Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Anaheim Sheraton in August

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, August 2, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm at Sheraton Hotel Anaheim/Garden Grove 12221 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, 92840 The Sheraton Garden Grove - Anaheim South offers more than 9,000 sq. ft. in banquet rooms all conveniently located on the same level of the hotel. We have Wedding & Ceremony Packages which include tastings for a customized menu. Conveniently close to Disneyland. Visit with other Wedding specialists, exchange business cards, hear about becoming a member, and meet April Haye at the Sheraton. www.TheWeddingWizards.net • The Wedding Wizards is affiliated with The Wedding Guide publication Coming up: September 6th at the DoubleTree Hotel rooftop garden, Downtown Los Angeles October 4th at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Santa Ana / Orange County Airport Hope to see you there, invite a few friends….. Debbie Christensen, Debbie@TheWeddingWizards.net • www.TheWeddingWizards.net

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday at the DoubleTree

Sunday, July 24, 2016 We will be at the DoubleTree Hotel Ontario 222 N Vineyard Ave Ontario, CA 91764 Shop and compare 90 Inland Empire wedding products and service companies. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | $12 Admission

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thursday at The Hills

OC Brides Bridal Networking Event Join fellow wedding pros and future brides at the beautiful Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills. The Hills Hotel 25205 La Paz Rd Laguna Hills, , CA 92653 Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. And, 3 Lucky brides will win a GOLD package from Solid Wedding Dance! The Hills Hotel has become one of the "go-to" venue locations in South Orange County in the last few years. As one of the only boutique hotels in the area, The Hills Hotel has been sought after for its grand ballroom and modern upscale decor. The Crystal Ballroom, holding up to 280 guests for a wedding reception, boasts six gorgeous chandeliers along with beautiful high ceilings providing the perfect venue for that unforgettable wedding! Big or small, The Hills Hotel can handle it all. Not only equipped with a grand ballroom known as the Crystal Ballroom, the Garnet Gallery is the perfect ballroom for a smaller, more intimate wedding. The Garnet Gallery hosts a comfortable 90 guests wedding reception. Decked out with an intricate riverstone and crystal art wall at its entrance, this venue sets the stage for an elegant, chic wedding affair. - Tastings by the chefs of The Hills Hotel - Chocolate Tastings by Luisa Chocolatiere - Live music by Vaughn Fahie Jazz - Personalized 3D Photo Keychains by 3D Cheeze - Decor by White Feathers Events & All About You Events - Solid Wedding Dance Performance - Get your personal 3D Photo Keychain form 3D Cheeze - Play a little blackjack with High Roller Casinos - Get Makeup tips from Red Carpet Makeovers - Check out the food offerings from Darya Restaurant

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 17th San Pedro Bridal Show

The Elite Event Professionals Bridal and Special Event Show When:Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM Where: LA Harbor Masonic Lodge – 1640 West 9th Street San Pedro, CA 90732 The Elite Event Professionals are excited to invite you to our Second Annual Bridal and Special Event Show. You will have the opportunity to meet, get advice from and gain valuable wedding insight from Southern California’s top wedding and event professionals (D.J, Photographer, Videographer, Event Designer, Floral Designer, Coordinator/Event Planner, Cake specialist, Caterer, Luxury Cars, Photo Booth and more)… Take advantage of our Mashed Potato Bar, Dessert Bar, Cake Samples, Bridal Show discounts and Door Prizes! (Free Admission and Free Parking) Everyone is encouraged to attend, especially your fiancĂ©s!! Show is open to anyone having a party or social event. We look forward to welcoming Event planners…Contact Demetra (310) 644-9400 or email: Demetra@sbdevent.com • www.sbdevent.com Come by and pick up a Wedding Guide book...

Friday, July 8, 2016

Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitation sets the mood and style of your wedding. You should coordinate your invitations to complement the color or theme of your wedding and the style of attire of the wedding party. Formal wedding invitations are usually ordered well in advance (a minimum of three months) to allow time to be addressed and mailed six weeks before the wedding. Invitations are usually written in the third person. Your invitation professional or printer can help you with formal wording. Also, be sure to proof everything carefully. The traditional wedding invitation has changed little over the years. Its essential purpose is to invite your guests and to tell them where and when your wedding is being held. Most other information is superfluous.It’s that simplicity, coupled with fine paper and distinctive engraving, that makes formal wedding invitations so elegant. There are a number of basic points of etiquette to follow when wording a traditional wedding invitation. For instance, the Groom's name. The groom always uses his full name, preceded by his title. There are no abbreviations, except for "Mr." All other titles, such as "Doctor" and “Reverend" should be written out, although "Doctor" may be abbreviated when used with a long name. Initials should not appear on formal wedding invitations. Men who dislike their middle names and use their middle initial instead should be discouraged from doing so. If your fiancĂ© refuses to use his middle name, it’s better to omit his middle name entirely than to use just his initial. Assembling the Invitations Your wedding invitations may arrive already stuffed into their inner envelopes or in separate stacks of invitations, enclosure cards, and inner and outer envelopes. If yours come unassembled, there’s no need to panic. Assembling wedding invitations is really quite simple, although a bit time-consuming. For the most part, wedding invitations are assembled in size order. The invitation itself is first. The enclosure cards are stacked on top of the invitations, not inside. The reception card is placed on top of the invitation. Then the reply envelope is placed face down on the reception card. The reply card is slipped face up beneath the flap of the reply envelope. These are the most frequently used enclosures. There are several types of enclosure cards you may wish to send, alerting guests to special arrangements. Reception Cards: to limit the number of guests invited to the reception. Ceremony Cards: to invite a limited number of guests to the ceremony. Pew Cards: for special seating for friends and relatives. Any other enclosures are added face up in size order (usually at-home card, directions card, accommodation card, pew card, etc.). The single-fold invitation and its enclosures are placed into the inside envelope with the fold of the invitation at the bottom of the envelope and the engraving facing the back of the envelope. You can tell whether or not you stuffed the envelope correctly by removing the invitation with your right hand. If you can read the invitation without turning it, it was stuffed correctly. The procedure for assembling traditional invitations (those with a second fold) is similar. The enclosures are placed on top of the lower half of the invitation's face in the same order described above. The invitation is folded from top to bottom over the enclosures. The invitation is then placed into the inside envelope with the fold toward the bottom of the envelope. As with other invitations, traditional invitations are correctly stuffed when they can be read without being turned after being removed from the envelope with your right hand. Once stuffed, the inside envelopes are inserted into the outside envelopes. The front of the inside envelope faces the back of the outside envelope. Be sure to order enough invitations. You’ll need one for every married couple, each single adult guest, each attendant, your attendants’ dates (if single), everyone in the groom’s family, and your clergyman and their guest. Also order additional invitations for emergencies and keepsakes. Extra envelopes are a must! This allows for mistakes made when addressing. Be sure to order response cards (R.S.V.P.) and matching envelopes. Response card envelopes should be pre-addressed and stamped for the convenience of your guests. Address envelopes by hand or calligraphy, using full names. If a guest or additional family member(s) are invited, they are indicated on the inner envelope only. The invitation is inserted into the inner envelope with the enclosure cards and printed side facing the back flap. Insert the inner envelope into the addressed envelope. Finally, be sure to order Thank You notes… and send them out within one or two months after your wedding. Dear Abby is deluged with complaints about brides who don’t send these most important expressions of gratitude. This helpful information by Cynthia Adkins, A Legendary Affair Photos by Happy Photos

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wedding Event July 5th

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, July 5, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm at Orange County Mining Co. 10000 Crawford Canyon Rd. Orange, CA 92705 Rustic, casual, and relaxing American steakhouse and saloon. Quality meats, poultry and seafood. Hearty soups, fresh produce and rich desserts. Eclectic wines, classic, and new classic cocktails. Allow yourself to relax and enjoy as you soak in the incredible view of the world from up here. You’ll just feel better! Stop by to see this unique venue with a fantastic view of the city, visit with other Wedding specialists, and hear about becoming a member. www.TheWeddingWizards.net • The Wedding Wizards is affiliated with The Wedding Guide publication Hope to see you there, invite a few friends….. Debbie Christensen Debbie@TheWeddingWizards.net