Speaking of Pinterest, here is a great sweepstakes you can win just by pinning your wedding plans and ideas! Enter one time only at www.maggiesottero.com no later than January 31, 2017. You'll have the chance to win a wedding gown, a trip to Fiji that includes hotel accommodations and airfare & $1000. All of the details, along with the entry form are listed on the site. Then head over to Pinterest to get started!
The Great Bridal Expo is a large event held for brides to be throughout various cities in the United States. The fee is minimal, and there are lots of benefits for attending this exciting annual show. A few of the participating cities are listed below. Click on the city below to find out more information from their website.
|Boston, Massachusetts 1-29-17|
Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Westin Boston Waterfront
|Ft Lauderdale, Florida 2-4-17|
Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
|Miami, Florida 2-12-17|
Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 pm
|Orlando, Florida 2-19-17|
Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
|Phoenix, Arizona 2-26-17|
Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
|Dallas, Texas 3-5-17|
Sunday, March 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Dallas
|Baltimore, Maryland 3-12-17|
Sunday, March 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Martin's Valley Mansion
|Los Angeles, California 3-19-17|
Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Are you a first responder, or in the military and planning to get married? Check out Brides Across America, which may allow you to receive your dream gown for FREE if you meet all the criteria. If you don't see your state listed below, or for more information on registering, please visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com or click on the REGISTER Button Below.
Before choosing a date for your wedding, try to get an idea about special events going on around the same time. This includes Marathons, NBA All Star Games, Olympics.etc. which could cause a hotel or traffic nightmare for guests coming in from out of town. If you're a wedding planner, stay away from the month of June!
Friends will be talking about your special day for all the wrong reasons, so ditch that cash bar! Stay budget friendly and elegant by offering one red and one white wine. If your bottles are the standard 750 ML, you can expect to get 5-6 wine glasses. If you decide to use wine boxes which are normally 3 liters, expect to get about 20 glasses. You can even offer a signature Sangria that's fruity and fun! If the venue allows you to purchase your own wine, that's the best way to go.
HONEYMOONS - Everyone talks about going on cruises or to the Bahamas after the wedding, but there are lots of other places that may be just as memorable to celebrate. Here are a few where you can dare to be different:
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Brunswicks Islands - North Carolina
Blackberry Farm - Tennessee
Buttermilk Falls Inn - New York
Grand Sirens Rivera Maya Resort and Spa - Mexico
Naples Beach Hotel - Florida
Do some research and look around in the state that's right next door to where you live. You'll be amazed at what's available by driving just a few hours away from home.