Tips from Jin Wang
What are some of the latest trends in wedding dresses?
Brides are looking for dresses that are sophisticated with unique embellishments, such as:
Popular gown silhouettes in 2009 include:
Hair ornamentation - Silk flowers
Shoes - Metallic shoes (especially silver) are very popular
Designers are now offering more moderately priced gowns:
Trends in bridesmaid dresses:
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Tips from David Robinson, Director of Catering at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco
Setting the ceremony and reception in the same location, simplifies logistics and reduces costs. Fewer locations means fewer things to rent, fewer decorations, and less transportation to pay for as well.
Rather than having an evening wedding, plan the wedding earlier in the day. Hosting a brunch, lunch or early afternoon receptions are becoming more and more popular, as they keep reduce expenditures on alcohol and elaborate dinners. Also, a Friday or Sunday wedding can dramatically reduce the venue rental fee.
Tips from Laura Little, owner of Floramor
Generally, brides are looking at bouquets as more of an accessory to their dress rather than a statement piece.
Create a big impact while staying within budget by:
The 2009 San Francisco Wedding Fair, "A Five Star Afternoon"
Sunday, January 18, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market St. (between 3rd and 4th St.)
The San Francisco Wedding Fair, in its sixth year, is the complete Bay Area resource for wedding planning. The event provides hundreds of Bay Area brides-to-be with the resources to plan the perfect wedding amid the elegant and festive ambience of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. By the afternoon's end, brides will be more than equipped with the information and knowledge needed to plan their own magnificent wedding.
Brides will enjoy the sounds of a string quartet and harpist while sipping champagne, sampling the newest trends in hors d'oeuvres, and tasting wedding cakes from top Bay Area bakers. The event features more than 75 exhibits including, florists, photographers, videographers, stationers, jewelers, and calligraphers, wedding planners, gown designers, bakers, caterers, and musicians. Celebrated San Francisco bridal designers Jin Wang and Lily Sami will showcase their new wedding collections, and guests will discover the latest trends for brides, grooms, bridal parties and the all-important Mother-of-the-bride.
Tickets for the fair are $28.00 if purchased in advance or $35.00 at the door.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.sfweddingfair.com
What's new at the 2009 San Francisco Wedding Fair:
Weddings at The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market Street (between 3rd and 4th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Moment after unforgettable moment - from engagement to honeymoon - your wedding unfolds effortlessly at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. Choose from magnificent settings, just two blocks from Union Square, in which every detail is marked by Four Seasons care and warm, thoughtful service.
For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco/weddings