January 21, 2009

Bridesmaids dresses

J Crew Sydney in Tea Rose

Except in stores, cost was $128 + tax
This version has pockets and has slightly thinner material.

Bridal Shows

Sun, Jan 25, 2009 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at: Vapor Night Club at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway - 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga, NY 12866

Sun Jan 25, 2009 11-3pm Hall of Springs Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: $5

Invitation Inspirations

Dandelion DreamForget me not weddingSome more ideas from Erickson Designs

Make my own invitations

Know-how on how to make invitations and cards

Website that sells papers for scrap-booking

Wedding paper divas

Green wedding DIY

Date and Location Set!

Date: June 6th, 2009
Ceremony: ~3pm
Church Reception: ~4pm
Location: First Reformed Church
8 North Church Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Dinner Reception: 5-10pm
Location: The Stockade Inn
1 North Church Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

January 4, 2009

Likely wedding venue candidate

The First Reformed Church of Schenectady for ceremony - 518 377 2201
$1000 for facility rental. Can do reception for extra cost. Can throw birdseed on the way out.

The Stockade Inn for reception

Renaissance package (most basic)
  • 5 Hr open bar w/ call brand liquors, house wines, & imported beer
  • 1 Hr cold hors d'oeuvres
  • Butler passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Champaign toast
  • Salad
  • Entree 3 choices
  • Ivory chair covers and floor length linen
  • $88.84 per person

Saturday Brunch
  • 5 Hr open bar
  • 1 Hr cold hors d'oeuvres
  • Champaign toast
  • Salad, Pasta, Meat, Potatos and Veggies buffet
  • 11 to 4 pm
  • $67.25 per person

Open bar means:

  • Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, Sam Adams, Heineken, Amstel Light (choose 3)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio & White Zinfandel
  • Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Club Soda & Tonic
  • House Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Bourbon, Scotch, Whiskey, Absolute Vodka, Dewars Scotch, Bacaradi Rum, Captain Morgan Rum, Tangueray Gin, Jack Daniels, Seagrams 7, Kahlua, Amaretto, Johnnie Walker Red, Vermouths

Top Shelf open bar means:

  • All 5 beers
  • all of above plus Grey Goose Vodka, Ketel One Vodka, Stoli Orange Vodka, Stoli Raz, Beefeater Gin, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Canadian Club, Johnnie Walker Black, Dewars Scotch, Makers Mark, Cointreau, DiSaronno Amaretto
  • $7 per person to upgrade

Cake provided from Villa Italia included. We need to visit Villa Italia for consultation ($30 fee for tastings 518 355 1144)

Possibly block out rooms for the guests at the Inn for $119 for 1 king bed and $139 for 2 queen beds.

Near by hotels:
Parker Inn - 0.5 mi, 9 min walk
Hampton Inn - 0.5 mi, 10 min walk
Holiday Inn - 0.8 mi, 15 min walk
Days Inn - 0.8 mi, 15 min walk
Econo Lodge - 0.9 mi, 15 min walk

wedding gown alteration

Amore Clothing - downtown Albany 123 State St. (some good reviews)
Appt made for Sat. Jan 24th at 1pm

Hong Kong Custom Tailors - 1531 Central Ave.

Futia's Formal Wear and Custom Tailors - 251 Central Ave.

Angela's Bridal - 1811 Western Ave. Westmere Plaza (it's got some pretty bad reviews)

Caruso's Custom Clothier - 1823 Western Ave. Westmere Plaza

Khymanyo Studio - 265 Broad St. Schuylerville and 6 Franklin square Saratoga Springs

January 2, 2009

Hair salon


Rumors - 595 New Loudon Rd, $100 and up for bride

JCPenny - Latham Circle Mall, Crossgates Mall, Clifton Park Center

Salon Vatora - 211 Old Loudon Rd, $55 and up

SuperCuts - 231 Wade Rd Ext Ste 104, Mohawk Commons

Namia Dasa Hair Salon - 960 Rt 7

Changes Salson - Rt. 9, 3 miles north of Latham Circle. $75 for bridal styling. There is a bridal suite, wow.

Valerie Hair Studio 751 - 751 Rt. 7. $45 and up.


Studio Orlo - 1475 Balltown Rd.

Ecco Salon - 133 Wall St. Schenectady. $70 and up.

Hair Razors - 1728 Union St. Schenectady. $65 and up.

Other cities:

Shelley Salon and Day Spa - 2 Greenbush Ave. East Greenbush, has thermal ionic straightening. They do nails and facial. Bridal updo $75.

Platinum Hair & Nail Studio - Town Center Plaza in Halfmoon.

Jean Paul - Stuyvesant Plaza, bridal updo starting at $95.

A&Co Salon - 1321 Central Ave. need to call for consultation.

Studio I Hair Designers - 3 Forrest Dr. East Greenbush. $65 and up.

Bellezza - 137 Vly Rd Colonie and 46 Fuller Rd Albany. $70 and up.

Spa Li Ve - 1800 Western Ave. Guilderland. $55 and up.

Poiema Salon & Spa - 2093 Western Ave. Guilderland.

Hair Petals Plus - 113 5th Ave. Troy. They do hair nails silk flowers and wedding planning.

Other things:

Skindeep - facials, hair removal, on-site off-site make up application, etc.

Aesthetic Science Institute - for $8,100 and 600 hours of education you can become a beauty and skin care expert and pass the NYS Board Exam for a license.

Tux rental shops

Tuxego - Peter Harris Plaza - going for wedding consultation on Thursday 8th 7:30 pm

Tux Connection - 681 New Loudon Rd next to Meat Market

Men's Wearhouse - 18 Wolf Road

Futias Formal Wear and Custom Tailors - 251 Central Ave., Italian immagrant tailor

Mark Thomas Men's Apparel - Wolf Road Park, not sure if they do rentals

The Waldorf Tuxedo - Lark and Lancaster st. More expensive, "oldest shop in town"

Ferri Formals and Bridals - 1608 Union st. Schenectady

Choppa & Son Formal Wear - 1020 Central Ave.

Hong Kong Custom Tailors - 1531 Central Ave.

The Tuxedo consists of shirt, tie, cufflinks, vest, jacket, trouser, and shoes.

Tuxedo rentals appear to run from $50-$130
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