Palm Springs Destination Wedding Oooh la la!

We couldn’t help but share these few shots of a gorgeous recent wedding at Palm Springs’ Viceroy Resort and Spa. We loved the look! If you weren’t considering a Palm Springs destination wedding before, we bet you will now…

 

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You, Your Family, and Your Wedding.

Your family's right behind you, all the way. For this bride, literally!

By their nature, most weddings (the exceptions being these excercises in opulent navel gazing and their brethren) are about celebrating the family. Yours, his, and the great big new one that just came together.

But making planning the event a family affair makes a lot of brides break out in hives.  And it’s understandable. There are always enough opinions to go around, and when some of them come from people who drive you a little over the edge to begin with, things can get a little tense.  How can’t however, shut everyone out, particularly if they are helping pay for your big day.  Here are a few ways to integrate the bunch into your plans without going bananas.

  • Supermodel, Work!  Nothing makes female relatives feel more “in” on the process than a trip to the bridal salons to watch you do your best runway walk in gorgeous gowns.  It doesn’t have to be “the” time you plan to buy, or even “the” store you plan to visit.  Make an appointment, and try on a variety of shapes and styles.  Even better, let each woman who’s with you pick a dress for you to try.
  • Scavenger Hunt.  Have you been looking for ¾ inch gold ribbon? Rhinestone swizzle sticks? Is Aunt Sue on your last nerve about how you’re not organized properly? Send her on a treasure hunt for those last items you need that are hard to find, or available only at that one store on the other side of town.  She’ll feel useful, and you’ll get some peace and quiet.
  • Keep the content current on BNN – The Bridal News Network.  There are going to be people who you’re not in touch with daily who’ll want to feel like insiders.  Whether it’s a weekly call to Grandma, or a blog for far-flung sorority sisters, make sure that those who want news get it.

Families go a little haywire when it comes to weddings. But they love you, and are only making you crazy because they want to share this special experience, too. Handle as you do all things you love – with care.

Care well, and love well.

-Dinah

 

 

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Summer Lovin’, having a blast!

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More and more Valley wedding professionals are piling on the Summer Lovin’ bandwagon.  We’re talking of course about the fabulous wedding offers available to brides who order gowns from Desert Bride in Indio, CA between now and Labor Day. Here’s a list of some of the deals.
Pastry Swan – 25% off your wedding cake
(760) 202-1213
Steven Wayne Photography – When you book your wedding with Steven Wayne Photography you will receive 2 complimentary 16×20 prints of your choice, as well as 4 additional custom designed page sides for their Forever Wedding album.
(760) 466-7598
My Little Flower Shop – Free set-up, delivery, and free toss bouquet.
(760) 778-7111,
J. Russell Salon Hair & Make up – Complimentary hair and make-up trial with booking of wedding day hair and make-up.
Joy Fields – (760) 341-4641, (760) 989-3774
Brandini Toffee – 20% off wedding favors, with purchase of 50 favors or more.
(760) 200-1598
Tropical Tanning Day Spa & Makeup by Keturah– $10.00 off any day spa/make-up by Keturah/facial/tanning package. If groups of 4 or more, booked at the same time, the bride will receive her airbrush tan free.
(760) 360-8192
The Village Inscriber – With every initial order of $200.00 or more, free Thank You notes, value not to exceed $50.00.
(760) 568-4206
Events by Renee – Free Consultation and $150.00 off wedding planning services
(760) 902-1678
Ashley Video –With the booking of wedding videography, a free recap video (a short highlight reel of the best moments of their day)
(866) 914-2700,
Indian Wells Country Club – 20% off Food and Beverage (Food and Beverage minimums still apply), Complimentary Champagne Toast, Complimentary Floor length linens
contact: Nicole Reynolds
Premier Limousine – Chrysler 300 Limousine Package for $495.00
(760) 345-3004,
California D.J. – $100.00 off any Photo-booth and D.J. packages.
Michael Cap – (760) 837-9117,
My Valet Dry Cleaning – $50.00 off gown preservation, 15% off wedding party/invitee garment care/cleaning, 15% off wedding party/invitee press only services, 15% off shoe, hand bag, cleaning conditioning and dyeing.
Mark Anthony, (760) 610-5394, (760) 218-7295,

All the Summer Lovin’ brides will be asked to submit a picture of their fiancé and themselves, with a short bio. The pictures and bio’s will be posted on Desert Bride’s Facebook page. The picture that gets the most “Likes” for a two-day voting period (September 10th and 11th), will win a free Anniversary weekend, with 2 night stay at the Hyatt, dinner at the Hyatt, couples massage and round of golf for two at Palm Valley Country Club, and one flower arrangement per month for a year, by My Little Flower Shop.

All in all, it’s an amazing set of discounts.  We hope you check it out!  Any of the vendors can help connect you with any of the others.  We all have the same goal – a terrific, fun, beautiful wedding for every one of our brides.  Let us help you make memories without breaking the bank!