Butte County Weddings | Mark Your Calendar ~ Chico Bridal Show

It's already the end of October, and before we know it January will come knocking!  We affectionately call this time of year "engagement season" so if you are seeing wedding bells in your future make sure to attend the Chico Bridal Show. 

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If you have never attended a bridal show, prepare to eat samples from caterers and bakeries while checking out the local wedding professionals from photographers, venues, DJ's, florists, planners and even see the trending wedding dress styles. 


    JANUARY 14, 2018
    in Chico, CA
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



  • Tickets are only available at the door
  • Admission: $10 for adults (17 and up)
  • $1 for children (12 to 16)
  • Children under 11 - FREE with paying adult

We'll see you there!

Butte County Weddings | Social Media and Wedding Planning

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Instagram sure is pretty! Does it tell the whole story though? Technology has changed the way that couples and businesses communicate.  We spend less time on the phone speaking with businesses and service providers because we have their website and social media at our fingertips so maybe it seems more familiar.  

When booking services for your wedding take your time and if you are able to have a face to face consult, or even a Skype consult you may be surprised on how much more you connect with potential event partners and that it gives you a chance to ask questions ahead of time.  

We all love the instant gratification of reading reviews, receiving an email or the ability to seamlessly book a service online, however it doesn't replace the benefit of forming relationships with your planner, photographer, DJ or florist etc. 

What has been the most helpful for you along the way? Leave a comment below and tell us about your booking experiences.

Butte County Weddings | Choosing a Ceremony Time

Planning your wedding involves many moving parts, including creating a timeline for your day to capture all of the details.  One crucial detail is choosing your ceremony start time, which will dictate what time you need to be ready, photography start time, transportation schedules, dinner start time and most importantly - how many hours you get to dance!

Photo courtesy of be authentic photography

Photo courtesy of be authentic photography

Before you have set your ceremony time, be sure to speak with your photo and video teams and your wedding planner to make sure that everything aligns with the coverage you have booked.  Another big question you will be asked is if you will see eachother before the ceremony which is referred to as the first look.  

A Sample Wedding Outline - 4 pm Ceremony 


Now that you've seen a sample, you can discuss with your event team on what time would be best to start your ceremony.  Consider lighting, hair and make-up along with your photo timeline and the rest will fall into place.  Keep in mind that with any timeline, things will be flexible.  Other than getting you down the aisle and starting dinner on time, the rest will flow around you as your event team ensures that you are having the best day ever!