We had a great crowd our first night of Vacation Bridal School! Brides were greeted with dinner from Type A Catering! Diane & her staff brought creamy tomato basil soup, deconstructed caesar salad and mushroom and balsamic flatbread or sausage and calamelized onion flatbread! Of course her chef Lauri made the croutons and they were even more delicious in the soup!

Diane, owner of Type A Catering typically opens up Vacation Bridal School talking about budget, catering and the bar because those are huge a huge portion of a couple’s budge!  We then heard from Liz Cox, co-owner of Meant to Be Boutique, a sister store to Twirl Boutique is an upscale bridal consignment and sample shoppe located in downtown Lexington.  Liz shared with brides the different types of gowns, how to accessorize them, the importance of scheduling an appointment and who you should take with you to your appointment.

Following Liz, Alex and Hannah, the wedding gurus from Hilton Lexington Downtown took the floor. Alex also pointed out the importance of making an appointment with the venues you want to look at, things to keep in mind when you’re looking at the venues, etc.

We typically don’t have two venues in one night, but I thought it would be important for Warrenwood Manor to also share with brides the opposite spectrum of hotel type venues to the barn and rustic venues. Owner of Warrenwood Brittany shared with brides things they need to come in mind with more rustic venues, like does it need a restroom trailer, lights for the parking area, rentals being brought in and more. 

Lastly, on night one Kevin and Anna Photography talked about what to look for in a wedding photographer. They talked about different styles, things you should ask in your initial consultation and more.  All and all, it was a fantastic first night of Vacation Bridal School!  And, did we mention??? We have a door prize for 1 lucky bride that comes all 5 nights!