bridal show

Open House at the Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ

So you missed us at the Graycliff during their February Open House?  Here is a recap...

With its convenient location just minutes from New York City, and its ability to accommodate several special occasions including weddings, Sweet 16's, batmitzvahs, and many other special events, it's no wonder so many brides showed up eager to experience what the buzz was about.  You can get more information on their ballrooms and view more photos of their facilities here.

Cake vendors, DJ's, photographers, planners and many other wedding vendors all showed up to flaunt their stuff.  I must say: the food tasting was dee-liscious!!  We took in the ambiance in the main ballroom.  The scene is set with beautiful uplighting and a picturesque gazebo that sits to the far left side of the ballroom where the bride and groom step onto the dance floor from.

The music was pumping and the excitement was high.  We were ready to show all of the lovely ladies who stopped by our booth what makes us stand out from the rest.

The brides and grooms-to-be along with their friends and family got the chance to experience what a wedding at the Graycliff is like.  All of the guests took their seats and while enjoying their food and beverages patiently waited for the mock wedding to begin.  We dressed our model in one of our gowns and completed her look with one of our signature headpieces and sent her off with her "groom" who was modeling a tuxedo from Biltmore Tuxedo in Rutherford, NJ.  The anticipation of seeing the bride and groom was heightened when the announcer got on stage and made their introductions, followed by a first dance to John Legend's "All of me".  View video here.

An excellent and successful event overall.

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OUR BRIDAL EXPO DEBUT - HILTON WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ

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So I know I'm a little late in writing about our experience at our first bridal expo... 

The anticipation almost drove me crazy. I wanted the day to be here and just like that it came around and went.  Here are some highlights of that night:

During the weeks that led up to the show, I prepared all of the gowns that we would be traveling with.  They were nicely cleaned, packed and ready for the show.  Our promotional items included flyers with our company information an exclusive discount code for brides who attended the expo as well as some goodie bags that were handed out to brides who signed up for our newsletter.  We couldn’t believe how many brides were eager to sign up for it.  Inside the goodie bags were the exclusive discount cards for our bridal accessories, a mini tin filled with sweet goodies, and a heart shaped cookie wrapped in plastic and tied with satin lace in our brand color. We also included a business card for our favorite wedding DJ DJLegacy.

Check the goodie bags out:

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Yes, we recruited someone to help us bake and hand package each bag for a personal touch!

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My home studio in Bogota, NJ

My home studio in Bogota, NJ

Everything was ready to go and so we set out for a spectacular night! 

We met so many wonderful couples and their families.  We attentively heard their stories and learned about their wedding day.  Sadly, we didn't get a chance to speak to everyone who approached our booth even with the three people that were at our booth greeting couples.  We wished there had been more time to chat with everyone. But I was happy to see that even though we didn’t get a
chance to speak with everyone, a lot of couples took the time to sign up for our newsletter anyway. 

We raffled out a David Tutera guestbook which the brides loved, but then again... who doesn't love David Tutera, right?  I know I've
been watching him for years and there is absolutely nothing that David can do wrong. Congratulations to the winner Sarah! We hope you enjoy it. 

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Our models were eager to get on stage and show case our lovely designs.  I must say, they did such a wonderful job.  They looked beautiful in our wedding gowns.  Standing in those heels the entire time can’t be easy so I give them so much credit for that.

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Thank you to the producer of the show Bosco, our models and our team for making this night possible!  We had a lot of fun and the night flew by and we are very much looking forward to our next show.  

If you missed this show and are in the areas surrounding Bergen County, we will be back at the Hilton, Woodcliff Lake-NJ this coming March.  Come meet us, ask us questions, get some freebies and stay informed.  We are always giving things away.  Stay tuned for more details.

We would love to hear suggestions on what kinds of things you would love to see raffled out at bridal shows.