We realize there is a lot going on surrounding your wedding date. There’s a cake to think about, flowers, colors, dresses..! It’s easy to get so overwhelmed by all these details you simply MUST have figured out, but as any good vendor resource and friend of brides everywhere, we want to make sure you know AALLL of your options. Here are 3 wedding resources we think you might be glad you took a break from color swatches and photography blogs to check into:


1) Fitness regimen

We all want to look fabulous for our husband and guests come wedding day, but with all the stress of planning the wedding it’s like, “I don’t have time for the GYM, but I do deserve this piece of stress relieving Dove chocolate….I EAT THEM FOR THE ENCOURAGING MESSAGES.” Getting on a bridal fitness plan can help you get ready for the wedding and beyond AND will keep your stress levels maintained as you decompress with exercise and balance your nutrition.

2) Dance lessons

The vows have been said, the cake is ready to be cut, and –oh no is it time for us to dance alone in front of a room of bleary-eyed onlookers?? If you’re like most of us, you do not want to find yourself on the dance floor unprepared. Lessons are a great way to bond with your man and have some fun during the planning process, too!

3) Counsel from event professionals

You only get married for the first time once! No one knows exactly what they’re doing. What if you could sit in front of a panel of wedding and event experts and ask them about details like “How soon should I send out Save the Dates?” and “What are the benefits of hiring a planner?”


You didn’t think we planned on mentioning all these great ideas without giving you a way to find them, did you? We are pleased to announce an event that can be your one-stop shop for all 3 of these resources:

One of our 7th Atlanta NotWedding Brand Ambassadors, Monica Kotz, has been hard at work organizing Something Old, Something New, Bridal Show Number Two for The Historic Academy of Medicine. She has been working as a student event manager and coordinator at the Historic Academy of Medicine for two years while being a full time student at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. She has loved working with our team and is excited to announce The NotWedding at her upcoming Bridal show. We’re super proud of her and the work she’s doing for brides and vendors in the Atlanta area, and we’re excited to extend this invitation to all our readers!


At this event, Monica has arranged for 3 demos of the very resources we mentioned above as worthy of attention. Convenient, right? 😉
Bridal Boot Camp Demo
AFAA certified group fitness instructor Darby Frizzell will be putting a fitness and nutrition packet together to help brides look and feel their best on their big day

Couples Dance Lesson
Takin’ It Step by Step dance instructor Carolyn Patterson has been teaching various forms of partner dance, i.e., Chicago Steppin’, Ballroom, Bop, etc., for over 10 years in the Atlanta area. They will do a performance and then teach an easy to learn dance step that they can use on their wedding day for their first dance!

Industry Panel
The Panel is composed of Phebe Wahl, editor from Modern Luxury, Erica Prewett from A Big To Do Event, Michelle Harrison from My Dreamz Eventz, and Lionel Flax from The Paperie at Sam Flax. Each panel member has different strengths when it comes to the planning and execution of a wedding, as well as years of expertise and advice for vendors in the industry. Brides get expert advice on matters like “how to keep the groom involved throughout the wedding planning”, “what is the most surprising wedding cost and how to budget for it”, etc.

This is a FREE EVENT so what have you got to lose?? Doesn’t get any better than this, people! Feel free to bring your fiancé, family, and girlfriends for a complimentary night out in Midtown Atlanta, and come celebrate being a bride. RSVP here!

2013-07-17_0001[Photos from last year’s event]

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