Early Bird Bridal Show Special!!


We are very excited about our 26th bridal show being held tomorrow (March 2nd) at the  Hotel San Diego from 10am to 4pm.  Engaged couples will be treated to many surprises and treats.

The first 100 brides at the door will receive two gifts: a Wedding Planning Guide and a Spa Certificate (courtesy of eLife Life).  Come early before these gift bags are gone!!

Plus, all engaged couples will receive the following:

  • 4 Bridal Magazines (The Knot, Exquisite Weddings Magazine, Beautiful Bridal Magazine and San Diego Style Weddings)…while supplies last
  • Entrance into both fashion shows (featuring Disney Fairy Tale Dresses)
  • Entry into the Grand Prize Drawing (must fill out the “Grand Prize Drawing Form” at the show to be entered)
  • Chance to win great prizes
  • Food/Cake samples (Handlery Hotel San Diego, On Fire Food, Encore Catering & Events and Jenny Wenny Cakes)
  • Exclusive wedding discounts and savings
  • Hundreds of fresh wedding ideas
  • and so much more!!

When:  Saturday, March 2nd from 10am to 4pm

Where: The Handlery Hotel San Diego (950 Hotel Circle North ~ San Diego, CA 92108)

Cost:  2-for-1 if purchased on our website.  $15 per person at the door.  Military are free with current active military ID.  Children 12 and under are free with adult.

For more information, and to purchase 2-for-1 tickets, please click here.

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Purchase 2-for-1 Bridal Show Tickets

save 50Save 50% when you purchase admission tickets online !  Tickets online are just $15 for 2 (or $15 per person at the door).  Children 12 and under are free with an adult.

Bridal show is Saturday, March 2nd at the beautiful Handlery Hotel San Diego.

Click here to purchase 2-for-1 Tickets

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Bridal Show Prizes

downloadWho doesn’t like prizes?  We will be giving away dozens of great prizes at our upcoming March 2nd bridal show at the Handlery Hotel.  Click here for show details.

Plus the first 100 brides at the door will receive a Wedding Planning Guide AND a Spa Certificate (courtesy of eLiveLife)

Listed below are the highlighted prizes….many exhibitors will also be giving away great prizes at their own booths.  Click here for detailed prize information.

Grand Prizes – bride/groom must complete a “Grand Prize Entry Form” at the show to entered into the grand prize drawing.  Drawing will be held on 3/4/13 and winner announced via email, Facebook, Twitter, blog and our website.

  1. 5 Night Honeymoon (winner has the choice of Hawaii, Caribbean or Mexico) – courtesy of AskAboutHoneymoons.com
  2. His & Hers Matching Wedding Bands (dozens of style choose from – approx value $600) – courtesy of The Wed Club

General Show Prizes – winners must claim prize day of show by 3:30pm

  1. $100 Wedding Gift Certificate courtesy of The Wed Club
  2. $50 Wedding Gift Certificate courtesy of The Wed Club
  3. Engagement Photo Session with CD of images ($400 value) courtesy of Natalya Fiore Photogoraphy & Design
  4. One night stay plus round of golf for 2 with cart – courtesy of San Vicente Resort
  5. “Save the Date Video” ($300 value) courtesy of DreamEncore
  6. Wine Gift Basket ($200 value) courtesy of Lake Oak Meadows
  7. 1hour Engagement Photo Session w/DVD of all images in color, bw and sepia ($150 value) courtesy of Brooks Photography
  8. 1 hour of personal training ($100 value) courtesy of Your Body by Dante
  9. $50 Gas Card courtesy of Gibbs Productions
  10. PureNourish ($45 value) courtesy of Slenderiiz
  11. Necklace ($40 value) courtesy of Stella & Dot Independent Stylist Heather Martin
  12. $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of Alfred Angelo Bridal Store
  13. $30 Gift Certificate and a Partylite Universal Tealight Candles courtesy of Jessica Collins, Independent Partylite Consultant
  14. Cake Pop Boquet ($30 value) courtesy of Encore Catering & Events
  15. Men’s All-Natural Shave Cream & After Shave Balm Set ($30 value) courtesy of J. Hilburn
  16. “Sweets Baskets” ($30 value) courtesy of Lavish Wed (Weddings & Event Design)
  17. Winner’s Choice of either one Facial or Ultimate Body Applicator ($25 value) courtesy of Ultimate Body Applicators by It Works Global 
  18. Travel Bag & Document Holder courtesy of Paradise Travel Services (giving away 2)
  19. Book “Professional Wedding Planning Advice” courtesy of Antonella Annibale Makeup Styling (giving away 2)
  20. Plus many more!!
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Bridal Show Fashion News

Terrace Garden

Don’t miss the 2 elegant fashion shows at 12noon and 2:30pm at our Bridal Show (Saturday, March 2nd).  Once again, we will be showcasing Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Dress collection along with other designer wedding dresses and formal wear.

This show is sponsored by San Diego Arts and Advanced Entertainment.

Listen to a message from San Diego Arts: Radio Message


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Charity Dress Drive at the upcoming bridal show


The Wed Club and The Princess Project San Diego Presents:
Winter Charity Dress Drive during the March 2nd Bridal Show!


“The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them.”

When:  Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Time:  10am to 4pm
Where:  Handlery Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North ~ San Diego, CA 92108 
$3 discounted all day parking.
(click here for directions)

Special Offer With Dress Donation:

  1. 2 Free Bridal Show Tickets
  2. Enter to win a gift donated by The Princess Project

Click here for Donation Guidelines

Get Involved!!
Remember your high school prom? Whether it was a few years or many years ago, now is your chance to help make prom a reality for many San Diego teens who cannot afford to attend their own prom.

For more information about this special and needed charity, please visit:  www.theprincessprojectsd.org

Princess Project


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Groom’s Corner: 19 Awesome Shirt & Tie Combos

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friartux2Who should wear tuxedos in the wedding?
It is customary for the groom and his groomsmen to wear tuxedos or nice suits that match the formality of the bride’s dress. When the fathers and grandfathers are part of the ceremony, they tend to wear attire that is matches the rest of the party. Ring bearers are always a crowd please when wearing a child-size tuxedo or suit. Occassionally, ushers will also wear formal attire.

Should everyone wear the same tuxedos and accessories?
Just as the bride stands apart from her bridesmaids, the groom often chooses to wear a coat or accessories that differ slightly from the groomsmen. For instance, the groom may wear a traditional coat with neutral accessory colors while the groomsmen’s accessories might match the bridesmaids or the theme color(s) of the wedding.

Are there other choices besides tuxedos?
If your wedding style is semi-formal, outdoors, or alternative you may decide to have your men wear suits. Depending on the time of day and setting, there are black, navy, grey and tan suits or ivory linen suits. For beach weddings, some parties choose to wear matching taupe or tan slacks with a special wedding shirt. Overall, the formality of the men should match that of the bride and the rest of the wedding. Tuxedos always make for an attractive wedding party and great wedding photos but there are plenty of other choices to fit any wedding atmosphere.

Does the time of day or wedding location determine which colors to choose from?
Time of day and location (indoors/outdoors, cool/tropical) can play a factor in selecting garments. Most importantly, the color should match the women in the wedding party. Daytime tuxedo and suit choices might be tan, ivory, white, or an ivory linen suit, although some people wear traditional black tuxedos for daytime weddings. For evening weddings, black, navy, grey or pinstriped tuxedos or suits tend to be popular. Be sure to ask about tuxedos or suits that work better for hot or cool temperatures.

Who pays for the tuxedos?
In the vast majority of cases, each member of the party will pay for his own ensemble.

Courtesy of Friar Tux Shop

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