Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas is a fabulous time to have a wedding, the themes that go along with Christmas make it so easy to decorate with red roses or poinsettias, candy canes and holly or create a winter wonderland with icicles, snow and lots of glitter. If your wedding is planned for next Christmas, wait until the after Christmas sales and purchase all your decorating items at very low discount prices. Your bridesmaids can wear red or green or you can mix and match if you have a large wedding party. There are many beautiful wedding gowns to choose from with accents of red in either embroidered details or ribbons. Muffs, fur stowels, or long velvet capes also make an excellent winter accessory.

Need help finding creative ideas? Make sure you attend the next bridal show in your area. The Bridal Spectacular is scheduled at Cashman Center on January 26 & 27. Tickets are now available online at

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bridal shows are the best way to plan your wedding and the largest bridal show in Nevada is coming up January 26 & 27 at Cashman Center 850 N Las Vegas Blvd. You won't want to miss it, we guarantee that everything you need to plan the perfect wedding will be there! Over 180 wedding professionals will be present and an incredible fashion show of all the latest wedding apparel will be featured. If you get engaged at Christmas, you will want this to be your first step in planning your dream day.

When you purchase your ticket you will be able to register for a chance to win a Honeymoon Trip to Fiji courtesy of Journey Pacific. This trip will include a 4 night stay at Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji and a 3 night stay at Castaway Island Resort. It also includes a one-way helicopter transfer between resorts and your meals. **restrictions apply and dates are subject to availability. Airfare & airport taxes not included. Want to hear more about Fiji honeymoon trips? Contact Colette at Journey Pacific at 800-704-7094

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

There are many reasons to bring your groom with you to the Bridal Spectacular....but one of them would be to help you, the bride to be, pick out the style of tuxedos he likes. You'll be able to see the latest styles in our fashion show sponsored by Junction and After Hours Formalwear. The male models are "hot" and always a favorite segment for the audience. Of course, you will also find a great selection of tuxedos displayed throughout the hall at the various formal wear vendors.

The groom gets in free on Friday night which is our date night! The two of you will have a fun romantic evening together as you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Cover Photo Contest: Sorry, I'm a little behind blogging this week. We've been busy at Bridal Spectacular choosing the new covers for the 2007 Spectacular Wedding Planners. We had fabulous entries from 6 photographers. The January 07 cover selection winner is DS Photography, The July 07 cover winner is A R Ortiz We also selected photos from J & J Photography, Alicia Lynch Photography, photography ,, DS Photography and AR Ortiz to be used as feature title pages in the January issue. Congratulations and thanks to all the photographers who participated in this selection process. Be looking for the January issue to see these fabulous new photos. Brides if you don't have our current FREE wedding planner, visit the free wedding planner page on our site to request yours! Our current cover photo bride is Brittany Rulis and the photographer is Trent Black.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Table Scapes....Let the season inspire your wedding reception decor. Whether it's fall, winter, spring or summer, the colors that those seasons inspire can also create a spectacular table display. Of course, the colors you choose should also complement the apparel worn in the wedding. The operative word being complement! Just because your bridesmaids are wearing peach, does not mean you have to have peach table decor. Lime Green would be a great color choice to set off the peach. Enjoy these photos from the last Bridal Spectacular. Photo of tablescape from Bears Best Country Club

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

We invite your comments to our blog, brides let us know what you would like to see at our next bridal show. We can best serve you by finding out what your priorities are when attending a bridal fair.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when attending a bridal show.
  1. Make sure you register either on line or at the door. On line will save you time at the door! Registering makes it possible to win prizes and allows you to receive special offers and discounts from participating exhibitors. If you are concerned about giving out your e-mail address, create a new one for during your wedding planning stages that you can eliminate later when the wedding is over.
  2. Bring pre-addressed labels to enter contests at various booths. If you don't have any, make your own on the computer, just make sure you include your wedding date.
  3. Bring your check book or credit card to take advantage of special "show only" offers.
  4. Plan on spending at least 4 to 5 hours to see everything including the fashion show.
  5. Bring your fiance for at least one trip, then come back and shop alone or with your mother or helpful friend. Attending twice helps you really take in all the information you will need to make wise decisions!
  6. Wear comfortable shoes, you'll be doing lots of walking. But think of all the time you will save in the long run if you had to run all over town to meet 180 wedding professionals.

OK I'm waiting to hear from you!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Did you know that wedding cakes have been a part of wedding receptions since Roman times? The cake is a symbol of good luck and fertility. One of the best reasons for attending a bridal show is to taste the wedding cakes. How else will you make an informed decision? Not only is it important what it looks like, but you certainly want it to taste great!
Cakes can also come in many sizes from a traditional layered cake to individual cakes for each guest or even cupcakes!

Cakes pictured by 1: Creations Bakery, 2: Albertsons Bakery 3: The Cupcakery

So visit our next bridal show January 26 & 27!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Las Vegas Marriage License hours have changed! Our 24 hour city no longer has 24 hour a day opportunities to get your marriage license. They are now only open 8am to midnight 7 days a week. Got questions for the Marriage License Bureau? Call 702-455-4415

So where are you at in your wedding planning schedule? If you are just getting started and you have 12 months or more to go, right now you should be concentrating on choosing the date, selecting the number of guests you will have and planning a budget. Next you should determine your ceremony and reception location. A great place to start would be by attending our bridal show in January, however, if that is too far away visit our web site and click on Wedding Services where you will find many reception locations along with links to their sites.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Spring Bridal and Formal Market at The Venetian with Isha from Tres Jolie Bridal. This is the market where bridal and tuxedo retailers attend to purchase the latest in bridal, formalwear, and prom apparel. I can't wait for you to see the new spring collections at our next bridal show in January. They are fabulous! One of the highlights of attending Market was seeing the Desert Rose Awards given out. The Desert Rose Awards were created to recognize excellence in a company's efforts and products, and importantly to honor leadership and dedication. In the bridal gown category, winners were P. C. Mary's Bridal, Allure, and Maggie Sottero. The winner in the Headpiece category was Bel Aire. In Bridesmaids and Flower girl dresses the winner was Jordan. In Prom dresses the winner was Tiffany. The winner for Mother of the Bride was Montage by Mon Cheri. Many of these fabulous fashions will be shown in our fashion show at our next event. So don't miss it! The fashion show is always one of the favorite parts of attending a bridal show.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Tablescapes are an important element at your wedding reception. Your caterer and your florists will want to work together to create the table settings that will then set the mood for the whole reception. Here are some fabulous ideas from the recent Bridal Spectacular! Don't forget the next show is January 26 & 27, 2007!

Top two tablescapes are by Colossal Caterers
Next two are by Anthem Caterers
Check back next week for some more excting table decor ideas.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Thanks to the comment of a visitor to this blog, I am reminded that there are so many other categories represented at our events. We hope to cover all the categories with photos and tips for the brides over the next several months. As the visitor mentions, disc jockies are there! What a great way to find the perfect entertainment company for your wedding. You will be able to meet your prospective dj in person, interview them about their music selections and their experience as an emcee at a wedding. You may not realize that the dj or emcee at your wedding can control the flow of events from your grand entrance at the reception to the cutting of the cake. So take time to visit with them at the show and determine if their style both musically and in formalities matches what you expect at your event. Our recent event featured the following DJ companies. Dream Entertainment, Good Vibrations Mobile DJ's, Knight Sounds Entertainment, All Night Long, A-1 DJ Entertainment, Mason's Mobile DJ and Pure Energy Productions. You can find links to all of these companies from our wedding services page

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Today I wanted to share with you some more incredible floral bouquets and floral themes. Don't be afraid of using bright and vivid colors. They will really pop in your photographs. Accent with a butterfly or some other touch that is really "you".

Photo #1 Photo #2Va Va Blooms and Photo 3& 4 Springtime Floral
Model Laura Hansen, Gown from Tres Jolie Bridal

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I was so impressed with the floral bouquets and floral decor ideas presented at the July bridal show. The flowers in the wedding are like the icing on the cake, so vital to the over all impression your wedding will create on your guests. It can go way beyond your bouquet, mother's corsages and the men's boutonnieres to incredible table scapes, arches and decorating of the head table.
Bouquets can be accented with pearls, rhinestones and beading and if lemons are your favorite thing, by all means create your florals around a lemon theme.This is one area you need to make sure you have alloted enough in your budget. Need budget help? Request a free wedding planner from our website. Check back tommorrow for more floral tips and beautiful bouquets.

As a new blogger, I would like to receive your comments and testimonials on how attending The Bridal Spectacular has helped you plan your wedding or just ideas about what you would like to see in this blog.
Bouquet Credits: Photo#1: Ivy House, Photo # 2: Naakiti Floral Design, Photo #3: Las Vegas Floral Designers International, Photo #4:, Photo #5: Eventscapes
Photographs taken by Sue Gestring, staff photographer.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Our recent Bridal Specacular Event at Cashman Center held in July was well received by all who attended. Over one thousand brides attended the two day event and were treated to 170 wedding planning exhibits covering the full spectrum of services needed to complete their Las Vegas wedding plans.

The event was sponsored by On Site Dental!

All exhibitors who participated are listed on our wedding services page of our web site.

Congratulations to our Best Booth Award Winners!

Every event exhibitors vote on the best booths in the show, here is a list of the July 2006 winners.

Photo #1 is from booth #138 Event Scapes, Photo #2 is from booth #1111 Anthem Catering

Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to all the exhibitors for the extra work you put into your displays so that our brides and grooms could have an extra special bridal show experience.

Date set for the next bridal show is January 26 & 27, 2007 also at Cashman Center. Tickets will be available on line in December.