Month: May 2013

Create a “Must Have” List for Your Wedding Day

As you plan your Connecticut wedding, you’ll probably have a list of things you want to include. The more you look for inspiration, the more things you’re likely to find, too. This is why creating a “must have” list for your wedding day can be very helpful.

Whether you’re doing the planning yourself or working with a wedding planner, a must have list is a handy reference. You’ll most likely be working on your plans for months, and this list can remind you what the most important aspects are.

This can come in very useful if there are any conflicts, such as available dates for different vendors. By having a short list of must have elements, you’ll know what you can compromise on, which will help reduce the stress of the decision.

Of course, another great way to reduce your wedding planning stress is to come to one of our bridal expos. You’ll be able to meet all the vendors you’ll need for your big day, and have lots of fun in the process!

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Event Caterers

Weddings are all about love, and one thing that you and your guests will love is a great menu. The best way to ensure a great menu is to choose a great caterer. For your Connecticut wedding, Event Caterers offer everything you need.

The Danbury-based company is headed up by chef Joseph Yorio, who brings his training and experience to creating your wedding menu. They produce delicious American Contemporary cuisine that is perfect for your big day.

Whether you prefer the sound of their grilled Black Angus filet mignon served with truffle potato gratin, roast Long Island  breast of duck, panko crusted swordfish, or porcini mushroom ravioli, you can be certain the food is crafted with care and passion for the ingredients.

To find out more about what Event Caterers offers, you can get in touch with them through our exhibitor directory or through their website. You can also meet Event Caterers and many other great wedding vendors at our next show!

Say Yes To The Dress Casting Call at Wedding Steps Bridal Shows

You heard right, the fun and exciting wedding planning television show, “Say Yes To The Dress” is holding a casting call at the upcoming Wedding Steps bridal shows starting June 18, 2013. The casting call is for their 11th season and they want you!

If you have always wanted to be on television and interested in being a part of the show, come to a Wedding Steps bridal show starting June 18, 2013 for details and to apply.  Who knows, maybe you’ll make such an impression on the host, Randy Fenoli, that he will recommend you as a future star on TLC.  Dream big girl!  See you there!!!

Celebrity Weddings To Inspire Connecticut Brides

We love wedding season for lots of reasons, and celebrity weddings is one of them. Seeing what all the big names do for their wedding days is a great inspiration for Connecticut brides, and can give us all an idea of upcoming trends.

So far, this year’s celebrity weddings haven’t disappointed. We’ve seen sports stars, actresses, and musicians tie the knot in some fabulous ceremonies.

The biggest wedding has been Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto’s Florida wedding. The couple had their reception in a 40,000 square foot tent!

The smallest might be Keira Knightley and James Righton’s French wedding. They only had 11 guests at the ceremony, which was followed by a party at a country house owned by her family.

It’s also been a year for daring dress choices. Melissa Gilbert wore a dark red gown when she married Timothy Busfield last month. This week, Shenae Grimes went with a black and blush gown for her wedding to Josh Beech.

What do you think of these celebrity weddings? What trends do you think they’ll set? Tell us in the comments!

If you’re planning your own wedding and want more inspiration, come to our next show!

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: A New Beginning Salon and Spa

A recent survey showed that 73 percent of American women feel that their wedding day is the biggest hair moment of their life. With all eyes on the bride, it’s no surprise that so many women feel that there’s no more important day to have a perfect style.

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When you’re planning your wedding, deciding on your hairstyle is a big part of choosing your overall look. A New Beginning Salon in Bethel has specialist Bridal Coordinators to work with you ahead of your big day and on it.

Starting several months before your wedding day, A New Beginning will work with you to plan everything for your wedding look. They can even arrange for food and drinks to be delivered to the salon for you and your bridal party as you get made even more beautiful!

As you can imagine, they book up well in advance. With so many great services, though, they’re worth the wait!

To find out more about what A New Beginning can offer you as a bride, get in touch with them through our vendor directory or via their website. You can also meet them and many other fabulous wedding vendors at one of our upcoming bridal shows!