We are so excited for another round of Vacation Bridal School.  No matter where you are in the wedding planning process this is a great series to attend.  We aren’t selling you anything, we’re just educating you on what to know to make your planning easier.  The best part? It’s free for brides & grooms to attend.  We provide dinner each night and have some pretty awesome giveaways too!

Here’s just an overlook at what you’ll be talking about:

January 13

Type A Catering – budgets, appetizers vs buffet vs plate, what does a bar really cost?

Meant To Be Boutique – what to look for in a dress, importance of scheduling an appointment, different types of dresses, magazines vs. reality, everything they need to know basically about dresses.

Clear Pro DJ – dj vs ipod, how far in advance to book a dj, do you need a contract?

Willie Wilson Photography – styles of photography, what to look for, initial consultation, things to ask in consultation, contracts, and how many hours you recommend for coverage

Hilton – Basics of starting to look for a venue, site visits, making appointments for site visits, etc.

Purdon Rental – trends/colors for 2016, different chair/table options, linen options

January 20

Doug Smith Designs – Ceremony flower options, how to turn ceremony flowers into reception flowers, tablescape design

Tinker’s Cake Shop – buttercream vs fondant, tastings, groom’s cakes

Danelle Alexis Photography – engagement pictures, why they’re important, why you do them, how long they usually take to do, how many outfits, why it’s important to use same photographer for wedding, etc

The Thoroughbred Center – contracts/agreements when booking a venue, introduction of new space at TTC

Geno’s Formal Affair – everything your groom needs to know about suits & tuxes

Hoopla Films – what is a videographer?

January 27

City BBQ – most popular food items for weddings, tastings, how long it takes a caterer to setup and breakdown, things bride needs to ask caterer like: how many tables do you need for setup, etc.

KY Sounds – 411 on everything you need to know about dj setups

Wes Brown Photography – wedding day timeline, pros & cons of first look

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa – inside vs. outside ceremonies & receptions, why using all inclusive like Marriott is beneficial (no room rental fees, etc) – touch on renovations to spaces

Clear Choice Orthodontics – how to make your smile perfect for the wedding day

Paper Heart Blooms – options for DIY bride, options you can do, how it is cost effective, ways to use products for showers and rehearsal dinners

February 3

21c – Bringing concept to Lexington, what they have to offer, room blocks/penthouse suits, etc.

Hanna Salonen Photography – everything albums, why they’re important, what they are, show examples, how long it takes to design, what pictures you put in them, etc.

Simply Done Invites – Paper Awareness

Stivers Strength & Wellness – Being in the best possible shape for the wedding day

Fields in Bloom –  show different types of bouquets, flowers in season, costs associated with flowers, etc.

TapSnap – photo booth options

Belle Boutique Events – everything you need to know about wedding day hair & makeup

February 10

Trips to Cherish – HONEYMOON!

The Campbell House – touch on renovations, ways brides can use full services properties like TCH for bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, etc.

Spina Bifida – awareness

Nick Ratliff – where are you going to live after the wedding?

Twisted Papertini – bridesmaids gifts

2 Cool Band – band options/setup, q & a

Beautiful You Medical Spa – pampering yourself and bridal party before the wedding