In 2013, I’ve tried to do something new to me every month. Sometimes it’s as inane as a new cookie recipe (I know, things get crazy around my house!) other times it’s been things like trying a new sport like snowshoeing out, or traveling to a new city. For November, my “new thing” was something I’ve been curious about for a while: pole dancing class!
Stripper 101 runs daily at Planet Hollywood’s V Theatre in the Miracle Mile shops. It’s touted as a great activity for those looking for an activity to try for a bachelorette, and ”is not your typical pole dancing class.” Unlike many other pole dancing classes around the country, it’s not a workout class, either. It’s more of an in between introduction to pole dancing and just an opportunity to let loose for an hour or so.
Incredibly nervous to do this alone, I tagged photographer Gaby Jeter to come along. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and to be honest – was a little skeptical that I would learn anything of substance. As Gaby and I entered to the Showgirl Bar, underneath and in between the spread go go boot wearing legs of a supersized exotic dancer, I wondered what was in store for us that afternoon.
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Are you ready for a steal of a deal? I hope so – Wedding Paper Divas is holding what will be their sale of the year for 24 hours only.
Unique, affordable and with dozens of customizable options, Wedding Paper Divas is one my favorite spots to look at wedding stationery trends.
I’ve gathered a few of my favorites below, but you should know there are over 600 designs, all with customizable colors, typefaces, corners and paper and you can get a matching design for wedding programs, menus and even websites. How pro is that?
And the sale? Not only is the entire site 25% off, there is also free shipping in the U.S. If you’ve been waiting to order from their site, today is the day!
Just use code HOLIDAY25FS at check out. Remember the sale ends at tonight at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
Viva Las Vegas
Of course, I have to lead off with some of the Las Vegas destination designs Wedding Paper Divas does!
Clockwise from top left: Lady Luck / Darling Deuce / Las Vegas Save the Date
Black, White & Bold All Over
I love the modern statement that a mostly black and white design makes.
Clockwise from top left: Serene Silhouette / Diamond Sky / Tasteful Timeline / Striped Affair
Neon, modern, geometric – these wedding invitations will make a statement when opened.
Clockwise from top left: Bold Geometry / Artistic Angle / Bright Initials / One Plus
Just Your Type
Wedding Paper Divas has a number of designs featuring custom, exclusive to them typefaces and fonts.
Clockwise from top left: Radiant Names / Playful Poster / True Promises / Blissful Banner / Merriment to Follow / Our Destiny
Round and Round
How cool are these round wedding invitations?
Clockwise from top left: Endearing Script / Two Together / Porcelain Damask / Loving Links / Charming Cask
Put those engagement photos to work beyond Facebook – include them in your invitation or save the date postcard design!
Clockwise from top left: Blissful Bond / Stunning Flourish / Sleek Sophisticate / Vision of Love
When I got married just three short years ago, I did not even imagine a world where wedding apps were a possibility. iPads had been out a month, and the thought of the majority of my guests having a smartphone was not yet a reality. Crazy, right?
Nowadays, couples getting married have so many things to keep track of. Personalized wedsites, multiple wedding registries across various sites, email RSVPs, personal hashtags and multiple social streams where their wedding can be captured, from Instagram to Facebook, Vine to Flickr. It sets my head spinning. How to keep track of it all? Enter Appy Couple!
Appy Couple is a super easy and very stylish way to share information about your wedding and stay social with your guests – perfect for a Vegas wedding when your guests are sure to be having fun all over town over a few days.
It’s an all in one design that keeps track of all information your guests need to get them to the chapel on time, accessible for free from their smartphone or from a website. From event locations and times, messaging, suggestions for touristy things to do, registries, wedding party bios, photos and even games – Appy Couple has you, and your guests, covered with an incredible list of features. And all with the same beautiful design, and with your privacy in mind.
Worried you’re not tech savvy enough to use a personal app? That’s okay! Appy Couple is easy to use. It’s a drag and drop interface that works on iPhones, iPads and Android devices, guaranteed simple to use for both you and your guests. I downloaded the demo on my Android, and was impressed with both the speed and ease of use of the app.
For their partnership with Little Vegas Wedding, Appy Couple has released a brand new Vegas design! “Viva Vegas” is super modern with just a hint of the glitz and glamour of The Strip.
Not looking for a Vegas theme? That’s okay – Appy Couple has over 300 designs to match the mood, palette, theme and even the season of your wedding like the Fall Geometrics collection below.
And some more groupings of some of my favorites:
As you can see, I had trouble narrowing it down! Luckily you can change your design for free… See all of the available designs here.
Can’t find anything to suit your particular taste? The design team at Appy Couple will work with you to create a one of a kind custom design for your wedding. And they also offer matching paper stationery for select designs for a professional, seamless look.
While they are in beta testing, Appy Couple has a one-time fee of just $28 which gives you the entire suite, with unlimited photo uploads, unlimited guests, unlimited stories, unlimited events. Future updates are included and app downloads are always free for your guests.
Even better – Appy Couple is offering a 20% discount to Little Vegas Wedding readers! Woo hoo! Just enter the promo code APPY4LVW at checkout to receive the discount.
This post was kindly sponsored by Appy Couple but the words and opinions are all mine.
Have you ever considered renting items for your wedding? I did! As much as I would personally like to have $5,000 gowns littering my closet, it ain’t going to happen. But Rent the Runway makes high fashion accessible by offering big labels at tiny prices. Their motto? Why buy when you can rent and save – and I agree!
So, how does it work? You pick out a designer item – Rent the Runway offers dresses, shoes, accessories, even Halloween costumes - for a 4 or 8 day period. Your items are shipped to you (even if it’s a hotel address), and when you are done, you ship them back. They take care of the cleaning, and you even get a second backup size incase the first doesn’t fit! Basically: it’s ever changing rentable couture items with affordable pricing. It’s kind of like raiding the closet of a very fashionable friend.
While they do beautiful gowns perfect for a wedding, I am really partial to their handbags. I like the idea of having a special one for a special event. With most of the choices below costing about $40, it’s a lovely way to inject some high style and personality into your Vegas wedding wear, without having to break the bank! (Plus you can use it at all the events before and after the wedding!)
Top row, Classic White, left to right: Franchi Coronation Clutch $25 / Diane von Furstenberg Gatsby Glimmer Clutch $50 / Vintage Chanel Gold Wave Mademoiselle Bag $250
Second row, Pale Pink, left to right: Kate Spade Elianna Feather Clutch $55 / Lauren Merkin Eve Clutch $25
Third row, Glittery Gold, left to right: Badgley Mischka Handbags Corrine Gold Snakeskin Clutch $40 / Lauren Merkin Diana Gold Snake Clutch $35 / Kate Spade Agathe Gold Sparkle Summit Bag $35
Fourth row, Something Blue, left to right: Lilly Pulitzer Handbags Blue Bow Tie Clutch $20 / Badgley Mischka Cobalt Miriam Pony Clutch $45 / Judith Leiber Coeur De La Mer Clutch $250
Bottom row, Wild Vegas Style, left to right: Kate Spade Confectionary Multi Gem Anastasia Clutch $55 / Lauren Merkin Lucy Glitter Clutch $35 / Diane von Furstenberg Handbags Zebra Tonda Pony Clutch $35
Although I clearly believe Las Vegas is an amazing spot for weddings (or I wouldn’t have started an entire blog dedicated to it!) I also happen to think it’s a fabulous spot for a pre-wedding night out with the girls. Whether you call it a bachelorette party, stagette, hen’s party or shag, Las Vegas is a great spot to bond and celebrate the upcoming wedding with your friends and family members.
One of the biggest reasons to choose Las Vegas is the sheer number of choices available: a night out clubbing, an evening of fine dining and wine, spa trips, shopping, high tea, a pool cabana rental, catching the gentlemen from Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur, museums and golf are all options available to you and your besties. But did you know that helicopter tours are also a choice for an unforgettable bachelorette night? That’s right: Maverick Helicopters combines a once in a lifetime party with a thrilling, very memorable experience – a flyover of the city of Las Vegas!
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