Month: November 2012

BEST SONGS FOR CAKE CUTTING TIME!

The cake-cutting is one of the most romantic times during the wedding. The very first undertaking the couple will handle as husband and wife will be to cut the cake! Most brides and grooms wish to have special songs played during the cake-cutting ceremony. The music sets the tone for the scene and will create a lasting memory in the hearts of the couple and their guests. Here are some of the most popular cake cutting songs of all time.

‘Sweet’ and Sentimental
Some brides and grooms choose to play sweet and touching music during the cake cutting ceremony. There are many different songs which would be fitting for this moment, but these are without a doubt the most popular.

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) by James Taylor
Sugar, Sugar by The Archies
That’s Amore by Dean Martin
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by The Four Tops
Happy Together by The Turtles

Funny and Humorous
It’s very important that the wedding music (including the cake-cutting music) fits the personality of the bride and groom. If you and your soon-to-be spouse are a pair of jokesters and enjoy a good laugh, perhaps these funny cake-cutting songs will appeal to you.

Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen
Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic

Upbeat Favorites
If you’re looking for some upbeat songs that are known by most people, there are some fun options available. Take a look at the songs below to find some inspiration:
Going to the Chapel by Dixie Cups
It Had to Be You by Frank Sinatra
Everlasting Love by Natalie Cole

Whether you want a funny song which will have your guests rolling in laughter or a sentimental song that will bring a tear to their eyes – there are definitely plenty of songs for every personality. Choose something that is special to you and your fiancé and that you will remember for years to come.

EVENT DESIGN & DECOR

EVENT DESIGN

A well designed event that truly speaks your style is much more layered and complex than simply choosing rentals, lighting and all the small finishing touches. When working with clients it is first the task of discovering and defining your personal style, then opening up our idea trove to share with you how we can create a unique space that takes your guests on a memorable experience.

Starting on a larger scale our design process evaluates the spaces to be used, how we will configure your layout to best optimize the space and accommodate the look you desire, tent design, lighting options, flow and progression of your event from when guests arrive to departure, stationed areas, and how these spaces and elements all tie together.

The finer details, such as inspiration boards, table design, ceremony decor and design, centerpiece design, cake design, favor design and selection and how all of these components feed off each other are all details thought through with meticulous care and attention.

Through our experience and knowledge of the countless options, vendors and possibilities available in the event industry, you will be presented with the options to make your own decisions as we journey through this creative process. Factors such as budget, venue limitations and functionality are all items we discuss and are well-versed in to provide our clients the highest level of customer service.

We have a variety of options available for clients looking for design assistance. Please email us so that we can best match you with our services. Stand out from the rest! Distinguish your design. Reflect your inner style and show off who you are, let us make your DREAMS INTO A REALITY! Let us show you how to shine! Make your guests be swept off of their feet, give them a WOW factor, and surprise them with the newest trends with our innovative style. You are in the hands of professionals, let us make your fairy tale come true and deliver to you the most spectacular production ever where everything is fabulous and flawless.

TO ALL THINGS FINANCIALLY SAVVY.

SAVING TIPS

Set your price levels
1. Create a comparison chart to track what’s included in the price for each venue you’re considering. One company may not include linens and the cake, for example, while another company does.

2. Many public spaces, like parks or the local village green, may be available to rent at a low fee. However, if the space is not equipped to handle events, you’ll have to rent everything from napkins to tables and chairs. Make sure you come out ahead!

3. Choose an unusual venue, such as an aquarium, a zoo, a gallery or an historical site. Site fees are not high and you’ll save on decor because the venue already supplies ambience. But the same caveat goes as for public spaces: Figure in what you’ll have to spend on rentals.

4. Hold your ceremony and your reception in the same place. You’ll save yourselves multiple site fees as well as transportation from one location to the other.

5. If you belong to a community organization or to the military, you may have access, at low cost, to a venue belonging to them.

6. Don’t forget your alma mater—these usually rent for a few hundred dollars.

7. Depending on your venue, you may not need to decorate extensively. If you marry outdoors at a winery, for example, there’s not much you’ll need to add to the gorgeous vineyard backdrop.

8. Rent a vacation home. Even if the owners charge you a week’s worth of rent for the day, it may still be equal to or less than renting a traditional reception venue.

9. If a family member has a scenic property, find out if you can hold your wedding there. One couple held their wedding on the Wyoming ranch where the groom had grown up. Unique and cost-conscious!

10. If you’re a city-dweller, leave town for your wedding. One Boston bride saved more than $50 per person by holding her wedding in Burlington, Vermont.

11. For a garden wedding, look into renting an historic mansion; many of these have gardens that are included in the deal. You may find, as did one couple, that the mansion they rented had no time limit, and the fee was less than half a hall rental.

12. Look for reception packages. Holding your event at a venue that provides catering and food-service items will save you quite a bit of money on rentals.

13. Save on your rehearsal dinner site by throwing a backyard barbecue or a picnic in a local park—both of which will cost you less than a dinner in a restaurant. (These may be more fun too!)

14. Accept a post-wedding brunch at a relative’s home as a wedding gift. You may find that in lieu of a gift, a friend or relative will be thrilled to host this event in their home.

15. Trim the length of your reception. Even doing three hours instead of four or five will save you money. Trust us, everyone will enjoy themselves just as much.

16. Determine early on what you can spend and stick to it. One rule of thumb: Food, beverage and venue should come to half of your budget.

17. Most venues charge a premium for Saturday night. Hold your reception on a Thursday, Friday or Sunday night. An afternoon wedding will cost less than an evening one, as will a Sunday brunch.

18. Consider the season— you’re likely to get a better price for a venue in January than you would for the same spot in June.

19. What about a destination wedding? Because the guest list will be smaller, a wedding away may cost less than a traditional event held in your hometown.

20. Think small. If your guest list is 50 or less. Check into bed and breakfast venues in your area and place firm limits on your guest list.

21. When you’re deciding between an indoor or outdoor space, figure in the cost of a tent rental—if it rains, a tent is worth every penny.

22. Check with local large restaurants for private rooms or banquet areas.

23. DIY Invites / Signs / Wedding Elements / Take Aways