We know. We hear it time and time again. All b’maid dresses look the same. The best part about working with so many weddings is we know just the right nontraditional, but also stylish, b’maid dresses brides can put their girls in and have them still looking fleeky. We’ve compiled a list of our four favorite nontraditional b’maid dresses. Scroll down to see which is your favorite.

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Bridesmaid dresses are an important piece of the wedding planning process. They will be in a large portion of the wedding pictures and lets face it, you want your girls to look amaze so you’ve got to find the right dress that compliments many different personalities and body types…..not hard at all right? LOL! Luckily, the options for Bridesmaid Dresses are endless and no longer just found in Bridal Shops.

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How exciting is it to find out that an all exclusive makeup only shop is opening up in your town by a couple of extremely determined entrepreneurs?  As wedding planners, we can answer that question quite easily for you – it’s AMAZING!  We are absolutely thrilled for our friends at The Sparkle Bar for not only the grand opening of their business but also for passing SB 1320—a bill that frees Arizona makeup artists to practice their craft without threat of being shut down or fined by the government.  Can you say determined?  We attended the grand opening of The Sparkle Bar a few weeks ago and it sure was a hit!  The entire place was packed with models, bloggers, prospective clients, supporters and many more.

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Congratulations, your engaged and your local bridal expo is right around the corner.  Will you be attending?  Of course you will:)  Just about every engaged bride attends at least one bridal show or bridal expo during the course of their engagement.  It’s like an obligatory duty once that rock is on your ring finger.  And as wedding planners, we feel, it is our obligatory duty to make sure you have a plan/strategy before attending so you can be sure to get the most out of this event.  With hundreds of attendees and tons and tons of vendor participants, we recommend following these simple tips so your bridal show experience is successful and enjoyable rather than being unorganized and overwhelming.  So, here it goes:

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As you may have read from one of our previous posts, accepting the role as a bridesmaid/groomsmen is a pretty big commitment.  BTS Event Management, Alex Bridal Party, AZ Wedding Planner, Scottsdale Wedding PlannerSo, when considering who Chris and I would ask –  we really wanted it to be special and not an obligation.  Also, we didn’t want to have an extremely large wedding party.  I feel like sometimes a large wedding party just gets to be too much and then you don’t really know where to draw the line.

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RandyBannon-089Congratulations!  You are now a huge part of one of your closest friends or family member’s wedding…now what do you do?  Believe it or not, accepting this role is extremely important and comes with a lot of responsibility.  This isn’t just about dressing up, and carrying around a beautiful bouquet.  This is a commitment you have made to partake in her strongest support system for one of the most important times of her life thus far…kind of a big deal, right?

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Assuming that your calendar is lined up with bachelorette parties all summer long, we thought it would be a good idea to lay out the basics for keeping it classy at the big affair. Celebrating the bride-to-be is an exciting time! Every bachelorette party is different, however, there are a few golden rules of bachelorette etiquette to stick to, no matter what the specifics are. Here we go…

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