Monday, August 31, 2015 Can Assist In Planning Weddings from Hawaii, Sonoma Wine Country to Roof Gardens In New York City

While offers thousands of links to venues & services, we also realize a picture is worth a thousand words.  You will find these on

How Exploring Can Assist In Wedding Planning

As a wedding planner I have worked with brides to narrow down what they want from everyone's tips, ideas, themes, facts, etc to what THEY WANT.  It would have been great to have the to assist years before.  We would show them photos of theme ideas, and advise with tours to locations, and still do, but now a bride can wiz through Pinterest and come up with many details on her own....making decisions much easier while achieving her budget.

#1.  Pull and pin photos onto your personal/non-public board.  Begin to enhance with wedding dress ideas, themes, desserts, food, photo ideas and unique ideas.  

#2.  Narrow down into a theme that carries out through the ceremony

#3.  Narrow out into a theme that carries out through the reception

#4.  Pull hair styles, decor styles, etc. jewelry and gift ideas

#5.  Pull together photo ideas for your honeymoon

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When you want help with the details of HOW TO for wedding planning. We offer a free
digital wedding planner with forms & management.  Just Call 707-539-3585 and leave your name, approximate wedding date... and e-mail address or 800-233-3850.   Or e-mail us at 
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Engagement is a wonderful time of your life -  Make it easier by using many of the exciting tools and services made available to you.

We will send this EASY & FUN wedding planning BOOK filled with your step by step process.  
It includes budget, management forms for each part of the wedding & timelines.
Judith Rivers-Moore is the author of the Wedding Manifesto. and creator of ... with thousands of links to venues and services for every budget. 

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Monday, August 17, 2015

TIPS On Attending Bridal Shows & Wedding Fairs In Santa Rosa, Napa & San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento & Los Angeles

             Attend the SonomaWeddingShow - September 13th, 2015 - 11 am to 3 pm - Santa Rosa, Ca
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Brides enjoy shaping up their local budgets and gain some insight into the newest bridal trends at their local bridal Shows.  Late August and from September through late October, you will find creative shows in the San Francisco Bay Area & The Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.  They begin again in January.
Inspired by unique themes, displays and meeting many wedding experts and often finding exquisite wedding venues, WE offer some great tips on attending and getting the best from your time at the show of your choice.  Many show links are found on  There You can Shape-up Your Local Wedding Planning. from our resource links to wedding venues and expert wedding services for every budget. (Each offers you five or more years in business & good reviews).
When shaping up your budget and wedding celebration, we encourage you to receive our free digital
Wedding Planner - found on the home page of or call 707-539-3585 with your name and email address, and we will e-mail it the next day.  The Digital Wedding Planner has management forms including a budget sheet.

Before you attend, make some labels of your name, phone, e-mail, aprox. wedding date and year to be wed
Before you attend, charge your I-Phone
Before you attend, check their website for address of show, map, time and date. Most shows are on Sunday, but some are on Saturdays.

#1.  Most shows charge you.  You can purchase tickets ahead from their websites, and at the door. Some let the groom in free. Others give the bride free attendance and let the other guests in for a fee.  If they are serving any alcohol in the show, they will want to card bring your ID.
#2.  It pays to bring your friends/family in to gain information.
#3.  Many of the booths encourage you to sign up for their booth prize.  Using the won prizes will help offset the cost of your wedding expenses.  But do not feel pressured to hire them, just because you won their prize.  We encourage you to interview and check references on anyone you hire for your wedding.
#4. Mark your program, or make a special mark on the service's business card/brochure, you will want to make an appointment with.
#5. Before you go, make a list of questions you believe important to ask prior to attending.
#6. Wear comfort shoes, come casual.
#7  Use your I-Phone to record names, phones, website addresses and photos. If it is important to you, Ask if they text.
#8. Sometimes booking a venue or vendor at 2015 prices can save you money.  Most businesses change their fees by January.

Please Remember :  Any business can purchase a booth - whether a new, old, etc. it pays to check into their history and references before you hire them.  You will find many wedding service interview questions on    ENJOY The Shows - they are fun!!

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