Saturday, August 24, 2013

Not Sure Where to Start with Wedding Planning? You Aren’t Alone!

If you’re newly engaged, the idea of wedding planning might seem a bit overwhelming. You know you need to find some basics – a dress, a venue, a photographer – but there probably seems like there are countless options for everything. If you aren’t sure where to start, you really aren’t alone.

When you start planning your wedding, it’s important to get some ideas of what you like and what you don’t like. There is plenty of inspiration available online, but this can often leave you more confused than when you began.

Instead, consider going to a bridal show in Southern California. Here you can get inspired and ask questions. If there’s something you aren’t sure about, you can ask one of the wedding experts on hand. This can help with confusion, and get you in touch with some of the area’s best wedding vendors. Once you’ve had a chance to meet different vendors, you will find that everything starts to make a lot more sense!

You also don’t need to wait too long to attend our next show! You can buy tickets todayfor our September 8 show in Burbank, along with our other upcoming shows acrossthe Southland.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

How do fall weddings differ from summer weddings?

People get married in the fall for a lot of reasons, it could be a sentimental one such as that was when they met, or a practical one such as that it is more affordable than getting married in the summer but warmer than it would be getting married in the winter; a compromise of sorts.  If you are planning a fall wedding you might have a few more considerations than you would for a more traditional summer wedding:

  • Weather.  Depending on where you are of course, but it is more likely to be cooler than it would be in the summer, and you should take this into account when looking at venues as well as the most appropriate clothes for the weather.

  • Light.  It will most likely get darker a bit earlier, so if you want outdoor photos you should allow plenty of daylight hours to ensure you get as many as you want.

  • Colors.  There may be les green and more falling leaves around, so you might want to consider choosing colours that look good in a fall background instead of blindly choosing a brighter colour that might look out of place.

  • Flowers.  In season flowers will always be more affordable as well as blending in better, so look at the kind of flowers readily available in the fall to get some ideas.

Fall, with it’s falling leaves and warm colors, can be a very romantic time of year to get married, and so think of the season when planning your wedding to make the most of the season.  To find more ideas of how to have the perfect fall wedding visit our site to find a wedding show near you.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Is a Destination Wedding Right For You?

Feel like getting away from the freeways for your wedding day? Want to combine your honeymoon and your wedding into one fabulous vacation? Well, a destination wedding could be just the right thing for you!

Destination weddings are, as you would guess, a wedding you plan in a location that’s away from home. While the most popular destinations are tropical locales, you aren’t limited to these. More couples, especially here in California, are choosing colder climates for their destination weddings.

Before you start booking your plane tickets, though, make sure a destination wedding suits your needs. Destination weddings will generally have a much smaller guest list, and you might also need to plan a local reception when you get back home.

Destination weddings can also be a bigger planning challenge. However, when you work with an experienced destination wedding professional, it won’t be a lot more work than a local wedding. In some cases, it can be easier because of smaller guest lists or package booking.

If you’re curious about destination weddings, the best move is to speak to an expert. You can meet destination wedding professionals, and many other great Southern California wedding vendors, at our upcoming bridal show in Burbank. Find outmore about the show and buy your tickets today!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Your wedding dress – it’s one of the most important parts of your wedding planning, and the one that your guests are probably most looking forward to seeing. The perfect wedding dress is something that every woman dreams of, but actually finding it can pose a challenge.

If you’re looking for your perfect wedding dress, the best place to start is by getting some inspiration. Flipping through bridal magazines can be a good start, but you often only get one angle of a gown, and can’t see how it moves.

The best way to get the full picture of how styles really look is to see a bridal fashion show. A fashion show, like the one you can see at any of our Southern California bridal shows, will let you see some of the best bridal trends in action. You’ll also get to see bridesmaids fashions and help your fiancĂ© figure out the perfect look for him!

If you can’t wait, get to today’s Bridal Showplace show at the legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach! We also have bridal shows in Long Beach and the South Bay through the year, so check out our upcoming events!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Join Us for a Bridal Show Like No Other!

Where will you be next Sunday, August 11th? If you're planning your Southern California wedding, you should be at the Bridal Showplace Bridal Show at the legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach!

From 11 am to 4 pm, you'll find everything you need to plan your perfect day. Meet SoCal's most distinguished wedding professionals, and taste scrumptious cake and hors d'oeuvres. At the Bride and Groom 101 seminar, you can learn the latest trends, too!

You'll also be able to enjoy a spa massage and beauty makeover, and see hundreds of ideas and services for your wedding day. From florists and invitations to photographers, DJs, videographers, honeymoon travel, and more, you'll find all the services you need.

The latest bridal fashions will be featured at the dazzling fashion shows. If all that isn't enough, you'll also get to enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizes, including three luxurious honeymoons.  

Get there early, because the first 100 brides will get amazing SWAG Bags, and the first 50 grooms will get certificates for a Las Vegas getaway including airfare.  

Sound good? Don't wait in line, buy your tickets today at

Bridal Show Schedule 2013:
8/11 - The Queen Mary, Long Beach
9/8   - L.A. Marriott Burbank Hotel, Burbank
9/22 - Marriott Long Beach Airport Hotel, Long Beach
10/6 - Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, Buena Park
11/3 - Hilton Hotel, Pasadena