Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Xs & Os: A downtown LA adventure in cheap nuptial bliss.

In the last couple of months, everything has suddenly become too expensive. People are cutting back on everything, and rightfully so.

I've even heard of couples cancelling weddings because of budgetary restraints. Well, happy couples--money shouldn't be an obstacle when it comes to publicly announcing your love. Instead of taking out payday loans in order to pay for the 7 layer wedding cake, consider a cheaper and  more, um, colorful option...

 In a lunchtime walk yesterday around my building in Downtown LA, I came across a strip of Broadway (between 2nd and 4th), in which you can literally complete your entire wedding day extravanza, from shopping, to grooming, to the reception.

Brides: within just a couple of blocks, you'll be sure to find the dress that's right for you...

And for your bridal party...
Grooms: The block has got a resident barber shop...conveniently housed within a knife store...
The Guadalupe Wedding Chapel provides a unique and cultural backdrop for your romantic ceremony. They also offer income tax services, perfect for early spring nuptials...

Nothing will please your guests' fine-tuned palates like a banquet of chicken and the fixings. This particular El Pollo Loco has got a touch of regality in its exterior detailing--a perfect choice for your reception hall...


For these budget wedding tips, what do I ask? Just an invite to the happy couple's big day!

xx * Jessie B. R.

5 comments:

anita cheung said...

hahah i love it.

lumiere said...

haha me and vivian did our grocery shopping at the grand central market and check out the crappy goodwill by that wedding place! aww, i miss downtown!

did you know a lot of couples are choosing not to split or divorce bc of their financial dependence on each other? Crazy!

Jessie B. R. said...

Downtown misses you too! And yes--divorce is rather expensive! I would stay married too rather than halve a house that's worth pennies and pay for a divorce lawyer. ;)

scott yeskel said...

I was really pulling for Dina to buy that pink dress in the window.

Jessie B. R. said...

Oh, D would have looked GORG in that color!