Like presidential inaugurations, marriages involve a solemn pledge and a lavish after party to celebrate the fact that you'll be making six figures for at least four years. Prepare yourself for a financially secure future with today's Groupon: for $20, you get admission for you and a guest to The Wedding Salon bridal show on Wednesday, April 27, plus one gift bag (a $50 value). This fancy affair will take place at the Manhattan Center Studios from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Wedding Salon brings brides- and hubbies-to-be the latest in matrimonial must haves. Bridal-show admission will give vow exchangers the opportunity to connect with some of the industry's leading experts, as well as enjoy tastings, beauty makeovers, and more. Attendees can check out the latest trends in table décor from designers including David Tutera for Disney's Fairytale Weddings before garnering inspiration from celebrity vendors such as Sylvia Weinstock, wedding specialists from The Knot and Madame Paulette, and couture bridal gowns by Carolina Herrera, Amsale, Jenny Packham and more. Guests will have the chance to meet sundry photographers, florists, venue representatives, gown and formalwear vendors, caterers, videographers, and wedding-night choreographers. A VIP beauty suite with manicures, eyelash applications, and celebrity makeup artists is also available for your perusal. Check out the full list of participating vendors here.
Grouponers will also receive one of The Wedding Salon's buzz-worthy gift bags. Each bag comes stuffed with the latest issues of popular bridal magazines, as well as products and service offerings from high-end companies such as Smashbox, Pantene, Swarovski, Murad, and more (goody-bag contents vary). Wrangle up your wedding party for second and third planning opinions, and enjoy your special day of preparing for your special day.
Where can future brides and grooms sample a piece of Sylvia Weinstock cake, admire the latest Vera Wang couture wedding gown, and get Bobbi Brown beauty tips, all under one roof? At venues from Los Angeles to New York, where Wedding Salon founder, Tatiana Byron, has organized a one-day luxury wedding showcase boasting some of the top vendors in the industry, introducing big-day ideas from top area vendors such as The Registry at Bloomingdale's, AMResorts, Lancome at Bergdorf Goodman, The Container Store, Magnolia Photo Booth, and celebrity wedding experts. Each event is designed to make attendees feel like guests at a sophisticated wedding, only the fellow partygoers might be celebrity wedding planners David Tutera or Colin Cowie, or dessert connoisseurs from Carlo’s Bakery —the bakery behind TLC’s Cake Boss.
Byron has been cultivating her all-star connections for more than a decade. After working at Turner Broadcasting System and directing sales, marketing, and production for a trade-show company, she created her own planning company, 4pm Events. Byron began coordinating parties for famous faces including Joan Rivers, Mary J. Blige, and Lionel Richie—no easy task, given the limited number of vendors willing to build dance floors on the ceiling. Byron went on to create Wedding Salon expos to give future brides a taste of celebrity-caliber elegance. She also offers educational wedding boot camps that help duos avoid hidden costs and learn tips for planning their special day. Byron's services have been highlighted in numerous media, including features in the New York Times, the New York Post, and Fortune Small Business.