Don’t forget to join us for “A Wedding Experience Party” at the lovely Historic Oakdale Ranch THIS SATURDAY, March 19th, from 12 – 4 p.m. Will you be there?

Stop by our table and register for a chance to win $100 in fun wedding goodies and pick up a complimentary copy of Real Weddings Magazine along with Real Weddings Magazine‘s The Planning Guide!


Event details:

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time: 12-4 p.m.

Where:  The Historic Oakdale Ranch at 17601 Co Rd 86A in Esparto.

Cost: FREE Admission

What You’ll Experience: Come and see Historic Oakdale Ranch set up as if you were attending a real wedding. Enjoy tastings by Anderson Family Catering & BBQ, vintage props by The Antique Owl, music and much more!

For more information, log on to And, make sure to “like” Historic Oakdale Ranch on Facebook,

We’ll be there handing out complimentary copies of Real Weddings Magazine along with Real Weddings Magazine‘s The Planning Guide! Also, we always have our awesome Real Weddings Magazine bags to help you carry all of your goodies!

Be sure to tell them you found out about the event from Real Weddings Magazine!

Hope to see you there!


Before you head out to the area’s bridal shows, check out this handy little list of tips to make the most of the experience:

  • Create a “wedding” only email— you’ll want to have a specific email address just for your wedding business. You’ll be getting a lot of information sent to the email that you register with at bridal shows, so it’s nice to have it all in one place separate from your work and/or personal email.
  • Don’t go it alone—bring a bridesmaid, your mom or a friend (or dare we suggest, your fiancé?). It will be helpful (and more fun!) to have their input and advice.
  • Bring labels—many vendors offer prizes and contests, and additionally, you may want to request more information from selected vendors. By bringing pre-printed labels, you will save time and the hassle of having to complete this information booth after booth. Information that you might want to include: your name, address, phone, email, fiancé’s name and when you’re getting married.
  • Bring a notebook—no matter how good your memory is, you’ll want to take some notes on vendors and ideas that catch your eye.
  • Bring a sturdy tote bag—you’ll be picking up business cards, brochures, etc. Or, come to the shows where Real Weddings Magazine will be and we’ll give you one of our groovy reusable bags!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll. 

Photo by Christopher Armstrong Photography courtesy of Historic Oakdale Ranch.

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