Summer Bridal Bonuses!

We are so excited to announce the amazing bridal bonuses that are being offered by our exhibitors from Wedding Salon’s July 27th event at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel! Make sure to take advantage of these incentives that include great discounts and special packages offered for only a limited amount of time. Your favorite exhibitors are thrilled to be a part of your special day!

A.Jaffe – 4 orders on the spot gets 20% off

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Blantyre – 2 night stay the year after to celebrate the 1st anniversary – including breakfast and champagne toast on arrival

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Bliss Spa – 20% bounce back cards to the spa

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Brush Chic, Inc. – Discounts on local vendors and special discounts for destination weddings. In addition access to highly talented bridal makeup artists

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Daniela Rodriguez NYC - $50 off hair and makeup trials

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Dellables Wedding Design and Florals – When booking and paying for a wedding with Dellables and mentioning the wedding salon event we will give the couple a free lei exchange

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Glamour Closet – Free Veil (up to $250 value) with coupon and upon purchase of gown

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Joyce Cutty Designs - Book with Joyce Kutty Designs within 30 days of the trade show and receive 20% off $200 or more purchase INCLUDING delivery services. With any order of $150 or more, one bouquet will be donated to an oncology patient at Rhode Island Hospital. This can be in honor of the newly weds, bride to be, baby on-the-way, etc! (Great gift idea for bridal showers, baby showers, or simple gestures of love).

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Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Complimentary welcome sparkling wine for all guests

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Puerto Rico Tourism Board – On site wedding coordinator and hotel partners with offer

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Royal Hideaway Playacar Hotel – One complimentary romantic dinner on the beach, honeymoon amenities (rose petals on bathtub, fresh fruit at arrival, sparkling wine, etc.) Free upgrade for bride and group during their stay to junior suite, $50 USD spa credit for the couple.

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Savvy Navigator - $500 off a honeymoon planned by one of our experts located around the world

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Don’t miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

As the young and ridiculous Rebecca Black would say, “It’s Friday! Friday! Gotta get down on Friday!”  But before you go out and put on those dancing shoes, check out some of our fantastic vendors (many of whom will be at our Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Show in New York on July 27)!

Nicole Miller ~ Nicole Miller combines her art training with couture technique.  This, along with her French heritage, has given her a unique style and vision in creating such gorgeous gowns.

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Patina Events @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden ~ Make sure to check out Patina Events, the exclusive caterer at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, one of NYC’s most breathtaking wedding locations.

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Letters by Anat ~ Letters by Anat specializes in all your wedding stationary needs, and more!
“I take great pleasure in creating handmade art to produce beautiful and memorable works for you.  I feel handmade work brings the necessary human touch to special occasions worthy of a joyous announcement.” -Anat Even Or

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Blantyre ~ This beautiful house and fabulous cuisine stir fond memories of days spent in the chateaux’s of France.  Thank you for bringing the old world so close to New York!

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Pure Love Films ~ Pure Love Films is a cinematic wedding film production company servicing the New York area and the Mexican Riviera.  These captivating wedding films are for couples who are looking for something unique and compelling.  Our distinctive approach to storytelling and artistry provides our couples with an experience that is emotionally engaging, and a film that fully immerses them in a moving memory of their wedding day that brings joy for years to come.

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Ana Paz Cakes ~ Ana Paz, baker and premium specialty cake designer has deals with over 80 hotel properties and caterers in the South Florida area.  Ana Paz cakes is considered one of the premium cake vendors in the industry (2007-2012 The Knot “Best of Weddings”).

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Caribbean Breeze 3 ~ Caribbean Breeze 3 was founded by Lima Wiltshire with the goal of developing the perfect exotic and healthy drinks with a tropical flare.  The healthy sorrel is enjoyed by many throughout the world and the exotic rum punch is a smashing hit at weddings and celebrations all around.  Caribbean Breeze 3’s delicious Black Cake is a one of kind delectable dessert you don’t want to miss.

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Mexico Tourism Board ~ Make Mexico the ideal location for your destination wedding and/or honeymoon and get your senses ready for an experience full of magic, color and warmth.

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The Cove Atlantis ~The Cove Atlantis is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Bahamas, making it the perfect destination for your wedding and or honeymoon.  Do you see how clear that water is?

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Jenny Yoo ~ Check out this special deal from Jenny Yoo below! “In a time where tradition is emphasized, weddings as a result, have become more intimate, holding a special meaning for both the couple and those who care for them.  I have created a special line of bridesmaid and wedding dresses that evolve with the footsteps of today’s changing times.”  -Jenny Yoo

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*Go Beautique ~ As a 2014 New York Bridal Fashion Week hair and makeup designer, Go Beautique will make you and your bridal party “Runway Ready” on your wedding day.  With on demand services from hair and makeup to nail care and threading, you’ll be more than ready to walk down the aisle!


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Seven Reasons Why YOU should be on The Knot

 

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Planning your dream wedding can be one of most rewarding, yet stressful events that you will ever plan.  Here at Wedding Salon we are obsessed with The Knot.  They offer resources and ideas on all things you will need for your wedding.  After much debate we have compiled the seven best reasons why YOU should be on The Knot!

1.  Ideas + Etiquette

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The Knot Ideas + Etiquette tab offers ideas, inspiration, and etiquette tips on basically every aspect of your wedding.  Can’t choose a theme?  Don’t fret, the Knot offers the most up-to-date trends.  Aren’t sure how to write your own wedding vows?  The Knot has created an easy-t0-use template to help you!

2.  Wedding Website

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You can create a FREE wedding website on The Knot.  Wedding websites are becoming a vital resource when communicating with guests.  Not only is it a great way to share your special story and those adorable engagement photos, but it’s also a great place for guests go to for venue info, directions, and links to your registry!  With 87 templates to choose from, it’s borderline impossible to find something that will match your unique style.

3.  Checklists

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When you create a profile on The Knot you are asked to include your wedding date.  Using this information The Knot creates a month-by-month checklist to ensure your dream wedding is planned on time with no surprises.  Wedding Salon’s own Jessica Funk (recent newlywed) shares, “I lived by [The Knot checklists].  It’s what I used to plan my own wedding!”

4.  Discounts/Promotions

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The Knot is one of the most known and used resources when planning weddings.  As a result vendors offer special promotions with The Knot, which are shared with users based on location.  Who doesn’t love to save few bucks?

5.  Articles

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The Knot is full of amazing articles to assist you with all your unanswered questions.  Unsure how to change your name after your wedding?  No need to worry, The Knot teaches you how step-by-step!

6.  Vendor Guide

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Since The Knot is the Beyoncé of all things weddings, they have one of the best vendor guides we’ve seen.  The guide is localized by city ensuring brides and grooms fabulous and convenient vendors.

7.  Community

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The Community tab is an online forum where users ask questions and share their knowledge and suggestions with one another.  Who can relate better than a fellow bride or groom going through the same wedding planning issues?

 

Since we share the common goal of helping our brides and grooms, Wedding Salon has teamed up with The Knot to further our missions of planning your dream weddings!


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The Caribbean Romance Pavilion

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In honor of Caribbean Week in New York City, the Caribbean Romance Pavilion was hosted on June 3, at EZ Studios.  Over 200 brides, grooms, and loved ones came together and planned their dream destination weddings and honeymoons.  Before grabbing their gift bags and heading out the door, we asked couples to describe what was the most important element in planning their destination weddings and honeymoons.  This is what we found:

 

1.       Resorts with Top to Bottom Wedding Packages: Many couples planning destination weddings want a carefree getaway wedding that doesn’t require the planning involved with elaborate local weddings. Couples are loving resorts that offer full blown Destinations Wedding Packages that include an onsite wedding planner, makeup and hair services, onsite wedding officiate, advance wedding certificate planning, decorations, hotel stays for guests and the rest of their wedding needs.

 

2.       Adults Only Resorts: Couples want to relax and enjoy their wedding vacations with other adults in a calm, slow paced environment. It’s an avenue for joining close adult friends and family without the stress of planning and caring for children.  The destination wedding becomes a vacation for all.

 

3.       Exotic Elements: Just as couples seek memorable elements in local venues, couples are seeking exotic atmospheres for their destination weddings. Couples gravitate toward white sand, clear waters, striking resorts grounds, exotic food, and luxury exotic accommodations. Because couples are saving money with a smaller guest list, they splurge on a unique atmosphere.

 

4.       Privacy:  Bungalows, private suites, and secluded cabins have become a must for destination weddings. With family and friends in the same location couples find it romantic to get-away to their secluded accommodations with a view.

 

Do you agree?  What do you think is most important in planning your destination wedding or honeymoon?  Let us know by commenting below!


 

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Friday Vendor Spotlight

Happy Friday! Thank you to all of our couples who came to our Caribbean Romance Pavilion this week! You truly made it a success! Our next event is fast approaching and will be in the beautiful city of Miami on June 15 at the Epic Hotel from 4pm-8pm.  Be sure to get your tickets here

Neuro Drinks~  Neuro Drinks are not only great tasting but do great things for people. With 7 delicious flavors and functions at only 35 calories a bottle, Neuro Drinks enhance energy and focus, give a serene, calming mood, and even help you have a full night’s sleep. There’s a Neuro for every need and will make your day better from start to finish.

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Armonia Music Inc.~  Miami’s best source for wedding entertainment including live bands, DJ/MC’s, ceremony/cocktail musicians, lighting, event planning and more!

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Mizner Country Club~ Whether outside under the stars or in our spectacular ballrooms, Mizner offers a picturesque venue for ceremonies and receptions. “Happily Ever After Begins at Mizner.”

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Simply Perfect Java~ Our Organo Gold products bring the treasures of the Earth to the people of the world, helping our customers to improve their lives by reaching new levels of wellness.

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Glamour Closet~ Glamour Closet incredible selection of unique, sophisticated and elegant gowns , including couture and well known designers 25 – 75% off retail prices.

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Exhale Spa~   Perched on the sun-filled floors of the dramatic EPIC Hotel and Residences, Exhale Downtown Miami is the ultimate wellbeing destination for spa and fitness.

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HaVen Lounge~ Located in Miami Beach, this digitally intimate HI-Fi lounge serves fresh organic small plates and innovative cocktails until 5am nightly.

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6 Laugh-able Wedding Moments

1. That moment when you CANNOT stop laughing

You know when you are really nervous and shouldn’t be laughing but it makes you laugh more and you just simple CANNOT stop? That’s what happens here, understandably laughable.
This bride just can’t stop, it’s the wedding moments like these that translate into long happy marriages.


2. Sometimes staying closer to land is the safer option

Getting photo opportunity on a beautiful dock in Michigan sounds wonderful, right?  Well after seeing this entire wedding party go under, you might think twice about that waterside photo.


3. Talk about an unforgettable wedding moment! 

Hopefully all of your groomsmen have themselves pulled together for your big day.  Tip for groomsmen: wear a belt!


4. Have bridesmaids are smart enough to stay hydrated, get sleep and wear comfortable shoes!

You don’t need anyone, especially one of your bridesmaids passing out on you while you are trying to say your vows! KEYWORD “trying”!


5.  If your fiance is the funny guy, you will be sure to have one of these performances on your big day!

Surprise dances for brides and grooms are super popular now-a-days.  This wedding moment is all about the groom…. AND  all of his groomsmen showing off…


6. And lastly, those moments when your MOH does something completely unexpected

Making the most of your maid of honor speech is something that your guests will appreciate as much as the bride and groom.  This MOH really stands out with her rap to her older sister on her big day.

Please share your favorite funny wedding moments with us!


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