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Bridal news and wedding trends

African-AmericanBrides.Com Gives Nationwide Exposure To Internet-Savvy Vendors

What a difference a year makes. No longer the little website that could, is blazing a new trail. And that trail leads to women-of-color who are planning their weddings all across the country.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2005 -- is on track to create a definitive directory of business owners servicing engaged women-of-color. The website now includes a state-by-state selection of dress designers, hairdressers, musicians, wedding locations, and anything else a bride-to-be would need to plan her big day.

"This is what I've always intended the site to be known for. I want my readers to have all the information they need in one place", says owner Erica Thompson Briggs. She expects the localized listing to double in size before the end of the year.

Briggs has been working as a broadcast journalist in Washington, DC for more than a decade. But she stumbled on a new passion when planning her own wedding and wanting more information specific to ethnic groups. She started a Yahoo group for African-American brides-to-be and found out she had plenty of company. "Can you imagine planning the biggest event of your life, with little or no information on how to do it?"

She pulled off her own nuptials beautifully in April of 2004. But afterward she began with the help of the Georgetown-based web design company, Blue Water Media. "I wasn't sure where this new adventure would lead me. But I really felt that women-of-color deserved a website that would be romantic, upscale, beautiful and bright."

Almost a year and two web awards later, features photo galleries, lively message boards, and wedding planning tips. Briggs says her background in TV news helps her to excel in her niche. "I love to get in touch with people, do research, and find things that seem as if they don't want to be found."

When asked about the sometimes cutthroat competition in the not-so-gentile wedding industry, Briggs is unfazed. With a wink, she says, "Competition? I love it! In my experience, competition only makes me more determined and even better at what I do."

New Bridal Magazine for South Asian Brides

Zayver will provide the bride information needed to plan her wedding, including and not limited to season fashions, advice for surviving the wedding planning process, true stories from South Asian couples, facts about South Asian Weddings, Dream Wedding of the Season, etc.

(PRWEB) May 19, 2005 -- Zayver Magazine is California's newest wedding magazine catering to the South Asian bride and groom. Zayver is geared towards providing the engaged couple information and ideas to plan their dream wedding.Published three times a year, Zayver's first issue will be released in September 2005.

Zayver will provide the bride information needed to plan her wedding, including and not limited to season fashions, advice for surviving the wedding planning process, true stories from South Asian couples, facts about South Asian Weddings, Dream Wedding of the Season, etc.

Brides, Beach, and Bath - Trends for Summer Wedding Receptions

Early summer is one of the most popular times to have a wedding since guests typically have more time during this period. Summer weddings often have a distinctive look and feel. Wedding Favors, an online wedding web site, offers unique wedding favors and reception products that help brides make their weddings a success.

(PRWEB) May 14, 2005 -- As the weather continues to warm and school comes to a close, many people will head to a wedding of a friend, family member, or co-worker. Summer is one of the best times to have a wedding since a lot of people have more free time. As couples plan for their wedding day, they are often eager to learn about the top trends in wedding decorations, styles, and planning. The wedding reception or party is an integral part of the planning process. Every detail from the table linens to the food is important and go a long way toward reflecting the couple's unique relationship and giving the guests an enjoyable time.

Wedding Favors (, a wedding web site, carries a unique line of wedding favors and reception items. Scott Alexander, a product innovator at Wedding Favors describes some important summer trends, "For summer, the beach or tropical wedding is often used. This is used by people who live near the coast or for special destination style weddings. For these types of weddings, the beach theme carries into the dress of the participants, the seating, the food, and the overall decor." As wedding favors, Alexander highlights the delightful boxed candle favors that cost $.89. Each guest received a heart shaped candle packaged in a square box. "These classic symbols of love are popular with both male and female guests," he explains.

The heart is an important symbol of love and unity. It has a long tradition of use in wedding ceremonies and for Valentines Day. By giving guests a favor with a heart motif, couples are providing a lasting reminder of their love. "We wanted to use the heart symbol in our boxed candle favors and still create favors that people could use," explains Alexander, "The poetic message that comes with the favor provides a great way to thank the guests for participating." According to Alexander, brides also like favors that reflect elegance and match their existing decorating scheme. "The Deluxe Heart bottle stopper is a sleek gift favor whose silver color matches almost every color scheme," Alexander says, "It is also a favor that guests will be able to use for years as a reminder of their special wedding day."

Another summer wedding trend deals with bath products. Wedding Favors carries a wide range of bath products that make great guest favors and bridal shower gifts. Some of these favors include: heart bath fizzers, delicate oil beads, and a classy container filled with bubble grain with a trendy wooden scooper. To make it easier to thank guests, each bath favor comes with a poem and a message tag for guests. The Wedding Favors web site features a distinctive array of favors, wedding cameras, silver bells, white bubbles, and many more reception products. Alexander is always looking for the most unique favors for couples. "Brides and grooms buy our products - we want them to have a classy wedding and to provide the most dazzling and unique favors we can," adds Alexander.

For more information or to view wedding products mentioned in this release, visit Wedding Favors ( ).


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