Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bridal Show Tips

Hello my beautiful brides!

We love meeting many of you at the bridal shows that we attend, and we love the feedback that you give us about the magazine, that it's really helpful to you as you plan your wedding. That's what we're here for!

With that in mind, at recent bridal shows that we've been a part of, we've noticed that some of you haven't been coming as prepared as you should.

Bridal shows should be not only fun and inspiring, but you should be getting useful information from the vendors to help you plan your dream wedding.

So to help you be better prepared, we've put together a handy little list of tips so that you can get the most out of the experience:

1. Don't go it alone -- bring a bridesmaid, your mom or a friend (or dare we suggest, your fiance?). It will be helpful (and more fun!) to have their input and advice.

2. Bring labels -- many vendors offer prizes and contests, and additionally, you may want to request more information from the vendors attending the show. By bringing pre-printed labels, you will save time and the hassle of having to complete this information booth after booth. Information that you might want to include: your name, address, phone, email, fiance's name and when you're getting married.

3. Bring a notebook -- no matter how good your memory is, you'll want to take some notes on vendors and ideas that catch your eye.

4. Bring a sturdy tote bag -- you'll be picking up business cards, brochures, etc...and, don't forget really comfortable shoes!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wine & Roses' A Decadent Affair

Last weekend, I had the privilege of being a part of Wine & Roses' bridal event, A Decadent Affair.

Wine & Roses (http://www.winerose.com/) is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Sacramento area. In fact, XSiGHT Photography (http://www.xsightusa.com/) shot our cover model photo shoot for our second issue at this gorgeous location, and we were certainly spoiled. Not only did Wine & Roses provide an idyllic background for our gorgeous cover model finalists, but the team at Wine & Roses couldn't have been more gracious and helpful.

Back to A Decadent Affair last weekend...What a wonderful event! With top wedding professionals including The Memory Journalists (http://www.memoryjournalists.com/), Flourish (http://www.flourishdesigns.com/), Bella Vita Invitations (http://www.bellavitainvitations.com/) and many others, the event provided brides with many different ideas to make their wedding truly spectacular.

Thank you so much to the team at Wine & Roses for letting us be a part of your event!