We are the only personalized Tri Cities one stop shop resource for all of your wedding & event planning needs. Like your very own Google incarnate. A customized bridal show all year around! We use our many years of event industry experience to get your planning started off on the right foot such as directing you to specific vendors that meet your budget and expectations. You should expect to leave feeling relived, stress free and excited about your event! We guarantee you will save hundreds of hours of research time as well as come away with advice that helps you avoid costly mistakes. Did you know the average wedding requires 250 hours of research time alone? Yikes!
All consultations come with your choice of beverages, desserts and a take home wedding planning starter package. Meetings range from one to two hours and will be like having your own wedding planner, designer and therapist all to yourself. We totally understand how overwhelming planning an event can be, especially when online resources direct our searches to other regions like Spokane, Idaho and Portland. So not helpful!
The Bridal Bar only refers local small businesses that are reputable, experienced and provide the highest quality of customer service. Rest assured that we get it and got you covered! These consultations are $50 for each appointment. You may have as many appointments as you feel that you need. If you get stuck or need help working through a planning challenge, we are always here for you!
Contact us today to set up an appointment! We can’t wait for you to enjoy the ambiance and offerings of the Bridal Bar.
When I moved to the Tri-Cities from California my now husband and I were engaged. Before we relocated I was researching the wedding and event industry online and was astounded to find absolutely nothing. Thinking this town was obviously so small there wasn’t an event industry to be found, I planned my wedding in San Diego, California.
After we arrived in the Tri-Cities, I discovered, there actually is an event industry! It was then that I decided to open White Glove Weddings Bridal Bar. As I awkwardly navigated the bridal industry in the Tri-Cities, I saw many aspects I would like to see change but the trigger to start the Bridal Bar was pulled after my very first conversation with a wedding professional in town 5 years ago. He said something to me that I will never forget. In conversation with this professional, I was describing my ideal customer and the experiences I myself had in California. He responded, “We don’t have those brides here” as he laughed at me, rolled his eyes and walked away. I’ll be honest, I thought, “What a fool!” Do you not see how developed this area is? Or a city chick that’s moved to this town who is engaged standing right before your eyes? Don’t you realize there will be more people like me relocating to this town at lightening speed? I was so confused by this comment from a local industry professional who has operated his business here for 20 years because early on I recognized our community members are high achieving and educated individuals. Read More
As I was operating White Glove Weddings as a coordinator, I realized a pattern in consumer thinking. Tri-Citians overall thought that if you wanted a unique event, you couldn’t have your event in town. Many that I conducted informal interviews with were confused why I was asserting that there was an amazing wedding and event industry right here. I started my questions at Michael’s craft store in the wedding isle, asking people “Where are you getting married?” I asked affluent community members where their kids got married. Turns out even folks who have lived here for their entire lives didn’t know about all of their local resources.
Then there’s the second consumer; the one with elevated expectations. Those consumers assume that their needs can’t be fulfilled locally so they travel to Walla Walla, Portland, Seattle, Spokane and Idaho where information is more obtainable.
Finally, our third consumer; destination folks. Why aren’t we attracting more destination events? We’re only 70% off compared to California and other major cities.
Realizing this information, I started my formal research. Turns out, according to the US Census data, we have the highest population of PhD graduates, highest household median income in the nation per capita, and we are expected to double again in population in the next 3-5 years. Hummm! We are one of the fasted growing cities in the nation. Why on earth aren’t businesses bracing for impact and start evolving? I believe if a business thinks they can operate tomorrow the way they did today, they are probably going to go out of business in the very near future. It motivated me to be the change I wanted to see.
So, in April of 2018, I took action to open White Glove Weddings Bridal Bar LLC. The original plan is not at all what you see today. I set out with a small idea – a $300 a month office lease that was shared by other small local businesses who shared the same forward thinking views. Together we would rally and promote the talent and creatives who in fact exist in the Tri-Cities. Then a remarkable thing happened. There were SO many businesses wanting to participate, my plan blew up and become something a whole lot more wonderful than I could have imagined.