Archive for January, 2012
Have you ever been to a bridal show? Are you a bridal show junkie now that you’ve gotten engaged? Does every commercial, magazine ad, song, and billboard you see remind you of all the planning you have to do? It’s normal.
Most brides tend to get tunnel vision once they get engaged. Nothing else matters as much as all the planning and preparing that must take place in order for her day to turn out the way she has envisioned it since she was 12 years old. And there is a definite “look” to a bride with tunnel vision syndrome or TVS. There’s a stride that says, “get outta my way, I’m on a mission.” Her gait is confident and determined that shows she has carefully planned out her course of attack on the showroom floor. She knows exactly what booths she wants to hit first, second, third, etc. in order to optimize time there.
She has strategically picked out her outfit to be slightly trendy but always comfortable, with a pair of marathon walking shoes if not on, well, at least within her reach. The other “uniform” brides are often seen in is the “group outfit.” Some sort of decorative t-shirt, novelty veil, blinking bride badge and for the uber adventurous, the “I’m the Bride” pageant sash. All family members and girlfriends in tow, are sporting a similar variation on the bride. Because, how ever would these large groups of fun seeking women ever find each other if they got separated at the show? For heaven’s sake.
Our show bride also carries an ample bag with her that has plenty of room for all the goodies she will receive at the show. She has also packed a few provisions just in case all the food samples have run out. Our bridal show bride has also mastered new technologies so she can click, post, tweet, and upload at a moments notice in order to achieve the next vendors contest through social media.
Much like the old Goofy cartoons of the 50s where a narrator explains the voracity by which Goofy tries to accomplish the most common tasks such as the family summer vacation or winter skiing, we root for Goofy to get his task done. This is similar to our attitudes as we watch brides criss cross back and forth on the convention room floor. We…the staff at the Wedding Guide & Bridal Extravaganza, are your biggest cheerleaders at the show. We want you to have such a wonderful experience that you come back to our next show, but also tell every bride you know about how awesomely fun it is to attend.
So go forth all you eager brides and sample the day away, have a cocktail or two, eat until you find the perfect caterer and baker, but always remember to have fun. After all, this is a joyous time in your life.
Tags: Bridal Extravaganza, bridal shows, planning
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Trends in photography are not just limited to style and location, a couple of new trends have been introduced to us by FarrisFoto. The double-sided die cut and the bevel wrap are becoming quit popular for brides and couples. Take a look at what FarrisFoto has to say about these trends.
FarrisFoto pioneered this perfect giveaway solution in San Antonio. These are standard die-cut prints of your favorite bridal or engagement photo on the front while the back contains your names, wedding date and URL for your wedding gallery. This is an inexpensive solution for an item your relatives and guests can keep with them for years to come.
Bevel Wrapped Canvas
Bevel wraps, a step beyond gallery wraps, are a way to create the appearance of 3D with a beautiful ready to hang canvas wall art. The beveled frame below the wrapped canvas allows the entire image to be viewed. Bevel wraps come in a large number of sizes and are an ideal complement for the center of a multi-segment image.
We think the bevel wrap pictures are a great option to have for displaying at your reception either hung or on easels, and then afterwards you can hang them in your home or give them as a gift to a loved one. What parent wouldn’t be proud to display a beautiful photo of their child?
And as for the die cut pictures, we think there are a number of ways to reuse and repurpose this giveaway if you have extra left over. Not only can you frame them, but you can also create lovely ornament keepsakes, use them in scrapbooks, make luggage tags to personalize your bags, and use them in any number of accessory items. Take your cue from Martha Stewart, she has hundreds of ideas for small photos.
If you’ve found other ways to use items like these, please let us know. We would love to pass on these tips to all of our brides and couples.Tags: Photography, photography trends, wedding ideas
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