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WINTER/SPRING 2018

contents 5 Letter from Publisher 9 Wedding Show Strategy 11 Getting the License 12 Money Matters

16 The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist 20 Free Wedding Planning 23 Atlanta’s Most Stylish Professionals 46 Vendor’s Guide

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dear bride: Here at Atlanta’s Perfect Wedding Guide, we are excited about your engagement and are pleased to provide information to help you plan ‘Your Big Day’. From tips and tricks and planning tools to our amazing wedding shows and list of local vendors, we want to help make this journey easy and fun. Perfect Wedding Guide is the leading resource for wedding planning in the Metro Atlanta and surrounding area. Our mission is to connect couples to their perfectly matched wedding vendors and we hope to help you get off to a great start with the pages of this issue of Perfect Wedding Guide. Keep this guide in hand as you start your journey and remember to reference all the resources available to you on perfectweddingguide.com, and don’t forget to register for the next wedding show where you can ‘experience’ the fun of planning a wedding. We are honored that you have chosen Perfect Wedding Guide as your wedding planning resource. We wish you much luck in this planning journey and wish you a lifetime of happiness! Yours Truly, Tara L. Williams

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What's the difference? Curious as to what traits define the two? Check out the differences below! SUIT

• No satin on the lapel • Uncovered buttons • No satin stripe on the pants • Can come with a matching vest • Can also be worn with suspenders

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TUX

• Satin on the lapel

(can be a trim or full satin)

• Satin covered buttons • Satin stripe or bead on the pants • Can be worn with a vest, cummerbund or suspenders


l a t n e R

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l i a t e R

OUTLINING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PURCHASING AND RENTING YOUR WEDDING DAY MENSWEAR Average $60 to $175

Boy’s Size 3 to Men’s Size 72

(most coat sizes available in Short, Long, and Extra Long lengths) Tuzedo and Suit Rentals Typically Include Coat, Pants, Shirt, Button Studs, Cuff Links, Shoes, Tie, and Choice of either a Vest, Cummerbund or Suspenders

Same-Day Service When Needed Typically Easy Turn-Around for Emergency Change-outs

Basic Alterations & Dry Cleaning Included (Just return on the next business day following your event)

PRICES

Average $150 to $500 Men’s Size 34-54

SIZES

PIECES

TIMELINE

SERVICES

(some coat sizes available in Short, Long, & Extra Long lengths) *Limited Availability in sizes 34 & 54 *Little Boy’s Sizes 0-10 available in certain suits Retail Suit Pricing Typically Includes Coat and Pants or Coat, Pants and Vest Retail Tuxedo Pricing Typcally Includes Coat, Pants, Cummerbund and Bow Tie

2-Month Lead Time for Placing Orders

2-Week Minimum Turn-Around for Change-outs (not including holidays and weekends)

Alterations & Dry Cleaning NOT Included (It’s yours to keep)

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WEDDING SHOW STRATEGY: Key Tips to Maximize your Experience and Tackle the Show Floor like a Pro

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Be Prepared! You’re going to meet a lot of vendors in a very limited amount of time. Make sure you have a list of what services you still need to secure for your wedding. Eat a good meal before the show & bring a water bottle. Bring a pen & notepad to jot down info and notes for vendors you want to follow up with after the show.

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Use your Tools: Take advantage of the many resources at your disposal! At check in, you’ll get key info so you can plan your day and map out vendors you want to talk to. Block out time to visit unique attractions & events. At PWG Shows, spend your PWG Bucks with participating vendors to save on services booked at the show!

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Stay Open-Minded: While you should plan & prep for your show experience, it’s very important to stay open-minded! Plan on meeting vendors that you wouldn’t normally reach out to. You never know where inspiration may strike, or who you’ll click with! Wedding pros are flexible and eager to work with your ultimate vision.

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Have Fun! Wedding shows are meant to not only inform and educate you, but also to get you excited for the big day! Use the show to check off major to-do items, compare notes with other couples, and pick the brains of experienced wedding pros. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy food, music, and fashion with your friends & loved ones!

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Getting the License Although marriage license requirements vary by location, there are basic stipulations that apply in most locations:

1. Apply Together and In Person: Both you and your partner should be present to apply for your marriage license. If either of you is younger than 18, you may need a notarized letter of parental consent or to have a parent present.

2. Take Proper Identication: Call ahead to learn exactly what you’ll need. In many states, your ID must include a photo. Most states will accept your driver’s license, birth certicate, military ID, or passport. If either of you was born out of the country or isn’t a U.S. citizen, you’ll likely need additional ID.

3. Check for Restrictions: Depending on the state, there are special requirements for when and where your license is valid. Its use may be restricted to a particular county, for example, or within a specic period. Many states have a waiting period. Ask your local government office about restrictions and waiting period requirements.

4. Stabs From the Past: If you or your ance have been married previously, you’ll need details like the date and place of your annulment/divorce and proof that prior marriages were legally concluded.

5. Don’t Misplace It: You’ll need copies so you can change your marital status with your insurance companies, the IRS, nancial institutions, and government programs, as well as to change your name if you choose to do so.

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Money Matters: Know what’s available to you Family often offers to pay for at least some of the wedding expenses, so be sure to ask if they plan to contribute. If you’re uncomfortable asking for cash, consider asking for a specific item, like the cake or the flowers. If you and your fiancé are handling the bulk of the costs, figure up what you can each comfortably spare,

Prioritize what’s important Sit down with your future spouse and discuss what stands out in your vision. Is the fancy photographer important to you? Does your partner want an elaborate cake? Allocate larger chunks of your budget for those items, and scale back on other things. Agree early on priorities and don’t skimp on those items.

spread out your spending Once you’ve made your list, set up a separate bank account or credit card for wedding expenses. This way you won’t mix everyday money with your wedding funds. Place deposits early, and stagger purchases over a long period of time. This tactic will reduce the immediate strain on your wallet (and lower your future stress level!)

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How to Set & Stick to a Realistic Wedding Budget Plan With the Seasons Certain times of year are popular for weddings, and therefore expensive. Ask your venue what’s considered off-season, and book your wedding accordingly. Once the date is set, choose in-season flowers and food: peonies in October are going to be expensive, as is squash in spring. You’ll save tons by buying in-season.

be flexible, be selective The more flexible you are, the more you’ll to save. The first place to start is trimming your guest list—it’s a nobrainer that feeding & entertaining fewer people will cost less! Saturday evenings have the highest demand for vendors, so consider lunch or brunch instead of dinner, or plan on a weekday to pocket some cash!

resist the urge to splurge It’s easy to get swept up in opulent wedding dreams when looking online. But planning every detail to be Pinterest-perfect will cost a fortune. Pay a little more for big ticket items (floral, catering, photography), but shop smart for the little things; most everything you see will have a lesspricy (but still pretty!) counterpart.

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A Southern Wedding With Soul Photogenic venues. Affordable hotels. Historic downtowns. Gwinnett County’s vibrant culture is reshaping the South. Discover more reasons why it’s the perfect location for your perfect day by visiting ExploreGwinnett.org.

Start planning today by emailing maurice@exploregwinnett.org

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The Ultimate

Wedding Planning Checklist

We know that everyone’s engagement timeline is different. However, here’s what we suggest to minimize stress. Use this guide and the free tools on PWG.com to manage every detail of your special day!

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Choose a date Determine your budget Start compiling guest list Choose styles, themes, and color palettes Pick your wedding party Schedule engagement photos Research venues Research dresses & dress shops Create & order save the dates

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6-8 Months

Decide on cake style & flavors Research wedding favors Book hair & makeup stylist Research looks and schedule hair & makeup trials Plan ceremony with officiant Start planning honeymoon Finalize tuxedos & other attire Book venue transportation Shop for wedding rings

4-6 Months

Create a wedding website Mail save-the-dates Research florists Sign contracts & book venues for ceremony & reception [ ] Book officiant & other vendors [ ] Purchase your dress and veil [ ] Begin wedding skincare regimen & your diet/fitness plan

[ ] Order invitations & stationery [ ] Order cake [ ] Book wedding night hotel room [ ] Book honeymoon flights & hotels [ ] Meet with florist [ ] Schedule dress alterations [ ] Choose songs & playlists (including for DJ/Band [ ] Plan rehearsal dinner

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3 Months

[ ] Research hotels near your venue & reserve a room block [ ] Finalize Guest List [ ] Choose wedding party attire [ ] Register for gifts [ ] Book florist

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[ ] Finalize day-of events timeline [ ] Purchase decor and accessories [ ] Order gifts for your parents, new in-laws, and each other [ ] Finalize reception menu [ ] Send rehearsal dinner invitations


The Big Day!

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Mail invitations Collect & organize RSVPs Write wedding vows Review ceremony with officiant Decide on content for programs Apply for marriage license Finalize seating arrangements Create day-of itinerary Order gifts for your wedding party & special touches

[ ] Eat a healthy, hearty breakfast [ ] Wash & moisturize your face [ ] Give rings to best man [ ] Hand off your binder/itineraries to the day-of coordinator [ ] Give your vendor tips to your mom or MOH for distribution [ ] Get your hair & makeup done [ ] Take a deep breath and relax. It’s time to enjoy your day!

1 Month

[ ] Attend final dress fitting [ ] Pick up wedding bands [ ] Confirm honeymoon details & start packing! [ ] Confirm details with all vendors [ ] Finish any DIY [ ] Pick up marriage license

Day Before [ ] Make sure everything’s laid out [ ] Double-check the essentials: dress, rings, and marriage license [ ] Pack your emergency kit [ ] Deliver special touches & decor [ ] Get a mani-pedi [ ] Attend rehearsal dinner [ ] Drink lots of water [ ] Get a good night’s sleep!

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Bandaids Painkillers Antacid Eye Drops Tampons Hair Pins Lip Color Nail Color Clear Nail Polish Dental Floss Tissues Concealer Tweezers Nail File Face Powder

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Deodorant Perfume Hair Spray Cotton Swabs Hand Lotion Small Mirror Stain Stick Sewing Kit Safety Pins Straight Pins Chalk Crazy Glue Masking Tape Bottled Water Mints Snacks

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One of the moments I was MOST looking forward to at my wedding was getting to spend the time with all of my favorite ladies the morning of my wedding.

I had my mom, my mother in law, my step daughters and pretty much all of the important ladies in my life with me that morning. We laughed, we shared stories and we cried a little (BEFORE THE MASCARA ONLY). I made a playlist of songs while we enjoyed the day and sipped on champagne. Now – I do have to admit that when I make my own personal playlist, I’m ALLL OVERRRR THE PLACE! I could go from old school to hip hop easily. So if you want my advice, just have fun with it! What type of music do you think you’d want to be played the morning of your wedding? 18


Going to the Chapel - Dixie Cups Little White Church - Little Big Town I Do - Colbie Caillat Marry You - Bruno Mars Glamorous - Fergie Love Story - Taylor Swift Perfect Day - Hoku Love On Top - Beyonce Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the

Blowfish I Want You - Savage Garden Finally - Ce Ce Peniston Dreamlover - Mariah Carey Beautiful - Akon Next To Me - Emeli Sandé Yeah - Usher

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Organize your wedding guest list, collect RSVPs for your ceremony and reception, and compile contact info into one easy place. Collect your RSVPs online through your wedding website!

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Create a master categorized to-do list, assign items to your wedding participants, and check off completed items to manage every detail of your wedding day. Make sure everything is accounted for!

Don’t let your wedding spending get away from you! Track and categorize expenses, create budget items, and identify the categories that cost you the most.

Save all your favorite photos in one place so you can visit them later by creating photo boards to fuel your inspiration for different aspects of your wedding!

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atlanta’s most stylish professionals detailed listings of local wedding vendors to make your day special

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CARL HOUSE

Award winning Carl House is a lavishly appointed historic home with dramatic 4,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom with classic curved staircase, exquisite gazebo, lush private gardens, dramatic covered porches, 30 plus acres of tranquil pasture land, exquisite culinary prepared in-house chef, in-house orals, and custom vendor services all designed to assist a busy bride! Carl House also features unique bride and groom suites, as well as inside and outside ceremony options!

770-586-0095 1176 Atlanta Hwy, Auburn, Georgia 30011 www.carlhouse.com info@carlhouse.com

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Price Range

$5,500 - $25,000+

Total Sq. Feet

7000

Venue Type

Historic Home

Capacity

300

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

350

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

Yes

Catering

On-site Executive Chef

Same Sex Weddings

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No


EXPLORE GWINNETT

Explore Gwinnett offers a variety of services to help you have the perfect wedding day. As a tourism organization, we’re dedicated to marketing the county as a destination for events of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a rustic or modern feel in an indoor or outdoor location, Gwinnett offers over 40 diverse wedding venues and more than 10,000 hotel rooms for your out-of-town guests. Complimentary services include welcome bags, venue recommendations, special event facility guide and assistance in securing affordable hotel room blocks.

Maurice Odoms 770-814-6059 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 200 Duluth GA 30097 www.exploregwinnett.org

Price Range

Varies by venue

Total Sq. Feet

Varies by venue

Venue Type

Various – Contact Us

Capacity

Any

Ceremony Capability

Any

Outdoor Capability

Any

Bridal Suite Available

Varies by venue

Valet Parking

Varies by venue

In-House Planner

Varies by venue

Catering

Varies by venue

Same Sex Weddings

Yes

Guest Accommodations

Yes

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GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL AND HERITAGE CENTER

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One of metro-Atlanta’s most enchanting event venues, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center provides the perfect location for an extraordinary indoor or outdoor wedding and reception with a variety of spaces for your dream wedding. Conveniently located with easy access to two major interstates, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center offers spaces with exposed wooden beams, beautiful woodland views, vaulted ceilings, unique water features, a historic home, a barn, and more!

Price Range

$1,900 - $5,000

Total Sq. Feet Venue Type

66,000 sq.ft Museum, Barn, Historic Home

Capacity

500

Ceremony Capability

Indoor/Outdoor

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Complimentary

In-House Planner 770-904-3500 2020 Clean Water Drive Buford, GA 30519 www.gwinnettEHC.org events@gwinnettEHC.org

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Catering

No No Preferred Vendors

Same Sex Weddings

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No


PRISTINE CHAPEL LAKESIDE

Pristine Chapel offers first-class service, professional staffing, convenience, and affordability. We will address your concerns and eliminate your stressmaking your wedding an event your guests will remember. Our spacious facility has a chapel with a 150 yearold historic altar or a garden gazebo lakeside for wedding ceremonies. The Reception Venue is a 5000 ft. ballroom with sound and lighting systems. Recognized as industry leaders, we have maintained a five star reputation for 35+ years.

678-565-2900 7541 Mt. Zion Blvd., Jonesboro, GA 30236 www.pristinechapel.com info@pristinechapellakeside.com

Price Range Total Sq. Feet Venue Type

$399 - $20k 15,000 Ballroom

Capacity

400

Ceremony Capability

350

Outdoor Capability

350

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

Yes

Catering Same Sex Weddings Guest Accommodations

On-site Yesw No

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CROWNE PLAZA ATLANTA PERIMETER AT RAVINIA

It’s your day, your dream- and we can make it happen at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. From a lavish signature affair to simple gatherings, both traditional and non, we can accommodate every wish for your ceremony. Our experienced wedding planners work with you- to inspire your vision and will accommodate your every request. They are available to help you with every detail.

770-395-7700 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta GA 30346 Wwww.cpravinia.com Julissa.ZaroJose@ihg.com

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Price Range Total Sq. Feet Venue Type

Starting at $15,000 30,000 Hotel

Capacity

700

Ceremony Capability

700

Outdoor Capability

150

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

Yes

In-House Planner

Yes

Catering

Yes

Same Sex Weddings

Yes

Guest Accommodations

Yes


VECOMA AT THE YELLOW RIVER

For over 20 years, Vecoma at the Yellow River has been the top wedding venue in the Atlanta area. Set upon 70 magniďŹ cently wooded acres near Stone Mountain in Gwinnett County, Vecoma is the perfect venue for Atlanta weddings, corporate events, receptions, banquets and dances. Vecoma at the Yellow River is the BEST VALUE for your wedding! Vecoma has won more awards and received more 5 star reviews than any other venue in Georgia! Contact us today to schedule your tour!

770-972-6540 4400 Vecoma Lane Snellville, GA 30039 www.vecoma1.com sales@vecoma1.com

Price Range

starting at $3900

Total Sq. Feet Venue Type

4700 Riverside, indoor/outdoor

Capacity

330

Ceremony Capability

330

Outdoor Capability

330

Bridal Suite Available

Yes

Valet Parking

No

In-House Planner

Yes

Catering

On-site

Same Sex Weddings

Yes

Guest Accommodations

No

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VISIT ROSWELL GA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Some things old, Some things new, Roswell has the venue for you! Sitting on the northern banks of the Chattahoochee River, this metro Atlanta suburb boasts over 35 event spaces. Perched in Mother Nature’s palm, you can choose from pre-Civil war homes, gardens bursting with color, water views or a modern, yet rustic, warehouse. For help with planning, reach out to their full-time wedding specialist. Free assistance and recommendations on other services are at her fingertips: florists, caterers, photographers, guest accommodations.

Price Range

Varies by Venue

Total Sq. Feet

up to 5,000

Venue Type

Multiple Venues

Capacity

up to 300 guests

Ceremony Capability

Yes

Outdoor Capability

Yes

Bridal Suite Available At select venues in the city Valet Parking

Available upon request

In-House Planner At select venues in the city 770-640-3253 617 Atlanta Street Roswell, GA 30075 visitroswellga.com weddings@visitroswellga.com

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Catering Same Sex Weddings Guest Accommodations

Varies by venue Yes Hotel


CHEROKEE CONFERENCE CENTER Invite everyone to celebrate with you! We offer large wedding receptions at reasonable prices as well as intimate gatherings in Cherokee County’s new, modern conference center at The Bluffs. Just above Atlanta, where metro meets the mountains, is a surprising venue of stone, glass, and grand space.

770-721-7800 1130 Bluffs Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114 weddingsatthebluffs.com nccc@cherokeega.com

RHODES HALL Built in 1904, Rhodes Hall is one of Atlanta’s last remaining original Peachtree mansions, and today is one of Atlanta’s most unique venues for weddings. Begin your “Happily Ever After” at the Castle on Peachtree. 404-885-7800 1516 Peachtree Street, NW • Atlanta, GA 30309 Rhodeshall.org events@georgiatrust.org

THE GEORGIAN TERRACE The Georgian Terrace Hotel located in Midtown, Atlanta offers three classic ballrooms with award-winning catering. Let Atlanta’s Modern Classic help you make the wedding of your dreams into reality. 404-898-8300 659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 www.thegeorgianterrace.com info@thegeorgianterrace.com

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THE MORROW CENTER The Morrow Center’s Premier Venue offers you an elegant and flexible space where your guests are taken care of in style. Select options ranging from rental space for your perfect celebration or packages to meet your individual needs. 678-489-5161 1180 Southlake Circle, Ste 100 • Morrow, Georgia 30260 info@cityofmorrow.com

“Good variety of vendors, organized very well, and overall a fun day! Even my fiancé and future father-in-law enjoyed it!”

ROBYN, BRIDE

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BEATY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery is a cosmetic and facial reconstructive surgery practice serving residents of the Greater Metro Atlanta area. In addition to founder and leading Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Beaty, Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery is staffed by a team of experts and support personnel who are dedicated to providing patients with superior care in a safe, clean and comfortable environment to help you look and feel your best for your special day!

Price Range Package Available?

$500 - $2000 Yes

Speciality Style Body Contouring; Profound: Injectable Procedures Oered Facelift; Browlift; Skin Resurfacing Non-Surgical Procedures All Laser Services; Ultherapy;Coolsculpting Skin Care Services Jan Marini and Neocutis Products Wellness Services Health Forward Genetic Testing

844-DRBEATY 1100 Peachtree Street, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30309 http://beatymd.com

Consultation Includes Full assessment and overview

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LAURIE PLYLER, MARY KAY Flawless skin on your Perfect Day! Prepare to be pampered! We offer FREE pampering services to brides who are looking to take some stress out of the planning process! Our bridal team specializes in skin care and makeup technique and application. Educate yourself on your skin and let us help you have flawless skin on your perfect day! Contact me directly and mention PWG to receive fabulous discounts and bonuses for new brides!

Laurie Plyler Mary Kay Beauty Consultant 803-230-2665 marykay.com/ltplyler ltplyler@gmail.com

THREE-13 SALON, SPA & BOUTIQUE Our Hairdressers, Makeup Artists and Nail Professionals can provide the perfect accommodations for your Wedding Day. Providing classic, unique and customized specialty finishes and photo ready makeup for everyone in your party. Reserve our Spa Lounge so you and your Bridal Party can relax and enjoy your special day! Voted the “Best Salon/ Spa” and “Best Makeup Artist” in Atlanta! We have been making Brides and Bridal Parties beautiful since 1974. Call our Bridal Coordinator to start planning your perfect wedding today!

770-426-0313 (call or text) 2663 Canton Rd • Marietta, GA 30066 Three-13.com Three-13SalonSpa@three-13.com

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ATLANTA CITY CATERING

Serving couples, families, and businesses for over 25 years, Atlanta City Catering is the Southeast Region’s premiere caterer for weddings and corporate events! We pride ourselves on high quality, healthy food made from only the best ingredients. We’ll work with you to build the menu that’s right for your event, be it an elegant seated dinner, a casual brunch buffet, or anything in-between! Contact us today to get started with a free quote.

Price Range Cuisine Type

International Cuisine

Service Plated Meal, Stations, Buffet, Family Style Hors D ’Oeuvres

Passed and Displayed

Chef Attended Stations

Yes

Bartending

Yes

Custom Menus Available

Yes

What’s Included

404-388-3006 www.citycateringatlanta.com dan@citycateringatlanta.com

$15pp - $100pp

Dishes, Flatware, Linen

Cake Cutting

Yes

Kosher Options

Yes

Gluten Free Options

Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan Options

Yes

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BRIDAL SENSE

Christina Kelley Photography

Your wedding is one of the most significant events in your life, and we want it to be perfect in every way. We’re dedicated to excellence in customer service. We think you’ll love our personal touch! Conveniently located in Sandy Springs, Bridal Sense offers a full line of bridal gowns and wedding attire. From our in-stock selections or by special order, we can dress everyone in your bridal party. Quick-delivery dresses are available within days. Our Live Inventory Showcase of Bridal Gowns is updated daily on our website! Visit Bridal Sense and say “yes for less!”

404-256-4696 6600 Roswell Rd., NE Suite J Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.bridalsense.com info@bridalsense.com

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Price Range

$99 - $2400

Bridal Gowns

New & Once Loved

Sizes

0-30

Hair Accessories and Veils Jewelry & Sashes Shoes Tuxedos

Yes

New & Once Loved No

Rentals & Purchase Available

Bridal Party

Yes

Consignment & Resale

Yes

On-site Alterations

Yes

Appointments Available

Yes

Samples for Sale

Yes


SWEET ELEGANCE BRIDAL

Let us take some of the stress out of wedding planning. We can guide you through finding the right style, make sure you have the perfect fit, and can even preserve your dress after your wedding. We carry a variety of fabrics and fashions to perfectly suit any taste. We’ll also make sure your entire bridal party is taken care of. When you’re ready to find your dream dress, contact us for an appointment!

Price Range

$1,000 and up

Bridal Gowns

Top Designers

Sizes Hair Accessories and Veils

Yes

Jewelry & Sashes

Yes

Shoes

No

Tuxedos

Sweet Elegance Bridal

Up to 26

Yes – through partner

Bridal Party

Yes

Consignment & Resale

No

On-site Alterations Yes – through third party 404-292-8424 1652 Church St. Suite-C Decatur • GA, 30033

Appointments Available Samples for Sale

Appt. only Yes

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BEL FIORE BRIDAL It’s a once in a lifetime dress you’ll be wearing, so why compromise? Bel Fiore Bridal is an award winning bridal shop offering wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and suit rentals that will make you wonder why you went anywhere else. Home to Atlanta’s best dressed brides for over 12 years, Bel Fiore Bridal is the one boutique you won’t want to miss!

770-509-7185 1205 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste. 138, Marietta, GA 30068 www.belfiorebridal.com info@belfiorebridal.com

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DESIGNZ GALORE

Designz Galore believes that a successful event requires unique and personalized attention to every detail. From traditional to classic, contemporary to whimsical, casual to extraordinary, your wedding will reect your personality and style. Our goal is to create an exquisitely custom decorated event that will be personalized to your vision and budget. We ensure that your event will stand out and be the most spectacular celebration remembered for years to come.

678-524-4929 1785 White Circle #106 Marietta, GA 30066 www.designzgalore.com designzgalore4u@gmail.com

Price Range

$900 - $9,000

Floral Arrangements

Fresh and Silk

Draping

Yes

Linens

Yes

Lighting

Candles, LED, and Uplights

Bouquets and Boutonnieres

Yes

Ceremony Design

Yes

Reception Design

Yes

Floor Plans

No

Set up/Tear down Service

Yes

Specialty Unique Services

Custom Styling Balloons and Gift Baskets

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MILESTONES FLORAL Retail flower shop with 25 years wedding design experience. Customized to your desires & needs. Metro Atlanta delivery. Any size wedding or event. 770-435-9393 3246 Atlanta Rd SE • Smyrna, GA 30080 milestonesfloral.com milestonesfloral@gmail.com

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MARQUEE TENTS AND RENTS

Marquee Tents and Rents is a full service event rental company. With 12 locations nationwide and a huge warehouse in Atlanta full of every event rental need from tents to tabletop we are best equipped to provide what you need for any size wedding or rehearsal dinner. Our professional staff will help guide you through the rental process and help you work within your budget. Let us be a part of making your wedding dreams come true!

3141 Nifda Dr SE Atlanta, GA 30339 C: 404-456-5066 dkilgore@marqueerents.com www.marqueerents.com

Price Range:

$500.00 - $25,000.00

Draping

Yes

DĂŠcor

Yes

Linens

Yes

Lighting

Yes

Furniture

Yes

Staging

Yes

China/Flatware/Chargers

Yes

Bar/Buet Pieces

Yes

Set Up/Tear Down Service

Yes

Specialty: Unique Services:

Dance Floors, Linens Chameleon Chair Collection

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BELLA TRAVELS

Romance awaits! bella travels is a full service No Fee travel agency. We work with couples at all stages of the wedding and/or honeymoon planning process and at all different price points to select a destination wedding or honeymoon location and/or package just perfect for your special time! We know how important your wedding day and honeymoon are to you. bella travels works with you to ďŹ nd that memorable location, on land or at sea, based on your style, taste and budget.

770-317-1574 Address: PO Box 663 Douglasville Ga 30133-0663 bellatravels.biz cindy@bellatravels.biz

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Price Range Destinations

Global

Destination Weddings

Yes

Honeymoons

Yes

Travel Type

All types

Emergency Contact While Travelling

Yes

Travel Insurance

Yes

Visa/Passport Assistance

Yes

Group Travel

Yes

Personalized Itineraries

always

All-Inclusive

Yes

Payment Plans Abailable

Yes


IMAGINE THE JOURNEY Imagine the Journey, an independent Evolution Travel travel agency, is now serving the Atlanta area! At Imagine the Journey, you imagine the honeymoon of your dreams and I breathe life into your vision. Your travel package includes a travel agent for life who provides itineraries that are customized to match your interests. Get hot deals on all-inclusive resorts, cruises, romantic getaways, guided tours, and adventure travel. Imagine the Journey is here to meet your travel needs.

706-617-9858 PO Box 6284 • Americus, GA 31709 myevolutiontravel.com/shaquita ImagineTheJourneyWithShaquita@gmail.com

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LIGHTSCAPES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Mary Buck and her team have over twenty years of experience photographing weddings, so you can trust that they will do the best job for you by capturing all the details of your wedding. Besides your love for each other, the wedding photographs are the one thing that will last forever. Don’t overlook this important part of the wedding day by partnering with Lightscapes Wedding Photography. Call us today for a consultation

Price range Packages available Coverage time Second Shooter Travel distance

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Yes 4-6 hours Yes 25 mile radius of Duluth

Proof delivery Online gallery / USB Thumb Drive Prints available

Yes

Albums available

Yes

Preferred style 770 623-1040 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd. NW, Suite 201B, Duluth GA 30097 Marybuck1@bellsouth.net Lightscapesphoto.com

$1200-$3800

Retouching included

Posed and unposed Yes

Before the wedding Engagement sessions starting at $250 After the wedding Infant and family portraits


ATLANTA LEARN TO DANCE Your Wedding Dance: easy to learn, fun to perform, great to watch. Bring your music and we can tailor a routine to your wishes to make your first dance memorable and fun. We have four great locations throughout Atlanta to serve you. You can book your first lesson quickly online! Flexible hours on days, evenings, and weekends allow us to teach you on your schedule. We love to dance, and we are sure you will too!

404-847-0821 Locations: Sandy Springs, Duluth, Marietta, and Peachtree City Atlantalearntodance.com

RICHARD NEWTON, DORSEY ALSTON REALTORS® Once the wedding ends, your next chapter begins! Richard Newton, Atlanta realtor and former New York wedding planner, understands what you need to continue your love story in your dream home. office: 404-352-2010 cell: 404-309-3116 100 W. Paces Ferry Rd NW • Atlanta, GA 30305 RichardNewton@DorseyAlston.com dorseyalston.com/agents/richard-newton

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atlanta’s vendor guide


BRIDAL ATTIRE Bel Fiore 770-509-7185 info@belfiorebridal.com belfiorebridal.com

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Atlanta Learn To Dance 404-847-0821 dancing@atlantalearntodance.com atlantalearntodance.com

Bridal Sense 404-256-4696 info@bridalsense.com bridalsense.com

EVENT DESIGN & DÉCOR Designz Galore 678-524-4929 designzgalore4u@gmail.com designzgalore.com

Sweet Elegance Bridal 404-292.8424 sweetelegancebridal@gmail.com sweetelegancebridal.com

Geri Sims- Drapery, Ceilings & Decor 404-558-1300 geri@gerisims.com GeriSims.com

BRIDAL BEAUTY Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery 844-DRBEATY drouton@beatymd.com beatymd.com

Marquee Tents & Rents 404-456-5066 dkilgore@marqueerents.com marqueerents.com

Laurie Plyler - Mary Kay Beauty Consultant 803-230-2665 ltplyler@gmail.com marykay.com/ltplyler

Milestones Floral Decor for Events 770-435-9393 milestonesfloral@gmail.com milestonesfloral.com

Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique 770-426-0313 marketing@three-13.com three-13.com

HONEYMOON & TRAVEL Bella Travels 770-317-1574 cindy@bellatravels.biz bellatravels.biz

CATERING Atlanta City Catering 404-388-3006 dan@citycateringatlanta.com citycateringatlanta.com

Imagine the Journey 706-617-9585 ImagineTheJourneyWithShaquita@gmail.com myevolutiontravel.com/shaquita

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PHOTOGRAPHY Lightscapes Photographic Artwork 770-623-1040 marybuck1@bellsouth.net lightscapesphoto.com REALTOR Richard Newton, Dorsey Alston Realtors 404-309-3116 RichardNewton@dorseyalston.com RichardNewtonHomes.com VENUES Carl House 770-586-0095 info@carlhouse.com carlhouse.com Cherokee Conference Center 770-721-7800 nccc@cherokeega.com weddingsatthebluffs.com Explore Gwinnett 888-494-6638 maurice@exploregwinnett.org exploregwinnett.org Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center 678-765-4664 gwinnettehc.org Pristine Chapel Lakeside 678-565-2900 citycateringatlanta@yahoo.com pristinechapel.com

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Rhodes Hall 404-885-7800 cbutts@georgiatrust.com rhodeshall.org The Georgian Terrace 404.898.8300 info@thegeorgianterrace.com thegeorgianterrace.com The Morrow Center 678.489.5161 info@cityofmorrow.com morrowcenter.com The Sky Room at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown 404-464-4812 stacey@sky-atlanta.com cpatlantamidtown.com Vecoma at the Yellow River 770-972-6540 vecoma@mindspring.com vecoma1.com Visit Roswell 770-640-3253 weddings@visitroswellga.com visitroswellga.com


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