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Ring in 2013 in Pittsburgh – New Year’s Eve Ideas December 23, 2012


After all of the holiday hustle and bustle, it may be a good idea to start thinking about letting your hair down and going out for a night to relax with family and friends. Well, that night is nearly upon us – New Year’s Eve! first nightSo, we’ve searched out some great opportunities in Pittsburgh to make planning that special night easier for you that we hope you’ll check out this year …


First Night Pittsburgh 2013: From crafts to jazz, brass to salsa and everything in between (and of course, fireworks!) there’s something for everyone on the schedule for this year’s First Night celebration downtown, presented by Highmark. Check out the First Night Pittsburgh website for all the goings-on, whether just for you and your sweetie or for the whole family to enjoy.


Gateway Clipper Cruises: With three New Year’s cruises setting sail on the 31st, there’s surely something for everyone without all of the hassle of fighting traffic or looking for a place to sit at your crowded local watering hole. There is the NYE DJ Dance (21+), complete with hors d’oeuvres and a live DJ spinning tunes all night long. They’re also offering a NYE Dance-only cruise (21+) complete with hats and noisemakers for each guest and a complimentary champagne toast! And for those who’d like to have a great time out with the family, a NYE Dinner cruise will set sail which includes a full buffet dinner and live DJ, but returns by 8:00 p.m.


Phipps Family Celebration: Take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a night at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from 6-9:00 p.m. on the 31st. All activities will be free with paid admission, and you can ring in the New Year early with their 8:45 p.m. 2081644639countdown!


Olive or Twist Midnight Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party: Party all night at Olive or Twist’s 2nd Annual Midnight Masquerade NYE Party. Purchase tickets in advance and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, light fare, live DJ and an OPEN BAR! Costumes suggested but not required.


Planning a great party for New Year’s Eve and need a last-minute hand pulling it together? We can help! Contact Lindsey at lindseyb@helloproductions.com today!


Already have plans for New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh? Share your ideas with us and our readers in the comments below!


Mark Your Calendar for Bridal Show Season December 10, 2012

Want something to look forward to after the holidays? Mark your calendars with these events for the bride-to-be! If you have recently gotten engaged, you may be wondering where to start. Attending a bridal show is a great place to gather inspiration and spend a fun-filled day with fashion, friends and free samples! There are several shows in and around Pittsburgh that take place in January.


In order to get the most out of the bridal show (and survive with a smile), here are a few tips:


Use the Buddy system. Remember in elementary school when you had to have a buddy wherever you went? Bring someone with you – your mother, mother-in-law, sister, bridesmaid, friend or finance. They can help you meet vendors and give opinions. And if someone doesn’t seem convinced, dangle the promise of free cake!


Take advantage of vendors. You will find businesses that cover every aspect of your wedding and even some you haven’t thought of! A great idea is to create an email account to use just for your wedding planning, which you can then cancel after you’re married. Take notes on each vendor’s brochure so you remember who you liked when you get home.


Enjoy yourself! At the end of the day, it’s all about you and nothing has to be decided that day. You can take advantage to line up vendors or just spend the day dreaming of your wedding. Use your “wedding email” to register for raffles – many vendors will raffle off a honeymoon. Someone has to win and there is always the chance it could be you!


Here are just a few of the upcoming bridal events in Pittsburgh, including bridal shows, registry events and wedding dress trunk shows. Click on the links below for more information.

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December 20 – January 6, 2013
The Bridal Beginning, 412-343-6677
450 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228


Wedding Clickers Bridal Show
January 6, 2013
Monroeville Convention Center, 412-655-8697
209 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146


Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event
January 10, 2013
Monroeville Mall, 412-858-3798
400 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146

Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event

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Robinson Mall, 412-787-9777
3000 Robinson Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205


This Magic Moment Pittsburgh 2013 Winter Wedding Sale
January 18 – 20, 2013
Pittsburgh Mills
590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084


Cavanaugh’s 28th Annual Winter BrideShow
January 26 – 27, 2013
Wyndham Grand Downtown, 412-206-0097
600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Beaver County Times Bridal Fair
January 27, 2013
Seven Oaks Country Club, 724-495-3300
132 Lisbon Road, Beaver, PA 15009

Macy’s Sip & Scan Registry Event

January 30, 2013
Ross Park Mall, 412-366-1400 ext. 652
1004 Ross Park Mall, Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Casablanca Bridal Trunk Show
February 1 – 3, 2013
MB Bride & Special Occasion, 724-836-6626
123 S. Urania Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601


Note: Hello Productions will not be at the above shows as a vendor, but we are happy to offer you a consultation after the show! Please call us at 412-298-7333 or email info@helloproductions.com. First consultations are free of charge!