Bridal Shows

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

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.

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

The Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour attendees on the bus!

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

At the entrance to The Carling

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

Design and florals by Blush 129

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

Cake and cupcakes by Choux Bakery

Jacksonville Wedding Venue Tour

Food by D’Vine Cuisine

Bridal Show Tips

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 Sunday!

Be sure to join us at Jacksonville Bridal Connection’s Spring Bridal Show this Sunday at the UNF University Center!  The show runs from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, and more info is available at http://www.jacksonvillebridalconnection.com!

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