Archive for the ‘Event Planning’ Category

How To Decide When Your Wedding Should Be

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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! (more…)

Who to Invite? How To Keep A Guest List Manageable

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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. (more…)

The Checklist Before the Checklist

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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. (more…)

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

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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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

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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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

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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?  (more…)

What if it Rains on Your Wedding Day?

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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Of all the variables that can go right or wrong on your wedding day, none are quite as far outside of your control as the weather. Weather forecasts being as unpredictable as they are, it’s hard enough to plan for an outdoor event a week in advance, let alone a year. However much you may not want gloomy weather to intrude on your bright and happy occasion, the possibility has to be considered. You can’t control Mother Nature, but you can control how you respond to her meteorological whims. In the season of “April showers,” let’s consider some options for those dreaded rainy-day weddings. (more…)

What to Look For in a Florist

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

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Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, flowers are part of almost every celebration in the world. Any event is enhanced by beautiful floral arrangements. But with so many florists and floral shops out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Here are some tips to make sure you’re choosing the best florist for your event. (more…)

3 Things to Guarantee your Holiday Party is Amazing

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Holiday Party

The holidays are almost here, and that means party, party, party! With so many celebrations happening over the next few months, now is the time to consider how your holiday party will stand out from the rest. Whether your budget is big or small, there are a few guidelines that will help guarantee your party is a smashing success!

wes-blog-02-2016-11-holiday-party-02Let’s Talk about Flair

Party decorations come in all shapes, sizes and themes for the holidays. For get-togethers early in the season, fill apothecary jars with acorns, scatter sparkly leaves across the table and use floating pumpkin candles for soft lighting. Later in the season, you’ll find snowflakes and snowmen are popular and universal—even in warmer climates! Holly branches, pine cones and candles set a subtle mood for more elegant festivities. Whatever you do, be creative, and your guests will quickly be in the holiday spirit.

Holiday Party LightsLight Up the Night

When it comes to atmosphere for the holidays, nothing sets the mood like lighting. Many advocate simple white fairy lights as the only tasteful approach to holiday lights. While that option is well-suited to some parties, you shouldn’t feel locked in. Colorful lights enhance the festive mood just as well. No need to go full Griswold but do have some fun! And consider using battery-operated lights to eliminate the hassle of cumbersome and unsightly cords.

Holiday Party MusicTearing up the Dance Floor

There’s no more essential ingredient to a party than music. Keep your playlist centered on catchy tunes with a good beat that will entice your guests onto the dance floor. And while there are great holiday songs you should include, you don’t need to play only holiday-centric tunes. Your party theme should take care of the holiday mood, so get the party started by concentrating on danceable songs that keep things lively.

Follow these simple suggestions, and your holiday celebration will keep everyone’s partying spirit primed clear through to New Year’s!

From Cute to Clever: Event Place Card Ideas You’ll Love

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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You definitely don’t have to choose traditional escort or place cards when deciding how you want guests to find their seats. Place card holders come in all shapes and sizes to match every theme. And if you play your cards right (see what I did there?), your place card can even double as your favor! We want your event to be perfect, so this week we’re sharing a few awesome ideas for unique event place cards.

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