Courtesy of San Diego Style Weddings. By: TLC's Say Yes to the Dress - Randy Knows Best. Photo courtesy of Rugger Productions and The San Diego Bridal Show.
Gown Shopping Tips
1. Know Your Budget
You should know your financial limits before you go to a salon. Inflating your budget and putting everyone on the spot will just leave you empty-handed.
2. It’s OK to love the first dress
This happens a lot! Trust yourself, if the first gown you try is truly the ONE, then everyone else will fall in love with it too.
3. Know Your Silhouette
Trying on the wrong silhouette can cause any bride to be discouraged. A dress in a magazine looks different on a model, so go with what is figure-flattering on you.
You’re connected to the world through technology. Phones, email and the internet provide so much content in our lives. Need a recipe? Look it up online. Want to connect with an old friend? Send her an email. Need to ask a colleague a question? Pick up the phone.
Why should wedding planning be any different from your regular life? Use technology to your advantage and make the most of email, internet research, and phone conversations. Use these tools effectively and you’ll save yourself time, money and worry.
Article and photos courtesy of ProFlowers
Every couple should speak with their florist about planning a mini floral emergency kit to avoid wedding flower disasters. If you are doing flowers yourself, we recommend bringing the following things just in case.
Floral tape – Floral tape is a gentle adhesive that is water resistant and only sticks to itself. This particular kind of tape is great for keeping bouquets together and its green color blends in with stems.
Article and photos courtesy of ProFlowers
Do you have nightmares of staining your dress or smudging your makeup right before the wedding? Of course, that’s unlikely to actually happen, but if it does you want to make sure you’re prepared. To help you make your walk down the aisle perfect, we put together an interactive list to help you combat wedding day emergencies.
San Diego Style Weddings tapped catering expert Melissa Fazio, Director of Marketing, at Culinary Concepts to share her top questions, based on what newly engaged couples commonly ask when planning their wedding and their menu. Here’s what she thinks you need to find out from your caterer.
1. Do you have packages or do you customize your menus?
Why you need to know: Often caterers have one or more base packages that can be customized to meet a couple’s needs, such as substituting sides or adding extras. Packages can be budget friendly but they don’t always offer lots of options. Customized menus can be a little pricier but offer more variety, including a couple’s favorite foods. Since custom is often more creative, this option may help you personalize your menu and your party.
Sweets for the sweet! One of the highlights of every wedding is the wedding cake or dessert time. Brides and grooms today want to make a statement with their dessert choice and presentation.
It’s often still a traditional cake with delicious flavors hidden beneath a beautiful display. Many are seeking a creatively sculptured cake that pops, makes your guests say “wow” and still deliver with the taste. There’s the modern thought of alternative options like mini cupcakes or a gourmet dessert tray, brides need to satisfy their guests’ sweet tooth in the evening. It’s trendy and cool. That sugar fix is expected!
Cutting the cake…Do you love the idea of the tradition for the photo op; but want something different because it’s just not your style. If you want your guests to be noshing on something that reflects your personal style then by all means…DO IT!
Here are a few tips on staying organized while planning your wedding!
Have you ever dreamed of getting married in Hawaii, but the thought was either too overwhelming or your best friends just couldn't make it that far? If so, you should check out the Crowne Plaza Mission Valley. From the outside it looks like a nice tropical hotel , but the inside is where the secret gardens and fountains await.
I have had the pleasure of visiting this venue recently (to plan our Jan 28th bridal show) and was very impressed with the layout of the hotel, garden setting and staff. While it might not be Hawaii, it does offer a beautiful outdoor tropical garden setting with plenty of room inside for a fabulous reception and dance floor.
One of the most convenient aspects is that the Crowne Plaza is a full service resort so your guests can stay overnight (or make it a vacation) and enjoy the pool and restaurants, plus very close to shopping, golf, spas and downtown San Diego. A win, win for everyone.
If you are looking for a garden wedding, this is one of the venues you must check out. Click the button to view more photos, contact info and wedding package info.
We’re in full swing fall wedding season. The weather has cooled off in most of the country making outdoor weddings and receptions a pure pleasure to attend; with Mother Nature adding her touches to the landscape to enhance the outdoor ambiance and Old Man Winter isn’t far behind. Many couples purposely wait for the holidays to have their weddings.
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