Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Bridal Spectacular Last Week Was Awesome! Best Bridal Show in Nevada!

Enjoy the photos of wedding displays, wedding trends and the fashion show! This is Las Vegas' largest bridal show!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bridal Spectacular bridal show producer Deb Hansen Interviewed

Last week I was invited to be the first guest on a new internet series called "Coffee with Ricky" This new series was created by Ricky Gulati and John Sanchez of Memory Lane Video. It was a great opportunity to tell the wedding community about our upcoming bridal show to be held at Cashman Convention Center August 21 & 22. Enjoy the show and please leave comments on our blog!
The interview covers topics important to wedding professionals and brides to be regarding what to expect when they attend or participate in The Bridal Spectacular, Las Vegas' largest and most respected bridal event. Some of them were:
How we market our shows.
How we are becoming more "green" with keepsake bags for every bride
How we help the bride pre plan her bridal show experience
Why there are more wedding professionals at The Bridal Spectacular
and More, watch and see!

Episode 1: "Coffee with Ricky" - Debra Hansen, Bridal Spectacular Producer from Memory Lane Video!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Give.gown will be at The Bridal Spectacular bridal show!

Give.gown will be at The Bridal Spectacular August 21 & 22 accepting your donations of gently used or new wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, mother of the bride and flower girl dresses. This organization sponsors a yearly fundraiser which auctions off gowns and uses the funds to donate to various cancer foundations. All contributors receive a receipt for tax purposes if desired. Every bride who brings in a gown to donate will automatically receive a door prize!
Christie McCoy-Hjelm is the coordinator for this worthy organization. Christie is the lead coordinator and owner of CLM Weddings & Events LLC.
You can meet Christie at The Bridal Spectacular in booth # 712 as well as see her handiwork at the grand entrance of the show!
The Bridal Spectacular has been helping Las Vegas brides plan their wedding since 1991 at Cashman Center. It is the largest and most trusted bridal show in Nevada! Tickets are now on sale on line!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Best Way to Plan Wedding on a Budget is at a Bridal Show

So you are engaged and wondering how to get started? Whether money is tight or your budget is endless you still want the wedding you and your fiance have talked about. You could start searching the internet, but what do you really know about all the businesses you find there? How do you go about seeing their products up close and personal? How can you go about meeting them all face to face in a short amount of time?

Chances are if you ask your friends who got married over the years, you will find that many of them went to a Bridal Spectacular bridal show. When you attend a well established bridal show like The Bridal Spectacular which has been producing their shows since 1991, you can expect to find all the services you will need under one roof. You will find aisles and aisles of professionals to talk to, lots of wedding themes and ideas, and opportunities to taste, touch, and experience every aspect of planning your wedding.

The next Bridal Spectacular is August 21 & 22 at Cashman Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale at their website. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and planning to stay at least 4 hours to see everything and take in a fashion show!

Here is just a sampling of what you will find at the show:

  • Bridal apparel
  • Formalwear and Tuxedos
  • Invitations
  • Favors
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Disc Jockies
  • Entertainment
  • Florists
  • Decorating Ideas
  • Party Rentals
  • Beauty ideas and services
  • Banquet Facilities and Reception sites
  • Wedding Chapels
  • Hotels
  • Country clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Seasonal decorating themes
  • Wedding Cake
  • Candy Stations
  • Dental advice
  • Weight loss programs
  • Bridal Registries
  • Jewelry
  • Honeymoons and Travel
  • Photo Booths
  • Wedding Accessories
  • Wedding Websites
  • Modern Bride Magazine Subscription for every registered bride!
  • Spectacular Wedding Planner
  • and more!

Hope to see you there! Bring your fiance on Friday night when Groom's get in free! Bring mom and your girlfriends with you on Saturday.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Wedding News from Bridal Show Producers Conference in Minneapolis

I've been attending the Bridal Show Producers Conference in Minneapolis for the last several days and the information to increase the value of my bridal shows for the brides and grooms- to-be has been invaluable!  I look forward to sharing more of these concepts over the next couple of weeks.  

We just finished a great presentation by representatives of The Knot. They presented a survey of what brides were thinking and planning regarding their wedding in 2008. After the presentation, discussions regarding  planning weddings in today's economy followed.

One of the statements heard during the Knot presentation hit me......we have often heard it takes a village to raise a child, but this was changed to it takes a village to help plan the wedding.  I'm thinking,  how about it takes a village to help pay for the wedding? Why not ask relatives beyond your parents to help pay for various items in the wedding.  It could be handled like a registry.  Not that I'm suggesting putting this in your invitation, but you could put it through the family network that instead of gifts you could use donations for the wedding.

Just a thought!

More ways to have the wedding of your dreams will be forthcoming.  But first and foremost plan to attend a bridal show so you can meet your potential vendors face to face. Shop and Compare becomes so much easier in an environment where you can meet multiple wedding professionals all in one place.  Our next event dates can be found at our website or if you are looking for a bridal show in a different state go to   

Friday, April 24, 2009

Saving Money on Music at Your Wedding

There are many articles out now on how to save money at your wedding. But brides beware, some of the advice being given is just plain BAD!
We are in the position to talk to many wedding professionals who are the ones who will be working hard to make your wedding a success. Today we spoke to Knight Sounds Entertainment. They were happy to pass on some practical advice to you!
  • You can still have the wedding you want, but the first thing to consider is to put the date off a little longer than you would like and save for it! Don't go into debt just to have it right away and then start your married life together overwhelmed financially and possibly end up divorced.

  • Don't just plan to use an ipod and do it yourself. That could end up destroying your happy day. Without a professional emcee there to direct events, get the party going, and make special announcements, your wedding could be over in an hour.

  • The best way to cut $100 off your entertainment budget might be to book your entertainment for 3 hours instead of 4. Or have your wedding on a week day instead of the weekend. That one decision alone can save you on most every service you will need.

  • If you simply can't wait and want to get married now, then plan a simpler chapel wedding and hold a big party a year down the road and relive your special day with everyone present!

Wedding professionals let's hear from you, give us your ideas for how couples can save money and still have the wedding they have been yearning for!

Thanks to Jennifer Spangler for her tips and advice. Knight Sounds Entertainment has been a vendor at the Bridal Spectacular for 30 shows! You will be able to meet them in person at the August Bridal Spectacular.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Best of Show Booths for Rainbow Gardens and Go To Wedding Planner

Two final selections in our Best of Show booths for the January show!

Rainbow Gardens: Since 1985, Rainbow Gardens has been creating a lifetime of memories. Whether it is your wedding day or any other special occasion - the ambiance, the cuisine and most importantly the warmth and attention to every detail by our professional and dedicated staff will create a day to be treasured forever. You can get an idea from this phenomenal booth just what they can offer you for your wedding day!

Go To Wedding Planner: Is a full Service wedding planner. We plan and help set up your wedding budget, be your budget adviser & watcher, locate and reserve ceremony & reception sites, contact minister, design your wedding theme or color, help select & hire reputable suppliers & vendors such as DJ, photographer, videographer, florist, caterer, musicians, and more! We will coordinate your rehearsal for 3 hours and stay from start to finish or up to 8 hours on your wedding day. Go To's booth stood out from the crowd!
Now that we have finished with the last shows best booths, I can't wait to see what our vendors will be doing in August! Brides will want to attend to see all the latest in cutting edge wedding trends. See the hot colors for the season, table trends, fashions trends, tuxedo trends.....they will all be at the show. This is the BIG SHOW you have been waiting for full of wedding resources. You won't be disappointed!
All our brides will be presented with a "GREEN" re-usable keepsake shopping bag AT NO CHARGE! Your registration will also allow you to get a FULL YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO MODERN BRIDE MAGAZINE! Tickets will be available in July.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Best of Show Booths Albertson's, Emerald at Queensridge, The Wedding Salons at the Wynn

The Wynn
Emerald at Queensridge

Choosing the best booths at a bridal show is always difficult because there are usually so many. Each show our wedding professionals that exhibit at the show help to choose their peers who have done an extraordinary job presenting their products to the brides who attend. Over the last couple of months, I have been posting the photos of the 16 winners. The three you see here today Emerald at Queensridge, The Wedding Salons at the Wynn and Albertson's were wonderful to look at and in the case of Albertson's delightful to taste!
Emerald at Queensridge: ....where romance meets elegance in splendid style! Emerald at Queensridge is Las Vegas premiere wedding and banquet facility! Located in the prestigious Northwest part of town, our lush landscaping, spectacular mountain views and dramatic sunsets make Emerald's setting like no other. Click for more information.
The Wedding Salons at the Wynn: Every wedding at Wynn Las Vegas begins with preferential check in and a special welcome amenity. Whether you choose the "The Forever Ceremony" or "The Elegant Affair", you will find a setting that is elegant and distinctive, yet enchantingly peaceful,where every detail is handled by dedicated wedding professionals.
Alberson's Floral and Bakery: Albertson's can help you with your wedding florals and your wedding cake and they can do it within your budget with fabulous designs that you would see in any bridal magazine to choose from!
Don't miss the August 21 & 22 bridal show it is the show you don't want to miss because it is the best! But if you need to attend a bridal show sooner, there is a smaller one at the JW Marriott this weekend, April 11. Enjoy!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Best of Show Booths for Naakiti Floral, The Paiute and Red Rock Country Club

Naakiti Floral Design

The Paiute Resort

Red Rock Country Club

Hello, I'm back from my little vacation break and could not wait to continue my series on Best of Show booth's from the January Bridal Spectacular. All of these participants had incredible booths.
Naakiti Floral Design not only created a fabulous floral display in her booth but she was also responsible for the fabulous entrance at the front of the show and many other award winning booths too including The Las Vegas Paiute's award winning booth.
Another great booth I know you will remember was the one created by the Red Rock Country Club.
Make sure you click on the links to visit each of these wedding professionals to find out more about what they can do for your wedding day!
You can also visit with many of these vendors at the August Bridal Spectacular at Cashman Aug 21 & 22.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Photo Slide show from recent Bridal Spectacular!

Don't miss your opportunity to experience Vegas' largest bridal event, coming again August 21 & 22 at Cashman Convention Center. Before you go back to college, meet all the wedding professionals you will need under one roof. You can research on line, read lots of magazines, but the most important tool you have to make sure your event is everything you want is to meet the vendors you will use in person.

Walk all the aisles to see the latest in cutting edge trends, sample wedding cake and caterer selections, see a fashion show and win prizes. The Bridal Spectacular!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Diamond Dig at January show Sponsored by Aaron Lelah Jewelers

The Bridal Spectacular Diamond Dig!

Our featured grand prize promotion at our recent show was more fun than you can imagine....unless of course you were one of these brides!
There were five .50 karat cubic zerconias hidden in our oversized sand box and 5 lucky brides were picked each time to sift through the sand to find one of the stones. The bride who found the specially marked cz won a .50 karat diamond from Aaron Leleh Jewelers! The other 4 brides each got to keep the cz or received a $100 gift certificate good with Aaron Lelah.
Sometimes the winner found her stone rather quickly and other times it took a while, but everyone had a great time!
Come to the August 21 & 22 bridal show, Las Vegas' largest event for that time of year for your chance to participate in another fun promotion as well as see the largest group of professional wedding companies. No other show compares, since 1991 we have been the show you can count on to be the largest in town.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Allyse's Bridal and Formal, Macy's Bridal Registry and BLR Photography Best of Show Booths from January show

Allyse's Bridal and Formal brought something different to the show floor at the recent Bridal Spectacular, beautifully modest wedding gowns. Their fabulous display was both creative and live with wedding dresses raised and turned so you could see the backs of the gowns and live models showing the front of these fabulous gowns. For the bride who wants something a little more covered up with sleeves instead of strapless, these designers have found the right balance in their creations. In addition to bridal, they have mother of the bride, bridesmaids, prom gowns, semi-formal and day dresses and You can visit Allyse's Bridal at 2651 Paseo Verde Pkwy in Henderson, Suite 180.
Macy's Wedding and Gift Registry created a show booth environment so gracious and tastefully decorated that the brides could not help but stop and find out more about their bridal registry. You can visit Macy's Gift Registry on line and start registering your wedding choices today! Smart brides and grooms know that's the best way to end up with gifts you really need and want. Congrats to Macy's for a another Best of Show booth.
BLR Life Photography and Cinema created a restful place for the brides to stop and gaze on their fabulous and unique photography at the January show. With Eric and Brittany Hanson, "this is not just a job, it's and artistic calling." You have to visit their website to see their awesome full screen photographic display. Their Best of Show booth left no doubt in the minds of attendees that their services would be representative of very creative people.
Make sure you plan to visit our Pre-fall Bridal Spectacular August 21 & 22 at Cashman Center to visit with the largest group of fine wedding professionals in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Little Pastry Chefs - Barbie Cakes

Little Pastry Chefs was one of the first stopping points for brides entering the bridal show. You could not miss their oversized Barbie Cake as well as the lovely pink smaller versions. What a unique display! Of course they had many other lovely cakes to choose from too.
Wedding Cakes are always one of the most sought after items at our bridal shows. This was another of our Best of Show booth winners! Come see what Little Pastry Chefs can create for you at their website and at our next show in August! By the way, Little Pastry Chefs has a very colorful and cute website. Go check it out!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

JW Marriott another Best of Show Booth

At our recent January show there were so many fantastic booths. But here is another one that really stood out from the crowd!
Michael Testagrossa created a walk down the aisle feeling in his booth that truly stood out from the norm. This photo just does not do the display justice which featured a green approach with a moss lined aisle runner and brite red candles for visual pop. JW Marriott also had a "going green" table scape in our table scapes gallery that was a real hit with the brides.
Visit the JW Marriott site today to find out more about what they can do for your wedding.
Remember the next Bridal Spectacular is at Cashman Center August 21 & 22. Meanwhile, visit our web site to order your Free Spectacular Wedding Planner and to find all the wedding services you need right now!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Anthem Country Club and Marisha Floral win Best of Show for their booths

The Anthem Country Club and Marisha Floral & Event Design
Best of Show Booth Winners!

The vendors at the recent show chose this gorgeous booth as one of the best booths in the show.

The Anthem and Marisa Floral worked together to create a luscious creamy pink confection and it was topped off with their neighbor Simple Elegance Cake Design with his fabulous cakes.

Over the next several weeks we will be featuring additional Best of Show Booths from the January 9 & 10 event. Our next Bridal Spectacular is Aug 21 & 22 back at Cashman Center.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January Bridal Spectacular

The 34th Bridal Spectacular was a huge hit with the brides!
This past weekend over 1,150 brides attended our event at The Pavilions at World Market Center Las Vegas. They were so excited and having so much fun planning their wedding with over 180 of Vegas' top wedding professionals there to help. Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing with you some of the Best of Show booths that were there as well as other "cutting edge" wedding trends that were seen at the show! So check back to see more! Here are a few photos from the 3pm Designer Gown and Formal wear show presented by Tux One and Bridal, Tuxedo Junction, David's Bridal and MW Tux. Shoes were provided by Zappos! Our next event, our 35th will be back at Cashman Center on August 21 & 22, 2009!

Photo credits: Scott Harrison