Saturday, August 30, 2008

Top 10 Wedding Trends

According to The Wedding Report, here are this month's top 10 wedding trends according to consumers and vendors:
  1. Couples are looking for ways to cut costs
  2. Untrained/inexperienced photographers are proliferating
  3. Bold colors are trendy
  4. Brides are using the internet to research and purchase products and services (this one is our favorite!)
  5. Buffet dinners are common
  6. Morning and early-afternoon weddings are gaining in popularity
  7. Couples prefer all-inclusive wedding packages
  8. Winter weddings are popular
  9. Destination weddings have gotten closer to home
  10. Gay weddings are increasing in California
If you are a bride or bridal party member searching for wedding shoes, handbags, invitations or accessories, please visit Wedding Party Shoes for more information or call us at 1-877-933-6878.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Enter Our "Show Off Your Bridal Shoes" Contest and Win Cash!

A couple of weeks ago, one of our brides sent us a great testimonial and gorgeous picture of her wedding shoes:

"As promised, here is a picture of me with my shoes, they matched perfectly with my dress ....I loved them and so did everyone else! and I even managed to wear them until at least 11:00pm! I got so many compliments on them..and the best thing is that I know I can wear them again!

I really appreciate all your help and patience, and for processing my order so quickly. Your prices are amazing, compared to the retail stores that I checked with the exact same shoes, and your customer service was fantastic. Thank you for the beautiful shoes and for being a part of my special day. I would definitely recommend Wedding Party to my friends and family!" - Sabrina, Canada

We were so happy to hear that our customers loved our shoes enough to send in a picture to show off their fancy footwear. So we have decided to let other brides and bridesmaids show off their shoes in our First Annual "Show Off Your Bridal Shoes" Contest.

All you have to do is send in a digital photo of you wearing your shoes with your wedding/bridesmaid dress or a unique arrangement of your bridal shoes. Contest is open to brides, bridesmaids, photographers, or anyone else who knows how to use a camera. The shoes do not have to be purchased from Wedding Party Shoes. Please, no offensive photos as we are a family-owned business.

Entries should be sent to by October 31, 2008 (Halloween). Please keep the files under 50KB and make sure that you have the rights to any files that you submit. Include your name, email address, and a brief description of the shoes in the photo (designer name/style, etc.). You can also include the story behind the photo. The top 3 photos as decided by Wedding Party Shoes staff will be posted online and readers will be allowed to vote on their favorite submission.

The photo that receives the most votes will win $100 (cash or gift certificate of your choice), 2nd place will win $50, and 3rd place will win $25. Winners will be announced on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2008.

All other entrants will receive a free subscription to our monthly newsletter which contains valuable wedding tips, articles and discount coupons. Some photographs may also appear on our website at

If you do not have a digital photo but would still like to make a submission, please contact us for our snail mail address.

Good luck to everyone. We look forward to seeing your gorgeous footwear and hearing your interesting stories!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"Wedding Day" Now Casting

New DreamWorks/Mark Burnett docu-reality series casting deserving Southern California couples for dream wedding!!!

If you know of a deserving couple planning or trying to plan a 2008 or 2009 wedding, they want to hear about it!

They are looking for: Teachers, Social Workers, Firefighters, Police, Volunteers, Foster Parents, Single Adoptive Parents, Cancer Survivors, Heroes, and Inspirational People who have overcome tragedy with trimph!

Did you have to postpone your wedding due to natural disaster, accident or illness? They want to hear from you as well.

The following link will provide instructions on how to apply: