Check the Tag in our new Spring 2011 Issue

Our brand new Spring/Summer 2011 Issue of Perfect Wedding Guide will feature Microsoft Tag!

Scan Tags from your mobile phone for instant access to local information, websites, videos, reviews, and more. Microsoft Tag can be used virtually everywhere in the world. To get the Tag Reader visit on your mobile phone browser.

The new issue will hit the streets on March 25th – click here to view a list of places around Albuquerque and Santa Fe where you can pick up the FREE guide.

Fun and Unique Wedding Ideas

In our new Spring 2011 Issue (Out March 25th), we will feature unique theme wedding ideas that were submitted by local wedding professionals. Want a Western themed Engagement photo session? or how about an Oriental themed reception and photo booth? Here is a sneak peak of the feature:

Bridal Brunch Tickets are on Sale!

Gown by Maggie Sottero

Perfect Wedding Guide is proud to present our 2nd Annual Bridal Brunch.

The Bridal Brunch will be held at Albuquerque Marriott Uptown on Sunday, August 28th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Brides bring your groom to be, or anyone you would like, to enjoy an afternoon of wedding planning, eating a gourmet brunch and watching bridal gowns in

a runway fashion show. Tickets are only $15 per person.

One ticket for $15 dollars includes:

  • Gourmet Brunch
  • One reserved seas for the fashion show
  • The opportunity to meet and talk with local wedding professionals

Tickets are available to buy online at Albuquerque Bridal Shows.  This is a great opportunity for any bride to be to not only enjoy a great brunch, but also get wedding planning ideas and to scope out the latest bridal gowns.

Watch as We Surprise the I Do Giveaway Winners

Watch as the I Do Giveaway Crew surprises this season’s winners at their doorstep! Video produced by VideoWorks Productions. Click here to watch the video.

Congratulations to Laura & Jeffrey for being Perfect Wedding Guide’s I Do Giveaway Crew’s Spring/Summer 2011 winners. They plan to be married on September 24, 2011 in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Thank you to our sponsors who donated the following generous prizes:

• Free 8 week bridal slimdown program courtesy of Fit-nomenal Health

• Photography and gift certificate courtesy of Kevin’s Photography

• Two free rental altar arrangements plus six pew bows courtesy of Charlotte’s Flowers

• One month of unlimited group dance classes and workout classes for two people compliments of Salsa-Baby Studio

• Free pre-marital class and marriage license courtesy of The Family Lifeline

• Free video taping of your wedding ceremony including DVD compliments of VideoWorks Productions

• One embellished display padded hanger for your wedding dress courtesy of ART & SOUL Weddings and Events

• 2 free hours of DJ entertainment compliments of Dream Factory Productions

• 10 free centerpieces for your wedding courtesy of Simply Decor

• Cold Canyon Candle Gift Basket compliments of Gold Canyon Candle Gift Basket

• A free Getting Hitched Wedding Announcement published in the Perfect Wedding

Visit Albuquerque Weddings and Santa Fe Weddings to enter to become our next I Do Giveaway Crew Winner!

Want to Announce Your Engagement to New Mexico?

Your announcement will be featured in 7,000 copies of our high quality, full color guide to be distributed to over 250 locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe over four months and will include:


  • A photo of the couple*
  • The couple’s first and last name
  • Wedding Date

*Perfect Wedding Guide will arrange a free engagement photo session with one of our preferred photographers prior to our print deadline. Please see the sign up form for more information.

There is a one time nominal fee of $50 (+tax) to include your engagement announcement in our guide. This cost covers our graphic design and printing costs associated with this feature.
We are also offering a full page engagement and/or wedding story feature that will be focused all around the couple. The one time cost of this feature is $100 (+tax). This includes up to three photos of the couple and a write up about your wedding plans and/or engagement story. This is a great gift idea for the bride-to-be!
The deadline to be included in the Fall 2011 Issue of Perfect Wedding Guide is May 15, 2011. The issue featuring your engagement will be hitting the streets this Fall!

To register for your FREE copy of the Perfect Wedding Guide, visit

Congratulations to our Spring 2011 I Do Giveaway Crew Winners

Congratulations to Laura & Jeffrey for being Perfect Wedding Guide’s I Do Giveaway Crew’s Spring/Summer 2011 winners. They plan to be married on September 24, 2011 in Angel Fire, New Mexico.

All Photographs by Kevin’s Photography

Laura & Jeffrey were winners of fabulous prizes from generous local wedding businesses. In addition to winning prizes from the sponsors below, the couple will also be featured in a double page spread in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 Issue of Perfect Wedding Guide! Click here to sign up to get your free copy of Perfect Wedding Guide mailed to you.

You can also win fabulous prizes from local wedding businesses for your upcoming wedding! Enter now for your chance to be our next I Do Giveaway Crew Winner!

Visit us on Facebook to view more photos of Laura & Jeffrey.

Wedding Etiquette: Who Pays for Out-of-Town Vendors?

If you’re lucky enough to plan a destination wedding , you might have a question about who pays for the accommodations for your wedding pros traveling to your event. Here, we share a tip or two about booking accommodations for your not-so-typical out-of-town-guests — your wedding vendors!

This is a big question many brides pose when considering hiring wedding professionals from outside of their home town. Each professional will have requirements in his or her contract. Most of the time, if the drive is longer than two hours, you will be required per the terms of their contract to provide them with accommodations. Even if there is no requirement in the contract to do so, it is an appropriate thing to do.

When getting their accommodations, make sure that the hotel you choose is in a safe area and is clean. You don’t have to go with a five-star hotel, but you don’t want to put your wedding professionals up in a place where you wouldn’t feel comfortable staying.

To learn more about wedding etiquette, visit Also, check out our links to the left to find wedding vendors and services in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe Area.

Need wedding planning help? View our FREE wedding webinars or download our planning eBook , created by celebrity planner and national wedding expert, Susan Southerland!

Is Paris Hilton about to begin planning a wedding?

Is one of the most notable celebutantes in the world about to begin wedding planning? Word on the street is that Paris Hilton is finally ready to become a Mrs!

According to the New York Post, Hilton and her beau, businessman Cy Waits, were recently caught engagement ring shopping. And while the lovebirds reportedly took a gander at a 30-carat blue diamond ring, the heiress decided to hunker down a huge amount of cash for a black diamond bauble as a 30th birthday gift to herself. The rock was reportedly worth $25,000.

So yes, although the sweethearts left the jewelry store empty-handed, the gossip mill continues to insist that the pair will be getting hitched sometime in the near future. In fact, Hilton spoke with the news source later on that evening and added fuel to the fire when asked if she’s aisle-bound.

“We’ve talked about it,” she told the news outlet. “This is once in a lifetime. I want to be with him forever.”

Hilton previously dated Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden and reality star Doug Reinhardt. This would be the first marriage for both Hilton and Waits.

Getting Engaged: What to Do First!

Congratulations on getting engaged! There are tons of things you’ll need to do between now and “I Do.” To get you ready for the big day, we’ve compiled a list of five important things you should tackle first.

  • Select a Date:
    Setting a date is the most important step you can take in planning a wedding. The availability of vendors and venues will of course hinge on the date you choose. So get out your calendar and find a day that works for you.
  • Announce Your Engagement:
    Sharing the good news with friends and family is the next step to take. Make it a festive occasion by planning an engagement party or keep it simple by sending an email or calling friends directly.
  • Take Engagement Photos:
    Engagement photos are a really big trend with brides and grooms today. Plus you’ll find tons of uses for these photos throughout your engagement. They’re great to use with save-the-dates, on your wedding Website and even on display at your wedding reception.

To read our entire list of engagement tips, visit

Don’t Miss the Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show this Sunday!


Free February 13th Bridal Show Tickets!

Text “bride” to 411247

Text the word “bride” to 41127 on your cell phone and you will be sent a discount code for two free tickets to the Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show on February 13, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Visit and enter the discount code to redeem the free tickets.


Photo by Kevin's Photography2011 Wedding Trends | 11:30am – 12:30pm

Insider Secrets to Your Wedding seminar presented by the New Mexico Wedding Professionals (NMWP) – Free classbefore the bridal show at the Hyatt Regency.

Wedding Professionals
There will be over 55 local wedding businesses that will be at the show and will be offering exclusive day-of-show specials.

Great Diamond Dash
Be one of 5 lucky brides to dive into a large wedding cake in search of a FREE diamond necklace!

Fashion Show

See the latest in bridal attire at the fashion show.

Free parking in the Hyatt Regency parking garage.