Hair Adornments & Veil Choices

After searching for your wedding dress, there is only one more item that could possibly complete the bridal look- your headpiece! There are many different kinds, all of which can compliment the dress!

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You could choose a tiara, and look like a princess on your wedding day, complete with a stylish hairstyle, or you could get a fun and flirty comb. Combs can come with hair adornments such as crystals or feathers, all of which look great with wedding gowns.

Another great headpiece idea is to purchase a bridal cap. Bridal caps are very glamorous, and exude class. They only look good with the right  gown so keep this in mind while gown shopping, if you have your heart set on a bridal cap.

Fascinators can also be used, and have been wildly popular since Kate Middleton wed Prince William in 2011. Fascinators can range in price, and can be very intricate. They are very visually appealing, and can be the right addition to your bridal look!

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When choosing your headpiece, keep in mind if it will look right with your wedding gown. Take a picture of your wedding gown along with you, or purchase it when you go gown shopping. Take your purchased headpiece along with you when going to your hair appointment so that your stylist can play with it in your hair!

 

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Gown Preservation

After your whirlwind of a wedding day, you might be thinking now what do I do with my wedding dress? Your wedding dress is the most important garment you will ever wear, and you want to take the appropriate steps to preserve your wedding gown for future use. If you have a daughter, this could be the perfect item to pass down to her, or you could simply preserve it to look pretty! In addition, you might consider preserving your bouquet, a beautiful way to remember your day!

There are a couple ways to preserve your gown including sending it away for preservation by a local company. Most bridal boutiques will offer the service for a fee, and they might even send them out for you. In addition, you might consider preserving it for yourself, by framing it on a wall in your house. Although this might not be the norm, some brides are going to that extreme to preserve their memories. If you plan on having children, preserving your wedding gown is a sweet gesture that can be treasured for many years, and passed down.

gown-preservation1Another item that can be preserved from your wedding day is your bouquet. You probably put a lot of thought into what flowers you had in your bouquet, so preserving it is really the best option. Consider having your flowers professionally pressed in a frame for an interesting conversation piece to hang on your wall. Your flowers will look perfect forever! For a more three dimensional effect, consider having your bouquet professionally freeze dried and placed in a dome or shadow box. This will create a lasting memory for you.

 

 

Honoring Your Parents…

You might think it’s silly to thank your parents, but keep in mind all they have done for you. Whether it be for your wedding day, or beyond. Even though your parents might not have paid for the wedding, you can still find a small way to honor them on your wedding day.

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Sometimes it might be easier to show appreciation to your mother because you might be wearing her wedding gown. This is a great way to show your mother how much you care about her. Another way to honor your mom is by having her join your father in walking you down the aisle. If you allow your mother to walk you down the aisle, you are literally being given away by the family, and not just by your father. A sweet way to honor your mother on your wedding day is to have her favorite flower in your wedding bouquet as well as wrapping your bouquet with a piece of lace from her gown. She will certainly feel the love from that!

Honoring your father is certainly an easy task, because he has one of the most important roles in the wedding. Giving you away. You might want to have a few private moments with your father before the ceremony itself, possibly with him seeing you first. Before anyone else, share that experience together. You also might want to honor him by stealing his pocket watch for the day and attaching it to your bouquet (then you won’t be late!) Honor your father by allowing him to walk you down the aisle, this will mean more to him than you really know. From the moment he knew that you were a girl, he dreamed of walking you down the aisle, and allowing a worthy man to take you as his bride.

Honoring your parents together can be as simple as giving a speech at the reception, telling them straight from the heart what you feel, and how much they really mean to you. You might want to present them with a gift of thanks, or have it delivered while you are on your honeymoon. Always remember to say thank you, it goes a long way.

Choreography

 

Maybe you are the couple that has just gotten engaged, and he decided to propose via flash mob, or maybe you both have an affinity to make people laugh and have a great time! Either way, choreography is the way to go.

Consider that very popular dance that was viral a couple of years ago, when the couple danced down the aisle before their wedding. This is so unexpected and fun, that it lightened the mood, and made the anticipation that much more entertaining.

The choreographed first dance is becoming increasingly popular with couples because they want to have fun, and do something different. Couples are now doing a nice slow dance for the beginning of the song, and then it suddenly stops, making it the dance song. This gets the attention of the crowd, while the couple is having a lot of fun at the same time.

Doing a choreographed first dance is a lot of fun, and can also be a lot of work. Budget at least two to three weeks before your wedding for rehearsals, and practice often. Pick unexpected music and have fun!

 

Boudoir Photography

For the most part, the wedding planning process is done by the bride, and for the bride. The wedding ceremony and reception is built around the brides specifications, and the groom really doesn’t have a say in what goes on. Most brides don’t allow their future husbands to take part in helping plan the wedding, while others are begging for help. This can create a divide in the relationship, and some brides are taking notice.

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A recent trend in photography has men’s eyes wide open due to the new boudoir style photography. Brides are feeling the need to do a little something for their future husbands or new husbands, so they are making a “For His Eyes Only” photo shoot. Some brides feel like this is a “thank you” photo shoot that will make up for the months or year long crazy person they have had to deal with.

The boudoir pictures can be taken in the comfort of your own home, or at a studio, whichever you prefer. Most of the time, the bride will be clothed, but not all the way. The bride has probably bought special lingerie to wear on her wedding, or just bought it for the shoot.

Most brides have the pictures presented to the groom on the wedding day, sort of like a, “look what you get later”story for the groom.

This boudoir style of photography is becoming increasingly popular, and is here to stay!

 

Know Your Budget When Planning…

It is no longer expected that wedding costs will be assigned according to tradition. Every bride and groom should discuss their plan and budget for the wedding with their families to determine whether to follow a traditional division of financial responsibility for the wedding costs. If circumstances don’t allow the families to follow tradition, the proper rationale in deciding who pays for what portion is basic: whoever is most willing and most able to pay for a wedding.
Click here to print and keep track of expenses with our 4 page PB Budget Planner Pdf

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Bride
Groom’s wedding ring
Wedding gift for groom
Gifts for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids
Gift for parents (optional)
Gowns for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids (optional)
Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)
Luncheon for bridal party
Informal stationery

Groom
Bride’s engagement & wedding rings
Bride’s bouquet & going-away corsage
Boutonnieres for men in wedding party
Mothers’ corsages
Wedding gift for bride
Gifts for best man, groomsman & ushers
Gift for parents (optional)
Formal wear for best man & groomsmen (optional)
Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)
Marriage license
Honeymoon
Fee for officiant

Bride’s Family
Engagement party
Bride’s wedding attire & trousseau
Bride’s parents’ wedding attire
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Invitations, announcements, thank you notes, postage
Engagement & wedding photographs
Wedding ceremony site fee & decorations
Wedding ceremony programs
Wedding reception
Flowers for ceremony & reception
Bridal party bouquets & flowers for flower girl
Transportation for wedding party to ceremony & reception
Videographer
Musicians/vocalists
Security & insurance for gifts
Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

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Groom’s Family
Engagement party (optional; following party by bride’s parents)
Groom’s wedding attire
Groom’s parents’ wedding attire
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Groom’s informal stationery & thank you notes
Rehearsal dinner
Shipment of wedding gifts to couple’s new home
Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

Wedding Party
Bridal shower for bride
Bachelor(ette) party
Accommodations for self
Wedding attire & shoes
Know your overall budget BEFORE you start planning your wedding. This is one of the first issues you and your fiancé should discuss. Set your priorities based on what is most important to both of you and spend accordingly. For example, if the meal is the most important element of your wedding, you’ll want to allocate a greater portion of your budget to it.

A Most Important Job…

Amongst all the stress of planning your wedding day, you have two very important members of your bridal party just itching to sprint down the aisle. Keep in mind the flowergirl and ringbearers have a very important job in your wedding day: the keeper of the “rings” and to make way for the bride by use of flower petals.

This precious flower girl dress has a floor length skirt of lace and pleated organza ruffles. Many bridal gowns have the same features and now we’ve got the flower girl dress to match! As always, the ribbon sash can be ordered in a variety of colors. Swing by to take a closer look at it! Premier Bride's Perfcet Dress

This precious flower girl dress has a floor length skirt of lace and pleated organza ruffles. Many bridal gowns have the same features and now we’ve got the flower girl dress to match! As always, the ribbon sash can be ordered in a variety of colors. Swing by to take a closer look at it!
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Your flower girl will no doubt be adorable, so consider her dressing the part. Try to find a mini dress to accompany yours, or have one made. It’s always adorable to see the bride and flowergirl in their matching attire. You might consider giving her an unconventional bag instead of the basket that is a more traditonal option.

The ringbearer always looks daper in his mini tuxedo, just make sure he matches the groom to a tee. If the groom has suspenders, have the ringbearer get them too. A little fedora hat also goes a long way. You can certainly still use a pillow with fake rings, but consider something a little more updated like the ringbearer carrying a sign saying “Here comes the bride!” This is really sweet and can be used for great pictures.

 We have so much fun when the adorable Flower Girl dresses start to arrive. They’re just so cute! This is a new arrival from Jordan, shown in White and Light Pink. It has a satin bodice with a keyhole back and satin waistband. The tulle tutu skirt also has contrasting accents along the edge. This dress is available in any combination of 2 of the 75 colors Jordan offers. Lots of options with this one! http://www.fresnobridalsalon.com/


We have so much fun when the adorable Flower Girl dresses start to arrive. They’re just so cute! This is a new arrival from Jordan, shown in White and Light Pink. It has a satin bodice with a keyhole back and satin waistband. The tulle tutu skirt also has contrasting accents along the edge. This dress is available in any combination of 2 of the 75 colors Jordan offers. Lots of options with this one! http://www.fresnobridalsalon.com/

Your guests want to see the adorable ringbearer and flowergirls antics, so be ready for the comedy hour. Make sure that you put their parents in strategic places in the seating, so that if they do get a little rowdy, they can get them quickly.

 

Premier Bride Showplace Tips

You may find that the more time you can save in planning your wedding, the better. Our bridal show can be the one stop shopping experience you need to plan your entire wedding, especially if you go prepared. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of Premier Bride Showplace:

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  • Plan In Advance – Make a list of what you will need most and what your budget will allow for each item and service. Be sure to leave some room for the unexpected – you never know when you may see something you’ll want to have that you never thought of.
  • Be Ready To Make Decisions – Bring the major decision-makers to Premier Bride Showplace with you. If you are the major decision-maker, bring someone with you that you can bounce ideas off of. Be ready to book your favorite vendors there at the show. Some exhibitors may even offer day-of-show booking discounts.
  • Dress For The Occasion – Remember to wear comfortable shoes. Need we explain more on this one?
  • Fashion Forward – Bring a notepad with you to jot down any dresses or tuxes you like during the fashion show. It will be much easier for you to remember which Bridal Salon featured the gowns you like. You’ll also want to be able to take notes when attending the seminars.
  • Above all, have fun! Bridal shows may be useful and informative, but they’re also a blast. You’ll have a great time with your family and friends – planning your perfect day!

Is a Trunk Show the Same as a Sample Sale?

-1Every bride to be knows the benefits of a wedding dress sample sale – gorgeous designer wedding dresses, at fantastic – they won’t last long – prices.  You’ve got to be quick to snag a sample sale deal, because these sales pop up quickly and the gowns are first come first serve.

Our sample sale is a great way to get a gorgeous gowns at a steal (some of the gowns are up to 80% off) and shoes & jewelry is also available.

Most bridal gowns are a bridal size 10 (which is close to a size 6 or 8 in street clothing sizes), but some are a bit bigger or smaller so check out what we have. Happy Shopping!

*All items sold off the floor are AS IS and are NON-REFUNDABLE.

So, what is the difference between a Trunk Show and a Sample Sale?

AWhile both events provide an opportunity to nab that perfect wedding dress, a trunk show isn’t the same as a sample sale. A trunk show is similar to a fashion show, where the designer brings his or her latest collection to a special event. Brides can often book a personal consultation with the designer, and if you buy the day of the show, you can get a small discount (usually 10 percent). Your dress is then made-to-order and arrives brand-new.

On the other hand, a sample sale features drastically reduced prices, with discounts up to 75 percent off. There are many gowns to choose from, and you can often find a couture designer dress that’s within your budget. These selections are usually the display ones that brides have tried on in retail stores or that have been worn in fashion shows. Thus, the sizes are limited and the styles may have been discontinued. Sample sales can also be crowded because of the large number of brides eager to find their dream dress at the right price. If you do find your ideal gown, be sure to inspect it for any imperfections. Dresses are sold “off the rack,” and you won’t be able to return it if you find any tears or marks later on. If you see a minor imperfection that you think can be fixed, remember to factor in the added cost to the total price tag.

 

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Complete Wedding Planning in One Location…

On the Northwest corner of Herndon and West, Premier Bride Wedding Center is located in an 8,800 sq. ft. building, fully equipped with a conference room, over 10 offices housing multiple wedding professionals, and anchored a bridal salon, Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress. The Premier Bride Wedding Center is the first of its kind in the Central Valley. With today’s brides looking for ways to streamline their planning, the Premier Bride Wedding Center is the first stop for local brides.

With over a 10 year history in the Central Valley, Premier Bride was founded as a local bridal magazine. After publishing the magazine for several years, the owners, Tracy Barnes and Kristy Montgomery, began producing a bridal show in 2006: Premier Bride Showplace. The success of the magazine and the bridal show helped launch the idea of the Premier Bride Wedding Center.

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