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2010 Collections | White Couture Designer Bridal & Tuxedos

Friday, May 14th, 2010

They are here and ready for you to try on!  Gowns, gowns, and more gowns.  The best selection ever at White Couture.  This seasons gowns have been so well received we want to tell everyone.  Don’t delay.  Everyday a new customer walks in and tells us how they have been looking EVERYWHERE for a gown and haven’t found anything they like or can afford.  They are so pleased at the end of their shopping experience at White Couture and not only have found their gown but veil, jewelry and other accessories.  With an assortment of belts, headbands and hairpins, our customers are walking out of White Couture smiling and D-O-N-E!  And best of all, our customers come in for their wedding gown and also find an amazing collection of bridesmaids dresses for the ladies and tuxedos for the men in their group.  Talk about one stop shopping!

If you haven’t been to White Couture call us and schedule your visit!  (435) 655-3180.  Let us know how we may assist you.  www.whitecouture.com

This beautiful Amsale gown was fitted for our bride who changed the neckline by adding a comfortable halter!

This beautiful Amsale gown was fitted for our bride who changed the neckline by adding a comfortable halter!


Choosing Your Vendors | Soirée Productions | Park City

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

There are so many talented people in the world and we are lucky to have so many right here in Utah.  Check out our Soiree Preferred Wedding Vendor Gallery for your vendors.  We guarantee you won’t go wrong.  These are professionals in the field of event planning that we go to when we plan our own events.

Today we’re going to make some suggestions for making sure you find the right vendors for your event.

1.  Referrals:  The recommendation from a venue, friend, or on googlemaps can be all you need!

Ask around!  As a vendor, the greatest compliment a client can give is the referral to a friend.  A referral speaks for itself both positively and negatively.  Don’t simply rely on a vendor’s website or brochure.  If you heard a vendor is great, find out for yourself.

2.  Interview/References:  If you don’t have a referral or even if you do, find out for yourself.

Just because your neighbor thought the vendor was a good one maybe you’ll feel differently.  Meet with the vendor and ask your questions.  Personality is important.  Make sure it is a good fit.  Call former clients and ask the main question:  “What would you change about your vendor?”  Every vendor will list only references who they know will be positive.  So ask…I guarantee there is SOMETHING everyone would change and make sure you can live with the fact the vendor didn’t know or do that!

3.  What does your package include?

Get all of the information BEFORE you sign the contracts!  Ask for details, menus that are included in your package, a la carte pricing for photos, food, bar menu.  Pricing for a la carte photos just in case your friends and family want their own snapshops.  There are so many questions that you need answered.  Don’t rely on the samples you are given.  Ask for the details to be written in your contract.  Don’t rely on a verbal agreement because you never know if that person who made the promises will still be working your event when the time comes.  Look out for your best interest.   Ask when the final product will be delivered.  Who will work your wedding day?  How many staff members will be there?

4.  Don’t pay in full:  Never pay for your services in full!

Expect to pay a 50% deposit when you book your vendor.  Depending on how far out you have booked the vendor, they might even require you to submit a second deposit.  Don’t pay in full until your wedding day or at least the week of your event.  Many vendors will offer you a discount if you pay in full at the time of booking.  Even though the savings might be tempting, don’t!  Things happen on both sides and it’s best not to have to ask for the refund.

5.  Meet with your Vendors:

Meet your vendors at least 30 days prior to your wedding.  Make sure you are all on the same page with your expectations and provide each vendor with a detailed timeline outlining your expectations for arrival, strike, etc…

6.  Follow Up:  Don’t wait for your wedding vendor to contact you after your event.  Reach out to them and ask how things went.

Try to get a few photos prior to the proofs.  This will keep the day alive and keep you in anticipation of seeing the entire day on film (or digitally).  Maybe your  videographer will share a 3 minute clip of the wedding day.  There is no need to wait 6-12 weeks to get a glimpse!

Stay tuned for more advise from our Soiree Productions wedding planners.  We’ve heard it all and seen it all!  Have a question?  Email your questions to us at info@soireeproductions.com or call us to schedule a complimentary consultation.  We’ll point you in the right direction.  We’re happy to help!

Glamour and More! | White Couture | Park City

Friday, May 7th, 2010
Last week White Couture was invited to participate in a photo shoot with a few of Utah’s Wedding Vendors.  We packed up a few wedding gowns and our tuxedos and spent the day taking photos of this glamorous look!  This is just the beginning…We have three themes.  The first was an Old Hollywood theme.  Next week we’re going for a Romantic/Vintage theme.  Wait until you see those gowns and props.  And the third theme…we’re keeping it a surprise!  Be sure to check back often because we’ll have those photos to share too thanks to Heather Nan Photography.  Every vendor participating is talented and spending time together to share their work and experience with you.  We hope you enjoy the final product which will launch in June.  Don’t worry, you’ll be invited!  For now, here’s a peak at Old Hollywood.
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Participating Vendors:

Floral (Hair & Bouquet): Kado Designs
Hair & Make-Up: Gabby Gabbitas
Gown, Tuxedo & Accessories: White Couture Designer Bridal & Tuxedos
Vintage Car: Something Vintage Something Blue
Videography: Elizabeth Bergeland Productions
Photography: Heather Nan Photography
Models:  Adaline and Jared!


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