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Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming weading! The Wedding Book is a local information resource for people in Kern County, CA. It is designed to provide couples with access to premier wedding services in our area. Over 100 member businesses participate in making a new Wedding Book each year. We are all here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Please register online for our VIP Wedding club. We will send you updates on the latest bridal events and exclusive discounts available from our members. It's fast, easy, and FREE to become a VIP. Register online at kcba.us, in person at the office or through one of our events, or even register by calling (661) 633-9200. Your membership will only stay active until your wedding date. You may also stop by anytime M-F from 10-6 to pick up a FREE wedding packet from our member businesses. Congratulations & Happy:,_l_an_n_i_n..;;g~!=======~:3 • >-::=========~----<C!!___..., 2013-14 Kern County Bridal Association Members 1st Choice Limousine A Fairytale Event Center A Happily Ever After Wedding A Royal Palace A Simple Wedding Ceremony A to Z Karaoke A & E Photo Booth Abbys Photography AJ's Tuxedo Junction Akea All in The Invite AIISound Music Amazing Bounce Ashley dePencier Photophraphy Atomic Kitten Salon Bakersfield Carriages I MaryAnn's Country Bakersfield Event Center Bakersfield Firefighters Hall Bakersfield Woman's Club Beauti Control • Spa Escape Best Party & Event Rentals Best Westerm Crystal Palace Black Tie Forrnalwear C & B Photography Cabe Creative Photography California Highway Patrolmen's Club of Kern County Capital Dental Group Captured by love Casa Royal Banquet Hall & Catering Celebrity China and Crystal Darius Sound Production David Video & Photography DJ Escandalosa Dr. Boooks Weight Loss & Detox Body ... DRC El Jaguar Cafe & Grill Banquet Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort Enlace Ceremonies Evermoore Films Fairy Godmother a Wedding and Event Company Flash Me Photo Booth Fleur de lis Flower Bar Forget Me Not Snapshots Four Points by Sheraton Freestyle Event SeiVices, Inc. Frugatti's Italian GC Photography and Consulting

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CREATING A WEDDING OUTLINE Bride's BEST Planning Checklist Creating a Realistic Wedding Budget Date-Setting Strategies Guest List Management Tips The Wedding Party & Other Honorary job Holders Bridal Shows

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EVERYTHING WEDDING (AND WHERE TO FIND IT!) • • • • • • • • • • •

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Bride's Best Check List 18-12 Months Before the Wedding (as soon as you say YES) SELECT A WEDDING DATE (have alleast one alternative in mind). REGISTER AT THE BRIDAL ASSOCIATION for news and discounts on wedding stuff. Simply log on to KCBA.US to sign up, or call 661.633.9200 ANNOUNCE YOUR ENGAGEMENT. Submit an engagement announcement in local papers, magazines and on-line publications. Don't forget to change your Facebook status. DEFINE A REASONABLE GUEST LIST CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PARTY ASSIGN OTHER KEY FAMILY MEMBERS TO SUPPORTING DUTIES MAKE YOUR WEDDING INSPIRATION FOLDER. Start out by cutting pictures and articles from magazines, Pinterest favorites, pies of cute ideas from other wedddings, or even television shows to inspire your own look. BEGIN COMPILING GUEST LIST ADDRESSES AND SPOUSE OR "PLUS ONE" NAMES CONSIDER SENDING A SAVE-THE-DATE. This is especially important if you're have a destination wedding or if the majority of guests will be required to travel an extended distance to attend the wedding . ATIEND AREA BRIDAL SHOWS for inspirations, prizes and deep discounts

9-12 Months Before the Wedding HIRE A WEDDING PLANER OR COORDINATOR. Sharing your visions early in the process will help you take advantage of their expertise on hiring other wedding professionals. SCHEDULE AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY, if desired. This job falls under the Attendant's duties. CONFIRM A COLOR SCHEME SELECT AND ORDER BRIDALATIIRE AND ALTERATIONS PROVIDER SELECT AND ORDER ATIENDANT'S ATIIRE CHOOSE LOCATION FOR CEREMONY. If marrying in a religious establishment, ask about pre-marital counseling requirements. Secure your date with a deposit or retainer fee. CHOOSE LOCATION FOR THE RECEPTION CHOOSE CATERER OR CHOOSE MENU FROM LOCATION'S BANQUET DEPARTMENT SELECT PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER SELECT MUSICIANS, EMCEE, OJ OR BAND SELECT AND BOOK FLORIST, DECORATOR AND RENTAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDER SELECT AND BOOK TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER CONTINUE TO ATIEND AREA BRIDAL SHOWS CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PARTY. ASSIGN OTHER KEY FAMILY MEMBERS TO SUPPORTING DUTIES

6-9 Months Before the Wedding FINALIZE MENU WITH VENUE OR OUTSIDE CATERER SELECT BAKERIES AND SCHEDULE TASTING APPOINTMENTS SIGN UP FOR WEDDING REGISTRIES ORDER ALL JEWELRY AND ACCESSORY ITEMS (Shoes, dress socks for the guys, veil, headpiece, etc .. ) MEET WITH YOUR WEDDING TEAM (professionals, parents and attendants). Make any necessary payments. ATIEND AREA BRIDAL SHOWS

4-6 Months Before the Wedding SELECT AND ORDER WEDDING INVITATIONS ORDER RENTAL EQUIPMENT APPLY FOR PASSPORTS, IF NEEDED SELECT HAIR STYLIST AND MAKE-UP ARTIST MEET WITH ALL HIRED WEDDING PROFESSIONALS MAKE SCHEDULED PAYMENTS TO VENDORS ATIEND AREA BRIDAL SHOWS

2-3 Months Before the Wedding MAIL OUT WEDDING INVITATIONS SELECT AND ORDER TUXEDOS AND ACCESSORIES SCHEDULE FINAL MEETINGS WITH BAKERY, PHOTOGRAPHER, ENTERTAINMENT AND EQUIPMENT I DECOR SCHEDULE HAIR AND MAKE-UP TRIAL APPOINTMENTS PLAN BACHELOR I BACHELORETIE PARTIES Gob function of the Wedding Party Attendants) ATIEND BRIDAL SHOWS FOR LAST-MINUTE INFO AND PRIZES.


Bride's Best Check List 1-2 Months before the Wedding

OBTAIN MARRIAGE LICENSE COMPLETE FINAL DRESS FITIINGS FINALIZE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SCHEDULE ASSIGN DAY-OF-WEDDING TASKS PURCHASE GIFTS FOR ATTENDANTS SELECT AND ASSEMBLE GUEST FAVORS MAKE ANY REMAINING PAYMENTS ON PAYMENT SCHEUDLES

3-4 Weeks before the Wedding COMPLETE GUEST LIST. Verify any outstanding RSVP's. SUBMIT FINAL CATERING COUNT. Be sure to check with caterer or facility on the due date. SCHEDULE FINAL CONSULTATIONS WITH ALL WEDDING PROFIESSIONALS PICK UP TRAVEL TICKETS AND PACK. Be sure to secure all legal documents, including tickets & passport. PICK UP WEDDING BANDS AND SECURE FIT. ORDER PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS FOR A FULL MONTH AFTER THE WEDDIND DATE. MAIL INVITATIONS TO REHEARSAL DINNER FINALIZE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS (This only applies if you're dong pre-assigned seating at the reception .)

The Week before the Wedding DELIVER MARRIAGE LICENSE TO OFFICIANT PREPARE GRATUITY (TIP) ENVELOPES FOR HIRED PROFESSIONALS PACK CEREMONY ITEMS FOR TRANSIT TO CEREMONY LOCATION. PACK RECEPTION ITEMS FOR TRANSIT TO RECEPTION LOCATION SCHEDULE A NICE "THANK YOU" DINNER WITH YOUR PARENTS

The Day Before the Wedding PCK UP TUXEDOS AND CHECK FIT. Don't forget dress shoes and matching dress (NOT white) socks. DELIVER CEREMONY ITEMS TO CEREMONY LOCATION (if possible) DELIVER RECEPTION ITEMS TO RECEPTION LOCATION (if possible) EAT A HEALTHY DINNER, DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

After the Wedding RETURN TUXEDOS AND RENTAL ITEMS IMMEDIATELY. Assign someone to this task. MAIL OUT THANK-YOU NOTES CHANGE LEGAL NAME WHERE APPLICABLE (DMV, Social Security, Bank Accounts, Titles & Insurance) CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER TO SCHEDULE DELIVERY DATES TAKE WEDDING DRESS FOR CLEANING AND PRESERVATION


Creating a Realistic Wedding Budget G29he average cost of a wedding in Kern County is projected to be $28,465 in 2014, up slightly from 2013, according to "The Wedding Report': an organization that compiles wedding statistics from across the USA using data from government agencies and statistical analysis gleaned from Internet sites. There are expected to be 4,672 weddings in 2014, some bigger, some smaller, but getting that big scary number out there right up front will help you prepare a budget that works for YOUR wedding. The first step in making your own realistic budget is to understand what things cost on average in our area. The following is a breakdown of 2012 costs for the County of Kern: Attire & Accesories Beauty &Spa Entertainment Flowers & Decorations Gifts & Favors Invitations Jewelry Photography & Video Planner I Consultant Venue, Catering & Rentals

$1,806 $ 140 $1,318 $1 ,637 $ 703 $ 904 $4,292 $3,161 $1 ,720 $12,371

The average number of guests was 136.

The quickest and easiest way to trim the budget is to trim the guest list; less people equals less catering and smaller venue, which can save about a third of their costs. But there are other ways to keep the costs down as well; smart shopping, having a relative sponsor the cost of an area, say decor, as your wedding gift, or even taking on doing some DIY projects. Successful budgeting starts with deciding which things are the most important. Put those items at the top of the list and work your way down. Keep accurate up-to-date records of the expenditures (no fudging!) to see the progress. If you really want something over the budget, make up the difference: with an extra part-time job, packing a lunch, or even doing without Starbucks for one day a week .... it all adds up to big savings. Ask your hired vendors about payments; most offer no-interest schedules that will avoid putting anything on a credit card. Most importantly, establish an open and honest dialogue with your fiance.

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Date-Setting SJ:rategies ~e ring will barely hit your finger before people begin to ask "When is the Big Day?"

At first, vague responses like "next year" or "after I graduate" will buy you some time, but getting that date set quickly is critical to establishing your time line. Here are some things to consider before getting that Wedding Countdown Clock started:

Budget If you are paying for the bulk of the wedding costs yourselves, you absolutely must consider how long it will take to save the appropriate amount of money. The same applies if the family(ies) are helping. Giving yourself enough time to save for the wedding in advance will avoid walking into your first marital days under a mountain of debt. Go through the budget worksheet to estimate your costs, and then act accordingly. Preparation and communication will avoid stress for everyone involved.

Work I School Schedules Consider your own as well as those of your key guests. If you are planning a destination or if a significant number of guests will need to travel, avoid peaks when ticket prices are higher; holidays and the first two weeks of summer are particularly expen:.:.s.iv :. .;...:e...:. . ---..- ..... Weather Kern County has relatively (at least by California standards) dramatic weather. Remember that an indoor event won't completely avoid weatherrelated travel complications. Extreme heat in the summer periodically leads to wildfires on the grapevine. In the winter months, snow and ice can close the mountain passes. BUDGET BUSTER TIP

Consider scheduling a Friday or Sunday wedding. It can save you hundreds of dollars in "off-peak"discounts from the location and some service providers.

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Guest List Management G27"Ceping the Guest List to a reasonable number is hard. The family and friends you choose to include in your special day, whether in the wedding party or as guests, are the key people in your life. You will look to them for advice, guidance, and counsel.

2. List as five stars the guests that are MUST-HAVE, and go down from there. It's never "equal" on both sides of the families; just try to be courteous of one another and the family's needs. After the names, write down how many people in their party. 3. Add the total BODIES not names. If you're under the goal number, stop here and move to step #5. If you're over, continue to step 4.

We all have day-to-day people in our lives; the grocery store clerk, the mail-person; the counter guy/girl at the gym; and let's not even get into all those hundreds of friends we all have on Facebook. We feel connected to all sorts of people. The ones who are part of your wedding, however, will cost about $100 or so (guest plus one) in the budget for food, beverage, rentals, decor, guest favors, etc.

4. Elimination Time. The easiest to rule out are children that are not in the couple's immediate family. Next on the elminations are those that are too far to likely make the journey. 5. Ask the parents on both sides for the remaining 10% of your max (that would be twelve guests, or six names, using our example.) There are almost always a few "musts" from the parents that will be a surprise to you and your fiance. 5. Make two lists: "X' list to the limit of the guest count goal; rest are "B"s.

Get to the magic number by: 6. Mail out all the "X' List invites. 1. Determine the maximum number of guests you and/or your facility can handle. Take 90% of that number as your goal. If your max is 125 guests, try for 112 people at first. Keep in mind about 15% of wedding invitations are declined for some reason, schedule conflicts or travel constraints, usually. ~

7. For every "X' list that declines, mail "B" list invitation out. Explain to those that didn't make the "1\' list if necessary, that you're limited due to the size of the facility or budget. Most will be very understanding.

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The Wedding Party

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Being in the Wedding Party is an honor and a responsibility. Here are the basic roles of each attendant, whether male or female. ATTENDANT OF HONOR: Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, Best Man The number 1 attendant go-to person. He or she will be asked to help with all aspects of the wedding; advising on wardrobe choices and gifts for the other attendants, organizing social events, i.e. the Engagement and Bachelor(ette) parties. May also supervise the rest of the Wedding Attendants. ATTENDANTS: Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Assist in various capacities as requested by the wedding couple and the Honor Attendants. Typical duties will include deliveries and returns, set-up, clean-up and other duties as assigned.

JUNIOR ATTENDANTS: Jr. Bridesmaids, Jr. Groomsmen Ages 12-16 with similar but reduced duties to adult Attendants. FLOWERGIRL (boy or girl) Usually 5 or under, distributes flowers along aisle just before the bride walks down. RING BEARER ( boy or girl) Child under 5 who holds decorative rings on a pillow during ceremony (actual rings go on pinkie fingers of the adult attendant.) Walks down with the flowergirl.

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Honorary Jobs Sometimes it's a challenge to include everyone who wants to help with the wedding. For those close relatives that aren't in the Wedding Party, try a more short-term job as an "Honor Attendant". Guest Book Attendant

Honorary Speaker or Reader

Has everyone sign in and transfers the book from ceremony to reception site, if needed.

Used during ceremony to read scriptures or dedications.

Gift Coordinator

Musical Performer or Soloist

Directs guests to leave gifts at designated area, firmly affixing card to gift.

Play or sing during ceremony, transition or at the reception.

Candle Lighters

Honorary Toast Giver

Light candles at the altar or reception tables.

A person other than the Best Man who is prepared to toast at the reception.

Parental Roles

As with most traditions, the roles of the parents has changed and adapted to new family situations. Now, more than 80% of couples pay the majority of the wedding costs themselves. It is still traditional, however, to honor family with roles like walking down the aisle, (Dad, Step-Dad, son or brother can be used). And hosting the rehearsal dinner still traditionally falls on the groom's side. It all comes down to what fits for you and your family. -PAGE 12-


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Bridal Shows :98ridal Shows are a great way to see different products and services for a wedding all under one roof. For a short time commitment of 3-4 hours, you can save hours of time and gallons of gas running to various store fronts. It's a great resource to gather ideas and spend a little time "wedding shopping" in a low-stress environment. There are usually 30-90 businesses featured at a Wedding Show. They are usually held in hotel ballrooms, arenas, or fairgrounds, depending on the size. Businesses are set up with booths where they can show their wares and meet clients.

Who attends a bridal or wedding show? Brides, grooms, friends and, of course, the mothers. A bridal show is much more than the fashions shown on stage. Going as a group gives the "Wedding Team" a chance to get to know each other. Yes, there is still a long list of things to do, try on, purchase and put together; but there's room to share a laugh. Gather the group, relax, sip some champagne and indulge a little - you're planning a a celebration of love!

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Samples & Free Gifts Pick up the free samples and a Swag Bag full of exhibitor gifts. Prizes Door prizes from the vendors are handed out throughout the event. Tickets Ticket prices range from $5-$15. each, depending on what show and whether you do general or VIP seating.

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Choosing the Perfect Ceremony Location Gifoday's brides and grooms can say "I Do" almost anywhere ... amid the legacy of stained glass at the family church, in a beautiful garden, atop a snowy mountain resort, in a glittering chandelier-lit hotel ballroom ... anything is possible.

Put simply: the romance of a snowy cliffside might be of lesser importance than having your parents be able to make the trip.

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Ceremony Venue Considerations Bride's Dressing Area Is there a private dressing room for the Bride and Bridal Party? How many mirrors are there? Are there adequate plug-ins and counter space for all the girls? What about areas to hang the wedding gown and the other dresses; keeping in mind that if everyone is dressing onsite, there will still need to be space for their street clothes, purses, cell phones, etc. to be stored during the ceremony. Groom's Dressing Area Not nearly as big of a deal as the Bride's, you'll still need to keep the groom, groomsmen and dads in mind as far as places to dress and stash their personal belongings.

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However, parking is a bigger concern when it comes to the Bride, Groom and the Wedding Party. If you plan a dramatic entrance to the ceremony, is there a protected area for the limousine, horsedrawn carriage, classic car or party bus to pull right up in front?

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There may be things you need to bring in to add to the ambience: an aisle runner, flowers, fabric or silk flowers for the aisle chairs, signage for family areas. Archway, podium or uplighting. Then there are the usual personalized items like the guest book, pen, unity candles or sand ceremony setup.

The same applies for your exit. Is there a way for bride and groom to be whisked away without making a 500 yard trek through the parking lot? Keep in mind the wedding party will be in the same boat, because they will be needed for photos after the ceremony.

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Ceremony Venue Considerations Is the Officiant Included? The person who performs the ceremony and signs the license may be part of the ceremony rental package. He or she could be a Pastor, Reverend, Deacon, Priest, Preacher, Minister, Rabbi, etc.; or one without any religious ties, a "non -denominational" officiant. All must be approved by the State of California to solemnize marriages. If you hire your own, be sure to check their qualifications thoroughly.

Staff on Premises Will there be staff from the facility on the premises for your Wedding Day? If so, confirm the hours, get a name and personal cell phone number for them. Meet with that person him or herself personally and discuss what they will be doing on that day.

If not, get a map of the location of light switches, thermostats, brooms, etc. and an emergency contact number.

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Ceremony Venue Considerations Sound Equipment

You will need some sort of microphone system so everyone can hear the exchange of vows. Microphones are only useful when you have speakers as well. Although there's no dancing, you'll still need music at the ceremony; whether live or recorded. At a minimum, there is background music as the guests arrive, a song for the bridesmaids as they come down the aisle, and another song for the Bride's Processional. You may have musical cues during the ceremony iteself. Finally, you will need a recessional for the bride, groom and wedding party to come back up the aisle, and exit music for the guests.

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In the case of two different venues, consider the distance from one to the other. The perfect location should be easy for the guests to find. Keep in mind that photos are only part of the delay before the arrival of the Wedding Party. There are personal items, decor, gifts and guest book to transfer. The bridal party typically arrives 45 minutes or more after the first guest at the reception. It's therefore critical to have someone in place to greet the guests and welcome them in your absence. This is usually a function of your DJ or other entertainment.

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Reception Venue Considerations Venue Capacity & Food Service One of the first criteria to consider is the size of the venue. Unique to the Reception, however, size also includes the plans to prepare and serve food. Hotels and restaurants are priced per meal and the room may be "free". Halls, museums and rental facilities charge for the building itself, but then the client is responsible for bringing in the catering and beverages. At first glance, it seems cheaper to rent a facility and add the food via caterer. However, when you add the cost of the catering plus essential rentals (tables, chairs and servingware), not to mention decorations, the price tags are comparable.

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Reception Venue Considerations What Is Included?

There are many variations of the standard "package price". Be sure you know exactly what you're supposed to get for the contract price, and be prepared to cover anything else through alternative resources. Some things are even required, but not provided by, the facility (though they may offer a referral source). Catering & Menu: If the food is part of your package, be sure the menu is clearly outlined in the final contract, from appetizers to beverages and dessert.

Beverages: What beverages are served with the food? What, if any, alcohol is served? Is there a cash bar or will you be hosting the cost for your guests? Equipment: Tables, chairs, floor, lighting (uplighting, dimmer switches, etc.), tableware, servingware, etc. Linens & Decor: Are the tables draped in your colors? What about the chairs? Any other decor offered as part of the facility?

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Reception Venue Contract Notes Your contract should clearly outline the inclusions, exclusions and parameters or extent of the agreement. Times: Set-up, event and clean-up hours. Keep in mind that the reception will have to be ready to go way before everyone needs to be on-site for the ceremony. Parking: Is there a parking lot on the property? Will there be a charge for parking within walking distance of the facility? Is there a Valet Parking option? Security Guards: It may sound strange to consider "security" as part of a wedding celebration, but many facilities require it. It's less about bad guys than it is about insurance requirements.

Liability Insurance: Most facilities carry at least $1 million. Many also require proof of insurance from any vendors you hire to be on their premises. Emergency Provisions What happens if it rains and you are using an outdoor venue? What if the power fails or "trips"? On a smaller scale, what if someone breaks a glass? It's amazing how important the menial mop and broom can become in the right setting.

What Is Excluded? It's just as important to find out what is NOT included in your price so you can be prepared to make other arrangements.

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Combination Venues All-in-One Ceremony & Reception A combination venue allows for both ceremony and reception to take place in the same location. In some cases, that means a physical movement from one area to another: other times the same space is "changed over" for the reception. One of the biggest advantages of combining is cost. On average, a combination venue will shave 30% off the overall wedding price tag. Rental fees, decorations and even staff serve double-duty, reducing the bottom line. There are special provisions to ensure that events move seamlessly from one to the other.

Timing Be sure to include time for guests to arrive, the ceremony itself, and then mingling time before the official start of the reception. Even if the area doesn't have to be changed over, you will still need time to catch your breath and indulge the photographer for family photos. Transitioning Decor & Furniture Aisle flowers may become Head Table adornments, but there will need to be someone in charge of moving them. Similarly, the chairs may need to be moved, an archway removed, buffet tables erected, etc. VIP Re-Grouping Prepare the parents and bridal party to exit the ceremony and rejoin for pies and Grand Entrance. You don't want to hold up food waiting for someone to "get back':

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Location Summary The perfect place for your ceremony and reception can be anywhere; a park, museum, church, hotel, beach or even the family backyard. Whatever isn't there naturally can be brought in, from decor to food to furniture and restrooms.

Follow the check lists and guidelines provided in the ceremony and reception sections. If you decide to combine locations, add in the combination venue guidelines.

The most imporant consideration is selecting a place that meets all the requirements for YOU, the Bride and Groom. You are the people getting married, and this is your day.

Once you've decided the where and when, you are well on your way to planning the rest of the wedding details.

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FORMALWEAR

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Wedding Gowns It's ALL About the Dress! Dress Shopping - you finally get to look for that perfect wedding gown! Though you may have been dreaming of your wedding for a long time, chances are you haven't kept up with the latest trends in wedding fashion. Depending on the budget, you may be shopping for something from the hottest designers or perhaps something a bit more modest.

No matter what you think you want, start shopping with a very open mind. Be ready to try on lots of different styles and maybe even colors. Unlike the rest of your wardrobe, you probably haven't worn a wedding gown in public very often, so there isn't the same level of experience. With some good shopping tips and your very best friends, shopping will be FUN!

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Wedding Gowns Flattering Designs for Every Body Hourglass Hips and shoulders the samesize with welldefinedwaist.

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Wedding Gowns Shopping Tips Take charge of the shopping experience by employing our stress-busting strategies. Start Early Finding the dress is probably one of the first things on your mental check list, but don't expect to do it in a single trip! Start shopping by browsing magazines and perusing some online sites. Consider your body type and budget during that research. Then, if the Fitting Room becomes overwhelming, stop for the day and pick it up later. Avoid Sticker Shock There's no other way to say it; wedding dresses are a big part of the budget. It's better to hit the door of the local bridal salon with a reasonable price tag in mind than be shocked and unprepared, especially in front of friends and family. Don't be afraid to research the cost of a gown that you see in a magazine by calling around first. Be Flexible Take the suggestions of salon staff and friends, at least as far as trying it on. You could be suprised by the outcome.

Limit the Shopping Party Guests It's an honor to be chosen as one of the bride's trusted advisors, but it's not for the faint of heart. It will be stressful. You will need the advice of your very best girl - the one that will tell you the absolute truth. Maybe a second trusted opinion as long as the women get along well. For those initial trips, avoid taking mom unless she really IS your trusted advisor. Avoid bringing anyone who antagonizes you, even if you really love them. And at ALL costs, avoid bringing your children. Family members can happily join you for a fitting, or when you make a final decision. Wear Sensible Undergarments Neutral colors, a convertible bra and spanks are great shopping partners. Bring Jewelry and other Must-Wear Accessories If your heart is set on wearing your Grandmother's pearls or earrings, bring them with you. If you already have something in mind for the veil or headpiece, bring it along, too. If fresh florals are to be used in your hair, bring a sample. While it's easy to change the length of a hem or a neckline, it's almost impossible to match colors that just don't go well together.

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Gowns &Alterations The average wedding gown has an astounding 10 yards, that's 30 feet, of fabric. Altering the gown is much more complicated than hemming a pair of pants. The seamstress will normally take the entire gown apart at the seams for optimal results.

Bustling Tips Bustling the dress, which picks up the train so it's easier to move after the ceremony, is an art form.

A well-qualified alterations expert can see the gown's potential on your body, knowing exactly how to emphasize the good points and make the not -so-great ones almost invisible.

There are two basic ways to tie the dress; over-bustle, which creates visible layers; and under-bustle, which hides the gathered fabric underneath. Regardless of the method, since it's on the back of the dress someone else will have to do it for you.

Alterations can even be made to incorporate a personal touch to make an off-the-sale-rack gown special and unique. You can add a piece of your mother's or even grandmother's gown; put in a family heirloom, or incorporate the "somethin2: blue':

If you're having alterations done, have them check the bustle. The ties can be more stable with cording instead of thread; easier for the "hustler" with rhinestones on the ends of the ties, and printed "how to" instructions can save the day!

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Gown Preservation Cleaning and preserving the gown after the wedding ensures that it stays beautiful for years, even generations, to come. Close attention must be paid to every detail to ensure that it stays as beautiful as the day it was worn.

Threads can be weakened by cleaning solvent. It's a necessary part of the process to separate threads in order to remove stains. Therefore, the beads and sequins are sewn both before and after the application of solvents.

A professional gown preservation service does not provide you with a kit. This is not a DIY process. It takes several people hours of work over several days to prepare a wedding gown for storage.

First, various cleansing agents are applied to remove any soil or stains. Several different types of spot cleaners may be used, depending on the type of soil.

Little or no water is used when professionals clean clothing, thus the term "dry cleaning': Chemical solvents are used to disolve and eliminate stains.

Next, the gown is cleaned with a gentle drycleaning solvent. Once cleaned, any sizing or water-repellant agents are re-applied.

First, the gown is examined for fabric type. color and the extent of stains and soils. This will dictate the type of cleaning agents used.

Finishers then use special pressing equipment to remove wrinkles and reshape the gown. Sequins and beads are then sewn for the second time with fresh thread to ensure stability.

At that point, wedding gowns are drastically more complicated than ordinary clothing because of both the types of fabrics used and the adornments. Special attention must be paid to properly care for different kinds of fabrics, sequins and beading, all in the same gown.

Finally, the gown is packaged in protective wrapping to eliminate potential damage from oxygen or other elements.

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Tall & Muscular or 'Husky' Slimming strategies are shawl collar jackets, dark colors and proper shirt sizing at the neck. Avoid pleats and double-breasted jackets, which add bulk. Short & Broad Same as above, better with a vest than a cumberbund.

Tall & Thin or Medium Build Everything looks great - trendy, classic or contemporary - even pleats and double-breasted jackts. Short&Slim Proper fitting is a must so the tux doesn't look too big. Lower button stance will lengthen the body line, making you look taller.

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Tuxedo Talk The most important accessory a bride can have is a well-dressed groom. Even the most beautiful dress in the world can be ordinary when paired with a terrible tuxedo. They have to be paired well in color, style and formality. Remember, you aren't just shopping for the Groom in this scenario; it's also the groomsmen and the dads. One renegade going "off the rails" with an old tuxedo that he already owns, or an online nightmare that's two inches too short, and those wedding party pictures are ruined.

The key to success is finding the right tuxedo shop. You need a local provider with professional staff experienced in taking measurements and doing fittings. Bring a swatch of the bridesmaids gowns. Come prepared to discuss the style of your wedding and the details of the bridal gown. Start shopping 2-3 months before the wedding. Be sure all the men have stopped in for a fitting check at least a week before the Big Day.

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Hair &Make-Up Bridal Beauty starts from within. It's so important, especially during the stress of weddng planning, to take care of yourself. A proper diet rich in vitamins A, B, C & E, healthy fats and plenty of water give your hair and skin the basic beauty building blocks they need.

After that, it's all up to trusting a professional to ensure that you look your best on the Big Day. Treat the girls, including the moms, to hair and make-up as well: it will keep the products professional grade and ensure the looks stay consistent throughout the day.

Select a hair and make-up artist about six months before the wedding. Begin a skin and hair regimen at that time. Keep regular appointments and discuss your wedding throughout.

Schedule a trial run 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Bring along your veil or headpiece. Suggest that the women in your party schedule themselves or make it a group event so that the stylist has a preview. Then just enjoy the pampering!

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Catering A common saying among chefs is "you eat with your eyes first': which means that the food has to look good before your brain will ever register the taste. Choosing the right chef is one of the key components of creating an unforgettable reception. A great chef is able to balance exquisite taste with beautiful presentation while keeping within your budget. (It is estimated that catering constitutes about 40% of the reception budget overall.) The first thing to consider is what type of food you plan on serving? Then interview caterers considering the following key points:

Experience How long has the company been in business? If they also serve through a restaurant, ask when they started catering. There are different challenges to mobile meal service than restaurants. Menu Choices & Flexibility What types of food are available? Can you design your own menu? Where is the food prepared? If the food is arriving from offsite, ask about the kitchen prep facilities to be sure they meet commercial standards. References Pictures of past set-ups and references from others in the wedding business are a must.

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Catering: Types of Meal Service The way a meal is served impacts how long it takes for the meal and, of course, the price tag. Buffet Style The most common type of service, where food is set up along tables for either self service or service by wait staff. Generally, this speeds up the meal time. Control the lines by having the emcee dismiss tables. Encourage young guests to step in and serve the elderly I handicapped.

Plated Meals This requires the use of wait staff to serve each guest their prepared meal. It is more formal, but can extend the meal time as plates are handserved and cleared. Passed Appetizers Appropriate for light fare and cocktail hours. Trays of food are passed around to guests by wait staff.

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Caterer Questions Plan to interview for caterers as soon as you have secured the facility. If you are using the venue to provide food, you will still need to discuss the menu options and outline the details for your contract. Key questions include: Price per Plate The price range is based on the number of guests you anticipate, and is usually lower per plate the more you serve. A price for 150 guests, in other words, would likely be less per plate than the same meal for only 50 people. Get as close to the actual number as you can, and deliver the final count 1-2 weeks before the event. If you're serving children 10 and under, ask about a "child's plate".

What does the base price include? Servingware (chafing dishes and utensils), flatware (silverware), plates, linens, champagne flutes, beverage glasses, salt, pepper and sugar for the tables. Staff Provided How many staff are provided? How are they dressed? What hours will they be scheduled? Additional Fees & Gratuity Is there an additional charge for corking the wine or champagne? Is there a cake-cutting charge? What is the expected gratuity, and when is it paid? Deposit & Payment Schedule How much down, when are the other payments due, and when is the final catering count due?

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The Fun Side of Catering - Tasting Attending a Tasting is definitely one of the highlights of wedding planning.

A Tasting Party, on the other hand, still offers the chance to taste the caterer's food,

Some caterers prefer to schedule tastings one-on-one, while others have tasting parties with other couples getting married. The one-on-one approach offers significant time to spend with the chef discussing only your wedding. in the sales approach.

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Beautiful Endings The wedding reception wouldn't be complete without that delicious, show-stopping, mind-blowing creation known as The Cake. Wedding cakes have really exploded in popularity and creativity, due largely to social media like Pinterest and the ever-popular reality show 'Cake Boss: The sky is the limit on where your creativity can take you. Are you into the "earthy" look? How about a simple round buttercream dream accented with flowers and burlap, sitting atop a tree stump cake stand. More of a "Great Gatsby" girl? Imagine a towering masterpiece of multiple smooth layers, each one infused with a different decadent flavor, dripping with hand painted pearls resting on shimmering fondant icing. No tree stumps for the Gatsby Girl ... yours would be an ornate, embellished metallic stand that could easily pass for a centuries-old family heirloom. Cruise around Pinterest for some great ideas, then schedule at least three appointments with different bakeries to discuss.

Cake Talk Terms Most brides have never ordered anything more complicated than a birthday cake by the time they get married. Here are the common cake terms: Buttercream: Made from butter and shortening, this can be used as a frosting or a filling, usually between the layers of cake. Buttercreams are easily colored and flavored, but will melt in heat and must be refrigerated. Fondant: The smooth icing that covers most wedding cakes. It holds its shape in almost any climate, and is easily decorated. Ganache: A combination of dark chocolate and heavy cream. Can be used alone or infused with fruit or other flavors. Marzipan: Italian paste made of almonds, egg whites and sugar. Can be used as icing or to make decorations such as pearls, fruits or flowers. Sugar Syrup: Often painted on the outside of wedding cake to keep it tasting fresh, though it may have actually been baked for assembly several days in advance. Custurds: Pudding-like in texture, used as fillings with a multitude of flavor optiuons.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Photography Great wedding photographs happen when you find a photographer with three outstanding qualifications working in perfect harmony with one another: ( 1) Professional quality tools of the the trade: camera, lenses, etc.; (2) Technical knowledge of how to use that equipment to its fullest; and (3) The vision to see the right moments and capture them. After you find someone with all the right qualifications, you'll need to choose one that matches your personality. The photographer will be as close as any family member on your wedding day, so it's critical that you're comfortable around them, allowing for those natural moments to shine through.

Photography Styles Traditional/ Formal/ Portraiture Standard posed photographs using direction from the photographer on where and how to pose with different types of lighting and/or backgrounds. Photojournalistic I Candid Term originally coined by news photographers, capturing moments as they happen. Not posed or prepared, but candid shots. Illustative I Fine Art Combines traditional and candid shots with photographer's input to "set the stage': Photos may also be enhanced with special effects before the final product is produced. Fashion I Bold I Edgy Uses dramatic poses, angles and lighting to create that magazine look. Natural Light Unaltered photos in real sunlight.

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Photographer Interview Questions When interviewing photographers, be sure to go over all the details of their presentation so that you fully understand the packages offered. Package Prices Quantify the packages by hours, people and products included. How many proofs and albums plus the number of photographers and the hours they will work. Also ask if engagement sessions are separate. Dress Code for Photographers amd Staff Their clothing needs to allow comfortable movement, but should also be non-descript and professional. Rights to Photographs In most cases, the photographer owns the rights to your photos and can use them for promotional purposes. They may or may not call to ask the client before using that photo in an album or other promotional use. Be clear on your comfort level with this policy, and be sure to get it in writing.

Previous Experience on Location Ask about their experience at your venue. If they have never shot in that location, schedule a time when they can visit the premises during the same time of day you will be married. Lighting has a lot to do with photographs. When possible, have them visit during the same season as your wedding, even if that means going out a couple of weeks before. Back-up Staff and Equipment Be sure there is a "just in case" plan in place. Deposit Amount & Payment Schedule How much is required to reserve the date? When is the balance due? Can you add and pay for additional prints later? Cancellation I Rescheduling Policy Be sure fees and policies are in the

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No Phones, Please!

Just Say No! Photograph and editorial comment by GC Goforth Photography Here you come, walking down the aisle, as beautiful and radiant a bride as was ever born. All eyes are on you .... or are they?

Look at the blue circles above. Is this what you want for your wedding photos? Obstructed faces cast in bluish glows?

If you've allowed guests to bring in their phones and iPads, chances are their eyes are going to be looking down at their screens. While they might be winning the Who-Posts-It-First race, they are destroying your photos.

Politely but firmly ask that guests turn off cell phones, and Ipads, and leave the photographs to the hired professionals. You and your guests will enjoy the moment, and you'll get better photos.

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Photo Booth Fun The whole "wedding thing" can be so serious; meetings, budgets, plans and check lists. Make time for a little fun and frivolity by renting a photo booth. Photo booths in no way replace a professional photographer, but they do provide fun and entertainment. While you and the rest of your wedding party are off taking professional photos, the photo booth offers guests a chance to blow off a little steam and relax. There are crazy hats, glasses, signs and other props that are sure to entertain people of all ages. Best of all, at the end of the day you and your guests get a cool little keepsake of the event.

There is a sense of spontaneity in a photo booth. No fussy poses or last-minute lip gloss touch-ups, just you and your friends acting silly. Rental fees range in price according to the number of hours and amount of service you'll need. Some come with booth operators and even onsite scrapbook assistance. Others are just dropped off and picked up later. Regardless of what package you choose, it's all about the smiles!

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As technology has advanced, so has the accessibility of video. Videos are now being used to highlight all the important events in a person's life; and that certainly includes proposals and weddings. True videography, however, PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF GC GOFORTH PHOTOGRAPHY is an art form combining the use of the latest technology with the unique perspective of the Shop for a videographer as artist to capture all the right early as possible to ensure moments. This is not the work availability. View sample films of a shaky-handed guest with an online to get conceptual ideas, iPhone, but a professional then interview for someone videographer using professional who will most closely match equipment. Sometimes video is your style, personality, and offered as part of a photography budget. package, and sometimes as an independent service. - PAGE 6 3 -


FLOWERS

RENTALS

COORDINATORS

Mount Vernon Florist 1519 Mt. Vernon Avenue Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 661.871.7511 MtVernonFiorist.net

Best Party & Event Rentals 8500 Harris Road Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 661.663.7116 BestPartyRentals.com

Fairy Godmother 930 Truxtun Ave., Suite #111 Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-808-7816 FairyGodmotherCo.com

It's YOUR Party Event Rentals 3600 Pegasus Drive Suite #16 Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 661.399.2455 itsyourpartyrentals.com

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Creating Atmosphere Wedding Decor transitions an average space into a gorgeous setting for your wedding. There are several elements that can be combined to create the atmosphere you want for your wedding. Flowers Flowers bring the wedding stage to life with their brilliant colors and rich scents. They impart a feeling of celebration by working with two of the human senses: sight and smell. In addition to bouquets and boutonnieres, flowers can be used to complement your wedding theme as aisle decorations, centerpieces, archways and accents on cakes, catering, and gift tables. Finding the right florist to bring your vision to life is paramount. It's the starting point to figuring out what other decorations and rentals you will need. Seek a florist 6-9 months prior to the wedding. Schedule appointments to discuss how to decorate in your location at that time of year, as choosing flowers that are locally in season for your date can save a substantial amount on your decorations.

Light can also completely change the atmosphere. Different kinds of lighting can be rented to totally transform the location. Uplighting is light that is used along the edges of a building, tent or specific staging area. Mounted above or below, these types of lights are available in several different colors to match your wedding. Some facilities offer uplighting as part of their packages. Disc Jockey services also offer uplighting as part of their lighting packages so that it works in concert with their dance lighting. Or you can choose to rent uplighting through a rental service. Chandeliers Chandeliers offer gorgeous opportunities to spotlight and decorate an area. Rental companies can mount, light and drape them to create dramatic looks like the one pictured at the beginning of this section.

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Rentals, Decorating, Event Planners & Coordinators Rental stores now carry everything imaginable! You could host your wedding in the middle of a dry field and have it look like the most opulant place in the world, if only for a day. Basic Rentals Tents, tables, chairs, china, linens, flatware and serving dishes are among the mainstream items.

Because your choice in rentals has such an impact on designing a space to suit your wedding needs, they cross over into the categories of Planners, Decorators, and Coordinators. Every company is different, and can interpret the scope of those jobs according to your needs.

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Decor & Accessories Gazebos, arches, candelabras, aisle runners, guest book stands, cake stands, chocolate fountains and centerpieces are available through most rental companies.

Just be sure to clearly outline the rental items, set-up and pick-up times, how many staff are included and exactly what their jobs will be at the wedding. Get everything in writing in the rental contract.

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Invitation Ensemble A Wedding Invitation Ensemble is composed of several different pieces, each with their own unique purpose. Invitation ensemble components are broken down as follows: The pleasure of your company is requested at the marriage uniting

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Invitation The main document inviting guests. It lists who, what, when and where, including the time. Invitation paper is appropriate to use for Wedding Announcements as well, but with different wording,

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Addressing Tips

Invitations usually come with two envelopes: an outer and an inner. It's easy to tell which one is the outer envelope because that one has the glue to seal it. Inner envelopes may or may not be lined with a glossy color, according to your preferences. This is how to address them :

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Invitations No matter how modern and techsavvy today's brides and grooms can be, inviting guests to your wedding goes back to the traditional mailed invitation. Putting together the invitations requires the designer know what to say, how to say it, and which pieces of the ensemble are used to convey what parts of the information. If that wasn't confusing enough, the titles and spelling of local locations and even street names can be daunting.

This is definitely not a DIY task. Consult with a local wedding invitation specialist 2-3 months prior to the wedding. It may take a couple of sessions to design the invites; and about two weeks after ordering to receive them. Mail invitations 4-6 weeks before for local recipients; 6-8 weeks for USA recipients; and 8-12 weeks before if extensive travel will be required.


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Music &Entertainmen Music sets the tone of any occasion, especially at a wedding. It cues people to take action, and helps to coordinate the flow of the event. At the ceremony, music is used to indirectly cue and direct the actions of the Bride, Groom, Wedding Party, and guests. The background music played as the guests arrive fills the air with a welcoming sense of family, friends and a hint of the formality of the occasion. It lets guests know to greet their fellow guests and take a seat. The silence as the groom and the officiant take their place at the altar stops the visiting and cues attention. Then the processional music is played, bringing the bridesmaids and groomsmen down to take their places as witnesses. The anticipation is palpable as the Bride's Processional music begins, and the guests rise from their seats. After the "I Do"s, the exit music, called a recessional, sends the new husband and wife, then the wedding party and finally guests out on a note of celebration. And that's just the ceremony. This isn't an iPod job, nor the typical "club DJ" or band member.

So what should you look for when choosing the wedding entertainment?

Wedding Experience Weddings are a specific skill set. Ask about how many weddings this person has completed, and in what capacity? DJ's have the most well-rounded skill set, in part because there is only one person in charge. Imagine asking the band to pick one person to sing plus know when it's time to cut the cake? Professional Equipment Ask about the sound eqmomeJnt number of speakers, mics available, etc. There should also be both dance lighting and ambience lighting uplights or a monogram as part of the package. Find out if there are any other types of equipment options for your event, like lapel mics for the ceremony, or a cloud effect for the reception. References A qualified entertainer will be able to provide professional references from facilities, coordinators, photographers, and other co-workers.

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Horse-Drawn Carriages If you want to really make an entrance, consider arriving in a romantic, horse-drawn carriage. Carriages are allowed on the roads, just like regular vehicles, but not every horse is trained to take in the sights and sounds of traffic. Be sure that any carriage company you consider has hands-on experience in training their horses. There are different kinds of horses for different jobs. You can rent horses to arrive on horseback, which is a tradition among many cultures. There are also decorative harnesseses made specifically for weddings and other dressy events.

There are also different kinds of carriages. Popular choices for weddings include the classic vis-a-vis, antique 1800's vis-avis, and, of course, the romantic Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage shown below. Your carriage company should be able to advise you on what is best for your event. Be sure to ask prospective carriage companies about insurance, which is required to drive anything on the road. Find out what decorations come with the package on the carriage as well as the horse's harnesses. Quantify the number of hours, and be sure everything is spelled out in writing in the contract.

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Limousines Can you imagine getting into a regular car or truck in that gown? Impossible! Worse, what happens if you get a flat tire, or the car overheats? It's not like you can just bail out on the side of the road and call a cab! These and many more drivingrelated concerns are alleviated by hiring a professional driving service to get you and your wedding party to the wedding on time .... safely. Before you start calling limousine providers, be sure you have all the pertinent information they need. (1) How many people are being transported and how will they be dressed?

A limo that holds 10 might only carry 6 for a wedding - more stuff and elaborate clothing.

(2) Your destinations and approximate route. You'll need to know where the passengers are being picked up as well as any stops that need to be made before or after the ceremony. Be sure to include your photographer in this list for any off-site photos they may want before or after. (3) Wedding Colors. Sounds strange but limo companies do their best to be in sync with your event. If you're doing purple and green, your napkins will match. Any other decorations will either be matched, or at least go well, with your wedding colors. (4) Key contact information. You'll need cell phones for all the VIP's, just in case.


Limousine Companies Hiring Do's &Don'ts Written with the contributions of Jim Luff, The Limousine Scene

DO .... Plan to book a limousine provider at least six (6) months in advance.

DO Inquire about Drivers and Chauffer's Training Programs Public transportation requires a strict adherence to screening, licensing, training and insurance requirements for their drivers.

DO Ask About TCP Numbers TCP numbers are issued by the CA

Public Utilities Commission and enable a company to operate as a transportation service. There are many different levels of TCP's. These restrict the number of people that can be carried, the distance from the company's home office, and the special requirements for those that transport children as their main business. Once issued, the TCP numbers are tracked to monitor training, drug and alcohol testing policies, and employee background checks. The CPU also monitors the company's continued compliance with license and insurance req

DO Ask how your driver wil be dressed on duty. DO Ask for a list of Professional References. DO Ask about deposit, hourly fee, overtime fees and cancellation policies. DON'T Hire a company that won't let you see their vehicles. DON'T Hire a company that demands cash only.

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PRE-MARTAL COUNSELING

WEDDING OFFICIANTS

Behaviorial Dynamic lntrventions Sarah Thomas, MFT 1901 Brundage Lane Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 661 .569.1074 ext.1

A Happily Ever After Wedding Ceremony Reverend Frances Cueto 4609 New Horizon Blvd. #5 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 661.496.7762 www.happilyeverafterceremony.com

MARRIAGE LICENSES

A Simple Ceremony Personal service by appointment 661.327.0700 asimplewedding@hotmail.com

Registered Intern #67772

Kern County of Office of the County Clerk 1115 Truxtun Bakersfield, CA 93301 661.868.3588

Enlace Ceremonies 1830 Truxtun Avenue Suite 211 Bakerfield, CA 93301 661-237-7097 www.EnlaceCeremonies.com Joy Wedding Chapel Wedding Officiants Randy & Joanie Brewer 2408 Allen Road #14 Bakersfielkd, Ca. 93313 661 .717.1702 Reverend Albert M. Haywood Personal Service by Appointment 661.663.8829

Reverend Yvonne Brassfield Personal Service by Appointment WeddingsOnWings.com and aol.com 661 .203.4324

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Beautiful Beginnnings Couples who receive Pre-Marital Counseling are 30% less likely to end in divorce. The process of moving from 'T' to "we" is a journey that begins the day a couple decides they want to be "serious" and extends for the entirety of their marriage. Of those who begin this journey to "we" about half will fail within the first six to eight years. There are three factors which appear to affect this number; how old you are, if you lived together prior to marriage, and if you engaged in premarital counseling. Those who marry young as well as those who live together first, tend to have a higher divorce rate than those who wait and maintain separate homes.

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Those who seek out premarital counseling, however, reduce their chances for divorce by about thirty percent. This is because premarital counselors act as our guides to this new way of life by setting realistic expectations, giving practical skills, and opening lines of communication. A good pre-marital counselor will do more than help you learn how to set a budget or divide chores, and use "I" statements. They will help you learn how to talk about the dreams and meanings attached to those things.


Pre-Marital Counseling, Continued.

STANDARD CIVIL CEREMONY _ _, I take you to be my lawfully wedded wife/husband. Befor·e these witnesses. I vow to love you and car·e for you as long as we both shall live. I take you. with all you r fau lts and your str·engths, as I offer myself to you, with all my faults and my strengths. I will help you when you need help, and I wi ll turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I wi ll spend my life.

Moving to "we" is a journey which takes a lot of hard work, dedication, determination, love, laughter, tears and respect. It is also the most thrilling exploration, filled with companionship and connection, made smoother and more enjoyable with the assistance of a training expert.

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TRADITIONAL WEDDING VOW _ , I take you. _ _ to be my lawfully wedded wife 1 hustand. To have and 10 hold from this day forward : for better or· for wor·se; for richer, for· poorer; in sickness and in health. To love. honor and cherish. I promise 10 be faithful to you until death do us part.

For example, if one views money as a tool to use and the other as a measure of security, it doesn't matter what type of budget you agree to; without the skills to explore what money is about, you will just end up fighting about it.

Contributed by: Sarah Thomas. MFT

Sample Wedding Vows & Verses

SAMPLE CONTEMPORARY VOWS I vow to always keep my love for· you as pure as it is today, even if life is never· again as perfect as it is this moment. I promise to be ther·e for· you in your· laughter and your· tear·s, in your poverty and your wealh. I know lhal our love is life's greatest gill, and I promise lo shar·e il with you for· alllhe r·esl of my our days. When you need someone lo encourage you, I want illo be me. If you need a helping hand, lei il be mine. When you long for· someone lo smile wilh, Iurn lo me. When you have something lo share, share il with me.

THE DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE In as much as you have pledged lo 111e other your lifelong comm illmenl, love and devotion, I now pronounce Ihal you are I1Usband and wife; in lhe name of the Father, 111e Son and the Holy Spirit. Those who God has joined together· lei no one pul asunder. You may kiss your wife!

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Marriage License The Marriage License must be obtained at the Office of the County Clerk. (Pulbic licenses may be obtained in counties other than Kern and used here.) The Office of the County Clerk in Kern County does not perform marriage ceremonies, so you will be required to hire an officiant. A list of qualified, approved officiants in Kern County is available at the Clerk's Office for pick up; or you can check the website at BakersfieldWeddingOfficiants.com.

Where to Apply: County of Kern, Office of the County Clerk 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Phone (661) 868-3588 Hours M-F 8:30-4, closed weekends & holidays.

Confidential Licenses: Cost $80- Marriage record not available to the public Must be used within 90 days of purchase . Couple must be 18 years old or over, and living together. Must be used in the county of purchase. Certified copy $14 available in 14 business days . Obtain copy from: Office of the County Clerk (as above) (661) 868-3743

Public Licenses: Cost $68- Marriage is Public Record Must be used within 90 days of purchase. If couple is under 18 years old, see Kern County Probation Department. Must be used in the State of California (any county) . Certified copy $15 available in 10-14 business days. Obtain copy from : Kern County Recorder 's Office, 1655 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Phone 661.868.6400

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TRAVEL

PASSPORTS

Rose's Timeless Travels Personal service by appointment 661 .326.1819 rtimelesstravels.com

United States Post Office Passport Office 5501 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 661.834.4158 No appointment Necessary

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Passports If you're planning to travel out of the country on your honeymoon, be sure to purchase or update your passport. If you are taking your spouse's name after the wedding, you will need to update your name on your passport at some point, but you can't do it before the wedding. Be sure to bring along a copy of your marriage certificate in your travel documents since the passport will be in your maiden name. You will not be able to get an "official" copy with raised seal for several weeks.

Local Passport Information

Where to go (Bakersfield) - United States Post Office -Stockdale Station Passport Office, 5501 Stockdale Hwy. Bakersfield Co. 93309. No appointment necessary Phone 661.834.4158. What to Bring With You Official birth certificate with raised seal (*Note: birth certificate will be returned by moil. If you need a copy for any other reason order another one prior to application.) Driver's License or DMV Issued Identification Cord Social Security Number Cost: $130 for Passp ort Book (covers land or air entry), good for 10 years. $195 for expedited Service (less than 6 weeks) Other Important Info: The only forms of acceptable payment ore paper checks or money orders; you may not use a debit cord or cosh to purchase your passport. You will be photographed at the time of passport application. Dress appropriately Processing Time 4-6 weeks; Expedited Service available at additional fee.

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WEDDING DATE :_ _ _ _ _ __

TIME :_ _ __

Church or Wedding Facility: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

On-Site Phone :_ _ _ _ _ __

Ceremony Address :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Zip Code: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Contact Name :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Office Hours: _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Officiant's Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Cell Phone : _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Marriage License Application Date Submitted :_ _ _ __

How paid :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Florist or Decorator Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Phone : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Floral Delivery Location :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Delivery Time :_ _ _ _ _ __

Music Provider:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Phone :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Transportation Provider: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Arrival Time : _ _ _ _ _ __

Photographer:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Videographer:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Bride's Parents :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Groom's Parents: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Arrival Time: _ _ _ _ _ __ Arrival Time :_ _ _ _ _ __ Cell Phone: _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Cell Phone :_ _ _ _ _ _ __

Other VIP's Names & Cell Phone Numbers (people that must be present for ceremony)

MUSIC SELECTIONS Background Music :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Start Time : _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Seating of Mothers: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Artist: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Groom & Officiant Arrival (usually none) :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Bridesmaids Processional Song :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Artist/ Version _ _ __ Flower Girl & Ring Bearer Processional :

Atrist I Version _ _ __

Candle Lighting or other Ceremony Music:

Artist I Version _ _ __

Bride & Groom's Recessional :

Artist I Version _ _ __

Wedding Party Recessional :

Artist I Version _ _ __

REHEARSAL Location : - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Date & Time: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Address :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone :_ _ _ _ _ _ __ Professionals attending (Officiant, Coordinator, on-site staff), musicians)

Dinner Location :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Time :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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9llk ffiupfkm 9f111uw PART I: Entrance Groomsman : __________________________________________________________________ Bridesmaid: ___________________________________________________________________ Groomsman :_________________________________________________________________ Bridesmaid :___________________________________________________________________ Groomsman :_________________________________________________________________ Bridesmaid: ___________________________________________________________________ Groomsman :_________________________________________________________________ Bridesmaid :___________________________________________________________________ Best Man: _____________________________________________________________________ Maid of Honor: __________________________________________________________________ BRIDE & GROOM (indicate how you want to be introduced, i.e. "John & Jane Doe" "Mr. and Mrs. Doe")

Song Bride & Groom's Entrance :_____________________________________ Artist ______________ (remember, the order is last to first for the Grand Entrance)

PART II: Groom's Welcome Speech It is cu stomary for the groom to welcome his guests and thank everyone for attending.

PART Ill: Blessing It is cu stomary in many cultures to bless the food. Thi s could be done by the clergy or by a distinguished guest.

PART IV: Meal Service Working closely with your caterer, event staff and Emcee, develop a plan for the meal portion of the reception by filling out the following worksheet: Background Music for Cocktail Hour & Meal Service (general style): ______________________________ Will someone bless the meal? If so, who? _____________________________________________ Dinner Service Time: ___________________ Toa st Tim e: _ After Dinner/Before Cake

Service Style: _ Plated

Before Dinner

Buffet Other___________

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First Toa st by (Traditionally Best Man) :_______________________________________________ Other Planned Toa sters: ________________________________________________________ Open mic for general toasts after?

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Bride First

What song would you like played for the cutting of the cake? _________________________________ Who will be slicing and serving cake to guests?_________________________________________ Who will be clearing tables from meal and cake service? ____________________________________

A Toast to the Bride & Groom The wedding toast is a time-honored tradition. The person or people you choose to speak about you should leave guests, whether they are laughing or crying, feeling that they know the two of you a little bit better, and that you're REALLY great! Preparation is critical to ensure the toaster is prepared to wow your audience, not leave them feeling uncomfortable.

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9rm ffiupfuw 'ยง_akiJ PART V: Specialty Events I Specialty Dances This is the point of the reception where your Emcee and Entertainers will take over. To be sure you're prepared, here is the traditional order of events. Feel free to include as many (or as few) of the events in your reception, and be sure to go over these details with your Emcee prior to the event. Bouquet Toss.

Song Selection: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Garter Removal. Garter Toss.

Song Selection: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Song Selection: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Bride Father/Daughter Dance.

Song Selection :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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Dance.

Song Selection :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

If incorporating, discuss with your emcee how this event will be introduced, and be sure names are included. Bride & Groom's First Dance. Song Selection: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Bridal Party Dance .

Song Selection:._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Money Dance (sometimes referred to as a "Dollar Dance") Song Selections, keeping in mind each guest will only dance with you about 30-45 seconds, so each song is about 7 guests . Song#l: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Song#2: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Song#3: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ First Fast Song of the evening. Song Selection: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Other specialty dance (please name). Song Selection: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Last Song of the evening. Song Selection: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

PART VI: The Last Details Finalizing those last little details should not be left to the night of the wedding. Use this guide to pre-assign tasks to attend to every last detail. Reception End Time: _ _ _ __

Time building to be cleaned and departed by:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Clean-up Supervisor: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cell Phone: _ _ _ _ __ Gifts transported by:

Cell Phone: _ _ _ _ __

Guest Book, Decor and other items owned by the bride and groom will be returned by: Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cell Phone: _ _ _ _ __ Will rental decorations be returned or picked up?_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cell Phone :_ _ _ _ __ Tuxedos, shoes and other rental apparal are due by: Name

(date/time) Cell Phone: _ _ _ _ __

Final checks and Gratuity (tip) envelopes will be distributed by: Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cell Phone :_ _ _ _ __ Building or property will be secured (locked, checked) by: Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cell Phone: _ _ _ _ __

~ For a complete interactive online planning form online, visit Good Time Entertainment at GoodTimeEntertainment.com

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Our Wedding Activity Book was created for brides and grooms to give to their ringbearers, flower girls and kids at the wedding as gifts. Or as a fun way to entertain the children during wedding rehearsals, photography sessions & wedding reception To get your free copies just go to www.KernCountyBridaiAssociation.com and Register You will get an email with a link to download the entire book

BRAVO Cuf< !~ Ceremon y/reception one location II No membership necessary 11 15 minutes from downtown li On site event coordinator !~ Outstanding service II Gorgeous photo opportunities II Exquisite menu choices II Golf equipment 11300 person capacity

Patti Maxwell 661.871.4900 RioBravoCountryCiub.com

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lhe Weddhq Yellow Paqes Alterations Sew Elegant Bridal Veils & Alterations

661-205-0645

Every b ride wonts to look beautiful on her big day Trust your dress to nothing less than a professional! 25 years as a New York clothing designee Resizing, restyling, beading, strops, veils, shrugs... ANYTHING is possible. Alterations for the bride, mothers and wedding party.

www.bakersfieldalterations.com

Contact: Mary Rita Nommensen

Deau~ Bridal Indulgence

6 61-301-8509

Your Bridal BEAUTY EXPERTS. Highly trained and skilled our teams provides the best talent and experience in Bridal hair and Makeup for your special day Over 200 brides served. Your location or ours!!

www.bridalindulgence.com

Keasha bridalindulgence@sbcglobal.net

Capital Dental Group

661-861-8000

We invite you to visit our office 7 days a week where your dream smile will leave on unforgettable impression. Developing a beautiful natural smile is on art form that Capitol Dental Group specializes in.

8701 Camino Media, Bakersfield, CA 93311

www.capitaldentalgroup.com

Rodan+Fields Independent Consultant

661-599-2000

Get glowing skin for your big day with Rodon+Fields! The creators of Prooctiv now hove clinically proven anti-aging products to get your skin wedding-day ready Start your journey to the best skin of your life!

Contact: Lisa Espinoza

www.lespinoza.myrandf.com

Carriaqe IZ_ental Bakersfield Carriages I MaryAnn's Country

661-589-4435

Our beautiful White Cinderella Pumpkin Coach pulled by Show Quality Percheron Draft horses in beautiful show harnesses will present your arrival in style. Five (5) Horse-Drown Carriage styles and White Doves.

www.CarriagesRUs.com

Contact: CarriagesRUs@gmail.com

Caterers Coseree's Restaurant & Catering

661-654-8553

Simply the Best Elegantly Delicious! We're Bakersfield's premier caterer for your special event From a gourmet sit-down dinner to a gala corporate party call us and we'll toke the worry out of wor~

8700 Swigert Court. Suite 207, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Hacienda Guerrero Catering

www.Coserees.com

661-203-5266

Hoving a Company Party Wedding, or Quinceonero, from 20 to 500 guests, no party is too big or too small, we cater them all! Give us a call for a free estimate at 661-203-5266.

Contact: Martin Guerrero

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The Weddhq Yellow Paqes Caterers Hodel's Banquets & Catering

661-399-3341

Always fresh and beautifully presented professional catering for 25 to 5,000 guests. Host up to 500 in one of our 8 banquet rooms, o r let us cater at the venue of your choice. First in food second to none. www.Hodels.com

Contact: Don Hodel

Hot & Smokin BBQ and Catering

661-428-9857

Wedding Catering at its Best! Specializing in Competition Style BBQ Served with a Classic Style! Big or Small we do them all! Call to set up a Free Tasting for Information and details for your Special Day! 22.31 R Street Bakersfield, CA 9.3.301

Facebook.com/hotandsmokin

NV Catering

661-703-3333

Let us Cater to you! NV Catering specializes in crafting and customizing menus to fit your event style and budget. Give us a call today and together we con create the perfect menu for your event. 1510 F Street Bakersfield, CA 9.3.301

www.nvcatering.com

Ceremon4 & ~eception Locations Bakersfield City Firefighters Hall

661-330-4537

Our Beautiful, well maintained upscale facility is available for your day. Featuring Banquet Area, Wood Donee Floor. Outside Patio, Bridal Suite, Elevated Stage, Commercial Kitchen, Tables and Choirs. Max Capacity 250. 7.320 Wible Road

Contact: Scott Drake

661-323-1900

Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center

Eat. Drink and be Married a ll in one location. Full service catering for receptions and ceremonies. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners will guide and help p lan the most important day of your life. Max Capacity 500 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 9.3.301

www.BakersfieldMarriott.com

Bakersfield Woman's Club

661-325-7889

Capacity 325. Beautiful colonial building and best wood donee floor in town Includes access for 5 hours the day before the event. tables and choirs Must see to appreciate! Max Capacity 325 20.30 18th St. and corner of D St., Bakersfield CA 9.3.308 www.BakersfieldWomansCiub.com

Best Western Crystal Palace Inn & Suites

661-327-9651

Let us be port of your next Event! From Weddings, Quinceoneros to birthdays and more... Give us a call and let us toke core of your next event! Max Capacity, 180 2620 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 9.3.308 bestwesterncrystolpoloce@yohoo.com

California Highway Patrolman's Club of Kern County

661-871-5750

The Bakersfield 4 20 Club is a rental hall located north of Bakersfield near Hartt Par~ The Club may be rented for many events such events as weddings. birthdays. holiday parties, and bridal showers. Max Capacity, 200 .3910 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 9.3.308

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The Weddhq Yellow Paqes Ceremon4 & ~eception Locations Coso Royal

661-865-2738

At Coso Royal, you choose the package that best suits your needs. We con handle all aspects of your event from catering and decorations to photography and linens. If you only need the hall. that is fine too. At Coso Royal. your convenience is our priority.

1431 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93304

Max Capacity, 200

www.CasaRoyaiBanquetHall.com

661-204-9992

Fleur De Lis

Fleur De Lis Hall & Event Centec Offering a Iorge venue for many different occasions. Max Capacity: 500

424 24th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact: Monica

Hilton Garden Inn

661-716-5908

Whether you're p lanning a reunion or special occasion, o r searching for space for that oil-day business meeting. We hove the resources you need to make your next event a success.

3625 Marriott Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Italian Heritage Dante Hall

Contact: Rochelle Towery

661-831-086 7

Capacity 215 indoors/1.000 outdoors. Indoor club house with kitchen will accommodate 215 comfortably Beautiful outdoor pavilion surrounded by trees con accommodate up to 1.000 guests. Complete banquet facilities, full bm

4415 Wilson Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Kern County Museum

Max. Capacity LOOO

Contact: julie

661-437-3330

A venue unlike any other. As a one of a kind venue, with multiple locations in one, you o re sure to find the perfect setting for your special day Let us help c reate that magical moment in history Max Capacity: 5,000

www.kcmuseum.org

Contact: Elizabeth Herrera

661-444-6713

Kern Grand Oaks Ranch

A Grand Wedding is waiting for you in Tehachapi! Lush natural backdrops, rich histo ry, master honeymoon suite, walled garden and home of the 1.000 year o ld Kern Grand Oo~ Max Capacity: 500

Hwy 202@ Schout Rd., Tehachapi, CA 93561

KLEA Banquet Hall

www.KernGrandOaksRanch.com

661-392-4430

Newly remodeled venue perfect for your special day Beautifully landscaped pork area with a rbor, extra Iorge patio, and BBQ area. Worming kitchen, round and rectangle tables with choirs, a bar stocked with premium spirits and Four beers on top. Capacity is 180 seated and 370 for assembly indoors. Outdoors is unlimited.

3417 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Noriega House

Contact: Diana Hess

661-633-9016

Noriega House is one of Bakersfield's best-kept secrets, and the perfect venue to host your special day The garden con accommodate events up to 300, house up to 100. Love begins at the Noriega House. Max Capacity: 350

1325 Baker Street Bakersfield, CA 93305

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The Patino

Our 1.25 gated acre venue is located in Central Bakersfield and accommodates 175 seated guests. Two waterfalls, four ponds and pine trees make The Patino a comfortable and private wedding venue. Max Capacity: 250

425 30th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact: Melissa

661-634-0433

The Randall House

The Randall House is Bakersfield's most unique all Outdoor Venue. If you're having a small intimate event then you need to see The Randall House. We con accommodate up to 120 people.

myrandallhouse.com

Contact: Randall

661-871-4900 or 661-444-1258 cell

Rio Bravo Country Club

Ceremony/reception one location, No membership necessary, 15 minutes from downtown, On site event coordinator, Outstanding service, Gorgeous photo opportunities, Exquisite menu choices, 300 person capacity Max Capacity 300.

RioBravoCountryCiub.com

Contact: Patti Maxwell

661-871-3356

Rio Bravo Ranch

Rio Bravo Ranch has been home to Bakersfield's most breathtaking scenery since 1861. Now. we offer on exclusive, private venue for your special occasion. Visit us at RioBrovoRonch.com for pictures and video.

Max Capacity: 500

15701 Hwy. 178, Bakersfield, CA 93306 Sara Perales: riobravoranch@gmail.com

Rose Garden Estate Wedding

661-477-6140

STUNNING VIEW location like no other!! Victorian house for your honeymoon night, Lennox chino, rose silverware, crystal glosses, Toffeto table & choir covers is INCLUDED. Pure Luxury-Lowest p rice!! Max Capacity: 300

RoseGardenEstate@gmail.com

www.RoseGardenEstateWeddings.com

661-587-3801

The Links at Riverlal<.es Ranch

Your wedding day is a special moment in time, when everything has to be perfect and no detail forgotten. We will ensure that your wedding day will be everything you've dreamed o[ Call Cathy at 587-3801. Max Capacity: 300

5201 Riverlakes Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312

Contact: Cathy Frampton

661-363-3179

The Nile Theater

Come Experience the spacious, classic feel of the historic Nile Theater in beautiful downtown Bakersfield

172119th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact Frank Kruz

Chapels joy Wedding Chapel

661-717-1702

Wedding Officiates Randy & )oonie Brewer

www.joyweddingchapel.com

Max Capacity 100

joanieb3@aol.com

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The Weddhq Yellow Paqes Cleaners I GOUKl Pn?seruation New City Cleaners

661-324-9414 or 661-397-8900

Specializing in cleaning, pressing and preserving your wedding gown so it lasts for years to come! Now with two convenient locations to serve you; 1201 24th Street and 600 Coffee Rood at the corner of Coffee and Truxtun in Bakersfield.

1201 24th St. I 600 Coffee Rd.

www.newcitycleaners.com

Coordnators Fairy Godmother

661-808-7 816

"Fairy Godmother路 is a Wedding and Event Company that allows you to truly enjoy the magic of your day stress-free. Call us today for a complementary consultation!

930 Truxtun Ave., Suite #111 Bakersfield, CA 93301 www.FairyGodmotherCo.com

-SHE- Shannon Hough Events

661-978-7218

SHE is Bakersfield's Best- SHE is a complete wedding design and event p lanning company. Attention to detail is what sets any event aport from the rest & that is why we ore the best!

shannonhoughevents.com

Contact: shannonhoughevents@hotmail.com

Entertanmert: Amazing Sound

661-717-2595

Amazing Sound wonts your wedding day to be the best day you hove ever hod. Recommended by hundreds of clients. We con make your Wedding Day a Memorable, Unforgettable, and on Elegant Experience.

Amazingbounce@yahoo.com

Contact: Amazing Bounce

Good Time Entertainment

661-633-1949

A passion for weddings with a desire to make each one unique & unlike any other. From the completely custom grand entrance to your unforgettable first donee as husband and wife, your family and friends will be entertained and moved with emotion.

531 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304

www.GoodTimeEntertainment.com

Rowers Mt. Vernon Florist (est. 1962)

661-871-7511

Creating custom floral designs for your special day. Our wedding consultants work directly with you to help create your perfect dream wedding. Anything from mild to wild! Free consultations. www.MtVernonFiorist.net

1519 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306

Contact: Leon Hunt

lnutations 25-Free Wedding Invitations

661-633-9200

Beautiful wedding invitations - one to fit every style and budget! All orders of 50 or more receive 25 at no extra cost. Need 100 invites? Pay the price for 75.: every invite, every day. Invitations starting at just $69 for 100, including double envelopes, with discount! M-F 10a6p

531 H Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304

Weddinglnvitations.Be

661-412-3815

All In The Invite

Unique invitations, favor boxes and stationery items for all of life's festivities. An invitation is on easy way to customize and personalize your celebration. Visit us online or find us on Foceboo~ By Appointment www.allintheinvite.com

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Golden Touch Limousine

Special occasions require experience. Over the last 11 years we have built our fleet to over 13 fine Limousines seating from 2/42. Weddings!Quinceanera. Try us! Custom Quotes

Serving Central California

www.Golden Touchlimo.com 661-256-4144

RC's Affordable Limousine

"Your Comfort is Our Business" We've provided the Signature Red Carpet Service for Kern County Brides for over 12 years! We offer a fabulous selection of well-maintained limousines. Make it Special!

www.rclimousines.com

Contact: Richard Case 661-831-7955

The Limousine Scene

Towncars, SUV's, limousines, shuttle/charter buses, wheelchair vans, 15-passenger vans and valet parking service. Serving Kern County since 1990. Open 2 4/7. If you want to talk about your wedding at 1:00am, we're ready!

317 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307

www.thelimousinescene.com

OffiCiants A Happily Ever After Wedding Ceremony

661-496-7762

Reverend Frances Cueto. I'd be honored to help make this day as relaxing and magical as you've always dreamed No wedding too big or small. Non-Denominational, bilingual and same day service welcomed Chapel available or I'll go to you!

4609 New Horizon Blvd, #5, Bkfld., CA 93313 www.happilyeverafterceremony.com A Simple Wedding Ceremony

661- 327-0700

Specializing in simple, convenient English and Spanish Non-Denominational wedding ceremonies. Let us come to you or we can help you find a location. Same day ceremonies available.

asimplewedding@hotmail.com

Contact: Gabriella Durward 661-237-7097

Enlace Ceremonies

Services available in our intimate chapel or at the location of your choice. Bilingual, Traditional, Non-Denominational, Spiritual

1830 Truxtun Ave, Suite 211

www.EnlaceCeremonies.com

Reverend Albert M. Haywood

661- 663-8829

Any location. Non-denominational. When you want more than to just say "I Do" allow me to create the perfect wedding ceremony; one that is special, unique and just for you! Serving Kern County Families since 1980.

Cell: 661-333-1004

www.RevHaywood.com

661-203- 4324

Reverend Yvonne Brassfield

Wedding vows performed where you ore, in a non-denominational service. From a formal country club setting, to a simple ceremony in your backyard, you deserve your fairy tale wedding. Same day service available.

WeddingsOnWings.com and @aol.com

Contact: Reverend Yvonne Brassfield

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l he Wedt1i1q Yellow Paqes Photo Dooth

Forget Me Not Snapshots

661-599-1975

Make your wedding more memorable. Let Forget Me Not Snapshots create fun memories that last a lifetime! Photos in 18 sec, 4 poses per strip,

BM & Color, Message on strip,

Hats & Props all included.

www.forgetmenotsnapshots.com

Phot:oqmphers

Abbys Photography

661-342-4945

Abbys Photography's dedication to quality, creativity and courtesy has gained us a reputation for excellence. We specialize in wedding photography, to capture a lifetime of memories! We now offer video and photo booth. Please call today for your free consultation. "Creating Memories One Click At A Time."

Ron@AbbysPhotography.com

AbbysPhotography.com

Ashley dePencier Photography

661-203-6549

Creative photography, from weddings to under water with an artistic flair.

www.adpfoto.com

instagram:adpfoto

C&B Photography

661-301-9612/661-333-4399

We strive to give you beautiful artwork you will be proud to show for years to come.

316 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304

Contact: Bryan Oberg or Chris Thomas

GC Goforth Photography

661-342-3491

Capturing life's important moments. Quality work ot affordable prices.

www.gc-goforthphotography.com

Contact: Tina Goforth

juli Feller Photography & Cinematic Film

661-703-7636

We consider it a true honor to document. through imagery, the beginning of your new family! Our image quality and experience makes us a top choice as your wedding photographers! Call us TODAY!

www.iulifellerphoto.com

Contact: juli Feller

Shelli Renee Portrait Designs

661-444-2502

With my creativity and attention to detail I will create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

shellirenee.com

Contact: shellireneephotography@gmail.com

Trueladybug Photography

661-912-6503

We specialize in quality engagement and wedding photos to keep those sweet memories alive for a lifetime.

www.TrueladyBug.com

Contact: Roberta Trujillo

Pre-Martal Counselhq Behavioral Dynamic Interventions

661-869-1074 ext 1

Professional premarital counseling providing the skills and tools to ensure your happily ever after for a lifetime. Call to get your free Couples Enhancement Guide.

1901 Brundage Ln Bakersfield CA 93304

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661-663-7116

Best Party Rentals is your one-stop rental store for full-service wedding consultation and event rentals, offering a wide range of services to meet the unique needs of each one of our valued clients.

8500 Harris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93313

www.BestPartyRental.com

It's YOUR Party & Event Rentals

661-399-2455

"Not your ordinary rental company" All Events Lorge and Small Event Rentals Event Design - Set up and Toke down.

www.itsyourpartyrentals.com

Contact: jeannine johnson

Trauel 661-326-1819

Rose's Timeless Travels

Don~ let the thrill of your wedding end after the party. Book a trip to a romantic destination,

on all inclusive resort, or a super cruise. Affiliate ofTicket to Travel CST#lOl0000-40

rtimelesstravels.com

Contact: rtimelesstravels@gmail.com

Tuxedo Aj.'s Tuxedo junction

661-325- 2044

We ore the best of the best. We corry the latest styles and hove the largest selection of formal wear and accessories in Kern County. If you need it fast. we offer some day rentals. Give us a call.

2527 F Street. Bakersfield. CA 93303

Contact: ajstuxedoiunction@yahoo.com

661-322-2306

Mr. Tuxedo

We ore Bakersfield's finest formolweor specialist; our professional staff is ready to serve you. Our complete in-stock selection will allow you to try on the tuxedos of your choice. Don't be fooled by the out-of-town chain store or that place where you choose from a catalog!

2409 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93304

www.MrTuxedo.us

Videoqraph4 David Video & Photography Productions 661-873-8875/661-619-2656 Combining the talent of videogrophy with the art of editing, we tell a story that is exciting, original and timeless. Your wedding production will be remembered and treasured for generations.

www.DPhotographyUs.com 805- 285-383 7

Evermoore Films

Cinematic wedding videos. Beautiful wedding photography. Every couple deserves to experience their wedding day again and again. We don't just document your day; we capture the emotion and toke you bock to how you felt on the happiest day of your life. PhotoNideo combos and monthly payment plans ore available. See our Wedding Book Specials at

www.evermoorefilms.com/wbspecials

Contact: info@evermoorefilms.com

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Kern County Bridal Association 25-Free Wedding Invitations-Be Our Guest!..... ····66I-633-9200 A Happily Ever After Wedding Ceremony. ···················66I -496-7762 A Simple Wedding Ceremony. ···························································66I -327-0700 Abbys Photography. ..................... ··············661-342-4945 A)'s Tuxedo Junction .. ·········································································661-325-2044 All In the Invite........................ .............................. ·················661-412-38I5 Amazing Sound ...................... ·····························································66I -7 I 7-2595 Ashley dePencier Photography. ................ .... ··························661- 203-6549 Bakersfield Carriages/MaryAnn's Country. ··················661-589-4435 Bakersfield City Firefighters Hall.................... . ···· 661-330-4539 Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Cente1 ···················661-323-1900 Bakersfield Woman's Club.............................................................. ··661-325-7889 Behavioral Dynamic Interventions ·····················661-869-1074 Best Party & Event Rentals ·································································661-663-7116 Best Western Crystal Palace Inn & Suites ·········································661-327 -9651 ····················661-30 1-8509 Bridal Indulgence. ............................... C&B Photography. ························································661-301-9612 California Highway Patrolman's Club of Kern County.................. 661-871-5750 Capital Dental Group .................... ······661-861-8000 Casa Royal Banquet Hall & Catering ················································661-865-2738 Coseree's Restaurant & Catering ............................. ··························661-654-8553 David Video & Photography Production ...................... ···661-873-8875 Davids Bridal ...................................................... ·································661-831-5400 Enlace Ceremonies ..................................................................... ·······661-237-7097 Evermoore Films ··················································································805-285-3837 Fairy Godmother. ........................................................ 661-808-7816 Fleur De Lis .......................................................................................... 661-204-9992 Forget Me Not Snapshots ..................... .... ······661-599-1975 GC Goforth Photography. ···································································661-342-3491 Golden Touch Limousine. ································661-366-5466 Good Time Entertainment... ...................................................... ······661-633-1949 Hacienda Guerrero Catering ······························································661-203-5266 Hilton Garden Inn ···············································································661-716-1000 Hodel's ···································································································661-399-3341 Hot & S1nokin BBQ &Catering ······························661-428-9857 Italian Heritage Dante Hall ................................................................ 661-831-0867 It's YOUR Party Event Rents .............................. ............................. ·661-399-2455 Joy Wedding Chapel ..................................................... ······················661-717 -1702 Juli Feller Photography & Cinematic Film ·······································661-703-7636 Kern County Museum .... ····································································661-437-3331 Kern Grand Oaks Ranch .................................................................... 661-444-6713 KLEA Banquet Hall. ············································································661-392-4430 Mr. Tuxedo ........................................................................................... 661-322-2306 Mt. Vernon Florist. ............................................................................. 661-871-7511 New City Cleaners.... ········································································661-397 -8900 Noriega House.. . ······················ ·· ··············661-633-90 16 NV Catering ·························································································661-703-3333 RC's Affordable Limousine. ································································661- 256-4144 Reverend Albert M. 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