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Table Of Contents Section 1:
Bridal Shows Wedding Party Budgeting Ultimate Wedding Checklist Alterations Beauty & Health Catering Cinematography Cleaning/Gown Preservation Coordinators Disc Jockeys Flowers Gowns Invitations Limousines Locations/Venues Marriage License Photographers Tuxedos Travel & Honeymoon
Wedding Services (ALPHABETICAL)
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Section I: PLANNING Bridal Shows Wedding Party Budgeting Ultimate Checklist
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Bridal Shows Gazing at your new ring with echoes of “Will you marry me?” still ringing in your head, you smile and dream about your Special Day. It’s all very peaceful until it hits you… I have a wedding to plan! Where do you start? What if you were told you that there’s a place to get great ideas along with a reasonable understanding of what you’ll need and what it costs? Wouldn’t it be worth a few hours of your time? Introducing the Bridal Show, otherwise known as a Bridal Event! These events offer a unique opportunity to do fast, concentrated research in just a few hours. Wedding professionals exhibit everything from A to Z at these shows: gowns, tuxedos, limousines, photographers, videographers, caterers, coordinators, invitations, entertainment, locations,
officiants, décor, gifts, favors and more! Typically, there are 50-100 exhibitors at a Bridal Show. You’ll also get to meet the people behind the products and services. Shows give you tangible experiences, something you can’t get from a magazine, computer, tablet or phone. You can actually feel the excitement from the moment the champagne is poured at the door. Taste the caterer’s food, touch that gorgeous gown and see that intricate beading up-close. Smell the intoxicating aroma of a beautiful bouquet. Watch uplighting transform a plain stage into a colorful paradise. Hear the emcee and know soon it will be your names on his/her lips. Climb into a shiny limousine and you’re transported to the day you’ll be surrounded by family and friends as you head to your own wedding.
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Bridal Show Schedule
Kern County Bridal Association Events WEDDINGS 2018
FAIRYTALE BRIDAL EVENT
January 28, 2018 | 12pm - 3pm
September 9, 2018 | 12pm - 3pm
Kern County Fairgrounds
Marriott at the Convention Center
May 20, 2018 | 12pm - 3pm
January 27, 2019 | 12pm - 3pm
Seven Oaks Country Club
Kern County Fairgrounds
Photograph courtesy of GC Goforth Photography
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Photograph courtesy of Bella Allure Studios
Choosing Your Wedding Party From the moment you say “yes”, the closest people in your life take on new meaning and responsibility. They are your family and friends, your mentors, financiers, mediators and saviors. From Meltdown and Madness right through Matrimony, you will choose the best of them to become your Wedding Party. The average size of a Wedding Party is 6-8 people, including the couple. Some weddings have as many as 10 on each side, for a total of 22, in the party; others opt for the couple and one witness. Large or intimate, it’s important that those who will bear witness to your commitment understand their part in your big day. The Wedding Party will be involved every step of the way. They will help you pick the attire to be
worn, both by you, them, and other family members. They will set up and attend the engagement party, and keep track of a gift list to help with the thank you notes later. They will help you make decorations and guest favors, and help put them out on the big day. Most importantly, they’ll keep you sane during the whole crazy planning process. WEDDING FUN FACT: Bridesmaids used to be dressed exactly like the bride, including the white dress and long veil. The theory was that this would confuse attachers and evil spirits into taking the wrong woman.
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Ultimate Checklist You said YES, let the planning begin! Use our Ultimate Checklist to get started. Disregard anything that doesn’t apply to your Wedding and check in at least once a week to be sure you’re staying on schedule. ___FINALIZE CATERING MENU
12-18 Months Before
___INTERVIEW BAKERS FOR CAKE Similar to catering, schedule tasting events with your favorites
___SELECT A DATE Pick two alternates ___REGISTER AT KCBA.US for free information ___ANNOUNCE YOUR ENGAGEMENT Tell family and friends, change Facebook status and send a sweet Tweet ___GET INSPIRED! Make a big folder with tabs of your wedding wish list. Use magazines and print online research. As you begin locating these items, include catalogs and business cards for easy reference. ___CREATE A WORKING BUDGET ___ESTIMATE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS. You can’t select a venue until you have an estimate of how many people you need to accommodate ___CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PARTY ___ATTEND BRIDAL SHOWS
___SCHEDULE CATERING TASTING APPOINTMENTS Some facilities include catering with your rental, others ask that you retain the caterer of your choice. If the food is included, schedule an appointment to taste menu options. If you need a caterer, schedule at least three catering interviews where you will get the opportunity to taste and make choices from those selections. ___COMPILE NAMES AND ADDRESSES FOR GUEST LIST ___SELECT WEDDING GOWN ___SELECT ATTENDANT’S ATTIRE ___BEGIN INTERVIEWING PROFESSIONALS TO BE PART OF THE WEDDING DREAM TEAM. POSSIBLE INTERVIEWS COULD INCLUDE:
___EVENT COORDINATOR ___FLORIST, DECORATOR ___LIMOUSINE OR TRANSPORTATION ___PREMARITAL COUNSELING ___CONTINUE TO ATTEND BRIDAL SHOWS 8 Months Before ___SEND OUT SAVE-THE-DATE CARDS
___ORDER ALL REMAINING JEWELRY This includes wedding bands for both of you as well as accessory items like necklaces and earrings. You can also order for the wedding party because coordinating jewelry makes great gifts and by wearing your gifts, the Wedding Party is consistently accessorized for the occasion.
___SCHEDULE ENGAGEMENT PARTY
___CHOOSE & CONFIRM LOCATION(s)
___ENTERTAINMENT - MUSICIANS, DJ
7 Months Before
___SCHEDULE INITIAL DRESS FITTING APPOINTMENT
___CHOOSE A COLOR SCHEME
___VIDEO OR CINEMATOGRAPHER
___CONTINUE TO ATTEND BRIDAL SHOWS
___CONFIRM PROFESSIONALS - HAVE A SIGNED CONTRACT AND PAID DEPOSIT
9-12 Months Before
___BEGIN REGISTERING FOR GIFTS In addition to your favorite stores, register on line at Amazon.com to give your guests a quick, easy, never-leave-the-house option.
___INVITE WEDDING PARTY TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE EVENTS ___ASSIGN CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OUTSIDE THE WEDDING PARTY TO HONORARY JOBS ___CONTINUE TO ATTEND BRIDAL SHOWS 6 Months Before
___CHOOSE CAKE BAKERY AND/OR DESSERTS ___CONFIRM FLORAL DÉCOR WITH FLORIST ___CHOOSE RENTAL PROVIDER(S) ___SELECT AND ORDER ATTENDANT’S ATTIRE ___SCHEDULE DRESS FITTINGS FOR BRIDESMAIDS ___SCHEDULE FITTINGS FOR MOTHERS ___PURCHASE ATTIRE FOR FLOWER GIRL ___CHOOSE TUXEDO OR MALE FORMALWEAR ___CONTINUE TO ATTEND BRIDAL SHOWS 5 Months Before ___RESERVE RENTAL ITEMS ___RESERVE TUXEDOS ___PURCHASE ACCESSORIES FOR MEN Cuff links make great gifts for the men in your wedding party. Dress socks to match the tuxedos can be made into fun dressing room décor. Simply roll each pair, tie with a ribbon, and leave by the mirror.
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Less than six months until your Wedding Day! Time to check in twice a week (or more!) to keep on track. At this point, stress can become a real issue. Of course you’re devoted to the wedding, but take a few moments for yourself as well. Eat balanced meals, drink plenty of fluids, exercise, take vitamin supplements and make it a personal mission to sleep at least six hours a night.
4 Months Before
1 Month Before
___SELECT & ORDER WEDDING INVITATIONS
___OBTAIN MARRIAGE LICENSE
___SCHEDULE MEETINGS WITH WEDDING PROS
___ATTEND LAST-MINUTE FITTINGS.
___MAKE PAYMENTS TO WEDDING PROS
___SCHEDULE FINAL MEETINGS WITH ALL PROFESSIONALS.
___SELECT HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST
___PURCHASE GIFTS FOR ATTENDANTS
___SELECT HONEYMOON DESTINATION
___ASSEMBLE GUEST FAVORS
___APPLY FOR PASSPORTS
MARRIAGE LICENSE: Your marriage license can be obtained at the County Clerks Office. Public: $82 | Private: $94
___SELECT & ORDER MOTHERS ATTIRE ___SELECT & ORDER FATHERS ATTIRE ___CONTINUE TO ATTEND BRIDAL SHOWS 3 Months Before ___SCHEDULE FITTING APPOINTMENTS Verify that all the women, including the mothers, have appointments as needed
2 Weeks Before
___SCHEDULE HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIAL RUN Be sure to bring your veil or headpiece
___PICK UP WEDDING BANDS AND CHECK FIT
___CONFIRM FINAL CATERING COUNT
___MEET WITH WEDDING PROs Make payments as needed
___FINALIZE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS
___SELECT & PURCHASE GUEST FAVORS A DIY project is the perfect time to involve family and friends in wedding preparations. They’ll feel included and you’ll free up some muchneeded time. It’s a Win/Win!
1 Week Before
___PURCHASE LAST-MINUTE DÉCOR Save a minute for some fun shopping! Now’s the time to grab those cute little signs, an aisle runner and decorations for the gift and cake tables.
___PACK DELIVERIES TO RECEPTION LOCATION
___SCHEDULE CONSULT WITH DJ / EMCEE The best laid plans are carried out through the power of the microphone. Enlist that power by having a meeting to make sure he or she has a working time line for your event.
___PICK UP WEDDING GOWN – PRESSED AND STAMED (READY FOR PHOTOS)
2 Months Before
___DELIVER CEREMONY AND RECEPTION ITEMS AS PACKED
___DELIVER MARRIAGE LICENSE TO OFFICIANT ___PACK DELIVERIES TO CEREMONY LOCATION ___PREPARE GRATUITY (TIP) ENVELOPES 48 HOURS Before
___MAIL OUT WEDDING INVITATIONS
___PICK UP TUXEDOS
On your Wedding Day
___SCHEDULE FINAL FITTINGS
__SMILE & CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE!
___CONFIRM PLANS FOR BACHELOR / BACHELORETTE FUNCTIONS
After the Wedding
___RESERVE REHEARSAL LOCATIONS Keep the ceremony rehearsal to just those that will be directly involved: bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, officiant and someone from the facility. The dinner, however, is a great chance to spend quality time with family and close friends. Take the fun an extra mile by incorporating some trivia games. Publicly recognize key support people, and hand out gifts to the Attendants.
___RETURN TUXEDOS & RENTAL ITEMS IMMEDIATELY. ___MAIL OUT THANK-YOU NOTES ___CHANGE LEGAL NAME ___CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR PHOTOS ___CONTACT CINEMATOGRAPHER FOR VIDEO ___TAKE GOWN TO CLEANERS FOR BOXING
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Photograph courtesy of Abbys Photography
SERVICES Everything Wedding from A to Z Alterations Beauty & Health Catering Cleaning & Preservation Coordinators Disc Jockeys Flowers Gowns
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Invitations Limousines Locations / Venues Photographers Rentals Travel & Honeymoon Tuxedos
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Alterations Your wedding gown is one of the most expensive items of clothing you’ll ever wear. You dream of it, spend days, weeks, maybe even months shopping for it. You compare every last detail. In the end, you commit a significant amount of hard-earned cash in the quest for the Dream Dress. What if it could be even MORE perfect? What if it was, quite simply, made for you? “Alteration” is a fairly generic term for the Cinderella Experience that comes from a fitting. The Alterations Specialist will drape, pin, seam and steam layers and layers of fabric. Much of the dress will be stitched by hand. The finished product shapes and accentuates its owner, creating a second skin that fits like a glove. It’s no small task. The average wedding gown has more than 10 yards or 30 feet of fabric. That’s about 2 car lengths of lacy, slippery, delicate fabric; all of which will be used to fit an average 5’4” woman.
The sheer massive amount of fabric is only one of the challenges. There are also exquisite little details that make “a dress” into a wedding gown. Sparkling Swarovski crystals, gleaming seed pearls, embroidery, tiny buttons and shaping garments underneath. Each contributes to a beautiful finished product, and each must be considered individually when making changes.
Transformations Dramatic alterations inspired the term “transformations” to describe a dress completely de-constructed, or taken apart by the seams. The fabric is then assembled, fit, cut and re-sewn as a whole new gown. Puffy sleeves removed, neckline adjusted for just a hint of décolletage, full back replaced by a sexy corset, or miles of heavy train reduced to a light and lacy cascade. Be sure to ask about experience in wedding gowns before you turn it over to an Alterations Specialist. And then enjoy the show - Cinderella never had it so good!
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Photograph courtesy of GC Goforth Photography
Hair and Makeup
Beauty Tip Timeline Two Months Before:
• Develop a good skin regimen. Don’t do anything too extreme, try adding a microdermabrasion system into the mix. • Moisture is so important for healthy skin. Apply an oil-free moisturizer each morning before your makeup and at night after you take it off.
Four to Six Weeks Before:
• Make your mock Hair and Makeup Appointments. • Try several different styles with and without your veil and experiment with more dramatic looks. • Don’t forget the waterproof mascara.
Two Weeks Before:
• Time for a trim and to touch up your hair color or highlights. • Keep your hair healthy with a deep conditioner twice a week.
One Week Before:
• Schedule your wax – scheduling last minute could leave skin red and irritated. • Schedule your spray tan two to three days before the event to avoid staining of your wedding gown.
• Slip an eye mask in the freezer for a few minutes to minimize puffy eyes.
• Pack a small bag with beauty basics such as: o Clear finger nail polish to stop a run o Bobby Pins to help with an unruly curl o Toupee Tape for a fallen hem
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Whether you are ordinarily a makeup user, or a more natural girl, hiring an expert can make all the difference in the photos you have. It doesn’t mean you won’t look like yourself, it simply means you’ll look like a more polished version of yourself. Photograph courtesy of GC Goforth Photography Photograph courtesy of GC Goforth Photography
Consider the reality that not all products are made equally. What might be a perfectly acceptable foundation for your normal 8-5 isn’t up to the challenges of your wedding day. There are tears, touching, and simply longer time demands on your makeup products than usual. Plus those extra steps that you might not normally take, false lashes, extra shadow, highlighter and matte finish, will be standards to a pro.
In all likelihood you plan to wear white or ivory on your wedding day, with a little more shoulder and décolletage than usual. White, even warmer tones of ivory, can leave skin looking pale or washed out. Your shoulders and other exposed skin may not have the same coloring as your
more-exposed face. A professional makeup artist will eliminate uneven skin tone and give you the extra color you’ll need to create those stunning photographs.
You’ve gotten everyone dressed in the same colors, it’s time to make sure they all wear it well! Get the girls together, moms, too, and schedule make-up for everyone. The result will be consistency in the color, quantity and quality of the makeup, regardless of complexions.
Let’s face it; having your makeup done by a professional gives you one less thing to do on an already overwhelming day. Hair and makeup appointments take time, so be sure to add at least half an hour of flexibility in your schedule just in case it runs late.
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How to Hire a Caterer
Picking the right caterer for your tastes and budget can be challenging. You’re shopping for your guests’ palette as well as your own. In addition to taste, you must consider the experience and qualifications of the caterer: cooking and serving a meal for 100+ guests is completely different from cooking for a family holiday. Last, but certainly not least, you have to consider the bottom line price per guest.
Evaluate the following when interviewing potential caterers: Menu Choices:
It’s all about the food, and it’s nice when you can combine favorites from different cuisine types. For example, you may love
chicken cordon bleu, which is French, and choose it as one option; but prefer tri-tip, a California favorite, for your beef entree. Your appetizers may end up to be a mix of fruits and cheeses or tequila lime chicken and Focaccia bread.
Price – What’s included? Are there additional fees or discounts? Ask about everything that is, and is not, included for the price. Key items are serving dishes, tableware, silverware, linens, beverage glasses, salt and pepper shakers. Surprise additional charges could include a corkage fee for wine or champagne, and a charge per slice to cut the cake. Ask about a children’s menu if applicable. Quantify the number and attire of event staff.
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Caring for Your Wedding Gown Whether you’re restoring an heirloom gown, getting that final steam and press in before the wedding, or boxing it up to keep it forever, you’ll want the services of a professional dry cleaner to handle the nuances of your wedding gown.
Restoring a Gown
You’ve found the perfect dress from a second-hand source, a relative, friend or even a great sale. Now you need to have it professionally restored to all its’ former glory. Restoration first requires the gown and veil (if applicable) be analyzed to determine the extent of any damage. Then any loose or missing sequins, beads and buttons are re-sewn and any tears Photograph courtesy of Bella Allure Studios
or damages are repaired. The garments are now ready for cleaning. Note: If you’re having the gown altered, the alterations specialist will repair it as needed. However, be sure and ask if it will be returned ready to wear or if you’ll need extra time to have it cleaned and steamed.
Wedding gowns require special care to ensure that the fabrics are not damaged. Surprisingly, little or no water is used in the process. First, various cleansing agents are applied to remove any soil or stains. Next, the gown is cleaned with a gentle chemical solvent. Once cleaned, sizing or water repellent agents are re-applied. Any beads or buttons loosened by the cleaning process will be re-sewn. Finishers then use special pressing equipment to remove wrinkles and re-shape the gown.
Preservation & Boxing
Finally, the garments are encased in special packaging to protect it from oxidation and moisture. The sealed package is then boxed to ensure it lasts for decades to come.
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Coordinators Congratulations on your engagement, let the wedding planning begin! Wedding planning can be a very confusing time, so we would like to take a moment to help clarify some very important positions that will play a key part of your day!
Upon booking your wedding venue, most sites will provide what is known as a “Venue Coordinator” (V.C.) or “Site Coordinator.” These coordinators are specific to their venue, and while they may have loyalty to you, the venue will always take precedence. Meaning that the V.C. takes care of the grounds, and the included amenities and not necessarily you or your guests. The V.C. will most likely not to be able to provide aid when you have an unruly attendee, need pampering, or anything pertaining to the actual personality of your day. A venue coordinator does not design or plan your day. Cost of such V.C. is most often included in the cost of the venue.
Wedding / Day-of Coordinator
A Wedding Coordinator is more than their title, they can be a mediator, an orchestrator, a consultant, a sounding board, a friend, and an organizer all rolled into one. A “Day-Of” coordinator is running the event just as you planned it, while doing it seamlessly! Coordinators also create detailed timelines for your wedding day, along with pre-wedding day appointments to compose a clear and mutual understanding of how you want your wedding day to be. Cost usually ranges from $800-$1,500 for your coordinator to be present the entire wedding day, including pre-planning appointments that you may have.
Wedding Planner / Designer
Your Wedding Planner is with you on your day, and those leading up to, and even soon after! A Wedding Planner is there to help you not only plan your wedding, but also to design the overall style of your day. Lighting, linens and florals are aspects that a planner ensures reflect your desired theme is portrayed correctly. Wedding Planners not only keep a balanced register of costs, but they will also attend meetings with D.J.’s, caterers, venues, etc. to assist in the planning process, in its entirety. Investment is usually 10-15% of total budget. For more information contact: T.J. Bryson/Marketing Director for Fairy Godmother 661-808-7816 www.fairygodmotherco.com ~ Page 22 ~
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Band vs. Dj When you and your fiancé have the band-versus-dj discussion, you need to think about what each has to offer before placing your deposit. Our take? A great DJ is better than a so/so band any day, but live music has an energy that you can’t get from recorded music. Before you decide, take a moment and consider the pros and cons of each, then choose the one that’s the better fit for your budget & event.
Photograph courtesy of Good Time Entertainment
DJ • A DJ is more affordable than a band (DJ rates typically start at about $1400 for four hours; bands are often a minimum of $3,000)
• DJ’s keep the music going (and your guests dancing) all night without taking breaks.
• A good DJ will act as your Master of Ceremony and keep the event moving so you and your guest enjoy every moment from the ceremony to the last dance. • Since a DJ mostly does weddings, they will have some great ideas on how the event will flow best. • He or she will play any song you want • Can adjust the volume to the right levels throughout the event. Dinner music is one level - Dancing is another.
Band • A band can make a more dramatic presentation with musicians, vocalists and all of their instruments • Their infectious energy can get people on the dance floor • Guests who don’t dance will still enjoy watching the show • Live music is more emotional, which is what the day is all about
• Can work in small spaces without a lot of equipment
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The Role of the Emcee What is an Emcee, and what role do they have at a wedding? Emcee, or MC, stands for Master of Ceremony. The term is used in the entertainment industry to define the host in various roles and levels of responsibility. At a wedding, it’s simple: the Emcee is the person with the microphone. By virtue of that fact alone, he or she is the goto person. The emcee acts as a liaison between the couple, other hired staff and guests. He or she knows the plan, makes sure everyone is ready for each segment, and then carries it out, professionally and on schedule. A great host is the key to making your wedding day as stress-free as possible. The Emcee works for YOU, implementing your plans on your schedule. Their primary goal is to keep you happy from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. So who is this wonderful person? The Master of Ceremony is your entertainer. That is why it’s so important to choose a DJ or band based not only on the music they play, but on their ability to act on your behalf for the entire day. In rare cases, you may elect to hire the emcee separately from musical entertainment, though it could be cost-prohibitive.
Lighting & Entertainment Your entertainer will provide some lighting with a standard package. Your venue may also have some lighting. Special effects or lasers are generally available from your entertainer at an additional fee. Lighting options could include: Dance Floor Lights: Lights normally provided with a DJ or band for the dance floor can include mirror ball, laser and ceiling effects. Uplighting: This is the enhancement lighting that colors a room. The number of lights varies with the size of the area. Special Effects: These are optional items such as fog, or the updated version called “the cloud”. Monogram: For dance floor or projected elsewhere in the room, such as the cake table. Be sure your contract defines exactly what lighting you will be receiving, whether it’s no charge or an additional charge. Also check with the venue to see if any lighting is included with the room rental, and be sure that their lighting is a part of that contract.
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Flowers Bouquets & Decor No wedding would be complete without flowers. From beautifully adorned bouquets to striking centerpieces, flowers convey a sense of commemoration of an important event. Pinterest, of course, is filled with gorgeous ideas to spark your creativity. The key is to balance your style and floral budget. Fortunately, California has a wide array of seasonal flowers in virtually every color imaginable. Pantone, the official authority on color, has released “Ultra Violet” as the 2018 Color of the Year, a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. For the more natural bride, taupe, a tan / gray, is taking the stage paired with shades of mauve, champagne, ivory and brown. When looking for a wedding florist, be sure to outline the specific quantity and type of arrangements you’ll be receiving. Your floral order could include bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, centerpieces and even alter, gazebo greenery and draped flowers for the ceremony location.
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Most brides-to-be have dreamed of their weddings since they were little girls. More than a few of us have even acted out our “Big Day” wearing a strange assortment of old lace, high heeled shoes and way too much makeup. Now, the real deal is close at hand and it’s time to find the perfect wedding gown. The ideal choice will combine your style, vision of the wedding and budget in perfect harmony. It’s going to involve more than a little research to bring all those factors together successfully.
Create a Realistic Budget
The experts agree that the first step is to prepare for the price tag. Look at some gowns you like and call around locally to get a few prices.
No one enjoys shopping under extreme deadline pressure. Dress shopping should be one of your first steps, so start as early as you can. With enough lead time, you can shut down the occasional stressful trip and try again another day.
Pick Your Shopping Partners There are friends and then there are Shopping Friends. You want to pick one or two people to go with you during the initial appointments. Choose people you really get along well with – ones that won’t add any stress to your day. Tell them up front you want their (gentle) honest feedback. You can always bring the other bridesmaids, friends and/or relatives to one of the fittings.
Photograph courtesy of GC Goforth Photography
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Invitations Invitation Ensemble Weddings are steeped in tradition. Even in today’s tech-crazy world, a printed and mailed invitation is the standard for inviting your guests. It all starts with finding the right paper to express yourself. The printed products are the first time some of your guests will know you’re getting married. What type of wedding are you planning? A western theme might feature burlap or twine, for example; while a black tie event would call for something more formal, perhaps adorned with satin ribbons or bows. After paper, you move on to wording. Knowing what to say on each piece is the job of an invitation consultant, who will work with you to create your wording and choose your font style. There is no additional cost for this service in most cases.
Ensemble Components Invitation - The main piece detailing who, what, when and where. Response or RSVP - An enclosure mailed back to you that confirms a guest’s attendance. May include menu choices. Reception - An enclosure directing guests from the ceremony to the reception location. Only needed if there are two separate locations. Thank You - An informal note just has your names on front, and you create a personal message inside. A thank-you note has a pre-printed message on the card.
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Limousines Imagine yourself as you leave for your wedding ceremony. It’s the Big Day, and you’re READY. Your hair is pinned and sprayed into place, make-up perfectly applied, that stunning gown sparkling in the light... Now, imagine folding your drop-dead-gorgeous self into the cab of a pickup truck. Better still, imagine folding yourself AND your BFFs, the bouquets, the marriage license, a touch-up kit, your purse and a change of shoes. Oh, and it’s a beautiful day here in Kern County! Bright and sunny with temps hovering around 90 degrees. You have arrived and you are one HOT MESS. The gown is wrinkled, you’re sweating bullets and the flowers are droopy. You can’t find a place to park, and when you do, you have to navigate through the parking lot. You finally get inside the venue, and at that moment realize that two of your girls have gone missing along the way.
There is an alternative. You can leave the headaches to your driver. Hiring a limousine or town car offers the opportunity to relax and enjoy the day. Before the ceremony, you will enjoy more room, a controlled climate, and an atmosphere of celebration. People will be where they are supposed to be on your schedule (no chance of anyone getting lost in the car.) You have a secure place to stow important things until you need them. And, of course, you arrive in style. Enjoy the reception worryfree about the drive home. And, maybe best of all, make your escape to the honeymoon on time.
Hiring Tips Start inquiring 6 months or more before your wedding, if possible. This will give you plenty of time to interview. Look for coupons, bridal show specials or other booking incentives.
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Locations Section Sponsors Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
The Links at Riverlakes Ranch
Bakersfield Womans Club
Casa Royal Banquet Hall & Catering
The Iron Lily
Crowne Plaza Ventura
The Randall House
Italian Heritage Dante Hall
Seven Oaks Country Club
KLEA Banquet Hall
Leaning Oak Ranch
The Woods Pavilion
801 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 323-1900 2030 18th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 325-7889 #1
1401 California Avenue Bakersfield, Ca 93304 (661) 865-2738
450 East Harbor Boulevard Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 652-5108 4415 Wilson Road Bakersfield, CA 93309 (661) 831-0867 3417 Pegasus Drive Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 392-4430 546 Renfro Road Bakersfield, Ca 93314 (661) 345-5102
5201 Riverlakes Drive Bakersfield, CA 93312 (661) 587-3801
1325 Baker Street Bakersfield, CA 93305 (661) 633-9016 424 24th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 752-5459 3724 Buck Owens Blvd. Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 336-0823 2000 Grand Lakes Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 664-6421 520 Pauley Street Tehachapi, Ca 93561 (661) 410-6444 323 West F Street Tehachapi, CA 93561 (661) 822-0762
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Venues - General Info Finding the ideal place to host your ceremony and reception sets the parameters for the rest of the planning. It sets the limit of the guest list, defines the catering options, and sets the tone of the decor.
There are three basic types of wedding venues that we will discuss in these pages:
Certain religions and/or clergy have restrictions on where the wedding ceremony can take place. Ask your church clergy for details.
Combination - All-in-One
Legally, a couple can be married at the place of their choosing; a romantic garden, a private home, their church, a hall, overlooking the golf course greens, or even out under the stars. It all depends on personal preferences.
Ceremony - just the I Do’s Reception - just the After-Party Each part of the wedding has unique and separate needs. We’ll go through each stage and discuss specifics for that location. At the end, we’ll go over how to combine the two for a combination ceremony/reception venue.
At Casa Royal, you choose the package that best suits your needs. We can 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 Casa Royal, your convenience is our priority. Mention this ad and you’ll get full-service catering including waiters for only
1431 California Ave Bakersfield, CA 93304 CasaRoyalBanquetHall.com email@example.com
/ $9.99 N! O PERS
Call us now! (661) 865-2738
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Ceremony Venue Needs In this case, we are addressing the needs of the ceremony location independent of the reception.
The place you take your vows must also be suitable for all the things that happen before the ceremony: dressing (or touching up), conferring with the wedding party, and “before” photos. The decor of the facility should suit your tastes. Of course, there are also the needs of the guests to consider. To make sure all your needs are met, ask the facility specifically about these areas.
It’s best to have a room for the bride, even if you’re getting dressed before you arrive. It should be big enough to hold all the wedding party comfortably. This area should have plenty of electrical outlets and mirrors. Ask if a garment rack will be provided for the dresses. Check with staff to see if the area can be locked to hold your belongings safely during the ceremony.
This is the same type of room described as “Bride’s Room” but for the other half of the couple. It should be big enough to hold the Wedding Party, have comfortable seating and be climate controlled. To a lesser degree, you might also want this room available for storage and locked during the ceremony.
There are separate areas of concern for parking. The first is for your guests. Parking needs to be close to the facility and easily accessible. The other main area of concern is where the Wedding Party loads and/or parks. If you’re planning to use a limousine, party bus, classic car or carriage, you’ll want room to sweep in unobstructed at the door. It’s also important to consider where other close family, those working with decorations or set-up, are able to park and unload their vehicles. If the ceremony area is on the grounds, ask about golf-cart shuttles to the ceremony location for VIP’s.
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Ceremony Venues Decor
Evaluate the existing decor and be sure you’re comfortable with the possibilities. First, ask what is included in the rental package. Sometimes facilities are dressed up to be shown, or still set-up from a previous occasion at the time of your visit. Next ask if there are any restrictions. Some facilities do not allow any attachments to the walls, open flames (candles), fresh flower petals or birdseed/rice.
Check out the available areas for picture possibilities, indoors and out. Ask about any restrictions regarding photography. If you’re really serious about a location, revisit at your approximate wedding time so you can see what the lighting conditions will be.
Evaluate the seating for amount and type. Pew seating tends to look full at 75% of capacity when families group together and leave spaces, so be sure the max seating is at least 25% more than you need.
Who will Marry You
Does the ceremony venue offer an officiant or church clergy as part of your package? If not, are there any restrictions on what type of officiant you can bring in?
Music & Sound Equipment
It’s standard to have music at your ceremony, live or recorded. The question is what’s provided as a function of the facility? Are there microphones and a sound system, or does all of that need to be brought in. If you are having a DJ, verify if you can have amplified music?
Staff On Premises
Who will be provided on-site the day of your wedding? Ask about the number of staff and the hours they will be on hand. Also find out what their responsibilities will be, and what are you responsible for, particularly as it relates to set-up and clean-up. Be sure to get the Facility Coordinator’s name, office phone and cellular phone so that you have a direct contact for that day.
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Reception Venue Needs Room For Food & Dancing
In this section, we will address what you need from a reception location independent of the ceremony. Seems like a no-brainer, but you will want the reception location to be close (less than 10 miles) from the ceremony site. Be sure to provide a map with your invitation ensemble to direct guests if the location is a bit off the beaten path.
The reception site, in particular, has to be larger than what your group size would require by law. It needs to comfortably seat people at tables, plus accommodate buffet tables or servers delivering from service stations. There are also water & beverage stations and usually a bar. There needs to be room for staging the head table, a gift table, cake table and dance floor, not to mention area for your entertainment to perform.
Proximity To Ceremony Site
Just as with the ceremony location, you’ll want to be sure there is adequate parking, and seating for the guests. Keep in mind that guests will be arriving about 45 minutes earlier than close family and the wedding party, who will still be taking pictures. You’ll need a person or signs directing them to the area of the reception. Restrooms should be close and easy to find. Your entertainment (band or dj) should already be playing music and available to answer questions.
You will need to know exactly how many people will be assigned to your event and what jobs they will be expected to do. Much of this depends on the facility’s role in catering, which we’ll discuss on the next page. The other big concern is decorating and clean-up. Will there be staff to drape and set the tables or is that up to you? Similarly, are clean-up personnel provided?
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Venues With Food
Some reception locations serve the food as part of their package. This section outlines hotels, restaurants and other such facilities.
Restaurants & Hotels
Venues that include the food have fully functioning kitchens and trained staff available to serve your needs. Their rates are based per plate, not the room itself. Work together to create a menu by making selections from their list of appetizers, main courses and desserts. Tables, chairs, risers and dance floor are generally included. Your choice of standard linens, plates and glasses are included. Sometimes, minimal table decorations are provided.
Optional items, like more elaborate decor, lighting, linens and florals are at your own expense.
Advantages Full Kitchen Facilities Trained Staff Minimal Rentals Required
Less Menu Flexibility Other Guests or Events The facility remains open to the public, so common areas may have other guests. No Control over Staffing.
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Venues Without Food Another great choice for the reception is one that is not connected to a restaurant, per se. These can include banquet halls, outdoor gardens, or private homes.
everything they need, but they’ll want to know what’s available to them; both in terms of equipment (heating, refrigeration, hot water) and prep and service areas.
Overall, this type of facility allows you to build your wedding “from the ground up”. Some have partner agencies that they work with, but generally you can take a discount and replace any particular item with one of your own choosing. That allows you more flexibility in foods, decorating and the people on your Wedding Team of professionals.
You will need to ask specifically about any existing kitchen facilities. Caterers can bring in almost
More Choices Privacy Hand-picked team members
Disadvantages More to do or hire yourself Can become costly
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Combination Venues A combination venue is one that can host both the wedding ceremony and the reception party afterward. Since ceremony and reception have different needs from the venue, this is accomplished one of two ways. Either the venue has one area for the ceremony and a completely different area for the reception; or guests will leave the room (usually to have refreshments outdoors) while the staff “turns” it. (“Turning a room” is the expression used to tear down one event and set up for another.) In either case, your guests are there to stay when they arrive, from the ceremony through the meal and to the dancing. Though it can take a little bit of
work on the planning end, a dual location has several advantages.
Using one location instead of two can save you up to 30% off the bottom line with things like doubleduty decorations, one single block of hours to pay staff, and the discounts providers build in to get the additional business of both.
You can lose up to 15% of guests traveling from ceremony to reception, especially if there is a significant break of time in between.
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Destination Venues There are plenty of beautiful places to tie the knot, many of them within a short driving distance from Kern County. If wine is your thing, there are more than 200 wineries located in San Luis Obispo, Harmony, Arroyo Grande and Templeton. If you’re a snow bunny, there’s always Big Bear and Lake Tahoe. For the gamblers, there’s the thrill of Vegas. (Warning, you will need a Nevada state license.) And the riches of Los Angeles offer endless possibilities.
One of the most well-rounded destinations in California is Ventura. Located southeast of Kern County and about an hour out of Los Angeles, this is a gorgeous area with something for everyone. It offers beaches, rivers, mountains and wildflowers; and is a tourist fave for hiking, winery visits, kayaking tours and surfing. If you’re planning a Destination Wedding, pay careful attention to the checklists in this publication as you’ll need to bring everything with you. You can still hire your favorite wedding professionals from here “to go”. Most of us love to travel to new locations!
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Venue Checklist Before you actually sign the contract, make sure the facility has outlined all of your mutual commitments. Clarify any vague areas or issues of concern in writing. Be sure both parties sign the contract, and that you receive a written copy of it along with a receipt for the deposit.
What time can you arrive for set-up, what hours are allocated to the event, and how much time is allowed for clean-up. Also have the overtime provisions outlined.
Maximum Number of Guests
Tables, chairs, sound, linen, lighting, kitchen appliances, etc.
Double-check that anything specifically NOT included is outlined as such on your contract.
Whatâ€™s Prohibited? Decor Included
Centerpieces, uplighting, etc.
Menu Selections (if included)
Youâ€™ll have specifics at the time you give them your catering count, but be sure the contract sets the limit.
Dressing rooms, event area(s), designated photo locations.
What staff is included, plus their scheduled service times.
Final Catering Count Due Date Final Payment Amount and Due Date
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Photography Section Sponsors Bella Allure Studio 424 24th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 772-7468
GC Goforth Photography
Personal Service by Appt. Bakersfield, CA (661) 342-3491
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Vanilla Smile Photo 1895 W. Roby Avenue Porterville, CA 93257 (559) 920-7869
Photography What makes a great photograph? When it comes to wedding photography, it’s a fine combination of a great moment and a partnership with your photographer. He or she has to understand your preferences, be able to coach and receive responses from you, and yet be unobtrusive to your experience of the wedding.
A wedding will typically incorporate a variety of styles, from those shots you know you need for the album to the ones that just ... perfectly .... happen. These are the terms generally used to describe those styles.
Traditional Portrait: This
term is used to describe the standard “posed” pictures. The photographer will give you directions, and may make adjustments to lighting or background.
Candid or Photojournalistic:
Those shots that are not posed or prepared, but captured as they happen. The “real” moments.
Fine Art: A combination of traditional and photojournalistic styles, this term is used to describe coached photos. The photographer may give direction to illicit responses from you, but only to “set the stage”. Fashion Photography:
Dramatic poses, angles and directions from the photographer combine to create these ad-quality photographs. The style is what you could expect from a magazine shoot.
Natural Light: Photos taken in natural lighting conditions. Aerial Photography: Shots taken from up to 1,000 feet above the wedding using drones. May also be used for videography.
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Photo Check List
Wedding dress on hanger or over chair Buttoning Dress Mom fastening necklace Bride’s garter Bride’s veil Bride’s shoes Bride looking in mirror Bride looking out window Bride getting make-up Bride hugging parents Groom looking in mirror Groom looking out window Groom tying his tie
Location from outside Guests entering Parents seated Groom waiting for bride Wedding Party walking down aisle Bride just before walking Bride escorted down aisle Bride & Groom during ceremony Guests from bride & groom’s view Bride & Groom after pronouncement Wedding Party exiting
Traditional Posed Photos Bride alone Bride with honor attendant Bride with parents Bride & Groom together Bride & Groom with all parents Bride & Groom with families Bride & Groom with Wedding Party Groom alone Groom with honor attendant Groom with groomsmen Groom with parents
Outside view of reception Wedding Party Entrance Grand Entrance of Bride & Groom Head or sweetheart table Gift & Cake tables Guest tables Cake-cutting Father/Daughter dance Mother/Son dance First dance as Husband & Wife Garter removal & toss Bouquet toss Bride & Groom leaving.
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Photograph courtesy GC Goforth Photography
No Guest Photos, Please! Youâ€™ve paid good money for a professional photographer to capture your special day. But the above picture is what he or she sees as they focus on your smiling face, a crowd full of blue-tinted faces behind cell phone screens. Is that the photo you want?
You want your guests to be looking at you, smiling and supporting the commitment you are making together. Have your officiant request that all cell phones be turned off during the ceremony and no photos taken: you have hired a professional and want them to enjoy the wedding.
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Rental Equipment Imagine you have your own private genie to decorate your wedding. One that can make a sandy desert into a tropical oasis. Everything is perfectly matched and coordinated, and there is no such thing as “too much”.
Lounge furniture, staging (risers) to elevate key elements, dance floors and carpeting.
You’ve just walked into a full service party rental store.
Gazebos, arches, aisle runners, guest book stands, candelabras, chocolate fountains & centerpieces.
The genies that work here can make anything possible. Their coordinating skills are un-matched. And if you have an obstacle that seems insurmountable, just ask ... they will likely have a solution or two.
Renting is the stress-free way to manage your decorations. The general rule of thumb is if you can’t use an item at least twice after the wedding, rent it! Rentals cost a fraction of the purchase price.
Basic Rental Items
There’s also your time to consider. You can spend hours running from store to store to gather all the decorations. Then you have to find a place to store them until the big day. On the day before your wedding you have to take all that stuff out to the location. There you’ll have to set it all up; and afterward, take it all down.
Tables, chairs, tents, china, linens, flatware, glasses, chafing dishes, serving spoons, salt & pepper shakers and more.
Functional Rental Items
Fans, misters, heaters, food warmers, bars, drink stations, executive restrooms and more.
Enjoy your wedding and leave the hassle to a professional.
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Travel Section Sponsors Cruises Inc. Debbie McKenzie (805) 910-7899 (877) 815-9150 TheBestCruisePrices.com
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Travel & Passports Passport Information
A great travel agent is the best way to ensure you enjoy your honeymoon care-free.
Where to Go
Travel agents know how to avoid the pitfalls commonly associated with booking an online special. They act as your immediate information center for all your honeymoon planning. They will advise you on passports, currency and packing instructions to make sure you travel comfortably to your destination. Once there, youâ€™ll find your arrangements are exactly as planned. There may even be a little welcome basket or a bottle of Honeymoon Champagne!
United States Post Office Stockdale Station Passport Office, 5501 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309. No appointment necessary. Phone (661) 834-4158
What to Bring With You
Official birth certificate with raised seal. Driverâ€™s License or DMV-issued ID card Social Security Number Check or Money Order (no cash or credit)
What it Costs
$150 includes picture. Allow 4-6 weeks. $60 Additional ($210 total) for passport with Expedited processing. Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
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Top 10 Pet Friendly Honeymoon Destinations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Paris, France Amsterdam, the Netherlands San Juan, Puerto Rico Whistler, British Columbia
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San Diego, California Park City, Utah Palm Springs, California Venice, Italy Avon, Colorado
Tuxedos & Suits Section Sponsors Mr. Tuxedo 2409 Brundage Lane Bakersfield, CA 93304 (661) 322-2306 MrTuxedo.us
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The Wedding Yellow Pages Bakery Becks Divine Cake & Bakery
Beck’s gorgeous, delectable desserts are right for any party, and they’re always bound to please everyone around. Beck’s is focused on making sure everything is perfect, from appearance to taste, to price & to your satisfaction! firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Kindrick
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
Frugatti’s Restaurant and Catering is Bakersfield’s choice for great Italian food. Frugatti’s can cater your event anywhere in Kern County. Frugatti’s Real Italian Catering is ready to handle your catering needs from 10 people to 700 people. 600 Coffee Rd. Bakersfield, Ca 93309 www.frugattis.com
If Granny taught Lucille anything, it was that southern Bar-B-Que goes hand-in-hand with southern hospitality, which is why so many folks love to have us cater their events. From corporate gatherings to weddings to good old-fashioned picnics, we aim to make every occasion a memorable and delicious one. 2701 Ming Ave. #260, Bakersfield, Ca 93304 www.lucillesbbq.com
Voted Bakersfield’s best BBQ. When your looking for a meal that your family and friends will talk about long after your special day, call Salty’s and let us bring Bakersfield’s best BBQ to your guests. We also have our Banquet and Event Center, if you’re looking for a one of a kind place to hold your event we have the place for you. 6720 Schirra Ct. Bakersfield, Ca 93313 www.saltysbbq.com
Ceremony & Reception - Destination Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Say ‘I do” at Ventura’s only beach-front hotel. Come see our penthouse ballroom with panoramic views of the Channel Islands and surrounding city. The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach IS “The Place to Wed.” 450 East Harbor Blvd. Ventura, Ca 93001 www.CPVentura.com ~~Page Page58 58~~
The Wedding Yellow Pages Ceremony & Reception Locations Bakersfield Woman’s Club
Hall Capacity 325 Beautiful colonial building and best wood dance floor in town. Includes access for 13 hours for setup & event, tables and chairs. Tea Room available for events up to 64 guests. 2030 18th St. Bakersfield, Ca 93308 www.WomansClubBakersfield.org
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center 661-323-1900
Eat, Drink and be Married all in one location. Full service catering for receptions and ceremonies. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners will guide and help plan the most important day of your life. 801 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, Ca 93301 www.BakersfieldMarriott.com
Casa Royal Banquet Hall
Here at Casa Royal you don’t have to worry about the hassles of planning your event. We treat you like Royalty. Our proud staff has more than 15 years of experienced. We can create a warm environment for your Wedding, Quince, Company Party, Baptisms, or any other special events. 1401 California Ave. Bakersfield, Ca 93304 www.casaroyalbanquethall.com
Italian Heritage Dante Association
KLEA Banquet Hall
The Iron Lily Venue: A 400+ person indoor ceremony and reception area with a bonus 100+ person full bar and game center. 424 24th Street, Bakersfield, Ca bryan@IronLilyVenue.com Beautifully renovated venue. Indoor Clubhouse featuring hardwood floors, chandeliers, full kitchen and a contemporary bar to complement your needs and décor. Picturesque Pavilion within the Italian Gardens provide the perfect tree-scape outdoors. Capacity 220 indoors / 1,000+ outdoors. 4415 Wilson Rd. Bakersfield, Ca 93309 www.TheDanteHall.com Newly remodeled venue perfect for your special day. Beautiful landscaped park area with arbor, extra large patio, and BBQ area. Warming kitchen, round and rectangle tables with chairs, a bar stocked with premium spirits and four beers on tap. Capacity is 180 seated and 370 for assembly indoors. Outdoors is unlimited. 3417 Pegasus Dr. Bakersfield, Ca 93308 Contact: Diana Hess ~ Page 59 ~
The Wedding Yellow Pages Ceremony & Reception Locations Leaning Oak Ranch
The newest premier wedding venue boasting a full four-season outdoor venue with a gorgeous landscape and a magnificent leaning oak tree. Leaning Oak Ranch is a “One of a Kind” Event Venue! Capacity: 150 email@example.com www.leaningoakranch.com
The Links at Riverlakes Ranch
The Padre Hotel
The Randall House
Seven Oaks Country Club
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 of. Max. Capacity: 300 5201 Riverlakes Dr. Bakersfield, Ca 93312 Contact: Cathy Frampton
We are inspired by both the past and present. A historical estate and garden, our events feel intimate no matter how long your guest list is. We take care of every detail from kiss to cake, so you can enjoy each minute. Romantic and timeless, the Noriega House Estate is the perfect setting for your fairytale day. 1325 Baker St. Bakersfield, Ca 93301 www.noriegahouse.com Whether you envision a wedding that is traditional or trendsetting in a stunning dining room or a cityscape rooftop, The Padre Hotel will give you unlimited options to create your perfect wedding day. 1702 18th St., Bakersfield, Ca 93301 Contact: Cynthia Garcia/Nikki Lopez
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 can accommodate up to 120 people. 3724 Buck Owens Blvd. Bakersfield, Ca 93308 Myrandallhouse.com
Seven Oaks Country Club provides a gracious and cordial meeting place, no matter your needs. With our exquisite menu selection, Five Star service staff and knowledgable Catering Director, you will relax knowing your special event is being held in the community’s finest facility and catered by the most professional staff in California. 2000 Grand Lakes Ave. Bakersfield, Ca 93311 Contact: Marie ~~Page Page60 60~~
The Wedding Yellow Pages Ceremony & Reception Locations Shirley’s Place
Indoor/Outdoor Venue sits 80acres with the capacity of over 500 people for any/all types of events. Full kitchen, bar, bridal room, 8 RV hook ups (50amp). 25001 Banducci Rd. Tehachapi, Ca 93561 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Woods Pavilion
Stockdale Affairs is a centrally located event and conference center with a ballroom, board room, and garden setting. 201 New Stine Road, Ste. 350 Contact: Dan or Sandra Duke An elegant Bride’s Cottage, back drop of a gentle fountain for your ceremony, and dancing under the stars or the beautiful lighting of the pavilion for an evening affair. Accommodations for caterers. 323 West F St., Tehachapi, Ca 93561 www.thewoodspavilion.com
Entertainment Amazing Sounds Mobile DJ
DJ Kai Event Service
Good Time Entertainment
We provide the experience and professionalism needed for your once-in-a-lifetime event. So, don’t take chances with YOUR wedding…contact Amazing Sounds and let us take your event from Good to AMAZING! email@example.com www.amazingsounds.com Lots of experience providing fun music and a welcoming atmosphere for your guests on your special day! Professional Sound, Lighting, and MC services to help create a fun lifetime memory! djkaievents on Facebook firstname.lastname@example.org 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 dance as husband and wife, your family and friends will be entertained and moved with emotion. 5630 District Blvd. Ste. 120 www.wed.dj ~ Page 61 ~
The Wedding Yellow Pages Flowers Mt. Vernon Florist (est. 1962)
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.MtVernonFlorist.net 1519 Mt. Vernon Ave. Bakersfield, Ca 93306 Contact: Lyn Guthrie
Invitations Be Our Guest Invitations
Beautiful wedding invitations – one to fit every style and budget! All orders 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 envelopes, with discount! 5630 District Blvd. Ste. 120 www.WeddingInvitations.be
Limousines RC’s Affordable Limousine
“Your Comfort is Our Business” We’ve provided the Signature Red Carpet Service for Kern County Brides for over 14 years! We offer a fabulous selection of well-maintained limousines. Make it Special! www.RCLimousines.com Contact: Richard Case
Photographers Bella Allure Studios
David Video & Photography Production
Bella Allure Studio: Beautiful Wedding and Boudoir images. 424 24th Street, Bakersfield, Ca bryan@BellaAllureStudio.com
Combining the talent of Photography & Videography 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 email@example.com ~~Page Page62 62~~
The Wedding Yellow Pages Photographers GC Goforth Photography
GC Goforth Photography your choice for quality work at affordable prices. We specialize in Wedding Photography, but are an all-around photography company. Let us capture your special events to cherish for a lifetime. Moments are fleeting but pictures are forever. www.gc-goforthphotography.com Contact: Tina Goforth
Vanilla Smile Photography
How do you photograph Love? Itâ€™s quite simple, if you know where to look. It can be found in a tender kiss, in a longing glance, or a caring touch. It is in a fleeting whisper, a warm hug, and in every joyful tear. Capturing these special moments is our passion, and our promise. 228 N Main St. Porterville, Ca www.vanillasmilephoto.com
Rentals Walker Lewis Rents
From weddings to special events, Walker-Lewis Rents has all your rental needs covered. Tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware, tents, event lighting, and more are just a call away; contact us today to plan the perfect event! 4501 Ride St. Bakersfield, Ca 93313 www.WLRents.com
Travel Cruises Inc.
Romantic Wedding at Sea! Your love story begins with your unforgettable wedding. Whether at sea or on exotic shores; we offer packages that will fulfill your wildest dreams. TheBestCruisePrices.com Contact: Debbie McKenzie
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The Wedding Yellow Pages Tuxedo AJâ€™s Tuxedo Junction
We are the best of the best. We carry the latest styles and have the largest selection of formal wear and accessories in Kern County. If you need it fast, we offer same day rentalas. Serving Kern County since 1970. 2527 F St. Bakersfield, Ca 93301 firstname.lastname@example.org
We now carry the largest selection of slim fit suits. Our friendly professional staff is ready to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Donâ€™t be fooled by the warehouse and chain stores where you have to choose from a catalog! 2409 Brundage Ln. Bakesfield, Ca 93304 www.MrTuxedo.us
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Published on Jan 1, 2018
Published on Jan 1, 2018
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