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TopWeddingShows.com Behind the Wedding Day: She’s So Beautiful…Consignment and Bridal Boutique

26 Nov

 

She's So Beautiful is participating in the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013

She’s So Beautiful is participating in the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013

With the 44th Annual Hamilton Halton Spring Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Ashley from She’s So Beautiful…Consignment and Bridal Boutique. Visit their website: www.shessobeautiful.ca

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?

A: Eco-friendly brides are really big right now. Trying to find a place that has previously owned gowns is the new thing! Brides-to-be are saving huge amount of $$$ by doing so!

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014

A: When you are purchasing your wedding gown make sure you consider that the alteration costs are not included in the cost of the gown…It is an added cost! Be sure you budget for have to have a dress altered to fit you to perfection! 

She's So Beautiful is participating in the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013

She’s So Beautiful is participating in the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013

Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products/services?

A: It is so important to shop locally because supporting the wedding professionals in your home area’s ensures that small businesses thrive and are around to help your family member and friends when it is their time to walk down the aisle!

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or TV/reality show of all time?

A: Say Yes to the Dress!  But it amazes me how much people pay for their dresses when they can get them for way less!

What would you say has been the proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?

A: When you have a mother of three daughters that are all getting married at once and they all come to She’s So Beautiful to find their perfect dresses!  It tells us a lot about how much they liked the experience!

What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013?

A: We will be showcasing many wedding gowns that are nothing less than perfect that will all be on sale at the show!  Many lucky brides will be walking away with a $100 gift card they can use on a “She’s So Beautiful” gown. This is a HUGE sale you certainly do not want to miss out on!

Be sure to visit Ashley and the entire team from  She’s So Beautiful…Consignment and Bridal Boutique in booth #152 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013. You can try on dresses at the show

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor List!
44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show
January 12 & 13, 2013
The Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily
Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily
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Behind the Wedding Day: Marilee’s Bridal & Special Occasions

18 Sep

With the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Mary from Marilee’s Bridal & Special Occasions! Visit their website: www.mariless.com

Marilee's Booth at the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show 2012

Marilee’s Booth at the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show 2012

In your opinion, what are the biggest dessert trends for the upcoming wedding season?

Ruffles!

What is the number one piece of advice you’d give to couples planning a wedding in 2012 / 2013?

Plan early-order early…the best ways to eliminate stress

What is your favourite wedding themed movue or TV/Reality Show of all time?

Bridesmaids and Say Yes to the Dress-Kleinfelds Addition

What is your favorite part of the wedding process?

The commitment rgar 2 people are making to each other on their wedding day

What will you be showcasing at the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show?

Bridal Gowns

Be sure to visit Marilee’s  in booth #62 at the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show taking place September 23rd at the Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre in St. Catharines. Visit www.topweddingshows.com for more information.

Behind “The Big Day” Series: Annette’s Bridal

25 Jul

With the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Annette Kowalski from Annette’s Bridal. Visit their website at www.annettesbridalstore.com

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
Natural waist, lace, Illusion knecklines, 2 looks in one and jewelled shoes

What is the number one piece of advice you’d give to couples planning a wedding in 2012 / 2013?
Decide what is of priority to you and budget accordingly. Then eliminate some of the other indulgences so you are able to focus on what is important to you. 

What is your favorite wedding themed movie or TV / reality show of all time?
Four Wedding and a Funeral – The flowers and settings were fab!

What is your favorite part of the wedding process?
Helping create unique looks with accessories and designs.

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Be sure to visit Annette’s Bridal at the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show taking place September 23rd at the Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre in St. Catharines.
Visit www.topweddingshows.com for more information.

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Behind the “Big Day” with Angie’s Bridal Boutique

23 Jul

Hey Brides-to-Be!  The bridal team from Angie’s Bridal Boutique  has answered some of our top questions about the upcoming wedding season in our “Behind the Big Day” Series.  Angie’s Bridal Boutique has a simple mission: to help you find your perfect dress! They carry many different styles at a range of prices to help you find the flowing train, exquisite bodice, or special little detail that makes your dress perfect! Happy reading.

Q: In your opinion, what are  the biggest rends for the upcoming wedding season?

A: New styles are showing as well as a return of more traditional looks complete with lace and embroidery. Overall, ELEGANCE is certainly the key when choosing your wedding gown for 2012 and beyond.

tradional embellishments with a modern cut=elegance Photo Source: http://allurebridals.com/Store_ProductDetail.aspx?pid=5Fc77426991182ch1c6B

tradional embellishments with a modern cut=elegance Photo Source: http://allurebridals.com/Store_ProductDetail.aspx?pid=5Fc77426991182ch1c6B

 

 

Q: What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding ?

A: Start planning Early!  It takes time for everything to come in and you certainly want to leave room for  fittings.

Q: What is your favourite wedding themed movie/TV show of all time?

A: Four Weddings and a Funeral and Rich Bride/Poor Bride

Q: What is your favourite part of the wedding planning process?

A: When the bride find The One…and we are talking about the dress here.  Our whole team loves making people happy and sharing in the bride’s excitement.

Q: What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show?

A: We will be showcasing new styles from our suppliers including Sorello Vita for the first time in this area. We are so excited! 

Sorella Vita Brand at Angies Bridal and showcased at Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show

Sorella Vita Brand at Angies Bridal & showcased at Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to visit the entire team at Angie’s Bridal Boutique in booth #208 at the15th Annual Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show~September 29 & 30, 2012~The Careport Expo Centre~ 270 Longwood Rd South, Hamilton, Ontario

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Or Visit Angie’s Bridal Boutique at their Waterdown Location:

Angie's Bridal will be at the Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show 2012

Angie’s Bridal will be at the Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show 2012

 

 

5 Mill St. South

Waterdown, ON L0R2H4

Phone: 905-689-8400

 

 

Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Evenings

by Appointment Only

Wednesday: 12-6, Thursday: 12-8, Friday: 12-6, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 12-5

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

21 Jul

There are so many moving parts to organize and keep organized when planning your wedding day.  Below is a check list to hopefully help keep you organized, stress free.   The saying “It’s about the journey, not just the destination” is true about the wedding planning process as well.  Having a well thought out plan of attack will definitely aid in making your engagement fun and memorable!

1 Year – 2 Years Before Wedding

-Tell your parents about your decision to get married
-Announce your engagement
-Set a date for your wedding
(have a backup date in mind in case reception site is not available)
-Decide on the type of wedding you would like: Take into consideration:
-Time of day, Number of guests, formality of event, theme indoor, outdoor, seasonal etc.
Set a budget
-Keep an organized record of when, how and on what is money spent
-Consider hiring a wedding planner
Compile a guest list. Take into consideration:
-Grooms family, Brides family and decide who needs to be invited
-Those you need to invite
-Those you should be invited/ those you would be nice to invite
-Decide if you want in invite children with their parents
-Reserve your officiate & reception site
-Send engagement announcement to newspapers or an email blast out to friends and family (don’t forget to change your facebook profile status lol)
-Select your flower girl and ring bearer
-Decide if you would like to have an engagement party
-Determine your color scheme.
-Order your passport, birth certificate for your honeymoon or marriage license
-Purchase engagement ring…look at wedding bands
-Decide on the ceremony and reception sites
Research! Start looking for a photographer, DJ Service, Videographer, caterer, florist etc
-Decide who the attendants will be
-Join a fitness club.
-Start to attend Wedding Shows

8 – 12 Months Before the Wedding
-Select a wedding dress and accessories
-Purchase or rent a wedding dress
-Select formal wear for the groom
-Select and order dresses for bridesmaids
-Start looking at wedding cakes
(taste the different flavors of cake to help in selection)
-Make your final bookings (photographer, DJ, videographer, caterer photographer Register for gifts
-Select patterns and colours
(i.e. room decoration colours, dish patterns)
-Select and order invitations
-Discuss honeymoon destinations
-Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out of town guests
-Look into liability insurance for your Stag and Doe and Wedding Reception

4 – 8 Months Before the Wedding
-Order your wedding cake
-Book your limousine
-Order your flowers
(sit down with florist and decide on bouquets & boutonnieres, fresh or silk)
-Make an appointment for your first dress fitting
-Make an appointment with your hair stylist
-Go to the salon for all of your styling needs
-Have the salon come to you for your styling needs
-Book rehearsal dinner
-Plan the menu for the rehearsal dinner
-Make sure bridesmaids have gone for their fittings
-Plan the menu for the reception
-Start writing out invitations
-Select and buy gifts for attendants
-Book honeymoon
-Get the appropriate name-change forms

2 – 4 Months Before Wedding
-Check to make sure you have all the requirements to get married in Ontario -Confirm your honeymoon reservations
-Confirm your music selection
-Bridal Showers should be arranged
-Consider making reservations for a golf outing, an in-room massage, etc. —Apply for your marriage license
-Go for your final fitting – bring shoes and lingerie to be worn that day
-Have Ushers go for their fittings
-Mail the invitations
-Keep up with writing your thank you cards

1 Month Before
-Apply for a marriage license
-Arrange seating arrangements
-Plan the rehearsal dinner party
-Have hairdresser work with your headpiece and make-up
-Purchase your lipstick
-Purchase your perfume
-Rehearse your wedding vows
-Maintain a record of RSVPs and all gifts received
-Arrange final fitting of bridesmaid’s dresses
-Finalize shopping for wedding day accessories, ring pillow, toasting glasses, nylons,
-Make sure all your vendors have maps to all locations, brides home, grooms home, ceremony, park for the pictures and reception
-Find “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a six pence (or shiny penny) for your shoe”

1-2 Week Before Wedding
-Call your rehearsal site with the final number of guests who will be attending your rehearsal
-Call your reception site with the final number of guests who will be attending your reception and finalize seating plan
-Pick up your dress
-Pick up attire for the groom and ushers
-Pack for your honeymoon
-Purchase traveler’s cheques
Confirm:
-Accommodations at the hotel
-Florist order
-Videographer
-Photographer and confirm special photos you want taken
-All music for the ceremony
-Details with the limousine company
-Music for the reception- first dance
-Write place cards and draw a seating chart for the reception
-Write speeches
-Determine the order for the procession
-Contact guests who haven’t responded
-Arrange all final payments to your vendors
-Have someone hand out bombonieres

The Day Before Your Wedding
-Obtain your marriage license if you have not yet done so
-Confirm all of your reservation times and give out gifts
(i.e. limo pick up, hair appointment, etc.)
-Enjoy your rehearsal dinner
-Get a good night sleep…word to the wise, no bachelor parties the night before

The Day of your Wedding
-Eat breakfast (You are going to need your energy!)
-Give the grooms ring and the brides ring to the best man
-Schedule plenty of time to get ready
-Go to your hair appointment
-Go to your make-up appointment
-Splurge and get a massage
-Have someone hand out programs at the ceremony (organize in advance)
-Have someone hand out bombonieres (organize in advance)
-Relax, Enjoy & Have Fun!!

After the Wedding & Honeymoon
-Pick out your thank you picture from your photographer
-Write out/email Thank you cards Send thank you cards with pictures to all your guests & suppliers
-Email out a blog link that has all your wedding photos to all friends and family

-Take your dress to the cleaners
-Return any rented items ASAP
-Enjoy being Married!

Cheers,

Shannon

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