Sunday, September 29, 2013

Calling All Brides! Don’t Miss Our Buena Park Show!

On October 6, you should be at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel in Buena Park. From 11am to 3pm, we’ll have our next fabulous Southern California bridal show there. It’s a great day out for brides to be, grooms to be, family and friends.

Here’s what you can expect to find:
  • Meet some of SoCal's top Wedding Professionals
  • See 100's of ideas and services
  • Taste scrumptious cake & hors d'oeuvres
  • Enjoy a spa massage and beauty makeover
  • Listen to the Showcase of live Entertainment
  • See the latest fashions at the dazzling Fashion Show

  • Learn the latest trends at the "Bride & Groom 101" Seminar
  • Get a great deal on their bridal gown at the Designer Gown Sale
  • $1,000's in Door Prizes will be given away, including 3 luxurious Honeymoons .
  • Six 7' Wi-Fi Tablets will be given away every hour, starting at 10am for the "early Brides"
  • FREE tickets to Let's Make A Deal for a chance to win big cash & prizes for your wedding
  • The first 50 Brides at the door will receive awesome SWAG Bags.
  • The first 50 Grooms will receive Certificates for a Las Vegas Getaway including Airfare
  • Gown Sale - All gowns will be discounted to $150 (values up to $1,000) by top Designers such as Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Vera Wang, Scott McClintock, Enzoani & so much more!

RSVP to for your free personalized bride's tee shirt, and purchase your pre-sale discounted tickets online at
If you can’t make it to Buena Park, our next Bridal Showplace Bridal Show will be on November 3 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to Coordinate Your Vendors

A great wedding is a group effort. You’ll be working with a venue, a caterer, a florist, an officiant, and a whole host of other wedding vendors. To ensure that everything comes together as you want it to, you’ll need to know how to coordinate your vendors.

Many vendors’ work will begin to overlap as you get into your planning. If you have decided on fresh flowers to decorate your wedding cake, for example, you’ll need to make sure your florist and caterer are communicating with each other to make this happen. Every vendor will need to be in contact with your venue, if only to find out when and where they will need to set up on the day.

Coordinating vendors can be tricky, and if you are hiring a wedding planner, they will be able to help with the coordination. If you aren’t, it can be helpful to choose vendors who have worked together in the past.

One way of doing this is to get a list of recommended vendors from your venue. Another great way of coordinating your wedding vendors to meet and book them at one of our Southern California bridal shows. You’ll get a chance to meet SoCal’s best wedding vendors all in one place, which can be a great first step towards coordinating their work.

Come to one of our upcoming shows to find out more:
October 6 -- Buena Park, Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel
November 3 -- Pasadena, Hilton Hotel

Sunday, September 15, 2013

This Is the Bridal Show You Don’t Want to Miss!

If you’re planning your wedding, you’ll want to be at the Long Beach Marriott next Sunday! From 11 am to 3 pm, you’ll have a chance to meet the best Southern California wedding professionals, win amazing prizes, and get inspired for your big day.

The first 50 brides at the door will get an awesome swag bag full of goodies, including a 700-page wedding planner. The first 50 grooms at the door will get a certificate for a Las Vegas getaway, including airfare, perfect for a couple’s escape or a bachelor party! Everyone will be able to enter to win thousands of dollars in door prizes, including three luxury honeymoons.

You’ll also get the chance to taste the scrumptious cake from the Kardashians’ favorite bakery, Hansen Cakes. You can learn the latest trends at the Bride & Groom 101 seminar, enjoy a spa massage and beauty makeover, listen to the Showcase of Entertainment, check out the latest bridal fashions, and try out a variety of mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres. If that’s not enough, you can also try out fun photo booths and see hundreds of great ideas and services for your wedding day.

At this show, you’ll also be able to meet the contestant producers from Let’s Make a Deal, and get free tickets to the show for the bride, groom, bridal party, family, and friends. You’ll all get the chance to make a deal with Wayne Brady for cash and prizes. Who knows, you might even win a car! Be sure to stop by their booth next Sunday to be in with a chance.

Just for attending, you’ll also get your free personalized bride T-shirt. To RSVP, email us at You can also purchase your pre-sale tickets at

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wedding Invitation Tips

You know who you want to invite to your wedding, but are you still a bit confused about wedding invitations and the etiquette that goes with them? Don’t worry, we’ve got some great tips for navigating everything from save the dates to RSVPs.

When to send?

Your invitations should go out around six to eight weeks before your wedding date for a local wedding, and two to three months before the big day for destination weddings. If you want to send something out earlier, go with a save the date card.

Why send save the dates?

If your wedding is in peak wedding season, a prime vacation time, or around a holiday, sending a save the date can allow guests to loosely reserve that weekend for you. They can also serve as fantastic engagement announcements.

How to handle RSVPs?

Set your RSVP date two to three weeks before your wedding. This gives guests enough time to reply, while also giving your vendors enough notice for your final numbers. If you’re worried about guests sticking to the date, offer alternative RSVP methods, like email or phone, but keep a good record!

Still have questions?

Come to one of our upcoming Southern California bridal shows to chat with our area’s best wedding vendors. They can help answer all your wedding planning questions and you can book them for your big day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Come to Our Burbank Show!

If you’re planning your Southern California wedding, plan on visiting our Burbank show next Sunday! We’ll be at the LA Marriot Burbank from 11 am to 3 pm, giving you four hours of wedding planning fun.

Along with meeting many of our area’s best wedding vendors, you’ll also have the chance to win many great door prizes. This isn’t just a great day out for the brides, though. For the grooms, we also have a special grooms-only drawing.

A Bridal Showplace show is a great way to get a lot of planning done in one day, and can allow you to try out the services of different vendors. Have your photo taken in a photo booth to help you decide if this great trend is right for your wedding day. Attend seminars that will help you find out about all the best wedding trends and get tips from wedding experts. There are also plenty of freebies to be had, and an excellent bridal fashion show!