Join us for this awesome educational series for Brides – where education meets fun! You can come one night or all six. We open up with drinks/snacks, have a program and end with DIY craft/favor. There will be some door prizes/gift certificates throughout the series, but the grand prize is a complimentary engagement session from Wes Brown Photography! To be entered into that you must attend all six evenings! You are welcome to bring a friend, Mom, bridesmaid, etc just be sure and register them too!
Our program for the evening includes Wes Brown Photography sharing with Brides on what to look for when you’re meeting with a photographer and things to know before you book your photographer. The famous Tinker’s Cake Shop will have cake samples for Brides to try and educate Brides on what to be aware of when they’re deciding on their cake.
Hilton Lexington | Downtown will also join the lineup and share with Brides what they need to know when booking a venue, questions they need to ask and what services venues can provide for them.
Affordable Invitations will work with Brides on invitation etiquette and what’s hot in 2012/2013. We’ll finish up the evening hearing from Alure Salon & Day Spa about wedding day hair and makeup!
Feeling a little overwhelmed from week 1 of Bridal Benchmark? Not to worry Always Planned will join us and talk about the importance of a wedding planner and what their role is in the whole planning process. Always Planned has a floral division and travel division, so Brides can come with lots of questions this evening!
Also joining us is Five By Five Photography & Design to talk about engagement pictures! Including some good locations, what to wear, how they work, what you should expect from your photography, etc. We’ll end the evening hearing from Crowne Plaza share with Brides about contracts and questions you should ask your venue.
South Van Catering is one of the Central KY’s most well known caterers and Brides will have the opportunity to try some of their famous appetizers this evening! Also on the agenda is the Thoroughbred Center and Purdon Rental, who work often with South Van and can share how vendors working together can save Brides money in the long run.
Bliss Honeymoons will share some the importance of working with a travel agent and share some hot new places for honeymoons! We’ll finish the evening hearing from Amanda Woods with Mary Kay and how she can do your wedding day makeup for free!
Week 4 has a wide variety of vendors for Brides to hear from this evening. Lone Oak Country Club located in Nicholasville is an up and coming venue with Type A Catering being their caterer and providing some appetizers for Brides to try this evening!
Eric with Fresh Beats will talk about the importance of the beats never going stale at the reception. Reel Special Productions will talk about capturing those beats and the difference in photographers and videographers and why they’re both important.
Lastly, always dreamt of the bridal party riding in a limo to the reception or pictured yourself riding away from the reception in a Bentley – Gold Shield Limo will be there to talk about their fleet and what they have to offer.
Ashley Inn Bed & Breakfast located a few mile from Nicholasville is one of the premier wedding venues in Central KY. Hear from Meagan, who owns the property share the history and the improvements they’ve done for the upcoming wedding season while snacking on Gourmet Goodies by Thelma.
Dei Gratia Photography will also be here and sharing with Brides the pros/cons of doing a first look and why most wedding professionals recommend this now.
Doug Smith Designs will join us this evening to talk about picking out flowers from your wedding, where they get their inspiration from and the ins/outs of wedding day flowers!
Join us for our final Bridal Benchmark Series where you’ll get to try some appetizers from the Griffin Gate Marriott and hear Courtney share information about their property and how room blocks really work!
Honey Heart Photography will wrap up all of the photographers and share with Brides what albums really are, what their importance is, what is included and let you see different styles to pick from.
Something Sweet Candy Buffet and Wild Thyme Cooking will end the series with their specialties and how incorporating them will be a blast for all guests!
We’ll conclude the series with our grand prize winner and a few more door prizes!