Tips for Planning a Day of Perfection from
The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
A planning tip from our Director, Staci Jelley
Plan a Private Moment
Just for the Two of You
One thing I can guarantee about your wedding day is that it is intense, and then, before you know it, it’s over. In most cases the day is jam packed with activities from early morning until the last dance and often times, there isn’t a moment to just breathe and celebrate together the importance of this day for you and your partner.
It may sound silly, but when you create your timeline with your planner, schedule a few minutes for just the two of you. I have seen this done many ways over the years and each time it has been such a special moment for the couple.
Some ways you may want to incorporate this time into your day are:
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Rehearsal Dinner Tips From Mannino’s Italian Bistro!
You’ve picked the date, booked the venue and found the officiant. Don’t forget to schedule the rehearsal… and plan the rehearsal dinner. Traditionally, the groom’s family organizes and pays for this event, which is a great occasion for your families and close friends to get to know each other, and for the couple to thank everyone for their support. Some tips:
- With most weddings on Saturday, rehearsal dinners are usually on Friday – a busy night for restaurants, and a key reason to book four to six months in advance.
- Ask for menu substitutions early. The restaurant may be able to offer an ideal alternate dish, but not if you wait too late.
- You’ll want RSVPs a week before, so send invites a month or more in advance.
Enjoy this opportunity to have a relaxing evening together, sharing stories and toasts, before heading home early for some rest.
News & Upcoming Events from
The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
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Beautiful Ocean Views, Great 2016 Deals!
The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has some great deals for our brides in their wedding packages! Packages are available for destination weddings as well!
Wedding Packages Include:
- Complimentary night before and night of wedding day stay and breakfast for bride and groom.
- Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Champagne Toast and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with cake.
- Complimentary Valet and Guest Room Block.
- White linens, napkins, votive candles, skirted tables, dance floor and all set up and take down.
**Dates are booking fast for 2017, so call Nancy to book a tour. Also, The Sheraton Oceanfront still has open dates for 2016 and they will provide discounted food and beverage minimums for your wedding, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and wedding brunch!! **
Interested in learning more? Contact Nancy Rosen at 757-431-7586 to set up your tour of their amazing ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests, and tell her
With Dee Akright Photographers you’ll get their artistic eye, attention to detail, and commitment to providing you with gorgeous photos that capture every part of your love story. With over 30 years of experience, you know Dee Akright Photographers do it without any hiccups or disasters!
**Book your wedding between now and September 30, 2016 and receive a free engagement session. $250 value !!!**
Contact Dee Akright Photographers by clicking here to save your wedding date before it’s booked! Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!
Offers Completely Custom Wedding Stationary!
Love the look of foil but not the cost or how long the process takes? Then take a page out of Katelyn & John’s book and go faux! Their invitations needed to go out by the weekend, but they wanted to add a little something extra to their wedding suite. River City had the solution: the digital printing process they use creates a subtle sheen that makes a printed faux-foil texture pop just like the real thing, but for a fraction of the cost and a turnaround time of about a day.
From save-the-dates to invitations to the place cards at the reception, River City will make sure every piece of wedding stationery is designed to perfectly complement your big day. All their design and printing is done in-house, including one of the only letterpress shops in Hampton Roads, giving them complete quality control over the paper, colors and every detail.
Already have a design? River City loves that too! Send them your print ready files and they will make your wedding suite come to life.
Contact Amy at email@example.com for a consultation. And don’t forget to mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya to receive 10% off your programs when you print your wedding suite with them!
Book your wedding at the Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center by June 15th and we will buy your wedding day shoes!
We have a few dates in 2016 still available and we are booking 2017.
Contact our wedding specialist, Christine Coakley at 757-213-4388 for more information.
Are You in Need of Paper Goods for Your Big Day?
PaperDolls Design offers a wide range of custom wedding stationery, from save-the-dates, invitations and programs to wedding logos, thank you cards and signage!
PaperDolls Design focuses on beautiful type and subtle details to make your paper products stand out. We will assist you in creating the perfect look that will reflect YOU in a style that captures your celebration.
Contact PaperDolls Designto learn more about custom designs and to schedule your consultation!
Tell them that The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you and receive 10% off of your paper goods!
How would you like to WOW your guests with a table filled with beautiful…not to mention delicious…chocolates?
This is our GOURMET CHOCOLATE BAR and is a gorgeous display filled with truffles, Belgian Chocolates, and a wonderful variety of chocolates from around the world!
Perfect for groups of 50 or more. Complete with an attendant for the ultimate chocolate experience! And ask about pairing with wine, bourbon, beer or other spirits!
As always, get a 10% discount for mentioning you saw us in
The Bridal Dish Newsletter!
April Preferred Vendor Spotlight:
Each Preferred Vendor is hand picked & vetted in the quality of service, expertise, and the overall experience they provide their clients. Below is just a few of our greats!
Look at these BEAUTIFUL new covers Waterford Event Rentals has for your wedding and event needs. Dreaming of a exquisite table scape? Waterford is sure to make your vision a reality.
Don’t forget they also have runners for your tables too!
|Photo by Macon Photography|
Have Great food and a fun planning experience with Montero’s!
If you want to be THIS excited about the food on your wedding day, Montero’s would love to chat with you! They are currently scheduling tastings for weddings in 2016 and well into 2017.
For more information about Montero’s catering services, visit them at www.monterosrestaurant.com/catering!
Click here to contact Montero’s Restaurant and book your catering tasting!
Noteworthy News from Beth, Owner and Violinist of And I Love Her Violins
“String Trios are the perfect option for your wedding ceremony music! Be sure to book your live wedding music in the early stages of your planning! Live music from And I Love Her Violins is an elegant way to walk down the aisle and a fun way to entertain your guests during the cocktail hour.”
Get to know us better by viewing our video. Click here!
Thank you Big Dreams Entertainment for the video.
We offer Solo Violin, Violin/Classical Guitar Duos, Violin/Cello Duos, String Trios and String Quartets.
Broche Bouquets are perfect for beach weddings! No chance of wilting before the ceremony and you’ll have a beautiful keepsake from your wedding day.
Dragon Studio’s wedding season is in full swing.
We’ve been so happy to celebrate with all of our couples every weekend. We have a great year lined up with some amazing couples at gorgeous venues. 2017 is booking FAST so be sure to contact Dragon Studio today about availability.
Smart Decision Ahead Of Time Help Control The Costs
Custom builders work hard to make sure their clients get the home they want at a price they can afford. Controlling costs is a responsibility that professional builders take very seriously. A new home is a partnership between the builder and homeowner, and there some decisions that need to be made that keep both partners happy with costs. The following five concepts will help a new home to come in on time and on budget.
1. Complete the creative process before breaking ground.
2. Choose as many products as possible before work starts.
3. Understand that every item has a cost.
4. Learn to love multiple choices.
5. Leave plenty of lead time.
The above guidelines are a proven framework for controlling project costs. Following them will reduce stress and help ensure a more satisfying project.
Call Jim Schneider today at 757.819.4466 to learn more.
Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Are you looking for the perfect place to take your bridal portraits?
Please consider the Hermitage Museum and Gardens for your portraits.
|Brooke Archbell Photography|
Colorful and vibrant gardens, view of the waterfront and an amazing historic house, serve as a beautiful and unique backdrop to any portrait. Whether it is a family portrait or bridal, senior year, or an engagement session the Hermitage is the perfect place to have any photograph taken.
To set up a photography session, please contact our Wedding & Event department.
For more information or to check availability of dates, please contact Lil Acosta, Weddings and Events Manager at 757.423.2052 x 211
LET THE NORFOLK IDEA CENTER BE YOUR
HOME DESIGN TOUR GUIDE
We understand that designing a custom home can be a double-edged sword at certain points along the way. Our design team has decades of shared experience helping homeowners, builders and designers make selections about a new construction or home remodel that are sure to fit the lifestyle and artistic look the family desires.
You will never be shown a catalog or an aisle of products and asked to “pick what you like.” Our approach is very consultative, to get an understanding of your style, your activities and lifestyle, and budget. The Norfolk Idea Center is your high-quality design home design tour guide, helping to bridge the gap between homeowner and manufacturer. We carry the very best products on the market, and work deliberately and carefully to be sure we are matching those solutions with the lifestyle and needs of our clients.
Call Norfolk Idea Center today at 757.351.4550!
Wedding season is here now and we are ready! Make your dream wedding a reality with our custom lighting & decor!
It’s your night. Let us set the stage! Contact Stage Right Lighting for your complimentary design consultation today!
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center is the Venue for
Your 2016 Wedding!
Check out The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center for their 2016 Special Summer Savings for all events held between June-August, 2016 (based on availability)
Hot Dates include June 18th, July 16th, as well as August 6th, 13th, and 27th. Book your special event with The Westin on any one of these days and receive 20% off your total bill (prior to final taxes and gratuities)
Still looking for a venue for the fall wedding of your dreams?
Inquire about their available space for October 29th as well as
November 12th and 26th, 2016
Contact Ashley Loffredo at 757-275-7870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.