Come One, Come All! Witness the Incredible 2017 Bride’s Select Award Winners!

Last night was a circus — literally! Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote, we had the amazing opportunity to show our appreciation and celebrate the accomplishments of our favorite wedding professionals in Albuquerque and Santa Fe for our annual Bride’s Select Awards at NOAH’s Event Venue.

More than 650 local brides, grooms and newlyweds voted in over 20 categories and the results are in! Covering everything from Best Beauty Expert and Best Floral Designer to Best Ceremony Venue and Best Photographer, we are pleased to present you with the best of the best!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to see the amazing, the talented 2017 Bride’s Select Award winners!

Best Unique Wedding Service: Frost Gelato

Best Photo Booth Rental: Cutmaster Music

Best Cinematographer: Southwest Wedding Films

Best Photographer: Matt Blasing Photography

Best Local Band: Entourage Jazz

Best Disc Jockey: Dream Factory Productions

Best Place to Order Invitations: Funky Olive Invitations + Stationery

Best Hotel for Guest Accommodations: Hotel Andaluz

Best Men’s Formal Wear Shop: Mr. Tux Formal Wear

Best Bridal Gown Shop: Bridal Elegance by Darlene

Best Floral Designer: Floriography

Best Rental Company: Simply Décor and Events

Best Event Decor: Black Swan Events

Best Wedding Officiant: Amor Ceremonies

Best Location to have a Ceremony: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Best Place to Have a Reception: Hotel Albuquerque

Best Place to Have a Rehearsal Dinner: El Pinto

Best Place to have a Bachelorette Party: Uptown Funk

Best Catering or Restaurant: Prairie Star

Best Place to Order Wedding Cake: Simply Sweet by Darci

Best Spa or Place to Relax: Bliss Salon & Spa

Best Bridal Beauty Expert: Genica Lee

Best Wedding Coordinator: Alena Swanson, LLC

Congratulations, 2017 Bride’s Select Award Winners!

Photos by Sacred Life Photography

And, of course, a special thanks to our AMAZING sponsors! You made our Bride’s Select Awards Circus a huge success!

Ringmaster Brad of King Mobile Music | NOAH’S Event Venue | Occasion Services & Events | Conchita’s Creations | Bombshell Fitness | Sacred Life Photography | Charlotte’s Flowers | High Noon Restaurant & Saloon | Wise Fool New Mexico

Every year, your local Perfect Wedding Guide reaches out to hundreds of New Mexico brides, grooms and newlyweds just like you to get your feedback on your favorite local wedding businesses.

Stay tuned for dates to cast your vote for our 2018 Bride’s Select Awards!

For more on everything Wedding + Wedding Planning, visit us at:


$10,000 Cash Giveaway {Don’t Miss This Opportunity!}

10000 cash giveaway

There is nothing you love more than your future spouse, but the cost to marry that special someone is getting pricey. That’s why Perfect Wedding Guide wants to help one lucky couple pay for their perfect wedding with this $10,000 Cash Giveaway. All you need to do is register; it’s as simple as that…

Head over to right now, and sign up for your chance to win!

Here are a few of the rules:

  1. Prize: There is one $10,000 cash prize for this Sweepstakes which is not exchangeable nor transferable. The winner is solely responsible for all taxes associated with the Prize.
  2. Eligibility: You are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes if you are a legal resident of the United States, are at least 18 years of age on the date you enter, and have had or will have your wedding between June 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.
  3. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time on May 1, 2016, and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on December 31, 2016


For more wedding planning tips and contests like this, visit us at We wish you the best of luck!

12 Months of Giveaways {Enter for your chance to win!}

12 months of giveaways

Hi guys! Are you interested in receiving amazing prizes from local wedding specialists? Well, if you are (and you should be), Perfect Wedding Guide has an amazing opportunity for you called our “12 Months of Giveaways.” This is a chance for us to pamper our brides and grooms and show our appreciation for all that you do. Here’s how you can win:

12 lucky brides and grooms will be chosen over the course of the next year to pick from an amazing selection of gifts from local vendors. Everything from free photo sessions and videography to a day at the spa and an exclusive hotel getaway are up for grabs.

All you need to do is register online at for your chance to win!

Giveaways have already begun so act quickly!

For more wedding inspiration and planning tips, visit us at We love all of our couples and hope that your special day is perfect!

Earn a Prize Pack! {Participate in our Review Contest}

Reviews are probably the MOST important thing you are looking for when picking out the lucky souls that get to have a hand in your wedding are we right? We certainly know how important reviews are and we want your feedback!

Win a PWG Prize Pack just by letting us know how our professionals are doing at

The prize pack includes the following: 3 tickets to our ultra exclusive August 7th Wedding Gallery Wedding Show {valued at $75}, a $50 Bliss Salon & Spa Gift Certificate {one of the VERY best bridal salons in ABQ}, an engagement announcement + a two page wedding spotlight {showcasing your entire wedding and the details} in an upcoming issue of the Perfect Wedding Guide {valued at $200+}

Sound pretty sweet to you? Well read on!


the rules are simple

1. Find a professional that you have worked with or that you are currently using for your wedding at
2. Click through to their profile. Navigate to the right hand side of the page and click ” write review“.

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3. Write an honest review* about the services or products that you have received or in reference to your consultation, communication, connection or experience thus far. 

*Reviews must be at least three sentences in length and contain correct contact information to be considered legitimate.  

4. Repeat these steps for all vendors/wedding professionals that you are working with- the past or present bride or groom with the most reviews by 5/6/2016 wins! 

5. Please keep the reviews constructive! The goal of this contest is to praise the professionals who have done great work, encourage those who are lacking in areas to do better and get your honest feedback while giving you the opportunity to share your experiences + win fab prizes. Not to mention help future brides with picking the best of the best for their big day.

We automatically receive an email notification each time a review is submitted on our site.  So we will be keeping track on our end… 1 review equals 1 point. Again, the most points by Friday May 6th will win the super sweet PWG prize pack. It’s important that you include a good email or telephone number within your review so that we can notify you if you win! 


See below example of our PWG Wedding Spotlights – where we pull together your fave images + dets and share it in 12,000 copies of our cute little magazine for the world to see.

Now just envision that it is your gorgeous wedding +
get to writing some reviews! 🙂 

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Have a question? Let’s chat! 505.797.2749
Perfect Wedding Guide
5810 4th Street NW Ste 6, Albuquerque, NM 87107

2014 Bride’s Select Awards Winners

Our Santa Fe and Albuquerque brides have spoken and all the votes are in for this year’s Bride’s Select Awards!


Congratulations to the 2014 Bride’s Select Awards Winners:

Best Wedding Coordinator: Alena Swanson, LLC Wedding and Event Planning

Best Hairstylist or Salon: Bliss Salon & Spa

Best Spa or Place To Relax: Betty’s Bath & Day Spa

Best Place to Order A Wedding Cake: ABC Cake Shop and Bakery

Best Catering or Restaurant: Mon Amis Personal Chefs

Best Place to Have a Bachelorette Party: Sandia Casino & Resort

Best Place to Have a Rehearsal Dinner: El Pinto Restaurant

Best Place to Have a Wedding Reception: Hotel Albuquerque

Best Place to Have a Wedding Ceremony: Nature Pointe

Best Wedding Officiant: Amor Ceremonies

Best Transportation Company: Star Limo

Best Pre-Marital Education: The Family Lifeline

Best Rental Company: Classic Party Rentals

Best Floral Designer: Albuquerque Florist

Best Bridal Gown Shop: David’s Bridal

Best Men’s Formalwear Shop: Men’s Wearhouse

Best Hotel For Guest Accommodations: Hotel Andaluz

Best Place to Order Invitations: Differently Designed

Best Disc Jockey: Dream Factory Productions

Best Ceremony Musician and/or Company: Dream Factory Productions

Best Photographer: Kevin’s Photography

Best Videography: Loving Image Wedding Videography & Music

Best Photobooth Rental: Kevin’s Photography

Best Gift Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond

Best Unique Wedding Service: Amor Ceremonies

For more information about next year’s Bride’s Select Awards, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

Our “Marry Me” Proposal Contest Has Begun!

Our Perfect Wedding Guide “Marry Me” Proposal Contest has started!


Please visit our Facebook page to vote for your favorite proposal story.

Once you are on our Facebook page, please “like” your favorite proposal story before 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 20th, so that your favorite couple has a chance to win a fantastic prize package!

For everything you need to plan your wedding, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide. 

REMINDER: “Marry Me” Proposal Competition Deadline is Sunday!

Just a quick reminder to send us your proposal story for our “Marry Me” Facebook competition by the Sunday evening deadline! 


Your guy (or girl) finally popped the question and you said yes!  

Now show us how your moment unfolded and you will automatically become eligible to win a PWG prize pack. The prize pack includes:

 A $50 gift certificate to be used towards products or services courtesy of Bliss Salon & Spa, a Miss now Mrs. name change kit (valued at $25), an engagement announcement in the Fall 2014 issue of the PWG ($50 value), 3 free tickets to our August 17th “Madly in love” Bridal Brunch event hosted by Hyatt Regency Albuquerque (valued at $60).

 To enter simply like us on Facebook and email a video or photo (with a description) of your proposal to

 Please include your name, fiancés name, and credit to either the videographer or photographer that captured your moment.  

 Deadline to submit an inclusion is March 16th, 2014 

 All submissions will be posted to Facebook on March 17th, 2014. 

The submission with the most likes on by March 20th, 2014 will win the contest.