Northern California Wedding Planner | Hello 2018!

How was your New Year, can you believe it is 2018? I know, we're already almost half way through January but it still feels weird to write 2018 and 2019 dates on our calendar.  Here's what we've been up to since the first of the year!

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1. Logo refresh! 

Thanks to Nerissa, our new in-house graphic designer!

Thanks to Nerissa, our new in-house graphic designer!

2. We grew ~ Formal Introductions of each of our new team members coming soon! 

A few of our newest additions to our team after rocking set-up of a beautiful winter wedding at Patrick Ranch.

A few of our newest additions to our team after rocking set-up of a beautiful winter wedding at Patrick Ranch.

3. Featured on Cake and Lace - Romantic Barrel Room Styled Shoot

4. First Wedding of 2018 ~ Congrats to Cambria & Tyler! 

We can't wait to see the beautiful images captured by Morgan Chantelle Photography!

We can't wait to see the beautiful images captured by Morgan Chantelle Photography!

5. Checked off a major goal! Your feedback is so important to us!

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Thank you to much to all of our amazing couple's who shared about their experience, it truly means the world to us knowing that we made an impact on such an important day! 

6. Now offering Wedding Stationery & Signage Design!

We are so excited to offer custom wedding invitations, stationery & design services for couples looking to create something unique and personal for their upcoming wedding. Having an in-house graphic designer (The talented Nerissa Quinn!) allows us to sit down together with couples and work through the design process to bring out the elements that matter most to you, that's the good stuff! {Photo by AnnaMae Photography}

We are so excited to offer custom wedding invitations, stationery & design services for couples looking to create something unique and personal for their upcoming wedding. Having an in-house graphic designer (The talented Nerissa Quinn!) allows us to sit down together with couples and work through the design process to bring out the elements that matter most to you, that's the good stuff! {Photo by AnnaMae Photography}

7.  Wedding Planner Intensive Course - 8 weeks of learning the latest best practices for wedding planners.

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8. Better Together - We've Officially Partnered!

We've officially partnered, so The 530 Bride will be the force of two planners and a full event team.  We want our couples to know that we have them covered and always have a team approach to our weddings.  This was a dream of ours and to finally make it official is beyond exciting.  ~ Happy Dance!

We've officially partnered, so The 530 Bride will be the force of two planners and a full event team.  We want our couples to know that we have them covered and always have a team approach to our weddings.  This was a dream of ours and to finally make it official is beyond exciting.  ~ Happy Dance!

9. Putting the finishing touches on our office space

We added some of our favorite photos by Matthew Lim Photography from a recent wedding, and will be sharing more photos of our office space soon!

We added some of our favorite photos by Matthew Lim Photography from a recent wedding, and will be sharing more photos of our office space soon!

10. We had a blast at the Chico Bridal Show!

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It has been an exciting first few weeks of the year to say the least, but our focus is to continually improve the experience for our couples as they plan their wedding.  We've invested in education for our team and for keeping up with the best practices in the planning industry.  

We know it is going to be an amazing year, stay tuned for more fun updates! 

~ Happy Planning! ~

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Northern California Wedding Planner | Redding Bridal Show

To us, a successful bridal show involves booth design we love, a smooth set-up and meeting new couples.  The Redding Bridal show was just that, a big success! We enjoyed learning from couples about what their stresses are, what they felt they needed the most help with and also connecting with so many exceptional vendors.  

Hundreds of couples braved the Redding heat and made it to the show at the Civic Convention Center.  We loved that there were two floors and a great stage so bride's really got to walk around and experience each area.  

From caterers, florists, photographers, rental companies, DJ's, salons, gowns and fun photo booths, there was a lot to see.  Not to mention the amazing prizes!

2018 brides were ready to lock in their dates and check off booking their vendors from their to-do list.  We will be planning a lot more weddings in the Redding area including McCloud, Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff and Anderson.  If you missed the Redding Bridal Show but would like to attend an upcoming bridal show, check out our calendar of events.

We will be getting back to each couple this week, if you missed our booth or didn't grab a card please feel free to contact us at hello@the530bride.com and we are happy to help! 

~ Happy Planning~ 

Northern California Wedding Planner | Summer 2017 Bridal Shows

We're about half way through our wedding season this year, and we are taking a pause to work on some really fun events coming up! We wanted to share some of our top tips for attending a bridal show!  Check out our event calendar for some of the upcoming bridal shows. 

We had a blast at the Chico Bridal Show in January, 2017! 

We had a blast at the Chico Bridal Show in January, 2017! 


Bring your appetite! 
Seriously you will be well fed with all of the delicious samples by many of the top caterers and bakers. 

Standout
These shows are just for you, the couple so stand out! It can get pretty crowded at our booths so it is great when we can easily pin point who the couple is and know who we can turn our attention to next.  Lot's of mothers, sisters and friends also attend on behalf of couples if they aren't able to attend and that is fine too!

Start with a mission
Have in mind which services you are looking for and ask your wedding planner for tips on who to visit at the show.  If you don't have a planner yet stop by and ask away!

Bring a bag or closable folder
You will want to have a bag or closable folder for all of the handy info you will be picking up from the booths.  Bonus points if you bring a smaller bag to slip the cards in of the businesses that stand out to you the most so that you don't have to dig through later. 

Create pre-addressed mailing labels
Chances are you will visit several booths that have a prize or drawing in addition to the sign up lists for various promotions.  Save yourself the time and the hand cramp by bringing pre-addressed labels that you can stick right onto the sign-up list. The labels should include your name, preferred contact (phone or email) and your wedding date if you have selected one. 

Entourages are welcome!
Feel free to bring your fiance, wedding party, mom or any others to the show to share in the experience. Bonus points for dressing up, standing out and having fun! 

Ask Questions
Feel free to ask questions and talk to exhibitors, just keep in mind that with crowds it can be difficult for us to talk long but we love getting to talk to so many couples! You can always grab a card and shoot us an email with additional questions as well as schedule a complimentary consultation.

Attend Open Houses
Many of the exhibitors will host open houses, and these are a great way to talk in more detail and to take advantage of special bridal show pricing when you book. 

~ Happy Planning! ~