What is a Quincenera?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Guest Books, Quincenera Planning, Quincenera Themes | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   

What is a QuinceneraQuinceañerais a Spanish word that has two meanings: It refers to a girl who is 15 years old, and it’s the word for the coming-of-age celebration for when a girl turns 15 years old.

Historically, quincenera has a many centuries-ago origin when both boys and girls celebrated rites of passage, and young girls were prepared to enter womanhood by learning from the elder women in the community lessons about their future roles as members of the family and of the community. Later, missionaries transformed the ritual into a personal affirmation of faith, and a pledge to become good Christian wives and mothers. Then a church celebration comes next because it is an important part of the ritual. Read more…

How and When to Follow Up With Wedding Guests Who Have Not RSVP’d

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding etiquette, Wedding guests, Wedding Invitations, wedding planning | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   

How and When to Follow Up With Wedding Guests Who Have Not RSVPdWhen your wedding invitation RSVP date rolls around, hopefully you will have received all of your guest responses and can then submit your official guest count to your wedding venue. However, it’s most often the case that wedding couples are left waiting for a handful of non-responders’ answers, which can be very frustrating. You might think, “They received their invitations weeks ago! How could they not respond?” Read more…

Top Quincenera Themes for 2015

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: gifts, Guest Books, Quincenera Planning, Quincenera Themes | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   

Top Quincenera Themes for 2015Part of the excitement of planning a quincenera is choosing a quincenera theme. The girl celebrating a quincenera will be very involved in choosing the details of her party, and one of the first tasks is deciding on a fun, festive and decorative theme. Read more…

What Is the Perfect Number of Guests for a Wedding?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding Fun, Wedding guests, wedding planning | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

What Is the Perfect Number of Guests for a WeddingCreating your wedding guest list is one of the most exciting wedding tasks you’ll undertake early on in your planning. As you record the names of your family, friends and colleagues, you’ll undoubtedly feel blessed to have so many loving relatives and fabulous friends to share your big day with. But before you write down hundreds of names on your guest list, be sure to keep a few important guest list rules in mind: Read more…

The Most Popular Wedding Color Palettes for Spring 2015

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

The Most Popular Wedding Color Palettes for Spring 2015Wedding couples are putting a lot of thought into their wedding colors for spring 2015. After all, wedding colors set the tone for a beautiful wedding scene, with soft, muted shades creating a sense of romantic elegance and bright wedding colors creating an energized scene of excitement and vibrance. Read more…

Trends and Helpful Hints on Sending Wedding Invitations

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 | Filed under: wedding ideas, Wedding Invitations, Wedding Trends | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   

Trends and Helpful Hints on Sending Wedding InvitationsBefore you mail out any of your wedding invitations, keep a few helpful hints in mind to be sure you’re following wedding etiquette to the letter, and sending your invitations out into the world in the best way possible to help avoid any wedding disasters, hurt feelings, and the extra expense of sending invitations a second time. Read more…

Ways to Make Cutting Your Wedding Cake a Special Moment

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, Wedding Cakes, wedding ideas | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   

Ways to Make Cutting Your Wedding Cake a Special Moment(1)It’s the big moment at a wedding – the cutting of the cake.

With weddings being so personalized now, and so many top wedding traditions given modern spins, it’s only natural that the cake-cutting ritual also gets a personalized and modern spin. This is a moment, after all, when every guest in your wedding ballroom is looking at the two of you, ready to cut your beautiful wedding cake and feed the first bites to one another Read more…

Specialty Cocktails to go with your Wedding Theme

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, Wedding Cocktail Party, wedding receptions | author: By Chef Robert Albers, Executive Chef, Pleasantdale Chateau   

SpecialtyCocktailToGoWithYourWeddingThemeYou’ve planned your wedding theme to reflect your favorite style or season, and in addition to planning themed wedding décor throughout your wedding venue, it’s now a big trend to reflect your theme in your signature wedding cocktails. Read more…

Top Wedding Rental Trends

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding planning | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

Top Wedding Rental TrendsWhen you book your wedding at a top wedding venue, you enjoy many wedding perks, including having access to your wedding venue’s supply of china, stemware, tables and chairs, table linens – often in a variety of beautiful, designer styles and colors. Top wedding venues’ wedding packages will let you pick from a sizeable menu of tabletop choices and other wedding reception essentials, without needing to spend any extra money from your wedding budget on these particular items. Read more…

New Trends in Wedding Invitations

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Wedding etiquette, Wedding Invitations | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

NewTrendsInWeddingInvitations(1)The arrival of your wedding invitation shares much more than just the date, time and location of your wedding. When guests see the lovely rustic elegant design of your invitation, or the Old Hollywood flair of your chosen design, they get even more excited about attending your wedding and sharing in your big day. The design of your wedding invitation, from the colors to the shine to textural elements like lace, makes the first big impression of your wedding, and today’s top wedding invitation designers have established fabulous new wedding invitation trends for 2014-2016: Read more…

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