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A Bride’s Mafia Afterhours Bridal Show at Music Hall Nov. 19!

A Bride’s Mafia has its third annual Afterhours Bridal Show coming up at Music Hall November 19th from 6-9pm! Afterhours Bridal Show isn’t your typical (and boring) wedding expo event! They have lots of fun, interactive, and relaxed ways to find the wedding vendors who are perfect for you! Click here to read the story we did on my friend Nidhi who’s behind it all!  The last four Afterhours Shows have brought in more than 2,000 people in three hours, so they’re pretty amazing!

At the event, brides, grooms, and their families will be able to meet and greet with 75 of Cincinnati’s best wedding vendors. You can preview the latest wedding trends and find everything you need under one roof to make your special day perfect, from the moment you get engaged to the time you walk down the aisle! While you’re there, make sure you stop by the pampering room, in which brides and their guests receive complimentary hair and makeup applications!

The best part about Afterhours is that admission is FREE! (my favorite price! haha!) Cincy Chic will have a booth there, too! We’ll be giving away a salon gift certificate to one lucky lady who visits our booth, so definitely stop by and see us! Hope to see you there! It’s one show you will not want to miss! RSVP here!


Afterhours Bridal Show Aug. 10!



If you’re hearing wedding bells in your future, listen up! The Afterhours Bridal Show, presented by A Bride’s Mafia, is an event you won’t want to miss!

My good friend Nidhi Bedi – owner of A Bride’s Mafia, a local wedding concierge business – says she has this awesome Afterhours Bridal Show in the works for thanks to popular demand!

It’s going to be on Sunday, August 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Event Centre (91 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana), and will feature a number of perks for brides-to-be planning their special day. In fact, this year’s Afterhours Bridal Show features Battle of the Wedding Bands, 75 of Cincinnati’s best wedding vendors, 25 grand reception table set ups and a $20,000 wedding giveaway for one lucky bride-to-be! (yes, you read that right… $20k!!)

The Battle of the Wedding Bands will feature local musicians including The Company, Laika and Naked Karate Girls. Complimentary hair and make-up for brides-to-be will also be offered to event attendees.

The grand reception will offer an array of 25 different table set ups, with combinations, colors and access to florists and decorators first-hand to help make your visions a reality. Attendees will also get to meet and greet with local businesses specializing in wedding photography, hair, food and sweets. 

There is no cost to attend, but they do ask that you register here prior to the event!

To learn more about the Afterhours Bridal Show, visit www.abridesmafia.com. You can also email info@abridesmafia.com for more information.

Meet the Mafia

Nidhi Bedi
Nidhi Bedi, Founder of A Bride’s Mafia

Being a young entrepreneur myself, I always love it when I see other local ladies reaping the benefits of their hard work and dedication. My friend Nidhi Bedi is one of those gals. I initially met her through a friend and we immediately connected. She has one of those contagious smiles and an unbelievable work ethic that I wish I could bottle and mass produce.

For the past several years, she’s helped to run Elements Event and Conference Centre in Sharonville (which is awesome — we held a Cincinnati.com event there a couple years ago actually!). Then, she opened a clothing and bridal shop called the Black and White Exchange, which she sold. And about a year ago, she launched A Bride’s Mafia, which is a SUPER SUCCESSFUL wedding concierge service. Several of my friends have gone to her bridal networking events (which are less of a bridal expo and more of a cocktail hour with people in the wedding biz), and have been helped by the concierge service — they said it’s a dream come true, plus it’s FREE!

Cincy Chic’s “brother” publication, Cincinnati Profile, originally featured her in this “2011 Single & Successful” story. Then, last year, she was voted to be one of our Cincy Chic Women of the Year. And just recently, we covered A Bride’s Mafia in Cincy Chic, and coined the nickname “Bridal Mafia Boss” for Nidhi, which is absolutely PERFECT! haha!

Like I said, I’ve just loved following her and all the success that’s come her way. I check her site occasionally to see what she’s up to, and thought her last post “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” was a great one to share. She reflects on her very first event, and how this business has grown. She also shares a little about her upcoming event “Battle of the Wedding Bands” on Aug. 11, and gives an overview of all the “Mafia” members and how they can help you if you have wedding bells in your future! I knew about that she worked with several different kinds of vendors, but it was neat to learn who they are and what makes each unique.

Click here to check it out! Also, if you would like to go to the Aug. 11 Battle of the Wedding Bands event, click here to RSVP and use the code CINCYCHIC to get in free! See you there!

A Bride’s Mafia Moves to Convenient New Home in O’Bryonville!

photo 1A Bride’s Mafia just moved to a brand new space in O’Bryonville – a more convenient location for people who are coming in from Northern Kentucky, downtown or the Eastside! And they’re all about convenience because A Bride’s Mafia is a one stop shop for you to meet all of the best wedding vendors in the city all at once!

If you or someone you know has a wedding coming up, call or stop in to schedule your complimentary consultation! By joining the “Mafia” you get these consultations, access to exclusive vendors, and invites to their amazing events!

Cincy Chic also covered them a couple of months ago to give you even more info on A Bride’s Mafia. Click here to check out those stories and click here to learn about their fun “Battle of the Wedding Bands” event coming up in August!

Their new address is 1985 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208 so make sure you stop by and visit! Owner Nidhi Bedi let me sneak inside and get a peek! So, I snapped some great pictures (using my phone’s cool new panoramic setting!!!) of the shop so you can see how amazing it looks!

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Afterhours Bridal Event Nov. 14 at Music Hall + Free Event Space for Charities

One of my dear friends Nidhi Bedi (we recently featured her here in Cincy Chic!) is hosting a HUGE bridal event on Nov. 14. It’s called “Afterhours” because it’s a more relaxed approach to meeting with and learning about local bridal vendors (think less bridal expo and more cocktail hour). At past Afterhours events, she’s attracted more than 1,500 attendees and she expects to do the same at this event. So it’s a big party and you leave with lots of new connections to make the day of your dreams come true! Below is the event invite and press release if you’d like to learn more!

Also, on a related but unrelated-to-weddings note: Nidhi runs the Elements Conference Events Center and she just told me that she’s looking for non-profit organizations who need a place to host their fundraising events. She is donating the event space to 10 charities, so contact her if you’d like to be one of them: nidhi@elementseventcentre.com. She’s AMAZING to work with!!


A Bride’s Mafia Hosts Fifth Annual Afterhours Bridal Show


Cincinnati, Ohio – A mob of matrimony experts will help more than 1,500 local brides-to-be plan their special day.


A Bride’s Mafia will host its fifth annual Afterhours Bridal Show at the Music Hall on November 14 from 6-9pm. This free event is designed for engaged couples and their families to meet and greet with more than 75 premier local wedding vendors in a fun, social setting.


Both brides and grooms are encouraged to attend, as the event will feature a service called the “game plan,” which gives grooms advice on how to make their wedding day special.  For the brides, the event will feature two pampering rooms that brides and guests can visit to receive complimentary hair, nail, and makeup treatments as well as free massages to ease their wedding planning stress.


Launched by local wedding industry guru, Nidhi Bedi, A Bride’s Mafia is now one of four divisions to Bedi’s concierge services:

1) A Bride’s Mafia — an online service where clients can shop for wedding vendors

2) A Bride’s Gallery — includes a free consultation with Bedi

3) A Bride’s Social — meet and greet cocktail events

4) A Bride’s Gala — a bridal show featuring the latest wedding fashion trends


“The last two Afterhours shows have brought in more than 1,500 people each,” says Bedi. “We hope to exceed that with 2,000 attendees on November 14!”


Those interested in learning more about the Afterhours Bridal Show or A Bride’s Mafia can visit http://www.ABridesMafia.com or www.facebook.com/ABridesMafia.



Nidhi Bedi




A Bridal Affair in Glendale Square

Ok, listen up brides-to-be! My friend Nidhi Bedi (we featured her as “Single and Successful” this year!) is hosting one of her super-popular bridal events this Sunday! This one will be held in Glendale Square and it’s your chance to meet various bridal vendors in a super chic and fun environment! (Yup, that means no boring wedding expo here!) Below is more information about the event! Have fun!


A Bridal Affair in Glendale Square

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12 – 4:00 p.m.

Glendale Square
30 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246

* Enjoy champagne while sampling various desserts!
* See over 20 unique reception set ups including various linens and centerpieces!
* Preview the latest wedding fashion trends!

The event is free – hope to see you there!