|San Antonio artist Cristina Sosa
Noriega creates personalized caketop sculptures for your
wedding cake. Each sculpture is hand-crafted during a
20-hour production process. Pricing is $550 per couple,
including tax and shipping fees.
|Add a little natural flair to
your wedding cake with hand-crystallized, edible flowers.
Pricing on candied roses range from $4-$10, and other
flowers are available starting at $1.25 each. Or, save
yourself some money and buy your own flower crystallization
kit for $24 and make up to 75 candied flowers yourself.
|A unique alternative to
guestbooks, these plates are pottery platters that your
guests sign. Choose your own plate design and colors. Prices
start at $80 for a plate large enough for 75 guests to sign.
|This Dallas-based retailer
offers customized party favors and decorations. Need shower
invitations? Confetti? Personalized bubbles? They've got you
covered. Check out their eBay auctions for some real
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|Dallas Doves uses purebred,
white homing pigeons trained to fly home after you release
them. Packages start at $150 for a 2-bird release, and go up
to $225 for the "2 Doves Plus Flock" package. Customers can
also custom-design their own release packages.
Dallas First Dance
|Prepare for your wedding
reception by letting Dallas First Dance choreograph your
first dance as husband and wife. They're also available to
attend your rehearsal dinner to teach the entire wedding
party some new moves. 3 weeks of 1.5 hour classes are $95
|What the heck is a surrey? It's
a horse-drawn pleasure carriage. Pricing starts at $150.
|Designs by Flora has been
designing and creating custom gold and platinum jewelry for
Dallas for close to 30 years. They also offer their
customers annual appraisal updates, inspections, and
cleaning at no charge.
|Fresh Roses is an online wholesale
florist. They have a great website with good instructions and
encouragement for the do-it-yourselfer. The 400-rose package
goes for $390 including shipping. This includes enough
roses, greens, and fillers to make 11 table arrangements (18
stems each), 10 boutonnieres (1 stem each), 6 corsages (3
stems each), 5 bridesmaids bouquets (18 stems each), 1
bride's bouquet (25 stems) and a head table arrangement (59
stems). You can even order a test bunch of 25 roses for $40
including shipping to test before you buy. Love it!
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guestbooks are not your standard autograph books. Each guest
at your wedding will receive their very own page to fill
out. After the wedding, you bind the pages together and
voila! An awesome wedding keepsake. Handmade covers start at
$18, 100 fill-in-the-blank pages are $36. Other sizes
available. A great idea!
Halo Protection Services
|Serving liquor at your wedding?
If so, your venue may require you to provide a
security guard. Check out Halo Protection for your security
needs. Rates start at $35 per hour with a 4 hour
minimum...which may be lower than what your venue charges.
Ask for Tiffany and tell her I Do Dallas sent you!
Vicki's Bridal Hankies
|Custom hankies make the perfect
gifts for bridesmaids, the mother of the bride, or the bride
herself. Each hanky is hand-jeweled, and can be embroidered
with initials or the design of your choosing. Prices range
Happy Trails Horse Drawn Carriages
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driver Shannon Cole has been driving happy couples off into
the sunset for over 7 years. She offers color-coordinated
flowers and decorations, English Formal or Western Wear
driver wardrobes, and music available upon request. Punjabi
matrimonial ceremonies are a specialty!
& Reid Floral Preservation
|These guys have a very
comprehensive, useful website. After the wedding, preserve
your bouquet by vacuum freeze drying it! The average cost,
including the display, ranges from $350 to $550, and
financing is available (take up to five months to pay). You
can also order preserved rose petals starting at $21-$33 per
bag (plus get a discount on bouquet preservation and gown
preservation with your petal order).
little t cards & invitations
|little t's designer, Terri
Taylor, learned about paper and design while creating custom
invitations at the largest handmade and exotic paper
collection, Kate's Paperie, in Manhattan. Every order is an
original design that combines original copy and
Love in Flight
|Okay, so they're not really
doves. They're white homing pigeons. But you won't be able
to tell the difference and neither will your guests. If
you've always dreamed of a dove release at your wedding,
Love in Flight has a great website that even includes
pricing! One to six doves will run you $200 for release by
hand or basket, or you can get 20 doves for $350. But what
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