Monday, November 26, 2012

2013 Wedding Trend: Color

One great thing about going to a wedding event is the ability to see how current wedding trends are used. With an eye towards 2013’s top trends, we love what we’ve seen so far. One thing that is going to be a big trend for next year is color.
Here are some of the best ways to use color in your wedding.
  • Dresses are getting colorful, with brides opting for something other than the traditional white. Mint and pale pinks are popular with designers, but a lot of brides are also looking at bolder choices. We love the idea of having the bridesmaids in white and the bride in a stand out colorful dress.

  • Décor is also getting the rainbow treatment. A lot of couples are going bold with their venue decoration, including really vibrant tablecloths or runners. Flowers are also a great way of bringing color into your reception, and are a trend of their own.

  • Food is also going to be a colorful part of 2013 weddings. With foodie weddings being more popular, expect wedding meals to be much better looking than in the past. Catering is getting creative, and the result is artistic touches to wedding meals.

What is your favorite way to see color incorporated into a wedding?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cutting Down on Wedding Confusion

This week Keira Knightley admitted that she’s confused by the task of planning her wedding to Klaxons keyboardist James Righton. The star of Anna Karenina has been enjoying her engagement, but she told Ellen DeGeneres that an internet search of wedding ideas left her somewhat terrified.

Every bride has shared Keira’s worry at one point or another, and is probably also familiar with her experience of being asked when and where the big day is going to be. Whether you’re a celebrity bride or not, wedding planning is a big job. One great way to get a lot of planning done in a short time is to attend a bridal show.

By going to a bridal show, you have access to all types of wedding vendors. It can also help you think about all the things you’ll need, making sure you don’t forget a big part of the day. Many brides enjoy the bridal show experience, since it’s a fun day out and it lets you talk to potential vendors face to face. Check back here for information about wedding planning and bridal shows, and let us help you with any questions you have.


Monday, November 12, 2012

How To Choose A Wedding Cake

The wedding cake is a big part of your wedding day, and something that everyone looks forward to seeing and tasting.
Cake by Porto's Bakery
If you’ve never been a part of choosing a wedding cake, here are some tips to make it easier.
  • Look at plenty of photos. If you have an idea about what cakes you like, it’ll help narrow down your choices, both in terms of cakes and bakers.

  • Decide on your cake style. Knowing whether you want stacked tiers, separate tiers, a tower of cupcakes or something completely different will also help you narrow things down.

  • Consider the flavor. Go with cake types that you and your fiancé like. Taste plenty of samples, too. You can have one flavor, or have each tier a different flavor.

  • Know your budget and stick to it. The more elaborate a cake, the more expensive it will be, of course. However, there are plenty of great cake styles that won’t break your budget.

  • Figure out the size. If you’re having a small wedding, you won’t need a huge cake, and vice versa.

No matter what your budget or taste, you’ll find the cake that’s right for you. One great way to get started is to meet some of the vendors at our wedding events.  Click here for our show schedule.

Monday, November 5, 2012

How to Get Organized For Your Wedding

If you’ve started to plan your wedding, you’ve probably discovered just how much goes into putting together such a milestone event. One of the best ways to keep your stress low is to come up with a list of everything that needs to be arranged for the day.

A wedding planner will be able to take the lead on all or most of the work. However, if you’re doing it yourself, you’ll need to think about every part of the wedding, from where guests can stay to what music will be played.
Why not order the Southern California Wedding Workbook and stay organized from day one?

One way of getting a lot done in a short amount of time is to meet wedding vendors at one of our bridal shows.  Click here for a list of upcoming shows.