How to Host a Backyard Wedding

How to Host a Backyard Wedding

Planning a wedding can be an exciting and stressful process with the plethora of tasks to take care of and problems to solve.

One of the biggest things on your wedding checklist to take care of is finding a booking a wedding for your big day. If you don’t want to go for the traditional church or botanical garden look, however, there are plenty of outstanding alternatives for you to use.

If you are having a more private, intimate wedding, your backyard might be the perfect setting to make everything come together.

The Guest List

No matter how big your wedding is, narrowing your guest list down to the select few you want in attendance to celebrate with you is arguably the hardest part of putting together a wedding.

When you are confined to a backyard, however, your numbers become much smaller. If you have a dream of having 200 friends and family in attendance, this likely isn’t the venue for you.

For those who want it to be more intimate, though, making sure you cut down your guest list to a reasonable number is essential to keeping everyone comfortable and happy, including yourself.

Planning Your Modern Wedding

Planning Your Modern Wedding

Wedding trends and themes and always changing, but one trend that has been popular as of late is the modern wedding.

This 21st century, elegant and stylish wedding theme is one that is becoming more and more popular and is pushing the traditional wedding themes to the side.

From the food, venue, music, and outfits for the day, there are a plethora of factors that play into putting together the perfect modern wedding. If you are looking to put on this theme for your wedding, here are a few simple tips and tricks to follow for the perfect day.

Guest List

One of the most important elements of the entire wedding planning process is finalizing who you are going to invite and who is going to be left off the list.

This can be incredibly difficult for many couples as they do not want to hurt any feelings or damage any relationships by leaving someone off the invite list.

in the end, if you are looking to pull off the modern wedding style, opt for a more intimate setting and only invite your family and closest friends. By keeping it smaller and more private, you have the ability to focus on the […]

How to Create Your Event Budget

How to Create Your Event Budget

When planning any kind of event, there are a plethora of factors to account for, but one of the first steps that should be taken every time is the creation of your event budget.

From catering, your entertainment budget for the specific, payment for hired staff and more, there are plenty of things to take into your budget before booking anyone.

If you are getting ready to plan an event, here are some important things to be aware of when putting together your budget and what kind of steps to take to do it correctly.

What Do You Need?

The first thing you will need to do when setting up your event budget is deciding on what you need exactly for the event itself. From booking a venue, booking catering, booking the entertainment for the event and so much more. Be sure you don’t overlook a single detail, from the smallest cost of napkins for catering to making sure the band gets paid.

One of the best ways to make sure you have accounted for everything is by creating a spreadsheet for all the things you need. By keeping a detailed, organized list, you can keep everything right in […]

What to ask the Band or DJ Before Hiring for Your Wedding

What to ask the Band or DJ Before Hiring for Your Wedding

Selecting music for your wedding is one of the most important decisions you have to make in the planning process.

From the style of music you want to find that perfect first dance song, this is a time-consuming process many couples underestimate.

The decision between a live band and DJ is one of the more difficult ones, but you can help yourself narrow it down by asking each one some important questions before booking.

Questions to Ask the Live Band or DJ

Can we see you perform at a wedding first?

This is a very important one all prospective couples should take advantage of. You want to know what you are getting yourself into and what kind of vibe the band or DJ is going to bring to the wedding. If you don’t like what you see, you save the headache of being disappointed on your own wedding day.

What is your style of music?

This one applies more to the live band as the DJ will have a wider range of options. This is a crucial one if you are set on a live band, though, especially if you have a particular style in […]

Live Band vs. DJ at your Wedding

Live Band vs. DJ at your Wedding

One of the biggest wedding celebration decisions you will have to make when planning your big day is whether to hire a live band or go with a DJ.

While there are many pros and cons to both, making the final decision will hinge several different factors including budget, personal preference, the style of music you want, and more.

If you are selecting your wedding music and are still on the fence about a band or DJ, knowing the pros and cons and what you will get from each option will help you make your final decision.

Pros to a Live Band

Nothing matches the atmosphere and overall vibe of having a live wedding band. The more traditional and nostalgic feel provides you with a more relaxed atmosphere.

With the ability to interact with the crowd more, a live band can gauge what the audience’s overall energy level is and play their music accordingly.

Cons to a Live Band

While the overall feel and experience of having a live band is fun and exciting, this option is not without its negative aspects for your wedding.

One of the biggest ones is the limitation of music available to you. Live bands typically […]

How to Plan the Perfect Corporate Event

How to Plan the Perfect Corporate Event

Planning a corporate event can be one of the most exciting, yet most stressful events to plan.

From the venue, catering, entertainment and more, there are a wide range of elements that factor into putting on the perfect event.

If you are putting together a big time corporate event, here are a few things to be aware of and make sure you get handled in order to make things move as smoothly as possible.

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Setting a Budget

When putting on a corporate event, one of the most important aspects, and likely the first step you will have to take, is locking down a budget for the day or weekend you will be holding it on.

Be sure to discuss things with your financial department and bosses to make sure everything is in order before you start booking.

Plan and Envision

What do your want your event to look like? Is it a conference to inform employees and executives, or is this more of an entertainment based retreat?

Once you have a purpose, you can set a theme and really begin to brainstorm what you want the entire event […]