Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tips for Brides

When attending bridal shows, there are a few important things to remember. This will save you not only time, but added stress.

1. Wear comfortable clothes & shoes.
2. Don't bring your entire family or wedding party with you - too many opinions. Bring only 1 or 2, someone you trust, your fiancee, your mom, your best friend.
3. Bring a camera.
4. Be sure to eat a little something, don't go on a empty stomach, you may be tempted to fill up at the first food booth.
5. Be sure to talk to lots of vendors, even if at first, you don't see your color or your style. There is no way each vendor can bring all of their stuff. Check out their photos and ask lots of questions.
6. Make labels with your name, address, email & wedding date. Use these to register for door prizes at different vendor booths.
7. Bring a lightweight tote bag including a few zip lock bags. You may want to take home food to taste later.
8. Go through your bag of goodies & information when you get home when it is still fresh in your mind.
9. The cheapest is not always the best - go with the vendors that you feel comfortable with!
10. Have fun & enjoy!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Vendors - You could win $100.00

WIN $100.00!!

The vendor who refers the most qualified brides getting married in 2011 will win $100.00!
So get to work & invite all your brides! Let me know if you need flyers or cards.

On the pre-registration form, there is a question for the brides asking who referred them. The bride can list more than one source.

Friday, January 21, 2011

6 Spaces Left!

Don't wait - reserve your spot today!
I am so sorry, but telling me you want to be in the show is not a confirmation. We must have payment and information.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Discount Rooms at TownePlace

Need a room?

Contact Gail Alvis, Director of Sales, directly.
Ask for her to get the discounted rates!

TownePlace Suites by Marriott (www.marriott.com/OAJTS)
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (www.marriott.com/OAJFI)
400 Northwest Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Phone: (910) 478-9795 x 406
Fax: (910) 478-9796
Mobile: (910) 650-8533

TownePlace Suites, Jacksonville, NC has been recognized by Marriott International as 2008 "Opening Hotel of the Year" and LBA Properties' 2009 "Hotel of the Year."

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Jacksonville, NC is proud to be LBA Properties' 2007 and 2008 "Hotel of the Year."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More 2011 Vendors!

  • Wed by the Beach
  • Panache
  • Your Perfect Cake
  • Special Arrangements Florist
  • Special Events by Sandy
  • Premier Jewelry

We are glad to have all of you!

All participating Vendors - Please email 8-10 high quality pictures for a power point presentation. Please put your company name on the pic if you can. These will be played all day on Sunday.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Brides pre-register here

If you have any trouble with the registration process or Paypal, please email me for the registration form.
Thanks, Pam

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 Vendors

Don't miss the following vendors at the Onlsow Bridal Gala! More is being added each week!! Most will be adding items to the goody bags, having a door prize or both!!

Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
Shindigz / Stumps
The Green Bride Guide
Get Married
Perfect Wedding Guide Triad/Triangle
Carolina Wedding Guide
Wed Alert
Crystal Coast Bride
Cape Fear Bride
Grand Strand Bride
All About Honeymoons
American Dream Cakes, Inc
Camp Lejeune - Marstons
Celebrating Home
Country Aire
Cynthia Rose Photography
DJ Professionals & Video
Emerald Isle Realty
Island Essentials
Jacksonville Country club
JC Carolina Formals
Mary Kay
MM Digital Photography
Open Aperture Photography
Planet Beach Contempo Spa
Promised Hearts Inc.
REEDS Jewelers
Rev. Paula Bradley
Sheraton Atlantic Beach
Something Special Weddings & Events
Special Events Catering, Inc
Weddings of Grace
Wilmington Convention Center
Watermark Marina
The Intimate Bridal & Formal
Poconos Resorts
Sandals Resorts
Twilight Limo
AQ Catering and Events

Monday, January 10, 2011

Door Prizes

Door prizes include Spa day pass, toasting flutes, weekend stay, picture frames, serving tray, chair covers, etc.. We also have lots of gift certificates for photography, food, services & more!!!