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Wedding Wedding Expo

& Special Events

March 3rd 11am-3pm Official Guide for


Presented by:

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom 1103 Spring Street Paso Robles Ca 93446

Free Admission! Renew your Wedding vows at the event! Receive personal attention from many exhibitors in one location - formal-wear, florists, photographers, caterers, limousines, reception sites, musicians, and more - all under one roof! Door Prizes gift Certificates

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Modern wedding trends that are building new traditions (BPT) - October is the new June. More and more, weddings are taking place in the height of fall foliage, heart of winter and prime holiday season, including the ever-popular New Year’s Eve ceremony to ring in the new year. But it’s not just the wedding season that has drastically evolved over the past decade, it’s everything from roles and responsibilities to gift-giving. As you gear up to celebrate the union of your beloved family or friends - or even your own - know what to expect from the changing tides of weddings. Lizzie Post, co-author of “Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition” and great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, helps couples navigate the new traditions of weddings. The Post name has been synonymous with proper etiquette and manners for the past 80 years. As decades pass, so will traditions, but proper etiquette is timeless. Be prepared for the next wedding you attend and know what to expect from changes in the wedding landscape with these important pieces of advice: Pay it forward Finding the right gift for the newlyweds can be difficult. While registries help to point guests in the right direction, many couples are getting married later in life and already have all the household items that are common wedding gifts. To provide the



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couple with a small nest egg to use however they wish, a check is always a great and safe gift idea. Several financial institutions, like Bank of America, offer mobile check deposit through their banking app, allowing the couple the flexibility to deposit checks on-the-go to help cover outstanding vendor payments or use on their honeymoon. Another new-age trend is contributing to a couple’s honeymoon fund. Temper tech use Even weddings are going hi-tech. There are numerous websites available that can help the couple to organize the process, communicate with guests and share photos after the ceremony. But a few things - like a handwritten “thank you” note - should steer clear of the hi-tech lure. In a gadget-driven society, everyone is carrying a smartphone. Couples can post a tasteful notice at the entrance of the ceremony location or in the program to remind guests to turn off their cell phone ringers and refrain from use during the ceremony. Some couples may actually encourage guests to take photos and share images via social media, but guests should respect their wishes and use phones only as a camera and upload images after the ceremony. Respect personalization Couples want their special day to reflect who they are and what is important to them. While previous generations traditionally wed in places of worship, many modern couples choose to tie the knot at a sentimental location, like where they had their first date. The decor, music and even the food and drink served at a wedding may have a personal story behind it. No matter how nontraditional the element may be, guests should eagerly partake in the festivities, acknowledging and respecting the couple’s individualization. Be all-inclusive In the past, bridal showers were strictly for the bride and bachelor parties were a men-only affair. Nowadays, these festivities are no longer gender-specific. Showers can be thrown for the couple in unison and include creative themes like “stock the bar” or “time of day.” Bachelor and bachelorette parties can also be conjoined to involve the entire bridal party in a destination event. And while these events are a celebration of joy, expenses can add up quickly. If you use a rewards card, like the BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card, you can earn points on purchases to pay for all or part of your trip. This is great for both the bride and groom and guests traveling to the wedding. As trends and expectations shift, so will the way major life milestones are celebrated. It is important to celebrate these moments in life with grace and support for the happy couple - after all, it’s their day - and it should be as unique as they are. For further etiquette advice on navigating 21st century weddings, visit A publication of the Paso Robles Press

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Lost dress? No-show caterer? Bankrupt photographer? How to protect yourself from the worst wedding disasters (BPT) - Your wedding is supposed to be a magical day you remember for the rest of your life. It also is sure to be one of the most expensive days of your life. From the dress to the catering to the photographer, the average wedding costs nearly $30,000. With all that money and emotion on the line, you want to do everything you can to ensure this special day goes flawlessly. The reality is most weddings experience a hiccup or two, many of which are minor and even laughable after the day has passed. But some can be more devastating, such as a reception hall that closes before the big day, a stained or lost wedding dress, or your photographer goes out of business right after taking your deposit. “The majority of weddings will happen without major glitches, but to give yourself peace of mind and know you’re better protected, it’s important to add wedding insurance to your list of must-have’s,” says Steve Lauro, vice president of Aon’s WedSafe wedding insurance program. When things go wrong during the wedding planning process, or even on the day of the ceremony, it can be extremely stressful and the costs can quickly add up. However you cannot go back and protect yourself after an incident occurs, which is why wedding insurance is recommended as soon as you begin placing



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deposits with your vendors and reception venue. “There are two types of insurance engaged couples should consider purchasing,” suggests Lauro. “The first is event liability insurance and the second is event cancellation and postponement insurance. They can both provide peace of mind and protection from financial loss should something unexpected occur.” Lauro explains the differences in the two types of insurance: 1. Event liability insurance This type of insurance focuses on the event itself, providing protection to the couple and additional insureds, such as the venue. This type of coverage may include property damage at the reception venue, bodily injury should a guest slip and fall on the dance floor, and alcohol-related accidents. Visit for more information. 2. Event cancellation and postponement insurance You may never imagine a reason why you’d postpone your wedding, but between sickness, injury and natural disaster, it does force brides and grooms who may have no other option. This type of insurance can help reimburse the cost of cancelling and rescheduling your wedding day. It also -can help reimburse losses such as the cost of no-show vendors, closed reception venues, damaged wedding dresses and even stolen photographs. A few additional tips for protecting yourself financially when planning your wedding include: 1. Pay by credit card when possible Credit cards offer protection that cash and check payments do not, so it’s a smart idea to pay with one -if you can. Keep in mind that the Fair Credit Billing Act allows you to dispute charges on your credit card that are incorrect or for goods or services you never received. 2. Understand all contracts Before signing any contract, read and understand all the fine print. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If something in the contract makes you uncomfortable, see if it can be adjusted. Areas to note include fees, deposits and penalties, as well as your rights if the vendor does not complete contracted responsibilities. 3. Consider hiring an accredited wedding planner Wedding planners are an additional expense, but the expertise they provide can actually save you money that may surpass that cost. A good wedding planner will know the industry inside and out, and therefore be able to get you the best deals. They also know what is typical when it comes to contracts and can help you keep track of all the details of the big day so you can try to relax. Your wedding day is likely to be perfect, but just in case something happens, a few simple steps prior will protect your financial and emotional investment. From insurance to contracts to credit cards, thinking ahead will help ensure everything is wonderful no matter what. A publication of the Paso Robles Press

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Vendors Paso Robles Inn, 1103 Spring St Paso Robles CA 93446 805-238-2660 Flowers by Kim, 2555 Adobe Rd Paso Robles CA 93446 805-674-5243 Bella Novia Bridal 1245 Park St Paso Robles CA 805-239-5683 Ceremonies Your Way 420 15th St Paso Robles CA 805-238-6312 Artic Creations Ice Sculptures 2599 Bridle Trail Paso Robles CA 805-296-4507 Marketing Solutions 764 Asilo Arroyo Grande CA 714-713-7618 Courtyard Marriott 120 S. Vine Street Paso Robles CA 805-239-9700 Fleur – Very Pretty Flowers 135 18th St Paso Robles CA 805-227-0336

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Costco 1540 Froom Ranch SLO, CA 805-541-7000

Mary Kay Cosmetics Kimberley Victor 805-929-5282 CJN Event Planning 4125 Rosita Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422 (805) 462-9106 DJ Johnny Walker 805-610-6943 Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Rd Paso Robles CA 805-226-8881

Taylor Rental 1545 Riverside Ave Paso Robles CA 805-238-2030 John Patrick Images PO Box 1630 Templeton CA 805-440-9647 Siegel’s Jewelry 739 12th St Paso Robles CA 805-239-4367

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Thomas Hill Organic 1313 Park St Paso Robles CA 805-226-5888 Epic Entertainment PO Box 596 Grover Beach CA 805-540-8564

Medina Light Show Designs 125 Spring St #39 Paso Robles CA 805-226-0774 Legends Salon & Day Spa 4855 El Camino Real 805-461-5207

Vintage Tours Paso 1902 Rambouillet Rd Paso Robles, CA 1-800-563-5020

Luke & Liz Phillips Photography 805-776- 3128 Memory Making Events 2185 Idyllwild Pl, Arroyo Grande, CA 805 294-0705 Delightful Desserts Bakery 747 Spring St Paso Robles CA 805-610-3594

SLO Bloom 1330 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 805 541-8787 Jerry Craig Disc Jockey Sound Company 805-712-1049


We would like to Thank the following:

Paso Robles Inn,

Georgia Collins

Paso Robles Press,

Jerry Craig DJ/Karaoke

Flowers by Kim,

& DĂŠcor Lighting.

Central Coast Bride,


Bella Novia Bridal

And all our Volunteers

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