Archive for December, 2014

5 Wedding Sparkler Safety Tips Every Bride & Groom Should Know About

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Wedding sparklers are a popular find at events all over the world. They add atmosphere and give guests an interactive way to become part of the celebration. While they are generally safe to use, there are some risks that every bride and groom should know about so they can plan for a safe and successful wedding!

Safety Tip 1: Have a Place to Snuff the Sparklers

Guests will need a safe place to put out their sparklers and discard the smoldering sticks. Make sure you have tin buckets of sand or something similar available that can hold the sparklers without becoming a hazard. You can even decorate your sparkler discard buckets so they blend in with the décor!

Safety Tip 2: Have a Sparkler Person On Hand

The safest way to distribute your wedding sparklers is to have a person or persons assigned to the task. This way you can make sure they sparklers end up in the hands of adults and not young children. These individuals should also carry the lighters so they are not left sitting somewhere that a toddler or child can reach. (more…)

Choosing Your Wedding Tablecloths: How to Select the Right Size & Color for your Event

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Tablecloths are a key part of your wedding décor. They will be touched by guests and will set the tone for the rest of the venue. Make sure you give your table décor the best backdrop by selecting high quality fabrics in the right size and color!

Measure Your Tabletop to Find the Best Tablecloth Size

You must know the dimensions and shape of your tabletop before you buy the cloth to cover it. Wholesale tablecloths come in three main categories: banquet, round and square.  To determine size, measure the length and width (for square and rectangle/banquet tables) or the diameter (for round tables).

Keep in mind that you want a cloth with some overhang, so you don’t want to buy one that’s close to the actual size of the tabletop. Most tables will need either a halfway overhang or an overhang that reaches the floor (approximately 15 inches to 30 inches). Determine how much overhang you would like then multiply that number by two and add it to your table dimensions. This is the ideal size of your tablecloths. (more…)

Decorating for Christmas Banquets: Festive Ways to Create the Perfect Atmosphere for a Holiday Event

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Christmas Candles on Table

Candles make banquet tables look stunning!

Decorating for Christmas banquets can be exciting! There are so many ways to make any venue look festive. Décor is very important because it will set the mood for the gathering. No matter how large or small your banquet may be, you can build a setting that will impress attendees for years to come!

Candlelight is a Christmas Staple

Candlelight is a must-have on the holidays. There’s something enchanting about the warm glow of a flickering flame when it’s cold outside. Traditional wax candles look gorgeous, but can be a hassle with open flames and melted wax. If you want to keep it simple, try mechanical candles or flameless candles. These are especially handy if your banquet will be a recurring event because both types are reusable. You may find that you save money in the long run by going with an alternative luminary! (more…)

7 Benefits of Flameless Candles: Should You Go Flameless on Your Big Day?

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Some couples and event planners find themselves torn between traditional wax and wick candles and modern flameless candles. While you may feel compelled to go with the “real” thing, there are actually many appealing benefits that come with the flameless version.

Flameless Votives

No flame means no smoke!

Flameless Candle Benefit 1: No Flame Means No Smoke

A candle that doesn’t need a flame won’t produce smoke. Smoke can be unpleasant to smell and can actually be harmful to anyone with a weak or compromised respiratory system. Guests with asthma and other conditions will be much more comfortable when they don’t have to sit next to a smoke-producing flame. (more…)