3 “Must Do” Wedding Trends

When beginning to plan your wedding think about the party or reception that you want to have.  Do you want an intimate dinner where your guests remain seated dining on fabulous food? Or are you the kind of person that enjoys trying a lot of different foods and prefers a lively party with guests primarily on the dance floor?

If you chose the 2nd option then you may want to consider serving small bites, tray passed and fork friendly food to your guests. Personally I am a huge fan of this current trend that seems to have sprouted wings over the last few years.  This kind of option not only allows your guests to enjoy a huge array of foods it also sets the stage for great casual conversation.
Since the increase in Social Media and texting our attention spans have become used to short brief spurts of information on a continual basis. Playing just sound bites or the “chorus” of popular songs is another big trend at weddings and a surefire way of keeping your dance floor packed.
Lounge seating has definitely taken over in the wedding industry. Tables are almost a thing of the past. Your guests may prefer socializing in small intimate spaces. If you have a large array of ages a great way to accommodate their different needs would be to mix your lounges with cocktail tables allowing for an interesting  look as well as accommodating your older guests who may enjoy sitting at a table. This kind of seating option lends itself well to a menu of small bites.
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A Wizard of Oz Theme Wedding

Want to use the Wizard of Oz theme for your wedding.  Why not.  If you are a child at heart and believe in the magic of “Somewhere over the rainbow…dreams really do come true” then off to Kansas and Oz is a perfect way to start your new life and your new journey together.  
Afterall, the Wizard of Oz is truly a movie based on magic, transformations and moving through obstacles to discover that it lies within you and your heart at all times so as long as you stay true to yourself you can have everything you have ever dreamed of because it is already here.
So, for this Wizard of Oz event we created giant poppy people to drop petals onto the heads of our guests as they entered into the reception.  We turned the yellow brick road into a dance floor and we even had flying monkeys and the witchs forest. We created an emerald green lounge and even incorporated flying monkeys

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5 Must Ask Questions For Interviewing a Photographer

When you hire a photographer for your wedding you are assuming that they clearly know their job and that when the wedding day comes they will just take care of getting all the right photos, collecting all the guests for the formal shots, knowing how much time they will need to do this…. The list is endless.
I would like to think that this is always the case.
The last thing you want on your wedding day is your photographer standing around waiting for you to take charge and direct the photo session.  After all this is your day!
So when interviewing your photographer ask them these 5 things:
How many assistants they will provide? 
What is their method for gathering the guests for formal portraits?
How many shooters will they provide?
How much time do they need for the pre-wedding photos?
Will they have enough time to shoot the room before guests enter?
If you found this article helpful or interesting please let me know. Leave comments as I love reading what you have to say. Still confused, overwhelmed and stressed you don’t need to be; I am here to be of service and help you have the wedding you have always dreamed of. If you have any questions or need any information or would like information on a particular topic just let me know.  If you don’t want to leave a comment below you can always email me: Julia@eventuresinc.net or simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net.
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3 Must Know Tips When Shopping for Your Wedding Gown

Shopping for your wedding gown can be so exciting. In fact, once the ring gets slipped on your finger you may just want to run to the nearest bridal shop and start looking for  your perfect wedding dress.  As with any kind of shopping half of the fun is in the browsing or “window shopping.” No matter how many pictures you cut and paste or articles you read you just want to get out and see for yourself how much your perfect dress will cost.  Try some things on to see what compliments your body, before you commit to the “one” perfect gown that makes you feel like a princess. 

So, before you pack your car with your family and friends remember to:

1. Call and schedule an appointment.  Bridal shops are very busy hubs of activity and purchasing your Wedding dress is such a significant and special time. A lot of Bridal Shops will not even let your through the doors without having an appointment.  While this may seem rude, especially when the store is open and appears to be empty; however it can make a world of difference for you to have an experienced wedding professional help you determine what may work best for your body and your budget.  Besides, wedding gowns are extremely heavy and hard to navigate alone. Most bridal shops offer knowledgeable staff to help you with this important decision.
2. After you commit to your perfect dress and you plunk down all that money make sure you understand what comes with this purchase; ie: alterations and fittings. If the store does not offer fittings and suggests you call an outside seamstress then I suggest you run and look elsewhere. You want to have all your fittings and alterations done at the shop in which you purchase your gown. They should have, on staff a professional seamstress whose main job is fitting and altering wedding gowns.
3. Do not take your dress home too soon.  Have your final fitting as close to the wedding date as possible.  You do not want to end up with a dress that does not fit when you walk down the aisle.
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Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!