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Keepsakes Worth Keeping: 10 DIY wedding favors your guests will love

By | April 29th, 2015|Weddings|

When choosing do-it-yourself wedding favors to give your guests, there’s no shortage of ideas. A quick search online reveals candies in decorated jars, bags of coffee beans, s’mores in cute containers—the list is endless. But what if you want to make and give something a little more sentimental or personal? Here are a dozen ideas to inspire you. […]

Set Your Tables and Set the Tone

By | April 3rd, 2015|Weddings|

Five Wedding Tabletop Trends for 2015 Wedding receptions are as unique as the couple that’s marrying. And setting the right tone begins with your table decorations. “When your guests enter the reception area, how do you want them to feel? What mood do you want to set?” asks Wendy Brown-Haddock, CPCE, director of sales and catering for Monona Catering. Whatever you have in mind—from jaw dropping elegance to rose petal romance—your table decorations will help you get there. So where do you start? Brown-Haddock offers five trends she’s seeing in 2015. […]

So You Said Yes. Now What?

By | February 11th, 2015|Weddings|

SVHeart Photography Congratulations—and let the planning begin! We’ve helped hundreds of brides and grooms make their big-day dreams come true at Monona Terrace. So we put our heads together and developed a list of the first five things to do after you get engaged (besides celebrate). Follow these suggestions and we’re sure that the start of your wedding planning will be as smooth as buttercream frosting. […]

iPod, Band or DJ: What’s your perfect fit?

By | January 2nd, 2015|Weddings|

Music is one of the most important aspects of your wedding reception. It helps set the mood, keeps energy high and encourages your guests to step outside their comfort zones and onto the dance floor. Photo Credit: Ueda Photography So when it comes to planning the score for your big day, don’t overlook this important detail. You have three options to give your reception a vibe that your guests will remember long after you say, “I do.” Whether you choose to make playlists on your iPod, hire a DJ or bring in a live band, each route is sure to enhance your reception. Not sure which one to go with Read on. […]

WHAT TO DO—AND WHAT NOT TO DO— WHEN PLANNING YOUR BIG DAY

By | November 24th, 2014|Weddings|

It’s said that brides plan their weddings their whole lives. But even if you can imagine every last detail—from your bridesmaids’ signatures on the bottom of your shoes to the pearl monogram on the top of your cake—you still may harbor a touch of insecurity about planning the big day. A wedding planner helps you [...]

The Sweet Spot: The Need-to-Know New Trends in Wedding Desserts

By | September 12th, 2014|Weddings|

No one can deny that a wedding cake is a beautiful tradition, and for many, an essential part of the reception. But for many couples, there are fun alternatives for starting out marriage on a sweet note. Continue reading to learn about four desserts that can stand up to any six-tier wedding cake. […]

Three details every bride should know before the big day

By | May 7th, 2014|Weddings|

Krakora Studios There are obvious questions you need to have answered before your wedding, such as where the wedding will be, the number of guests and the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses. But there are other important details that should be squared away with the venue well before the big day, information that often goes overlooked until the last moment. Read on to make sure you’re getting this essential information. […]

Budget-friendly wedding decoration inspiration

By | March 7th, 2014|Weddings|

Weddings are a beautiful experience on any budget. Being creative when on a tight budget allows you to use your imagination and infuse personality into your special day. Here are some tips, ideas and guidelines to help inspire you to get creative to make the most out of a wedding decorating budget. […]

Your Wedding: Better in Two Places or One?

By | April 2nd, 2013|Weddings|

As the trends and “wish-fors” in the wedding planning process lean toward a more simplified approach, an increasing number of couples are consolidating their ceremony and reception into one location. And while many couples have uncovered a variety of benefits in doing so, how do you know if it’s right for you? Let’s explore some benefits and drawbacks. […]

Top Five Ways Color Can Make Your Wedding Unforgettable

By | March 6th, 2013|Weddings|

Planning your wedding can be stressful. There are a lot of moving parts, which, in the end, all need to work together in order to make your wedding a success. A key part of your wedding is color choice. The right color coordination can make a wedding. The wrong wedding color schemes have the opposite effect. […]