Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Easter Weddings

Congratulations to all the Brides and Grooms getting married in this beautiful Spring weather, and at this Holy time of the year. It is almost Good Friday and Easter weekend! We, here at The Wedding Guide, want to wish you and all of your family a very happy Easter however you choose to celebrate. We will be having fun being together with our family and that is our favorite way to spend any Holiday! Here are some Fun Wedding Facts for you... ALL BRIDES STAND TO THE LEFT! There used to be a good reason for the bride to stand at the altar at the left hand of the groom and on the way out of the church, to be on his left arm. It was not just a meaningless matter of etiquette. It enabled the groom to keep his right (and sword) hand free to defend his bride and himself from attack and capture by jealous rivals. BRIDAL PHOTOS: The first photograph of a bride was made in 1854 by a pair of ‘daguerreotypists’ named Southworth & Hawes. Have you selected your Daguerreotypist yet? THE TOAST: In days of yore, a piece of toasted bread was placed in the bottom of a wine goblet which was then passed to every guest. The last to receive it was the honored lady. She ate the wine soaked toast and received everyone’s compliments. The custom of sharing a drink then became known as a toast. The traditional toast to the newlyweds is “Health, Wealth and Happiness.” Have a wonderful Easter!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Your Rehearsal Dinner

A dinner following the wedding rehearsal is not a necessity, but it is a lovely way to begin your wedding festivities and allows your attendants and families to relax and get acquainted. It is traditionally hosted by the groom’s parents in a restaurant, hotel, private dining facility, or in their home. (Catered rehearsal dinners at home are wonderful; your caterer can furnish an experienced serving staff to do everything, including the dishes.) On this special occasion, the groom’s parents’ one role is host and hostess! Invitations may be sent two weeks before the wedding, or a simple phone call informing the expected guests of the time, location, and perhaps formality of dress, would be appreciated. Invite all members of the wedding party, and their respective spouses or guests. The parents of the young attendants should also be invited. Include the clergy person and spouse, and musicians (if they attended the rehearsal). Don’t forget to count parents and the bride and groom! The guest list can be expanded to include grandparents, honored guests or entire families, as the groom’s parents wish. Special instrumental music will make this event even more elegant. Consider engaging a pianist, ensemble, harpist, or an entertaining guitar duo. Generally the hotel or restaurant you have chosen will be pleased to accommodate the space for special music unless your group will be in a main dining area where music is already provided. Consider using placecards to ease seating arrangements, and decorating the dining area with flowers and candles. These lovely touches help everyone to relax and enjoy the party and set the tone for the festivities to come. It’s a perfect time to thank your attendants, parents and everyone involved in making your wedding come together. The rehearsal dinner is a time for laughter, toasts, reminiscing and fun! However, in anticipation of the beautiful and busy day to follow, remember to end at a reasonable hour…

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tuesday Evening Bridal Show

Wedding Salon Bridal Show, Tuesday March 24, 2015 from 4PM - 8PM at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 The Ultimate Wedding Planning Resource Luxury Wedding Vendors and Exciting Destination Weddings and Honeymoons At our bridal shows you will find the best wedding photographers, videographers, wedding entertainers and DJ’s. Meet celebrity wedding planners, beauty experts, view stunning table d├ęcor, taste wedding cakes, view bridal gowns, wedding invitations and wedding favors. Find the best wedding venues, travel destinations and exotic honeymoons. Come enjoy a night of cake tasting with Hansen's cakes, desert samplings from PinkBerry & Sugarfina, Gown previews by Panache Bridal & Winnie Couture, Kimberly Bosso Makeup Trials, Men's fashion by the Combatant Gentleman, Honeymoon Giveaways, Luxury Swag bags, and much more!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Diamond Bar Center Bridal Show

We will be handing out our Wedding Guide books and have our Elegant Wind Waves set up this Sunday at the Diamond Bar Center Upcoming Bridal Show March 22, 2015 • 11:00am - 3:00pm Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, Diamond Bar, 91765 Featuring dozens of vendors showcasing their specialized services that will make your wedding day a most memorable event! Admission Free for Brides and Grooms / $5 for guests (909) 839-7065 or (909) 839-7000 www.diamondbarca.gov webtrac.diamondbarca.gov

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

So many Bridal shows...

We will be handing out our Wedding Guide books at all three shows this weekend... March 15, 2015 - Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, Bridal Showplace Bridal Shows • 11:00am - 3:00pm, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 __AND__ March 15, 2015 - Le Meridien Delfina, Santa Monica Show Hours: 11 am - 3 pm Premier Bridal Shows, Le Meridien Delfina, 530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 __AND__ March 15, 2015 - Mission Viejo Country Club, Mission Viejo, Presented by Events by Cori, 11:00am - 3:00pm, 26200 Country Club Dr., Mission Viejo -For more information on these Wedding events, go to WeddingGuideonline.com/bridalshows

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Black Gold

Black Gold Golf Club Upcoming Bridal Show: March 8, 2015 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm One Black Gold Drive, Yorba Linda Comp. Admission for pre-registered Brides, Featuring mock Ceremony, tray passed hors d'oeuvres & Champagne! (714) 961-0060 RSVP: www.BlackGoldGolf.com