We are so excited about rebranding Bridal Benchmark to Vacation Bridal School! People always ask what exactly is Bridal Benchmark and my response would be kind of like Vacation Bible School, but for Brides, they would laugh at my analogy, but they understood what I meant, so I figured we should just call it something similar.
We have snacks/drink, education and some times crafts! We offer this series twice a year, in September and January! No matter where you’re at in your planning you can learn from coming. It’s all education, we aren’t trying to sell you anything, plus we love swag bags and door prizes around here! Our big door prize this year is going to go to one lucky Bride that attends all sessions and she’ll win an engagement session with Wes Brown Weddings!
Type A Catering – budget, food & bar
Wedding Wonderland – everything wedding dress related
Wes Brown Photography – what to look for in a photographer, contract, consult
Griffin Gate – what to look for when booking a venue, tours, scheduling site visit
Clear Pro DJ – dj vs band vs ipod, hiring who you meet with, contract
Beautiful You Medical Spa – services to prepare you for big day
Spina Bifida – what is this?
Hilton – contracts/agreements when booking a venue
Geno’s Formal Affair – everything tuxes
Honey Heart Photography- engagement pictures, why they’re important, what should you wear, etc
Simply Done Invites – how invites set the tone of your wedding
Stivers Strength & Wellness – how to stay healthy during the planning
Clear Choice Orthodontics – perfect smiles are needed for the perfect pictures!
Doug Smith Designs – tablescape from start to finish, different in bouquet options, etc.
2 Cool Band
Tinker’s Cake Shop – CAKE, need we say more
Equilateral Productions – difference in photo/video, what it means to have a videographer at your wedding, how many camera/angles are typically used, how far in advance to book, questions to ask during consult
KY Sounds – how to plan the music for your day
The Thoroughbred Center -difference in inside/outside ceremonies/receptions
City BBQ – again, need we say more?
Purdon Rental – tents, tables, chairs, linens, china, etc.
Willie Wilson Photography – focusing on day of time line, pros/cons of first reveal
Twisted Papertini – everything should be monogramed in the south, right?
Fields in Bloom – popular colors/styles for 2016, budget friendly options, most popular flowers by season and does that matter price wise
Belle Boutique Events – wedding day hair & makeup
Hoopla Films – different editing options available: ceremony only, reception online, highlight video, love story, etc, difference ‘styles’ available, maybe a little how editing works and why it takes a while to get it back
Trips to Cherish – honeymoon talk
Christy Leaver – pre-martial counseling options
Nick Ratliff Realty – where are you going to live after you’re married?
TapSnap – should you have a photo booth at your wedding?
The Campbell House – room blocks and other events venues can host
Danelle Alexis Photography – focus on albums