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The Most Romantic, Crazy and Funny Engagement Story Contest: Win $1000!

Released on: September 14, 2010, 5:03 am
Author: Best for Bride
Industry: Retail

Best for Bride now gives you a chance to narrate your romantic, crazy and funny engagement story to the world. Participate in this story contest and win yourself $1000.

14th September, 2010 : Nothing can be more exciting and romantic than narrating your engagement story in your friend circle over and over again. But now Best for Bride gives you an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share your engagement story with the entire world. Yes, retelling one of the most thrilling experiences of your life can win you $1000 Gift Certificate for your Bridal Dresses and Bridesmaid Dresses. All you have to do is send us your story, briefly recounting your nervous & exciting times when your Prince Charming went down on his knees and popped the question with a ring.

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Best For Bride Opens New Location In Barrie

Released on: February 15, 2010, 9:29 am
Author: Best for Bride
Industry: Consumer Services

Toronto’s premier wedding boutique is excited to announce the opening of a beautiful new location in Barrie. Best for Bride specializes in the sales and rental of bridal wear and accessories, including designer gowns, bridesmaids dresses and jewellery. Barrie-area brides-to-be are sure to be impressed with the chic decor, vast selection of wedding items and friendly service at Best for Bride Bridal Boutique!

Best for Bride, Toronto’s premier wedding boutique (http://www.bestforbride.com) is opening a new location at the corner of Dunlop St. and Hwy 400 in Barrie. The new store’s lavish decor will certainly make Barrie-area brides and bridesmaids eager to browse through the huge selection of gorgeous gowns and accessories. Pictures and map of the new location are viewable here http://www.bestforbride.com/store-location-barrie.php.

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Free Wedding Gowns For The Recently Unemployed

Released on: September 21, 2009, 8:19 am
Author: Patricia South “The Bride’s Choice”
Industry: Apparel & Fashion

” Free Wedding Gowns For The Recently Unemployed “

In an effort to brighten the economic outlook of the recently engaged brides that have lost their job in the last 90 days and are looking for a job but do not want to postpone their special day.

The idea to give dresses to struggling brides came to South as she inventoried her beautiful selection of gowns in the 11,000-square-feet wedding center. She found that many designer sample gowns – some that had cost as much as $3,000. South thought, “What a shame that these gowns couldn’t be used by someone in need.”

Dresses in a variety of sizes f r o m designers Amsale, Jim Hjelm, Rena Kohl, Bellisima, Allure, Jacqueline’s, Pronovias and Maggie Sottero are included in the giveaway.

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Gandhi Hurwitz Plans New National Bridal Directory

 

Released on: May 20, 2009, 5:07 am
Author: Gandhi Hurwitz
Industry: Consumer Services

Baltimore videographer Gandhi Hurwitz noticed that most of his calls for shooting wedding videos were coming in between 11a.m. and 2p.m. each day. An astute observer of industry trends, Hurwitz tracked this one to its source. It turns out more and more brides are planning their weddings online at work, a trend that coincides with the advent of high-speed Internet. Hurwitz, who has been shooting wedding videos since 1989, has parlayed his keen eye and thorough knowledge of the business into a cutting edge, deeply interactive online community for both brides and wedding professionals.

A tech-savvy, nimble newcomer to the online bridal industry, Hurwitz offers state-of-the-art streaming video uploads to users of his new website, TheBridalGuides. This and other unique, user-friendly services created by Hurwitz’s webmaster, Larry “Fresh” Scott, are reinventing the business model for bridal Bigfoots such as The Knot and Wedding Channel. A bride-to-be can browse thousands of local and national vendors and print online coupons from Hurwitz’s site, all without logging in. With a few clicks, she can register on the site for free and build her own personalized wedding website which her guests can interactively visit. The Bridalguides.com

Using the site’s unique BridalTV streaming video, the bride and her fiancé can upload personalized video invitations to their guests. Later, guests can watch the wedding videos online — including video clips uploaded from their own Bluetooth cell phones. (Click on “BridalTV” on Hurwitz’s homepage, TheBridalGuides.com , and watch Will Smith singing at a private wedding shot by Hurwitz’s associate, Visions Unlimited of Baltimore.)

Other click-to-use features include an interactive photo gallery, online RSVP and guest book (guests can leave messages here), gift registry, maps, hotels and city details. The bride can use the site’s ePlanner tools, read articles, and chat in bridal forums. Best of all — the bride and her guests pay nothing for these services.

Where brides go, vendors follow. Having himself been frustrated by the limited interactivity of other bridal websites — having to call an 800 number and play endless phone tag to changes ad postings, for example — Hurwitz says he has tried to create a site he as a wedding professional would want to use. By pricing his vendor services at less than half the cost of higher profile bridal sites, he has made his site “a lot more user-friendly for a lot less money”.

Each vendor has complete, click-to-use control over its personal interactive ad space, including streaming video uploads, photo gallery, unlimited article publishing, coupon generation, and customized search engine placement. All changes can be made online. Vendors can visit the bridal forums as well as vendors’only forums for tech chat.

tBigfoots, look out. Lunch hours aren’t what they used to be for brides-to-be, and the smart money is on TheBridalGuides.com To arrange an interview with Gandhi Hurwitz for more information on this subject contact sale@thebridalguides.com

 

 

Contact Details: Gandhi Hurwitz
http://www.thebridalguides.com

AmericanBridal.com Announces Affiliate Programs

 

 

Released on: March 18, 2009, 5:38 am
Author: AmericanBridal.com
Industry: Internet & Online

The Internet’s most popular wedding favor store offers affiliate marketing opportunities through Shareasale, Avantlink and Linkconnector

Burlingame, Calif., March 17, 2008, — www.AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, today announced that it is offering affiliate marketing opportunities through Shareasale, Avantlink and Linkconnector. AmericanBridal.com pays 10% referral commission on sales and provides very appealing promotional offers that can easily turn referral visitors into paying customers.

“There are many affiliate programs out there, and one of the reasons we are successful is that we are constantly offering special promotions and offers that are too good to resist,” said Shirley Tan, founder, AmericanBridal.com. “Helping to convert referral traffic to actual sales means that our affiliates can earn commissions more regularly.”

Affiliates appreciate the generous promotions that AmericanBridal.com offers to their referrals, which makes it easier for publishers to earn money. One of the most popular and blogged about promotions was AmericanBridal.com’s $5 bridesmaid tote sale. Affiliates can post the promotional banners to help drive traffic to AmericanBridal.com. Once there, the unique selection of products coupled with a competitive price ensures that referral visitors become customers.

Due to popular demand, AmericanBridal.com is bringing back the $5 bridesmaid tote special for a limited time. Choose f r o m a selection of bags including tote bags, cosmetic bags, pet carriers, overnight bags, toiletry bags, purses, duffel bags, backpacks, garment bags, laptop totes and more. A coupon code is not necessary to receive special pricing. Add monogramming for just $10 more. Please visitwww.AmericanBridal.com and select $5 Bridesmaid Totes banner.

In addition to the Tote Bag promotion, AmericanBridal.com is offering a 50% reduction on clearance merchandise (enter coupon code clearance50 at checkout). Clearance code cannot be combined with the $5 Tote Bag sale.

A popular destination for wedding favors, bridal shower favors anddiscount wedding favors that don’t look like cheap wedding favors , AmericanBridal.com is now serving and shipping to U.S. and international customers.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, shower favors, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. F r o m fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at www.AmericanBridal.com.

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Contact Details: Shirley Tan
AmericanBridal.com
Shirley@americanbridal.com
800-568-3398

 

AmericanBridal.com Announces Results of 2008 Wedding Survey

 

Released on: December 11, 2008, 5:40 am

Press Release Author: Shirley Tan

Industry: Retail

Press Release Summary: Majority of couples cutting back on wedding expenses due to economic downturn

Press Release Body: Burlingame, Calif., December 10, 2008, — www.AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, today announced the results of its 2008 Wedding Planning Survey. The survey gathered information about wedding budgets, location, guest count, wedding party size, and how the economy is affecting wedding planning in general.

A majority of respondents (57%) are having their wedding within the next 2 months, andAmericanBridal.com wishes to thank our many customers who, amidst the frenzy of wedding planning, participated in this survey. Especially since most (90%) are doing the planning themselves, with help from family and friends, and not hiring a professional wedding planner.

Since budgets are a concern for many, It looks like there’s a major spread in wedding budgets. About 25% are planning a wedding on a budget of less than $10,000, while 25% have wedding budgets over $25,001. The remaining 50% are somewhere in between, with 38% reporting in the range of $10,001 to $20,000.

“Location, location, location” as the saying goes, and roughly a quarter (25%) are having the reception at a hotel, and 10% have opted to host their nuptials at a country club. About 6% of couples selected a destination wedding, while a majority (55%) reported they are finding another type of venue to rent for the event and reception.

Size matters for this year’s brides, and by that we mean the size of the wedding party. Most couples (48%) will have between 5 to 8 people, while 37% of respondents have 9 or more bridesmaids and attendants. The trend seems to lean toward larger, more inclusive wedding parties, which leads us to the number of invited guests. Nearly 40% report they will have a guest count of more than 200 and 14% say their total guest count is under 100. A good 34% are inviting 100 to 150 guests.

As for cutting costs and wedding budgets, 68% said they’ve lowered their budgets by $1,000 or less. However, the small cuts they are making may not have a big impact on the actual wedding. Items that brides generally won’t skimp on are wedding gowns, photography and wedding rings.

When asked more specifically about what they would and would not change, most are not significantly altering music, location, reception style, or dress. Instead, they are more likely to adjust the cost of invitations, wedding favors, bridal accessories and gifts for the bridal party (combined, 46% of respondents said they would make changes in these 3 areas).

“The uncertain economic climate doesn’t automatically mean couples must forgo special touches to commemorate the beginning of their life together,” says Shirley Tan, American Bridal founder“We are pleased to help the bride and groom stay within budget with affordable wedding favors, and bridal and wedding party gifts.”

Now that potential money-saving opportunities are identified, look for vendors that offerdiscount wedding favors whose products don’t look like cheap wedding favors. Economical, do-it-yourself favors add the elegance of custom favors without the price tag. Do-it-yourself favors are popular since they can be customized to suit a particular wedding theme. AmericanBridal.com features a wide selection of do-it-yourself favor supplies from which to choose. Add personalized ribbons to create one-of-a-kind favors that look as if not a penny was spared.

One thing is clear: everyone wants to have a memorable wedding, at a special location with beautiful photos and videos. Families and guests must have a great time with plenty of food, drinks, and even entertainment. After all, a wedding is a time of celebration and a party! Most advised planning early, so it is easier to plan ahead, save money, avoid stress and enjoy the anticipation of the special day. The extra time will help to ensure that no detail is overlooked, and that the couple can enjoy their day without reservation.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, bridal shower favors, bridal shower ideas, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us atwww.AmericanBridal.com.

Web Site: http://www.AmericanBridal.com

Contact Details: Shirley@americanbridal.com
650-204-6739

AmericanBridal.com Announces Year End Clearance and Overstock Savings

Released on: November 28, 2008, 5:41 am

Press Release Author: Shirley Tan

Industry: Retail

Press Release Summary: Enjoy additional savings on affordable gifts and avoid crowds, with convenient online shopping and free shipping on orders over $149

Press Release Body: Burlingame, Calif., November 26, 2008, —www.AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, announced today that selected overstock gifts and favors are reduced for additional savings this holiday season. Free monogramming or engraving are offered with many of the gift items, at no additional charge, adding a unique personal elegance to wedding party and holiday gift-giving.

“The holidays can be hard on the wallet, and even more challenging during tough economic times, however, savvy shoppers can still find ways to give memorable gifts without going over budget,” said Shirley Tan, chief executive officer, AmericanBridal.com. “Recognizing the need for affordable gift items this year, we have reduced prices on selected overstock gift items for wedding party, holiday or any occasion gift giving.”

Gifts for the bride-to-be or bridal party include jewelry to be worn on the wedding day, monogrammed purses, cosmetic bags and tote bags. Bridal garter sets or bejeweled hair sticks for the wedding day later become special keepsakes to commemorate the special day. An assortment of compact mirrors to suit each member of the bridal party, can be monogrammed with names and wedding date, for a special gesture of appreciation.

Holiday gifts for the groom or groomsmen range from the practical to posh. The embroidered cooler chair makes a great gift for outdoorsmen or sports fans. Because caps are a staple in many a guy’s wardrobe, the personalized baseball cap and bottle opener gets rave reviews from beachgoers. Gifts for the cigar aficionado include engraved silver-plated cigar cutter or satin cigar holder. Gentlemen who prefer a polished look will appreciate personalized cufflinks, pocket watch, business card holder or money clip in a variety of styles.

His and hers gifts include monogrammed golf towels, tee, divot tool and golf ball set, silver-plated or pink flasks and unisex embroidered waffle weave kimono robes. Personalized sports duffel bags come in either grey or pink for the bridal party or groomsmen. A modern personalized pull-up corkscrew or BlindWine wine-tasting game are the ideal gifts for wine lovers. Throw in a personalized padded wine cooler or personalized insulated Milan picnic tote for a perfect epicurean outing al fresco.

To receive these additional saving, please use the coupon codes “clearance60, bagsale60 or overstock30” at checkout. Free shipping is included on orders over $149.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, bridal shower favors, bridal shower ideas, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces,bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us atwww.AmericanBridal.com.

Web Site: http://www.AmericanBridal.com

Contact Details: Shirley Tan
AmericanBridal.com
Shirley@americanbridal.com

AmericanBridal.com Founder Publishes Wedding Book

Released on: November 13, 2008, 7:58 am

Press Release Author: Shirley Tan

Industry: Retail

Press Release Summary: Finding the perfect dress to the best photographer, this step-by-step book is a must-read for couples planning their weddings

Press Release Body: Burlingame, Calif. November 10, 2008 — www.AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors and bridal shower favors, announced today that its founder and Chief Executive Officer Shirley Tan has authored a wedding tips book that includes everything from choosing rings, to locations, finding the perfect dress or the best photographer, selecting a wedding theme and favors to post-nuptial etiquette. The Bridal Handbook by AmericanBridal.com is published by LifeTips Books and will be on sale at Amazon.com late November and on AmericanBridal.com starting January 1, 2009.

“Planning a wedding is a very special time for a couple, so we are very proud to have all of our wedding planning tips available in a complete book,” said Shirley Tan, CEO, AmericanBridal.com. “Today’s bride and groom have so many options, which can make it seem overwhelming, but with The Bridal Handbook, following each chapter will assist in making planning a much more systematic and enjoyable process.”

From “Will you marry me” to “I do” and everything in between, The Bridal Handbook starts from the moment a couple announces their engagement and the wedding planning activities begin. Figuring out the cost of getting married in these budget-conscious times helps set the stage for subsequent decisions, such as location, guest list and theme. Readers will find ideas to inspire traditional or unusual weddings, or a special way to thank the wedding party with personalized and themed bridal party favors and groomsmen favors.

Perplexed about how to whittle an enormous guest list without offending anyone or wondering who should pay for what? Tan’s wedding book dives into some of the most stress-inducing aspects of wedding planning and offers tangible solutions to real-life situations: “What if one of my bridesmaids is pregnant?” to “How do I plan my dream honeymoon on a budget?”

Written in a light-hearted, humorous voice,The Bridal Handbook gives advice on avoiding the “Bridezilla” trap and graciously enlisting the help of family and friends. Delegating tasks for wedding-day logistics ahead of time makes for a smoother, more eventful day for the bride and groom. Time-out boxes for the entire wedding party are great ways to thank friends and family for their support while providing a uplifting messages, invigorating mini-spas or a re-energizing snack.

Post-nuptial activities such as honeymoon destination, exchanging and returning gifts, writing thank you letters are included in the last chapter to keep couples on track, even after the big day is over. Throughout the book, Tan offers some of the wedding industry’s best sources, while imparting creative ideas for wedding party gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers and other important members of the wedding festivities.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors,bridal shower favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, shower favors, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us atwww.AmericanBridal.com.

Web Site: http://www.AmericanBridal.com

Contact Details: Shirley Tan
650-204-6739
AmericanBridal.com
Shirley@americanbridal.com

Best for Bride, Toronto’s One-Stop Wedding Destination Announces Partnership with VideoBabylon

Released on: October 2, 2008, 5:37 am

Press Release Author: Best for Bride

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Press Release Summary: Toronto’s premier wedding boutique Best for Bride, is proud to announce its new partnership with VideoBabylon for wedding photography, video, limo and entertainment services. Best for Bride is renowned for their top-quality wedding gowns and formal dresses, as well as custom wedding cakes, but now also sells wedding invitations and wedding favors, truly making them a one-stop wedding shopping destination. Most of the gorgeous wedding gowns are available for rent as well, for amazing savings and the elimination of the need for storing them later.

Press Release Body: Toronto, Ontario October 1, 2008 – Best for Bride (www.bestforbride.com) is excited to announce that it is now partners withVideoBabylon for wedding photography, Wedding Videography, Limousine Services and Wedding Disk Jockey services. Best for Bride is Toronto’s premier wedding boutique, providing a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs. VideoBabylon(www.videobabylon.ca) is Southern Ontario’s best bet for wedding video, photography, limo and entertainment services. The new partnership between the two wedding experts will form a comprehensive wedding conglomerate, granting all wedding wishes for brides and grooms-to be!

Best for Bride is renowned for their top quality designer wedding dresses and formal gowns for every occasion. All the wedding dresses are made of luxurious fabrics and embellishments and available in colours and sizes for every bride and to suit every taste. Their top quality workmanship and competitive prices have made them a hit with brides for years. Recently Best for Bride began offering wedding gowns for rent as well at a fraction of the purchase price, allowing customers on every budget to able to afford thewedding dress of their dreams. Aside from providing brides-to-be with beautiful bridal gowns and dresses for the entire wedding party and delectable custom wedding cakes, Best for Bride has recently expanded their inventory to include wedding favors andwedding invitations as well. These little details can set the mood for the wedding and create a unique theme that is personal and reflective of the couple.

Best for Bride’s partnership with VideoBabylon seizes the opportunity to provide everything required for creating the ideal wedding day from start to finish. VideoBabylon prides itself on vast experience in film, digital video and digital photography, to capture all the details of the special day at a competitive rate. It also provides other essentialwedding services such as limos and entertainment.

“Our new partnership with VideoBabylon is exciting because it allows us to grow our business, while providing our customers with even more options for their wedding,” says Olga, manager of Best for Bride Boutique.

The new partnership will capitalize on the success of both these thriving companies and expand furthermore their presence on the forefront of wedding suppliers in the Toronto area.

For additional information on the news of this release, visit http://www.bestforbride.com orhttp://www.videobabylon.ca.

Best for Bride Bridal & Evening Wear Boutique is a full service quality bridal clothing store, located in Toronto, Ontario, which prides itself on a warm and welcoming atmosphere and expert wedding advice.

Web Site: http://www.bestforbride.com

Contact Details: Best for Bride Bridal Boutique
1-877-373-7702
566A Sheppard Ave West
Toronto, ON, M3H 2R9
www.bestforbride.com
sales@BestForBride.com