There is a 100 percent chance you saw the worldwide premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey with your fiance on Valentine’s Day this weekend. Maybe even re-read the book too? Now that your dinner- and movie-night out is over, we want to know: are you Anastasia Steele or Christian Grey when it comes to wedding planning? Don’t be shy, we dare you to take our quiz here.
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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.
Not sure when you should be checking off all those wedding planning To Do’s? Not a problem! If you don’t know what should come first (securing your venues) and what can be done closer to the wedding date (favors and wedding bands), click through to our handy wedding planning timeline, which details a month-by-month breakdown of when you should be booking your vendors. There’s also several pieces of extremely useful advice embedded in there, so don’t forget to click on the light blue copy you see!
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:
- ”Don’t be afraid to ask! This is your wedding and it should represent you as a couple. Personalize it!”
- “[Wedding planning] starts with the venue! Once you have that secured, all the details and planning may begin.”
- “Please, please, please get a day-of coordinator, at a minimum! Don’t make your mother, aunt or photographer run around for you!”
- “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.”
- “Most importantly, keep it simple and do your own thing!”
Photo by Stephanie Dee Photography
What types of venues are the most popular? What about flowers, desserts, and color schemes? We asked couples who married in 2014 to share the details of their wedding with us, and we’re excited to share the results with you. Find out couples prefer ballrooms or barns, cupcakes or cookies, blue or pink, and more in our WinterBook – and visit our photo galleries to find even more great wedding inspiration!