Wedding Giveaways & Sweepstakes

If you have been following our blog you have seen our posts about some of the reasons why attending a local bridal show is important, mainly because it can save you time and money. If you didn't catch the part about all of the prizes you can win at a bridal show; listen up! The Chico Bridal Show is this Sunday, February 24th at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Check out some of the prizes that will be given away at the show!

Make sure to attend the Chico Bridal Show for your chance to win some of these sweet prizes: ♥ Thousands in door prizes ♥ Two honeymoon giveaways ♥ Three sets of wedding bands at the show! Valued at $600 each (shipping and handling not included)

These are just a few of the prizes available, as most of the vendors will also have their own raffles and contests at their booths so don't pass any booths on your way through the buildings. You never know what you will miss if you do! Signing up to win prizes may seem like a waste of time but if you end up winning you can save a lot of money, so bring your mailing labels with you!

Mark your calendar, the Chico Bridal Show is Sunday, February 24, 2013 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico. For more information visit the Chico Bridal Show Facebook Page

Good Luck and stop by to see our booth at the show!

_____________________________________________________ Here is another contest going on in 2013:

Michaels Craft Store is having a 2013 Ultimate Wedding Contest


Chico Wedding Weekend ~ January Recap

We had a great time meeting the couples at the Chico Wedding Weekend, and getting the chance to "talk wedding" with so many of you! You guys had a lot of great questions, and we want to always be a resource for couples so please feel free to send us an email or contact us on our Facebook page if you have a burning wedding question! Check out some of the photos from the event as well as our venue tour on the following day.  A big thank you to WeDo Designs, Logan with LJS Productions, Chico Catering, and In Tent Events for making the Venue Tour a success! Too much fun and thank you all for coming![gallery columns="1" orderby="rand"]

Chico Wedding Weekend ~2012

We saw a lot of new faces at the Chico Wedding Weekend, and we also saw some familiar faces of previous brides who are now helping their bridesmaids or maid of honor with their wedding!  Although it was a warm day, there was plenty to see and sample at this year's show.  Here are a few of our highlights from the event. Kendall adding some finishing touches to our booth Final Product

White Gown Wedding Invitations

WeDo Designs

The Idea Emporium

Park Ave Pub

Panighetti's Catering

Lovely Layers Cakery

Lakeside Pavilion K Stone Photography

Designer Canvas

Avalon Photography

Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo

Blush Catering

Little Red Hen

The French Door

Weddings North Valley

The 530 Bride Team!

Venue Tour We met with couples at the WeDo Designs showroom during the venue tour on August 19th.  Couples were able to view table top design, linens, decor and rental items including Chiavari Chairs.  We also gave mini consultations to those interested in coordination services for their event. Welcome to the Showroom

Table Top's

The Showroom


Grand Prize Drawing

Our Grand Prize Winner was Mike & Billie, they won an event for up to 50 people including linens, party rentals and coordination. More pictures to follow soon!

If you came to our booth during the show and would like to ask a few more questions, please contact us to book a complimentary one-on-one consultation.  We can answer any questions you have and give you a customized quote on the spot.  email us at or call (530) 988-8344.

Happy Planning!

Mark Your Calendars ~ 2012 Winter Bridal Shows

It's that time again, so mark your calendars with these important dates! You don't want to miss out on your local bridal shows because this is where you will meet professional & talented vendors who specialize in weddings.  By walking through a bridal show, you will see exhibitor booths for caterers, photographers, wedding planners, DJ's, wedding venues & more.  Taste samples of wedding cake and entrees like tri-tip & chicken. You will have the opportunity to save money with exclusive bridal show offers, and enter contests to win some sweet prizes. Tips: Wear comfortable shoes, bring a bag to hold all of your bridal show goodies & if possible have address labels printed to save you the trouble of handwriting your name and address on all of the contest entry forms!

2012 Winter Bridal Shows

Chico Bridal Showcase Sunday, January 8th, 2012 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Chico, CA

The Bridal Guide Wedding Show Sunday, January 15, 2012 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Simpson University Event Center Redding, CA

Yuba Sutter Bridal Show Sunday, January 29th, 2012 Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds Yuba City, CA 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Winter Wonderland Bridal Show Sunday, January 29th, 2012 The Beda Place Meadow Vista, CA 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Wedding Extravaganza Sunday, February 19th, 2012 Holiday Inn Redding, CA 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bridal Shower Trends ~ Perfume Design Events

The bridal shower is an opportunity for the Bride to be surrounded by her closest girlfriends and family members, while playing games, opening gifts, and talking a whole lotta' wedding!  The challenge for those who are planning the event, is to not only find the perfect date, time and location but to plan for some entertainment as well.Bridal shower games don't have to be the only source of fun, and a hot new trend is available right here in the "530" area! Perfume Design Events by Studio Parfum, offers a creative and fun element to bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties and other events.  The Bride and her guests will have the opportunity to create a personalized fragrance just like the stars!  Studio Parfum is a hit in Hollywood, and has recently been featured in the 2011 Enjoy Magazine for Northern California.

Perfume Design Parties are fun, for all ages, and affordable, and gives each guest something to personalized that they can use long after the bridal shower ends.  How does it work? First, book a party with Studio Parfum, by selecting one of their party packages or have a custom party created for your needs.  Your designer will show you some of the differences between the oils and allow each guest to choose the scents they like from the 20 essential oils offered, and combine scents until they have found the perfect blend!  All of the botanical oils are alcohol and water free, and are skin friendly.

Bridal Shower packages come with party favors, a variety of bottle sizes such as the .3 oz roll-top bottle that comes with a beautiful bag, which is great for keeping in your purse.  You will also get to keep your fragrance "recipe" so that you can easily re-create it in the future.  Interested in booking this fun party favorite? Just contact Carole with Studio Parfum for information and to book your party today. After booking an event with Studio Parfum, post it on our facebook wall for a chance to be entered into our next drawing!

Carole Thomas ~ 530-763-3467 Ask Carole about Perfume Workshops by Studio Parfum and upcoming events in Yuba City and the Chico area!

Mark Your Calendars ~ WeDo Designs Showcase at The Palms on August 19th

We Do Designs is opening their showroom to you, and you won't want to miss out on seeing their beautiful work.  You will see a great mix of colors, textures and centerpieces that can complete your theme for Weddings, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events and more.

But wait, it gets better! Attend the event and you will have a chance to win a full set of linens for your event for up to 100 people.  Who could pass that up?  Contact WeDo Designs with any questions and we hope to see you there!

And the WINNER is......

We had a great day at the Chico Bridal Showcase, and it's time to announce our winner from todays contest!


The Winner of the $50 Gift certificate to a Salon or Spa of their choice is...


Jill Roosee!

Jill was entrant number 71 out of the 96 entries in our Guest Books. Congrats Jill!
We have left Jill a message informing her of her win and she has 24 hours to call us back and claim her prize before another winner is chosen.

We have another giveaway coming up this week so stay tuned for that post!!!



Win $25 or $50 to spend at the Day Spa or Salon of your choice!

  We are excited to announce our new contest and giveaway!

We will be doing a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Salon or Day Spa of your choice, and a $50 certificate to whoever refers the most people to subscribe to our site

How to enter: In the right hand sidebar there is a clickable link to subscribe to our site. Once you have subscribed, leave a comment with your name and the name of who referred you! Each referral will count as an extra entry for the $25 certificate and on August 1st the subscriber with the highest number of referrals will win the $50 certificate to the Salon or Day Spa of their choice!

Want to increase your chances of winning? Share this post on your Facebook and Twitter! All Twitter and Facebook followers who subscribe will get an extra entry! (Please leave an additional comment FOR EACH ENTRY in order to be counted.)

Winners will be chosen on August 17th and announced August 19th. Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond claiming their prize. After 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.