How To Make Your Event Glow with Candles

November 15th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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No addition to your décor offers quite as much class and versatility as candles.  In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, candles evoke a sense of peace and warm feelings of yesteryear. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate them into your nuptials.

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Who’s Drinking What? How To Serve Drinks At Your Event

November 1st, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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So, what’s everyone having? Alcohol can be a hot-button issue between hosts and guests. Because with different guests, come different perspectives around drinks at a party. Some folks think alcohol is an essential part of high-level celebrating. Others focus on the fun, friends, family aspect, and don’t necessarily care whether alcohol is available. First and foremost, the choice is yours–and your budget’s. And you can certainly use the beverage menu to set the tone, style and theme of your event.

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Thoughtful Wedding Favor Ideas Your Guests Will Adore

October 18th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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Sometimes it seems like the administrative decisions to be made for your wedding are endless! As rewarding as it is to create your perfect day, a lot of the fun comes with customizing the guest experience as well.

A big part of the enjoyment—and a great way for you to express yourself—is choosing your wedding favors. When choosing wedding favors, we recommend going with something your guests will actually use. But the best favors are something that connects to you and your experience as a couple. So let’s take a look at three fun ways to thank your guests for joining you on your big day. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Creative Ways to Remind Your Guests to Save the Date

October 4th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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With new technologies enhancing our business and personal lives, it sometimes feels like life has never been busier. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, anniversary, baby shower or any other celebrations, you don’t want to be just another appointment on your guests’ calendar. You need a way to be heard over the noise of everyday life while taking the opportunity to the stage for the tone and theme of your day. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Plan the Best Rustic Chic Wedding

September 20th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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Rustic weddings are beautiful and intimate–making rustic one of the most popular themes right now. People are drawn to the idea of a rustic chic event for that perfect mix of simple and elegant with an old-timey country vibe. Fall is a great time for these ceremonies, though any time of year will do with the right setting and ornamentation. What goes into the perfect rustic wedding? Let’s find out! Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Practical Ways to Use Apothecary Jars in Your Next Event

September 6th, 2017 by Shel Gatto

Apothecary jars are a great choice for any event. They are elegant, functional and versatile. You can completely change the look by adding different décor or filler inside and around the jar. If you want a reusable decoration that will always look amazing, consider the following ways to introduce apothecary jars to your event décor collection.  Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Plan the Anniversary Party of Your Dreams

September 6th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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Those milestone anniversary years—10, 25, 35, 50—always seem to cry out for greater recognition, and rightly so. Everyone enjoys a good love story marching through its years of happy ending. People draw strength and hope from these success stories. And if you plan it right, an anniversary party can be even better than the wedding. How is that possible? Read on for some thoughts on what it takes to put together a great anniversary party! Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Decide When Your Wedding Should Be

August 16th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

Weddings are all about decisions. Why else would there be a whole industry dedicated to helping plan them? But one of the first decisions (aside from saying YES!) you’ll need to make is when to hold your wedding. Depending on your style as a couple and what you want, one month is not necessarily just as good as another. So what should go into making your decision? We’ve got some advice to start you off! Read the rest of this entry »

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Who to Invite? How To Keep A Guest List Manageable

August 2nd, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

When you’re planning a fancy event, before you can nail down any other serious plans, you need a sense of how many attendees you’re likely to have. Bloated guest lists are common, because people have a desire to share their happy occasion with as many friends and family as possible. Ultimately, though, you probably don’t want such a throng that your guests have difficulty socializing and you have a hard time seeing everyone. Here’s how to keep your list of guests to a manageable level. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Checklist Before the Checklist

July 25th, 2017 by admin

There are tons of checklist resources out there (like this wedding planning checklist from WeddingWire) to help brides with a timeline of booking their venue, photographer, caterer and all other important vendors.

All these timelines are important and incredibly helpful, but they forget to tell you all the things you need to have in order before you can even get started on this checklist. To help out all the future brides just getting started on wedding planning, we put together the checklist before the checklist.

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