 days and more professionals than ever are showing.
December 15, 12:00 - 7:30pm; December 16, 11:00am - 6:30 pm
3-21-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo 〒 135-0063
Tokyo International Exhibition Center
Visit www.bridal-festa.com for more info and tickets
And if you haven't signed up yet, this is one to jump on! In January, Junebug member Details Details is offering a fantastic (and rare) opportunity for budding wedding planners and designers, or anyone that wants to brush up their planning skills.
Coordinator Confab- Wedding Planning Seminar by Details Details
Coordinator Confab is an interactive 2-day seminar designed to educate aspiring and novice wedding planners, coordinators, and designers. This seminar is also ideal for those serious Wedding Planners who have creative design capabilities but have not received hands on comprehensive training in relation to event execution. The seminar will cover the fundamentals of Wedding Day Coordination as well as detailed instruction on how to properly execute a wedding from beginning to end. The information will be presented in a fast-paced, fun, classroom atmosphere. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn invaluable information about branding, marketing and legal issues from Southern California’s top industry professionals whose expertise has been sought out both locally and internationally.
Details Details is an event planning company who has a successful track record and reputation in the industry, and is willing to share our “secrets to success”. In this seminar they will open the doors of communication between the novice wedding coordinator and the Details Details Event Planning Team, giving everyone the chance to learn from real people and conquer the key essentials of wedding coordination.
January 21 & 22, 2013
Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210