Tips To Make You Well Prepared For Your Wedding Dance

Ballroom Boutique is committed to making engaged couples feel more comfortable dancing together to practice for their wedding day! Join Dance to Happiness and utilize these tips to make your wedding dance once to remember.

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Make sure to practice in your wedding shoes to ensure you are more comfortable during your wedding reception.

Schedule your lessons as close together as possible. This will save time and allow you to focus on other aspects of the planning process as the time winds down.

Bring your suit jacket or crinoline petticoat is possible to a lesson or two to get a better feel for how you will move the day of.

Be sure to inform your instructor of the fit of your dress, sometimes that can affect the moves you are able to do.

Lastly, consider frequently playing your wedding song before the big day to visualize the choreography and become more familiar with the beats.

 


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

This week our Friday Vendor Spotlight has everything from resorts to Bachelor/Bachelorette party venues and so much more. Check out some of our favorite vendors!

Crafthouse Cocktails

Crafthouse Cocktails is an award-winning line of premium prepared cocktails. Perfect for occasions when a quality, well balanced cocktail is necessary but not easily accessible. Just pour over ice and enjoy!

Crafthouse Cocktails

 

Travaasa Experiential Resorts

Travaasa is a new collection of experiential spa resorts that emphasizes real travel and the unique, authentic qualities that make a destination magical. Their hotels are tailored to the intellectually active and culturally curious, offering a resort experience that is defined by guided adventures, culinary classes, cultural encounters, healing spa treatments, as well as fitness and wellness workshops.

Travaasa Hotels

 

Insatiable Eats Catering

Celebrity Chef Marco Barrila of Insatiable EATS Catering offers chic catering services with the highest caliber of food and service. The Special Events team ensures that every detail is executed to match your budget.

Insatiable EATS Catering

 

Beautique

Beautique is a Modern American restaurant located just steps from the iconic Plaza Hotel and Paris Theatre. Their menu showcases market- fresh ingredients and classic French techniques, alongside cocktails from James Beard nominated mixologist Charolette Vosley. Beautique offers a stylist space to gather for dinner parties and private events.

Beautique

 

Duron Studio Photography

With over two decades of international photojournalism and wedding photography experience, Duron Shem Tov has become a true storyteller. Duron works with a team of experienced photographers & videographers. Together they have extensive backgrounds in editorial, commercial, fashion, and documentary photography / videography.

Duron Studio Photography

 

Blue Martini Lounge

Blue Martini is trendy upscale lounge with a warm, welcoming environment that is designed to be enjoyable for all of our guests. They feature the best in Live Entertainment nightly and are known for offering over 42 mouth-watering signature Martinis, specialty cocktails, fine wines & spirits, and delicious sharable bites.

Blue Martini Lounge


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Exciting Raffles at New York Wedding Salon

Wedding Salon Exhibitors are offering amazing raffle opportunities at our luxury bridal showcase on April 25th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Offers include dream honeymoons and getaways, special dining packages, discounts on services worth hundreds of dollars, exclusive products, and so much more. This truly is a bride and groom’s dream! Please be sure to stop by each space and sign up to win. You will not want to miss these incredible opportunities!

Adelyn’s Canvas – Complimentary hair & makeup application

Adelyn's Canvas

 

Alton Lane – Win a free tuxedo or suit for your wedding

Alton Lane

 

Ballroom Boutique – One free Tango lesson for a couple

Ballroom Boutique

 

Bridal Registry – Two his and hers Wedding bands

 

Carlo’s Bakery – Two grooms cakes giveaways

Carlo's Bakery

 

Coolhaus – Discount on catering services

Coolhaus

 

Gantry Loft – $500 towards a wedding package at Gantry Loft. Applied at time of booking.

 

Hallak Cleaners / Bergen Linen – Free gown cleaning and preservation

 

Hunt & Fish Club NYC – Chef’s Table for 2

Hunt & Fish Club NYC

 

I Know You Can Dance – One free hour (studio cost not included); all those who do not win the raffle can register with I Know You Can Dance and will receive a 20% discount on the first hour they buy

I Know You Can Dance

 

Jewel Resorts – Free Precious Gem Wedding Ceremony package

Jewel Resorts

 

M&V Limousines LTD. – Free honeymoon transportation

M & V Limousine

 

Madame Paulette – Free Preservation

Madame Paulette

 

Manhattan Cosmetic Dentistry – $100 off home bleaching kit

 

New York Dental Office- Corey Brick, DDS – Like New York Dental Office on Facebook or follow on Twitter and
be entered in to an online raffle to win a free waterpik ($179.99 value)

 

Peter Island Resort & Spa – Champagne & Spa Gift Basket

Peter Island Resort & Spa

 

Residence Inn by Marriott NY Manhattan/Downtown World Trade Center Area – Complimentary one night stay in the standard studio king room including full hot breakfast buffet and complimentary Wi-Fi. Based on availability.

Residence Inn World Trade

 

Resonance Vision – One coupon with $500 credit for our regular packages

Resonance Vision

 

Rue Boudoir – One Sex Kitten Package ($1,750 value)

Rue Boudoir

 

Sandals Resorts – Gift Certificates

Sandals Resorts

 

Susan Quigley, Certified Financial Planner – Free tax return with a financial plan

 

Tarallucci E Vino – Dinner for 2 at Tarallucci e Vino 18th St. & Pastry Platter for Your Bridal Shower or Wedding Brunch

Tarallucci e Vino

 

The Art of Travel – Black Pearl Necklace

 

Turnbull & Asser- Enter to win a bespoke shirt for the groom’s wedding day

Turnbull & Asser

 

Venus NY Body Shaping – Winner gets free package of 12 sessions valued at $5,000

Venus NY

 

Wedding Protector Plan – $100 Amazon gift card

Wedding Protector Plan

 


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Top Reasons to Plan Your Destination Wedding at Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun offers a wide range of luxury services to its guests making it the perfect place for your tropical destination wedding. Escape with your family and closest friends to celebrate your dream wedding surrounded by the clear water beaches and warm ocean breeze.

Credit: Fiesta Americana Resorts Cancun

Pre Wedding Pamper

Relax and release some pre-wedding stress in Fiesta Americana’s world class spa. Deep tissue massages and unique amenities including gemstone therapy and hydrotherapy will be sure to do the trick!

Planned Perfection

Credit: Fiesta Americana Resorts Cancun

Leave the tension behind and enjoy your wedding with the help of the talented planners at Fiesta Americana. Every detail will be absolutely flawless guaranteeing all of your hopes and dreams will come true.

Out of all the Fish in the Sea, You’re the One for Me

Coral Beach Cancun is home to romantic private beaches for you and your hubby to get away together. Watch the dolphins in the tide, gaze at gorgeous sunsets, or get cozy in the sand. This is the perfect place to get the heat flowing on your wedding weekend.


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

This week our Friday Vendor Spotlight has everything from destination venues, florists and photographers to gowns and men’s formalwear and so much more. Check out some of our favorite vendors!

Botanica Inc.

Botanica Inc. is a wedding floral and event designer in New York.

Botanica Inc

 

Jewel Resorts

Whether you’re looking for an intimate ceremony or a larger celebration, Jewel Resorts in Jamaica have a venue and a package that will be a perfect fit for you.

Jewel Resorts

 

The Art of Travel

The Islands of Tahiti are just perfect for a wedding whether it is a traditional western wedding or a traditional Polynesian wedding complete with chief, pareo, dancers and musicians! Planning a wedding can be complicated but not with help from The Art of Travel. Tell them your wedding ideas, and they will guide you to a magical wedding in Polynesia!

Art of Travel

 

Turnbull & Asser

Turnbull & Asser’s New York store offers grooms and their groomsmen the full “Turnbull Townhouse experience” with personalized attention from expert bespoke consultants, providing the world’s finest quality bespoke shirts, accessories and made-to-measure suiting for the big day.

Turnbull & Asser

 

Bliss by Sam

No matter which wedding planning package you choose, Bliss By Sam’s Chicago and Destination wedding planners will help you save time, avoid costly mistakes and receive clear direction of exactly how to proceed with the wedding planning process.

Bliss by Sam

 

The Haciendas, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Life is a collection of experiences. Let The Haciendas be your guide.

The Haciendas

 

Muñoz Photography

Muñoz Photography combines the classic knowledge of traditional portraiture with an innovative and contemporary style. Their mission is to further develop the overall quality of photography and to capture memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Muñoz Photography

 

Sugar and Spice Boudoir Photography

Sugar and Spice Boudoir Photography is a boudoir photography studio located in Fort Lauderdale. They offer brides the opportunity to give the groom an amazing grooms gift.

Sugar & Spice Boudoir

 

The Crepes Truck

The Crepes Truck is a gourmet food truck and catering company specializing in French style crepes. They offer a wide selection of sweet & savory crepes using traditional ingredients all made fresh to order.

The Crepes Truck

Hunt & Fish Club NYC

Hunt & Fish Club NYC is an opulent steakhouse in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, which offers private dining event spaces.

Hunt & Fish

 

Live Love Last by PlasticPrinters

Live Love Last is a team of highly creative dedicated consultants & designers who aspire to create a meaningful design for your PLASTIC wedding stationary.

Live Love Last Plastic Printers

 

Sandals Resorts

A Sandals WeddingMoon® marries the wedding and the honeymoon, so after you’ve exchanged your vows, you can begin your happily ever after. Romance abounds at the resorts made for love, and you’ll find endless ways to enjoy your time together, from suites so exotic and romantic, we named them “Love Nests Dream Suites”, to intimate dining beneath the moonlit sky, hand-in-hand strolls along the beach, and every land and water sport under the sun. Best of all, it’s all included.

Sandals Resorts

 

Certified Travel by Carolyn Waffle

Carolyn Waffle, a Certified Travel Consultant and Honeymoon Planning Expert, helps couples create the Honeymoon, or Vacation of their Dreams so that they can be stress free and enjoy their special time to the fullest!

Certified Travel

 

Exclusively Honeymoon

Laura, the agency owner, has made Exclusively Honeymoon a business dedicated to the bride and groom. Laura understands the idea that your honeymoon should be an experience that you will never forget, and that it’s not something you can fulfill through a traditional online travel site.

Exclusively Honeymoons

 

DBG Events & Floral

DBG Events & Floral is a wedding, event, and celebration florist that is with you from concept to clean up. Here to provide the best in customer service and the highest level of design, decor and quality.

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Tosca New York

We do custom gowns for the Mother of the Bride or Groom. All sizes and colors accommodated. We guarantee our fit and workmanship.

Tosca NY

 

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

All inclusive Bridal & Bachelorette parties in Lingerie store, they will provide champagne and h’orderves and expert bra fitters to get you looking you best on your special day.

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie

 

Bloomerent

Bloomerent connects brides and grooms who are interested in sharing their floral centerpieces with another wedding in the same weekend, reducing the impact flowers have on the environment and your budget.

BLOOMERENT

 

Health Systems Direct

Living happily ever after starts with living healthier every day. Health Systems Direct specializes in nutritional gourmet cooking systems, featuring the very best in fine china, crystal, tableware, and health products.

Health Systems Direct

 

Jennyvi Dizon Couture

The Jennyvi label is the embodiment of modern bridal couture made in the U.S.A. Jennyvi creates classy, hand-made bridal and evening wear designs that capture the imagination and the heart. From a simple elegant wedding dress to the most lavish gown you can imagine, Jennyvi will create the most beautiful, most exquisite gown of your dreams.

Jennyvi Couture

 

St. Lucia Tourist Board

Welcome to Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia…the island that lifts your senses. Discover why St. Lucia has been voted and awarded the “No 1 Desitnation in the World for Romance”

St Lucia

 

Hera Couture

Bridesmaids line and online boutique for the modern bride.

Hera Couture


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The How To's Of Wedding Planning: Etiquette and Protocols

Even though a wedding is supposed to be a fun, happy time celebrating the union of two people, there are a lot of technicalities that go into making the day perfect that the bride and groom may not consider. Good thing you’re a trained professional who can help make it all possible!

Marriage Licenses 

The rules and regulations that couples must follow in order to obtain a license aren’t always common knowledge. As a planner, make sure they know all of the rules for the state, and that they have proper legal documentation for the day of the wedding.

Save the Dates and Invites

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Save the dates are a cute quirky way to express the personalities of the bride and groom while reminding invitees of the celebration. Usually they are sent 3 months before the wedding date. For Invitations, order them 4 months prior, and send them 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Include the invite, return card and envelope, directions and a meal preference card if required. Use the same stationary for the table placements and menus the day of the wedding, and the thank you notes after, to keep the theme cohesive throughout the event.
Attire

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Usually, the bride won’t consult the planner on gowns or tuxedos. Don’t take it personally, it’s the most important dress she’ll wear, she needs those closest to her to help pick it out! It doesn’t hurt to brush up on gown and tux shops in the area, as well as prices for different designers, just to lend a helping hand. Similarly, the bride will choose how she wants the bridal party to look, so stay on the outskirts and be ready to help if needed.

Financial Traditions

There have been a lot of traditions over the years regarding who pays for what part of the wedding, but everyone’s different! Keep tabs on whether the bride & groom, her family or his family are paying for certain aspects of the day. Communicate with your clients so you know where the different sectors of the budget are coming from, so that everyone gets paid!

Out-of-town Guests

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Remember that these guests need somewhere to stay! Reserve blocks of rooms in two hotels with different rates, so that everyone can make the most of their time in town. Greet them with a “welcome basket” filled with treats and wedding info to help them feel at home! Small favors should also be given to all guests to give them something to remember the amazing night!


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