Monday, January 15, 2018

Why Attend a Bridal Show

As a newly engaged couple, should you attend a bridal show? This is a very common question; and, yes, you should. Here are a few reason to addend at least one bridal show: Make a personal connection with possible vendors. You can get free advice from vendors during the show. Find out what the new trends are. See a fashion show, or two! Try samples from vendors and see samples of their work. GET A DISCOUNT on services! Please check new publication and our website for dates and free tickets to bridal shows during the year!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy Holidays!

It’s the Holidays, and that usually means couples all over the world are getting engaged! If you are a Bride-To-Be, and planning your upcoming Wedding, may we be one of the first to say Congratulations! What a great way to start out the new year! And there are so many Bridal shows in January to choose from. Choose wisely, because some are better than others. We recommend all the shows that we will be attending which are listed under Bridal Shows on our website, These snow scenes are beautiful, but it sure is nice to be outside in the warm sunshine like today. Days like today and yesterday, are the reason we all love living in sunny Southern California! The snow is fun to visit, but living in it every day is a different story. For comfort, I’ll take a beach scene over a snow scene any day! Snowboarding works great in the sand. Sand is a lot like snow, but much warmer. We hope your Christmas is wonderful and that you all have a safe, and very Happy New Year. Try to slow your life down, relax and enjoy the rest of this year with your Family & Friends. We’ll see you in January...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

When you ask someone to be in your wedding, they will be expected to spend a substantial amount of time and money on your wedding. This will include buying a dress and shoes or tuxedo rental, fittings, buying a gift for, and attending your shower, bachelor/bachelorette party, and wedding day. Working with your attendants will probably be one of the most stressful parts of planning your wedding, simply because you are working with a lot of different personalities, tastes, and schedules. Try to keep this in mind when you and your fiancĂ© are choosing your wedding party. You want this to be an enjoyable experience for everyone. The selecting of the tuxedos seems to be less complicated than the dresses and accessories. Of course this is true of the Bride’s dress and Groom’s tuxedo as well. The bride and groom usually pick out all of the tuxedos together. The groom is generally the only man in a different tuxedo. The best man will have a different accessory such as tie, vest, etc. The hardest part will be getting the groomsmen, best man, and dads in for sizing, and deposits to order their tuxedos. Always be sure they try on the entire tuxedo when picking it up, to be sure everything fits and is included. When choosing bridesmaids dresses, it is best to only take one or maybe two people shopping with you. If you want to go with more, just have fun and don’t try to make any decisions until later. Otherwise, you will be frustrated because you will have several people saying I want this dress, not that one, which will not be fun for you. Very rarely can several women all agree on the same dress as being their favorite. Keep in mind the sizes, shapes and ages of all your bridesmaids when shopping. Once you have selected your bridesmaids dresses, each girl will need to come into the bridal shop to be sized, and put down a deposit which is usually half of the total. The shop will not place the order until everyone has been in, so the dresses will all come from the same dye lot. Otherwise, your dresses may be different shades. The maid/matron of honor can have a similar, but different dress or bouquet for her to stand out. Once the dresses come in, each bridesmaid will need to schedule a fitting for her dress. Some alterations are usually necessary, and are not included in the cost of the dress The most common alterations are side seams for a tight fit, and a hem. At the time of the fitting, it is necessary to have the under garments and shoes that will be worn at the wedding. You will probably want your bridesmaids to all be wearing the same shoes, so it is best to order them at the same bridal shop, especially if you will be having them dyed to match the dresses. You will want to think about the jewelry they will be wearing. The perfect solution may be to buy each bridesmaid matching necklaces and earrings. This way everyone looks great, and you have your attendants gifts taken care of as well! Article written by Debbie Christensen, Publisher of The Wedding Guide & former owner of Candle-lite Bridal Salon in Torrance.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Tuesday at Hwy. 39

Local Networking Group of Wedding Specialists Our mixers are always on the first Tuesday of each month, at different locations, from 6:00 – 8:00pm, and admission is absolutely FREE! Please join us for our next networking mixer on
 Tuesday evening, November 7, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm at Highway 39 Event Center 1563 S. State College, Anaheim, CA 92806 Visit with other Wedding specialists, hear about becoming a Wedding Wizard, and exchange business cards. Get some valuable tips from our fellow Wedding Wizards, who attended the Wedding MBA earlier this month, and see an amazing collection of classic cars and other memorabilia at this unique venue. • The Wedding Wizards is affiliated with The Wedding Guide publication See you there! Invite a few friends…

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Weddings Become Marriages

Getting Married should be about the Marriage and not about the Wedding. So many Brides get caught up in planning a perfect Wedding, they don’t think about the “Ever After”. I am a firm believer in Marriage and living “Happily Ever After”. That doesn’t mean that everything in your life after your Wedding will always be perfect, but if your expectations aren’t unrealistic you can have a very happy life together. When you go through the good times, it is so wonderful to have someone to share and enjoy those times with, and when times are tough, you have someone by your side to help you, and you can work through them together. The secret is, not having any secrets from each other. That doesn’t mean that you need to report to each other on every little detail of your life, but that you always share your feelings and opinions with each other about the important things. You can agree to disagree, but at least you are talking and sharing. Pick your battles carefully, everything is not worth fighting about. Starting with the day you say “I Do” to each other, work together as a unit and you can accomplish so much more in life. Don’t try to change each other, just accept each others faults and focus on your strengths. Work to bring out the best in your partner, and allow them to bring out the best in you as well. Always make time for each other, and remember why you fell in love, and you should stay in love for the rest of your lives. A few “Words of Wisdom” shared with you from Debbie Christensen, Publisher of The Wedding Guide.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bridal Sunday at the Marriott

We will be handing out our Wedding Guide books at the Bridal Show on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 11am - 3pm at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, 90815 Meet Southern CA most distinguished wedding professionals offering every product and service for your wedding. Learn what every couple should know when planning their wedding at the Bride and Groom 101 Seminar. The first 50 brides in line will receive special Swag bags. Grooms are special too - a separate "Groom's Only Drawing". You can have your photo taken at the photo booths, learn the latest trends at the Wedding Planning Seminars, Ask the Experts, enjoy cake tasting, hors d'oeuvres, mini massages, beauty makeovers, entertainment and live performances. See you Sunday!