Recent Party Ideas Posts
Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:
Engagement Rings 101 – You’re going to need this handy-dandy guide to understand your engagement ring’s setting, cut, and metal.
Photo: Katelyn James Photography
13 Lessons I Learned While Planning My Best Friend’s Bachelorette Party – One of our very own editors, Caitlin, survived planning a surprise (and successful!) bachelorette party for her best friend.
Photo: Emily Jane Photography
14 Ideas For Your Laid-Back Wedding – From lounge chairs to lawn games, these inspiring 14 ideas will definitely make you want a low-key, casual wedding.
Photo: Blue Martini Photography
In Which Season Should You Get Married? – Are you a winter, spring, summer, or fall bride-to-be? Take the quiz!
Photo: Studio127 Photography
The On-The-Rise Processional And Recessional Songs You Need To Hear – Believe it or not–“Style” by Taylor Swift is on this music pro-approved list!
Photo: Matthew Nigel Photography
Categories: Budget, Etiquette + Advice, Ideas + Trends, Party Ideas, Wedding Jewelry, Wedding Planning
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Photo by Ben Elsass Photography
Just engaged? It’s party time! And we’re not talking about the wedding (yet). The engagement party is the first, but certainly not the last time, your family members and close friends will celebrate you and your future spouse. It’s usually a relatively casual, fun event, where all of your nearest and dearest can mix and mingle, but there can be some engagement party etiquette issues that arise. Check out these tips to planning a successful engagement party!
Photo Courtesy of Branches Event Floral
Congrats on your engagement! You’ve probably been showered with well-wishes since saying “yes!” and, if you’re really lucky, someone has even been generous enough to host an official engagement celebration. This will be the first in a series of events leading up to the big day itself, so live it up! Pretty up the party with festive details like custom cocktail napkins, party horns, a cool tablescape, or a fun beverage display. Head over to our roundup of engagement party decor ideas for a little inspiration.
You’ve spent months planning every detail of your big day, so don’t let a little unexpected weather stand in the way. Here are a few tricks up to keep up your sleeve in in case of a less-than-ideal forecast.
Photos (from left): KT Merry, onelove Photography
Offer favors that double as cool-down methods – personal fans and parasols are popular options for thanking your guests and keeping them cool during warm weather ceremonies.
Wear melt-proof makeup – luckily there are plenty of makeup products specifically formulated to hold up to sweat and humidity. Consult with your makeup artist ahead of time and test out some options to find what works best for you.
Keep everyone hydrated – when you’re working with high temperatures, it’s especially important to keep the ice-cold, non-alcoholic beverages flowing. Infuse ice water with cucumber, lemon or mint for a perfectly refreshing pick-me-up.
Music and dancing is a big part of most wedding celebrations, but more and more couples are providing other activities to entertain guests of all ages during the reception. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
Photo: Kaylan Buteyn Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Party Ideas, Wedding Guests
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