12/24 Liz and Liz Review Wedding World 2010

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I saw that Stoli commercial with Julia Stiles where she shares a cocktail with herself and thought, “I would TOTALLY have a drink with me”:

(Liz walks into Roy’s, and finds Liz in a booth, rummaging through her purse.)

Liz: What are you looking for? You don’t need your wallet,  I’m buying.

Liz: I can’t find my keys.

Liz: Your keys?? You just got here.

Liz: This purse is like a black hole. I swear to God it wasn’t this deep and wide when I
bought it. Oh, and I already ordered the calamari, and a Hawaiian martini for you.

Liz (sitting down with a sigh): This is why I love you. So, December 24th, already, huh?

Liz: Yeah, this year went by way too fast. I feel like I didn’t even get a chance to enjoy the
good parts.

Liz: It was mostly good parts! I started writing for Broke-Ass Bride, figured out how to use Twitter. Finally got to meet Britt

Liz: Learned  that it’s better to go to a sample sale late rather than early…

Liz: Officially banned aisle runners and early invitation times…

Liz: Decided that the plastic surgery booths at bridal shows are just scary.

Liz: What’s scarier, the booths or the nipple squeeze toys they give out?

Liz: The toys are a big part of why they’re so scary. I don’t know how you’re supposed to keep a straight face at those booths.

Liz: I was alone, so I didn’t.

Liz: What was your favorite wedding thing this year?

Handmade Wedding fabulousness.

Baby's Breath Centerpieces, at a Fraction of the Cost. Courtesy of sdkphoto.com

Liz: Ooh, the rise of DIY! Remember those gorgeous baby’s-breath centerpieces Shari made? Or the U.S. highway table  signs Laurie cut out and hand-painted herself.  I love how they created the weddings they wanted by creating the weddings they wanted, you know? It’s like last year everyone was scared and broke, and this year they realized they could do something about it. And then sell it on etsy or wedzu.

Liz: You love that DIY you-can-buy stuff.

Liz: I will be DIY you-can-buy, until I die.

Liz: Oh, God, you’re not going to start rhyming your post titles again, are you?

Liz: Hah! You didn’t like “The Invite Slash To Save Wedding Cash?”?


Liz: All’s fair at $79.95 a person, right?  But, I loved all the non-traditional stuff I saw this
year. Cupcake towers and cookies  instead of cake. More colors in wedding gowns. Bridesmaid dresses with pockets! Or how half the brides I’m working with don’t even have bridesmaids.

Liz: If you don’t have bridesmaids then they can’t hate their dresses. Wait, what are you

Liz: It’s the Ginger mojito, you had one last week. This is such a great gig, not just writing for BAB, but being a wedding planner! Where else can you can you help people, and be surrounded by so much pretty?

Liz: Dunno, maybe if you were a medic on the set of Grey’s Anatomy?

Liz: Why are you still watching that show?

Liz: Somebody has to. It’s the same reason I go to Tom Cruise movies.

Liz: Pity?

Liz: Ouch!  It’s not like you weren’t right there with me.

Liz: Whatever. Think of all  the other new ways my brides found to do traditional things. Horseshoe shaped head tables instead of a sweethearts table, so they can hang with your friends. Mat Frame guestbooks. Plus the stuff I did myself, like pulling up a wedding timeline on the my iphone, and using google docs for EVERYTHING. Every bride can do that, too.  And I finally convinced one of my couples to send out email invitations!

Liz: Those are going to be THE big thing in 2011, mark my words.

Liz: What else, do you think?

Liz: Social buying is going to hit huge for wedding deals next year. There’s the Broke-Ass Bargain Bash , of course.

Liz: Of Course.

Liz: And there are a couple of other wedding-related sites, but what really excites me is the stuff I can’t even imagine, yet. Someone is going to come up something completely awesome on January 2nd, and Wedding World is going to be all, “Why didn’t we think of that?”

Liz: “…And then sell it on Etsy or Wedzu?”

Liz: Just drink your drink, Liz.

What was your favorite wedding thing this year? And what do think is going to be big in 2011?

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith is the owner of Silver Charm Events, a wedding planning service in Los Angeles. She's also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and the author of "DIY Your DOC: Do-it Yourself Wedding Day Coordination." Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • It just occured to me that I’m technically double-fisted in this. Which, I swear, never happens in real life. But seriously, what was your favorite wedding thing this year?

  • Annie-Blake

    favourite wedding thing…hmmm, so many things…i like the use of a single large balloon in photos, the 'i don't HAVE to follow everything single traditional element if i don't want to' focus that most brides are taking, the ability for the bride to choose whateva wedding dress she likes…be it long, short, puffy, straight etc…brides are doing their own thing and i love that.'

    i have also lurrrved seeing the Alice theme come to life with the little 'eat me' and 'drink me' signs and black ribbons tied around the waist of the brides dress.