Market Hall: An Event Venue

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I had the pleasure of attending the “Preferred Wedding Vendor Showcase” at the Market Hall on Wednesday, August 15, 2017. The event was held from 5:30-8 pm. I had a wonderful time speaking with a few of the vendors (The English Garden, Missy Loves Jerry, and John and Brian from ThemeWorks).

Thank you for the wonderful flower (courtesy of Yeopim Flowers by way of Missy Loves Jerry).

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The Market Hall venue provides wonderful space for both the ceremony and reception or a corporate event. I really appreciated the decor that ThemeWorks provided throughout the venue, it provided brides and grooms with potential ideas of how to decorate the venue for their special day/two potential wedding themes (a White Wedding or a Rustic Wedding Theme). Additionally, the natural indoor and outdoor decor provides a wonderful backdrop or wedding wall for wedding pictures.

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I do not receive any proceeds for promoting any of the vendors that are mentioned.

Happy Planning!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

Vendors:

Market Hall

ThemeWorks

The English Garden

Unforgettable Food Affairs 

Missy Loves Jerry Photography

 

RentMyWedding.Com

SAY WHAAATTT!!!? I’m “old school”, therefore this concept would be a little unnerving to me. HOWEVER, I’m also “frugal” Fea, so the least I could do was entertain the thought of researching this concept!

At first I thought I could rent “MY WHOLE WEDDING” (wouldn’t that be nice 🙂 Actually, that wouldn’t be a bad idea (a company that offers basic wedding day templates, EVERYTHING already in place like a model home, it sounds crazy but it would sell, by the way, this blog is my way of owning the copyrights to that idea JUST IN CASE if anyone wants to start that business, LOL, I distress!

Anywho, as I was saying, I thought I could rent “THE WHOLE WEDDING”. However, the concept with RentMyWedding.com is to rent equipment that will provide your special day with that “Special Touch” without “breaking the bank” (i.e. uplighting, monograms, backdrops, and photo booths, the majority of items that your DJ can provide, however, it may cost a pretty penny to add to your DJ package). If you have a Wedding Planner/Designer/Family Member/Friend that is helping you to plan and decorate your wedding, the RentMyWedding concept could actually work in your favor. For example, if you have already secured your venue, cake designer, photographer, DJ, and decide that the decorations will be a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project (with the help of at least one or two other people), RentMyWedding.com will be a wonderful resource for you. As I type this blog, the ideal place to

If you have a Wedding Planner/Designer/Family Member/Friend that is helping you with planning and decorating your wedding, the RentMyWedding concept could actually work in your favor. For example, if you have already secured your venue, cake designer, photographer, DJ, and decide that the decorations will be a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project (with the help of at least one or two other people), RentMyWedding.com will be a wonderful resource for you. As I type this blog, the ideal place to

As I type this blog, the ideal place to utilize RentMyWedding resources in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area is The Grand Marquise (this location is ideal for anyone that wants to have an elegant or a smaller scale “royal” themed wedding). Keeping those themes in mind, The Grand Marquise will provide uplighting (it’s included in your venue rental cost), however, they only offer chivari chairs (that do not need chair covers, unless your color theme will not work with gold chairs) and tables (no linen). Therefore, you will need to weigh the cost of having your wedding at that venue; I believe it will be feasible with a caterer that provides linen and centerpiece decorations or renting equipment from RentMyWedding.com.

I believe the RentMyWedding concept is popular, especially for DIY brides that have support to decorate their wedding/for Wedding Planners/Designers that decorate for their bride. This company has also scored several accolades: (1) To date, they acquired 5 stars out of 5 for 2,351 reviews, (2) They received The Knot best of weddings award, (3) They won the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award in 2013, (4) They won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award in in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and (5) They have been featured on Four Weddings and TLC!

As previously mentioned, I’m frugal, so I believe it’s “icing on the cake” for them to offer free shipping nationwide! Would you consider using equipment from RentMyWedding.com/did you rent from RentMyWedding.com for your own wedding? If so, please share your experience, I would greatly appreciate it.

I do not receive any proceeds from promoting RentMyWedding or The Grand Marquise Ballroom!

Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Live Streaming Your Wedding! (Virtual/Augmented/360 Video)

Greetings Everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Are you interested in a method that provides you and your Groom-to-be to “virtually” engage friends and family members that are unable to “physically” attend your special day?

There is a solution! Virtual or augmented (360) video can provide a means for you to invite guests that are unable to travel. Integrating the 360 video could also be cost-effective, given that you can invite as many guests as you like without being concerned about the cost of meals and favors. Additionally, the 360 video can be viewed by you and your love several times (i.e. milestone videos or just because), creating a nostalgic feeling.

Just recently, AllSeated provided a means for wedding planning with their virtual reality tool. The Knot also provides goggles, so that guests can feel as if they are right there with you celebrating your special day.

While planning your event, please consider using 360 video!

I do not receive any proceeds for promoting AllSeated and TheKnot’s googles/virtual reality services.

Please enjoy the videos below regarding virtual/augmented/360 video.

Happy Planning!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh: October 5, 2017, 7 pm The Stockroom

Greetings Everyone,

They’re BACK! The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh will be held on Thursday, October 5th at  The Stockroom 230 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC 27601!

If you have never experienced a Big Fake Wedding Event, it is most certainly worth experiencing at least once.

The Big Fake Wedding® is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action.

If you would like to attend The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh event or if you have further questions, please visit this link.

Happy Planning (on a budget, that is)!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

The Knot’s 2015 Stats: The Least Popular Time of the Year to Get Married!

Greetings Everyone,

Okay, my blog title is NOT the actual title on Kopf’s (2016) article! However, that is the information I was most interested in researching as I read the article!

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The least popular months to marry are just after Christmas and just before Summer (December 26th-March 7th, to be exact), the numbers spike just a little between those timeframes but there is no significant spike.

July 4th was also found to be the least popular week during the Summer to marry. Another interesting factor that I noticed in Kopf’s article, regarding the Southern States (i.e. North and South Carolina), is that July and August are the least popular months to marry.

What can we do with this information? PLAN AN INEXPENSIVE WEDDING, of course! Wedding costs will be significantly lower during the least popular months compared to those that are popular/holidays.

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During your wedding planning phase please consider one of the least popular months to have your blissful wedded day (in addition to narrowing your planning phase 6-9 months, the longer you have to plan, the chances are you will spend more).

I hope that you are enjoying your summer! Happy Planning (on a budget, that is)!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

Reference

Kopf, D. (2016). What’s the most popular time of year to get married? Retrieved from https://priceonomics.com/whats-the-most-popular-time-of-year-to-get-married/

Home Is Where The Heart Is!

 

Family and friends gathered to celebrate new beginnings in a new home!

The Date: June 2017

The Theme: Purple and White

The Vibe: Laid back and loving (a vibe best suited for a Housewarming)!

 

 

Guests were provided a tour of the new home and offered refreshments as they mixed and mingled.

 

Jazz was the musical selection to celebrate the special day while family members greeted and welcomed guests.

 

 

 

I wish you much love, peace, happiness, and blessings in your new home! I’m so happy for you!

Felicia

Vendors:

Caterer Ms. Stacey

Bundtinis Nothing Bundt Cakes

Rentals EZ Rentals 

Party Planners Yolanda and Felicia

 

 

Mad Dash Pop-Up Weddings!

Greetings Everyone,

I LOVE the Mad Dash Pop-Up wedding concept (your Vegas Elopement/Wedding Getaway, without being in Vegas)!

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The vendors (Brooke and Priscilla) at Mim’s House, 100 Avent Ferry Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540, provide three different wedding packages. The most basic package for $3,000 with a guest count of 10 or less include the following:  2-hours of private venue use, ceremony and reception coordination, a professional celebrant, an experienced wedding photographer and digital files, bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere, small cake cutting (one slice for each guest), catered nibbles, ceremony and reception music, in addition to a few other amenities.

If you are seeking a small intimate wedding or elopement, I do believe the Mad Dash Pop-up wedding concept should be considered during your planning phase.

For more information regarding the Mad Dash Pop-Up wedding concept, please visit this link.

I do not benefit in any way by promoting this vendor!

Happy Planning and Best Wishes!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

Peachy Keen Vendors’ Meet and Greet: March 16, 2017

Greetings Everyone,

I had a wonderful time during the Peachy Keen Vendors’ Meet and Greet on Thursday, March 16th!

I met and chatted with wonderful vendors (Kassia from Mary Kay,  two vendors from The English Garden, two cake vendors, Sande of Delightfully Different Ceremonies, and The Style Expert Brittany), from the Raleigh-Durham area and also shopped (while shipping on vino).

Peachy Keen will host a Summer Solstice Soiree on this Saturday, June 24th from 12- 4 pm, please click this link to find out more details about the event!

Location: 250 Grande Heights Drive Cary, NC 27513

I do not benefit in any way by promoting this event!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

Vendors

Peachy Keen (Stylist/Attire): http://www.thepeachykeen.com

Kassia (Mary Kay): http://www.marykay.com/siajmckain

The English Garden (Flowers): http://englishgardenraleigh.com

Sande (Delightfully Different Ceremonies): http://www.MarryUsNow.com

Brittany (The Style Expert): http://www.thestyle-expert.com/services 

Plan to Wed at Castle McCullough: Bridal Show, Sunday, July 9th!

  

Greetings Everyone!

To follow up on my blog from May 1, 2017, I’m sharing a few of the pictures that I took at Castle McCullough during my visit on Tuesday, March 14, 2017!

You are invited to Castle McCullough’s ‘Eat, Drink, and Be Married Bridal Show’! Sunday, July 9, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT). Castle McCullough’s address is 3925 Kivett Drive Jamestown, NC 27282

     

I do not benefit in any way by promoting this event!

You can register for or find out more information regarding the event at this link.

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

 

You’re Invited to Eat, Drink, and Be Married Bridal Show at Castle McCulloch

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Greetings! This is a wonderful bridal show event (it’s a Castle Venue)! If the weather is nice on tomorrow, this is the perfect time to visit. If time permits, make reservations at Southern Roots Restuarant before or after the event! Stay tuned for pictures from my visit on Tuesday, March 14, 2017! Happy Planning!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Castle McCulloch, Inc.
3925 Kivett Drive
Jamestown, NC 27282

Take Advantage Of The Online Price: Use Promo Code: CASTLE for a free ticket.

Be Sure To RSVP For This Extraordinary Bridal Show As Spaces Fill Quickly! So Register Now To Secure Your Spot!

Guests Of All Ages Are Welcome!

  • Guest Admission Is $15.00.
  • Guest Tickets Are Sold At The Door The Day Of The Show!
  • Bride Tickets Will Be $10.00 At The Door The Day Of The Show.

*Giveaways Are For The Brides Only. Tickets Sold Online & On This Site Are Also For The Bride Only.

Eat, Drink, and Be Married!