Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Weddings

Can you believe it is only
one week before Easter?

This is a great time for a
spring Wedding!

April is still considered the
“off season” so as a Bride you
can take advantage of reduced
rates by having your Wedding
this month.

In Southern California we
don’t usually need to plan
around harsh weather.
However, this weekend is
a good example of why you always need a back-up plan,
because you never know what to expect with this crazy
Southern California weather. Who would think it would
be this cold and wet? Where are our warm and sunny
typical spring days?

In the summer months, keep in mind that it will be
very hot for you as a Bride with your gown and veil.
Not to mention all the men in tuxedos. Especially if
you are planning to have an outdoor Wedding.

If you are having an outdoor ceremony or reception,
you must always have a back-up plan in case of rain,
strong winds, or intense sunshine.
This means either a room at the site, or a rental
company who can tent your event. In your planning,
you want to think of the comfort of you and your
guests, as well as the food, cake and decorations.

Enjoy the weekend, and a warm CONGRATULATIONS to all
of the Brides and Grooms getting married in April!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two Great Bridal Events this week...

OC Brides Monthly Bridal & Networking Event

March 28, 6:30pm
Fling into Spring
at Scott's Restaurant
3300 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Raffle prizes this month:

Groom's Tungsten Ring from Diana & Co. Jewelry Designs
(Value $300)

FREE Groom's Tuxedo Rental from Clint's Tuxedo

Bridal Shower Cake from Amazing Cake Creations

Taste the fabulous food from the chefs at
Scott's Restaurant and Cake from
Amazing Cake Creations

Enjoy music and lighting by MIJO Entertainment

Make Memories with Larissa Ann Photography,
and iTouch Photobooth

Smell what's in bloom by Irises Designs and
Wonderland Dream Weddings

See the beauty of Flawless Weddings and Events,
and White Feathers Events

Special deals from Diana & Company Jewelry Designs,
Elegant Wind Waves, Premier Bridal Shows, WedStore24,
My Cake Plate, Bridal Pampering Services by Nicole Leal,
iT Works!, Send Out Cards, Marcia Riner of Edward Jones,
Clint's Tuxedo, Deborah Lindquist Bridal Gown Designs,
Wellness Choice, Time2Travel, and more!

Pick up your complimentary copy of The Wedding Guide

VENDORS: Mixer is $10.00 Prepaid and $15.00 at the door.



Wedding Bliss Radio show

Thursday March 29, 4:00 - 7:30 PM

KNOC & Beach Cities Radio Open House

We will be having a live radio show broadcasting
and you are invited to be on air to promote your
own business. Free air time to all of our guests
to get the experience of being on air.

KNOC Radio - New Home!

509 Mercury
Brea, Ca 92821

We are beyond excited about our new facility
and hope that you will be our guest for our
open house.
We want to share our new home with you.

Thank you for your support and we hope to be a
valued resource and part of our community.

Call Cindy at OC Brides for more info (714 ) 970-6380

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Free Wedding Events in Orange County

March 23, 24 & 25, 2012

Matthew Christopher Trunk Show

Blush Bridal Couture
OC's Newest Hot Spot!
13011 Newport Ave Ste. 111, Tustin
(714) 573-8000


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Scott's Restaurant and Bar
3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
OC Brides
Monthly Events Free to Brides & Grooms!

Orange County's Premier Bridal Directory and
social community for Brides and Wedding
professionals to interact.
(714) 970-6380 •


March 28, 2012 • 6pm to 8pm
The Brownstone Cafe
305 N. Harbor Blvd. Ste 115, Fullerton
(Corner of Harbor & Wilshire)

*Event Held Last Wednesday of the Month From January to October

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Irish Weddings

Irish Toast

Health and a
long life to you.
Land without
rent to you.
A child every
year to you.
And if you can't
go to heaven,
May you at least
die in Ireland!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Ireland is also known as the Emerald Isle
because of its beautiful green countryside.
Rolling farmlands, which are mainly pasture,
cover much of the central part of the country,
and mountains rise near the coasts.

Large numbers of young people in Ireland once
remained single and lived with their parents
until they were over the age of 30. Farmland and
jobs were scarce, and few young people could
afford to marry and raise families.
However, marriage practices have changed, and today
young people marry earlier than they did in the past.

The Roman Catholic Church has long played a major role
in Irish social life. Almost every Irish city has a
Catholic cathedral, and nearly all the towns and
villages have a Catholic church. Most people attend
church regularly.

Many of the Irish enjoy visiting their neighborhood
pub (public house). People gather in the country's
pubs to drink beer and whiskey, talk with friends,
and listen to music.

The favorite alcoholic drink in Ireland is beer.
A type of beer called stout is especially popular.
The Irish use barley malt to make Irish whiskey,
a world-famous liquor. A drink called Irish coffee
is made with coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar,
and cream.

One of Ireland's most famous dishes is Irish stew.
This dish is made by boiling layers of potatoes,
onions, and pieces of mutton in a covered pot.
Another traditional Irish meal consists of boiled
salt pork, cabbage, and potatoes.

Many people consider the Irish to be exceptionally
warm-hearted and friendly.
The Irish also have a reputation for hospitality,
close family ties, and skill as writers and great

It sounds like a wonderful place for a Wedding!

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend, and stay dry!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wedding Planning Time Table

Careful planning will
enable you to truly
enjoy every moment of
your Wedding Day.
Arrangements for a
large formal wedding
should ideally begin
at least 8 – 12 months
in advance.

However, many beautiful weddings are put
together in considerably less time.
The important thing is to follow a timetable,
read the articles in this guide and let
your contracted suppliers help you. Share the
planning duties with your fiancé, your family
and your attendants — much of the fun is doing
it together!

Six to Twelve Months

Decide budget; discuss sharing of expenses.
Decide type of wedding: a) formal,
b) semi-formal, c) informal
Choose location of ceremony.
Discuss alternative dates with clergy or
Decide size of wedding party; choose attendants.
Select gown style.
Select veil style.
Select attendants & apparel.
Choose reception facility.
Select caterer/wedding consultant.
Plan details of reception.
Select photographer.
Have engagement photos taken.
Select music for reception.
Select videographer.
Select florist.
Compile guest list.
No. of Guests: Bride's _____________ Groom's ___________
Discuss gown colors & styles with mothers of bride & groom.

Four to Six Months

Select men's formal wear; order.
Select ceremony musician & music.
Make honeymoon plans. Travel Agent.
Decide on new living arrangement; buying, leasing, renting?
Consult decorator about home decor.
Register gift preferences with one or more bridal registries.
Order invitations, personal stationary, programs, napkins, etc.
Stationer _________________ Del. date __________
Professionally prepare & print map to include with invitations.
Set aside hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
Have physical examinations & update immunizations.
Buy wedding rings; order engraving.

Two to Four Months

Reserve rental items (candelabra, arches, canopy,
linens, etc.).
Arrange rehearsal dinner.
Shop for trousseau and apparel for honeymoon &
prenuptial parties.
Reserve limousine, carriage, trolley or coach
Address wedding invitations; consider professional
Review florist arrangements; finalize order.
Buy attendants & gifts and gifts for each other.
Experiment with hairstyles and make-up changes.
Buy bride's and attendants' shoes; send to dyer.
Order wedding and groom's cakes.

One to Two Months

Mail invitations four to six weeks before wedding.
Final bridal fitting.
Final attendants & fittings.
Confirm honeymoon reservations, begin packing.
Select reception decorations (balloons, candles, flowers,
table favors, etc.).
Select ceremony accessories (unity candle, ring pillow,
guestbook, etc.).
Select personal accessories (handbag, garter, engraved goblets,
guest mementos, etc.).
Arrange bridemaids & brunch or luncheon.
Buy marriage license; have blood tests if needed.

Two Weeks

Schedule appointments for hair stylist, facial, manicure, massage.
Invite wedding party & guests to rehearsal dinner.
Move your personal and mutual belongings to new home.
Review reception seating and order place cards from calligrapher.
Confirm out-of-town guests & lodging with reserved hotels.
Confirm wedding party transportation and arrival times.
Record gifts as you receive them; write thank you notes.
Schedule caterer for gift opening party.
Arrange for gown cleaning and bouquet preservation after wedding.

One to Two Weeks

Pick up wedding rings, check engravings and sizes.
Final consultations: Florist, hall decorator, musicians,
photographer, videographer.
Give final guest count to reception facility and caterer.
Remind men to pick up formal wear and shoes; check for fit.
Make wedding day schedule and give everyone copies at your
rehearsal dinner.
Relax the day before; keep personal appointments; finish
honeymoon packing.

Your planning is complete. Your day will be wonderful!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Upcoming Bridal Shows

Here are some
fantastic Wedding
events coming up
this weekend, and
one next Thursday
evening, with some
of the best vendors,
at some of the best
locations in all of
Southern California!

Sample great food, learn the latest trends,
get unique ideas for your one-of-a-kind Wedding,
win wonderful prizes, and see the latest fashions.

We hope to see you there!

Mesa Verde Country Club
Exciting new venue for upscale events
Saturday, March 3, 2012 • 11:00 - 3:00
Complimentary admission to Brides and Grooms!
3000 Clubhouse Rd., Costa Mesa
(888) 299-1888 or (949) 678-6626

Bridal Showplace
Hyatt Regency, Long Beach
Sunday, March 4, 2012 • 11:00-4:00
200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach
(562) 924-2048

Premier Bridal Show
Marriott Hotel
Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 11:00-4:00
333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
(714) 572 -1363

Thursday, March 8, 2012 • 6:00pm-9:00pm
FREE to the Bride and Groom!
Find your perfect vendor match
628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach
(562) 216-4112 •