A Quick Guide to Planning Retirement Parties

Retirement Party at Corporate Event VenueHave you recently learned that one of your bosses will soon be retiring, and that you have been given the honor/challenge of planning the perfect party? While it can be overwhelming trying to plan a party for someone you work with, there’s no reason to stress about it. Instead simply take a little advice from the experts to get the party planning started, and to set the groundwork for a great party the whole company can enjoy, especially the man or woman of the hour. (more…)

To Theme Or Not To Theme? That Is the Wedding Planning Question

Theme Wedding IdeasWhile a wedding theme is hardly necessary, many couples find choosing one together is a great way to bring extra personality and an additional element of fun into their celebration. Plus, a theme can be an outstanding way to distinguish yours from all the other weddings that will take place in a given year. (Who would forget their first comic book themed wedding, for instance?) If you’re on the fence, here are a few tips for how to settle on a theme, if you decide you want one. Just remember, the sky is the limit when it comes to wedding planning, especially creating a signature celebration meant to honor your commitment to one another and maybe the shared interest that brought you two together in the first place. (more…)

How to Fill The Dance Floor at Your Wedding: Part Two

Wedding Dance Party BubblesYesterday, we talked about how to get a dance party started at your wedding reception. But how you keep that party going well into the night is a combination of great taste and great timing. If you’ve hired a DJ, take advantage of his or her expertise. A DJ is like a designated party starter! While most couples do provide a list of preferred songs, you should trust your DJ to throw in some surprises, as well as to plan the order of those dance hits. Otherwise, you may be catering to only a small portion of your guests’ tastes and inadvertently clear the dance floor as a result. (more…)

How to Fill The Dance Floor at Your Wedding: Party One

Dance Party Wedding Planning TipsAre you determined to do more than chicken dance at your wedding, but are concerned only a handful of guests will actually hit the dance floor voluntarily? Lots of brides and grooms want to dance the night away with guests. Yet nearly everyone has attended more than a handful of weddings where only a lone child was cutting a rug. The great news for those that want to keep wedding guests boogying the night away, is that it is possible to host a bona fide dance party. Here are some tips to taking your reception from junior high dance to hopping club in no time! (more…)

How To Help Your Photographer Capture Great Memories: Part Two

Wedding Photographer Tips 2No aspects of a wedding will last longer than the photographs or the memories. That’s why you’ve probably spent a great deal of time finding the perfect fit to photograph your big day. Once you have hired the perfect photographer, though, you’ll want to make sure he or she is able to produce the kind of images that first captured your heart. In order to do so, you may need to enlist the help of your wedding planner, and you may also need to be willing to put down the law with your pushiest, most phone-addicted relatives. Here are a few more ways you can help your photographer capture the memories of a lifetime, without being sidetracked by sideline shooters or unexpected tasks! (more…)

How To Help Your Photographer Capture Great Memories: Part One

Wedding photographer tipsAfter choosing a venue, and sometimes before, most couples make the big decision of who they want to invite alongside them on one of the biggest days of their lives, in other words, they hire a wedding photographer. But once they’ve done so, they probably assume the “wedding pictures box” can be checked off their to-do list, and they can move on with the rest of wedding planning. Even after you’ve found the perfect photographer, though, there are still some things to discuss and plan in order to help him or her capture all those priceless memories on your big day. Here are our best tips for working with your photographer to make sure such an important job can be completed to the very best of his or her ability, unhindered by drunken guests or insanely late ceremony times. (more…)

Wondering What’s Trending for Weddings In 2016?

Wedding Trends for 2016While trends should not dictate what you plan for your wedding celebration, it can be fun to know what other brides are doing. You might even be able to find inspiration in their ideas. Plus, knowing what’s new for 2016 can also help you avoid choosing overly-used themes that may soon make your wedding feel dated. Here are some of the predictions wedding experts have set for 2016, and a few suggestions how you can use these trends to plan an event that’s stylish but still wholly your own. (more…)

Wondering When to Wed? Let Nature Be Your Cue

Wedding Date SelectionUnless you’re planning to marry on the anniversary of your first date, a major holiday or another special day to the two of you, it can be hard to settle on a wedding date. The possibilities might seem endless, or at least more than 300. But there are some cues nature can give when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding date. Since setting the date is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make, and one of the most important, settling on one quickly can make the rest of planning much smoother. Here are some tips for finding the perfect date for you and your love to say “I do.” (more…)

How To Have Happy Wedding Guests: Part Two

Happy Guests and BrideWe’ve firmly established that your wedding day should be the celebration of your fiancé and your dreams, first and foremost. That said, if you still want to have happy guests you’ll need to take their feelings, budgets and opinions into consideration. It doesn’t mean you should cater to 200 of your closest friends’ desires, but a little thoughtfulness can go a long way in ensuring your entire wedding is a success. After all, angsty bridesmaids or uncomfortable groomsmen will only zap the energy out of what should be a very joyous occasion. Here are a few more ways to keep the bridal party and all your loved ones happy leading up to your wedding day! (more…)

How To Have Happy Wedding Guests: Part One

Happy Bridesmaids Through Great Wedding PlanningYour friends love you, so of course they could not have been happier for you when you told them you’re getting married. But, if you would actually like to keep those special people happy with you, there are some important things to keep in mind as you plan your big day. While your bridal party and family will be there to support you through thick and thin, if you’d rather not try their patience during the planning process, here is what you need to know. (more…)