If you aren't careful, your wedding could end up costing you a small fortune. In 2014, average wedding costs were more than $30,000. For those with a strict wedding budget, looking at numbers like that can be nauseating. Weddings involve a lot of small details — such as reception table decorations, venue decorations, photos, flowers, wedding party attire, and entertainment. All of those things add up quickly, but with a little advance planning, it is possible to keep your expenses within budget.
6 January 2017
Whether you're looking for a way to save on wedding costs or you just prefer to get your big day rolling, having a mid-day wedding and reception can be the perfect way to make your day even more special. If you think this might be a good fit for you, here are five tips for the best mid-day wedding ever. Decide on a Meal. There are three daytime wedding food options to serve your guests: breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
5 January 2017
When you're tasked with setting up a private corporate event, you may think it's an easy assignment. However, as you begin to plan, you might realize it's more work than you imagined at first. Adhere to the pointers below in order to make your event successful and fun for employees and managers alike. Ask About Diet Issues Many private corporate events feature some kind of food, whether it be hors d'oeuvres or a full sit-down dinner.
31 December 2016
Martial arts instructors are always looking for ways to draw in new members. Streaming a tournament online could draw a lot of new students to a judo club. The fantastic action of a judo match definitely captures attention, but the wrong venue selection might undermine the intended dramatic effect. Carefully choosing the right venue is critical, but those with limited funds may think options are equally limited. Options are definitely not limited.
30 December 2016
If you are hosting a large party, especially one that includes a lot of moving around, such as a rave or a dance party, you are going to need some way to cool everything down or else you are going to risk people getting heat stroke or being otherwise dehydrated. One way to deal with this situation is to rent fans. Fans will not directly cool the air but they will move the air around and help people feel a lot more cool, which can make the event more pleasant for everyone.
29 December 2016
Now that your awards ceremony is coming up, it's time to start planning everything from the guest invitations and decorations to the entertainment and guest speaker sessions. Hiring an event planner is an excellent way to take some of the stress out of the process, and to ensure that you don't forget to plan or execute anything important to the event. Here are a few features to look for when choosing an event manager to work with:
28 December 2016
When it comes to planning a themed wedding reception, the venue can make or break the experience. The right reception space will add to the overall ambiance of the event without breaking your event budget. If your ideal venue is a bit more expensive than you planned, you can always cut back on decor pieces or use more affordable options, such as faux flowers instead of fresh blooms. If the perfect venue is way out of your budget, you can always transport your guests there through the right lighting, centerpieces, and other decor elements.
22 December 2016
You have most of your holiday shopping accomplished and your plans laid out about where you will go and where you will spend your time this season, but there are still a few gifts left to buy. If you are struggling to get those last minute gifts, some type of event tickets could easily be your saving grace. While many people think of event tickets for birthdays, anniversaries, and other holidays, this gift often gets skipped over at Christmas.
22 December 2016
If you want to give a traditional wedding reception hall a fresh, romantic flair, make flowers your decor focal points. Depending on your event budget, you can either use fresh or faux flowers, or a mixture of both. Just-picked blooms will also welcome guests into the venue with a sweet smell. Faux flowers can also transform a sterile space into a spring- and summer-inspired wonderland. When choosing the plastic blooms, the key is to find ones that look as natural as possible.
21 December 2016
There's nothing wrong with a non-traditional wedding. And a non-traditional wedding deserves a non-traditional venue. The church works fine for some. For those that would like something a little more unique, here are four ideas for non-traditional venues. 1. Go Back to Where It All Started Where did you and your soon-to-be spouse meet for the first time? Why not have your wedding there? Many places will allow you to rent the space or have a ceremony, even if they don't advertise it.
21 December 2016