Florists in Cannon Beach, OR
Find local Cannon Beach, Oregon florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Cannon Beach and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
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Life Church. Borrow another’s sweet backyard, or better yet, haul folks to the coast, where free beaches abound. Under a three-hour drive away, Cannon Beach legally allows the consumption of alcohol, plus a view of Haystack Rock, made famous in the opening scene of The Goonies. Beachside nuptials are even better for cutting the cost of tables and linens, if opting for a picnic-style meal. Provide thrift-picked blankets and baskets—a great place for those fresh loaves, meats, and cheeses.
Some think it tacky, but I’ve always been partial to a potluck affair, having everyone contribute one delicious dish. Also suggested by Hoffman is ditching the cake and offering bulk-bought cookie or cupcake bars, catering to guests’ creative tastes, or serving tea, coffee, or punch, cheaper alternatives to alcohol.
Diamond DietsI’ve always considered the cost of rings a side expense, as they symbolize the last gift exchanged between to-be-weds before their merry mergers. However, jewelry is listed as the second-greatest expense for Corvallis couples, spending $3,931 on average.
Well-known ways around jacked-up jewelry costs are by buying smaller, accentuating stones and keeping diamonds at a minimum, or by selling old pieces at local gold exchange stores and buying new.
Wedding Factory Direct lists wholesale, closeout jewelry for as little as $50 and sites like Overstock.com and Etsy likewise list low-cost options. If, like me, you have an aversion to diamonds, check out the website A Practical Wedding, featuring 30 non-traditional rings under $500.
Amateurs and ProfessionalsCorvallis couples spend more than a pretty penny for pictures and filmography—on average, $2,734. Package prices vary between $600 and $3,000 for local photographers.
I suggest contacting OSU’s Arts Department for hook-ups with rookies thirsting to fill their portfolio pages. OSU photography professor Julia Bradshaw recommends current student Heather March, whose rates begin at $600 for a four-hour time slot, as well as recent graduate Shae Williams, who charges $1,500 total. Local professional Travis Johnson charges between $700 and $3,000, with his packages inclusive of proof books, loaded USB drives, and online galleries accessible to guests.
If these prices seem steep, I again advise you to use your connections. Ask a photo-savvy friend to snap a few as a favor. Take advantage of Instagram, Dropbox, or Eversnap, which allow guests to upload pictures directly to a personal web address or hashtag.
Think ThriftyAs for attire and accessories, the average Corvallis couple spends $1,616. It’s important to most brides to stay strict to vision, but landing the dream dress without breaking the bank is possible, I promise.
The closest local go-to is the Shabby Chic Bride consignment shop in Salem, sto... (Wedding Savvy: Simplicity Saves - The Corvallis Advocate)