10 Tips to Conquer a Bridal Show

So you have the man, the ring, and the biggest smile on your face…what else could you possibly need??

Well everything, of course. Luckily there is a one stop shop for all things wedding- the Annual Georgetown Bridal Show! It may sound overwhelming, but with these tips, you can walk out knowing that you have everything under control.

1. Pre-Register

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The link to our Bridal Show on February 22nd is http://georgetownbridalshow.com/register/ (You can also win prizes by registering early!)

2. Eat a Small Meal Beforehand

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You know you are in for a ton of samples, but have a small meal before you head out. That way you will know what really tastes good if you aren’t a ravenous beast!

3. Wear Comfy Shoes

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You will be doing a ton of walking. Save the heels for your big day! Comfort is key.

4. Bring a Friend

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You will want second (or maybe even third and fourth opinions) on each vendor you see. Of course the choice is all yours, but friends can be helpful to bounce ideas off of, and to cover more ground!

5. Make a Check-list

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Venues, caterers, cakes, honeymoon, decorations…the list seems to go on and on! But with a guideline, you know for sure you can hit all of the essentials.

6. Bring Business Cards

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Don’t waste time writing down your contact information at every booth! Have a supply of cards handy to make the info swap less of a hassle!

7. Bring a Color Swatch

Fabric swatches of your wedding colors can always come in handy if you come across and accessory booth, so you can find the perfect bridesmaid necklaces, or flower girl basket!

8. Have your planner or Calendar app handy

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You may need to set up other tastings and meetings with each vendor, so to be sure you don’t forget about all your obligations, use your calendar app or planner!

9. Leave Before You Can’t Take Anymore-

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Don’t leave wishing you never have to think about weddings again! It’s inevitable that you will need to sort through all of the brochures and handouts you collected once you get home. So shop around until you almost drop!

10. Demand a Foot Rub-

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You have had a long, successful and conquering day! The only thing you need now is a foot rub for a job well done.

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

I Just Planned Your Whole Christmas Wedding…You’re Welcome

‘Tis the season to be married…

So maybe you haven’t even considered a holiday wedding. But what’s not to love? Lights, presents, snow (well if you aren’t from Texas)…your big day has the potential to be a Winter Wonderland. It’s the most magical time of the year, and lucky for you, I have done all the planning to make the magic happen. Read on to discover why your first dance may be “All I Want for Christmas is You!”

1. Your Dress

Top 8 Hot Wedding Dresses Styles for Winter Wonderland Weddings 2014 #tulleandchantilly

With three quarter lace sleeves, you will look elegant without having to show a lot of skin

2. Your Bridesmaids

Dessy - long wine colored bridesmaid gown

This deep red and flowy design will have them feeling ready for the red carpet, but not to upstage you, of course!

3. Your Flower Girl

Christmas Flower Girl dress trimmed in red - perfect

The adorable rose accents are so vibrant, you actually may have some competition for the spotlight!

4. The Groom and Groomsmen

Groom/Groomsmen- Black tuxedo for all the boys, groom wears white vest (to match bride), bestman wears purple vest (to match maid of honnor) and the other groomsmen wears charcoal gray best (to match other bridesmaids)

Simple yet classic, consider a dark grey tux as shown instead of the stereotypical black and red look!

5. Your Ring Bearer

Formal Boy Tuxedo Black with Red Cherry Vest for by carmiashop, $33.99

Just like the big boys, but with a bowtie!

6. Your Venue

Just the perfect little country church! Wouldn't this be a beautiful place for a small wedding?

Okay, even if little white chapels aren’t your thing, imagine the shots your photographer could get! But for a more modern look, check out the Georgetown Event Center! (Shameless plug)

7. Bouquets

Another wedding weekend over...another bouquet caught!! Is it bc I am tall and athletic or is the universe trying to tell me something??!! This crazy heffa will just have to wait and see.....;)

Add some unexpected lilies for something unique!

8. Reception Tables

Incredible red rose centerpiece for glamorous wedding at Hotel Bel Air, planning by Mindy Weiss, photos by Joy Marie Photography | junebugweddings.com

Notice how the mirrored table top adds extra dazzle to this sparkling tablescape!

9. Your Cake

Christmas Wedding Cakes And Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas

Now I could do without the greenery surround this beautiful cake, but the stacked presents look is sure to amaze!

10. Hot Cocoa Bar…Must

Adorable DIY hot cocoa bar #fall #autumn #hotcocoa

Consider skipping out on the rustic look by using sparkling crystal bowls instead!

 

So maybe I left out just a few things for you to take care of, but with this start, you may just want to get married this Christmas!

 

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

7 Times When Presentation is Everything

I believe there is a common misconception that for your reception to impress your guests, the food needs to be something you would imagine is served to royalty. Coming from a girl who believes “Comfort Food” is THE most important food group, I think that childhood favorites never fail to please. The only difference between your mother’s grilled cheese sandwiches and stellar wedding food, is the way it is presented. Check out these all-American foods that look fit to serve to the Queen!

1. Mashed Potato Martini

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Guests will enjoy picking their toppings, which could include crunchy bacon bits, scallops, sauteed mushrooms, and shredded cheese.

2. Vegetable Shooters

For some colorful freshness, use your choice of sliced bell peppers, celery, carrots, cucumbers or even cherry tomatoes on a skewer, served with creamy ranch

3. Sliders and Fries

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Its a well known fact that mini food is cuter. So put your sliders on a tiered platter and serve crispy fries in adorable paper cones!

4. Heart Shaped Fruit Kabobs

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While normal fruit kabobs are pretty stereotypical, the heart shaped cut out deems super impressive. Use watermelon and strawberries as shown, or consider other fruits to complement your color scheme!

5. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shooters

With just the perfect sized sandwich, and the perfect amount of soup for dipping, don’t be surprised if you experience feelings of nostalgia

6. Stacked Oreos

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This by no mean has to replace your cake, but just by stacking them so gracefully, everyone will be reaching for America’s favorite cookie!

7. Late Night Cookies and Milk

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Another childhood favorite, served simply but beautifully for guests who may have worked up an appetite from dancing late into the evening.

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

9 Unexpected Ways to Incorporate Your New Monogram into Your Wedding

With the growing  fad of having everything you own monogrammed, it’s no wonder women want to show off their new married initials on their big day.

Here are some unexpected and, frankly, adorable ways to celebrate with your new monogram!

1. Ring Bearer’s Pillow

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2. Your Bouquet

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3. On Your Veil

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4. Lighting for Your Dance Floor

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5. Table Runners

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6. Cookies!

 

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7. Bride and Groom Champagne Glasses

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8. Wedding Cake (either as shown, or as a fun cake topper!)

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9. (My favorite) Comfy Bride Shoes for the Reception

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Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

 

 

 

Friday Five: Cute Cake Toppers

I am a lover of all things cake, especially at a wedding! If you have a gorgeous wedding cake that also tastes divine, you have already won me over! I will think that your wedding was fantastic, despite what other flubs it may have had. And every great cake needs an ADORABLE cake topper. So here are a few that will definitely make a statement at your wedding!

#1 “Best Day Ever”

Wedding - Best Day Ever Wedding Cake Topper - Gold

This topper will definitely take the cake! It says in an adorable way what you want to scream from the rooftops on your wedding day “BEST DAY EVER!”

#2  Personalized Silhouettes

Custom Silhouette Wedding Cake Topper, Acrylic Cake Topper, made from your photograph by Wedded Silhouette

Silhouettes on top of a cake are subdued yet beautiful. They can add just the right touch to a simple wedding cake. Plus, if you buy (or make) personalized silhouettes you guests will be amazed when they realize the cake toppers are actually the newlyweds!

#3 “Mr. & Mrs.”

Mr & Mrs Cake Topper, Several Wire Colors Available, Wedding Cake Topper

It you haven’t been able to tell already, signage has become very popular at weddings and cake toppers haven’t been excluded from that trend! The trick with trends is to go with something that seems modern but can also appear classic. Mr. & Mrs. will always be classic and having it written out with wire makes it modern!

#4 Oh Deer!

If you are from the south, you have probably dealt with a fair share of hunting, camouflage, and deer. A cute deer cake topper can bring the groom’s love of hunting into the wedding while still looking classy.

#5 Infinite Love

Infinity Love Cake Topper

Having an infinity symbol as your cake topper is the perfect way that say that your love will last forever. You can even get a personalized one with your names inside it if you want it to show that the two of you will be together until the end of time!

And that is your Friday Five! Did you have a traditional cake topper or one that was out of the box?

About us:

Georgetown Event Center is a beautiful, affordable wedding venue located just outside Austin in Georgetown, TX. For pricing and details, go to www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com

 

 

 

 

Friday Five: Groom’s Cake Alternatives

Happy Friday Everyone! Are you ready for another Friday Five! Wonderful, I am too! Today’s Friday Five will bring you some great alternatives to the regular chocolate groom’s cake. Let’s face it, sometimes people don’t want cake for dessert (it’s shocking to me too!). Having another choice besides white or chocolate cake will delight some of your guests while the rest get to devour your wedding cake. So without further ado here is your Friday Five: Groom’s Cake Alternative Edition.

#1 Banana Pudding

Being in the South, people love their banana pudding! If it is the groom’s favorite, why not serve it on the big day?

#2 Pie

Another Southern favorite: pie! You can either serve the groom’s favorite or have a variety for your guests to choose from. You can choose to serve mini pies or slices of a regular sized pie.

#3 Cookies & Milk

Who can resist cookies and milk? Whether you choose to have America’s favorite cookie or homemade chocolate chip cookies, your guests won’t be able to resist them!

#4 Donuts

If the groom is a big breakfast guy, why not let him choose one of his favorite breakfast foods: Donuts! Delicious and sweet, donuts are a great substitute for a groom’s cake!

#5 Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream is a great alternative to the regular groom’s cake. You can set up an ice cream bar with various toppings or offer your guests a selection of ice cream pops and treats!

And that is your Friday Five! We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!

About us:

Georgetown Event Center is a beautiful, affordable wedding venue located just outside Austin in Georgetown, TX. For pricing and details, go to www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com

 

Naked (gasp!) Wedding Cakes

Okay, so it isn’t as scandalous as the title makes it sound. No, I am not talking about some naughty bachelor/bachelorette party cakes (sorry to let you down), I am talking about the newest trend in wedding cakes: Naked Wedding Cakes! For those of you who don’t have a major sweet tooth and always find yourself scraping the icing off your cake slice, this is for you! The naked cakes have icing or filling in between the layers, but little to no icing on the sides. They are beautiful, unique, and could be quite the statement at your wedding!

Be sure to check out the Georgetown Bridal Show in Georgetown, TX on February 23, 2014. There will be plenty of delicious wedding cakes to taste. You can also talk to the wedding cake vendors about getting your own naked wedding cake made! Here is the link to their page: www.GeorgetownBridalShow.com!

Did you have a naked wedding cake? Did you love it? Was it sweet enough for you?