Bridal Resources – I Do!

Ring in the new year with wedding bells.

The holiday season is prime season for betrothals. Many an unsuspecting (and suspecting) bride-to-be received a sparkling engagement ring under the tree or at the bottom of a glass of champagne on New Year’s Eve. Now the new wedding planning rush begins.

There are bride shows and events that bring experts together under one roof for couples – and their mothers, sisters and friends – to explore the latest fashions, services and trends. What better way to wile away winter days than to busy yourself with taste tests, gown shopping, registry selections, and all-around party planning?

Whatever your style or heritage – a small, intimate dinner for 40 guests in a posh restaurant or a huge tradition-filled family affair for 400 in an enormous hall – you will find exactly what you need to plan the perfect party without having to look to far to find it.
Luckily our region is brimming with top-notch experts who can help you make your big day a perfect day. Here is some information to help get you started with your wedding day plans:

Macy’s (800/568-8865; offers its Wedding & Gift Registry service to all engaged couples looking to plan their perfect home, all while planning “the perfect day.” Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry, the nation’s largest department store wedding and gift registry, has popular, exclusive and quality brands that are a great value and in an array of styles and tastes to satisfy our diverse couples’ lifestyles. Couples love how convenient Macy’s is for themselves and their guests with locations nationwide, plus the added 24-7 convenience of The store also has programs that reward registrants for selecting Macy’s registry such as the Registry Star Rewards, Gift with Registry and Gift with Completion programs. Macy’s, along with their national team of Registry Consultants, appreciate couples choosing them as their registry partner and this is just their way of saying “thank you.”

Divine Celebrations-Event Planners
(412/436-0337, cordially invites you to be a guest at your own event. No matter your budget, they work with you to make the most of your event from small parties to large galas. With expert attention to detail and creativity, your event will be awe-inspiring. Divine Celebrations combines your personality, style and dreams into an amazing event that will leave your guests talking for years. They offer customized services to fit your specific event needs. “The Knot” for brides chose Divine Celebrations to plan their Knot Pittsburgh Party. Divine Celebrations is a certified Sandals-Destination wedding and honeymoon specialist, member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, a co-director of ABC Western PA., and members of ISES Pittsburgh. Call today to set up your free one-hour consultation.

Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at The Priory (614 Pressley St., North Shore; 412/231-3908, is a historic landmark built in 1854. The Grand Hall’s architecture, its soaring ceiling, museum-quality stained glass and elaborate skylight immediately set it apart from other facilities. Hosting only one event at a time, The Grand Hall can assure guests they can count on the staff’s full attention. From hor d’oeuvres to gourmet meals rendered with white-glove decorum, the Grand Hall’s executive chefs will prepare the perfect menu.

Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall is conveniently located on the North Shore just blocks from downtown and PNC Park. To make your wedding one guests will never forget, invite them to Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at The Priory – the place where people gather together to celebrate life.

DJ Joe Reinhart of Smokin’ Entertainment (412/414-7810, has more than a decade of experience in making weddings come alive. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Joe prides himself on being able to please every guest of every age with a range of music from the latest hits to traditional favorites, including those for every ethnic heritage. Because of Reinhart’s experience, brides and grooms often enlist his help in planning other aspects of the wedding, including choosing caterers, florists, photographers and videographers.

All Occasion Limousine
(724/625-2211 or 412/369-7676; serves clients in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties. As one of Pittsburgh Area’s finest limousine companies, their mission is to provide dependable, private, upscale limousine transportation to all customers, for any type of occasion or event.  They offer luxurious accommodations and personalized service, all in a unique environment complete with amenities. The beautiful fleet includes Lincoln stretches, SUV limousines, and party bus limousine styles. For the best in luxury chauffeured transportation, allow All Occasion Limousine to be the “special touch for your special event.”

Categories: Weddings