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Wedding Reception & Event Seating Ideas

You walk into the reception, and it’s the same old, round 8-tops scattered throughout the room. Although round tables are a classic, elegant layout option, if you're wanting to avoid 8-top fatigue, here are some ideas to spice up your reception or event seating layout! Source: Wedding Elation Keep the rounds, but go with different sizes! A 60” round table is the standard, and can accommodate 6-8 seats. However, think bigger or smaller! A 48” table will fit 4-6 seats and a 72” table will seat 8-10. Interspersing these tables throughout the venue will add a different visual element. It may also help with seating charts, if you’re looking to seat particular groups together. Source: Rustic Wedd

Pantone's Color of the Year - 2017

Drum roll please…. Pantone has announced the 2017 color of the year, and it is Greenery 15-0343! Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, provides some insight into this unique selection, noting that “Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” This color selection is a marked change from previous Pantone colors of the years, which usually are in the blue and red families. The color combinations Greenery melds with are endless, from fun and bright to dramatic blues and purples to mellow and subdued. And, in your wedding, actual greenery that you can use includes many types of ferns, grass, leaves, moss, and eucalyp

10 Wedding Dresses Under $1,000

Watching S​ay Yes to the Dress and cringing at the prices you've seen for those beautiful wedding dresses while thinking there's no way I could afford a dress that beautiful at that cost? Actually, yes, you can! Here are 10 gorgeous wedding dresses in various styles popular with brides right now for under $1,000. By Wtoo by Watters for BHLDN Romantic soft pink gown with a full tulle skirt. $600 True Bride Soft tulle tea-length dress with an A-line silhouette. $339 By Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN All over ivory lace with sweetheart neckline and a beautiful keyhole back. $650 Maggie Sottero Figure hugging tulle in a mermaid silhouette. $750-999 Alfred Angelo Modern, vintage glamour with shoulder ac

9 Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding

May—October, your calendar is filled with weddings. May and June used to be peak wedding season in the Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland area, but now trends are shifting to include September and October in the peak. You know what's never peaked? That's right, winter. But, here are 9 reasons that may sway you towards having a winter wedding, yes, even in the DC area. 1. It's cheaper! I'm sure you've caught on to the fact that when you receive a venue's packages and pricing, November—February is significantly cheaper, almost enough to push you towards a winter wedding, but not quite! On top of the cost savings, venues may be willing to provide additional benefits, such as an extra hors d'oeuvr

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