Design Ideas for Every Budget

If you are the do it yourself kind of bride and you just spent all your money on the band, the photographer and your dress and you don’t know what to do at your reception, try one or all of these easy and affordable ideas:
Candles are my favorite decorating tool.  Nothing makes a room look more inviting and warm then candlelight. Buy tons of different size and height candles and fill your tables with them.   For an extra pop place a mirror on the table and then place the candles on top of the mirror. The warm glow and sparkle from the candles will put everyone in a beautiful light for photography.
Love flowers and got to have them – fill different size vases with water and float 1 flower in each vase.  Alternate your vases by using both floating candles and flowers.  Choose different shapes and heights for more drama.
Chairs are the first thing your eye sees when you step into your reception room. If the banquet chairs at your venue are ugly, worn out or just don’t fit your dream then either change them by renting chairs or cover them with chair covers.
What are you struggling with most regarding your wedding planning? Let me know.  I would love to help.
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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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Harry Potter Themed Event Ideas

With the final Harry Potter movie currently in theaters a lot of people may be thinking that a Harry Potter themed Wedding or Mitzvah could be a lot of fun.

My son is a huge Harry Potter fan and 8 years ago, when the 2nd Harry Potter movie first hit the theaters it was that magical time in the life of a Jewish child known as a Bar Mitzvah. Knowing his passion for reading and all things Harry we decided to create a Harry Potter themed Bar Mitzvah.

In preparation for the planning of this event I too, read all the books and completely immersed myself into all things Harry.

Here are some fun ideas and ways to incorporate Harry Potter into your next celebration:

Instead of having escort cards why don’t you have a costume designer create a life sized sorting hat costume and actually place a person inside to interact with your guests and help them discover where they will be seated.

We actually used stuffed owls that were miniature replicas of Harry’s owl, Hedwig as the actual escort card along with the life sized sorting hat. We then offered our guests the option of keeping the owl for placing them in provided baskets which we intended for donation to a Battered Women’s shelter.

Another idea is to suspend 200 battery operated, flickering candles from the ceiling of the banquet hall.

You can also make your own snitch and flying broom to use in the room as added décor.

Consider offering your guests a specialty drink that sits in a cauldron at the bar. Fill the bottom of the caldron with dry ice for the smoky fog effect or simply hire a molecular mixologist for your event to mix up some mystical potion.

Hire a psychic or a fortune-teller to interact with your guests as part of the entertainment.

Infusing your event with a theme based on a movie like Harry Potter offers so much creative possibility. The ideas are endless. Let your imagination go and have fun.

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