Getting a 4.0 in DIY-ing comes with a few core attributes every bride attending Wedding Salon University will posses by graduation.
1. Have a Positive Attitude
No matter how stressful the process, remember that it’s all working towards your special day and no matter what, it’s going to be okay. This attribute is one that will get you through any situation in your process.
2.Know your Goal Whether you want a themed wedding, princess fairy tale or traditional wedding, be clear about your goal. Take Tat’s Tips on this one: Identify your personal style in creating the design for the wedding. Remember, this is the one day that it’s o.k for it to be all about you.
Being flexible is key to successful DIY-ing, being flexible not only with your budget (don’t forget that according to the poll conducted by The Knot the average person in the United States spends roughly $194 per wedding guest and an average $28,427 on the overall wedding) but also being flexible with your ideas and vision. Be prepared to switch to plan B at any moment in the planning process.
4.Be Knowledgeable Much like in college, as a full-time bride you should have knowledge and understanding about the academic (DIY-ing) policies and deadlines. This means not procrastinating on things such as wedding invitations, contacting vendors and beauty trials in advance. Bridal shows such as Wedding Salon’s Luxury Bridal shows can make brides more knowledgeable about vendor options, locations and costs.
5.Communicate Until the End Having to tell a friend she isn’t a bridesmaid isn’t always easy but in this case, honest, open and direct communication is key. Let your friend know in person not by text or social media and have a concise reason for not being able to include them.
Create a timetable or timeline of the tasks to be accomplished that way you’ll never miss a deadline. Apps such as WeddingHappy and Wedding Budget Calculator make staying on top of things as easy as checking your instagram.
7.Be Independent (When needed)
This doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own, however if there are tasks or details you want done right away, there’s no better person to do it than yourself since no one know you, better than you! This also means that to be a successful DIY bride you should know when and how to seek help.
8.Stay Committed to your Program You’ve already said yes to making the biggest commitment of your life, now its time to stay committed to your goals, vision, and deadlines to ensure that you make it to graduation day – your wedding day stress free and feeling fully accomplished as a DIY bride.
New York, NY (November 16, 2015) – Over a fifteen hundred New Yorker’s attended Wedding Salon at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Monday to find top industry resources for their upcoming nuptials. Guests were stunned by the fashion forward, modern and unique wedding displays, along with some significant wedding myth busters.
1. DIY is the Only Option for Rustic Chic Weddings
Often time couples associate rustic chic wedding with a lot of DIY work. The myth has officially been busted. Many vendors such as DJars Cookie Co. are offering services, visual elements, and products for rustic chic weddings that will save your weekends from being consumed by scissors, thread, and mason jars.
2. Planning Your Wedding Online is the Easiest Option
Although the ease of the internet search has created an “always in hand” wedding planning resource, our couples found that meeting over 125 luxury wedding companies face to face made the decisions easier than ever.
One bride even said “I booked my photo booth, entertainment company and makeup artist today. And, I have a few options for flowers and a honeymoon! It was really easy to see what these vendors are capable of with such interactive displays.”
3. Orange is the New Black
While traditional pinks, lavenders and whites were presented at the showcase, it was easy to spot all of the vibrant warm tones. Vendors showcased how to excite a color scheme with a pop of a bright color. The popularity of orange in decorations and flowers marks orange as the new cream.
4. You Have to Know What You Want
Sometimes you just don’t know what you want until you see it in person. According to our couples, they ended up discovering new ideas and elements for their wedding that they had no idea they even wanted.
Wedding Salon is the nation’s #1 premier luxury bridal show, designed to look and feel like a luxurious wedding. Celebrating 10 years of success, Wedding Salon brings together the top names in bridal in five markets across the country.
During our luxury bridal showcase this Monday, November 16th at the Metropolitan Pavilion Wedding Salon exhibitors are offering amazing raffle prizes and incentives. Some of these include complimentary overnight stays in deluxe and luxury hotels, services worth up to $1,000, awesome cake and gift basket giveaways, and so much more. Be sure to stop by each exhibitor and sign up to win. These are some wonderful opportunities you will not want to miss!
Alisa Brides ~ Keepsake Garter
Antigua “I Do” ~ Honeymoon Giveaway at The Villas at Sunset Lane and The Copper and Lumber Store Hotel; Honeymoon Package offered by the Catamaran Hotel
Batter & Cream ~ 25 Whoopie Pies, with provision of email address
Beautini ~ Complementary Hair and Makeup
Beloved Paper Company ~ 100 Free personalized “Hashtag” cocktail napkins for your wedding day (2 winners)
Bridefit ~ 6 Month Training Package
Carlo’s Bakery ~ Groom’s Cake Giveaway
C’est Mon Plaisir Events ~ Champagne flutes and floral arrangements, 5 wedding design workshops
Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts ~ 2 Days, 1 Night stay including meals and most activities
Danielle Elizabeth INC. ~ TBD
Djars Cookie CO. ~ Providing a few Djars cookies to give away
Florida Keys & Key West ~ Key West Aloe Gift Baskets for bride and groom
Goldtinker ~ $500 Gift Certificate
Hallak Cleaners / Bergen Linen ~ Complimentary Wedding Gown Cleaning & Preservation
Heritage Resort ~ Overnight accommodations for two with breakfast
Hotel El Convento ~2 Night Stay
I Know You Can Dance ~ One free hour (studio cost not included), 20% discount offered to those who register but do not win
Jefais Club Wedding Favors ~ $150 Store Credit
Jenny Yoo NY ~ One Bridesmaid Dress
John Charles Cook – Guitarist ~ Swarovski Crystal Pearl Necklace and Earring Set ($150 Value)
Lauxmont Weddings ~ $500 Off Venue Price
Los Cabos Tourism Board ~ 2 Nights, 3 Day stay; EP or All-Inclusive Plan in one of Cabos luxury hotels
Magnetic Memories ~ $1,000 Service Prize
Mini Melanie ~ Courtesy Wedding Cake Tasting
Outer Banks Wedding Association ~ Tickets to the 2016 Wedding Weekend Expo, January 16-17, a weekend stay at White Doe Inn, dinner at Kelly’s Restaurant, and more
Phenomenon Events, Photography & Video ~ Necklace and Earrings
Provence Wellness Center ~ Complimentary Colonic Session and One Complimentary Reiki Session
Pure Love Films ~ Pre-Wedding Interview Shoot for the couple: 2-Hour film shoot with professional lighting and sound recording to capture the candid thoughts and raw emotion of the couple before their big day
Royal Hideaway Hotel (Mexico) ~ Honeymoon at Royal Hideaway: 2 Night stay All-Inclusive and special rates for additional nights (Restrictions Apply)
Skinnygirl Protein Bars & Shakes ~ Free Wedding Dessert Table Styling Services ($500 Value)
Styled & Company ~ Three Hour shopping trip with one of our stylists
Susan Silverman Quigley, CFP ~ Free Tax Return with a financial plan
Susie Freeman Travel ~ 3 Day Honeymoon
The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Board ~ Saratoga Experience Giveaway
The William Vale ~ 1 Night Stay
White Tea Med Spa ~ Velashape 3 Treatment of choice
Wine & Wedding Italy ~ Long Weekend for two in a deluxe room at Verdura Resort including daily buffet breakfast
Be sure to stop by each exhibitor space and inquire about the raffle opportunities as well as incentives. Raffles winners will not be announced until after the Wedding Salon. We are so excited to see you there!
Yes we’d all love to just relax on a sandy beach for a week and embrace all that nature has to offer in your honeymoon resort. But maybe just sitting there, isn’t your cup of tea. Adventuremoons have become increasingly popular among couples who want to remain active and explore beyond their hotel rooms during their honeymoon. Whether you’re a land lover, sea love, sky lover or all three here are 6 adventuremoon bucket list ideas to consider.
1.For the love of water Experience the thrill and rush of open water shark diving, with water as clear as Cape Town’s and with its Mediterranean climate, diving in Southern African could be the golden crest for sea lovers. Travel agencies such as Hills of Africa Travel will serve you an adventuremoon on a silver plate.
2.Surfs up Or surf lovers can catch a “big-wave surf meet on Oahu’s famed North Shore” which will prove to be as unforgettable as being on the third largest Hawaiian island. Oahu’s Visitors Bureau also suggests visiting Waikiki where surfing was born.
3.Formula 1 dreams made real
The Knot suggests fast and furious adventurers try out the Amazing Race in the south of France. Not only could you “take a spin at the AGS Forumal 1 Driving School” but also experience luxury exotic rides such as a Maserati for your French Riviera adventure.
4.Embrace the gentle giants Animal and land lovers wont resist caring for these 7 ton love balls. The Golden Triangle in Thailand provides the unforgettable opportunity to engage in 2,000-year – old traditional elephant care. Not many have ventured such grounds and not called it an adventure! Check professional elephant whisperer off your bucket list.
5.Take the ultimate plunge This one takes the bucket list prize for thrill level. Adrenaline lovers can take the ultimate jump at Victoria Falls. The 111 meters of pure thrill activity is enhanced by the thought of literally being between two counties at the same time; Zimbabwe and Zambia. Not recommended for the faint hearted.
6.Visit the moon On earth of course. Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is home to the world’s largest salt plains, mix that in with the flatland and high-altitude and you’ve got yourself a real adventure-moon!
We’re only less than two weeks away from New York’s City Luxury Wedding Show of the year. Come join us on November 16th and discover only the top vendors and best resources for your upcoming wedding. Get inspired this fall and enjoy a day filled with cake tastings, cocktails, beauty makeovers and more. Here are some of the amazing vendors that will be at the show!
LUXURY WEDDING SHOW FEATURING:
AND MUCH MORE…
BELOVED PAPER COMPANY, BUD MALTIN METROPOLITAN MUSIC, BUSTER, C’EST MON PLAISIR EVENTS, LLC, CARLO’S BAKERY, CARROLL’S FLORIST, CHARISOL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE, CHARLESTON AREA CVB, CHEFWORLD / BRIDAL REGISTRY, CONAIR – CURL SECRET, CONDADO VANDERBILT HOTEL, COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ISLA, VERDE BEACH RESORT, COVE HAVEN ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS, CRANWELL RESORT, SPA & GOLF CLUB, CREPES BY SUZETTE, CURRITUCK OUTER BANKS, N.C., DANIELLE ELIZABETH INC.,DJAR COOKIE CO., DORAL ARROWWOOD, DREAMLIFE PHOTOS & VIDEO, DRINK HINT, DYLAN’S CANDY BAR, EQUINOX, EXOTIC LOOKS BY KAREN LLC, EZ STUDIOS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ON BROADWAY, FLORIDA KEYS & KEY WEST, GLAMOUR CLOSET, GO BEAUTIQUE, GOLDTINKER, GRACIOUS DÉCOR, GROOM, HALLAK CLEANERS / BERGEN LINEN, HARMONIA STRINGS, HERITAGE RESORT, HOTEL EL CONVENTO, I KNOW YOU CAN DANCE, JEFAIS CLUB WEDDING FAVORS, JENNY YOO NY, JOHN CHARLES COOK – GUITARIST, KLEINFELD HOTEL BLOCKS, KOOKLA, LANGHAM PLACE NEW YORK, FIFTH AVENUE, LE BOUQUET WEDDING & EVENT PLANNER, LEJEMALIK, LETTERS BY ANAT, LONG ISLAND BRIDE & GROOM, LOS CABOS TOURISM BOARD, LUXE DESTINATION WEDDINGS, M&J BRIDAL SALON, M2M, MAGNETIC MEMORIES, MAGNOLIA PHOTO BOOTH, METAMORPHOSIS NEW YORK, MEXICO TOURISM BOARD, MINI MELANIE, MP EVENTS, MUSTIQUE & THE COTTON HOUSE, MYWEDDING.COM, NECESSARY WEDDINGS, NICOLE MILLER, OLLI STUDIO, ONE FOR THE BOOK ,ONEHOPE WINE, OWNONLY CUSTOM SUITS, PARIS EVENT PRESTIGE, PARK LANE HOTEL NEW YORK, PARK SLOPE PRESS, PATINA EVENTS AT BROOKLYN, BOTANIC GARDEN, PHENOMENON EVENTS, PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO, PHILIPS ZOOM, PICSFLY PHOTOBOOTH, PROVENCE WELLNESS CENTER, PUERTO RICO TOURISM BOARD, PUNTACANA RESORT & CLUB, PURE BARRE, PURE LOVE FILMS, RED TABLE CATERING, ROYAL HIDEAWAY HOTEL (MEXICO), S2 EVENT MANAGEMENET, SANDALS RESORTS, SCREAMING QUEENS, SHARINGBOX, SIGNATURE STYLED, SKINNYGIRL DAILY, SKINNYGIRL SPARKLERS, SPRING HOUSE HOTEL, SPRINKLES CUPCAKES, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SUGAR KISSES BY VICTORIA, SUNSWEPT RESORTS, SUSAN SIVLERMAN QUIGLEY, CFP, SUSIE FREEMAN TRAVEL, SWEET GARDEN CREATIONS, TELLURIDE SKI & GOLF RESORT, THE COCKTAIL GURU, THE KNOT, THE OUTER BANKS WEDDINGS ASSOCIATION, THE PLACE ON THE LAKE, THE SARATOGA CONVENTION AND TOURISM BUREAU, THE SOUND EXPLOSION EVENT GROUP, THE VILLA GROUP RESORTS, THE WEDDING CONCIERGE & CONSIGLIERE, TULLE LA LA, WHITE TEA MED SPA, WINE&WEDDING ITALY, ZICO COCONUT WATER
We are super excited to share this evening with you. Don’t forget to register! As a loyal Wedding Salon reader we are giving you $15 tickets – Normally $75. Just Register HERE with Code WSBLOG.
*Registrant must be engaged to redeem, must be 21+