Waterford Wednesday: Join Us for Crystal Clear 2019

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

We are officially four days away from our biggest event of the year, A Crystal Clear Vision 2019 at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth! From 12PM-4PM on Sunday, February 10th, the BEST wedding vendors for the Hampton Roads region will all come together to showcase the BEST of their BEST! You don’t want to miss out!

Last week, we highlighted the ultimate Crystal Clear prize for purchasing VIP tickets (aka a COMPLETE wedding giveaway) to Sunday’s event. So for this week on Waterford Wednesday, we want to showcase just how awesome this Sunday is going to be! The vendors, the prizes, the ideas…the list simply goes on and on. Let’s first acknowledge the fact that this event is literally like a “Pinterester’s” dream come true! All of the latest trends with linen, food, lighting, planning, and design will be brought to life for Sunday’s biggest event of the year!

Visually-speaking, 2018’s A Crystal Clear Vision was one of our favs to date! Check out some of our decor options below:

A Crystal Clear Vision allures the crowds, inviting future brides and/or grooms a limitless opportunity to explore all styles, tastes, and vendors.  For example, if you are looking for a professional photographer/videographer but don’t know where to begin, CC 2019 is highlighting these FANTASTIC ones:

Simply Southern Photography, Leigh Skaggs Photography, Katie Nesbitt Photography, Jessica Ryan Photography, Dragon Photo Studio, Kirstyn Marie Photography, Caitlin Gerres Photography, Will Hawkins Photography, Cenzalli Captured Photography, Intellect Media, View It Do It, and Eyecaptures Photography.

Say, you are in need of a caterer but have no idea what you even want to serve to your guests.  Talk with these TASTY professional chefs who serve a wide variety of options for your cocktail and reception hours:

Traditions Catering and Events, Chef by Design Catering Company, Catering Concepts, Cuisine and Company, The Twisted Fork, East Beach Catering, Sweetwater Cuisine, Montero’s Restaurant (Bar and Catering), and Hummingbird Macarons and Desserts.

What if you are at a loss for those final touches that can bring your fairy tale wedding to life?  Make sure you buy a ticket and meet with these lighting, event rentals, beauty, services, and florists that definitely have a KEEN EYE for all things trendy:

Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals, Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals & Styling, Paper Dolls Design, Blue Steel Lighting and Design, Express Valet, Big Top Entertainment, Music Makes You Happy, Snapqube, AllStar Photobooth LLC, Kara Anne & Co., A Lively Affair, Touche’ Weddings & Events LLC, Vivid Expressions LLC, Fluttering Flowers, Isha Foss Design, Astro Entertainment, And I Love Her Violins, Silk Bridal Studio, Blushtones, Mystique Salon and Skin Spa, Darling & Dapper, and Milk & Honey Bride.

Maybe you just got engaged and haven’t even booked a venue yet.  Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered with these AMAZING locations that will be sure to make your special day a dream come true:

The Cavalier Hotel, The Signature at West Neck, The Historic Post Office, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Service League, and The Oyster Farm.

Lastly, but certainly not least, you could be in the need of an event planner who will definitely make your 2019 wedding LESS STRESSFUL!  Check out these gals when at CC on Sunday:

Carolyn Celeste Weddings, Inspired Events by Kelly, Soirees By Lauren, and Antonia Christianson Events.

So, as you can see, this Sunday is going to be quite spectacular, to say the least!  We are so excited for you to meet this area’s top event professionals and help be apart in making your wedding a reality without all of the stress!  Make sure you pick up your VIP tickets today before we sell out and use this special discount code CRYSTALCLEAR for a $5 off now!

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xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Bridal Show Tips

We’re back for another Waterford Wednesday!
Remember a couple weeks ago when we blogged about “Bridal Show Season” and answered a few frequently asked questions? Well, our post was such a hit that we’ve compiled a few more tips and tricks that will really come in handy for all you brides (and grooms!) to be! We are fresh off participating in the Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase and we can’t wait to be a part of many more of the awesome bridal shows Hampton Roads puts on each year, especially our very own A Crystal Clear Vision at Mayapalooza!

Now for some helpful little tips & tricks. . .

Ask Questions!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions…and a lot of them! Oftentimes, people will rush by every booth and not get solid information about services that they still need. Don’t let that be you! Vendors participate in these shows specifically to help YOU and answer any questions you may have…utilize that! Each vendor wants to impress YOU with their knowledge of their particular specialty, which is something you definitely want to take advantage of!

Register Online
Registering online is a great way to not only save some time at the door, but it can also save you a couple dollars! Nearly all bridal shows offer a cheaper price if you register beforehand. Additionally, by registering online, you are able to browse through the event website and you’ll likely be able to see a full list of all of the participating vendors…bonus

Wedding Email
This little tip goes along with our “should I bring anything” frequently asked question. We mentioned that bringing pre-printed labels with your contact information would be so helpful and save you a lot of time. Setting up an email address through a free service such as gmail or yahoo that is specifically for your wedding needs is a great idea as well! It’ll keep you super organized and all of your bridal show information will be sent to one central location!

Look Around!
12507088_955587777811813_2766985313346533345_nYou might be a bit confused on what “look around” means, but just hear us out! Bridal shows can prove to be a little overwhelming and sometimes you might find yourself stopping at different booths, but not actually looking at them. Don’t do this! An important tidbit to remember is that each vendor booth is a direct reflection on the product or service that they offer. For this reason alone, it is important to really look and see how they represent themselves and if it’s consistent with what you want for your big day!

Have A Plan
Finally, like any good wedding coordinator would tell you…have a plan of attack! This one is a pretty simple tip and one that could end up saving you a lot of time! Going into a bridal show you should start navigating towards the vendors that you still need to book for your day. Additionally, you don’t want to spend too much time at a vendor that you’ve either already booked or have no interest in booking. Free samples aren’t worth your precious time ladies!

We hope these few extra bridal show tips were helpful! Check back in with us this Feature Friday for a full list of our current A Crystal Clear Vision sponsors and participants!
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xo, Waterford!


Waterford Wednesday: Bridal Show Tips

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!
A few weeks ago we talked about late fall/wintertime being our busy booking season, and today we’re going to give some tips on a large aspect of booking season: bridal shows! Not only are bridal shows beneficial for brides/grooms, but they are a great opportunity for us, event companies, to give out information and ideas! We’ve been a part of A TON of bridal shows, and even hosted our own, so today is all about just a few tips that we think will be useful the next time you attend a show!
Photo Feb 23, 10 36 05 AMWaterford at the 2014 VOW Bridal Event

Be Prepared
Preparation is key! Attending bridal shows isn’t supposed to be stressful, but it can certainly become overwhelming with the amount of information/vendors present. Many businesses will have information sign up sheets that require you to fill out some basic information, so doing something as simple as printing out labels with your name, wedding date/venue, & email address will save you the stress of having to fill out that information multiple times by hand!

Check It All Out
The whole idea of a bridal show is to give you ideas for your big day, so scoping out all of the vendors is an absolute must! During these shows, many vendors will offer awesome promotional opportunities specifically for the bridal show attendees, so you don’t want to miss out on that!

Ask Questions
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Oftentimes, people will rush by every booth and not get solid information about services that they still need. Don’t let that be you! Vendors participate in these shows specifically to help you and answer any questions you may have, utilize that!

Last but not least, ENJOY! A bridal show is just another step in the fun planning process, so soak it all up!

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xo, Waterford!

Vow Bridal Show

Join us at another bridal show!!

The VOW Breakfast & Bridal Show

February 24, 2013

Breakfast at 8:30am

Show at 11am

VB Convention Center

visit www.vowbride.com for more info!

Vow Bridal Show

Bridal Show This Sunday

Don’t miss out on one of the BEST Bridal Expo’s of the season!!

When:  THIS Sunday…November 18th

Time:  2pm-5pm

Where:  Founders Inn and Spa

There will be two fashion shows. The first is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm by French Touch Formals and the second is scheduled to begin at 4:00pm by David’s Bridal. Grand Prizes will be award during and after both fashions shows.

Grooms are FREE and advance tickets for brides are only $5! Visit www.showbride.com for tickets and more information!

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experience the Waterford Way!