Monday, November 25, 2013

Destination Wedding: Things to Consider

When it comes to choosing a destination wedding, there are plenty of things you need to consider other than just your budget. This is why you need to be careful of planning your destination wedding. You need to see to it that your fiancé is in agreement with you on where you will be having your wedding.

If you recently got engaged and would like to have a destination wedding, here are some things to consider so you can choose your venue:

Before proceeding, make sure that you and your fiancé are able to agree to a budget and stick to it. With so many places where you can have your wedding, you need to be sure that the one you choose fits your budget.

Once you have talked about the budget, list down the possible venues that you are interested in. You may have possibly talked about the idea while you were both still dating. In order for you to make sure you have your dream destination, list down your ideas and compare notes.

Availability of Destination

The moment you have decided on a venue, see to it that you book your date already. You will need to do this at an early time so that you don’t go through any inconvenience during the later part of your wedding planning.

Availability of Suppliers

Another thing you have to be careful about is that when you are dealing with a destination wedding, you won’t have access to the suppliers of the area. This is why you will most likely work with suppliers that are amenable to providing their services in advance or can go to your destination wedding.

A good idea is to visit a bridal show where you can meet wedding planners and suppliers alike. There, you can talk about your wedding details and see if they may be able to help you. Check out our upcoming bridal show events so you can join and start meeting people!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Useful Tips for Attending a Bridal Show

Nowadays, there are so many bridal show events that take place in a city that it can be too overwhelming to attend all of them. But the main reason why there are so many of them is because there is always someone getting engaged on a weekly basis. With the help of these shows, newly engaged women can start planning their own wedding as early as they can.

If this is your first time to attend a bridal show, it is important that you know what to expect and what to bring. This is so you can make the most of the event and not have to wait for another to get the help you need.

·      Bring a companion. Whether you bring your fiancé or bridesmaids, it is always a good idea to have someone accompany you to one of these shows. This is because there are a number of participants in the event. If you just go on your own, you might be overwhelmed in meeting and talking to all of them.
·      Arrive with a plan. If you have a companion to help you look at these bridal show participants, you need to plan out something with them. This is so you don’t end up looking at the same supplier.
·      Bring an organizer. When you attend a bridal show, you are meeting people who may become your wedding supplier. You will have to meet up with them on a later date. When you have your organizer with you, you can easily set your schedule without forgetting anyone.
·      Bring business cards. Most of the time, the vendors that participate in bridal shows collect potential clients’ business cards and raffle off some prizes or free services. By bringing business cards, you get to save time and cover more ground instead of writing down your name and address repeatedly.

When you are in a bridal show, expect to be there at least two hours. This is because you will be meeting a lot of people and talking to them about your wedding. One key tip is to wear comfortable clothes so that you don’t get tired. And like your entire engagement phase, enjoy! Do check out our upcoming bridal show events!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Soon to Launch the 2014 SoCal Wedding Workbook

We can't believe that 2013 is almost behind us.  Now moves in the rush of new engagements and brides to be scurrying around in hopes to plan the wedding of their dreams.  At the Bridal Showplace bridal shows we have helped brides to be find the best wedding professionals available as well a provide them with a workbook to keep everything organized.

Each year we publish a new workbook with that years tips, trends and wedding pros not to miss.  

The workbook contains carefully drafted sections dedicated to each aspect of planning a dream wedding including:
  • Dressing your Body Type, the Groom and Bridal Party
  • Banquets & Rehearsal Dinner
  • Cakes and Desserts
  • Catering
  • Ceremony Planning & Layout
  • Decorations
  • Equipment Rental
  • Flowers
  • Hair Styles for your particular hair
  • Honeymoon Questionnaire & Planner
  • Invitations & Stationery
  • Limos and Transportation
  • Make-up Application Tips
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Officiants & Vow Writing
  • Photography
  • Planners & Consultant Duties
  • Reception Sites
  • Videography
  • Questions to ask wedding vendors
  • Navigating and Negotiating vendor contracts
  • Processional Walk Order Ideas
  • Top wedding songs
  • Do's and dont's before walking down the aisle
  • Checklists and timelines
  • Appointment calendar
  • Who pays for what?
  • Guest list worksheets
  • Worksheets for keeping track of who you're hiring, your colors, styles & so much more!
....all beautifully packaged in easy to reference sections with gorgeous photos that are sure to take your breath away.

The 2014 SoCal Wedding Workbook will launch at our January 5, 2014 bridal show.  This is the one NOT TO MISS!  Not only will we launch the new workbook but David Tutera will be there.   

What an exciting event this will be.  Have you RSVP'd yet? If not, click here to do so and enter to win one of many door prizes including free vacation certificates.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thank You to All Who Attended and Helped at the Very Successful Show at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel

Bridal Showplace Bridal Shows ended the 2013 bridal show season on Sunday with a very successful show at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel.

Thank you to SoCal's top Wedding Professionals who exhibited & the lovely couples and their guests that attended making this such a fun and wonderful event.  

A very special Thank You to Events Detailed, Pearls Elegance Bridal & Friar Tux for the dazzling Fashion Show, Richard/DJ Debonaire for doing an amazing job as host/emcee, Balloon Thymes for the breathtaking décor and Maria Patte & her staff at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel for seeing that every detail was handled flawlessly and providing us with excellent customer service.   

We hope that you will join us again in 2014 as we start another amazing year with the wedding industry's leading Celebrity Wedding Planner and Host of WE-TV My Fair Wedding "DAVID TUTERA"

2014 Bridal Show Schedule:
1/05 - Queen Mary with Special Guest "DAVID TUTERA"
This show will certainly be known as the "Bridal Show of the Year" 
 for 2014 as the Brides & Wedding Industry's most sought after 
"wedding dream maker" DAVID TUTERA will host a special presentation for
the Brides with Q & A, Meet & Greet, Book Signing & Photos. 
2/02 - Bridal & Quinceanera - Embassy Suites, Downey
2/23 - Knott's Resort Hotel, Buena Park 
3/2 - Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, Pomona 
3/23 - Sportsmens Lodge, Studio City 
4/6 - Radisson Hotel, Whittier 
5/18 - Hyatt Regency, Long Beach
8/10 - Queen Mary, Long Beach
9/21 - Westin Hotel, Long Beach
10/12 - Knott's Resort Hotel, Buena Park
11/02 - Hilton Hotel, Pasadena

Seating is Limited for the DAVID TUTERA EVENT - we encourage you to buy your tickets early so that you don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
You will find more information and pre-sale tickets at:

For more information on the Bridal Shows visit: