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The Wedding Salon Event: Wedding Dresses, Invitations, Venues, and More Great Wedding Ideas

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Enter to win free tickets to this Monday's Wedding Salon event here in New York City at The Roosevelt Hotel, one of the grandest hotels in the city. Event is from 4pm to 9pm and will features stationers, stylists, wedding dress designers, bridesmaid dresses and more to help you get a jump on your wedding planning.

Plus, I'll be there. If you leave a comment now you could win free tickets PLUS a free 1/2 hour wedding consultation with me. I only have 5 more tickets to give away, so get going!


*The Roosevelt Hotel's Grand Ballroom was designed "with romance in mind, from its high ceilings, to its tall graceful windows, balconies, and boxes." Original Tiffany chandeliers are still hanging in the ballroom today. The striking mural by Arthur Crisp adds a fairytale feel with a colorful rendition of the Cinderella story.

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*The Roosevelt was one of the glamorous New York City venues frequented by Little Edie Bouvier Beale back in the day.

More about the Roosevelt Hotel:

One of the oldest Hotels in New York City, The Roosevelt is known as "The Grand Dame" of Madison Avenue. I like it for weddings because it's so close to Grand Central Station, which means your wedding guests can arrive by train, walk a few short steps to your party, and depart the same way--no cars, no traffic, no parking, no carbon emissions, and no tipsy drivers. Sounds perfect. And plus, The Roosevelt just opened Mad46, a cool rooftop lounge perfect for an indoor/outdoor wedding.

For more information about easy wedding planning at The Roosevelt Hotel, contact:

Ferinoosh Khosravi, Senior Manager, Catering www.twitter.com/@EventsEtiquette

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Take Back Your Wedding



 Reality check. A lot of people in the wedding biz (for the most part) still don't get it. The messages are the same--here's this beautiful image/ idea/ product/ venue/ whatever...that you can't afford. That was created by the stylist on the shoot that took place in the forest in the state that you don't live in. But isn't it pretty? Not helpful if you've got a budget and a time-line to plan your wedding and get on with your life. This is just one of the ways the wedding planning process becomes your own personal torture chamber. I am convinced that there are about two brides out there who are "totally crazy about all things wedding and have been dreaming about this moment since they were a little girl." Maybe more than two, but the majority of women and men getting married are more interested in getting on with their lives, moving their stuff, combining households, maybe changing names, and whatever else is on the list. Seriously, this is the market. But yet--these are the people who feel the most left out of the process. So if anyone out there is listening, hello! I'm still here. And I still want to help. Even though I am not, have never been, probably never will be totally crazy about weddings. I just think you can have a beautiful wedding, life, and world--all at the same time. Consider this your one stop shop for all things good with style. More exiting changes on the way so get set, get ready, let's go!


Photo Source: Bonzie, purveyor of bespoke wedding gowns. I suggest you check her out.