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Bachelor/ette Parties (1)
5 Fun Ideas for a Bachelorette Party
Venues across the country, from nightclubs to day spas to the Las Vegas Strip, cater to the demands ...
Bakeries & Cake Designers (5)
Expert Q&A
Sensational Treats Answers SDSW’s Questions About Desserts at Weddings
Wedding Cake 101
A guide to helping you pick the perfect wedding cake for your reception.
Sweet Talk
It’s often still a traditional cake with delicious flavors hidden beneath a beautiful display.
Let Them Eat Cake
On your wedding day, of course you will be the center of attention for the day’s festivities.
Sweet Stuff
The cake has become a highlight of the wedding ?reception. Modern couples are taking cakes to the n...
Beauty (7)
Must Have Beauty Tips
SDSW gives you the 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts for your LOOK before your wedding
Countdown to Beauty: A One Year Calendar to Getting Wedding Ready
A one year calendar of tips and tricks to help you prepare to look your best on the big day.
Beautiful Brides
Face it, you have a favorite celebrity whose look you love and whose life and style you track.
Bridal Beauty From A to Z
When you look good, you feel good, and every bride wants to look and feel her best on her big day.
Trial Run: The Importance of a Hair and Makeup Run-Through
Hair and Make up for your big day.
The Best Dress
Whether tall or short, apple- or pear-shaped, curvy or slender, all brides-to-be deserve to look fab...
Flawless Finish
While researching makeup for their big day, brides-to-be are coming across the rage and hype of airb...
Beverage Caterers (1)
Mr. and Mrs. Signature Cocktail
Some inspiration for choosing your signature cocktail at you wedding.
Bridal Attire (6)
Gown Shopping Tips
10 Things to Know Before Buying a Wedding Dress
Designer Spotlight: Rita Vinieris
Q&A with Rita Vinieris, designer of two bridal brands (RIVINI and Alyne) on her designing process, i...
Beautifully Designed
Q&A with Jaime Stephens from elyeREUBEN Custom Wedding Gowns about her career and inspiration.
Red Carpet Ready
When it comes down to it, what is the absolute best part about getting married (besides the hottie w...
Dress Code
Once upon a time San Diego was considered the ugly stepsister to LA when it came to couture bridal a...
What's Your Bridal Style
There are so many different paths to take when designing your wedding theme. The bottom line is to d...
Bridal Consultants & Wedding Planners (7)
8 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Pro
Here are eight reasons why you should hire wedding professionals and not a friend or weekend warrior...
No Regrets
Eight Reasons To Hire A Wedding Pro
Wedding Lingo: Words and Terms Every Couple Needs to Know
A helpful guide of today's wedding lingo.
Budget Breakdown
How to Create and Stick to a Budget
Plan with a Pro
There’s one very important rule to remember when planning a wedding: Expect the unexpected. But when...
How to Find a Professional Vendor
Although you might not consider your wedding to be a production, it is a very important event that n...
Stylish DIY
It’s tough not to be addicted to Pinterest, especially all those wedding boards with so much bridal ...
Bridal Registry (1)
Registries - Do's and Don'ts
Remember when you were a kid and you fantasized about going on a shopping spree through a toy store?...
Bridal Shows and Events (1)
Day Planning
One of the best tools for the busy bride-to-be is a bridal show. Where else can you visit with hundr...
Caterers & Culinary Services (12)
11 Questions Every Couple Should Ask Their Caterer
The Sales Consultants at Culinary Concepts derived the following questions, based on the most freque...
Raising the Bar - Helpful Tips for Stocking the Bar and Keeping Your Guests Happy
Raising the Bar - Helpful Tips for Stocking the Bar and Keeping Your Guests Happy
What's Cooking? - San Diego Chefs Share Dream Menus
We all have our favorite foods. Those yummy dishes you look forward to eating. Chefs have their fav...
Top Wedding Catering Ideas We Love
Continental Catering's Johanna Baena gives us an inside look at the current catering trends.
Farm to Table: Fresh, Local & Fantastic Cuisine
An explanation of the newest trend: Farm to Table, and its benefits.
Culinary Calendar
Some people say San Diego does not have seasons. That’s somewhat true, at least not like back East. ...
Chic Treats
Brides have lots of fun choices today to help make their wedding reception unique. Above and beyond ...
The Ultimate Cocktail Hour
The bride and groom are now husband and wife, and their guests are ready to celebrate —it’s time for...
Raising The Bar
When the time comes to select the type of beverage service you would like, it is helpful to know the...
10 Catering Questions Every Couple Should Ask Their Caterer
Your wedding reception, including food, drinks and cake, can cost up to half of your budget. Make su...
Pre-Wedding Celebrations
Your big day is your focal point. You’re all about finding the right cake, choosing the perfect invi...
The Shape of Cakes
Wedding guests may come for the bride, but make no mistake—they stay for the cake. Today’s most cove...
Ceremony and Reception Sites (15)
2016-17 Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Wedding Venues Around San Diego
Everyone wants to know, where are you getting married? It’s a big choice and an important one too. ...
Editiors Picks 2015
Our Favorite Wedding Venues Around San Diego There’s a perfect wedding venue for every couple. Thin...
Where to Say "I Do"
The Pros and Cons of Various Ceremony and Reception Locations.
Out and About
Explore a Farm to Table Wedding Destination in Tecate, Mexico at Rancho La Puerta.
San Diego's Top 50 Wedding Trends
Article about top wedding trends in 2014
Going Green
Remember Kermit the Frog’s motto: “It’s not easy being green”? Well, maybe Kermit had it all wrong. ...
Weekend Weddings
There’s a reason San Diego is considered America’s Finest City. We’ve got fantastic weather, sand an...
Quality Matters
Did you ever buy a blouse that looked worn out after two washes? A shampoo that didn’t leave your ha...
Savvy San Diego Celebrations: 10 Fabulous Reception Ideas
Style plays a huge role in your wedding. From the right gown to the best flowers to superior design,...
Wine Country Callings
If romantic grape vines that produce award-winning wines in a pristine and beautiful Tuscan-like set...
Big Day Time Table
You’ve been planning your wedding for months (sometimes years!) and once the big day rolls around, ...
The Perfect Time
One of the first things every bride and groom needs to do is pick a wedding date, followed by a time...
Vows for Vets: Honoring Heroes with Dream Weddings
When veteran Marine Cpl. Chris Van Etten and his fiancé Samantha Yovandich get married on April 1, 2...
Ceremony Sites (1)
What Is Trending - Fun SoCal Wedding Reception Trends
Every wedding season brings fresh and innovative ideas to the table for brides and grooms to conside...
Clergy & Officiants (1)
Have Faith: What to Expect From Your Officiant
Congratulations and best wishes you have found the love of your life, and have set the perfect date ...
Entertainment (5)
Beautiful Music - Crafting the Perfect Wedding Playlist
The music at your wedding will have the power to influence so much of the atmosphere, the fun, and t...
Entertaining Options
A guide to helping you pick the correct entertainment for your reception.
Beautiful Music
Experiencing live music provides such an adrenaline rush. Of course, playing it...totally listening ...
Ready for a Good Time: SD's Music Trends
Making your wedding playlist can be a lot of fun! From sentimental first dance songs to country hits...
Floral & Decor (12)
Seasonal Flowers - Fresh, Local & Absolutely Lovely!
Tulips in winter, ranunculus in spring, dahlias in summer and chrysanthemums in fall. Using seasonal...
Chic Color Combinations
An article about helpful hints to choosing the right color palette for your wedding, along with some...
Modern Decor
Considering adding that lounge look for your wedding reception? It’s cool. It’s modern. It’s relaxin...
Boudoir Bliss: Transforming Your Bedroom
You’ve just celebrated your wedding day amidst beautiful flowers, delectable cuisine, delightful déc...
Spice it Up
"A spiced color palette is nice with silk, paper, and dried flowers mixed in with real flowers and i...
Trend Watch: What's Hot in Weddings
Your wedding may be a classic affair, but incorporating a few trends will keep the party timely and ...
Bouquet Styles
For almost as long as there have been weddings, flowers have played an important role in the celebra...
Colorful Confection or Subtle Hue?
When it comes to your wedding, what’s color got to do with it?! According to several popular San Die...
The Perfect Palette
The color palette of your wedding takes a starring role on the stage of the day, inspiring everythin...
Bouquet Shapes
For almost as long as there have been weddings, flowers have played an important role in the celebra...
Flower Trends for Every Wedding Style
What’s your wedding style? Modern? Classic? Hipster? Or something else? Ask yourself about your ...
Guest Accommodations (3)
Treat Them Right
Guests arriving from out of town are likely to be exhausted after a day of traveling to your wedding...
Warm Welcome
When you think about it, the main goal of all the days filled with planning the perfect wedding and ...
The 10 Commandments of Graciousness
Today’s weddings are beautifully celebrated in a variety of sizes, themes and styles, but there’s on...
Honeymoon (4)
Hawaiian Romance
Ideas on where to spend your Hawaiian Honeymoon in some of the most romantic spots on the islands.
Maui Romance: Planning a Destination Wedding in Hawaiian Paradise
There’s something about the Hawaiian Islands that’s intriguing. Maybe it’s the sunsets, the friendly...
California Honeymooning, Keep It Local
The honeymoon is usually the culminating event to the wedding experience. It’s also the fun part – t...
Say "I Do" To A Successful Honeymoon Experience
How much time did you spend searching the internet for your last getaway? Probably a few hours wadi...
Insurance (1)
The Top 4 Time Sensitive & Critically Important Things You Need to Know About Your Insurance
You ONLY have 60 days to make changes to your health plan after your upcoming “Qualified Life Event”...
Invitations & Announcements (4)
Down the Paper Trail
Is it really possible to have unique, luxurious, and economical wedding invitations for your big day...
A Perfect Invitation
To the guests, the invitation is the first look at the wedding they are about to attend—a first glim...
Inviting Invitations
Your wedding stationery may be made of paper but, your save the dates, invitations, programs, menu c...
Invitations Essentials
Save the Dates – You need to give guests advance notice about your upcoming wedding. Consider photo ...
Jewelers (2)
Rock Your Ring: New Trends in Wedding Jewelry
he wedding rings that the bride and groom end up selecting will serve as lasting symbols of their co...
Rock Talk
It signifies your commitment and is an everlasting symbol of your love. That’s the politically corre...
Mens Formalwear (3)
Tux Talk 2014-2015
Advice on how to pick the perfect tux and accessories for your groom and Groomsmen.
Tux Talk
One of the easiest decisions you’ll have to make in planning your wedding is selecting a tux. It’s h...
What A Guy Wants
Everyone knows it’s her day. Mom and dad may be paying for it, but it’s her day. You and your groom ...
Other (3)
2016 New Kids On the SDSW Block
San Diego Style Weddings is always looking for the area's best wedding vendors and we love to showca...
Family Affair: Working Together with Family
Whether you need a helping hand, advice or a good laugh, you can always count on family. The wedding...
2015 New Kids On the SDSW Block
San Diego Style Weddings is always looking for the area's best wedding vendors and we love to showca...
Photo Booth (1)
Photo Booth Differences
A Q&A of Neverending Nostalgia
Photography (10)
SDSW Spotlight on Photographers
A picture is worth a thousand words but a wedding album is meant to be a fairytale novel. The only ...
Spotlight On Photographers
We know that picking a photographer is one of the most difficult decisions to make when planning a w...
San Diego Photo Hot Spots
San Diego provides a beautiful backdrop for photographs for any occasion. When today’s brides are lo...
Best Shots
Magical photographic moments do appear during the course of a wedding. These moments may be spontane...
Photo Must Haves
You know what you want from your wedding photography. You’ve got pages ripped from magazines and web...
Magic of Modern Photography
You’ve been dreaming of your wedding day all your life. Now the big day is approaching and you want ...
Get it in Writing
Wedding planning is fun and exciting, but it’s also a business. As a bride, you need to be business ...
Photography Know How
Not everyone can jump right in and be a wedding photographer. There’s so much to it. Beware of the b...
Photography Class
It seems like everything in life, including weddings has lingo. There’s B2B (Bride to Be), MOH (Maid...
Photographer Round-Up 2016-17
Choosing a wedding photographer is a big decision, but we have checked out all of the photographers ...
Photography - Boudior (4)
Boudoir Photography - Sexy, Sasst, Tasteful Ways to Excite Your Man
Romancing the Groom
Romancing the Groom - Add that special romantic touch for the man of your dreams!
Boudoir: For His Eyes Only
What should I get my man for my wedding present or our anniversary? I’m thinking something for his e...
Custom Digital Photo Books
From thoughts of proclaiming your vows, dancing to your song and cutting the cake, wedding day memor...
Reception Facility (3)
Editor's Picks 2014
Our Editor's top picks for 2014.
Editor's Picks 2013
An article about our editor's top picks for 2013.
Destination Temecula
You don’t have to be a wine lover to fall in love with Temecula. Located in the southwest corner of ...
Rentals (1)
Make It Personal
Ever dream of dancing under a chandelier? Eating dinner on fine china? Relaxing on a sofa with your ...
Travel (1)
Destination Mexico
Excellence Riviera Cancun is an adults-only resort set in a prime Cancun location. Whether you and y...
Videography (4)
7 Wedding Videography Must-Have's
When picking out somone to capture your big day on film many brides are left wondering what to look ...
It's Showtime
Article about booking a Videographer
Videography: Revisiting Wedding Day Memories with Video
You watch videos on TV, on your cell phone and on the internet. So is there any chance you don’t wan...
Wedding Videography Trends
Videotaping wedding ceremonies and receptions has been taking place for decades. 20 years ago, the c...
Wedding Services (2)
12 Month Planning Countdown
Stressed about forgetting something? Use our handy 12 month countdown to make sure you've done it al...
Using Technology to Plan Your Big Day
You’re connected to the world through technology. Phones, email and the internet provide so much con...
Winery Weddings (5)
Wine Country Twist on Wedding Trends
Wine Country Twist on Wedding Trends - Wine Country Experts Shares Her Favorite Trends with and a W...
Ranch Weddings
Say “I Do” to Rustic Ranch Style Written by: Kristen Castillo
Wine Country Weddings 2014-2015
Explore the opportunity of Temecula's Wine Country as a semi destination wedding among the vines.
Winery Weddings
Friends and family, a beautiful venue and a glass of wine in hand. For many couples, that’s the perf...
Temecula Wine Country Wedding Insider
Have you been dreaming about having a romantic vineyard wedding but can’t figure out how to bring Na...
Your New Home (2)
How to Survive a House-Hunt as a Newlywed
For all couples, house-hunting is fun. The thrill of viewing properties and envisioning owning them ...
House Hunters
For all couples, house-hunting is a delightful experience. The thrill of viewing properties and env...
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