Member News – May 2023

Member News – May 2023

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you’ll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way.

Veronica Silghigian, founder of Pawfect for You shares her expert advice on including your pet in your wedding on the Venue RX podcast.

Tanya Pushkine aka The Vow Whisperer was featured in BRIDES alongside fellow member, and planner Jeff Stillwell for a wedding they did together at Current at Pier Sixty Collection in New York City.

Leah Weinberg, co-founder of Oduberg LLP and owner of Color Pop Events
( contributed to Rising Tide Society’s latest article on ‘8 Best Practices for Your Website Contact Form.’

It was a big month for Friar Tux with 4 features in California Wedding Day’s Spring/Summer 2023 issue! First, this stunner of a design: Monochromatic and Romantic Design at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. We just love the way the Caramel Notch Lapel pops against the Spanish architecture of the venue. Next, Angeline + Hamed’s Bridgerton-Inspired Wedding Day At Los Verdes Golf Course. This wedding blends both the couple’s culture and their favorite TV show in a chic and stylish way. The third feature is this sweet and stunning One Vine Day at Hummingbird Nest Ranch In Simi Valley. The mix of rustic and trendy details is just pure perfection – plus, the groom looks great in the Green Notch Lapel Suit! And last, but definitely not least is Anyssa + Mike’s Bright Al Fresco Wedding Day At Quail Ranch. Garden vibes, romantic details, custom cocktails, and Friar Tux’s Dark Blue Suit , what more could you want? Friar Tux was also very honored to dress Brad Hoss for some fun red carpet events like the Vanity Fair Oscar Party! Friar Tux is also honored to be a finalist in the Best Groom’s Attire category in the California Wedding Day Best Of 2023 Awards.

Breaking Tradition: How Bridesmaids in Tuxedos Are Revolutionizing Wedding Style

Picture this: a group of bridesmaids standing in a row, looking sharp and confident in sleek black tuxedos. The jackets are tailored to perfection, hugging their curves in all the right places. The pants are slim-fit, accentuating their long legs and adding a touch of sophistication to their look.

Their hair is styled in elegant updos, with a few loose strands framing their faces. They wear classic black bow ties, adding a touch of fun and whimsy to their otherwise formal attire.

As they strike a pose, you can’t help but feel impressed by their unique and stylish choice. Sure, dresses are beautiful, but there’s something so cool and unexpected about seeing bridesmaids in tuxedos.

It’s a bold statement that shows these ladies are not afraid to break from tradition and express themselves in a way that feels true to their style. As they walk down the aisle in their powersuits, heads turn and jaws drop. These bridesmaids are not just standing by the bride’s side, they are making a fashion statement and supporting a company that values inclusivity and diversity for all. They are part of a movement that challenges gender norms and encourages women to express themselves in whatever way feels true to them.

So if you’re a bridesmaid looking to step outside the box and show off your unique style, consider Little Black Tux. Their tuxedos are not just a fashion statement, they’re a symbol of empowerment and who knows the bridesmaids might just steal the show!

Remember bridesmaids, the versatility of the tuxedo allows it to be paired with existing options in your closet, which makes the tuxedo the eco-friendly and budget-friendly re-wearable choice.

About Little Black Tux
Little Black Tux is a women-operated and family-owned business that serves the growing market of women and non-binary customers looking for high-quality tuxedos at an affordable price. Their tuxedos are specifically designed for women and gender-fluid shoppers and are a symbol of empowerment creating inclusive and diverse options for everyone. For more, visit Little Black Tux or follow us on Instagram.

Renee Sabo of Urban Soiree spoke with Design Your Wedding Business Podcast on ‘Setting and Managing Client Expectations.’

Jennifer Taylor of Jen Taylor Consulting sat down with From Ring To Revenue Podcast and discussed ‘Growth: When to Do It and When to be Leary of It.’

Gloria Schulz, Owner of Gloria Schulz Events, was recently published in an article by VoyageATL Magazine, “Inspiring Conversations with Gloria Schulz.” Gloria described the how and why of the launch of her customized wedding planning and coordination business. She also gave insight into the challenges of operating a wedding planning business during the pandemic as well as enjoying the success of the wedding boom which followed.

Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ recently revealed ‘Tips for Effective Conference Follow-Up in 2023’ on Catersource and contributed his expertise on ‘Small Vs. Large Wedding Parties’ on Wedding Chicks.

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting rounds up experts for her articles on Special Events, ‘Prepping Your Business for the Second Year of the Wedding Boom,’ ‘What Are Your Wedding Day Priorities?’ on Elizabeth Anne Designs, and ‘Our Favorite 2023 Wedding Color Combos’ on Brooklyn Bride. Meghan also made an appearance on Wedding Business Solutions to share tips on ‘PR For Your Wedding Business’.

Our super popular audio guestbook phone is officially available to be rented Nationwide! What began as an idea in 2022 has evolved to a beloved service where we’ve helped more than a hundred clients create cherished audio-memories in a classic, timeless way. The Audio Guestbook phone is super easy to use, perfect for any kind of event, and provides a new and creative way to spread joy with couples, families, and loved ones.

Now, with our new self-service portal, our audio guestbook phone can be easily rented online in just a few clicks and sent to any of the 48 contiguous U.S. states free of charge.

Find details and instantly reserve a phone for yours or your client’s wedding online at

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