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 any 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, since people have a desire to share their happy day broadly. 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Great Ways to Beat the Heat at your Summer Wedding

July 19th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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There’s no question about it: Summer weddings are popular. People like the idea of walking down the aisle in warm and sunny weather. Who wouldn’t?

The downside, though, is that outdoor summer weddings can be hot. Brides and grooms want the balmy climes for their ceremony, but not so much that guests are uncomfortable. Need help thinking of ways to enjoy all the plusses and none of the summer heat minuses? We’ve got three great ways! Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Class Up Your Summer Events

July 5th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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Whether you’re doing barbecues, beach parties, 4th of July or just getting together to enjoy the warm weather, summertime is when we want to be outdoors. Summer get-togethers can get lively and even raucous, but that doesn’t mean your event can’t be stylish. Keep your summer festivities classy with a little help from us! Read the rest of this entry »

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Centerpiece Vases: Classic and Timeless

June 21st, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

Quick question: what’s on every table at your event that can either get in the way or be a showstopper? You might be able to think of a few things, but we’re talking about centerpieces!

The centerpieces at your reception may seem like a minor detail when weighed against the swirl of venue, photographer and florist concerns. But as they’ll be on every table, guests will notice them. The centerpieces you choose are in your event photos and are the most visible piece of décor your guests interact with. So choose with care!

You have a great many options from which to select, but it’s worth noting that sometimes, the simplest—and most classic—way can be best. We recommend using vases as centerpieces, because the look is timeless and classic. This week, we’re breaking down the different types of vases you have to choose from. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

June 7th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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You use mirrors to spruce up your house—why not your next event? Mirrors can make a small venue look bigger, add a fun, romantic ambiance or work as your theme. Mirrors work best for indoor, evening events, and we’ve got some great ideas to help you out! Read the rest of this entry »

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School’s out! How to Host a Great Graduation Party

May 17th, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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Whether it’s high school, college or even the 5th grade, this is the season when school is over and those finishing a particular chapter look forward to what comes next. Chances are someone you love is among the graduates this year, and you’d like to help them celebrate their accomplishment. Now is the time to start planning, so here are some things to keep in mind when putting together a killer graduation party.

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4 Awesome Bachelorette Party Ideas

May 3rd, 2017 by Erin K. Martell

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Whether you’re in the wedding party or just a great friend, when you’re throwing a bachelorette party, you want everything to be perfect. A bachelorette party doesn’t have to be what we always see on tv. You can go big, small, loud, quiet… or somewhere in between. Hopefully, you’re familiar with your friend’s style and the style of the wedding. This week, we’ve got a few ideas to inspire you!
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How to Plan Your First-Ever Event

April 23rd, 2017 by admin

Planning your first event is never easy but with preparation it can be one of the most exhilarating moments of your life. During preparation, it is important to never forget this event is for your guests. Every step of the way should have the guests in mind.

What are the key details you should keep in mind when planning your first event?  Read the rest of this entry »

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