2016 Bride’s Night Out {Re-living the Fun}

This year’s Bride’s Night Out was definitely an event to remember. When it comes to wedding planning, you want the best people on the job, so we connected you to local vendors who care. We loved hosting this event and seeing all of our brides and grooms having a crazy, fun time planning their perfect wedding. We couldn’t have made this event happen with out our vendors, sponsors, and our soon-to-be-married couples. We adore working with all of you and cannot wait to hang out with all of you again for next year’s Bride’s Night Out!

Much thanks to Hotel Andaluz and their staff for letting us use their gorgeous space! It is perfect for all things wedding!
Much thanks to Hotel Andaluz and their staff for letting us use their gorgeous space! It is perfect for all things wedding! (Via: Matt Blasing)
Gorgeous table décor by Sandia Casino & Resort
Gorgeous table décor by Isleta Resort and Casino
Gorgeous hairpiece by Bridal Elegance by Darlene!
Gorgeous hairpiece by Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Gorgeous Jewelry by Silpada Jewelry by Lisa Lipke...
Gorgeous Jewelry by Silpada Jewelry by Lisa Lipke…
Adorable wedding-themed berries at the Nature Pointe booth!
Adorable wedding-themed berries at the Nature Pointe booth!
Gorgeous flowers by Estella Floral Design
Gorgeous flowers by Estella Floral Design
Totally adoring this display by Dinner 4 Two
Totally adoring this display by Dinner 4 Two (Via: Matt Blasing)
Fantastic décor at the Strawberries and More booth
Charming setting by Classic Party Rentals
Charming setting by Classic Party Rentals

We loved this event so much. The relaxed vibes helped everyone unwind and enjoy each other, and we couldn’t have accomplished any of it without these vendors and sponsors:

Venue: Hotel Andaluz

Photography: Matt Blasing Photography

Videography: 2U Films

Linens: Classic Party Event + Tent Rentals

MC/DJ: Complete Weddings and Events 

For more wedding planning tips and inspiration, head on over to perfectweddingguide.com! Much love, xoxo- PWG

Finalize it! Attending a wedding show

Wedding Shows, Websites, and Wedding Guides, OH MY!  So much to research and so many decisions to make…

What are some things you should keep in mind when attending 0161a wedding show?

  1.  Leave plenty of time to browse.   In just a few hours, you have the opportunity to observe, gain insight, and establish relationships with the local experts that are going to be playing a huge part in such a memorable day.  Don’t rush it!  Take the time to visit each of the booths, stick around for possible prize giveaways, and save time by scheduling appointments at the show.
  2. Wear comfortable shoes and carry a big bag with handles.  There’s so much to see and grab so you’ll be doing a lot of walking and collecting.  Pick up business cards and promotional offers and take photos with your phone for future reference and inspiration.
  3. Bring pre-printed labels or a stamp with your name, wedding date, email address, and mailing address on it.  This is a great way to save time filling out door prize entry forms and to quickly give your favorite vendors your pertinent 0225 - Copyinformation.
  4. Bring a checkbook or credit card so you can take advantage of “show only” specials and to guarantee availability with your chosen experts.  Remember, most businesses can only accommodate one or two weddings on a prime 0291Saturday.  You’ll want to make sure you are able to solidify your wedding date with your businesses of choice.
  5. Bring a friend. You’ll find that it’s more fun if you share the experience.  Grab a cocktail, enjoy lunch together, and take some fun pics while you’re enjoying the afternoon!     0333 0345Photos: Kevin’s Photography

Perfect Wedding Guide’s 4th Annual Bridal Brunch

If you missed our August 18th Bridal Brunch generously hosted by Route 66 Casino Hotel, be sure to check out our video that played during the fashion show to feature all of our sponsors.  Their expertise, creativity, and personalized attention made this event our best brunch yet!

Happy wedding planning!

What to Expect at Perfect Wedding Guide’s February 17th Diamond Dash Bridal Show! ♥

Hello again everyone! As many of you may know engagement season is here and nuptials are right around the corner and while that can bring much excitement, it can also mean unwanted stress and rouse a variety of hard decisions that need to be made. Wedding planning is a huge feat for any one person to take on alone, leading thousands of brides to seek guidance and save time and money by attending today’s bridal shows. Well have no fear because Perfect Wedding Guide is here!

We will be  hosting the Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1:00p.m  – 4:00p.m. The event will take place at Marriott Pyramid North 5151 San Francisco Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87109.A free wedding seminar will be held before the bridal show from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., hosted by select New Mexican wedding professionals giving local brides the chance to meet and greet with the area’s most trusted wedding experts – offering their best advice.

Albuquerque and Santa Fe’s wedding professionals are eager to showcase their products, services and new ideas in an elegant atmosphere. Reception sites, caterers, hair and makeup artists, photographers, videographers and other wedding vendors will also be in attendance to support brides with their wedding plans offering specials, wedding packages, food tastings and giveaways.

Each registered bride will receive a program filled with savings along with the chance to participate in the Diamond Dash. Five brides will get the chance to dive into a wedding cake in search of diamond jewelry. One lucky bride will find the hidden diamond jewelry and the other four will receive gift certificates toward wedding-related services or products. Skip the online search and attend an event that will create an opportunity to gain personal insight into executing the major components of your special day effortlessly.

“The show was beautiful, and I couldn’t have been more pleased. That is what a bridal show should be like. It greatly exceeded my expectations, and I was delighted to have been a part of it.” – Local Albuquerque Photographer  

Tickets for the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show are $5 online and $10 at the door. To register in advance, visit http://www.nm.pwg.com. Parking is free. For more information about the event, please call 505.615.7110 or email  us at  melanie.martinez.pwg.com or julianne.nichols@pwg.com.

Enjoy  some images from the last Diamond Dash Event !

Photo credit: Kevin's Photography
Photo credit: Kevin’s Photography
Photo Credit: Kevin's Photography
Photo Credit: Kevin’s Photography
Photo Credit: Kevin’s Photography


                                                      Watch the recap video! 

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Are you Ready to Attend a Bridal Fair? by Guest blogger Ashley Kerns

It was just yesterday that we were thinking that it would be nice to feature guests on our blog from time to time. The same day (amazingly) Marketing Manager of Suits Unlimited  Ashley Kerns wrote us about an article she put together for brides to be more prepared and feel “less overloaded” when it comes to bridal shows and wedding planning in general .  It is a must read as she makes a lot of really good points- and we all know how chaotic bridal shows can be if you do not go in prepared. Thank you for your  insight Ashley!

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Upcoming Bridal Show- October 23rd

Photo by Kevin's Photography

We hope you are as excited as we are for our upcoming Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show that will take place on October 23rd from 1pm-4pm at the Albuquerque Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa.

Brides, you will have the chance to meet with vendors, schedule appointments, receive a savings package (program), free copy of our guide, be entered in a drawing to participate in the diamond dash and win several door prize giveaways as well as enjoy an ongoing fashion show.

Do not forget to attend the 2012 Wedding Trends Seminar – Insider Secrets to Maximize Your Budget that will take place from 11:30-12:30pm at the Albuquerque Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa. This is a free event with appetizers including Duck quesadillas, ahi tuna canapese, and fruit and cheese displays. White sangria will be butler passed and there will be fun games and giveaways. Seating is limited, please RSVP separately for the seminar. Click here to reserve your spot.

At our Bridal Show you will also have the chance to meet one on one with the Embassy Suites and visit their special VIP room where you can learn about what they can provide for your wedding – tasting of some of their menu items, located in the Agave Meeting Room, schedule an appointment while you’re there.

Diamond Dash- Photo by Kevin's Photography










Watch the video below to footage of our February Bridal Show.

2nd Annual Bridal Brunch Recap

Sunday August 6th, was our 2nd Annual Bridal Brunch. The turn out was amazing, who would have thought that we would have a waiting list of brides wanting to attend. Luckily everyone was able to get in and enjoy the event.

If you missed this show make sure to come to our next show. Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show on October 23. 1-4pm at Embassy Suites Hotel. RSVP at our website www.PerfectWeddingGuide.com 

Cake by Say It With Cake, Photo Credit: Kevin's Photography
Photo Credit: Kevin's Photography
Thank you Suits Unlimited and Bridal Elegance by Darlene for putting together the great fashion show. Photo by Kevin's Photography
Photo by Kevin's Photography
Photo by Kevin's Photography
Photo by Kevin's Photography

We would like to thank the following sponsors who helped make the 2nd Annual Bridal Brunch a success:

Albuquerque Marriott

B Beautiful Salon & Spa

Bridal Elegance by Darlene

Gold Rose Petal Weddings & Events

Kevin’s Photography

King Mobile Music

Say It With Cake

Something Special with Flowers

Suits Unlimited

Wedding Planning Seminar was a Success!

Thank you to the professionals from New Mexico Wedding Professionals for providing local couples with advice and tips for planning their 2011 and 2012 weddings.  Check out some recent photos of the seminar held on February 13, 2011 shortly before the Perfect Wedding Guide’s bridal show at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography

Click here for upcoming bridal shows and luncheons!

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.

Free Ticket Offer for February 13th Bridal Show!

Photo by Kevin's Photography

Want free tickets (2) to the upcoming Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show on February 13th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown? Join the Perfect Wedding Guide Bride’s Club for free tickets. To join the club text “bride” to 411247. After you confirm your membership you will receive a text with the special code for free tix!

Here is more info about the much anticipated show:

The Perfect Wedding Guide will host the Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 1pm-4pm at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Albuquerque. The show will feature fabulous exhibits from top wedding professionals offering the newest ideas in wedding planning.

Also, a spectacular fashion show will highlight the latest trends in bridal, formal wear and floral design.

At the Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show, you will be able to find the dress of your dreams, a tux for the groom and hotel accommodations for your guests. Additionally, you can order invitations and favors, see photographers’ work, sample wedding cake, book a limousine and reception site as well as plan your honeymoon all in one day!

Door prizes will be given out and in addition, five lucky brides will get the chance to dive into a large wedding cake in search of free diamonds!

Event Details:
Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show brought to you by Perfect Wedding Guide
Sunday, February 13, 2011
1:00pm – 4:00pm (Insider Secrets to Your Wedding starts at 11:30am, see details below)
Hyatt Regency Downtown
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

FREE parking in the Hyatt parking garage.

Tickets: $10.00 per person. Pre-register online in advance and Buy One Ticket, Get One Free! – Enter coupon code: face11 at checkout to receive the discount.

Avoid the lines, pre-register online now (and to receive the discounted ticket prices).

Photo by Kevin's Photography

2011 Wedding Trends: Insider Secrets to Your Wedding
This free one hour class brought to you by the New Mexico Wedding Professionals (NMWP) will help you get ready for the same-day Bridal Show on February 13th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. You will learn how to get the most of your bridal fair shopping experience. Come equipped with questions!

You will also have the opportunity to check in early for the bridal show so that way you can avoid the registration lines. Click here to register for the free class