Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sit back, Relax, and enjoy the Bridal Shows!

Right after the new year we are heading into bridal show mode! We are attending 4 bridal shows this upcoming year, 3 in January and 1 in February. For all you newly engaged brides I would highly recommend attending some shows for great information and vendors to help perfect your wedding. Our first big show is the Southern New England Bridal Show on Sunday January 3, 2010 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

http://www.southernnewenglandbridalexpo.com/ check out their website to see all the exhibitors and the fun things they have planned for us!

It is open to the public and there will be approximately 145 wedding related exhibitors along with two professional fashion shows, very exciting! Now don't be overwhelmed when you first arrive, there is a lot to see but a lot of important information you will gather for your wedding planning. Also don't forget to look out for the Rhode Island Wedding Group Booth where we will be representing many different vendors in the wedding industry. It is a one-stop-shop to plan your entire wedding! learn more about us at: http://www.rhodeislandweddinggroup.com/

Our second bridal show we will be showcasing at is "La Bella Bride" on Sunday January 10th 2010 at the Hotel Viking in Newport RI. The intimate, boutique hotel style show offers seminars, intimate settings to meet and greet with vendors, as well as bridal overnight accommodations.

Still more shows to talk about...on Sunday January 17th from 12pm-4pm at Venus de Milo there will be The Grand Bridal Show. This show is returning for its 3rd year and they will have everything from florist, catering, video, photography, limos, invitations, MYSELF and much more! There will also be a fabulous fashion show featuring the latest styles in bridal gowns and formal wear as well as free samples, giveaways, and prizes to enjoy!

Our last show we will be attending is the Newport Life Show at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport RI on Saturday February 20th 2010. http://www.newportweddingexpo.com/welcome.htm Newport is the perfect location for a romantic get-a-way or an elegant wedding reception, so plan to spend the weekend with your fiance. Also if you're staying in town, in Newport, Feb. 12 -21 is the annual Newport Winter Festival offering a unique winter experience combining food, music, and entertainment. It should be a fun weekend!

Here are some tips when attending the show:

1. Don't be overwhelmed! We know there are a lot of people to talk to but we have your best interest at heart!

2. Don't be afraid to tell vendors "no" they are looking for business and its OK if you don't like what they are offering.

3. Get business cards and brochures if you are interested!

4. If you are interested in a vendor, ask right then and there if you can schedule an appointment with them so you can check out their locations and services.

*Don't forget to look for Planned to Perfection at all of these shows! We would love to meet you!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Here at the office we have been super busy; but we are so excited to be apart of the NBC Channel 10 Free Wedding Giveaway! The big winners are Jennifer Coliflores and Eic Rosenthal who will be married in January at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel at The Crossings in Warwick RI. Be sure to check out the NBC channel 10 website to see all the great prizes they won for their wedding, including Jen’s dress, Eric’s tuxedo, reception menu’s, wedding favors and much more!
You can also check out the previous winner from last years wedding, Jen & Eric’s entry video, all the sponsors of the wedding, and great wedding planning tips for your big day!
For the last month we have been going on many appointments with the sponsors of the wedding along with Jen & Eric; including a fun tanning trip to 2nd to the Sun where the couple has won a one month unlimited tanning package for themselves and their bridal party.
To follow all the fun of the wedding preperations, you can follow Jen & Eric on facebook at, http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/JenEric-Wedding/182907915795
Here you can check out pictures from the tuxedo fitting at Carl Anthony Tuxedo, the winning dresses from Party Dress Express, Jen’s cute hair-du from Celebeautique Hairspa as well as fun updates from the bride and groom!
We have also been working on our 2010 brides and making sure they are on track with scheduling, appointments and vendor agreements. Planning a wedding is hard work and here at Planned to Perfection we are always up for the challenge! As we all know the holidays are just around the corner so we hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday with their friends and families!