Alternative Bridal Show Tomorrow night – The NotWedding

San Diego has bridal shows GALORE

but none of them as unique as the one being held tomorrow night, Tuesday 3/27 at the Balboa Park Air and Space Museum.

Don’t just meet and talk to vendors but watch an entire staged Wedding ceremony and reception so you can actually see the vendors in action in a realistic setting, enjoy a sit-down dinner, and experience the live music from the reception entertainment. What better way to inspire great wedding ideas than to watch a fake wedding where stealing ideas is not only accepted, but encouraged!

Coordinated by one of our preferred wedding planners, Couture Events SD

It’s sure to be an event not to be missed!

Doors open at 5:45 and ceremony begins promptly at 6:30.Tickets are $35.

Two Fabulous Bridal Shows in SD this weekend!

1) The Wedding Party Bridal Show

Omni Hotel, downtown San Diego Feb. 26th 12pm-5pm

According to my wedding planner resources, this is one of the best shows around with really intimate booths and interactive and beautiful displays.

“Experience wedding style and planning at its finest, The Wedding Party Bridal Show brings the best in wedding services, ideas and products to you! This very stylish and exciting full size bridal fair has it all, featuring many special attractions plus incredible couture fashion shows on the catwalk, top designer showcases and a fabulous selection of the finest local wedding services.

The Wedding Party Bridal Show is very excited to bring San Diego’s truly local, sophisticated and stylish bridal show for over 11 years to the gorgeous, ultra- San Diego styled Omni Hotel San Diego in the Gaslamp district.

Our 25th show on February 26, 2012 will be a beautiful and exciting wedding planning event featuring all things wedding and glamour! Along with all the key vendors you need for your big day you will find San Diego’s finest wedding food and service vendors waiting to impress you!

This will be an upbeat, exciting, stylish and fun celebration of wedding style and planning at its finest. Our theme for this event is “dream wedding” and the show will feature many special attractions and promotions including our incredible couture fashion shows on the catwalk, Rehearsal Dinner Restaurant Row, CONSULT-A-THON and over 100 of the finest wedding services- everything you need to plan a special San Diego wedding!”

2) WED Club Bridal Show in the North County

Date: Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Location:  Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
                (Click here for Directions)
Show Time:  11am to 4pm
Fashions Shows: 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Admissions: Tickets are $15 per person at the door or  2-for-1 prepaid online.  Children 12 and under are free.

  To Pre-Register for Exclusive Prizes and/or to Purchase 2-for-1 tickets, click here.

First 100 brides at the door will receive a free gift! ($40 value)

Donate a formal dress/prom dress to help promote self-confidence and individual beauty to local highschool girls.  Donate a formal dress and enter to win a great prize! Click here for more details.

What will I experience at The Wed Club’s Feb. 26th bridal show?
  • 3 FREE bridal magazines
  • Food & Cake Samples from top bakeries and caterers
  • 2 elegant and fun fashion shows displaying the hottest trends in fashion, beauty and decor.
  • Over 70 top wedding professionals with exclusive specials and discounts to save you money!
  • FREE Parking!

Prizes!  We offer thousands of dollars in prizes PLUS a honeymoon getaway!

10 tips for getting the most out of the SD Bridal Bazaar

The San Diego Bridal Bazaar is just ONE week away!

Here are some useful tips for navigating the largest bridal expo in San Diego.

1)Get discount tickets at or on their facebook page (buy 1, get 1 free). Remember to bring $10 for parking under the convention center.

2) Bring your support group! Members of your bridal party and female family members and friends work best. Decide if you want to bring your groom because it can be very stressful and overwhelming for the guys. Make sure everyone has cell phones, each others phone numbers and cameras to take pictures of wedding ideas for you.

3) Eat a little beforehand as there is only a small snackbar inside. Leave space though for all the cake and food samples that you’ll be able to try at the Bridal Bazaar. The booth next to BFFbridesmaid (booth#107) is giving away samples of delicious gourment popcorn and homemade cold stone ice cream! Bring a bottle of water with you as it can get expensive buying onsite.

4) Wear comfortable shoes and bring a backpack for all the promotional material you’ll receive. Bring color swatches if you’ve already picked out your wedding colors

5) Make a plan. Check for the map and decide your plan of attack. Best is to go aisle by aisle starting with aisle #100 and working your way towards the fashion show area. You can also use your friends to fan out and then meet back up to see if there were any you wanted to revisit together. Plan out what questions you want to ask. Make a checklist for the different types of vendors that you still need and make sure you find at least two of each so you can comparison shop.

6) Schedule in the fashion show. There will be three fashion shows: 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:45pm. Make sure you stay until the end when they throw out prizes into the audience. My best friend won a free engagement photography session. BFFbridesmaid will be giving away a free Bridesmaid Bootcamp for you and 3 friends!

7) If you already have your gown and bridal party clothing, take the opportunity to visit the most popular or crowded vendors during the fashion shows as it will make their booths a lot less crowded.

8) Bring your business cards or pre printed labels with your contact info on them. Sign up for as many drawings and prizes as you can. A friend of mine won a free honeymoon!

9) You won’t remember all the vendors you see and meet so take notes on flyers and promotional materials that you find. Write down if they have any special Bridal Bazaar offers. Many vendors give special discounts if you book at the Bridal Bazaar!

10) Relax, have fun and DO NOT get overwhelmed. There will be 320 vendors there but remember, you don’t need to get everything you see! You are there to get ideas and most importantly enjoy this first step of your bridal journey…

BFF Bridesmaid Prize SECRET #2

Ok…. giving away the next secret…

BFF Bridesmaid will be giving away a completely unique prize package:

A SURF DIVA Bachelorette Party!!

Why go to the club? The HOT guys are in the water!

Enjoy a day of surf with your best girlfriends.

Prize includes:

Surfboard/soft board use
Wetsuit or Rashguard use
Lecture on beach
Surfing “pop up” demonstration on beach
Surfing skills instruction in water
Surf Diva Diploma


Exclusive Party Favors

Courtesy of our friends Coco and Izzy at Surf Diva in La Jolla, CA.

Come to booth #107 at the Bridal Bazaar next Sunday 1/29/12 to spin our prize wheel.


BFF Bridesmaid at the Bridal Bazaar 1/29/12

BFF Bridesmaid is so excited to be showcasing our booth at the Bridal Bazaar

San Diego Convention Center Sunday, Jan. 29th from 10 am- 4pm!

Check out our booth (BOOTH # 107) next to

Crunchtime Popcorn and Ice-Cream (offering great samples of ice cream and gourmet popcorn) and Friar’s Tuxedos.

As a resource center for bridesmaids and Maids of Honor, we are so honored to be partnered with the most amazing vendors who host our most creative packages.

I’m happy to report that we’ve gathered some amazing prizes from our preferred vendors to give away at the Bridal Bazaar. I’ll release one secret per day about our prizes starting right now.

Grand Prize # 1
A FREE Bridal Shower (or bachelorette party) TEA PARTY for 8 people at

Frosted Robin Cupcakes in beautiful Seaport Village.


FREE Tea party includes a private in the tea shop, beautifully decorated table setting for eight, delicious teas, cupcakes, fun accessories like fans, feather boas and tea party hats to wear during the event.

Come to our booth #107 and Spin the big wheel of Prizes for your chance to win!

Discount coupons for the Bridal Bazaar available at

Bridal Bazaar January 29th, 2012 10am-4pm at the SD Convention Center

If you are a bride- Congratulations! You did it! You guys are engaged finally! Now that the euphoria is starting to wear off, some of you are beginning to wonder.. what now?

Just accepted bridesmaid or Maid of Honor duty? Then you are eager to do a great job and prove that she made the best choice. Well, the best thing to do now is jump into the fray and go to the 1-stop-shop for all things bridal. The nearest Bridal Show..

In San Diego, the biggest bridal show is definitely the Bridal Bazaar which will be at the San Diego Convention Center Jan. 29th from 10am-4pm.

The Bridal Bazaar is the only place to go to when beginning this journey towards wedding bliss. The awesome thing is the time you save researching because all of the best vendors come directly to one place and you get to meet them in person.I think they are expecting like 300 vendors this year! Also, they give great discounts for services when you book at the Bridal Bazaar..

It can also be a little overwhelming so make sure you have a plan and bring your support. There are going to be lots of eye candy, samples, prizes and even a fashion show.

So get ready, get set, and get rolling.. off to the Bridal Bazaar we go!

Check Bridal Bazaar on Facebook for buy one get one free tickets… or just email us and we’ll send you one!!