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!