I Do Venue’s Save the Trend: Let the Bridal Bashes Begin!

Plunge into Boutique-Style Wedding Fun!

You’ve heard of the traditional wedding shows. Elaborate ballrooms flooded with newly engaged brides and a plethora of wedding vendors. Although these affairs are great for brides to wander the room, mingling and collecting business cards – we are seeing a strong trend in most 2013 brides wanting to plunge into a sea of wedding planning fun! So are you ready to get the boutique bridal show party started?! Good, because the wedding pioneers that we are about to mention have come up with some exciting bridal experiences to enhance your wedding planning process! Small or large in size, more bridal events are placing a personal, intimate and ever-trendy touch to an afternoon or evening of creative bridal inspiration. This revolutionary sense of mixing technology, DIY and social media is rising up to bring wedding experts and brides closer than ever before. Look below for your chance to win a ticket!



Photography by Melanie Duerkopp Photography from the Beyond Blu Bungalow Napa/Sonoma Venue Tour



Hop on Board for a Relaxing Venue Viewing Experience!

Fiancé…Check. Ring…Check. Next on your list – to find the perfect venue. As many brides quickly find out, it’s harder than it seems. Driving long distances, weighing in all the factors and finding a place that you both fall in love with. Well, fret no more! Beyond Blu Bungalow Tours is the answer to all your venue anguish. Hop on board a Beyond Blu Bungalow tour (embarking around San Francisco on Sun. Feb. 17 and to the Peninsula/South Bay on Sun. Feb. 24) to find your perfect venue through a super fun afternoon on this amazing curated venue tour!

Blu Bungalow, the first-ever event planning boutique to open in the Bay Area, has officially launched the intimate tours to connect you with an awesome team of vendors, while helping you find your perfect venue. So reserve your seat, sit back, relax and enjoy the road to your dream venue!

Hazel Bourget from Blu Bungalow spoke with I Do Venues to share the scoop! 

IDV: How and why did you come up with the idea for the Beyond Blu Bungalow venue tours?

Hazel: “We are constantly trying to think of fun, interactive, and different ways for engaged couples to plan their weddings. Weddings are a celebration – why shouldn’t the planning part be fun as well?” 

IDV: What can brides expect from the tours?

Hazel: “Our tours are a progressive and intimate experience. Each tour is guided by a professional wedding planner who will give them a pro’s insight on each venue. This smaller setting allows for couples to get to know the vendors who are guiding them through the process and be exposed to a small set of venues with differing styles. A catered lunch will be included as well as a few other fun surprises along the way.”

Reserve tickets for upcoming tours.

Win a Seat on the Bus!

GIVEAWAY: Blu Bungalow is giving away 2 TICKETS for our IDV readers (one for the San Francisco tour and one for the South Bay tour!) All you have to do is comment on this story to let us know if you are looking for a wedding venue in SF or the Peninsula/South Bay and why you should win a seat on board the Beyond Blu Bungalow Tour!

The Cream: Get Ready to Party – Bridal Bash Style!

It’s party time! The trend of boutique-style bridal bashes strive to represent “a real, tangible, well appointed view of the modern wedding.”  That’s the motto of The Cream (formerly known as HITCHED). This amazing bridal bash is an experiential event that showcases the most innovative people working in weddings, hence The Cream of the Crop! Founded by Paige Appel and Kelly Harris, owners and event producers at Bash, Please, The Cream selects between 40-50 exclusive particpants to be involved in their evening of incredibly inspirational fun set up like a rockin’ wedding reception fully equipped with cocktails, cake, a DJ and the whole shebang! Buy your tickets for The Cream at the Vibiana in Los Angeles on March 10 here!
Photos courtesy of The Cream


Love Tour Boutique Bridal Bash: Eat, Drink. Dance. 

We are so excited to participate in the Love Tour happening at Cavallo Point this Sunday – and hope to see you there! We’ve spelled out the four “W’s” below to give you the 411 on why this bridal bash is pioneering California’s boutique bridal trend!

What’s the Love Tour? The Wedding Love Tour is a boutique bridal bash unlike any other. This event features the top wedding vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area such as Kathleen Deery DesignLVL Weddings & EventsWeddings on FilmMilk Glass Vintage Rentals – and that’s just to name a few!

Why should I go? As a bride, you get the opportunity to gather a ton of inspiration in a refreshing and lively boutique bridal showcase! And tell your grooms that they are not forgotten.  The Love Tour will be featuring a grooms lounge including Lagunitas and Trumer Beer and a cigar rolling station! Plus there will be surprise giveaways that you’ll have to come to believe!

Where: Hosted at Cavallo Point – the gorgeous lodge that overlooks the city and Golden Gate Bridge. (But wait! If you don’t live in the Bay Area, there are 5 other Love Tour locations including La Venta Inn (near Manhattan Beach) happening on the same day.

When: Sunday, Feb. 17 from 1:00 -4:00 p.m.



We hope you enjoyed our first post of Save the Trend and don’t forget to comment below to WIN A SEAT on a Beyond Blu Bungalow Tour!



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