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WINTER 2020 PHOTOGRAPHY LuxLife Las Vegas LOCATION Emerald at Queensridge MODEL Veronica Beauchamp HAIR + MAKEUP Makeup in the 702 FLORAL & DECOR Your Day Weddings & Events DRAPING Jovani Linens & Event Design DRESS Brilliant Bridal RENTALS RSVP Party Rentals PLANNING Your Day Weddings & Events

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LOCATION EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY JACOB GALLERIES | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 FLOWERS JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN | DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | MODEL TRISTIN BANNERMAN & JACOB LEBARON

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LOCATION EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESS LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | MODEL KARENN BELTRAN, TRISTIN BANNERMAN AND JACOB LEBARON PLANNING + DECOR YOUR DAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | DRAPING JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN

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LOCATION EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL | MODEL VERONICA BEAUCHAMP PLANNING + DECOR YOUR DAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | DRAPING JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN

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ALLIGATOR SOUP Serving the Las Vegas community since 1982, Alligator Soup prides itself on its great customer service and a wide range of traditional and trendy invitations and stationery. We also have a unique selection of gifts for all occasions!

BRILLIANT BRIDAL At Brilliant Bridal we are obsessed with helping you have the best bridal gown shopping experience in Las Vegas! We live by our customer service vision statement which says "We take the stress out of buying the dress by empowering, celebrating and creating Brilliant life moments with every single guest." All of our dresses are discounted up to 70% off the retail price. We specialize in selling overstock and discontinued designer gowns, saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your dress!

CAKED LAS VEGAS Ricardo Gudino owns Caked Las Vegas, which was featured this summer on Food Network’s “Cupcake Championship” and is the preferred cake vendor for such companies as Mansion 54, Hakkasan Group and JW Marriott Las Vegas. The shop offers a vast selection of cupcakes, including vegan, gluten-free and keto options, and also creates custom order cakes for any occasion.

FRIAR TUX launched three locations in Las Vegas in 2017. Friar Tux is well known around Vegas for accommodating out of town guests for last minute rentals and purchases, with quick turnaround time and the option to have their tux delivered or picked up from the hotel. 45 years of weddings have taught Friar Tux how to get customers ready for their big day. That’s why they are committed to being responsive every step of the way. In-store and online, local or nationwide, slim fit to big and tall, Friar Tux is honored to be your partner in style. Cindy (shown right) and her team are here to help!


JACOB GALLERIES Hello, this is Jacob. I am an artist at heart, and an image maker by profession. I have often times been asked how did I capture love? How did I capture these natural and special moments between my bride and groom, or between a child and his/her mom and dad. The answer is simple, first I see these moments through my eyes, and they touch my heart. These split seconds in time are so precious and beautiful, pure and honest, they whisper to me clearly. I feel them. I find love. Click.

JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN We are a full service, family owned decor company. We’ve been honored to support hundreds of couples through the process of articulating and developing their wedding vision through custom planning, design, and event production. Jovani Linens & Event Design, offer personalized and Professional service with many years in the hospitality industry. We take pride in our Company and look forward to helping you plan and coordinate your event.

LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES We are a family-owned small business specializing in custom designed cakes for all occasions. We take great pride in creating edible works of art that taste just as amazing as they look. We love creating all types of custom cakes, but wedding cakes, in particular, are very special to us. As couples begin to plan the cake we get to know them and get to create a cake that is reflective of them and captures their personality. Our hearts are filled with happiness to know that our cake will be included in a moment that couples will remember forever.

LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Lovest is created for the modern bride who loves unique designs. We offer bridal gowns from influential designers along with our own private label collection. Customize your wedding dress by adding sleeves, changing the neckline, or altering the color. Why pay top dollar for a dress that was worn by thousands of other brides? At Lovest, you can find or customize a truly unique dress for most budgets. Come in and find the dress you've always been dreaming of!

LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS Hello and Welcome to the next level of wedding photography and videography. We are LuxLife Las Vegas and we truly believe there is nothing more captivating and magical than a person’s wedding day. LuxLife Las Vegas was founded in 2016 by, Brandy and Mike, who believe couples should feel legendary on their wedding day. At LuxLife we believe in everything refined! The LuxLife brand is exclusive for couple’s who desire the finest in elegance, luxury, and style. Our team is classically trained to perfectly capture the most enchanting moments of your wedding story so that you can add them to your collection of memories.

MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY I’m Marcella and I love being a mom of a very active 2 year old, playing board games, and traveling. I started as a photographer back in Mexico about 12 years ago. I owned my own wedding magazine and worked as a second shooter for my favorite photographers in my hometown. It wasn’t until I moved to Las Vegas that I started my own photography business. My husband works in the industry as a DJ and I love that we get to work together most of the time. The aspect I love the most about photography is being able to capture the unique and irreplaceable moments of someone’s life. I feel very bless to have this profession as my full time job.


SILHOUETTE BRIDAL Silhouette Bridal Las Vegas; The best couture Bridal Salon, Is the place where wedding dreams come true. We have an amazing up to date collections of designers and Silhouettes for your dream day. find designers like Allure, Morilee, Eznoani Blue, Calla Blanche, Yumi Katsuri and so much more. Silhouette Bridal, Where Love is the greatest gift

STUDIO N PHOTOGRAPHY + MAKEUP ARTISTRY Hello! We are Natalie and Brandon! We are a husband and wife team based in sunny Las Vegas. We are celebrating twenty years in business in 2020 and would love to celebrate with you! We welcome travel and are available worldwide for portrait sessions and destination weddings. We cherish life! We love people that bring life, love and romance to this magnificent planet. This is what drives us to capture your unique story as you start a new life, a new family and share precious moments with your loved ones. Let us create a beautiful album of your love story. Natalie and Brandon, Storytellers of Love

YOUR DAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS I founded Your Day Weddings & Events, Inc., so I could help those have a stress-free, start to finish, wedding planning experience and give them their dream wedding. The reason for this, stems from personal experience. I had a horrible experience for my wedding. Just to sum it up, if anything could go wrong, it did!  I could go on and on, but ultimately my day was ruined because I didn’t have the right vendors, that cared about my day.  I have spent over 15 years finding the right quality vendors to be part of my team, vendors that care about my clients and care about the service they provide, and they care about me and the service I provide. I never had my dream wedding, but I can help you have yours!

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BARN BUDDIES RESCUE is a 501(C)3 non-profit dedicated to the rescue of abused, neglected or abandoned farm animals. We host indoor and outdoor weddings, receptions, birthdays and corporate parties. Our rustic farm atmosphere offers casual relaxed ceremonies that can be dressed up or down to reflect the meaning of that special moment. All the weddings and reception are custom designed to the wishes of the bride and groom with their friends and families in mind.

BLOOMINGBELLES RENTALS We are a family owned and operated rental company in Las Vegas. We provide hand made farm tables and benches, an assortment of chairs, dance floors, arches, and so much more. We also offer complete floral services. We treat every couple we are privileged to work with as if they were a part of our own family. We love that we are able to sit down with each couple and create something beautiful. Our enjoy sharing our passion with others, and are thrilled that we are allowed to be part of such a special day.

ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS Our passion is making your wedding photography experience truly yours from start to finish. Tell us the special story of your love in your personalized consultation. Let us highlight your powerful bond and unique personalities in your Forever Session. Feel beautiful as we capture your elegance and grace in your Bridal Session. Know that your Wedding Day photographs will inspire awe for generations to come. Finally, have your breath taken away as you open the pages of your heirloom album filled with the first chapters of your unforgettable love story.

GLAMMED UP VEGAS Natalie and Elizabeth have a combined 27 years within the beauty industry. We created a team that works endlessly with providing you the best hair and makeup, as well as an enjoyable and memorable experience. Known for giving exceptionally thorough consultations to our clients, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond with details to give you the look you envisioned. Whether it’s a soft and natural look to dramatic and glamorous look, we got you covered. We know you want to look and feel beautiful for your most special event! And we would love to be a part of that!


KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT & PHOTOGRAPHY We share our passion for capturing creative and memorable photo moments with others who are enthusiastic about photography. Because we know how time flies, and how important it is to have quality photo keepsakes, we pride ourselves in putting our hearts and souls into our work for couples. Nathan is the main photographer behind the camera, and Valeri is the photo editor and album designer, putting the finishing touches on your images! Together, we strive to make beautiful, artful images that not only spark joy for you, but for all of your loved ones – today and for years to come!

KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS Hi! I’m Kristen, the owner and photographer behind Kristen Marie Weddings + Portraits. That bearded fella with his arms wrapped around me is my husband Anthony, who makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I photograph love of all kinds in Las Vegas and destinations everywhere. My style is timeless and relaxed, yet polished, ensuring you’re free to truly experience the blissful moments of your wedding.

HORSE TRAILER HIDEOUT Established in 2018, Horse Trailer Hideout found its inspiration on the beautiful beach side cliffs of Maui while on our honeymoon. With over 20 years. experience in the hospitality industry we specialize in local bartenders providing local flavors! Cocktails that are not only good, but good for you. All our products are biodegradable. We have a duty to be responsible with all the products we are giving out. Our team is striving to be leaders in the local movement. We love our community, and wanted to showcase what our fabulous city has to offer by delivering unparalleled craft cocktails, and unprecedented bar service in adorable custom horse trailer bars.

MOXIE STUDIO We are Lisa and Jamison Derfler, owners and photographers of Moxie Studio. We have been married since 2001 and formed Moxie Studio in 2010. We have two Alaskan Malamutes and one cat. We love the outdoors and traveling, be it a road trip or far off destination. We are a great team and love photographing weddings together. We strive for a very fun and relaxed atmosphere but know how to take charge when needed. We enjoy getting to know our clients and forming friendships before their wedding day. Our style is a blend of soft, romantic, natural moments as well as colorful epic images.

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES To find the perfect recipe, you first need the perfect ingredients. And that’s what our founders Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz were for each other. In 1997, they joined forces, or better yet kitchens, to make cakes to entertain their friends and family with. Fast forward 22 years and Nothing Bundt Cakes is continuing to create the perfect recipe using quality ingredients, unmatchable guest service and the nostalgia of its home-kitchen roots. Have your cake, your way, for your special day. Each love story is different and at Nothing Bundt Cakes, we handcraft cakes as unique as you.

UPS STORE WEDDINGS Preparing for a wedding means you have a lot on your plate and wedding invitations can be a time consuming task. Not to mention costly. Let The UPS Store take care of all your wedding invitation needs so you can save time and money for your special day. We take care of the designing, printing, envelope stuffing, addressing, postage and mailing fulfillment from beginning to end. Starting with Save the Dates, then Announcements with Response Cards and ending with Thank you cards.


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VENUE DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 FLORALS ROOTS FLOWERS AND EVENTS | WEDDING + BRIDESMAID DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS ZELDA FAIRFAX, KENNEDY & MICHAEL KAPANZHI + KHALILAH YASMIN PLANNING SYMPHONY WEDDINGS & EVENTS SPECTACULAR WEDDINGS OF LAS VEGAS | 75


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VENUE DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY FLORALS ROOTS FLORERS AND EVENTS | TUXEDOS FRIAR TUX WEDDING GOWN SILHOUETTE BRIDAL | BRIDESMAIDS BELLA BRIDESMAID | CUSTOM JACKETS GOLDIE LETTER CO. HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DJ SYSTEM KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT MODELS GEISY HERNANDEZ, BROOKE PRINCE, ZELDA FAIRFAX, KHALILAH YASMIN, KENNEDY + MICHEAL KAPANZHI PLANNING SYMPHONY WEDDINGS & EVENTS 78


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LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS ARCH RSVP PARTY RENTALS | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE FLORALS ROOTS FLOWERS AND EVENTS | MODELS KENNEDY KAPANZHI, GEISY HERNANDEZ

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LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESSES SILHOUETTE BRIDAL FLORALS (LEFT) ROOTS FLOWERS AND EVENTS | MODELS KHALILAH YASMIN (UPPER LEFT) GEISY HERNANDEZ (RIGHT)

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LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESSES SILHOUETTE BRIDAL | MODEL BROOKE PRINCE BOUQUET ROOTS FLOWERS AND EVENTS

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LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESS (LEFT) LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE (RIGHT) SILHOUETTE BRIDAL MODEL (LEFT) ZELDA FAIRFAX (RIGHT) BROOKE PRINCE

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LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE FLORALS ROOTS FLOWERS AND EVENTS | MODELS KHALILAH YASMIN (LEFT) ZELDA FAIRFAX (RIGHT)

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LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | BOUTENNIERE ROOTS FLOWERS AND EVENTS HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESS LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | MODEL KENNEDY & MICHAEL KAPANZHI

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BELLA BRIDESMAID Whether you're getting married in a grand ballroom or having a hoedown on the family farm, we have your bridesmaids covered. We love bringing bridal party ideas to life and helping to create dream weddings!!

DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB At DragonRidge, we have space available to accommodate a casual meeting for two or a large event for hundreds, depending on the event. We can cater and arrange your affair, whether it is a birthday party, baby shower, themed party, holiday party, corporate event, awards gala, anniversary party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, graduation celebration, or sporting event viewing party.

GOLDIE LETTER CO. I created Goldie Letter CO to be able to create that perfect personalized touch for someone’s big day! I have always felt that the beauty of a wedding day lies in the little details that surround it. It’s my mission to make sure that all those little details really tell the story of the couple and take the day from just beautiful to totally swoon worthy! I was a DIY bride myself once upon a time, and I remember how much time it took to put all those little things together, it can make your head spin. Now I can take all those little things off my brides’ plates and help them create their truly perfect day, completely customized to them.

MAKEUP IN THE 702 Makeup In the 702 has been on location for 2 decades helping shape and create the hair and makeup trends you see every day. We are Innovators and set the standard for service. We offer a 15 hour water and transfer resistant guarantee and windproof hair. We choose to work with brides because we live by the rule “we don’t have a second chance to get a wedding day back”. there are No limits on what we can and will do for our clients; 4 am? ethnic? large groups? bride only? you ask, we deliver.


MEMORY LANE VIDEO In 2003, John & Ricky, started Memory Lane Video (MLV) here in Las Vegas. The goal was to preserve the memories of the couple’s wedding day and edit a creative personal wedding film. MLV is a team of film makers who define excellence by relentlessly challenging ourselves, our equipment, and our clients. We are a team of film makers who are passionate and obsessed with creating exceptional videos.

M PLACE PRODUCTIONS We created M Place Productions to be able to offer amazing wedding photos and videos to clients of all budgets. We believe that everyone deserves beautiful photos to remember their wedding day. We built a company that allows our team to work remote, spend more time with their families, and truly live their passions. Each member of our team loves what they do and it shows in the care and attention we give to our clients. The best reason we have for what we do is the meaning it has to each and everyone of our clients.

BRIDAL SPECTACULAR EVENTS, INC. Bridal Spectacular has been helping Couples plan their Las Vegas Weddings since 1991. Our little team (Laura, Deb & Joan) work constantly to create Las Vegas' largest bridal expo The Bridal Spectacular. During the pandemic we pivoted to bring you a brand new wedding planning website, Livestream wedding planning events great wedding content. We look forward to seeing you safely at our next show!

ROLLING IN DOUGH BAKERY Alexis and Shasha, new owners of Rolling in Dough Bakery, were born into the world of food entrepreneurship. The sisters have been working in their family’s bakery empire in the Philippines since childhood and have brought their passion for treats to Las Vegas. Together with Head Chef Kiko Lewis and staff, they serve local hotels, restaurants, event planners, and venues with delicious desserts and custom cakes. Rolling in Dough specializes in custom designed celebration cakes and luxury wedding cakes.

RSVP PARTY RENTALS At RSVP, we strive to provide the best customer service in the event rental industry. We have been renting tables, chairs, tents, linens, china, dance floors, and other event rental equipment in Las Vegas since 1985. On this site you will find the largest selection of quality event and wedding supplies in Nevada. We hope you enjoy the process of planning your event, and we look forward to serving you!

SYMPHONY WEDDINGS & EVENTS Hi, I'm Brittany! I absolutely love what I do and it would mean the world to me to be a part of your special day! I started my company to help people in the best way I know how. I have worked hard to gain this knowledge and experience and if I can make your life a little easier when it comes to planning one of the most stressful (but amazing) days of your life, I will do anything I can to help! Bonus: I get to build lasting friendships with the most wonderful couples and it is so special to experience true love every day. Congratulations and I can't wait to work with you!


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SNEEK PEEK AT OUR NEXT STYLED SHOOT! FIND IT IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF SPECTACULAR WEDDINGS COMING OUT EARLY 2021 VENUE: THE STIRLING CLUB HAIR AND MAKEUP: MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON PHOTOGRAPH: M PLACE PRODUCTIONS PLANNING: EVENTS BY JENNY FLOWERS: JENNIFER'S FLORAL DESIGN DRESS: BRILLIANT BRIDAL RENTALS: RSVP PARTY RENTALS MODEL: TRISTIN BANNERMAN

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Stacy & Tyler

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Shannyn & Preston

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Kellie & Bryan

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Holly & Cody

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Taylor & Kyle

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Jennifer & Rickey

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Julie & Ally

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Eljay & Kinesha

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Karey & Ryan

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CEREMONY VENUE BEAR'S BEST GOLF CLUB | PHOTOGRPHER ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS HAIR AND MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | ENTERTAINMENT KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT CAKE PERIDOT SWEETS

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PHOTOBOOTH SMASH BOOTH | LIGHTING LED UNPLUGGED LIGHTING AND EVENT RENTALS WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!

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VENUE, CAKE & CATERING GREEN VALLEY RANCH | FLORAL FLOURISH | TUXEDO MEN'S WEARHOUSE INVITATIONS ZAZZLE | MAKEUP KELLY TULL | HAIR SHANDEE MESSER OFFICIANT CHAD TAYLOR | PHOTOGRAPHY CLAIRE HART PHOTOGRAPHY

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RECEPTION VENUE VEIL PAVILION AT SILVERTON CASINO HOTEL CEREMONY LOCATION & OFFICIANT PASTOR RANDALL CUNNINGHAM AT REMNANT MINISTRIES PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS | WEDDING PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY FLORIST ALEXANDER WONG | CAKE CAKED LAS VEGAS | DRESS LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE TUXEDO MALDOX BY MALCOLM GANDY | BRIDESMAIDS DAVID'S BRIDAL

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VENUE HILTON LAKE LAS VEGAS | COORDINATOR SILKNITTER EVENT PLANNING & CONSULTING HAIR & MAKEUP AMELIA C & CO. | FLOWERS NAAKITI FLORAL | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS

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VENUE REFLECTION BAY | EVENT COORDINATOR WEDDING FACTORIES, JACOB ATMODJOJO FLORALS, LIGHTING, DECOR, RENTALS WEDDING FACTORIES INVITATIONS PAPER B STUDIO FOR WEDDING FACTORIES PHOTOBOOTH MIRROR ME VIDEO + PHOTOBOOTH FOR WEDDING FACTORIES | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES PHOTOGRAPHY EMERSON GOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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VENUE CANYON GATE COUNTRY CLUB | MAKEUP LUZ MACIAS, BRITTANY FUSCH | BRIDESMAIDS DAVID'S BRIDAL FLOWERS JENNIFER'S FLORAL DESIGN | DECOR THE KRAFTY KERCH | HAIR ASHLEY GRANA, CHRISTLE BOSLEY LIGHTING LED UNPLUGGED LIGHTING & EVENT RENTALS | DRESS JUSTIN ALEXANDER, BOWTIES BRIDAL RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS ENTERTAINMENT KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES TUXEDO MEN'S WEARHOUSE | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO | INVITATIONS PAPER AND HOME

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VENUE JW MARRIOTT | HAIR & MAKEUP AMELIA C & CO. | FLOWERS, LINENS & DECOR WEDDINGS BY-DZIGN CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES | COORDINATION, SOUND, TALENT HARRY O PRODUCTIONS TUXEDO MEN'S WEARHOUSE | BRIDESMAIDS LULUS.COM | INVITATIONS MINTED.COM PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS & PORTRAITS | FAVORS LE MACARON LAS VEGAS

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VENUE SOUTH SHORE AT LAKE LAS VEGAS | COORDINATOR DANIELLE KIRCHNER FLORIST FOREVER SHEA FLOWER RENTALS | PHOTOBOOTH MAGIC MIRROR | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES WEDDING DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | BRIDESMAIDS DAVID'S BRIDAL PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!

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RECEPTION VENUE RED ROCK COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS PLANNER SYMPHONY WEDDINGS & EVENTS | HAIR & MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | FLORALS & RENTALS BY DZIGN RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | INVITATIONS MINTED | COOKIES CRUMBL COOKIES PHOTO BOOTH SHUTTERBOOTH LAS VEGAS | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES BRIDE & GROOM APPAREL BOWTIES BRIDAL & TUXEDO | BRIDESMAIDS DAVID'S BRIDAL WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!

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RECEPTION VENUE LAS VEGAS PAIUTE RESORT | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO HAIR & MAKEUP JULIE CAMIN | FLOWERS A TWISTED TULIP | LIGHTING LED UNPLUGGED LIGHTING & EVENT RENTALS VIDEOGRAPHY IZZO PRO | ENTERTAINMENT KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT | CAKE FREED'S BAKERY DRESS MARTIN THORNBURG & MAGGIE SOTTERO | TUXEDO MEN'S WEARHOUSE

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COORDINATOR ALL HANDS ON DECK | HAIR & MAKEUP BEAUTY STUDIO FLOWERS FLORA COUTURE | LIGHTING & ENTERTAINMENT ELEGANT ENTERTAINMENT BEER DONKEY PONY PARTY TIME | VENUE JW MARRIOTT CAKE THE CUPCAKERY | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO

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VENUE ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS HAIR & MAKEUP SUMMER MCNAMARA | FLOWERS, LINENS & DECOR JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN CAKE ROLLING IN DOUGH BAKERY | WEDDING DRESS BRIDAL XOXO TUXEDO CREATIVE BRIDAL WEAR | BRIDESMAIDS CELEBRATION BRIDAL

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VENUE JW MARRIOTT | PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER M PLACE PRODUCTIONS PLANNER SYMPHONY WEDDINGS & EVENTS | HAIR & MAKEUP GLAMMED UP VEGAS ICE CREAM STATION BASKIN ROBBINS CATERING | TUXEDO MEN'S WEARHOUSE | BRIDESMAID BELLA BRIDESMAIDS RENTALS DOGWOOD PARTY RENTALS | INVITATIONS MINTED | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES FLOWERS THE PALETTE | ENTERTAINMENT HARRY O PRODUCTIONS LIGHTING LED UNPLUGGED LIGHTING & EVENT RENTALS


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VENUE REFLECTION BAY | PHOTOGRAPHER MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY DRESS DAVID'S BRIDAL | TUXEDO JOS. A. BANK | HAIR/MAKEUP MIGUEL JULIO/MICHELLE WADE ENTERTAINMENT HARRY O PRODUCTIONS | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES FLOWERS, DECOR & RENTALS ACS FLORAL

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VENUE PAIUTE LAS VEGAS | PHOTOGRAPHER KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL | TUXEDO MEN'S WEARHOUSE | BRIDESMAID BELLA BRIDESMAIDS ENTERTAINMENT KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES FLOWERS BLOSSOMS BY GAIL | HAIR + MAKEUP GET CUTE BY CASEY LIGHTING LED UNPLUGGED LIGHTING & EVENT RENTALS

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Reception Sites

Venues

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M PLACE PRODUCTIONS

CREATE YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER, SURROUNDED BY NEON LIGHTS AND EXCITEMENT, IN THE HEART OF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP. IT’S YOUR DAY TO DAZZLE AND CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT HAS A HOST OF SPECIALISTS DEVOTED TO ENSURING THE DAY OF YOUR DREAMS. YOUR EVERY DETAIL IS OUR PRIORITY. CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS COUNTLES RECEPTION LOCATIONS, WWW.CAESARS.COM 1-866-746-7671

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Banquet Halls A Simple Affair (702) 330-8868 www.asimpleaffairlv.com

Emerald At Queensridge (702) 242-5700 www.emeraldatqueensridge.com

Fabrizio Banquet Hall (702) 678-5152 www.fabriziovegas.com

Chapels Royal Wedding Chapel (702) 780-0555 www.royalweddingchapel.vegas

Sam`s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall (702) 454-8020 www.samstownlv.com/meet/weddings

Country Clubs & Golf Clubs Anthem Country Club (702) 614-5007 www.anthemcc.com

Bear's Best Golf Course (702) 804-8924 www.bearsbestlasvegas.com

Canyon Gate Country Club (702) 363-4650 www.canyon-gate.com

DragonRidge Country Club (702) 614-4444 www.dragonridge.com

Las Vegas National Golf Club (702) 889-1000 www.lasvegasnational.com

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (702) 395-1700 www.eventsbypaiute.com

Reflection Bay Golf Club (702) 904-7884 www.reflectionbaygolf.com

SouthShore Country Club at Lake Las Vegas (702) 856-8432 www.southshoreccllv.com

Spanish Trail Country Club (702) 678-1002 www.occasions4.us/spanish-trail

The Pavilion at Chimera Golf Club (702) 5954-5100 www.chimeragolfclub.com

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons AA Discount Travel (702) 241-4504 www.aadiscounttravel.com

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons (714) 520-7005 www.disneyweddings.com

Dominican Republic Tourism (818) 913-2700 www.godominicanrepublic.com

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa (909) 336-1511 www.lakearrowheadresort.com

Ultra Vacations & Honeymoons (808) 804-5426 www.ultravacations.com

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AT DRAGONRIDGE, WE HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE TO ACCOMMODATE A CASUAL MEETING FOR TWO OR A LARGE EVENT FOR HUNDREDS, DEPENDING ON THE EVENT. WE CAN CATER AND ARRANGE YOUR AFFAIR, WHETHER IT IS A BIRTHDAY PARTY, BABY SHOWER, THEMED PARTY, HOLIDAY PARTY, CORPORATE EVENT, AWARDS GALA, ANNIVERSARY PARTY, BAR/BAT MITZVAH, GRADUATION CELEBRATION, OR SPORTING EVENT VIEWING PARTY. 702-614-4444 BMONTANO@DRAGONRIDGECC.COM 552 S STEPHANIE ST, HENDERSON, NV 89012 PHOTO CREDITS: (ABOVE) ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS (BELOW) MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

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Garden Venues A Secret Garden (725) 221-8834 www.secretgardenweddinglv.com

Barn Buddies Rescue @ The LV Farm (702) 982-8000 www.barnbuddiesrescue.org

The Grove (702) 645-5818 www.the-grove.com

The Stirling Club (702) 732-9700 www.thestirlingclub.com

Historic Buildings The Mob Museum (702) 229-2713 www.themobmuseum.org

Hotel Venues

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa (702) 567-4700 www.hilton.com/en/hotels/laslkhf-hilton-lake-lasvegas-resort-and-spa/

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa (702) 869-7777 www.jwlasvegasweddings.com

Paris Las Vegas (855) 633-8238 www.caesars.com/paris-las-vegas

Sam`s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall (702) 454-8020 www.samstownlv.com/meet/weddings

Silverton Casino & Hotel (702) 914-8569 www.silvertoncasino.com

Suncoast Hotel & Casino (702) 636-7090 www.suncoastcasino.com

Aliante Hotel & Casino & Spa (702)692-7530 www.aliantegaming.com

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa (702) 567-6136 www.westinlakelasvegas.com

Caesars Entertainment (866) 746-7671 www.caesarsweddings.com

Restaurants

Golden Entertainment (702) 383-5208 www.goldenent.com/golden-casino-group.html

Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa (702) 617-7788 www.greenvalleyranchresort.com

Buddy V's Ristorante (702) 607-2355 www.buddyvrestaurants.com

Maggianos Little Italy (702) 732-4340 www.maggianos.com

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EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE IS A PREMIERE VENUE IN ONE OF LAS VEGAS' MOST EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES. THIS EXQUISITE EVENT VENUE SPECIALIZES IN WEDDINGS AND RECEPTIONS, THE VENUE OFFERS AN EXQUISITE CEREMONY SITE IN A LAVISHLY LANDSCAPED COURTYARD, SURROUNDED BY TRANQUIL WATERSCAPES WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF RED ROCK CANYON. AN ELEGANT GRAND BALLROOM FOR RECEPTIONS THAT INCLUDES AN INSET BRAZILIAN CHERRY DANCE FLOOR, GRAND STAIRCASE, CUSTOM GRANITE BAR, STATE-OF-THE-ART AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT, AND DRAMATIC VAULTED CEILINGS. EVERY EVENT IS METICULOUSLY PLANNED AND COORDINATED PROVIDING CLIENTS AND THEIR GUESTS THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE. 702-242-5700 INFO@EAQLV.COM 891 S RAMPART BLVD. LAS VEGAS, NV 89145

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THE STIRLING CLUB IS AN UPSCALE PRIVATE CITY CLUB OFFERING 73,000 SQUARE FEET OF OPULENT AMENITIES AND LUXURY SERVICE IN THE HEART OF LAS VEGAS. 2019 MARKED THE UNVEILING OF A COMPLETE RENOVATION TO THIS ICONIC CLUB THAT FIRST OPENED NEARLY 20. YEARS AGO. THE ALL-NEW GYM, PRISTINE POOL, LUSH SPA, PALATIAL DINING ROOMS, AND POSH LOUNGES CREATE A WORLD-CLASS LIFESTYLE CLUB EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER. UNIQUE EVENT SPACE FOR MEMORABLE WEDDINGS AND PRIVATE EVENTS, IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, THE STIRLING CLUB IS A HIDDEN-GEM OASIS JUST MINUTES FROM THE LAS VEGAS STRIP. 702-732-9700 WWW.THESTIRLINGCLUB.COM 2827 PARADISE RD, LAS VEGAS, NV 89109


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OF ALL THE PL ANS , PREPAR ATIONS , AND PU RCHASES MADE FOR YOU R WEDDING , NOTHING WILL MORE DR AMATICALLY AFFECT HOW YOU FEEL ON THAT DAY, THAN YOU R GOWN .

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T HE SALON 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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INFLUENCES 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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YOUR APPOINTMENT During your first appointment try on different styles, even those you normally wouldn’t consider. Trust your bridal salon consultant to lead you in the right direction. An experienced salon 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 you try on. Is the fabric too heavy, the neckline too low? Don’t be afraid to speak up. If an off-the-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.’ SILHOUETTES + STYLES There are eight basic silhouettes that make up almost all wedding gowns, plus a few less traditional options that are rapidly becoming mainstream. Chances are, 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.

BALL GOWN This silhouette incorporates a natural or dropped waist, set off with a full skirt. Think Cinderella, waltzing with your prince at the reception. It’s 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.

BALLERINA Inspired by the costumes of classical ballet, made of ultra fine 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. continued on next page...

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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. EMPIRE It’s time to release your inner queen. Napoleon’s

Josephine made this style all the rage. Here’s why—the empire waist has 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. 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. TRUMPET It’s somewhat of a hybrid between the mermaid and modified A-line, but flairs out higher on the skirt at about mid-thigh. Ideal for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass, banana and petites. COCKTAIL LENGTH + MINIS These leg-baring options are perfect for a more casual or destination wedding. The cocktail length falls below or just above the knee, as where the mini shows a little more sass with a bit more thigh. PANTSUITS + JUMPSUITS A popular option for less traditional;

same-sex; destination; or civil ceremony brides, pantsuits and jumpsuits are taking the bridal fashion world by storm. With designers like Lela Rose, Naeem Khan and Carolina Herrera elevating the look, this trend is definitely here to stay.

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VEIL OR NOT Your dress will most likely have some influence over what veil or head-piece you ultimately choose. As for rules, there are none. If you feel romantic and gorgeous in a veil, wear it. If your heart’s set on a tiara, you go girl. If you’re opting for a loose braid and don’t want to cover it up, sprinkle in a little bling with rhinestone pins. Feel like donning a sassy bird cage veil? Do it.

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WHEN TO SHOP 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.

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THE COST Wedding gowns range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, plus alterations and the appropriate lingerie. Determine your budget before you begin the search, and tell your salon consultant what it is so she can direct you towards gorgeous 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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ALTERATIONS 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. 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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TRUNK SHOWS 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 company representative, in person. Appointments are highly recommended. Visit the bridal event calendar on TodaysBrideSF.com for a list of upcoming trunk shows. LINGERIE Once you’ve selected the 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. The tendency is to select white lingerie. However, something closer to your skin tone, like nude, will be less noticeable under a white gown. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference.

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Stitch & Tie https://stitchandtie.com

Tiffany Couture Cleaners (702) 735-0186 www.tiffanycouturecleaners.com

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Brilliant Bridal (702) 724-8180 www.brilliantbridal.com

Bella Bridesmaid (702) 547-2355 www.bellabridesmaid.com

David`s Bridal www.davidsbridal.com

Lovest Bridal Boutique (702) 910-4955 www.lovestbrides.com

Jewelry D & R House of Diamonds (702) 758-3421 http://www.dandrdiamonds.com

Creative Bridal Wear (702) 586-2281 www.creativebridalwear.com

David`s Bridal www.davidsbridal.com

Lovest Bridal Boutique (702) 910-4955 www.lovestbrides.com

The Story Bridal (702) 640-0773 www.thestorybridalcouture.com

Tuxedos

Silhouette Bridal (702) 534-0949 www.silhouettebridallv.com

Friar Tux (702) 873.8830 www.friartux.com

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Jack Suits (801) 842-6823 www.jacksuits.com

Jos. A. Bank (877) 703-4438 www.josabank.com

Men's Wearhouse (800) 776-7848 www.men'swearhouse.com

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START NOW WITH GOOD SKIN CARE Good skin care does not come into play 1 week before your wedding. A skin care regime may take months to show results so you should start now and invest in your face not only for your wedding but for your lifetime. Research skin care products for your skin type or even ask a Dermatologist for advice. The sooner you start the better allowing time for trial and error.

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INVEST IN GOOD COLOR & CARE FOR YOUR HAIR Good hair coloring and good skin go hand in hand. A Bride cannot be too prepared for her hair and makeup session. Adding highlights may help your hair style pop but make sure you are creating a hair color and style you will like to see in your photos forever. Try out the hair color months before your wedding so that there is time for a fix if needed.

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LIPSTICK IS BACK IN FULL FORCE Choose a bright, bold lipstick for 2020. Spring and Summer are bringing forward plenty of lip popping color this year. You don’t have to do red. Try pink or anything out of the neutral zone. TIP- start wearing a shade or 2 darker than you normally do to start getting used to seeing your lips in a different tone.

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CREATE A VISION BOARD Make a vision board or portfolio of the look you want. Anything a Bride can do to help convey what they want, or more importantly don’t want is brilliant. We encourage you to bring your veil and or accessories along with photographs or a Pinterest board. Please bring anything you think will be helpful in creating the look you want to achieve.

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LESS STRESS IS MORE HAPPINESS Let yourself be pampered & trust your stylist. A professional stylist has no blind spots and knows how to bring your best features forward for your wedding day. Relax and enjoy the experience.

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ALL THE D ECISIO NS YO U M AK E WHEN PL AN N IN G A WED D IN G ARE IMPORTANT. FEW, HOWEVER, ARE MORE CRUCIAL LONG -TER M, THAN CH O OSI N G T H E RI G H T PH OTO G R A PH ER A N D CI N E M ATO G R A PH ER. 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 photo-journalistic. 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, 178

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 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-andwhite 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, blackand-white helps mask skin imperfections because shades of gray don’t record blotchy, skin irritations. It’s also perfect for those “getting ready” shots. 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 raw untouched images and handling the reproduction yourself, be prepared to weed through a thousand images, arrange for photo retouching, and order the album or make a scrapbook. Evaluate this option realistically. You don’t want to end up twelve months down the road with your precious memories sitting on a flashdrive untouched. Our advice: leave everything to the professionals. 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. LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS

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KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS 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 igit 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 pre-wedding 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. 180

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 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.

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 and end-product deliverables.

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.

Cinematographers often charge per hour or per camera, though you can certainly inquire about a flat fee or package options. Packages typically include the filming, editing of the master and delivery on DVD.

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 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.

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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 forty-five 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.

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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 BUDGET Th e g re ate s t f a c to r to af fe c t yo u r b u d g et will b e th e n u m b e r of g u e s t s yo u invite . S o, eve n th o u g h yo u ’re re a dy to b u r s t with excite m e nt ove r yo u r e n g a g e m e nt , ke e p th e we d din g ch at te r to a minim u m u ntil yo u ’ve set th e b u d g et a n d k n ow exa c tly h ow ma ny g u e s t s yo u c a n re a lis tic a lly invite . WHO PAYS FOR WHAT W ill th e t wo of yo u b e p ayin g fo r

th e e ntire eve nt yo u r se lve s , o r will yo u r p a re nt s b e co ntrib utin g? A s awk wa rd as it may fe e l to ask , it ’s im p o r t a nt fo r th e h a r m o ny of th e f a mily to g et a f ir m a nswe r of exa c tly h ow m u ch e a ch set of p a re nt s is p la n nin g to co ntrib ute . Th e d ays of th e b rid e’s p a re nt s p ayin g fo r th e majo rit y of th e we d din g a re l o n g p as t . S o a ny su p p o r t of fe re d sh o ul d b e a p p re ciate d . PARENT

CONTRIBUTIONS

B efo re discus sin g th e ir co ntrib utio n , d o so m e re se a rch o n ove r a ll cos t s fo r th e we d din g yo u ’re e nvisio nin g . If th ey ’re l e n din g f in a n cia l su p p o r t , it ’s like ly th ey ’ll exp e c t to h ave so m e in p ut a n d th e rig ht to invite f rie n ds , ex te n d e d f a mily a n d b usin e s s as so ciate s th at yo u wo ul d oth e r wise n ot invite .

so m e o n e with th e o rg a nizatio n a l skills a n d to b rin g yo u r visio n to life . Th ey d o th e a n d re se a rch th at a ll ows yo u to ma ke inte llig e nt d e cisio ns . H e re’s a lis t of se r vice s:

re so u rce s fo ot wo r k info r m e d , s t a n d a rd

• A n initia l f a ce -to -f a ce a p p ointm e nt to review yo u r id e as , exp e c t atio ns a n d p re limin a r y b u d g et . • A s sis t in cre atin g a b u d g et . • M a ke su g g e s tio ns a n d re se a rch o ptio ns . • C re ate a n ove r view th at a cco m m o d ate s t as te s , p refe re n ce s a n d b u d g et .

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• P rovid e a lis t of re co m m e n d e d se r vice p rovid e r s (ve n d o r s). • A s sis t with th e se l e c tio n of ve n d o r s , sh o ul d yo u so d e sire . • S ch e d ul e a p p ointm e nt s with th e ve n d o r s b e in g co nsid e re d . • Review a ll co ntr a c t s .

H ave a n id e a of h ow ma ny g u e s t s yo u ’re willin g to l et th e m invite (which , re a lis tic a lly, will b e af fe c te d by h ow m u ch th ey ’re a b l e to co ntrib ute) a n d a few m e etin gs o r d e cisio ns yo u ’d like th e m to b e invo lve d in , su ch as th e c ate rin g a n d c a ke t as tin gs , viewin g invit atio n o ptio ns , etc . It d o e sn’t m e a n yo u h ave to t a ke th e ir o pinio ns ove r yo u r own — it ’s sim p ly a way of in cl u din g th e m in th e we d din g p la n nin g p ro ce s s .

• D eve l o p a d et ail e d tim e lin e fo r th e ce re m o ny, co ck t ail h o u r a n d re ce ptio n .

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• B e o n - site th e d ay of yo u r we d din g to se e th at a ll se r vice p rovid e r s a re o n tim e a n d set- u ps a re p ro ce e din g sm o oth ly a n d o n sch e d ul e , a n d a ny e m e rg e n cie s a re d e a lt with p ro m ptly.

AN EVENT PLANNER A C o m m o n h u rdl e fo r b rid e s co nsid e rin g a n eve nt p la n n e r is th e id e a of re lin q uishin g co ntro l . I n re a lit y, yo u ’re n ot givin g u p co ntro l at a ll . Yo u ’re sim p ly e n lis tin g th e se r vice s of 186

• D eve l o p a d et ail e d f l o o r p la n . • St ay in co m m u nic atio n with th e se l e c te d ve n d o r s . • C o nf ir m tim e lin e seve r a l d ays b efo re th e we d din g a n d p rovid e f in a l ve r sio n to yo u a n d a ll ve n d o r s .


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THE GUEST LIST C o ntro llin g yo u r g u e s t lis t will e n a b l e yo u to fo cus m o re tim e , at te ntio n a n d b u d g et to th e d et ails th at ma ke a we d din g so u niq u e: th e l o c atio n , invit atio ns , t a b l e d é co r, m e n u se l e c tio n , m usic a n d oth e r e l e m e nt s th at a re of te n limite d by la rg e g u e s t lis t s . B e gin by se p a r atin g yo u r lis t into t wo g ro u ps: o n e co m p rise d of f rie n ds a n d f a mily yo u sim p ly m us t h ave at yo u r we d din g , a n d th e oth e r co m p rise d of th ose with wh o m yo u ’d like to h ave , b ut wh ose a bse n ce yo u c a n a cce pt . O n ave r a g e , a b o ut 2 0 p e rce nt of yo u r invite e s will b e u n a b l e to at te n d . A s yo u b e gin to re ce ive re g ret s f ro m th e f ir s t lis t , im m e diate ly se n d invit atio ns to th e like to h ave lis t . To re d u ce th e l eve l of disco mfo r t wh e n th e to pic of yo u r we d din g co m e s u p in f ro nt of f rin g e -f rie n ds a n d cowo r ke r s n ot invite d , exe rcise a lit tl e discretio n . Avoid t a lkin g a b o ut it co m p ulsive ly a n d limit Twit te r a n d Fa ce b o o k u p d ate s . N o b o dy like s k n owin g th at eve r yo n e e lse is invite d to a su p e r co o l p a r t y exce pt fo r th e m . S o, b e discrete .

SINGLE FRIENDS If a sin gl e f rie n d is e n g a g e d o r in a

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se rio us re latio nship a n d yo u k n ow th e p a r tn e r, by a ll m e a ns in cl u d e th e m . H oweve r, yo u ’re n ot o b lig ate d to in cl u d e a n a d ditio n a l g u e s t fo r a sin gl e f rie n d .

P R I N TA B L E IT EM S • S ave -th e - Date C a rds

CHILDREN If yo u p refe r n ot to h ave chil d re n at

th e re ce ptio n , use th e invit atio n to re lay yo u r p refe re n ce . Ref r ain f ro m usin g th e p h r ase “n o chil d re n .” I ns te a d , o pt fo r th e m o re su btl e ve r bia g e of, “a d ult o n ly re ce ptio n .” A n a cce pt a b l e co m p ro mise is in cl u din g th e chil d re n at th e ce re m o ny, a n d p rovidin g chil d c a re a n d a se p a r ate chil d re n’s m e n u fo r th e re ce ptio n .

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PAPER + INK Paper elements are the most effective way to translate your theme throughout the entire event. Here’s a list of the various paper elements to consider. See a list of Printable items to the right. S e n d yo u r s ave -th e - d ate c a rds as so o n as th e l o c atio n is b o o ke d , e sp e cia lly if th e we d din g d ate f a lls o n o r n e a r a h o lid ay o r sch o o l b re a k .

• W e d din g I nvit atio ns • In n e r a n d O ute r Enve l o p e s • R e ce ptio n C a rds (if l o c atio n is dif fe re nt th a n ce re m o ny) • R e sp o nse C a rds a n d se lf- a d d re s se d s t a m p e d e nve l o p e • D ire c tio ns (ce re m o ny to re ce ptio n) • C e re m o ny P ro g r a m • D in n e r + D rin k M e n us • Ta b l e N u m b e r s • E sco r t C a rds (fo r sp e cif ic t a b l e) • P la ce C a rds (fo r sp e cif ic se at)

A wo rd of c a utio n — avoid co m mit tin g yo u r se lf u ntil yo u ’re a bso l ute ly su re of h ow ma ny g u e s t s yo u r b u d g et c a n a cco m m o d ate . O n ce yo u r s ave th e - d ate c a rds h ave b e e n se nt , yo u ’re co m mit te d .

• F avo r Ta gs • S ig n a g e —We l co m e , G if t s , Re s tro o ms , Etc . • T h a n k Yo u N ote s • A n n o u n ce m e nt s

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THE VENUE O n ce yo u h ave a so lid e s timate of yo u r g u e s t co u nt , b e gin th e ve n u e se a rch . C h o osin g a ve n u e is ve r y m u ch like g oin g h o use h u ntin g . H avin g a lis t of yo u r to p wa nt s will s ave yo u tim e . • D o yo u wa nt th e ce re m o ny a n d re ce ptio n at th e s a m e l o c atio n? • A re yo u p la n nin g o n h avin g a fo r ma l sit- d own din n e r o r b uf fet ? • W ill yo u n e e d sp a ce fo r a b a n d o r will yo u h ave a DJ ? • W h at t yp e of ve n u e a re yo u e nvisio nin g his to ric a l , ultra m o d e r n , by th e wate r, l ot s of win d ows a n d lig ht , etc .? • D o yo u wa nt a ve n u e a cco m m o d atio ns?

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•  I nsp e c t f l o ra ls , g re e n e r y a n d la n dsc a pin g . Love th e tr ailin g wis te ria? B o o k yo u r re ce ptio n wh e n it ’s in f ullb l o o m . • I nsp e c t e ntr a n ce s , exit s a n d re s tro o ms . A re th ey at tr a c tive a n d e as y to f in d ?

SPACE ALLOCATION K n owin g a few s t a n d a rd g uid e lin e s re g a rdin g sp a ce a ll o c atio n will h e lp yo u ma ke m o re a ccu r ate d e cisio ns .

• Fl o o r sp a ce re q uire d p e r p e r so n fo r a co ck t ail re ce ptio n is 7 sq . f t . • Th e sp a ce re q uire d p e r g u e s t fo r dinin g o n ly is 1 0 sq . f t . • Fo r dinin g with a d a n ce f l o o r a n d b a n d o r DJ , th e sp a ce n e e d e d is 1 5 -2 0 sq . f t .

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• D o yo u wa nt a n in d o o r o r o utd o o r l o c atio n? • D o yo u wa nt to b rin g yo u r own c ate re r ?

O n ce yo u k n ow th e tot a l sq u a re fo ot a g e of yo u r p ote ntia l re ce ptio n site , sim p ly m ultip ly th e n u m b e r of g u e s t s by th e a p p ro p riate sq u a re fo ot a g e a b ove to se e wh eth e r o r n ot th e sp a ce will a cco m m o d ate yo u r g u e s t lis t .

• D o yo u wa nt to b rin g yo u r own liq u o r ? • D o yo u n e e d a n a re a fo r chil d c a re?

SITE INSPECTION W hil e we bsite s a re g re at fo r initia l

re se a rch , p la n to d o a n a c tu a l site to u r. If yo u ’ve hire d a n eve nt p la n n e r, t a ke th e to u r to g eth e r. Ta ke n ote of th e fo ll owin g: •  I nsp e c t e q uip m e nt— g aze b os , d a n ce f l o o r, t a b l e s , ch air s , chin a , s te mwa re , glas swa re , etc . • W h at is in cl u d e d in th e re nt a l fe e? • A re th e re a d ditio n a l cos t s to co nsid e r ? • A sk a b o ut s t af f in g . I s se cu rit y s t af f re q uire d ? • H ow ma ny se r ve r s will th e re b e p e r t a b l e? • W h o is th e f a cilit y co o rdin ato r o n th e d ay of yo u r we d din g? • A sk a b o ut s a m e - d ay b o o kin gs . C o nf ir m p riva c y a n d se p a r atio n f ro m oth e r eve nt s; a d e q u ate p a r kin g; a n d e n o u g h tim e fo r yo u r se r vice p rovid e r s to set- u p, b re a kd own a n d l o a d - o ut . • A sk wh e n th ey b e gin c a l culatin g re nt a l tim e . I s it f ro m th e m o m e nt yo u r c ate re r o r d e sig n e r s a r rive , o r th e r u n nin g tim e of th e re ce ptio n?

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BOOKING THE SITE S e cu re yo u r l o c atio n b efo re hirin g a ll of yo u r se r vice p rovid e r s . If yo u h ave yo u r h e a r t set o n a p a r ticula r ve n u e , th e n by a ll m e a ns b o o k it 1 2 to 1 8 m o nths o ut . If yo u ’re f l exib l e a b o ut yo u r ve n u e se l e c tio n a n d a re o p e n to dif fe re nt o ptio ns , yo u c a n a c tu a lly p la n a we d din g in 
4 to 6 m o nths .

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CATERING If yo u a re in a p ositio n to se l e c t yo u r own c ate re r, tr y to n a r row yo u r lis t im m e diate ly to n o m o re th a n th re e . W h e n c a llin g e a ch c ate re r, h ave as m u ch info r matio n re a dy as p os sib l e . S u ch as yo u r we d din g d ate , re ce ptio n l o c atio n , tim e of d ay, a p p roximate n u m b e r of g u e s t s , a n d d e g re e of fo r ma lit y a n d th e m e . FOODIES UNITE D o yo u h a r b o r a se cret o bse s sio n fo r th e Fo o d N et wo r k ? If so, yo u ’re in g o o d co m p a ny. C o u p l e s a cros s th e co u ntr y a re re l e asin g th e ir in n e r-fo o die , usin g b oth th e co ck t ail p a r t y a n d re ce ptio n to sh a re th e ir p as sio n fo r th e culin a r y a r t s . Fro m Th ai to I n dia n , It a lia n to V ietn a m e se , se afo o d to ve g et a ria n , l et yo u r p a late inspire . W h at b et te r way to p e r so n a lize yo u r d ay th a n by sh a rin g yo u r se cret l ove af f air with fo o d ? Th e size a n d g e n e r atio n a l sp a n of yo u r g u e s t lis t will inf l u e n ce se l e c tio ns , so t a ke a q uick l o o k at yo u r lis t b efo re p la cin g yo u r f in a l o rd e r, ma kin g su re th e re’s a lit tl e so m ethin g fo r eve r yo n e . CALCULATING THE COST C ate re r s c a l culate th e ir p rice s

o n a p e r- p e r so n b asis a cco rdin g to th e m e n u se l e c tio n . To d ete r min e yo u r ove r a ll fo o d cos t , sim p ly m ultip ly th e n u m b e r of g u e s t s by th e cos t p e r p e r so n . Fo r exa m p l e , if yo u h ave 1 5 0 g u e s t s a n d th e cos t of din n e r a n d b eve r a g e s is $ 1 0 0 p e r p e r so n , m ultip ly 1 5 0 x $ 1 0 0 fo r a tot a l fo o d cos t of $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 . M e nt a lly a d d a n a d ditio n a l 1 0 % fo r ove r a g e , a n d 1 5% -2 0 % fo r th e g r atuit y (a ka se r vice ch a rg e). A sk fo r p rice s in cl usive of t a x a n d g r atuit y. A l co h o l will b e a se p a r ate cos t . SEASONAL INGREDIENTS M a kin g m e n u se l e c tio n th at utilize f re sh , se aso n a l in g re die nt s will b e m o re cos t ef fe c tive th a n ch o osin g exotic o r o ut of se aso n in g re die nt s . B e o p e n to cos t s avin g su g g e s tio ns by yo u r c ate re r a n d b e re a lis tic a b o ut wh at yo u r b u d g et c a n d e live r. TO PRESET OR NOT TO PRESET

M a ny ve n u e s e n co u r a g e a p re set f ir s t co u r se . W hil e it d ef inite ly s ave s tim e , it c a n a lso ma ke yo u r re ce ptio n l o o k like a ch a rit y eve nt . I ns te a d of p re set tin g th e s a la d , co nsid e r d oin g th e f ir s t d a n ce at th e b e gin nin g of th e re ce ptio n . S e r ve r s c a n b rin g o ut th e f ir s t co u r se whil e g u e s t s a re a d mirin g th e re sult s of th ose f a n c y d a n ce l e s so ns yo u co nvin ce d yo u r f ia n cé to t a ke .

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STUDIO N PHOTOGRAPHY & MAKEUP ARTISTRY FINAL GUEST COUNT Typic a lly th e f in a l g u e s t co u nt is re q uire d o n e we e k b efo re th e eve nt . This will b e th e minim u m n u m b e r of p e o p l e/m e a ls fo r which yo u will a c tu a lly b e ch a rg e d . M os t c ate re r s will p la n o n th e a d ditio n of a few las t min ute g u e s t s a n d will a d d th e ir m e a ls to th e f in a l bill .

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RENTALS Pa r t y re nt a ls cove r a va riet y of ite ms , su ch as: t a b l e -wa re , lin e ns , ch air cove r s , t a b l e s a n d ch air s , te nt s , d a n ce f l o o r s , c a n d e la b r as , fo u nt ains , p la nt s , p ro ps , l o u n g e f u r nitu re , vint a g e f u r nitu re , th e m e d e co r a n d m o re . B efo re co nt a c tin g a re nt a l co m p a ny, h ave th e fo ll owin g info r matio n availa b l e: • Yo u r eve nt d ate , tim e a n d l o c atio n . • W h at ite ms will b e p rovid e d by th e c ate re r : glas s , f lat wa re , chin a , b uf fet lin e ns , etc . • W h at will b e p rovid e d by th e f a cilit y : t a b l e s , ch air s , b a r, lin e ns , a r b o r, etc . • Tot a l n u m b e r of g u e s t s at te n din g , in cl u din g th e b rid e , g ro o m a n d we d din g p a r t y. • N u m b e r of we d din g ve n d o r s b e in g se ate d . • A te nt ative f l o o r p la n . •  Ta b l e a n d ch air s fo r yo u r b eve r a g e se r vice a n d


disc jo ckey. •  F o o d se r vin g s t yl e . B uf fet s t atio ns will n e e d lin e ns fo r e a ch t a b l e a n d p os sib ly p ro ps o r d e co r.

CEREMONY RENTALS A g re at d e a l of fo cus is p la ce d o n

th e d e co r fo r th e re ce ptio n . N ot to b e ove rl o o ke d a re th e e l e m e nt s th at lite r a lly set th e s t a g e fo r th e we d din g ce re m o ny. A r b o r s , co l u m ns a n d pilla r s , to pia rie s , c a n d e la b r as a n d ch u p p a hs a re p ro ps a n d s tr u c tu re s re a dily availa b l e th ro u g h m os t re nt a l co m p a nie s . LINENS

B efo re yo u d e cid e o n co l o r s a n d th e m e , yo u owe it to yo u r se lf to visit a re nt a l o r lin e n co m p a ny. Th e s t yl e s , tex tu re , f a b ric s , co l o r s a n d o ptio ns availa b l e a re s t a g g e rin g . A sin gl e lin e n c a n la u n ch a f l u r r y of id e as a n d ima gin atio n . W h e n t a llyin g th e n u m b e r of lin e ns n e e d e d , d o n’t fo rg et th e DJ t a b l e , b a ck b a r, b uf fet t a b l e s a n d oth e r su r f a ce s th at may n e e d a lit tl e cove r a g e .

TABLES & CHAIRS I n d ete r minin g th e n u m b e r of t a b l e s a n d ch air s n e e d e d , co nf ir m p os sib l e ex tr as: ch air s fo r th e ce re m o ny, t a b l e s fo r th e b a ck b a r, se r vin g s t atio ns , DJ , c a ke a n d gif t s . If yo u r re ce ptio n site of fe r s a n o utd o o r a re a , re nt a few t a ll co ck t ail t a b l e s fo r g u e s t s wh o’ll b e slip pin g o ut sid e to sm o ke o r g et a b re ath of f re sh air. If th e re’s th e ch a n ce of ex tre m e h e at o r r ain , re se r ve ma r ket u m b re llas to g o ove r th e t a b l e s . Th e se ex tr as will a lso af fe c t yo u r lin e n a n d f l o r a l o rd e r s . CHAIRS + COVERS O l d a n d wo r n ch air s c a n b e a n

f l exib l e in a cco m m o d atin g va rio us ve n u e s a n d re s tric tio ns . Achieve ma xim u m im p a c t by hirin g a p rofe s sio n a l lig htin g co m p a ny. Th e ir a bilit y to d r aw at te ntio n to key e l e m e nt s of d é co r, th row d r a matic silh o u et te s o n wa lls a n d cre ate wa r mth a n d ro ma n ce is wo r th th e inve s tm e nt .

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FLOWERS W h e n inte r viewin g a f l o r a l d e sig n e r, l o o k fo r th e ir use of co l o r, tex tu re , a n d ove r a ll f lair. S h a re yo u r id e as a n d yo u r visio n , a n d b e o p e n to th e ir su g g e s tio ns . A sk a b o ut th e re nt a ls th ey p rovid e , as ma ny h ave la rg e p ro p cl oset s f ill e d with a rch e s , ch u p p a hs , a n d vase s of eve r y size , sh a p e a n d s t yl e .

BE PREPARED H ow d o yo u exp re s s wh at yo u wa nt

wh e n yo u d o n’t k n ow th e n a m e s fo r th e f l owe r s yo u like? Pic tu re s , pic tu re s , pic tu re s . B efo re yo u r initia l co nsult atio n with a f l o r a l d e sig n e r, C re ate a Pinte re s t B o a rd to ke e p tr a ck of a ll yo u r id e as . A n d of co u r se , visit w w w. b rid a lsp e c t a cula r. co m to ch e ck- o ut th e late s t b l o gs a n d re a l we d din gs , th e n s t a r t pin nin g . TIME-OF-DAY Yo u r f l o ra ls sh o ul d las t th ro u g h o ut th e

d ay. S o m e f l owe r s h o l d u p b e a utif ully in th e su n; oth e r s a re b et te r suite d fo r in d o o r s . Let yo u r d e sig n e r k n ow th e tim e a n d m o nth yo u r we d din g is t a kin g p la ce so th ey c a n a dvise yo u o n wh at f l owe r s re main p e r k y a n d p e r fe c t u n d e r th e p a lm tre e s , a n d which will wilt b efo re th e we d din g re ce ptio n .

u nsig htly dis tr a c tio n f ro m a n oth e r wise e l e g a nt af f air. E as y o ptio ns fo r th e “b a d ch air ” dil e m ma a re ch air cove r s a n d ch air re nt a ls . M os t re nt a l co m p a nie s sh ow ima g e s of th e ir inve nto r y o n lin e , so b e su re to ch e ck- o ut th e ir we bsite s . DELIVERY Fin d o ut in a dva n ce wh at th e d e live r y, setu p, pick- u p a n d p aym e nt p o licie s a re . C o o rdin ate with th e f a cilit y ma n a g e r to e nsu re th e l o c atio n will b e o p e n wh e n th e re nt a l co m p a ny d e live r s yo u r o rd e r a n d th at so m e o n e will b e th e re to dire c t wh e re ite ms sh o ul d g o . A r r a n g e fo r so m e o n e to m o nito r yo u r re nt a l ite ms at th e e n d of th e eve nt , p ayin g p a r ticula r at te ntio n to g ath e rin g , co u ntin g a n d b a g gin g th e lin e ns fo r retu r n . LIGHTING N othin g tr a ns fo r ms a ro o m as d r a matic a lly

as lig htin g . It is th e sin gl e m os t ef fe c tive to o l fo r cre atin g a m bia n ce a n d m o o d . D o n e p ro p e rly, it c a n b e th e dif fe re n ce b et we e n intimate a n d ins titutio n a l o r o rdin a r y a n d ex tr a o rdin a r y. Fo r tu n ate ly fo r to d ay ’s co u p l e s , it h as a lso b e co m e q uite af fo rd a b l e and in cre asin gly

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CEREMONY FLOWERS

Re p u r p ose ce re m o ny f l owe r s fo r yo u r re ce ptio n . C e re m o ny a r r a n g e m e nt s a re id e a l fo r b uf fet t a b l e s , a n d aisl e f l owe r s c a n b e use d to d e co rate p owd e r ro o ms , s t airc ase s a n d sma ll h a llway t a b l e s . Usin g th e se ite ms t wice h e lps ma ximize yo u r b u d g et .

RECEPTION FLOWERS Th e ve n u e will g re atly inf l u e n ce

yo u r f l o r a l d e sig n n e e ds . H ig h ce ilin gs c a ll fo r b o l d e r, m o re d r a matic a r r a n g e m e nt s , whil e a n o utd o o r ve n u e , d e p e n din g o n it s exis tin g la n dsc a pin g , c a n b e a cce nte d with su ccul e nt s , r us tic , p ot te d p la nt s o r f l owe rin g b l o o ms .

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MUSIC Th e re a re th re e majo r se g m e nt s fo r which to p la n yo u r m usic : th e ce re m o ny, th e co ck t ail h o u r a n d th e re ce ptio n CEREMONY + VENUE RESTRICTIONS If yo u r ce re m o ny is at a h o use of wo r ship, in q uire a b o ut p os sib l e m usic re s tric tio ns b efo re b o o kin g yo u r m usicia ns . Likewise with yo u r re ce ptio n ve n u e . W h eth e r yo u inte n d to h ave a DJ , a b a n d , o r b oth , b e su re to ask a b o ut a ny re s tric tio ns re g a rdin g th e t yp e , vo l u m e o r d u r atio n of m usic . BANDS Th e size of th e b a n d will d e p e n d o n th e

n u m b e r of g u e s t s yo u invite . H e re’s a su g g e s te d fo r m ula fo r c a l culatin g th e size of b a n d yo u ’ll n e e d . Fo r u p to 1 0 0 g u e s t s a 3 to 4 pie ce b a n d is re co m m e n d e d . Fo r 1 0 0 -2 0 0 g u e s t s a ll ow fo r a 5 to 7 pie ce b a n d; 2 0 0 -3 0 0 g u e s t s , p rovid e a 7 to 9 pie ce b a n d o r o rch e s tr a . Th e la rg e r th e b a n d , th e la rg e r th e s t a g e — it ’ll af fe c t yo u r f l o o r p la n . 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, each performed by the original artists, and because DJ’s work with

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prerecorded music, your entertainment is continuous, even during breaks. SONG SELECTIONS

P rovid e yo u r DJ o r b a n d with a lis t of so n gs yo u ’d like p laye d at th e re ce ptio n , as we ll as th e so n g fo r yo u r f ir s t d a n ce . Ke e p in min d th at whil e yo u may l ove jaz z o r a lte r n ative m usic , th ose t yp e s of m usic d o n’t a lways ma ke g re at d a n ce se l e c tio ns , e sp e cia lly fo r h o u r s o n e n d . G ive yo u r p rofe s sio n a ls th e f re e d o m to tr uly e nte r t ain yo u r g u e s t s by mixin g a few of yo u r p e r so n a l p refe re n ce s with a b a la n ce of trie d a n d tr u e re ce ptio n crowd p l e ase r s . A n exp e rie n ce d e nte r t ain e r will k n ow h ow to re a d th e crowd a n d ke e p th e p a r t y ju m pin g , b ut o n ly if yo u l et th e m .

THE EMCEE

P rovid e yo u r e m ce e with a sch e d ul e of eve nt s . If th e re a re a ny sp e cia l intro d u c tio ns to b e ma d e , b e su re to review th e co r re c t p ro n u n ciatio n of th e n a m e s a n d re lay wh at e a ch p e r so n’s re latio nship is to th e b rid e a n d g ro o m . To avoid a ny awk wa rd m o m e nt s , l et yo u r e m ce e k n ow a b o ut a ny f a mily se nsitivitie s . Th ey c a n p h r ase a n n o u n ce m e nt s a n d intro d u c tio ns in a way to ma ke eve r yo n e fe e l co mfo r t a b l e a n d a ck n owl e d g e d , b ut o n ly if th ey ’re awa re of th e situ atio n .

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THE RECEPTION Yo u r re ce ptio n will a cco u nt fo r th e majo rit y of yo u r we d din g b u d g et a n d p la n nin g ef fo r t s . M a ke th e m os t of b oth by t a kin g tim e to o rch e s tr ate it . TRANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEPTION Avoid a la rg e tim e

g a p b et we e n th e ce re m o ny a n d re ce ptio n . O ut- oftown g u e s t s te n d to fe e l a lit tl e l os t ; g u e s t s a r rive at th e re ce ptio n fe e lin g l e s s th a n f re sh af te r we a rin g th e s a m e ce l e b r ato r y cl oth e s a ll d ay ; a n d th ose with chil d re n will h ave to a r r a n g e fo r a ll - d ay chil d c a re .

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DIRECTING YOUR GUESTS

If th e ce re m o ny a n d re ce ptio n a re at t wo dif fe re nt l o c atio ns , d e sig n ate so m e o n e to g re et a n d g uid e yo u r g u e s t s to th e co ck t ail o r re ce ptio n a re a , o r ma ke su re th e re a re a d e q u ate sig ns dire c tin g th e m to th e p ro p e r p la ce .

ASSIGNED SEATING If yo u o pt fo r as sig n e d se atin g ,

p rovid e a co py of th e se atin g ch a r t to yo u r c ate re r o r eve nt p la n n e r so th ey c a n a r ra n g e th e se atin g c a rds . Fo r o p e n se atin g , re se r ve t a b l e s fo r yo u r se lve s , th e b rid a l p a r t y, f a mily a n d h o n o re d g u e s t s . TIMELINE M os t re ce ptio ns las t a b o ut fo u r h o u r s .

Th at co m p re s se d a m o u nt a cco m m o d ate th e fo ll owin g:

of

tim e

sh o ul d

• C o ck t ail H o u r • Fo r ma l intro d u c tio n of th e b rid e a n d g ro o m • S e atin g of g u e s t s at th e ir t a b l e s • C o u p l e’s f ir s t d a n ce • We l co m e sp e e ch o r b l e s sin g • D in n e r se r vice b e gins • To as t s , to b e gin as th e f ir s t co u r se is se r ve d • Fath e r- d a u g hte r d a n ce , fo ll owe d by m oth e rso n d a n ce • A ll g u e s t s invite d to d a n ce • C a ke cut tin g a n d d e s se r t co u r se • N ewly we ds ma ke a sh o r t th a n k-yo u sp e e ch d u rin g d e s se r t • L as t so n g , fo ll owe d by co u p l e’s d e p a r tu re MAKE IT YOU! M a ke yo u r we d din g u niq u e ly yo u by we avin g yo u r inte re s t s , h o b bie s , cultu re a n d p as sio ns into th e t a p e s tr y of yo u r ce l e b r atio n . A n d m os t im p o r t a ntly, d o n’t swe at th e sma ll s tuf f. It ’s yo u r we d din g . Live th e m o m e nt . C h e rish th e m e m o rie s!

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Boogie Entertainment (702) 497-5271 www.boogiedj.com Harry O Productions (702) 767-0699 www.harryoproductions.com Knight Sounds Entertainment (702) 452-3544 www.knightsoundsdjs.com

bar catering dance Lessons Local808Events (808)638-2640 www.local808events.com

bridal registry Bed Bath & Beyond www.bedbathandbeyond.com

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

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Arthur Murray Dance Studio (702) 798-4552 www.arthurmurraylasvegas.com

event planning Events by Jenny (702) 805-5445 www.eventsbyjenny.com Harry O Productions (702) 767-0699 www.harryoproductions.com Symphony Weddings & Events (702) 771-4022 www.symphonywed.com Wedding Factories (626) 372-0100 www.weddingfactories.com Your Day Weddings & Events (702) 525-2766 www.yourday-weddings.com

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invitations & wedding stationery Alligator Soup (702) 804-0544 www.alligatorsoup.com Paper and Home (702) 776-8243 www.paperandhome.com

Jovani Linens and Event Design (702) 460-8370 www.jovanilinens.com LED Unplugged Lighting and Event Rentals (702) 266-6900 www.ledunplugged.com

RSVP Party Rentals (702) 878-0144 www.rsvpparty.com The Mystery Garden

(702) 802-0042 www.themysterygarden.com

wedding accessories & favors Bridal Surprise (312) 213-6634 Goldie Letter Co www.goldieletterco.com My Wedding Songs (702) 205-6874 www.myweddingsongs.com

wedding painters Visionary Pen (702) 395-3583 www.visionarypen.com Wedding Invitations at The UPS Store (702) 212-5859 www.theupsstoreweddings.com

rentals, lighting and dĂŠcor BloomingBelles Rentals (708) 848-4588 www.bloomingbelles.com Cine-Cake (702) 331-8935 www.cine-cake.com

Rae Thomas Wedding Art (225) 721-2791 www.raethomasweddingart.com

wedding resources & planning Bridal Spectacular Bridal Show (702) 368-0088 www.BridalSpectacular.com Spectacular Weddings Las Vegas (702) 368-0088 www.BridalSpectacular.com TheKnot.com www.theknot.com

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REGISTER ONLINE to save time at the show.

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MAKE A WEDDING PLANNING EMAIL Make an email specifically for your wedding planning adventure, protect your privacy.

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

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WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES and have a great time!


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 through 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 and tuxedo designs are presented in a spectacular way everyone will be talking about. These dazzling fashion events are held each day and you won't want to miss them.

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!

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 These are typically larger in the scope of 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 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.

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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 stand-alone 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 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 200

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

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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!

• Fill 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 • 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! Written by the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce

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planning place

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Before making the first call or setting the first appointment, take 1520 minutes to skim through the following 10 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. 202


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.


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.

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Decide on the type of wedding—large or small, formal or informal

Set the budget and number of guests to invite

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Book the ceremony location and officiant

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Order save-the-date cards

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Choose and notify attendants

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Book ceremony and reception music

Send save-the-date cards

Set the date (select back-up dates)

Book the reception site Hire a wedding coordinator—day-of or full event Book the caterer Book the photographer and videographer Book the floral designer Order the cake Order gown and accessories—veil, shoes, undergarments Purchase the wedding rings

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

   

Order favors

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 Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests Arrange transportation for wedding day Book a room for the wedding night

two to four months ahead           204 

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


one to two months ahead  O  rder ceremony program, place cards, table cards and menus  P  urchase accessories—guestbook and pen, toasting flutes, unity candles, cake knife and server, flower girl’s basket 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 SPECTACULAR WEDDINGS OF LAS VEGAS | 205


BUDGET PLANNER

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. 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.

USING THE BUDGET MANAGER

For example: $60,000

(total budget) x 5.00% (suggested percentage) = $3,000 SUGGESTED %

SUGGESTED %

RECEPTION

PHOTOGRAPHER

• Beverages / Bar / Corkage Fee

5.00%

________

• Photographer Fee / Prints

6.50%

_______

1.50%

________

6.50%

_______

• Catering / Food / Servers / Tax / Gratuity 25.00%

________

• Facility Rental (not hotel ballrooms)

7.00%

________

CINEMATOGRAPHER

• Lighting

1.50%

________

• Cinematographer Fee

4.75%

_______

• Rentals-Furniture

1.25%

________

Sub Total 4.75%

_______

• Rentals-Linens

1.00%

________

• Rentals-Tabletop

1.00%

________

FLOWERS

43.25%

________

• Attendants’ Bouquets

• Cake / Cake Cutting Fee / Desserts

Sub Total

CEREMONY

Sub Total

1.00%

_______

• Boutonnieres / Mothers’ Flowers

.75%

_______

• Bride’s Bouquet

.70%

_______

• Aisle Runner

.25%

________

• Flower Girl Flowers

.10%

_______

• Candles / Candelabras or Sand / Vases

.35%

________

• Ceremony Arrangements

.20%

_______

• Facility Rental

.75%

________

• Reception Tables (buffet/cake/guests/bridal party) 4.00%

_______

• Officiant

.40%

________

6.75%

_______

• Marriage License

.25%

________

Sub Total 2.00%

________

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT

• Ceremony 1.00%

_______

APPAREL/BRIDE

Sub Total

• Cocktail Hour / Reception

5.00%

_______

.55%

________

6.00%

_______

6.45%

________

.50%

________

STATIONERY

• Jewelry

.10%

________

• Calligraphy

• Lingerie

.10%

________

• Invitations / Reply Cards

.30%

________

• Menu Cards

8.00%

________

• Program

.15%

_______

• Save-the-Date Cards

.10%

_______

• Alterations • Bride’s Gown • Headpiece / Veil

• Shoes

Sub Total

APPAREL/GROOM

Sub Total

.15%

_______

1.50%

_______

.15%

_______

• Postage .45%

_______

• Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

.50%

________

• Seating Cards / Place Cards

.30%

_______

• Accessories ( Shoes, cufflinks, etc)

.25%

________

• Thank You Notes

.20%

_______

.75%

________

Sub Total

Sub Total

3.00% _______ SPECTACULAR WEDDINGS OF LAS VEGAS | 206


SUGGESTED %

ACCESSORIES

• Cake Knife + Server

.20%

________

1.00%

________

• Guest Book / Framed Art & Pen(s)

.15%

________

• Toasting Flutes

.15%

________

1.50%

________

• Bride’s Attendants

.30%

________

• Groomsmen + Ushers

.30%

________

• Parents

.30%

________

• Favors

Sub Total

GIFTS

• Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

Sub Total

.30%

________

1.20%

________

TRANSPORTATION

• Guest Transportation

.80%

________

• Limousine

1.50%

________

2.30%

________

.85%

________

.15%

________

1.00%

________

• Full Service Event Planner

10.00%

________

10.00%

________

• Photo Booth

.50%

________

.50%

________

2.50%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Sub Total 2.50%

________

Sub Total

BEAUTY

• Hair + Makeup • Manicure and Pedicure

Sub Total

EVENT PLANNER / DESIGNER

Sub Total

OTHER SERVICES

Sub Total

OVERAGES

• Tax / Tips

TOTAL BUDGET 100%

________

SPECTACULAR WEDDINGS OF LAS VEGAS | 207


reception checklist & questionnaire  The Location:��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Date availability?������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Proximity to ceremony location?�����������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are any other receptions booked for the same day?�������������������������������������������������������������  Room capacity? (independently confirm)���������������������������������������������������������������������  Square footage of room? Cocktail area? Dance floor? ����������������������������������������������������������  Is there a public address system available?���������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there visual obstructions in room? Pillars, columns, etc.?������������������������������������������������������  What does the rental fee include?����������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there discounts for specific days/ time of day/time of year?���������������������������������������������������  Is there a minimum person guarantee (equal to a min. food/beverage charge) requirement?����������������������������  What are the overtime fees?��������������������������������������������������������������������������������  What is the required deposit? When is it due? When is the balance due?��������������������������������������������  What additional costs should we expect?����������������������������������������������������������������������  Postponement/cancellation policy?���������������������������������������������������������������������������  Liability insurance required? Terms?��������������������������������������������������������������������������  Is there adequate parking or valet?���������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are we required to use an in-house caterer or ‘preferred’ caterers list?����������������������������������������������  What time will vendors be allowed to enter facility?�������������������������������������������������������������  Are clean-up services provided? Is there an additional charge?����������������������������������������������������  Are candles/open flames allowed? ���������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there decorating restrictions?����������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there any music/amplification restrictions?�����������������������������������������������������������������  Is there a coat check area available?��������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there bride and groom changing rooms?�������������������������������������������������������������������  Is it handicap accessible?�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there childcare facilities?��������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Is there adequate power and outlets for the entertainment?�������������������������������������������������������  Are guests allowed to throw rice or birdseed?������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there plans to renovate in the future?����������������������������������������������������������������������

(If answer is yes, get completion date in writing before finalizing contract)

 Is it a union venue? ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Are there upcoming contract negotiations or ongoing labor disputes to be aware of?����������������������������������  Are you anticipating selling the property?���������������������������������������������������������������������  When getting final price quote, make sure the dollar amounts include tax and gratuity.��������������������������������

208

(Can be as much as 20% of total)


reception order & timeline

Begin Time

End Time

_____________________

______________________

_____________________

______________________

 Guests are directed to place card table

_____________________

______________________

 DJ or MC announces the arrival of the

_____________________

______________________

 Bride and groom mingle with guests

_____________________

______________________

 Dinner is announced

_____________________

______________________

 Guests are seated

_____________________

______________________

 Dinner is served

_____________________

______________________

 Champagne is served for toasting

_____________________

______________________

 Toasts by best man, maid of honor and

_____________________

______________________

 Band or DJ music begins

_____________________

______________________

 Dinner plates are cleared

_____________________

______________________

 Bride and groom’s first dance

_____________________

______________________

 First dance with parents

_____________________

______________________

 Wedding party joins the dance floor

_____________________

______________________

 Open dancing for all guests

_____________________

______________________

 Bestman/designated person presents

_____________________

______________________

 Cake cutting

_____________________

______________________

 Cake and/or other desserts are served

_____________________

______________________

 Garter Toss (optional)

_____________________

______________________

 Bouquet Toss (optional)

_____________________

______________________

 Sweetheart Dance

_____________________

______________________

 Last Dance for bride and groom

_____________________

______________________

 Departure of newlyweds

_____________________

______________________

 Parents or designated host announce

_____________________

______________________

 Guest departure

_____________________

______________________

 Designated persons collect wedding gifts,

_____________________

______________________

 Background music plays as guests arrive and are

directed to the cocktail reception area

 Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served while

guests await the bridal party

wedding party and bride and groom

other pre-determined guests

enveloped-payment to appropriate vendors

conclusion of the evening

rentals and other items for bride and groom

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making the merge your name change Name Change Checklist Keeping Your Maiden Name Women who have established a professional career using their maiden name often choose to continue using that name. Using Both Names Some women choose to use their maiden name at work and career related functions, yet legally take their husband’s surname and use it for social and family purposes. Hyphenating Your Name This option requires a hyphen after the bride’s maiden name followed by her husband’s surname. (Sandra Smith becomes Sandra Smith-Fisher.) Changing Your Name Women opting to change their name both socially and legally, should plan to take action upon returning from the honeymoon. A request should be made for a separate credit history to be maintained under the bride’s maiden name. It is wise for a woman to keep one or two credit cards under her maiden name to maintain a credit rating in the event she is widowed or divorced.

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Auto Registration Bank Accounts Car Insurance Credit Cards Credit Reporting Agency Deeds Doctor/Dental Records Driver’s License Employee Records Internal Revenue Service Life Insurance Policy Memberships Passport Post Office Property Titles Savings Accounts Social Security Card Stock Certificates Voter Registration

 Will

where to start Yours, Mine or Ours?

Joint checking or individual? The merging of two households and two sets of finances

warrants some time and attention. With all the focus on the wedding, it's easy to put off a few of the not-so-urgent details, such as banking, insurance and other financial decisions. Here are a few of the items you'll want to address sooner, rather than later. Banking

One of the first decisions to make is whether to merge your accounts or keep them separate. Many

couples opt to open a joint account, while still keeping separate accounts. Others choose to open a joint savings account, where they funnel a certain percentage of their monthly income. The amount allocated towards the account is usually determined by their financial goals. Bills If you choose to maintain separate bank accounts, sit down together and discuss the allocation of household bills. If all funds are merged, you'll need to decide who's in charge of finances and responsible for paying the monthly bills. Insurance

Review car, home, health and life insurance policies. Analyze coverage plans and address the new

beneficiary issues where necessary. Your First Home No matter what state the economy is in, investing wisely in real estate can be an important factor in building a solid financial future. Start addressing your financial goals right from the start. There are benefits to being married—you've got combined purchase power. Wield it wisely. Finding an agent that's familiar with local neighborhoods, schools and market conditions is key. Whether you know exactly what you want, or have no idea where to start, you'll want an experienced, reputable agent to walk you through the process. 210


wedding day responsibilities responsibilities

name

cell phone

Rings & marriage license

_____________________________

______________________________

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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