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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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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