Monday, February 29, 2016

Black Gold Sunday

Come see us at the Upcoming Bridal Show: March 6, 2016 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm Black Gold Golf Club, One Black Gold Drive in Yorba Linda Comp. Admission for pre registered Brides Featuring mock Ceremony, tray passed Hors d'oeuvres & Champagne! The 20,000 square foot clubhouse and surrounding grounds were designed with your special event in mind. Our regal clubhouse features seating for up to 250 people with panoramic views of the golf course, waterfalls, and rolling vistas that are ideal for gorgeous pictures. (714) 961-0253 ext.107 RSVP:

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bridal Events on Sunday

Events by Cori Upcoming Bridal Affair Sunday, February 28, 2016 • 11:00am to 2:00pm Mission Viejo Country Club, Mission Viejo RSVP for Complimentary Admission & Parking 949.322.1091 • ___AND___ Southern California Wedding Center 2922 E. Chapman, in Orange 92869 February 28, 2016 • 11:00am – 3:00pm Engagement Champagne Bridal Brunch Join us for a champagne brunch,with Cake and Dessert, Photographers, Videographers, Event Planner, DJ Music and Uplighting, Photo Booth, Make Up Artist, Tanning Booth, & Officiant. Come see The Bridal Loft at Southern California Wedding Center where more of our wedding professionals are offering special services and products, free wedding advice, and resources. We will be at both events, with our Wind Waves and handing out Wedding Guide books. Stop by and say “Hi”, and see our Wind Waves live and in person…

Monday, February 22, 2016

Bridal Show on Tuesday

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:30pm We will be handing out our Wedding Guide books at the first WSEA Wedding Faire for 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Pedro located at 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro Tickets are $5 in advance / $7 at the door. The WSEA presents four fun and comprehensive wedding faires every year, showcasing the latest in wedding trends by the South Bay’s most reliable and talented vendors. Spend an evening meeting and speaking with our professionals - they will guide you, effortlessly, through the joys and intricacies of planning your dream celebration. Every faire provides: Door Prizes - Fashion Show - Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres & Cake Tasting. A portion of proceeds donated to local charities.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Post Valentine's Bridal Shows

We will be handing out our Wedding Guide books at two shows this weekend. Come visit us at the Upcoming Bridal Show this Sunday, February 21, 2016 • 11:00am - 3:00pm at Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue in 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 ___AND___ L.A. & Inland Counties Expo Sunday, February 21, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $12 Admission Fairplex Convention Center 1861 Fairplex Drive Pomona, CA 91768 Shop and compare 125 L.A. & Inland Counties wedding products and service companies. Hope to see you at one of them!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentines Day Bridal Expo

See you on Valentines Day at the Expo Bridal Upcoming Bridal Show: February 14, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach 1107 Jamboree Rd. Newport Beach, Ca 92660 11:00am - 3:00pm Unlike most other bridal show companies, EXPOBRIDAL is committed to providing a wide variety of vendors and not over- saturating any one vendor category. The result of this strategy keeps decision making uncomplicated for the brides and also provides our vendors the best opportunity to market their company successfully.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Choosing the perfect Bridal Gown

Selecting Your Bridal Gown by Debbie Christensen, publisher of The Wedding Guide & former owner of Torrance Bridal Salon Buying your Wedding Gown should be absolutely the most fun of all your wedding planning. Here are some tips for making it a memorable and pleasant experience to look back on. • Go to a store where you feel comfortable. If you don't feel like you are being treated well, or are unhappy with the selection, go elsewhere. Don't try on any dresses if you wouldn't buy one there. This is your time to feel like a Queen! • Don't go shopping if you aren't feeling well. If you are bloated, sunburned, or in any way feel ugly or uncomfortable, you won't feel as beautiful as you should. • Take someone with you, but not a small army, and never any children. They get bored instantly, and will make you crazy, since they really shouldn't touch anything in the store. • Minimize or don’t wear any make-up, it will get on the gowns you try on. Also, remove jewelry since the satins and silks used for Bridal dresses are very delicate, and will snag or damage easily. Once you purchase your gown, remember these things for fittings as well. • Bridal Gown sizes run small. Don't think about the size, but the fit. Order the size you are now, don't expect to lose a lot of weight. If you do lose weight, you can always have the gown taken in. • Expect to have alterations done. Your dress should fit perfectly and very few women are a perfect size, and 5'9" tall. Buying separates can minimize this problem. Remember, you can’t have alterations done until you have the shoes, slip (if you are wearing a full skirt) and bra you will be wearing with your dress. • Try on different styles. Be open to possibilities. You may discover that the perfect gown is different from what you had imagined. • Try to be realistic. You may have been dreaming of your gown since you were a little girl. Your dress should be fantastic and make you feel beautiful, but don't have unrealistic expectations. • Start early! Most gowns take several weeks to arrive, and some manufacturers can take months. Also consider buying a gown off-the-rack. These are usually discounted and can be altered to fit. • When figuring your dress in your budget, don't forget accessories and alterations. • Buy your gown first, then match it when purchasing your headpiece, veil and accessories. • Accentuate your best features and camoflauge flaws. Choose a dress that you are comfortable in, because you will be wearing it for a several hours. Keep that in mind with your shoes too - break them in beforehand. It is hard to have fun when your feet hurt! • You don't have to buy the first dress you find that you like. Visit several shops and be sure before you place your order since your deposit is non-refundable. Most shops require half down as a deposit. • Have fun trying on several dresses before making your choice, but don't look forever. You can’t move on to other decisions such as bridemaids’ and flowergirl dresses until you select your gown. Besides, if you look too long, you will start to get confused by too many choices. • Your gown sets the mood for your wedding, whether it will be formal, semi formal, traditional, etc. Your gown should reflect the style and formality you intend to have for your wedding. • Once you are sure you have found the perfect gown, buy it! Bargain hunting is usually frustrating and futile. Avoid buying from the internet, since you can't see what you are getting, and have no retail location where you can try the dress on or come back to with any problems. • Custom designed gowns or redesigning a once-worn dress are other options to consider. • Most important of all, just relax and have fun shopping!