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March Newsletter – Updates within the association

NEW INFORMATION WITHIN THE ASSOCIATION
Bridal Show / March Mixer / Wedding Book 2017

Platinum Wedding & Events @ Seven Oaks Country Club

Seven OaksOur next Bridal Show will be Sunday, April 2nd at the Seven Oaks Country Club. This show is limited to 34 Vendors and we currently have 11 spaces available; categories are limited. Doors will open at 11am for VIP Brides who will enjoy a champagne brunch on The Green. General Admission doors will open at 12noon. At 2pm brides who are interested will be escorted outside to the Rose Garden for an outdoor fashion show. You will not want to miss this show as it will be catered to not only brides but anyone in Kern County that is planning any sort of event.
March Mixer on the 22nd

OWedding Book Coverur March Mixer is Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Seven Oaks Country Club at 5:30pm. Any guest that shows up before 5:45pm will receive an extra entry to a raffle basket valued at over $100. At this mixer, we will reveal the map for the April Bridal Show and you will be able to view your spot and get a complete view of where the show will be held. Bag Stuffers for the upcoming show will need to be delivered to our office before Thursday, March 30th. We will be stuffing 100 bags for this show.

The Wedding Book 2017/2018

The Wedding Book 2017 is scheduled to be released in September 2017. We have taken into account that the beginning of the year is a difficult time for a lot of members due to holidays and an abundance of Bridal Shows in the area. After many meetings, we have come to the decision to move forward with a Fall Wedding Book instead of our January Wedding Book. Advertisement prices will remain the same as previous years. Deadlines for advertisements will be in July. 10,000 books will be locally distributed throughout the following 12 months to over 200 local locations. If you are interested in advertising in the Fall 2017 Book we will have forms at our March Mixer.

Thank you! We can’t wait to see you all at the Mixer.

From the Bridal Association re Bridal Show, Wedding Book & Membership

Thanks you for talking to me, it was a pleasure.  The Bridal Association is in contact with several thousand brides every year here in Bakersfield and would love to have you as a member.

Bridal Show

I have also included the agreement for our 2017 bridal shows.  Our next show is January 29th at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
Here is a 360 look from the stage http://360.io/waj7Rx

Booth space is limited and some categories have limits. more info. . . http://kerncountybridalassociation.com/membership/bridal-shows/

weddings-2017-agreement
Membership:

I have also included a membership application as well.

Here is a list of just a few of the websites that you can be listed on with your KCBA membership at no extra cost!

[Kern County Bridal Association | Bridal Association of America | Wedding Association | The Best Weddings | Bakersfield Quinceanera | My Fair Wedding | Rainbow Weddings]

member-application
 

Wedding Book:

Thank you for your interest in the Wedding Book 2017. We are very proud of the success of the wedding book over the last 18 years

Here are just a couple of facts about the Wedding Book

  • Only Wedding Publication in Kern County. Since 1998 (This will be The Wedding Books 19th year)
  • 10,000 books distributed throughout the year.
  • Available at over 100+ wedding/woman related locations.
  • Added to the Bride Bag at all 3 Bridal Events.
  • Available online on The Kern County Bridal Association website http://kerncountybridalassociation.com/wedding-book

Ad prices are as follows

  • Full Page:       $2195
  • Half Page        $1495
  • Qtr Page         $1195
  • Directory Only $795

Current KCBA Members save 500 off there
wedding-book-contract 2017
What our brides are saying

Devon Spaulding It helped out immensely! Rather than constantly asking around, and researching different vendors on the internet, I had it all in one place! This book was my bridal bible!! Lol It made planning my wedding so much more convenient, and easier than ever. I recommend it to anyone planning their wedding! Thanks to this book, my wedding will be beautiful next month. Thank you #KCBA

Ada S Medel It was my bible lol!!

Kelan Rockholt So we are still currently using the book and it has helped immensely. We are able to see what it is that we are missing in order to make our day even more special. We were able to find things that we didnt even think about, like the alterations for her wedding dress or the table Lennon lol. So looking through this book has really helped and is going to continue to assist us till we get married in April . Thank you #KCBA we needed this BOOK.

Grace Kelly Villanueva Currently planning my wedding. I received my copy at the recent bridal show. Great advice and checkoff lists to help in the process. It has been quite helpful in pointing out some areas that I had not already had stirring in my head! Great assortment of vendor information! A go to for a little bit of everything. I also have the app on my phone and utilized bride scan to save info of the vendors I am interested in from meeting them at the bridal show. Have had follow-up meetings with a few already. Vendors listed and recommended by the Association is appreciated, so I am able to choose professional services that will make our day fun! So far for me, i am enjoying making decisions :) and excited to marry my Love!! Thank you!

Alicia Casas It has helped me so much! It helped me find vendors who are trusted by not only the association but by other brides! It helped me with the small details, tipping vendors, Permits needed, insurances, and a tremendous amount of other information!! I’m still planning my wedding now, but with the book it helps making the planning that much easier! Super excited to get married, and winning a honeymoon would be the icing on the cake!! Good luck to all the other brides and grooms who have entered!! ????thank you #kcba!

James Jackson My fiance and I have used this book for all of our wedding needs, it’s really great to have everything you need in one place. We get married soon, and the only thing missing is a vacation. Would be awesome to win. Thanks #KCBA!

Nikki Dominguez The book helped me organize my thoughts and put them to paper. It gave me complete access to the many different vendors making it so much easier to narrow down. I also got a little description along with awesome discounts! Thank you Kern County Wedding & Bridal Association!!;)

Heather Nguyen The book is really helpful..I didn’t even know where to begin to look for the location of the ceremony and reception and the book gave a good list of places! Places I have never heard of before or thought of! I keep the book in my wedding bag as a quick guide of all things wedding! I love that everything is local and so it makes it so much easier!

Thank You,
Bridal Association

1901 Chester Ave., Ste. 201

Bakersfield, CA 93301
661.633.9200

www.BridalAssociationofAmerica.com

Wedding Venue Insurance

Is the cake ordered? Will my dress be ready on time? Have all the invitations been sent back?
Let’s face it – The most special time of a woman’s life is her wedding, and it will also be one of the most stressful times as well.
One of the things that often gets overlooked is wedding venue insurance. It is very likely that the venue where you choose to have your reception will require you to have $1,000,000 in liability coverage. This is in case Uncle Murray has a few too many drinks and gets out of hand or the DJ’s pyrotechnics goes haywire and the place burns down. I am obviously joking, your wedding will be a wonderful experience for everyone, but the venue will want to make sure you are covered just in case.
Many times the need for insurance is not known until just before the big date and the bride has to scramble to find coverage. If you have a Renters or Homeowners insurance policy, generally the wedding can be added as a “special event” endorsement and will only cost about $50 so check with your insurance company first. If you don’t have renters or homeowners insurance it can typically cost about $400-$500 to get a one day event through an insurance broker.
And don’t forget to get that ring insured. Renters and Homeowners insurance only give limited amounts of coverage. Usually between $500-$2500 depending on the policy. It is best to have your ring insured separately on its own policy.

Johnny Williamson
State Farm Agent
4208 Rosedale Hwy Ste 202
Bakersfield,CA 93308
www.johnnysinsurance.com

Office Phone: 661-324-8700
Mobile: 661-431-2445
Toll Free: 877-637-8700
Fax: 661-324-8701

Images for Bridal Show

Ok Photographers, I need images for the upcoming Bridal Show. The sooner you get these to me the more I will use. Also the more you send the more i may use. Here is what I am looking for:

  • I need to be able to use it for the storefront Posters 11X17
  • The cover of the program 5.5w X 8.5t
  • VIP Tickets 8.375″ x 2.625
  • GA Tickets 2″ x 5.375
  • Facebook Cover Photo 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall (used in the post tweet win contest we will use several)
  • Facebook Advertising 600 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall
  • Instagram Photos Advertising 1080 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall
  • Posters 24 X 36
  • Postcards 4 X 6
  • Postcards 5 X 7
  • Your logo as a transparent PNG, PDF, PST or AI

All images need to have room for logos and information. please send without your logo/copyright on the image. I will place your logo/copyright on the image in the appropriate location.

You must be in the show to get credit for the image.
If you can identify any of the companies in the photo that would be helpful ie: cake by Tastries, Dress from Ladies and Gents, Location is Seven Oaks Country Club, etc.
I have some sample images below.

This is for our bridal show at the Kern County Fairgrounds
The more images you send over the better as I will most likely run several adds on facebook.
Thanks
Kyle Brown

Click on any Image for a larger view

Facebook Cover

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Facebook Cover

 

Facebook Cover

General Admission Tickets

GA Tickets

Program Cover

Program Cover

VIP Tickets

VIP Tickets

4 X 6 Postcard

Postcard Front 4 X 6

Poster Example
Poster 12 X 18