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Marcella Photography | Michael Boychuck Salon at The Stirling Club

Styled Shoots 10

Stirling, Black & Gold

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Enchanted Garden Micro Wedding

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Mount Charleston Intimate Elopement

Knight Sounds Entertainment | Michael Boychuck Salon at The Stirling Club

Fashion + Beauty 62

Natalie + Elizabeth’s Top Beauty Tips

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Michael Boychuck Salon and Spa

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Bridal Boudoir

The Venue

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Wedding Dress Shapes + Silhouettes

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Reception Sites & Venues

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40 Fashions & Where to find them

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Featured Venues

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Brilliant Bridal

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Another Look at The Stirling Club

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Lovest Bridal Boutique

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Silhouette Bridal

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Bella Bridesmaid

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Friar Tux


Elizabeth Burgi | Makeup in the 702

Moxie Studio | Michael Boychuck Salon at The Stirling Club

Real Weddings

Planning Place

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Lauren + Skyler

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Bridal Shows

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Holly + Kelly

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Planning Place

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Molly + Brian

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planning time table

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Tiffany + Fred

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budget planner

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Ashley + Jason

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Reception Checklist

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Hannah + Steve

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Reception Order & Time line

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Sarah + Paul

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Changing your Name

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Jessica + Michael

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Wedding Day Responsibilities

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Bonnie + Derik

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Selecting your Wedding Party

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Tabitha + Todd

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Sabrina + Brandon

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Jacob + Drew

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Ryan + Darby

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Kelsey + Pierre

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Brent + Matthew


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Spring 2021 PHOTOGRAPHY Ella Gagiano Studios LOCATION The Stirling Club MODEL Jessica Senter HAIR + MAKEUP Michael Boychuck Salon at The Stirling Club FLORAL Jennifer’s Floral Design DRESS Brilliant Bridal WEDDING PLANNER Events by Jenny COORDINATION + SUPPORT Bridal Spectacular Events, Inc


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VENUE THE STIRLING CLUB | HAIR & MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB FLORALS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | WEDDING DRESS LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE BRIDESMAID DRESSES BELLA BRIDESMAID | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS MODELS TRISTIN BANNERMAN, KATELYN GREENE, JESSICA SENTER, KARENN BELTRAN PLANNING EVENTS BY JENNY | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY


VENUE THE STIRLING CLUB | HAIR & MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB FLORALS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX PLANNING EVENTS BY JENNY | PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO STUDIO WEDDING DRESS (LEFT) LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE (BOTTOM RIGHT) BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODELS KARENN BELTRAN, STANTON RUCKER AND JESSICA SENTER


VENUE THE STIRLING CLUB | HAIR & MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB FLORALS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL | MODEL TRISTAN BANNERMAN PLANNING EVENTS BY JENNY | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS


VENUE THE STIRLING CLUB | HAIR & MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB FLORALS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX PLANNING EVENTS BY JENNY | PHOTOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS WEDDING DRESS LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | MODELS KARENN BELTRAN AND STANTON RUCKER MENU CARDS ALLIGATOR SOUP


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B VENUE THE STIRLING CLUB | HAIR & MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB FLORALS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX PLANNING EVENTS BY JENNY | MENU CARDS + INVITATION SUITE ALLIGATOR SOUP WEDDING DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL | MODELS TRISTIN BANNERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY (A) KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT, (B) MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

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LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO | HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL | MODELS JESSICA SENTER | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODELS TRISTIN BANNERMAN | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODELS JESSICA SENTER | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS KARENN BELTRAN | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS KARENN BELTRAN & STANTON RUCKER |TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN


MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

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!

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!!

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!

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, Live stream and socially distanced wedding planning events. We look forward to seeing you safely at our next show!


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.

EVENTS BY JENNY Jenny Chahoud with EBJ was featured in Fig & Willows: Top 10 Wedding Planners in Las Vegas blog as well as Wedding Rules: Top 10 LV Planners. She recently moved from Arizona 2 years ago and is building her brand in the LV market. She received the Best of 2020 and 2021 couple’s choice award with The Knot & Wedding Wire.

FRIAR TUX expanded to 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 left) 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.

JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN Jennifer’s Floral Design is an independently owned business specializing in the creation of fresh floral arrangements and designs for weddings and events in Las Vegas, NV. Owner and lead floral designer, Jennifer, is a passionate individual who treats every one of her clients’ weddings as if it were her own. She dedicates herself to bringing clients’ intricate visions to life through her creative floral creations and makes a point to get to know every couple to provide them with a personalized experience from start to finish.

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!


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 blessed to have this profession as my full time job.

MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB Michael Boychuck has established an incredible career coloring and styling celebrities and fabulous folks alike during his 20plus years in Las Vegas. We are excited to announce this A-list hair guru has opened his fourth salon location right here at The Stirling Club. Our full-service salon features expert hair coloring, cutting and styling

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.

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.


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.

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!

THE STIRLING CLUB The Stirling Club Events Team is delighted to be at your service. We provide individually tailored event experiences in an iconic Las Vegas setting. The Stirling Club is an upscale private city club offering 73,000 square feet of luxury event space in the heart of Las Vegas, located directly across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center and just a few minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip.

KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT


GARDEN MICRO WEDDING

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VENUE BOTTEGA EXCHANGE | PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH BURGI | PLANNER SIMPLY ELEGANT BY DIANA DRESS MAIDEN WHITE | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | JEWELRY MODERN CHARM STUDIOS FLOWERS BLOOMS BY SIRCE | RENTALS CURRENT EVENTS MODELS AMY & BEN


VENUE BOTTEGA EXCHANGE | PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH BURGI | PLANNER SIMPLY ELEGANT BY DIANA DRESS MAIDEN WHITE | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | JEWELRY MODERN CHARM STUDIOS FLOWERS BLOOMS BY SIRCE | RENTALS CURRENT EVENTS | MODELS AMY & BEN EMPENADAS EMPANADA FACTORY LV | WINE BOTTLE WE SPARKLE LV | CATERING THE FOODESS LAS VEGAS


VENUE BOTTEGA EXCHANGE | PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH BURGI | PLANNER SIMPLY ELEGANT BY DIANA DRESS MAIDEN WHITE | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | JEWELRY MODERN CHARM STUDIOS FLOWERS BLOOMS BY SIRCE | RENTALS CURRENT EVENTS | MODELS AMY & BEN COTTON CANDY NUAGE COTTON CANDY | CAKE THE CAKE GIRL LAS VEGAS | INVITATION MOXIE INK DESIGNS


VENUE BOTTEGA EXCHANGE | PHOTOGRAPHY ELIZABETH BURGI | PLANNER SIMPLY ELEGANT BY DIANA DRESS MAIDEN WHITE | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | JEWELRY MODERN CHARM STUDIOS FLOWERS BLOOMS BY SIRCE | RENTALS CURRENT EVENTS | MODELS AMY & BEN INVITATION MOXIE INK DESIGNS | HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS LOAVES BY B


MOUNT CHARLESTON I N T I M AT E E L O P E M E N T

MARISSA LADERA PHOTOGRAPHY


LOCATION MOUNT CHARLESTON | PHOTOGRAPHY, PLANNING, DETAILS MARISSA LADERA PHOTOGRAPHY MODELS, HAIR AND MAKEUP JULIA & CHAD KANNARD | DRESS WINDSOR


MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

Emerald & Merlot

Desert Rose

Farm Elopement

Dusky Downtown


Don’t Miss a moment of inspiration! Check out these Spectacular styled shoots from our previous issues.

Winner’s Circle

Love of a Century

Nature’s Romance

Bohemian Rhapsody


Reception Sites

Venues


LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS | THE STIRLING CLUB | MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON


featured venues

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 COUNTLESS RECEPTION LOCATIONS, WWW.CAESARS.COM 1-866-746-7671


ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS

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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fashion beauty 62

Top Beauty Tips

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Bridal Boudoir

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Wedding Dress Shapes + Silhouettes

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40 Fashions and where to find them


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Natalie & Elizabeth’s Top Beauty Tips

FOR FLAWLESS HAIR & MAKEUP

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STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF. FIRST AND FOREMOST, you are the one that will be living with these images of one of the most important days of your life. They’ll be passed down to kids and grand kids! Let who you are in that moment in time, shine through.

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START A SKIN REGIMEN I’m sure you’ve seen this many times already… But with repetition, it might stick. Start a skin regimen at least 6 months prior to your big day and please don’t bounce around trying out different products right before your wedding. That’s a Huge no-no for your skin especially if you breakout easy or have sensitive skin. Skin needs time to adapt to a new routine, so give it six months... minimum. It would be ideal to seek a professional to get a proper skin assessment, and go from there. You absolutely don’t have to spend a million dollars for good products. And of course a good diet and plenty of water helps get that beautiful glow that every bride wants and deserves. And hey, what’s the harm in maintaining a good skin routine anyway! Your older self will be VERY grateful.

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR BROWS! They truly help shape your face. Seeing a brow specialist every three to four weeks starting about six months (that magic time frame again) before your wedding is ideal. If you need to grow them out, start as soon as possible. Be patient with them. I do find micro blading to be very helpful in certain cases. Make sure not to just go for the cheapest you find, this is your face after all. I repeat, IT’S YOUR FACE. Shop around, lots of great brow artist out there.


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GET YOUR LIPS KISSABLE! If you want your lips looking luscious despite the drying effects of long wearing lipsticks, get in the habit of gentle exfoliation and moisturizing on a regular basis. I prefer to use a smudge proof or long wearing lipstick at least for the ceremony, no guy likes lipstick transfer. But lets be honest, when lips are dry that type of lipstick can look AND feel awful. Take care of your lips and that smile will be prefect!

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HAIR + MAKEUP TRIALS I would say about half our brides get a hair and makeup trial. As artists, we know this is something that can help put you at ease on your big day. I always like to suggest using your trial run for a dress fitting or engagement shoot or even bridal shower! This way you’ll be able to wear it and really get a feel for how you like it. Now there are many clients that we don’t do trial runs on. AND THAT’S OK!! There’s nothing like a good old school conversation and really talk about what you’re envisioning. Having that old school conversation over the phone and really talk about what you are envisioning.

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GO LONG If you have always dreamed about having long luscious locks, no need to worry, we love adding in temporary clip in hair extensions to create the long hair look you’ve always envisioned but couldn’t grow out. Not only used for length, but to create any type of fullness as well. We’ve all been here and struggled with these issues. Let the professionals help you.

WRITTEN BY NATALIE & ELIZABETH OF GLAMMED UP MOBILE HAIR & MAKEUP CO. PHOTOS: KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS


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PHOTO CREDITS: M PLACE PRODUCTIONS


Bridal Boudoir An Empowering Gift FOR YOU AND YOUR S/O

DECIDING TO HAVE A BOUDOIR PHOTOSHOOT BEFORE YOUR WEDDING IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY POPULAR BUT IT DOES REQUIRE SOME PLANNING AND PREPARATION. IN THIS ARTICLE WE WILL GO OVER SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.

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WHY SHOULD I HAVE A BOUDOIR SESSION? The obvious reason for many is it makes a spectacularly spicy gift for your significant other. If the excitement and anticipation of your wedding night isn’t already enough this gift will have your partner rejuvenated even after the potentially exhausting, non-stop action of your wedding day. “But wait there’s more!” This gift is for YOU! Participating in a boudoir photo shoot is empowering. As women we are always seeing sexualized images in advertisements and media and wondering how we can possibly compare. When you do Boudoir you are fearlessly embracing your sexuality and your body. If you have any doubts that you are beautiful here is the moment to clear those doubts. Enjoy the experience

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and when you receive the images know that you will now get to see yourself through someone else’s eyes instead of your own highly critical eyes. As they say we are our own worst critics. Let this be an opportunity to change the way you see yourself.

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FEEL YOUR BEST! Spoil yourself before you boudoir session. Get rid of as many reasons to be nervous as possible. Get a facial, get a massage, splurge on professional hair and makeup services. Anything you can do to make you feel relaxed and lovely for your session... DO IT! But make sure you still feel like you! Your significant other loves you for you. They want to see your personality and unique features represented in your photos so don’t try to look like anybody else. No one is more sexy to your partner than YOU.

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SHOULD I LOSE WEIGHT? Okay so this is always a hot button topic. There is nothing wrong with choosing a healthy lifestyle for yourself and if that means losing a little weight before wedding then cool! However our answer is NO! You are beautiful in your skin right now and Boudoir is for all colors, shapes and sizes! That is the whole point of this. No matter what your BMI is your partner loves every inch of you and your Boudoir photographer is going to capture that sexiness. Remember to embrace your beauty. Memorialize the stunning you that exists in this moment because you are changing every day.

WRITTEN BY LAURA COVINGTON, BRIDAL SPECTACULAR EVENTS, INC. PHOTOS: Marcella Photography Ella Gagiano Studios (top left)

MODELS: No models here! Only real Women

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WEDDING DRESS

SHAPES & SILHOUETTES A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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. 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. FASHION DRAWINGS BY CLARA FAY COBB LATE 1940’S

IN LOVING MEMORY 1931-2003. THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS INSPIRING OUR CREATIVITY


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; samesex; 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. WRITTEN BY: TODAY’S BRIDE SF PHOTO: M PLACE PRODUCTIONS MODEL: TRISTIN BANNERMAN DRESS: BRILLIANT BRIDAL LOCATION: THE STIRLING CLUB STYLED SHOOT: MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON


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Lovest Bridal Boutique

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LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS

WE CARRY DRESSES FROM THE DESIGNERS YOU KNOW, LOVE, AND WANT TO WEAR ON YOUR WEDDING DAY AT PRICES THAT ARE ALWAYS UP TO 70% OFF RETAIL. BECAUSE ALL OF OUR DRESSES ARE SOLD OFF-THERACK, YOU CAN TAKE YOUR DRESS HOME THE SAME DAY YOU FIND IT! 702.724.8180 2800 WEST SAHARA SUITE 1A LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11AM TO 7PM | SATURDAY: 10AM TO 6PM | SUNDAY: 12PM TO 6PM


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODEL JESSICA SENTER


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY JACOB GALLERIES HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODELS JESSICA SENTER & TRISTIN BANNERMAN


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODELS JESSICA SENTER


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODELS TRISTIN BANNERMAN


LOCATION EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO N PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL MODELS TRISTIN BANNERMAN & JACOB LEBARON | FLOWERS JOVANI LINENS | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX


LOCATION LAS VEGAS FARM, BARN BUDDIES RESCUE | PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS HAIR + MAKEUP GLAMMED UP VEGAS | DRESSES BRILLIANT BRIDAL | MODEL JESSICA SENTER


MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE OFFERS PRIVATE LABEL DRESSES ALONGSIDE DESIGNER GOWNS. ALL OUR PRIVATE LABEL COLLECTION IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. INCREASE THE TRAIN, ADD SLEEVES, CHANGE THE COLOR, OR EVEN RAISE THE NECKLINE, WE CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING! OUR IN HOUSE SEAMSTRESSES WILL ALSO PROVIDE THAT FINAL ALTERATION TO GIVE YOU A GOWN THAT WILL BE STUNNING AND COMFORTABLE ON YOUR BIG DAY! (702) 910-4955 9730 W. TROPICANA AVE. #120 LAS VEGAS, NV 89147 TUESDAY-SUNDAY 10AM-5PM, MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


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 | MODEL KENNEDY KAPANZHI


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS KARENN BELTRAN & STANTON RUCKER | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY JACOB GALLERIES HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS KARENN BELTRAN


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS KATELYN CIERA GREENE


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODEL KATELYN CIERA GREENE


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODEL KATELYN CIERA GREENE


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS KARENN BELTRAN & STANTON RUCKER |TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY


LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESSES LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS GEISY HERNANDEZ | FLOWERS ROOTS FLOWERS + EVENTS


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. (702) 534-0949 375 N STEPHANIE ST. #411, HENDERSON, NV 89014 MONDAY-TUESDAY 10AM-4PM, WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 10AM-6PM, SUNDAY 12PM-5PM PHOTO CREDITS (RIGHT + LEFT) M PLACE PRODUCTIONS | (CENTER) MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY


LOCATION DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS FLOWERS ROOTS FLOWERS & EVENTS | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESS SILHOUETTE BRIDAL | MODEL KENNEDY & MICHAEL KAPANZHI TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | PLANNER SYMPHONY WEDDINGS


M PLACE PRODUCTIONS

BELLA BRIDESMAIDS HAS THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF BRIDESMAID DRESSES FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING DESIGNERS IN OUR SHOWROOM. AT BELLA BRIDESMAIDS, WE RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY BRIDE HAS HER OWN VISION AND EACH BRIDESMAID IS UNIQUE. WE’LL GIVE YOU PERSONAL ATTENTION TO HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT DRESS FOR YOUR GIRLS AND YOUR DAY. (702) 547-2355 170 S. GREEN VALLEY PKWY., SUITE 180 HENDERSON, NV 89012 TUE. - SAT 10AM - 3PM | BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PHOTOS: M PLACE PRODUCTIONS, MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY


LOCATION EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DRESSES BELLA BRIDESMAID MODELS ANA ANTIMO, KARENN BELTRAN + VERONICA BEAUCHAMP | FLOWERS JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | PLANNER YOUR DAY WEDDINGS AND EVENTS


LOCATION EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | BRIDESMAIDS BELLA BRIDESMAID | WEDDING DRESS LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS VERONICA BEAUCHAMP, ANA ANTIMO, TRISTIN BANNERMAN + KARENN BELTRAN | FLOWERS JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | PLANNER YOUR DAY WEDDINGS AND EVENTS


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY (LEFT) LUXLIFE LAS VEGAS, (RIGHT) M PLACE PRODUCTIONS HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | DRESSES BELLA BRIDESMAID MODELS JESSICA SENTER + TRISTIN BANNERMAN | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | BRIDESMAIDS BELLA BRIDESMAID MODELS JESSICA SENTER, KATELYN GREENE, KARENN BELTRAN + TRISTIN BANNERMAN | FLOWERS JENNIFER’S FLORAL DESIGN RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY| WEDDING DRESS LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE


MOXIE STUDIO

DISCOVER THE FRIAR TUX DIFFERENCE AT OUR CONVENIENT LAS VEGAS LOCATION (702) 873-8830 | SAHARA @ VALLEY VIEW WWW.FRIARTUX.COM

MOXIE STUDIO (BOTTOM LEFT TWO), M PLACE PRODUCTIONS (BOTTOM RIGHT)


LOCATION THE LAS VEGAS FARM, BARN BUDDIES RESCUE | PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS HAIR + MAKEUP GLAMMED UP VEGAS | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | MODEL MICHAEL KAPANZHI AND TRISTIN BANNERMAN


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | APPAREL FRIAR TUX MODELS STANTON RUCKER


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


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY JACOB GALLERIES HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | APPAREL FRIAR TUX MODELS STANTON RUCKER


LOCATION EMERALD AT QUEENSRIDGE | PHOTOGRAPHY (LEFT) M PLACE PRODUCTIONS (RIGHT) ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | HAIR + MAKEUP (HIM) MAKEUP IN THE 702 (HER) GLAMMED UP VEGAS MODEL JUSTIN LEBARON + TRISTIN BANNERMAN | BOUTONNIERE JOVANI LINENS & EVENT DESIGN


LOCATION THE STIRLING CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS HAIR + MAKEUP MICHAEL BOYCHUCK SALON AT THE STIRLING CLUB | APPAREL FRIAR TUX + LOVEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE MODELS STANTON RUCKER + KARENN BELTRAN


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Jessica + Michael

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Tabitha + Todd

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ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS | LAUREN & SKYLAR


VENUE VERANDA ROOM AT RED ROCK RESORT | COORDINATOR TORY L COOPER PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS | FLOWERS BARBARA LOUPE & GERRY BABERO INVITATIONS ANN TROBOUGH | DRESS NORDSTROMS | TUXEDO STITCHED | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS


LAUREN

SKYLER

RED ROCK RESORT | ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS


VENUE CANYON GATE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY + ENTERTAINMENT KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT & PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR CARLITO VILLANUEVA | FLOWERS, RENTALS + DECOR NAAKITI FLORAL LIGHTING LED UNPLUGGED LIGHTING & EVENT RENTALS | INVITATIONS PAPER & HOME | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES VIDEOGRAPHY MEMORY LANE VIDEO | DRESS LILLIAN WEST


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K E L LY

CANYON GATE COUNTRY CLUB | KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT


VENUE SIENA GOLF CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS FLOWERS ROOTS FLOWERS & EVENTS | DRESS CELEBRATIONS BRIDAL INVITATIONS PAPER TIE AFFAIR | CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES | HAIR + MAKEUP AMELIA C & CO. TUXEDO INDOCHINO


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BRIAN

SIENA GOLF CLUB | KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS


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M O L LY

BRIAN

SIENA GOLF CLUB | KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS


VENUE LOTUS HOUSE | PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY ELLA GAGIANO STUDIOS | PLANNER I DO DETAILS WEDDINGS & EVENTS MAKEUP KANDICE DELGADO | FLOWERS LAYERS OF LOVELY | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | INVITATIONS SHEPAPERIE CAKE CAKED LAS VEGAS | DRESS BOWTIES BRIDAL | TUX STITCHED | BRIDESMAID REVELRY


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FRED

LOTUS HOUSE | ELLA GAGIANO STUDIO


VENUE CHATEAU NIGHT CLUB AT PARIS LAS VEGAS | PLANNER ASHLEY CREATIVE WEDDINGS & EVENTS FLORIST THE PALETTE | RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | HAIR + MAKEUP AMELIA C & CO. | DRESS SCHAFFER’S BRIDAL (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) TUXEDO FRIAR TUX | PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS


ASHLEY

JASON

CHATEAU NIGHTCLUB | PARIS LAS VEGAS | M PLACE PRODUCTIONS


VENUE LAS VEGAS PAIUTE GOLF RESORT | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO OFFICIANT REVEREND JUDY IRVING - WEDDING VOWS LAS VEGAS | GUEST BOOK ROCK PAPER BLOOM FLOWERS ROOTS FLOWERS AND EVENTS | ENTERTAINMENT + LIGHTING KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT | HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 CAKE KELLY’S CAKES | INVITATIONS ZAZZLE.COM | DRESS STEPHENSON’S OF ELKHART | TUXEDO MEN’S WEARHOUSE | BRIDESMAIDS AZAZIE.COM WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!


HANNAH

STEVE

LAS VEGAS PAIUTE GOLF | MOXIE STUDIO


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STEVE

LAS VEGAS PAIUTE GOLF RESORT | MOXIE STUDIO


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BELLAGIO | KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS

VENUE BELLAGIO | PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTEN MARIE WEDDINGS + PORTRAITS EVENT PLANNER DESIRABLE EVENTS BY DESI | HAIR GLAMMED UP VEGAS | MAKEUP MAKEUP BY ROSE C. | DRESS TADASHI SHOJI


JESSICA

MICHAEL

PRIVATE RESIDENCE | ROYELLE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE PRIVATE RESIDENCE | PHOTOGRAPHY ROYELLE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY FLORAL MYLOFLEUR | SPECIAL TOUCHES MICHAELS, ETSY | DRESS BOULEVARD BRIDAL | TUXEDO MEN’S WEARHOUSE WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!


VENUE A SECRET GARDEN | PHOTOGRAPHY M PLACE PRODUCTIONS HAIR AND MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | FLOWERS A SECRET GARDEN & NAAKITI FLORAL | CINEMATOGRAPHY MEMORY LANE VIDEO DRESS CELEBRATIONS BRIDAL & FASHIONS | TUX GENERATION TUX | JEWELRY BLUE NILE | DJ KNIGHT SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | VINTAGE CHAIR MODERN VINTAGE RENTALS LV | CALLIGRAPHY SIGN INKFETTI WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!


BONNIE

DERIK

A SECRET GARDEN | M PLACE PRODUCTIONS


VENUE HAWTHORN GRILL AT JW MARRIOTT | COORDINATOR EMILY GRACE EVENTS | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY HAIR + MAKEUP MAKEUP IN THE 702 | DECOR + RENTALS FARRAH SCARPINE | FLOWERS NAAKITI FLORAL CAKE FREED’S BAKERY | OFFICIANT ELEGANT VEGAS WEDDINGS | TUXEDO MEN’S WEARHOUSE | BRIDE + BRIDESMAIDS DAVID’S BRIDAL


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TODD

JW MARRIOTT | MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY


VENUE, FLOWERS, LIGHTING, CAKE + ENTERTAINMENT THE GROVE | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO HAIR + MAKEUP RUBY FINCH | SPECIAL TOUCHES AMAZON.COM | DRESS BRILLIANT BRIDAL BRIDESMAID + BRIDE DAVID’S BRIDAL | TUXEDO FRIAR TUX WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!


SABRINA

BRANDON

THE GROVE | MOXIE STUDIO


JACOB

DREW

SAND DUNES ENGAGEMENT SESSION | MOXIE STUDIO

VENUE SAND DUNES | PHOTOGRAPHY MOXIE STUDIO


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DARBY

DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE DRAGONRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB | PHOTOGRAPHY MARCELLA PHOTOGRAPHY | MAKEUP MIMI’S MAKEUP FLORAL STEVEN VENUTO - LV DECOR | ENTERTAINMENT + LIGHTING HARRY O PRODUCTIONS | INVITATIONS SHUTTERFLY.COM CAKE LAS VEGAS CUSTOM CAKES | DRESS CELEBRATIONS BRIDAL | TUXEDO MEN’S WEARHOUSE BRIDESMAID DAVID’S BRIDAL | PHOTOBOOTH MIRROR MAGIC FOTO | VIDEOGRAPHY MEMORY LANE VIDEO WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!


VENUE THE DOYLE | PHOTOGRAPHY ROYELLE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY | PLANNER EVENTS BY JENNY HAIR JESSICA WOO | MAKEUP PAIGE REIMAN | FLOWERS FLORALS BY SANDI DRESS CELEBRATIONS BRIDAL & FASHIONS | TUX MEN’S WEARHOUSE | BUNDTLETTES NOTHING BUNDT CAKES | CAKE CAKES BY ALAYNA RENTALS RSVP PARTY RENTALS | CATERING OLIVE GARDEN | BRIDESMAID DRESSES LULUS.COM WE PLANNED OUR WEDDING AT THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR!


KELSEY

PIERRE

DOYLE | ROYELLE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY


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KELSEY

PIERRE

THE DOYLE | ROYELLE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY


VENUE LAS VEGAS HISTORIC 5TH STREET SCHOOL | PHOTOGRAPHY ROYELLE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOGRAPHY SUITS TOPSHOP |

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JACOB GALLERIES - MYLENE & MARK

Jenna & David

Anirish & Glenn

Marissa & Aaron

Carly & Hank


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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.

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. 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!

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Live Events Bringing

Into the New Year 2020 was a year of unprecedented hardship for the entire world. But it hit our community, full of entertainment professionals, harder than we could have ever imagined. In order for our city to return to some level of normalcy we need to bring back live events A SAFE PATH TO RECOVERY We can only move forward with live events, concerts, and conventions if everyone is committed to making them safe. Las Vegas’ event promoters, entertainment community, and the staff that make it happen are ready to bring you safe events. But the attendees need to be committed to this endeavor too. As we start having events we need to make sure they happen safely so that we can continue having events. ATTENDEES MAKE AN EVENT SAFE AND FUN! Here are some tips on how you can do your part to keep events alive and going! - Wash your hands frequently -Follow directional instructions when applicable -Wear a mask and maintain social distancing, -If you are able, get vaccinated -If you are sick stay home. We wish we could see you but we would rather refund your tickets than put our attendees and team in danger THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THE FUTURE OF EVENTS. YOU ARE HELPING THOUSANDS OF LAS VEGANS GET BACK TO WORK! - THE BRIDAL SPECTACULAR TEAM.


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MOXIE STUDIO

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.


wedding protocol FOR CEREMONY & RECEPTION

This guide just lays out the traditional layout for a wedding. Your wedding however, can and should be personalized to who you are as a couple. If you want to throw tradition out the window, go for it! Get creative!

SEATING DURING CEREMONY Left Side

Right Side

Altar

Partner/Bride's Family

Partner/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/Partner Bridesmaids Maid of Honor Bride/Partner

Bride's Father

Bride's Mother

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.

Six or more months ahead                

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

Four to six months ahead             

Compile guest list and gather addresses Order invitations, reply cards, direction cards, thank-you notes Plan and book the honeymoon Confirm passports are valid Select and order bridesmaids’ dresses Purchase or reserve groom and groomsmen’s attire Floral Appointment Plan the details of the reception Meet with floral designer to coordinate flowers, rentals and design concept Reserve rental equipment—tables, chairs, linens Order favors Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests Arrange transportation for wedding day Book a room for the wedding night

Two to four months ahead  Set-up bridal registry  Select song lists for ceremony and reception  Review menu with caterer  Meet with officiant to plan ceremony  Select vows and readings  Schedule rehearsal and rehearsal dinner  Meet with makeup artist and hairstylist  Address and mail invitations  Purchase gifts for wedding party and parents  Write thank-you notes as gifts arrive

Meeting with Officiant


planning time table One to two months ahead  Order ceremony program, place cards, table cards and menus  P  urchase accessories—guest book and pen, toasting flutes, unity candles, cake knife and server, flower girl’s basket and ring bearer’s pillow  Get marriage license  Prepare necessary name change documents  Make a folder of all your contracts and vendor agreements  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 Tux Fitting  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        

Dress Fitting 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 Let your Credit Card company know if you will be traveling abroad Pack for honeymoon Update caterer with final guest and vendor meal count Make final seating chart adjustments

One day ahead  Massage, manicure and pedicure Honeymoon Date  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


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%

________

_______

• Marriage License

.25%

________

Sub Total 2.00%

________

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT

APPAREL/BRIDE

• Alterations

Sub Total

6.75%

• Ceremony 1.00%

_______

• Cocktail Hour / Reception

5.00%

_______

6.00%

_______

.55%

________

6.45%

________

.50%

________

STATIONERY

• Jewelry

.10%

________

• Calligraphy

• Lingerie

.10%

________

• Invitations / Reply Cards

.30%

________

• Menu Cards

8.00%

________

• Postage .45%

_______

• Program

.15%

_______

• Save-the-Date Cards

.10%

_______

.30%

_______

• Bride’s Gown • Headpiece / Veil

• Shoes

Sub Total

APPAREL/GROOM

Sub Total

• Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

.50%

________

• Accessories ( Shoes, cuff links, etc)

.25%

________

• Thank You Notes

.75%

________

Sub Total

• Seating Cards / Place Cards

Sub Total

.15%

_______

1.50%

_______

.15%

_______

.20%

_______

3.00%

_______


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%

________

• Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

.30%

________

1.20%

________

.80%

________

• Limousine

1.50%

________

2.30%

________

.85%

________

• Favors

Sub Total

GIFTS

Sub Total

TRANSPORTATION

• Guest Transportation

Sub Total

BEAUTY

• Hair + Makeup • Manicure and Pedicure

.15%

________

1.00%

________

• Full Service Event Planner

10.00%

________

10.00%

________

Sub Total

EVENT PLANNER / DESIGNER

Sub Total

OTHER SERVICES

• Photo Booth

.50%

________

.50%

________

Sub Total

OVERAGES

• Tax / Tips

2.50%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Other

.00%

________

• Sub Total 2.50%

________

TOTAL BUDGET 100%

________

TOTAL PROJECTED BUDGET

$_______________

ACTUAL AMOUNT SPENT

$_______________


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.������������������������������������������������

(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 couple

_____________________

______________________

 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


making the merge Your name change 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.

Name                    

Change Checklist 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.


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

______________________________

________________________________


The Wedding Party Mix, Match & Marry

Bride’s Attendants

Maid/Matron of Honor

Flower Girl

Fun Fact!

The average Bridal Party has 4.39 Bridesmaids!

Groom’s Attendants

Best Man

Ring Bearer - Make a list of friends that you think you want in your bridal party. Traditionally the bride’s side has ladies and the groom’s side is for gents but in modern times we can change that up. If you want a Man of honor, go for it! This is your day. -Remember that your attendants walk down the aisle in pairs. Make sure you match your friends up with someone they will feel comfortable walking with. -Flower Girls and Ring Bearers are usually 3-7 years old. If you have an older child in your life that is special to you consider making them a Junior Bridesmaid or Groomsman. -Surround yourself with people who love you!


Notes + Doodles

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