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It’s that time of the year again . . . hello Bridal Market! Starting today, WeddingWire’s Editorial Team will be up in New York City, hopping between new wedding dress, bridesmaids, and accessories collections and snapping pics of all the newest styles.
If you’re asking yourself what exactly is Bridal Market, you can read our breakdown right here. For those of you a bit more familiar, you know this is essentially the wedding world’s equivalent of Fashion Week. Want to follow along with the excitement? Your best bet is to download our new WedStyle wedding inspiration app. Here, we’ll be posting tons of photos fresh from the runways and appointments, and you can weigh in directly on your favorite dresses! Follow our editors directly by searching for WWKim, WWLeeor, and WWSarah, or simply select “Bridal Fashion Week” from the filter menu.
Of course, there will also be plenty of coverage on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Added bonus: starting Friday morning, complete collections will begin appearing on our dedicated Bridal Market Landing Page.
So many dresses, so little time! We’re excited for another great Market, and hope you’ll be following along with us!
The WeddingWire Editorial Team
Hello, fellow brides-to-be! My name is Caitlin, and I’m a member of the editorial team here at WeddingWire. I’m also recently engaged and planning my real-life wedding as we speak. Throughout the entire process, I’ll be giving you insight on my experiences until I walk down the aisle. First, it was wedding dress shopping and all the surprises that come along with, and then, it was registering for surprising necessities. Next up: attending WeddingWire Social DC, a local event that brings together engaged couples.
1. Met New Friends (& Found A Wedding Date Twin) – Yes, it was a happy hour for engaged WeddingWire employees, but turns out, they also brought other brides- and grooms-to-be too! Warning: You will meet a couple who has the same wedding date as you, and you will have to take an Instagram #selfie along with your engagement ring bling.
2. We <3 Our Vendors – We all dished about our favorite vendors, and it was fun to compare notes on who we booked and why.
3. Insider Planning Tips – The #1 must-have tip of the evening: purchase travel insurance. You never know if you will have unexpected bad weather or cancellations.
4. Major Stress Relief – Other than confiding in family, friends, and your bridal party, this was the largest group of engaged couples I’ve been around, let alone in the same room. We became each other’s support system!
5. Free Swag – What’s better than rocking WeddingWire sunglasses and koozies? The a “I’m the Bride!” and “I’m the Groom!” stickers were a fun accessory, too.
To find out more information on hosting your own WeddingWire Social, visit our forums!
Post sponsored by Palladium Hotels & Resorts
Photo courtesy of Palladium Hotels & Resorts
We can’t seem to shake the cold weather here at WeddingWire HQ, so now more than ever, we’re dreaming of destination weddings in warm-weather locales. If you’re one of the lucky ones hosting (or thinking about hosting) a destination wedding, get thee to Twitter this Wednesday, March 26 at 3pm EST. Yes, it’s a Destination Wedding Twitter Party! Wedding designer Karen Bussen for Palladium Hotels & Resorts will be tweeting about the top destination wedding trends, and providing lots of great advice for your celebration! And – major bonus! – Palladium Hotels & Resorts is giving away a three-night stay to the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic (pictured above) to one lucky participant. All you have to do is ask a question about destination weddings and add the hashtag #DestWedParty – and make sure you’re following @WeddingWire! Can’t want to see you at the party!
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
If you’re planning a wedding in the Baltimore area, there’s only one place you need to be this Sunday – FS Weds: A Wedding Showcase at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore! You’ll be able to meet some of Baltimore’s most talented wedding professionals and have the opportunity to win lots of fabulous prizes! And bring your future spouse and family members, too – there will be a Groom’s Lounge and a Mother-of-the-Bride Room just for them.
The event starts at 2 p.m. this Sunday, but VIPs can get exclusive first access starting at 11:30am with a special luncheon. The VIP lunch includes an amazing swag bag, and a multi-course luncheon (with champagne, of course!). VIPs will also enjoy a special wedding-planning panel featuring renowned wedding experts, including planner extraordinaire Marcy Blum and our very own Kim Forrest, editor here at WeddingWire.
General admission tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $85. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets! See you Sunday!
Sponsored by The Wedding Salon
If you’re recently engaged and living in New York City or Los Angeles, you’re in luck! There are two Wedding Salon bridal shows coming to you in March. Here are all the details:
The Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Salon will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm at The Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. Whether your considering a destination wedding or planning a trip-of-a-lifetime honeymoon, this event will feature representatives from top resorts and destinations from all over the world including Curacao Tourism, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun, All Inclusive Hard Rock, Puerto Rico Tourism Board, The Villa Group, The Rack at Rock Creek, Iconic Weddings and more. And, oh yeah, celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie will also be making an appearance. This event will also include cake tastings, cocktails, makeovers, gown previews, raffles, giveaways and an amazing goodie bag!
For all you Los Angeles brides, check out the Wedding Salon Los Angeles on Monday, March 10 from 4pm to 8pm at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. At this exciting event, you’ll find a TAO Bachelorette Suite where you and your pals can discover how to plan the ultimate bachelorette party, cake tastings from Charm City Cakes and Hansen’s Cakes, reception tablescapes from top designers, gorgeous wedding gowns, representatives from top venues and destination wedding sites worldwide, delicious treats from Eco Caters, beauty consultations, and an amazing goodie bag!
For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the Wedding Salon’s website!