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Best Wedding Planner San Diego on 10News Alist

We are so honored to have won best wedding planner for San Diego on the 10News Alist!  The polls for voting for the best wedding planner in San Diego were open for a few months this summer.  We reached out to our prior clients,  present clients, vendors we have worked with and those familiar with At Your Side Planning (formerly, Ah! Le Party) to ask for support!  We thank everyone for their vote because every vote truly does count.   What is amusing is that we weren’t notified about winning best wedding planner so as we started to get congratulations….we realized that we should check results!  Sure enough, as we checked the results for best wedding planner in San Diego, we saw Best Wedding Planner 1st Place – At Your Side Planning (formerly, Ah! Le Party)   Thank you for all that voted and that continue to support us!  Cheers!

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Bride’s Night Out at Fluxx San Diego! Hottest Nightclub in the Nation!

Exclusive event being held for brides and guests! An evening of pampering, music, entertainment, a fashion show, drinks and more at the hottest nightclub in the nation! Get an up-do, make up application, facial tanning and much more! Try the latest in photobooths with EPOD talking photobooth! Delicious food provided by El Comal. Music provided by Mobile Music Plus and Israel Maldonado. See beautiful gowns in the fashion show by The Little White Dress. Learn the latest trends in weddings and in beauty at the best venue in the industry!

There will be many times in the evening to win amazing prizes will include a series of 6 microdermabrasion facials, nutritional coaching with a personal training session, a basket of makeup goodies, an engagement session, spray tanning, dinner to El Comal, and MUCH more! Meet some of San Diego’s hottest vendors!

Tickets are available now and you are welcome to get a ticket for a guest too!

Dessert Buffets Trending

Dessert Buffet Trending!
While Candy Bars are a hit, Dessert Buffets are making their way into wedding receptions.  Brides are now taking more control over the dessert aspect of their reception and creating a more personalized, unique way thanking their guests with a sweet treat. Dessert buffets can include anything from mini cheesecakes, bite sized brownies or muffins, to individual desserts in martini or shot glasses.  The last wedding we coordinated which had a dessert table consisted of the wedding cake, Mexican cookies, sweet bread, and churros!  It was such a hit at the reception for all ages.  By adding different levels of height, textures, colors, and display dishes to dessert table, the desserts and displays adds a gorgeous display!  Dessert buffets are a great way to include wedding theme and wedding colors. The buffet is different, and it offers family, guests and loved ones variety.  Another trend is to incorporate a candy bar and dessert buffet together on one table.
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Photos of Dessert Table by Torrico Photography

Purple Blue Inspiration

We recently met with a couple who are just beginning their wedding planning!  Their wedding will be next year in June here in San Diego!  We created some inspiration for them which include a church ceremony, purple blue color scheme and a fun, relaxed party that had some DIY elements throughout the day!  Some of the elements we suggested were adding a lot of candles throughout the ceremony and reception, creating a favor station with dark blue goodie bags and a bin of m&ms, providing blue flip flops during the dancing, and a Polaroid station as the guest book table!  Here are a few photos we included within our inspiration:

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Photo by David Champagne

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Bridal Party Gifts!

Bridal Party Gift Ideas

Are you having a hard time trying to decide what to buy your bridal party for their gifts given at the rehearsal dinner? Buying your bridal party gifts should be something you enjoy doing while being creative!  Spend some time thinking about each person’s personality, likes, dislikes and particulars such as if they are eco-friendly or vegan or love sports.

For the girls in your bridal party, think along the lines of beauty and accessories.  However, some will appreciate a fancy bling type lighter or pink flask much more than a pedicure set!  There are traditional options which include jewelry, jewelry boxes, purses or mirrored compacts.  For the girls who love pampering, consider a day spa gift certificate such as a one hour massage.  There are mouth watering gifts such as edible arrangements, baskets of cookies or baskets of candy.  More and more brides are creating totes for the bridal party either with a personal gift or for the wedding day.  The totes for the wedding day can include items such as flip flops, snacks, blotting sheets, mints, ibuprofen, hand sanitizer, water and so on.  Flips flops can be bought inexpensively at Old Navy. The tote can even be a reusable and eco friendly bag for the bridal party to use again after the wedding. The tote can be personal to include items such as spa items and candles.  Spa items can be bought from stores such as Bath and Body Works, The Body Shop or Victoria’s Secret.   For jewelry, items such as a bracelet and earring set, earrings alone or Tiffany’s & Co. are great.  Remember to know the quality of the jewelry.  It is better to invest a little more than purchase something that is plated, will fade, fall apart or worse, turn your girls’ skin green! Other ideas are wine glasses, movie tickets, concert tickets, gift cards to their favorite store, or a purse such as a wrist bag from Coach.  Some brides love being on the more sentimental side and creating a poem and giving it with a framed photo or a scrap book of memories with photos or a personalized album.   A very appreciated gift is to pay for the bridal party hair and makeup on the day of the wedding.

Guys like practical items.  Purchase gifts guys would love that fits their personality.  For those groomsmen who are sports fans, how about memorabilia of some sort such as an autographed photo or a blanket with their team’s logo?  For the guys who love the outdoors think along those lines of their hobby when shopping for them.  You can purchase a new tackle box or a new barbeque utensil set.   High end cufflinks and pocket knives are always a hit.   Consider accessories such as a nice keychain, money clip, pocket watch, cigar holder, cigar cutter, or classic lighter.  For the alcohol drinker items that are fun include a cocktail shaker, bottle stopper, engraved bottle opener, engraved flask, beverage holder or beer mug.  For the business man, there are business card holders, credit card holders and travel mugs.  For the guy that works out, how about a new personalized gym bag?  For the guys who are more care-free, how about an extra large beer glass or a silver yo-yo!  For those who like to travel, you can purchase nice engraved luggage tags.

The possibilities are endless.  The main goal should be to know what the person loves and to keep thoughtfulness and gratitude at the core!  If you have any questions, input or ideas, please email me!  I love hearing from brides!  Happy Wedding Planning!  Click here for my main website.

Diana Romero – Owner/Principle Coordinator

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