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Are you planning a wedding in Los Angeles? If the answer is yes, there’s a special event coming your way that’s dedicated to getting you in front of local luxury wedding vendors! The Wedding Salon Show will take place on Monday, March 2nd from 4 to 8 p.m. at the InterContinental Los Angeles, Century City.

Each Wedding Salon bridal event emulates a luxury wedding featuring a beautiful canopy, lavish flowers, gown previews, makeup trials, and much more. And don’t miss out on the luxury goody bags as well as the opportunity to win a surprise luxury giveaway!

And, you’re in luck! Readers of WeddingWire can receive $15 tickets (a $75 value)! To RSVP and receive the discount, use code WWBLP when you purchase your tickets on the Wedding Salon’s website.

Fun Times at WeddingWire Social Richmond

Posted by Sarah Z. on Feb 03, 2015

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Brews and I Do’s—does it get any better than that? We had a blast hanging out with engaged couples (and their supportive friends!) at Hardywood Craft Brewery  in Richmond, Virginia last week. After mixing and mingling while noshing on free pizza and beer, attendees got all their wedding planning questions answered by WeddingWire Editor Sarah Zlotnick and Julia Define of Down the Aisle Events, LLC. A great time was had by all! Scroll down for more details from the night.

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Hardywood Craft Brewery provided the perfect backdrop for the first of many newly-engaged WeddingWire gatherings in Richmond. From the handsome wooden bars to the delicious ales on tap, the brewery’s Tasting Room is the perfect spot for a casual engagement party or rehearsal dinner.

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Pizza Tonight provided a truly delicious assortment of pies for the evening, all of which they baked on sight—in a portable wood burning oven they brought to the venue!

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While they were hanging out, guests added any and all wedding planning questions to white boards posted around the room. “Momzillas”, getting ruthless while cutting the guest list . . .  no topic was off-limits!

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One by one the  white board questions were called out, and wedding experts Julia Define of Down the Aisle Events, LLC (a Harrisonburg, VA-based wedding planning company, pictured) and Sarah Zlotnick of WeddingWire were on hand to weigh-in. Couples also got tips on big ways to save money and plan efficiently.

 

weddingwire staffWeddingWire staffers hanging out after the fun! Richmond Community Manager Jamie (center) can be reached at jamierva@weddingwire.com if you’re interested in attending future events in the area.

We’re looking forward to having many more WeddingWire events in Richmond and across the country in the coming months! Special thanks to Rutsen Eagle Photography for capturing the event.

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For engaged couples in Austin, the WeddingWire Sip & Plan event at Caffé Medici at The Austonian was the place to be on Thursday, January 29th! Wedding planner Johnell Huebner of Clearly Classy Events was at this lively event to answer attendees’ tough wedding planning questions.

“It was wonderful to chat about all things wedding planning—from save the dates to DJs, tricks to save money and where to spend,” says Beth Zerdecki, the WeddingWire Austin Community Lead. “It was one extremely informative evening!”

Check out the top five tips our wedding expert Johnell shared at this unique event:

  1. ”Don’t be afraid to ask!  This is your wedding and it should represent you as a couple. Personalize it!”
  2. “[Wedding planning] starts with the venue!  Once you have that secured, all the details and planning may begin.”
  3. “Please, please, please get a day-of coordinator, at a minimum!  Don’t make your mother, aunt or photographer run around for you!”
  4. “How to get through planning your own wedding: plan for a weekend, take some time off, plan for another weekend, then take some time off. Divide your year of planning into the beginning, middle and end.  Focus on your goals for each stage and let it go in between.”
  5. “Most importantly, keep it simple and do your own thing!”

To learn more about planning your wedding in Austin, check out the Austin Wedding Guide »

Fun Times at WeddingWire Social Charlotte

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 16, 2015

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Couples in the Charlotte, North Carolina area were treated to a fun night of food, drink, shopping, and helpful wedding talk this week at our WeddingWire Social! Attendees perused Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories, swapped tips with other couples planning weddings in the area, and got an exclusive sneak peek at the 50 Fresh Ideas story featured in WeddingWire’s just-released WinterBook. They were also able to have their planning questions answered by WeddingWire editor Sarah Zlotnick and Charlotte event planner Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design.  Scroll down for pictures from the event.

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With a versatile main room and beautiful outdoor courtyard, Byron’s South End is a great place for a wedding or rehearsal dinner.

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Split Second Sound provided music for the evening, and Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design was on hand to answer couple’s questions about wedding planning.

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Byron’s South End also set out delicious appetizers and drinks for attendees.

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Guests posed with props in the ShutterBooth Charlotte photo booth; The night’s gorgeous florals were provided by Flowers by Lingky.

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Engaged couples and their friends turned out for the event! If you’re close to the Richmond, Virginia area and interested in attending a WeddingWire Social, you’re in luck! We’ll be hosting a Social at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on Tuesday, January 27th. Head to wed.li/wwsocialrichmond for all the details.

Special thanks to Love Shutter Photography for documenting the event! 

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Are you considering hosting a destination wedding or trying to figure out your honeymoon destination? If the answer is yes and you’re located in the New York or Los Angeles areas, there’s a special event coming your way that’s dedicated to everything destination weddings and honeymoons! The Wedding Salon Destination Weddings and Honeymoons show will take place on Monday, January 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Montage Beverly Hills, and on Monday, January 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

These events are a great way research many different destination wedding and honeymoon locales in one evening. You’ll be able to meet representatives from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, Playa Largo Resort & Spa, as well as Puerto Rico, Oahu, and Puerto Vallarta (the new honeymoon hotspots!). You’ll also be able to enjoy cake tastings, cocktails, beauty makeovers and hair trials, and preview gorgeous gowns and men’s formalwear. And there will indeed be luxury goody bags as well as the opportunity to win a free honeymoon!

And, you’re in luck! Readers of WeddingWire can receive $15 tickets (a $75 value)! To RSVP and receive the discount, use code WWBP when you purchase your tickets on the Wedding Salon’s website.

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