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Congratulations to Simply Chic Creations, winner of the Invitation Design Challenge for the “Modern Elegance” invitation! This contest was a big hit and we’re thankful to all of our talented invitation designers for their beautiful entries.

Now we want to hear from you, brides: what other design challenges would you like to see featured on the blog? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Jon and I attended our first Bridal Fair last weekend, and we learned a lot! At first, it seemed overwhelming talking to all of the different companies and looking at all of the different booths. We went in there with a plan to find a DJ and transportation, so after we got back on track with what we were looking for it went much smoother.

Jon and I definitely learned our lesson when it comes to booking services for the big day. Both the DJ we wanted before this weekend and the party buses around Lincoln are booked for August 6. We shouldn’t have waited so long, and know now that if you know what you want, don’t hesitate to get them booked!

At the Bridal Fair, we talked to a couple different DJs and got a few references from other booths of companies that did not attend the Bridal Fair. We also talked with Luxury Limousine. They were booked on our wedding date, but had a list going to sign up for a new bus they plan to purchase. We found some great DJs and are hoping that the party bus works out for us!

Bridal Fair Tip: Sign-up for any drawings that are offered for something you are interested in, even if you aren’t 100% positive you need/want it. If you win it and decide you don’t need it, you can always give it to another bride. There were so many drawings for things that I later realized could have been useful that I missed out on, and when I go to the next Bridal Fair, I won’t make the same mistake again.

Although Jon and I didn’t win any of the drawings, we received a lot of coupons that were being handed out, got some great ideas for flowers, centerpieces, and decorating, and got to meet with a lot of great businesses!

Until next time,

I can’t get enough of this wedding! The bride is breathtaking, the dress is to die for, the details are all amazing, and let’s not forget the outstanding artist who captured it all…Khara Plianic with Kabloom Studios.

Dress(es): Ellynne Bridal
Reception: The Hilton, Omaha
Reception Lighting:  PSAV
Florist: Debbie Pitt, Flowers for Special Occasions
Band: The Rumbles
Cake: Cameo Designs by Donna

  • Nicole - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! So gorgeous and fun at the same time! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • wedding favours - what a fantastic wedding we love the bride dress and her bouquet.
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