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las vegas weddings

editorial reviews

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venue reviews

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destination las vegas

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wedding pro reviews

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wedding chapels

planning

fashion + beauty

10 steps to a magnificent reception

28 shopping for a wedding gown 10 things to know

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the budget

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an event planner

30 when to shop

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the guest list

32 selecting bridesmaid dresses

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invitations + favors

32 hair + makeup

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the venue

33 tuxedos

54 catering

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106 rentals 108 flowers

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1 captured documented day

108 music

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photography

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cinematography

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the reception


Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits

Ella Gagiano Studios

fashion preview

wedding dĂŠcor trends

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134 figs & mauve

Spectacular Bride Annual fashion photo shoot - 8 photographers - capturing bridal fashion in Vistas of Vegas

real weddings 88

featuring las vegas weddings

wedding dĂŠcor trends 114

woodland elegance

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lakeside watercolor palette

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pastel romance

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showered in luxury

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all that glitters

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136 royally vegas

resources 139 bridal shows 10 tips for attending 141

be a VIB bride

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bridalspectacular.com helps you plan

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planning place how to articles

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Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Debra Hansen Vice President/Sales & Marketing Laura Covington Assistant Editor/Show Manager Joan Barge Web Development/Bridal Show Production Ty Hansen Spectacular Bride Design/Production Paper and Home Distribution Distributech Spectacular Bride Team Contributors Heather Gubics Taylor Nguyen Joyce Scardina-Becker Cristine Thomas Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce

Sales Office 2320 S. Duneville Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89146 702.368.0088 p 702.257.2395 f Publisher E-mails: deb@bridalspectacular.com Sales Inquiries: laurac@bridalspectacular.com spectacularbride.com | bridalspectacular.com The Spectacular Bride and Bridal Spectacular Events are produced by Bridal Spectacular Events Inc. The producer accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions. To the best of our knowledge the services offered are in good faith by reputable businesses. Bridal Spectacular Events Inc or it producer cannon and will not be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by the exhibitor or advertisers who market their business through this planner, event or web site. Contributors: National Bridal Publications. Spectacular Bride contain editorials, articles and graphics under license from National Bridal Publications. The editorials, articles and graphics appearing in the publication Spectacular Bride are reprinted by permission of NBP, Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this publication without the written consent of Spectacular Bride and Bridal Spectacular is strictly prohibited. Printed in USA.


about the cover

spring 2019

summer 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY Ella Gagiano Studios

PHOTOGRAPHY Marcella Photography

LOCATION Reflection Bay Golf Club

LOCATION Spring Mountain Ranch

MODEL Zelda Fairfax

MODEL Geisy Hernandez

HAIR + MAKEUP Makeup in the 702 using Mac Cosmetics

HAIR + MAKEUP Makeup in the 702 using Mac Cosmetics

FLORAL Mylofleur

FLORAL Jennifer’s Floral Design

DRESS Brilliant Bridal

DRESS Lovest Bridal Boutique

fall 2019

winter 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits

PHOTOGRAPHY Jacob Galleries

LOCATION Mount Charleston

LOCATION Historic 5th Street School

MODEL Kristina Schiavi

MODEL Geisy Hernandez

HAIR + MAKEUP Glammed Up Vegas

HAIR + MAKEUP Makeup in the 702 using Mac Cosmetics

FLORAL Jovani Linens & Event Design

FLORAL Mylofleur

DRESS Silhouette Bridal

DRESS Lovest Bridal Boutique

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KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS & PORTRAITS

venue review

You’re at the right place. This easy-to-use section enables you to do direct comparisons on everything from the wedding ceremony and reception capacities, to rental fees, catering costs, and more.

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Take the first step of your future together in the intimate and lovely surroundings of the Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa. Aliante is proud to help uphold a longstanding reputation by creating some of the most magical, memorable spaces for weddings and receptions that Las Vegas has to offer. Our gorgeous venues can be fully customized to ensure that your special day

is exactly what you’ve been dreaming of. Plan your celebration with ease and style knowing that the Aliante staff is here with you every step of the way. Our banquet facilities or poolside location provide unique settings for an unforgettable day. Your Wedding celebration will take place in one of the elegant and perfect reception rooms.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 500

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 500

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 500

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

7300 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas | 702.692.7530

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aliantegaming.com


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The Secret Garden specializes in only one event a day. We feature 10 acres of private, lush landscape for your outdoor or indoor ce re mony a n d re ce ption . All-inclusive packages can be customized to fulfill your every wish! Take advantage of our enchanting horse and carriage, or one of our classic cars to arrive in grand style to your garden ceremony!

Just South of the Las Vegas Strip, we offer four generations of specialized service! Visit our website for package prices which include taxes, gratuities and fees! Contact Erin Mills by phone/text at 702.318.1484 for immediate service.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . specialty venue

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 250 sitting

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . all inclusive packages

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 250 sitting

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary / valet

9001 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas | 702.318.1484 |

secretgardenweddinglv.com

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Visions for Greatness Center is an newly-built versatile space suitable for weddings, receptions, social functions and corporate events. You will find pure elegance in our contemporary space, along with a modern setup and welcoming atmosphere. Our experienced staff are always professional and available to support you throughout the process of putting together your special day to ensure everything falls into place perfectly. We strive to provide the most beautiful setting for making lasting memories of a lifetime.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . specialty

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 300

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55 and up

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2500 - $3500

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 200

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

1001 N. Bruce Street, Las Vegas | 702.912.0531

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blindcenter.org


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Gagiano Studios EllaElla Gagiano Studios

We specialize in all-inclusive weddings and pride ourselves in making the planning process seamless! Creating an elegant and memorable Las Vegas wedding is what we are passionate about. You will have breathtaking views of the Red Rock Canyon and the world famous Las Vegas Strip. The subtle elegance of the Club and the halting beauty of the outdoors creates the perfect setting for your wedding.

Booking your wedding at Bear’s Best means you are treated with an unparalleled level of service, professionalism and creativity. Our experienced Private Events Team will plan your wedding from start to finish. From the day you choose to get married all the way up to the last dance of the evening, we will be by your side assuring your wedding is all you imagined and more.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 250

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70 & up

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 250

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary / valet

11111 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas | 702.804.8924

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bearsbestlasvegas.com

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Kampai! Join your futures & families by celebrating your unforgettable wedding at Benihana Fashion Show. Enjoy your special day with the luxurious backdrop of the Las Vegas setting sun from our outside ceremony area. Our foundation is a flair for something different while creating unique forever memories. Come experience and build your new beginning with us!

Emerald at Queensridge is considered one of Las Vegas’ premier Banquet and Event Centers. Our twinkle lit courtyard is picturesque for outdoor ceremonies and intimate receptions. The Grand Ballroom, with built in granite bar, sweeping staircase, vaulted ceilings, and mahogany dance floor, will become the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Not to mention, we boast one of the largest Bridal Suites in town. All inclusive packages make it easy to plan and customize. Our single-event venue and dedicated staff are focused on bringing your every detail to life. Where memories of a lifetime begin.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . specialty venue, restaurant

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OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . special occasion, celebration

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 200

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 360 sitting

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 360 sitting

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34 & up

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95 & up (includes tax)

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 & up

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n/a

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

3200 Las Vegas Blvd, St. 1250, Las Vegas 408.334.7162

891 South Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas 702.242.5700 emeraldatqueensridge.com

venues.tripleseat.com/venues/las-vegas/benihana-fashion-place

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Exchange vows in an exclusive, private club setting followed by a spectacular reception with gorgeous mountain and golf course views. Celebrate in our grand ballroom with dinner and dancing for 200 or an intimate affair for 50. We follow through on every detail as you enjoy your once in a life time event. Members and non-members are

welcome to book with us. From our award winning chef to our outstanding banquet service team, our staff is talented in creating special events customized for the host’s desires and expectations. We take pride in our creativity, attention to detail, and follow through to ensure that every event creates unforgettable memories.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . specialty venue, country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 200

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65 & up

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2000-$2500

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 200

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

2001 Canyon Gate Drive, Las Vegas | 702.363.4650

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clubcorp.com

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Moxie Studio Photography & Cinema

It’s Your Day! Let us create a wedding that reflects your personal style! Silverton Casino & Hotel’s Veil Pavilion boasts 11,000 sq. ft. of special event space, dramatic lighting, and a state of the art audio-visual system that will make your event spectacular! Whether you would like a beautiful pool side ceremony or something a little more intimate in our walkway, our team is dedicated to making your wedding day exactly how you imagine it. From in-house gourmet catering to onsite personal coordination, Silverton Casino & Hotel’s Veil Pavilion is the perfect spot in Vegas for your wedding. To schedule a personal tour please contact us at 702-914-8569.

An oasis in the desert, our ceremony location is perched on a hilltop that overlooks the surrounding lakes below and provides a 360˚ view of the stunning mountain ranges. As the sun sets behind the mountains, the glistening sunlight and reflection off the lake provide the perfect backdrop.

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OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 200

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 300 outdoor

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 300

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . up to 175 indoor / 300 outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.95 to $89.95

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 & up

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1500 to $2500

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2000 & up

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary / valet

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

3333 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas 702.914.8569 silvertoncasino.com

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Continuing from the ceremony, our newly renovated patio is furnished with lounge seating and fire pits overlooking the 18th hole. Let our experienced Wedding Specialists ensure every detail is attended to with care to provide a flawless, stress-free occasion. We look forward to being a part of your journey.

1700 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas 702.485.6828 tpcsummerlin.com


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Studio N Photography

Rustic, lush, elegant, modern. The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is the perfect backdrop and your individual style will be reflected in every aspect of your event. With views that will stun you speechless, give your guests that “wow” factor made only in the purity

of nature and coupled with the unique and special ways that define your commitment. Our professional team of event coordinators will cover every detail so that you can relax and enjoy your day.

Moxie Studio

Studio N Photography

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . specialty venue, country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 300

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $89.95 & up

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 300

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Boulevard, Las Vegas | 702.395.1700

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eventsbypaiute.com

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VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hotel

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 150

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 200

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 150

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 1200

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 & up

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 & up

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . all inclusive packages

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 & up

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary / valet

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

1 Club Side Drive, Henderson 702.614.5007 anthemcc.com

206 N. 3rd Street, Las Vegas 702.719.5525 downtowngrand.com

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OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 250

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 250

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120 & up

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65 & up

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3500

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $399 & up

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary

552 S. Stephanie Sreet, Henderson 702.835.8582 dragonridge.com

2902 Lake East Drive, Las Vegas 702.489.3939 foreveramoreweddingsLV.com

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The Grove is a Las Vegas Wedding and Reception facility located in Centennial Hills and by far is the most beautiful setting you will find in Las Vegas. We strive for excellence in your wedding. Leave the neon lights behind and say “I Do” surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, with only the sounds of

nature in the background. We want your wedding and reception to be amazing and unforgettable. We want you to cherish every moment of the beginning of your new life with your loved one. So let us do all the work and choose from one of our Garden Wedding and Reception Packages.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . specialty venue

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 225

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 to $70

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 200

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary / valet

8080 Al Carrison, Las Vegas | 702.645.5818 | 866.645.5818

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the-grove.com

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The Suncoast Hotel & Casino is a perfect place to make that lasting commitment. With our commitment to detail, you’d think it was our big day...and it will be, because your big day will make our day!

With full service catering from our award winning team of chefs, over 400 newly remodeled guest rooms, and suites with panoramic views, the Suncoast would be honored to set the cornerstone for building your life together.

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600

OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . indoor & outdoor

CATERING RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34 and up

EVENT TYPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ceremony & reception

FACILITY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . included

CEREMONY CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600

PARKING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . complimentary / valet

9090 Alta Drive, Las Vegas | 702.636.7090 |

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Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits

At the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, we offer key components which will make your wedding, whether intimate or grand, a memorable occasion for you and your guests. The Resort features fifty-four acres of lush grounds. Allow our staff to help you plan

your Wedding Ceremony and Reception in one of our seven outdoor ceremony sites and eight unique reception venues. The top-rated Spa Aquae and Salon offers bridal parties world-class pampering and full-service wedding day preparation.­

Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits

Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits

VENUE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . up to 800

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Breathtaking sunsets on our picturesque and waterfront lawn, make Reflection Bay Golf Club a beautiful backdrop for your wedding. Our desert oasis in Lake Las Vegas is a rare treasure and is a wedding venue like no other in town. From simple to elegant, your wedding day vision will impress your guests and provide you and your partner endless opportunities to capture special memories. On your wedding day, you have exclusive access to our clubhouse property, including our elegant bridal suite. With our customizable packages, attention to detail, excellent service, and outstanding cuisine created by Chef Scott Commings, your wedding dreams become a reality at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

Nestled along the banks of Lake Las Vegas on Montelago Boulevard, our newly renovated Resort & Spa has created a modern interior to a classic-inspired resort. Our coveted lakefront location provides stunning water and mountain views that will capture your senses and provide you and your guests with a romantic, scenic, secluded location to celebrate your love. A perfect place to escape, enjoy the moment, and create cherished memories.

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THE EMCEE Provide the emcee with an events schedule. If introductions are to be made, review the pronunciation of names and relay each person’s relationship to the bride and groom. To avoid awkward moments, inform your emcee about family sensitivities so they can phrase introductions to make all feel comfortable and acknowledged.

THE RECEPTION

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Your reception will account for the majority of your budget and planning. Make the most of both by taking time to orchestrate it. Timing of key moments should be communicated to vendors, guests, and your wedding party. TRANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEPTION Avoid a large time gap between the ceremony and reception. Guests will likely arrive at the reception feeling less than fresh after wearing the same celebratory clothes all day; those with children will have to arrange for all-day childcare.

DIRECTING YOUR GUESTS If the wedding ceremony and reception are at different places, designate someone to greet and guide your guests to the cocktail or reception area, or make sure that there is adequate directional signage. ASSIGNED SEATING If you opt for assigned seating, provide a copy of the seating chart to your caterer or event planner so they can arrange the seating cards in advance. In the case of open seating, reserve specific tables for yourselves and the bridal party, as well as family and honored guests. TIMELINE Most receptions last about four hours, and should include the following:

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• Formal introduction of bride and groom • Seating of guests at their tables • Your first dance • Toasts, to begin as the first course is served • Main course • Dancing • Cake cutting and dessert course • Bouquet and garter toss • Grand finale—the couple’s departure MAKE IT YOU! While the idea of a ceremony and reception may seem traditional, you can make yours completely unique. Weave your interests, culture, and passions into your celebration. And, most importantly, don’t sweat the small stuff. Things happen and plans change. n


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O F ALL TH E PL AN S , PREPAR ATIO N S , AN D PU RC HASES MAD E FO R YO U R WED DI N G , N OTH I N G WI LL M O R E D R AMATIC ALLY AFFEC T H OW YO U FEEL O N THAT DAY, THAN YO U R GOWN .

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You may wonder why bridal salons require an appointment to try on gowns. Here’s the reason why—bridal salons offer a wide selection of gown styles all in one size. Limiting the number of dresses to one size per style allows them to carry a larger selection. Because the salon has only one gown from each style, they take special care to keep the dresses in good condition. For this reason, salon consultants always assist brides in trying on the gowns.

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Before you get your heart set on a gown you simply can’t live without, ask if the house of worship where you’ll marry, has any restrictions. Some will not permit a bride to show bare shoulders or her back. It’s certainly worth a call to confirm before your first bridal salon appointment. Another factor is your reception location and the time of year and day you’ll wed. An outdoor, afternoon, garden wedding calls for a totally different gown than an evening wedding at the St. Regis’ Gallery Ballroom.

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During your first appointment try on different styles, even those you normally wouldn’t choose. Trust your salon consultant to lead you in the right direction. An experienced consultant will be invaluable in helping you select styles that flatter your best features and camouflage the flaws. Of course that in no way means you should ignore your own preferences. Be absolutely forthcoming with your comfort level and reactions to each gown

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you try on. Is the fabric too heavy, the neckline too low? Don’t be afraid to speak up. If an offthe-shoulder gown has you fidgeting now, girlfriend, just think of the discomfort on your wedding day. No, thank you! The absolute last thing you want to be doing is tugging self-consciously at your dress all day. Your wedding day mantra should be, ‘beautiful, comfortable, confident.’

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There are ten basic silhouettes that make up almost all wedding gowns, and more than likely, at least one will be flattering on your body type. Being well versed in wedding gown vocabulary is vital. Here are a few key terms-of-art to get you on your way. And remember; trust your bridal consultant when it comes to trying on different styles. THE BALL GOWN The cut that exemplifies romance. This silhouette incorporates a natural or dropped waist, set off with a full skirt. Think Cinderella, waltzing with your prince at the reception. Extremely flattering around the waist. The volume of this dress might overtake the petite bride but it’s a good choice for an average height bride with very romantic taste. THE A-LINE Flattering to most figures. The secret? A slim fitting narrow top that skims the rib cage and hips, extending out in an “A” triangle along the body. Look in your closet; chances are you’ll find many of your skirts have an A-line cut. There’s a reason after all; A-lines add height, minimize curvy hips, and create an overall slimming profile. THE BALLERINA

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of classical ballet, made of ultrafine fabrics with a fitted waistline and classic full skirt, this silhouette can court a formal event while still being relaxed and easy to move in. It’s quite flattering on medium to tall frames, but tends to shorten the appearance of petite brides. THE BUSTLE BACK When seen from the side, this dress has the S-shaped silhouette that was so favored by women of the late 19th century. More recently seen on Hollywood’s red carpet as modern day starlets take a page from the past. THE PRINCESS Another favored flattering cut, cousin to the A-line. The difference? Seams that run fluidly from the neckline, through the waist and skimming down the hips. The princess cut universally slims and lengthens. Ideal for brides with a petite figure and small waist. THE COLUMN OR SHEATH Ah, the timeless style and sophistication of Audrey Hepburn. Desire her dresses? She’s all about the sheath. This is the cut for the sexy yet understated bride. With its slim profile, strategically placed darts and seams, the sheath shows your body without an overwhelming display of skin. Flattering to the petite, slim, tall or thin bride. Also flattering for slender but broad shouldered athletic builds. THE EMPIRE Elect to be a Queen. Napoleon’s Josephine made this style all the rage. Here’s why: the empire waist is a seam that falls right below the bust, elongating the petite bride and flattering the smaller busted. It enhances the waist while flattering the hips. If you have a long neck and want to wear big jewelry, the empire is a cut above the rest. THE SLIP DRESS Do you love the feeling of your favorite negligee? Now imagine it in sumptuous silk and skimming your curves all the way down to your ankles. Ready for your figure to show? This is the cut for you. Only 1930’s loving, glamour goddesses need apply. THE TRUMPET It’s somewhat of a hybrid between the mermaid silhouette and the modified A-line, but flairs out higher on the skirt at about mid-thigh. THE MERMAID This silhouette, contours the body from chest to knee then flares out close to the hem. It accentuates your curves, creating that coveted hour glass shape.

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Your dress will most likely have some influence over what veil or headpiece you ultimately choose. As for rules, there are none. If you feel romantic and gorgeous in a veil, wear it. If you prefer a tiara, you go girl. If you plan on rockin’ a fabulous updo and don’t want to cover it up, sprinkle in a little bling with rhinestone barrettes or pins. Feel like donning a sassy bird cage veil? Do it. What’s our wedding day mantra? That’s right..."beautiful, comfortable, confident."

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Realistically, you should start shopping for your gown at least six months prior to the wedding, especially if you’re considering a custom made gown. Allow plenty of time for alterations.

Wedding gowns range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, plus alterations. Tell your salon consultant up front what your budget is so she can direct you towards gowns in your price range. While it is only natural to want the best price possible, keep in mind that the cost not only covers the material and labor involved in creating a gown, it also covers the time invested by your salon consultant. Looking for your wedding gown can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning a wedding— trying on beautiful gowns, being pampered and waited on by your own personal consultant. Push too hard for a lesser price and you may lose the special service and attention to detail you would have received with the original price.

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The bridal salon will take measurements to assist you in ordering the correct gown size based on the manufacturer’s size chart. However, unless you’re as fit as a swimsuit model, expect at least minimal alterations. Especially if your upper and lower body proportions are two different sizes.


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Of course there are some salons that offer gown styles to choose from, but custom make the gown to your body measurements. In which case, you can check one more item off your to-do list.

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Most bridal salons carry a few gowns from each of their select group of designers. Trunk shows provide the opportunity for you to see and try on an even larger selection from these designers. In addition, it’s an opportunity to meet the designer, or representative, in person. Appointments are highly recommended.

LINGERIE Once you’ve selected your gown, ask your salon consultant for recommendations on the appropriate lingerie. Make sure these garments supply the perfect amount of support and fit. Do you slouch? Discover a corset with boning. Wearing shimmering silk? Seamless lingerie is your secret. Heart set on strapless? A seam-free strapless bustier or three-quarter-length convertible bra will do the trick. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference.

SELECTING BRIDESMAID DRESSES Select a designer whose overall line appeals to you, and choose a color from their palette. With these selected, let your girls choose the style of dress they feel flatters their figure. This is a great option if one of your bridesmaids is pregnant or if you have a variety of body sizes and shapes to contend with. Another option is to select a two-piece ensemble, which naturally adjusts itself to different body types. Alterations are often easier when dealing with just a top, or just a skirt.

HAIR + MAKEUP All eyes will be focused on you, and only you, as you gracefully make your entrance up the center aisle. You’ll be the object of

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one handsome groom’s love and adoration, and the subject of hundreds of photographs. Not to mention your walk will be captured on camera via your cinematographer. Are you just the slightest bit nervous? Don’t be! You may have heard it said before that brides have a special glow. Combine that glow with a glamorous touch to your hair and makeup and looking your absolute, beautiful best will be easier than you think. Decide whether to use a professional makeup artist, hair stylist, or both and consider these services for just yourself, or for your entire bridal party. The benefits of hiring the professionals are many, from the convenience of on-location service, to the reassurance that the bridal party will look their very best. Enlisting the help of an expert is a simple way to shorten the list of wedding day worries. MAKEUP STYLIST A professional makeup artist is experienced in creating many different looks. A true artist will know trade secrets for fashioning a longer lasting look, and accentuating your finer features. From ruby red lips to smokey eyes, your stylist will help you look and feel your best. The end result: a picture-perfect-you. HAIR STYLIST An initial consultation is generally recommended one to two months prior to the wedding. Necessary items for this visit are the headpiece or veil and a digital camera. Take photos from several angles to assist the stylist in recreating the same look on your wedding day. n


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As the wedding day approaches and the bride labors over the smallest details of her dress, makeup, and hair, the groom may think his sartorial choices to be straightforward and simple, requiring merely a black tie and tux for the momentous occasion. Not so. Although his options of attire may be slightly more limited than those of his bride’s, he will still need to make a few decisions. Wedding formalwear can be separated into four categories , each with a distinctive style: very formal, formal, semiformal and informal.The time of day your ceremony is held will strongly influence the level of formality, in turn influencing the attire. Other considerations such as the overall color and theme of the wedding will also play a part in the final selection of formalwear. VERY FORMAL Morning weddings are often considered to be very formal events. Suggested attire is the long-jacketed morning suit with waistcoat, striped trousers, top hat, gloves, spats, and

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for the truly debonair – a walking stick. Some modern men opt to wear a complementary silk tie instead of the traditional ascot or striped four-in-hand tie. Very formal evening weddings call for white tie and tails – black swallowtail coat and trousers, with a white pique vest, shirt and white bow tie. Black top hats and white gloves are optional. FORMAL Afternoon weddings fall into the formal category. The groom and groomsmen don the classic black tie or tuxedo. Also appropriate are white or ivory dinner jackets, worn with black pants trimmed with grosgrain or satin ribbon, a bow tie, and a vest or cummerbund. SEMIFORMAL Here is where tradition gives way, ever so slightly, to fashion. Tuxedo or dinner jackets can be livened up with a dash of coordinated color in the tie, vest or cummerbund, and suspenders. Tuxedo jackets come either double-breasted or single-breasted and in a variety of lengths and silhouettes. If you really want to make a statement, some formalwear stores now offer a colorful variety of jackets and vests in brocades and other textures. INFORMAL A navy or dark gray suit is perfectly appropriate for an informal wedding. Also attractive and equally suitable is a navy blazer with neutral-colored trousers. The fabric should be appropriate to the season— cotton or linen for summer, flannel for fall. The groom and groomsmen should try to dress in the same color, and ties can complement the bridesmaids’ gowns. Formalwear should be reserved at least three months in advance and all measurements taken at least three weeks prior to the wedding. Out-of-town groomsmen can have their measurements taken at a men’s formalwear store near them and forwarded to the store where you’ve reserved your tuxedos. Traditionally the groomsmen pick up the rental cost of their own formalwear, but the generous groom can offer to cover the costs of formalwear


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accessories such as custom cuff links and shirt studs. Rented formalwear usually includes a jacket, vest or cummerbund, pants, suspenders, shirt, cufflinks, studs and a tie. It is recommended that shoes be rented from the same store to maintain consistency. Someone should be designated to gather and return all formalwear to the store on time to avoid late fees, which run from five to ten dollars per day, per outfit. The groom, like the bride, has the option of purchasing his wedding day attire or having it tailor-made. If his social calendar calls for it a tuxedo is a good investment, which will pay for itself in three or four occasions, to say nothing of the unmistakable elegance of owning a custom tailored tuxedo. Whatever the style and degree of formality you choose for your wedding, there are a few key points to keep in mind when ordering formalwear for groom and groomsmen. Shirts, whether with pleated front panels or traditional smooth-fronted, should fit snugly around the neck. The bottom hem of the pants should touch the top of the shoes. Jackets should fit snugly but comfortably with some room at the waist. Sleeves should end at the wrist bone. Vents on the sides of the jacket should lay smoothly. The jacket collar should hug the neck and the lapels shouldn’t buckle. Cummerbunds should be worn pleats-up (you should be able to stick a finger down into the folds). If the groom chooses to wear a pocket square, it should be small and discreet. Knowing the proper names and uses of different articles of formal attire will make shopping for this important ensemble a much easier task . n

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A L L T H E D EC I S I O N S YO U M A K E W H EN P L A N N I N G A W ED D I N G A R E I M P O RTANT. FE W, H OWE VER , AR E M O R E C RU C IAL , LO N G -TER M , THAN C H O O S I N G T H E R I G H T P H OTO G R A P H E R A N D C I N E M ATO G R A P H E R . Your photographer and cinematographer will be with you for a large part of your wedding day. Make it a priority to find professionals with positive energy and attitude—someone you have chemistry with. The more you “click” together, the better your photographs and video will be.

FINDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER Tempting as it may be to enlist the talents of an acquaintance who dabbles in photography — don’t. Experienced photographers have the experience, equipment and know-how to make your photographs sensational. They understand the different moods created by proper lighting and posing, and use reliable techniques and equipment to create quality images. Not to be overlooked is the fact that your photographer has but one opportunity to get it right. There are no second chances. STYLE Just a few years ago wedding photography styles could be conveniently grouped into two categories: traditional and photojournalistic. Not so, today. As you delve into the task of finding your lens master, you’ll quickly discover a plethora of new styles. From vibrant enhanced color process to the milky, washed-out tones of the vintage process, or even the retro Fuji Instant prints, photographers are doing more with specialty filters, lenses and post production software than ever before. Find a photographer whose portfolio showcases the style you’re drawn to. LIGHTING Like photographic styles, you’ll find that most photographers have specific strengths and preferences when it comes to lighting. Some are masters with natural light, others excel in delivering spectacular 42

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images from indoor and low-light conditions. Skill is required, regardless. When looking at portfolios, think about the time of day and location where you’ll be getting married. If your reception is midday, outdoors, but the images you love in the portfolio are all dark, moody and shot indoors, you might want to look a little further for a photographer whose body of work features a nice volume of outdoor or natural light images. EQUIPMENT Some photographers shoot with film, others have migrated to digital. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily. Some photographers prefer the end product film delivers, while others prefer the convenience of digital. The most important factor is the quality of images in the photographer’s albums. If you like what you see, and can be guaranteed the same camera that captured those images will be capturing yours, don’t worry about what type of equipment or format. View the work! BLACK & WHITE Of course you’ll want to capture the vivid hues of your centerpieces and décor with vibrant, color photos. However, when it comes to documenting the emotional, unscripted moments of the day, black-and-white is in a class all by itself. The fewer colors your eyes have to process, the easier it is to focus on the subject matter. Black-and-white is great for capturing intimate and sentimental close-ups such as: mom buttoning the gown, the vows, the kiss and the first dance. In addition, black-andwhite helps mask skin imperfections because shades of gray don’t record blotchy, skin irritations. It’s also perfect for those “getting ready” shots.


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TIMING One of the most common mistakes is shortchanging the photographer on time between the ceremony and reception. To lessen the pressure consider doing all the bridal party and bride and groom photos prior to the ceremony. Your event planner and photographer can set up a private moment for the two of you to see each other before the wedding party joins the show. Rely on your photographer’s suggested time allocation. If you cut it short, don’t expect to get all the images on your wish list. MUST HAVE SHOTS If you have a large wedding party or family and want a series of posed group shots, compile a list of the persons or families you’d like in each shot. Provide the list to your photographer and event planner, or the person in charge of assembling everyone to be photographed. Nothing holds up a celebration more than waiting for missing people. THE COST Most basic packages start at around $2,800 but can easily reach five to six times that amount. Expect a range of prices depending on the skill, experience and demand for the photographer. Most packages include an engagement session, a block-of-time the day of your wedding, reproduction and post-production for the wedding album, two parents’ albums and enlargements for framing. If proofs aren’t included in the package, and you can’t imagine not owning each and every photo from your wedding, ask if they can be purchased. DO-IT-YOURSELF If considering the purchase of your negatives or raw images on disc and handling the reproduction yourself, be prepared to weed through a thousand images, arrange for photo retouching, find someone to develop the prints, find and order the album, and finally construct the album or scrapbook. Evaluate this option realistically. You don’t want to end up twelve months down the road with your proofs and negatives disorganized sitting in a box. Our advice: leave everything to the professionals.

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ASSISTANTS Most photographers work with an experienced and professional assistant. While the photographer concentrates on lighting and equipment, the assistant is watching the details; arranging the hem of your gown, smoothing out wrinkles, etc. Although hiring a photographer with a qualified assistant may cost more, it’s worth the investment. If a photographer you’re interested in does not work with an assistant, confirm the images you admired were taken without additional help. CEREMONY Ask your photographer to communicate with your minister, rabbi or priest, to avoid last-minute situations where his or her lighting might not be allowed in their house of worship. PROOFS W ith th e a d ve nt of d ig it a l photography, wedding proofs can now be viewed and ordered online by not only the couple, but guests as well. How fabulous is that? This technically savvy option takes some pressure off the bride and groom, who in the past were responsible for gathering the orders, handling the collection of monies and delivery of end product. Just one more thing you can cross of your list. BOOK IT Secure your photographer eight to ten months in advance. Provide exact locations and times for the ceremony and reception and agree upon a time for prewedding photos such as those with the bride, bridesmaids and parents as well as the groom and groomsmen. Although there are certain prerequisite shots, it still helps to provide your photographer with a checklist of these and other shots you absolutely must have. It is also a good idea to provide a schedule of events, such as the arrival, the first dance, cake cutting, etc., so your photographer is prepared.

FINDING A CINEMATOGRAPHER The most amazing thing happens the day of your wedding. Your feet never touch the ground, you can’t stop smiling and by the following day you can’t remember half of what happened. It’s true. Of course there’s good reason for not remembering certain 44

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things, like watching the flower girl inch her way down the aisle with ring bearer in tow, or catching the groom’s nervous glance as he takes his walk up the aisle. Simply put, the bride isn’t there for these priceless moments. She’s at the back of the church on her father’s arm, awaiting her grand entrance. What better reason could there possibly be for hiring a cinematographer? Nothing captures the moment like moving sight and sound. A professionally composed wedding video is the best way to experience all the moments you missed. In addition, it allows you to share the day in detail with loved ones unable to join you in your celebration. Cinematographers aren’t just cameramen, they’re storytellers. If you want the story told right, hire someone who’s skilled in capturing all the emotion and moments of the day, while also a master storyteller in the editing bay. A seasoned professional will have the time, equipment and experience to deliver a sensational product. As in most cases, the best in the trade are hired quickly, so don’t procrastinate. Start reviewing online demos and narrowing your choices as soon as you’ve booked your venue. Ask to view a video that was actually delivered to a client and shot by the professional you intend to hire. This allows you to see their style with material from one wedding, as opposed to a series of “best shots” woven into a demo. It’s common for cinematographers, especially during the peak wedding season, to hire “stringers” or “tapers.” If that’s the case, ask to meet the subcontractor and view their work; if you like it, hire them. If they can’t provide samples of their work, it might be wise to request someone else. EQUIPMENT Most cinematographers offer detailed information about the types of cameras and equipment they use. While camera quality can definitely impact the end product, your true criteria should be whether you like their style of taping and editing. If you’re happy with the quality of the demo and confirm that the same type of camera used


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Jacob Galleries provides creative documentary photography and cinematography that celebrates your life and immortalizes your wedding day. Every important moment is captured for future generations to enjoy. They give you a unique experience that begins with a deep understanding on the essence of what it means to be a husband, a wife, a son, a daughter, a friend and partner in life. If you believe in the power of real, uninterrupted moments, they would really love to photograph and film your special day. Call for an appointment today.

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LuxLife Las Vegas is a luxury boutique specializing in wedding photography and videography. Their passion is to custom capture your unique personality through a variety of natural and posed shots to create an individualized love story. They are dedicated to exceeding expectations and value providing a superior experience. LuxLife Las Vegas turns irreplaceable moments into precious keepsakes.

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M Place Productions provides boutique photography and cinematography services that capture the day and create the experience. They like to focus on natural light and genuine emotions in their wedding photos. They pride themselves on valuing the experience of your day as much as the art of what they create. M Place Productions strives to separate themselves in service and timeless images. 702.799.9540 | MPLACEPRODUCTIONS.COM

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You will know when you meet Marcella why so many couples give her great reviews! Her sweet personality and gentle spirit will make your wedding day photography experience one that you will long remember. You only have to check out her images to see her love for all things wedding being obvious. Her attention to detail will make sure that the images you have after your special day will be ones that you cherish forever. Being with a photographer that can help you relax and enjoy your wedding is so important. We highly recommend Marcella to make that happen.

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for the demo will be used at your wedding, you’re set. If you want your day filmed in HD, be sure to hire a cinematographer that shoots in HD. Likewise, If you want the final product in a format that will play on your iPod or iPad, ask if it’s an option. STYLES & PRICING There are basically two methods of videotaping: documentary and cinematic. The documentary is typically a two hour version with a ten to fifteen minute highlights piece. Expect to invest anywhere from $2,500 to $3,500 for this style of video. Cinematic is usually thirty-five to fortyfive minutes long. It is edited throughout in much the same way as the highlights piece, creating an entertaining movie that tells a story. The shorter and tighter the video, the more time it takes to edit. This can take up to fifty (plus) hours to create. The price is commensurate with the effort, closer to the $4,000 to $7,500 range. Fees are impacted not only by the style of filming and editing, but by the level of service you contract; the number of cameras used, assistants

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TIPS FOR A BETTER VIDEO • Don’t chew gum, it looks bad on video • Act natural. Don’t duck and avoid, just pretend the camera isn’t there. • Walk slowly when going down the aisle so cameramen can get plenty of footage. • Allow your cinematographers to move around. You’ll get better footage if they’re not confined to a tripod at the back. • Semi-competitors, your photographer and cinematographer will need to work sideby-side the day of your wedding, each trying to capture the same moments via different medium. It’s a huge plus they like working together. • Provide a secure place for your vendors to store their backup equipment. n S P E C TAC U L A R B R I D E .CO M

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SE T TH E STAG E FO R A SU CC ES SFU L C ELEB R ATI O N WITH A SMART P L A N - O F -AC TI O N A N D A TO U C H O F O RGA N IZ ATI O N . AR E YO U R E ADY ?

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The greatest factor to affect your budget will be the number of guests you invite. So, even though you’re ready to burst with excitement over your engagement, keep the wedding chatter to a minimum until you’ve set the budget and know exactly how many guests you can realistically invite. WHO PAYS FOR WHAT Will the two of you be paying for the entire event yourselves, or will your parents be contributing? As awkward as it may feel to ask, it’s important for the harmony of the family to get a firm answer of how much each set of parents is planning to contribute. The days of the bride’s parents paying for the majority of the wedding are long past. Any support offered should be appreciated. PARENT CONTRIBUTIONS Before discussing their contribution, do some research on overall costs for the wedding you’re envisioning. If they’re lending financial support, it’s likely they’ll expect to have some input and the right to invite friends, extended family, and business associates that you would otherwise not invite. Have an idea of how many guests you’re willing to let them invite (which, realistically, will be affected by how much they’re able to contribute). Also have an idea of a few meetings or decisions you’d like them to be involved in, such as the catering and cake tastings, viewing invitation options, etc. It doesn’t mean you have to take their opinions over your own, it’s simply a way of including them in the wedding planning process.

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A common hurdle for couples considering an event planner is the idea of relinquishing control. In reality, you’re not giving up control at all. You’re simply enlisting the services of someone with the organizational skills and resources to bring your vision to life. They do the footwork and research that allows you to make informed, intelligent decisions. Here’s a list of standard services: 52

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• An initial face-to-face appointment to review your ideas, expectations and preliminary budget. • Assist in creating a budget. • Make suggestions and research options. • Create an overview that accommodates your tastes, preferences and budget. • Provide a list of recommended service providers (vendors). • Assist with the selection of vendors, should you so desire. • Schedule appointments with the vendors being considered. • Review all contracts. • Develop a detailed timeline for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. • Develop a detailed floor plan. • Stay in communication with the selected vendors. • Confirm timeline several days before the wedding and provide final version to you and all vendors. • Be on-site the day of your wedding to see that all service providers are on time and set-ups are proceeding smoothly and on schedule, and any emergencies are dealt with promptly.

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Controlling your guest list enables you to focus more of your budget on the details that make a wedding so unique: the location, invitations, décor, menu, music and other elements that are often limited by large guest lists. Begin by separating your list into two groups: one comprised of friends and family you simply must have at your wedding, and the other comprised of those with whom you’d like to have, but whose absence you can accept. On average, about 20 percent of your invitees will be unable to attend. As you begin to receive regrets from the primary list, immediately send invitations to the like to have list. To reduce the level of discomfort when the topic of your wedding comes up in front of


fringe-friends and coworkers not invited to the wedding, exercise a little discretion. Avoid talking about it compulsively and limit the Twitter and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete. SINGLE FRIENDS If a single friend is engaged or in a serious relationship and you know the partner, by all means include them. However, you are not obligated to include an additional guest for a single friend. CHILDREN If you prefer not to have children at the reception, use the invitation to relay this. Refrain from using the phrase “no children.” Instead, opt for the more subtle verbiage of, “adult only reception.” An acceptable compromise is including the children at the ceremony, and providing childcare and a separate children’s menu for the reception.

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Paper elements are the most effective way to translate your theme throughout the entire event. Here’s a list of paper items to consider: • • • • • • • • • •

Save-the-Date Cards Ceremony / Reception Cards Response Cards Directions / Accommodations Cards Ceremony Programs Menu Cards Table Numbers Place Cards / Escort Cards Tags for Favors Thank You Notes

Send your save-the-dates as soon as the venue is booked, especially if your date falls on or near a holiday or school break. Avoid committing yourself until you’re sure of how many guests your budget can accommodate. Once your save-the-dates have been sent, you’re committed. Today’s favor selections are vast and varied. From themed and scented, to edible and decorative, favors have evolved into much more than a token gift. Enhance a favor’s value by having it serve a dual role as an element of décor and a departing gift. Let glass votives provide a home for tealights, become miniature vases for flowers, or, display place cards in a stylish, themed holder that guests take home with them. Another option is to select a gift wrap or type of packaging that adds some panache to your table décor. Enclose the favor of your choice in a beautiful organza or beaded bag that brings out the color of your décor, or use a decorative box to lend a bit of architecture and texture to your table setting.

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Once you have a solid estimate of your guest count, begin the venue search. Choosing a venue is like going house hunting. Having a list of your top wants will save you time. Start by asking yourself a few questions: • Do you want the ceremony and reception at the same location? • Will it be a formal sit-down dinner or buffet? • Will you need space to accommodate a band, or will you have a DJ? • What type of venue are you envisioninghistorical, ultra modern, by the water, etc. • Do you want a venue that has overnight accommodations? • Do you want an indoor or outdoor location? • Do you want to bring your own caterer? • Do you need an area for child care? SITE INSPECTION While websites are great for initial research, plan to do an on-site tour. If you’ve hired an event planner, take the tour together. Take note of the following: • Inspect equipment—gazebos, dance floor, tables, chairs, stemware, glassware—What is included in the rental fee? Are there additional costs to consider? • Ask about staffing. Is security staff required? • How many servers will there be per table? Who is the facility coordinator on the day of your wedding? • Ask about same-day bookings. Confirm privacy and separation from other events; adequate parking; and enough time for your service providers to set-up, breakdown and load-out. • Ask when they begin calculating rental time. Is it from the moment your caterer or designers arrive, or the running time of the reception? • Inspect florals, greenery and land-scaping. Love the trailing wisteria? Book your reception when it’s in full bloom. • Inspect entrances, exits and restrooms. Are they attractive and easy to find? BOOKING THE SITE Secure your location before hiring all of your service providers. If you have your heart set on a particular venue, then by all means book it 12 to 18 months out. If you’re flexible about your venue selection and are open to different options, you can actually plan a wedding in 4 to 6 months.

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If you are in a position to select your own caterer, try to narrow your list to no more than three. When calling each caterer, have as much information ready as possible – your wedding date and time, reception location, approximate number of guests, and degree of formality and theme, if applicable. CONTINUED ON PAGE 106

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wedding pro reviews To provide our to-be-weds with a selection of quality and reputable event professionals, our editorial team reviews each venue and service before they’re invited to appear on the pages of Spectacular Bride. Now, we are taking it to a whole new level with personal reviews as well as newlywed couple reviews featured in our newest addition- Wedding Pro Reviews.

SERVICES Hair + Makeup

HAIR + MAKEUP

Makeup in the 702 is one of Las Vegas’s BEST in beauty! Flawless Makeup. Punctual. Excellent Communication. Comforting and Calming. Those things and so much more is what sets them apart from the rest! You can guarantee that their top priority is to always make your special day the most relaxing and fun experience that will have you cherishing the moment. You will receive guidance, tips and the pampering you deserve. Makeup in the 702 always strives in creating the look of your dreams, for your lifetime of memories!

702.301.1912 | LASVEGASWEDDING-MAKEUP.COM

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FOODIES UNITE Do you harbor a secret obsession for the Food Network? If so, you’re in good company. Couples across the country are releasing their inner-foodie, using both the cocktail party and reception to share their passion for the culinary arts. What better way to personalize your day than by sharing your secret love affair with food? The size and generational span of your guest list will influence selections, so before placing your final order, make sure there’s a little something for everyone. CALCULATING THE COST Caterers charge on a per-person basis. To determine your food cost, multiply the number of guests by the cost per person. For example, if you have 150 guests and the cost of dinner is $85 per person, multiply 150 x $85 for a total cost of $12,750. Anticipate an additional 10% for overage, and 15%-20% for gratuity (service charge). Ask for prices inclusive of tax and gratuity. SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Menu selections that utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients will be more cost effective than choosing exotic or out of season ingredients. Be open to cost saving suggestions by your caterer and be realistic about what your budget can deliver. TO PRESET OR NOT TO PRESET Many venues encourage a preset first course. While it saves time, it can also make your reception look like a charity event. Instead of presetting the salad, consider doing the first dance at the beginning of the reception. Servers can bring out the first course while guests are admiring the results of the fancy dance lessons you convinced your fiancé to take. FINAL GUEST COUNT Typically the final guest count is required one week before the event. This is the minimum number of people/meals for which you will be charged. Most caterers plan on the addition of a few last minute guests and will add these to the final bill.

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Party rentals cover a variety of items: linens, tableware, chairs, chair covers, tables, dance floors, furniture, tents, candles, theme décor, etc. When contacting a rental company, be ready with the following information: • What items will be provided by the caterer: glass, flatware, china, buffet linens, etc. •  What will be provided by the facility: tables, chairs, bar, linens, arbor, etc. • Total number of guests attending. • A tentative floor plan. • Table/chair requirements of your bar and DJ • Food serving style. Buffet stations will need linens for each table and possibly décor. CEREMONY RENTALS A great deal of focus is placed on the reception décor. Not to be 106

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overlooked are the elements that literally set the stage for the ceremony. Arbors, columns, topiaries, candelabras and chuppahs are available through most rental companies. LINENS Before you decide on colors and theme, visit a rental or linen company. The styles, textures, fabrics, and colors available are staggering. A linen can launch a flurry of ideas and imagination. When tallying the number of linens needed, don’t forget the bar, buffet tables and other surfaces that may need a little coverage. TABLES & CHAIRS In determining the number of tables and chairs, confirm possible extras for the bar, serving stations, DJ, cake, and gifts. If your venue offers an outdoor area, rent a few cocktail tables for guests who’ll be slipping outside to smoke or get a breath of fresh air. If there’s the chance of extreme heat or rain, reserve umbrellas for the tables. These extras will also affect your linen and floral orders. CHAIRS & COVERS Old and worn chairs can be an unsightly distraction from an otherwise elegant affair. Easy options for the “bad chair” dilemma are chair covers and chair rentals. There are a myriad of options. Most rental companies have images of inventory online, so be sure to check-out their websites. COORDINATING VENDORS A key element to creating a total look for your reception is good communication between your floral designer and rental company. The linens, florals, and props should complement each other, as well as the room in which your event will take place. DELIVERY Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pick-up and payment policies are. Coordinate with the facility to ensure the location will be open when the rental company delivers your order and that someone will be there to direct them. Arrange for someone to monitor your rental items at the end of the event, paying attention to gathering, counting and bagging linens for return. LIGHTING Nothing can transform a room as dramatically as lighting. It is the most effective tool for creating ambiance, and can be the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. Professional lighting is a necessity for formal and evening weddings. It has become quite affordable and flexible in accommodating venues and restrictions. Many lighting companies offer draping and props. Achieve impact by hiring a professional. Their ability to subtly draw attention to elements of décor, and create warmth and romance is worth the investment. In addition to transforming a venue, lighting can be a cost way to divert attention from less attractive features of a room.


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SERVICES Event Planning + Decor

EVENT PLANNING

Wedding Factories is among the country’s leading event design, planning, and production houses. They are known for uniquely creative concepts and flawless attention to detail. At the cutting edge of the latest trends in decor and entertainment, they showcase all inclusive wedding services allowing their clients to work closely with them defining their vision. They push boundaries, making sure all details remain in cohesive harmony to produce beautiful and romantic wedding day magic. Marriage is hard, weddings are not.

626.372.0100 | WEDDINGFACTORIES.COM 6351 Hinson Street, Suite H, Las Vegas

SERVICES Event Planning + Decor

EVENT PLANNING

“Your Day” Weddings & Events, Inc. specializes in creating memories you will cherish for a lifetime. They provide full service ‘start to finish’ planning, coordination, and design services, while incorporating a personal touch to make your event special and unique. Wendy genuinely listens to each of her clients and always strives to go above and beyond in expectation. Choosing Wendy to help plan your special day will guarantee a straight path in bringing your dream vision to life.

YOURDAY-WEDDINGS.COM | 702.525.2766

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SERVICES Event Planning Aloha! Arluis planners, located in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, have been planning incredibly elegant and thoughtfully personalized destination weddings around the world since 2003. They can’t wait to help you plan the next chapter in your love story. Their expert planners are available for complimentary conslation M-F 9am to 5 pm 9 (HST) by phone at 808.376.5631 or email info@arluisweddings.com Cheers to your wedding paradise!

ARLUISWEDDING.COM | 808.376.5631

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When interviewing a floral designer, look for their use of color, texture, and overall flair. Ask about the rentals they provide, as many have large prop closets filled with arches, chuppahs, and vases of every size, shape, and style. Once you’ve selected your designer, the creative process begins. Provide pertinent details at the get-go: your wedding date, time of day, style of wedding, ceremony and reception locations and a general idea of your budget. A good floral designer will suggest the right blooms to fit your wedding day. BE PREPARED How do you express what you want when you don’t know the names of the flowers you like? Pictures, pictures, pictures. The more examples you show your designer the easier it is for them to meet your expectations. SEASONAL CONSIDERATIONS For everything there is a season and flowers are no exception. Flowers in bloom during and around the months of your wedding will be more available and less costly than out-of-season selections. Holidays are also a factor. Ever notice how red roses cost more around Valentine’s Day? Tulips and hyacinths are in high demand at Easter. Christmas creates a premium for poinsettias and holly. Should you choose these seasonal flowers, factor this into your budget. TIME-OF-DAY Your florals need to last throughout the day. Some flowers hold up beautifully in the sun; others are better suited for indoors. Your designer can advise you on what flowers remain perky and perfect under the palm trees, and which wilt before the wedding reception. CEREMONY FLOWERS Repurpose ceremony flowers for your reception. Using these items twice helps maximize your budget. Ceremony arrangements are ideal for buffet tables, and aisle flowers can be used to decorate powder rooms, staircases and small hallway tables. RECEPTION FLOWERS The venue will greatly influence your floral design needs. High ceilings call for bolder, more dramatic arrangements, while an outdoor venue can be accented with rustic, potted and flowering blooms.

Not to be overlooked are greenery and plants. Ficus trees wrapped with twinkling lights and potted palms add dimension. If the budget allows, consider adding a few more finishing touches. Sprinkle petals on serving trays and weave garlands along buffet stations.

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There are three major segments for which to plan your music: the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. VENUE RESTRICTION If your ceremony is at a house of worship, inquire about music restrictions before booking your musicians. Likewise with your reception venue. Whether you intend to have a DJ, band, or both, be sure to ask about restrictions regarding the volume, or music duration-especially at outdoor venues within a residential community, which may have specific hours for amplified music. BANDS The band size will depend on your number of guests. A suggested calculation for the size you’ll need is: 3-4 piece band for up to 100 guests; 5-7 piece band for 100-200 guests; 7-9 piece band for 200-300 guests. DISC JOCKEYS Couples traditionally engage disc jockeys for their ability to provide a wide variety of music. They can play all of your favorite songs, and because DJ’s work with prerecorded music, your entertainment is continuous, even during breaks. SONG SELECTIONS Once you’ve decided on a DJ, band, or both, provide them with a list of songs you would, and would not like played, as well as songs for your first dance, cake cutting, and other specific moments. Keep in mind that while you may love jazz or alternative music, they don’t always make great dance songs. Give your professionals the freedom to entertain your guests by mixing your personal requests with a balance of tried and true crowd pleasers. An experienced entertainer can read the crowd and keep the party jumping. CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

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SERVICES Wedding Stationery + Accessories

702.776.8243 | PAPERANDHOME.COM 4555 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 138, Las Vegas

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SERVICES Wedding Stationery Everyone can count on The UPS Store in making your wedding day magical! They can save you time and money with their FullService Wedding Invitation Packages that they can customize by design, choice of paper and various options of envelopes, addressing, and postage. They are flawless in helping with all your mailing fulfillment for Save the Dates, Invitations, Response Cards, Announcements and of course those Thank you Cards! With 3 local locations, they make it easy and convenient, so you can focus on love.

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Paper and Home is a graphic design studio and boutique specializing in custom wedding stationery­—from save the dates and invitations to all of the essential day-of accessories such as ceremony programs, seating charts, place cards, and menus. Creative experts guide you through the entire process, including wording, guest addressing, timelines, and of course, design!

702.212.5859 | THEUPSSTOREWEDDINGS.COM

SERVICES Florist + Floral Decor

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“My name is Victoria Meyeaux. A Touch of Silk did my Wedding for me Sept 17 2011. I had an outdoor wedding in a state park. Mrs Carter set up everything for my special day, and made all of the flower arrangements for my altar, my Bouquets, Corsages, everything. It was such an amazing day and I had no worries about anything. She and her company set my mind at ease the whole time. If you ever want a elegant wedding start to finish let A Touch Of Silk handle all of your Wedding Designs.” 702.852.1200 | ATOUCHOFSILKFLOWERS.COM 4135 Bola Drive, North Las Vegas

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SERVICES Rentals + Decor

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A day to remember. A party for the ages. The Grand Rita is the latest in cocktail technology, providing a elevated way to put your cocktails on a level demanded by the elite. Showcasing an exquisite design, the Grand Rita elevates your event cocktail from the everyday presentation to the sumptuous. For your special day let Grand Rita add it’s personalized cocktail glamour and inspiring elegance that’s sure to create a engrained memory that your family and friends will cherish for a lifetime.

GRANDRITA.COM | 702.873.5533

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SERVICES Bridal Gown Cleaning + Pressing + Preservation Tiffany Couture Cleaners is family owned and operated and has been servicing the Las Vegas valley since 1970 as a premiere wedding gown specialist. Choose Tiffany’s to take care of your most precious wedding dress, along with your entire bridal party and family attire. They specialize in pressing, cleaning and heirloom preservation for all your wedding needs. Destination weddings are always welcome. TIFFANYCOUTURECLEANERS.COM | 702.735.0186 Ella Gagiano Studios

Maintaining the finest wardrobes in Las Vegas since 1970

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SERVICES Entertainment + DJ VegasETC is your ultimate Las Vegas resource for wedding DJs and live entertainment. Their amazing team specializes in bringing your ideas to life through state-of-the-art media, sound and technology. With decades of experience, VegasETC settles for nothing short of spectacular when it comes to your special day!

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SERVICES Entertainment + Mobile Disc Jockey Knight Sounds has been Entertaining Las Vegas for over thirty years with a premier staff to accommodate the highest of demands. E N T E R TA I N M E N T

“We had both the DJ and Photo Booth at our wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect and went so smooth. We loved how involved the DJ was in getting everyone to dance. The photo booth was such a hit with every guest too. Thank you guys so much for making our wedding so fun and so memorable!” 

702.452.3544 | KNIGHTSOUNDSDJS.COM

CAKES + CONFECTIONS

SERVICES Cakes + Confections At The Dapper Doughnut, they never do things the boring way. With 24 unique toppings and sugars, the combinations are virtually endless! Their clever and creative team customize and decorate with only the freshest ingredients and sauces. They make their doughnuts “cake style,” light, moist and slightly crunchy. When choosing The Dapper Doughnut you always get the freshest, hottest tasting deserts, as they are able to cater and create right in front of you. Each little bite is a savory delight that can truly be enjoyed anywhere and will be loved by all. 702.325.7581 | THEDAPPERDOUGHNUT.COM/LAS-VEGAS-MGM

POPCORNGIRLVEGAS.COM 3 Locations (Summerlin, Henderson, N. Las Vegas)

Adam Frazier Photography

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SERVICES Candy + Popcorn Stations At Popcorn Girl, they take great pride in their popcorn, fudge and collection of eclectic candies. All of their popcorn and fudge are made right in their stores to ensure freshness. They use only the finest ingredients, along with their unique and special recipes. Popcorn Girl’s assortment of gifts, decorative popcorn stations, and favors will have everyone falling in love and wanting more.


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Susan at A Travel Desk is here to help you have the most memorable honeymoon or destination wedding. She is dedicated to finding the destination that is right for personality and dreams. Whether you want an exotic and intimate getaway or a celebration for your whole family she will help you find the best value and experiences. Susan cares about her clients and you will love working with her during the process of your travel planning. ATRAVELDESK.COM | 702.524.6132

The LED Unplugged team works tirelessly to bring you top of the line technology and dĂŠcor rentals that take your wedding ambiance to a different level. Beyond just the quality of their product you can also expect top notch service. The owner, Kevin Cordova, genuinely cares about each couple he works with and donates his time and expertise to the community. When you hire LED Unplugged your Wedding Day will shine.

702.266.6900 | LEDUNPLUGGED.COM

SERVICES Real Estate

R E A L E S TAT E

Your Home Sold Guaranteed!* We Guarantee to SAVE $5,000 on Your Next Home Purchase!* With a combined experience of 30+ years, Our Team epitomizes Integrity, Energy, Hard Work, and Creative Service in all aspects of the Real Estate transaction. Our Team uses the Technological Resources that will keep YOU competitive when Buying and/or Selling Next. Free Online Home Evaluation: MOVEUPBRIDE.COM 702.949.7524 | NEVADABORNREALESTATE.COM 3651 Lindell Road, Suite D-238, Las Vegas

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TIPS for attending

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REGISTER ONLINE to save time at the show.

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NO NEED TO CREATE A FAKE EMAIL. Our system allows our wed pros to email you without disclosing your personal email.

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BRING LABELS with your name, wedding date and address on them to save time on registering with the show and vendors.

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WEAR "BRIDE" AND "GROOM" STICKERS, when provided, so you get special attention from wedding pros.

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WALK DOWN EVERY AISLE and collect any information you are interested in, organize into categories when you get home.

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BRING YOUR CREDIT CARD to the show in case you want to take advantage of any show specials.

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PLAN TO SPEND 3-5 HOURS to make sure you get to see it all.

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IF IT IS A 2 DAY SHOW, BRING YOUR FIANCÉ WITH YOU and then return with your mom and friends on the 2nd day.

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SEE THE FASHION SHOW AND IDEA GALLERIES for the latest in fashion and décor trends WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES and have a great time! S P E C TAC U L A R B R I D E .CO M

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A bridal show is a convention for brides and grooms. It affords couples the convenience of meeting photographers, florists, caterers, bakeries, musicians and other wedding professionals all under one roof, in one day. It provides the perfect opportunity to sample the wares and view the work of prospective wedding vendors while observing their personality and professionalism. QUALITY From the moment you enter The Bridal Spectacular, you know you are in for a special day. Aisles of wedding professionals make it easy for you to navigate and meet the best in the business. The atmosphere is fun and energetic as well as professional. VARIETY The Bridal Spectacular bridal show offers a huge variety of specialists in the most categories. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with major vendors including reception facilities, florists, bakers, bridal shops, tuxedo shops, DJ’s, invitations, etc. You will also find a variety of specialty exhibitors such as bridal registry, salons, hairstylists and make-up artists, jewelers and much more. TRENDS AND IDEAS As you wonder thru the hall you will find all the current trends, popular colors and wedding theme ideas for your wedding. In addition to decorating ideas you will see at vendor booths. FASHION SHOWS The best trends in gowns, tuxedo, and floral designs are presented in a spectacular way everyone talks about. These dazzling fashion events are held each day and you won't want to miss them.

DIFFERENT BRIDAL EVENTS TO ATTEND Since face to face interaction with your future wedding professionals is so important in making your selections, we highly recommend attending all quality wedding events. We also don't want you to be disappointed if your expectations are not met, so here is a reference guide to the different types of events. BRIDAL SHOWS, FAIRS, AND EXPOS This is typically the larger in scope of the possible wedding events you can attend to find the wedding professionals, products and services you will need. The largest in Las Vegas is The Bridal Spectacular held held twice a year in January and summer months. A quality event of this type will generally have approximately 150 or more vendors for you to meet with and will be held in a large convention center. 140

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HOTEL BOUTIQUE BRIDAL EXPO This is generally a smaller bridal show with between 50 and 70 vendors held in a banquet room of a hotel. You will still find plenty of professionals to talk to and ask those important questions to help you make wise decisions. VENUE OPEN HOUSE Many of our Las Vegas wedding venues hold open houses once or twice a year so that you can come and see their facility as it would look on your wedding day and meet with their preferred vendors. This is a great opportunity to compare venues and the individualized services they can provide you with. Plus you get to see the building, landscaping, parking and other physical features of the venue. Typically in addition to the venue you will meet with up to 20 of their preferred vendors. RETAILER OPEN HOUSE This event is designed to introduce you to a bridal registry department of a retail store or possibly a photographers studio or a floral studio. They will often invite 20 or less preferred vendors to also be there to meet you. BRIDAL TRUNK SHOW This is all about fashion! Many of the local bridal shops will hold trunk shows at their locations and feature the latest gowns from a particular designer. So get busy, start with The Bridal Spectacular, and also plan to attend as many open house events as possible so you can shop and compare! n


You don’t need a pot of gold to marry luxuriously in Vegas. Theknot.com annually ranks Las Vegas as one of the best affordable wedding destinations in the United States. As the wedding capital of the world, we take our weddings seriously. Don’t let Hollywood confuse you with portrayals of inebriated nuptials! Las Vegas prides itself in quality weddings. Getting married in Vegas is legal and binding just like anywhere else. BOOK EARLY Though we have more standalone wedding chapels than any other place in the world, it doesn’t hurt to book your wedding date well in advance once you discover your ideal venue. Most couples coming to Vegas to get married plan six months to a year in advance. Send out your 144

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save the dates at least six to seven months in advance then Go to mlic.vegas and fill out your wedding license preapplication to get a free .vegas wedding website. DEFINE YOUR VENUE STYLE The first decision: Outdoors? Or Indoors? Should you have a Vegas beach wedding? In an outdoor garden lined with pillars or under a canopy of lights? Vintage Vegas? Or luxury chapel? Classic? Or modern sophistication? there are so many options in Las Vegas, that WE just launched the first Wedding Chamber of Commerce in the world to help couples sort through their options. Vintage Vegas chapels offer the best bargains for a simple ceremony, flowers and photographer. If you want to be able to book your rooms along with your wedding, it couldn’t be easier than going through one of the casino resort chapels. If food is your focus, check out Vegas’ world famous restaurants that can serve up an amazing reception feast that your guests will remember for a lifetime. If you want something away from the glitz and glamour


of the Las Vegas strip and downtown our city is also filled with stunning banquet halls, country clubs, and national parks that will take your breath away. THRIVE IN THIS CITY One thing about Las Vegas, we invite everyone to the party. We’ve attracted world-renowned chefs, platinum-award winning performers, and we've built more three-, four-, and five-star hotel rooms per square foot than any other city in the world. Because Las Vegas is a passionate and sensual city, it’s no wonder we're the Wedding Capital of the World. Offering up more than 260 venues that specialize in weddings and countless options for receptions and unique gastronomic experiences along with more than 1800 square feet of parks and public play areas – remember, we have more than 295 days of sunshine a year -- we’re still humbled to be the busiest wedding destination in the world. That you bring your wedding to Las Vegas means something to us. And we thank you. ARE YOU READY TO WED IN LAS VEGAS? Here’s how! •  F ill out the online application for a marriage license at mlic.vegas • Sign up for your FREE .vegas website courtesy of the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce •

If you want a family friend to marry you, they MUST apply for a Certificate of Permission to Perform Marriages from the Clerk’s office no later than 30 days before the ceremony

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Grab legal identification for both people (your wedding license will reflect the name on your legal documentation.) If divorced, bring a copy of your divorce decree Fly/drive/walk/swim to Las Vegas

• Go to the Las Vegas Marriage License Bureau to apply for your marriage license • Bring all your marriage license papers to your wedding venue. Say your vows in front of a licensed officiant and a witness • Check mlic.vegas for your wedding certificate and order for $15. • Live Happily Ever After and come join us in Vegas for your Silver anniversary! n Written by the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce

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planning place Before making the first call or setting the first appointment, take 15-20 minutes to skim through the following 15 pages. A quick immersion in Weddings 101 will not only save time, money and frustration, it will demystify the process so you can relax and enjoy the journey. From setting the budget and creating the guest list, to booking your site and vendors, it's all in here.

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wedding protocol FOR CEREMONY & RECEPTION SEATING DURING CEREMONY Altar

Left Side

Right Side

Bride's Family

Groom's Family

Honored Guests

Honored Guests

Guests

Guests

CHRISTIAN PROCESSIONAL Clergyman Groom and Best Man Groomsmen Bridesmaids Maid of Honor Ring Bearer Flower Girl Brides's Father & Bride

JEWISH PROCESSIONAL Cantor

Rabbi

Bride's Grandfather

Bride's Grandmother

Groom's Grandfather

Groom's Grandmother

Usher Groomsmen Best Man

Groom's Father

Groom's Mother

Groom Bridesmaids Maid of Honor

Bride's Father

Bride's Mother

Bride

RECEIVING LINE Bride's Mother

Bride's Father

Groom's Mother

Groom's Father

Bride

(optional*)

Groom

Maid of Honor

Best Man

Attendants

* Keep in mind that many of today's brides are eliminating the receiving line. If you are expecting a large number of guests, receiving lines can take up to an hour to go through and this becomes very tiring on everyone. You can also simplify the receiving line to include only the mothers of the bride and groom, the bride and groom, the maid of honor and the bridesmaids. Let the fathers and groomsmen be roving hosts.

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planning time table Organized planning will ensure you enjoy every minute of your wedding day. Begin the planning process for a large formal wedding at least six months beforehand.

six or more months ahead  Decide on the type of wedding—large or small, formal or informal  Set the date (select back-up dates)  Set the budget and number of guests to invite  Book the ceremony location and officiant  Book the reception site  Order save-the-date cards  Hire a wedding coordinator—day-of or full event  Choose and notify attendants  Book the caterer  Book the photographer and videographer  Book ceremony and reception music  Book the floral designer  Order the cake  Order gown and accessories—veil, shoes, undergarments  Purchase the wedding rings  Send save-the-date cards

four to six months ahead  Compile guest list and gather addresses  Order invitations, reply cards, direction cards, thank-you notes  Plan and book the honeymoon  Confirm passports are valid  Select and order bridesmaids’ dresses  Purchase or reserve groom and groomsmen’s attire  Plan the details of the reception  Meet with floral designer to coordinate flowers, rentals and design concept     

Reserve rental equipment—tables, chairs, linens Order favors Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests Arrange transportation for wedding day Book a room for the wedding night

two to four months ahead  Set-up bridal registry  Select song lists for ceremony and reception  Review menu with caterer  Meet with officiant to plan ceremony  Select vows and readings  Schedule rehearsal and rehearsal dinner  Meet with makeup and hairstylist  Address and mail invitations  Purchase gifts for wedding party  Announce engagement in local paper(s)  Write thank-you notes as gifts arrive 148

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one to two months ahead  Order ceremony program, place cards, table cards and menus  Purchase accessories—guestbook and pen, toasting flutes, unity candles, cake knife and server, flower girl’s baske and ring bearer’s pillow

 Get marriage license and certified copies  Prepare necessary name change documents  Confirm all professional services in writing  Remind bridesmaids of final dress fittings  Order gift baskets to be delivered to hotel for out-of-town guests  Assign family and friends to assist with boutonnieres, guest book, gift table and collecting items after reception

two weeks ahead  Final dress fitting with shoes and undergarments  Arrange for cleaning and preservation of gown  Finalize guest count and meal selections with caterer  Finalize the seating plan and write place cards  Confirm rehearsal dinner arrangements  Confirm rehearsal date, location and details with wedding party  Confirm delivery date of all dresses  Confirm location, date and time with each wedding day vendor  Confirm honeymoon arrangements and make copies of passports  Provide honeymoon itinerary to family or friend in case of an emergency  Confirm final count and delivery details with rental company  Write toasts for rehearsal dinner and reception  Address announcements (mail on wedding day)  Hair color and/or trim  Break-in wedding shoes

one week ahead  Send change of address to post-office  Confirm out-of-town guests’ hotel selections for delivery of gift baskets  Confirm responsibilities assigned to family and friends  Pick-up dress or have it delivered  Purchase traveler’s checks  Pack for honeymoon  Update caterer with final guest and vendor meal count  Make final seating chart adjustments

one day ahead  Massage, manicure and pedicure  Confirm transportation for ceremony and reception  Prepare tip and payment envelopes and make arrangements for someone to deliver them to the appropriate vendors

 Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner  Present gifts to wedding party. Give gifts to parents, if you choose, as thanks for their support

 Give announcements to an attendant to mail the next day

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budget manager The greatest impact on your budget will be the number of guests you invite. From invitations to rentals, catering to centerpieces, the majority of your wedding expenses are affected by the total guest count. So, first things first-compose your guest list (including your bridal party) and set your budget. Next, peruse the potential expenditures below and determine your priorities.

USING THE BUDGET MANAGER The percentages that appear in the Suggested column are just guidelines. They’ll change based on your priorities. Remember, when you increase the expenditure in one category, you decrease the available budget for the remaining categories. To calculate the Suggested Budget per category, simply multiply your Total Budget by the Suggested Percentage. For example: $60,000 (total budget) x 5.00% (suggested percentage) = $3,000

TOTAL BUDGET $ __________________

Suggested %

Budget

Actual

5.00%

__________________

___________________

1.50%

__________________

___________________

25.00%

__________________

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 Facility Rental

7.00%

__________________

___________________

 Lighting

1.50%

__________________

___________________

 Rentals-Furniture

1.25%

__________________

___________________

 Rentals-Linens

1.00%

__________________

___________________

 Rentals-Tabletop

1.00%

__________________

___________________

43.25%

__________________

___________________

 Aisle Runner

0.25%

__________________

___________________

 Candles/Candelabras or Sand/Vases

0.35%

__________________

___________________

 Facility Rental

0.75%

__________________

___________________

 Officiant

0.40%

__________________

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 Marriage License

0.25%

__________________

___________________

2.00%

__________________

___________________

reception  Beverages/Bar/Corkage Fee  Cake/Cake Cutting Fee  Catering/Food/Servers/Tax/Gratuity

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Budget

Actual

 Alterations

0.55%

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 Bride’s Gown

6.45%

__________________

___________________

 Headpiece/Veil

0.50%

__________________

___________________

 Jewelry

0.10%

__________________

___________________

 Lingerie

0.10%

__________________

___________________

0.30%

__________________

___________________

apparel/bride

 Shoes  Other

__________________

___________________

 Other

__________________

___________________

8.00%

__________________

___________________

 Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

0.50%

__________________

___________________

 Accessories (shoes, cufflinks, etc)

0.25%

__________________

___________________

 Other

__________________

___________________

.75%

__________________

___________________

6.50%

__________________

___________________

__________________

___________________

6.50%

__________________

___________________

4.75%

__________________

___________________

 Other

__________________

___________________

4.75%

__________________

___________________

 Attendants’ Bouquets

1.00%

__________________

___________________

 Boutonnieres/Mothers’ Flowers

0.75%

__________________

___________________

 Bride’s Bouquet

0.70%

__________________

___________________

 Flower Girl’s Basket

0.10%

__________________

___________________

 Ceremony Arrangements

0.20%

__________________

___________________

 Reception Tables (buffet/cake/guests)

4.00%

__________________

Sub Total

apparel/groom

Sub Total

photographer  Photographer Fee/Prints  Other

Sub Total

cinematographer  Cinematographer Fee

Sub Total

flowers

 Other

__________________

___________________

 Other

__________________

___________________

__________________

___________________

Sub Total

6.75%

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Budget

Actual

 Ceremony

1.00%

__________________

___________________

 Cocktail Hour/Reception

5.00%

__________________

___________________

music/entertainment

 Other __________________ ___________________

Sub Total

6.00%

__________________

___________________

.15%

__________________

___________________

1.50%

__________________

___________________

.15%

__________________

___________________

 Postage

.45%

__________________

___________________

 Program

.15%

__________________

___________________

 Save-The-Date Cards

.10%

__________________

___________________

 Seating Cards/Place Cards

.30%

__________________

___________________

 Thank You Notes

.20%

__________________

___________________

3.00%

__________________

___________________

 Cake Knife & Server

0.20%

__________________

___________________

 Favors

1.00%

__________________

___________________

 Guest Book & Pen

0.15%

__________________

___________________

 Toasting Flutes

0.15%

__________________

___________________

1.50%

__________________

___________________

 Bride’s Attendants

0.30%

__________________

___________________

 Groomsmen & Ushers

0.30%

__________________

___________________

 Parents

0.30%

__________________

___________________

 Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

0.30%

__________________

___________________

stationery  Calligraphy  Invitations/Reply Cards  Menu Cards

Sub Total

accessories

Sub Total

gifts

 Other __________________ ___________________

Sub Total

1.20%

__________________

___________________

0.80%

__________________

___________________

 Limousine

1.50%

__________________

___________________

2.30%

__________________

___________________

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Budget

Actual

0.85%

__________________

___________________

0.15%

__________________

___________________

beauty  Hair & Makeup  Manicure and Pedicure

 Other __________________ ___________________

Sub Total

1.00%

__________________

___________________

 Pre-Wedding + Day-of Coordinator

10.00%

__________________

___________________

 Sub Total

10.00%

__________________

___________________

 Favors

.50%

__________________

___________________

 Photo Booth

.50%

__________________

___________________

1.00%

__________________

___________________

2.00%

__________________

___________________

event planner/designer

other services

Sub Total

overages  Tax/Tips

 Other __________________ ___________________  Other __________________ ___________________  Other __________________ ___________________

Sub Total

Total

2.00%

__________________

___________________

100.00%

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flower checklist personal flowers  Bride’s bouquet  Maid / matron of honor bouquet  Bridesmaids’ bouquets  Flower girl basket or headpiece  Mothers’ flowers (i.e., single stem flower, tussy mussy, corsage)  Grandmothers’ flowers (i.e., single stem flower, tussy mussy, corsage)  Readers  Vocalists  Groom’s boutonniere  Bestman / groomsmen boutonnieres  Ushers / ring bearer  Fathers / grandfathers’ boutonnieres  Other ____________________________

ceremony flowers  Guest book attendant  Gift table attendant  Church flower s/ candles  Aisle flowers / ribbons  Altar / chuppah  Rose petals for decorations/tossing  Other ____________________________

reception flowers  Powder-room arrangements  Entryway table  Place card table  Head table  Bride / groom chairs  Guest tables  Cake / cake table  Reception buffet table(s)  Rose petals for decorations  Bar  Other ____________________________

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wedding day responsibilities responsibilities

name

cell phone

Rings & marriage license

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______________________________

Bride’s wedding apparel

_____________________________

______________________________

Bride’s emergency kit

_____________________________

______________________________

Groom’s tuxedo and accessories

_____________________________

______________________________

Favors, guest book and pen

_____________________________

______________________________

Aisle runner, unity candle and holder _____________________________

______________________________

Cake knife, server and toasting flutes _____________________________

______________________________

Wedding programs

_____________________________

______________________________

Ring bearer pillow

_____________________________

______________________________

Guest book table attendant

_____________________________

______________________________

Gift table attendant

_____________________________

______________________________

Pay officiant and other vendors

_____________________________

______________________________

Personal flowers

_____________________________

______________________________

Lighting candles prior to ceremony

_____________________________

______________________________

Toasts and announcement of couple _____________________________

______________________________

Transportation of gifts

_____________________________

______________________________

Bouquet for floral preservation

_____________________________

______________________________

Top layer of cake and cake top

_____________________________

______________________________

Gather rental items/bride’s gown

_____________________________

______________________________

vendors (wedding day contact)

name

cell phone

Cake

_____________________________

______________________________

Catering

_____________________________

______________________________

Event coordinator

_____________________________

______________________________

Facility contact

_____________________________

______________________________

Flowers

_____________________________

______________________________

Hair

_____________________________

______________________________

Makeup

_____________________________

______________________________

Music/ceremony

_____________________________

______________________________

Music/reception

_____________________________

______________________________

Officiant

_____________________________

______________________________

Photographer

_____________________________

______________________________

Transportation

_____________________________

______________________________

Videographer

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las vegas wedding professionals + services apparel: alterations & bridal gown care

beauty: hair & make up

Tiffany Couture Cleaners See ad pg 110 (702) 735-0186 tiffanycouturecleaners.com

Color Street Erika (619)807-5538 colorstreet.com/erikamelendez/products

apparel: bridal gown & bridesmaids

Glammed Up Vegas (702) 444-1379 glammedupvegas.com

Brilliant Bridal See ad pg 31 (702) 724-8180 brilliantbridal.com David's Bridal See ad pg 29 (877) 923-2743 davidsbridal.com Lovest Bridal Boutique See ad pg 31 (702) 910-4955 lovestbrides.com Silhouette Bridal See ad pg 31 (702) 534-0949 silhouettebridallv.com

apparel: tuxedos and formalwear Friar Tux Shop (Sahara @ 15 FWY) See ad pg 35 (702) 602-2111 friartux.com Friar Tux Shop (Tropicana @ 215 FWY) See ad pg 35 (702) 248-4777 friartux.com Friar Tux Shop (Formerly Tuxedo Junction) See ad pg 35 (702) 873-8830 friartux.com Jos. A. Bank See ad pg 37 (800) 703-4438 josbank.com Men’s Wearhouse See ad pg 37 (800) 776-7848 menswearhouse.com

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Makeup in the 702 See ad pg 105 (702) 301-1912 lasvegaswedding-makeup.com Mary Kay Consultant - Tiffanie Johannes (702) 443-8570 marykay.com/tjohannes

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cakes, candy, & confections The Dapper Doughnut See ad pg 111 (702) 325-7581 thedapperdoughnut.com/las-vegas-mgm Popcorn Girl See ad pg 111 (702) 258-2676 popcorngirlvegas.com

entertainment: mobile disc jockey Knight Sounds Entertainment See ad pg 111 (702) 452-3544 knightsoundsdjs.com VegasETC See ad pg 110 (702) 558-2900 vegasetc.com

event planning Arluis Weddings See ad pg 107 (808) 376-5631 arluiswedding.com Symphony Weddings & Events (702) 771-4022 symphonywed.com Wedding Factories See ad pg 107 (626) 372-0100 weddingfactories.com Your Day Weddings & Events See ad pg 107 (702) 525-2766 yourday-weddings.com

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las vegas wedding professionals + services florist & floral decor A Touch of Silk See ad pg 109 (702) 852-1200 atouchofsilkflowers.com

ShutterBooth of Las Vegas (702) 823-3659 shutterbooth.com Smash Booth, Las Vegas Photo Booth Rentals (702) 430-6062 smashbooth.net

Jennifer's Floral Design (702) 743-0359 jennifersfloraldesign.com

photography

Jovani Linens and Event Design (702) 460-8370 jovanilinens.com

Ella Gagiano Studios See ad pg 45 (702) 340-5505 ellagagianostudios.com

home & lifestyle purchases

Izzo Pro See ad pg 45 (702) 637-4005 izzopro.com

Bridal Registry, Inc (845) 637-2430 bridalregistryinc.com

Jacob Galleries See ad pg 45 (626) 372-0100 jacobgalleries.com

Nevada Born Real Estate See ad pg 112 (702) 949-7524 nevadabornrealestate.com

Knight Sounds Entertainment See ad pg 111 (702) 452-3544 knightsoundsdjs.com

Renewal By Andersen (702) 376-0100 renewalbyandersen.com

Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits See ad pg 45 & 46 (702) 285-9588 kristenmarieweddings.com

invitations & wedding stationery

LuxLife Las Vegas See ad pg 46 (702) 997-3913 luxlifelasvegas.com

Alligator Soup (702) 804-0544 alligatorsoup.com Paper and Home See ad pg 109 (702) 776-8243 paperandhome.com The UPS Store Weddings See ad pg 109 (702) 212-5859 theupsstoreweddings.com

jewelry D & R House of Diamonds (702) 758-3421 dandrdiamonds.com

officiants Elegant Vegas Weddings (702) 260-7875 elegantvegasweddings.com

M Place Productions See ad pg 47 (702) 799-9540 mplaceproductions.com Marcella Photography See ad pg 47 (702) 826-9875 marcellaphotography.net Moxie Studio Photography See ad pg 47 (702) 527-0258 gomoxiestudio.com

reception sites & venues A Secret Garden See ad pg 9 (702) 318-1484 secretgardenweddinglv.com Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa See ad pg 8 (702) 692-7530 aliantegaming.com

photo booths

Anthem Country Club See ad pg 16 (702) 614-5007 anthemcc.com

Say Queso Fun Booth See ad pg 46 (702) 360-5536 sayquesofunbooth.com

Arizona Charlie's Decatur See ad pg 7 (702) 528-5128 arizonacharliesdecatur.com

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las vegas wedding professionals + services Bear’s Best Las Vegas See ad pg 11 (702) 804-8924 bearsbestlasvegas.com Benihana See ad pg 12 (408)334-7162 benihana.com/locations/lasvegasfashion-nv-la Blind Center of Nevada See ad pg 10 (702) 912-0531 blindcenter.org/event/overview Caesars Entertainment See ad pg 22 (702) 946-3000 caesars.com Canyon Gate Country Club See ad pg 13 (702) 363-4650 canyon-gate.com Downtown Grand Las Vegas See ad pg 16 (702) 719-5525 downtowngrand.com DragonRidge Country Club See ad pg 16 (702) 835-8582 dragonridge.com Emerald At Queensridge See ad pg 12 (702) 242-5700 emeraldatqueensridge.com Forever Amore Weddings at The Lakes See ad pg 16 (702) 489-3939 foreveramoreweddingslv.com

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa See ad pg 21 (702) 567-4753 lakelasvegas.hilton.com JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa See ad pg 19 (702) 869-7031 jwlasvegasweddings.com Las Vegas National Golf Club (702) 889-1000 lasvegasnational.com Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort See ad pg 15 (702) 395-1700 eventsbypaiute.com Reflection Bay Golf Club (702) 904-7884 reflectionbaygolf.com

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Rhodes Ranch Golf Club See ad pg 24 (702) 740-8110 rhodesranchgolf.com Silverton Casino & Hotel See ad pg 14 (702) 914-8569 silvertoncasino.com

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Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall See ad pg 23 (702) 454-8020 samstownlv.com SouthShore Country Club See ad pg 25 (702) 856-8432 southshorecclv.com Suncoast Hotel & Casino See ads pg 18, Inside back cover (702) 636-7090 suncoastcasino.com

The Grove See ad pg 17 (702) 645-5818 the-grove.com The Pavilion at Chimera Golf Club See ad pg 24 (702) 954-5100 chimeragolfclub.com The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa See ad pg 20

(702) 567-6000 westinlakelasvegas.com TPC Summerlin See ad pg 14 (702) 256-0111 tpc.com/summerlin

rentals and dĂŠcor BloomingBelles Rentals See ad pg 53 (702) 848-4588 bloomingbelles.com Grand Rita See ad pg 110 (702) 873-5533 grandrita.com Jovani Linens and Event Design See ad pg 55 (702) 460-8370 jovanilinens.com LED Unplugged Lighting and Event Rentals See ad pg 112

(702) 266-6900 ledunplugged.com RSVP Party Rentals See ad pg 56 (702) 878-0144 rsvpparty.com

travel: honeymoons A Travel Desk See ad pg 112 (702) 524-6132 atraveldesk.com AA Discount Travel (702) 241-4504 aadiscounttravel.com Ultra Vacations & Honeymoons (800) 804-5426 ultravacations.com

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las vegas wedding professionals + services videography & cinematography Ella Gagiano Studios See ad pg 48 (702) 340-5505 ellagagianostudios.com Float Media See ad pg 48 (808) 896-1039 float-media.com Izzo Pro See ad pg 45 (702) 637-4005 izzopro.com M Place Productions See ad pg 47 (702) 799-9540 mplaceproductions.com Memory Lane Video, LLC See ad pg 49 (702) 499-9998 mlvnv.com

wedding chapels Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa See ad pg 21 (702) 567-4753 lakelasvegas.hilton.com Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall See ad pg 23 (702) 454-8020 samstownlv.com The Grove See ad pg 17 (702) 645-5818 the-grove.com

wedding resources & planning Bridal Spectacular Blog (702) 368-0088 blog.BridalSpectacular.com Bridal Spectacular Bridal Show See ad pg 160 (702) 368-0088 BridalSpectacular.com Spectacular Bride Magazine (702) 368-0088 SpectacularBride.com TheKnot.com (877) 771-3020 theknot.com

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