Premier Wedding Expo Bridal Show This Sunday!

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Looking for a great way to meet lots of wedding professionals in one place? Stop by the Premier Wedding Expo this Sunday! We have been proud to help produce these great events for many years, and they keep getting better.

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Great discounts and prizes will be available for brides and grooms planning their weddings
  • Each couple gets a bridal bag when entering the show

The event runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Tickets are $10 at the door, but if  you purchase the online in advance they are only $7! Be sure to visit the show's website, www.PremierWedding.com, to learn more.

Premier Wedding Expo Bridal Show This Sunday!

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  Premier Wedding Expo Jacksonville

Looking for a great way to meet lots of wedding professionals in one place? Stop by the Premier Wedding Expo this Sunday! We have been proud to help produce these great events for many years, and they keep getting better.

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Great discounts and prizes will be available for brides and grooms planning their weddings
  • Each couple gets a bridal bag when entering the show

The event runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the EverBank Field West Touchdown Club. Tickets are $10 at the door, but if  you purchase the online in advance they are only $7! Be sure to visit the show's website, www.PremierWedding.com, to learn more.

Premier Wedding Expo Bridal Show - Sunday, February 23rd

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Looking for a great way to meet lots of wedding professionals in one place? Stop by the Premier Wedding Expo this Sunday! We have been proud to help produce these great events for many years, and they keep getting better.

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Great discounts and prizes will be available for brides planning their weddings
  • Each bride gets a bridal bag when entering the show

The event runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Tickets are $10 at the door, but if  you purchase the online in advance they are only $7! Be sure to visit the show's website, www.PremierWeddingExpo.com, to learn more.

Premier Wedding Expo Bridal Show - Sunday, January 5th!

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Looking for a great way to meet lots of wedding professionals in one place? Stop by the Premier Wedding Expo this Sunday! We have been proud to help produce these great events for many years, and they keep getting better.

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Great discounts and prizes will be available for brides planning their weddings
  • Each bride gets a bridal bag when entering the show

The event runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the UNF University Center (12000 Alumni Drive). Tickets are $10 at the door, but if  you purchase the online in advance they are only $7! Be sure to visit the show's website, www.PremierWeddingExpo.com, to learn more.

Premier Wedding Expo Bridal Show - This Sunday!

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Premier Wedding Expo Bridal Show Jacksonville FL Show PosterLooking for a great way to meet lots of wedding professionals in one place? Stop by the Premier Wedding Expo this Sunday! We have been proud to help produce these great events for many years, and they keep getting better.

  • Over 100 exhibitors
  • Great discounts and prizes will be available for brides planning their weddings
  • Each bride gets a bridal bag when entering the show

The event runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the UNF University Center (12000 Alumni Drive). Tickets are $10 at the door, but if  you purchase the online in advance they are only $7! Be sure to visit the show's website, www.PremierWeddingExpo.com, to learn more.

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

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We had a great time last Sunday participating in the first Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour, hosted by our friends at The Wedding Loft. The premise is that brides and grooms visit four venues, all set up as they would be for a wedding, and they get to enjoy food and entertainment while meeting great wedding professionals. It's like a bridal show on wheels!

We were at The Carling, which is an interesting historic venue in Downtown Jacksonville. The building was formerly the Carling Hotel/Hotel Roosevelt, built in 1925; now it's home to gorgeous apartments! Restored architectural features include Palladian windows, terrazo floors, and a beautiful marble staircase to the private event space.

Thanks to J'Adore Studios for the fun photos! To see more photos from the tour, check out Liz's blog post.

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The Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour attendees on the bus!

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At the entrance to The Carling

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Design and florals by Blush 129

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Cake and cupcakes by Choux Bakery

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Food by D'Vine Cuisine

Bridal Show Tips

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It's bridal show season! Here in Jacksonville, we have two bridal shows going on this weekend. If you're planning on attending, here are some helpful tips:

  • Pre-register if you can.  Often, there will be a discounted admission if you register online, plus you can skip the hassle when you arrive.  Registering will qualify you for some awesome prizes at the show!
  • Have pre-printed labels with your name, address, email, phone number, and wedding date.
  • Bring your schedule (calendar, Blackberry, iPhone) with you - you may want to schedule meetings with vendors right away!
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions!  The pros you meet do weddings all the time, but they know that you're a novice.  There are no dumb questions.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.  You will do quite a bit of walking and be on your feet for 2-3 hours.
  • Grooms can have fun too!  Most shows have a wide variety of food and cakes to sample.

Did you say you'd like FREE tickets to the Ultimate Bridal Fantasy at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa? Swing by The Wedding Party during normal business hours (10:00 am to 6:00 pm) to pick up a pair!

Bridal Show Tips

It's here: Bridal Show Season. If you are newly engaged, bridal shows can be a great way to start your planning!  Not only can you see great new ideas and hot trends, you can meet with 80-100 wedding professionals in one location.  There are two major bridal shows in North Florida this month, and a FABULOUS show in February.  Okay, I'm a little biased, because I co-produce the February show!

Here are some tips for attending any wedding show:

  • Pre-register if you can.  Often, there will be a discounted admission if you register online, plus you can skip the hassle when you arrive.  Registering will qualify you for some awesome prizes at the show!
  • Have pre-printed labels with your name, address, email, phone number, and wedding date.
  • Bring your schedule (calendar, Blackberry, iPhone) with you - you may want to schedule meetings with vendors right away!
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions!  The pros you meet do weddings all the time, but they know that this is you're a novice.  There are no dumb questions.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.  You will do quite a bit of walking and be on your feet for 2-3 hours.
  • Grooms can have fun too!  Most shows have a wide variety of food and cakes to sample.

The Wedding Party will be at the Ultimate Bridal Fantasy on Sunday, January 17th and at Jacksonville Bridal Connection on Sunday, February 21st.  Drop by for complimentary tickets to both show!

Visit Us At The Bridal Show Sunday!

Did you have a chance to visit The Wedding Party's booth at the bridal show on August 31?  If not, here is a short highlight reel compliments of In Motion Video Productions!

Be sure to visit us this Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the UNF University Center! Need more info? Check out http://www.jacksonvillebridalconnection.com.

Bridal Show Fun!

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This weekend was extremely busy for the First Coast Weddings team! Not only did Danielle and Donna have a wedding at beautiful Deerwood Country Club, I co-produced one of the largest bridal shows in town, the Jacksonville Bridal Connection.

Melanie and I spend several hours Saturday night preparing goody bags for the brides, and then my co-producer Sharon (also publisher of North Florida's Premier Bride) were at the University Center until 3:30 am supervising the setup.  This is the "glamorous" stuff they don't show on TV!

I was back at the University Center at 8:30 am Sunday to greet vendors, put out last-minute fires, and get ready for the 375 brides to arrive.  Thank goodness Danielle and Melanie were on hand to handle the First Coast Weddings booth!  Here's a snapshot of them setting up, taken from my Blackberry (so it's not great):

We were part of The Wedding Party's booth, which as our matching t-shirts claimed, "ROCKED!"  What a great atmosphere full of fun and professionalism.  From what I heard, everyone that stopped by loved it!

Our friend Wes Taff of Scenecrafters stopped by to shoot some video of the show, which I can't wait to see!

And now I'm taking a well-deserved day off to recuperate.  :)

Special Contest for Blog Readers!

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This Sunday, September 7th, we will giving away a great prize to the first bride or groom that comes to our booth and mentions this post!

FREE WEDDING WEBSITE FOR 6 MONTHS from Wedding Window!

Wedding Window offers the best customization and easiest setup of all the sites we have previewed.  This $59 value goes to the first bride or groom that comes to our booth (look for us with The Wedding Party) and mentions this post!

How much easier could that be?!

Free Bridal Show Tickets!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Be sure to visit First Coast Weddings and Events in The Wedding Party booth at the Jacksonville Bridal Connection bridal show!  We'll have great give-aways, yummy treats and lots of fun!  You won't want to miss it!

If you would like free tickets to the show, give us a call at 904-739-8003 before Thursday, September 4th.