Wedding Giveaway

WIN A FREE WEDDING FOR UP TO 150 PEOPLE!

VALUED AT $11,400

HOW TO ENTER

1. Enter the required information below by Thursday, September 7th at noon on the NEOK Perfect Wedding Guide Facebook Page. 

     a) Couple’s name

    b) A photo that best represents you as a couple

    c) We want to hear your love story and why you would love to win a wedding.                  Make our hearts melt!

    d) Share your post!

RULES:
* Both Bride and Groom must be 21 years of age or older.

* Bride or Groom must be present to win.

* Winner will be announced on Sept 10, 2017 around 3:00 during the Perfect Wedding Show at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

* The wedding reception will be held at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and must be held during one of the following months – Jan, Feb, March, July or August 2018.
* Only one couple awarded the Wedding Reception Giveaway Grand prize to include –   

  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to provide the following
  •  Catered  food (no alcohol included) – $5338.86++
  •  Sky Room rental – $1532++
  •  Wedding cake – $477++
  •  ++ includes 20% service fee and 6% tribal transaction fees
  •  Complimentary night in the All-Suite Hotel Tower $200.34
  • Mom & Me to provide $1500 in flowers,
  • Studio CTB Photographer to provide $1000;
  • Complete Weddings and Events to provide the DJ $695;
  • Shutter Shack to provide photo booth $695;
* If the winning couple cannot claim their prize for any reason the runners-up will be awarded the wedding giveaway.  
* This wedding giveaway prize cannot be sold, traded, transferred or exchanged for cash or any other item or service
* Provincial and local tax, fees and surcharges are the responsibility of the prize winner.
* NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER.

* PWG and Hard Rock reserve the right to modify promotion at any time.

* Employees or family members of each vendor are not eligible.

* Couple may increase items and services provided by paying each vendor in advance based on vendor’s terms.  

4. Register for the Perfect Wedding Show Tulsa.  Must be present at the Perfect Wedding Show Tulsa to win. 

Wedding Giveaway is sponsored by:

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Hard Rock Casino Tulsa

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Mom & Me Events Tulsa

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Studio CTB Photography

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Complete Weddings & Events

 

Colorful Southwestern Wedding Decor

Here are some great ideas for a Colorful Southwestern Wedding. Special thanks to The Glenpool Conference Center for allowing us to utilize their wonderful facility, Paper 8, Tulsa Weddings & Design, Amanda Grace Photography, Zoe’s Cakes Unlimited, Flowergirls, Party Perfect Rentals, Siren Styling & Hair Extensions, Red Hot Designs for all their help and creativity.

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Pick up the current issue of Perfect Wedding Guide – Northeast Oklahoma for more wedding ideas and tips.

 

Wedding Planning Tools For Tulsa Brides

Have you checked out Perfect Wedding Guide Tulsa’s free tools for brides to use to plan their weddings? There are Wedding Checklists, Guest Lists Managers, Budget Calculators and much more.

Perfect Wedding Guide Seating Chart Tool

Perfect Wedding Guide Seating Chart Tool

Budget Calculator Checklist Gueslist Inspiration Board

Winter Wedding Ideas

If you are planning a winter wedding and are looking for inspiration, we have you covered. Thanks to Brittany Ashton Photography, White House Mansion, Bridal Couture Girls, Flowergirl Weddings, Tulsa Weddings & Design, Party Perfect, Banks Entertainment for lending their talents.

Our winter wedding was inspired by adding frost and highlights of blue. We added crystal goblets, and of course white.

Our winter wedding was inspired by adding frost and highlights of blue. We added crystal goblets, and of course white.

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Tips for Attending The Perfect Wedding Show Tulsa

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1. Bring pre-printed labels. The label should include your Full name, address, wedding date and contact information. For the Perfect Wedding Show Tulsa, all you have to do is register online before the show and labels will be printed and ready for you.

2. Don’t come alone. Many vendors offer great bridal show discounts, so you want someone to help you with decision making.

3. Bring your calendar. Be prepared to schedule appointments with the vendors that you are interested in. Again, many vendors offer bridal show discounts, but they are only good for a limited amount of time.

4. Wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared to do a lot of standing and walking.

5. Try on a gown. At the Perfect Wedding Show Tulsa, we have a gown sale. This means there will be a portable bridal salon. You will be able to try on gowns and quite possibly find “the one”.

6. Have fun. Enjoy yourself, relax, have a good time, get great ideas, meet fabulous vendors, sample fantastic food and cake samples, and save on your wedding.

If Your Man Were to Plan: 5 Ways to Include Your Groom in Your Wedding Planning

By Kristen Lay

Photo Credit: Robert Holley Productions

Photo Credit: Robert Holley Productions

When in the midst of planning your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of what you have always been dreaming of. And rightfully so, as you have been planning your dream “I Do” since you were 10-years-old. While the wedding day attention typically falls on the bride, we can’t forget about the groom. He’s getting married, too!

Most grooms are happy to leave the planning up to their better half. Flowers and table linens? They’re thinking, “Just let me know when it’s time for the cake tasting.” We get it, the frills of wedding planning leave men less than thrilled to participate. But, there are a couple areas that you can incorporate your man into and draw out a little wedding planning enthusiasm.

1. Tantalize his taste buds with some guy grub by requesting his input for passed hors d’oeuvre options for cocktail hour. Manly muches don’t have to scream bar food. Brainstorm basic, tasty foods he loves and then dress them up! He wants burgers? How about mini lamb and feta sliders with mint aioli?

2. Give him free rein over his day-of duds to allow his unique style to show through. Maybe he’s a suspenders kind of guy, or he’s known for his rebelliously colorful dress socks. Agree on one rule, he must stick to the color pallet, and then let him at it.

3. Help him get creative with groomsmen gifts by suggesting some customizable options. Engraved engine turned lighters with a mild bodied cigar, a can of coke paired with a Jack Daniels mini and monogramed whiskey glass, or cufflinks adorned with each guy’s favorite team logo – he’ll enjoy picking just the right gift for his friends to thank them for being a part of your special day.

4. Think outside of the icebox for décor options. How cool would a beer-filled canoe be? Maybe he can’t get excited about picking out centerpieces, but he loves outdoor activities. Enlist his help in finding cooler alternatives based on what he loves – wheelbarrows, tractors, an old boat or something he can build himself.

5. Hand over the gun – the wedding registry scanner gun that is. A planning-friendly way to keep the man of the hour happy is to let him pick out some items he’ll actually enjoy too. Maybe he’s had his eye on that George Forman grill, he needs a new tool chest, or he simply wants a new gadget. New bath towels are only exciting to a certain degree, so let him have a hand in choosing some registry items.

Enjoy the wedding planning process together by making him feel that his role extends beyond simply showing up on your wedding day. To create an event that reflects who you are as a couple, it’s important to incorporate his personal touches, too.

For more blog post from Head Over Heals, Click Here.

 

New Pantone Fall Colors

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PANTONE®’s recent announcement of the new IN colors for Fall has brides seeing deep jewel tones and richer shades that add a touch of warmth to their wedding color options.
 

 

Only one shade stays with us for both spring and fall: that would be PANTONE®’s color of the year, Emerald, a shimmering stunner in any season. Emerald also happens to be one of the most valuable and expensive gemstones, so in our financially-crunched world, perhaps brides see Emerald as a pop of color with a message of opulence, extravagance, royal inspiration, and celebrity style.

PANTONE®’s color expert suggests pairing Acai with Emerald for luxury and elegance, and Mykonos Blue (a name that befittingly evokes thoughts of the Greek islands) and Linden Green’s soft shade, and even suggests adding a dash of Emerald to that combination. And for brides who love pink, Vivacious’s ‘wildly deep fuchsia’ adds that jewel of a shade for what PANTONE® call’s ‘sensuality.’

Photo Flair – Stylish ideas for engagement sessions

If you are looking for some creative locales and ideas for your engagement session, we have some for you. All of these photos were taken in Northeast Oklahoma, but could translate to almost any locale. A special thanks to Andrea Murphy Photography, Storybook Wedding Photography and Artworks Tulsa Photography for sharing their fabulous photos.

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Who Gives a Wedding Toast and Who Shouldn’t?

The classic wedding toast is the rousing, funny, and slightly sentimental best man’s wedding toast. But he doesn’t have to be the only one to raise a glass to the happy couple! Here are the people you might want to ask to give a wedding toast:

  • The Best Man (or Groom’s Honor Attendant) This is the one that’s most traditional, and is as close to non-optional as it gets. He makes people laugh a little bit, and maybe makes them cry when he talks about how much he loves the couple and adds some wise thoughts for their future.  Tips on Giving a Great Best Man Speech
  • The Maid of Honor (or Bride’s Honor Attendant) Why should it only be the groom’s best friend who gets to tell funny stories and sweet sentiments? Though not traditional, it’s becoming far more common for the maid of honor also to give a short wedding speech.  It can be similar to the best man’s but with her own personality and style.
  • The Parents If the bride’s father pays for the wedding, it is his job as host to welcome everyone and thank them for coming. Hopefully, he’s already shared the sentimental stuff at the rehearsal dinner so that this toast can be just a brief welcoming statement. However, if it was a joint effort to pay for the wedding, all of the parents may stand together as one of them gives a welcome on behalf of them all. If the couple has paid for the wedding entirely, then they can give this speech, but should omit any toasting.
  • The Happy Couple This isn’t really a wedding toast, as the couple can’t raise a glass to themselves. But it is nice if they take the mike for a few moments. If they write and give the toast together, then they say thanks to everyone for coming, and especially to their parents and wedding party for everything they’ve done. If only the groom gives the toast, he first thanks the guests, and then his parents. He not only thanks his new spouse’s parents, but he also expresses his happiness at being a part of their family. He finishes by turning to his bride, saying how proud he is to be her husband and how much he loves her. (And hopefully they finish off with a loving kiss!)

Who Shouldn’t Give a Wedding Toast

  • Anyone who’s drunk has no business on the microphone. Drunken wedding toasts are bound to be rambling, incoherent, and embarrassing. If your best man has gone overboard on cocktails, ask another groomsman to take him outside to sober up.  With any luck, he’ll be able to give an eloquent and dignified speech before the night is through. If you’re not that lucky, then there’s no reason you can’t skip it. Better no speech at all than something mortifying!
  • Tell your DJ or band leader not to give the mike to any unauthorized would-be toasters – even if they’re not drunk, you don’t need to allow anyone and everyone who’s feeling loquacious to take the floor. Save the honor for your nearest and dearest, and let other wellwishers express their feelings in a card!
  • If you’re looking at your reception timeline, you may prefer to save more time for dancing, mingling, or eating, rather than having so many wedding toasts. Certainly, you’re not required to have any at all. More commonly, however, is to just have the best man’s speech, saving any other tributes for the rehearsal dinner.

This is a great article that I found on About.com.

Wedding Traditions from Around the World

by Susan Southerland, PWG Contributor

It is a challenge to make your wedding planning unique amongst all the weddings you and your friends will attend together. One of the most fun and creative ways to make your wedding stand out is to use a tradition from your family or religious background. The following are some customs from around the world that you may be able to use to make your special day a little different.

  • Wedding cakes in France were typically a Croque en Bouche (pastry balls filled with cream and stacked in a pyramid then drizzled in caramel). What a great change from the traditional wedding cake.
  • The French may have started the “after party” as well. Cheverie is the tradition of guests clanking pots and making noise in front of the honeymoon suite. Traditionally the groom invites the guests in the room for some snacks and drinks. The noisier part of this tradition might not go over very well if the honeymoon suite is in a crowded hotel or bed and breakfast, but if you plan to spend the night at home, invite your friends back for a while.
  • Jumping the Broom has become a very popular African tradition in wedding planning. Slaves could not legally marry, so to symbolize a bond between husband and wife, the couple would jump a broom to start their new beginning together.
  • Candied almonds are traditionally served at Italian weddings. The bitterness of the almond and the sweetness of the candy is said to remind everyone that marriage is for better and for worse. Life is bitter and sweet.
  • Another fun Italian wedding planning tradition is to cut up the groom’s tie and auction the pieces off for money. Cash is given to the bride and groom to use on their honeymoon.
  • Traditional Japanese weddings include the ceremonial drinking of sake. The bride and groom drink nine cups of sake, symbolizing the bonding of the couple. Family and guests also drink sake to reaffirm the bond.
  • Traditionally Indian brides are decorated with henna prior to the wedding. At some wedding celebrations Mehndi artists are hired to decorate the hands and feet of wedding guests to wish the new bride happiness and luck in her future.
  • At the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony, the groom steps on a glass and breaks it. This wedding planning custom has a couple of explanations. One states that the noise will scare away evil spirits, the other states that the couple will stay married as long as it takes to reassemble the glass.
  • Having a piper lead the processional and recessional is a great way to incorporate Celtic tradition into your wedding planning. Hiring a ceilidh band for the cocktail hour or party is another great way to add Celtic flavor.
  • At Russian weddings, a friend of the couple gives a toast at the beginning of the reception. All of the guests are to drink the champagne and throw the glasses to the floor. If the glass breaks when it hits, it is considered good luck for the bride and groom. Again, this is a tradition that works best at home rather than in a public reception facility.

This is just a small selection of ways to incorporate ethnic traditions into your wedding planning. The Internet is a valuable resource to find all kind of unusual ways to celebrate a wedding day. From ceremony to dinner and dancing, there are thousands of year’s worth of customs to try.

For more ideas and inspiration go to Perfect Wedding Guide.