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Vendor List for the Premier Bride Expo February 19 2017 - St. Augustine

Brides, grooms, friends and family, here is a list of the vendors that will be exhibiting at the Premier Bride Expo this coming Sunday at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village! Make sure you make a list of the vendors that you would like to specifically speak with at the show.  With well over 100 vendors, it’s hard to talk to them all so plan well!

We also suggest that you make your mailing labels with your name, wedding date, address and contact information.  This helps save you time when filling out forms or give-a-way tickets!

There will be lots of sweets to taste, food to try, music to listen to, fashion to see and amazing décor inspirations! 

Don’t forget to pre-register and/or buy your tickets online.  They are $8 online or $12 at the door. Make sure you PRINT OUT your tickets and registration for fastest entry to the show!

Company Name Category
St. Augustine Wedding and Event Association Association 
New Life Aesthetics and Wellness Beauty
Perfectly Posh Beauty
Nic Studios  Beauty
Jos. A. Bank Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Men's Wearhouse Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
David's Bridal Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Menguin Tuxedos Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Alfred Angelo Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Michael's Formalwear & Bridal Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Bridals & More Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
LuLaRoe Bridal Attire Formalwear & Fashion
Bliss Cakery Cakes & Sweets
Extraordinary Cakes by Design Cakes & Sweets
Publix  Cakes & Sweets
LuLaRoe Casual Attire 
Espresso à la Carte Catering
Black Tie Catering and Events Catering
Aprons Catering  Catering
Anthony's Gourmet Catering Catering
PJ'S Catering Catering
Blackfinn Ameripub Celebrations
Fantasy Farms Events Celebrations
Florida Wedding Supplies  Decor Linens & Rentals
Connie Duglin Decor Linens & Rentals
Beachview Event Rentals & Design Decor Linens & Rentals
Ten23 Designs  Decor Linens & Rentals
Finance of America Mortgage Financial Service
Southern Grace Floral Designs Flowers
Fleurs de Vedra Flowers
Anything With Plants and Flowers Flowers
Embellished Embroidery Gifts & Custom Garments 
Relaxation Station Health & Fitness
Voyage Chiropractic Health & Fitness
Doterra Essential Oils Health & Fitness
Total Life Changes Health & Fitness
It Works Global  Health & Fitness
Bath Planet Home Service 
Granite Transformations Home Service 
Ashley Furniture Home Service 
Honeymoon and Destination Weddings by Fran's Travel Honeymoon & Travel
The Travel Authority Honeymoon & Travel
Cruise Planners Honeymoon & Travel
Palm Travel Group Honeymoon & Travel
Riverside Tours and Travel Honeymoon & Travel
Laura Cruz Creations Invitations & Calligraphy
Kouture Kreations Invitations & Calligraphy
Calligraphy by Cami Invitations & Calligraphy
The Engagement Ring Studio Jewelry
St. Johns Illuminations Lighting 
Premier Bride Magazine Magazine 
Music by Pegge, LLC Music & Entertainment
ShutterBooth Music & Entertainment
Feedback Entertainment DJs & Event Co Music & Entertainment
McGee Entertainment Music & Entertainment
Footloose Entertainment Music & Entertainment
Party Solution Entertainment Music & Entertainment
Pure Romance Other Services
Brooch the Possibilities Other Services
SmileFish Caricatures Photo Booth 
PHOTOBOOTH PIXEL Photo Booth 
J. Mosley Photography Photography
MAHAL IMAGERY Photography
First Kiss Photography and Video  Photography
Two Lee Photography Photography
Derick Le Studio Photography
American Memories Photography Photography
Subject One Photography Photography
Dan Harris PhotoArt, LLC Photography
BOWTIE PHOTO  Photography
creative soul  Photography
Kris Graham Photography Photography
Chloe Austin Weddings Photography
Susan Michal Portrait Studio Photography
Wendy Hughes Team, Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty Real Estate 
Home Star Pacetti Realty Network Real Estate 
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Receptions
The Club Continental  Receptions
The Keeler Property Receptions
Holiday Isle Ocean Front Resort Receptions
Chandler Oaks Barn Receptions
The Milano Room Receptions
Marsh Landing Country Club Receptions
Diamond D Ranch, Inc Receptions
San Jose Country Club Receptions
The White Room Receptions
Maggiano's Little Italy Receptions
Hope Pavilion Receptions
St. Johns Golf and Country Club Receptions
The Palencia Club Receptions
Eagle Harbor Receptions
Omni Jacksonville Hotel Receptions
The Hill Top Restaurant Receptions
Fleming Island Golf Club Receptions
Fountain of Youth Weddings Receptions
Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Receptions
Serenata Beach Club Receptions
Renaissance World Golf Village Resort  Receptions
Bed Bath & Beyond Registries & Gifts
Pure Life Essentials Registries & Gifts
Thirty-One Gifts Registries & Gifts
Amason's Restrooms 
Old Town Trolleys Transportation Limousines & Carriages
Siberian Pictures Video Videography
Day Eight Studios Videography
Complete Weddings + Events Videography
Inspire Events Wedding Planners
Coastal Coordinating Wedding Planners
Diamonds and Pearls Events Wedding Planners
Simply Weddings by Amanda Wedding Planners
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Premier Bride Expo - Industrial Chic - St. Augustine

Planning a wedding?  Don’t miss the last big wedding expo of the year!

Sunday, February 19th from 1-4 pm the Premier Bride Expo will be at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine Florida! 

This show is for brides and grooms at ANY stage of their planning process.  What makes the Premier Bride Expo different from other wedding shows is the variety and quality of wedding vendors.  We believe that you must have a wide variety of different vendors, from different areas of town, in different price categories at each show.  This ensures that EVERY bride and groom can meet and find wedding vendors for their big day.

The Premier Bride Expo also has vendors at the expo that might not be directly related to weddings, but has everything to do with married life and decisions you make as a newly married couple. 

We have 4 shows per year in Northeast Florida.  Two at the Prime Osborn and two at the Renaissance Resort, however, we have DIFFERENT wedding vendors at each show.  So if you have attended a show before you will see other different and unique wedding vendors at the next show, in addition to ones you might have seen before.

Premier Bride Expos are unique because everyone is treated as a VIP, we don’t have games or scavenger hunts to win prizes, and we create a fun, no pressure environment for couples, friends and family to ENJOY the wedding planning process.  The doors are open from 1-4 pm but you don’t have to get there early or stay the entire time.  We wristband everyone who comes in so you can come and go as you please!

Tickets are $8 online, $12 at the door or contact a local wedding professional for a complimentary ticket!

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Premier Bride Expo - River City Romance - Jacksonville

The Premier Bride Expo on January 15th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville Florida was massive this year…..over 700 brides/grooms attended + their friends and families attended.  We had over 120 different wedding vendors displaying their goods and services.  The winter wedding expos are exciting because so many couples are newly engaged and they are excited to start their wedding planning process.  Many couples are eager to meet the wedding vendors and learn about what they have to offer. 

For many couples, this is the first time they are planning a big event and it can be a little overwhelming but when you talk to true wedding professionals – your worries can be put at ease!

Here are some of the images from the show!  Make sure you check out our Facebook page @Premier Bride of Northeast Florida to view the entire album!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vendor List for the Premier Bride Expo January 15th 2017 - Jacksonville

Brides, grooms, friends and family, we are excited to have you at the Premier Bride Expo on Sunday, January 15th 2017 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Waters Street in Jacksonville Florida.

Below is a list of participating vendors, their booth location and the category they represent.  Please make a list of the specific vendors or types of vendors you want to meet when you attend the show.  Programs and maps will also be handed out when you go through the registration line.

Doors open at 1 pm to 4 pm.

We have many prizes and give-a-ways to be won.  The grand prize, a honeymoon/trip will be drawn at 3:45 pm at the Footloose Entertainment booth.  You must be present to win this prize, no exceptions.  However, other prizes do not require your presence to win upon drawing.  Don’t forget to make mailing labels with; Name, address, phone, email and wedding date! 

We are looking forward to see you on Sunday! 

 

Booth

Company Name

Category

82

Embassy Suites Jacksonville-Baymeadows

Accommodations

122

Harbor Front Hampton Inn  Amelia Island

Accommodations

79

Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown

Accommodations

112

Once Upon A Stylist

Beauty

69

Parisian Spa Institute

Beauty

PHT

Younique Cosmetics by Noel

Beauty

108

Extraordinary Cakes by Design

Cakes & Sweets

10--11

Publix

Cakes & Sweets

140

Sweet by Holly

Cakes & Sweets

19

Yummy Cakes By Mia

Cakes & Sweets

12

Aprons Catering

Catering

115

Black Tie Catering and Events

Catering

26

David's Catering

Catering

126

Espresso à la Carte

Catering

93

PJ'S Catering

Catering

8

SAVOR

Catering

2

Sonny's BBQ

Catering

76

Fantasy Farms Events

Celebrations

EHT

Ann Eastwick, Wedding Officiant

Ceremony Services

BHT

The Wedding Dance Studio

Dance Lessons

68

Beaches Wedding Rentals

Decor Linens & Rentals

137

Connie Duglin

Decor Linens & Rentals

56

Event Decor And More

Decor Linens & Rentals

62

Seasonal Celebrations by CDLs

Decor Linens & Rentals

Entrance

Ten23 Designs

Decor Linens & Rentals

124

Southern Charm Events

Decor Linens & Rentals

102-103

Alfred Angelo

Fashion

118-119

Bridals & More

Fashion

13-14

David's Bridal

Fashion

64

French Novelty

Fashion

109

Menguin Tuxedos

Fashion

72-73

Men's Wearhouse

Fashion

4--5

Michael's Formalwear & Bridal

Fashion

133-134

The Tailor Shop

Fashion

53

Anything With Plants and Flowers

Flowers

28

Fleurs de Vedra

Flowers

106

Parkers Events

Flowers

20

904THIN

Health & Fitness

17

Cooper Chiropractic

Health & Fitness

84

Dopazo Orthodontics

Health & Fitness

OHT

Doterra Essential Oils

Health & Fitness

IHT

It Works Global

Health & Fitness

123

Orangetheory Fitness

Health & Fitness

DHT

Plexus Worldwide

Health & Fitness

117

Relaxation Station

Health & Fitness

132

Bath Fitter

Home Services

51

Granite Transformations

Home Services

105

Cruise Planners

Honeymoon & Travel

81

Honeymoons by Fran's Travel

Honeymoon & Travel

74

Palm Travel Group

Honeymoon & Travel

 

Everlasting Honeymoons

Honeymoon & Travel

52

Riverside Tours and Travel

Honeymoon & Travel

94

Wyndham Garden Jacksonville

Honeymoon & Travel

7

Calligraphy by Cami

Invitations & Calligraphy

CHT

chloe + isabel by Suzza

Jewelry

NHT

Stella and Dot

Jewelry

121

The Engagement Ring Studio

Jewelry

Entrance

Premier Bride Magazine

Magazine

FHT

Anais Belly Dance

Music & Entertainment

83

D'Land Entertainment and Productions

Music & Entertainment

98

Feedback Entertainment DJs & Event Co

Music & Entertainment

29-30

Footloose Entertainment

Music & Entertainment

21

McGee Entertainment

Music & Entertainment

61

Music by Pegge, LLC

Music & Entertainment

57

Party Solution Entertainment

Music & Entertainment

100

ShutterBooth Jacksonville

Music & Entertainment

31

Footloose Photobooth

Photo Booth

23

PHOTOBOOTH PIXEL

Photo Booth

77

American Memories Photography

Photography

91

BOWTIE PHOTO

Photography

25

creative soul

Photography

71

Dan Harris PhotoArt, LLC

Photography

64

Derick Le Studio

Photography

59-60

Favorite Photography

Photography

114

Haddock Photography

Photography

120

Kris Graham Photography

Photography

54

Severine Photography

Photography

33

Subject One Photography

Photography

138

Susan Michal Portrait Studio

Photography

85

Tyler Mackenzie Photography

Photography

GHT

Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Real Estate

LHT

Jax beach event hall

Receptions

15-16

Bowing Oaks Plantation

Receptions

18

Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant

Receptions

78

Conference Center at the Main Library

Receptions

32

Diamond D Ranch, Inc

Receptions

113

DoubleTree by Hilton Airport

Receptions

129

Eagle Harbor

Receptions

101

Fountain of Youth Weddings

Receptions

131

Hampton Inn Jax Beach Oceanfront

Receptions

24

Holiday Inn I 295 East & Baymeadows

Receptions

3

Holiday Isle Ocean Front Resort

Receptions

HHT

Hope Pavilion

Receptions

110

Jacksonville Marriott

Receptions

88

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Receptions

96

King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island

Receptions

135

Ramada

Receptions

67

Ramada Jacksonville Baymeadows

Receptions

90

Sea Palms Resort

Receptions

65

Serenata Beach Club

Receptions

141

St. Johns Golf and Country Club

Receptions

1

The Club Continental

Receptions

6

The Hill Top Restaurant

Receptions

9

The Palencia Club

Receptions

139

The River Club & Epping Forest

Receptions

27

Winterbourne Inn

Receptions

97

Embellished Embroidery

Registries & Gifts

70

Bed Bath & Beyond

Registries & Gifts

86

Dillards

Registries & Gifts

127-128

Pure Life Essentials

Registries & Gifts

MHT

Thirty-One Gifts

Registries & Gifts

0

Amason's

Restroom Renals

130

Complete Weddings + Events

Videography

95

Day Eight Studios

Videography

107

Coastal Coordinating

Wedding Planners

89

Diamonds and Pearls Events

Wedding Planners

50

EVENTS BY ME

Wedding Planners

55

Simply Weddings by Amanda

Wedding Planners

 

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Premier Bride Expo - River City Romance

The Premier Bride Expo is back at the Prime Osborne Convention Center on Sunday, January 15th from 1-4 pm!  We are so excited about the theme of the expo – “River City Romance” because it focuses on Downtown Jacksonville and our famous landmarks.  Premier Bride Magazine and a talented team of professional wedding vendors, including; becphotography, Day Eight Films, Beautiful Faces by Erin, The Lexington Hotel, Events by Me, Sea Horse Florist, Coastal Coordinating, Happily Ever After Floral, Custom Confections, Chloe + Isabel by Suzza, First Coast Weddings and Events Michaels Bridal and Formals, Bridals & More, LOVE Boutique, Black Tie Formals, The Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring Studio  and Embellished Embroidery  all came together to make this one fantastic shoot! 

These images will be in our 20+ page fashion and décor spread in the next issue of Premier Bride and  one images was selected to be our official show poster! 

At the expo, you will see other inspirations from over 120+ of Northeast Florida’s premier wedding vendors, so don’t miss out! 

Tickets are $8 online or $12 at the door. 

Remember, if the show is not called “Premier” then it’s just average! 

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Industrial Chic - Premier Bride Expo

The Premier Bride Expo image for our “Industrial Chic” expo on February 19th at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village is one of our favorites to date.  This image was shot with the collaboration of many Premier Bride vendors.

This image was taken by the talented David Walters of Monarch Studio, located in St. Augustine Florida.  David, Scott and Julie, from Monarch Studio was the team of photographers who were behind the fashion and many décor photos from our “Rock & Roll Bride” shoot. 

The dress was provided by French Novelty, located on Blanding Blvd

 Jewelry is from the Chloe + Isabel Collection from Suzza

The stunning head piece and bouquet was created and designed by Kristina from Flora de Vedra

Hair & Makeup, by Beautiful Faces by Erin

Location, The Glass Factory

Model, Syrita

If you love the elements of this image, please contact our talented vendors to help you with your wedding or special event!

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2017 Premier Bride Expo Dates

Brides, Grooms, Friends, Family and Vendors...mark your calendars!

Sunday, January 15th from 1-4 pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL!

The theme for the show is “River City Romance” with colors in black, white and rose gold.  It is a very modern look!  This theme will also be the displayed in a 20 page fashion and décor spread that Premier Bride Magazine will feature in the Winter/Spring 2017 edition.  Copies of the magazine will be available, for free, at the show! Make sure you check out our “Décor Showcase” at the entrance of the expo!

 

Sunday, February 19th from 1-4 pm at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine Fl.

The theme for the show is “Industrial Chic.” This theme has colors in oranges, yellows, browns, black and silver.  The theme for this show is inspired by the hard industrial elements, softened for the wedding look! 

 

 

Cover photo by Monarch Studio themonarchstudio.com

For more information go to www.PBJacksonville.com

#PremierBride #PBExpo #PBNEFL

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Tips on Flowers

Wedding Planning Tips – Choosing your Florist and Understanding Wedding Flowers

 

If you have not figured it out already, there are a lot of different aspects to planning your wedding.  Choosing a florist and picking out arrangements, flowers, and flower décor is an important element to your wedding with many different “moving pats” that effect the price you will pay for your flowers. 

At Premier Bride, our mission is to educate brides and grooms on the wedding planning process.  Here are some great tips and things to consider when choosing a florist and selecting your flowers!

We would also like to thank Anything with Plants and Flowers who created the arrangements and wrote some of the advice below!

Here are some tips about deciding on a florist to use

·         An important consideration is to make sure your florist has a proper cooler to store the flowers in.  Home refrigerators do not hold flowers at the proper temps and will kill your flowers. 

·         Ask for references!  Make sure you check out the work that they have done from real weddings.  Remember, anyone can pull pictures off the internet!

·         Just because you see something online or on Pinterest does not mean that it can be duplicated.  Some things to consider, silk flowers might have been used, you don’t know what season it was and the availability of the flowers or what part of the country the image was taken in. 

·         Talk to the florist about day of the wedding, make sure they and/or their crew will be there to deliver and fix anything that is needed

Let’s talk about budget!  It is so important to be honest with your florist about your budget.  Almost all wedding can work within any reasonable budget.  It does not mean you will get exactly what  you want, but a true floral professional will be able to present you with comparable alternatives!

·         Ask yourself, are you set on a particular flower or a particular look?

·         There are a lot of elements to determining the price of flowers; time of year and/or the season they grow, the color of the flowers, how many steams you have to order or if there is a minim order

·         The structure of the each arrangement reflects the price

·         The size of the arrangement effects the price

·         The containers of the arrangement effects the price

 

The bottom line is that a professional, educated florist can present you options.  By being honest about budget and being able to give your florist a vision, they can present you options to make your flowers, bouquets and arrangements for your wedding.

Here are two examples of centerpieces for weddings.  Anything With Plants and Flowers wanted to show similar centerpieces in the same size and color, however, their price is $100 difference because of the flowers.  Remember,  no one is going to know what might be missing in your arrangements! 

 

Let’s break down the arrangements from Anything with Plants and Flowers;

$ 125.00 Arrangement

 

 

 

4 Gerbera Daisy

6 Stock

8 Roses

5 spray Roses

6 Carnations

4 Hydrangea

 

 

Now lets look at the $ 225.00 Arrangement

 

 

5 Dalias

8 Garden Roses

4 Jumbo Hydrangea

6 Astilibe

6 Ranunculus

5 parrot tulips

 

We also want to point out the amazing artwork behing the beautiful arrangements - this is by Susna Michal!

 

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Tips on Saving Money - Wedding Planning

You are engaged...now the wedding planning starts!  One of the most popular topics of conversation is how brides and grooms can save money when they are planning their wedding.  It is important to understand, you don’t have to sacrifice hiring quality wedding vendors to save money!  Remember, it's one of the most important days of your life so make it meaningful and special to you!

STEP ONE

When you are starting your wedding planning process, sit down with your fiancé and establish a budget. Talk with your parents and see if they are going to contribute to wedding financially so you know what you have to work during the planning process.

STEP TWO

Sit down with your fiancé and create a list of what are the most important elements of your wedding.  Use this list as a guideline when creating a budget for each element of your wedding.  Remember, it is what is important to you as a couple and every couple is different.  Here is a list of “elements” to a wedding that you can consider when creating your list;

Reception Venue                            

Ceremony Site                 

Photography                     

Videography

Ceremony Musicians                     

DJ or Band                          

Catering/Food                  

Cakes & Sweets

Invitations                                          

Wedding Planner            

Décor & Rentals               

Transportation

Wedding Dress                                

Tuxedo/Suites                 

Officiate/Clergy               

Flowers

Photo Booth                                     

Bar Service                        

Wedding Bands               

Honeymoon

Hotel/Accommodations                 

Rehearsal Dinner            

Hair & Makeup                 

Linens & Place Settings

Favors & Gifts                                   

Calligraphy                         

Guest Experiences         

Other Entertainment

 

STEP THREE

Attend one of our Premier Bride Expos and pick up your copy of Premier Bride Magazine of Northeast Florida!  The expos allows you to “Speed Date” wedding vendors and can offer discounts!  The magazine is packed with many other tips and advice on all aspects of the wedding planning process!

 Here are tips from each segment of the wedding planning process;

Wedding Planner Tips

1.      Hiring a wedding planner can save you money in the long run.  Experienced wedding professionals know many tips that can help you save money and eliminate expensive mistakes and misjudgments

2.       If you can’t afford a full wedding planner, consider hiring a Day of Coordinator.  The day of coordinator will work with all of your vendors and confirm times and keep you on schedule all day long

3.       Hiring a coordinator/wedding planner that is newer to the industry might be less expensive than one with many years of experience

 

Reception Venue Tips

1.       Reduce the number of guests you invite to the wedding!  The more people  you invite, the more of everything you need including; food, invitations, tables, flowers, and more

2.       Reception venues typically have different pricing structures depending on the day of the week.  Saturday’s are the usually the most expensive.  For a more cost effective option, think about a Friday, Sunday or weekday wedding

3.       Having a morning wedding and serving brunch can be a less expensive option in some cases

4.       Time of the year, Jacksonville’s more popular wedding months are October, November, March, April and May

5.       Avoid holiday’s and other major events like TPC or Florida vs. Georgia weekend

 

Ceremony Tips

1.       Having the ceremony in the same location as your reception saves on transportation costs

2.       Use pre-recorded music instead of live music

3.       Reduce the number of ceremony musicians from multiple musicians to one or two. 

 

Photography Tips

1.       Many photographers have pricing structures that correlate with the number of hours they work, to save money, hire them for 6 hours opposed to 10-12

2.       The time of year and the day of the week can affect the price for your photographer

3.       A lot of photographers also bring a second or third shooter with them, only having one photographer can also save you money

4.       Don’t order your photo album right  away, wait until after the wedding when you can save money to purchase your album

 

Videography TIps

1.      Consider hiring a videographer for fewer hours of coverage or only covering the ceremony part of the wedding

2.      Just like reception venues and photographers, the date of wedding could affect the price

3.      Some videographers are also photographers and vice versa, to save money on both services, considering hiring a company that offers both

Cake & Sweet Tips

1.      Instead of paying for multi-level cake to serve to all of your guests, make a smaller cake for pictures and serve sheet cakes to your guests

2.      Cupcakes can eliminate the “cake cutting” cost at some venues

3.      Having a sweet/candy table can reduce the cost of buying in bulk and you have the containers available

 

Catering & Bar Service Tips

1.      Smaller guest list means less alcohol you have to serve

2.      Limit your open bar hours so it does not cover the entire wedding reception  

3.      Just serve beer or wine and/or have a signature drink

4.      Plated dinners might cost less, but there are additional staff needed to serve

5.      Tell your caterer what budget you have in mind “Per person” – have them discuss options with you to create a menu that fits within your budget

6.      Talk to a few catering companies and get quotes to compare. 

 

Invitation Tips

1.      Size of the envelope, weight and thickness effects the postage rate – take to post office before mailing

2.      Addressing correctly will eliminate the returns, so make  sure you understand the USPS rules for addressing envelopes

Transportation Tips

1.      Having your ceremony and reception at the same location cuts costs on transporting the wedding party

2.      Most transportation companies charge by the hour with a minimum number of hours.  If you are having your ceremony and reception in different locations, have them close together in time to reduce the number of hours

Wedding Dress Tips

1.      All bridal salons have sales racks and many of them will sell you the sample dresses – don’t be afraid to ask

2.      Bridal salons also have trunk shows for wedding dress designers.  These trunk shows typically offer discounts or sales.   

3.      Buy your dress 9-12 months out to avoid rush fees

 

Tux Tips

1.       Attending a bridal show will get you discounted rates on your tux rentals

Flowers

1.      Reduce the number of attendants to reduce the number of bouquets and boutonnieres you need to have

2.      Fewer wedding guests, fewer number of tables you need to decorate with center pieces

3.      Use flowers that are in season, talk to your florist about flowers that are easier to order

4.      If you are trying to achieve a certain look (height or fullness for arrangements) work with a florist to find alternative flowers that might not be as expensive.

5.      Use the bridesmaids bouquets as centerpieces or to decorate the head table

6.      Florists that have storefronts typically purchase flowers in bulk at wholesale pricing, working with storefront florists could save you money

DJ’s & Musicians

1.      The day of the week and the month of your wedding can affect the price

2.      Larger DJ companies with multiple DJ’s have different rates.  Less experienced DJ’s charge less but still bring great equipment and the customer service is still great

3.      Bridal shows offer discounts

4.      Shorter reception times can reduce the cost

5.      Providing your own ceremony and cocktail music can reduce the DJ cost

6.      Having a wedding coordinator that handles the reception events (dances, cake cutting, bouquet tossing, etc) can reduce the cost of your DJ

7.      Have a bridesmaid or sister that is also getting married?  Booking the same DJ (or the same wedding vendors for that matter) could get you discounts! 

 

 

Just remember that hiring a true wedding professional will save you money and time in the long run.  Individuals and businesses that work weddings every weekend do it because they love helping brides and grooms create the wedding of their dreams.  Many of them have done hundreds, if not thousands of weddings so and they love to offer advice and tips to their clients….take advantage of their knowledge and experience.  You do not have reduce the quality of wedding vendors you hire…you just have to prioritize what is important to you, be honest with the vendors about budget, and plan smarter!

 

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Premier Bride Expo - "Bold Boho" - St. Augustine

Mark your calendars for the last bridal show of 2016…the Premier Bride Expo at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village on Sunday, September 18th from 1-4 pm! 

Brides, grooms, friends, family and all the professional wedding vendors know that that Premier Bride Expo’s in Northeast Florida live up to their name…they are the PREMIER wedding shows.   Each show features over 100 of the very best wedding professionals in Northeast Florida.  You can feel confident that each wedding vendor that exhibits at the show has a reputation for quality. 

No matter what stage you are in the wedding planning process….there is something for you at the Premier Bride Expos. 

With other 100 different wedding vendors representing 20 different wedding categories,  you can be assured that there is something for everyone.  If you are just starting your wedding planning process the first thing  you need is a wedding date and a venue.  A wedding dress is important to set the tone and style of your wedding.  Hiring a wedding planner to guide you through the process is also something to strongly consider in the beginning.  Booking a photographer, DJ, Cake Baker, Catering Company, Florist and Videographer is at the top of the list too!  Many of these vendors book months to a year in advance.  Hair & Makeup, Invitations, Transportation, Grooms Attire, Musicians, the Honeymoon, Dance Instruction, Health and Wellness, Décor and Rentals….are just some of the other details you will find at the shows.

The Premier Bride Expos are different.  Our focus is 100% on meeting and experiencing the bride/groom to vendor relationship.  We want you meet one on one with the vendors, say hello, get to know them, experience their products and services, get information and make great decisions on who you will hire to help you make your wedding day an amazing experience!

Each couple receives a swag bag as they walk through the door.  This is great to collect all the information you will get during the expo.  There are many prizes and give-a-ways that are available the day of the show, make sure you pre-register online at www.PremierBrideExpo.com to get a complete list the day before the show.  We do give a honeymoon trip away each show, drawing is at 3:45 pm and you must be present to win!

We hope to see you at the Premeir Bride Expo!  Make sure you pick up the latest copy of Premier Bride Magazine or visit our website at www.PBJacksonville.com to find vendors, information and tips!

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