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Wedding Vendor Spotlight: A New Beginning Salon and Spa

A recent survey showed that 73 percent of American women feel that their wedding day is the biggest hair moment of their life. With all eyes on the bride, it’s no surprise that so many women feel that there’s no more important day to have a perfect style.

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When you’re planning your wedding, deciding on your hairstyle is a big part of choosing your overall look. A New Beginning Salon in Bethel has specialist Bridal Coordinators to work with you ahead of your big day and on it.

Starting several months before your wedding day, A New Beginning will work with you to plan everything for your wedding look. They can even arrange for food and drinks to be delivered to the salon for you and your bridal party as you get made even more beautiful!

As you can imagine, they book up well in advance. With so many great services, though, they’re worth the wait!

To find out more about what A New Beginning can offer you as a bride, get in touch with them through our vendor directory or via their website. You can also meet them and many other fabulous wedding vendors at one of our upcoming bridal shows!

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Your Perfect Wedding Guest List

You’re engaged! This is a time of joy, but one that can be full of difficult decisions. Not least of these is who to invite to your big day. Coming up with your perfect wedding guest list can be a big challenge.

There are some no-brainers for your list, of course, but once that core list of family and friends is down, the real struggle begins. You’ll have a list of people you’d like to invite, and so will your fiance, and so will both of your parents, and probably a few friends. Before you know it, your list will be huge.

This is when it will be time to cut that list back. Before you go into this, you’ll want an idea of how big your venue is going to be, and how many guests you can realistically afford.

Go through and make your A list, your B list, and even a C and D list, if needed. Work on this with your fiance, since you’ll need to explain to people like your parents why some of their friends haven’t made the cut.

It’s important to remember that it’s your wedding day, and you should be happy with your guest list.

Whether you’ve got 25 guests or 250 guests, planning the perfect wedding can be much easier when you come to one of our excellent bridal shows. You’ll be able to meet plenty of vendors and have fun!

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2013 Wedding Trend: The Return of Cake

After a few years of cupcakes and cake pops showing up at almost every wedding, it looks like wedding cakes are back. More couples are choosing to stick with tradition and are choosing tiers over individual servings.

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There are a few reasons for the shift. One is that couples really want the grandeur of a tiered wedding cake. A big wedding cake isn’t just dessert – it’s also a major part of a wedding’s décor. This means that while couples might spend more on the cake, they’re potentially spending less on other decorations.

Wedding cakes are also regaining popularity because couples don’t want to be part of a trend. By stepping away from trends like cupcakes and cake pops, couples are hoping their weddings will be timeless and classic.

This isn’t to say that cupcakes and cake pops are completely out this year. They’re still popular choices, and can be a cost-effective alternative, especially if you’re feeding a lot of guests. Other takes on the concept are also being used a lot more. These include donut towers, pie tables, and cookie tiers.

To meet great wedding vendors, including cake bakers, come to our next show!

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Wedding Budgets Continue to Rise

According to the annual Real Weddings Study, the budgets for weddings have continued to grow through 2012, with Connecticut brides spending an average of $38,009 on their big day.

The survey, conducted by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, asked over 17,5000 brides about their 2012 weddings. The results showed that the average amount spent on almost every part of a wedding has increased over the 2011 results.

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So what does this mean for a bride planning a wedding in 2013?

Well, for one, it can give you an idea of where your wedding budget it likely to be spent. For instance, knowing that the average amount spent on a venue is just under $13,000 can help you prepare yourself for where your money will go.

Another thing to consider is your per guest costs. With whole weekends of entertainment growing in popularity, the per guest spend has increased to $204.

Of course, no matter what your budget, wedding planning can be great fun. There’s no better way to get your wedding planning into gear than to attend a Wedding Steps Bridal Expo.