TALAR'S STORY: MEN'S TUXEDOS

With only two pre-wedding blogs left, Serj and I are so excited that it's finally May and our countdown is getting shorter and shorter! Today's blog is all about the men!

Wedding Tuxedos

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Choosing their attire is the main decision we had to make for all the men involved in the wedding. The first step in the process was deciding whether the gentlemen would be wearing tuxes or suits. After some advice and some of our own research we decided to go with rented tuxes. In addition to our 6 man wedding party, we also wanted to rent tuxes for our dads and Serj's younger brothers, a grand total of 11 tuxes! So after researching for a company that would be accommodating to everyone's schedules and make sure that there were no errors, we decided to go with Bridal & Tux 4 U in Glendale.

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GIFTS FROM THE BRIDAL PARTY FOR THE BRIDE

Every bride loves to be spoiled for her special day and the bridal party party big role in doing so! While the bride is overwhelmed with planning all the details, the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids can remind her of the little special things and show their love and support...after all, they are her closest and most trusted friends and/or sisters!

Bridal Party

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One way to do this is through gifts...but not just any gifts. It's always helpful for a bride to receive some of the small wedding items to check off her list! Also, since their wedding day is one of the most important days of her life, memorable or meaningful gifts are much appreciated.

Here's 15 gift ideas that every bride will love:

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10 INTERESTING TIDBITS ABOUT L.A. BANQUETS & ANOUSH CATERING!

Banquet Halls have been the preferred choice for reception venues for many Armenian couples over the years. In the ever-changing wedding industry, it is important for banquet halls to continue to adopt new trends and meet the needs of their clients. L.A. Banquets and Anoush Banquet Halls and Catering have done just so! With over 30 years of experience, the company is the largest multi-unit operation in Glendale and North Hollywood and has hosted over thousands of events over the years!

Galleria Ballroom

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3 QUICK TIPS BEFORE SENDING YOUR THANK YOU CARDS

Alas, the Big Day has passed!

The memories of your beautiful ceremony and reception are still very much alive in the hearts and minds of your beloved guests, however. Each and every one of them came to dine, dance and celebrate with you in honor of your nuptials.

To remind your guests just how grateful you are that they attended your wedding, make sure to send them a special thank you card. Here are 3 quick tips to keep in mind before the thank you cards are signed, sealed and delivered.

Axiom Designs Thank You Card

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CHRISTINE'S STORY: MY BRIDAL VEIL

Often times when purchasing a bridal gown, brides will also opt in for a matching veil. When I was purchasing my gown, I didn't fall in love with any of the suggested veils. Because my dress is a very dramatic ball gown, the designer suggested a short veil. The longest veil that was recommended was elbow length but I really had my heart set on a cathedral veil.

Christine's bridal veil 

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HAYLEY PAIGE SPRING 2016 WEDDING DRESSES

As you embark down the path of selecting your wedding dress, sometimes, narrowing down your list of favorite designers will help make the process a little bit easier. There's so much involved with picking the one, and with hundreds of options, doing your research and zeroing in a couple of labels will bring you closer to making a decision.

Now that spring is here, some of our favorite things about season—including flowers and its vibrant nature—are represented in Hayley Paige's Spring 2016 collection of bridal gowns.

While you're on the hunt to finding your dream gown, take a look at some of our top picks from Hayley's latest collection. Each look is fun, unique and just like spring, bright and fresh!

Flower Power

Hayley Paige Spring 2016

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7 FIRST DANCE SONG SUGGESTIONS

Your guests are at a standstill. All eyes are on you—the bride and groom.

Wedding First Dance

You're walking toward the dance floor and the first couple of seconds of "your song" is playing... can you already visualize and hear it?

Picking your first dance song is often one of the most challenging parts to wedding planning, especially because it has to be just right.

If "All of Me" or "A Thousand Years" isn't really your cup of tea, Harsanik's curated a playlist below that contains some first dance songs you may not have heard yet.

Check out these ballads that will surely set your first dance apart from the rest, making your big husband and wife debut even more special and unique!

1. "Wonderwall" by Ed Sheeran

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TRASH THE DRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

During a bridal fitting Oscar de la Renta once said "In the same manner that she fell in love with that man, I hope she's going to fall in love with that dress..." And most women do! For many women, their wedding dress is the most important and special dress they'll ever wear. Accordingly, after the big day, most brides want to cherish and preserve their dress forever. In the recent years, however, a new trend called "trash the dress" has emerged, introducing a slightly different approach to preserving a dress!

trash the dress photography

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GUIDE TO MAID OF HONOR DUTIES

According to the Internet, a "maid of honour" in the UK historically meant that you were the attendant of a queen. Although monarchy may be limited in the political world, things haven't really changed for wedding days and ceremonies! If the title of "maid of honor" (MOH) is bestowed upon you, gear up to serve your queen (aka the bride!) in all the days leading up to, the day of, and even after the wedding.

Datevig and Shant's Featured Wedding

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There is no history book or set-in-stone precedent that clearly states what a MOH's duties are. And although there's no definite answer, there are some things that should be on every MOH's checklist.

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THE 4CS OF PICKING OUT AN ENGAGEMENT RING

Marilyn Monroe famously sang, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." That line couldn't be truer as your significant other presents you with a gorgeous rock in the form of an engagement ring.

But have you ever wondered what goes into picking the right diamond for your ring? There is a science to it, something known as the "4Cs". If you haven't heard of the acronym yet, here is Harsanik's simple breakdown that will come in handy as you—or your fiancé to be!—are imagining the ring of your dreams.

Engagement Rings

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